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Ethel's Escape

Self catering

Located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, Bricknell Cottages Luxury Accommodation is nestled within Fangfoss, a beautiful and quiet village just 10 miles from York City. Ethel 's Escape is a beautiful barn in the Yorkshire Wolds, converted into a three-bedroom cottage. As you walk through the door, you know this is a unique cottage; a splendid farmhouse kitchen welcomes you with a large wooden table, which is big enough to comfortably accommodate 12 people! An open plan lounge area with its chinked wooden wall and a wood-burning fireplace make for a genuine Mid-west ranch feel. A chunky four-poster with a sumptuous double bath at its foot steals the show in the master bedroom with its unique open plan bathroom with saloon-style swing doors. The other two bedrooms, one double and one twin are located on the first floor of the property. If required, the twin beds can be converted into a comfy super king. The stable door to the back leads to a small courtyard garden with a chipped granite and Indian stone patio – ideal for al fresco lunch in the summer months.

What is the capacity for Ethel's Escape?

Ethel's Escape is a beautiful and exclusive spacious Yorkshire Wolds cottage just outside York City. Ethel 's Escape is the largest of the 5 cottages and is perfect when booked as one house, sleeping up to 6 guests or when booked together with Ruby 's Retreat, it becomes The Great Escape and can accommodate up to 12 guests.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the York area?

There are numerous fantastic walks, with some started just 20 meters away from the Cottages. The Wolds Way is a particular favourite which passes through many picturesque villages offering coffee shops along the way. Yorkshire has more than 800 attractions, ranging from World Heritage sites to mining museums, ruins of castles and abbeys to hands-on museums. There are beautiful parks, exclusive breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage. There's something for everyone, from attractions and museums to sports and exhibits, from the history fanatics to the inquisitive child.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Yorkshire restaurant guide from Hardens UK has more restaurants and gastro pubs of high quality than any other county in England. From the 300-year-old country pubs with a small atmosphere serving home-cooked food to award-winning top-class restaurants. A fantastic option, in town or in the countryside. Try The Carpenters Arms, Fangfoss, your new local and only a couple of minutes walk from the cottages so no need for the car. In the nearby village of Low Catton, try The Gold Cup Inn - an attractive, historic, family-run, country pub. Or choose one of York's most talked-about eateries, serving award-winning food in a relaxed dining atmosphere.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Facilities & information


Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

5 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Children's cots

Children's highchairs

Four Poster Beds



Games Room

High Chair

Table football

Pool/snooker table

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage



Table Tennis

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Electric oven

Electric hob




Arrival information and directions

Pear Tree Farm, Fangfoss, York, North Yorkshire, YorkYO41 5QH, United Kingdom

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