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Property Details

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.

This Sowerby cottage makes an ideal base for enjoying the coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, as well as the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors or the city of York, and is an ideal holiday home for some well earned 'R and R', any time of year.

Accommodation at Wheelhouse Cottage is all on the ground floor and comprises: * Three bedrooms:

  • 2 x king-size double

  • 1 x twin.

    • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
    • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner.

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.

About the location

The pretty village of Sowerby lies on the outskirts of the historic market town of Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray, at the heart of Herriott Country. With the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east, Thirsk is just half a mile away, boasting a cobbled market place, splendid Georgian buildings, a Norman church and excellent pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema, a racecourse and a leisure centre. Visit the renowned James Herriott Museum or explore the surrounding rolling countryside and North York Moors, offering excellent walking and cycling opportunities with the Cleveland Way and the Coast to Coast path. Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey near Ripon, along with the cathedral city of York and the beautiful east coast are all within easy driving distance.

by Mrs Smith on July 31st 2016

Lovely accommodation and lovely owners. We we're made to feel very welcome, would definitely recommend this cottage.

Family get together by Jennifer B on July 26th 2016

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.

by Mr Fleet on May 24th 2016

Superb. A spot on break.

by Mrs Geddes on December 30th 2015

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.

by Mr Gwinnett on June 22nd 2015

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!

by Mrs Bradbury on June 13th 2015

A beautiful cottage close to all the major roads, but far enough to be peaceful.

by Mrs Revell on April 11th 2015

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.

by Ms Elliott on April 6th 2015

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!

by Miss Vaughan on October 3rd 2014

A beautiful cottage in a good location. It was well equipped and well decorated. Would definitely recommend.

by Mr Buckham on January 4th 2014

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.

by Mr Roberts on October 11th 2013

First class cottage could not fault anything. Owners very nice and helpful best cottage we have stayed in, a jewel in the crown.

Lovely house and landlords ! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 22nd 2013

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.

Wonderful by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 21st 2013

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.

by Ms Rowlay on July 14th 2013

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.

by Miss Baker on January 5th 2013

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.

by Mrs Bean on November 3rd 2012

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.

by Mr Harvey on October 19th 2012

Superb property in a great location for visiting a number of nearby attractions.

by Mrs Sturrock on July 25th 2012

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.

by Mrs Hopper on July 24th 2012

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!

by Mr Carden on May 22nd 2012

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.

Amazing by A FlipKey verified reviewer on January 6th 2012

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.

by Mrs Caulfield on December 29th 2011

Wheelhouse Cottage was cosy and comfortable; plenty of room for us to spread out too. The owner was lovely - really friendly and helpful.

A most comfortable stay by A FlipKey verified reviewer on October 21st 2011

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.

by Mrs Crick on October 16th 2011

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.

by Ms Scarf on October 4th 2011

The standard of the holiday cottage was excellent and it definitely lived up to the billing on the website.

by Mrs Gower on August 15th 2011

The cottage was a good base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside!

by Mrs Hooper on August 12th 2011

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.

by Mr Matthews on July 17th 2011

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!

by Mr Turner on July 5th 2011

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.

by Mrs Mower on July 1st 2011

Was an excellent holiday home, everything you could want. The welcome was exceptional. Had a lovely holiday

by Mrs Haswell on May 31st 2011

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.

by Mr Forsyth on April 11th 2011

Fantastic accommodation. Lots of attractions near to hand. Log burning fire was great and cosy. Owners friendly and helpful.

by Mrs Everson on January 11th 2011

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.

by Mrs Bicocchi on November 24th 2010

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!

by Mr Raithura on November 1st 2010

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!

by Mrs Ward on October 19th 2010

The cottage was fantastic! Finished to a really high standard and really warm, cosy and comfortable.

by Mr Ryan on October 11th 2010

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.

by Mr Marsh on September 20th 2010

Well converted barn - very clean.

by Mr Wells on August 24th 2010

Beautifully fitted out cottage in a good central location for the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

by Mr Lyall on August 10th 2010

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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Cottage added 5th March 2018

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