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Wheelhouse Cottage

(Ref. 4008)

Sowerby, outskirts of Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We found this barn conversion to be clean, comfortable and well equipped and had a very pleasant week here."

    The downside for us was the busy and fast road with no footpath and over grown verges, if it wasn’t for this it would be an easy walk into Sowerby and Thirsk, also need to take care pulling out onto road because of the blind bend.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2024

  • "Clean, comfortable, ample parking."

    Owners very pleasant and helpful. would happily return.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2024

  • "My daughter and myself have just had an amazing week at Wheelhouse cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy and had everything we needed. The rooms were bright and airy with a lovely view of the courtyard. It is in an ideal location to visit most of the attractions in the area. There was a plentiful supply of logs/coal for the fire, which was great to come back to after a day of adventures. On arrival there was 6 fresh eggs and more if we had wanted them, we made pancakes and scrambled eggs. We would definitely recommend Wheelhouse cottage and can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, lovely open plan kitchen and living area which had everything we needed and was very comfortable."

    Three double bedrooms, all ground floor, ideal for those in our party who couldn’t manage steps. We had a lovely weekend break, thank you!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "Unfortunately my mum passed away on the 3rd day of our stay."

    The owner Sharon Steel was absolutely brilliant. She waited and supported me and my mum whilst waiting for thr ambulance to arrive. She then stayed with me at middlesborough hospital all night as I was away from home. What a w wonderful lady and human being. I couldn't have done it without her, now a friend for life

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spare binbags, soap in soap dispenser These are only minor niggles as far as we are concerned the property was excellent for us and our needs the owners were absolutely fantastic and I am sure if we had of mentioned these 2 issues they would of sorted them."

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Wheelhouse Cottage and would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to family and friends."

    The cottage is spacious, comfortable and in a great location. The owners were friendly and welcoming, and close by should we have needed anything - although the cottage is so well-equipped, we had everything we needed while we were there . The welcome treats on arrival were much appreciated, and the Christmas decorations were a lovely extra touch. Thank you for a great stay, we hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wheelhouse Cottage was home from home with welcome extras like a log burner and fresh flowers, fresh eggs, wine and milk upon arrival."

    Lovely and clean and although spacious it was very light and airy but cozy too. Loved the latch doors and ceiling beams. Lovely hosts that were there if needed. Perfect location for exploring in and around the area. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, good access to all places."

    Host was lovely. Just perfect a stay

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a four night stay here and really could have stayed longer."

    A really comfortable, cozy cottage with everything you could need. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable. Thirsk is a 2 minute drive away with plenty of restaurants and takeaways. There is a pub in the village but it was booked up when we enquired about an evening meal. Sharon is a lovely host and the bottle of wine and fresh eggs were a welcome touch. Some holiday homes are just that and some make you think ‘I could quite happily live here’ and this was definitely one of the latter. Not sure when we will be returning to Yorkshire but I know we will be looking to stay at Wheelhouse Cottage when we do.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very happy"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Definitely a little bit of luxury for us ."

    Long awaited rest x

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time - another superb Sykes cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable and such a kind, helpful owner. Gave us lots of tips of where to visit for meals etc. Thank you so much once again. A smashing area

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were extremely impressed with this beautiful cottage."

    It was spacious, clean, comfortable and had everything we might need during our stay. We will certainly recommend this cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really nice cottage to stay in and a nice welcome present from the owner."

    A good base for exploring coastal towns and local villages with Thirsk being a manageable walk. We had one issue which the owner took care of, a second issue with early morning traffic noise which we believed to be due to local road closures and finally if we were a larger party only one bathroom/toilet would be have to be considered. Overall for the two of us a really well appointed property with very pleasant owners that made us feel welcome

    Reviewed by Terrence4.7Mar 2022

  • "The owner Sharon was a lovely lady, she made us feel extremely welcome, we stayed the weekend before Christmas and she had decorated the cottage beautifully, we had one tiny problem and it was delt with very quickly, we wouldn't hesitate to go back to stay in her wonderful cottage again, we had an amazing, relaxing time, just what we needed as a family before a busy christmas."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just perfect!"

    Good location, easy to find. Well equipped and comfortable with unexpected bonus of fresh farm eggs, milk, tea, coffee and wine provided. Excellent communication with our host, who is friendly and accommodating. Logs are provided for the fire but it's warm enough not to use it. Close to York, Harrogate and Nidderdale on a quiet road. Comfy beds with warm bedding and plenty of towels. We stayed 2 weeks before Christmas and the cotta when we arrived and the cottage was decorated with a tree and garlands; cosy and festive! Nothing negative to say, thank you for having us, we'll come again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Stunning accommodation, absolutely lovely location and all necessary information was provided."

    Easy to find and a lovely walk to the Crown and Anchor for sunday lunch. A very comfortable stay thankyou so much

    Reviewed by Evan4.7Nov 2021

  • "Wheelhouse cottage is such fabulous, cosy cottage, very well equipped, we couldn’t have ask for more!"

    Thirsk is about a five minute drive away and is a lovely busy market town with lovely little shops to explore. We definitely would like to go back, maybe in the spring .

    Reviewed by Ursula5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wheelhouse cottage is definitely home away from home."

    We settled in immediately and wanted for nothing, it is fully equipped for your stay. Well situated, we visited Harrogate, Ripon, York and Thirsk. Thirsk is great for your 'local' amenities, with supermarkets, petrol station and 'local' businesses just five minutes away. Sharon and Andrew are great hosts, present but not intrusive and very approachable. The fresh eggs were a bonus, thank you!

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very light and airy, comfy beds and a lovely patio with garden furniture which was perfect for relaxing in after our days out."

    Perfect central location for visiting Thirsk, Skipton, Harrogate, Whitby and York. Fresh eggs every day was a bonus. Would just have liked a second toilet!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2021

  • "The wheelhouse cottage was lovely couldn't wish for anything better Would ..."

    The wheelhouse cottage was lovely couldn't wish for anything better Would recommend this to any body location was great to travel around sharon made us feel welcome her cottage photos doesnt do it justice

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely host, perfect welcome pack and everything about the property just fabulous."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming touches from the owner, which made our stay a home from home."

    Fabulous cottage in a quiet location in reach of many attractions . Would recommend and plan to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage a short distance from Thirsk."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing barn conversion, great location for exploring and so so comfortable."

    Lovely hosts, Sharon made us so welcome and we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely part of the world to explore."

    Lots to do and see.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Wheelhouse Cottage."

    Lovely accommodation and host. The area is fantastic and a good base for exploring the area. Host was extremely welcoming and the cottage is comfortable and well stocked with everything you might need for a self-catering stay. I would recommend to my friends.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Only one WC could have been a problem , but with 4 adults it was OK ."

    Otherwise our stay was very enjoyable .

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week at this lovely comfortable barn conversion close to the North Yorks Moors and coast."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2020

  • "A great holiday home, very comfortable."

    The beds were surprisingly comfy and we all slept really well (at first sight beds seem hard). Good supply of everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking. Lovely welcome pack, and lovely owner. Mid Oct so couldn’t take of advantage of private outdoor space, but would like to go back next year

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Oct 2020

  • "Friendly hosts and very pleasant accommodation."

    Good base to visit Ripon Thirsk Knaresborough Harrogate

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic welcome with special touches that made our holiday memorable."

    Reviewed by D4.7Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage ,spacious clean and well looked after."

    Reviewed by A5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely Christmas week in our little cottage in Yorkshire."

    We never met our host but the cottage was exactly as described, including having full Christmas decorations which was a lovely touch. It was pristine and very easy to keep it that way, as it managed to be homely and well set up without being at all cluttered. The kitchen had all the equipment needed for us to cook up quite an elaborate Christmas feast. We had a lovely time and would gladly return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2019

  • "It's a beautiful, well equipped property in an ideal location for Yorkshire Moor and Dales."

    Loved the small touches like fresh eggs and Sharon was very attentive and helpful. Could do with another loo or bathroom but we managed.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2019

  • "For us it was it was a very good location; delighted to have a supermarket just 5 minutes away; Sowerby is a lovely little town; we loved the nearby Dales; and Wheelhouse Cottage was a cosy 'home' to return to each day."

    In a nutshell we liked it.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything we needed was present in the cottage, we particularly enjoyed the free range eggs"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "A great place in a great location to explore the area."

    The property demonstrates the high standards of the owners along with the welcome gifts on arrival. The layout of the accommodation was ideal for our party of six including children with lots of space for all. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "We found the Wheel House very comfortable and cosy, the kitchen was well equipped with useful crockery and cooking utensils, and good sized fridge/freezer."

    Very friendly owners very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for more great value for money..

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday, fab cottage."


    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage, the photographs accurately represented the property which was great."

    Sharon the owner was very friendly and welcoming, we all had a fab stay and would return.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7May 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and the service from the owners and Sykes was also outstanding."

    We all enjoyed our stay. Thankyou very much

    Reviewed by Angella5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was much bigger than expected and very well equipped."

    We rented over Xmas and the place had been fabulously decorated. Sharon and Andrew, the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. We are ven thinking of going back next Xmas!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2018

  • "Exceeded expectations, really enjoyed the stay and the fresh eggs delivered daily were amazing!"

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Nov 2018

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage."

    We were only two but if 6 people were there I think another bathroom or an en-suite would be a welcome addition. Other than finding our way round the hot water system it was a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it had everything we needed and the beds were extremely comfortable."

    The log fire was perfect for late evening relaxing. The enclosed courtyard was excellent for the grandchildren to run around in and well furnished. The location was ideal for a choice of visitor attractions; we visited Fountain Abbey and Monk Park Farm and thoroughly enjoyed both. We ate out at the Vale of York and the food was delicious.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful!"

    Really lovely owners, kind welcoming and helpful!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2017

  • "Good location,had good weather,nice touches left for guests,wine,milk,chocs,eggs,"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Great location. Lovely welcome pack. Our 2nd visit, hopefully will return. Down side only one toilet and phone signal very poor.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2017

  • "Wheelhouse Cottage is lovely!"

    Felt very much at home during our stay. My friends and I had a great weekend celebrating one of our birthdays. I would definitely book this cottage again and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice weekend away.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2017

  • "A wonderful, easy to live in, clean cottage."

    We were delighted. My husband has MS and has difficulty walking. My 90 year old stepmother also has mobility problems (uses a walker) and the cottage accommodated their needs well. The only - one - drawback was just having one bathroom and toilet but we managed.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2016

  • "A lovely clean roomy cottage which would benefit from an extra or en suite bathroom."

    Three excellent sized bedrooms and a good layout.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent, wood for woodburner available (honesty box)
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Note: A supermarket is nearby, they can deliver on arrival day by arrangement.

The property

Sowerby 1 mile. A fabulous brick-built barn conversion, a mile from the village of Sowerby, close to Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray.

Set over one floor, and beautifully converted, this lovely Sowerby cottage seamlessly combines original features with modern comforts to provide extremely welcoming accommodation.

With a fabulous open plan living area with woodburner in a feature fireplace, this Sowerby cottage also has lovely beamed ceilings, a designer kitchen and three spacious bedrooms with exposed beams.

Expansive glass windows in the living area overlook the attractive courtyard setting enjoyed by this Sowerby cottage.

Sowerby is a mile away, with excellent pubs and eateries, while the amenities of Thirsk are also close by.

This Sowerby cottage makes an ideal base for enjoying the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, as well as the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors or the city of York, and is an ideal holiday home for some well earned 'R and R', any time of year.

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About the location


Ripon 10 miles; Helmsley 12 miles; York 20 miles.

The pretty village of Sowerby lies on the outskirts of the historic market town of Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray, at the heart of Herriott Country. With the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east, Thirsk is just half a mile away, boasting a cobbled market place, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema, a racecourse and a leisure centre. Visit the renowned James Herriott Museum or explore the surrounding rolling countryside and North York Moors, offering excellent walking and cycling opportunities with the Cleveland Way and the Coast to Coast path. Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey near Ripon, along with the cathedral city of York and the beautiful east coast are all within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas