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Thwaitefield

Goathland, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 982270)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing Amazing Amazing!"

    The house is even better than the photos suggest. It was spotless and felt like it was 100% worth what we paid. A family of 12 ranging from a 1.5years to 70 years enjoyed, i would say its definitely toddler friendly.There seemed to be plenty of room to have time to ourselves but also great entertaining spaces for when we wanted to come together and eat, play games etc. Celebrated a 30th birthday here and will definitely be returning. The village is gorgeous and the staff in the local shops very friendly. Also one tip for future guests we ordered some Chinese food from The Fortune Inn in Pickering it was the best takeaway I've had in a long time. Great customer service! 20 min drive to pick up. Thank you so much for such a wonderful week

    Reviewed by JodyNov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday as a large family group."

    The house was so much bigger than I expected from the photos. It had in everything we needed and more! It’s within driving distance of some beautiful places and Goathland itself is lovely and quaint. Our dog enjoyed the large garden in the property too. There was a problem with a broken bed which was fixed almost immediately after reporting. We had a lovely time and didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "Had the most amazing week and fortunate enough to have lovely weather."

    The village of Goathland is picturesque and a tourist hotspot, with the steam train, all the little gift shops and tea rooms. Perfectly situated to explore the area and we visited Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, York, Whitby and Thornton le dale. Even though the house entrance is opposite the village car park, once behind the electric gates it’s very secluded and private. The house is very spacious and well presented, we needed to buy kitchen roll, toilet roll and bin bags, not sure if this was because of covid. The bedrooms and ensuites were really spacious, 2 of the ensuites had steps leading down to them. We didn’t have any children in our group so didn’t make use of the outdoor frame, activity table (air hockey / pool / table tennis) or games console, but I’m sure children would get a lot of fun from them.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "We had a great week in this house."

    It did not want for anything, it was everything we needed - loads of space both in and outside the house

    Reviewed by GailAug 2021

  • "House was very spacious and really well equipped."

    It was perfect for all ages from 6 to 70 and we all had a fantastic week. The games room was great for the older children. It was a memorable week to celebrate our golden wedding.we followed the instructions for bin collection but only one bin was emptied rather than 3

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this house and gardens."

    Generous in size and beautiful location. Only one small criticism and that’s not enough hot water for everyone to shower in the morning. There were 8 of us, but not all showered in the morning.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2021

  • "My family had an amazing holiday here."

    The house was lovely and there was plenty to do in the area. We were all sorry to leave at the end of our week’s stay. The house itself is large enough fir everyone to find something to do without getting in each other’s way if that’s what you wanted to do, but invariably we gathered every night to play pool, table football and table tennis in the games room. Would love to come back

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "Thwaitefield is in the best location possible for Goathland, opposite the permanent car park, which is opposite the shops and cafes."

    The “Inn on the Moor” is next door and they do excellent meals and a great pint (dogs are welcome too). Thwaitefield’s perfect location is very private, with electric gates and tress all around the garden, the garden is HUGE. The house itself is also huge, but homely. We were a family of four (due to restrictions!), but it didn’t feel too big. The rooms (on the first floor, as we didn’t use the rooms on the second floor) were very specious, all with en-suite. The only thing I would change (moan about) would be the mattress in the room on the left, which my wife and I stayed in. It was huge bed, but with the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever stayed on! The lounge was very comfortable, with Sky Sports, so my son and I were very happy! We also enjoyed playing pool and table football. The kitchen was a great space to enjoy meals as a family. Goathland itself is a wonderful village, we enjoyed many walks with the dogs (so many different walks to choose from), bike rides with the kids. The station is a 5 min walk away. Whitby is only a short drive away, but we enjoyed other areas too like Runswick Bay, which is a great beach for the dogs.

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2020

  • "Great place Shame there were only 4 wine glasses and no knives to prepare veg."

    Everything else ok

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Such a beautiful property."

    We had a party of 12 and there was plenty of room for all of us. Fantastic surroundings, nicely located for trips out. Lovely to see sheep roaming freely in the village. Very well equipped house with everything you could need. Lovely relaxing holiday for all of us!!! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "We returned home yesterday after a really fantastic week at Thwaitefield."

    The house is incredible - spacious, luxurious, clean, secure and well maintained. Also so peaceful. The only noise at night was the local sheep! We were advised before arrival that some items (such as cushions, books, ornaments) had been removed from the property due to COVID - this didn’t alter our experience. The property was spotlessly clean and really wowed us all. The wrap around gardens gave the children some much needed space to run around after what has felt like endless lockdown. The rooms are spacious and easily accommodated 9 of us. We spent much of our time together in the huge kitchen diner and on the patio. The bifold doors meant it was easy to keep and eye on the children. One of the bathroom showers leaked down into the sun room - we contacted the owner and this was sorted and fixed same day without any bother or inconvenience to us. We would highly recommend this property for large families/groups and would happily return.

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2020

  • "A lovely house in a great location."

    The house was very clean, spacious and comfortable and nicely decorated for Christmas- thank you! The only thing that we found slightly disappointing was the lack of a couple of ‘basics’ that people should be aware of before visiting - for example you will need to bring your own hairdryer, bin bags, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets . Obviously this doesn’t detract from our enjoyment of the holiday and we would certainly return but little touches could make all the difference! Thank you to the owners and Sykes for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "Great property."

    Lots of space for thirteen of us. Good location.

    Reviewed by GeoffDec 2019

  • "We felt perturbed to be contacted about damage at the property, which would naturally have been reported by us If we were responsible."

    We felt we were under suspicion and would appreciate more information about the outcome.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

  • "Thwaitefield is an excellent property in the heart of Goathland ideal for a family get together."

    The whole family enjoyed the good amenities in the house and surrounding gardens. We enjoyed great walks around the area and hope we can get back again in the near future.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2019

  • "This house and the location was fantastic ,the grounds were amazing ."

    A bbq would have been nice in the garden . The walks right by the house were amazing and the village was lovely.The family had a fantastic holiday and are looking to book again and we would highly recommend

    Reviewed by IreneAug 2019

  • "Excellent quality property, ideal for bringing the extended family on holiday all together, with very generous sized rooms and a large secure garden with its own private woodland area."

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Had a fabulous week!"

    We usually stay in Whitby but ventured here to Goathland this year and enjoyed staying in this beautiful village much more. All seven of us loved the house, thought it very spacious, ideally located and our best choice ever. It's a very large accommodation and sleeps 12 people (14 if sofa bed downstairs used) hence the expensive nightly/weekly cost but well worth it! Amply equipped and the enormous kitchen was something else. The only one slight criticism is that for a house with such extensive gardens there is no BBQ available which we thought strange. We made the short 10 min drive into Whitby a couple times in the week, an obvious "must" for all when in this area and enjoyed the more adventurous trip  to see the spectacular local Mallyan Spout waterfall. The steam railway from Goathland is also something worth experiencing. Goathland village is a dream whether you are a Heartbeat fan or not, with sheep wandering the village, a few lovely local shops and of course the pub, aka The Aidensfield Arms. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2019

  • "Thwaitefield provided excellent accommodation for our family holiday with 7 adults and 3 children."

    The spacious kitchen was well equipped and ideal for our large group. We all enjoyed the games room, the air hockey being particularly popular with all ages! The large garden was a delight, where we all had fun with various games and also it was great for playing hide and seek! The house being centrally situated in Goathland is very well placed for walks in the area, the North Yorks Moors railway, and it is only a short drive to the coast. All in all, a great holiday enjoyed by us all!

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "Very easy to book."

    I needed to speak to Sykes staff and they were extremely helpful. The house exceeded our expectations. The whole experience was fantastic

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "An amazing house in a great location"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "Fabulous property for the whole family."

    Goathland was a delightful location and very central for the local attractions.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2018

  • "Excellent facilities in a great little village."

    Ideal surroundings to celebrate a 90th birthday with the family.

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at the house it was so spacious and comfortable with added extras to make our stay relaxing."

    Had a problem finding the house but the postmaster in the shop soon put us right. Would love to come back and see the snow on the moors sometime. Can not fault our break away.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "Beautiful house, lovely holiday,only negative was we had no wi-fi."

    which disappointed the kids but was actually probably good for them to go a week without it!

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2018

  • "The main issues we had during our time at Thwaitefield was the lack of Internet, which was never resolved resulting in the family going 5 days without Wi-Fi."

    Also, we didn't realise that the hot water would be limited to certain times which did disappoint us a bit. These really were the only issues and did not ruin an otherwise fantastic holiday. We absolutely loved the cottage and would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2018

  • "A fabulous house in a lovely tranquil location."

    Our family enjoyed a a fantastic week in Goathland staying at Thwaitefield. When not out and about sightseeing, there were plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained in the house or in the large garden. When searching for our holiday accommodation we had looked for a property that had that something 'special' and this house, and its location, provided just that!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

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The property

This beautiful, large Victorian cottage sits right in the heart of Goathland in the middle of the wondrous North York Moors National Park.

Thwaitefield is centrally located in this iconic Moors village in its own large lawned gardens, screened from the road with extensive hedging and mature woods and fully enclosed garden.

This grand house built around 1890, has been extensively renovated to create a superb, high specification home, abounding with light and in super decorative order set over 3 floors.

Its luxurious and well-designed interior, along with its marvellous and convenient location make this the perfect base from which to tour this fabulous rural location with the ones that you love.

As well as a number of enthralling activities on your doorstep, Thwaitefield offers you a fine choice of places to put your feet up and relax.

You can unwind in the homely sitting room benefiting from cosy seating and a woodburner, there is also a more cosy and peaceful snug room which also comes with the added luxury of a woodburner.

Perhaps in the summer months, you can spend your downtime in the gloriously bright conservatory which offers you a number of spots to sit and relish in this serene location.

The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and is complete to an exquisite standard, it also hosts a lovely breakfast table to enjoy your morning coffee at before the hectic day begins.

Three of the property's bedrooms rest on the first floor with fabulous en-suites complete with a touch of class.

Head up to the second floor of Thwaitefield to discover the three further bedrooms, these rooms share access to a gorgeous and spacious bathroom giving you the option of an elegant bath or a separate shower cubicle.

Soak up the sun while wandering the calming surrounding gardens at the property, the dogs and children can run and play whilst you enjoy an ice cold drink or two.

Despite the quiet and private feel of the property, it comes right in the center of Goathland,with its own post office, general store, cafes, pub and two hotels and bus links into Leeds, York and Whitby it is also the village where which the television programme Heartbeat was filmed.

This quaint and welcoming village also plays host to the famous railway station that features in the Harry Potter films.

Also known for it's heritage steam railway on the Pickering to Whitby line.

Breath-taking walking and cycling can be enjoyed right from your doorstep through the wonderful moorland scenery, as a wealth of idyllic paths and trails are easily available.

As well as luscious countryside, you can head to the popular and fascinating market town of Pickering, or perhaps a day by the sea is on your to-do list, with the beautiful fishing port of Whitby less than 10 miles away.

Whether you're after a holiday filled with adventure and exploration, or you simply just want to relax, bring your friends and family along to this wonderful Yorkshire getaway and use it as your base to explore the attractions and activities on your doorstep.

Thwaitefield offers you unparalleled accommodation to relax and unwind no matter how good the weather is.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: First floor 1 x king-size with wetroom en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x kingsize with en-suite, bath, shower over, seperate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor kingsize bed, 2 x double bed
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC, first floor cloakroom with a basin and WC, second floor bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Ground floor snug with woodburning stove and sofa bed available on request
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil Heating, two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Sky sports TV, Bluray Player, Playstation 4, Stereo, I-Pod dock, CD Player, Radio, WiFi, pool table, table tennis, air hockey, selection of books, board games and DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable storage for up 15 bikes
  • Enclosed fully fenced surrounding lawns with furniture inc outdoor child's play area within sight of the kitchen terrace
  • Charcoal BBQ available for use - charcoal not provided
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 minute walk
  • Note; Sofa bed in snug available on request.

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About the location

GOATHLAND

Whitby 9 miles.

The idyllic village of Goathland is set on the north eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is surrounded by the rugged open moorlands which provide excellent walking country and on which sheep graze freely. The village has been popularised by the television programme Heartbeat. At the bottom of the village lies the station for the famous North York Moors Steam Railway. Here you can catch a train to Whitby or Pickering and relax as the train winds its way through the moors. Goathland is within easy reach of the East Coast towns of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough, making it a great holiday base.

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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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