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Walnut CottageNorth York Moors, Yorkshire


With an extensive range of activities to do, both on-site and in the surround area, this property is
perfect for a family break away

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Walnut Cottage is a modern barn conversion and was formerly a livestock barn. A beautiful accommodation with two ensuite bedrooms and an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The cottage has its own enclosed patio with private hot tub, barbecue and garden furniture. In the grounds, there is a play area with swings and slide for under 12 year olds who must be supervised. Set in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, Thirley Cotes Farm is a Grade ll listed farm dating back to around 1830. However, earlier records show Thirley Cotes mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The main house is set in a courtyard setting of outbuildings, all converted into a wonderful development of holiday cottages. Original features have been retained where possible, and the original trusses bear Roman numerals carved into the wood depicting the year they were constructed. The name Thirley Cote Farm Cottages was decided on due to the stunning woodland views with endless walks and cycle tracks between Broxa Forest and Harwood Dale Forest. There are many activities and attractions in the area to keep all the family entertained. Dalby Forest has world cup mountain bike trails, Go Ape tree adventure, and nature walks. The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is worth a visit, and is home to thousands of sea birds nesting precariously on the cliff face. Keen birdwatchers can see kittiwakes, gannets and puffins, and offshore porpoises and grey seals can be spotted. Traditional seaside resorts can easily be reached including Whitby, famous for its fish and chips and cliff top abbey ruins, and all the fun of the fair at Scarborough with two wide sweeping beaches, amusements and cliff top castle. Also worth a visit are the quaint fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay. Further inland, the medieval city of York can be reached within an hour, with its Roman city walls and towering minster. Why not take a nostalgic journey on a steam train through the North York Moors from Whitby to Pickering, calling at Goathland, made famous as Aidensfield in the TV series ‘Heartbeat’? Organised walks, cycle days and nature tours can all be arranged locally, and there is a selection of bikes for visitors to use, subject to availability


LPG underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner
included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. External games room with pool table,
table hockey and table tennis (shared with other cottages). External utility with additional freezer
space (shared with other cottages).

Ground Floor:

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area

With wood burner, 40” Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.

Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1

With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Bedroom 2

With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.


Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. 4-acre woodland. Grounds with children’s
play area. Hot tub (private). 2 small dogs, or 1 large dog welcome. 2 electric car charging points
(shared with other cottages). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an
unfenced stream in the woodland. There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 500 yards. This property
has a security deposit of £150.


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  • Pets
  • Wifi
  • Garden Enclosed
  • Hot tub