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Blackthorn Cottage

Borrowby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1079124)



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Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, loads of space and comfy beds."

    We really enjoyed our stay and was east to find, very good welcome book explaining everything. Was lovely to have a bottle of prossecco on arrival and milk and coffees etc awaiting us. My little boy enjoyed looking at the cows through the postbox window in the bedroom. Was a very quite relaxing lodge and no disturbances at all while there.

    Reviewed by JoeyJan 2022

  • "Blackthorn Cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    An absolute gem. We enjoyed our stay so much, and the views from all the windows and patio doors are spectacular. Re-booked already.

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2022

  • "All as described, we had a nice stay."

    Car parking area about ready for surfacing. Overall a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2021

  • "Great cottage in a fabulous location."

    It's really handy for being able to access the rest of North Yorkshire. Our host was very helpful, always on hand to provide support when needed.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

  • "Blackthorn Cottage proved to be a great location for exploring North Yorkshire from historical sites to hill and coastal walks and interesting towns and villages."

    The accommodation was modern, spacious & well equipped with great views - we were treated to several fantastic firework displays across the valley given that our visited started on 5 November. As the weather was unseasonably mild we found the well insulated house to be a little too hot at times - this was easily remedied by opening some windows but we worried a bit about the owners heating bill! Louisa and Neil were perfect hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to their peaceful and cosy cottage. Thank you both and hopefully we’ll get the chance to visit again.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area with gorgeous views across the countryside ..."

    Beautiful cottage in a lovely area with gorgeous views across the countryside and within easy reach of the North York Moors, Coast and Dales

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2021

  • "Such a wonderful place to stay."

    A beautiful cottage with stunning views and lovely owners. What more could you want? Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage and would not hesitate to stay again"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "My wife and I chose this cottage because it was a single storey."

    The finish to the interior is second to none,with large rooms including the bathroom which has an incredible wet room facility.The location is rural which makes it wonderfully quiet with a view you can admire all day.It is centrally located between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors making it ideal as a base for exploring the wonderful countryside…..

    Reviewed by PatrickAug 2021

  • "Wow. Over the years we've stayed in all sorts of holiday rental places in all sorts of locations - Blackthorn Cottage was just the best."

    Clean, well equipped, private, in a beautiful part of England with so much to see and do. And the view... just amazing; west facing with the afternoon sun setting behind the Yorkshire Dales in the distance, you just have to see it! Thanks Neil, we hope we can come back again soon.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Blackthorn Cottage is lovely, plenty of space for four, great location and view."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Thank you to Neil & Louisa for an amazing stay at Blackthorn Cottage."

    The cottage was very well equipped, immaculately clean, very modern and even better than the listing showed. You could tell a lot of thought had gone in to every little detail! There was breathtaking views with every room and it felt very private. The hosts were brilliant and always on hand if there was anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend any higher! Thank you so much and we look forward to staying with you again

    Reviewed by SerenaJul 2021

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The property

Settled in North Yorkshire in the village of Borrowby, Blackthorn Cottage is a lovely single-storey property lying on an idyllic working farm.

Sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms, Blackthorn Cottage has been lovingly decorated and furnished, offering a wonderful base for exploring the North York Moors.

Discover outstanding views on arrival before entering into the open-plan living space, with patio doors opening up onto a beautiful outdoor area, a sitting area with a TV and sofas, and a dining table to gather around and a modern fitted kitchen, complete with all the essentials and more including a washing machine and dishwasher.

Head to the bathroom for a relaxing soak in the bath, or feel refreshed with a shower in the wet room style shower.

There are two bedrooms to rest in, with a twin bedroom and a master double bedroom, both with doors opening up to the outside area so you can enjoy the fresh countryside breeze first thing on waking.

The property sits on an idyllic working farm, and is on the outskirts of the village of Borrowby where you can find a lovely pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn.

The town of Northallerton is within easy reach where you can enjoy afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms before visiting the National Trust's Mount Grace Priory, considered to be the best preserved Carthusian house in England.

The North York Moors National Park is teeming with excellent walking areas and routes, with The Cleveland Way being a popular waymarked trail to follow, bringing you across some breath-taking landscapes.

Take a trip further south to find the White Horse, the largest and most northerly of England's horse figures created all the way back in 1857, it's a fantastic sight to behold!

Another historic and scenic setting is the National Trust's Rievaulx Abbey and Terrace, dramatic 11th century ruins in the North York Moors with a café and visitor centre too.

Enjoy some animal encounters at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, Monk Park Farm, and The Big Sheep & Little Cow, perfect for a family day out with little ones.

Enjoy a peaceful break to North Yorkshire at Blackthorn Cottage.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, wet room shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio with outdoor dining furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.9 miles

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About the location


Thirsk 5 miles; York 28 miles.

A delightful little village of steep streets and narrow lanes, Borrowby is situated on a hilltop on the edge of the Hambleton Hills overlooking the great Plains of York and Mowbray. Standing by the old cross on the green, visitors can enjoy an unrivalled view west to the Pennines and Penn Hill dotted with towns and villages and east to the North York Moors. At the centre of Borrowby is a traditional village pub – The Wheatsheaf Inn – serving local ales and food. Just 5 miles away are the market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton with their many amenities. Thirsk is possibly best known as the Darrowby of the late James Herriot (Alf Wight), famous vet and author. Today Thirsk is at the heart of "Herriot Country", Gateway to two National Parks - the Yorkshire Dales to the west and the North York Moors to the east.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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