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Kitchen Cottage

(Ref. 19934)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "3rd time back ro the same cottage a lovely place to enjoy holidays from"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2024

  • "Kitchen Cottage was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy. Well equipped, a real home from home. Would highly recommend this accommodation. Look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by C5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage in a quiet location."

    It was our third visit to this cottage and the fifth visit to the complex. We hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Second visit to this property and absolutely perfect ."

    Beautifully clean, well appointed and a great location for visiting both the Dales and the Moors.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage,extremely clean and comfortable ."

    Very well thought out with everything needed to make a perfect stay. Situated in a great location for walking and visiting many interesting places. Very quiet and peaceful.Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just spent 7 days in this amazing accommodation which was exactly as described."

    The cleanliness was without doubt the best we have seen and all the extras that have been supplied was superb. The location is ideal with so much to see and do. You also have the opportunity to go with the farmer to feed some of the animals. The surroundings were very peaceful and impeccably kept. Would definitely stay again when in the area and have already recommended to friends and family

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was in immaculate condition on arrival, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits were provided for us."

    The owner come to see us the evening we arrived to check that all was to our satisfaction and we are certain that we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage very pleasant owner would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Spotless, comfortable, well-equipped. Our 6th visit to the cottages which says it all.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed."

    It was so comfortable which made for a perfect stay. A wonderful location enjoying a stroll around the farm with plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in Kitchen Cottage ."

    Very clean couldn't fault anything . It was perfectly situated for touring the area . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a lovely, peaceful and relaxing stay."

    Everything you could possibly need in a wonderful part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Great cottage, lovely and clean, perfect position for travelling about would highly recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This was one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything you could need for a comfortable stay. It felt like a lot of thought had gone into what should be included in the cottage, particularly in the kitchen. It was lovely to see the animals and be able to purchase free range eggs on site. The owners were very approachable. We enjoyed visiting the area and hope to return to the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was perfect for us."

    It was of an excellent standard throughout. It was spotless, comfortable and well equipped with ample hot water and extras we haven’t found in other holiday lets. We found a copy of the inventory, which was sent out a week prior to our stay, very useful so that we knew exactly what we needed (and didn’t need) to take. We enjoyed walks from the door and several walks within a 10 minute drive although we couldn’t resist the hour’s drive to the coast in such beautiful weather. Everyone on site, the owner, his family and the team of ladies who clean the cottages were friendly, pleasant and always helpful. We’re sure it would be a cosy cottage during cooler months of the year so we’ll be happy to return in Autumn or Winter. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped and beautifully clean, we had a great week."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Cathryn4.7Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable and tidy."

    Good kitchen and bathroom. Comfortable bedvand surprising for a working farm very quiet.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Well appointed, comfortable, cosy, warm, perfect location!"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Kitchen Cottage."

    Ed the owner was very friendly as was his staff. The cottage was immaculate and very well set up. Good wifi and big digital television. Large and spacious accommodation. You were welcome on the farm and got to meet all the animals and take part in feeding. Fresh free range eggs are available to buy, could not fault the place and set up. We will certainly use again. Pretty central for many of the attractions in the area and footpaths.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a great holiday cottage."

    Although a working farm it's very quiet and peaceful. Location is excellent for exploring the wolds and the moors. Have stayed before and have enjoyed it every time.

    Reviewed by June5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was very very clean bed was very comfortable loved our little break"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed the farm and meeting the animals, all members of staff I met really friendly."

    ( eggs brilliant ) thank you Will tell others of your fantastic setup Area very pleasant !

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "You cannot beat this place if staying near Thirsk,spotlessly clean with all amenities ."

    Situated down a country lane ,in a quiet area ,can’t beat it.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is clean, comfortable and in an excellent location for exploring North Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "More than we could have hoped for."

    Kitchen Cottage is in a beautiful location and everything was beyond our expectations. The cottage was equipped with everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and took us around the farm to see the animals. We loved the alpacas! We would definitely stay here again. A lovely peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "As always we had a lovely holiday in Kitchen Cottage."

    Very relaxing and stress free.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic, well looked after property, so clean and tidy on arrival."

    Was well equipped with everything you could want for a perfect stay. Such a comfortable bed, slept so much better than we do at home. Would definitely recommend this property to family and friends . Thankyou for making our first holiday in 2 years , because of Covid, a most memorable one

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent lodge with large comfortable bed."

    Extras such as coffee, milk etc were supplied which were a delight. Jigsaw puzzles, books and tourist information literature were located in a sideboard cupboard. The cottage was spotlessly clean and met all our needs. We sat outside on a picnic bench in the shared area for some of our meals & breakfasts.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Kitchen Cottage."

    The property was very clean and suited us down to the ground with its open plan kitchen and lounge. It was nice to be able to sit outside at the picnic table and even though there were other families staying in the few properties around the small courtyard, it felt like there was plenty of space for everyone. I can certainly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very pleased with both the cottage and Sykes Holidays"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very warm and comfortable and a very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a great holiday break at the cottage, everything needed was provided."

    The owner was great. Wii definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely owners we received a very warm welcome, The cottage was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything one would need for a great stay."

    The cottage was lovely and warm and cosy and we would not hesitate to recommend to our friends. Situated in a great central point for touring out and about.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in an area that has numerous scenic walks and attractions."

    The accommodation was extremely comfortable and warm, with everything that you need while away, credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Immaculately clean ,very comfortable and well equipped with very helpful and friendly owners. It was a perfect week- quiet, relaxing and everything we needed to recharge in a beautiful part of the country. Will definately be back at some point. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is definitely the cleanest cottage we have stayed in (we have stayed in lots over our 51 years married) and everything about it was first class."

    The family were always very friendly and helpful, even the little children had their own involvement and jobs around the farm. An excellent location to visit so many places. A very happy place to use as a base for this part of North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage was excellent."

    There was tea,coffee,biscuits and milk on arrival. Very welcome after a 6 hour journey . Our stay was perfect from start to finish. A week wasn’t long enough. The oweners were friendly and very helpful the other cottage users around us were friendly . Like a little community. The animals on the farm were so lovely to go for a walk around especially the Alpacas . The chickens were comical as they just came to see everybody. The surrounding area villages and towns were beautiful and the views on the moors stunning . Lots to see and do the steam train from Pickering to Whitby was a lovely day out . And the waterfalls at Ingleton were beautiful a bit of a trek but certainly worth it . I would definitely visit again in the future. A perfect weeks holiday .

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with a super layout for a little one."

    It was very clean and had everything you needed and more! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable ."

    Unfortunately, the bed is too hard. In the listing it says that there are alpacas, pigs, goats, chickens, dogs and a cat. My wife loves animals and she was looking forward to see these little beauties. But no pigs, no goats, no cat, only a lovely dog called Bella, so friendly. We were able to see the alpacas because someone from another of the cottages told us where there were. But it was very difficult that no one welcomed us and instructed us where everything was, whom the owner was, where he lived, etc. Everything was just guess work. To complete, the mobile network does not operate in the house, no signal, neither around the farm, so if you want to call someone it's impossible!!! But there is internet access. Otherwise it was a nice week in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful and relaxing, would go again in a heartbeat."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "Well, where to begin."

    .. Kitchen Cottage was perfect. The first thing that hit us as soon as we walked through the door was just how spotlessly clean it was and in these strange times this was immediately reassuring. The cottage is very thoughtfully laid out and has everything you need for a very comfortable break - a real home from home and a perfect base for exploring the area. And, as for the welcome... we were made to feel so welcome and would absolutely recommend the tour around the farm. Thank you to all at Water Hall Farm Cottages for making our stay so enjoyable. I hope the commitment and energy you all so obviously put into the cottages is rewarded. We will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful clean property with beautiful places to visit nearby."

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous little cottage, tastefully decorated and comfortable."

    It has everything you would need and more. A real home away from home. Great location to explore the wonder and beauty of North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage lovely places to visit very relaxing and quiet"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was a very clean, cosy and warm cottage."

    Very well equipped in the kitchen, also the welcome items of tea, coffee etc. There is no dishwasher, so pots etc have to be washed by hand but this was not a problem. The weather was kind to us, only one day of rain. We would return if we want to go that area again. We had an enjoyable week in the cottage over Christmas.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely week"

    Reviewed by Annetta5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage is spotlessly clean."

    Little touches like biscuits, milk, tea and coffee are a great thought. Also to have foil, cling is helpful. These cottages are a conversion and done extremely well. The position of them is great for exploring North Yorkshire and local walks are excellent. The village is perfect. We are looking forward to returning later in the year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "I booked Kitchen Cottage for my husbands 30th birthday as a get away and our first family holiday with our little boy."

    We loved it! Everyone was so friendly. The cottage itself was amazing, extremely clean and very well stocked. The little extras like the pack of biscuits on arrival was a lovely touch. It was lovely to walk around and see the animals. Lotcheny Cottage was in an ideal location for us and allowed us to visit lots of places without to much travel. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2019

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Incredibly comfortable and spotlessly clean

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2019

  • "I have replied with my feedback about kitchen cottage but it obviously did not get through."

    The cottage is well laid out the finish of the decor is to a high standard and the area around the farm is kept lovely and clean The owners were very helpful and welcoming The cottage was central to a lot of places to see. A very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Mar 2019

  • "Really enjoyed staying at this cottage , excellent location , clean , comfortable , well stocked equipment in kitchen but it was the little touches like hand cream in kitchen and tissues in bedroom along with a good laundry room all provided to make this a outstanding place to stay."

    We would definitely recommend anyone to stay for a break .We will definitely be booking again and have already told family and friends about our marvellous find.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2019

  • "The peace and quiet."

    Friendliness of those we met, both human and animal.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely stay very nice owner going to return next year"

    Reviewed by June5.0Feb 2019

  • "Well situated for our walking holiday."

    Warm, comfortable and very well equipped. Owners lived on site (working farm) but other than a brief, friendly introduction they left us to do what we wanted to do secure in the knowledge that they were there to help if needed. We have never dealt with Sykes Cottages before but would have no hesitation in booking through you again. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, nice quiet relaxing week."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Plenty of places to visit Perfect if you just want to relax

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Wood pellett eco central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, microwave, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Shared utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Note: Owner offers breakfast hampers, please check with owner for availability
  • The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

The property

This tasteful barn conversion is tucked away into a courtyard setting; an open-plan layout, divided into a wonderful kitchen, with a homely lounge adjacent.

Classically designed and elevated by a high ceiling, the interior also boasts a breakfast bar, perfect for those early morning cups of tea.

The family bathroom features a bath with a shower over, and a king-size double bedroom is lovingly presented, complimented by a rose overtone.

Bedside tables and a chest of drawers add to the rooms beautiful effect.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 14936, 15032, 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:

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