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The Old Dairy

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Journey along a private lane from the pretty village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, near Thirsk, and make friends with the lambs and llamas in the fields as you approach The Old Dairy, set in the grounds of the owners home at Cleaves Hall. The cottage has been a real labour of love for owners Will and Natasha, with careful attention being paid to all of the important details, luxuriously appointed throughout, it is a homely cottage that exudes country charm.

From winter warming retreats, with a roaring log fire and evenings spent curled up on the sofa, to summer days accompanied by the heady fragrance of cottage flowers and beautiful eucalyptus. The Old Dairy is perfect for sharing with family and friends, or if you’re looking for a more intimate escape and an opportunity to reflect, then The Old Dairy is equally an idyllic haven for those craving a little me time.

Gormire Lake is a just a mile from the cottage, visitors report that the lake and Garbutt Wood, which encroaches right up to the shore, have an ‘otherworldly’ and ‘fairytale’ quality, in recent times it was named as one of the best wild swimming spots in Britain!

This is a beautiful cottage, surrounded by large gardens with stunning views across glorious Yorkshire countryside, it is an idyllic setting, it will be hard to steal yourself away.

 

 

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PROPERTY DETAILS

Living Space

Natasha has cleverly added colourful furnishings to compliment vibrant artwork, the result is an interesting and welcoming space to enjoy. The fireplace is a striking feature with a double sided log burner to keep you cosy on chilly evenings, on warmer days open up the french doors to the pretty garden and let the sunshine and the fragrance of flowers flow through.

Kitchen & Dining

Everything you need for rustling up supper or a hearty breakfast has been thought of in this pretty yet practical kitchen and as it’s open plan to the dining area the cook can join in the pre-supper chit chat too!  French doors open onto the cottage garden at the front, the perfect spot for a morning coffee while planning the days adventures.

Master Bedroom

Beautifully appointed, this is a tranquil room with pretty soft furnishings and a little sofa to curl up on for some quiet time with a favourite book.

Double Bedroom

This is a lovely, cosy room, with views out to the pretty cottage garden, the bed is super comfy with soft linens, the perfect recipe for a restful night’s sleep after a day out exploring.

House Bathroom

The bathroom is luxuriously appointed, with a freestanding tub for a leisurely soak to soothe aching muscles after a days hiking in the hills, a large rainfall power shower for an invigorating start to the day and twin basins for sharing bedtime teeth brushing!

Terrace & Gardens

The gardens are a real feature at The Old Dairy, to the front of the cottage is a private cottage garden filled with pretty plants, there’s an arbour with a bench too, just the spot for a morning coffee. From the kitchen step out to the rear garden and terrace and you are greeted with the most stunning views across the fields towards Gormire Lake, standing majestically at the edge of the terrace is a magnificent eucalyptus tree surrounded by well stocked borders, this is an unusually large garden for a cottage which is tended with great care by Paul the gardener.

There is a separate outdoor kennel for dogs, the ideal place of washing down and drying off furry friends after a ramble across the hills.

Exploring

Exploring

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre 3 miles
  • Thirsk and World of James Herriot museum 4 miles
  • Harrogate 30 miles
  • City of York 26 miles
  • Castle Howard 21 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 20 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 35 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 41 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 44 miles
 Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes
  • The Carpenter’s Arms at Felixkirk

Activities close by

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre
  • National Birds of Prey Centre – Helmsley
  • World of James Herriot Museum
  • Kilpin Hall
  • Newby Hall
  • Ripon Cathedral
  • Lightwater Valley
  • Thirsk Racecourse
Good to know

Check in 4pm

Check out 10am

Washer/dryer

Dishwasher

Oven and microwave

WiFi

TV

The owners live on the estate

ROOM DETAILS

King size bed

Double bed

Bath tub

Shower

W.C.

Twin basins

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THE LOCAL AREA

With the gateway to the North York Moors National Park to the east and Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west, Thirsk is the epitome of a rural market town, its medieval cobbled market square, original frontage shops and historic coaching inns have an enduring charm that still enchant visitors today. It’s as timeless as the good old Yorkshire welcome that’s waiting to greet you.

As the birthplace of Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, and spiritual home of author James Herriot, Thirsk is a Yorkshire legend. Today, the World of James Herriot museum is an award winning museum and visitor centre which attracts lovers of BBC’s All Creatures Great and Small from all around the world.

Exploring

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre 3 miles
  • Thirsk and World of James Herriot museum 4 miles
  • Harrogate 30 miles
  • City of York 26 miles
  • Castle Howard 21 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 20 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 35 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 41 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 44 miles
 Airports/Railway
  • York mainline station, London 2 hours
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 39 miles
  • Manchester Airport 102 miles