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Pipistrelle Cottage

(Ref. 1034737)

Brandesburton, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (25)
  • lovely (13)
  • well (11)
  • great (10)
  • comfortable (10)
  • clean (9)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    So light, clean, and spacious too. The owner was really nice and helpfull. Easy to get to Tesco a few miles away for the shopping, (self catering) near /in Hornsea and to the sea. Town of Bridlington also a few miles away, (about 6 or so,) beautiful countryside. Beverly town also near. We have relatives in Beverley so it was a great base too. All in a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of our favourite places to stay."

    The location is great and there are places of interest within a short drive. The house is cosy and has a great dog walking area. We especially like the entrance area where you can take off muddy shoes and hang up coats etc before entering the property. The downstairs shower is also powerful and refreshing. Hopefully will be back again soon

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2023

  • "First Class Holiday Cottage in great surroundings wonderfull Hosts and lovely Area to relax in."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2023

  • "I came to the property with my mum and dog for a relaxing break and that’s just what we got."

    The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the local area and visits to the coast a short drive away. The Cottage was well maintained, clean and comfortable. There was plenty cookwear, plates, pans etc to cook up a feast although they could benefit from a new frying pan as it had a wobbly handle. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add a side gate to the property between robins nest and the car parking spaces. This would allow you to let your dog off the lead while enjoying the outdoor courtyard, as with my inquisitive pointer I could only sit and enjoy the space with her on the lead otherwise she would be off sniffing for rabbits.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7May 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well furnished cottage."

    The facilities lacked nothing that we could want and the cottage was well equipped with utensils, kitchen equipment etc.. The owners are very friendly and helpful, but not at all intrusive . We would highly recommend this location and cottage.

    Reviewed by J4.7Apr 2023

  • "Spent a week all family and kids there."

    Amazing place, not far to many places. Had some spider webs we had to clean up, but maybe that was to keep us in a cottage mood? Still strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by Wioletta4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property in an ideal location."

    Have visited this place several times now and love it every time. It has everything you need facility wise and is very warm and cosy. Ample parking and plenty of space to walk dog in field near the house.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, very warm and cosy cottage."

    We loved the location as easy to walk to the village of Leven and Brandesburton where there were takeaways, great pubs, butchers etc. The owners Alan and Barbara are so kind and friendly. We loved looking at the amazing sunsets from the kitchen and lounge windows. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is our 4th visit and already booked the next one."

    Lovely house with everything you need, lovely and warm and cosy. Great for the dog with the huge field at the back.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Warm, cosy and spotless. Good base for visiting all the lovely beaches in the surrounding area. Our two small dogs were made very welcome. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage with good facilities and very comfortable."

    The only downside is that there is a busy road outside which ordanarily would be resolved by keeping road facing windows closed, however, the recent very hot weather required them to remain open as much as possible for the heat not to buid up.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "A most enjoyable stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Our second stay here did not disappoint. Jean

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, everything you could possibly need."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Owners available if needed but did not interfere. Would have liked to let my dog off lead on the field, this was the only drawback. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Ample parking. Was very warm and cosy with ample room inside, especially liked the separate shower and toilet downstairs. Great walk down to the lake with the dog. Would love to visit again in summer and enjoy the outside area

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week in Bransburton."

    The cottage was beautiful ,clean and comfortable. Very handy for all the local attractions, even the weather was kind. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "5 Star holiday cottage."

    Very friendly owners on site if needed. Cottage very well furnished to extremely high standard. Would definately recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2021

  • "The whole experience from selecting and placing our request and then payment was simple and straight-forward."

    The property was as described and situated in an area to allow us to visit many locations in and around the cottage. We visited many of the local eateries and found the service, staff, selection and quality of food and price to meet all pockets. The owners being on site enabled us to chat about visitor hotspots and where best to avoid at certain times of the day. Covid controls still existed and they made us feel safer. We would recommend Skyes and the property we chose with out hesitation.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Pipistrelle cottage is an absolute gem of a find and perfectly placed to explore this beautiful coastline."

    Alan and Barbara live next door and are always on hand to answer queries and give advice on best beaches etc. The cottage was scrupulously clean and comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped. My friend and I took our two dogs and there is a lovely, accessable field with a pretty pond at the back of the house for early morning/evening walks. Highly recommend this exceptional place, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage with very friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in Piperstrell cottage, every thing was provided , it was extremely comfortable and exceed our expectations."

    It is a good location for beach holidays with children or walking the coast with a dog. I would have no problem recommending it to family or friends, we also had wonderful weather, a lovely break after a winter of lockdown.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great few days had by all, great weather."

    The cottage was comfortable, well maintained and clean. Situated in a quiet rural area but within easy reach busier places if you want them. We'd go back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "A comfortable, spacious, well equipped cottage with outdoor space and plenty of parking."

    Very friendly owners on hand should they be needed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We had a lovely week despite the weather. Would rebook again. Only drawback for us was the double bed which was a bit short for him(6ft 2) but as there was only the two of us he found one of the single beds was fine for him.

    Reviewed by Glynis4.7May 2021

  • "We loved staying in Pipistrelle and just wish it could have been for longer!"

    The cottage and setting were lovely, and the house nicely appointed and sparkly clean. It was in a nice location between Leven and Brandesburton and good for access to the seaside and Beverley. The walks (or runs) nearby are perfect for anyone looking for a taste of English country life.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "We were central for everywhere we wanted to go and the beaches were close by, other members of the family were in another cottage so we met up every day and had a great time."

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, spacious, well equipped cottage, very comfortable and welcoming, and very good for the price."

    Beautiful surroundings and very friendly owners. The area is wonderful with lots of gorgeous and relatively deserted beaches, beautiful scenery and interesting towns. Well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a fantastic location for great walks, quiet beaches and a rainy day trip to York was within an hour."

    The hosts are incredibly welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My only criticism, which was unique to us and you cant tell from the pictures is that the house is next to a 60mph B road, with the main bedroom window opening onto the road, which seemed to have quite a bit of traffic from 7.30am. So if you are an early riser then this won't be a problem, but if you are hoping for a bit of a lie in on your holiday (as we were) then we found that element a bit frustrating. Other than that, the cottage is lovely and in a fantastic location with a nice meadow and pond behind the house, with plenty of space for the kids to roam. There's even a resident Barn Owl which was a real highlight!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2020

  • "A great week in a wonderful cottage."

    Accommodation is spotlessly clean, well decorated and overall a wonderful place to stay. Local area has great walking and cycling and Beverley is a wonderful place to visit,

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Sofa bed on first floor
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Local amenities include golf, water sports, children’s park, airfield
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.8 miles

The property

Pipistrelle House is a beautiful contemporary home for a family of four seeking a tranquil escape.

Situated in the countryside between the villages of Brandesburton and Leven in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the property is ideally situated as a base for countryside walks with easy access to the coast and local attractions.

Internally, the open-plan living space takes centre stage, providing a fabulous area for everyone to gather for some quality family time.

Lounge on one of the inviting sofas in front of the television for an evening of relaxation, while the chef of the group gets to work in the amply equipped kitchen.

Nestled amongst the sleek grey units you will find a good selection of appliances; with a gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and a washing machine, the property hosts all the essentials for a week-long break.

Sit together at the dining table to enjoy your home-cooked meals, with the light pouring into the room from the large imposing windows, settled within the feature exposed brick walls.

Tucked beneath the eaves of the dwelling on the first floor is a good sized double and a twin bedroom, both with simple yet stylish interiors providing an ideal layout for a small family.

The local village hosts everything you need from shops for your last-minute ingredients to takeaways or pubs and restaurants for a more relaxed indulgent evening.

Brandesburton has its own golf course and shooting ground with a number of fishing lakes to explore for a true countryside experience whilst Leven has a well-equipped social club, airfield and walks by the canal and River Hull.

For a day on the waves, head to Hornsea Beach or further up the coast to Bridlington, Filey or Scarborough where you can participate in a variety of watersports or simply soak in the sun.

Alternatively take a trip to the historic town of Beverley, home to a wide range of independent shops, a cobbled market square and the beautiful Beverley Minster.

For a truly tranquil retreat, Pipistrelle House is perfect for you and your loved ones, at any time of the year.

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About the location


Hornsea 6.5 miles; Beverley 9.7 miles.

The small village of Brandesburton lies in the East Riding of Yorkshire between Hornsea and Beverley. Surrounded by open countryside, this small village hosts two local shops, two traditional village inns, three restaurants/takeaways - Chinese, Italian and Fish and Chips, a nearby golf course and a small village green, plus numerous fishing ponds and nearby watersports facilities. There is a nearby indoor market and car boot sale every Sunday at Skirlington. The seaside town of Hornsea lies just under 7 miles to the east and offers traditional seaside amenities with long golden sands, extensive promenade and ornamental gardens, tea rooms and pubs. A short drive from Brandesburton brings you to the historic market town of Beverley with its majestic minster, independent shops and rich array of quality restaurants, trendy cafes and cobbled market square. Brandesburton is well placed for visiting the numerous stately homes and gardens in the area, including Burton Agnes Hall, Sledmere House and Burton Constable Hall.