Old Maltongate Farm Cottage ref: UK33784

Thornton Le Dale, North York Moors

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


This gorgeous country cottage is full of charm and character, it has an authentic English country feel throughout. On arrival the cottage is accessed via a small bridge over the stream onto the gravelled driveway. You are just a short stroll away from the heart of the village, which boasts many quaint shops and tea rooms.

Entering the cottage, the hallway is spacious and bright with space for hanging coats. The hallway leads to the snug and inviting living room which features a welcoming wood burner. The heart of the home is the kitchen, and this room is a pure delight. With a range style oven, a huge double doored fridge/freezer, and even a bespoke movable island. Both the kitchen and the living room have characterful original parquet flooring. Also, on the ground floor you have a toilet and utility room, which has a heated drying rail as well as a washing machine.
Upstairs you have two beautifully presented bedrooms, the master king bedroom has a window seat with garden views. The second bedroom is a twin. The bathroom has a bath and a walk-in shower. The cottage has been lovingly renovated in 2021 and furnished to a high standard throughout, with lots of original features including the beamed ceilings upstairs.

The charming village of Thornton Le Dale is a delight, old fashioned friendliness with an unhurried pace of life. The village has everything you could need, yet still retains its quaint village beauty, with the chocolate box thatched cottages and historic Alms houses.

Only a couple of miles away is the traditional Yorkshire market town of Pickering, which combines atmospheric old inns, 12th-century castle, museum and the North York Moors Railway. The ancient City of York is just 26 miles away and offers the majestic minster, the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, and excellent shopping facilities.

Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall (National Trust), Duncombe Park, and Rievaulx Abbey, are just a few of the local treasures to discover. On the east coast lie the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough, 15 miles, and Filey, 19 miles, the serene fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay and the captivating old port of Whitby 20 miles, with its Captain Cook connections, as well as miles of sandy beaches and a colourful harbour. Just a 10-minute drive away visitors can enjoy Flamingo Land Theme Park and zoo or Dalby Forest, where there is a plethora of woodland walks, a visitor’s centre, picnic areas, bikes to hire and the popular “Go Ape” treetop zip lines. This is an ideal choice all year round as the National Park is gorgeous in all seasons.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas cooker, range, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Beamed throughout.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, walk-in shower and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Doggy extras.


Garden with sitting-out area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream 3 metres away from the property.
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  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Things to do nearby

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

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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