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Apple Tree Cottage

Northallerton, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1013969)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Our family of 5 felt right at home at Apple Tree Cottage."

    The accommodation was well looked after, and they managed to fit us in at extremely late notice due to restrictions cancelling our other plans. The hosts were so generous to us, and really friendly. They really want the space to be used by groups who want to spend time away from the busyness of life. They've converted the barn into a lovely home & although the Yorkshire mist was ever-present during our stay, we're sure the views would have been beautiful too! Thanks for a lovely stay! We would love to come back again some time... perhaps before our baby gets too big for our travel cot!

    Reviewed by MarcoDec 2021

  • "We have just returned from staying at Apple Tree Cottage the Cottage was ..."

    We have just returned from staying at Apple Tree Cottage the Cottage was spotlessly clean ,very comfortable warm and had amazing views When we got there the hurricane greeted us wind ,rain and blizzard conditions,snow on Saturday but we will definitely be booking again in the sunshine x

    Reviewed by AverilNov 2021

  • "A little gem!"

    We really enjoyed our stay. Well appointed and comfortable. Easy to locate, yet quiet and remote. Good Wifi. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by GordonNov 2021

  • "Excellent stay."

    Would definitely use again. The only thing I struggled with was the firm bed, as I prefer mattress a bit softer, but understand a mattress is a personal choice and not everyone will be pleased. Cottage was lovely, cosy and a beautiful location looking out for miles to rolling hills. Had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this very stylish, comfortable and spotless cottage!"

    Reviewed by AllisonOct 2021

  • "We waited nearly 2 years for this holiday due to the covid regulations but I'm so glad we did ."

    What a lovely place it is so spacious - clean - quiet -and very well equipped the owners were very nice ( there were even flowers and a bottle of wine there ) We couldn't fault the place at all -- will definitely be booking again .

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by ThereasaSep 2021

  • "There was no hanging space in the main bedroom, and no where to dry your hair the mirror was on a wall far away from plugs."

    The beds were very poor quality, The wet room flooded every time you showered, had to mop up each time. Very disappointed.

    We will be installing hanging space in the upstairs room this week. The mirror has been moved., so it is closer to power points. The wet room shower head has been replaced with a lower volume head. The beds are from IKEA, and there have been no complaints to date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "This the most super cottage, spotlessly clean and very roomy so ideal for two couples that need their space."

    There is walking from the door along minor roads and situated between Thirsk and Northallerton is a plus as two good places to visit. The owners are great and the bottle of chilled Prosecco on arrival was most welcome. Thank you very much, we loved it.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "Very quiet area slept well."

    Family on the farm very friendly and happy to give advice. Nearby town of Thirsk lovely.

    Reviewed by MervynAug 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful & peaceful location, with plenty of space."

    Reviewed by GinaAug 2021

  • "Great location as a base for travelling around North Yorkshire."

    The cottage is lovely and provides good facilities for anyone who is disabled, particularly the downstairs bathroom. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "It was just me and my daughter and we had a fantastic time, so peaceful and relaxing will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2021

  • "After reading the glowing reviews for this cottage, it seemed like the perfect place to spend a week for my husband’s 70th birthday."

    The cottage is very spacious, light and airy, but seriously let down by poor housekeeping and a very untidy garden. On arrival we were greeted in the utility room by a vacuum cleaner that was full to bursting with dirt and a dirty looking mop and bucket. No hand sanitiser was available. The kitchen was relatively clean looking, but all the windows in the cottage were filthy. I understand this is on a farm but they hadn’t been cleaned inside or out for quite a while. Crockery could do with an update and we couldn’t find an egg cup! The so called 2 plush sofas are marked and ripped and didn’t look too clean. In fact I was looking for something I had lost and felt down the side of the sofa and came out with a pencil and a teaspoon and lots of dirt. I didn’t look any further. Obviously no one had considered hoovering down the sides of the sofa cushions. The sofas are very low, made worse by sagging seats. We had to pad them up with throws and cushions. The pictures in the living room had not seen a duster for a fair while as I actually wrote my name in the dust. I did get a duster and spray out and cleaned them, including the tops which were black. Also dusted the base and back of the tv. The upstairs bedroom, which is very pleasant and spacious, has no wardrobe or anything to hang clothes on, which was confusing. My sister and brother in law had to hang their clothes on the bathroom towel rail and door hook. Good job they were already on hangers as there were none provided. Downstairs bedroom was ok but decorated with cobwebs in the corners and attaching the top of the wardrobe to the ceiling. The top of the wardrobe or the pictures, hadn’t seen a duster for some time. Also the bottom of the wardrobe was very dusty, which I didn’t discover until I took some clothes out and they were dusty too. Could do with a chair/stool or something in the bedroom as nothing to put clothes on, especially as the drawer in the wardrobe seemed to have a duvet stuffed in it. Handles on dressing table broken making it very difficult to open the drawers. The wet room, which had been very attractive to us, as my husband is disabled, is very spacious, with a nice shower seat, bath etc, but no grab rail and the flooring is not proper wet room flooring, which made it like a skating rink when wet or damp. Certainly not ideal for the fleet of foot, never mind the less mobile. On first use the shower flooded the wet room and we had to put towels around it to stop the water flowing all over. I did contact Louisa and she said the drain must be blocked with dog hair as the previous occupants used it to bath their big hairy dog!! I was dumbfounded that she would even admit this to me. She said to use the drain clear and it would eat through the hair. Obviously, big hairy dogs don’t find the floor too slippery. Understandably, we were reluctant to use the shower after this as we had rather lost confidence in it having being cleaned at all. I used the upstairs one but unfortunately my husband was unable to get up the stairs and had to make do. We decided to have a BBQ and went to the shed to get the table and chairs. Two seats were ok but the other two were well attached to the shed with cobwebs. Luckily I had taken 2 seats with us so we didn’t have to risk being wound up in a spiders web. The table was pretty filthy, covered with webs, bird dirt and sticky drink marks. I had to give it a good clean down before we could use it. Couldn’t find any anti bacterial spray though, which I would have thought was essential during a pandemic. Why aren’t these things checked and why weren’t the table and chairs already out? It is the height of the summer and that metal table is very heavy. We put it back in the shed a hell of a lot cleaner than we got it out. The grass needed badly cutting and the little garden feature in the middle was overgrown and untidy as well as weeds all through the sitting/walking area, which was so difficult to walk on without twisting an ankle, because of the sharp uneven stones used. Again my husband struggled badly on these as did we all. This cottage is in a lovely position, is a nice roomy place and could be beautiful, but so let down with very poor housekeeping and an untidy and not very accessible garden. On a positive note, the beds were very comfortable and appeared to be clean, so that was a bonus. Also plenty of power points etc. We emptied the vacuum before we cleaned up after ourselves and we certainly left the cottage much cleaner than we found it! We were so disappointed that the cottage cleanliness was a very poor standard for normal times, never mind during a pandemic.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2021

  • "A beautifully spacious cottage, comfy beds, peaceful location & not to far from a town, would definitely go back, we had a fantastic family holiday."

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "It’s a lovely place and ideal for exploring North Yorkshire."

    The cottage is spacious and located on a working farm, although we didn’t notice any activities. It’s very quiet.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2021

  • "After a year spent in lockdown without the opportunity to go anywhere for a holiday, this cottage exceeded all of our expectations."

    The owners were very friendly (including their dog Chewbacca), the cottage was immaculate, very well equipped (they even included washing machine and dishwasher tablets!). I'm very happy with our holiday and look forward to booking again! Thank you for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ClaudioApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful area, nice and quiet with lovely market town of Northallerton nearby."

    Cottage was very spacious and served all our needs and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "Lovely modern cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Good location for Yorkshire Dales and Moors. Good place for dogs with field walks on the doorstep. Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate, comfortable and cosy."

    The views are amazing. The owners were very friendly and were their if you needed them. We will be staying here again.

    Reviewed by HayleyAug 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful so comfy and spacious we loved it there and ..."

    The holiday cottage was beautiful so comfy and spacious we loved it there and would be happy to stay again the owners were very pleasant, and we felt very safe as it was our first outing since lock down also plenty of places to visit

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our visit, pet friendly doesn't have to mean substandard as is shown in this barn conversion."

    We will definitely recommend and were more than happy with our stay. Louisa was very accommodating and polite. The farm had great views and was peaceful and quiet. The postcode takes you directly to the property and was very easy to find. It would be nice to have an enclosed garden to let the dogs off the leads but this was not a major inconcienience. All in all it was a far above average stay and would come highly recommended to anyone heading north.

    Reviewed by JaymeJan 2020

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning, decorated perfectly throughout."

    Very clean, very spacious. Owners provide everything you need. A stunning properly and fantastic value for money.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "Beautiful modern cottage with everything you need in a beautiful area."

    Lovely people, nice and friendly, lots of dog friendly places to visit.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "Great location, Clean, Brilliant and friendly owners."

    Already booked it again in 4 weeks time...

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2019

  • "We had a great time in a beautiful part of the world, perhaps a more secure fence to keep the dogs enclosed in our garden."

    Thank for your feedback, unfortunately this is not possible on a working farm but your comments are noted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Built to a high standard, quick response by owners to questions"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Great cottage owners very pleasant and helpful could not fault the accommodation"

    Reviewed by FrancisAug 2019

  • "Had a lovely time in North Yorkshire."

    Would highly recommend Appletree Cottage. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by NathanAug 2019

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The property

In the hilltop village of Borrowby, there sits a working farm where this property, Apple Tree Cottage rests opposite the owner's home, in this delightful part of Yorkshire.

Ideally suited for a family or a couple, this property boasts bright and refreshing decor, while from the outside keeping its farmhouse country charm.

An open-plan living space invites you into the property, with the sitting area having two large plush sofas facing a TV for when a quiet evening of home entertainment is on the cards.

Across the way is the dining table which sits next to the windows that will pour in the last natural light of the evening just as you sit down to eat.

You can cook those delicious meals in the spacious contemporary kitchen, complete with integrated electric oven, overlooking the rest of the room, so you can be the chef and still be involved in the conversation!

One of the property's best features would have to be the ground-floor wet room, which is fantastic for those less able as it has a wall-fixed shower seat, and a separate bath, with another door which joins onto the delightful ground-floor twin room.

Head up the stairs and be further impressed by the vast master bedroom; four velux windows light up the room with sunshine and bounce off the sloping ceilings, with your own flatscreen TV up there as well for those lazy Sunday mornings in bed.

The adjoining en-suite bathroom is a real treat, where you can sink into the free-standing bath tub to soak in peace, or use the separate walk-in shower if time is of the essence, the choice is yours!

You will really appreciate the large lawned area outside in the summer, perfect for keeping the kids entertained outside, while you can sip a nice cold drink on the garden table and chairs.

Being between the two national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, you won't have an excuse not to visit these spectacularly vast landscapes, with the option of exploring the terrain on foot, bicycle or even horse-back.

For a great day out you can head over to Thirsk Racecourse, with fun not just for the adults, they hold fantastic family days with entertainment for the kids as well, so put your bets on!

Retreat to Apple Tree Cottage to soak up the countryside and working farm life, while enjoying all that Yorkshire has to offer.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link) and 1 x double room with en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Ground-floor wet room with bath, shower with wall-fixed seat, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Utility room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden with lawned area and outdoor seating
  • Two horses welcome between May and September, inc. paddocks and horsebox parking
  • Ample parking for cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • No pets
  • Shop 4.6 miles
  • Pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working farm
  • Note: due to a change in farm policy we can no longer accept dogs at our property.

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About the location


Thirsk 9 miles.

Northallerton is a County town and administrative centre of North Yorkshire, located at the foot of a ridge dividing two river basin areas, the Wiske and the Cod Beck, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the Vale of York, between the Hambleton Hills and the Yorkshire Dales. This thriving town boasts market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when both sides of the High Street are home to stalls selling a wide range of goods and produce, plus on the fourth Wednesday of the month the market is joined by a farmers' market. Despite its modest size, Northallerton has a number of independent and national shops, including Betty’s Tea Rooms, Lewis & Cooper, an outstanding delicatessan and wine merchant, award-winning butcher’s, artisan baker, greengrocers, two department stores, several supermarkets and bookshops. With good rail links to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Durham and York, the activities are not just restricted to the countryside. Situated equidistant between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, the opportunities for exploration are endless. These include a day at the races at one of the many local courses, including Thirsk, a family trip to the unique Forbidden Corner at Middleham, a trip to a country house such as Newby Hall, Kiplin Hall and Castle Howard, or a round of golf. The restored Victorian resort of Saltburn, plus the pretty beaches and coves of Runswick Bay, Sand's End and Robin Hood's Bay, along with the town of Whitby, are all within one hour's drive away.

Note: This property is on a working farm. Note: due to a change in farm policy we can no longer accept dogs at our property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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