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7 Nights  

  • £686  to  £700

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    (2 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Morndyke Cottage

Morndyke Cottage is on the family-run Morndyke Farm close to the North York Moors. The same family have owned the farm for over a century, and currently welcome guests to stay at their beautiful property where they also run a successful equestrian yard and fishery, and there is also a parrot sanctuary on site. If you're searching for an authentic slice of Yorkshire countryside, you won't find it better than at Morndyke on the outskirts of Thirsk. Morndyke Cottage is a rustic brick cottage renovated to provide very comfortable accommodation for three people in two bedrooms. The owner has provided lots of thoughtful touches that make the cottage feel welcoming and homely. It's ideal for couples but also works well for small families with older children. There is a petrol station with a small shop half a mile away, next to an excellent Indian Restaurant. The Kings Arms pub is a mile north in Sandhutton. Both the restaurant and the pub are great alternatives if you want a night off from cooking.

You'll really feel like you've escaped to the countryside when you stay at Morndyke. Wake up to beautiful views of the Hambledon Hills. After a rib-sticking Yorkshire breakfast, lace up your walking shoes and set out to explore. The owners are happy for guests to walk around the permanent pasture strip, where you're likely to see lapwings, skylarks and butterflies. Walk beside the River Swale or follow the footpath to the former WWII Canadian airbase where the parachute building and control tower still stands. Yorkshire is renowned for its fantastic cycle routes. Whether you're a road cyclist or a mountain biker, you'll find a host of trails to challenge and delight.

Thirsk is three miles east of the cottage. It's a thriving market town beside the River Swale between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, with a wide choice of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. A twice-weekly market runs every Monday and Saturday. Thirsk is known worldwide thanks to James Herriott's book, All Creatures Great and Small. His original house and surgery are now an award-winning museum and a contemporary art gallery.

Local attractions also include Thirsk Racecourse and the Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre. The White Horse of Kilburn is 11 miles from the cottage, and you can also visit Fountains Abbey, Thorpe Perrow Arboretum, Newby Hall, and Richmond Castle. Days out can include shopping, sightseeing and lunch in Ripon, Harrogate and York. Fans of Downton Abbey and Bridgerton should set aside a day to visit Castle Howard. Whitby is another excellent choice for a day out, being around an hour's drive from the cottage on Yorkshire's spectacular coastline.

In addition to Morndyke Cottage, the owners run an award-winning glamping site with five bespoke shepherd's huts. Please see the owner's website for details on the full range of holiday accommodation they offer.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Tricia Phillips joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Yorkshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The holiday cottage is a single-storey brick extension to the farmhouse. Although the owners are on-site to greet guests and answer any questions, the cottage is completely private and self-contained. Recently renovated, the cottage has underfloor heating, WiFi, and a high standard of fixtures and furnishings throughout.

  • Living/dining room with a sofa and armchair upholstered in stylish Harris tweed and accessorised with lovely cushions and throws. There is a TV with Netflix, and the owners have also provided a selection of books and games for guests to enjoy during their stay. A solid pine dining table seats three people. Glazed French doors open onto the terrace and garden.
  • Country kitchen well stocked with equipment, utensils and crockery from Laura Ashley and Emma Bridgewater. Appliances include a dishwasher, and there is ample space to store food and prepare delicious meals.
  • Utility room with laundry facilities and cleaning equipment. There is also a freezer for additional food storage.
  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed. The furniture is from Barker and Stonehouse and the bedding is by Laura Ashley. Dressing gowns and a hairdryer add to the boutique hotel feel.
  • Second bedroom with a single bed chest of drawers and a wardrobe. It is furnished to the same high standard as the master bedroom and suitable for guests over 12 years old.
  • Bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The patio has garden furniture and a fire pit so you can stay warm while stargazing in the clear night skies. There is parking for one car.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Short breaks (minimum of two nights) are available all year round, depending on availability. Well behaved dogs are welcome. One child welcome over the age of 12 years. Smoking is not permitted on site.

Morndyke Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Single)
Enquire with owner
3 or more dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £686
To £700
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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Tricia Phillips
Member Since March 2021

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Morndyke Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th June 2024