Coxwold, Yorkshire

In the ancient Yorkshire village of Coxwold, a delightful little cottage with a cosy wood-burner, a peaceful garden and a pub nearby


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


A 19th-century cottage for two in a postcard-perfect Yorkshire village. Home to Shandy Hall, once inhabited by Laurence Sterne, Coxwold has an impressive literary pedigree. A medieval church perches on top of the hill and stone-built cottages run down to tearooms at the bottom. Halfway along is single-storey Braecote, just a short stroll from the cosy Fauconberg Arms pub. Park at the back of the cottage, then step through the door into a sunny kitchen diner. Delightful owner Sarah has done a top-notch renovation job on this old estate worker’s cottage, transforming it into a peaceful country bolthole. Inside, it’s quite a tardis, with a charming blend of contemporary and vintage style. Curl up in front of the wood-burner in the snug sitting room; prepare a romantic supper in the neat modern kitchen. Delicious welcome goodies include scones or locally made biscuits. Sleep in a king-size bed in a calm room overlooking the Hambleton Hills. On sunny days, enjoy breakfast in the pretty garden. Walkers are well placed for the Moors and Dales, history lovers can stroll to Newburgh Priory and Byland Abbey.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Restaurants 2.5 miles away.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £500
2 nights £160
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bed1 bedroom


Lovely accommodation and a first class base from which to explore everything North Yorkshire has to offer. Sarah has thought of everything in the cottage and the place is immaculate. We thoroughly recommend this gem.

Chris, Surrey

Braecote was the perfect cottage for a weekend break. Comfortable and cosy, stylish and well equipped it was a great place for exploring the area with the Fauconberg Arms just across the road for good food and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Roslyn, Cumbria

Braecote was one of the very best we have stayed in. So clean and well furnished that we felt as if we were the first guests. And Sarah had thought of everything we might need including a welcome pack and some logs for the stove. Our only small suggestion is that an extra light in the living room would have made it easier to read without having to put the main light on. Good bar food and a warm welcome at the Fauconberg Arms across the road.

Terry, Ipswich

Love love loved this little bolt hole! We had a gorgeous 3 days in a beautifully detailed cottage. We were inspired to cook, walk, read in front of the fire, walk to the lovely local pub where we made instant friends. The bed was comfy (so important) and the kitchen perfectly equipped for what we needed. This is certainly a place to go to recoup yourself.

Alison, Hebden bridge

Pretty cottage situated in a lovely Yorkshire village within striking distance of York. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and fitted out with everything you need. Tastefully furnished. It looked well loved and cared for!

Pam, Guildford

We agree with all the previous guests' feedback - this Cottage is faultless and is the best accommodation by far. We always book with Sawdays.

Marilyn, Bath

We had 14 beautiful days in Yorkshire in a lovely and cosy holiday cottage. We really can commend Breacote. The house is equipped with all you need for a pleasant stay. We felt like home there. PS. Thanks a lot for the warm welcome, especially the sweet smelling flowers

Astrid, Aachen

Braecote is a perfect cottage to unwind in - simple yet stylish, comfortable, very well equipped with enormous care and attention to detail put into it by the owners. A lovely sunny garden for al fresco dining and a cosy woodburner for relaxing evenings. Interesting artwork, maps, guide books, good novels and a great kitchen to cook and eat in. There are lovely walks from the door, lots of interesting places to visit nearby and no shortage of excellent cafes and restaurants in the area. A perfectly beautiful cottage and location and a perfect holiday. We look forward to going back there.

Pauline, Kendal

We couldn't fault this cottage. Very comfortable and it was clear that a lot of thought had gone into making it an easy place to while away a few days in peace. Decor spotless and facilities excellent. I have already recommended the cottage and Sawday's (who we hadn't used before) to friends.

Andrew, Whitley bay

Having just spent 5 nights at his delightful cottage I would not hesitate to reccomend it. The owners have thought of everything and the cottage is beautifully equipped. From top quality bedding and towels through to even leaving the wood burner prepared and ready to light, this cottage is charming, cosy and comfortable. All the fixtures and fittings are good quality and the place was immaculate and very warm. I can't wait to go back!

Jo, Vale

We have just come back from a 3 night stay in this wonderful little cottage. The owners, Sarah and Ian Harper, have clearly spent a lot of time decorating this cottage to make it homely and the little touches that they have added made our stay all the more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay.


What a wonderful cosy cottage Braecote is!! We loved staying at Black Bull Barn a couple of years ago, also owned by Sarah & Ian, and Braecote certainly didn't disappoint. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, we were made to feel right at home the minute we arrived. There was nothing else we could have wished for. Braecote is a great base to travel from, with some lovely villages close by and great places to eat out ( we loved the Carlton Inn, Carlton Husthwaite) We even managed a day out at York races! Sarah & Ian have outstanding properties that anyone would be lucky to bide in!

Jane, Edinburgh

My wife and I have just returned from the most wonderful weeks holiday at "Braecote cottage" in Coxwold N. Yorkshire owned by the most obliging & accommodating couple of Sarah & Ian Harper. Firstly let me tell you about the spotlessly clean Cottage, it is truly a home away from home, decorated with very comfortable high end furnishings and fitted out with every conceivable appliance you will need for a self catering stay. In the village there is a great Pub, lovely Tea rooms manicured gardens and some of the nicest people in the UK, add this all together and you have one beautiful destination

John, Grenfell nsw, australia

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Harper

  • One of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire, nestling on the edge of The North York Moors National Park. Just over an hour from the traditional resorts of Whitby and Scarborough and the quaint villages of Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes.
  • The Michelin starred Black Swan at Oldstead is close by. Chef Tommy Banks and his team grow and forage a wonderful range of ingredients and produce regularly changing tasting menus. Their unique approach to food and drink should not be missed!
  • Spend time wandering through the medieval city of York with its famous Minster, historic buildings and museums and galleries, cobbled streets, shops, cafés and restaurants.
  • Great walks and stunning scenery; climb to the top on the White Horse at Kilburn & soak up the views over the vale of York. Channel you inner Chris Froome and take on Sutton Bank or head off on the cycle trails. More adventure? Book a flight in a glider.
  • For history lovers, Newburgh Prior, Byland Abbey and Shandy Hall are on your doorstep, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Helmsley Castle and Rievaulx Abbey are 20 mins away by car.
  • Close by are the market towns Easingwold with its Georgian architecture, cobbled square, independent shops and pubs and Thirsk, once home to Yorkshire's most famous author and vet James Herriot.