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The Granary

Sutton-Under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 19935)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was spotlessly clean and very suitable for our party of 2 OAPs, 2 adults and 3 under five's."

    We enjoyed the farm experience and the family were very welcoming. The area had plenty to offer and we wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2022

  • "The barn was cosy felt like home and the owner and his family were great friendly and made our stay thereby telling us we could look round the farm."

    The property was very central for visiting many places.

    Reviewed by BernardMay 2022

  • "The Granary is a lovely place to stay."

    Everything was spotlessly clean, comfortable, well maintained and the owners are welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by VickyApr 2022

  • "All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Granary, especially Amy."

    She had a great time going out to the farm to feed the animals for 4 mornings of our stay. She wouldn't let us leave on the last day until she had been. she made friends with the owners kids, joseph and Bethany, and of course little Evie. We will most certainly be back, and are looking at dates for next year already. Thank you Julie, James and family and of course Bella. Rosemary and Andy Grigor Sharon, Simon and Amy Kirkland.

    Reviewed by RosemaryApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage in a rural location."

    We enjoyed our relaxing stay and appreciated how the cottage had everything we needed. WiFi was patchy at times but the updated smart TV went down a treat. Only point would be to provide a pole in each bedroom to pull down the velux blinds. The sun wakes you up early!

    Reviewed by CarolineMar 2022

  • "Beautiful Property - very clean and full of everything you could need - every detail has been thought about and put in for your enjoyment ."

    kitchen was really well appointed and we even had manuals on how to work every appliance !!!! beautiful bedrooms with very comfy beds and plenty of storage space . friendly host came to see us twice to ensure we were happy .Plenty of parking and directions to find it very easy.good location near lots of walks and Thirsk 4 miles away for shopping and restaurants

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2022

  • "Lovely location, very well looked after property and great touches such as dishwasher tabs, WiFi access, games, towels."

    All things to make the stay easier.

    Reviewed by MattFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and a lovely family who own it - very friendly and welcoming."

    Facilities are second to none and we will be booking again. Very relaxing atmosphere. Loved the farm tour and options to buy free range eggs, alpaca wool etc as part of your stay.

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very well equipped and furnished. Exceptionally clean (shout out to the cleaning team!) animals a big hit with the grandchildren (especially Georgia the Alpaca). Good location too. Definately recommend.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean & a large open plan sociable space for 3 generations of our family to holiday together."

    The warmth & welcome from the hosts was first class, lasting for the duration of our stay. For our 2 little granddaughters to have the opportunity to say hello & goodnight to the animals helped make the holiday very special. We will return at some point. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay in this cottage."

    It was so well equipped and in a lovely location for exploring and relaxing. One of the best we have stayed in and we have stayed in many over the years.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2021

  • "Brilliant place, loved the animals, the peaceful relaxing atmosphere, made very ..."

    Brilliant place, loved the animals, the peaceful relaxing atmosphere, made very welcome by the owners, will visit again x

    Reviewed by NaomiJun 2021

  • "Wonderfully quiet location adjacent to the farm buildings and set in a beautiful location."

    So many things to do nearby; ideal for family groups The cottage is superbly equipped and we could not have asked for anything more. Ed, the owner, was very attentive and made sure that everything was in order. Very highly recommended!

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2021

  • "We had a great week in this lovely property."

    It was perfect for our needs, incredibly clean and very well equipped. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed the breakfast hamper which can be purchased from the farm, it includes amazing free range eggs. We would definitely return to this property, it is situated close to many places of interest and various coastal resorts. We have already recommended it to our friends.

    Reviewed by PhilippaMay 2021

  • "Stunning cottage and absolutely immaculate."

    Just far enough away from Thirsk to be a rural treasure. I could not recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2021

  • "We wanted to get away for a week and came across these cottages, what a find."

    If you enjoy the countryside and want to get away from the city this is an ideal place. We stayed at one of the farm cottages "The Granary" part of a complex of converted barns situated within a working farm. This accommodation with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen lounge was one of cleanest places we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in numerous places. It was immaculate and could not fault it at all. The kitchen was well equipped. Sachets of tea, coffee and sugar were provided together with a bottle of milk and some cleaning products. There were also toiletries in the bathrooms. The owners and staff were great hosts. We loved the Alpacas and seeing the new born lambs. Thirsk is only 4 miles away, a small market town. The farm in Sutton -under-Whitestonecilffe lays at the foot of Sutton Bank Yorkshire moors. There are plenty of walks and places to visit. We will definitely stay at the cottages again but there are also glamping pods which look fantastic. A big thank you to the hosts for making us so welcome. This place is a star find.

    Reviewed by SusannaApr 2021

  • "This is the best equipped cottage we have ever hired."

    The quality and quantity of kitchen equipment was second to none, and furniture was very comfortable. In the current climate of COVID-19 this is the perfect property for a relaxing and quiet cottage away from any madding crowd! The owner and his family were always on hand if needed and unfailngly helpful and cheerful. I highly recommend this or any other cottage at Water Hall Farm.

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2020

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage, wonderful location and brilliant owners."

    Would absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by DevdeepAug 2020

  • "We have had a brilliant week at the Granary."

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed for our little family. The farm was a lovely added bonus and the kids loved playing in the yard and visiting the animals. Perfect location, peaceful, very close to the pretty town of Thirsk and a great base for other adventures. Thank you for a excellent holiday, we definitely recommend!!!

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2020

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The cottage was very well appointed and comfortable, our 2 grandsons loved the idea of living on a farm and every day we had to do the rounds of the alpacas etc before we went out for the day. Yorkshire is a great place for a holiday and the cottage is well placed for access to all the places of interest, we hope to return soon. PS Riding the trails on Sutton bank is fantastic and many thanks to Ed for the use of his boiler house for storing the bikes.

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2020

  • "We are 4 friends who have a 4 day trip every year to help lift the winter blues."

    This year we stayed at Water Hall Farm in one of the 5 converted barns. everything about the Granary at Sutton was perfect. The cottage was so comfy & the facilities were well above what we expected. Edward, Sarah & James were attentive & very helpful. The location is ideal for getting to all of the lovely places around about & the walks around the area. Best wishes. Julian. Angela, Paul & Sue.

    Reviewed by JulianFeb 2020

  • "Very convenient place to visit local attractions or to just stay close and chill."

    We loved it

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2019

  • "When we arrived we knew we'd made the right choice of holiday cottage for our week away."

    It was spotlessly clean, well equipped, great décor and fabulous location. The family and staff are really friendly, always a wave and smile and happy to share information about the farm animals and local places to visit. We would highly recommend these holiday cottages and hope to visit ourselves again next year.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "Satellite navigation does not take you to the cottage so you can spend time finding it, especially in the dark."

    Better instructions on how to reach the cottage, which is off the beaten track OR signposting from the Main Street would help. Flexibility on leaving time (even if it’s just half an hour ) would be welcomed. Hosts did not reply to request left on answerphone - an indication would have helpful, either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Guests usually only ask for extra time if needed. Induction frying pans are not the best (poor contact resulting in poor cooking). Takes twice as long to cook a fried breakfast (which is purchasable on the farm). Otherwise a fantastic stay. Ed is an excellent host.

    Reviewed by YogeOct 2019

  • "Second time at Waterhall farm and thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

    We had a lovely chat with Ed about the alpacas and sheep which was very interesting, The problem with the dishwasher was quickly rectified, a good sign for customer experience. All the housekeeping staff were very welcoming. The place is very clean with all the equipment you need should you want to cook your own meals. We recommend the Greyhound Inn at Bagby, close by and serving delicious food Turkish style. I only ticked met my expectations, as that is what I expected from Sykes after our 10th booking with them in less than 2 years.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "We are James Herriot and The Yorkshire Vet fans."

    Staying at the Granary cottage was on a farm of animals. We heard some funny stories about the vet dealing with one of the cows. Everyone is friendly here. The cottage was so well equipped and above our expectations.The James Herriot museum in Thirsk was brilliant, so much to see and brought back memories of the series All Creatures Great and Small. So many places to visit, you really need longer than a week here. That's the excuse to come back!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and we would definitely stay there again if we came back to the area."

    It is in a great location for visiting lots of different areas. Beningbrough Hall, York, Fountains Abbey, Sutton Bank visitors centre, Helmsley, the Coast.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2019

  • "A great place to stay, peaceful, clean and comfortable."

    The owners were happy to introduce us to all the farm animals. Good area for National Trust and English Heritage properties. Bempton Cliffs are wonderful for watching the sea birds.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable and there were some nice little touches."

    Hand soap next to every sink and toiletries in bathroom. Tea, coffee, biscuits, milk etc. The situation of the accommodation is great for getting around the Yorkshire Moors and the Dales. So much to see and do. We had a brilliant holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "It would be nice to have black out blinds in the bedroom and we are use to a softer bed just saying."

    Other wise all great, nice meeting Ed and his son nice people. Down to earth. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in good location for exploring the area."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by FraserFeb 2019

  • "We stayed here over Christmas and had a lovely time."

    The cottage was very well equipped and the complimentary biscuits, tea loaf and crisps as well as the usual tea and coffee etc was a very nice touch. All the beds were comfortable which is a main thing for me! we will certainly be back - thank you!

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped for 6 adults, plenty of space/comfort."

    We only stayed a short while because wee were thee for a family occasion, but would go back. recommend the eggs !! Thank you

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2018

  • "Excellent clean accommodation and really helpful family, who were always available if needed."

    Great location for any family holiday or couples. Only one minor downside was mattresses and pillows quite firm if one is used to contour or softer ones but this did not spoil our holiday in any way. We would definitely go back. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2018

  • "Lovely owners and friendly pets!"

    The Granary was exceptionally clean and had everything we could need. The welcome pack and toiletries were a lovely addition. Our 8 year old loved that she could accompany the farmer around the fields and meet the Alpacas! We hope to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by CarlMay 2018

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay with children, all the animals to see and feed ."

    Beautiful walks and local pubs serving really great food. Everyone so friendly. Also with the range of accommodation to stay in a great destination for family get togethers.

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2018

  • "The Granary was just about perfect; super clean and fully equipped with everything you might need."

    Great location to explore all of Yorkshires fine attractions.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2018

  • "This was one of the best cottages we've stayed in."

    The equipment provided was in superb condition and the cottage was sparkling it was so clean everywhere. The owners were very friendly & helpful. All the information was up to date and recycling instructions very clear and easy to do. We are looking forward to going back already.

    Reviewed by MerielNov 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Well maintained and provisioned. Friendly and helpful owners. Access to the farm animals and pets was a real bonus for our granddaughter aged two and a half. In her words " I love my holiday house".

    Reviewed by VaunSep 2017

  • "Excellent holiday cottage that was very comfortable and super well equipped."

    Lovely to have the little things like champagne glasses and tea towels. Great location, very peaceful. Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2017

  • "Excellent property with hosts who went out of their way to make us feel both welcome and not a burden."

    Reviewed by OliverJun 2017

  • "This cottage was lovely and the boys enjoyed their tour of the farm."

    Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2017

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Waterhall cottages, the last time we stayed in The Stable as it was just the two of us."

    We enjoyed our stay so much we came back with our family to stay in the Granary. There is nothing that you could fault with this property. We hope to be able to return again soon.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2016

  • "Friendly owners."

    Extra "treats". Milk. Etc on arrival. Excellent accommodation

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2016

  • "Very friendly, great for children, wonderful facilities in cottage, already thinking of rebooking next year."

    Reviewed by TonySep 2016

  • "The Granary was a fantastic place to stay for a long weekend in North Yorkshire."

    Excellent facilities for my family, comfortable bedrooms, great bathrooms and an open plan kitchen and lounge. Warm and cosy. The Granary is in a fantastic location at Waterhall Farm below Sutton Bank and the North York Moors. I would highly recommend the Granary and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Eco central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • 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. The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

The property

Granary Cottage is an attractive semi-detached barn conversion boasting family-friendly accommodation.

This Thirsk cottage offers an open-plan living area with exposed stone walls and a lovely galleried landing.

The three bedrooms have been tastefully furnished and the property benefits from both a bathroom and shower room.

Comfortable throughout, this North Yorkshire cottage is an ideal base for those that wish to take full advantage of the beautiful scenery in the immediate area.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 14936, 15032, 19934, 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