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The Cottage

Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1004365)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Sleeps 2 people

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “The Cottage is in a lovely quiet and scenic location.”

    Lovely views across to the old Hambleton Racecourse and beyond. Lots of interesting walks and Helmsley and Thirsk a short drive away. The Cottage is very comfortable and clean with Wi-Fi which is good.

    - Mrs Forbes, September 2019

The property

Thirsk 6.8 miles.

A stone built, semi-detached cottage set just within the western fringe of the North York Moors National Park, midway between the lively town of Thirsk and the picturesque market town of Helmsley. Situated at the top of Sutton Bank this cosy cottage is surrounded by far reaching countryside views, it borders the remnants of the old Hambleton Racecourse, which is now used by the local racehorse trainers to train the up and coming stars of today’s racing world. The Cottage would appeal to couples seeking an active but also romantic break and is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and riders.

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.

You enter the cottage into the contemporary, open-plan living room, featuring a snug seating area with Smart TV that enables you and your loved one to settle down and indulge in all your favourite television.

Dinner can be prepared in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed at the dining table for two.

The king-size bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom which holds a shower over the bath.

Why not enjoy an early morning stroll and capture the far-reaching views on top of Sutton Bank and towards the famous Kilburn White Horse.

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 city of York is 23 miles away and offers a slight change of pace with its ancient walls, roman architecture and vibrant shops.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Use of shared courtyard with table and chairs
  • Lockable bike storage
  • 2 Well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 5 miles
  • Note: Access to laundry room in main house with tumble dryer and washing machine.

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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
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