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Gormire Cottage

(Ref. 1052313)

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous Location cleanliness Perfect x"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2024

  • "Instructions to find Gormire Cottage were good, do not rely on satnav."

    The microwave needs updating. Overall our stay was very pleasant, all other facilities & countryside views were excellent. ( good wi-fi )

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay at Gormire Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully furnished and very clean. The beds were very comfortable. The setting of the cottage was fantastic and we enjoyed being surrounded by nature and lovely walks straight from the door. We would definitely come back again as this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time at Gormire Cottage."

    It was warm and welcoming and decorated beautifully for Christmas. The cottage is well equipped with everything we could have needed, we enjoyed cosy nights in with the log burner, the pool table was a bonus! York is magical at Christmas and super easy using the park and ride. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Dec 2023

  • "I took a pre-Christmas break and enjoyed the warmth and comfort of this perfect cottage, set in beautifully peaceful surroundings."

    I could have quite easily stayed in the cottage for the duration of my break. It made for a perfect “home from home”. Can’t fault it!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "We stayed from 10th to 17th November, lovely cottage and very well equipped and in a lovely setting."

    Very clean, lovely and warm just what you need after being out on cold days. We received a lovely welcome pack on arrival which was nice the owners respected our privacy but we're on hand and very attentive when needed. Would definitely stay again in such a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    This was our second stay & we will be back for a third! Beautifully presented, thoughtful welcome pack, lovely garden & fantastic area!

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent facilities."

    Great location. Friendly hosts happy to fix any minor issues cropping up.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The listing underplays how large it is, and doesn’t mention the washing machine. Very clean with well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room. We were slightly thrown by the bathroom sink plug lever which was hidden behind the tap, but figured it out. Personally we don’t like plug in air freshener but it was the work of moments to turn them off at the wall. As close to perfect as a holiday cottage can be, and we have stayed in many.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed in quite a few UK cottages and this was probably the best we have stayed in."

    Great communal large sitting room and kitchen and comfy beds. Great location and a good garden and you can walk from the property straight into the country side and up to Sutton bank.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you had a lovely week and I was sad not to have caught you as you were leaving. Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent well equipped and well thought out especially the lounge for watching the wild life during our stay we saw a hawk and woodpeckers while we were watching spring watch it is a lovely area."

    The only thing that is in need of consideration is getting to the property there was some confusion about exactly how to get there being the exact place for turning off the road to go to the cottage the problem being defining of what the private road consisted of we eventually needed to make contact with the owner to clarify the route

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jun 2023

  • "A wonderfully appointed cottage in a stunning location - pefect for 'getting away from."

    It all', with countryside walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "The most wonderful property - everything was perfect!"

    Reviewed by Seth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, clean, tidy and very well equipped."

    Owners were helpful when needed. Through the full height windows in the lounge we saw a lot of wildlife, such a lovely place to unwind. Pool table was a bonus too. Thanks

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Gormire cottage is very welcoming and has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the North Yorks Moors."

    It's clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Although it sits amongst a number of other holiday lets on the owner's farm, it's very quiet and you are allowed to enjoy your holiday undisturbed. The owners are on hand to deal with any problems should they occur. We loved to hear the owl on moonlit nights! We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Gormire cottage.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gormire cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    It was clean, comfortable & beautifully presented. Really lovely little extras which made us feel very welcome. We shall be returning!

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property was absolutely wonderful."

    Clean tidy, well laid out, well equipped. Lovely area with great views and walks. We’ll definitely be going there again.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was an ideal holiday cottage for us."

    It is a wonderfully relaxing place to rest after a day out sightseeing, with pretty much every detail of what a holiday-maker might need having been considered. The quirky layout, with separate stairways to the two upstairs bedrooms, just added to the charm. It's set in lovely countryside, and although there are no views taking advantage of this from the cottage itself, lovely open fields are literally yards from your door. We also found lots of interesting places to go within easy driving distance. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property. It would be especially good if you had friends renting the adjacent cottage, as the garden is shared, but it was absolutely fine even without this.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback! Gormire Cottage is indeed great for two couples sharing. I hope to see you again! Best wishes Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and very comfortable indeed."

    Enjoyed staying there. However, there are a few things which made us mark down the property unfortunately and they are as follows : 1. No milk provided on arrival - I know this is not a given, but it is always a very welcome gesture, especially when you have had a long journey (which we did) and a cup of tea is what you desire !! 2. Cutlery - a good proportion of the cutlery had to be hand washed before using due to being very unclean/dirty. Perhaps they had been placed in an over-full dishwasher the night before and put away without being checked. Not the best thing to find, especially after the pandemic ! 3. Fridge Door - We were disappointed to find that the fridge was rather small, but also it was lacking a shelf at the bottom of the door in order to stand milk in. We therefore had to buy lots of one pint cartons instead, which obviously took up a lot of room and is more expensive ! We did note in the Visitors Book that other people had commented on this also. 4. Bin - The bin supplied in the kitchen was lovely and big, however, the foot pedal was visibly broken and could not be used. Therefore each time you had to lift up the lid with your hand. Again, not ideal for hygiene and cleanliness. A replacement bin could have been easily sourced by the owners. Overall, a lovely cottage in a super location, however, the above points did spoil it somewhat, especially bearing in mind the cost of renting the cottage for the week !! Your comments in return would be welcomed. Many thanks Jeremy Wallis and Lindsay Barker

    Hello Jeremy & Lindsay. I an very pleased you had a great stay overall. Your 1st point was the milk. So we used to provide milk, tea bags, sugar etc but we found that most people left it, and one lady got very upset as she was vegan. I find that a lot of people do their shop on the way up here. 2nd was the Cutlery. I am so sorry about that, it is on my check list as we usually drop all cutlery into a bot of boiling water. I will not forget again. The fridge. I am aware the fridge is inadequate. If you’d have looked in the large cudboard next it you’d have found a larger fridge! Yes the bin was broken last week, i have not had chance to go to Northallerton to replace it. I will go this week. Thank you for your feedback. Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Jun 2022

  • "Would have been helpful to have had either a local GP phone number, or the address of the Medical "Urgent Treatment Centre" at North Allerton : as the service we received at the UTC, was excellent."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, even better than the photographs, spotlessly clean, fresh flowers on the table, home made shortbread, we could not fault anything."

    There is a washer dryer (which is not listed) and everything imaginable is supplied. Attention to detail made this cottage one of the best we have stayed in. Lovely walks on the doorstep and ideally located to explore Yorkshire. We didn’t want to leave and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "WOW was our first impression of this wonderful cottage."

    One of the best we have rented. The music and the Prosecco was a lovely welcome.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2022

  • "A very lovely property in an idyllic location!"

    This must be the only time I've found the property was actually even nicer and more spacious than it seemed from the photographs! It is very clean and comfortable and had everything. Natasha was very friendly and helpful when one small issue came up. Not sure anything could be improved really, I had a delightful and relaxing stay, and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Seth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, lovely property and location."

    Walks from the door, bluebells outside the window. Tiny issue with missing blind but it is in hand. Patio is crying out for a hot tub (never thought I’d hear myself say that!!( ) wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Gormire cottage is delightful."

    The location is perfect for exploring and walking. Its super quiet and restful with beautiful surroundings. The cottage has everything needed for a very comfortable stay, including a washing machine which isnt listed but is present. The garden /patio is south facing so we could enjoy the early summer sun. On clear nights we enjoyed star gazing. It is bigger than the photos make the cottage look which was a nice surprize Only one comment, the bathroom does need a lick of paint as its badly water marked, and whilst the cottage is immaculately clean, the bathroom looks a bit grubby. I would definitely stay again.

    Thank you very much for that honest review. I have booked our decorator friend for this friday due to your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back! Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything had been thought of, real home from home. Lovely hostess who was available if we needed her. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is a fantastic place to stay for either a relaxing time with just staying at the cottage and it is also a great base to visit the area as there is plenty to do."

    And then to come back to a warm and luxurious place

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful, cosy, comfy, clean, tasteful cottage in a most wonderful setting, nestled into the wooded hillside."

    Your cares just melt away. A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    Mission accomplished then! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it means the world. Kindest wishes, Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely setting,everything you needed."

    Only complaint it that the shower leaked over the bathroom floor every time.

    Oh no! That will not do! i will get right on it. Thankyou for letting me know. Kindest wishes, Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "It would have been better if a "FReezer" was provided, rather than 2 "Fridges" : an empty cupboard for food storage would be useful : Utility instructions, and recycling of rubbish information should have been in the cottage."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equiped and great location, quiet and within easy reach of places to visit."

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage- Beautifully decorated with all amenities and in an ideal location to explore the local North Yorkshire sights- beautiful walks on your doorstep, an hour drive from the Seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough and similar distance to York."

    We also did a fantastic mountain bike ride at Sutton Bank (5 min drive), hiring bikes from Sutton Bank bike hire. Multiple Supermarkets in Thirsk are only a 10 min drive away made shopping for food very easy. The house itself offers very comfortable accommodation. A fully equipped kitchen (with 2 small fridges, a washer/dryer, microwave etc). The beds were very comfortable with TVs in each bedroom. The 2 bedrooms are in different sides of the house, accessed by different staircases, however, which may be more problematic for younger families. There is a small games room with pool table which was very exciting for the children. The garden is very well maintained and shared with Woodside Barn, which was absolutely ideal for our joint family holiday with my sister’s family. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gormire cottage to others and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage and surroundings!"

    Lots of lovely little touches, and Prosecco on arrival. The mini pool table in another space (not photographed) kept the kids entertained, and there are plenty of beautiful walks from the farm and trips out to gorgeous Saltburn beach, Fountains Abbey, York, Alpamare Water Park... This place has everything. Natasha was a fantastic host. Everything was perfect. Thank you for a fabulous holiday! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    When we entered it was clean, comfy, smelled lovely and had all* the facilities you could want. The little touches of biscuits and prosecco helped make the difference, even though we didn't use them. The only let down to such a beautiful place is the *fridge and the storage space for your food. It's so small you cannot get in a shop to cover your stay. You have to go out everyday to get fresh food. There was no where to put your own food. We cleared a drawer to put some of it in. Other than that, a stay to remember. So happy and will go back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a fabulous setting."

    We had a fantastic week, lots of great walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Ros4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Due to COVID restrictions we ate in every night and found the kitchen had everything we required to prepare our meals. The house is furnished with good quality comfortable furniture, particularly the beds. The cottage had a microwave, washing machine and smart tv. The garden has evening sunshine and was perfect for a drink after a day out. Thank you Natasha for your lovely welcome pack. We would certainly be happy to stay again and really enjoyed walking in North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cannot rate this property highly enough."

    This break is just what was needed on a wintery yorkshire getaway. Fire, cosy sofa, beautiful crisp walks and wine. Due to Covid restrictions, we weren't able to be greeted and shown around on arrival, however christmas songs on the radio, decorated beautifully and a cheeky wine freebie was much appreciated. Take a good book and whack a log in the fire. Job done. I really think you'll struggle to find somewhere better.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Dec 2020

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  • 1 x king-size double and 1 x double
  • Bedrooms are accessed via separate staircases and both have shower rooms for their sole use on the landings
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, 2 x undercounter fridges with freezer section
  • TV, WiFi and pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared Lawn and patio garden with furniture and bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Please note: Garden is shared with other holiday let

The property

Thirsk 4.6 miles.

On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Thirsk, within the grounds of the owner's home, is Gormire Cottage, a luxury barn conversion, surrounded by fields and close to a lake and excellent walking opportunities.

This property is ideal for a couple or small group wanting to discover the stunning countryside of Yorkshire, with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks both within easy reach.

The property has a contemporary style, with a well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can gather together to enjoy home-cooked meals, before retiring to the delightful sitting room, with full-length windows offering lots of natural light ,a cosy and elevated woodburning stove filling the room with warmth and a TV you can enjoy your favourite shows on as you curl up on one of the cosy sofas.

The property offers one king-size and one double bedroom, each accessed via their own staircase and offering sole use shower rooms for each bedroom, so ideal for couples wanting their own space.

Outside, there is ample off-road parking and a large, shared lawn and patio garden with bike storage and outdoor furniture, where you can gather together for a glass of wine or alfresco meal.

Nearby market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton offer a host of amenities, pubs, eateries and attractions, while walks can be enjoyed by Gormire Lake.

Explore the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales on foot of bicycle, enjoying picturesque rural landscapes and a variety of wildlife, as well as hikes through the Hambleton Hills and the National Trusts' Bridestones, Crosscliff & Blakey Toppin.

Gormire Cottage is an idyllic base for those wanting to enjoy the magnificent surrounding countryside Yorkshire has to offer.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1021256, together sleeping 9 guests.

Low Cleaves Cottages

Nestled on the outskirts of Thirsk, in the pretty village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff, is this collection of luxury barn conversions, ideal for a large family or group of thirteen wanting to enjoy a North Yorkshire rural retreat, with the North York Moors National Park within easy reach. These stunning properties are on the grounds of the owner's home, surrounded by lush fields and close to Gormire Lake, which offers a picturesque walk where you are likely to see a variety of wildlife. The properties are stylish and contemporary, with thoughtful, stunning interiors and share a picturesque lawned and patio garden, with seating for alfresco dining or enjoying a crisp glass of wine on a warm evening, enjoying your peaceful surroundings. Ideally placed for exploring the picturesque countryside of the North York Moors, you can explore walking and cycling trails, including the Cleveland Way, Hambleton Hills and Farndale Daffodil Walk and hikes at the National Trust's Bridestones, Crosscliff & Blakey Toppin, as well as visiting landmarks and attractions such as the 11th century ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and The Wainstones lookout point. Nearby Thirsk offers a selection of amenities and traditional pubs and restaurants, as well as a golf course, Birds of Prey centre, The World Of James Herriot museum and Thirsk Museum. The market town of Northallerton, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale AONB and Howardian Hills AONB are all easily accessible. These properties are a fantastic base for exploring the magnificent countryside of 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.