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Mistal Cottage

Husthwaite, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 930756)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • 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
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  • Mrs Whittaker

    “Property itself was very comfortable and clean inside and the owners were very friendly and welcoming and that part did meet expectations.”


    What did not meet expectations is that the garden is shared with the holiday property and the owners however, the entrance doors to both properties lead in from the back garden, therefore there is a lot of coming and going by the owners. The owners have two primary school aged children and two dogs. The garden being shared means that when the children are at home they are playing in the garden along with the two dogs, therefore there is very only privacy inside the property. The garden is enclosed by walls on each side, so even if you could sit out in private, you cannot see any fields. The two properties are joined and the owners use a bedroom over the master bedroom of the holiday property. From approximately 06.30am, onwards each morning, you can hear the children moving around and playing in the room above. As per the details the property is on a working farm. What is not made clear is that the cows are all enclosed in sheds and not let out into the fields that are directly behind the sheds. They are just there being fattened up for the meat market. You see the cows looking out and then the lorry arriving and them being herded on to it to go off to the abattoir, which for some can be very disturbing and upsetting. As the cows are directly enclosed behind the property, there is a continuous stench of cow manure lingering in the air too. This would not be so bad if the cows were allowed out into the fields. If the above would bother you, this is not the property for you. In relation to the above, i would not choose this property again.

The property

Husthwaite 1.6 miles.

A superb stone barn conversion, adjoining the owner's property, within the confines of a working farm.

Beautifully finished, with high-quality fittings, the property is perfectly placed to enjoy the Dales, the North York Moors and the wonderful historic city of York.

With all ground floor accommodation, there is a spacious open plan living area, with exposed timbers in the high pitched roof and a cosy woodburning stove, set within a feature brick fireplace.

The barn has a contemporary feel throughout; the flooring is polished limestone with the added benefit of luxurious underfloor heating.

The modern well-equipped kitchen has granite worktops, a Belfast sink and a large American fridge/freezer.

Large windows throw in plenty of light, whilst patio doors open onto the communal lawned garden.

With great attention to detail, there is a bedroom leading off each end of the living area, one with an impressive wet room and the other with a well-appointed bathroom.

The surrounding area is ideal walking and cycling country, with the pretty market towns of Thirsk and Easingwold are just a few minutes’ drive.

A trip to the spa town of Harrogate is within easy reach, as is the cathedral city of Ripon.

York is an essential part of any itinerary, with many attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum and the famous Minster.

Walk the medieval walls, or the more energetic may like to climb the tower in the Minster for a spectacular vista of the city.

With countryside and towns to explore, this lovely barn conversion provides an excellent base.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil-fired underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Shared lawned garden and private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property is on a working livestock farm
  • Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

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About the location


Easingwold 3 miles; Thirsk 6 miles; York 17 miles.

The small historic village of Husthwaite lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, overlooking the Vale of York. Picturesque and peaceful, the village is a perfect introduction to "Herriot Country", a beautiful old Norman church, many fine old houses and an active village hall hosting many events throughout the year. The nearby White Horse of Kilburn, cut out of the hillside in 1857, is a prominent local landmark. The lovely market town of Easingwold is nearby, boasting a pretty market square and a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes, whilst York with its famous Minster, medieval walls and Jorvik Viking Centre, is a short drive away. The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors and Coast are also within easy touring distance and are rich in stately homes and National Trust attractions - Harewood House and Castle Howard are just two of several within an hour's drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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