Kirkgate ref: UK2480

Thirsk, York & Vale of York

4 Stars

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

A stylish, contemporary terraced cottage set over three floors, there is an en-suite master bedroom, a comfortable living room, separate dining room and wonderful bar/games room in the basement, complete with an Xbox One. There is even a place to store bikes if you plan on re-enacting the Tour De Yorkshire route, or fancy mountain biking on some of the popular routes nearby.

Kirkgate sits a short walk from the popular market town of Thirsk, which is blessed with bistros and tearooms, traditional pubs and wine bars, as well as a regular market. Thirsk has a charm of its own with its old buildings, yet it centres around a bustling cobbled market square, dominated by the town clock, with its Monday and Saturday markets and independent shopping. Perfect for enjoying many easy going walks through the town and along the river, and is also an ideal base to explore surrounding traditional Yorkshire villages. There are plenty more strenuous walks in the area, such as on the Hambleton Hills and the moorland tracks such as The Drove Road. The Swale Way long distance path passes through Thirsk, connecting Boroughbridge and Kirby Stephen.

There is plenty to do in and around Thirsk, with regular race meetings, golf courses and mile upon mile of countryside to explore. Head out and about and discover the Cleveland Way, where you can follow the path towards Whitestone Cliff for fantastic views of Lake Gormire, and across the Vale of Mowbray to the Pennines, just visible in the distance. The mysterious Lake Gormire is tucked away in dense woodland below Sutton Bank, and is one of only two natural lakes in the county, created by meltwater at the end of the last Ice Age and accessible only on foot. No water can be seen flowing either into or out of it, keeping it at a steady level. The theory is that it’s fed by an underground spring and drained through a channel in the limestone below. The myth is that there is a hidden city at the bottom. The author James Herriot has a strong influence in the area, and the World Of James Herriot is right on your doorstep.

There are several ancient abbeys and castles each with their own unique qualities. Just a short drive away you can experience Rievaulx Abbey’s fascinating past and the lives of the monks who called it their home. As for day trips, there are too many to mention, but the medieval walled city of York, Ripon, the third smallest city in England, and many ancient abbeys are all worth exploring. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is just to the west, and the North York Moors just to the east, with the stunning Yorkshire coast just an hour away if a trip to the seaside takes your fancy. All in all, you will never get bored, and with everything you could need at Kirkgate, you will want to return time and again. Shop and restaurant 250 yards, pub 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With 43” Smart TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Lower Ground Floor:
Games room: With bar, Xbox One and a selection of board games.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and beams.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for 1 car in pub car park; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Thirsk
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Thirsk
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.5 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles

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 caf� 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

F1 Racing

Located on the York's only Leisure Park at Monks Cross F1 racing offers high quality F1 Premier karting in the only indoor venue in North Yorkshire. Refreshments are also available on site.

DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

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.

City Screen
City Screen

This unique cinema has been dubbed one of the finest in Europe. It comprises of three large screens showing both independent and mainstream films. The cinema also boasts a riverside caf�-bar, restaurant and nightly live music.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

Clifford's Castle

Once a central stronghold of York Castle, the Tower has a turbulent past. It was at the heart of William the Conqueror's fearsome campaign to stamp out resistance in the north after his invasion in 1066.

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.

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.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is the finest Georgian townhouse in England. The house is owned by York Civic Trust who carried out major restoration work in the 1980s to return this magnificent building to its former glory.

Creepy Crawlies Adventure Play Park

Creepy Crawlies is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with the children and, unlike the weather, the fun is guaranteed. York's premier children's adventure play park boasts almost 2 acres of challenging, imaginative and exciting indoor & outdoor activity areas.

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.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

This grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive interior set in park and gardens makes a great day out for all the family. Explore the acres of gardens and wilderness in the play area, sample local produce in the restaurant and find out all about Georgian life.

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