Grove Cottage

Skipton-on-Swale near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 930612)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Queenie1948
    January 2017
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    “Warm and welcoming”
    The cottage was warm, welcoming, nicely decorated and well-equipped. We were delighted to find a Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations when we arrived, which made it seem even more cosy. It was in a good location for driving to Thirsk, Ripon, Fountains Abbey, etc. The spacious bedroom held a large comfortable bed and plenty of storage space. The bathroom was equally spacious and contained a large traditional-style bath with a hand-held shower attachment, suitable for a long relaxing ...


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

The property

Thirsk 3 miles.

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

Originally an old coach house, this 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 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 and spacious bedroom, with room for a cot.

Outside there is a patio with seating providing a tranquil spot to relax.

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 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 cottage for a romantic and relaxing break!


One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. 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
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mile.

About the location


Thirsk 3 miles; Ripon 7 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, Skipton on Swale is a quiet village on the outskirts of the bustling town of Thirsk which 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