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“Peaceful weekend in a beautiful setting”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Laura H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Peaceful weekend in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My friend and I stayed at Brook Cottage on a bit of a busman's holiday to work on a creative project and we couldn't have asked for a better setting. The cottage is in an out of the way, stunning country location just 30 minutes from York. Lindsay and Marcus were excellent hosts who did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable, and I can't forget Poppy the dog who is just adorable and friendly.

After a bit of a mix up with directions (entirely my fault) Lindsay welcomed us and showed us around. The wood-burning stove was all laid for us and when lit, this made the cottage very warm and cosy - can't beat a real fire! There was milk and biscuits for a cuppa when we arrived, and the kitchen has all you need to feel at home away from home. The nearest shop is about a 15 minute drive away, so I'd recommend getting stocked up when you go.

The building is beautifully converted and extremely clean and well maintained, with comfy beds and nice bright bedrooms. I slept in the en suite room which had a little door to a graveled patio area - I imagine this would be lovely in the summer. There's also a patio door in the living room which would be nice to enjoy in the sunshine.

I'd highly recommend Brook Cottage as a place to stay when visiting Yorkshire and I fully intend to stay here again.

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Liked best: Poppy the black lab! (and the wood-burning stove)
Liked least: Spider in the bathroom. Eek!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
Thank you so much for your warm comments. We look forward to seeing you again.
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BeanoWP
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Cosy and welcoming”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We booked this cottage for a week in November . Marcus and Lindsay were very welcoming when we arrived and came immediately to sort out a small problem with the hot water later in the day.

The layout of the cottage was well thought out, with the big living space centred on the wood burning stove. It was nice to have both a bath and shower available. Although there were only two of us, it would have been equally comfortable for four. Everything we needed was provided and there was a good selection of books, DVDs, magazines plus local maps and guides for planning our week.

It was an excellent location for access to the North York Moors as well as York - plenty to see and do within a reasonable drive. It would also be good for countryside walks straight from the door. Due to the time of year we didn't get to enjoy the garden, but it did look like it would be very inviting in the warmer months!

We'd definitely be happy to recommend.

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redditch
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Top quality cottage in tranquil setting”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in Brook Cottage. We were impressed with the friendly communication before arriving and the warm welcome. Marcus and Lindsay are very helpful if you need it but do not intrude in anyway. The cottage is very well equipped with quality furnishings. It would work well for two couples as the bedrooms are both lovely but well separated by the living accommodation, offering a good degree of privacy. Both bedrooms have their own quality bath/shower facilities as well. If you want you can befriend the owners happy dog and spend your days throwing sticks for her! Stearsby is a small group of dwellings at the end of a no-through road so very quiet and great for kids. There are footpaths leading in both directions allowing walks from the door. It is well placed for visiting York (Railway Museum) and Pickering (North York Moors Steam Train) as we did both with my train enthusiast Dad. Highly recommend Brook Cottage

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Liked best: The location and our bed and the bedroom privacy, the dog and the horses down the road
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
13 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
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Jenny R
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect place for us!”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in June 2014
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We have stayed in a few cottages over the years and this is by far the best! Tried to get in again this year but they were full, word has travelled fast.

Firstly I had to contact the owner Lindsey to organise for them to accept an oxygen machine for my Mum and to ask where I could get some nice flowers as it was Mum's 89th birthday the day of our arrival. Lindsey was really helpful and the prospect of oxygen arriving was no problem.

We were to arrive in 2 cars - no problem, there was a vast amount of space to park. When we arrived we opened the key safe at the door as instructed and got into the cottage easily. What a lovely surprise to find a bottle of fiz and a note from Lindsey and Marcus wishing my Mum a lovely birthday!

Most cottages offer a welcome pack but this one showed that they had really thought about what they did. There was the usual milk, bread and tea but also biscuits and eggs and ICE IN THE FREEZER! I have also never been to a cottage where absolutely everything was provided in the kitchen including waste bags, food bags, foil, cling film etc although of course we had taken our own as most places don't provide those!

Marcus came home later and popped in to show us the heating etc and asked if there was anything more we needed: there wasn't. We also met Poppy the lovely Labrador who my Mum took to immediately, strange as she has never been very fond of dogs, in fact a bit frightened, but she loved Poppy!

The cottage was superb! We had one double bedroom with en suite (Mum's of course) and one twin with a bathroom. All the linen was excellent quality and there were plenty of towels and tea towels, extra pillows and throws. The whole place was furnished beautifully, Lindsey and Marcus have great taste!

We were very comfortable all week and nothing was too much trouble for Lindsey and Marcus. We had our own little garden to the side (door out of Mum's bedroom) with a barbecue and it looked over open fields. The "hamlet" is very quiet as there are only about 8 houses and there is no through road so it was very peaceful. We even met one of the neighbours when he heard us singing one evening in the garden and popped his head around the fence!

The small things that Lindsey and Marcus did to make our stay comfortable were very much appreciated. Even on our last evening Marcus asked if we would be having a barbecue and when we told him no he said he would clean it ready for the next people. I was astonished as I expected to clean it myself but he insisted!

The day we left Marcus told us we did not need to rush so we did not feel like we were being booted out!

All in all a brilliant cottage and lovely warm welcome from the owners!

We'll be back!

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Liked best: The cottage and the people
Liked least: Quite a way from shops but that is also a bonus
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Walshawtr...
Bury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Well equiped, lovely outlook, a good centre for touring North Yorkshire and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Lindsay and Marcus have created a lovely place to spend a holiday. Thought has gone into all the amenities so you want for nothing. They are there when needed to answer any questions about the area and the cottage. The wood burning stove was really good making our evenings cosy and warm, Marcus even gave me a fire lighting lesson. The cottage has easy access to country walks and cycling routes. Altogether perfect.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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TickleBug
Preston
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very nice cottage in a rural, bucolic setting”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We stopped in Brook Cottage for nearly two weeks and had a great time. The cottage itself is a modern renovation done to a high standard. The kitchen has all the accessories you could need and there was even a packet of chocolate biscuits, milk, tea and coffee there upon arrival. Marcus and Lindsay live just next door so are on hand should you need anything. They are very friendly and helpful and their dog Poppy is adorable. The location is quite remote, it being a 3.9 mile walk to the nearest pub, but the payoff is that there is so little light pollution that the night sky is utterly stunning. Most nights we went out into the little private garden at the side of the cottage and spent half an hour enjoying the peace and quiet. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
Many thanks for your kind review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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lynne g
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“An lovely little haven and wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had a wonderful time at Brook Cottage. Everything we needed was provided. It's a lovely place with lovely hosts. Lindsay and Marcus are great. Just the right balance between being there when needed and leaving you to enjoy your holiday. The walks from the door are great. Get your boots on and enjoy.

Our 11 year old had a great time and loved Poppy..........

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a peaceful little haven away from it all.

Thank you Lindsay and Marcus.......hope you finish your extension soon and can have a rest !

Lynne, Richard and Matthew. x

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Liked best: Location, general standard of property and the lovely people
Liked least: wasn't anything to dislike........
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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