Old Oak Cottages

Delightful rural location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors

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Fabulous weekend, everything was absolutely fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better location, cottage or facilities. Will definitely  recommend and will return. January 2019.

Fab, Fab, Fab,! Extremely well furnished and equipped place to stay, the facilities are great and every attention to detail thought of, would definitely stay again, thanks very much.    December 2018

Stayed for a week in October and the weather was great. Badger cottage is well equipped and had everything we needed even down to a bed guard and baby monitor for the children. The owners were lovely and helpful. We had some lovely days out visiting local towns and villages. Forrester's Arms in Kilburn was great food at a reasonable price. We had a great week and cannot fault Badger cottage at all. Thank you.  October 2018

Brilliant location with a fantastic, clean, bright, well equipped cottage. Visited some lovely villages and towns. Amanda and John this is a wonderful retreat kept to an amazingly high standard. Thanks October 2018

Stayed at Old Oak Cottages several times. We love the place! faultless 10/10 in every way. Also the Carlton Inn is fantastic. Thank you once again Amanda and John, we will be back!  September 2018

This house was base for a family celebration for a 60th Birthday. We knew the cottages were good, but they exceeded our expectations. Thank you John and Amanda August 2018

Another great holiday here at Old Oak Cottages. the facilities and local area just make for a lovely time with family/. we all loved it in Pheasant and cant wait to come back again next year.   August 2018

I felt welcome and at home straight away and hope to be back very soon. The cottage, grounds and surrounding countryside are a delight and I could not have hoped for a more beautiful and relaxing retreat. Thank you. May 2018

We had an enjoyable holiday with our daughter and grand daughter. the house was very comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Everything we needed is here. the hamper you left us was so welcoming, we would love to return. May 2018

The cottages are fantastic (Pheasant and Squirrel) So well equipped and homely. Lovely furnishings, lovely welcome hampers. We loved the pool and we loved the views. Will definitely be back again! Feb 2018

What a beautiful and tranquil place. We arrived on my birthday to a basket full of goodies to start us off and anything you need - it's in the cottage! the second day we ventured into the lovely York and when we arrived back, we had the pool and sauna all to ourselves, which was amazing. thank you for letting us stay and we will be back! Feb 2018

Lovely cottage and panoramic view in great setting. Kitchen very well equipped, everything spotless, pool and sauna excellent. Very welcoming hosts, welcome hamper - all first rate! January 2018

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John & Amanda Tattersall
Old Oak Cottages
Thwaites Lane
Little Thirkleby
North Yorkshire, Y07 2BB


Tel: +44 (0)1845 501258
Mobile: 078 344 121 65

Old Oak Cottages are situated in a delightful rural location, just outside the pretty village of Little Thirkleby, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, boasting spectacular views across unspoilt countryside towards the White Horse of Kilburn.

This wonderful cluster of 8 luxury holiday cottages have been beautifully converted from Barns, Stables and an old Potato Store and retain many original features. Beaver, Fox, Owl, Squirrel, Mouse and Wren cottages are attractively arranged around a large landscaped courtyard.

Pheasant and Badger are separated from the Courtyard Cottages by Gardens and Hedging.

Each cottage offers the highest standards of comfort and design, and we ensure our standards of maintenance and housekeeping are of the highest level and it is also good to know that a significant proportion of our guests is based upon repeat custom and recommendation. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. We have many, many outstanding guest reviews including Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence.

There is exclusive use for our cottage guests of our superb indoor heated pool,(10m x 5m. and Constant depth of 1.2m) spa bath and sauna together with an all weather tennis court. This haven of relaxation is surrounded by 400 acres of well kept farm land, walks and duck pond. Children can enjoy the Climbing Frame, Swings, Slide, Football Net, Play Fort, 14' Trampoline and See-Saw in the large fenced play/picnic field. For full Cottage descriptions and availability please click here.

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We are now offering 3 night short breaks Fri - Mon and 4 night short breaks mid-week Mon - Fri in PHEASANT and BADGER cottages up until the end of June. Please click on availability page for rates or give us a call/email

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Our cottages are extremely well situated for visiting all that Yorkshire has to offer without having to drive too far - the list of things to do is endless - for a brief idea of where to visit and things to do in the area, have a look at our 'local information' page. There are many (up to date!) leaflets in all our cottages and we can always help you out with suggestions.

We are very fortunate to have many excellent restaurants and pubs within a short drive of the cottages, the nearest, 1.5 miles away (and one of our favourites!) is in the next village to us - The Carlton Inn, Carlton Husthwaite. On booking, guests are sent a very useful list of recommended places to eat out, which is helpful for pre-planning. We are more than happy to help with recommendations and make table reservations for you prior to your arrival or during your stay.

Interested in making a booking? Check All Cottage Availability and Book Here. Or if you prefer, call us on 01845 501258, we are more than happy to help with any questions you may have. Click here for Special Offers!

Old Oak Cottages are very easily accessible - we are well situated for all major road networks - yet not too near as to spoil the wonderful surrounding countryside and views.

By Road - The main A1(M) and A19 are easily accessible - both about a 10 minute drive away.

By Rail - Trains direct to York and Thirsk from London (Kings Cross) the Midlands, the North and West. (National Rail Inquiry Bureau 24hr service 0845 748 4950)

By Coach - National Express Coaches to Thirsk Tel 08705 808080

Taxis - There are several Taxi Services that operate from Thirsk Market Place

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