This cosy hideaway is full of character in a rural hamlet located on the outskirts of Thirsk. An ideal romantic retreat for couples whatever the occasion.
The pretty cottage, sandwiched between The North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales, provides the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of the country. From rolling hills to craggy fells, the walking opportunities for you and Rover will be endless. You’ll also be just 18.5 miles from the quintessentially English town of Helmsley, with its woof-friendly walled garden and intriguing castle ruins.
The gorgeous former coach house is packed with character and period features, creating a romantic and cosy atmosphere. Kick off your boots in the hallway, before entering the snuggly lounge, where you’ll discover the warm glow of the wood burner and two plump sofas – perfect for cuddling up on in front of the TV, with the hound curled at your feet. Hard floors run throughout the living areas, meaning it’s nice and easy to deal with the odd muddy pawprint. There’s ample room in the kitchen/diner for a dog bed, so the pup can doze whilst you rustle up a tasty dinner. Outside, there’s a patio area where you can enjoy a glass of wine or two on a summer’s evening.
There’s a fabulous National Trust walk from the nearby city of Ripon, 8 miles away, following footpaths and bridleways to Fountains Abbey. Here, you and the hound can explore the magnificent Georgian water garden and the atmospheric 12th-century abbey ruins, which are spectacularly illuminated from October to December. Just be sure to keep your furry friend on a lead in the deer park. You’ll find undercover seating outside the restaurant and four-legged visitors are allowed in the tearooms, plus there are plenty of picnic spots. Beautiful Helmsley is worth a visit during your stay. The picturesque market town is brimming with independent boutiques and cafes, many of which are delighted to welcome canine holidaymakers.