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Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful stone cottage surrounded by the breathtaking North York Moors with all its scenic walking trails
  • Enjoy a day trip to the stunning Dalby Forest (4 miles) for a fun-filled family day out
  • Dalby forest is a haven for walkers and keen cyclists alike, with a great park area for the younger of the party
  • Nestled in Thornton-Le-Dale, renowned for being one of the prettiest villages in the UK
  • Spend a day on the coast and breathe in the fresh sea air as you visit the seaside town of Scarborough
  • Welcoming pub and handy shop within half a mile
Property code: G0067

Stunning stone cottage nestled in the heart of sleepy Thornton-Le-Dale in the North York Moors, well situated to experience the rolling countryside and the rugged coastline with the family.

Investigate this stunning three-bedroom stone cottage nestling in the heart of Thornton-le-Dale, a picture-postcard village in the North York Moors. With rooms straight from the pages of an interior magazine and all of the villages delights on your doorstep, this chocolate-box cottage is pure holiday heaven.

This escape is an elegant holiday home with that perfect blend of contemporary and traditional style. Behind its handsome exterior you'll find surprisingly spacious accommodation throughout the whole house, with a real sense of period charm in every room.

On ground level at the heart of the home is a beautiful living room with reclaimed floorboards, sumptuous furnishings, wood panelling and a cosy wood burner. Two attractive Georgian sash windows look out towards the village. It's the perfect room to relax each evening with the roaring fire keeping everyone nice and toasty. There's a Smart TV with SKY in here and Wi-Fi is available if you need to catch up online.

Across the hallway is a further living/snug room with another wood burner to curl up beside. With its board games, comfy sofa and leather armchair, it's just the place for those offline fireside evenings with the family. A music system and MP3 Docking station provide the background music.

Head back through to the rear of the cottage to discover the exquisite kitchen/diner with views out to the lovely garden. The kitchen comes compete with all mod cons including a dishwasher, ceramic hob and American-style fridge/freezer. It's the perfect kitchen for those late-night catch ups over a bottle of red.

All of the bedrooms are upstairs. The first is a fabulous master bedroom boasting generous proportions and a gorgeous king-size French bed. Peaceful greys and blues, window seats and an original period fireplace add to the inherent charm of this room.

The second bedroom is very sweet single room with a lovely cream bed and window seat to enjoy. And finally, the third bedroom is a handsome twin room with a subtle purple theme and two full-size single beds. Another original fireplace completes the look.

The family bathroom is also upstairs, a huge room featuring his and her sinks, a large bath and separate walk-in monsoon power shower. Indulge with a long hot soak in here after a bracing walk across the moors. There's also a handy cloakroom at the end of the rear hall downstairs.

There is much to enjoy outside this pretty cottage too with its delightful split-level walled garden. There's a sheltered patio outside the kitchen which is perfect for al fresco dining and a pleasant lawned area for settling down on a picnic blanket with a G&T in hand. An outdoor dining set is provided for you.

There's also private off-road parking for several cars, something of a rarity in this gorgeous village.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in monsoon shower and bathtub
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer
  • Outside seating area and enclosed garden
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot/high chair provided
  • Pub and shop within half a mile
  • BBQ provided
  • Music system and MP3 docking station

Set in one of the prettiest and most visited villages in the North York Moors, Thornton-Le-Dale, you have everything this gorgeous village has to offer on your doorstep. There are a host of lovely tea rooms and pubs to explore and we recommend a stroll along the river taking in the famous and much-photographed thatched cottage here.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors, the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still covers an area of almost 600 square miles, and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. Yet there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks you'll find gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus.

The stunning Dalby Forest is very close to here, just a 4 miles drive away, where you'll find miles of forest walks and cycle routes. There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area. The handsome market towns of Pickering (3 miles) and Helmsley (15 miles) are a must, as is the archetypical Moors village of Hutton-le-Hole (12 miles).

This property is also near the coast, just 16 miles drive. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n’ spade territory. The coastal villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby (20 miles). Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's worth striking out to sample some of the other less known coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood's Bay (24 miels), Sandsend (25 miles), and Runswick Bay (27 miles) are all near Whitby and each have their own unique charm.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 14th October 2019

Great position in the village and a great location for visiting both towns and coast!

Reviewed by Dan 11th October 2019

Cottage is immaculate and very well done out. The welcome hamper was very generous. We loved the central location in the village and found the cottage very comfortable and peaceful to be in.

Reviewed by Julie 13th September 2019

We would highly recommend this very comfortable, clean cottage in a fantastic location, ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Moors.

Reviewed by Esther 30th August 2019

This is a well equipped, spacious cottage which was ideal for our family. The cottage was spotless and very homely. An ideal location in Thornton-le-Dale for visiting many attractions and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Richard 17th May 2019

A lovely cottage in a lovely village handy for both the coast & the moors. The big bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable & the bathroom was beautifully equipped. The only downside was the need to mind your head while watching your step at almost every doorway!

Reviewed by Danielle 26th April 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Gateways. The location is perfect, the cottage is very well appointed and felt very luxurious. The wood burners give a cosy feel. Kitchen and bathroom are excellent, wifi is very good. Maps of the area are provided, which is great.

Reviewed by Jo 27th October 2018

Lovely cottage, so homely and beautifully presented - the bathroom was amazing! We lived our time in Yorkshire

Reviewed by Alan 26th September 2018

Excellent stay

Reviewed by Pauline 15th September 2018

Gateways was a wonderful cottage right in the heart of Thornton le Dale. It was very well equiped to a high standard and everything worked and was very clean. I have scored lower on Comfort and Equipment because there was no shaver point in the bathroom and no adapter to use instead. Also the bathroom was very large with 2 sinks and a great shRead moreower, however the bath was incredibly narrow and uncomfortable to lie in, even though there was space to have installed a larger one.I would thoroughly recommend staying at Gateways. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 10th September 2018

Excellent cottage in a great location. Welcome pack much appreciated, cottage well equipped and very clean, beds were very comfortable. Would love to return sometime in the future.

Reviewed by Victoria 5th September 2018

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location perfectly located for the moors but also with easy access to many other surrounding attractions.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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