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Calf House

(Ref. 15032)

Sutton-Under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our fourth stay at Waterhall cottages and second in the Calf house and we have always had a comfortable stay."

    We cannot fault them and hope to return again. Very clean and everything you could wish for.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jul 2024

  • "Have just visited for the 7th year in a row (sometimes more than once a year) and everything as excellent as always."

    Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2024

  • "Morning All on arrival at Calf Cottage we didn't know what to expect as it was ..."

    Morning All on arrival at Calf Cottage we didn't know what to expect as it was the first time we booked something different from our normal holidays wow what a surprise the Cottage was amazing from the time you entered the door the whole layout was just what you need so clean and pristine we will probably do it again Thank You Jim & Norma

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2024

  • "Everything about the place was perfect, we could not find fault with anything."

    Location was fantastic for our needs. the host was very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2024

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage, ideal for people wanting to get away from it all."

    Hosts are very welcoming and helpful. Nearby Thirsk is available to stock up on shopping or for eating out, with a good selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Ideal for exploring the North Yorkshire moors, York and other major towns and even the coast at Whitby was only just over an hour away.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely stay, very clean cottage, and a great location to explore the surrounding Yorkshire countryside as well as York."

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2024

  • "This was our fourth time staying in the lovely Calf House at Water Hall Farm."

    Such a comfortable, well-equipped, immaculately clean cottage with many thoughtful touches. And we enjoyed watching the wildlife on the grassed area outside the living room window, including a frequently returning pheasant, and a hare. Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe is set in beautiful countryside, with interesting places to visit in the immediate and wider area, with some good cafes for a coffee and cake treat. Thank you, James. I am sure we shall be back again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage that suited the 3 of us perfectly."

    Having the detailed inventory beforehand was excellent (as we have been caught out on previous holidays in not having something that we expected would be in a property). The cottage has everything you need provided (including tin foil, cling film, food bags, cooking oil, tea, coffee and many more to mention). Family were so lovely and getting a tour to see the animals at feeding time in the morning was loved by my 6 year old. The fresh farm eggs that are available are excellent and we loved them - thanks Joe. We had a great week with you - thank you.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed are stay at calf cottage, a great place to explore many places within an hour's distance."

    Facilities were excellent all you would possibly need. Proprietor warm welcoming and very forthcoming in sorting things. Plenty of lovely places to eat especially some of the cafes,bakeries and some pubs. We will definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone going to the area Thank you to all for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Mar 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Calf House."

    A really lovely holiday home, very clean and comfortable which had all the necessary aquipment to make a short break a pleasurable experience. Situated within the grounds of a working farm there was the additional pleasure to see a herd of alpacas and some horses, too. We liked visiting the market towns of Thirsk and Ripon, the latter with its magnificent cathedral, as well as seeing the White Horse and the now open to the public site of the Thornborough Henges. Altogether a very enjoyable short holiday.

    Reviewed by Gudrun5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay here!"

    It was so clean and comfortable and welcoming. A great place to come home to after a busy day exploring what Yorkshire has to offer. Really can’t rate the cottage highly enough. We both can’t wait to return. We had such a lovely break away. The cottage is so well equipped and in a great location. Being just a few minutes by car away from Thirsk and the train station you can’t ask for much more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had the most relaxing, wonderful stay at calf cottage, the only slight issue was the shower, it only trickled out and had no pressure at all, we tried it at different times of the day to see if that made a difference but it was just the same, my husband wasnt bothered as he likes a bath, however i only have a shower so i was really stuck, it really didnt ruin the holiday but it was an issue for me."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2022

  • "The website photos of Calf House don’t actually do it justice."

    The cottage was faultless in cleanliness and comfort. What the website can’t convey though is the peace and quiet on the farm. Suitable for families, couples or singletons. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the third time within a year that we have stayed at The Calf House, with a warm welcome each time from the owner, Ed."

    Such a comfortable, immaculately clean and very well equipped cottage, with many thoughtful touches, giving a most relaxing holiday. Set in beautiful surroundings, with lots to see and do in the area. For two out of the three times we have been there, our three grandsons (13, 11 and 6) and their parents have also been staying at the same time at The Little Byre cottage, and the boys loved the opportunity offered to interact with the animals - including the alpacas, pygmy goats with their new-born kids, the hens (whose new-laid eggs can be purchased), Jim the ram who loves being patted and fussed over, and not forgetting the legendary Bella (the dog), who trots round each day keeping her eye on what is happening. Cannot wait for our next stay. Thank you so very much, Ed and your family.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very well looked after, extremely clean and had everything we needed. The farm is fantastic to see and the owners are very kind. We loved our stay

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic base to explore the beautiful area!"

    Owner was very welcoming and allowed us to come and see the animals each morning. Fresh milk and cookies awaited us on arrival. Very clean property with excellent facilities- the washing machine came in handy! The tyre swing down the lane was a particular highlight of the trip for our children!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean. In a fab location. Very friendly owners. Would definitely recommend- especially if you have young children.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable."

    The location was beautiful and in an ideal position for visiting different places. There are wonderful views of Sutton Bank that is just up the road. We enjoyed walking around the farm and seeing the animals especially the alpacas and their babies. Would really recommend these properties and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and extremely clean and well presented."

    This is not a complaint but a personal choice, but the quilt on the bed was far to heavy for any time of year.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7May 2022

  • "Excellent lovely comfortable cottage well positioned for a peaceful stay or for exploring surrounding area."

    Welcoming arrival from Ed, everything about the stay made it feel like home from home, hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable, very spacious for four."

    Plenty to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed previously at the Calf House in late August/early September 2021, when our grandsons and their parents were in the Little Byre."

    The cottage was just as lovely and comfortable, well equipped and scrupulously clean on this second visit. So many thoughtful, welcoming touches. We are looking forward to another return in the summer, when our family will again be in Little Byre. Thank you so very much for providing such a relaxing holiday environment.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just what we needed, quiet and comfortable accommodation with all the necessary stuff to live and eat in if wanted, friendly people, alpacas, goats the wee dog."

    with easy walking all around. Super!! Rena and Ronnie

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely accommodation."

    Welcomed by the owner. A lovely farm with animals you can meet. Perfect for visiting Harrogate and York. We had a wonderful long weekend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2021

  • "Calf House is a superb cottage."

    It was easy to find and very peacefully situated. The neighbouring cottages and laundry facility all added a welcome farm friendly atmosphere whilst ensuring complete privacy for each cottage. The inside of the cottage was warm and cosy and cheerful and appointed and cleaned to the highest standard. We wanted for nothing. And there is so much to do in this area without necessarily going further afield to the Dales or across to the Coast. We had taken our bikes and James and his father Ed were very helpful and friendly recommending a circular cycle ride from the cottage, through the nearby village of Thirlby. We also cycled the trails from the Visitor Centre at the top of Sutton Bank. The Visitor Centre alone is well worth a visit along with the wonderful views from that stretch of the Cleveland Way, looking right across the Plane of York, to the Fells of the Dales. And there is a also a stunning but steep walk down to the tranquil and peaceful Lake Gormire, only accessible by foot. We bought superb provisions at the butchers, bakery and greengrocers shops around Thirsk market place, and because it was Monday we were able to buy fresh fish in the market, which was probably the best fish we have ever had. It had been freshly smoked that morning. All of this we were able to cook and enjoy back at the cottage after our adventures each day. We also enjoyed feeding the chickens on the farm every day, and looking at the other animals. Children would enjoy this location.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with all that was needed for the stay."

    Sited in a very peacefull area.Would certainly book again for a stay. Everything was very clean & the owners seem to have everything well organised.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location with some great places to visit locally."

    Could not fault the cleanliness of the cottage and the hosts were very friendly and informative. Will look forward to staying here again. No phone signal in the cottage but excellent Wifi to contact people via messenger so this was not a problem. Very peaceful and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable."

    Great location, within easy reach of Thirsk. Able to let young children run around on the grassy area without having to worry. They loved the chickens!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Waterhall Farm Cottages."

    We really enjoyed our stay as usual.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2021

  • "First time we have stayed in a cottage, it was wonderful, there was everything we needed and more truly amazing we will definitely go again."

    It was home from home we felt relaxed the minute we got there. The area is beautiful with plenty to do . The owners were very helpful & friendly. Enough tea & coffee for our stay . Lovely biscuits for us and milk on arrival so could have a drink straight away with out rushing to the shops for milk . All the little things what you need were there for us from cling film , washing up liquid , hand wash , hand cream and many more things we were even able to use the washing machine and tumble dryer if needed and washing powder was supplied absolutely fantastic everything was thought about for us to have a enjoyable stay thank you all

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing break with lots of family attractions within a one hour drive."

    Cottage was spotless and perfect for our needs. Fabulous view and friendly dog.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage extremely peaceful and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Everything has been thought of. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2021

  • "We booked this two days before we wanted to stay , unfortunately when we arrived Boris had other ideas and we would have to leave early as we were going into national lockdown."

    But we made the most of it. The cottage was perfectly placed close to thirsk and the north York Moors and the coast all within easy reach. The cottage itself was soooo cosy and warm on cold November days. With everything you need and a lovely welcome tray with milk,biscuits and tea etc. There are sheep

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our third visit and won’t be our last!"

    Such beautiful well kept cottages. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great cottage, everything in the cottage excellent and the welcome pack unexpected."

    All precautions for covid in place. Family very welcoming and helpful and location exactly what was needed for an escape from pressure of the last few months. Will definitely be returning soon. Alpacas, hens and dogs also helped to make the holiday special.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "A great place to stay."

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a super location."

    It was great being on a working farm and the eggs and sausages were delicious. The staff were courteous and helpful. Our main criticism would be that the shower didn't work very well, so we had a lot of baths that week and the beds were very hard, which is OK if you like a hard bed, but everyone in our family found them very uncomfortable. There are lots of interesting places to visit. We had a great time exploring North Yorkshire. Would I recommend this accommodation? On balance- yes.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Oct 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and central to everywhere we wanted to see."

    Very comfortable living area and an excellent idea to supply books, jigsaws and games as we used these in the evening after a day out. Would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The calf house was very well presented with quality furniture and fittings."

    It had everything needed for our stay and more. The setting and area were lovely and close to many attractions.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was just perfect."

    Central heating and hot water failed on Sunday, and was fitted within 2 hours.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very well stocked kitchen appliances, clean and stunning quiet location."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very good organisation!"

    Reviewed by Chiel5.0Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Wood pellet eco-friendly central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external utility, dishwasher with tablets provided, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, communal gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via a ramp and has wide doors, so may be suitable for accompanied wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, please contact owner for more information
  • The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

The property

This wonderful, ground floor cottage near Thirsk is a delightful, semi-detached barn conversion which offers a lovely, open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable sitting area.

With a shared courtyard with furniture, this Thirsk cottage is ideal for enjoying alfresco dining after a busy day exploring this beautiful area.

A fantastic North Yorkshire cottage at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 14936, 19934, 19935, 19936, together they can sleep up to 20 people.

Waterhall Farm Cottages

Thirsk 4 miles. Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, these five properties are the result of a sympathetic conversion of old stone barns on the owner’s livestock farm. Care has been taken with these Thirsk cottages to retain original features, including exposed timbers and walls, and these original features are complemented by modern comforts. Tastefully furnished and decorated, these Thirsk cottages provide warm and welcoming accommodation benefiting from a communal sheltered courtyard set within a peaceful environment. There are plenty of animals to enjoy including alpacas, free range chickens, Gloucestershire old spot pigs, beef herd of cattle, Ryeland Sheep (rare), Pygmy goats, Shetland pony, 2 dogs and cat with the owner offering a completely free trip for people staying at cottage to go when owner feeds animals. The local village inn is a 10-minute stroll from these North Yorkshire cottages, whilst the delightful market town of Thirsk offers a wide range of restaurants, shops and pubs skirting the historic cobbled market square. From these Thirsk cottages, there are superb walking opportunities including Sutton Bank with its exceptional panoramic views from where you may wish to watch the gliders take full advantage of the strong thermals hugging the cliffs. Be sure to visit the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk, and picturesque Helmsley is famous for its beautiful hanging baskets throughout the summer months. These Thirsk cottages are an ideal base for those wishing to explore both the Yorkshire Dales, the spectacular North York Moors and there is easy access to the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. With the magnificent historic city of York, Ripon and Harrogate a short drive from these North Yorkshire cottages, there is a wide choice of activities for all guests to enjoy.

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About the location


Northallerton 8.6 miles; North York Moors National Park 5 miles; York 23.7 miles.

With the gateway to the North York Moors National Park to the east and Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west, the bustling town of Thirsk boasts a quaint market place, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. Visit the World of James Herriott Museum, dedicated to the life and works of the town’s own famous vet and author or explore the surrounding rolling countryside and Hambleton Hills, offering excellent walking opportunities. The cathedral city of York and the beautiful East Coast are within easy driving distance.

The minimum length of stay at this property is three nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas