Old Oak Cottages

Delightful rural location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors

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Thank you for yet another stay at your lovely cottages. it was Pam's 60th birthday and we could have gone anywhere, but we cam here! September 2019

We will be returning, that's for sure! Excellent quality of accommodation and atmosphere round the cottages. Thanks to Amanda and John, lots of lovely details in all three cottages we booked. A lot of thought has gone into each one. Loved our holiday, loved Old Oak Cottages and have already booked for next year.  August 2019

We've had a wonderful week. the cottage is so peaceful and we have slept so well, lovely comfy beds. the location is wonderful. Highlights include York and the walk around the city walls, Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, RHS Harlow Carr, the magical steam train across the Moors, James Herriot museum in Thirsk and Castle Howard, the local pubs served excellent food .... so we are going home happy and rested. Thank you. August 2019

A delightful cottage, full of home comforts and a very thoughtful welcome basket. Thank you for making my stay so relaxing and comfortable. August 2019


We have had a most enjoyable week. Its fifteen years since we were in Yorkshire and we had forgotten how friendly everyone is. Thank you for the welcome pack and for all the lovely things you provided to make our holiday a success.  May 2019

Looking back through this book, I see that this is our 8th visit to this cottage and we have stayed in four others at Old Oak on multiple visits ...... we like it here!! We can recommend a visit to Sam Turners at Northallerton, With the usual excellent walking in the part of the world, we can recommend the daffodils in Farndale at this time of year. For a super light lunch or coffee, try the book shop in Thirsk. The cottage, as usual, has been a very comfortable base, and its a great pleasure to see our great friends Amanda and John.  April 2019

Thank you for a superb weekend in Squirrel, Fox and Pheasant. All members of our extended family thoroughly enjoyed their stay and would love to return soon. You have a beautiful place here and the countryside is amazing. We all commented on the attention to detail in the cottages and how neat and clean they were. We had a great time in the pool, playing tennis, play area, watching the animals on our walk to the pond and nearby village. We recommend a leisurely walk to the Carlton Inn, very nice. We all left with big smiles, thank you April 2019

We've had an amazing week. Beautiful cottage and so well equipped it's made the week so easy with a toddler on tow. The welcome pack was a really lovely surprise too. We have loved the views, the playground, the pool and all the local attractions. (Monks Park Farm highly recommended if you have a youngster) Can't believe it's gone so quickly, we'd love to come back. Thanks for helping make it such a great and memorable holiday. March 2019

Thank you for a wonderful weeks holiday. the welcome pack of goodies was much appreciated. the cottage is warm and very comfortable. the swimming pool was a lovely way to start the day. Plenty of places to explore both locally and a little further afield. We followed your recommendation and enjoyed a very tasty meal at the Oak Tree, South Kilvington. Thank you March 2019

Thank you Amanda and John for another wonderful stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we came for our little boys 9th birthday - his choice - we were here in November, and when we asked him what he would like to do on his birthday, he said "Old Oak Cottages". He has enjoyed swimming in the pool, playing tennis, and a lovely walk up to the White Horse of Kilburn. Thank you for the lovely basket of goodies. You always make us feel so welcome - home from home. We will be back. February 2019.

Wow! What a find! a Gem of a place, we will most certainly return, and also recommend to family and friends. Cosy, clean, serene - we had a perfect time. Thank you. February 2019

Fabulous weekend, everything was absolutely fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better location, cottage or facilities. Will definitely  recommend and will return. January 2019.

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John & Amanda Tattersall
Old Oak Cottages
Thwaites Lane
Little Thirkleby
North Yorkshire, Y07 2BB


Tel: +44 (0)1845 501258
Mobile: 078 344 121 65

Old Oak Cottages are situated in a delightful rural location, just outside the pretty village of Little Thirkleby, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, boasting spectacular views across unspoilt countryside towards the White Horse of Kilburn.

This wonderful cluster of 8 luxury holiday cottages have been beautifully converted from Barns, Stables and an old Potato Store and retain many original features. Beaver, Fox, Owl, Squirrel, Mouse and Wren cottages are attractively arranged around a large landscaped courtyard.

Pheasant and Badger are separated from the Courtyard Cottages by Gardens and Hedging.

Each cottage offers the highest standards of comfort and design, and we ensure our standards of maintenance and housekeeping are of the highest level and it is also good to know that a significant proportion of our guests is based upon repeat custom and recommendation. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. We have many, many outstanding guest reviews including Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence.

There is exclusive use for our cottage guests of our superb indoor heated pool,(10m x 5m. and Constant depth of 1.2m) spa bath and sauna together with an all weather tennis court. This haven of relaxation is surrounded by 400 acres of well kept farm land, walks and duck pond. Children can enjoy the Climbing Frame, Swings, Slide, Football Net, Play Fort, 14' Trampoline and See-Saw in the large fenced play/picnic field. For full Cottage descriptions and availability please click here.

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Our cottages are extremely well situated for visiting all that Yorkshire has to offer without having to drive too far - the list of things to do is endless - for a brief idea of where to visit and things to do in the area, have a look at our 'local information' page. There are many (up to date!) leaflets in all our cottages and we can always help you out with suggestions.

We are very fortunate to have many excellent restaurants and pubs within a short drive of the cottages, the nearest, 1.5 miles away (and one of our favourites!) is in the next village to us - The Carlton Inn, Carlton Husthwaite. On booking, guests are sent a very useful list of recommended places to eat out, which is helpful for pre-planning. We are more than happy to help with recommendations and make table reservations for you prior to your arrival or during your stay.

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Old Oak Cottages are very easily accessible - we are well situated for all major road networks - yet not too near as to spoil the wonderful surrounding countryside and views.

By Road - The main A1(M) and A19 are easily accessible - both about a 10 minute drive away.

By Rail - Trains direct to York and Thirsk from London (Kings Cross) the Midlands, the North and West. (National Rail Inquiry Bureau 24hr service 0845 748 4950)

By Coach - National Express Coaches to Thirsk Tel 08705 808080

Taxis - There are several Taxi Services that operate from Thirsk Market Place

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