We (self, partner & 3 border collies) spent a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing week at Thiirley Cotes, The Cottage is tucked away, which means that you can fully enjoy the peace and quiet.. Though it is only 10/15 minutes away by car to the coast, through stunning scenery. We took our dogs to the east side of Sandsend beach, beautiful and dog friendly. There are walks and trails all over the area, you are spoilt for choice.
The cottage is ideal for dog owners/walkers and is geared that way. I have seen a couple of reviews say about cleanliness, I think they are mistaking cleanliness with suitable for dogs. The cottage was clean and tidy and thoroughly welcoming for both us and our pooches. The floors are painted floorboards with a large dog friendly rug in the living room. You don’t want wall to wall carpeting and lots of fuss when you are bringing three wet dogs in after a long walk.
Mr Empson is incredibly laid back, understanding and very kind about having dogs around, there were three dogs in the cottage next door too. Just two steps across a tiny lane at the back of the cottage is the wonderful Evie’s Wood - 5 acres filled with native species of trees, brambles, sunflowers and allsorts of wildlife. It is a real haven and was an incredible exercise area for our dogs - they loved it!
We asked if it was ok for my daughter and her partner to visit us on Bank Holiday Monday and bring her two dogs, not a problem at all. Wonderful, we had a great day and my daughter and her partner are going to book for next year.
I’m torn between highly recommending and keeping this wonderful little cottage a secret! Thank you Mr Empson, for your hospitality and wonderful understanding of multiple dog families