Stunning detached home | Old Reading Room, Thimbleby, near Osmotherley
Living/dining room with multi-fuel burner | Old Reading Room, Thimbleby, near Osmotherley
  • Cottage
  • Thimbleby, near Osmotherley
  • ITZ

Old Reading Room


out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 2

  • 0

Car parking on site

Former reading room transformed into a stunning home with beautiful beams and exposed stone work. Located just on the edge of the NYM.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With multi-fuel burner, digital TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With 5ft 6in bed and en-suite with shower over slipper bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Open-tread, wrought iron, spiral stairs to...

First Floor:
Study/sitting area: Galleried.

Oil central heating (underfloor in bathrooms), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

Enclosed lawned garden with courtyard, patio, summerhouse, patio and garden furniture. Private parking. No smoking.

Dating from the early 1900s, and formerly a reading room, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically restored with beautiful beams, exposed stonework, stone and oak floors, glass hallway and sumptuous furnishings and fabrics. Thimbleby village is on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with a wealth of interesting walks and mountain bike trails through spectacular moorland. Visit York, Helmsley, Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey. Cod Beck Reservoir nearby. Shops and pubs 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2018


Cot Available - Cot

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities


Historical Property

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi


Open Plan

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Kiveton Park

  • Couple


out of 10

We had an fantastic time. The cottage is so peaceful. Everything you need is there, and it is a great spot for walking from. The only thing it does truly need is the outside doors and windows painting, they are very well weathered now. Also the roof needs repairs. There is a ridge tile missing, and some tiles are broken. I would love to return sometime, I can truly say we enjoyed every little bit of our holiday there.

29 Jun 2022


  • Manchester

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


out of 10

We had a lovely relaxing break. Nice personal touches of homemade scones and Easter eggs for the children. The house is amazing and the garden is fabulous for children to play safely in and watch the sheep and lambs at the bottom of the garden. The only reason it wasn't a 10 was because the bedding and towels are quite old now but we would still happily go back. The Golden Lion in Osmotherley was fantastic and people in the village were friendly and helpful.

20 Apr 2022


  • Doncaster

  • Couple


out of 10

The cottage is great but is getting tired and needs some work doing to the property, fortunately it didn’t distract from our experience. The areas that needs looking at is as follows 1. The heating boiler was noisy when coming on and going off. 2. The towels are a bit hard not very soft. 3. Lighting from the car to the front door wasn’t adequate. 4. The Shower and the cubical wasn’t the best, the controls were stiff and the door doesn’t fit that well so water leaked out. 5. Generally the building could do with a fair bit of maintenance work carrying out on the property. We throughly enjoyed our stay and the experience of staying in a lovely cottage, unfortunately our standards have been set very high with other cottages we have stayed in so hence the comments above.

8 Dec 2021

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