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Areas: North York Moors

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Keepers Cottage

Keepers Cottage, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £280.00

This single-storey cottage is situated on the owner's arable farm near Thornton-le-Dale and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Keepers Cottage is a delightful single-storey cottage, one of four around a central courtyard on the owner's arable farm, less than 2 miles from the village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North York Moors. This cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area, a sitting room with woodburning stove and a conservatory.

Outside, there's off road parking for two cars, an enclosed private patio with furniture and barbecue and an enclosed communal lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Keepers Cottage is an ideal retreat for a couple or small family with the whole of the North York Moors National Park to discover very nearby.


A little gem of a cottage
Keepers Cottage - what a wonderful find! A great location for anyone wanting a cosy, warm holiday in the middle of winter within easy reach of the coast, North Riding Forest Park and North York Moors National Park. The cottage is as described with plenty of room for two couples or a family of four. It was spotlessly clean and - the best part for me - was being able to have the cottage really warm on arrival and as warm as I wanted it thereafter 24/7. The lounge is spacious and has two settees, one of them being a recliner, so in the evenings we put our feet up and watched the good sized TV (We took our Apple TV to connect up so we could watch films etc on Netflix.) The WiFi was good although not secured with a password. The wood burning stove was really easy to light and the farmers kept us supplied with logs and kindling at no extra cost which was a bonus. The conservatory with 24/7 underfloor heating was wonderful and had great views of the area surrounding the farm from where we kept a watch for the resident barn owl and little owls. We regularly saw a buzzard with beautiful variant markings flying over and resting in the trees. From the conservatory the outdoor seating area is accessed. It was too cold (below freezing) for us to sit out but in warmer weather it will be good for those who prefer a semi-private space to relax in or to go out to look at the stars on a clear night. The shower over the bath was powerful and there was always plenty of hot water. The kitchen/dining room was big and well equipped with lots of cutlery and crockery plus plenty of storage for food if you like to eat in. (There's a well stocked Lidl store in Pickering about 3 miles away.) If, like me, you prefer filter coffee to instant make sure you take a cafeti?re because I couldn?t find one. It was a nice touch though that when we arrived there was a tray on the side with sachets of tea and coffee and a packet of biscuits and also a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge. The two bedrooms were simply furnished and had enough storage for the number of guests. The single bed that I slept in was comfortable. The only real downside to the cottage for me (apart from no cafeti?re) was that there was no washing machine in the cottage as I don't like going out to a shared machine. The owners/farmers were all really lovely and very helpful. We met Charles, Tony, Stephen and Rita and all were willing to spend a little time chatting, answering our questions about the farm, the biomass heating, solar panels, local bird life, etc. Thornton Le dale is a quaint little place and I?d recommend going up Dog Kennel Lane and Peasland Lane for a walk or drive as the views are lovely. On the way back, take a nice short walk down Priestman's Lane from Church Hill then follow Thornton Beck back towards the village centre to see all the little waterways converge. Very quirky. All in all this was a great place to stay and somewhere I would like to stay again.
Sue W

The cottage was excellent with good quality crockery and cookware. Leather furniture in the lounge and a lovely conservatory off of it. Very quiet and lovely surroundings.
Mrs Sharpe

We were very pleased with this cottage, it was huge, there was plenty of room. There was everything you needed in this lovely cottage. We will most certainly be going back.
Mr Holden

In peaceful, perfect surroundings. The cottage was exceptionally beautiful with a lovely ambiance. A must to go back to.
Mrs Hunter

Fabulous cottage in a wonderful setting, cannot fault the property at all.
Mr Arnold



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Biomass central heating with underfloor heating in conservatory and woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, use of washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Enclosed, private patio with furniture and BBQ, plus enclosed communal lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub less than 2 miles
Note: There is a small touring caravan site situated 10 yards from the property

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Thornton-le-Dale, All Saints Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pickering Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ellerburn, St Hilda's Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 2.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Beck Isle Museum - 2.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Pickering Castle - 2.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Eden Camp - 3.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Scampston Hall - 4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Old Malton Priory - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wintringham, St Peter's Church - 6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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