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Stunning 3 Bedroom Cottage & Garden in Thornton. Family & Bike Friendly. WiFi.

Family-friendly accommodation with kitchen, near North York Moors National Park

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Pickering, ENG, United Kingdom
  • Central location for visiting Work, Scarborough, Whitby. village is really nice. Even in…

    Nov. 22, 2021

  • What a wonderful home, and Nina and family were so helpful, accommodating with fantastic…

    Jul. 8, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • North York Moors National Park - 15 min walk
  • Pickering Church - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Beck Isle Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Pickering Castle - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

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About this cottage

Ideal for families, mountain bikers or as a base for your outdoor activities or quiet getaway in the famously picturesque Yorkshire village of Thornton-le-dale.

The Coach House is a beautifully light and spacious stone cottage with stunning period features and all modern facilities. Set in the quiet Prospect Place cul-de-sac with your own off-street parking space. Recently re-furnished, the large rooms benefit from modern furniture that provides a contemporary yet homely environment. Family friendly the house is also ideal for couples or larger groups. Included is all bedding and towels for 2 double bedrooms and a twin room, as well as a large double sofa bed in the living room, with bedding available (just ask). The Master bedroom has a king sized bed, and both that and the second double bedroom have incredibly comfortable memory foam mattresses and all bedrooms have black-out curtains as your holiday sleep is very important. There is a spacious main family bathroom with power shower, plus the master bedroom benefits from an en-suite toilet, and there is even a down-stairs toilet in the utility room. A travel cot is available with bedding and a high chair just let us know if you'd like the cot setting up for your arrival. Make your stay relaxing rather than a chore with all the modern facilities including dish-washer, wifi, large screen TV, google chrome-cast, bluetooth speaker, radio/CD/bluetooth in kitchen, washing machine, tumble-dryer and even a high spec BBQ with outdoor dining furniture.


With Dalby Forest just up the road the Coach House is ideal as your base for outdoor activities whether that be strolling through the village and picturesque lanes, hiking on the moors or in the forest, heading to the sea-side (just 30 minutes drive), family cycling on the quiet bridleways up-to and around Dalby forest or serious mountain biking on the famous purpose-built Dalby forest MTB Trails. Bridleways and footpaths lead from just over the road straight into the heart of Dalby Forest without having to use the main roads (just head for Ellerburn and then follow signs for the campsite). There is also plenty of bike storage and a hose to wash your bikes.

The Beck (stream) as shown in the images is just 1/4 mile from the cottage and is lined by some of the most pristine thatched cottages and gardens in Yorkshire. Myself and our children have spent many summer hours paddling and playing in the water and relaxing in the sunshine. There is even a duck pond in the village to feed the ducks.

LOCAL FACILITIES - all within 200 metres of The Coach House

Two excellent pubs that serve yummy food, local ales and are hugely welcoming and family friendly

Satisfy that hard earned hunger from all your activities at the fish and chip shop

Treat yourself at Balderson's cafe, bakery and ice cream parlour.

Pace Bike Shop - one of the county's leading bike companies.

Several tea rooms as well as Moore's delicatessen run by two lovely Italian ladies.

Friendly convenience store open early 'til late with free cash machine

Village Post Office and stores

Large children's play park on Roxby road.

Plus much more... you really will fall in love with this stunning Yorkshire village.


As keen cyclists and mountain bikers ourselves we welcome cyclists and all outdoor enthusiasts.

The Coach House has all the features you need as a cyclist and is located in one of

England's best areas for incredible family cycling, mountain biking and road riding.
Features include:

A short and picturesque 1.5 mile ride on a quiet lane and then bridleway directly onto the Dalby Forest MTB trails.

Pace Bike shop less than 100 metres from house, be careful they have some very tasty bikes in there :-)

Indoor bike storage area in the utility room

Secure locked bike storage room at the side of the house large enough for up to 6 bikes. We do suggest bringing your own locks too if you have more expensive bikes just for peace of mind, but this is a very low crime area.

Bike wash hose and facilities.

Washing machine and large capacity tumble dryer.

Easy direct-from-outdoor access to the spacious utility room if it's been a muddy day and you want to clean your kit.

Enjoy the trails and lanes.

Thanks ever so much for reading,

Nina & Tom Marchment

plus Evie, Deacon & little Veda (modelling the garden furniture for you)

What’s around


  • North York Moors National Park - 15 min walk
  • Pickering Church - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Beck Isle Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Pickering Castle - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • The Milton Rooms - 8.7 mi / 13.9 km
  • North Riding Forest Park - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Malton and Norton Golf Club - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Dalby Forest - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km

Getting around

  • Malton Station - 15 min drive
  • Pickering Levisham Station - 17 min drive
  • Seamer Station - 21 min drive
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Pickering, ENG, United Kingdom

The manager

Nina Marchment

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (1300 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Crib/infant bed available


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom one - 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom two - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Separate dining area
  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Children's toys


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

Also known as

  • Stunning Cottage Garden Thornton. Family Bike Friendly. Wifi
  • Stunning Garden Thornton. Family Bike Friendly. Wifi
  • Stunning Cottage Garden Thornton. Family Bike Friendly. Wifi
  • Stunning Cottage Garden Thornton. Family Bike Friendly. Wifi


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Caffe Stop (2.3 mi), Chicos Pizzeria (2.3 mi), and Spice 4U (2.4 mi).
  • Stunning 3 Bedroom Cottage & Garden in Thornton. Family & Bike Friendly. WiFi. has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful cottage with everything you need

    A beautiful cottage in the heart of the village. Everything you could need for a family break with lovely decor and furnishings. We had a very enjoyable short break with our toddler and baby. One of the best beds we’ve slept in for a long time and it was fantastic to have a cot with a proper mattress. Would definitely stay again.

    Melany C., Other trip, May 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Coach House and surrounding area..

    We've had another 2 weeks at The Coach House. This is a large property that can easily sleep 6 and contains everything for a self catering family holiday. Ideally located for Scarborough and York (20 min drive) and the vast North Yorkshire Moors. Good public transport links too. For the more adventurous Dalby forest has something to cater for everyone. Had a really relaxing time. Both village pubs were open for business offering great food and drink.

    Juline B., Other trip, Sep. 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great cottage

    Great cottage , has everything you need .

    Antony J., Other trip, Oct. 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thoroughly recommend!

    Wonderful stay in this extremely comfortable and generously appointed cottage. From the moment you book you are made to feel welcome by Nina who provide great communication throughout. Thornton-Le-Dale is a fantastic location to explore the moors, coast, villages and towns. We hope to go back!

    Joanne B., Other trip, May 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious, well equipped cottage

    Everything you need for a lovely holiday. The property is deceptively large, the kitchen is fully fitted with all you require, it has a pleasant garden and we all commented on the exceptionally comfy beds.

    Ruth B., Other trip, Jul. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Two night break

    The Coach House was perfect - brilliantly located in a very pretty village and the house had everything you could think of. It was warm on arrival, cosy, 5*++ clean and plenty of space . We were very grateful to find it and can't recommend it highly enough.

    Lorna P., Other trip, Nov. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Relaxing cottage

    Clean , practical, homely and relaxing. Fab location for a beautiful village and the east coast . Lovely approachable owner.

    Vanessa W., Other trip, Nov. 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely weekend!

    Hi, thanks so much for having us at your beautiful property. It was a lovely location for our friends reunion!

    Taymer P., Other trip, Aug. 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Watson’s stay at the Coach House

    We had a marvellous 6 day stay at the Coach House. Considering all the uncertainty around Covid it was great to get away from home and enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a well appointed and sympathetically modernised property. The location was great and we enjoyed walks in the immediate locality around Thornton and Ellerburn and some tremendous hikes within a 30 minute drive such as at Robin Hood’s Bay, the Hole of Horcum and Goathland. We have visited the Dales before but found the North York Moors equally beautiful. Thanks to Nina for all her efforts to make our holiday so enjoyable. John, Deirdre, Ronan and Ryan.

    John W., Other trip, Aug. 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful cottage in the centre of Thornton Le Dale

    We had a fantastic week in this really lovely cottage in the centre of Thornton Le Dale. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and sent us lots of information about the area beforehand so that we could plan some trips. The cottage itself is decorated and furnished really tastefully and not cluttered. The garden at the back gets the sun for most of the day and is lovely to sit out in. Thornton Le Dale is really 'central' and we had fantastic days wondering around Whitby & Robin Hoods Bay, paddleboarding at the North Yorks Waterpark, at the aquapark in Scarborough, doing GoApe in Dalby Forest, walking the Hole of Horcum and going to Camp Eden (which is absolutely fantastic and full of information about WW2 as well as other wars and really needs 3-4 hours to make the most of it!) And if you're a Bangers & Cash fan Matthewsons garage/car auction is literally at the bottom of the road! For food we would highly recommend Figaros in Pickering and the Fox and Rabbit pub just north of Dalby Forest. The fish & chip shop in the village is fab as are the ice creams and the local Nisa is perfect for top ups at reasonable prices. All in all a wonderful week :-)

    Julia G., Other trip, Aug. 8, 2021

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