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Wren's Nest

Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1079970)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Patricia

    “We visited Thirsk for a short break and stayed at Wrens Nest which is a beautiful cottage,which is very quaint but with all the mod cons.”

    It is extremely comfortable, we were met with a lovely hamper by the owner which was unexpected but greatly received. I will definitely visit again and encourage anyone wanting to book this cottage up to do so.

    It is extremely comfortable, we were met with a lovely hamper by the owner which was unexpected but greatly received. I will definitely visit again and encourage anyone wanting to book this cottage up to do so.

    - Patricia, August 2021

The property

Thirsk 0.5 miles.

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Sowerby rests this Grade II listed cottage, Wren's Nest.

Over 500 years old, this Tudor cottage makes the perfect base for a small family looking to explore.

The white cliffs of Sutton Bank and the Kilburn White Horse are just down the road.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the rustic character of this lovely dwelling, decorated with traditional wooden beams and featuring a warming woodburning stove, inviting you to kick off your shoes and put your feet up in front of the television to unwind with a cup of tea.

Head through to the amply-equipped kitchen, boasting a traditional yet contemporary design and housing all of the modern amenities necessary to prepare a heart-warming meal for your group, gathering your loved ones around the shabby chic dining table to serve your culinary delights.

End each day in style with a leisurely seat amongst the tranquil greenery of the garden, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as you enjoy a solace escape from the hustle and bustle of real life.

As the evening grows darker, head back inside and prepare for bed with a leisurely soak in the tub, situated on the ground-floor for your convenience, and climb the stairs to retire for the evening under the intimate setting of the wooden beams in one of the two bedrooms, with the choice between a king-size and a twin, both of which have White Company cotton bed linen.

Treat your loved ones to a delicious homecooked meal at the nearby pub, the Crown & Anchor, serving traditional pub grub alongside refreshing pints of real ale, providing the perfect setting to relax after a fun-filled day exploring your scenic surroundings.

Head to the nearby town of Thirsk where you'll be spoilt for choice with the selection of eateries, serving something to cater for everyone, or if you'd prefer, head to one of the well-stocked supermarkets to pick up some last-minute ingredients to prepare a delicious meal from the comfort of your holiday home.

Get dressed up to the nines and enjoy a spot of horseracing at Thirsk Racecourse, explore the fascinating heritage on display at The World Of James Herriot, the former home of the well-known veterinary author, or pick up a keepsake at Thirsk Market.

A fantastic cycling area, keen cyclists will enjoy the pump track and cyclocross course at Sutton Bank and the endless mountain biking routes in Kilburn Woods nearby.

Venture further afield and explore the picturesque landscapes of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, both decorated with open moorland, woodland and rolling hills waiting to be explored.

Enjoy a rural retreat with a stay at Wren's Nest.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, Nintendo Wii with games and selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for woodburner provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car, plus additional roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Garden with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Bike/storage shed with lock
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Garden is located approximately 15 metres away and is accessed via a shared pathway

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas