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Wheelhouse Cottage

Sowerby, outskirts of Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 4008)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning accommodation, absolutely lovely location and all necessary information was provided."

    Easy to find and a lovely walk to the Crown and Anchor for sunday lunch. A very comfortable stay thankyou so much

    Reviewed by EvanNov 2021

  • "Wheelhouse cottage is such fabulous, cosy cottage, very well equipped, we couldn’t have ask for more!"

    Thirsk is about a five minute drive away and is a lovely busy market town with lovely little shops to explore. We definitely would like to go back, maybe in the spring .

    Reviewed by UrsulaOct 2021

  • "Wheelhouse cottage is definitely home away from home."

    We settled in immediately and wanted for nothing, it is fully equipped for your stay. Well situated, we visited Harrogate, Ripon, York and Thirsk. Thirsk is great for your 'local' amenities, with supermarkets, petrol station and 'local' businesses just five minutes away. Sharon and Andrew are great hosts, present but not intrusive and very approachable. The fresh eggs were a bonus, thank you!

    Reviewed by L JSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very light and airy, comfy beds and a lovely patio with garden furniture which was perfect for relaxing in after our days out."

    Perfect central location for visiting Thirsk, Skipton, Harrogate, Whitby and York. Fresh eggs every day was a bonus. Would just have liked a second toilet!

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "The wheelhouse cottage was lovely couldn't wish for anything better ..."

    The wheelhouse cottage was lovely couldn't wish for anything better Would recommend this to any body location was great to travel around sharon made us feel welcome her cottage photos doesnt do it justice

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2021

  • "Lovely host, perfect welcome pack and everything about the property just fabulous."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming touches from the owner, which made our stay a home from home."

    Fabulous cottage in a quiet location in reach of many attractions . Would recommend and plan to return.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage a short distance from Thirsk."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "Amazing barn conversion, great location for exploring and so so comfortable."

    Lovely hosts, Sharon made us so welcome and we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Lovely part of the world to explore."

    Lots to do and see.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Wheelhouse Cottage."

    Lovely accommodation and host. The area is fantastic and a good base for exploring the area. Host was extremely welcoming and the cottage is comfortable and well stocked with everything you might need for a self-catering stay. I would recommend to my friends.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

  • "Only one WC could have been a problem , but with 4 adults it was OK ."

    Otherwise our stay was very enjoyable .

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week at this lovely comfortable barn conversion close to the North Yorks Moors and coast."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "A great holiday home, very comfortable."

    The beds were surprisingly comfy and we all slept really well (at first sight beds seem hard). Good supply of everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking. Lovely welcome pack, and lovely owner. Mid Oct so couldn’t take of advantage of private outdoor space, but would like to go back next year

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2020

  • "Friendly hosts and very pleasant accommodation."

    Good base to visit Ripon Thirsk Knaresborough Harrogate

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic welcome with special touches that made our holiday memorable."

    Reviewed by DJan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage ,spacious clean and well looked after."

    Reviewed by ADec 2019

  • "We had a lovely Christmas week in our little cottage in Yorkshire."

    We never met our host but the cottage was exactly as described, including having full Christmas decorations which was a lovely touch. It was pristine and very easy to keep it that way, as it managed to be homely and well set up without being at all cluttered. The kitchen had all the equipment needed for us to cook up quite an elaborate Christmas feast. We had a lovely time and would gladly return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2019

  • "It's a beautiful, well equipped property in an ideal location for Yorkshire Moor and Dales."

    Loved the small touches like fresh eggs and Sharon was very attentive and helpful. Could do with another loo or bathroom but we managed.

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2019

  • "For us it was it was a very good location; delighted to have a supermarket just 5 minutes away; Sowerby is a lovely little town; we loved the nearby Dales; and Wheelhouse Cottage was a cosy 'home' to return to each day."

    In a nutshell we liked it.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "Everything we needed was present in the cottage, we particularly enjoyed the free range eggs"

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2019

  • "A great place in a great location to explore the area."

    The property demonstrates the high standards of the owners along with the welcome gifts on arrival. The layout of the accommodation was ideal for our party of six including children with lots of space for all. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "We found the Wheel House very comfortable and cosy, the kitchen was well equipped with useful crockery and cooking utensils, and good sized fridge/freezer."

    Very friendly owners very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for more great value for money..

    Reviewed by KelvinJun 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday, fab cottage."


    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage, the photographs accurately represented the property which was great."

    Sharon the owner was very friendly and welcoming, we all had a fab stay and would return.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and the service from the owners and Sykes was also outstanding."

    We all enjoyed our stay. Thankyou very much

    Reviewed by AngellaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was much bigger than expected and very well equipped."

    We rented over Xmas and the place had been fabulously decorated. Sharon and Andrew, the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. We are ven thinking of going back next Xmas!

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2018

  • "Exceeded expectations, really enjoyed the stay and the fresh eggs delivered daily were amazing!"

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2018

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage."

    We were only two but if 6 people were there I think another bathroom or an en-suite would be a welcome addition. Other than finding our way round the hot water system it was a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it had everything we needed and the beds were extremely comfortable."

    The log fire was perfect for late evening relaxing. The enclosed courtyard was excellent for the grandchildren to run around in and well furnished. The location was ideal for a choice of visitor attractions; we visited Fountain Abbey and Monk Park Farm and thoroughly enjoyed both. We ate out at the Vale of York and the food was delicious.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful!"

    Really lovely owners, kind welcoming and helpful!

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2017

  • "Good location,had good weather,nice touches left for guests,wine,milk,chocs,eggs,"

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Great location. Lovely welcome pack. Our 2nd visit, hopefully will return. Down side only one toilet and phone signal very poor.

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2017

  • "Wheelhouse Cottage is lovely!"

    Felt very much at home during our stay. My friends and I had a great weekend celebrating one of our birthdays. I would definitely book this cottage again and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice weekend away.

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2017

  • "A wonderful, easy to live in, clean cottage."

    We were delighted. My husband has MS and has difficulty walking. My 90 year old stepmother also has mobility problems (uses a walker) and the cottage accommodated their needs well. The only - one - drawback was just having one bathroom and toilet but we managed.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2016

  • "A lovely clean roomy cottage which would benefit from an extra or en suite bathroom."

    Three excellent sized bedrooms and a good layout.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2016

  • "Lovely accommodation and lovely owners."

    We we're made to feel very welcome, would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Mrs SmithJul 2016

  • "Superb. A spot on break."

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2016

  • "We had a lovely few days in the cottage."

    We found all amenities in Thirsk and it was a short journey to York, it was exactly what we needed for a short break with our grandsons. Thanks.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2015

  • "A lovely welcoming "home from home" cottage in a peaceful location, well situated with lots of National Trust properties in the area to visit."

    York and Harrogate were a short drive away, Thirsk town centre, racecourse, and a large supermarket were one minute down the road. Would certainly recommend, we will be back!

    Reviewed by HenryJun 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage close to all the major roads, but far enough to be peaceful."

    Reviewed by PhilippaJun 2015

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with a large open plan living space."

    In a good location close to Thirsk, great for exploring North Yorkshire. Very welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2015

  • "Fab holiday let - great location just off the A1 and A19, well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious."

    Great local walks and within walking distance of Sowerby and Thirsk. Helpful owner, nice touches like fresh eggs and a bottle of wine. I suspect we'll be back!

    Reviewed by ClairMar 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage in a good location."

    It was well equipped and well decorated. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2014

  • "The accommodation is of the highest standard and the owners could not have been more helpful and friendly."

    Although 1 mile from the village the cottage is ideal for visiting York, Harrogate, Whitby etc. Enjoyed the quiet break and would recommend the cottage to others, ideal for a large family.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2013

  • "First class cottage could not fault anything."

    Owners very nice and helpful best cottage we have stayed in, a jewel in the crown.

    Reviewed by GarryOct 2013

  • "Location allowed for easy access to both the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors."

    Lovely spacious cottage. Owners made us feel very welcome. Enclosed courtyard at cottage provided a safe area for young children to play unsupervised.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2013

  • "All was catered for and nothing was ever a problem with the people who owned it."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2012

  • "This is an excellent cottage."

    Really well set out and very comfortable with everything you need for an easy stay. All on one level, which made it ideal for members of our party with limited mobility. Special touches by the owners, who are really friendly and helpful, made us feel very welcome. The situation of the cottage makes a it a great base for dales, moors and coast and the proximity to thirsk makes self catering easy with handy shopping and also many possibilities for eating out.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2012

  • "Superb property in a great location for visiting a number of nearby attractions."

    Reviewed by KristonOct 2012

  • "A well presented, welcoming holiday home in an excellent location."

    We appreciated the extra effort the owner had gone to to provide everything we could need such children's toys in the garden and plastic cups and plates. The layout works really well for extended families and is good for families as it is all on one level. We will be coming back!

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2012

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful."

    The location and character of the cottage was outstanding. We had a lovely time in the Jubilee week and everything was marvellous.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2012

  • "Wheelhouse Cottage was cosy and comfortable; plenty of room for us to spread out too."

    The owner was lovely - really friendly and helpful.

    Mrs CaulfieldDec 2011

  • "We liked everything!"

    We have had many cottage holidays and this one was amongst the best. We were particularly grateful to the owners for letting our 3 year old grandson enjoy the use of their young son's outdoor toys. A very warm and friendly welcome awaits holiday makers at this cottage! The owners did everything possible to make it very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JoyceOct 2011

  • "The standard of the holiday cottage was excellent and it definitely lived up to the billing on the website."

    Reviewed by DeenaSep 2011

  • "The cottage was a good base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside!"

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2011

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Wheelhouse Cottage, the welcome gifts were very thoughtful."

    The cottage is beautiful and of a very high standard and the enclosed garden was a real bonus. I would recommend the cottage and am sure we will return there. It is also very well situated for lots of days out.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieJul 2011

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and helpful."

    We went inside to find tea, milk, sugar, coffee, six freshly laid egg, a welcome balloon and a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. We found Wheelhouse cottage immaculate and we would definitely go again!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2011

  • "A lot of thought was given to the small things that make a good holiday excellent, this included a bottle of milk and fresh eggs in the cottage on arrival together with a welcoming bottle of wine."

    Reviewed by StanleyJun 2011

  • "Was an excellent holiday home, everything you could want."

    The welcome was exceptional. Had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by JeannetteJun 2011

  • "It is one of the best cottages we have ever hired and over the years we have hired many cottages from Sykes."

    This property was first class in every way - I would be a liar if I said it was any thing other than superb. We will be back. The little extra touches such as the wine, eggs and flowers were very good. We left a thank you card for the owners telling them of who much we enjoyed their holiday home. 11 out of 10! Well done Sykes Cottages for having this property on your books.

    Reviewed by MirriamMay 2011

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Lots of attractions near to hand. Log burning fire was great and cosy. Owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AlasdairApr 2011

  • "Very relaxing."

    Nice touch with the Xmas decorations, champagne and fire burning for when we arrived. Good location for day trips out. Lovely and quiet. Nicely converted with original features. Good central heating and nice and spacious.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2010

  • "Fabulous property, amazingly well equipped, suitable for our young family."

    Lovely quiet location yet close enough to amenities and transport links. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by PamNov 2010

  • "The quality of the cottage was outstanding combined with the friendliness of the owner made it a perfect relaxing weekend away."

    Highly recommended and well worth the price paid. A free welcome bottle of wine was provided along with a cosy warm cottage to greet us upon our arrival too!

    Reviewed by RishiOct 2010

  • "The cottage was fantastic!"

    Finished to a really high standard and really warm, cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by TrishaOct 2010

  • "The price for such a quality house was amazing value."

    Fabulous location on a farm in the middle of nowhere but close enough to Thirsk for facilities, takeaways etc.

    Reviewed by AidanOct 2010

  • "Well converted barn - very clean."

    Reviewed by Philip And DianeSep 2010

  • "Beautifully fitted out cottage in a good central location for the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors."

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2010

  • "The cottage was gorgeous."

    It had been beautifully restored and had lots of lovely personal touches. It was in an ideal location with lots of places to visit on the doorstep. The owner was very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2010

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The property

Sowerby 1 mile. A fabulous brick-built barn conversion, a mile from the village of Sowerby, close to Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray.

Set over one floor, and beautifully converted, this lovely Sowerby cottage seamlessly combines original features with modern comforts to provide extremely welcoming accommodation.

With a fabulous open plan living area with woodburner in a feature fireplace, this Sowerby cottage also has lovely beamed ceilings, a designer kitchen and three spacious bedrooms with exposed beams.

Expansive glass windows in the living area overlook the attractive courtyard setting enjoyed by this Sowerby cottage.

Sowerby is a mile away, with excellent pubs and eateries, while the amenities of Thirsk are also close by.

This Sowerby cottage makes an ideal base for enjoying the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, as well as the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors or the city of York, and is an ideal holiday home for some well earned 'R and R', any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent, wood for woodburner available (honesty box)
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Note: A supermarket is nearby, they can deliver on arrival day by arrangement.

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About the location


Ripon 10 miles; Helmsley 12 miles; York 20 miles.

The pretty village of Sowerby lies on the outskirts of the historic market town of Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray, at the heart of Herriott Country. With the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east, Thirsk is just half a mile away, boasting a cobbled market place, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema, a racecourse and a leisure centre. Visit the renowned James Herriott Museum or explore the surrounding rolling countryside and North York Moors, offering excellent walking and cycling opportunities with the Cleveland Way and the Coast to Coast path. Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey near Ripon, along with the cathedral city of York and the beautiful east coast are all within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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