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Thirsk is a traditional market town, handily located between two beautiful National Parks; the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal holiday cottage base for those who want to explore this picturesque region of Yorkshire.

Perhaps best known through the work of James Wight, better known as James Herriot, Thirsk is recognizable to millions as the Darrowby of All Creatures Great and Small. Today, visitors can find out more about this local author and vet at the World of James Herriot, which is based in his former house and surgery. Another of Thirsk's claims to fame is the fact that it was the home of the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, Thomas Lord, and the Thirsk museum is now situated in the house in Kirkgate, where he was born.

The unspoilt countryside around Thirsk is ideal for walking, cycling and sightseeing and visitors will also enjoy the various shorter walks along the river and around the town. The market is held on Mondays and Saturdays in the cobbled market square, and there are numerous independent shops for all you might need.

Thirsk racecourse is well known for flat racing in summer and is situated on the west of the town. Another nearby attraction is the Birds of Prey Centre six miles away at Kirkby Wiske, where you can see eagles, buzzards, hawks, owls and vultures. Weather permitting, there are 3 flying displays each day, with different birds each time.

The more energetic members of the group will enjoy some of the outdoor activities available in the locality; these include horse riding and trekking, quad biking, clay shooting and off road driving, whilst others may prefer quieter pursuits. Ripon, Harrogate, York and Northallerton are all easily accessible and offer great days out.

Thirsk is a great choice for cottage break in rural Yorkshire, so search for holiday cottages in Thirsk today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Shared swimming pool

Converted from farm buildings that once served as the hall and dating back to 1685, these detached, holiday cottages retain much of the original character with exposed beams and stonework. The cottages offer space and character in a delightful courtyard setting. Birdforth Hall Cottages have shared use of superb leisure facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room and additional area in which to sit and relax. A perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire. The historic city of York, 16 miles, offers a wealth of attractions with its minster, castle and railway museums, Jorvik Viking Centre, city walls, river cruises and ghost walks. The cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway offers a relaxing ride through the stunning moorland and forest of Heartbeat country, leading to the Heritage coastline where abbey ruins stand high above the bustling harbour at Whitby, Smugglers’ Coves can be found in Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. The 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall with its National Portrait Gallery and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk, and Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Horse racing at York, Thirsk and Ripon. Both properties (25720 and 25721) can be booked together to sleep 16+4. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles, restaurant 1/4 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk with single above double and additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (fuel included). Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (9.5m x 4.3m, depth 1.2m) with shower/changing facilities and leisure room. Fitness equipment. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£773-£1777
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Set in a quiet village location in the grounds of the owners 17th century inn, this collection of 5 cottages is ideally situated for exploring Herriot Country, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Heritage Coast. Each cottage is on ground floor level offering well equipped and comfortably furnished accommodation providing a good welcoming base at any time for a couple, small family or a group of friends. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and surrounded by superb scenery with some of the cottages enjoying views across the valley towards Sutton Bank it is an excellent choice for walking and cycling or visiting the many places of interest. The market towen of Thirsk, one time home of the novel writing vet James Herriot is just 3 miles away, the attractive town of Helmsley with it’s castle and walled garden, Rievaulx Abbey and Duncombe Park are a short drive away. Pickering home of the Steam Preservation Railway, along with Castle Howard and the ciry of York are within easy driving distance. The coastal resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are within an hour’s drive or take a trip on the steam train from Pickering passing through the natural beauty of the moors on its journey to Goathland and Whitby. After a day walking, cycling and touring, the inn provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal in the restaurant.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by LPG gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan sitting/dining room with Electric Stove
Kitchen Area: Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC, basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. No smoking in the cottage.Patio with picnic table. Private parking for 1 car. 2 pets welcome.

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£270-£435
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
White Horse Holiday Cottage - Carlton Court in North Yorkshire offers spacious luxury, at the foot of the Hambleton Hills. Relax beneath the "White Horse of Kilburn" in the quite rural hamlet of Carlton Husthwaite where life slows to a gentle pace.
Carlton Court is a tastefully furnished and decorated to a very high standard with every home from home essential. The large comfortable split level lounge, leads to a private patio where you can share the peace and tranquility with sheep, ducks and Yorkshire wildlife.

This property can be booked together with Cedar Lodge (251108) to accommodate up to 13/14 people.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall
Lounge: Split level with TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 1: Family room with zip and link beds making 6’ super king or full size twins, a cot, and a day bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single zip and link beds making a 6’ super king and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en suite-shower room with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available.Paved patio to front with garden furniture. Ample parking.

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£395-£800
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Garbutt Cottage Ref: CC233101
Situated at the top of Sutton Bank, this cosy cottage is surrounded by far reaching countryside views. Created from former farm buildings the cottage stands adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse and it borders the remnants of the old Hambleton Racecourse, which is now used by the local racehorse trainers to train the up and coming stars of today’s racing world. Garbutt Cottage provides a perfect base for walkers, cyclists and riders. There are numerous footpaths from the doorstep and the Cleveland Way is close by, cycle hire and designated trails for all capabilities are available from the Sutton Bank centre and horse livery is available by arrangement with the owner.

Ground Floor: The property has underfloor ground source heaters and comprises:
Open plan living room/dining room/kitchen:
Living room area: with Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave and dishwasher.
A shared washing machine is located in the garage.
Bedroom 1: with King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

All electric, heating, bed linen and towels included. Highchair supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Limited mobile phone signal. Shared sitting out area with garden furniture. Pond in the garden - young children must be supervised. Smoking allowed outside. Private parking for 1 car. Lockable storage available. One pet welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. The property is situated on a working beef and cattle farm.

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£255-£393
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Explore the Yorkshire Dales, moors, coast and the historic city of York from these well-located barn conversions

Tucked away on the owners’ working livestock farm, these two holiday properties (ref 29352 and 29353) form two of five sympathetic conversions of old stone barns. Tastefully furnished, they successfully combine the old with the new to create an ambient atmosphere for simply relaxing, touring or walking direct from the door. The local village is a few minutes’ stroll, whilst the bustling market town of Thirsk is just 4 miles and offers a wide range of restaurants, shops cafes and pubs together with the James Herriot Museum. Sutton Bank is renowned for its exceptional long distance panoramic views from where you may wish to watch gliders take full advantage of the strong thermals. There is easy access to the Dales, the rugged scenery of the North York Moors and the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. Alternatively, the quaint picturesque town of Helmsley is a short drive and the historic city of York makes for a full day out. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beam.

Blu-ray. Dishwasher. Freezer.

Both properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility room. Wi-fi. Shared gravelled courtyard with furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Drop to unfenced stream in grounds.

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£248-£791
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0

Steeped in history, Birdforth Hall Cottages are the perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire, with the dales, moors, coast and the city of York all within easy reach. The properties benefit from shared use of superb leisure facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room and an additional area in which to sit and relax, and both are perfect for family celebrations, special occasions and reunions.
Historic York, 16 miles, has a wealth of attractions, with its iconic minster, Jorvik Centre, museums, art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. The magnificent 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk and the theme parks at Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Visit the quaint market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley; enjoy walking and cycling trails in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and experience generous Yorkshire hospitality in numerous traditional inns, with award-winning real ales, and tea shops. The elegant spa town of Harrogate, 26 miles, with renowned Harlow Carr Gardens and the cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, are not be missed, or perhaps spend a day at the races in York, Thirsk or Ripon. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

The Mill House (ref ISU) is one of a small group of cottages in a delightful courtyard setting which stands under the shadow of the famous White Horse on the Howardian Hills. Converted from farm buildings that once served the hall, and dating back to 1685, they retain much original character, with a wealth of exposed beams and stonework. The cottage also comes equipped with a fine kitchen fitted with AEG appliances, wonderful bathroom (wth state-of-the-art walk-in showers), leather sofas and large televisions.
Very large sitting room with electric fire, TV and beamed ceiling. Dining room with door to swimming pool. Large, well-equipped kitchen/dining/living room. Second kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two separate toilets. Central staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second separate staircase to three further bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and one twin bedroom.

  • Electric fire included
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Two washing machines
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large shared courtyard with patio and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Microwave
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (length 32ft, depth 4ft 7in) with shower/changing facilities
  • Fitness equipment
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Circular water feature in garden

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£1715-£4196
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Rowan Cottage Ref: CC233003
Rowan Cottage is a pretty holiday home nestling in the very picturesque village of Boltby and adjoining the owner’s home. Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, the cottage is cosy and inviting, with a spiral staircase leading from the lounge to the bedroom which enjoys double doors leading onto a private balcony and an en suite bathroom. Steps from the balcony lead down to the garden
The owner is happy to collect anyone travelling by train from Thirsk Railway Station.
Some recent comments from our Visitor Book...
"Thank you for a wonderful few days in your pretty cottage. So luxurious - the best self catering cottage we’ve stayed in. You have thought of everything! We have loved staying here - so relaxing and comfortable - we’ll recommend it to our friends - although most go to Las Vegas and haven’t realised what’s on offer in the Dales"
"We have just spent a lovely weeks holiday in the best self-catered cottage - faultless. And the eggs were delicious!"
" Thanks for the hospitality! It was wonderful staying in your pretty cottage. We just loved it. Yorkshire is a great place for holidays and we will tell all our friends to come here. So be prepared!" (from Germany)
" Thank you for your marvellous hospitality and for letting us stay in the loveliest, cosiest most welcoming-est holiday home ever. P.S. The chickens have promised to lay some eggs after all the snow has gone!"
"WOW!! The cottage is lovely you have done an amazing job, you have thought of everything. We had a great time, thank you very much, would love to come back soon!!"

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner:  With black cast iron wood burning stove, TV/DVD, digital radio, board games, comfortable seating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dining table and chairs and spiral staircase leading to first floor.
Utility Room: With washing machine, freezer and ample space for bicycles, boots, coats etc.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With new king size  bed, sofa, TV, patio doors leading onto balcony, en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point. This room is accessed by spiral staircase which is open to the bedroom.

Initial supply of fuel for the stove provided and remainder of fuel. power, bed linen and towels included.Internet access available but only in parts of the property (landing area and garage)Shared garden to the side, private balcony with garden furniture and gas BBQ, accessed from bedroom. Welcome pack supplied including home made bread, milk, eggs etc. Parking for 1 car.

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£275-£455
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
White Horse Holiday Cottage - Cedar Lodge in North Yorkshire offers spacious luxury, at the foot of the Hambleton Hills. Relax beneath the "White Horse of Kilburn" in the quiet hamlet of Carlton Husthwaite where life slows to a gentle pace.
Carlton Court is tastefully furnished and decorated to a very high standard with every home from home essential. The large open plan lounge leads to a private patio where you can share the peace and tranquillity with sheep, ducks and Yorkshire wildlife. Miles and miles of rural footpaths and moorland trails lead to panoramic views and places of interest.

This property can be booked together with Carlton Court (251106) to accommodate up to 13/14 people.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Open plan with TV, DVD, radio/CD, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The feature lounge is ideal for socialising especially for larger groups with French doors leading to private paved patio.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 1: Family room with oak beamed ceiling, King size bed, child’s single/cot and single bed.
En suite shower room: with shower cubicle, WC. wash basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds. Panoramic views over the Vale of York from the windows.
Bedroom 3: with King size bed. Situated opposite the bathroom
Bathroom: With shower over bath,  WC, wash basin and heated towel rail

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Garden with lawns. Ample parking.

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£395-£800
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Ewelands House Ref: 24627

Tennis court and games room

Standing elevated in an acre of attractive grounds, this imposing property is situated on the edge of the Hambleton Hills and enjoys stunning views across the Vale of York. It provides a perfect base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Guests can enjoy peace and tranquillity in this spacious holiday accommodation which boasts its own first floor balcony, tennis court and detached games room. The pretty hamlet of Felixkirk is home to the Yorkshire 4x4 Driving Centre, which offers action packed days with off-road driver training, quad-biking and clay pigeon shooting. Nearby is the attractive market town of Thirsk with its World of James Herriott - the former surgery of the famous vet and author. The Hambleton area which surrounds Thirsk has a rich racing history and the racecourse is known for its scenic countryside location. Historic York is just 25 miles away and the Minster’s medieval pinnacles can be seen from the property on a clear day. An 18th century inn, renowned for serving good food, is just a short stroll from the house, and there is a grass landing strip for light aircraft just half a mile away. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Day room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one (6ft zip and link) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Range cooker. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Ample parking. External games room with second kitchen and wet room with toilet. Tennis court. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB Drop in grounds.

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£998-£2208
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Shared swimming pool

Converted from farm buildings that once served as the hall and dating back to 1685, these detached, holiday cottages retain much of the original character with exposed beams and stonework. The cottages offer space and character in a delightful courtyard setting. Birdforth Hall Cottages have shared use of superb leisure facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room and additional area in which to sit and relax. A perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire. The historic city of York, 16 miles, offers a wealth of attractions with its minster, castle and railway museums, Jorvik Viking Centre, city walls, river cruises and ghost walks. The cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway offers a relaxing ride through the stunning moorland and forest of Heartbeat country, leading to the Heritage coastline where abbey ruins stand high above the bustling harbour at Whitby, Smugglers’ Coves can be found in Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. The 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall with its National Portrait Gallery and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk, and Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Horse racing at York, Thirsk and Ripon. Both properties (25720 and 25721) can be booked together to sleep 16+4. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles, restaurant 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 5ft), both with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room. Private rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (9.5m x 4.3m, depth 1.2m) with shower/changing facilities and leisure room. Fitness equipment. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£773-£1777
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Valley Cottage Ref: 26897

Quietly positioned behind the owners’ home, this delightful detached holiday cottage is situated just 2 miles from the quaint market town of Thirsk, with its 15th century church, original cinema and renowned racecourse. The cobbled market square hosts a twice weekly market and is surrounded by individual shops, traditional inns and tea shops. The cottage provides a perfect base for exploring the wider area with the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North Yorkshire Moors to the east. Places of interest include Sutton Bank and Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

One step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in owners’ garden, 20 yards.

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£201-£616
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Middle Cottage Ref: 27124

Standing quietly just off the market square, this carefully furnished, mid-terrace holiday property offers cosy accommodation within a secluded courtyard. The market town of Thirsk is renowned as the Darrowby of the late James Herriot (Alf Wight), famous vet and author of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Visit the unique tribute at the ‘World of James Herriot’. Another famous son of Thirsk is Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s cricket ground and Thirsk Museum can be found in his birthplace. The cobbled, medieval market square hosts a twice weekly market and is surrounded by individual shops, traditional inns and tea shops. The Dales, Moors, Scarborough and Whitby are all easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed rear garden with patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£220-£629
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