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East Yorkshire family’s labour of love earns highest accolade from VisitEngland

East Yorkshire family's labour of love earns highest accolade from national tourism agency

A derelict farmstead that has been brought back to life by a Brandesburton family to provide luxury self-catering accommodation has been awarded VisitEngland's highest accolade.

The Dean family, including 25-year-old Sarah, spent four years rebuilding Pasture House and converting a stable block to create Pasture House Holiday Cottages and have been rewarded with a 5-star award for the accommodation, hospitality and friendliness and a supplementary Gold Award in recognition of exceptional quality.

In his report, the Inspector from the national tourism body noted: "The extremely well-presented Pasture House and converted Stables have been restored to the highest of standards and the owners should be congratulated. The attention to detail noted throughout is impressive. Sarah is clearly passionate about the property and her continual hard work and investment will maintain the extremely high standards, the 'Wow' factor and ensure guests have an amazing stay."

A graduate in agri-business from Harper Adams University, Miss Dean returned home to work on the farm and to project manage the final phase of the development of Pasture House Holiday Cottages in 2020.

"The development of Pasture House Cottages has been a real labour of love that has included carefully deconstructing the original house so that we could salvage and reuse some of the materials, rebuilding, decorating and finishing and furnishing both properties.

"We're over the moon to be awarded Five Stars and a Gold Award at our first attempt and are looking forward to wowing our guests," she said.

Pasture House Cottages' first guests concurred with the VisitEngland feedback. A couple from London, who returned to East Yorkshire to get married at Beverley Minster, chose Pasture House Cottages to share their wedding weekend with 14 members of their extended family and friends.

Feedback from the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Usher included: "The house made our weekend," "The inside is exquisite, matched only by the views out of each window" and "Sarah, we cannot thank you enough for everything - you were so accommodating."

Set in open countryside,Pasture House and The Stables are surrounded by farmland and wildlife including deer, birds of prey, foxes and rabbits, and yet are only a short drive from the historic market town of Beverley and a 10-minute drive to the beaches of Fraisthorpe and Hornsea. They are also ideally situated to exploreEast and North Yorkshire's cities, villages, countryside and coastlines.


Pasture House comprises six luxury en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors, living areas with panoramic views, a handmade kitchen and an outside dining area featuring two hot tubs,a barbeque, pizza oven and sun loungers. The Stablesis a single storey renovated stable building that sleeps four and boasts aluxury dining kitchen and living area with handmade kitchen and log burner,original beams, open brickwork and views of nearby farmland.

"Pasture House and The Stables can be hired individually to sleep 12 and four respectively, or 16 together and isthe perfect place for family and friends' gatherings,"concludes Miss Dean.

VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England's tourism product, raising Britain's profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain's visitor economy.

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  1. General Manager, Sarah Dean outside Pasture House Sarah Dean
  2. Pasture House Holiday Cottages at night Pasture House Cottages at night
  3. Pasture House Willow ground floor bedroom Willow bedroom in Pasture House


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About Pasture House Holiday Cottages

Freshly opened to the ‘staycationing' public in late summer 2021, Pasture House Holiday Cottages presents two stunning homes in an idyllic rural setting near Brandesburton, East Yorkshire, that offer discerning holidaymakers a uniquely special break.


Sleeping 12, Pasture House is a luxurious three-storey new-build featuring six superking/twin bedrooms. With open views over adjoining fields, this magnificent ‘manor house' style property boasts a bespoke, fully equipped kitchen with central island, a bright and airy dining sunroom, a hand-made central staircase, large living room with a bar area and log burner, a separate utility room and cloakroom, and a huge private garden complete with grass lawn, paved patio, two hot tubs, outdoor furniture, barbecue and pizza oven.


Each room is exquisitely decorated with all six bedrooms featuring luxury en-suites and - in a touch of decadence rarely found in self-catering holiday homes - one even has a slipper bath within the bedroom.


The Stables is a single-level property that has been lovingly renovated from a stable into a holiday home that simply oozes with character. Sleeping four, The Stables has an open plan kitchen, dining and living space with the star of the show being the stunning original beams and open brickwork, two en-suite superking/twin bedrooms, a large private grassed garden with patio and hot tub, and glorious views of the nearby farmland.