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Gateways

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
Luxury
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful stone cottage nestled in Thornton-Le-Dale, renowned for being one of the prettiest villages in the UK with pubs, cafe's, bistro's, convenience store and gift shops a short walk away
  • Surrounded by the breathtaking North York Moors with all its scenic walking trails, you can 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 and Go Ape for the brave amongst your party
  • Spend a day on the coast and breathe in the fresh sea air as you visit nearby seaside towns such as Whitby and Scarborough, both within a 40 minute drive
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
  • 33" Smart 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Wendy 19th August 2022

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Thank you so much, we had a wonderful holiday in your gorgeous cottage. The cottage is well maintained, very clean and had everything you could need. Its also in a great location. Thornton Le Dale has plenty of eating places, gift shops & great walks.

Reviewed by Faye 12th August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage, immaculate and very pretty. Nice garden for eating in and directly behind a quiet pub garden for eating and drinking too. Right in the heart of the village was great for pubs, bakery and general stores. Idyllic stream (with ducklings) running through and around village, kids adored paddling in it! Very short drive to stRead moreunning moors and lots of pretty walks. 20mins to beach. Lovely location for exploring and great base. Very impressed with cleanliness and comfort. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 8th July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location and the welcome pack was much appreciated. A lot of thought has gone into making the property attractive.

Reviewed by Alan 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Robin 24th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful village , made for an excellent base from which to explore the region.

Reviewed by Gary 17th June 2022

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The cottage was very well appointed and very comfortable. The only criticism we had was that there seemed to be a lack of attention to detail in respect of the cleaning regime in the kitchen and found it necessary to clean all the crockery and cutlery that we intended to use and to also clean work surfaces as these were not up to our standard. We hRead moread no complaints whatsoever regarding the rest of the cottage and we had a really lovely holiday. The garden was lovely. The location was perfect Hide

Reviewed by T 15th April 2022

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Had a lovely time in this cottage, lovely location and clean cottage and nice garden.

Reviewed by Laura 29th December 2021

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The cottage was in a fabulous location! In the heart of the village, next to the village pub which was perfect! There was plenty of amenities in the village so we only needed the car for visiting other nearby villages. We had a wonderful week here with our 4 year old and 5 month old. The cottage had all the amenities we needed and the welcome hampeRead morer was a nice gesture. We cant wait to return to Gateways Cottage as it was gorgeous. The Xmas tree and decorations also were a lovely surprise. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 13th November 2021

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Beautiful property, tastefully decorated in a convenient location. We loved staying at Gateways and would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Nikki 20th August 2021

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Nice cottage in a picturesque but very busy village. Very close to the pub (pub garden backs onto the cottage garden) and the road- lots of cars during the day but very quiet at night. Very tight pulling into the propertys drive too. We didnt mind the hustle and bustle- but its definitely not the place for peace and quiet. Recommend York, ScarborouRead moregh, Whitby and Goathland, lots of pretty villages, stunning coastline and beautiful countryside to see. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 23rd July 2021

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Beautifully decorated. Really comfy beds. Handy to be able to walk to village in one minute. Dalby Forest is 5 minutes drive up the road by car or you can cycle from the house along the bridleway. The road through Thornton le Dale is very busy so you get a lot of traffic noise in the cottage. We got used to it and it didn't spoil our holiday. GreatRead more location to get onto the Moors for peaceful walks and great views or get to Whitby for a beach day. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Eric 25th June 2021

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Very nice cottage in good location.

Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

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Gateways was immaculate in every way, very comfortable beds, everything you need in the kitchen. A very good location for visiting many other places.

Reviewed by Andre 14th May 2021

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The cottage was all we expected...beautiful, well presented ,in a great location and luxuriously furnished and well equipped. it has been nicely and professionally restored and retains great original features. We hope to return at some point this year, later in the season as the area has much to offer and we could not have been based in a more comfRead moreortable property . Andre Thibault .Near Stourbridge Hide

Reviewed by Mark 7th May 2021

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We had a lovely stay at this cottage. Everything we needed was available. The only downside was the traffic noise which at times was quite loud, particularly early mornings.

Reviewed by Sandra 25th April 2021

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A lovely 5 star cosy picture box cottage that's centrally located in the picture box village of Thorton-le-Dale. It's a great place to go to and get away to relax and enjoy life. We would most definitely return to this cottage again.

Reviewed by Katie 16th April 2021

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We had a lovely stay at gateways. It ticked all of our comfort boxes - lovely beds, great shower and bath and a very well equipped kitchen. Its also in a really convenient location for Thornton Le Dale village. The washer dryer was really handy, as was secure off road parking and an enclosed garden. We went for walks - Ellerburn, Dalby Forest and tRead morehe Farndale Daffodil walk, took the kids swimming, went to flamingo land and Castle Howard. Cedar barn was great for coffee, food and play area! Hide

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