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Walnut CottageThirley Cotes Farm, Yorkshire


The newest addition to  the Thirley Cotes Farm Estate, perfectly located in the pretty village of Harwood Dale between Scarborough and Whitby, this captivating converted farm building is so charming, you’ll not want to leave.

From the moment you step through the door, you’ll find a welcoming retreat that’ll transport you away from the everyday. Beautifully decorated and totally in harmony with its heritage, Walnut Cottage cleverly combines the best of the past and the present with a blend of original features and modern luxuries. It’s also perfectly situated to make the most of North Yorkshire’s dramatic coastline, with higgledy-piggledy Staithes, Flamborough, Robin Hood’s Bay and other seaside towns all just a short drive away.

This homely homestay for 4 is all on one level, making it ideal for little ones and guests with limited mobility, plus its open plan living area and fabulous outdoor space (with hot tub!) invites you and your loved ones to spend quality time together. Inside, you’ll find country-chic rooms and light, airy living spaces, complete with bronze mood lighting, underfloor heating throughout and a fabulous wood burning stove.

Set within 17 acres of gorgeous grounds complete with natural wildlife, woodland and even a stream and pond, this cosy cottage is the ideal country-coastal retreat for those seeking space to celebrate or recuperate. It’s dog friendly, too. Perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside. We welcome one large or two small to medium sized dogs (we can accept 2 well behaved Labradors).

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There is plenty of on-site parking, as well as a small collection of electric car charging points. WiFi is provided throughout, so if you need to get in touch with the outside world, you can. We welcome one large or two small to medium sized dogs to join our resident Labradors, Mia and Murphy and you’ll receive a free doggie welcome pack on arrival, so no one gets left behind. Your homestay includes fuel, bed linen and towels. Our office is based on-site, so staff are always on hand to welcome you and generally point you in the right direction. Whether you want advice on finding locations for adrenaline-fueled adventures and relaxing retreats, or tips on where to find the best restaurants, just ask. We’re here to make sure you get the most out of your stay with Cottage Escapes. This is a single floor property, so may suit people with limited mobility or walking difficulties.

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The living space is cosy and warm, with a wood burning fire, underfloor heating, limestone flooring, plush seating, adjustable mood lighting and bags of charm - perfect for curling up with a glass or two on cold winter evenings, or for relaxing together after a busy day exploring. If you want to escape, there's a 42” Smart TV - perfect for little ones (or not-so-little ones) and an iPod docking station, so you need never be very far from your favourite tunes.


Cooking is a delight in this stunning kitchen, compete with all the equipment you'll need to magic up delicious dishes throughout your holiday, including an electric oven, microwave, induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine and the all-important welcome pack and Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Next to the kitchen, you'll find a dining table for four, whilst on warmer days, you'll want to make the most of dining al fresco on the private patio.

Bedroom 1

The stunning en suite master bedroom comes complete with a dressing table and plenty of storage space, as well as a bath with overhead shower.

Bedroom 2

The second bedroom is just as gorgeous with twin beds, a spacious wardrobe and en suite shower room. Both bedrooms have Smart TVs and the beds come swathed in lovely linens, fluffy cushions and sumptuous throws and blankets to ensure a blissful nights' sleep, whilst both en suites are luxuriously warm with underfloor heating and heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.


The garden is made up of a lovely sun-soaked terrace which is home to a bubbling hot tub, an outdoor dining table with chairs and a Weber barbecue for those warm summer evenings. The 17-acre grounds are yours to explore with wild areas, a stream and pond, grassy paths and woodland walks. Little ones and dogs will love exploring this natural playground, whilst it’s just perfect for a summer picnic.



Thank you - We are 3rd time visitors and again had a great time. Great cottage, very clean and spacious. Many Thanks


The cottage was warm, cosy and all in all amazing. Florence (our dog) had a lot of space inside and out. The hot tub was great! Thank you we loved it here and we would definitely come again.


Beautiful cottage, very well appointed.
A lovely week had by all, lots to do in the area and very relaxing for the time spent in Walnut.
Hot tub fantastic to relax in at night.
Thank you, we will return.


Lovely cottage, loved the hot tub. Great walks for Freddie in the forests and on the beaches. Great shopping at York Retail Outlet. Had a relaxing holiday, great food, wine and company. Despite a few teething problems with the heating this was dealt with quickly by Amanda and the team. Very friendly and approachable. Will be coming back with a few more people. Great base for everyone whether you want peace and quiet, shopping or just a chill out. See you soon. Thank you


Beautiful house - loves all aspects of it. The hot tub was lovely - very private. Would definitely come back, Thank you


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In the area

Nestled in the wonderfully untouched wilds of Harwood Dale in the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast, you’re not far from the quintessentially British seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. There’s plenty to see and do in the area and if you have a four-legged friend with you, there’s bags of tail-wag-worthy walks just a stone’s throw away.

Find out more about Thirley Cotes Farm and the surrounding areas.


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Weekly prices from £520 - £890 (Based on 7 nights)

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prices from £520 (Based on 7 nights)

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At a glance

  • Pets
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner
  • Garden Enclosed
  • Parking
  • 3-6 night short breaks
  • 2 Person Discount
  • Hot tub
  • 15% off