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Whitestonecliffe Holiday Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage ref: 233085

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, York & Vale of York
3 Stars
  • Sleeps 44
ParkingPrivate for 1GardenPatio
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Set in a quiet village location in the grounds of the owners 17th century inn, this collection of 5 cottages is ideally situated for exploring Herriot Country, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Heritage Coast. Each cottage is on ground floor level offering well equipped and comfortably furnished accommodation providing a good welcoming base at any time for a couple, small family or a group of friends. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and surrounded by superb scenery with some of the cottages enjoying views across the valley towards Sutton Bank it is an excellent choice for walking and cycling or visiting the many places of interest. The market towen of Thirsk, one time home of the novel writing vet James Herriot is just 3 miles away, the attractive town of Helmsley with it's castle and walled garden, Rievaulx Abbey and Duncombe Park are a short drive away. Pickering home of the Steam Preservation Railway, along with Castle Howard and the ciry of York are within easy driving distance. The coastal resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are within an hour's drive or take a trip on the steam train from Pickering passing through the natural beauty of the moors on its journey to Goathland and Whitby. After a day walking, cycling and touring, the inn provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal in the restaurant.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is heated by LPG gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan sitting/dining room with electric stove.
Kitchen Area: with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds.
Shower room: Shower cubicle, WC, basin


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. No smoking in the cottage.


Patio with picnic table. Private parking for 1 car. 2 pets welcome.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townThirskShopsThirsk
Distance3 milesRestaurant10 yards
Nearest railway stationThirskPub10 yards
Distance3 milesLake

About the local area

A thrilling cultural haven surrounded by sublime rolling countryside, York is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking for something to suit all ages and interests. With history dating back to 71AD, York is an exquisite mix of old and new.

With charming cobbled streets and stunning architecture as well as the incredible York Minster dominating the skyline, there is so much to delight.

Away from the world class museums such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, there are numerous events and festivals that combine to make the city one of the most exciting in Europe.

A place of exciting contrasts, York has a vibrant café culture with talented street entertainers on show, or one may prefer to relax in a heritage tavern or stylish riverside bar.

As a base for exploring the wider area, York is an ideal starting point as it is centrally located in the the Vale of York. North of the city, one will find the charming traditional market towns of Easingwold, Thirsk, Northallerton, Ripon and Bedale, each with its own distinctive features, all welcoming.

The Vale of York is easily explored on foot or by bike. At Sutton Bank on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, the vale spreads out below with the Yorkshire Dales rising up in the distance and a lush green view that stretches for miles, including the White Horse carved in chalk on the hillside. Wildlife enthusiasts will be overwhelmed with variety on offer at the stunning Lake Gormire.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Whitestonecliffe Holiday Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage

P Scott -

very good, just as advertised

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

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Rievaulx Abbey

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and became one of England’s wealthiest monasteries.

The World Of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot in Thirsk is one of the country's premier attractions. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Herriot and is set close to both the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and the city of York.

Mouseman Visitor Centre

The new Mouseman Visitor Centre will take you on an amazing journey through the life and times of the Mouseman from humble beginnings to furniture legend. Visitors to the centre can pass through rooms set in the 1930s that are full of Robert Thompson’s own personal furniture.

Low Osgoodby Lake

There is plenty of countryside here to admire as the fishery is set near to the famous white horse at Kilburn. The water covers two acres and is open all year round.

Shandy Hall

Situated in the quiet village of Coxwold and close to the famous White Horse at Kilburn Shandy Hall is a 500 year old house full of books and memorabilia of the eccentric former occupant.

Boltby Pony Trekking Centre

A trekking centre in the quiet village of Boltby near Thirsk. Choose your horse and take to the North York Moors with its excellent selection of bridleways, forest, hills and moors.

Read more about Boltby Pony Trekking Centre
Romanby Golf Club

This 18 hole golf course is set in 200 acres of stunning parkland which includes several appealing lakes and the River Wiske. The club offers affordable packages for every budget and welcomes guests of all abilities

Kilburn White Horse

This hill side figure which cuts into the hills near Kilburn was created by John Hodgson and his friend Thomas Taylor in the 18th century.

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

P Scott - October 2013

very good, just as advertised

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Yorkshire Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.