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The Byre

(Ref. 1002964)

Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, with all the facilities you need."

    Warm welcome on arrival with delightful goodies waiting to perk you up after your journey. Excellent location for walkers and explorers. Peaceful surroundings with a lot to do in a short distance. Even the rain could not spoil my break as hard as it tried to!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location, friendly owners."

    Enjoyed the cakes that were waiting for us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely spot for dog walking Comfortable bed and place to stay Floors in kitchen a bit scruffy"

    Reviewed by Belinda3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Outside furniture was a nice touch, both a picnic style bench and very comfy chairs with a little table. High standard of furnishings throughout. We really appreciated the home baking and basket of goodies. We walked a lot and so nice to come back to such a restful place. Would thoroughly recommend this place, especially having morning coffee outside watching the fish in the pond, and seeing the horses.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely one bedroom property with ensuite shower."

    The bed was very comfortable and the property was well decorated and in good condition. Excellent rural location between Sutton Bank Visitor Centre and the old Hambleton racecourse. We would happily return. Appreciated the cakes and biscuits left for our arrival. Plenty of walks locally for our dog in rural settings and off the main road. A beautiful area on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage,nice and peacefull, nice host."

    A good place to explore the villages and coast of Yorkshire,plenty of markets on different days in loveley quite local towns and villages.Good food to be had in cafes and restaurants or visit the local butchers and greengrocers for great food to cook. seeing the horses in the morning on the gallops was very nice.plus the the stabled horses in the field.will book again,thanks for the cakes and treats.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very nice property, placed in a good area for easy access to the surrounding countryside."

    Had all facilities we needed apart from a shower mat so care was needed as the base was a touch slippery. Everything worked fine and was clean and tidy. Would definately stop again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time and the little touches like a welcome pack and homemade cakes was much appreciated."

    Our dog max loved the walking the area was lovely. Would definitely book again. Linda , Alan and max

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Liz was welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was comfortable and well placed to explore the area. The weather could have been better but we managed to avoid the worst of it and visited several places of interest. We are considering a return visit at some future date.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect stay, lovely welcome cakes and gorgeous setting!"

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Becka5.0May 2023

  • "What a lovely week we had at The Byre."

    The conversion is ideal for a couple and their four legged friend. Liz was around if you needed her, and her lemon cakes were delicious. The area is great to explore, lovely for walking, cycling and using as a base for drives further afield. The North Yorkshire area speaks for itself. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stay of the Easter

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "My dog and I had a lovely stay."

    Very clean cottage and super comfy bed with luxurious bedding. Well equipped kitchen although I couldn't find the tea towels! Great location for dog walks and such a treat to have the most fantastic view at nearby Sutton Bank. Lovely little cakes and daffs on the table were appreciated. Only one niggle was that the underfloor heating was a bit too efficient and I would have liked to moderate the heat especially in the evening. Such a lovely part of the world - we will be back!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2023

  • "It's been amazing staying at The Byrne, the perfect place to chill out even during Christmas time, everything was prepared for making our stay memorable, from the muffins waiting for us at our arrival to the Christmas decorations to the biscuits, jams, honey and tea provided to all that is needed for a dog."

    Thanks so much!!

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Dec 2022

  • "We booked extremely close to the booking - just 15 hrs before."

    None of it was a problem to the very busy owners and we even arrived to home baked cakes. Also, we had to extend our stay at very late notice as we had moved out of our home in Lincolnshire and were awaiting completion on our house in North Yorkshire (which dragged on frustratingly). Again this was not an issue to the owners. A lovely, comfortable, warm and homely stay.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Nov 2022

  • "We liked "The Byre" , were very comfortable and warm, could not fault it in any way it was clean and well maintained."

    Owners were friendly and helpful, so we are returning next year. Overall were very Happy.

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Byre is a compact and cosy cottage in spectacular surroundings at the top of Sutton Bank."

    The cottage itself is quite small but has been thoughtfully laid out and equipped so you have everything you need. It was spotlessly clean and the shower was hot and powerful, always a bonus. The courtyard garden is lovely. The owners were pleasant and friendly, unobtrusive but there if you needed them. Dog-friendly and it's dog heaven as there is a forest with trails directly out the front of the cottage, and out the back your are straight onto the Cleveland Way where you can walk for miles in both directions with spectacular views. We had a great week and would have no hesitation in recommending The Byre.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent walks straight from the door."

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect little break, lovely cottage, nice location."

    Owners should be proud of the cottages, the goodies, flowers and dog treats were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great surroundings loads of places to visit enjoyed"

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was immaculate, owner was very helpful, lovely location."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A most enjoyable week in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage was clean and very well equipped. The little extras we found waiting for us on our arrival were a lovely touch. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Great outside space and lovely cake on arrival. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2022

  • "We found the property very well equipped and comfortable and loved the location."

    The cleaners perhaps missed doing the oven and oven gloves as these were rather messy. We found the corner where the table was very dark for eating, just a very minor niggle and did not detract from our lovely stay and have already recommended it to our friends.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Attention to detail was obvious everywhere beautiful crockery Flowers Home baked cakes on arrival were very welcome."

    The location was perfect for walking and visiting all the places of interest. I would certainly recommend this property and especially for dog owners with access to the courtyard and good dog walks from the door.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we needed was there."

    Welcome cakes and biscuits a lovely touch. Comfortable bed, good shower and great to have access to Netflix. We would just say the property in places looks a bit tired, the bathroom door frame half painted, air vent dirty and cooker very dirty. However we had a great week and this didn’t detract from our stay.

    Reviewed by Deanne4.1Mar 2022

  • "A very cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owners provided very thoughtful hospitality as well as delicious cakes on our arrival! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning area, lots to see and do with in a short driving distance."

    Warm welcome received and a lovely welcome pack along with tasty homemade cakes on arrival. Fantastic and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Byre is a beautiful cottage, with the most beautiful surroundings."

    It is peaceful, and has brilliant dog walks right from the front door. Every single thing has been thought of for the most comfortable stay. The welcome box and cakes were delightful, and the bed with the pillows (of which I have just ordered the same!!) made for the best nights sleep. If you like horses, you can see the race horses from the local horse racing trainer yards, doing their training each morning, which is a magnificent spectacle to see. Plenty towns and villages around to drive to, and the Kilburn White Horse is a nice walk to do from the cottage also. All in all a brilliant holiday, and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2021

  • "We can see why they call Yorkshire Gods own country when spending time in the area where the Byre is located, ideal for outdoor activities and central to many places."

    Comfortable warm cottage and courtyard and treats for all. Well Recommended. Beryl & Roy, and Jess our Patterdale.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings."

    Ideal for walking running and mountain biking from the doorstep. Lovely welcome cakes on arrival, the cottage was very cosy and warm and had everything i needed.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. Has everything you need. Great location for walking and cycling being so close to sutton bank national park. If you like horses you will love staying here as they have a farm and livery. Lovely to see the horses out running from the yard opposite the property. Hosts very helpful and friendly. Thirsk is a great little market town. Loads of nice pubs and restaurants in and nearby. Pony trekking at Boltby was excellent too. Loads to do. Scenery breath taking. Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tranquil environment"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely secluded accommodation perfectly positioned to explore North Yorkshire."

    4.7Aug 2020

  • "Exactly as expected."

    Very clean and cosy. Everything you would need for a relaxing stay in a lovely location and some wonderfully tasty cupcakes waiting for us!! Would definitely stay here again when we come back to the area

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Byre was excellent."

    Very cosy and beautifully warm as it was very cold. The owners Liz and Graham were excellent hosts. They were very busy lambing at the time so didn't see them a lot. Both of them were very accommodating as I am disabled and helped me out. Would recommend any couple who love Yorks hire to stay in their lovely cottage. Loved seeing the race horses exercising on the gallops and although we never got to Castle Howard, we did pass it and it looks fabulous. Would definitely stay again. Just one small thing, need a potato peeler!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely quirky cottage,clean everything you needed, very comfy bed."

    Fantastic location. Lovely christmas decorations. Perfect cottage in every single way. Nice and secure place to stay.

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0Dec 2019

  • "18-25 oct 2019 Byre Cottage was great ideal for walking particularly along Sutton Bank views fantastic."

    Weather could have been better but cottage always nice and warm to get back to. Cakes biscuits ect. from Liz very welcome on arrival. Very enjoyable week. Marj & Colin plus Max& Paddy(Shis Tzu) From Chesterfield

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very well appointed, clean, cosy with lots of lovely little touches that we haven't experienced in other cottages we have visited."

    Its location gives many options for keen walkers and those with dogs and the views from Sutton Bank across Yorkshire are spectacular. As stated it is located in a working farm and we were able to roam around the fields with our young retriever (whom made friends with the horses and sheep) freely BUT you must have regard for the farm animals and the property by keeping your dog (s) on leads and clean up after them . The owners Liz and Craig are very helpful,kind and friendly ( as is their little puppy) and we look forward to visiting them again soon..

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Byre was a really enjoyable place to stay being close to so many places to visit and enjoy."

    On arrival Liz was there to welcome and show me around the Byre, also she had made some amazing cakes which just melted in the mouth ! There were also other items supplied which was most welcome, a really highly recommended place to stay .

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "NoFabulous to be near a racing yard, where I could go out in the early morning to watch the horses going out for exercise."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very pretty and comfortable."

    Liz was a lovely host who left out little treats and had baked some caked which were a lovely thing to arrive too. The cottage is in a great location, it is a five min walk from Sutton Bank National Park, we took our dog for a 7 mile walk, it was lovely. We would also recommend the pub at the bottom of Sutton Bank for dog owners, Whitestonecliffe Inn, the food was lovely and have their own dog lounge. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2019

  • "Not only was the cottage very comfortable but we were welcomed with a wonderful cake ."

    There were the usual welcome gifts but the cake was not expected. The owners encouraged us to look round the farm which was as emmaculate as the cottage . The area in which the cottage is was really interesting and very beautiful. All of the above made it a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2019

  • "We have just arrived home from The Byre Cottage on garbutt farm and I couldn't wait to give this place a 5 star."

    On arrival we could check in earlier then expected which was fab. We met the owners their who were lovely they showed us around and then left us to it. We were welcomed with some chocolate and amazing freshly cooked Salted Caramel Cupcakes. The cupboards were full of essentials teabags, sugar etc and cleaning products. The cottage was spotless smelt amazing & was the decor was just beautiful. Every little touch made us feel at home.. The fluffy towels smelt amazing! The crips white bedding and well the mattress made us sleep like babies. Now the views were outstanding you are literally a stones throw from Sutton Bank national Park were you can walk your socks off. Our dogs absolutely loved it. We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Apr 2019

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area with double sofa bed, dining area and kitchen area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Smart TV, standard TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Use of shared courtyard with table and chairs
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 5 miles and shop within 7 miles

The property

Thirsk 7 miles.

Perched on the edge of the majestic North York Moors National Park and within striking distance of the picturesque Cleveland Way, is this endearing, stone-built cottage, The Byre.

This elegantly styled dwelling offers a superb base for a couple looking to escape city life and explore an area steeped with heather moorland, a dramatic coastline and a wonderful history.

Look forward to spending quiet evenings within the contemporary, open-plan living room, where you and your loved one can rustle up a home-cooked meal before sinking into the sofa to curl up in front of the smart TV.

As the evening draws to a close, drift off to sleep within the king-size bedroom which houses a bright interior to ensure that you wake up each morning to a tranquil surrounding.

The interior is completed by the stylish en-suite shower, housing a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

During the summer months, step outside to tuck into your breakfast within the shared courtyard, where you will find a charming spot for alfresco dining and enjoying the superb countryside views before strolling around the grounds where you will find stables containing a number of race horses.

There are numerous footpaths from the doorstep and the Cleveland Way is less than 500m away with an abundance of scenic walking routes and cycle hire and designated trails for all capabilities are available from the nearby Sutton Bank Visitor Centre.

Visit the Gliding Club at the top of the bank for a trial lesson and soar above the National Park or try some clay shooting and off road driving at Yorkshire Outdoors in Felixkirk.

Visit stately homes at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall, abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland, and the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey.

Take a steam train from Pickering to Whitby or enjoy a day at the races available in Thirsk, Ripon and York.

The town of Thirsk can be reached in a short drive and offers numerous shops and inns serving local produce and traditional ales, along with the impressive Georgian buildings and a cinema.

It is also home to the James Herriot Museum which showcases the work of the town’s own famous vet and author.

Adding to your sight-seeing itinerary is the quaint town of Harrogate where you can explore the Valley Gardens or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or pubs.

The Byre promises a refreshing break for those looking to explore this part of the North Yorkshire.

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About the location

THIRSK

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