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Webstone House

(Ref. 1012313)

Thimbleby near Osmotherley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (13)
  • cottage (13)
  • garden (10)
  • well (9)
  • one (8)
  • equipped (7)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightfully cosy cottage set in a beautiful village."

    A lovely place to relax whether indoors or in the garden watching the local wildlife. We really didn’t want to leave. Hopefully we will return again one day.

    Dear Andrew, thank you for your lovely feedback and I’m so pleased that you so enjoyed your two week stay at Webstone House. Kindest regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very well equipped."

    The outdoor space was lovely. The beds were very comfortable too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended the cottage to friends.

    Thank you Caroline for your lovely review on Webstone House. I am so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and have recommended it to friends. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful house and garden, with plenty of space for the 5 of us."

    The house had a well stocked kitchen( so rare in holiday cottages!) and we were left a lovely welcome package. It was also wonderful to watch the birds on the bird feeders every morning! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cari4.4Aug 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be comfortable, we enjoyed our stay there but weren't aware of some of the height restrictions in the living room area also the bathroom and the upper area leading to the bedrooms."

    We are stating this as we are a tall family and found we bumped our heads if not paying attention. We soon got used to being aware of these fairness there was notices mind your head around but we weren't aware of this when booking the cottage we still had a good holiday in this very old beautiful cottage. A pretty village . Nice walk to Osmotherley only half an hour away. Lovely gardens in the cottage. Cosy and comfortable beds and most things there that you need.

    Thank you for your review. I will inform Sykes to mention the low beams, I do hope you didn’t bump your heads too much!!! I’m only 5’2” so the height is not a problem for me and that’s why there are “Mind your head” signs up. However, I’m pleased you found the cottage cosy and comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain2.8Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at the cottage…."

    It’s setting is so tranquil with a lovely garden where you can relax and hear only the sheep bleating in the background. We were left a lovely welcome hamper, thank you (!) and the cottage is so cosy, with everything you need, and the most comfy bed! It may be in a little secluded for some, but that was part of the appeal for us. It’s a 25 min walk into Osmotherly, which has a couple of nice pubs and great fish and chip shop. We didn’t want to come away and can’t wait to return….

    Thank you Carol for your wonderful feedback. It is always lovely to hear that guests have had an enjoyable stay, especially after all the recent renovations and landscaping to the garden. Greatly appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property was fantastic - awesome over Christmas, we can't wait to come back in the summer."

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m delighted your stay over Christmas at Webstone House was awesome! I hope your return visit in the summer is equally enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig3.8Dec 2022

  • "Only one spare loo roll which meant we had to buy more after two days ."

    The outside light didn’t work and when did, went off after ten minutes. There was a leak from bathroom through the ceiling, which we reported. It meant we were afraid to use the bathroom. Nice cottage but those things made it not as good as advertised.

    Thank you for your feedback, I have spoken to the cleaning company and they have confirmed 2 loo rolls were left in each bathroom so unsure why only 1 was visable to you. With regards to the light going off after 10 minutes and not working, this is a sensor light, you need to turn the switch on and it turns off after a short while if not in proximity. The bathroom leak we have not had any reports from the current guests and there appear to be no problems with the bathroom. Thank you for leaving this feedback it helps us improve our service for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Aug 2022

  • "Stayed with our three grandchildren 3,11 and 14 years old Something for all of ..."

    Stayed with our three grandchildren 3,11 and 14 years old Something for all of us We all enjoyed the stay so much The goodies on arrival was a lovely thought Hopefully we will be back next year

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I do hope your stay in 2023 is equally enjoyable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning cottage, spent every evening watching the wildlife!"

    Beautiful setting, and so much to do for us in the surrounding area. One of the best places we've ever stayed!

    Dear Lynette Thank you for your very welcoming feedback after your stay at Webstone House. I am so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and everything was to your satisfaction. Kind regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Cosy wood burning stoves and the lovely thick stone walls make for wonderful atmospheric evenings. Well worth a visit!

    Dear Jeffrey Thank you for your welcoming feedback after your stay at Webstone House. I am so pleased your stay was enjoyable and that everything was to your satisfaction. Kind regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Webstone House is a gorgeous cottage in a stunning part of Yorkshire."

    The cottage has a lovely homely feel, is well equipped and very well located for getting around North Yorkshire. I spent many a happy moment watching all the different birds, from tiny Robins, stunning Pheasants to the village Peacock wandering down the lane. The Gardens are lovely and the whole place is peaceful, its a real sanctuary wasted if you are planning to just sleep and go - I recommend time is taken in between days out to stay 'home' and enjoy the cottage and amble around in Thimbleby, or walk up to Osmotherly, its all delightful. There is Clay Shooting near by but I didn't find the gunshot sound intrusive and wasn't happening all the time. The Host was friendly and quick to respond to any concerns I had.

    Dear Christine Thank you for your lovely feedback and I know how much you enjoyed your stay at Webstone House as you extended your stay for a further 2 weeks. I totally agree that some days must be spent just soaking up the tranquility of the cottage and it’s surroundings, watching the wildlife especially!!!!. I know we spoke a few times, but I’d like to thank you for the favour you did for me in reading my meter and taking photos that I could pass on to my energy supplier. I wish you all the best in finding yourself a property up in Yorkshire! Kindest regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing giving one a feel of times gone by , with all the modern conveniences ."

    The Bedrooms are large and comfortable and the snug and frontroom give plenty of space to relax. As for the garden well the patio part gives ample space , then you have the orchard , both are a sun trap . Placed in the midst of the Moore and Dale's there is plenty to see . Osmotherly's chip shop is well worth a try . Rievaulx Abbey, Herriot museum, Aysgarth falls , Hawes and Wensley creamery are a must . There was when we stayed a fair amount of wildlife , an Owl and stoat visited in the night and on the feeder there was plenty of activity.

    Dear Shayne Thank you for your very welcoming feedback after your stay at Webstone House. I am so pleased your stay was enjoyable an everything was to your satisfaction. Kind regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shayne4.1Sep 2021

  • "Everything exceeded our expectations except the directions."

    These were not very useful at all because there was no indication whatsoever as to where the directions were from. In fact they were from the centre of Northallerton but inasmuch as no normal route would take you there it was very confusing. The cottage is the first on the right as you enter the village from the A19. It took us about an hour to find the cottage. Everything else was fantastic with many local amenities at Northallerton, Thirsk and more locally at Osmotherly.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback after your stay at Webstone House and I’m glad everything exceeded your expectations. I am only sorry you had trouble with the directions. Next visit you’ll know where it is!. Kind regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fridges were not very clean, lots of cobwebs even though old house it was rather a lot."

    Would have been helpful to have freezer turned on before arrival due to frozen food in shopping delivery on night of arrival. Stair get would be recommended at top of stairs but only as have a young child. Owner did say could take one however didn't want to damage the walls by trying fit it. Garden and house lovely and well equipped. Good location for exploring.

    Dear Marrianne Thank you for your feedback, which enabled me to pass on your comments to my cleaning company for future guests. However, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne4.7Aug 2021

  • "House was not as clean as, we expected during a pandemic."

    Outside fridge very dirty and both fires contained Ash proving thorough cleaning had not been carried out. Lovely house though.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2021

  • "A lovely location, excellent for hiking, visiting the many places of interest in the area (Ryedale Folk Museum a real highlight, also North Yorks Railway) and local towns - Northallerton an excellent shopping centre, Helmsley, an interesting and pleasant centre)."

    Coast perfectly accessible. Osmotherly (always very busy, cars parked everywhere - great sympathy for the villagers) just 10 minutes away - local shop for papers. Cottage ideal for our party of 2 couples - the arrangement of one bathroom and downstairs shower room, while not ideal, was perfectly workable. The cottage is well equipped and nicely decorated, good quality furniture, nice prints on the wall etc - spotless. A welcome of biscuits, bottle of wine - nice touch. Gardens front and back - nice sitting area. Clearly an excellent owner. More generally, we found this a beautiful area, stunning scenery, amazing villages 'all of a piece', great examples of venacular architecture of the 18th century - largely 'estate houses' - there are many grand manor houses in the area (including Thimberly Hall). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our biggest issue was the heating, which when we arrived was set to night mode a miserly 16 degrees which was far too cold when we have a 3 month old baby & it stated next to all the dials do not change."

    Also rather disappointingly the washing machine was not working properly - the water did not actually flush the powder out of the drawer. One of the reasons we chose this property was that it had a washing machine as we have 2 young children. Another issue was the cleanliness of the place. The rug in the lounge was thick with dog hairs and dog hairs everywhere which again with a young baby is less than ideal, and not acceptable.

    Reviewed by Cassandra3.1May 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location, well equipped and my children loved the large garden and neighbouring ponies."

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is a lovely, warm and cosy cottage with the added bonus of 4 little ponies as the neighbours!"

    It was a well equipped kitchen which made it great for enjoying meals together. Our almost 2 year old loved collecting apples from the garden. Outside the kitchen window was an active bird feeder which was calming to watch. There was a very nice welcome package. It's very useful having the bathroom downstairs to supplement the one upstairs. Great location for walks, trips to the North York Moors (we went to Whitby bay and Robins Hood bay - great day trip) whilst being close to the conveniences of North Allerton (Betty's tea rooms there is lovely). We did a trip to Thorp Perrow (arboretum, kids playground, birds of prey and mammal centre) and the Forbidden Corner (absolutely amazing maze, with sculptures and labyrinths - strongly recommended!). The only improvement is that we didn't find a clothes horse we could use indoors so it made a bit tricky to dry clothes after washing them. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size double (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 2 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room/utility
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, two fridges and a chest freezer (Please let the owner know in advance if the chest freezer will be required.) washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear garden with patio, seating, large lawn and outbuildings
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pubs 1.4 miles
  • Notes: Additional logs available to purchase further kindling and logs from Middle Farm in Thimbleby village or at the Shop in Osmotherley
  • Please note there are no facilities to charge electric cars at this property. Please note this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

Osmotherley 1.4 miles.

Resting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in Thimbleby near Osmotherley, is Webstone House, a picturesque, semi-detached cottage, surrounded by tranquil countryside.

This characterful property has many traditional features, balanced out by mostly neutral decor, and offers a family or group of six a fantastic base from which to explore the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire coastline.

Access the property through the gate, past the immaculate lawn and step inside the cottage to discover a traditional, bright and airy kitchen/diner, with plenty of appliances and surface space to create delicious meals, to be enjoyed as a group at the dining table, while the back door opens up onto the picturesque rear garden.

In the evenings, relax in the charming sitting rooms, or the cosy snug, both with character beams and woodburning stoves, while the sitting room has the additional benefit of a TV, ideal for a night in enjoying your favourite films and the snug may be preferred if you want to curl up with a good book.

There is also a handy utility room with washing machine and a shower, completing the ground floor layout.

Upstairs, you will find three immaculate, neutrally styled bedrooms, offering plenty of light, space and storage, as well as stunning wooden beams, comprising a super-king-size that can be turned into a twin on request and two double bedrooms, all served by a contemporary family bathroom.

Outside, you will find off-road parking and a stunning enclosed garden, lined by apple trees, with a patio and furniture, where you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in your peaceful setting, while steps up take you onto the large lawn.

There are two outbuildings; one for log storage and the other has a fridge and freezer plus a hanging rail for wet clothes, should you want to do any washing during your stay, while the surrounding field often has friendly Shetland Ponies grazing in it.

Osmotherley is an attractive conservation village, surrounded by countryside and tree-lined streets, tucked inside the North York Moors National Park, and offers three great pubs, a family run fish and chip shop, a coffee shop and a convenience store, as well as the ruins of the 14th century Mount Grace Priory, owned by the National Trust.

The surrounding area is popular with walkers and cyclists, with well-known trails running close by, including the Cleveland Way and the Coast-to-Coast long distance footpaths, while also being the start or end point of the Lyke Wake Walk.

The market town of Northallerton is approximately six miles away, with a wide selection of shops and eateries, as well as the city of Ripon, with its 7th century cathedral, museums, famous racecourse, cobbled market squares and quaint alleyways lined with cosy tearooms and lovely eateries, and from here, you are within easy reach of the picturesque countryside of the Nidderdale AONB.

The spa town of Harrogate and the historic cathedral cities of York, Durham and Newcastle are all within an hour's drive, as is the North Yorkshire coastline, popular seaside resort of Whitby and a host of picturesque sandy beaches.

Webstone House is a fantastic base to return to after a day spent exploring north Yorkshire.

Please note, there is an active clay pigeon shooting range within walking distance of the property. Some noise may be associated with this outside the property.

There is a disused, red phone box diagonally opposite the property which houses a defibrillator in case of emergency.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Northallerton 7 miles; Thirsk 11 miles.

Osmotherley is a picturesque North Yorkshire conservation village, with grass and tree lined streets set on a small hillside on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park, nestling between the Cleveland Hills to the east and the Yorkshire Dales to the west. Osmotherley is very popular with cyclists and walkers with the Cleveland Way and the Coast-to-Coast long distance footpaths passing close by and it’s also the start (or finish!) of the famous Lyke Wake Walk. Osmotherley has attractive stone-built houses centred around an old village cross with three pubs, a picturesque coffee shop, a well-stocked general store and a fish and chip shop. The nearby market towns of Northallerton, Stokesley, Helmsley, Thirsk and Ripon with its famous racecourse, have cobbled market squares, quaint little alleyways awash with cosy tearooms and lovely delicatessens, all offering excellent shopping and weekly markets. The historic cathedral cities of York, Ripon, Durham and Newcastle are all within an hours drive, as well as the spa town of Harrogate; this great area has something for everyone.

The super-king-size double can be a twin upon request - please confirm at time of booking.

Please note this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150