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Sunnyside Garden Cottage

(Ref. 959719)

Husthwaite, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Sunnyside Garden Cottage in Husthwaite."

    Very friendly reception by Sue, the owner, who surprised us with a selfmade lemon drizzle cake. The cottage was clean and provided with all the goods one needs. Very comfortable and quiet. After the first week Sue provided us with clean bedlinen and towels. Our compliments, highly recommended. We would love to come back one time.

    Reviewed by Franka5.0Jun 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    Well equipped and comfy bed. Please note there is no longer a shop in the village and the pub is closed on a Monday and Tuesday. There are several walks from the door especially to Coxwold. The owner makes a lovely lemon drizzle cake greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Jun 2024

  • "A wonderful spot for peace and quiet, rest and relaxation."

    My dog Frankie and I were made very welcome and were very comfortable during our stay. Our needs were met perfectly and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2024

  • "Just wonderful."

    Sunnyside was spotlessly clean. The telly was better than my elderly flat screen one ( I'm going to replace it now!). The garden was a haven of peace and tranquility. We slept well in the comfortable beds and it was lovely to hear a tawny owl at night. There are many books in the property great for reading outside on the little patio set provided. We breakfasted outside every day. Now for the best part...Loki! Loki is the owners young working cocker who fast became my little dogs best friend. Charlie has been quite bereft since his return home. We have promised him that this time next year we will return for a two week stay. Thank you Sue for providing such a comfortable and peaceful retreat to return to after a days sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0May 2024

  • "A comfortable and warm cottage in a very quiet and convenient location with easy access to nearby attractions via main roads."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2024

  • "An enjoyable stay, the cottage is lovely."

    The owner and family live adjoining house, yet value privacy. ‘ A positive reflection’, the garden is shown on pictures, is quirky and was particularly what I liked. There is parking space not shown on pictures. I would return, for the garden retreat . The cake is the best ! that the owner bakes.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very warm comfortable cottage."

    Nice peaceful surroundings. All amenities. We enjoyed our stay. The Lemon drizzle cake was delicious. Thank you Sue.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a charming location."

    Could not have been better. The Lemon drizzle cake was superb. Thanks Sue. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very pleasant and spacious property for two in a quiet setting."

    We found it to be comfortable and warm with good facilities. Access was a little tight between the hedges but manageable nevertheless in a medium sized car.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Sunnyside was a lovely, comfortable property and very well equipped."

    Sue made us feel very welcome and was so helpful. She also bakes the best lemon drizzle cake! It's situated in a great area with lots to explore locally and within a short drive. We went to Castle Howard, Yorkshire lavender, Helmsley and Bolton Abbey was close by. Our dog enjoyed the local walks and the garden. There are lots of villages with lovely, dog friendly pubs. Easingwold had a lovely café called The Olive Tree. Unfortunately didn't get the chance to try the pub just down the road, but it looked very nice. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and well maintained with everything we needed to make our stay a comfortable one."

    The lemon drizzle cake was lovely and went down very well with our afternoon cuppas. The only downside was the access to the rear of the property and we were pleased we only have a small car as the track is very narrow and quite overgrown at the moment.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2023

  • "We would highly recommend Sunnyside."

    The cottage was very clean, warm, well appointed and in a lovely quiet location a credit to Sue.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in this very comfortable warm property."

    The owner had even baked us a scrumptious lemon drizzle cake to welcome us! The property is spacious and had everything we needed during our stay. It is situated in the heart of the village and is very peaceful but it is easy to get to many attractions and walks. We would definately recommend it. Oh, and I forgot to ask the owner what fabric conditioner she used, our bed linen and towels smelt gorgeous the whole week!!!

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time we've stayed in Sunnyside Garden Cottage and it will not be the last."

    Sue ensures the property is lovely and warm when we arrive, spotlessly clean and of course with that lemon drizzle cake to enjoy. We look forward to visiting again later in the year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Enjoyed my stay, very cosy."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful comfy place to stay very clean and everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday."

    The lovely lemon drizzle cake was a lovely welcome at the end of the day with a cuppa. Very central location for York, Ripon, Thirsk many lovely places to visit in the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a splendid hideaway, well off the standard tourist routes."

    If you want a quiet stay withing reach of the essential luxuries of life this is highly recommended. I would have given it a FIVE STARS rating but, the day after we arrived we got news that my mother was grievously ill. I couldn't, in all fairness, say that the stay was a great pleasure under the circumstances. Having said that I'm sure we will be back in the future. Ten out of ten, Sue!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "The annex is lovely but the lounge furniture is tired , i."

    E . chairs and stools have very loose joints plus the settee is very low and uncomfortable . Access to the property in anything above a small car is difficult as it is very narrow .I would like to suggest a wasing up bowl and brush plus perhaps a broom for sweeping up as using the dust pan provided is fine if you are young and flxible . These comments are not meant as critcism but to perhaps help Sue make the place even bettter . P.s. we had a great time there and it is a lovely village .

    Reviewed by Granville3.8Sep 2022

  • "We have stayed in many self catering places, this was honestly 'one of the best' Only criticism was the garden wasn't secure for our dog."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Had everything we needed in the cottage (except perhaps a DVD player and an ironing board ) The surrounding area is beautiful. Owner very helpful and a lovely touch to leave a lemon drizzle cake, very much appreciated at elevensies .

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2022

  • "Very good property."

    We enjoyed our stay immensely. Very comfortable. I would recomd the purchase of a small washing up bowl for the sink, we bought one in Morristons. Also a hair dryer, an iron and board. Also the brush and dustpan had disappeared. All these things are small and easily supplied. Otherwise we had a lovely holiday in a very beautiful area. The host was friendly and helpful. I would recomd this cottage very highly

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little home from home in a beautiful village."

    Every need catered for & welcome lemon drizzle cake to boot! Well positioned to visit most places in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by ruth5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely annexe very comfy and clean,although the saucepans need replacing, apart from that, it had everything needed for a relaxing break in a beautiful part of England, the previous reviews were right the lemon cake was delicious and much appreciated!"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4May 2022

  • "Nice, comfortable cottage which was well placed for visiting the area."

    Had everything we needed for a relaxing visit. The lemon drizzle cake was a lovely welcome! Certainly worth another visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    the cottage was comfortable and had everything required for a restful stay. The cottage is situated in a peaceful and beautiful village.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "All as expected."

    We even had snowfall. I really enjoyed my holiday. Lovely lemon cake was eaten within two days! Good smart tv and excellent wifi. It was great for me as one person here and would be great for two as well. I find it hard to think of anything to constructively criticise. No cannot think of anything. I did lots of geocaching while here.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Mar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage and we will be staying again in the future."

    It is a lovely quiet location, not too far away from York and there are plenty of places to visit in the area. The welcome is warm and friendly, and Sue's lemon drizzle cake is to die for!

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Sunny side is a very welcoming, extremely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Set in an ideal location to tour the North of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very happy with COVID cleaning and precautions/advice, enjoyed returning to this well-managed property and will return in the future."

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2021

  • "A very clean, comfortable cottage in the small village of Husthwaite approximately 8 miles from Thirsk."

    Very convenient for many attractions and only a couple of minutes from a friendly pub. Would recommend and would like to return if only for the wonderful Lemon Drizzle cake which the owner made for us on arrival!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely annex, friendly hosts, quiet tranquil location and central to investigate North Yorkshire and further a field."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable and convenient place to stay."

    Nice to have a garden to sit in. Be aware that the driveway is very rough and possibly not suitable for low-slung cars!

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent."

    We were slightly disappointed that the village pub was closed but other than that a lovely area and base to explore it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is one of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in."

    The comfort and cleanliness, and quiet village location, together with the warm welcome from Sue made for a lovely relaxing week. We hope to return sometime soon, not just for the super lemon drizzle cake baked by Sue!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful little 'hideaway' in a quiet village."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2021

  • "Property well situated for the North york Moors, convenient parking by the cottage."

    Very comfortable stay, great lemon drizzle cake!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "We spent an enjoyable week in this self-contained cottage annex."

    When we arrived we found that the owner had left a lemon drizzle cake on the table ... it lasted us most of the week, having a slice at the end of each day with a cup of tea. The owner is very nice and accommodating ... unobtrusive, but there if we wanted to ask any questions. The annex is well designed, clean, well maintained and contained everything that we needed to make our time there comfortable and homely. We went for many long walks and mountain bike rides during our stay, sometimes directly from the Annex and sometimes driving to nearby areas. We would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is an utterly delightful cottage in an unspoilt village (if you don't count the full size plastic cow in the pub!"

    ). The landlady couldn't have been more helpful. The bed was super comfy and the whole place had a nice 'feel' to it. Recommended!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2020

  • "There is only a very thin door that separates this annexe with the main house and because of that I was very aware of quite a bit of noise (just everyday life stuff but I was quite aware of it) there was one night I actually thought there was someone coming up the stairs."

    I felt very conscious of any noise that I was making like the TV volume or if my dog barked. Not an enjoyable part of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Oct 2019

  • "Quiet and secluded but convenient for the North York Moors National Park."

    The property was well equipped and great for two people. The owner made us feel very welcome and the lemon drizzle cake was a really nice touch. All essentials were provided on arrival. We had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, furnished and equipped to a high standard, Sue the owner was helpful and kind without being intrusive."

    In my answers to the questions I have said that Sykes met my expectations - to be clear the cottage exceeded my expectations, we spent a lovely, relaxing week at the cottage and would like to return.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owner was friendly and informative on arrival, including providing home made lemon cake!"

    The property is well appointed and equipped, the only minor omission would be a washing up bowl and rack for the drainer, but this is being really picky! We definitely wish to stay again!

    Reviewed by Mic4.7Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, all you could wish for, it was our second time at ..."

    Excellent accommodation, all you could wish for, it was our second time at Sunnyside and would recommend to anyone, lovely lemon drizzle cake again, it is the perfect location to many places Thirsk, Ripon, York the Moors had a brilliant time thank you

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was immaculate and comfortable."

    It was better than expected. Thanks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cosy place to stay in a peaceful location in beautiful countryside."

    Lots of local walks and historical interest. Plenty of tea rooms and pubs to eat out. Easy access to more activity and shopping a bit further afield.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cake and tea and coffee were a lovely surprise and very much appreciated."

    The shower was fantastic and the bed very comfortable. Sue made us feel very welcome and was very friendly

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very nice place to stay."

    Clean, tidy good facilities with a large comfy bed and a proper shower! Off street parking with good access, and a good location to everything Yorkshire has to offer nearby. I would not hesitate to stay here again ideal for a couple.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have had a good number of holidays with Sykes and find the properties to be reasonably priced and of good quality."

    Any difficulties have always been rectified in an efficient and professional manner.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, nice shower, comfortable bed, big downstairs room with kitchen, dining room and lounge in, quiet location in the village, when we got arrived there was milk in the fridge, teabags, coffee, sugar and a lovely lemon drizzle cake."

    It was lovely to go out for the day and come back home to a nice warm cottage. The location was good for going to lots of places as the A19 was close. The owner was nice and helpful, there was parking by the cottage door. I would be glad to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2019

  • "It was good of the owner to decorate the cottage to celebrate a Christmas visit!"

    The Lemon Drizzle cake was very welcome too!

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Dec 2018

  • "Comfortable, peaceful and well appointed cottage in a location which is central for exploring the eastern Dales, North Yorkshire moors, Vleveden Way and the surrounding historic villages and towns."

    Also interesting sites like Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall nearby with Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey within reasonable driving distance. With fast Wi-Fi and a smart TV. Would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fabulous little cottage, perfect base for touring from."

    . Lovely peaceful village top marks on this property

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a great week."

    Cottage situated between a pub(lovely) and the church.Handy for the A19. Covered most of north Yorkshire in a week. Will come again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is good but remote from any shopping facilities and affordable food outlets."

    Pub in village very expensive. Hard to find as name of the main house is not visible from the road.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Sep 2018

  • "It was excellent accomodation,situated well for exploring the area, warm ..."

    It was excellent accomodation,situated well for exploring the area, warm friendly welcome,a very tasty lemon cake on arrival, would recommend to anyone a all round great experience thank you

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is really good, warm welcome from Sue, a nice lemon drizzle cake to welcome you."

    The annex is very warm and comfortable. It is also very well placed for visiting all the attractions, it is only one mile from the A19 which you can go north or south on. it is in a very nice and quite village. would recommend this to anyone

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2018

  • "We liked the freedom to organise visits to nearby places of interest."

    We also like being able to have our normal cereal type breakfast and not having a large cooked breakfast as one is faced with in B&B or hotel accommodation. We will definitely be going on cottage type holidays in the future. The cottage is comfortable and very clean and the lovely lemon drizzle cake provided by Sue Benn was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2018

  • "Coming from down south."

    It was lovely to hear the birds singing away in the took us back to our childhoods. .peaceful and quiet.The cottage was very clean.well equipped and the welcome lemon drizzle cake was to die for! It was a shame we only booked one week!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage was so lovely, warm, very clean, and the perfect place to come back to after a day's walking."

    The owner Sue was great too, and made the best welcome cake!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cake left for us on arrival ,much appreciated."

    Really good shower. Very good pub a few doors down. Great location to visit York, The East coast,the moors and the dales . Just to be picky a few suggestions : some fencing or screen round oil tank. Outdoor seating if the sun shines !

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2018

  • "Sue was so friendly, she left cake and milk for us."

    Lovely little place to stay. Per and partridge pub just down road is great.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very clean and very comfortable, beautiful views from the windows, loved watching the birds and squirrel at the bird feeder just outside the window."

    The owner Sue left a delicious lemon drizzle cake for us on arrival which was very thoughtful. I would thoroughly recommend this property to everyone l know.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "A very clean well equiped cottage, enjoyed the stay in the pleasant village."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2018

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  • One twin bedroom (can be pushed together to make super king-size double) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 5 minute walk.

The property

This fresh, well-appointed cottage is an annexe to the owner's home in the historic North Yorkshire village of Husthwaite.

With the Howardian Hills and North York Moors close by, this cottage is perfect for a couple of walkers wanting to discover what these incredible areas have to offer.

After an exhilarating day of exploring and venturing through the local area, curl up and watch the TV on the comfortable leather sofa which conveniently sits opposite the cottage's front door.

The ground floor is occupied by a spacious open-plan living area, complete with a modern and well-equipped kitchen and a dining table set for four people, should you want to invite some friends over for dinner.

The crisp, white first floor provides you with a homely bedroom, complete with stunning views of the surrounding countryside; the room boasts a twin bed which can be pushed together to make a super king-size double and a luscious en-suite shower room.

In the sunny weather, sit out on the delightful lawn garden and enjoy a refreshing drink, accompanied by luscious, rural views.

Husthwaite is an ideal, peaceful village to base your cottage holiday, offering a pub and a shop to buy your daily essentials.

From here, you can either venture through the breath-taking Howardian Hills, which lie adjacent to Husthwaite, or you can discover the charming nearby towns and cities with their beautiful buildings and fine range of amenities, including the instantly recognisable, ancient city of York.

Sunnyside Garden Cottage is a delightful annexe cottage in a desirable location for those keen to explore North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Easingwold 3 miles; Thirsk 6 miles; York 17 miles.

The small historic village of Husthwaite lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, overlooking the Vale of York. Picturesque and peaceful, the village is a perfect introduction to "Herriot Country", a beautiful old Norman church, many fine old houses and an active village hall hosting many events throughout the year. The nearby White Horse of Kilburn, cut out of the hillside in 1857, is a prominent local landmark. The lovely market town of Easingwold is nearby, boasting a pretty market square and a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes, whilst York with its famous Minster, medieval walls and Jorvik Viking Centre, is a short drive away. The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors and Coast are also within easy touring distance and are rich in stately homes and National Trust attractions - Harewood House and Castle Howard are just two of several within an hour's drive.