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5 College Square

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a wonderful sunny property that had everything you could want in a holiday home."

    I had been concerned about parking but this was never an issue. Thank you for your hospitality Carl. We would love to stay here again - ir was fabulous!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2024

  • "5 College Square in Stokesley is a beautiful cottage located in the centre of the town."

    It is excellently equipped and is very convenient for local shops and restaurants. It's location is excellent to access the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire coast such as Whitby and Staithes and with a little investigation you can also find quieter less well known places.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "A really lovely place to stay, right in the Stokesley high street."

    We had a great experience, feeling like one of the 'locals'. Would highly recommend 5 College Square!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2023

  • "There was no indication that the cottage was unsuitable for elderly people."

    Ie the stairs were difficult to use, and there were no wardrobes. Instead there were hooks on the back of doors(three in bathroom) with coat hangers. This information should be included so that visitors can make a better choice. The owner did provide us with a portable hanging rail which sufficed for our short stay.Other facilities were adequate.

    Reviewed by Allan2.8Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, every space decorated tastefully."

    Fabulous linens used in each bedroom, comfortable living spaces with plenty of great books to read and enjoy. Everything that you need is right here, great location, lovely town with bakers, butchers, green grocers and a farmers market on Saturday. We had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to the owner, Carl he had lots of great tips and ideas for places to visit. I don't know what more to add except, Perfect’ don’t hesitate to book, a five star stay. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is perfectly placed in the centre of the lovely village of Stokesley, walking distance to everything."

    Parking was easy, directly in front of the cottage. Carl the owner rang to make sure everything was OK and gave us some local info. His cottage is spotlessly clean, comfy, tastefully decorated with amazing art, books and fresh flowers left for us. The kitchen is well equipped, a real home from home. We would certainly look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable and clean accommodation."

    Excellent location with free nearby parking and within walking distance of Stokesley High Street. Many thanks to Carl, a friendly and extremely helpful host, easy to communicate with. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Calum4.7Apr 2023

  • "I lovely cosy cottage in the centre of Stokesley."

    Well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable beds with good quality bed linen. Nice spacious bathroom. Parking directly outside. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Slight problem with heating downstairs and was a little cool, upstairs fine"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed for 21 days at this wonderful cottage and it didn’t disappoint."

    The cottage is Fantastic and is decorated to a high standard. It was very cosy and comfortable and the beds were so comfy . It has everything you need for a home to home cottage. The high street has plenty of shops , bars and restaurants right on your doorstep , all dog friendly and there is a local Co op on the high street too for those additional groceries you need. As it’s a 3 storey cottage there’s plenty of space and the top floor has great views across the square. We loved our stay, thankyou to Carl the owner for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in central location with ample free parking."

    Carl’s communication was prompt and friendly - an additional request was accommodated with no issues. Clean and tasteful decor. Felt very much at home and will definitely book again. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful stylish cottage in a great town centre location."

    We had no issues ever getting parked close to the house even on market days. The cottage was warm and toasty... actually we turned down the heating for our comfort! The bed was really comfy, best nights sleep I had in ages. Despite being right in the centre of town we were never disturbed by any noise. There are no wardrobes in the double bedroom so you have to leave all your belongings in a case, which for a long stay may be inconvenient, but this in no way impacted on our three night stay. Stokesley is a gem of a town, and we would happily return

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2022

  • "Due to a personal circumstance we needed to book somewhere for the same day for several nights."

    I found the cottage on Sykes and placed the enquiry. Within minutes somebody had contacted me from Sykes saying they had made the request with the owner and would get straight back once they had gained approval. The whole process was very quick and the customer service from Sykes was first class. The owner (Carl) was also brilliant, when I explained the situation he wanted to help in any way he could, he even offered us an extra night which was an amazing gesture and greatly appreciated. Thanks to you all, you made a difficult situation a whole lot better. The cottage was perfect and Stokesley was a beautiful market town. On one of the evenings I walked up Roseberry Topping (about 10min drive) which gave amazing views of the surrounding area. I would highly recommend the cottage, town and area as a whole.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "This really is a very beautiful cottage."

    Tastefully furnished with everything you could possibly need. One of the best holiday cottages I have had the pleasure to stay in and I have stayed in a lot! Carl the owner was so helpful and friendly and the welcome wine and biscuits were a lovely extra as were the lovely fresh flowers that were in the house. The location is fantastic with lots of great cafes and restaurants right on the doorstep. Do not hesitate to book this place it really is fabulous. I will definitely be planning another stay. Thankyou Carl

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stokesley provided a great base, shops and restaurants were varied."

    . Comfortable bed and good shower. Stairs may be a problem for guests with less mobility. Very close to the market square, stalls set up early on market days.(Friday & Saturday). We always found a parking space close to the cottage on college square.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jun 2022

  • "A real gem in a perfect setting."

    Beautiful home in the centre of Stokesley. Very close to a variety of shops from bakeries, butchers and pharmacy to access to a variety of wonderful places to eat out. Host Carl provided lots of information on local places to go. Beds comfy, internet available and one tv in main room. Parking was not a problem. A great escape from the rat race and technology. The Friday market was so quaint with wonderful food for all diets. The only down side was we didn’t book for longer!!! Thanks to Carl and his sister …will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property which is in a great location."

    Thank you for providing us with such a lovely place for us to base ourselves for the week

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location."

    Thank you for the bottle of fizz for new year.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2021

  • "Couple of minor points,Larger TV needed,Control of heating, and tendency of water to go from hot to cold."

    Other than that fabulous property in lovely town.

    Reviewed by Felix5.0Nov 2021

  • "Just returned from a lovely stay, beautiful clean cottage with everything you need."

    We loved the quirky decor and touches such as fresh flowers around the house. The “top” room is lovely for sitting with a glass of wine or a coffee people watching ! We used as a base to travel but Stokesley is lovely, some nice bars/bistro/delis and nice local dog walks. We arrived early and had the pleasure of meeting the owner who invited us on for a glass of chilled wine. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellently presented cottage,beautifully decorated with lovely furnishing,making it feel homely and cosy."

    Spotlessly clean and attention to detail was apparent. A central location in short walking distance from all shops,bars,cafes,pubs and restaurants. Stockesley is beautiful to walk around with its riverside walks and historic buildings and houses.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2021

  • "A beautifully furnished little house in a lovely location with a wonderful bakery two minutes from the doorstep."

    A perfect spot to come back to after a day at the coast or exploring the Moors.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in this beautiful house and we loved it - Carl is a fantastic host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a nice time."

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location."

    Property owner was very informative regarding good places to visit.

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Jun 2021

  • "A real gem and a beautiful home from home in a fantastic location right in the square and close to all amenities and yet secluded and quiet."

    Beautifully styled and with everything you could need. The owner Carl was extremely helpful especially with recommendations of local places to visit, walks from the door and the best places to eat. We had beautiful weather and a perfect stay. We hope to return for a longer trip next time!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage, full of interest, great location, really comfortable beds."

    I enjoyed watching Stokesley wake up from the upstairs bedroom. Carl was a great host and made me feel very welcome . Thankyou

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay, house was gorgeous and had everything you could wish for."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage right on the square of a friendly market town."

    The place is full of lovely artwork and furnishings. Our son loved having the top floor to himself and the view. Kitchen has everything you need. We would have preferred a dishwasher instead of the small freezer but that’s not a big deal. Also a coat hook or hatstand for wet clothes. We had a great stay and were all very cosy. Thanks to Carl who was an excellent host. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2020

  • "We felt it was not visable to travel and would be inresponsible due to covid-19 situation near Stokesley so close to the Middlesborough lock down."

    We rang and asked if we could defer the date to spring next year, the owner refused our request. We were very disappointed at his decision as that part of Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, and the Cleveland area we have enjoyed many times in the past. So we felt we could not comment on the property. We are sure that we will use your company again in the future. As your staff were helpful.

    Reviewed by Colin1.3Oct 2020

  • "Just spent 3 nights in this beautiful tastefully decorated house in Stokesley ..."

    Just spent 3 nights in this beautiful tastefully decorated house in Stokesley Comfortable and very convenient for access to lovely cafes and restaurants nearby Owner very helpful and informative about places to visit We had everything we needed for a perfect break and will be going back very soon as 3 days not enough Immaculately clean stylish decor and cannot find any fault A perfect place for a getaway

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, cute little cottage."

    Would definitely love to stay when we are visiting family again in Stokesley :)

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, modern, clean, spacious bathroom, cosy, outside space at front small although can just pop out for dog walks close by, only downside no wardrobes would be awkward if you were staying for a long holiday."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Aug 2020

  • "Excellent week !"

    House was fantastic and we met the owner who was very lovely and gave us some great tips for eating out and things to do!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean."

    It felt like a luxury hotel! It was great to be in a small town with a number of restaurants to choose from in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was brilliant, well equipped and beautifully decorated with plentiful parking outside."

    As would be expected in an older property, the stairs are steep-ish but were easily managed by ourselves and our two teenage boys. The owner was very welcoming and helpful, leaving milk and biscuits in the fridge, and even providing chilled watermelon for the very hot journey home. Our dog was also well cared for with a super-comfy dog bed and dog treats left by the owner. Stokesley is a lovely town and has everything you could need right on the doorstep of the cottage, with a very good selection of independent shops and restaurants within easy and level walking distance. Stokesley is also well placed for exploring North Yorkshire as a whole. We will definitely be visiting this area again and would happily stay at 5 College Square. Thank you for a super holiday.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfectly located for coast and the Cleveland way."

    Very comfortable and quiet for its central location.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    It was great to meet the owner who had some great ideas of where to visit, places to eat.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, excellent location, warm welcome."

    Very good stay.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Feb 2020

  • "5 College Square - Wonderful !"

    So cosy, yet well equipped, tastefully decorated and well thought out by an owner who obviously knows people and wants his guests to enjoy ! The location could not be better, a beautiful quaint place with easy access to a few very handy restaurants. I personally couldn't wait to get back in to my little cottage for cheese and a nice glass of wine whilst flipping through the arty magazines. Fab - u -lous !

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jan 2020

  • "We were delighted with the holiday."

    We were greeted by prosecco, cake and fruit. Everything was available to make self catering easy. We cant thank the owner enough. Will you pass that on please

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location with everything available in Stokesley on the doorstep."

    It has a lovely, homely feel and is very well equipped. The owner is very accommodating, providing tea/coffee and even some groceries for breakfast. Had a lovely stay over a long weekend. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2019

  • "5 College Square is a charming small house in the town centre."

    Every item in the house had been chosen to make the stay both practical and delightful. The items of furniture and art gave the house a creative, artistic atmosphere. Parking appeared to be difficult in the day as there was very limited signage... It was fine overnight. The fridge and cupboards were set up to allow tou to arrive and have a refreshing drink and snack. I loved it.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin beds
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, washer, fridge, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking on first-come, first-served basis
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Please note that the staircase is narrow.

The property

Nestled in the centre of the beautiful market town of Stokesley, in North Yorkshire, is this delightful mid-terrace cottage.

Inside, the owners have completely renovated the property into a stylish and contemporary holiday home for friends and families seeking an escape to the countryside.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to an open-plan living space, where you can look forward to relaxing and unwinding curled up on the snug armchairs.

The kitchen has been equipped with everything you could need to rustle up delicious meals, whilst the dining area provides the space to enjoy your meals over a well-deserved glass of wine.

Choose from a first-floor double bedroom and a second-floor twin, both offering a range of contemporary furniture to store your personal items.

Delight in the family bathroom with its elegant bath and walk-in shower, so you can enjoy a warm soak in the tub at the end of a tiring day, or a quick shower to prepare for your day ahead.

The historic market town of Stokesley is rich with cafés, high-end restaurants and bars for those evenings you don't fancy cooking.

Discover the beautiful Cleveland Way national trail, reaching 109 miles long, perfect for those keen walkers and cyclists looking to stay active whilst on holiday and exploring the surrounding heather moorland.

Whitby oozes history and it is very pleasurable simply to meander through the cobbled streets that lead to your door, perhaps calling in at one of the tea rooms for a pot of Yorkshire tea.The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is situated nearby, housed in the same residence where Cook lived as an apprentice.

Everyone loves traditional fish and chips and Whitby’s are some of the finest in the world – you really are spoilt for choice.For the history lover, be sure to visit the National Trust property of Ormesby Hall, a Grade I listed building dating back to the 18th century.

Return to 5 College Square for a relaxing evening with your loved ones.

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About the location


Great Ayton 3 miles; Saltburn-by-the–Sea 14 miles.

Stokesley is an attractive, elegant, historic market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, with many interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings. The River Leven flows through the town and is crossed by the ancient Pack Horse Bridge. Levenside provides visitors with a peaceful riverside walk, well planted with trees, as a contrast to the bustle of the High Street. The town has a distinguished wide cobbled main street lined with Georgian and Regency buildings. It is well served with shops, banks, public houses and restaurants and the weekly Friday markets are held on the main square. Just off the market square is the Church of St Peter & St Paul which has woodwork carved by the Mouseman of Kilburn. Surrounded by the Cleveland Hills and close to the northern edge of the North York Moors, Stokesley provides an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the heather clad North Yorkshire Moors and the pretty market towns of Great Ayton, Northallerton and Thirsk. The seaside spa resort of Saltburn is 30 mins drive away whilst Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay are within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas