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Wheelhouse Cottage Family Cottage in Sowerby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Wheelhouse Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
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.

The village of Sowerby with its number of pubs is situated just half a mile away from the market town of Thirsk. Thirsk has wonderful Georgian buildings, a Norman church and many amenities, including pubs, shops, restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. One of the main attractions in the town is the excellent World of James Herriott Museum, which is dedicated to the life and works of the famous vet. The Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east both offer wonderful scenery and many walks. Further afield is the historic city of York, which has many attractions and amenities, plus the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

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.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi

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Mrs Smith
July 2016
Lovely accommodation and lovely owners. We we're made to feel very welcome, would definitely recommend this cottage.
Mrs Geddes
December 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.
Mr Fleet
May 2016
Superb. A spot on break.
Mr Gwinnett
June 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!
Mrs Revell
April 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.
Mrs Bradbury
June 2015
A beautiful cottage close to all the major roads, but far enough to be peaceful.
Ms Elliott
April 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!
Miss Vaughan
October 2014
A beautiful cottage in a good location. It was well equipped and well decorated. Would definitely recommend.
Mr Roberts
October 2013
First class cottage could not fault anything. Owners very nice and helpful best cottage we have stayed in, a jewel in the crown.
Mr Buckham
January 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.
Miss Baker
January 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.
Ms Rowlay
July 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.
Mrs Bean
November 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.
Mr Harvey
October 2012
Superb property in a great location for visiting a number of nearby attractions.
Mrs Sturrock
July 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.
Mrs Hopper
July 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!
Mr Carden
May 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.
Mrs Caulfield
December 2011
Wheelhouse Cottage was cosy and comfortable; plenty of room for us to spread out too. The owner was lovely - really friendly and helpful.
Ms Scarf
October 2011
The standard of the holiday cottage was excellent and it definitely lived up to the billing on the website.
Mrs Crick
October 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.
Mrs Gower
August 2011
The cottage was a good base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside!
Mr Matthews
July 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!
Mrs Hooper
August 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.
Mr Turner
July 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.
Mrs Mower
July 2011
Was an excellent holiday home, everything you could want. The welcome was exceptional. Had a lovely holiday
Mrs Haswell
May 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.
Mr Forsyth
April 2011
Fantastic accommodation. Lots of attractions near to hand. Log burning fire was great and cosy. Owners friendly and helpful.
Mrs Everson
January 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.
Mr Raithura
November 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!
Mrs Bicocchi
November 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!
Mr Wells
August 2010
Beautifully fitted out cottage in a good central location for the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Mr Marsh
September 2010
Well converted barn - very clean.
Mr Ryan
October 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.
Mrs Ward
October 2010
The cottage was fantastic! Finished to a really high standard and really warm, cosy and comfortable.
Mr Lyall
August 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!
Jennifer B
July 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.
August 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.
August 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 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.
January 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.
October 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.
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