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Bluebell Cottage

(Ref. 1131446)

Brayton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (10)
  • our (8)
  • everything (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • welcome (6)
  • julie (6)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Julie made us really welcome and suggested places for us to visit."

    Good dog walks near by, local butchers excellent. Cottage was really comfortable and well equipped my only concern were the steps which were really steep and my dad struggled a little but otherwise everything was good thank you.

    Lovely to meet you both . Thank you for your feedback . I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Older cottages often have steeper stairs and Sykes now mention it in the description. Your dad is amazing. It was lovely to chat to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim3.8May 2024

  • "Bluebell Cottage was perfect for our needs, being a short break in Yorkshire, to attend a wedding with some additional days sightseeing."

    The first day and nights were cool and the heating worked well. We only used the kitchen for breakfast but it was well equipped for all catering. Shops for all our requirements were close and convenient. Owner Julie was attentive, giving useful local information without being intrusive

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad you had a good time at Bluebell Cottage. It was lovely to meet you all Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "We come to York every year to visit family locally and we looking for somewhere to return to regularly, unfortunately this was not it."

    The house was well located and a good size and price for what we needed. The welcome basket was a nice touch and we are thankful for that. The children enjoyed a few nice treats. However it was not clean. I had to buy some disinfectant to clean the toilet which was disgusting and also clean the basin and shower. The hob was filthy and I was glad we were not cooking at the property as we spent the evenings with family. There were only three bowls so we had to wash up one before the last person could have breakfast. The dishwasher looked like it was on its last legs so we were not keen to use it. Suggest buying a wipe clean table cloth as the grooves in the wooden table accommodate dirt and the placemats provided are stained. There are not enough seating for everyone to sit comfortably in the front room and watch the TV. The photo of the front garden is misleading as it’s just open and part of the car park area. The blurb to the cottage needs to mention the steep stairs and the fact that the first step is just outside the door to the main bedroom. I have dyspraxia and I was terrified I would come out of my bedroom and fall down the stairs. Disappointing from what we have experienced previously from Sykes and we will not be returning.

    Thank you for your recent feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your welcome pack. I am sorry to hear of your condition. Older cottages do tend to have steeper stairs. I have updated the listing to make future guests aware on the website. I am disappointed that you found the cottage was not clean on this occasion and have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again. I would have been available to remedy this had you contacted me and I could have reassured you with regard to the dishwasher. There are 8 bowls in the cupboard but I have added more smaller ones at your suggestion. We are having the garden enclosed later this month and I will update the description. I do want my guests to enjoy their stay. The bluebells are beautiful and back at Brayton Barff at the moment. Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa2.5Apr 2024

  • "Perfect location for us as visiting family in the village over Easter."

    Immaculate home with everything you need. Walking distance to Tesco and my husbands childhood memory of Dawson butchers. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner and her puppy Milo who were both lovely. Our young pup made a new friend. We did mention to her that being dog friendly we’d have preferred the garden be enclosed and it’s already something she is looking to do. Would love to stay again when we are next in the area. Maybe let Dudley and Milo do zoomies together.

    Lovely to meet you all and gorgeous Dudley. Thank you for your feedback. Milo had a great time too. Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Bluebell Cottage."

    It was warm and cosy despite the very cold weather. Comfortable and good facilities in the kitchen. We feel the steepness of the stairs should have been mentioned in the description.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m so glad you had a lovely time at Bluebell Cottage Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jan 2024

  • "Julie was an excellent host and left us and our two Shelties some lovely treats!"

    The cottage was cosy and very comfortable and had everything we needed! Will definitely stay there again. It's also ideally situated to explore that part of Yorkshire and beyond. Thanks Julie!

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Bluebell Cottage . It was lovely to meet you all . Brodie & Bailey are gorgeous Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "Bluebell Cottage was a lovely cottage everything was there that was needed ..."

    Bluebell Cottage was a lovely cottage everything was there that was needed position of cottage was nice for lovely walks and a lovely butchers if needed We met Julie who owns the cottage who was very helpful and knowledgeable we did suggest maybe more fencing so it could be an enclosed garden also understairs would be nice as cloakroom and shoes cupboard as there was nowhere downstairs for coats and shoes There was a lovely welcome pack for us which included treats for our two doggies

    Lovely to meet you and your gorgeous dogs Cassie & Archie . Thank you for your feedback. Although the village green and Brayton Barff are nearby I do want to fence the back garden too and I’ll address the coats and shoes maybe moving the breakfast bar. I am so glad you had a good time at Bluebell Cottage and enjoyed North Yorkshire. Hope to see you again kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped and clean cottage."

    Thank you . I am so glad you had a good time at Bluebell Cottage and enjoyed York and the surrounding area. Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic!"

    The Owner included almost everything. The welcome package for us and the dogs was so thoughtful. The email the Owner sent providing some really useful information was great. Lovely place!

    Thank you so much . I am so glad you had a good time at Bluebell Cottage Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Bluebell Cottage was wonderful!"

    We had everything we needed for our two week holiday. Julie was wonderful and also provided a lovely welcome gift basket. Perfectly situated we were able to take day trips to the Dales, Moors, York & Scarborough. We will definitely be back & highly recommend a stay here for your next holiday!

    Thank you so much . Lovely to meet you kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage, very clean and tidy."

    A good base for our weekend. The owner if really friendly and the welcome gift was a lovely touch.

    Thank you . I’m so glad you had a good time at Bluebell Cottage..Lovely to meet you , Tracy & Mischa Kind regards Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place had a good time with my family, Julie is very nice and assisted us with everything we needed to make our stay great."

    Lovely to meet you all. I’m so glad you had a nice stay at Bluebell cottage. Thank you, Julie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nnanyelu4.4May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Smart TV, Fibre Wifi and Fire Stick
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled area and corner sofa
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Over the month of April, the bluebells are out at Brayton Barff and look beautiful
  • Shop and pub, 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property is on a main road, village green in walking distance
  • Please note the bluebells are now in bloom - April 2024

The property

Resting in the village of Brayton, just a short walk south of Selby, lies this charming, two-bedroom, mid-terrace holiday home, Blue Bell Cottage.

Enjoying off-road parking, garden with corner sofa, and excellent proximity to nearby amenities, this delightful stay welcomes a family of four seeking a relaxing, self-catered escape in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Inside, make yourself at home in your new lodgings, where you'll find a well-appointed kitchen/diner, complete with all the appliances the chosen chef will need to cook up a tasty dinner for the whole family to savour around the dining table.

In the evenings, gather in the well-presented sitting room, where you can enjoy a film or two on the Smart TV.

As day rolls into night, indulge in a long, soapy bath before you finally retire for a well-earned rest in a plush double or twin bedroom.

After you've finished your breakfast and coffee at the breakfast bar, step out of your lovely new dwelling and explore what your local surroundings have to offer.

Stock up on essentials at Tesco Express, pick up some fresh meat to cook back at home from C Dawson & Sons butchers, amble through the serene, woodland setting of Brayton Barff nature reserve, perfect for dog walks, before settling down for a heart-warming pub dinner at The Swan, which is just a stone's throw from your accommodation.

The shortest of car drives north will take you into the market town of Selby, where you can spend time meandering around the scenic greens of Selby Park, take a peaceful stroll along the banks of the River Ouse, and enjoy a meat-filled meal at the Caramba Steakhouse.

A day trip to the city of York is also recommended during your stay, with the York Shambles, York City Walls and York Cathedral representing a fraction of what this historic settlement has to offer.

Enjoy all of this and so much more when you book a stay at Blue Bell Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Selby 1.8 miles; York 17 miles.

The small and pretty village of Brayton is an ancient parish, dating back to Saxon times and mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a selection of local shops, a butcher and a delightful village green, as well as a Norman church and a Methodist chapel dating back to the 1800s. Less than two miles away is the historic town of Selby, a real hidden gem with an impressive abbey and a fine selection of restaurants. Also close by is the fabulous city of York which teems with interest for the holidaymaker: the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums (including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. A wonderful holiday destination.

Please Note: Some Guests may find the stairs steeper than more modern houses

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas