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The Garden Cottage - Thirsk

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Surrounded by the stunning North Yorkshire countryside and footsteps to the Yorkshire Moors - a great base for walkers
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic on the edge of the private lake and walks through the meadow fields embracing the most beautiful of views
  • Discover the local market towns of Thirsk, Northallerton & Helmsley or explore the historic city of York for culture and retail therapy
Property code: 78860

This beautiful cottage rests in the quiet village of Osgoodby, in easy reach of Thirsk, making a tranquil base for your romantic getaway to North Yorkshire.

The Garden Cottage sits in its own walled garden in a tiny hamlet on the fringe of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The idyllic location provides total peace and tranquility yet is only 4 miles from Thirsk and 20 miles from York. Thirsk has a bustling market twice a week and a monthly livestock market where you can see the local Yorkshire farmers buying and selling their livestock. If fine dining is something you enjoy, potter off to Tommy Banks’ renowned Michelin starred restaurant “The Black Swan”, only four miles away. If a cosy country pub is more your scene, where you can sit in front of roaring log fire in muddy wellies, or in a flower filled beer garden, the choice is endless! In fact North Yorkshire is known for its fabulous pubs and home produced food.If you fancy country walks, there is an vast choice of routes, both long and short, stopping off at pubs along the way or keep completely away from all signs of humanity and walk where you’re unlikely to see a soul. The cottage is a short drive from two glorious abbey ruins, Rievaulx and Byland and a further drive from the world heritage site of Fountains Abbey. If you fancy a day out at the seaside, the coast is an easy day trip away, from the charming seaside town of Filey, north up through to Whitby.

The cottage is approached through the garden, hence it's name. Follow the path through the beautifully kept and lovingly designed flower and vegetable beds. Step into the vestibule and hang your coat and head through into the cottage which is furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and artisan, stylish design-led pieces, which together create a truly relaxing, homely and fascinating place to stay. The lounge is a really cosy place with a wood burner and Smart TV, ideal for curling up to watch a movie. If reading a book in peaceful surroundings is what you are after then this is the perfect spot. Head through to the brand new for 2020 kitchen, superbly equipped with electric hob/double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a bread maker. Gather at the breakfast table for mealtimes or head outside to dine in the gorgeous garden. There are two bedrooms to choose from; the "landscape room" with super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin upon request) or the "portrait room" with a king-size bed and en-suite shower room with WC. In the separate bathroom, relax in a hot bath after a long day exploring the Yorkshire countryside, feeling utterly relaxed and "away from it all".

The garden is a real feature of the cottage, with a secluded, shady reading double arbour beside a little wildlife pond, shrub and herbaceous borders and gorgeous sustainable teak dining furniture for al fresco meals. The typical cottage-garden style planting provides a mix of fruit, vegetables and flowers, with cherry trees, shrubs and bulbs, all topped off with a little alpine rock garden and some bonsai! It’s a true delight for those who enjoy a beautiful garden. Guests can enjoy the chance to collect eggs from our five friendly hens and are welcome to harvest and eat any of the vegetables that are ready during your stay at the cottage. If a quiet walk through a private wild flower meadow to a beautiful picnic spot beside a small lake is your kind of thing you’re welcome to wander around “Home Field” and “Lake Field”. Look out for hares and wild deer and in the evenings the owls and badgers whilst soaking up the spectacular views. There is off road parking available for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin upon request) and 1 king-size
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Welcome pack and complimentary toiletries provided
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no children
  • Landscaped garden with fruit and vegetable
  • Private off street parking for two cars
  • Private fields where guests can walk and enjoy a picnic using the picnic basket provided
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 3 miles
  • Please note this property is for adults and children over the age of 15 only

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne 15th October 2020

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Really great cottage- both inside with its super new kitchen, and outside with a pretty and practical garden including produce to harvest! Also acres in the grounds to explore.

Reviewed by Simon 10th October 2020

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Very comfortable, spotlessly clean, and very well equipped house with a new kitchen (at the time of writing) and all new and good quality kitchen tools and appliances. It was more like staying in a good friend's house than a holiday rental. Pretty garden, but due to weather did not explore the lake area, will leave that to the next time.

Reviewed by Clare 25th September 2020

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The Garden Cottage is just wonderful. We particularly liked: -High quality furniture and equipment -Large, comfortable beds -Hamper of Yorkshire products -Picking veggies from the garden -Location between the Moors and the Dales -Considerate and welcoming hosts -Superb cleanliness and hand sanitizer provided. But to be honest, we liked everything.

Reviewed by Ken 11th September 2020

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The property is ideally situated near the town of Thirsk and the North Yorkshire moors. It is in a quiet location and Garden Cottage offers everything for either a restful break or a more active holiday. Places like Ripon, York, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are all within a reasonable drive which also offers magnificent views of this part of the wRead moreorld. The hosts recommended various restaurants of which we tried three and we were not disappointed. Thoroughly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Sian 21st August 2020

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The Garden Cottage is fabulous. In a beautiful location with lovely grounds. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, dressing gowns and toiletries provided and the cottage is full of quirky unique features. We arrived to the smell of bread cooking in the bread maker and a lovely welcome hamper! We would thoroughly recommend the Garden Cottage fRead moreor those looking for a peaceful getaway. Hide

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