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Barn Owl Cottage

Brandsby near Easingwold and York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 25755)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mr Hart

    “We have just returned from a 5 ...”

    We have just returned from a 5 night break staying at Barn Owl Cottage in Brandsby, North Yorkshire. ...

    We have just returned from a 5 night break staying at Barn Owl Cottage in Brandsby, North Yorkshire. From the moment we stepped through the entrance, we were not disappointed. The attention to detail was clear to see, the kitchen was well equipped with welcome groceries and all the essentials provided i.e. dishwasher and washing tablets, cleaning products etc. The beds were so comfortable with matching bed linen, and the towels soft and fluffy. As the weather turned and the mini ‘beast from the east’ struck, we were grateful for the cosy under floor heating and the log burner with a good supply of logs. We would thoroughly recommend staying at this property and anticipate returning in better weather! Thank you


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This divine, stone-built barn conversion sits in an idyllic location on the fringes of the Howardian Hills AONB, just outside of the attractive village of Brandsby.

With a heart-warming, homely interior and the fascinating city of York just over 10 miles away, Barn Owl Cottage offers welcoming accommodation for couples, friends or family seeking to make the most of all that this area can offer.

Set all on the ground floor, this stunning property benefits from simply fabulous open-plan living, with a modern take on a traditional country-cottage layout.

The sloping ceiling gives off a real traditional feel, whilst the cosy seating and stunning woodburning stove offer a soothing spot to kick back and watch your favourite films on the TV, views across the nearby rolling countryside top it all off.

The two bedrooms here, a king-size and a twin, are finished in an immaculate, hotel-like standard, the master bedroom comes with the added luxury of a sumptuous en-suite shower room.

Luxuriate in your heavenly rural setting by taking a seat on the patio with a refreshing drink of choice, or a good book.

You simply cannot get bored of this location, with something to suit every taste within easy reach – you nature lovers can venture into the Howardian Hills by foot or bicycle and admire the surrounding scenery.

For breath-taking architecture, charming shops and cafés and plenty to keep you occupied, take the short trip to York for an unforgettable day trip.

You foodies are also spoilt for choice in this part of Yorkshire, it is particularly known for its excellent food scene.

Each nearby market town is brimming with high-quality gastropubs, restaurants and tea rooms and there are also a wide range of fabulous farm shops and local food producers to make the most of.

A tastefully finished barn conversion in an astounding countryside location.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x king-size bed
  • Bedroom 2

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    2 x single bed


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Paved terrace to side with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

About the location


York 12 miles; Helmsley 10 miles; Harrogate 16 miles.

The small, peaceful village of Brandsby lies in the Vale of York, surrounded by the beautiful, rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is Crayke with an award winning gastro pub, whilst nearby Stillington provides a local shop, a Post Office, and three dining pubs, and the market town of Easingwold offers all the usual amenities, including a traditional Friday market. Brandsby is handily placed for touring, with the famous City of York only 12 miles away, whilst the North York Moors and East Coast, seaside towns of Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby are all within an hour's drive. The surrounding area is steeped in history, with an abundance of abbeys, stately homes and gardens, such as Castle Howard, Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle, waiting to be explored. Also close by are miniature and full size steam railways, together with Flamingo Land, Light Water Valley, The Forbidden Corner, Sea World and The Deep, great for family days out. There are excellent eating places nearby, numerous market towns and pretty villages to explore, and great walking opportunities; an excellent destination for a varied year-round break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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