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Calf House

Sutton-Under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 15032)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very well looked after, extremely clean and had everything we needed. The farm is fantastic to see and the owners are very kind. We loved our stay

    Reviewed by JamieAug 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean. In a fab location. Very friendly owners. Would definitely recommend- especially if you have young children.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable."

    The location was beautiful and in an ideal position for visiting different places. There are wonderful views of Sutton Bank that is just up the road. We enjoyed walking around the farm and seeing the animals especially the alpacas and their babies. Would really recommend these properties and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by JanisJul 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and extremely clean and well presented."

    This is not a complaint but a personal choice, but the quilt on the bed was far to heavy for any time of year.

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2022

  • "Excellent lovely comfortable cottage well positioned for a peaceful stay or for exploring surrounding area."

    Welcoming arrival from Ed, everything about the stay made it feel like home from home, hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable, very spacious for four."

    Plenty to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2022

  • "We stayed previously at the Calf House in late August/early September 2021, when our grandsons and their parents were in the Little Byre."

    The cottage was just as lovely and comfortable, well equipped and scrupulously clean on this second visit. So many thoughtful, welcoming touches. We are looking forward to another return in the summer, when our family will again be in Little Byre. Thank you so very much for providing such a relaxing holiday environment.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Just what we needed, quiet and comfortable accommodation with all the necessary stuff to live and eat in if wanted, friendly people, alpacas, goats the wee dog."

    with easy walking all around. Super!! Rena and Ronnie

    Reviewed by RolandMar 2022

  • "Really lovely accommodation."

    Welcomed by the owner. A lovely farm with animals you can meet. Perfect for visiting Harrogate and York. We had a wonderful long weekend.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2021

  • "Calf House is a superb cottage."

    It was easy to find and very peacefully situated. The neighbouring cottages and laundry facility all added a welcome farm friendly atmosphere whilst ensuring complete privacy for each cottage. The inside of the cottage was warm and cosy and cheerful and appointed and cleaned to the highest standard. We wanted for nothing. And there is so much to do in this area without necessarily going further afield to the Dales or across to the Coast. We had taken our bikes and James and his father Ed were very helpful and friendly recommending a circular cycle ride from the cottage, through the nearby village of Thirlby. We also cycled the trails from the Visitor Centre at the top of Sutton Bank. The Visitor Centre alone is well worth a visit along with the wonderful views from that stretch of the Cleveland Way, looking right across the Plane of York, to the Fells of the Dales. And there is a also a stunning but steep walk down to the tranquil and peaceful Lake Gormire, only accessible by foot. We bought superb provisions at the butchers, bakery and greengrocers shops around Thirsk market place, and because it was Monday we were able to buy fresh fish in the market, which was probably the best fish we have ever had. It had been freshly smoked that morning. All of this we were able to cook and enjoy back at the cottage after our adventures each day. We also enjoyed feeding the chickens on the farm every day, and looking at the other animals. Children would enjoy this location.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with all that was needed for the stay."

    Sited in a very peacefull area.Would certainly book again for a stay. Everything was very clean & the owners seem to have everything well organised.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location with some great places to visit locally."

    Could not fault the cleanliness of the cottage and the hosts were very friendly and informative. Will look forward to staying here again. No phone signal in the cottage but excellent Wifi to contact people via messenger so this was not a problem. Very peaceful and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2021

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable."

    Great location, within easy reach of Thirsk. Able to let young children run around on the grassy area without having to worry. They loved the chickens!

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Waterhall Farm Cottages."

    We really enjoyed our stay as usual.

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2021

  • "First time we have stayed in a cottage, it was wonderful, there was everything we needed and more truly amazing we will definitely go again."

    It was home from home we felt relaxed the minute we got there. The area is beautiful with plenty to do . The owners were very helpful & friendly. Enough tea & coffee for our stay . Lovely biscuits for us and milk on arrival so could have a drink straight away with out rushing to the shops for milk . All the little things what you need were there for us from cling film , washing up liquid , hand wash , hand cream and many more things we were even able to use the washing machine and tumble dryer if needed and washing powder was supplied absolutely fantastic everything was thought about for us to have a enjoyable stay thank you all

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing break with lots of family attractions within a one hour drive."

    Cottage was spotless and perfect for our needs. Fabulous view and friendly dog.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage extremely peaceful and comfortable"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Everything has been thought of. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "We booked this two days before we wanted to stay , unfortunately when we arrived Boris had other ideas and we would have to leave early as we were going into national lockdown."

    But we made the most of it. The cottage was perfectly placed close to thirsk and the north York Moors and the coast all within easy reach. The cottage itself was soooo cosy and warm on cold November days. With everything you need and a lovely welcome tray with milk,biscuits and tea etc. There are sheep

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "Our third visit and won’t be our last!"

    Such beautiful well kept cottages. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "Great cottage, everything in the cottage excellent and the welcome pack unexpected."

    All precautions for covid in place. Family very welcoming and helpful and location exactly what was needed for an escape from pressure of the last few months. Will definitely be returning soon. Alpacas, hens and dogs also helped to make the holiday special.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2020

  • "A great place to stay."

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a super location."

    It was great being on a working farm and the eggs and sausages were delicious. The staff were courteous and helpful. Our main criticism would be that the shower didn't work very well, so we had a lot of baths that week and the beds were very hard, which is OK if you like a hard bed, but everyone in our family found them very uncomfortable. There are lots of interesting places to visit. We had a great time exploring North Yorkshire. Would I recommend this accommodation? On balance- yes.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and central to everywhere we wanted to see."

    Very comfortable living area and an excellent idea to supply books, jigsaws and games as we used these in the evening after a day out. Would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "The calf house was very well presented with quality furniture and fittings."

    It had everything needed for our stay and more. The setting and area were lovely and close to many attractions.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Everything was just perfect."

    Central heating and hot water failed on Sunday, and was fitted within 2 hours.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Very well stocked kitchen appliances, clean and stunning quiet location."

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2018

  • "Very good organisation!"

    Reviewed by ChielJun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Wood pellet eco-friendly central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external utility, dishwasher with tablets provided, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, communal gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via a ramp and has wide doors, so may be suitable for accompanied wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, please contact owner for more information
  • The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

The property

This wonderful, ground floor cottage near Thirsk is a delightful, semi-detached barn conversion which offers a lovely, open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable sitting area.

With a shared courtyard with furniture, this Thirsk cottage is ideal for enjoying alfresco dining after a busy day exploring this beautiful area.

A fantastic North Yorkshire cottage at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 14936, 19934, 19935, 19936, together they can sleep up to 20 people.

Waterhall Farm Cottages

Thirsk 4 miles. Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, these five properties are the result of a sympathetic conversion of old stone barns on the owner’s livestock farm. Care has been taken with these Thirsk cottages to retain original features, including exposed timbers and walls, and these original features are complemented by modern comforts. Tastefully furnished and decorated, these Thirsk cottages provide warm and welcoming accommodation benefiting from a communal sheltered courtyard set within a peaceful environment. There are plenty of animals to enjoy including alpacas, free range chickens, Gloucestershire old spot pigs, beef herd of cattle, Ryeland Sheep (rare), Pygmy goats, Shetland pony, 2 dogs and cat with the owner offering a completely free trip for people staying at cottage to go when owner feeds animals. The local village inn is a 10-minute stroll from these North Yorkshire cottages, whilst the delightful market town of Thirsk offers a wide range of restaurants, shops and pubs skirting the historic cobbled market square. From these Thirsk cottages, there are superb walking opportunities including Sutton Bank with its exceptional panoramic views from where you may wish to watch the gliders take full advantage of the strong thermals hugging the cliffs. Be sure to visit the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk, and picturesque Helmsley is famous for its beautiful hanging baskets throughout the summer months. These Thirsk cottages are an ideal base for those wishing to explore both the Yorkshire Dales, the spectacular North York Moors and there is easy access to the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. With the magnificent historic city of York, Ripon and Harrogate a short drive from these North Yorkshire cottages, there is a wide choice of activities for all guests to enjoy.

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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.

The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas