Old Oak Cottages

Delightful rural location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors

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January 2020 -

We hope you have all had a very merry Christmas and a good start to 2020. We had a marvellous time here at Old Oak, the holiday cottages looked great all dressed for Christmas and we had lots of lovely families staying with us, some enjoying themselves so much they have booked again for a break in March and some re-booking for Christmas 2020 and 2021!!  We have now added another dog friendly cottage to our collection- Mouse -  as well as Fox, Owl and Wren. But we also keep 3 other cottages completely pet free - Pheasant, Badger and Squirrel (apart from assisted dogs, which we are obliged to accept) January is always a busy time for us - both with the cottages and farm, the cottages have had their annual re-furbishing jobs done, and we are getting ready for lambing season on the farm, lambs due at the beginning of March, so the 'maternity ward' is being prepared!

We are very fortunate to have many excellent local pubs and restaurants within a short drive from the cottages, and very recently we have two more eateries to add to the list - Biancos in Thirsk, excellent Italian and Tomahawk Steakhouse in nearby Husthwaite. Details of all places to eat out as sent out to guests on booking.




January 2019 -

We have been very busy since the beginning of the month and by the end of January we will have got all our cottages 'spruced' up ready for 2019, new furnishings, decorated, new heating in Wren and Squirrel (which completes all cottages having new electric heating, apart from Pheasant and Badger which are Oil Fired Radiators/underfloor heating) Bluetooth Speakers to all cottages and USB charging points to Beaver, Badger and Wren.


October 2018 - Badger cottage now has option of having one of the Twin Rooms to be made up as a Superking (zip and link) for guest stays, this is listed as a booking requirement  on the booking form, so that we can have your preferred option ready on arrival.


During October we were delighted to be presented in London the VisitEngland Rose award 2018, in recognition of service excellence and making customers' experiences extra special by going 'that extra mile'


New for 2018 - Oak flooring to Fox hallway (fitted Jan) New Carpets to Mouse and Wren (fitted Jan) Washing Machine/Drier and King Size Bed added to Owl Cottage, plus new electric heaters, all installed Jan. Watch this space for more plans for 2018, which will include in some cottages new sofas and chairs, new dining furniture etc.


What was new in 2017Decoration of cottages, inside and out. New Rattan Garden Furniture. New Barbecues. Beaver Cottage now achieving 5* Visit England accreditation. New Carpets in Owl, Squirrel and Beaver cottages. New electric heaters to Mouse and Beaver.


Our friendly local butcher is now supplying Meat Packs for 2 people (for a week) from £15, Family sized from £25, BBQ Packs from £10 - please call or email us for more information.

After a very busy Christmas and New Year period, as is usual for us at Old Oak Cottages - we close for the duration of January to give us chance to make improvements and get all our cottages re-decorated and in tip top condition for the coming season. We have also built a rather nice porch to the entrance of the swimming pool,which will be much better on a rainy day! On the farming front, we have been getting ready for the forthcoming lambing season (end of Feb/beginning of March and have had our expectant Mums scanned - and are due mainly twins with a few triplets and just an odd single, so lots to look forward to!

For Guests Travelling with a Young Family - With the exception of Wren Cottage, which is an adult only property, we now provide in all cottages even more baby/toddler equipment to make life easier and save on the packing! these include Travel Cots, High Chairs, Stairgates, Baby Bath, Baby Changing Mat, Step-up Stool, Night Light, Plates and Cutlery. In Badger, Pheasant and Beaver cottages there is also a Baby Monitor.

EXCELLENT NEWS! We are extremely pleased to have received the Tripadvisor Award for Excellence 2015 and are proud that Old Oak Cottages are recognised by our customers as one of the very best in the business, Many thanks to all our guests who taken the time to leave such super reviews, it really is very much appreciated by us.

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