New York Public Library

Self Catering


New York Public Library, a private holiday retreat, is the latest addition to the Holiday at Home Collection, set in a dramatic rural location amidst 15 acres of rural countryside on the edge of Brough Park, a country house of significant historical interest which dates back to the 15th century.

It’s important to note that this property is not in New York, nor is it a library or even open to the public! The owner, a gentleman of great creative thought, lives nearby in St Paulinus, a deconsecrated former church, part of this property is based on the old public library in York, and that's how the new York public library found it's name.

This three-bedroom, contemporary burnt wooden haven has a quirky mix of original and unusual details which blend together to form a peaceful, yet inspirational environment, perfect for the discerning holiday maker. The property also has an annex for 2 with a private en-suite too, so the property can sleep up to 8 guests in total.

From all aspects of the property guests can view the 15 acres of park and woodlands, you are surrounded by nature and amongst an outdoor space which is ideal for entertaining or quiet relaxation. Enjoy your own private, log burning wooden hot-tub, a unique art installation created by architect and designer Amanda Levete, a pizza oven and a children’s wooden lookout tower, complete with viewing balcony with views across the surrounding area. The exterior of the house is finished with an unusual burnt cedar cladding which adds to the mystique of the property.

The main entrance is via large glass sliding doors which provide access to the heart of the property; a spacious and impressive living and dining area where guests can indulge with friends and family, or relax whilst taking in the views of the countryside. Inside the property you will be stunned by the thought-provoking design and architecture, including some well-considered Damien Hirst art-work.

The owner who designed and built the property himself, describes his creation as a ‘calming retreat, inspired by Japanese wood burning craft of preserving and enhancing the beauty of wood, hence the burnt outside and wooden chalet feel.’

NYPL is close to the historic market town of Richmond, which offers many amenities including pubs, restaurants, a cinema, a Georgian Theatre and shops. with the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North York Moors in easy reach.

Available for weekly, mid-week or weekend breaks all year round, fantastic for families, but equally great as a romantic getaway for couples, a haven for outdoor lovers or a quirky treat for a group of friends, this unique retreat will leave you with lasting memories of North Yorkshire and the Dales.


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly

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