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Prospect House

(Ref. 1004762)

Thoralby near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage every think you need for a holiday very spacious good showers ..."

    Lovely cottage every think you need for a holiday very spacious good showers Lovely village ,only down was farm in village was spreading slurry so it did smell

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2023

  • "Lovely, large property with a quirky layout."

    Not easy to find, but once in Thoralby the locals will help if you ask for directions.

    Reviewed by GrahameMay 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Comfortable, clean and well equipped. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MartynApr 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Things that would improve it - dog friendly garden - most dogs wander a little and with the property having an open driveway and low side wall next to a sheep field we couldn't have the doors open at any time - not too bad given the time of year but this would prevent us from booking again, esp summertime. Also, a few of the pans are a bit worn eg frying pans. Other than that, v comfortable with good facilities. Pub was closed, but given the climate probably understandable

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2022

  • "Lovely location and charming cottage with all the facilities you could wish for."

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2022

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, spacious and nicely furnished."

    The dining room floods with morning sun and views when it was a bit chilly to sit outside. The beds super comfy. The village is a picture perfect Dales village and the scenery in every direction mind blowing. As keen gardeners we really appreciated the well tended garden too with all the roses and peonies. We were a party of 4 adults and the space was brilliant but i could equally see it working for a larger family too. There was just a few super easy solves that would make this cottage 100% perfect. Although generally clean it could do with deeper clean, the kitchen cupboard fronts, floors and kick boards were pretty grubby as was the skirting and tile edging in the kitchen was pretty greasy. There is no cafetiere! £10 from Dunelm. The TV!! ok so we don't go on holiday to watch TV but at the end of a long day exploring, a chill and a bit of TV is sometimes needed, more so I imagine with children..., but really no smart TV to log into? I don't think in the last 5 years i have ever stayed in a cottage without it. We also had to have a kitchen reshuffle to store food - maybe just leaving one cupboard or shelf free would be an excellent idea. However, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again, had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2022

  • "We loved everything about the property, its in a great location, beds are very comfortable, and the cottage is super clean."

    The only issue we had was the late check in time and very early check out time. We think this stay would be much better if it had a 1-2 hour earlier check in and check out times. It would also be lovely if 1 bag of logs could be provided for the log burner

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped house in a great location for visiting the Yorkshire Dales."

    The house was really warm and there was plenty of space to chill out on our family Easter break. Nice outdoor seating area with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "Lovely property with plenty of room for 5 adults in a beautiful setting."

    The only slight inconvenience was the arrival time of no earlier than 4pm and early time of 9am to vacate the property. Having read reviews it suggested a welcome pack was left containing basics such as milk. This would have been much appreciated as arriving on a Sunday most local convenience stores were closed and a cup of tea would have been very welcome after a long journey. However this would not stop me recommending the property as location was excellent. Also facilities, bedding and towels were very good. There was also plenty of reading material covering the surrounding area. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AudreyApr 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in convenient location for exploring the Dales."

    We had everything we needed and were warm and comfortable. Local pub is unfortunately closed at present but we found some other nice places for dinner a short drive away.

    Reviewed by CharlotteFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Prospect House."

    There was plenty of room for everyone with different areas in the house and lovely outside space - with a stunning view. The house was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Everything is of very good quality and beautifully furnished.

    Reviewed by AbigailSep 2021

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday at Prospect house."

    The cottage is extremely well provided for with good quality equipment and plenty of it . Comfortable beds and stunning views! We had 3 generations and there was plenty room for the younger ones to play games and the garden and patio were very well used. The bottle of wine, milk and cake were also a really lovely surprise. Thankyou very much!

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2021

  • "We really appreciated the welcome goodies, thank you."

    The house is in a beautiful location with glorious views.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2021

  • "Prospect house is a lovely cottage in a stunningly beautiful dale."

    Lots of walks nearby. We walked to Aysgarth falls and West Burton from the cottage we would recommended both. The cottage itself was comfortable and there was plenty of utensils and equipment. The only thing we would say is that the owners requests dogs do not go upstairs but do not provide a gate to stop this. Thankfully we took our own pen which we used. There are some very good dog gates that fit all stair widths on the market. The village has a small shop which was sadly closed for the week we were there but another handy shop in Aysgarth 5 mins by car. Leyburn is perfect for food shopping butchers bakers etc. The pub only opened at the weekend and didn't accept dogs but the pub at Newbiggin is open daily and does. All in all a lovely holiday with great weather, thank you So many lovely places to visit we didn't have chance to see them all.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "We were three generations of the family ranging from 8 months to 73 years and we had a lovely holiday together."

    The doll’s things in the utility/playroom were much appreciated by our little granddaughter and the sitting room was enjoyed by all. The bedrooms were comfortable and the garden and outside dining space very welcome. The location is one of the best things as it is a quiet village and there are lovely views and walks from the door in all directions

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "The sofas are not very comfortable so suggest something better and I am allergic to dogs and was sneezing when I sat on them."

    I don’t think you should allow pets in these properties as with this one as it was beautiful. There wasn’t adequate channels on the TV which needs a change and it is not secure enough outside for toddlers and could do with a stair gate as available if required.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "Lovely property well equipped with comfortable bedrooms and good quality bathrooms."

    Beautiful views from patio. Lounge area not as comfortable and garden not fully enclosed for dog. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and surrounding area has plenty to offer. The property provides excellent info file.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2020

  • "Unfortunately, we were not correctly informed about the provision of a cot and highchair; I contacted Sykes Cottages to check if they were available and was told they were not."

    On arrival we found a high chair and there was actually two travel cots under one of the beds. If I had known this it would have saved me a lot of space in my car ! Also, the property did not appear to offer a vacuum cleaner, clothes horse, or ironing board. With 3 children in our party these were essentials. I rang the number of the cleaning company which was in the guest folder, who gave me the code to a locked cupboard containing all of these items...why did the owners not leave these readily available? The property had a number of wooden stairs. I knew there was two floors, but it is not made clear in the details the number of bare stairs as the house ( being a period property) has several levels. This made it quite tricky with small children. There were actually several child gates in the basement /games room which could have been fitted or made available to guests. The availability of a dvd player would be a good addition, especially when the weather isn't too good. There are TV's in all bedrooms, but very limited channels as sometimes happens with Freesat. The water pressure was extremely high with the result that the shower fittings were quite explosive and the water shot out everywhere if turned on too high. This needs addressing. The location of the cottage was beautiful, tranquil and ideally placed for the places we wanted to visit. The beds were extremely comfortable and the views gorgeous. We all enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x second floor double, 1 x second floor bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room
  • Games room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher,TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Two travel cots (located under bunk beds)
  • A highchair is always at the property and does not need to be requested
  • One well-behaved small-medium dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • No stag/hen parties or groups of teenagers
  • Note - This property has two sets of stairs without stair gates - the property may not be suitable for toddlers
  • Please note customers must purchase their own sticks and logs to use the woodburning stove
  • Note: The main bathroom for the three top floor bedrooms is on the middle floor so it does involve stairs
  • Note: There are low ceilings in the games room and beams in the main lounge
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed, so not ideal for toddlers or dogs who like to wander.

The property

Leyburn 8.2 miles.

Hawes 11.2 miles.

Situated in the pretty village of Thoralby, one and a half miles from Aysgarth Falls, in the heart of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, is this delightful stone cottage.

The cottage is full of character with beamed ceilings and a quirky layout.

Prospect House offers a superb base for families and friends alike, looking to explore this picturesque region.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide stylishly decorated rooms, with high-quality furnishings.

The open-plan kitchen is wonderfully-appointed to the front of the cottage, with pristine white units and wooden worktops showcasing the level of quality this property has.

Follow through to the games room (including a few card/board games and young children's toys) which acts as a utility area, housing the washing machine and fridge freezer.

Your little ones will delight in this area as it houses a variety of games for them to play with and is sure to keep them entertained for hours!

The first floor houses the spacious sitting room, with two sofas and an armchair, so you can relax and unwind, with the woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly evenings.

The property has four bedrooms spaced across two floors: ranging from three doubles and a bunk room, with plenty of furniture to store your personal items.

Boasting a TV in every bedroom, so you and your little ones can enjoy your favourite shows in a morning, without needing to move from the bed!

Delight in the en-suite shower room and family bathroom, with high-quality fixtures and fittings.

Outside is a delightful front lawned garden and patio area with furniture, the perfect spot to sit out and enjoy this picturesque setting with a refreshing drink.

Off-road parking is available for three cars.

A few miles from the market town of Leyburn, which boasts a number of historical attractions, including The Forbidden Corner, a walled garden which was originally built as a folly and offers a unique look into architecture and statues.

Leyburn also offers the lovely Middleham Castle, a 12th-century castle once being the home of Richard III, with an on-site shop, while the 14th-century Bolton Castle offers guided tours, with falconry experiences and a tearoom for a spot of lunch.

Nearby Hawes is also home to Wensleydale Creamery.

Due to its position inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you are well-placed for accessing a variety of nature reserves, with unspoilt countryside gardens and pathways for keen walkers and cyclists.

Return to Prospect House for a relaxing evening with your family in front of the fire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Richmond 7 miles.

Dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market, the bustling town of Leyburn is known as the ‘Gateway to Wensleydale’, with beautiful views from its western edge across the Dale. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins.

Note - This property has two sets of stairs without stair gates - the property may not be suitable for toddlers.
Please NOTE: No Stag/Hen or Similar Parties