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Forge Cottage-thornton Le Dale

Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A picture-postcard stone cottage with cosy furnishings, for up to three guests
  • Set out on a plethora of superb walking routes from the front door, with so much natural beauty waiting to be explored
  • Enjoy your morning coffee beside the babbling beck and plan your Yorkshire adventures
Property code: 88971

Head into the North York Moors National Park or the North Riding Forest Park from this handsome stone cottage in the scenic village of Thornton le Dale or Thornton Dale. Overlooking the picturesque village square and pretty Thornton Beck, the enticing, two-bedroom retreat sleeps four guests and is well positioned for anyone wishing to pull on their walking boots and head straight off on woodland walks and countryside trails.

Just 2.5 miles from the vibrant market town of Pickering, with its medieval castle, museum and heritage trains along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, it is also ideal for guests wishing to be close to shops and eateries. The location could also suit families keen to plan a day out to the coast at Scarborough, 22.5 miles away, while they are in this part of the world.

Take a step up to the front door and let yourselves in to find yourselves in a welcoming lounge. Put your feet up in here after your long walks, catch up on your favourite boxset on the Smart TV or open your holiday novels and unwind for a spell.

When mealtimes beckon, head through to the kitchen/diner to prepare tasty dishes with the local produce you have bought and then gather round the table together. On warm days, dine outside at the table next to the beck instead.

Both bedrooms are upstairs at this comfortable Yorkshire cottage. These include a double bedroom and a single. The family bathroom is also here.

Sit outside on the terrace next to the beck whenever the weather permits and look for kingfishers and herons on the banks. Parking for this cottage is on the street, subject to availability.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC
  •  Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Front garden with side seating area beside the stream (children to be supervised)
  • On-street parking nearby subject to availability, and car park (free car park pass provided)
  • Shop and pubs within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Delightful Thornton le Dale is a pretty village with a handful of shops and eateries for you to enjoy during your stay. Just 2.5 miles from the market town of Pickering, however, guests also benefit from proximity to the wider array of amenities here too, however.

While away your afternoons in Pickering, where you can appreciate the Georgian architecture which stands alongside cosy, traditional cottages. Find time to catch a steam or heritage diesel train along the North York Moors Railway, which starts in Pickering and runs to Whitby and back through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

Further afield, you can explore the awe-inspiring North York Moors, a landscape of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to head deeper into the naturally beautiful landscape, take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands, an area known for its superb hiking.

Also visit the other delightful towns and villages of these fascinating moors, where honey-coloured sandstone buildings lend a warm contrast to the deep purple and green of the surrounding hills. The town of Kirkbymoorside is 11.5 miles from the cottage and is a treasure trove of art and antiques’ shops and tearooms. Also visit the Ryedale Folk Museum while you are here and make time to browse in the lively market on Wednesdays.

Family favourite Flamingo Land theme park and zoo is 9 miles away, and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is an 11.5-mile drive. Head to Scarborough, 22.5 miles away, to see the castle or to go to the beach and enjoy a traditionally British day out at the seaside.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 23rd March 2024

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A charming character property in a delightful village. Extremely well decorated warm and comfortable. A lovely property, with a side door leading to the river and the delightful ducks. Arriving to extra goodies like chocolate, biscuits and crisps ( as well as the usual tea and coffee) makes you feel welcome.

Reviewed by Gill 16th March 2024

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Beautiful cottage, fantastic location in pretty village with lots of lovely walks & easy access to all local attractions, good bus service We have just returned from a great week in a very well furnished, comfortable cottage would highly recommend

Reviewed by Teresa 30th December 2023

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Beautiful place to stay. Very clean and well presented. Amazing location. Communication with the owners was very clear and provided great detail for the place and use of the cottage items. Very friendly. Welcome pack was a lovely touch and helped with the feeling of luxury and relaxation whilst away. Cannot fault it and I'm sure we will be back.

Reviewed by Stuart 28th October 2023

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The cottage was lovely and in an excellent location. The extra touches such as the welcome basket and gin bar were really thoughtful. The owners were also fantastic and their communication superb. Highly recommended :)

Reviewed by Anthony 14th October 2023

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Ideal location the cottage was well equipped cosy and comfortable the best we've had

Reviewed by Jill 7th October 2023

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We had a marvellous stay at Forge Cottage, probably one of the best places we have stayed. Decorated with style, and so comfortable, warm and cosy. Everything required is provided, and is of a high standard. Lots of little extras, give that 5* feel. The ducks are a bonus. Thornton le Dale is a lovely spot for a holiday, with plenty to do and see neRead morearby. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2023

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The cottage is first class. Lovely garden area and the seating beside the beck provides an opportunity to meet the local bird life and watch the squirrels.

Reviewed by Charlotte 16th September 2023

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Lovely cottage and spotlessly clean. Lots of added extras. We were very comfortable here and enjoyed our stay. Probably one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed at. The personal touch from the owners is very evident. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mavis 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 2nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage set in idyllic location. Central to get to other locations.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th August 2023

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The cottage is perfect. The welcome pack is very good. Enjoyed reading the magazines. Enjoyed feeding the ducks and a squirrel. Pondered on the first day of our stay as to how the bird food had been placed onto the log which is in the beck. Received a text from the owners on "how to". Absolutely ingenious method which amused some of the folks walkiRead moreng to the car park. Met the owners and they are a lovely, caring couple. Highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 5th August 2023

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A fantastic week spent in this lovely cosy cottage situated in a very picturesque village, which had all the amenities we needed. We loved sitting by the Beck watching the wildlife including feeding the ducks, dippers, pigeons and a squirrel. Shame we didn't get to see the kingfisher! The cottage is well equipped and very clean. Although parking isRead more not directly at the cottage, the permit provided for the village car park worked very well. Great hosts who kept us well informed. Thank you . Hide

Reviewed by Glen 10th June 2023

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Very comfy cottage, nice bed. Everything we needed and more. Even a hot water bottle for my wifes bad back. Lovely stream along side cottage to feed the ducks and the ducklings. Great location for country or coast.

Reviewed by Tony 17th September 2022

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Comfortable and nicely furnished cottage in a special location in the village centre. Attractive to many tourists visiting Thornton le Dale who stop to take photos of the cottage and its bridge over the beck running past the property.

Reviewed by David 3rd September 2022

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Loved every minute of our week in the cottage from feeding ducks to having people take photos of us sitting by the beck

Reviewed by Jacqueline 29th August 2022

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A beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage, tastefully decorated throughout with quality furnishings and accessories in the most fantastic location. Central to York, flamingo land , Whitby and wonderful surrounding villages such as Pickering. We couldnt have been happier and the owners, who we met as they were leaving , could not have been more welRead morecoming or helpful. Some delightful shops, pubs and eateries within a very short walking distance. Highly recommend 5 star ! Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 22nd August 2022

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Forge cottage is beautifully presented inside and out. The welcome pack is very generous. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and was very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for our stay and the outside space is a real bonus. We loved the daily visits from the ducks. The village has some lovely shops and great places to eRead moreat. The parking was only a 1 min walk away and free and if you dont fancy driving you can easily catch the bus to key locations (ie York, Whitby) Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 5th August 2022

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The cottage was immaculate throughout, situated right in the centre of the village. The car had to be parked in a carpark away from the cottage, but literally a 2 minute walk - free car park permit was provided. Everything, shops, pub, ice cream parlour were literally across the road! Stream alongside with ducks - very entertaining.

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