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The Byre

Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002964)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location."

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

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 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 ChristineApr 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 DavidApr 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 DeanneMar 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 RuthNov 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 BarbaraSep 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 DennisJul 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 RoyMay 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 RachelOct 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 SamSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2020

  • "Tranquil environment"

    Reviewed by IanAug 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 ChristineJul 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 CaroleFeb 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 DarrylDec 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 ColinOct 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 JanisOct 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 JohnJul 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 ColinJun 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 DeborahMay 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 AnitaMay 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 AshleighApr 2019

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  • 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


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
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