Enjoy a lazy morning in this bedroom with breakfast in bed
The elegant double room
There is plenty of room in here to cook a delicious meal
The dining table sits beside the kitchen
Search for activities to do in the area and enjoy day trips in the area
Glass of bubbly anyone?
Settle down for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal
A cosy one-bedroom hideaway
Don't forget your favourite goodies
There is a comfy sofa in this room
Homely touches throughout
A great open-plan design
This comfy sofa also doubles as a bed
The charming shower-room sits next door
There is a large walk-in shower
A WC is also in this room
Cosy bath-robes are provided for adults
The handsome exterior of this cute holiday home
A small patio area by the front door
A patio table and chairs are also provided, relax here after a day of exploring
A trip to Castle Howard is a must!
1 / 22  Enjoy a lazy morning in this bedroom with breakfast in bed
2 / 22  The elegant double room
3 / 22  There is plenty of room in here to cook a delicious meal
4 / 22  The dining table sits beside the kitchen
5 / 22  Search for activities to do in the area and enjoy day trips in the area
6 / 22  Glass of bubbly anyone?
7 / 22  Yummy
8 / 22  Settle down for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal
9 / 22  A cosy one-bedroom hideaway
10 / 22  Don't forget your favourite goodies
11 / 22  There is a comfy sofa in this room
12 / 22  Homely touches throughout
13 / 22  A great open-plan design
14 / 22  This comfy sofa also doubles as a bed
15 / 22  The charming shower-room sits next door
16 / 22  There is a large walk-in shower
17 / 22  A WC is also in this room
18 / 22  Cosy bath-robes are provided for adults
19 / 22  The handsome exterior of this cute holiday home
20 / 22  A small patio area by the front door
21 / 22  A patio table and chairs are also provided, relax here after a day of exploring
22 / 22  A trip to Castle Howard is a must!

Birch Tree Retreat

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming and cosy holiday home, perfect for a couple or small family
  • Ideally situated in a picturesque village less than 10 miles from York
  • A wonderful base for exploring the fabulous North Yorkshire countryside
  • Visit the superb Howardian Hills and Hambleton Hills
  • Local attractions include Castle Howard and Yorkshire Lavender
  • A lovely romantic retreat in beautiful surroundings
Property code: G0013

Set in stunning countryside, this romantic hideaway enjoys a lovely location in a pretty North Yorkshire village just a few miles from York, offering cosy accommodation for couples or a small family.

A cosy one-bedroom hideaway set in a very pretty village, Sutton-on-the-Forest, just 10 miles from central York, this a superb choice if you are looking for a romantic break. The compact but well apportioned accommodation feels like a stylish hotel suite, with its bijou contemporary interiors, state-of-the-art technology and little extra luxuries.

A single-level property in which all the rooms are on the first floor, the layout embraces an open-plan design; the living space is home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. The window here affords lovely views out across the village. The lounge has a comfy sofa where you can settle down to catch a movie on the TV. The TV also comes complete with subscription channels so you can indulge in your favourite boxset of an evening. Fast speed fibre Wi-Fi is provided too. If you feel like coming offline, there are magazines ready and waiting for you to delve into.

The kitchen sits opposite and makes great use of the space. You'll find a fan oven/grill with an electric touch control hob, a microwave, fridge with freezer drawer and the usual small appliances. Please note there isn't a washing machine at the property. Everything you need to rustle up a romantic meal for two. The chunky wooden dining table sits beside the kitchen and offers plenty of room to settle down for eats. A soundbar allows you to choose your own background music while you dine. Afterwards make use of the tablet which provides lots of useful information and recommendations on what to see and do in the local area.

Sleeping two guests very comfortably in its elegant bedroom, the double bed boasts a very comfortable 3000-pocket sprung memory mattress and reading lights above mean you can drift off to sleep easily. The sofa also doubles as a bed allowing you to accommodate an extra adult or two young children if required. A luxury mattress topper and good quality bedding ensure a good night's sleep. The shower-room sits next door. It contains a contemporary and luxurious feel with its tasteful colour scheme, heated towel rail, shaver socket and large walk-in shower.

The outside of the property has a small patio by the front door which includes a patio table and chairs. For keen cyclists and walkers, there is a tiled entry with boot bench and coat stand so you can strip off the muddy and wet overclothes and leave them there to dry.


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

  • Sleeps 2 + 2 children or 1 extra adult on sofa bed (Sofa bed upon request)
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, microwave, fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV with Netflix and DVD, Bluetooth soundbar
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub within 0.5 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • York 9 miles
  • Please note there is no washing machine; Laundry service available Monday and Friday

This lovely property is set in a charming little North Yorkshire village called Sutton-on-the-Forest. Superbly situated for making the most of your visits to the very best of North Yorkshire, 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 spectacular country houses, bewitching ruins and lively market towns.

The village itself is a heavenly spot, typical of this area of Yorkshire. Just a short walk 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. 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. 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. York is a must-see destination and 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 Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 21st October 2019

Perfect. Lovely accommodation.

Reviewed by Beverley 30th July 2019

Beautiful space and perfect for the two of us.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd July 2019

Everything was great from the first day to the last day, its all the little things that made the difference. For example there was a jar of dog treats left in the welcome pack for our puppy. They have thought of everything to make your stay wonderful. And Sara was on hand to help when the weather got too hot and we needed an extra cooling fan.

Reviewed by Graham 24th June 2019

Gorgeous accommodation with all the mod cons you could wish for perfect little getaway highly recommended

Reviewed by Anthony 1st June 2019

Clean warm well equipped good location

Reviewed by Pat 13th May 2019

The cottage was clean and beautifully decorated. It was a very nice place to stay. The owner was very friendly and helpful. A very quiet place to stay in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Mark 8th April 2019

The accommodation was perfect from start to finish for us. Beautiful finish in the house and everywhere was spotlessly clean, and filled with all of the things we wanted / needed. We were even greeted with arrival treats, as well as a very comprehensive folder of information and local knowledge that was very useful to us during our stay. Great locaRead moretion in a lovely village, the pub nearby was great and very convenient bus drop opposite the driveway. We would highly recommend the property! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 18th February 2019

A wonderful petite cottage with everything you could need. The welcome pack was brilliant and just what was need after a long drive. The additional touches made it a special place to stay. Thank you

Reviewed by Carolyn 10th January 2019

Cosy little place for a couple. Good base for exploring the area, bus stop across the road takes you to York in 20 min. Would return if looking to stay in the area again in the future.

Reviewed by Stephanie 22nd December 2018

Absolute perfect stay, exactly what we needed. My husband and I booked Birch Tree Retreat as a baby moon before the little one arrives, it was perfectly sized for the two of us and with the large entrance space we will be able to return when the little man arrives and have plenty of room for the pram.The street itself if gorgeous, the houses are liRead moreke the one from home alone! And you are really close to other lovely places to visit, I wasnt up to much being 8 months pregnant, but we made it to Helmsley (gorgeous and a must visit) and to the York Christmas market. Sara couldnt have been a better or more helpful host, she even helped me set up a little surprise for my husband. We couldnt recommend Birch Tree Retreat higherThanks Sara x Hide

Reviewed by Shannon 4th December 2018

Such a perfect and cosy cottage

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Enjoy a lazy morning in this bedroom with breakfast in bed
The elegant double room
There is plenty of room in here to cook a delicious meal
The dining table sits beside the kitchen
Search for activities to do in the area and enjoy day trips in the area
Glass of bubbly anyone?
Settle down for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal
A cosy one-bedroom hideaway
Don't forget your favourite goodies
There is a comfy sofa in this room
Show 10 moreHomely touches throughout


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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