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Pear Tree Cottage

(Ref. 913077)

Dunnington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage, all the facilities you need, even a welcome basket of stuff, the scones were lovely."

    Secure parking, as they have an electric gate. Bus stop up the road for travel into York or a park and ride not far away. Ideally placed to visit Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay!"

    Big enough for 4 people. Really clean and tidy. Nice and convenient for York and the surrounding areas and attractions.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Close to everywhere we needed to go."

    Had everything we needed whilst there. Comfy beds. Great to have en suite and a designated car parking space.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage set in a quite area."

    Friendly owners - the welcome pack was a nice touch! The duvets were too heavy for the time of year. Girls enjoyed the outside space! Grimston bar park & ride was ideal for exploring York! Lovely food at the St Vincents Arms in a nearby village. We had a fab stay at Pear tree cottage!

    Reviewed by Dafydd Gethin3.8Jul 2023

  • "This is a well thought through property, easily kept clean and has all the facilities required for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners are delightful, and discrete. York Park&Ride is only 10 minutes away - making for a very easy trip into York. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, a real home from home."

    Very comfortable, and clean, in a quiet area. Easy reach of the park and ride for getting into York. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - very spacious and warm with underfloor heating and good quality fittings."

    Main road to York is very busy but once out you are within 10 mins to the city centre. Pear Tree Cottage offers a home from home level of comfort.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "A clean ,comfortable cottage in a great location for visiting York and the Yorkshire Wolds."

    Grimstone Bar park and ride just a few miles down the road. Lovely welcome basket with eggs ,scones etc. Adequate space available for parking two cars. Kitchen well equipped. Friendly hosts , all in all an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely clean and well maintained."

    Welcome basket was nice touch. Felt very secure with the electronic gate. The lack of wardrobe in twin room could be addressed by putting one on the wall next to cabinet as the one in the double room was quite small so wouldn't fit 4 adults clothing. Also could do with a pair of tongs to use when grilling. Maybe extra crockery as found was having to put dishwasher on when not full as needed cups and plates.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "Overall the property was as described, clean and well presented."

    However, we feel the description in the listing of an garden/patio is misleading as there is no dedicated outside seating area. This was extremely disappointing as the opportunity to eat/socialise outside as a family is really important for us as a family. Apple tree cottage has its own private outside seating area, but the Pear Tree doesn't. The upstairs bedroom didn't have sufficient ventilation, and in the hot weather was unbearable at night with temperatures over 25oC. Perhaps a fan could be provided during hot spells?

    Reviewed by Nigel3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in York and Pear Tree Cottage was a great base, it was well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was our second visit to this lovely cottage, Everything was perfect, just like the first time."

    Already planning for next year, Had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2022

  • "Generally positive but disappointed with the state of the cooking utensils which are showing their age and really need replacing."

    The crockery also has crazing. I note that this has been raised by a previous client but no action taken by the owners..

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had to leave a day early after enduring 2 days of building work going on next door from 8am in the morning until 5pm, it was very inconsiderate and should have been informed before booking."

    No information booklet about how things work. Crockery, utensils and pans need replacing. Cobwebs need removing and providing a vacuum cleaner would be good for those who like to keep a place nice.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Mar 2022

  • "Lovely, warm and welcoming cottage in a great location for visiting York and surrounding areas."

    Pear tree cottage has everything you need and is done up to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Amazing holiday cottage."

    Lovely location. Cottage itself was spotless and really nicely done. Hosts were friendly and helpful. All in all an excellent property and stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    The location is perfect for getting into York, as well as so many days out just 10-15 minutes away. The property owners were really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly located to visit many places in Yorkshire."

    Everything was clean and well looked after. It is a short walk to the excellent Twine & Barrell pub/restaurant, as well as the village centre (including the lovely Old Butcher’s Cafe). Would love to stay again, highly recommend

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay, the cottage is lovely and modern with lots of amenities available."

    It felt lovely and secure with the electronic gate, and the owners have clearly put a lot of love and thought into the renovation of this property. We are a family of 4 with two young boys and they both enjoyed their stay at the holiday cottage, it's location near to York made it a great base to explore the local area and beyond. The welcome basket with scones and fresh eggs and milk was a lovely addition. Only minor points to mention, the double mattress was really not very comfortable at all and I was really happy to get home to my own bed. Also I would question how thoroughly the cottage is cleaned on a regular basis, all the touch points in the kitchen bathrooms etc were great but there were quite a few cobwebs in the corners of ceilings, marks on walls and window sills were a little dirty etc. These really were only minor points but in a pandemic it made me question the thoroughness of cleaning. Having said that I would undoubtedly return to the cottage for another stay and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Jul 2021

  • "Second visit to this cottage and again a very good stay."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jul 2021

  • "Apologies for not answering sooner."

    We had lots of family commitments, (weddings etc). We had the most wonderful holiday in Yorkshire. Using Pear Tree cottage as our base situated just fifteen minutes from York and very central to the rest of Yorkshire. The cottage is picture postcard in a beautiful rural and farming area, it had all the amenities we could ask for, tranquil surroundings an oasis to return to after a 'hard day at mill' ... sightseeing! Just to stay at the cottage as a break would be wonderful as well.

    Reviewed by Iona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable and spacious accommodation for a family of 4."

    It had everything that you would need whilst on holiday. There was access to a large garden for the children to play in. Great location for exploring York and the surrounding areas. Lovely welcome pack was provided which was greatly received after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage, great location."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch, the scones were really good. The kitchen area was very well equipped. Security gates at the entrance were good and there was plenty of parking. In the cottage there was plenty of space for either a family or 4 Adults. We would recommend the Twine and Barrel and the Crosskeys pub, both within walking distance of the cottage. The Old Butchers coffee shop in the village of Dunnington is a most for breakfast.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "The property was better than expected , the owners were very sociable, the site was ideal to use local facilities such as park & ride to York ,& it was easy to travel to local sightseeing areas."

    Yet you are only 15 miles to motorway links.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2021

  • "First day of re-opening after lockdown, so it was a much-needed holiday."

    It worked perfectly and was spotless. Exceeded expectations. Location is terrific. Would love to think we can return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2021

  • "This place was absolutely amazing and we had a very comfortable stay."

    If I had to think of anything that could have been better then I would say putting a Wardrobe in the downstairs bedroom would have been better as there was nowhere to hang clothes. Other than that I couldn’t really fault it. Would definitely recommend this place and stay there again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Pear tree cottage is a lovely place to stay, it is in the perfect location for visiting York."

    The farm is very quiet and peaceful. We will definitely look at this place first the next time we come go to york.

    Reviewed by Suzann5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, second time at this cottage."

    Couple of niggles this time and I ended up leaving a day early due to zero sleep all week, the mattresses ... very uncomfortable felt every spring and so loud when you turn in the night. I went here with my mother and daughter and my mother struggled the same in her bed. Also unfortunately the people who booked the adjoining cottage had zero respect for anyone else and insisted on slamming doors and banging and crashing in the middle of the night and shouting (did ruin the holiday but not the cottage/owners fault). En-suite shower also didn’t like to drain so had to keep stopping the shower which made it all take 10 times as long. I would recommend and if a couple changes were made I would visit again. Beautiful location very central and everything and everywhere easy to get to

    Reviewed by Stef4.1Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful and a perfect location for the York Christmas market."

    The owners were so friendly and the welcome treats of scones and wine were lovely and very enjoyable after a long drive! There are plenty of good places to eat close by if you don't want to cook....Cross Keys and Pear Tree Farm were excellent. We all had a fantastic time and will definitely book here again and we will not hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Very tidy. Only issue was the comfort of the beds. Apart from that was great.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Oct 2019

  • "Was a great holiday from start to finish."

    The owners were very nice people left a nice cream tea and wine for our arrival and nice fresh eggs from there own hens. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage could benefit by having some more crockery and cutlery and also a hairdryer would be beneficial."

    Otherwise a lovely cottage, excellent location and friendly owners. One of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2019

  • "We were really impressed with your services from day one."

    Everything was so simple from start to finish with booking, all questions etc answered immediately. When we arrived at property, we expected it to be good but we were delighted everything was so well presented, lovely wine on table with scones jam cream etc in fridge, The pictures don't really do it justice! The space was amazing , hopefully will be able to return next year, Will certainly be booking through you again very soon. Thank you for making our holiday arrangements so easy And uncomplicated, Yours sincerely Geraldine Harper and David Williams.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Owners very helpful . Ideal base for visiting York, Beverley and the coast.If you have a bus pass buses went past the end of the lane to York. We booked the cottage at short notice and we were able to relax and enjoy the area.The weather was lovely which was an added bonus.The local village had a pub with a restaurant, shops and a cafe.Would recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to spend time in this area.Thank-you to the owners. Mrs Stone

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was a very well presented cottage with all the facilities that you would need."

    Perfectly located for york, dales and moors. Gary and Gillian provided a lovely welcome pack a d were very helpful. Had a great time there, would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0May 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in a lovely village."

    The owners were very welcoming, the cottage was immaculately presented. The photos on the website don’t do it justice- it really is a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jodie4.7Apr 2019

  • "A unique and lovely cottage in a great location (near university, city and ring road - so also great for visits further afield)."

    The cottage is newly built in an airy, open plan style, with a more traditional exterior. This made for a very pleasant surprise on arrival, where we also met with fresh scones, jam, and wine! Very welcome! The cottage is well equipped and warm, and the beds are very comfy. Would highly recommend. Many thanks for a very pleasant stay. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2019

  • "Felt comfortable as soon as we walked in."

    Near to shops pub and takeaways. Underfloor heating kept the property warm and pleasant. Pictures online don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotless An absolute pleasure"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage for our weekend stay."

    It had everything we needed and little touches such as wine on arrival and a cream tea in the fridge made us feel really welcome. I would definitely come back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent peaceful location- perfect for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2018

  • "A very spacious and comfortable cottage."

    We appreciated the wine and scones left for us

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2018

  • "The rural location, but close enough to york for the park and rides and easy access to the moors and the North Yorkshire coast line ."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2018

  • "We were pleasantly surprised 'cause the house was fully equipped with everything you may need and even a bit more, from coffee, tea & milk to dishwasher tablets, toiletries etc."

    . My family and i had a wonderful time, the host was extremely helpful, friendly & kind was all clean and tidy easy to find (except for the heating system) we would love to get back as we really enjoyed it, my only criticism would be that i found the bed a little bit uncomfortable otherwise all great.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2018

  • "Pear tree cottage was beautifully furnished, finished and spotlessly clean."

    So close to York and its attractions yet surrounded by lovely countryside. The welcome pack of scones and cream was a nice touch from the very friendly owners. We wouldn't hesitate to book again and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely stay in a brilliant cottage."

    Has everything you would need and more! In a great location close to York and all local attractions. The welcome pack of food was an added bonus when we arrived!

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Mar 2018

  • "Pear Tree Cottage is spacious, well equipped and is perfectly located to explore the attractions in and around York."

    From the individually heated rooms, wonderful showers to the log burner considerable thought and attention to detail has gone into the cottage. Gary and Gill were perfect hosts and we loved the scones after a day out exploring. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2018

  • "We were the first booking for this property and were blown away by the quality of the accommodation."

    The photos do not do it justice. It is beautifully finished and so spacious with everything you could want. Gary the owner is a great guy and really friendly (without being on top of you). York is around £15 away by taxi which made this property ideal for us as we didn’t have to worry about parking etc. Thank you for a lovely stay and we loved the scones, chocolate, crisps and wine that we’re waiting for us when we arrived! - a lovely thoughtful touch! :)

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Eco biomass underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture, shared lawns
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • This property is for holiday bookings

The property

This semi-detached cottage sits on the non-working Fir Tree Farm in the village of Dunnington in North Yorkshire.

Its open plan living, scenic countryside location and homely interior make this a welcoming stay for a cottage break with your friends.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 906307, together they sleep eight.

This property is for holiday bookings only.

Fir Tree Farm Cottages

Dunnington 1.2 miles; York 5.5 miles. Two beautifully furnished cottages set on the non-working Fir Tree Farm amongst the wonderful countryside just outside of the stunning city of York. Both properties are heated by biomass eco-friendly underfloor heating throughout, making your lazy nights in front of the Smart TV that bit more cosy. Spend your leisure time in the tastefully furnished open plan living areas, here you can curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburning stove in Pear Tree, or the electric fire in Apple Tree, with your loved ones. Alternatively, make the most of the amply equipped kitchen areas by rustling up a hearty meal after a day of walking around the characterful city of York, enjoy mealtimes at the charming dining table in each other's company. Get your much-needed rest in the peacefully decorated bedrooms which boast plenty of storage for your belongings. The properties are complete with sumptuous bathroom facilities, perfect to relax in whilst planning the events of tomorrow. The outdoor areas at Fir Tree Farm are wonderful to sit and indulge in your incredible surroundings; sit on a bench with your morning coffee or take a stroll around the owner's beautiful gardens to get away from it all. The cottages come on the outskirts of the village of Dunnington, stooped with history and culture, and offering a small range of amenities, it is a lovely place to base your holiday. Nearby, the city of York is easily accessed via the Park and Ride two miles away, the ultimate holiday cottage location. York showcases some breath-taking architecture and scenery as well as a fine selection of quaint shops and cafés to enjoy. Bring family and friends together here at the attractive Fir Tree Farm Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


York 5 miles; Leeds 28 miles

A small, traditional village packed with history and culture, Dunnington's surrounding fields became the country's major area for growing chicory used in a variety of foods and drinks. Dunnington was the small village winner for settlements with a population under 3,000 in the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition. The village offers various shops and pubs, as well as more original things such as the Fabric Gallery and a library. York, one of England's most beautiful city's sits just 5 miles away, a city which has so much to offer. An upper-class city with an abundance of stunning buildings as well as some amazing history.

This property is for holiday bookings only

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond for £150.00

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season