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Brook Cottage

(Ref. 8634)

Stearsby, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage everything you need very comfortable and homely Hosts very ..."

    A lovely cottage everything you need very comfortable and homely Hosts very friendly and helpful would recommend this cottage to everyone We had a wonderful visit

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "I loved this cottage and the kindness of our hosts."

    Me and my family were very happy and enjoyed our vacations.

    We enjoyed having you to stay . I hope you have a good journey back to Mexico Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable stay with everything we needed in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners were welcoming and friendly. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the Yorkshire Dales and Moores and is only 30 minutes from York. Would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your positive comments Kathryn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful clean cosy cottage."

    ..beds and sofas very comfortable had a brilliant weeks break celebrating a early Christmas with friends. Lots of lovely eating places near by .Would definitely recommend this cottage owners very helpful and on hand if you need anything..would love to return.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay . Hope to see you again . Best wishes for Christmas and the new year Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Brook cottage."

    The cottage is lovely and well equipped in such a relaxing and peaceful environment. It's a great base to visit lots of nice places such as Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey. Thank you Lindsey and Marcus for such a lovely stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay Best regards Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hi, We would happily come and stay again."

    The property was very nicely done and well kept, in a great location. The owners were great as well, very helpful and made sure everything was ok. Thanks again Tom, Kaye and Poppy

    Reviewed by Thomas James5.0Oct 2023

  • "For anyone wanting please and quiet in a superb cottage with countryside views this is the place for you."

    Walks in all directions ,charming and helpfull hosts and good if not exceptional pubs /restaurants nearby. Lots of interesting places to visit,it's a lovely cosy cottage and of course the log burner for the cooler evenings. We loved it Try it you won't be disappointed Derek Newell

    Such nice comments Derek - thank you so much. You and your wife were delightful guests - hope to see you again - you are most welcome . Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brook cottage is a great peaceful countryside location but has advantage of being near many lovely places to visit."

    Castle Howard is a short drive away& Whitby& other N E coastal resorts just over an hr away. There are plenty of very pleasant market towns too for those who like a little retail therapy or eating out. The owners of Brook Cottage live nearby& are very helpful but not intrusive. Many thanks& look forward to anther stay sometime. Gill& Mike Oct 23

    Dear Gill and Mike, So pleased you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable had everything you needed owners have put a lot ..."

    Lovely cottage very comfortable had everything you needed owners have put a lot of thought in designing the cottage the owners Marcus and Lindsey made you very welcome very helpful and made sure everything was alright for you

    Thank you Angela for your kind comments . We aim to please . Hopefully see you again some time in the future. Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Brook Cottage."

    Lovely location very well equipped cottage with everything you needed. The owners where very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend A big Thank you for a lovely stay Richard and Sue

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and such wonderful weather for you . Best regards Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owner were lovely very helpful and friendly the home was amazing and very ..."

    The owner were lovely very helpful and friendly the home was amazing and very very clean they couldn’t do enough for you location was amazing for us where we were working definitely stay again

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay - brief though it was . look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lindsay and Marcus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laine5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful and comfortable cottage probably the best we have ever stayed in."

    An absolute gem. Everything you could need is provided and set in a gorgeous location. Great hosts as well. Can't recommend highly enough.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay . many thanks . Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely time at the Cottage."

    Hugely enjoyable!

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brook Cottage John - and what fantastic weather you brought with you. Thank you Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by John Angus5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property in a beatiful and quiet spot."

    Owners very welcoming and helpful

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with your friends. Many thanks Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This beautifully furnished and equipped house was ideal for the week we took our 10 year old grandchildren to Yorkshire."

    The location is quiet and secluded, the house so comfortable and the private garden a lovely place to sit out overlooking the fields in the evening. The owners are friendly and very helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with the grandchildren . You are welcome any time . Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "We recently had an enjoyable stay at Brook cottage, it is in a quiet picturesque area of Yorkshire, the cottage suited our needs perfectly."

    We would highly recommend this cottage

    So please you enjoyed your stay . We would be delighted to see you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Brook Cottage."

    From the moment we walked in it felt homely and welcoming. The cottage is clean, very comfortable and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. I cooked a full meal for visiting siblings with no problems -even using the slow cooker provided. The showers were brilliant and the towels a really good size. The beds were extremely comfortable with crisp white linen -just what we like. We know the area quite well but Marcus and Lindsay were ready to provide information should we have needed it. They have left an extensive amount of literature and maps etc about the surrounding area as there is so much to see and do around there. We can wholeheartedly recommend Brook Cottage and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage with everything we needed and lovely location."

    Really lovely, helpful owners too.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Brook cottage, enjoying many of the fantastic places there are to visit in Yorkshire."

    The cottage itself was lovely (and bigger than it looks in the pictures!), and Marcus was ever so helpful suggesting places to visit or eat, or road's to avoid getting stuck on! The location is peaceful and the scenery - driving to Whitby, or Eden camp, or to Castle Howard, or just to the pub to eat - was beautiful. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2022

  • "Location, Location, Location!"

    Howardian Hills & Brook Cottage are a pure delight. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable self catering holiday (including a full size fridge freezer, which is a rare thing). The views and peace and quiet made for a very relaxing week. There are numerous immaculately presented villages to visit and it is a walkers paradise. The main reason for our visit was to visit the York Air Museum which was outstanding. A drive to the coast over the North Yorkshire Moors is a must. Big thanks to Lindsay & Marcus who were superb hosts with an outstanding wealth of knowledge and of course Inca (the most well behaved black Labrador we have met). There is so much more we would like to see and visit so we will be back one day, and of course the only place to stay will be Brook Cottage.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great area."

    Accommodation was excellent, with everything we needed for our week. So nice to be able to enjoy the peace of the countryside, yet be close enough to lots of places of interest. Great centre for trips out into the National Park, into York, etc. We were made very welcome by the owners. Travelled to local villages for pub food - good choice available at good price range.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic two nights at Brook Cottage - it’s perfect for some R&R, ..."

    We had a fantastic two nights at Brook Cottage - it’s perfect for some R&R, great location and the owners were absolutely lovely

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent place lovely and welcoming owners definitely be back again"

    Thank you Lee for your feed back. Very please you enjoyed your stay . Hope to see you and your family again. Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property I highly recommend it was clean and a very pleasant stay, owners where fantastic and friendly."

    We will be returning as its a beautiful place to stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay . We look forward to seeing you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a quiet relaxed setting within easy driving distance to all main attractions and amenities."

    Ideal for small families.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a delightful location - will certainly look to return"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage."

    Very comfortable and has everything you need. Fantastic location for exploring The Yorkshire Moors and the coast. Marcus and Lindsay were very welcoming and the treats of Biscuits and excellent homemade jam were well received.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful."

    We found milk and biscuits on our arrival. We were given freshly picked strawberries and a jar of strawberry jam. A lovely time.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Brook cottage."

    The cottage itself had everything required for a relaxing break. The local area around Stearsby is quite simply beautiful, the views are magnificent. Lindsay and Marcus are wonderful hosts and made our stay even more special, we will certainly be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "The mattresses on the two single beds were old soft and need to be replaced."

    The television needs to be updated.

    Reviewed by Glenys3.8Jun 2021

  • "The location of the property was stunning, this is a beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by Joy5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, everything you need and want in lovely peaceful location."

    Fantastic hosts, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Brook Cottage is a gem in the jewel that is the Howardian Hills!"

    Very comfortable and well furnished. Lovely to sit in the garden with a cup of tea or something stronger. Restrictions meant only outdoor visits possible but good walks around the area and lots of attractions within easy reach. Fab gardens at Castle Howard and Harlow Carr RHS and interesting abbeys including Byland and Rievaulx.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Brook Cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in - a true home from home."

    We were warmly welcomed by Marcus and Lyndsay (the owners). Throughout our stay they regularly checked (without being intrusive) if we were ok or if there was anything we needed. They were friendly, hospitable and helpful. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need. It was cosy, warm and inviting. The rooms are of a good size and comfortably furnished. It was ideally situated to visit all the local places of interest - Eden Camp at Malton, the lovely town of Helmsley, Jorvik Centre in York, Nunnington Hall (National Trust) and the coast - we went to Whitby. We found some lovely places to eat - Trenchers in Whitby (fantastic fish and chips), The White Bear Inn in Stillington, The Rose and Crown in Sutton-on-the-forest, the Castlegate Tearooms in Helmsley and The Aldwark Arms in Aldwark, near Alne.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage located in a beautiful part of the countryside, perfect for our needs."

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2020

  • "Superb location."

    Great for walks, peace and quiet. Lovely, friendly informative owners. Loved their two dogs. Cottage home from home. X

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2020

  • "Really lovely and peaceful place to stay."

    Lots of beautiful walks in this very undiscovered part of the country. The owners were very helpful and friendly. I would love to come back as there were places I didn’t have time to visit. Brook Cottage is a little gem with everything you could possibly want.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely setting, quiet."

    Good point for exploring locally but also the East Coast and if prepared for a bit of driving great to discover the Dales. Great market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley within easy reach. The owners friendly. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly with lots of advice on where to visit in the area."

    We had a lovely time and would highly recommend Brook Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was home from home."

    Everything you needed and more...Beautiful peaceful with wonderful views.....

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brook Cottage is highly recommended, Marcus and Lindsay couldn't do enough for us."

    Great facilities beautiful surroundings couldn't ask for for more. Many thanks David

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "I would like to point out the attentiveness and helpfulness of the cottage owners, Lindsay and Marcus, throughout our stay."

    In this lovely location, near to so many interesting and scenic attractions. I had expected the standard to be high and it was.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "Brook Cottage Stearsby was absolutely great."

    We were very happy there and will definitely return. The owners were so good nothing too much trouble. The area was beautiful and we felt relaxed from the start. Recommend this cottage 10 out of 10. Love Barbara and Geoff Welsh

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brook Cottage was lovely, very comfortable and homely."

    It was well equipped. The owners live close by and were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is well situated for visiting the beautiful stately homes around Yorkshire, Castle Howard is close by and well worth a visit, also York, ( though I would make use of the Park and Ride scheme if visiting York as parking can be difficult in the town and the service is excellent and works out cheaper than paying car parking fees.

    Reviewed by Jeanie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything you need and more. Perfect for couples and families. Great location for York and surrounding areas. Had a wonderful time away.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2018

  • "If you are looking for a cottage which is centrally located for every well-known place to visit, in the very big & diverse County of Yorkshire, then Brook Cottage is for you."

    For a week, the Cottage became a real home for us - it provided every amenity and comfort. Lindsay & Marcus were on hand for advice when wanted & on arrival they had presented the Cottage in a very clean, warm and welcoming way. Everything was beyond our expectations. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and very well-equipped, especially the kitchen. The owners were welcoming and very helpful with advice about places to go and directions.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities and in an excellent location."

    Will definitely book it again as there was so much to see and do nearby we still have lots of places left to visit.

    Reviewed by Suzi5.0Jul 2017

  • "Just to say everything was perfect and the owners went out of their way to give us exceptional hospitality."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2017

  • "A delightful cottage in a lovely part of Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0May 2017

  • "The cottage is set in a delightful location, and the owners could not be more welcoming."

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Feb 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation and location everything we hoped for and a piece of Yorkshire that we had never considered before."

    Reviewed by Saffron5.0Feb 2017

  • "Was one of the most relaxing holidays we've had."

    It was perfect. The cottage was cosy and homely and the owners were more than happy to do anything we needed. We highly recommend Brook Cottage and we will be back. Chris and Tammy Flynn.

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Dec 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with iPlayer and BT hub available
  • DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed small lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Woodburning stove is central to the open plan living area, young children to be supervised
  • Please be advised: Electric cars are not able to be charged at this property, there are charging points located in Malton and York
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday check ins during peak season (start of April to end of September)

The property

Brandsby 2 miles.

A fabulous, single-storey, stone barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting in the heart of the Howardian Hills.

Situated in the owner’s grounds in the small hamlet of Stearsby, this cottage near Brandsby is perfect for walkers, cyclists and those wishing to explore the nearby market towns and the historic city of York.

Lovingly restored to a high standard, this cottage near Brandsby offers characterful, open plan, all ground floor accommodation, with high pitched ceilings and a wonderful warming woodburning stove, centrally placed and creating a very satisfying ambience.

With superb attention to detail, this spacious Brandsby cottage exudes quality with a comfortable sitting area and French doors overlooking fields in the near distance.

With two tasteful bedrooms and a modern bathroom with an en-suite, this cottage near Brandsby provides luxurious accommodation.

The beautiful surrounding countryside offers ample walking and cycling opportunities, whilst for the less energetic, the pretty market towns of Easingwold, Helmsley and Malton offer traditional tea rooms, good restaurants and old world charm.

From this Brandsby cottage there are many attractions in the vicinity, including Castle Howard, Byland Abbey, Newburgh Hall and the former home of Laurence Sterne at Shandy Hall in nearby Coxwold.

A short drive brings you to the medieval walled city of York, with the Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum.

With easy access to the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, this Brandsby cottage provides an appealing holiday base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 8025, together they sleep 6.

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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.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday check ins during peak season (start of April to end of September)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas