Living room | The Old Post Office, Rainton, near Thirsk
Kitchen/diner | The Old Post Office, Rainton, near Thirsk
Rainton, near Thirsk

The Old Post Office

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Enclosed Garden / Patio


out of 5

Nestling between the North Yorkshire Moors to the East and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west, with Thirsk, Ripon, Boroughbridge close by, The Old Post Office enjoys an ideal location for families and friends to enjoy a staycation.
Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With gas wood burner and Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and French doors leading to patio.
Utility room: With washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With walk-in shower, double shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Highchair.
Enclosed paved and gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture. On-road parking. No smoking.
The Old Post Office has been fully restored to a high standard throughout and is arranged over three floors, overlooking the pretty village green. Style and comfort blend effortlessly, the lounge with comfortable sofas to relax on, Wi-Fi and Smart TV and an inviting electric stove set within a small inglenook to make yourself cosy on cooler evenings. The newly installed kitchen area is modern in design and provides everything you will need to rustle up a hearty breakfast or evening supper, open plan with the dining room it makes a perfect social space. French doors open out onto a sunny rear courtyard, set with garden furniture and perfect for alfresco drinks or dining on a summers evening. For those who prefer, the village inn with its open fires and home cooked fayre is just a couple of yards away. Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find a variety of sleeping arrangements. On the first floor is a double bedroom and two single bedrooms; there is a family bathroom on this floor with a gorgeous walk-in double shower. Up to the second floor and you can retreat to the master bedroom, with attractive vaulted ceilings, Velux windows, kingsize bed and en-suite shower room.
With an abundance of walks and cycle routes nearby, there is much to do for the outdoor enthusiast. Situated just 4½ 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. The Old Post Office provides 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 run from Thirsk to the ancient walled city of York.


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Enclosed garden or patio
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-road

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please