Self Catering in Yorkshire - Brandsby

Areas: Vale of York

Beckhill Cottage

Beckhill Cottage, Brandsby, Yorkshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £341.00 - 792.00

A stunning barn conversion set in rolling countryside, this property is able to sleep six people across three bedrooms, one of which contains a four-poster bed.

Set amidst tranquil countryside in grounds next to stables, this lovely barn conversion is only 14 miles from the cathedral city of York. Spacious, bright and well furnished, this Brandsby property provides stylish and fresh accommodation, with French doors opening onto a pretty cottage garden with the added bonus of a luxury hot tub. The local towns of Easingwold and York provide many local amenities, whilst the surrounding area is full of footpaths and bridleways to explore. This wonderful cottage is a great home-from-home for either a family break or a trip with friends.


Me and my husband 2 children and 2 dogs stayed at beckhill for a week over Christmas - we had a lovely break! On arrival we were shown around by the owner, we were told that the fridge was broken but were waiting for a replacement which came shortly after! He showed us how to operate the hot tub which was brilliant! I called them as I had trouble operating the shower, but he came straight over to help it was just a case of pulling a cord above the sink. Previous reviews have mentioned being 'watched' we didn't feel this at all, they deal with the horses which my daughter loved to see and go and stroke and talk to the groom lady, they had thought of everything was a small amount of wash powder, toothpaste, cleaning products if u have forgotten anything. So all in all we really enjoyed it!. . Be aware WIFI was non existent so don't rely on that this only bothered our kids ha. And also advertises sky TV but it is still only freeveiw! If we had known I would of brought my sky card so we had more channels with it being Xmas. Thanks Beckhill for a lovely stay and xmas

Absolutely appalling property
Health and safety along with the council needs to investigate this property along with the owners. Shockingly positioned between the owners property and their stables. No privacy whatsoever never mind the curfew times on a the hot tub. Burnt out shower on arrival. No other washing facilities were available and the owner didn't see a problem with not informing us but waited till we arrived at the property and rang him to see what was going on! No control over the heating in the property, all wires lead elsewhere!!! Let's not forget to mention the adjoining door to their grooms flat! Locked from her side but nothing to be able to lock from the cottage side! Very wierd set up! All this big brother is watching you is more like the stuff horror films are made of ... Adjoining door only to wake up to the owners standing over u watching u sleep .... And they're salivating with a sweaty brow! Stay clear of this property, and don't let them rob you of your money like they did us.
Sarah G

Where do I start a joke charged ?335 and could not stay on arrival there was a burnt out electric shower with no cover front on and the electric wires exposed. The cottage stank of burning and this was our short 3 day break before Xmas for me my partner and my 5 year old son. The owner refused to refund us so now passing to small claims, also dirty house really poor wouldn't put a dog in there. There was a view of one of the bedrooms and dirty screwed up tissues all on the top of the wardrobe and the owners excuse was he wasn't tall enough to notice. The most concerning issues are there is a joining door that's locked from the other side of the flat next door, this is where the horse groom lives but I'm sorry this day and age with child protection paramount this is a no no you can't have the possibility of a strange person entering your property in the night when you have children. I think it needs to be made secure both sides at least and not been funny but how does any family know for a fact that the person next door is legally fine to be there. The hot tub was disgusting dirty ripped top and bang in front of the owners home so they can see you trying to relax within the ridiculous times aloud to use the hot tub between 4-10am. The path around the hot tub was full of mud and leaves really dirty not the normal clean surroundings expected. All in all please don't gamble with your money the guy who owns the place is very odd wanting to watch over you and thinks it is acceptable to keep our money, we are going to our local paper tomorrow and making it our personal mission to get this place shown for what it is as we don't want any more family breaks been like this as it's unfair on the children, but I don't think the owner gives a hoot about the effect on people as long as he's had his cash. Don't put children in this position.

Extremely disappointed
Not appropriate for 6 people and therefore shouldn't be advertised as a 6 person cottage. Can't fit 6 people in the hot tub. Couldn't even fit 5 people into the hot tub - the hot tub was the only reason I booked this cottage. The living room doesn't sit 6 people therefore should not be advertised as a 6 person cottage. There was one bathroom - the shower was broken. The kitchen was tiny and the fridge was broken. The cottage was extremely dated and in need of some serious TLC. Overall, completely disappointed and incorrectly advertised. Poor performance on behalf of Sykes and beck hill and therefore hugely over priced. Hugely! Very very disappointing stay.

Nice place if you don't mind being overlooked!
The cottage is much smaller than it appears on the provided photos and to our disappointment was situated right between the main house and the stables. There is no privacy. You are overlooked from every angle. People even walk past the lounge window which was disconcerting. When my children were in the hot tub with me, people were pulling up in cars and looking at them. The garden is a mess of weeds and the family dog appears to prefer to do its 'business' in the cottage garden which I refused to pick up! There is a vast paddock which you are not allowed in. Onto the hot-tub - the owner insisted that the cover be propped up which dangerously kept falling on our heads.Be aware that you are only allowed to use it at certain times! Inside the cottage- nice upstairs. Be careful as the wooden stairs are lethal when wet. Bathroom was lovely but only one toilet was a problem for a family of five. Lounge area was fine. We had a nice stay in a beautiful area but it was too overlooked and not private for us.
alison s

Services / Facilities:

Heating from storage heaters throughout. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, colour TV with satellite (full Sky package), video, DVD player, radio/CD player, Playstation 2 with games etc. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Cottage garden to rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub (not for use by children under 15 years). Two well behaved pets welcome. Stabling available by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Pub and shop 2.5 miles. Note: Owner has cats. Cat friendly pets only.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 2
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Whenby, St Martin's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gilling Castle - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Sutton Park - 4.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Sutton-on-the-Forest Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Byland Abbey - 5.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Sheriff Hutton Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hovingham Hall - 5.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hovingham, All Saints Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Birdforth, St Mary's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nunnington Hall - 7.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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