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Pear Tree House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £1350

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Pear Tree House

Pear Tree House is the holiday cottage dreams are made of. Dating back to the 1700s and believed to be the oldest house in Sutton-on-the-Forest, this Georgian gem is a stylish blend of period features, modern luxuries, and a few contemporary twists. It comfortably accommodates up to six people in three beautiful bedrooms and is child and dog-friendly. It's conveniently located in the gorgeous North Yorkshire countryside between the ancient city of York and the spectacular Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dominated by Georgian brick cottages, Sutton-on-the-Forest is one of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire. The bus stops right outside the gates of Pear Tree House and the centre of York is a only a 20 minute ride away. It's a wonderfully welcoming holiday home for families, including those with well-behaved dogs.

Miss Daisy’s Tea Rooms’ is just across the road from Pear Tree House in the grounds of Sutton Park. It is popular for light bites, delicious homemade scones and cakes and tea & coffee. 'Paradiso on the Forest', a superb family-run Italian restaurant, which offers a great deal more than just pizza and pasta, is just outside the village on the York Road. The ‘Bay Tree’ which is only 2 miles away in the neighbouring village of Stillington is a very popular pub and superb for Sunday lunch or an evening meal and The ‘Durham Ox’ at Crayke, (a little under 5 miles away), is 300 years old and has an international reputation for fine food.

Though only eight miles north of York, Sutton-on-the-Forest still feels very rural, with lots of the land around it given over to arable farming. Many visitors come for the fantastic footpaths, with favourite local walks including routes to Tollerton, Farlington, and Stillington. The Howardian Way passes close by, and there's also a lovely walk around the grounds of Sutton Park. There is a good choice of supermarkets within a few miles, but a far more pleasurable experience is going to the nearby market town of Easingwold where there is a good choice of independent shops and a busy Friday market. You could also go to Ripon or Helmsley, both larger than Easingwold, with even more places to eat, drink and shop.

The North Yorkshire landscape is famous for its footpaths and its incredible cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Being only a few miles from the Howardian Hills AONB opens up miles of woodland, sweeping roads, fields and parkland for you to enjoy on foot, bicycle or horseback. Local attractions include the magnificent Castle Howard, which lovers of a period drama may recognise from "Brideshead Revisited", "Death Comes to Pemberley", "Bridgerton", and "Victoria". Other places of interest in the area well worth a visit are Beningbrough Hall, Nunnington Hall, Hovingham Hall, Ampleforth Abbey, Duncombe Park, Temple Newsham, Rievaulx Abbey and Newburgh Priory. Visit Yorkshire Lavender, the Yorkshire Arboretum, the York Bird of Prey Centre, all within half an hour's drive of the cottage. There's a regular bus service from right outside the cottage to the centre of York, or it's only 15 minutes by car. York is a fantastic city with centuries of history and a wealth of places to eat, drink and shop.

Pear Tree House is on the grounds of the owner's home - they live in a converted smithy across a shared courtyard. Although the owners are on hand to welcome guests and answer any questions, Pear Tree House is completely private and self-contained.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ben Galloway joined Independent Cottages in March 2015

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation Comprises:

Pear Tree House is a lovely Georgian home that has been sympathetically extended and renovated to retain original features while being practical for 21st Century living. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • You'll naturally gravitate to the welcoming kitchen/family room. Contrasting with the age of the property, it's a modern space with integrated appliances designed to make cooking and cleaning away quick and easy. The dining area is in a modern extension under a glass roof, so it always feels light and welcoming. The entire open-plan living space is tiled with underfloor heating for practical comfort.
  • Around the corner from the kitchen, but still part of the open-plan living area, is a relaxing seating area with deep armchairs and a sofa, bookshelves full of books and information about the local area, a stylish fire, and a Smart TV. French doors open onto the patio and walled garden.
  • Small sitting room with comfortable seating, a TV and a DVD player.
  • Office with a desk and a CD player so you can listen to music while you work.
  • Utility room with a Belfast sink, laundry and cleaning facilities. There's a separate WC and handbasin.


  • Master bedroom decorated in restful shades of blue with views over the courtyard garden. It has a kingsize bed, a Smart TV, proper storage, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed and ample storage. The Rose Room also has the original fireplace, oak beams and floorboards.
  • Twin room with two full-sized single beds separated by a bedside table with a reading light, a chest of drawers, and a small sofa. The original wooden door and floorboards give the room character.
  • Family bathroom with a bath and a handheld shower attachment, WC and a handbasin.
  • Box room with hanging storage space and room for a travel cot if required.

Outside: The private walled courtyard garden is a lovely suntrap. It features a wrought iron and marble outdoor dining table for six people for relaxed outdoor meals. There is also a graveled courtyard behind secure automatic gates with off-street parking for three cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. A cot and high chair are available on request. Guests to provide cot bedding and dog blankets to protect the furniture if they are required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. 5 night short breaks are also possible, please contact Ben Galloway by email at: to discuss your requirements. Smoking is not permitted.

Pear Tree House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 26th Apr 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 4th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 5th Jul 2024 - Thu, 1st Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 2nd Aug 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 3rd Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 4th Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Thu, 28th Nov 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Ben Galloway
Member Since March 2015

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5 night short breaks may be available as an alternative to 7 night stays. Please contact Ben Galloway by email at: 

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Pear Tree House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 18th May 2024
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