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Peaceful country getaway near York & Castle Howard, Pet Friendly, Free Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Tranquil & Scenic Woodland Setting Ideal For A Getaway Country Retreat near York. Dog friendly too!

A luxury one bed roomed rural apartment (with 2nd bedroom option) and art studio which is spacious and fully self contained on the ground floor of a detached annexe to the rear of our B&B, an 18th century Woodsmans cottage. Sitting 300 feet above the city of York on a wooded hillside that lies between two castles. The dramatic ruins of King Richard III’s Sheriff Hutton Castle and the Baroque majesty of Castle Howard (famous as the location for the film and TV series Brideshead Revisited). Off the beaten track with big views over the Yorkshire Wolds & the Vale Of York, yet just 10 miles away from the ancient walled city of York. Our guests say they really love the peace and quiet here after a days sightseeing in York or the coast and we get lots of positive feedback about what a great nights sleep they enjoyed in our King Size & Super King Size beds with memory foam toppers. The apartment has marble tiled floors with under floor heating for a very cosy winter break or a cool summer holiday style apartment. Bring your dog/s along too as we are pet friendly and surrounded by scenic traffic free woods and fields to walk the dog in. There is a charge of just £10 per dog stay.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Svanprehn (Cambridge) - "Just had the most relaxing and romantic weekend with my boyfriend...very tastefully decorated and fitted with all the essentials (and more!)."

SueAshK (Derby) - booked both rooms -self catering facilities but also had breakfast...Throughly enjoyable break which was down to a combination of fantastic location, quality accommodation and the helpful and friendly attitude of Kim and Richard -the owners. I would not hesitate to stop at the Brush and Boot again.

Helen (Twickenham) - stayed at the Brush and Boot with my 5 year old daughter and my parents...we thoroughly enjoyed our time...very welcoming and spotlessly clean with wonderful bathrooms..setting is wonderful, about 3 miles away from Castle Howard its an easy drive south to York or north into the N York Moors. Kim, who is an artist, kindly left out special drawing things for my daughter which she loved I would thoroughly recommend the Brush and Boot to couples, families, friends or travelling solo.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in Sheriff Hutton

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious & spacious wet-room en suite to the bedroom with marble tiled walls and floor with under floor heating, downlighting, large walk in shower with pine sauna style seat, vanity sink & storage unit, wc, heated towel rail, full mirror, extractor fan.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-4 (1 or 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: A contemporary bedroom with a large King Sized bed with Egyptian cotton linen, marble tiled with under floor heating, freeview tv, iPod docker/charger, hair-dryer, mirror, blankets & cushions, hanging rail. French door out to the gardens (no steps)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: The Brush and Boot is the name of our B&B and this ground floor self catering apartment can be combined with another large en suite family bedroom above it, to sleep up to 6 persons and makes a detached holiday cottage for either self catering or B&B basis. There is a sofa bed in the apartment living room suitable for 2 children or 1 adult and the additional en suite bedroom above can be arranged as a twin, super king size double plus up to 2 guest beds. This room is accessed via an external staircase and has great long distance views Outside: The gardens are large and back onto the woods with plenty of space to find a private spot to enjoy the views and the tranquillity. As well as the sheep, cows & ponies you may also spot some of the wildlife such as the Roe Deer, Hare, Squirrels, Woodpeckers, Hawks & Buzzards that help to make this a designated Area OF Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a lively pond with frogs, toads & newts but watch the little ones! We have a guest barbecue and two barbecue areas for guests to choose from if the weather is kind as well as a swinging chair and 3 garden benches and whicker type garden armchairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality towels and linens and toiletries are provided as well as a beverages tray with cookie jar. A very thorough clean takes place before & after every changeover.


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Peaceful country getaway near York & Castle Howard, Pet Friendly, Free Wifi
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews


  • 4 of 5

i would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the peace and listening to the sound of the birds in the tree's the weather was very foggy and misty when we stayed however our two little dogs didn't seem to mind they loved the freedom of the whole garden. i would certainly be booking again the owner's richard and kim are a nice couple who are very friendly and make you feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Arrived here for a little getaway and couldn't be more perfect

We were greeted by really friendly and polite owners who made us feel very welcome.

Place is absolutely fantastic with comfortable bed and amenities, the heated floor is so nice to walk onto on cold mornings. Very close to york town centre and lots of places to visit.

Thanks to Richard, Kim and Ruby the dog for making it possible :)

Will definitely be back again soon


Steve & Melissa xx

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Crown & Cushion Inn, Welburn
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sandburn Hall, Flaxton
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Crown & Cushion Inn, Welburn
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Qualified Tutor and Artist, Kim Burn, holds various group art workshops here at Woodend Art Studio (Brush & Boot B & B). Whether your group are looking to try something completely new or advance their art skills in a peaceful environment, Woodend Art Studio is the perfect location, and tutor Kim Burn encourages anyone to give it a go. Minimum of 2 / Maximum of 6 people per Art Workshop. Group Art Workshops run from 11am - 3pm.Group Art Workshops include buffet lunch & refreshments. All materials included. Luxurious under-floor heating ensures comfort on cool days.Free on-site parking.

Accommodation available - Please mention when enquiring.Traditional Drawing and Painting techniques, work from your own photographs/our inspirational resources or still life sets to improve your skills. Work with a range of materials, brushes and papers.


We are in a great position for getting out to the stunning North Yorkshire coast with Whitby, Scarborough & Filey beaches all approximately a 45 minute drive away.


Leeds Bradford airport is approximately an hours drive away.

Manchester International Airport is approximately an hour and a halfs drive away.

Manchester is approx an hour and a half drive away.

Newcastle airport is approx two hours drive away.


All times are approximate driving times. York city centre is 12 miles away. York Park & Ride at Monks cross is a 15 minute drive away. Castle Howard is a 5 minute drive away. The A64 is 7 minutes drive away. Eden Camp is a 15 minute drive as is Malton. Flamingo Land theme park is 25 minutes away. Pickering is 25 minutes away. The North York Moors National Park is 25 minutes away. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an hour away.

Further Details:

There is free super fast broadband and free on site parking. The "Brush and Boot" is also a B&B so if any self catering guests decide they would like "the best of both worlds" and have our delicious breakfast…you can!

We offer a delicious full Yorkshire breakfast made with locally sourced and free-range produce, which is all cooked using a traditional Rayburn range and served to you in the cottage. If you'd prefer something lighter there's the option of a poached/fried/boiled/scrambled egg with toast, Greek yoghurt and fruit, a choice of cereals and toast with preserves. There is also a continental breakfast option or as we prefer to call it, a "Yorkshirenental" breakfast. A veggie breakfast is also available on request (eggy-bread, as we call French toast in Yorkshire, is

a tasty option). If you would like something which isn't listed here, or if you have certain dietary requirements, then please let us know when booking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Bank Holiday Weekend
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Spring Half Term
18 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Breakfast: If you would like to include breakfast (you can have just the one as a treat perhaps or really spoil yourself and have a freshly prepared brekky every morning) we do need to know in advance. Prices from £5-£15 per person.
Changeover Day:
We offer flexible changeover days for your convenience.
Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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