Holiday home Wheelhouse Cottage is a brick built barn conversion, situated one mile from Sowerby near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray. This ground floor, luxury cottage features a mix of original and modern features, including beamed ceilings, a designer kitchen and expansive glass windows. The cottage sleeps six and has three bedrooms - two king size doubles and one twin. There is also a bathroom and an open plan living area, which contains a well equipped fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner in a feature fireplace, perfect for relaxing next to. There is also an enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ. Close by is the market town of Thirsk, which has many amenities that will suit all tastes, plus with both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks nearby, there are numerous walking opportunities. Wheelhouse Cottage is perfect for families or groups of friends that wish to explore this part of Yorkshire.
Area The village of Sowerby with its number of pubs is situated just half a mile away from the market town of Thirsk. Thirsk has wonderful Georgian buildings, a Norman church and many amenities, including pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. One of the main attractions in the town is the excellent World of James Herriott Museum, which is dedicated to the life and works of the famous vet. The Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east both offer wonderful scenery and many walks. Further afield is the historic city of York, which has many attractions and amenities, plus the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough.
Region 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?
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books/games/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent, wood for woodburner available (honesty box). Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for three cars. Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile. Note: A supermarket is nearby, they can deliver on arrival day by arrangement.
A great holiday home, very comfortable.. The beds were surprisingly comfy and we all slept really well (at first sight beds seem hard). Good supply of everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking.
Lovely welcome pack, and lovely owner. Mid Oct so couldn’t take of advantage of private outdoor space, but would like to go back next year
Friendly hosts and very pleasant accommodation.. Good base to visit Ripon Thirsk Knaresborough Harrogate
Mr Brundell, February 2020
Fantastic welcome with special touches that made our holiday memorable..
Mrs Streets, January 2020
Beautiful cottage ,spacious clean and well looked after..
Mrs Laister, December 2019
We had a lovely Christmas week in our little cottage in Yorkshire.. We never met our host but the cottage was exactly as described, including having full Christmas decorations which was a lovely touch. It was pristine and very easy to keep it that way, as it managed to be homely and well set up without being at all cluttered. The kitchen had all the equipment needed for us to cook up quite an elaborate Christmas feast. We had a lovely time and would gladly return.
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This was a fantastic find with a lovely atmosphere and exceptionally clean. A great base to explore Yorkshire.
Really lovely cottage, the photographs accurately represented the property which was great.. Sharon the owner was very friendly and welcoming, we all had a fab stay and would return.
Brilliant holiday, fab cottage.. ...lovely
Amazing cottage and the service from the owners and Sykes was also outstanding.. We all enjoyed our stay. Thankyou very much
The cottage was much bigger than expected and very well equipped.. We rented over Xmas and the place had been fabulously decorated. Sharon and Andrew, the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. We are ven thinking of going back next Xmas!
Exceeded expectations, really enjoyed the stay and the fresh eggs delivered daily were amazing!
On arrival we were greeted by welcome gifts of wine,eggs,fresh flowers and even some milk . Inside the cottage is very spacious with a lovely open plan living space, the bedrooms are all good sized . This cottage has all the home from home things you will need and is in a good quiet location we found the large parking area very useful when our friends and family came to visit. Thank you again to Sharon for a great relaxing stay and also for being so helpful
A very comfortable and clean cottage.. We were only two but if 6 people were there I think another bathroom or an en-suite would be a welcome addition. Other than finding our way round the hot water system it was a very enjoyable stay.
The cottage was beautiful, it had everything we needed and the beds were extremely comfortable.. The log fire was perfect for late evening relaxing. The enclosed courtyard was excellent for the grandchildren to run around in and well furnished. The location was ideal for a choice of visitor attractions; we visited Fountain Abbey and Monk Park Farm and thoroughly enjoyed both. We ate out at the Vale of York and the food was delicious.
Absolutely beautiful! Really lovely owners, kind welcoming and helpful!
Good location,had good weather,nice touches left for guests,wine,milk,chocs,eggs,
Beautiful cottage.. Great location. Lovely welcome pack. Our 2nd visit, hopefully will return. Down side only one toilet and phone signal very poor.
Wheelhouse Cottage is lovely! Felt very much at home during our stay. My friends and I had a great weekend celebrating one of our birthdays. I would definitely book this cottage again and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice weekend away.
A wonderful, easy to live in, clean cottage.. We were delighted. My husband has MS and has difficulty walking. My 90 year old stepmother also has mobility problems (uses a walker) and the cottage accommodated their needs well. The only - one - drawback was just having one bathroom and toilet but we managed.
A beautiful holiday home.Simple touches made us feel so welcome ie fresh roses, half a dozen free range eggs, milk and wine.Spacious rooms throughout for 5 adults and one baby. Comfortable beds with clean linen and ample towels.Well equipped kitchen with ample crockery etc.
Well situated for visiting tourist locations (car is needed)within just over one hour travel (Whitby).Nearer are Thirsk, Helmsley and Masham.We enjoyed BBQ X2 in the enclosed courtyard.only downside is the one bathroom but soon sorted a plan.
Generally a really good holiday helped by great accommodation. Would recommend to anyone.
Lovely accommodation and lovely owners. We we're made to feel very welcome, would definitely recommend this cottage.
Superb. A spot on break.
We had a lovely few days in the cottage. We found all amenities in Thirsk and it was a short journey to York, it was exactly what we needed for a short break with our grandsons. Thanks.
A beautiful cottage close to all the major roads, but far enough to be peaceful.
A lovely welcoming home from home cottage in a peaceful location, well situated with lots of National Trust properties in the area to visit. York and Harrogate were a short drive away, Thirsk town centre, racecourse, and a large supermarket were one minute down the road. Would certainly recommend, we will be back!
Lovely holiday cottage with a large open plan living space. In a good location close to Thirsk, great for exploring North Yorkshire. Very welcoming owners.
Fab holiday let - great location just off the A1 and A19, well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious. Great local walks and within walking distance of Sowerby and Thirsk. Helpful owner, nice touches like fresh eggs and a bottle of wine. I suspect we'll be back!
A beautiful cottage in a good location. It was well equipped and well decorated. Would definitely recommend.
The accommodation is of the highest standard and the owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. Although 1 mile from the village the cottage is ideal for visiting York, Harrogate, Whitby etc. Enjoyed the quiet break and would recommend the cottage to others, ideal for a large family.
First class cottage could not fault anything. Owners very nice and helpful best cottage we have stayed in, a jewel in the crown.
Wonderful welcome with very nice owner . The house is very well rebuilt and has all the amenities we need and even more. Very clean and ordered, I found it one of the best I met in England.
It is very well settled in a quite place not far of everything.
Actually, I liked everything concerning the house, the place, the area I visited several times and I intent visiting again, if possible using the same cottage.
When we arrived at Wheelhouse, we were immediately met by our hostess who could not have been more helpful. On opening the door to this immaculate cottage, we entered a spacious hallway and with billowing curtains...it was a hot sunny day the 1st week of June, so Sharon had opened the windows and patio doors to let the air circulate for us. It was perfect! a welcome, balloon, bottle of wine and other goodies were left for us. It was The nicest cottage we have stayed in. All 3 bedrooms were big, airy and comfortable. Excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities and the living room room/ kitchen opens up onto a private courtyard with table, chairs and an umbrella for shade. The cottage was beautifully and tastefully decorated, not too fussy with too many ornaments to break!
all in all, it was a perfect holiday destination.
Location allowed for easy access to both the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors.
Lovely spacious cottage. Owners made us feel very welcome. Enclosed courtyard at cottage provided a safe area for young children to play unsupervised.
All was catered for and nothing was ever a problem with the people who owned it. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend to others.
This is an excellent cottage. Really well set out and very comfortable with everything you need for an easy stay. All on one level, which made it ideal for members of our party with limited mobility. Special touches by the owners, who are really friendly and helpful, made us feel very welcome. The situation of the cottage makes a it a great base for dales, moors and coast and the proximity to thirsk makes self catering easy with handy shopping and also many possibilities for eating out.
Superb property in a great location for visiting a number of nearby attractions.
The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The location and character of the cottage was outstanding. We had a lovely time in the Jubilee week and everything was marvellous.
A well presented, welcoming holiday home in an excellent location. We appreciated the extra effort the owner had gone to to provide everything we could need such children's toys in the garden and plastic cups and plates. The layout works really well for extended families and is good for families as it is all on one level. We will be coming back!
We have hired this superb holiday home before, and again I have had another good time at this cottage. It is a holiday cottage of a very high standard. Out of 10 I rate this cottage 10+! We will be back.
the service that the young couple gave us was fantastic it was close to the market in the village. it was really nice just to have that break as i didnt have to do anything. the little touches just finished it off. we will be definately be visiting it again in the near future.
Wheelhouse Cottage was cosy and comfortable; plenty of room for us to spread out too. The owner was lovely - really friendly and helpful.
We liked everything! We have had many cottage holidays and this one was amongst the best. We were particularly grateful to the owners for letting our 3 year old grandson enjoy the use of their young son's outdoor toys. A very warm and friendly welcome awaits holiday makers at this cottage! The owners did everything possible to make it very enjoyable.
The standard of the holiday cottage was excellent and it definitely lived up to the billing on the website.
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything that we needed. It was well located and enabled us to explore the area. Thirsk was nearby with supermarkets and plenty of independent traders of all kinds. The owners were very welcoming and the little extra touches of milk, flowers, bottle of wine and fresh eggs from their hens were lovely. If there is one downside to wheelhouse cottage then it is that there is no view from the property as it is all ground floor.
The cottage was a good base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside!
We really enjoyed our stay at Wheelhouse Cottage, the welcome gifts were very thoughtful. The cottage is beautiful and of a very high standard and the enclosed garden was a real bonus. I would recommend the cottage and am sure we will return there. It is also very well situated for lots of days out.
When we arrived we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and helpful. We went inside to find tea, milk, sugar, coffee, six freshly laid egg, a welcome balloon and a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. We found Wheelhouse cottage immaculate and we would definitely go again!
Was an excellent holiday home, everything you could want. The welcome was exceptional. Had a lovely holiday
A lot of thought was given to the small things that make a good holiday excellent, this included a bottle of milk and fresh eggs in the cottage on arrival together with a welcoming bottle of wine.
It is one of the best cottages we have ever hired and over the years we have hired many cottages from Sykes. This property was first class in every way - I would be a liar if I said it was any thing other than superb. We will be back. The little extra touches such as the wine, eggs and flowers were very good. We left a thank you card for the owners telling them of who much we enjoyed their holiday home. 11 out of 10! Well done Sykes Cottages for having this property on your books.
Fantastic accommodation. Lots of attractions near to hand. Log burning fire was great and cosy. Owners friendly and helpful.
Very relaxing. Nice touch with the Xmas decorations, champagne and fire burning for when we arrived. Good location for day trips out. Lovely and quiet. Nicely converted with original features. Good central heating and nice and spacious.
Fabulous property, amazingly well equipped, suitable for our young family. Lovely quiet location yet close enough to amenities and transport links. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!
The quality of the cottage was outstanding combined with the friendliness of the owner made it a perfect relaxing weekend away. Highly recommended and well worth the price paid. A free welcome bottle of wine was provided along with a cosy warm cottage to greet us upon our arrival too!
The cottage was fantastic! Finished to a really high standard and really warm, cosy and comfortable.
The price for such a quality house was amazing value. Fabulous location on a farm in the middle of nowhere but close enough to Thirsk for facilities, takeaways etc.
Well converted barn - very clean.
Beautifully fitted out cottage in a good central location for the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
The cottage was gorgeous. It had been beautifully restored and had lots of lovely personal touches. It was in an ideal location with lots of places to visit on the doorstep. The owner was very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. We will definitely be back!
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