If you would like to holiday in a beautiful and peaceful village, 10 miles from York, at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in luxury accommodation designed for your comfort and relaxation then we hope to welcome you to Bricknell Cottages.
Bricknell Cottages are part of Pear Tree Farm, the title "Bricknell" coming from the herd name of the now dispersed world-renowned Holstein dairy herd. You will be staying in buildings converted from the old milking parlour, hay barn, stable, granary, milk dairy and calf rearing houses in which many of the famous Bricknell cows were born and lived, which is why we have named our lovely cottages after their previous inhabitants! There are wonderful stories behind such names as Ruby's Retreat, Ethel's Escape, Peach's Place, Roxy's Roost and Clover Leaf - why not come and stay and read all about them?
Times change and we are excited that our handsome buildings have been given a new lease of life, which we hope will be as fulfilling as their first.
The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in the awesome county of Yorkshire on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.
The Tour de France begins with the Grand Départ in Leeds on 5 July, when competitors will race to Harrogate. The second stage is from York, 12 miles from Bricknell Cottages, to Sheffield the day after.Find out more
The Yorkshire landscape, and in particular the Yorkshire Wolds, was the inspiration for many of David Hockney’s stunning paintings in his recent Royal Academy exhibition. Take the Hockney trail and visit some of the locations so synonymous with his work. The village of Kilham is the setting for the July/Winter Tunnel series of paintings with the trees at Thixendale inspiring the incredibly vibrant Three Trees at Thixendale series.Find out more
Ruby’s Retreat, Clover Leaf Cottage, Roxy’s Roost and Peach’s Place - Christmas 2012 “Many thanks for a wonderful family Christmas. Cosy, warm and everything we wished for. See you again.”
Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald in Doctor Who)