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 between the villages of Earswick, Strensall and Towthorpe. 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. Despite its proximity to the city of York the village provides an attractive rural environment surrounded by over 30 acres of public open space with designated footpaths and riverside walks, a scented garden, Tennis court, Play area, duck pond and village green complete with may pole.
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 (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.