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Grove Cottage in Skipton On Swale, North Yorkshire

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1 room
1 bathroom

Grove Cottage description

Holiday home
Grove Cottage is a delightful, detached holiday home three miles from Thirsk. There is a king-size double bedroom with en-suite and it has an inflatable single mattress and/or cot. The property also has a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with two double sofas and a woodburner. Outside is a patio, making Grove Cottage a great base for a romantic escape. The historic town of Thirsk has a wide range of amenities with a cobbled market square, excellent pubs and eateries, small country racecourse and the renowned James Herriot museum - not to be missed.

Thirsk is a town full of Georgian buildings, varied shops and tempting eateries. Stretch your legs on the Hambleton Hills, head to York, explore James Herriott country or venture to the East Coast resorts of WHitby or Scarborough.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Inflatable single mattress available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Front patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mile.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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March 2020
Stayed for 1 week at Grove cottage & had a great time. Cottage was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Large bath was very welcome after a lovely day of walking on the Yorkshire Moors. Great location for visiting Sutton Bank, Thirsk and North moors area. Owners were lovely & very accommodating plus we very much appreciated the welcome bottle of wine & lemon drizzle cake!
January 2020
My husband and I had the pleasure to spend Christmas in this delightful cottage in a beautiful village location. The cottage is beautifully presented and has everything you need for a cosy stay the log burner was lovely to come home to after a long walk or day in the beautiful surrounding villages. The owners have made this a stylish retreat and are also very helpful and friendly checking in that your okay but not intrusive. The joy was that the dog was welcome too but you would not know its a dog friendly cottage as its so clean and fresh unlike some other places we have stayed! After a challenging year it was just perfect to spend quality time in such a perfect place........Cannot recommend highly enough thanks for a wonderful stay oh and the delicious Rocky Road cake and wine were a fabulous welcome!
Simon L
November 2019
Had a lovely stay here. The property is comfortable, well furnished and ideally situated for both the Dales and Moors with much to see nearby. The hosts are very accommodating, have no hesitation in recommending.
Mrs Turner
May 2019
Stayed at Grove Cottage for a long weekend, arrived early evening on the Friday, lovely welcome package waiting for us meant we could have a cup of tea after we had unpacked the car we met Jeremy the owner the next morning very friendly ask if everything was ok and did we need anything.. Cottage was spotless and very well maintained. would definitely return if visiting the area again. our dog had a fabulous time.
Ms Bartlett
April 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Grove Cottage.. It's a good location for towns and beautiful countryside. Friendly owners on hand to help if necessary, but privacy respected. Also, pet friendly. Loved it!
Mrs Coombes
February 2019
A good base for exploring Yorkshire.. So much to see and do around this area and only just touched the surface. Will definitely be returning to Yorkshire. Everybody has been so friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our week away. Some beautiful places and scenery.
November 2018
Great location to explore both the Moors and Dales from. Lots of info on the area in the cottage. Cottage itself was perfect for myself and my two little dogs, with parking right outside the door. Very clean, tidy and comfortable to return to, after long days of walking. I stayed in and cooked each evening, as the kitchen had everything and there is a great farm shop in the next village that had a wide selection of food. Will be returning.
Mrs Jackson
November 2018
A lovely cottage ideal situation to explore Yorkshire, definitely on our list to visit again
November 2018
Lovely cottage which was warm and cosy, only problem we had was that the WiFi was intermittent.. Bread bin would be useful . Hosts welcoming. Beautiful and clean of a high standard . On arrival wonderful treat of cake and wine which was delicious.We appreciated Blossom our dog being made welcome. We would recommend the grove to anyone visiting this part of Yorkshire.
Miss Bayly
October 2018
Perfect base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.. I could walk all day and return to a lovely, warm and comfortable cottage.
Mrs King
August 2018
Comfortable cottage, welcoming owners- perfectly located for exploring the main attractions of North Yorkshire
July 2018
We had a great stay at Grove Cottage. Ideal location for both the Moors and the Dales. Turning left or right you were spoilt for choice of places to go and wonderful Yorkshire views. There was lots of up to date information in the cottage. Everyone mentions the Welcome pack and well they might. Very welcoming indeed! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The great weather topped it off. Very friendly hosts and we'd certainly recommend Grove Cottage.
July 2018
We had a brilliant stay at Grove Cottage. It was cosy and very comfortable. The owners were very helpful when we arrived telling us about local eating places and also gave us a lovely welcome pack. Lemon drizzle cake went down a treat with a glass of wine!! There was plenty of information in the cottage about local places to visit. It was a very central and convenient place to stay.
July 2018
Our stay at Grove Cottage was brilliant.. The owner was there to greet us, and to give us our welcome pack which included wine and a beautiful lemon drizzle cake.He also gave us information on places to eat locally. There was also lots of information in the cottage about things to see and do. There were lots of beautiful places very locally. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this as an ideal holiday home.
peter a
June 2018
A lovely cosy cottage ideal for a couple. It had everything we needed for a week and we went out for full days every day. Lovely welcome from the owners with a pack of essential food items and wine and delicious lemon cake. A car and willingness to use it on every occasion is however essential as nothing is within walking distance, but the quiet solitude and very comfortable bed more than makes up for this! Plenty to do in the area and we were very lucky with the Yorkshire weather. So thank you, yes we had a really great week.
Mr Alder
June 2018
We had an excellent holiday at Grove Cottage and went out for a full day every day.. The only disadvantage here would be for anyone who did not want to rely on the car every time they wanted to leave the cottage. It has no shops near and is on a fairly busy country road with no pavement so not possible to even walk to an adjacent village and we didn’t see any buses while we were there. We did however drive to Thirsk about 5 miles away to catch a bus to York which was a lovely ride through some country villages we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. The cottage although small is very comfortable and has everything necessary for a week, longer may be difficult as no washing machine or drying facilities. Would recommend this as a very good holiday experience.
peter a
June 2018
The hosts Jeremy and Judith were welcoming and happy to help us, especially when I got lost on the way there!
April 2018
My wife and I stayed at Grove Cottage for a week and found it to be the ideal base for our walking holiday. Within easy reach of Thirsk, Ripon, Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorks Moors. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We found the cottage to be clean and well equipped and will be returning (which is unusual for us as we like to visit different places/locations). Thoroughly recommend this cottage.
April 2018
We stayed at Grove Cottage for a week with my Jack Russell, upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack which included milk, baguette, butter and home made lemon drizzle cake. The cake was scrumptious!! The location of the cottage proved to be the ideal base for our walking holiday. The cottage was extremely well presented not to mention well equipped, we made the most of all the facilities. The bed was extremely comfortable together with the large bathroom was superb. When resting weary limbs in the evenings the TV and DVD player proved very welcome, not to mention the nice selection of movies.?Cooking facilities were excellent and we catered for ourselves each evening and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere of the cottage.?We had a truly lovely time and would love to return in the future and will recommend to friends and family.? Thank you Jeremy and Judith for making our stay so memorable.
April 2018
The cottage was beautiful and the owners were really welcoming - cake and wine on arrival!
March 2018
Stayed at grove cottage for a week , what a fantastic cottage , very homely and welcoming xx fab base to explore and a gorgeous bath and bed to come back to xx we will be back x
Cath M
March 2018
We stayed at Grove Cottage with our well behaved dog during Feb half term. On arrival we received a welcome pack which included milk, wine, baguette, butter and home made lemon drizzle cake..yum! The cottage was extremely well equipped and we made the most of all the facilities. The big comfy bed and the bath were out of this world. There were plenty of guide book and leaflets for things to do even pointing out dog friendly places to eat which was great. Little extras like DVDs to watch on a chilled out afternoon were appreciated and we made the most of them! Cooking facilities were excellent and we catered for ourselves each evening and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere of the cottage. We had a truly relaxing time and will definitely return. Thanks guys for making our stay so enjoyable.
Cath M
March 2018
Great location; lots of places to visit within 20 minute drive.. Friendly hosts and nice accommodation.
February 2018
A very lovely cottage and defiantly worth booking. Bedroom and bathroom were wonderful. Bed very comfy. Heating and log burner were great it was very cosy. Oven was very good. Nice big dishwasher with plenty of tablets. Only criticisms would be that some of the kitchenware such as baking trays, kettle, mugs and some cutlery were a bit old and stained. They could do with being renewed. Also no extra bin bags or washing up sponges/ scouerers.
November 2017
Had a brilliant time at Grove Cottage the cottage was warm and welcoming ideal for visiting the lovely Yorkshire towns and villages would highly recommend a stay here a brilliant welcoming pack
November 2017
This is a very well situated property with good access to a large number of great locations in Yorkshire..
October 2017
Grove Cottage is a delightful, well presented place to stay. Very comfortable and peaceful. Easy access to lovely towns, villages and countryside. Will definitely be hoping to stay again.
October 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay, a lovely welcome pack including a very nice bottle of wine. great location for exploring the north York moors. very friendly people, close to Thirsk , James Herriot museum a must, thanks again.
October 2017
My wife and I liked the look of Grove cottage from the website and decided to spend a weekend (3 nights) with our very well behaved dog. The cottage is situated behind the main house and as such is a very quiet location, We were greeted on arrival by Judith and shown around the cottage.It had everything that we required even a nice bottle of wine and complementary cake (nice touch). The location of the cottage puts you centrally between the Dales and Moors and, as we had good weather, we travelled around both. The weekend proved to be a very relaxing break away from it all and we will return for another weekend in the not too distant future.
Sarah C
September 2017
The cottage is romantic and comfortable, lovely welcome gift, very well equipped, ideal location there's plenty to visit. If you are looking for a peaceful and comfortable retreat grove cottage is the place. We will return very soon.
September 2017
Myself and my fiance stayed at this wonderful, warm and welcoming cottage in the village of Skipton-on-Swale in North Yorkshire in September 2017. Grove cottage is situated behind the main house and is let out by the delightful and friendly owners Jeremy and Judith. Upon arrival a ready supply of tea and coffee was available to us as well as milk, butter, french baguette, lemon drizzle cake and a bottle of red wine as an arrival gift. These arrival gifts were a really lovely touch and were extremely well received after a long drive up from Berkshire. We found the cottage to be well presented and clean, there are several original features and a lot of the interior decorations give a classic cosy cottage feel. In terms of the location, Skipton-on-Swale is a picturesque village ideally situated for travel to the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, York City, Ripon City and Skipton. The nearest big town with a supermarket is Thirsk. Skipton-on-Swale itself does not have any shops as far as I can could tell, the nearest local shop is Smithy's farm shop in Baldesby village. Skipton-on-Swale was the site of a temporary RAF Airfield during WW2 and there is a plaque dedicated to airman lost during the war in the centre of the village. For any WW2 buffs there our some original buildings on the old site of the airfield a short walk from the cottage. In summary, I fully recommend Grove cottage to anyone considering holidaying in North Yorkshire. It is warm, welcoming and well presented with lovely and accommodating owners. Skipton-on-Swale is a lovely quaint village and is the perfect base camp to access the Dales and the Moors. We want to visit Yorkshire again to complete the activities we didn't have time for and would consider Grove cottage the ideal place to stay again.
Roger M
August 2017
Location of the cottage is very central for visiting tourist attractions in North Yorkshire as well as The Dales. Cottage very comfortable, with everything you might need for a stay at anytime of year. Fountains Abbey, RHS Harlow Carr, Newby Hall are all worth a visit, and also cities like Harrogate, York and even Leeds are all within an hours drive.
Katie C
July 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Yorkshire and the cottage absolutely made our trip! Thought has gone into every aspect of the cottage and it's the perfect, homely place to stay to relax at the end of a day of exploring Yorkshire! The cottage is so luxurious! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
June 2017
The cottage is ideally situated for many of Yorkshire's top attractions and the great countryside: we had plenty to do for the week of our stay. The property is well furnished and fully equipped, making our stay very comfortable . Our dog really enjoyed his first holiday. I would be happy to recommend this cottage to couples - with or without a dog.
May 2017
Fantastic place to stay everything you need great welcome and lovely welcome pack we will be back. BRYN/ CHRISTINE
May 2017
The cottage is very well equiped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage itself is stunning. i would definitely recommend and I'm already planning a return trip. The owners Jeremy & Judith were excellent hosts and couldn't do enough to make our stay extra special. Thanks again!
May 2017
Lovely cottage great location for exploring Yorkshire dog friendly to thanks to the owners we had wine, cake, butter and milk on arrival excellent we will be back in the future
Mrs Jones
May 2017
Lovely cottage the welcome with welcome pack was great couldn't have asked for .... Lovely cottage the welcome with welcome pack was great couldn't have asked for more would recommend to friends and family thank you to Jeremy and Judith
Adrian B
March 2017
Wonderful cottage it has everything you need and the welcome pack of cake, bread, butter and wine was a nice treat. Lovely and peaceful area and the wifi is now installed in the cottage and works fine. Thoroughly enjoyed our week away the owners are very helpful if you need them for anything. I would definitively recommend the cottage and I'll be looking to rebook soon.
March 2017
Had a lovely week at Grove Cottage nicely situated for local attraction. Cottage was lovely cosy and warm, bread wine and other goodies most appreciated after our long journey. Would recommend.
March 2017
Hidden behind Grove House is the excellently appointeded Grove Cottage. In bygone days it was the housekeeper's residence. Furnished to high standard everything was supplied for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. An excellent welcome pack greeted us and there was a good supply of logs and kindling for those 'boy scouts' who enjoy exploring the woodburner! The surrounding area is saturated with tourist attractions for all ages and there are good restaurants within easy striking distance. All in all an excellent property and well worth a visit.
February 2017
My husband and I stayed at Grove Cottage for 5 nights with our Jack Russell. It is furnished to a high standard - with a fabulous wood burner and comfy bed. Location wise it's great for dog walks. Thirsk is only 4 miles or so away with some great pubs for lunch. Train to York only takes about 20 mins or so too. Jeremy is an incredibly friendly host - providing lovely lemon drizzle cake on arrival and a rather tasty bottle of red. There really is no wifi - be prepared. It's a god send if you're needing a break from work and there are plenty of free hotspots in the town!
laura w
January 2017
Stayed here between xmas and new year for a relaxing couple of days. Beautiful cottage and some lovely little added extras included from the owners, wine, sweet mince pies, fresh bread and butter. 20 min drive to Sutton bank national park. A great Indian restaurant 10 mins along road. Collection only. Close to thirsk.
January 2017
The cottage was warm, welcoming, nicely decorated and well-equipped. We were delighted to find a Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations when we arrived, which made it seem even more cosy. It was in a good location for driving to Thirsk, Ripon, Fountains Abbey, etc. The spacious bedroom held a large comfortable bed and plenty of storage space. The bathroom was equally spacious and contained a large traditional-style bath with a hand-held shower attachment, suitable for a long relaxing soak after a day's walking. In addition to the usual equipment, the kitchen had basic supplies like coffee and tea, bread and butter, and cleaning materials, plus the welcome bonus of some tasy home-made mince pies and a bottle of wine. The only slight disadvantage was that we couldn't get a wifi signal or a mobile phone signal during our stay, but this was a minor inconvenience. We would certainly recommend this cottage, and would stay there again.
December 2016
Grove Cottage was a real find as we needed to be near Thirsk for a wedding. It was perfect so cosy & luxurious. Jeremy & Judith have thought of everything & the cottage is well equipped with many extra's. It is in a great location for walking & seeing lots quaint villages. We would definitely recommend this gorgeous cottage.
Debbie J
November 2016
What a fantastic cottage and great hosts we had a very enjoyable time would recommend this cottage to anyone came home all relaxed after a much needed holiday
November 2016
Stayed at this beautiful cottage with my husband, 7 year old son and 11 year old dog. It looked exactly has it is shown in the pictures and was absolutely spotless. The little touches from the owners was a lovely surprise, fresh bread and butter, lemon drizzle cake, a pint of milk and a bottle of chilled white wine. The cottage has a lovely wood burning stove which is all made up and ready to light, however, the central heating is so good and the cottage so toasty we didn't need it - must stay again when it is even colder. The cottage is a fabulous base for visiting the local attractions, Studeley Royal Park & Fountains Abbey, Lightwater Valley or venturing into the lovely town off Ripon for a mooch round the shops. The cottage has everything you need for a lovely relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. We would definitely recommend it.
Lucy T
October 2016
Three of us stayed here at the end of October for a girly weekend relaxing, eating and dog walking and to just generally escape everyday life. The cottage was perfect for this. Jeremy and Judith were extremely welcoming, and there was fresh French bread, wine and cake on the table when we arrived! Loved it xx
Peter J
August 2016
We stayed here on our honeymoon and had a lovely time at Grove Cottage. The owners were very friendly and the cottage was beautifully presented and lovingly furnished. From the quarry tiled kitchen floor to the handcrafted slate table mats, it greatly exceeded our expectations. It was in a very quiet area and was a handy distance from Thirsk and the North York Moors. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!
Mrs Strachan
July 2016
The cottage was beautifully decorated and was very comfortable cosy. The area was outstanding, with lots of places to visit nearby beautiful scenic walks to go on. The owners were very helpful friendly, we felt like valued customers.
Ms Constanti
June 2016
Great cottage and location. Decorated to a high standard with a lovely bedroom and bathroom. The property is close to some beautiful places to visit such as Fountain Abbey and Malam Cove to name but a few.
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