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7 Nights  

  • £755  to  £1135

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Short Breaks From

  • £119 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £162 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Barn Owl Cottage

Barn Owl Cottage is a child and dog-friendly holiday cottage near Brandsby in Yorkshire. It's ideal for couples or families, sleeping four people in two large bedrooms with accommodation entirely on the ground floor. The owners have created a restful escape by using quality furnishings and a gentle colour palette that reflects the beauty of the rural surroundings. You're right on the edge of the Howardian Hills AONB and the national park, putting fantastic walks, historic sights and spectacular views at your fingertips. There's no reason to delay planning your self-catering holiday in the North York Moors with visitors welcome at Barn Owl Cottage all year round.

Brandsby is a small but charming village with a long history. It's named after the Danish Viking who liked it so much that he decided he'd stay, whether or not the locals agreed! It's blissfully peaceful with stunning views over the Vale of York that reach as far as York Minster, just over 10 miles away. Many of the guests who stay at Barn Owl Cottage choose it for its proximity to footpaths and cycling routes. There's a scenic loop from the village to Yearsley Moor, returning through forest and farmland, and a longer (9-mile) walk to Byland Abbey via Crayke and Coxwold Walk. However, having the Howardian Hills on the doorstep and being barely eight miles from the North York Moors National Park means that you are never short of options. The Yorkshire Coast is only 35 miles away and well within reach for a day of coastal walks and seaside fun.

Activities are not limited to walking and cycling. There is so much to see and do when you stay at Barn Owl Cottage that you can pick and choose the perfect outing depending on your mood and the weather. Castle Howard is a picturesque 20-minute drive away and worth seeing if you're a lover of incredible architecture, beautiful interiors and breathtaking gardens. York is also within easy reach, with its historic Minster and medieval lanes said to have inspired the creation of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley. The market town of Pickering, pretty Thornton-le-Dale, Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey, and the market town of Helmsley are also nearby.

The cottage is well-equipped for self-catering, and you'll find excellent farm shops and markets selling fresh local produce to cook. If you feel like treating yourself to a night off from cooking, there are three Michelin starred restaurants and a wealth of fantastic pubs and restaurants nearby.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angela Graham joined Independent Cottages in March 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation Comprises:

Barn Owl Cottage is an attractive holiday home built from locally quarried stone and decorated in a fresh country style. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • An open plan living space with high ceilings makes the most of the natural light and views. A seating area with a log burner and Smart TV flows into a dining area and the kitchen. French doors open onto the terrace.
  • Whether you're a keen chef or a reluctant cook, you'll find it easy to create delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen. There are efficient appliances and a broad complement of equipment and utensils in the cupboards and drawers with space for you to prepare food and store groceries.
  • Wake up to the sound of birds and the promise of a wonderful day ahead in the Barn Suite. It features a king-sized bed and French doors to the terrace. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • The Owl Suite has two single beds, quality bed linens and direct access to the terrace. Guests have an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: You'll love sitting on the terrace in summer, enjoying the sunshine as you eat your breakfast or unwind with a barbecue at the end of a day's exploration. There is parking for two cars and bike storage. Dogs can have a free run of the exercise paddock opposite the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, a basket of logs, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request. Please note that the maximum capacity of the cottage is four, including infants. One well-behaved dog is welcome by arrangement. Smoking at Barn Owl Cottage is not allowed.

Barn Owl Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £755
To £1135
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1642 711165 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Angela Graham
Member Since March 2022

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022