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Woodend

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious bungalow where you can enjoy scenic walks and immerse yourself in the peaceful landscape
  • Get cosy on chillier nights warmed by the heat of the wood burner
  • Dine alfresco in the large garden overlooking the fishing ponds, perfect for enjoying the evening sun
Property code: 91245

Versatility, convenience and space for six people and three pets to spread out and enjoy time together – this beautiful bungalow really does have it all! Located beside one of the UK’s leading angling centres, it’s a property that impresses from the outset and provides the perfect base from which to discover North Yorkshire.

Set on the edge of The Oaks Lakes in Sessay, a village just 6 miles from Thirsk, this charming single-storey property is surrounded by countryside. Open fields to the front create a real sense of space which continues inside. Head through a handy vestibule where you can leave outdoor gear and you’ll be welcomed into a generously sized kitchen/diner – sleek, light and airy – where you can enjoy preparing and then sharing long, leisurely meals with your nearest and dearest.

All the essentials of home are here, including a wine cooler and a coffee machine for refreshments of your choice. Linger at the table for a board game or to plan your next day’s activities, or wander through to the adjacent lounge, which is south facing and catches the sunlight all day long.

Smart country styling and a choice of comfortable sofas make this a room for all reasons: warm toes and paws by the wood burner, watch a family favourite on the Smart TV or simply lie back with a book and recharge your batteries while the dogs stretch out at your feet.

When bedtime draws near, enjoy a soak in the bath or a swift freshen-up in the walk-in shower, before retiring to one of three beautifully decorated bedrooms. Ensuring versatility for any party make-up, there are two super-king-sized bedrooms – one with a zip-and-link bed which can be made into twins upon request – and a twin room which can be made into a super-king upon request. Adding convenience for all, the accommodation is completed by a separate cloakroom.

Pretty gardens provide plenty of opportunities for fresh air fun. Take advantage of the off-road parking – there’s space for three vehicles at the front – then relax in the generous rear patio garden where there’s a lawn, outdoor furniture and trees offering seasonal shade.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 super-king-size (zip and link, can be made into twins on request), 1 twin (zip and link, can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric hob/oven, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave and Krups Dulce Gusto coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner (basket of logs provided)
  • 2 Smart TVs
  • Rear patio garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking for 3 cars
  • Owner’s fishing ponds next door - enquire separately - will need to provide own equipment, specialist equipment required for specimen lake
  • Pub 3 miles, shop 6.5 miles, cafe and tackle shop on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

If any of your party are keen on fishing, a visit to the fishing complex next door is a must – there are ten lakes with over 400 pegs, plus a large cafe and tackle shop.

Just 6 miles north, Thirsk offers something for everyone: a quaint marketplace, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. Alternatively, a scenic 18-mile drive takes you to Rievaulx Abbey (18 miles) – make a day of it with a stop en route in the pretty town of Helmsley (15 miles).

The ancient cathedral city of York is 21 miles away and finding your way around its labyrinth of streets is always fun. You’ll find a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, traditional tea rooms, top-class restaurants and bars alongside popular attractions such as York Minster, The Shambles, and the Railway Museum. The cathedral in Ripon (11.5 miles) may be smaller than the one in York, but it’s still an awe-inspiring sight. This vibrant city has a Thursday market alongside a fine selection of shops and eateries. Extend your visit into the evening to hear the Ripon Hornblower sounding the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the marketplace. A 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city follows – an experience not to be missed!

If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Races hosts meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse', it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era – traditional tearooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

More must-see sites while you are here include Ripley Castle (19 miles), Newby Hall (12 miles) and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (17 miles). the latter is a World Heritage Site and is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kenneth 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Shane 24th May 2024

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What a wonderful house and location! We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Woodend which was comfortable and ideally located to explore Yorkshire. Were sure to return.

Reviewed by Kevin 10th May 2024

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A lovely bungalow in a beautiful location. Great base for exploring the Yorkshire countryside and local castles, stately homes and the attractions of York. The bungalow provides attractive large rooms and lovely comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Jackie 15th April 2024

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Our second visit in 7 months and had a great time again. Brilliant for the dogs and lovely walks and pubs within a short drive. Sarah was very helpful and my husband really enjoyed the fishing.

Reviewed by Wendy 5th April 2024

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Great location. Fantastic for anglers with great access to the lakes . Also great garden for the dog. Plenty of space in the bungalow and very clean and comfortable beds and plenty of towels . Very clean . Thirsk is nearby and a good shopping from local produce to gift shops. Also a tourist information office . Sutton Bank is a must for hikers withRead more great tracks for a day out and plenty of benches to take in the views. Overall great location for days out! We had a lovely break away. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 29th March 2024

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We had a lovely family break in Sessay. The Cottage was beautiful and so relaxing. We made good use of the log burner and the garden was perfect for our threee dogs.

Reviewed by Amanda 15th March 2024

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We had a wonderful stay with family at Woodend it was very spacious and comfortable in a lovely quiet area

Reviewed by Kerry 30th December 2023

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Lovely space which was well equipped and modern. We had a lovely stay with our three dogs.

Reviewed by Yvonne 24th November 2023

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We stayed for a long weekend everything absolutely perfect would definitely book again everything is too high standard

Reviewed by Jackie 11th September 2023

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We had a really good week at Woodend. Very spacious accommodation, and the utility and porch area were great for sorting out our 3 dogs when returning from walks. The back gate in the fence was useful for access to the fishing ponds. Would be happy to book a return visit

Reviewed by Andre 8th September 2023

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Beautiful property lovely peaceful location. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Maureen 28th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lyndsey 15th August 2023

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Lovely clean and spacious bungalow ! Great garden which our dog loved , peaceful location but not too far from Thirsk and York. Would recommend !

Reviewed by Ronald 28th July 2023

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Neat tidy and clean and was very comfortable. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Jane 14th July 2023

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We arrived at the property on a wet and grey afternoon, the property looked so welcoming as lamps had been left on inside. The property was extremely comfortable and we immediately felt at home. The property had everything we needed for our 7 night stay, the garden was a good size for our 2 Labradors to run around and they also had a lovely break. Read moreThe cottage is a good base to explore nearby towns of Thirsk and York, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by David 23rd June 2023

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This is a great property. A large, clean, modern and well furnished bungalow with excellent WiFi. Access was easy to sort out with the friendly owners. Situated in a quiet village, yet close to all major routes to nearby tourist spots. There are lots of great eating pubs in the area and dogs welcome everywhere. I would recommend it for anyone with Read moremobility issuesplenty of room for wheelchair/walkerand families who need space. The property has lots of parking and well maintained gardens. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 16th June 2023

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The cottage is really beautiful and was very clean. The beds are very comfortable and the owner was happy to configure the singles into a double. Furniture in the lounge is of high quality and very comfortable.

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