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Fox Cottage - Thirsk

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty cottage with a peaceful garden where you can relax and listen to the birdlife
  • Boot room and garage with bike storage means this property is ideal for walkers and cyclists
  • Spacious interiors and homely touches including a wood burner
Property code: 88464

Bright accents, feature walls and antique styling are just some of the characterful features that make this beautiful Yorkshire house an instant home-from-home. In this extremely family-friendly property, both children and adults alike will be made to feel immediately welcome. You can even bring along two dogs to stay with you, perfect for those who’ve come to the area to enjoy some of the many delightful walks that surround the vibrant town of Thirsk.

If you’ve just returned to the property from a walk along the bridleway at the back of the cottage or perhaps a bike ride in the Howardian Hills AONB, you’ll be best heading inside via the extremely versatile boot room. Equipped with laundry facilities, this boot room offers a fantastic space to take coats off, leave walking boots behind and clean off muddy paws before continuing inside to get cosy and comfortable. The property is also equipped with a spacious garage where you can store any bikes or outdoor equipment when not in use.

Once cleaned up and ready to relax, make a beeline for the kitchen/diner and put the kettle on. This farmhouse-inspired room is bright and beautiful with painted cabinets, cute country-style features and a breakfast table where all of your meals can be enjoyed. In the winter months, you can create an extremely snuggly atmosphere here with the Aga on to fill the space with a warm, comfortable heat. Don’t worry about having to rustle up your favourite dishes on the Aga, however, as there’s an electric oven and hob on-hand ready for mealtimes.

This same warm and welcoming atmosphere is continued in the lounge which is also on the ground floor. Having enjoyed dinner and cleaned dishes away into the dishwasher, step on through and make yourselves comfortable. With traditional design features and a fireplace with a working wood burner, this room is simply perfect for whiling away a relaxing night together. Switch on the Smart TV and chose a family favourite film to see you through to bedtime.

Along with a handy downstairs WC with charming dog-themed feature wallpaper, this property is served by a first-floor bathroom which can be shared by all of the family. Get a refreshing shower in the morning or slide into a bubbly bath late at night.

Also on this floor sits three beautifully presented bedrooms, all of which boast views of the garden and surrounding countryside scenery. The largest room is a wonderful king-size, complete with a wrought-iron bed frame, plenty of storage solution and a Teamaid for your first cup of tea each morning. Both this bedroom and the adjacent double bedroom boast beautiful feature fireplaces and country-style wooden doors which add to the traditional style of the place.

The third and final bedroom is a pretty twin with delightful accents. Complete with two comfortable single beds and a dressing table, this slightly smaller room has been perfectly appointed for any two sharers or younger guests.

Benefiting from such a rural location, the property offers an extremely generous allocation of enclosed and entirely private garden. Set to lawn and boasting mature shrubbery all around, this beautiful garden is the place to be come summer months. You’ll find a small patio area with outdoor furniture, ideal for bringing dinner outside, and a gas BBQ for those balmy summer afternoons. The garden has been thoughtfully ‘dog-proofed’, meaning you can let your pets play freely without any fear of escapees.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin room
  •  2 bathrooms - 1 shower room and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower over the bath and WC, 1 downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave
  • Aga (for use in the winter months)
  • Boot room with washing machine and freezer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Large garden with patio, outdoor furniture and gas BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Garage with bike storage
  • Walking available via the Bridleway to the rear of the cottage
  • Pub under a mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

With one local pub serving excellent local grub, the surrounding village of Bagby is a delightful place to stay on the outskirts of Thirsk (2 miles). An ever-popular market town that’s rich with the history of James Herriot, Thirsk is a fantastic spot for an afternoon of moseying around within North Yorkshire. Many convene in the area for sporting events at Thirsk Racecourse at the edge of town.

Just a short drive away, the attractive town of Bedale (23 miles) is a great place to have a coffee and then make your way around the town's antique shops and independent boutiques. Foodies will be delighted by the range of local produce, including beers and cheeses, on offer.

The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon (13 miles) boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city – an experience not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 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.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (20 miles), Newby Hall (13 miles) and Norton Conyers (14 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 15.5 miles away – this World Heritage Site 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.

Harrogate (23.5 miles) is an absolute must-visit if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous Stray, or 200 acres, of horseshoe-shaped grassland, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (13 miles) on the western side of the North York Moors is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. ?

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Marie 22nd December 2022

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Fox Cottage is a wonderful find. It's down a quiet country lane and feels quite rural even though it's just off the A19. The space, decor and facilities are all excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break - adults and dogs alike!

Reviewed by Lynn 23rd September 2022

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I would totally recommend this property it has everything going for it ,loads of space great facilities fabulous walks and just round the corner from the local pub The Greyhound where we had two great meals , just a few minutes up the road is a nice animal farm which is great for the children the cottage never stops giving its just perfect rooms arRead moree comfortable beds are and their is a lovely wood burning stove if you need it. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 16th September 2022

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Lovely, warm and cosy, well equipped cottage in great location. Very thoughtful owner, generous welcome hamper. Super clean. Well kept garden great for dogs to play and for visitors to relax in. Nice walks from the door.

Reviewed by Ian 12th September 2022

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Reviewed by Sheila 2nd September 2022

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The property is in a lovely rural position, it is spacious & spotlessly clean, it has a good sized garden & walks direct from the door. The owner provides an amazing welcome pack her attention to detail & communication is very good. There is an excellent pub The Greyhound in the village & places to visit are within easy distances.

Reviewed by Richard 6th August 2022

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Lovely property in a fantastic rural setting with Easy access to all the exciting places that North Yorkshire has to offer. Spacious and comfortable with a lovely garden. Family of 5 and dog all very happy.

Reviewed by Sian 29th July 2022

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Fox Cottage is an absolute delight, perfect for a Family Holiday with our 2 grown children and 2 dogs. We all said the cottage was fabulous and we would be happy to return, including the dogs! The Welcome Pack was the best we've had yet! Spotlessly clean, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation. The location is bucolic, including the field of sRead moreheep next door. Lovely walks nearby, easy access to touristy things. Communication with Owner was Top Notch, thank you. Thoroughly recommend. Hide

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