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Grove Cottage

Grove Cottage, Thirsk, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £234.00 - 504.00

A high quality, detached cottage in the hamlet of Skipton-on-Swale, near Thirsk, sleeping four people.

Grove Cottage is a delightful, detached holiday home three miles from Thirsk. There is a king-size double bedroom with en-suite and it sleeps four people comfortably. The property also has a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a double sofa bed 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.


Perfect place to relax and unwind.
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.

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.

A very comfortable break "away from it all"!
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.

Gorgeous Grove cottage
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.
Sarah C

Warm, welcoming cottage in the quaint village of Skipton-on-Swale. Gateway to the Dales and Moors
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.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair


Double Beds


Gas central heating with woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair
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

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Nearest Attractions

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

Sion Hill Hall - 2.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Norton Conyers - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

World of James Herriot - 4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Marmion Tower - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ripon Cathedral - 6.2 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Snape Castle Chapel - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Skelton-cum-Newby Church - 7.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thorp Perrow Arboretum - 7.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Newby Hall - 7.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Birdforth, St Mary's Church - 7.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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