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Stearsby near Brandsby, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 20946)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful quiet location, weather better than expected.”

    Lovely cottage, well equipped, smartly decorated and furnished. Helpful owners on site.

    Lovely cottage, well equipped, smartly decorated and furnished. Helpful owners on site.

    - Kathleen, September 2021

The property

Brandsby 2 miles.

Hobbits is a fabulous and delightful detached barn conversion situated in the owner's grounds in the small hamlet of Stearsby.

This cottage is the perfect choice for exploring the idyllic countryside and villages of the Howardian Hills.

The mellow Yorkshire stone and soft exterior colours present a perfect picture.

Inside, the décor is neutral and calming, enhanced by the traditional beams, high ceilings and natural light.

The open plan living area naturally leads to the French doors opening out to the terrace with south facing gardens, open views to fields and amazing evening sunsets.

The staircase leads directly onto a beautiful bedroom offering a choice of an indulgent super king-size bed or two single beds making this an ideal choice for friends or a couple.

This stunning area is home to some of the country's most glorious gardens including the formal terraces, lakeside paths and rose gardens at Castle Howard.

Yorkshire Lavender is a heady visit where you can enjoy the many varieties of lavender.

The area is dotted with bustling market towns and distinctive villages offering independent shops and galleries.

Nearby Malton is one of the county's most renowned foodie destinations famous for its local produce and hosts an excellent farmers’ market.

Helmsley is a picture postcard and it is easy to see why it recently achieved the title of 'Britain's Best Market Town'.

The North York Moors National Park is a short and pleasant drive and is home to the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England; stunning!

This is a fantastic cottage which makes an ideal base for exploring this area.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 8634, together they sleep 6.


  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with double-ended 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 and induction hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio with Bluetooth, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • Lawned garden area, leading directly from terrace, available to guests
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Bedroom accessed directly from open plan living area and there is 1 step down into the bedroom from this staircase
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

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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.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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