This ground floor cottage provides luxurious, spacious accommodation with 2 bedrooms both with en-suite facilities and a free standing bath in the master bedroom. There is walking from the door over the Yorkshire fells and easy access to historic York.
Located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and only 10 miles south east of York, Fangfoss is an ideal base from which to take in the delights of Yorkshire, the historic city of York, shopping centres of Harrogate and Leeds and is within a short drive of the seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby.
The working farm is located on the edge of the village of Fangfoss and the local inn serving excellent food is within 200 yards. Fangfoss is a pretty village with church and gift shop and within 4 miles there are 2 golf courses. There is walking from the door over the farm and fells and the quiet country roads can be explored on one of the bikes available for guests use.
The cottages are part of Pear Tree Farm and have been lovingly converted from the old milking parlour, hay barn, stable, granary, milk dairy and calf rearing houses to provide luxurious accommodation retaining an abundance of original timbers and features which effortlessly combine with modern day luxuries including free standing baths in some of the bedrooms. The owners have paid amazing attention to detail to ensure your stay here is a myriad of surprises both on the inside and out.
Five luxurious cottages make up Bricknell Cottages, all named after the owners prize winning herd:- Roxy's Roost, Peach's Place, Clover Leaf Cottage, Ruby's Retreat and Ethel's Escape, they are all well equipped and have an abundance of original features and are either oil centrally heated or have ground source heat pumps, have electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and microwave. The lounges are all luxuriously furnished with plasma TV, DVD players and comfy sofas for relaxing in. All bedrooms have flat screen TV and luxury en-suites and some of the master bedrooms have double ended baths. The shared use of the games room has a range of games and is great for entertaining the children young and old and for socialising with other guests.
All on ground floor level, this cottage has been created out of the former milk dairy and calf rearing house and comprises:
* Lounge with contemporary fire
* Well appointed kitchen.
* Master double bedroom with feature bath, set in timber with romantic lighting and en-suite hand basin and WC.
* Twin bedroom with zip link beds and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.
* All oil, electric, bed linen and towels provided.
* Cot and highchair available.
* Ample private parking.
* Wi-fi available.
* Each property has a garden with furniture and barbecue and have shared use of the games room with table tennis, air hockey, snooker/pool table and table football, bikes are available to borrow.
* A warm welcome awaits you from the resident owners Gerald and Ros.
Additional amenities include: october half term availability, yorkshire, garden or outdoor area: private garden, open fire or wb stove no, no. bathrooms: 2, bedrooms 2: 1, disabled & limited mobility, romantic breaks, may half term availability, christmas and new year availability, parking facilities: private parking, sleeps 4, february half term availability, no. bedrooms: 2, visit britain 5*, cottages for 2, price bc2 from £555 pw, total number of beds for single sex groups ie double, twin, single, bunk: 3, pets no, summer school holidays, changeover saturday, midweek & weekend short break, star grading: 5*, easter availability, double beds: 1, luxury 5* cottages, twin bedrooms: 1, bathrooms 2: 1.TripAdvisor property ID 2117130...Read more
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 23, 2013Stayed May 2013
Gerald & Ros are fantastic hosts and the cottage is simply amazing - quintessential proper country cottage with such eye for detail. And I'll let you in on a secret, all the cottages are beautiful! The location is ideally situated for country walks & (car)trips to York, Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Moors NP and more. Visiting the local country pub was an added bonus. We will be back soon!
Left on 10/31/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Cloverleaf Cottage is a lovely cottage in a great area which is within reasonable driving distance of a great variety of attractions / places of interest so it was a great base for us to explore a part of Yorkshire that we'd never been to before. The kitchen of the cottage is really well stocked with everything you could need for any sort of cooking (except maybe some cooking oil - we bought a bottle so that we could have bacon sandwiches & ended up leaving an almost full bottle there to avoid the possibility of an oil spill on the journey home!). The duvets & pillows were lovely for us to rest our weary heads on at the end of the day & the decor in the bedrooms is beautiful. The people we spoke to whilst we were there (including the owners) were very friendly. It was also a lovely touch to have a bottle of wine & some York fruits waiting for us when we arrived too and overall our stay in Fangfoss was really enjoyable.
Ideally I would have liked larger towels in the bathrooms because I felt they were a bit small for a 'luxury' cottage (it didn't feel very luxurious stretching the towel round me!) although that is being picky. However, there were a couple of little things which I did find quite annoying - the plates in the kitchen don't really fit in the slimline dishwasher properly & the kitchen sink is impractical to actually wash anything up in as it so shallow (I had to use it to wash my daughter's bottles so it drove me mad every day!). Also the door 'handles' were really annoying - you had to stick your finger through a splintery hole in the wood to open them from one side.
My biggest issue is with the late check-in times - you can't check-in until 4pm on the day of arrival which I think is really late especially as you have to check-out by 10am on the day of departure. We overestimated how long it would take us to get there & arrived at about 3.15pm & we had to go for a walk because the cottage wasn't ready! But overall a great cottage in a lovely area.
Left on 10/27/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
The cottage was really great, very well kitted out and very clean and comfortable. Kids loved the playroom and Jubillee park. Very accessible for York, going to the coast and nice walks from the front door.
Left on 10/05/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A and YReviewed Oct 5, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
From the moment we drove into the driveway and were met by Ros we knew we had made the right choice. The cottage was perfect with a welcome package of homemade cakes a bottle of wine and the necessary 'things' for a nice pot of tea. Needless to say seeing it is located in Yorkshire the surrounding countryside is lovely we had a great two weeks. Ros and her husband Gerald were so friendly and helpful during our stay and we would just love to return some day soon. Would highly recommend this area and the cottages without a doubt.
A and Y from Ottawa, Canada
“An idyllic location, a luxury cottage and a genuine welcome”
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 2, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This property was faultless, beautiful red brick farm buildings converted and finished to a high standard, with well considered details and flourishes. The front entrance is next to the village green and church while the back of the farm opens onto fields and countryside and a lane that leads to an excellent adventure play park.
However it's the small things that matter: there was fresh milk in the fridge, a bottle of wine and home made fairy cakes on the worktop. That's a proper family welcome.
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
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