This recent barn conversion is now a comfortable and spacious cottage perfect for couples and families with young children. The property is set back from the main road along a private track leading to the owner’s peaceful small-holding which is home to their dogs, chickens and sheep. Your stay here will be a tranquil break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy uninterrupted views across open countryside from the first floor sun terrace which opens out from the master bedroom. The cottage interior has been thoughtfully finished to a high standard which prioritises space for guests to relax in a comfortable, light and airy home away from home.
Keeper’s Lodge is conveniently located a short five minute drive from the popular market town of Thirsk. Its cobbled market place which hosts bi-weekly markets along with the many independent shops make it a popular visitor destination. Lying in the Vale of York, Thirsk is midway between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, making it the ideal location for keen walkers. Alternatively there are plenty of shorter walks around the Thirsk area for those looking for walks at a gentler pace. Travel to the nearby towns of Harrogate, Ripon and North Allerton in less than a 30 minute drive. At each of these traditional North Yorkshire towns you will find a variety of fascinating independent shops, restaurants, tea shops, museums and galleries. Visiting the medieval walled city of York is an absolute must for anyone fascinated by history. York first came to prominence in Roman times and since then has continued to be an important place of historical and cultural relevance. It is overflowing with stunning architecture, including the iconic York minister, and many exciting attractions to visit.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps three guests (maximum of two adults).
One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. One single bedroom with pull out trundle bed.
Baby in own moses basket welcome.
One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Off street parking for one car.
Minimum two night stay.
Fridge with large freezer compartment, fitted electric oven with separate hob, microwave.
Dishwasher, combined washer/dryer.
Televisions with Freeview in sitting room and in master bedroom.
Highchair and stairgate available on request.
First floor sun terrace with views to open countryside.
Fully fitted kitchen.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Visit the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk with its cobbled market place and selection of independent shops.
Thirsk was home to the famous vet turned author James Herriot. Find out more about what inspired his books and the classic BBC show All Creatures Great and Small at The World of James Herriot museum.
Visit Sutton Bank and see one England’s famous chalk White Horses.
Join the Cleveland Way National Trail at Helmsley and take in the beauty of the North York Moors National Park.
Go pony trekking through the North York Moors National Park with Boltby Trekking & Trail Riding Centre. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Take to the skies with The Yorkshire Gliding Club and get a bird’s eye view of the stunning North Yorkshire landscape.
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