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Squirrel Cottage provides 4-Star Gold standard accommodation on the edge of the North York Moors, close to Thirsk and within easy reach of York and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The charming cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with accommodation entirely on the first floor. Squirrel is one of eight fantastic self-catering properties at Old Oak Cottages in the rural hamlet of Little Thirkleby. It's perfect for couples or families and can be booked with other cottages on the estate to accommodate friends and extended families.
Squirrel and the other Old Oak Cottages sit in a peaceful location, surrounded by 400 acres of farmland. Relax and unwind in the heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. Play tennis on the all-weather tennis court, or walk around the extensive grounds that include a children's play area and picnic spots.
The North York Moors & Howardian Hills have some of the finest opportunities for walking and cycling in England. The landscape is ever-changing yet always beautiful. A favourite local walk is a 3-mile loop from the Sutton Bank National Park Centre where visitors can see the fantastic white horse carved into the chalk cliff. Other footpaths in the area include the Pudding Pie loop, the footpath between Felixkirk and Kirkby, and the footpath leading beside the River Swale to Pickhill. Cyclists will also find a choice of excellent off-road trails and road routes with something to suit all abilities. Alternatively, swap your bike saddle for something bigger and arrange a guided pony trek through the nearby riding stables.
Days out can include shopping and sightseeing in York, a few hours on the golf course, a day at the races, or visiting attractions like Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Fountains Abbey, Rievalux Abbey, The Lavender Farm, and Harlow Carr Gardens. Family-friendly places include Go Ape's treetop adventure in Dalby, The Forbidden Corner, Lightwater Valley Theme Park, and the National Centre for Birds of Prey.
Whether you choose to get out and about exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, or stay put and enjoy everything Old Oak Cottages has to offer, you are sure to have a fun-filled and relaxing holiday.
Squirrel Cottage is a first-floor apartment with a private entrance.
Outside: Guests staying at Squirrel Cottage have their own garden and the shared use of the grounds, swimming pool, spa and sauna. There is parking close to the cottage.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Pets are not permitted in Squirrel Cottage but there are pet-friendly cottages on site. Please see the owner's website for details. All of the buildings at Old Oak Cottages are non-smoking.
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
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We offer full weeks in Squirrel cottage from Easter up until November. Short Breaks of 2, 3 or 4 nights from November up until Easter (excl. Christmas, New Year and Feb. half Term)
Occasionally we have Short Break offers at other times, please email/telephone or check the availability calendar for Short Break Offers/Late Availability
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