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Brush and Boot B & B and Art Courses


The Brush & Boot Holiday Cottage, near Castle Howard, York, is a charming, dog friendly country retreat set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.​ The hosts, Richard and Kim, opened the ​Brush & Boot ​in May 2013 with their joint passions for art and walking in mind.
Brush and Boot B & B and Art Courses

​The Location
It sits atop a hill by a wood that lies between two castles in North Yorkshire, the dramatic ruins of King Richard III’s Sheriff Hutton Castle and the Baroque majesty of Castle Howard (famous as the location for the film and TV series Brideshead Revisited).

A beautiful and tranquil setting, off the beaten track with big views over the Yorkshire Wolds & the Vale Of York, yet just 12 miles away from the ancient walled city of York in North Yorkshire​.

The Accommodation

The Brush & Boot's accommodation is perfect for a 'get away from it all' break. With 2 en suite bedrooms, one of which is ground floor and suitable for those wishing to avoid stairs, it's perfect for a family holiday. Find out more about our accommodation>


Pet Friendly

No need to pack Fido off to the kennels for the weekend, the Brush & Boot  welcomes you and your furry friends to come and have a relaxing stay together. Find out more about pets staying at the Brush & Boot >



There's a network of great walks straight from the door. With a National Trail (The Centenary Way) running past the bottom of the drive, as well as the Yorkshire Moors, North Yorkshire Coast and Yorkshire Dales all within easy reach, Brush & Boot is an ideal place for any keen rambler.

Guests particularly enjoy the walk straight from the Brush & Boot door to see the delightful Baroque Mansion, Castle Howard.



It' s such a great spot for wildlife lovers; with Roe deer & badger wandering the wood behind the grounds as well as Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Hawks and hundreds of native birds visiting the Brush & Boot gardens daily.

​Special occasion coming up?

Are you attending a wedding nearby, perhaps at Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Arboretum or Sandburn Hall? Why not treat yourself, or someone special, to a unique Brush & Boot gift voucher? Find out how to get in touch >

Brush and Boot Holiday Cottage
Brush & Boot self catering kitchen
Ground floor en suit wet room at the Brush & Boot Holiday Cottage
Wildlife & Surroundings
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