Birdforth Hall Holiday Cottages, Birdforth, North Yorkshire YO61 4NW.  Tel: +44 (0)1845 421182

***Our four stunning properties all benefit from their own private gardens and hot tubs ***

Welcome to Birdforth

Birdforth Hall Holiday Cottages York
Set in beautiful rural surroundings, steeped in history. Birdforth Hall Holiday Cottages are the perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire and Herriot Country.
Our four stunning holiday cottages all benefit from their own private gardens and hot tubs, in addition to the shared use of our superb leisure facilities which include a heated indoor swimming pool, pool table, table tennis and The Pizza Shack.
All of our properties are dog friendly, taking up to 2 well behaved dogs. Located only 20 minutes from the city of York, we're the perfect location for luxury mini breaks, get-aways, family celebrations, weddings and special occasions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Birdforth Hall holiday cottages soon. Sue, Paul & Abi
Sorry but we don't accept stag & hen party bookings

The Benefits

  • Superfast WIFI (all cottages)
  • Stunning rural location
  • Ample private parking
  • 20 minutes north of York
  • Ideal for weddings, gatherings
  • 2 well behaved dogs, all properties
  • Great location for families
  • Suitable for all ages


  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Private Gardens
  • Hot tubs with all cottages
  • DIY Pizza shack
  • Travel cots, high chairs, baby bath and changing mats available

Optional Extras

  • Honeymooners welcome package
  • Private Chef upon request
  • Ready made dough balls for DIY Pizza Shack
  •   A beautiful home with fantastic hosts! The pool and hot tub were a massive bonus for our friends trip up to Yorkshire. Only a half hour drive away from York,... read more

    thumb Sabrina
    March 24, 2024

      Lovely property, plenty of room for the 9 of us. Pool was fantastic along with the pool table and ping pong, it was great to have these to... read more

    thumb Linda
    March 4, 2024

      A fantastic place to stay. Having the pool to use daily was enjoyed by all. We loved the pizza shack. Sue was very helpful with providing the dough and other... read more

    thumb Esther
    February 22, 2024

      We loved our stay. Beautiful accommodation and everything we needed in the house. A really well organised rota for the pool, but also flexible when other properties were vacant. ... read more

    thumb Laura
    February 13, 2024
  •   We all loved Sue’s place-The Granary. The tree and Christmas decorations throughout made it feel very homely and festive. The house was always lovely and warm and the log... read more

    thumb Louise
    December 30, 2023

      From booking sue was very attentive and responded to our many questions. The venue was perfect for both adults and kids. Lots of space but very cosy.
    There was... read more

    thumb Tiffany
    December 10, 2023

      Wonderful stay in a beautiful, well appointed house. The hot tub and pool house were a fantastic addition, and the pizza shack was great fun. Sue was a very welcoming... read more

    thumb Shimal
    September 1, 2023

      Absolutely fabulous. Sue and Paul were so friendly and helpful. You get allocated time slots for the pool so have it all to yourselves for that 2 hour... read more

    thumb Fay
    August 19, 2023
  •   A great place to stay within easy reach of most of what Yorkshire has to offer. The accommodation was surprisingly spacious and comfortable, and surrounded by peaceful countryside. The swimming... read more

    thumb Robert
    August 11, 2023

    Ample private parking on arrival, easy access to cottage as per Sue's description. Fabulous interior, lovely big spacious rooms. Welcome package definitely appreciated. Swimming Pool area and hot... read more

    thumb Tracey
    August 7, 2023

      My friends and I really enjoyed our stay. Sue and Paul were very accommodating and were able to answer any questions we had. Extra towels were provided for the swimming... read more

    thumb Bethany
    June 11, 2023

      Had a fabulous weekend break. Friendly hosts and nothing too much trouble. The accommodation was fabulous. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The enclosed garden was a must for us... read more

    thumb Janette
    June 5, 2023
  •   Sue could not have been more helpful during our stay. She was always very responsive via message, and helped to accommodate us over the weekend. We stayed over our wedding... read more

    thumb Sophie
    May 29, 2023

      She and Paul are excellent hosts. The house and hot tub were spotless. They made us and our two little dogs very welcome. The pool is fabulous and warm and... read more

    thumb Gail
    May 14, 2023

      Perfect place for our family and friends stay. Pool and pizza shack were amazing. Spacious and comfortable. Great for the kids to see all the farm animals. Will go back... read more

    thumb Dani
    May 8, 2023

      A lovely place with plenty of space and great facilities, especially the pool and games area.

    thumb Jonathan
    April 10, 2023
  •   Had the best time! Superb location, accommodation and host! Text Sue on day two of break as forgot pasta and she ran round immediately with some! Brilliant!

    thumb Darren
    April 7, 2023

      This was the perfect place for our family to stay whilst organising and attending my sister’s wedding in nearby Cundall.
    The house is more spacious than the photos suggest.... read more

    thumb Helen
    March 27, 2023

      Sue's place was perfect for an idyllic and peaceful getaway. Nothing was too much trouble, a dog hamper was provided and all the essentials for a baby too. Sue was... read more

    thumb Holly
    February 27, 2023

      A huge thank you to Sue and Paul. We had a fantastic stay with three generations of our family. The property was pristine, very well furnished, spacious and homely. The... read more

    thumb Sam
    February 15, 2023
  •   We absolutely loved our stay, sue thought of everything and more, the doggy hamper was so special..we had a fantastic time, chilled and relaxed just what we were looking for... read more

    thumb Amanda
    January 23, 2023

      This is an absolutely incredible place to stay and we were truly blown away from the location with the beautiful views, the size and space of the cottage to the... read more

    thumb Georgia
    January 2, 2023

      We stayed as an extended family over Christmas and the Granary was the perfect place to get together and celebrate. The house had been decorated for Christmas and Sue and... read more

    thumb Jo
    December 27, 2022

      We stayed in the Granary and we was not disappointed. Sue was a great host always responding to our questions very promptly. The barn was spotless and spacious, we... read more

    thumb Sylvia
    December 19, 2022
  •   A fantastic place to stay to meet up with families or friends. The granary was very warm and comfortable. The hot tub was great, and it was nice... read more

    thumb Judith
    November 28, 2022

      We had an excellent stay at The Granary. Ideal for our party of 5 adults, 4 children and 2 toddlers. Really good relations with host.

    thumb David
    November 21, 2022

      Sue was a great host and we had everything we needed. The place is so spacious and clean. It’s a great peaceful location and lovely to see the animals on... read more

    thumb Marie
    November 7, 2022

      Birdforth hall is an amazing location, Sue and Paul gave us a spectacular welcome and were incredibly accomodating to us, as our first attempt at this event was cancelled and... read more

    thumb James
    October 30, 2022

Our Fabulous Holiday Cottages

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The Granary

Detached from the main complex, The Granary sleeps up to 9-guests and comprises 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms all in very generously proportioned rooms. Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed.

The Stables

A single storey cottage with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, The Stables sleeps up to 12-guests and is ideal for those wanting luxury accommodation all on one level. Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed.

Mill House

A truly unique property rich in history, Mill House has amazing vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers dating back to 1765. The property can sleep up to 12 guests and comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and adjoins The Byre. Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed.

The Byre

The Byre adjoins Mill House and has a beautiful vaulted lounge, log burner and south-facing courtyard. The cottage can sleep up to 10-guest, has 4 bathrooms (ensuite) and 4 bedrooms. Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed.

About Us

Sue, Paul & Abi. Born and bred in Yorkshire.

Sue started out her working life in banking, followed by stints in law and then Pest Control. Paul (originally a farmer) has ventured into the world of grain trading but still has a pedigree herd of Long Horn Cattle keeping in with the farming tradition.

Abi is at Newcastle University studying Agricultural Business Management, she will be spending the summer working for a local Grain merchant.

We have a real passion for the countryside, rural life and our animals. Guests will meet Rhubarb and Revel the horses alongside Bella the pig (who has a racing car named after her).

Our cattle spend their days in the back field, if stopping in The Granary you’ll have a perfect view of them.

Hattie, Nell and Sienna, our family dogs provide us with much entertainment. We also have an array of chicken, a couple of ducks and the geese

I am sure that you will come across some of our extended family during your stay at Birdforth.

During Your Stay


Old Black Bull, Raskelf

A small traditional village pub run by the Hannah family, situated in the beautiful village of Raskelf, North Yorkshire (just off the A19 north of York). A free house, the local beers are Theakston’s Best & Timothy Taylors Landlord along with a regular choice of rotating guest ales.

The menu is traditional, fresh and ethical, with all produce supplied daily from the local farms & suppliers throughout Yorkshire.


Abbotsway Kennels

A family run business offering outstanding care for your pets in new facilities.

We have family pets of our own and are well aware that they are used to friendly company and regular attention.

Our time is given to providing for your dog’s special needs including diet, exercise and play time. We are happy to administer medication if required.


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