Church Cottage lies in 2 acres of landscaped gardens in the beautiful village of Escrick, 6 miles from the centre of York. We offer comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to 4 people in a modern wing of a building that dates back to 1850 and is now home to the Sangthai Restaurant.

There can't be a better place to stay for lovers of Thai food!


The space

We have two large bedrooms: a lovely twin room downstairs has french windows that open onto the garden, and upstairs there's a large double* bedroom with dressing area. Also upstairs is the bathroom/toilet and a spacious lounge complete with plasma TV, DVD player and Sky+HD - lots of books too! French windows lead to a private terrace above the twin bedroom. Downstairs again, there's a dining room and next to it a luxury, solid oak kitchen with Aga and more appliances than you'll ever use - plus provisions that you probably will

*Double bed now upgraded to a super king-sized zip and link bed that can be converted into two full-sized (3ft wide) single beds upon request.  



Guest access

Church Cottage is completely self-contained but guests have full use of the restaurant garden and outside eating areas. They also enjoy priority booking and discounted meal offers at Sangthai. 


The neighbourhood

York with its racecourse, shops - and not forgetting all that history - lies only 15 minutes away by car or bus. Even closer is the York Designer Outlet, an irresistible attraction for those wanting serious retail therapy. There's a convenient Park and Ride there too.

 Guests with interests more outdoors than indoors, may prefer the peace and quiet of Escrick and the surrounding countryside. Very close to us are internationally important nature reserves at Skipwith Common and the Lower Derwent Valley.

Getting around

Frequent buses to York and Selby stop near the end of our drive. The National Cycle Network runs from the centre of York across the Vale of York to Selby and follows the track of the old East Coast Mainline railway. Cyclists can safely explore the area without needing to venture onto any busy roads.


Other things to note

There's plenty of free, off-road parking. The site has fast fibre-optic business broadband and Church Cottage is wi-fi enabled with it's own wired Apple router. Mobile phone reception is good for all networks.



Please see our entry on Airbnb for availability and bookings. 




"Church cottage is outstanding. We had a warm welcome from the host Robert who gave us the tour and helped us settle in. He was so helpful throughout the stay and was no more than a phone call or message away if we needed anything. Knowing we were busy in the daytime with a sports competition he messaged us to check if we might want anything from the adjoining Sangthai Restaurant. Checkout was a relaxed affair too, he was tending the garden whilst we packed the car and we had a lovely chat before departure. About the accommodation: the cottage was exactly as it said in the advert, luxury. Everything we needed for our stay was supplied and to high end hotel standards. Slippers, extra towels, toiletries. Comfortable beds with fluffy pillows and great shower pressure. The real magic however comes when looking around the house. There are so many wonderful books and items from years of adventure in other countries. We could quite happily live here for a long time. Very close to York centre, I think it took around 10 minutes to drive in and park up on Sunday morning. Also perfectly located for reaching the surrounding areas. One of my favourite AirB&B stays, we will most certainly be staying again very soon."

Kaya, April 2017