Old Oak Cottages

Delightful rural location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors

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Been at least 10 years (!!) since we have stayed and the cottage was just as we remembered - warm, spacious and cosy, and very relaxing. Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper and warm welcome. Visited Leyburn for the first time and would recommend. Thank you once again for a lovely stay, wish we were staying longer. Feb 2020 

Lovely family Christmas with daughter and her family in Squirrel and son and family in Owl, and Mum and Dad in Badger, also my 60th Birthday on Christmas D. Everything here at the cottages for everyone, thank you Amanda and John. ps we are booking again to come in the Spring!  Dec 2019

Here for a family get together weekend. Wonderful cottage, the added touches make all the difference. the owners are extremely welcoming and friendly. A five star rating, thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Nov 2019

Family holiday and my 50th birthday celebration. absolutely fantastic cottage, spacious and with everything you need and more. the view from the main bedroom is amazing. the pool and sauna were great and it is a brilliant base for exploring the area. We would definitely like to come again and highly recommend. Nov 2019

Our 9th stay at Old Oak cottages, as fantastic as ever and just not long enough. We've booked for our 10th visit next year, thank you Amanda and John, you really do think of everything Nov 2019

Another enjoyable week at Old Oak Cottages, we have lost count of the visits we have had here, all of which as good as the first. Many Thanks to Amanda and John who have always been excellent and caring hosts. October 2019

My first stay at the cottages and won't be the last. A lovely place to stay and a good base for days out to suit everyone. The pool was a bonus. Thank you for the welcome hamper. October 2019.

Such a lovely weekend break for us and our dog Luna, very warm welcome when we arrived and the cottage and views are just beautiful. Cant wait to come back at Xmas. Oct 2019

We have thoroughly enjoyed our annual October half term family holiday in Pheasant cottage. Lovely facilities both in the house and with the use of pool and tennis court. Grateful for the good wi-fi with two students in the house! Local area is superb. October 2019.

 Thank you for yet another stay at your lovely cottages. It was Pam's 60th birthday and we could have gone anywhere, but we came 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

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

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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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