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Birdforth Hall Cottages - The Mill House

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Birdforth, near Easingwold, Yorkshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms9
Bathrooms7
Pets0

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Description

Situated near the Howardian Hills, this cottage is the perfect base to explore the diversity of the whole of North Yorkshire.

Steeped in history, Birdforth Hall Cottages are the perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire, with the dales, moors, coast and the city of York all within easy reach. The properties benefit from shared use of superb leisure facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool and an additional area in which to sit and relax, and both are perfect for family celebrations, special occasions and reunions.
Historic York, 16 miles, has a wealth of attractions, with its iconic minster, Jorvik Centre, museums, art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. The magnificent 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk and the theme parks at Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Visit the quaint market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley; enjoy walking and cycling trails in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and experience generous Yorkshire hospitality in numerous traditional inns, with award-winning real ales, and tea shops. The elegant spa town of Harrogate, 26 miles, with renowned Harlow Carr Gardens and the cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, are not be missed, or perhaps spend a day at the races in York, Thirsk or Ripon. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles, restaurant 1/4 mile.
These properties (IYV and ISU) can be booked together with The Stable (25720) and The Granary (25721) to accommodate up to 56 guests.

The Mill House (ref ISU) is one of a small group of cottages in a delightful courtyard setting which stands under the shadow of the famous White Horse on the Howardian Hills. Converted from farm buildings that once served the hall, and dating back to 1685, they retain much original character, with a wealth of exposed beams and stonework. The cottage also comes equipped with a fine kitchen fitted with AEG appliances, wonderful bathroom (wth state-of-the-art walk-in showers), leather sofas and large televisions.
Very large sitting room with electric fire, TV and beamed ceiling. Dining room with door to swimming pool. Large, well-equipped kitchen/dining/living room. Second kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two separate toilets. Central staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second separate staircase to three further bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and one twin bedroom.

  • Electric fire included
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Two washing machines
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large shared courtyard with patio and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Microwave
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (length 32ft, depth 4ft 7in, open 8am-8pm) with shower/changing facilities
  • Fitness aids
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Circular water feature in garden

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    03/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    Lovely house with plenty of room. Our toddlers loved the swimming pool.


  • 8

    22/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2017
    Lovely house. Great swimming pool. Very clean.


  • 2

    08/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2017
    Good sized house and the pool was a plus. The house does not have a homely feel- the main lounge is tired and set up like a care home! Poor quality furnishings- very uncomfortable beds, sofas look as if they're old unwanted junk that the owners have decided to use, dishwasher doesn't work, ovens do not work well. Poor maintenance within the house- beware of screws sticking out of drawers! For saying it had been cleaned the house was quite dirty with cobwebs and spiders all over! One of the bedrooms is unusable because of the foul smell of the septic tank coming through the drainage. Beware of the £300 damage deposit you are made to pay beforehand, and make sure you look for and report ANY damage as soon as you arrive as you will most likely be accused of doing it and charged for this and not get your money back. Unacceptable waste disposal- we struggled to empty our bins as the outside waste bins were that full we could not put our bags in them. People in the other houses had put their rubbish on the floor and this was blowing around and was a risk to our kids playing outside and most likely be attracting rats and foxes. Poor location- you can't walk anywhere as it's off a fast, busy road so you have to drive everywhere. We enjoyed our time together as a family but was very disappointed with The Mill House.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review relating to your stay at the Mill House in April. Bearing in mind your initial review where you graded us 9 and commented on the facilities being "brilliant" and having two kitchens "really helpful", we were disappointed, but not surprised, you felt the need to change your grading on the basis you were asked to pay for the not-inconsiderable damage caused by your party during your stay. As owners we feel it is important to maintain our high standards (which are ratified by so many of our guests) which is why we take a damage deposit in order to recoup the costs needed to make good injuries to the house unfortunately caused by less fastidious guests.

  • 9

    25/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/03/2017
    What a lovely house! It really suited our needs; a group of 14 ( women) friends. One of our ladies is confined to a wheelchair and everything was absolutely fine for her too. The surrounding area has so much to do and see we were spoilt for choice. We will definitely return again.


  • 9

    23/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    This is the second time we booked the Mill house our party of 18 had such a brilliant time. The cottage is clean and well equipped. The pool was a great bonus for the kids. We will definitely keep coming back!


  • 10

    20/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/02/2017
    A wonderful house for our family get together. The pool and Table Tennis an added bonus.. The balls for the table tennis could do with being checked before a party arrived. We would certainly come again


  • 10

    01/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2016
    Loved every minute of our 3 day holiday. This is the second time we've stayed and we're already planning our next trip back!! The Mill House has everything you could ask for and the pool house just tops it off. Just perfect xx


  • 9

    22/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 14/11/2016
    An excellent holiday venue. All our family members thought it was brilliant. A toaster tripped a fuse at the same time as the boiler was due to turn on. A phone call to the housekeeper and the toaster was replaced and the boiler reset within 30 minutes. Very reassuring.


  • 9

    13/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2016
    The Mill House was very comfortable and very roomy for our large party. Would stay again. The children loved the swimming pool and table tennis.


  • 9

    25/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2016
    We have been going on holiday as a group of 14 in the York area for 10 years. We usually seek a property with either a swimming pool or sauna. This is one of the best properties that we have stayed in, with plenty of en suite bedrooms and large comfortable lounge. My only complaint is that the kitchen saucepans etc need renewed and could be bigger for cooking for large numbers. We had a great time and the kids loved the pool etc.


  • 10

    08/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2016
    Loads of space, everyone really enjoyed themselves.


  • 9

    13/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016
    Lots of room, clean except for cobwebs up high and awful smell in one bedroom. Swimming pool facilities fantastic - swimming rota a pain.


  • 9

    05/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016
    Excellent cottage with good facilities. The number of bathrooms was ideal and the communal areas were perfect for a large group. The pool was also excellent


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8.7 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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