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Ethel's Escape

Ethel's Escape

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Living area

Ethel's Escape Living area

Ethel's Escape ground floor

Ethel's Escape ground floor

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape ground floor bedroom

Ethel's Escape ground floor bedroom

And so to bed

And so to bed

Ethel's Escape double room with King size bed

Ethel's Escape double room with King size bed

Ethel's Escape Twin bedroom

Ethel's Escape Twin bedroom

Original features

Original features

Bricknell Cottages at night

Bricknell Cottages at night

Welcome to Ethel's Escape

Welcome to Ethel's Escape

Family history

Family history

Entrance to Bricknell

Entrance to Bricknell

Fangfoss church

Fangfoss church

York Minster

York Minster

Whitby

Whitby

Ethel's Escape

Ethel's Escape

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Living area

Ethel's Escape Living area

Ethel's Escape ground floor

Ethel's Escape ground floor

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape Kitchen

Ethel's Escape ground floor bedroom

Ethel's Escape ground floor bedroom

And so to bed

And so to bed

Ethel's Escape double room with King size bed

Ethel's Escape double room with King size bed

Ethel's Escape Twin bedroom

Ethel's Escape Twin bedroom

Original features

Original features

Bricknell Cottages at night

Bricknell Cottages at night

Welcome to Ethel's Escape

Welcome to Ethel's Escape

Family history

Family history

Entrance to Bricknell

Entrance to Bricknell

Fangfoss church

Fangfoss church

York Minster

York Minster

Whitby

Whitby

Ethels Escape

Bricknell Cottages Yorkshire, YO41 5QH

Three bedroom Luxury holiday cottage in Yorkshire

  • Quiet, picturesque walks moments from the cottages
  • Open all year with midweek & weekends available
  • WiFi & private landscaped area for each cottage
  • Excellent pub 200m from cottages serving food
  • Games room, table tennis, air hockey & snooker
  • Close to York yet a quiet and peaceful getaway
    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dines 12Dines 12
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • VisitEngland 5 star
    • VisitEngland Gold Award

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Features

Sleeps 6

Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3

Bedrooms 3

Dines 12

Dines 12

Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Games room

Games room

Outdoor play equipment

Outdoor play equipment

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

National Trail within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

About & Contact

Three bedroom Luxury holiday cottage in Yorkshire

Ethel's Escape is a rustic self-catering holiday cottage, located just 12 miles from the historic city of York. This is a place where guests arrive and cannot stop themselves from saying "wow". This luxury cottage is heated by a Ground Source Heat Pump and offers plenty of space, and well-deserved peace and quiet. If you like you can open up with Ruby's Retreat to cater for 12 guests. The large dining table and range cooker will cater to all your needs. The cottage also has comfortable, stylishly furnished bedrooms. A real fire ensures a warm welcome home during colder months and the games room means you'll never be short of something to keep you entertained. The cottage also has a pub within walking distance so you don't have to worry about who's going to be the designated driver!

Location & Attractions

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  • Beach Beach
  • Golf Golf
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Museums Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks
  • Wildlife Wildlife

Ethels Escape, Bricknell Cottages

Pear Tree Farm
Fangfoss
York
Yorkshire
YO41 5QH

Beach Filey Beach

5 mile stretch of golden sand running from Filey Brigg, past traditional old fishing cobbles.

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Beach Danes Dyke

Local nature reserve & Site of Special Scientific Interest leading down to rock-pools and beach.

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Beach Bridlington North Beach

Sand & shingle beach running from Bridlington Harbour to Flamborough Head.

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Golf Filey Golf Club

Links Course over 100 years old.

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Golf Driffield Golf Club

Inland course set in a beautiful parkland estate.

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Golf Bridlington Golf Club

Established club within walking distance of Bridlington town centre.

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Heritage York Minster, The Treasurer's House

World famous Gothic cathedral. Magnificent medieval stained glass. Fascinating Undercroft explaining York's 2000 years. Climb the central tower for rooftop views. Top UK choir. Daily services. Nearby...

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Heritage Castle Howard

Stately home with extensive grounds to walk through.

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Heritage Burton Agnes Hall. Sledmere House

Burton Agnes - an Elizabethan gem - gardens, house and restaurant. Sledmere House - stately mansion, grounds, heart of Yorkshire Wolds. Castle Howard - Vanbrugh masterpiece - lake, arboretum, farm shop...

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Heritage Bridlington Priory

Large Medieval church.

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Museums National Rail Museum, Castle Museum

NRM - fascinating, something for everyone. Giant halls full of locomotives, royal carriages, The Mallard. Delightful Brief Encounter platform cafe. Castle Museum - Victorian street recreations. Yorvik...

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Museums Ferens Art Gallery

Housing a collection of Old European Masters & Contemporary Art.

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Museums Castle Museum

An extraordinary collection of social history.

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Museums Bayle Museum

Grade I listed building dating from the 12th Century.

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Pub/Restaurant Goodramgate, Foodie Quarter

Just steps from the apartment, the best 'foodie' street in York - recommended eateries - Little Italy, The Lime House, Ambiente Tapas, Caesar's, Gray's Court, Vegetarian Goji's. Great pubs too!

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Visitors Attraction Eden Camp

Original World War II POW camp.

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Walks York City Walls

Most complete city walls in England. 2.5m, providing fascinating views over medieval York and Minster. Four remaining entrance gates (known as bars) - Micklegate Bar, Walmgate Bar, Monk Bar, Bootham Bar.

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Wildlife Bempton Cliffs

Seabird colony and the highest cliffs in England.

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Meet the owner

Ros or Gerald Carter

Gerald and Ros operate the cottages alongside the working farm and also an animal grooming supply business, Showtime, which was established in 1992 and runs from the farm office and a converted cattle shed. We moved to Pear Tree Farm in 1957 when my father took over the farm and formed the Bricknell herd of pedigree dairy cattle. In 2004 we made the decision to sell the herd and converted our redundant farm buildings into 4 and 5 star cottages with work being completed in 2009. The old barn and stable are over 300 years old, took a lot of thought and creation to make them into 5 star properties with immense character. They were hard work to renovate but we had a great time and used skills we didn't know we had. We have had so many compliments that it has made it all worthwhile.

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