Bricknell Cottages

York, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1759 368588

Close to historic York and the bucolic Yorkshire Wolds, five cosy farm cottages with stylish interiors & private courtyards for sunny days


5 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Gerald’s beloved cows, ‘Ethel’, ‘Ruby’, ‘Peach’ and ‘Roxy’, may have moved to pastures new, but the creatively converted stables and milking parlours they once inhabited have been named in their honour. Five lovely red-brick cottages now stand in this peaceful farmyard on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. A couple of Highland cattle remain, but this has been transformed into a bucolic retreat where families and friends can relax in cosy barn conversions with private courtyards. Rustic comfort and style combine, with Shaker kitchens, imaginative furniture crafted from reclaimed wood, and wonderful freestanding baths – some in the bedroom. Ranch-style interiors are an inspiration, and although dΓ©cor varies, there’s an emphasis on relaxed, rural style throughout; cowhide sofas are a jaunty nod to the past, while wood-burners in ‘Ruby’s Retreat’ and ‘Ethel’s Escape’ provide warmth on cold evenings. A brilliant games room is well-stocked with DVDs, table football and a pool table, but if you’d rather head out, there’s a pub in the village and wonderful walks from the door. York is a short drive for history and culture.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £68
Weekly price
from £475
1 Cottage for 6
From £963 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £682 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £682 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £752 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From £823 bedrooms



We stayed in Ruby's retreat.... pure luxury, beautiful rooms,gorgeous beds,spacious free standing bath tubs, such attentive to detail. Spacious through out.if I could rate all the cottages it would be 10 stars.i would definitely recommend a stay it's very relaxing and cozy,cannot wait to visit soon.Nearly forgot to mention the people that own the cottages are fabulous so caring and nothing was to much trouble for them......jayne &keith,Cat & Adam,&Nancy &Tommy.😊🌞😊🌞


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gerald & Ros Carter

  • The village of Fangfoss is quiet yet has places to visit like the Rocking Horse Shop and Museum, Fangfoss Pottery, a Pine Furniture Maker and of course The Carpenters Arms.
  • The pub, The Carpenters Arms, is just a stroll of approximately 200m from the cottages. Recent new owners are proving very popular and we are getting many a mention in our visitors books telling us all how much they enjoyed their time there.
  • The children will enjoy a walk down the lane from the cottages, where there is Jubilee Park. Developed for the children of the Fangfoss parish it has proved very popular with visiting children. Slides, swings, Zip wire etc. all free of charge.
  • Our Games room is popular with all ages, everyone is an expert at table tennis! We have Air Hockey, a football table and a Snooker table where Billiards and Pool can also be played. It's amazing how children mix together to create their own competitions.
  • The fantastic, historic city of York is just 12 miles away, park and ride just 15 minutes from the cottages. Walk the city walls, see the famous Railway Museum or just walk the atmospheric streets, view the architecture and the beautiful York Minster.
  • Lovely places to eat surround us, from the Pub at the bottom of the street, to York and the surrounding villages or to sample the famous fish and chips from the Magpie in Whitby.