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Thirsk is a traditional market town, handily located between two beautiful National Parks; the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal holiday cottage base for those who want to explore this picturesque region of Yorkshire.

Perhaps best known through the work of James Wight, better known as James Herriot, Thirsk is recognizable to millions as the Darrowby of All Creatures Great and Small. Today, visitors can find out more about this local author and vet at the World of James Herriot, which is based in his former house and surgery. Another of Thirsk''s claims to fame is the fact that it was the home of the founder of Lord''s Cricket Ground, Thomas Lord, and the Thirsk museum is now situated in the house in Kirkgate, where he was born.

The unspoilt countryside around Thirsk is ideal for walking, cycling and sightseeing and visitors will also enjoy the various shorter walks along the river and around the town. The market is held on Mondays and Saturdays in the cobbled market square, and there are numerous independent shops for all you might need.

Thirsk racecourse is well known for flat racing in summer and is situated on the west of the town. Another nearby attraction is the Birds of Prey Centre six miles away at Kirkby Wiske, where you can see eagles, buzzards, hawks, owls and vultures. Weather permitting, there are 3 flying displays each day, with different birds each time.

The more energetic members of the group will enjoy some of the outdoor activities available in the locality; these include horse riding and trekking, quad biking, clay shooting and off road driving, whilst others may prefer quieter pursuits. Ripon, Harrogate, York and Northallerton are all easily accessible and offer great days out.

Thirsk is a great choice for cottage break in rural Yorkshire, so search for holiday cottages in Thirsk today.

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  • Rowan Cottage

    Boltby near Sutton Bank

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233003
    Rowan Cottage is a pretty holiday home nestling in the very picturesque village of Boltby, within the North Yorkshire Moor National Park and adjoining the owner’s home. Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, the cottage is cosy and inviting, with a spiral staircase leading from the lounge to the bedroom which enjoys double doors leading onto a private balcony and an en suite bathroom. Steps from the balcony lead down to the garden
    The owner is happy to collect anyone travelling by train from Thirsk Railway Station.
    Some recent comments from our Visitor Book...
    "Thank you for a wonderful few days in your pretty cottage. So luxurious - the best self catering cottage we’ve stayed in. You have thought of everything! We have loved staying here - so relaxing and comfortable - we’ll recommend it to our friends - although most go to Las Vegas and haven’t realised what’s on offer in the Dales"
    "We have just spent a lovely weeks holiday in the best self-catered cottage - faultless. And the eggs were delicious!"
    " Thanks for the hospitality! It was wonderful staying in your pretty cottage. We just loved it. Yorkshire is a great place for holidays and we will tell all our friends to come here. So be prepared!" (from Germany)
    " Thank you for your marvellous hospitality and for letting us stay in the loveliest, cosiest most welcoming-est holiday home ever. P.S. The chickens have promised to lay some eggs after all the snow has gone!"
    "WOW!! The cottage is lovely you have done an amazing job, you have thought of everything. We had a great time, thank you very much, would love to come back soon!!"

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner:  With black cast iron wood burning stove, TV/DVD, digital radio, board games, comfortable seating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dining table and chairs and spiral staircase leading to first floor.
    Utility Room: With washing machine, freezer and ample space for bicycles, boots, coats etc.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With new king size  bed, sofa, TV, patio doors leading onto balcony, en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point. This room is accessed by spiral staircase which is open to the bedroom.

    Initial supply of fuel for the stove provided and remainder of fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Internet access available but only in parts of the property (landing area and garage).Shared garden to the side, private balcony with garden furniture and gas BBQ, accessed from bedroom. Welcome pack supplied including home made bread, milk, eggs etc. Parking for 1 car. Please note: The property is not suitable for children or babies.

  • Stable Cottage

    Boltby near Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC252111
    Quaint, cosy and romantic, this delightful holiday cottage is the perfect place for a truly relaxing break amidst stunning surroundings. Formerly a stable, with many original features, the cottage now offers a dreamy four poster bed, an oil wood burner and a bubbling hot tub. Situated on the owner’s small holding at High Paradise Farm, visitors can enjoy the licensed tea shop (open March – September) and evening meals are available by arrangement, whilst the renowned village inn at Felixkirk, four miles, serves good food, including breakfasts.

    Tucked away on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, this is certainly a paradise for walkers and cyclists. There are numerous tracks and trails from the doorstep and the Cleveland Way and the Paradise Loop are close by. An eight mile scenic drive leads to the delightful market town of Helmsley, with its castle ruins, walled gardens and the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park. Around the bustling square with its ancient cross are an interesting mix of quaint and individual shops, cosy pubs, charming tea shops and fine dining restaurants. Thirsk, seven miles, is renowned for its racecourse and connections with the famous vet James Herriott. The World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is just a 40 minute drive away. For those seeking adventure visit the gliding club at Sutton Bank and Yorkshire Outdoors at Felixkirk for off road driving. There is a wealth of history in this area with abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland and historic houses at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. Easily accessible are the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby and the ancient walled city of York with its cobbled streets, magnificent Minster and abundance of tourist attractions.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has an oil wood burner and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With oil wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size four poster bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Patio with furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • Bellwood House Annexe

    Felixkirk, nr. Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30650

    Tucked away in the peaceful village of Felixkirk, this cosy holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s home and provides a very comfortable rural retreat on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park. This brick built, single-storey cottage enjoys an enviable position and has been completely renovated to offer beautifully presented accommodation for 2 guests and their pets. There is a double bedroom and a sofa bed for alternative accommodation in the living room.
    There is extensive garden space outside the cottage with stunning views, which is also fully fenced to allow your pets to wander in a contained area. Car parking, for two cars, is next to the cottage which is at the end of a private drive and there is storage available for bicycles. The owners are keen cyclists and can advise of lovely local and regional routes.
    From the doorstep there are numerous footpaths and cycling trails and there is a renowned, traditional, dog friendly village inn serving local produce just minutes from the cottage. The village is home to a 4x4 driving centre which offers action packed days with off-road driver training and quad–biking, and at Sutton Bank, visitors can take a trial lesson at the Yorkshire Gliding Club and visit the nearby famous White Horse near Kilburn. Thirsk, 3 miles, is a quaint market town famous for its connections with James Herriot, the well-known vet and author of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, its racecourse and 15th century church. Days out can be enjoyed at Rievaulx Abbey near the wonderful town of Helmsley, as well as Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey. Board the steam train at Pickering to be transported through the stunning North York Moors to the coastal port of Whitby and explore the fishing villages at Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes. The Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible by car and the historic walled city of York, 25 miles, with its iconic minster, exquisite architecture, museums and art galleries, is not to be missed when visiting Yorkshire. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Littlebeck Cottage

    Thirlby near Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC233059
    Nestling in the sleepy village of Thirlby at the foot of the Hambleton Hills is Littlebeck Cottage. This stone built detached single storey cottage enjoys an enviable position and offers beautifully presented accommodation for two guests. The cottage has undergone a complete renovation in recent years with quality fittings and workmanship throughout. The lounge boasts the warming glow of a wood burning stove, and the kitchen has been fitted with hand made quality oak units, and opens onto a light and airy circular orangery which houses the spacious dining table. There is extensive outside space with paved patios on every side of the cottage, allowing you to make the most of the balmy sunshine throughout the day. Littlebeck Cottage enjoys its own drive with private parking for one car.

    The village of Thirlby is just a small scattering of stone farmhouses and cottages, and lies just a couple of miles off the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road. The world famous Sutton Bank is accessible from the doorstep, with a path leading high into the hills with the most stunning views imaginable. The footpath at the top of Sutton Bank forms part of the well known walk, The Cleveland Way. Should you prefer to cycle, there are numerous cycle routes that meander their way through the magnificent countryside. There is a path leading directly into the village of Sutton Under Whitestonecliffe about a mile away, where guests can enjoy a hearty meal at the friendly pub. There is a gliding club at the top of White Horse Bank where guests may book to experience this relaxing ’flying’ sensation.

    Ground Floor: Property has Economy electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV with free view, log burner, Video, DVD player, radio/CD and Wi-fi.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
    Dining Orangery: Open to kitchen with dining suite.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and underfloor heating.

    All fuel, (starter pack for wood burner), power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Spacious enclosed garden with patio and lawn. Please be aware that there is a fast flowing stream running through the garden.

  • Water Hall Farm Cottages - Kitchen Cottage

    Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, nr. Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29353

    Tucked away on the owners’ working livestock farm, these two holiday properties (ref 29352 and 29353) form two of five sympathetic conversions of old stone barns. The farm is home to a herd of cattle, alpacas, pigs and chickens (fresh eggs available). Tastefully furnished, they successfully combine the old with the new to create an ambient atmosphere for simply relaxing, touring or walking direct from the door. The local village is a few minutes’ stroll, whilst the bustling market town of Thirsk is just 4 miles and offers a wide range of restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs, together with the James Herriot Museum and Thirsk Racecouse. Sutton Bank is renowned for its exceptional long distance panoramic views from where you may wish to watch gliders take full advantage of the strong thermals. There is easy access to the Dales, the rugged scenery of the North York Moors and the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. Alternatively, the quaint picturesque town of Helmsley is a short drive and the historic city of York makes for a full day out. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Book library.

    Both properties: Biomass central heating, electricity (solar panels), bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility room. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared gravelled courtyard with furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Drop to unfenced stream in grounds.

  • Bakery Cottage

    Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC233082
    Bakery Cottage is a delightful cosy cottage tucked away in a secluded area yet close to the heart of the centre of the market town of Thirsk. Formerly a bakery and dating back to the 1870’s this charming cottage has an abundance of character and provides a warm welcome to couples looking to relax and recharge their batteries. Cod Beck is only 50 yards away with plenty of wild fowl to feed or you can enjoy a stroll along the riverside which is perfect of a summers evening. A two minute walk will bring you to the cobbled market square in the centre of Thirsk where you can enjoy the interesting inns and houses many dating back to the eighteenth century, when Thirsk was an important posting station. Thirsk’s oldest inns include the Three Tuns dating back to 1698 and The Golden Fleece that is thought to date back to Tudor times. There are also plenty of traditional shops, restaurants and tea rooms to choose from and Thirsk even has its own race course if you fancy a bet. Thirsk is the principal market town of the Hambleton Hills, forming the western part of the moors and is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists with numerous pathways and cycle tracks close by. It is an excellent centre for touring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as the North York Moors and the Coast is 1 hour away. In the famous James Herriot stories created by the  writer Alf Wight (196 - 1995), Thirsk is the fictional ’Darrowby’, a central location in the tales featuring the activities of a Yorkshire vet. The World of James Herriot Museum in Thirsk occupies the original surgery of Alf Wight, born in 1919 that lived in Thirsk for more than fifty years. The historic city of York is just 30 minutes away and Harrogate is only 45 minutes away and both well worth a visit. The famous White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank are situated 4 miles away

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV/Freeview and built in DVD, radio/CD player. Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed and en suite bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    All power, heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available (No children under 10 years except baby’s)Outside area to sit with furniture. Parking for 1 car. 1 Large or 2 small well behaved dogs welcome.

  • Garbutt Cottage

    Cold Kirby near Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC233101
    Situated at the top of Sutton Bank, this cosy cottage is surrounded by far reaching countryside views. Created from former farm buildings the cottage stands adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse and it borders the remnants of the old Hambleton Racecourse, which is now used by the local racehorse trainers to train the up and coming stars of today’s racing world. Garbutt Cottage provides a perfect base for walkers, cyclists and riders. There are numerous footpaths from the doorstep and the Cleveland Way is close by, cycle hire and designated trails for all capabilities are available from the Sutton Bank centre and horse livery is available by arrangement with the owner.

    Ground Floor: The property has underfloor ground source heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living room/dining room/kitchen:
    Living room area: with Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave and dishwasher.
    A shared washing machine is located in the garage.
    Bedroom 1: with King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, heating, bed linen and towels included. Highchair supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Limited mobile phone signal. Shared sitting out area with garden furniture. Pond in the garden - young children must be supervised. Smoking allowed outside. Private parking for 1 car. Lockable storage available. One pet welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. The property is situated on a working beef and cattle farm.

  • School House Cottage

    Boltby near Sutton Bank

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233010
    Situated in an elevated position commanding wonderful views over the village of Boltby, this superb holiday home is detached and set within the grounds of the owner’s home, and offers privacy in a tranquil setting.  Refurbished to a particularly high standard, the cottage is completely open plan with a charming lounge incorporating a kitchen and dining area with patio doors overlooking a large paved area to the front.  A shower room on the ground floor to the rear of the property enjoys the added luxury of a two person sauna, whilst the bedroom, accessed from open stairs in the lounge is placed on a large galleried landing overlooking the seating area.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Lounge/kitchen/diner: with comfortable seating, TV, DVD and radio/CD.  Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with an ice making compartment.  Dining table and chairs to seat 4.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC, basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and 2 person sauna.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed which is situated on a large mezzanine/galleried landing and open to lounge.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available by arrangement with the owner. Wi-Fi available. Large paved patio to the front with garden furniture and BBQ. Parking for one car (please note, the driveway is quite narrow) .

  • Kilburn Park Cottage

    near Kilburn

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC251105
    Nestling within the grounds of the owner’s home and livery yard, this delightful "upside down" holiday home offers excellent accommodation with stunning views over Kilburn Park towards the White Horse of Kilburn, created back in 1857. Furnished and decorated to a particularly good standard, the cottage ensures a perfect destination for couples who simply wish to relax and unwind, or those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.
    This property can be booked together with White Horse Cottage (251104) to accommodate up to seven people.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor heating and radiators and comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading to:-
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower room: With double shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Large understairs storage cupboard.

    First Floor: Lounge: With electric flame effect fire, TV, DVD and radio/CD.
    Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washing machine.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Please note only One small well behaved dog is accepted and this is at an additional cost of £20 which must be paid at the time of booking. The property is not large enough to accept large breeds.Pebbled courtyard with garden furniture and communal lawned garden with orchard beyond. Ample parking.

  • Grove House Cottages - Holly Cottage

    Carlton Miniott, nr. Thirsk

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44094

    Quietly positioned behind the owner’s home, these delightful holiday cottages are situated just 2 miles from the quaint market town of Thirsk, with its 15th-century church, original cinema and renowned racecourse. The cobbled market square hosts a twice weekly market and is surrounded by individual shops, traditional inns and tea rooms. Alf Wight, the well-known vet and author of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ lived here and the ‘World of James Herriott’ visitor centre gives a fascinating insight into the working life of this famous vet, his subsequent books and TV series. Grove House Cottages provide a perfect base from which to explore the wider area too, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North Yorkshire Moors to the east. Places of interest include Sutton Bank and Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. Families enjoy hours of fun at Lightwater Valley, the Forbidden Corner and Flamingo Land. The coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all easily accessible and regular trains and buses run to the ancient walled city of York, 25 miles. Shop 1/2 mile, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.Quietly positioned behind the owner’s home, these delightful holiday cottages are situated just 2 miles from the quaint market town of Thirsk, with its 15th-century church, original cinema and renowned racecourse. The cobbled market square hosts a twice weekly market and is surrounded by individual shops, traditional inns and tea rooms. Alf Wight, the well-known vet and author of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ lived here and the ‘World of James Herriott’ visitor centre gives a fascinating insight into the working life of this famous vet, his subsequent books and TV series. Grove House Cottages provide a perfect base from which to explore the wider area too, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North Yorkshire Moors to the east. Places of interest include Sutton Bank and Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. Families enjoy hours of fun at Lightwater Valley, the Forbidden Corner and Flamingo Land. The coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all easily accessible and regular trains and buses run to the ancient walled city of York, 25 miles. Shop 1/2 mile, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    One step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot. Electric cooker. Freezer. Shared lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s garden, 20 yards.

  • Duck Cottage

    Thirsk

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233094
    Duck Cottage is a charming cottage tucked away in a secluded area overlooking Cod Beck which flows through Thirsk on its way to joining the River Swale. Tastefully decorated and presented to a very good standard with quality furnishings creates a delightful place to stay. Thirsk, one time home of the novel writing vet James Herriot has a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants set around the cobbled market square. It is an excellent base to explore the Yorkshire Dales & Moors with the city of York, Harrogate and East Coast within easy driving distance.

    Ground Floor: Lounge: with Freeview TV
    Kitchen/diner area: with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine/tumble dryer, kettle, toaster, dining table and chairs.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds
    Shower Room: with walk in double shower cubicle, WC, basin and heated towel rail

    All power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and high chair available on requestParking permit provided for 1 car for parking outside cottage.

  • Paper Mill Cottage

    Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, nr. Thirsk

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29836


    This detached, delightful barn conversion sits in the grounds of the owner’s beautiful Tudor house which dates back to 1450. The property has been skillfully converted into a characterful holiday cottage, with exposed roof timbers and slate tiled floors with underfloor heating. The property boasts a patio which overlooks a field with grazing sheep, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine on summer days, whilst cosy winter evenings can be spent around the woodburner. Set at the foot of Sutton Bank, on the edge of the North York Moors, this is an excellent area for walking and cycling, and the adventurous might like to visit the Gliding Club at the top of the bank or the Yorkshire Outdoors in Felixkirk for clay shooting and off road driving. Close by is the market town of Thirsk, renowned for connections with the famous vet James Herriot, and there are numerous village inns serving local produce and traditional ales. Visit stately homes at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall, abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland, and the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey. Explore the Yorkshire Dales and the Moors, take a trip on the steam train from Pickering to the fishing port of Whitby, or spend a day in the ancient walled city of York, 24 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on ground floor: 2 steps to living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years.

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