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The Cottage

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Thornton Dale, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage with all the facilities we needed and a large enclosed garden for our dog."

    Also a very helpful and approachable owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely village."

    Excellent location for visiting the moors and coast. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was our second visit to this beautiful cottage, we enjoyed once again, only this time we had two weeks."

    We would definitely recommend and the owner Amanda was very helpful when we had just a couple of issues. So thank you Amanda

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cream carpet throughout is a bad idea for dog friendly!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable and clean had a very relaxing time would definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent, clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Located in a very quiet part of the village and only a short walk to the shops, pub’s etc. A very enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Spacious and comfortable well equipped cottage with good quality equipment."

    Good beds and bedding, very very quiet and peaceful, yet just a short walk to that wonderful walk along the river through wild garlic wood to the village. Parked right outside the house every day, three steps to front door. Glorious large well kept back garden, lawn, flower beds, patio area, no escape for our little dog Bonnie. Welcome cakes, good selection of drinks. Slight issue with radiator in bedroom awaiting repair, but would happily revisit. Owner very friendly and happy to help and assist with queries.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Apr 2024

  • "We did think the garden was enclosed but our dog did escape ( he is small) The neighbours were very helpful and said it happens all the time and could we mention it to the owners."

    We found our dog ok. We loved the cottage clean and comfortable and well situated

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Mar 2024

  • "We’ve stayed at The Cottage numerous times and love everything about it; the only problem we have is leaving at the end of our stay."

    The Cottage is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with everything you could possibly want or need for a relaxing break. It’s a spacious cottage, but still very warm and cosy. The sofa in the lounge is particularly comfortable, and much needed after a long day out walking. The bed and pillows are comfortable, and the bedding is excellent quality. The Cottage is situated on a quiet street, with only a short walk to the village centre. Overall, an excellent cottage, and a credit to Amanda (the owner).   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Spotlessly clean .furniture and beds Comfortable, bed linen and towels top quality. Everything you could possibly need and more Lovely welcome tray and cake. Amanda had offered a pass for Dalby forest which we used and that was fantastic, especially as it had snowed the night before . The village is beautiful ,which we knew as we go regularly, but was lovely to stay so close . Will be booking again as on of the best properties we have stayed in Thank you Amanda

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous!"

    We have had a wonderful stay in this immaculately clean and tidy cottage. Everything you could think of was provided along with a welcome pack and a delicious cake. Towels, bowls and toys are provided for our 4 legged friends and there is a lovely big garden which is fully enclosed for them to roam around in. Thornton le Dale is a lovely village (even in Winter) and Pickering is only a short drive away with other places of interest within easy reach. The cottage is in a quiet area just a 10 minute walk into the main village. Amanda is a lovely host and we can't wait to return, hopefully soon!

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a fantastic stay here at the cottage so cosy well equipped great location ..."

    Had a fantastic stay here at the cottage so cosy well equipped great location amanda the host was lovely , loved the christmas tree and decorations and the welcome pack thank you we had a great christmas would highly recomend so clean it has everything you need for a great stay the village is a 10 minute walk but an enjoyable one seeing the walk to the village is good we went to the buck in for a few meals and the bakery and the cafe , the meals in the buck in are lovely so enjoyable, spent some days in pickering were there is a lidl supermarket and a co-op too plus we found a great chinese in pickering aswell so we got a menu and they delivered its called the fortune inn food was fab, all i can say the cottage is worth 20*************** staying here made are christmas a memorable one, and a big thank you to amanda for such a well kept cottage and a great stay xx sue allan norma and pooch grace xxxx stayed 23 december 23 to 4 jan 24

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our second stay here at The Cottage."

    Faultless and spotless like always. We love this little cottage it has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxed week away. The sofa is soooo comfy if we could pack it in the car we would!! Amanda has done a fantastic job with the cottage. She has decorated it beautifully for Christmas put a smile on both our faces to see a beautiful tree in the living room. Fantastic Christmas holiday. We both had a great time and our dog too! He loves the garden and all the great walks in the area (dalby forest in particular). Amanda is so helpful if you need anything during your stay. All in all a fantastic cottage and a fantastic host. Would highly recommend. Hopefully see you next year for our third visit! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage was Ok, but the parking was not."

    No street lights meant that it was very dark outside and there was a steep bank to the cottage. Steps on the bank were sloping and in my opinion were dangerous. Recommend an outside light be fitted to the front door of the cottage as coming in at night was NOT good.(in fact I feel it was unsafe). Cottage itself was OK, but the shower was not. The heating control was almost immovable and the water was very hot. Kitchen. Christmas mat was slippery , kitchen was well equipped. Bedroom. Bed was comfortable. Living room. Sofa has seen better days and is very soft. Christmas tree was a nice touch. and we had to move it (minor detail)

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you had issues with parking at the property - this is not something I have experienced at all during my time there, or that has been reported by other guests. We have had a mixture of guests with a range of mobility who have also never raised any issue with the few steps to reach the property as these are not what I would call steep. It has previously been discussed whether a light could be added to the exterior, but due to the priximity of the neighbouring properties and frequency of movement on this road - it is believed that a motion sensored light would cause quite a disruption to the neighbours facing. The sofa is just a few years old and from guest feedback is generally found to be comfortable, although I appreciate this is a matter of personal preference. My number is provided so that guests always have an opportunity to call with any in property issues, but I didn't receive any contact from you about the shower. It has since been checked and is fully functional, however you do need to press the button in whilst turning to adjust the temperature - a common safety feature to prevent accidental scalding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.1Dec 2023

  • "Very nice (second stay) holiday enjoyed."

    Cottage is nicely situated, well equipped, clean and cosy. Short of nothing.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "Excellent cottage with all you could need, ideal for our dog, she absolutely loved the garden, the cottage is in an ideal position in the lovely village, very quiet and close to the village centre, some great walks on your doorstep."

    We have already recommend this cottage to friends and hope to visit again ourselves very soon

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very dog friendly."

    A welcome pack with delicious tarts from the local baker was very much appreciated. It's in a great position on a quiet road about 10 minutes walk from the village centre. The village is very picturesque and is in a great position for local walks and days out further afield. This is our third visit and we hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this lovely, spotlessly clean cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Well equipped and everything we could possibly need. A real bonus for us was the lovely garden with a large lawn where our dog could chase around on. It's only a short walk to the village centre with cafes, shops and pubs and within easy reach of the coast. We contacted Amanda for assistance on one occasion and she was extremely helpful. The ideal host!

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is simply one of the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, ..."

    The cottage is simply one of the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, everything about the cottage was perfect and everything you could possibly need was there, the garden was perfect for our wee dog mollie, and only a short stroll to the village, beds were very comfortable, shower was lovely, the cottage was warm and cosy, we will definitely be back,

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that is comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could need for a week's stay."

    A perfect place to relax and enjoy the local area. We would definitely book again if we come back to Thornton le Dale.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love staying at the cottage, this was our second stay and have already booked again."

    The cottage is always spotless and has a great homely feel. Cant wait until our next stay . A big thank you to Amanda.

    You are very welcome. You leave the property in such a clean respectful manner, so are welcome anytime. I'm glad you had such a great stay and I look forward to welcoming you back for Easter. :o) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023



    Hi, I'm sorry that you had such a terrible stay! The cream carpets are there to protect my own property from people and dogs walking in with dirty feet, and are clearly visible on the property photos, so shouldn't have been a surprise to you. Dog towels are provided in the porch area along with a shoe tray. The heating thermostat sits, clearly visible, next to the cupboard where the glasses are kept in the dining room. The boiler is 'on' all day long. On the thermostat there is a button with + sign on it, which, when pressed fires up the boiler and increases the temperature. There is also a large open fire in the living room which can be lit as and when guests like and has been used on many occasions. It isn't disguised, and there is a log basket, coal bucket and fire tools provided, so not sure how you missed its presence. My phone number is provided throughout the guest book, so a simple phone call could have resolved all of this rather than resorting to publishing a damning and unnecessary review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie2.8Aug 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage everything we needed and more we will definitely be back for sure ."

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm so glad you had a great visit :o) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage exceptionally clean beautiful garden we had a lovely week."

    Would recommend a stay to anyone.enjoyed the village and the walk through the small wood every day with our dog.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind comments, I'm so happy that you had such a lovely stay :o) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was our second visit to the immaculate cottage."

    The kitchen is fully equipped and even included condiments being a thoughtful touch. An extra treat were muffins supplied by the owner on our arrival. Sitting in the garden after a day out watching the numerous birds was a real delight. The village of Thornton-le-Dale is an easy pleasant walk with Pickering close by for the supermarkets and a good variety of shops. Excellent meals in Cedar Barn farm shop and Baldersons in Thornton-le-Dale village. The cottage is central for visiting many places. It was a perfect holiday. Brenda & Terry Harding

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm so glad that your second visit was just as good as your first. :o) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need apart a sun patio umbrella maybe there is one but we didn’t find it ."

    Apart from that excellent.

    Hi, thank you so much for you wonderful and productive feedback. It's all a learning curve, so I appreciate knowing when something is "missing" or could be improved. A patio umbrella was purchased as soon as I read your feedback, so will be there for your use should you decide to stay again. Kind regards Amanda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "This was our third stay."

    As before we found everything to be extremely clean and comfortable. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and well presented property."

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0May 2023

  • "Second visit to this cottage and all was perfect once again ."

    Cottage was warm and welcoming exactly how we had remembered it from last year.Even though a bungalow has been built opposite the house and builders working there it caused no disruption at all . The owner was very helpful re information we needed and kindly went out of her way to change towels mid week I wouldn't hesitate to return . She deserves the 5star rating .Thank you

    Reviewed by Mari5.0Apr 2023

  • "The first time I have used Sykes and I must say I could not have asked for better service throughout the whole process from booking, cottage details and my stay at the cottage."

    Booking was no fuss and very easy, I was kept informed by Sykes about the procedures and arrangements for my stay. The cottage was just as described and exceeded our expectations, clean, comfortable, well equipped, home from home, which is a massive credit to the owner, thankyou Amanda. Great company and a great break, would have no hesitation in staying at the cottage again and will defiantly use Sykes again. Well done all.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely presented cottage, although I only stayed for 3 nights this property is suitable for longer stays."

    The cottage is in super condition, very clean and well furnished, most comfy sofa ever :-) would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable and very clean. Excellent location.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed here 3 times never disappointed"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning and situated close the the centre of the village, it was clean and tidy with everything that was mentioned in the Wright up by Sykes, the garden was good size and well kept which was ideal as we have a dog."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2023

  • "A truly delightful cottage."

    Exceptionally clean and well equipped a real credit to the owners. Local area is beautiful and somewhere we will certainly be returning to in the near future.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2022

  • "A lovely, comfy cottage in a great spot for touring North Yorkshire."

    The owner, Amanda, is very friendly and helpful. She has thought of everything and offers so many extra little touches such as dog towels and bowls. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Cottage at Thornton le dale is lovely."

    My only issue is that the entrance and dining room, which are the only access and main thoroughfare is carpeted in cream! In the Autumn/Winter months this isn't practical. Despite having a doormat and a small tray for boots!! We are walkers, so it meant a queue system to take off boots...carry wet outerwear to kitchen where there are hooks to hang stuff. Aside The Cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely and clean well equipped comfortable just perfect only one thing I missed was TV in bedroom"

    Reviewed by Keven5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love this characterful, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage."

    In a handy position for the centre of Thornton le Dale and great walks, this is our second stay and it didn't disappoint.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location and nice walks to the village by the road or thro the woods."

    Cottage has all the required facilities and lovely and clean.nice garden to sit in with comtable seating.would definitely book again.the new in excellent for food but make sure to book as gets busy

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "In a word faultless."

    A wonderful cottage with an amazing garden in a perfect village. Everything you could want, truly a home from home. Lovely touches including a welcome pack (and cake), Netflix for those nights in and towels for dogs. Cannot praise it enough, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "We were in a cottage in Thornton last year which was poor but this was excellent."

    The owner had thought of most things to make it comfortable and convenient. Would highly recommended and we have already booked it again for next year.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "We spent a wonderful week at The Cottage as a family of four plus dog."

    It was a lovely cottage with everything that we could possibly need. The owners are very thoughtful to the needs of their visitors. We loved the garden and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine. The cottage was in a fantastic location, with a lovely short walk to the centre of the village. The location was also perfect for exploring Dalby, Runswick Bay, Helmsley, Goathland and Sutton Bank to name but a few. We would recommend this cottage to friends and family and we would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Annabelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Cottage."

    There was everything that we could possibly need in the cottage. It was a lovely comfortable place to stay with a great enclosed garden too. Would definitely recommend and will book to stay again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden."

    .... great location being only a 5-10 minute walk to the centre of the village. Great food in the pubs, restaurants and cafes. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a picturesque village Ideal for touring North Yorkshire ..."

    Beautiful Cottage in a picturesque village Ideal for touring North Yorkshire hope to return again next year perfect for dog owners secure garden plenty of space for them to run around and walks around the village start over the bridge just down the road

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage suited our needs, had all we required for our holiday with our friends to visit Yorkshire area."

    Summer quilts would be good, as we are in the summer months.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Hope to return again for a third visit, so that speaks for itself."

    A very clean comfy cottage, ideally situated in a lovely village.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jun 2022

  • "There is a need to update description which describes an old tree across the road ."

    What is actually there is , a building site which starts 0700 every morning A new toaster is required , the one in the cottage takes 4 goes to brown the toast . The fridge is way too small and needs raising up . A clever dog will get door open easily Door to the stairs sticks closed Door handle on twin bed bedroom comes out on inside and door does not close properly Everything else was great

    Reviewed by Steve4.4May 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage and the location was brilliant."

    So clean and tidy. Lots of lovely walks with our dog. Good food in both pubs which were in walking distance. Everything you needed was supplied in the cottage and the large garden at the back was ideal. All enclosed and safe for our little pooch. 100% will go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!"

    ! The cottage had everything we needed and was very cosy and clean. The garden is very spacious and it was lovely to sit out in the sunshine, especially if you have dogs or children. The cottage is in a perfect location and we enjoyed many scenic walks. We would definitely recommend the cottage and hopefully will return in the near future!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found The Cottage exceptionally clean, comfortable, cosy and well equipped."

    We really appreciated the chocolate cake, coffee, milk and hot chocolate. You really had thought of everything possible to make us feel welcome. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    The garden was perfect for our anxious dog who had confidence to go out and feel safe. In general it was very quiet and peaceful however we got a little unlucky as they started building work across the road on the 2nd day which was a bit noisy and affected the dog. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We’ll very likely be back here in the future.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage spotlessly clean and equipped to a very high standard."

    The extra touches like cake on arrival and towels for the dog very much appreciated. The lovely garden was also a bonus. Would not hesitate to recommend. Hope to be back .

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is an utterly delightful cottage, warm, cosy, comfortable beds, in an utterly delightful village; like the Cotswolds without the tourists and celebrities."

    Also it's handy for Mathewsons, a mecca for petrolheads!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was lovely to walk into a warm cosy room."

    The house felt like home and had everything you required,our dog settled in easily and you would think she was actually at home. Easy walking distance into Thornton le Dale, with many walks within the village. We were disappointed that many of the local attractions wer not open but the main attraction that pleased is was Mathewson's . An excellent base for the surrounding areas Thank you an enjoyable time was had by all.

    Reviewed by Mari5.0Mar 2022

  • "Smashing cottage, really well furnished and warm."

    Well equipped and a large garden that could be lovely in summer. Fabulous village with welcoming locals.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, clean and comfortable with amazing attention to detail."

    Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage in a great location with shops, pubs and great walks on your doorstep."

    immaculately clean upon arrival plus a lovely cake to welcome us from the lovely owner, Amanda. The cottage is lovely with great facilities and tasteful furnishings. The room sizes are generous, but remain welcoming. Even an open fire for those warm and cosy nights in during the winter. We would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2021

  • "Superb cottage, would stay again, home from home."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Nov 2021

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have ever visited."

    Beautifully kept, fantastic both inside & out. Lovely village & excellent walks straight from the door. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage which was very clean and had everything you could possibly need, a great home from home."

    Good location in a lovely village but within easy reach of amenities and places to visit

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well situated in a really pretty village."

    Well equipped with extras provided by Amanda . Enclosed garden ideal for children and dogs .

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough Everything you could possibly need is there"

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Cottage has everything you need, well equipped & very comfortable!"

    Thornton le Dale is a lovely village with lots to do in the surrounding area!. Would highly recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Arriving at the Cotrage it looked exactly like the photo on the outside."

    When we got in we realised quickly the photos do the Cottage far from justice. It was an absolutely amazing place and we all came away feeling fully relaxed.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic clean well equipped cottage in a chocolate box beautiful village, everyone was so friendly and helpful."

    Great base to explore attractions of the area. Would highly recommend and will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and to a very standard with everything you would need for a stay even to condiments provided."

    Thornton-le-Dale is a very pretty village with the shops and eating places only a stroll away. Pickering is only 3 miles and many other places of interest are nearby. We spent time in the well kept garden having a drink after our meal rounding off our day. We shall return as it certainly exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by T C5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful comfy cottage, can't fault"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic dog friendly garden all the facilities you could ever need for a fabulous holiday, so quiet and restful comfy furniture and beds a real delight."

    It was that good we are here again in December can't wait

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    You could not fault it at all. We will certainly be looking at booking it again. We have never stayed in such a lovely cottage it was warm comfortable and the cleanliness was excellent.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "A super cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, well equipped and furnished. A nice garden to sit out in and all in a lovely village too. One of a few cottages that I would happily return too.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, in a beautiful village and ideal location for exploring the North York Moors National Park."

    The Cottage was very clean, well laid out and had everything you could need, it was warm and cosy and the garden was lovely, a real sun trap on the decking where we sat out to enjoy meals and watch the birds and world go by. Thornton Le Dale is such a relaxing place, just a short walk to the end of the road from The Cottage and over the bridge across the ford takes you into a lovely little copse which follows the beck up towards the centre of the village and the duck pond (where we were lucky enough to see the abundance of ducklings!). We enjoyed wandering around the village on various easy going walks with our dog and for further adventures we went to Dalby Forest which is vast, as well as a scenic drive across the moors to Whitby. We also visited Ravenscar, Pickering, Helmsley and Scarborough which are all very easily accessible from this fabulous base. Also thank you to Amanda who was very quick to come over and sort out a minor problem with the heating. Couldn't recommend this place enough and i hope that i will be fortunate enough to stay here again in the future. Can also recommend the helpful and friendly team at Sykes, who, when our original cottage was cancelled due to covid restrictions, were very quick to infrom us and assist us with an alternative booking option, we were so grateful to be able to keep our dates and in hindsight we ended up in the best place we could have!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed (including dog bowls)!"

    literally everything had been thought of. Information on local walks was at hand & would recommend walk 4 into Dalby forest. The cottage was very clean & comfortable & quiet set in a beautiful village. It takes a few minutes to walk to the centre of the village and duck pond. Would recommend the ice cream parlour

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Apr 2021

  • "North Yorkshire is beautiful, but everybody knows that !"

    . The cottage in Thornton dale was absolutely spotless & immaculate in every way . A real credit to its owners . Fabulous place to stay for a much needed break . Sykes cottages kept me informed at all times with no problems whatsoever. A genuine good company that are clearly professional. I will definitely use this company again on my next holiday . Thanks very much indeed .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "We booked The Cottage for the Railway in Wartime event in Pickering that was cancelled to covid but decided to still use The Cottage which was excellent with good facilities and was very clean and tidy, idea for visiting the surrounding area."


    Reviewed by Graham4.7Oct 2020

  • "Having stayed in the cottage we knew exactly what to expect and were not disappointed."

    A very chocolate box village great for visiting this part of Yorkshire and the coast.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2020

  • "This property is spotlessly clean and was the best equipped property we have ever stayed in down to the last detail."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location and very will maintained, the owner is ..."

    The cottage is in a lovely location and very will maintained, the owner is someone who takes great pride in providing everything thing you need to have a very relaxing time

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "We stayed at the same property last October and really enjoyed our return."

    The cottage is in a lovely spot and has everything for a good break. Location is superb and couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a gorgeous village with plenty to see and do ."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage for a getaway."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2020

  • "We really loved staying in The Cottage."

    It is easily the most comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in. All the equipment, furniture and fittings are of a very high standard. We will certainly come back (if we can find a vacant week or two - it is extremely popular)!

    Reviewed by Claudine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cosy well equiped cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Nov 2019

  • "From the 1st moment we felt at home."

    Great location, well equipped and we had a smashing time. The village is lovely and felt quite at home and didn't want to leave which is always a great sign. The owner had thought a lot about the needs of guests and apart from the very minor point of the gate being padlocked and maybe the addition of a clothes horse could not have been faulted. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is well furnished and equipped with everything you might need."

    It’s warm and cosy and a perfect place to relax. A lovely cottage in a great location.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2019

  • "A great place to visit to see North Yorkshire with everything that you need way from home."

    Wi Fi was OK but limited for multiple use.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cottage perfect weather perfect had a great time thank you"

    Reviewed by James William5.0Sep 2019



    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is perfect, a home from home in a beautiful village and lots to do in the surrounding area."

    It's well equipped with everything you might need, its tastefully furnished and has very comfortable beds. We had a lovely stay at The Cottage and hope to be back next year. Thank you Clare and Lee

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, toaster, kettle, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with decking area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles Note: This property does not accept children

The property

A semi-detached character cottage in the rural village of Thorton Dale in the heart of North Yorkshire.

This village is situated in the breath-taking North York Moors National Park and Dalby Forest, making it the perfect hub for plenty of outdoor adventures with the family.

The front of the property is especially stunning with pleasant countryside surroundings.

On entering the property, there is a living and dining area, overlooking the front of the cottage, as well as a stunning open fire place.

The kitchen has a truly country feel, including a convenient pantry, perfect for kicking off muddy boots.

Beside the kitchen there is also a cloakroom with WC and basin.

Upstairs you will find the main bedroom which has a double bed.

The second bedroom is a twin room featuring two single beds, perfect for children.

Upstairs you will find the main bathroom of the property with a modern bath, shower, W/C and basin.

The cottage garden is stunning, with wild flowers, a spacious lawn and wooden platform patio, perfect for spending summer evenings.

To the back of the property you will also find secure bike storage for up to 4 bikes by way of a police approved, ground anchored, lockable storage shed.

North Yorkshire is vast with ample opportunity to take part in outdoor activities, and if you enjoy woodland walks, then Dalby Forest is a must.

You can also head East towards the resort town of Scarborough, suited perfectly for family days at the seaside.

South of Thornton Dale is the cultural city of York, where you can enjoy away time at the stunning cathedral or many of the other fascinating attractions.

The nearby family theme park of Flamingo Land Resort, boasting themed rollercoasters and rides, suitable for all ages.

Resting at the foot of the North York Moors National Park and the North Riding Forest Park are a network of pathways for some scenic walking and cycling opportunities, surrounded by vast woodland and offering dramatic country views.

This charming cottage is poised perfectly for exploring all that North Yorkshire has to offer.

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Scarborough 16 miles; York 25 miles.

The beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale lies just two miles to the east of Pickering within The North York Moors National Park and the Dalby Forest. This is an idyllic location at the head of a beautiful valley and is a walkers, bikers and nature lovers paradise. Scarborough and Whitby are 13 and 20 miles away and offer all the amenities and facilities of two of the country's best coastal resorts. York and Castle Howard are about an hours drive away and offer all the history and culture that any holiday would need. The neighbouring market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley are great destinations and are the hubs for many summer festivals and shows. The National Park and Coastline offer many opportunities for a great day out. The North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep with miles of open moor to wander through.

Please be aware a bungalow is being built on the plot of land next door by a small local building firm.
Note: This property does not accept children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas