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Pear Tree Cottage is located just five miles from the city centre, yet tucked away along a country lane overlooking open countryside.

Pear Tree cottage sits in a rural location sandwiched between the villages of Earswick, Strensall and Haxby. All villages can be accessed within a short walking distance via well maintained foot paths.


Strensall to the north has a full range of amenities including a range of shops, takeaways, local pubs and a pharmacy. Earswick to the south is only 4 miles from York city centre. It sits on the banks of the River Foss. Guests can enjoy a scenic walk all the way to the city centre along the banks of the river from here. Despite its proximity to the city of York Earswick provides an attractive rural environment surrounded by over 30 acres of public open space with designated footpaths, riverside walks, a scented garden, Tennis court, Play area, duck pond and village green complete with may pole. Haxby is a rare combination of a thriving modern town in a rural setting with a historic conservation area at its heart. It has a long, well-documented history as an ancient community and retains its separate identity by being surrounded on three sides by greenbelt farming land.  The conservation area contains a comprehensive range of shops and yet still manages to retain many of its 18th and 19th century buildings. The town is well served for public houses, cafés, restaurants and take-aways,  almost all of which are also situated within the conservation area.

York is a compact walled city and offers a wide variety of world class attractions, museums and galleries. 


There is a frequent bus service into York (5/5A) from Pear Tree Cottage the bus stop being approximately 500 meters from the cottage. Just a 5 minute drive takes you to Monks Cross and Vanguard shopping area with two large supermarkets, retail outlets (John Lewis, M&S, Next etc) and a park and ride service. There are a number of alternative routes to the coast and other landmarks nearby such as Castle Howard, Dalby Forest , Beningbrough Hall and many more.


This is a great base to explore York and Yorkshire. Of course there is so much to do and see in the city centre but there are also some wonderful places to visit and only a short drive away. Here are some of our top suggestions for your stay. A short list of 20 only scratches the surface of all the area has to offer visitors.

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