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An exceptional holiday home with a hot-tub
Relax on the hammock and enjoy the sunshine
The kitchen looks out onto the open-plan living space
A spacious area perfect for gatherings
The contemporary kitchen at Birch House
Stylish decor throughout this holiday home
The dining table sits beside the kitchen
A breakfast bar which offers the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbly
Settle down and watch your favourite movie
A super L-shaped comfy sofa
Plenty of room for everyone to snuggle up
Walk through here to find further seating available
Enjoy a game of chess with the family
A cosy snug area
There is also comfortable seating in here
Take along your favourite treats to enjoy
All of the bedrooms in this holiday home are upstairs
A fabulous super-king room
A large window for you to gaze out of and think about your plans for the day
Bath-robes are provided for all adults
Enjoy a lazy morning in bed
Perfect finishing touches in each room
There is a large monsoon walk-in shower
There is also a fabulous free-standing bath
Enjoy a long relaxing soak in here each evening
This bedroom is set at the top of the house
Perfect for breakfast in bed
Three large skylight windows in here which offer far reaching views
There is exclusive access to a shower room
The final bedroom
A comfortable double room
Don't forget to pack your toiletries
Sit down and enjoy the outside space
Blue skies all around, relax and watch the sunset
There is a gravelled area to the front of the property
A village pub close by, perfect if you don't wish to drive
Be sure to visit Castle Howard during your stay
A seperate study room perfect if you need to work whilst on holiday
Stylish furnishings in every room
The handy utility room
1 / 40  An exceptional holiday home with a hot-tub
2 / 40  Relax on the hammock and enjoy the sunshine
3 / 40  The kitchen looks out onto the open-plan living space
4 / 40  A spacious area perfect for gatherings
5 / 40  The contemporary kitchen at Birch House
6 / 40  Stylish decor throughout this holiday home
7 / 40  The dining table sits beside the kitchen
8 / 40  A breakfast bar which offers the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbly
9 / 40  Settle down and watch your favourite movie
10 / 40  A super L-shaped comfy sofa
11 / 40  Plenty of room for everyone to snuggle up
12 / 40  Walk through here to find further seating available
13 / 40  Enjoy a game of chess with the family
14 / 40  A cosy snug area
15 / 40  There is also comfortable seating in here
16 / 40  Take along your favourite treats to enjoy
17 / 40  All of the bedrooms in this holiday home are upstairs
18 / 40  A fabulous super-king room
19 / 40  A large window for you to gaze out of and think about your plans for the day
20 / 40  Bath-robes are provided for all adults
21 / 40  Enjoy a lazy morning in bed
22 / 40  Perfect finishing touches in each room
23 / 40  There is a large monsoon walk-in shower
24 / 40  There is also a fabulous free-standing bath
25 / 40  Enjoy a long relaxing soak in here each evening
26 / 40  This bedroom is set at the top of the house
27 / 40  Perfect for breakfast in bed
28 / 40  Three large skylight windows in here which offer far reaching views
29 / 40  There is exclusive access to a shower room
30 / 40  The final bedroom
31 / 40  A comfortable double room
32 / 40  Don't forget to pack your toiletries
33 / 40  Sit down and enjoy the outside space
34 / 40  Blue skies all around, relax and watch the sunset
35 / 40  There is a gravelled area to the front of the property
36 / 40  A village pub close by, perfect if you don't wish to drive
37 / 40  Be sure to visit Castle Howard during your stay
38 / 40  A seperate study room perfect if you need to work whilst on holiday
39 / 40  Stylish furnishings in every room
40 / 40  The handy utility room

Birch House

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious holiday home ideal for up to eight guests
  • Sit back at the end of the day in the private hot tub
  • Set in a pretty village less than 10 miles from York
  • An ideal base for exploring the Howardian Hills and Hambleton Hills
  • Perfect for enjoying the countryside of North Yorkshire
  • Visit Castle Howard, Yorkshire Lavender and numerous quaint villages
Property code: G0012

Set in a quintessential Yorkshire village in beautiful countryside, this spacious and stylish holiday home offers attractive and comfortable accommodation for a large family or a group of friends.

This exceptional three-storey family holiday home with a hot-tub is set in a pretty village called Sutton-on-the-Forest, less than 10 miles from York. With its generous open-plan living areas, large garden and little extra touches, this is the perfect luxury property for those special get-togethers with family and friends. And there's a gorgeous little village pub just a stroll away serving excellent pub grub, what more could you ask for!

A handsome four-bedroom holiday home that's just made for luxury family holidays to North Yorkshire, it boasts elegant and contemporary style throughout, every modern convenience is in situ, allowing you to just relax and enjoy your holiday. At the heart of the home is the large open-plan living area set to the rear of the house. This bright and light-filled space is home to an informal lounge, kitchen and dining area. In the lounge you'll find a super-sized L-shaped sofa with room for the whole family. Settle down and enjoy a board game together or catch a movie on the TV/DVD with subscription channels; remember to bring your own DVDs along to watch. It's the perfect family-friendly space to unwind and recharge. For those who like a little quiet-time there's a cosy little snug area leading off from the lounge, squirrel yourself away in here with a cuppa and one of the glossy magazines and unwind. There's also a separate study if you need to catch up on some work - also good if you have teenagers in tow studying for exams.

At the other end of this room is the kitchen and dining area. The contemporary kitchen has every mod con including an American-style fridge-freezer, dishwasher, range cooker, wine cooler and boiling water tap. The kitchen looks out onto the open-plan space so you can cook and entertain without feeling left out. A breakfast bar and stools offer just the spot to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbly. The dining table seats eight and sits directly in front of large bi-folding doors. In the summer months, it's such a delight to throw open the doors and enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden whilst you dine. The soundbar is all at hand to provide a choice of back-ground music. Elsewhere, there's also a further utility room housing a washing machine / dryer and undermounted sink with pull out spray taps - very useful for muddy boots if you've enjoyed a walk in the Hambleton Hills. This room sits next to the handy downstairs loo.

Towards the front of the house is the formal sitting room - a gorgeous room featuring a cosy wood burner set within a stone hearth. When the kids have gone to bed catch up by the fire over a bottle of something nice. There's an additional TV in there if you fancy chilling in your PJs with a movie.

All of the bedrooms in Birch House are upstairs: three of them on the first floor and the final bedroom on the second floor. Bedroom one is set at the top of the house on the second floor. This spacious room is set in the eaves of the house and features a super-king-size bed to retreat to each evening. Three large skylight windows offer far reaching views across the North Yorkshire countryside. There's a coffee machine and water provided for you up here, there's also a TV if you feel like relaxing in your room for a bit. This bedroom also has exclusive access to a shower room and WC on this floor. Bedrooms two and three are on the first floor and both have zip-n-link beds which can be made up as super-kings or twins singles. Please specify your preference when booking. Bedroom four is also on this floor and is a comfortable double. The stunning family bathroom sits near to bedrooms on the first floor. Boasting a fabulous free-standing bath and large monsoon walk-in shower, this bathroom is just gorgeous. Enjoy a long relaxing soak in the tub at least once during your stay to refresh for your next action-packed day.

There is lots to love outside this large luxury holiday home too. To the rear is a large garden lawn with a stone terrace for al fresco dining. Elegant outdoor furniture is provided for those balmy sundowners, and a hammock provides a comfortable spot for an afternoon snooze. There's also a fabulous hot tub to enjoy with outdoor lighting via remote control.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super king-size with TV and coffee machine, 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin room on request), 1 twin room zip-and-link (which can be made up as a king-size room on request), 1 double room
  • 1 bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with WC on second floor
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, range oven, wine cooler and boiling water tap
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Smart TV with DVD and Netflix
  • Wood burner and TV
  • Bluetooth sound bar
  • Garden with furniture
  • Private hot tub
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub within 0.5 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • York 9 miles
  • Welcome pack included
  • The property can be booked with the adjacent property, Birch Tree Retreat, to sleep up to 10 guests
  • Please note for Hen & Stag groups this property requires payment of a £500 security deposit, payable direct to the owner

This exemplary property is set in a charming little North Yorkshire village called Sutton-on-the-Forest. Perfectly positioned to visit the very best of North Yorkshire, found sitting in an area called the Hambleton Hills. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1987, this land of lush pastures and woodlands plays host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

The village itself is a charming little place, very typical of this area of Yorkshire. Just a short stroll away you'll find a super little village pub serving up top quality pub food. Perfect if you don't want to get in the car for dinner. There's also tearooms in the village which opens in the summer and a gin distillery which offers gin tasting open days at the weekend. Families will enjoy the very pleasant circular walk through the village to the playing fields and playground, coming back through woodlands. Nearby you'll find the equally delightful village of Sherriff Hutton (5 miles) which offers pubs, a local store, an excellent wine shop and a delightful delicatessen - perfect for a spot of lunch. There's also an award-winning Lavender farm, with its deer and sculpture park, tearoom and gift shop it's a great day out for all ages. Be sure to visit Castle Howard is 11 miles away, a must during your stay. There are some lovely walks nearby and some serious hiking in the North York Moors National Park just a short drive away.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is within easy reach and is well worth a visit. York is a must-see destination, there is even a bus stop just beside the house where you can hop on a direct bus to York every hour. This stunning medieval city is packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants and offers some of the best sightseeing in the country. Marvel at York Minster, mooch around the cobbled streets, take a walk around the historic city walls or enjoy a drink at one of the bars by the river. Its compact enough to see in a day, but you'll want to go back time and time again. It’s also a very family-friendly city with lots to do with the kids.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maxine 18th October 2019

The cottage was beautiful and the space was perfect for our gathering of friends. We loved every minute.

Reviewed by Claire 27th September 2019

We loved our girls weekend away at Birch House. It was a great place for socialising with the open plan kitchen/dinner/seating area. In a lovely little village, would recommend the Italian and local pub. Also only a short taxi ride to York.

Reviewed by Chloe 20th September 2019

Beautiful house, perfect for family get together

Reviewed by Christine 13th September 2019

Birch House was extremely clean and comfortable. Lots of space for our party of 6 adults. The hamper was lovely and the water bottles and chocolates in each bedroom were appreciated. The overall feel to the house is one of luxury almost like staying in a hotel. Definitely recommend the village pub Thursday steak night was delicious!

Reviewed by Rosie 30th August 2019

100% want to book to come back, the house was stunning with everything we needed. we spend a lot of time in the hot tub having a laugh. the village was amazing, everyone was so welcoming and we had the best night down at the rose and crown, could not recommend it enough! Birch house made us all so comfortable and at home so quickly, thank you againRead more for having us! Hide

Reviewed by Nikki 23rd August 2019

Absolutely stunning property and location. The host is super helpful and left is a wonderful welcome hamper. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Olive 26th July 2019

7 Family members thoroughly enjoyed living in Birch Cottage for one week to celebrate Grandpa's 80th birthday. Because it was so well equipped we did not find the need to go out to eat, apart from one night we went to the pub in the village which was lovely. Surrounding area had some lovely little villages to explore.

Reviewed by Pamela 12th July 2019

We stayed at Birch House in July 2019. It is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. It is well located being only twenty five minutes from the centre of York. Lots to see and do nearby. The hot tub is perfect to relax in at the end of the day. A great place to stay. We hope to return soon!

Reviewed by Lyn 24th May 2019

Well equipped, spacious accommodation where we immediately felt at home. Hamper was very welcome. Owner Sara was particularly helpful and arranged for balloons and banners to be put up in the house in readiness for our arrival (we were celebrating a birthday). Lovely village location with the bus stop located in close proximity to the house, with aRead more regular bus service into York. Very relaxing weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 17th May 2019

A group of 8 of us stayed at Birch House recently to collectively celebrate our 40th birthdays! We loved the property, from the amazing hot tub to the comfortable beds, from the spacious lounge area and bathroom to the lovely welcoming touches of toiletries & chocs on the beds, not to mention the arrival hamper laden with goodies! The location was Read moreperfect too - quiet and peaceful and yet only 20 mins into York. We all loved it and would definitely recommend to others! Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 10th May 2019

We stayed at Birch house for birthday celebrations. Birch house was beautiful and you could see how much effort had gone into making it perfect for guests. Little touches such as birthday fizz and cake just made it extra special. I cant recommend Birch cottage enough. I look forward to returning in the future.

Reviewed by John 3rd May 2019

Good location . Lovely village short walk to the pub , Vert nice Italian . The house was perfect in every way, the hot tub went down really well . The only negative was the garden was bit unkept .

Reviewed by Irene 29th April 2019

Birch House is a very comfortable residence in a lovely village. The complimentary food hamper and Prosecco was a lovely added touch. We enjoyed our stay enormously.

11 more
An exceptional holiday home with a hot-tub
Relax on the hammock and enjoy the sunshine
The kitchen looks out onto the open-plan living space
A spacious area perfect for gatherings
The contemporary kitchen at Birch House
Stylish decor throughout this holiday home
The dining table sits beside the kitchen
A breakfast bar which offers the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbly
Settle down and watch your favourite movie
A super L-shaped comfy sofa
Plenty of room for everyone to snuggle up
Show 28 moreWalk through here to find further seating available

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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