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Birdforth Hall Cottages - The Granary

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Birdforth, Yorkshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets0
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Description

Centrally located for the areas attractions, York, The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, Heartbeat country all easily accessible.

Shared swimming pool

Converted from farm buildings that once served as the hall and dating back to 1685, these detached, holiday cottages retain much of the original character with exposed beams and stonework. The cottages offer space and character in a delightful courtyard setting. Birdforth Hall Cottages have shared use of superb leisure facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool and additional area in which to sit and relax. A perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire. The historic city of York, 16 miles, offers a wealth of attractions with its minster, castle and railway museums, Jorvik Viking Centre, city walls, river cruises and ghost walks. The cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway offers a relaxing ride through the stunning moorland and forest of Heartbeat country, leading to the Heritage coastline where abbey ruins stand high above the bustling harbour at Whitby, Smugglers’ Coves can be found in Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. The 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall with its National Portrait Gallery and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk, and Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Horse racing at York, Thirsk and Ripon. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles, restaurant ¼ mile.
These properties (25720 and 25721) can be booked together with Birdforth Hall (IYV) and The Mill House (ISU) to accommodate up to 56 guests.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed and single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Logs for wood burner available locally. Rear garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair. Indoor heated swimming pool (shared on rota system with other properties on-site, 9.5m x 4.3m, depth 1.2m) with shower/changing facilities and leisure room with gym equipment. Private parking. No smoking.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 10

    28/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    Excellent weekend for our extended family, plenty of space and attention to detail for our comfort. THe swimming pool was a huge success , the children now want one at home! THank you


  • 9

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    The Granary is a terrific, spacious cottage with plenty of space to not feel overcrowded even with 9 people. The beds were very comfy with good sized bathrooms and the very spacious livingroom meant the kids and adults could occupy the same room without disturbing each other. We really enjoyed the large private garden and the swimming pool, although the pool is best descibed as "not cold" rather than "heated". The only draw back was the lack of a dustpan and brush and the intermittent high pitched whine in the downstairs bathroom.


  • 9

    05/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    The Granary was a lovely spacious house, ideal for our family reunion celebration. We were there Friday to Friday; for the first weekend there was another group in one of the other houses, but for the rest of the time, Monday to Friday, we had the whole complex to ourselves. This meant we had freedom to use the pool at any time - much appreciated because it must have been one of the hottest weeks of the summer! There were a couple of minor niggles: a brush was provided to keep the kitchen floor swept clean, but no dustpan or hand shovel, so it was a challenge to dispose of the sweepings. Also there was a beehive/nest under the eaves by one of the bedroom windows which meant that the window had to be kept closed to avoid bees coming in - not ideal in hot weather. These didn't spoil our enjoyment of the place, but a defects report book in the property could help to let the cleaning company know what to correct for the next guests.


  • 9

    02/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Such a lovely, clean base for our family gathering! We loved the large lawn, the sunsets and the spacious rooms in the house.


  • 8

    09/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2018
    We booked this to celebrate a family birthday. The accommodation was perfect, nice and spacious and suited our group. The pool was great for our grandchildren and we had fun teaching them table tennis! The only negative, not a lot of toilet paper to cover sell the toilets and people, we had to juggle. Also as previously mentioned in the visitors book only 1 black bin liner more would be useful.


  • 9

    03/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2018
    A great place for a family reunion


  • 7

    24/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2018
    The information in the house could of been more helpful. When the heating didn’t work, the only thing we could do was ring the housekeeper. We had no control of when the heating came on or off. We had no bins outside the house and there was no details where they were or about recycling. I had to walk a round to find any. I did ask the management team leader, who said where to put the rubbish. One of the days when it was the Our turn to go in the pool. The whole time we had at least 7 cleaners/ maintance people walking past us, the outside door open, in the way when you wanted to go into the changing rooms. Carrying large bags past us all the time, which made the time not as much fun more like being watched. The stone floor in the kitchen could of done with a large mat to take off wet or muddy shoes instead of a the usual door mat, especially as the house was for 9 of us. It would help to keep things clean. The housekeeper from the management team was helpful in replacing the batteries in the house torch. My husband repaired the overflow pipe that wasn’t attached to the kitchen sink.


  • 9

    26/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2018
    We had a great weekend stay in The Granary. Loved the use of the pool, house was well equipped and very clean. Lots of space for 6 adults and a child. Very quick response from caretaker when emailed to say 2 bulbs had gone. A selection on new ones were on our doorstep in the morning! We would definitely stay here again, ideal location for Thirsk or York.


  • 9

    17/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/01/2018
    Had a lovely stay at the Granary for a family birthday. The cottage was very spacious & clean with very comfy beds. Kitchen utensils could do with updating but that is our only minor criticism. Having access to the pool was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and stay again.


  • 8

    16/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2017
    Overall the granary is a fantastic cottage, the only issues we had were due to arriving in the dark. The main signpost at the road side isn’t lit so very hard to see and then once down the drive the cottage didn’t have a name plate or number on the door so had to guess we’d got the right one. The cottage was lovely and warm on arrival and there was a Christmas tree lit in the lounge which we thought was a fantastic idea. The pool area was great, very tidy and clean but again lacked a door plaque so had to guess on the door. Would definitely book the cottage again


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