Grove Cottage

Skipton-on-Swale near Thirsk, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 12465)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ripon 5 miles, Thirsk 5 miles.

An exceptional, detached cottage, in the small hamlet of Skipton-on-Swale, 5 miles from the pretty market town of Thirsk.

Originally an old coach house, this Thirsk cottage has been tastefully renovated with superb attention to detail to provide outstanding, first-class accommodation ideal for couples.

Exuding charm and character throughout, this delightful Thirsk cottage offers a warming woodburner in a feature fireplace, exposed timbers in the bedroom and a stylish, contemporary kitchen with a rustic terracotta floor.

A modern, spacious en-suite bathroom complements the sumptuous bedroom of this Thirsk cottage, and with the addition of a small dressing room, there is scope for a cot.

Outside this Thirsk cottage, a patio with seating provides a tranquil spot to relax, and guests are welcome to enjoy the owner's lawned front garden.

The historic town of Thirsk has a wide range of amenities with a cobbled market square, excellent pubs and eateries, small country racecourse and the renowned James Herriot museum - not to be missed.

The location of this Thirsk cottage is ideally suited for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the historic city of York.

Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey near Ripon are well worth visiting, and the elegant spa town of Harrogate is within easy access.

A perfect Thirsk cottage for a romantic and relaxing break!


One king-size double bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Spacious fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with double sofa bed and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture, BBQ and use of owner's lawned front garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

About the location


Ripon 11 miles; York 23 miles.

With the gateway to the North York Moors National Park to the east and Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west, the bustling town of Thirsk boasts a quaint market place, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. Visit the World of James Herriott Museum, dedicated to the life and works of the town’s own famous vet and author or explore the surrounding rolling countryside and Hambleton Hills, offering excellent walking opportunities. The cathedral city of York and the beautiful East Coast are within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas