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Wren Cottage

Bagby near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 2983)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher


22 Customer Reviews

  • "Wren cottage is lovely, as is North Yorkshire."

    On the whole a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by PierceAug 2013

  • "The Cottage was a home from home, had everything you needed, and I felt really comfortable there."

    Plenty of ideas for things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by JaninaAug 2013

  • "A very cosy cottage with a big kitchen and parking in front of the door."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by MachteldApr 2013

  • "So lovely having a real open fire."

    Made for a wonderful and romantic break, one that I will never forget!

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2013

  • "The cottage was a two night break for my birthday but also to recharge batteries."

    This was an ideal location, no shops or bars, just the village pub along the road. We had a lovely relaxing weekend.

    Reviewed by DeniseJan 2013

  • "Very homely and welcoming."

    Lovely log fire for the cold evenings. Excellent location for access to all the attractions in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2012

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2012

  • "House was fantastic, was exactly as described and was spotlessly clean."

    The bedrooms were of good size and the lovely large bathroom was fantastic for a family. Great facilities in the kitchen Upon arrival tea was set out for us with biscuits, which made us feel so welcome into this beautiful cottage in the countryside. We would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by LynseyJul 2012

  • "A great holiday, no gripes at all."

    Everything was as the information said it would be and it was easy to find.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2012

  • "The cottage was so lovely, a home-from-home."

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2011

  • "Excellent location and many places to visit within half an hours drive."

    Very friendly locals and an excellent village pub. The owners were very friendly and communicative. The property itself was immaculate, well appointed and maintained. A good selection of brochures for local events and attractions was provided in the cottage.

    Reviewed by BenJul 2011

  • "This cottage was perfect for our week in Yorkshire."

    Coming from Australia we new nothing of the area and the information on the table in the cottage gave us more that enough scope to plan an enjoyable week traveling near and far and returning to a quiet comfy retreat each night.

    Reviewed by BrettJun 2011

  • "The cottage was excellent, a credit to the owners."

    Without doubt one of the best cottages we have stayed in anywhere in the country. The area is beautiful and there is so much to do and see.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2010

  • "Cottage perfect for short or long stay."

    Great centre for walking and touring. Fantastic views. Lots of interesting places to visit. Local pub had excellent selection of meals and the staff were very friendly and the prices reasonable. The village people were the most friendly we have come across.

    Reviewed by T GerwynSep 2010

  • "Excellent base to visit North Yorkshire with Thirsk, a lovely market town about 2 miles away."

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2010

  • "The cottage was very tastefully decorated, the owners were welcoming."

    The children loved playing out in the garden.

    Reviewed by AlexandraJun 2010

  • "My husband and I were looking for a quiet relaxing break for our 1st holiday without children."

    This cottage more than filled the bill; in a really pretty area but within easy reach of many interesting places to visit. We did spend some evenings at the Bagby Inn and sampled their meals which were outstanding. The cottage itself was much better equipped than we expected. All round great holiday!!!

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2010

  • "A lovely cottage with excellent facilities."

    Helpful owners next door. Pot of tea and shortbread was a welcome surprise.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2009

  • "Owners have thought of everything you may need to have a relaxing holiday, all you need is your clothes."

    Good base to visit local attractions.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2009

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped."

    It was a great location for exploring the North York Moors.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2009

  • "Very impressed with the Yorkshire Moors, a 'first' for us."

    Lovely countryside, uncrowded roads, vastly spacious, litter and graffiti free, friendly locals, pleasant feel about the place, even the weather was pretty good. As for the cottage, very comfortable, very attractive and the bird life at the accommodation was quite something.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2009

  • "Loved all the books, lovely homely feel."

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2009

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The property

A delightful, brick-built terraced cottage, in the small village of Bagby, three miles from the market town of Thirsk.

Named after the small carvings on the woodwork throughout the accommodation, Wren Cottage is a real delight, a Yorkshire cottage of character and charm, including a cosy open fire and a lovely cottage garden.

Lovingly restored, the accommodation is bright and spacious, with a warm, snug sitting room, a dining room, spacious kitchen and two lovely bedrooms.

The area is ideal for walking and cycling, whilst the nearby town of Thirsk, with its range of amenities, is just a short drive.

An ideal touring base for exploring the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the magnificent city of York, this lovely Bagby cottage makes a great holiday home for relaxing, at any time of year!


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin by prior arrangement), 1 x 2nd floor 2'6” single with additional pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel at £1 per bag
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for two cars (quiet road)
  • Enclosed front garden, enclosed rear yard with furniture
  • BBQ on request
  • Sorry, no smoking & no pets
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 4 people including infants.

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About the location


Thirsk 3 miles; York 20 miles.

The charming village of Bagby is a small village just three miles from Thirsk, nestling between the Hambleton Hills to the east and the Yorkshire Dales to the west. Consisting of a few farm dwellings and traditional houses, peaceful Bagby boasts a variety of splendid walks, great cycle paths, good local fishing, fantastic bird watching opportunities and of course, a great local pub! Nearby Bagby Airfield offers microlight flights, and the visitor centre at Monk Park Farm is a great day out for the kids. Just three miles away, the town of Thirsk offers something for all tastes. The famous racecourse, which holds over a dozen events each year, and the cobbled streets and quaint little alleyways are awash with cosy teashops and lovely little delicatessens. Better known to many as James Herriot's town, Alf Wight, the "real" James Herriot and author of the James Herriot novels, lived and practised as a vet here for over 50 years, with Thirsk becoming his inspiration for the fictional town of Darrowby. With the historic cathedral cities of York and Ripon also close by, and the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough within easy reach, this great area has something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Offer ends Monday 29th Nov, 23:59 (GMT)

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