Pear Tree Cottage is located just five miles from the city centre, yet tucked away along a country lane overlooking open countryside. There is a frequent bus service into York (5A) and just a 5 minute drive to Monks Cross and Vanguard shopping area with two large supermarkets and 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 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.
The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is home to literally thousands of sea birds. Spring time is the perfect opportunity to see puffins in full colour. The RSPB centre staff are very helpful too.
Just 20 minutes away.. Castle Howard and grounds of several acres are perfect for a picnic.
Visit the coast. Flamborough bay just over an hour away is an unspoilt limestone bay, but you need to check the tide tables.