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Woodside Barn

(Ref. 1021256)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • beautiful (15)
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  • great (14)
  • barn (11)

37 Customer Reviews

  • "A real gem of a find."

    The cottage is set in a beautiful and peaceful location - not too far from amenities but far enough that all you hear at night are the birds tweeting. The cottage was clean, tidy and just as described and had everything we needed. There was a small hiccup sourcing the correct wifi password on arrival - joining pack detail was incorrect (but this has now been updated) and the 2nd bedroom could do with a set of drawers but otherwise a very warm and welcoming haven to return to each day. Spring was glorious with the blossoms in the garden and I can only imagine how glorious Autumn must look. ps watch out for Lamb No 21 - sneaks under the field gate to gambol in the lane in the entry to the cottage - the little rascal.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2024

  • "We stayed for a week at Woodside barn and loved it, the house is beautiful and ..."

    We stayed for a week at Woodside barn and loved it, the house is beautiful and spacious (more then enough space for a family of 5) , stunning grounds and a great base for various walks and visits to quaint surrounding towns , would absolutely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Mar 2024

  • "A fabulous property."

    Spotlessly clean. Lovely large thick towels. Very well equipped including a washing machine and drier which were much appreciated when we came in muddy after walking legs of the Cleveland way. The cottage was lovely and warm so we did not use the wood burner but it was all set up ready. The little touches, fresh flowers, eggs, chilled prosecco were wonderful, I would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage."

    The downstairs is large and the layout of the dining room, kitchen and living room are great for family/friend get togethers. The bedrooms are cosy and the beds are comfortable. The cottages are in a lovely quiet place and close to nice walks. Woodside Barn is next door to Gormire cottage and shares outdoor space with this cottage. Which might be an issue in the summer if you want complete privacy. Larger groups can book both cottages together.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2024

  • "So pleased we chose Woodside Cottage."

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful; clean and cosy, with everything one could ever need. The place was immaculately clean when we arrived, with lovely fresh linens and towels. The property is spacious and so beautifully decorated - I will certainly be recommending it to friends wanting a cosy countryside escape! The fire is particularly lovely, as is the beautiful kitchen in which we cooked many a delicious meal with lovely local produce (a special thank you for the exceptional eggs left on arrival!). The location is totally perfect - right between the Moors and the Dales. We also enjoyed a great Sunday lunch at the Carpenter’s Arms. Thank you for a truly unforgettable holiday!

    Reviewed by Nicolette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage which is perfectly situated in the North Yorkshire Moors, close to places like York, Helmsley, Ripon, etc."

    It was very spacious and so quiet, just what we needed for a relaxing holiday. The water pressure isn't great for the shower but there's not much the owners can do about that so it's just an FYI! Overall, the 4 of us had a great time and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage second time of staying there very central to york thirsk ect"

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great place!"

    Beautiful, comfortable, great location, very clean, comfy beds, etc. Walking from the door up Sutton Bank was particularly good. 2 suggestions: have a blind in the small bedroom, as otherwise it's an early start in the summer (we improvised with a blanket), and check that the TV connects to the internet (despite the kind help from the owners when we were there, it could not be made to work).

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Woodside Barn is a fabulous property for a relaxed stay in the Dales."

    It has everything you need and more. The owner had put spring flowers, Easter eggs and fresh farm eggs for our arrival which was much appreciated. If anyone has mobility issues, the ground floor has steps between each room which can be difficult to see or negotiate if not vigilant. Otherwise no problems at all. The barn is appointed to a high standard and very clean.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage , lots of thoughtful touches , highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this quiet and cosy cottage."

    It is very well equipped & we loved the log burner, perfect for Autumn weather. Situated in beautiful surroundings and not far to drive to York & Whitby. We would definitely return & would recommend. Thanks again to the owners.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in this cottage for 2 weeks and enjoyed the comfort and lovely scenery one of the loveliest holiday let's we have stayed in the whole place was perfect."

    Very central to thirsk 5 minutes up the road to sutton park and 40 mins to York. The only down side was finding it in the first place took us hour as instruction not very clear low cleave farm not sign posted.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable and stunning location"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Woodside Barn is fantastic -the house is beautiful and in a fabulous location."

    There are lovely walks from the doorstep and nearby Sutton Bank was great for off road cycling.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well-equipped house with good facilities."

    Beautiful bed linen and big fluffy towels. The small steps between ground floor rooms can catch you out until you get used to them! Lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was an outstanding, spacious property, with fantastic facilities, comfortable and high quality furnishings and fittings and in a great location."

    There is so much to explore in the area and walks and bicycle rides from the door. The welcome sparkling wine was particularly appreciated to help celebrate our wedding anniversary. All we can say is thank you very much for sharing your property with us and helping us have such a great break.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "I don't want to tell anybody else about the house."'s MY FIND! Off the beaten track but central to lots of lovely Yorkshire towns worth a visit. A home from home.

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Woodside Barn is a delightful holiday base - or a relaxing hideaway, if that is what you are looking for (but you aren't in total isolation, there are adjacent properties)."

    The location is very rural being in the midst of a farm estate. However, you are only 30 minutes drive from tourist hot spots - lots of heritage sites and good walking routes. The converted barn is quite modern but you need to be aware that there are quite a lot of steps within the building - so the partially sighted or just those who don't concentrate while wandering round the building need to be aware! Perhaps a few step edge colour changes would help. A lack of information regarding the heating system would have been helpful on very cold days (the heating is very good but it was set to operate at night). There were quite a lot of spiders webs too e.g. in window recesses and similar corners -- these didn't cause any problem for us but some users may well be concerned.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely holiday in a fantastic setting."

    Beautiful accommodation. The drive/ walk up the lane takes you past sheep, horses and alpacas with stunning views across the landscape. Very helpful owners on hand if needed. Lots to do in the local area. Can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location."

    Great local walks and easy access to many places of interest.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just spent a fabulous week exploring Yorkshire."

    Woodside barn was perfect as a base for us, providing a cosy, homely welcome. Natasha was on hand in case we had any questions. The barn was very comfortably furnished with good quality bed linen and towels commensurate with those you find in better hotels. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and we enjoyed walking down the drive and across the fields to meet the animals with our grandson. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Nov 2021

  • "Location good for touring North Yorkshire."

    Limited views from the property due to large modern barn. Property was a high standard overall and well equipped however both bathrooms disappointing, upstairs shower only a trickle, downstairs was functioning but limited flow, (plumber arranged for the day we left) both bathrooms had water marks around the walls and downstairs had a strong smell of wet plaster. Curtains/blinds at the main door would be beneficial to prevent neighbours looking in.

    Mrs Widdows, I am aware that the bathrooms are in need of some TLC, we intend on replacing both bathrooms and were booked to get replaced this autumn, but due to the inflation of bathroom suits at the moment we have put them on hold for the time being. The water flow has been restored after a leak at one of the sheep drinkers. My sincere apologise. A curtain in front of the glass door is a fab idea! I will get that sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie2.8Oct 2021

  • "Accommodation was immaculate, comfortable, decorated to a high standard and cosy."

    Natasha couldn’t do enough for us. Hoping to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a great week in this fab barn conversion- great location for exploring North Yorkshire."

    Will definitely be looking to come back

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a really lovely property in a gorgeous setting."

    The property is very well equipped (apart from perhaps a shortage of cups/mugs to allow for dishwashing). It was scrupulously clean with face masks and sanitiser provided. The beds and furniture are very comfortable and the log burner an added bonus. We have a small dog and the enclosed garden was great. However, the property now doesn’t accept pets as the garden is to be shared with the neighbouring property, which limits its attraction somewhat. If you don’t mind this, the property is very desirable.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Oct 2020

  • "A really tastefully furnished cottage with all amenities you could wish for."

    There were candles throughout should you wish to create an even more cosy atmosphere. Situated within easy reach of Thirsk, Sutton Bank and beautiful walks. We drove to the coast (1hr) and to the Dales (also 1hr) on a few days so it really allows the best of both worlds. A little disappointed that after booking we were told that the garden would become shared as we wouldn't have booked this cottage had we known, but thankfully we only had neighbours for half our stay so had it to ourselves for some of the time. The second bathroom was really a cloakroom with a shower in so a little misleading, and the balcony from the bedroom was more of an external stairway down to the ground level outside. Slightly better signposting from the main road or written instructions may be of benefit but we only went wrong once! Overall one of the best kept cottages we have stayed in and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Oct 2020

  • "Woodside barn, warm, cosy, had all that was required for our stay, off road parking, extremely quiet due to location situated a long way from any road at the top of a very long private drive."

    Plenty of room for four adults and two dogs. Owner was very helpful with a minor problem we had during the stay, rectified within a couple of hours. This cottage is ideally situated for all local attraction with walks from the cottage. We would use the cottage again however it is no longer dog friendly and we travel with two small dogs.

    Reviewed by Elwyn3.8Sep 2020

  • "Such a lovely time at Woodside Barn where the owners had taken care to think of every detail for a comfortable and covid-safe stay."

    The place was decorated to a really high standard, well-equipped with new appliances; spotless, with extra thoughtful touches such as disposable masks provided. Situated in beautiful and peaceful countryside, we had a relaxing break and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The 'neighbour' in the adjoining cottage was friendly and quite helpful, but, she did not adhere to social distancing and told us we were 'fine' as she already had Corona virus, so she thought that was acceptable to come and stand a very close distance to us when speaking!"

    She also had a dog which was constantly around our space, but as we have a dog this wasn't really an issue, yet it could of been if the dogs didn't get along, or we did not have a dog. The shared garden area was constantly filled with the other dogs excrement which was very off putting as the weather was very warm and flies were everywhere! We felt we could not allow our dog to use the shared grass area because of this reason. This is not a good place to stay if you want peace and quiet and a relaxing time in privacy. A very disappointing stay in all honesty.

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.4Sep 2020

  • "We first booked for May and Sykes site said enclosed garden with views (no views apart from a large barn), when we got there we found it a shared garden."

    Checked the site to find, shared garden had been added. We would not have booked this site if it had stated this when first booked, also when we checked this it also said no dogs. Half mile from house to empty bins - grease on wall behind cooker - no blinds in kitchen looking straight into next door - boot room was a utility room with no boot storage or heater to dry wet gear - wet room was a loo with a shower and a hole in the plastic cladding in the shower partly used loo roll - up stairs loo again partly used, no extra loo rolls provided, no loo roll holder bath looked as though it was not cleaned and mould around bath - walls up the stairs grubby from hand marks - no hoover just a hand brush and a wet mop and bucket - no instructions for TV remote and the TV pixelling on most channels Thirsk and the area to visit is excellent, will be going back to this area, will we use Sykes!

    Reviewed by Gordon2.8Aug 2020

  • "The location was very quiet and peaceful."

    Outdoor seating available. Cottage was stunning with every amenity that you could think of. Beds so comfortable and consideration has been taken so you are not overlooked by neighbours Great out door space for dogs to be safe in small enclosed area. Cottage was spotless with additional safe guarding measures considered with Covid 19.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very stylish cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Kitchen was well equipped with lots of cleaning products and the extras of flowers and wine was a lovely touch. Overall the property was clean, lovely fluffy towers and fresh bedding. Just a bit dusty in places.No negatives as such but just would recommend a recycling bin in the property and also another pillow on the single bed. Thanks for a fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Jul 2020

  • "Was a beautiful property and owner could not have been more helpful"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2020

  • "The setting was beautiful & very well placed for visiting the Moors, the coast & lovely market towns & villages in the area."

    It was also only half an hour's drive from York. We loved the cottage; it was clean, homely & really comfortable & furnished to a high spec for holiday accommodation. We were welcomed with some nice touches; fresh flowers, a bottle of Prosecco & a jar full of chocolate tea cakes. The owner messaged us through the week to check that all was well & to ask if we were warm enough or needed anything. It was a really lovely post- Christmas break & we'd definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2020

  • "One of the best places we have ever stayed - exactly what we were looking for, for our family gathering."

    The cottage is cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean and in a lovely location. The kitchen is very well equipped and great for a celebratory meal. The helpful owners did everything to make sure our stay was perfect, including a Christmas tree and decorations, and many thoughtful extras. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised - great location, exceptional standards and really helpful/friendly hosts just a text away if you need more logs for the fire, local advice, etc."

    Check in is 3pm, but we were able to get in by 1pm and enjoy the best of the day there. Really good (dog friendly) village pub c. 1.6Km away - an easy 20 min walk. Many really good walks to be had (if that's your thing - I certainly enjoyed them!) right on the doorstep. Superb cottage, would highly recommend. Only one minor point - the website directions are a bit misleading - might want to state to TAKE the first road to the right, not ignore it! Easy to find other than that, and would absolutely recommend!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    . with all the facilities you need to make it a home from home... it's a lovely walk down to the local pub 1 mile away fairly flat walk there and back no busy roads.. the garden is lovely but not fully secure for dogs. The area is great.. 10 mins in car to a Tesco or llidl depending on your preference. Ample parking.. all in all for my daughter's birthday weekend we had a great time.. would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Boot room
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Logs for fire provided for duration of stay along with an honesty box
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gates available
  • Off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed shared lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles and pub 2.8 miles
  • Please note: Garden is shared with other holiday let

The property

Thirsk 4.6 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Thirsk, in the pretty village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff, is this superb stone barn conversion.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide a contemporary base for friends and families, whilst still managing to retain its period features such as the stone floors and exposed beams.

Entering the property, you will find a boot room where you can kick off your muddy shoes and hang your coats after a long day of exploring.

From here, walk through to the kitchen, which has a lovely set of contemporary white units and sleek worktops, providing a selection of appliances for cooking up some delicious meals.

To the left is the sitting room with a warming wood-burning stove for those chillier winter months, curled up and enjoying a family movie night.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms resting across the first floor, comprising of a super-king-size, a double, and a single, so no matter your group type, there will be something to suit your needs.

Delight in the upstairs family bathroom, with deluxe fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

Step out to the enclosed garden with lawn and patio areas where you can sit with a refreshing beverage and watch the sunset.

The vast fields surrounding Woodside Barn also back on to Gormire Lake, which is a beautiful walk where you are likely to spot deer, hare, various birds of prey, wild geese and even a fox or badger if you’re lucky!

Resting so close to the beautiful North York Moors National Park, you are ideally placed for exploring the rolling countryside.

Sutton Bank is home to one of the best bicycle and walking routes and views in North Yorkshire as well as being a great place to sit and watch the gliders take off, and if you are a lover of the great outdoors there are plenty of other trails for walking and cycling found at Cleveland Way.

One pleasant early evening, continue animal spotting by counting the sheep, horses and even llamas in the nearby fields.

Be sure to visit the market towns of Northallerton and Thirsk for a number of traditional Yorkshire pubs and restaurants, as well as a selection of shops and supermarkets for picking up any last-minute essentials.

Take the opportunity to visit Thirsk Museum, a historic home with interesting displays, or Hambleton Hills, perfect for exploring.

The nearby lakes and rivers are ideal for those keen on getting involved with some water sports, including sailing and fishing.

Woodside Barn is an excellent base for a country break to North Yorkshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1052313 & 1134525, together sleeping 13 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas