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Brackensyke Cottage - incredible views

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The cottage is perfect in winter!
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Brackensyke is the perfect holiday cottage for a relaxing break in North Yorkshire. Whether it's walking, touring or just getting away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life, the cottage delivers on all levels. The cottage is suitable for all seasons with a wonderful country garden and great views.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Pete D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviews (13)
Peter S
Peter S
5 contributions
Spent a delightful 4 nights in this lovely well appointed cosy cottage . A great location for exploring North Yorkshire and situated in the picturesque village of Ampleforth. Walking distance to two good pubs a real bonus.
Visited April 2022
Written April 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lucy K
Lucy K
1 contribution
This was a lovely cosy cottage, very comfortable and peaceful and with beautiful views. Pete, the host was extremely helpful and went out of his way to make our stay excellent, we would thoroughly recommend.
Visited March 2020
Written March 22, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Odyssey800326
Odyssey800326
1 contribution
This little cottage on a hardly-used track, surrounded by nature, and with extensive views of the countryside suited us perfectly. It is a genuine cottage, so the rooms are quite small, and you wouldn't want to do any cordon bleu cooking in the tiny kitchen, but in a way this added to the cosy atmosphere. We could have done with a slightly larger table for eating and spreading out maps, but there wouldn't really space for that. Unlike most places we've stayed in, this cottage had a delightful garden and the patio furniture at the far end was great for relaxing with a drink and admiring the brilliant views - the weather was nearly perfect too! Thanks Pete - sorry we weren't able to meet you.
Visited August 2018
Written September 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jan M
Jan M
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
Lovely cottage with everything you might need. We stayed in July with glorious weather so did lots of walking, fantastic views from Sutton Bank. We also visited York, Rievaulx, Ripon, Fountains Abbey and Masham for a brewery tour. The cottage is just 10 mins walk from The White Horse pub where we had two really good vegetarian meals.
Visited July 2018
Written July 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MrAndrewHaynes
MrAndrewHaynes
London, United Kingdom284 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our two-week break in this delightful cottage for two on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. We would be happy to return. The cottage is pleasantly cosy, and its garden has a spectacular view across the Holbeck Valley towards the Howardian Hills. Horses graze in the field below, and the area is rife with rabbits, one or two of which visited the garden early every morning. Brackensyke is well equipped. The bedroom has a large wardrobe, plenty of drawers and a lovely view from its window. However, we did not find the bed particularly comfortable. The narrow kitchen is rather cramped, with little worktop space for food preparation. But it had all the equipment we needed — including no fewer than three one-litre cafetières (a smaller one would have been more useful). We were disappointed that no one came in during the middle weekend to clean the cottage and change the bed linen. This is a service that has been provided at every other cottage we have booked for a two-week stay in recent years. (In the event, we found some spare bed linen, changed the bed, and washed and dried the first week’s sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover ourselves.) Food buying may need careful planning because, apart from a small Co-op five miles away in Helmsley, the nearest supermarkets are in Thirsk (12 miles west — Tesco & Lidl) or Malton (16 miles east — Asda & Morrisons). We were disappointed by the range of stock in Ampleforth’s village shop, but it may now be better because the shop changed hands during our stay. We did not eat out in the evenings, but local people told us that the pubs in Ampleforth and Wass all serve excellent food. Brackensyke is within easy reach of many historic sites, including National Trust stately homes and English Heritage ruins. York, with its well-known attractions, is just over 20 miles away, and we would recommend a drive across the wilder parts of the National Park to visit Whitby. Locally, every Thursday afternoon at 2.15pm, one of the Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey gives a free guided tour of the Abbey Church, which was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and furnished by Robert “Mouseman” Thompson (look out for his signature church mice carved on the choir stalls).
Visited July 2017
Written August 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dianitte
Dianitte
Lancaster, PA24 contributions
You can't beat the location. Sweet views (which hopefully will be improved with removal of some shrubbery), and close to many attractions of the North Yorkshire moors. Minor problems with written directions and no useful information about setting up wifi, local pubs, groceries, etc., but owner very helpful on the phone and has indicated all this will be corrected. Bedroom very nice, although bed a bit saggy. Living room adequate. Bathroom and kitchen functional but long and narrow and one person at a time. Excellent lighting and strong wifi signal. You really need a car.
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written September 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bob J
Bob J
10 contributions
Well appointed Cottage, great view from the garden. Good clear directions, the post code takes you straight there. Two great pub/restaurants in the village and a very good tea room.
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Peterdavleeds
Peterdavleeds
Thanks for adding your review. Glad you enjoyed it!
Written August 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judith B
Judith B
4 contributions
Really lovely little cottage in the most perfect setting. Really well equipped and cosy cottage with everything we needed. Highly recommended.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 21, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margaret M
Margaret M
Carlisle, United Kingdom10 contributions
Stayed at Brackensyke a few times usually in October but decided to go in April and see it in the Spring, we had snow! Cottage was lovely,always warm never had to use wood burner. It is the perfect cottage to relax in, the garden is lovely and the views are beautiful. There is so much to see and do in the area, great walks starting from the cottage door. We keep thinking we should stay somewhere else for a change but Brackensyke is such a gem we just keep coming back.
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 16, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bootleg620
Bootleg620
Ravenglass, United Kingdom2 contributions
We enjoyed staying in this little gem. The weather was kind to us and we had a good workout walking back up the hill after going to the village. The photographs of the views do not do them justice. We would definitely stay there again.
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written July 31, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
York - a break with Tradition Few cities rival the charm of York. Steeped in history and beauty, it offers stunning architecture, fabulous events and festivals and an eclectic range of shops, stylish restaurants and bars. Famous for the York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, its tangle of cobbled streets and a relaxed café culture, you will enjoy a wonderful break in York whatever the time of year. Don't miss: York Minster: A visit to this architectural masterpiece goes without saying! Admire the dazzling stained glass windows, explore the mysterious Undercroft and climb to the top of the tower for a breathtaking view of the region. Jorvik Viking Centre: Hop into a 'time machine' and let it transport you through a Viking settlement recapturing what life was ...
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Car advised
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Brackensyke Cottage - incredible views is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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