Willowfield Cottage

Thornton Le Dale, North York Moors

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A beautiful retreat in the North York Moors. 

You can book this property from:

  • £407 per week
  • £58 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:30pm
  • Check out: 10am



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement for Willowfield Cottage

Parking Areas

  • The front parking area is gravel which may be difficult for wheelchair users
  • The rear parking area is concrete but the area between the parking and the house is thick soft gravel. Moreover the gravel is held in place by a 2” wooden beam which would be very difficult to cross with a wheelchair.
  • Both front and rear access is on flat level ground with no significant trip hazards

Downstairs access

  • The front and back doors are 68cm wide and all internal doors are 80cm wide. There are lips on both front and back doors
  • The kitchen, living room and dining room are all on one level as is the downstairs toilet and sink.
  • The toilet has insufficient space to transfer from a chair to the toilet.
  • The sinks, cooker, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer are located at 90cm or below in the kitchen, but some cupboards are wall mounted at 1.5m

Access with steps

The first floor of the property is on two levels.

There are 12 steps from the ground floor to the first landing.

There are 2 steps from the first landing to the upstairs bathroom

There are 3 steps from the first landing to the landing with the three upstairs bedrooms

There are no bedrooms downstairs

The stairs have substantial bannisters on the left side and a wall on the right.


There are no steps into the shower although there is a low (less than 5cm) sill. The bath is 50cm high and there is no step to aid access. The bath is 74cm wide and 150 cm long.

Guests who are Hearing impaired

The fire alarms emit a piercing audible alarm

Guests who are visually impaired

We have an electronic version of the information pack available on request which we can send by email to help people who prefer large print or who have speaking text apps available

The Television has subtitles




Situated in the beautiful picture postcard village of Thornton le Dale near Pickering, Willowfield Cottage is a charming luxury property with a pleasant lawned front garden with seating and a large enclosed patio with outside seating to the back, perfect for children and dogs or to enjoy a glass of wine and a barbecue.

The cottage is set over two floors and has a spacious modern kitchen, an elegant living room with a wood burning stove, comfortable seating and a bay window, a separate dining room with a second wood burning stove, downstairs cloakroom, three beautiful bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage has been furnished, decorated and presented to a very high standard and with great attention to detail. There is some original artwork and beautiful antique furnishings and ornaments, which give the cottage a unique style and character.

The property is ideal for families, romantic getaways, time away with friends or for walkers or cyclists looking to explore the local area. It is also pet friendly. Willowfield Cottage is located very close to the centre of the village and its charming shops, pubs, tearooms and ice-cream parlours. It is just a few minutes drive to the popular market town of Pickering with the North Yorkshire Railway where you can board a steam train running along the picturesque Esk Valley to reach the historic seaside town of Whitby or stop at some beautiful villages walking in the countryside on the North York Moors. Some famous tourist attractions such as Dalby Forest, Flamingo Land theme park and Castle Howard are just an easy drive away and the property is just 18 miles from the coast, and a 40 minute drive to York.

Entrance: Into a small porch with an area for hanging coats.
 An elegant antique chest of drawers full of games and jigsaws and with information about the house and the area. There are two armchairs and stairs to the first floor.
Lounge: A charming light and airy room with a bay window and a wood burning stove, two armchairs, a three-seater sofa, a coffee table and a large TV with Freeview and a DVD player. This pleasant room is a perfect space in which to sit and relax after a day out and about exploring the area.
Dining Room: The dining room has another wood burning stove and a large elegant dining table which seats six. It is a great place to gather together and enjoy a family dinner or a nice chat over a glass of wine. There is also a dresser, and a chest of drawers, and two luxurious armchairs next to the wood burner, in case you fancy curling up with the fire roaring and a good book in this warm and cozy room.
Kitchen: The elegant modern state of the art kitchen is very spacious, with fridge, freezer, electric ceramic hob and two electric ovens, both with grills, microwave, a dishwasher, a washing machine, Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine, a small table and chairs and a door leading out to the back patio and rear private parking space.
Downstairs Cloakroom: This clean and modern cloakroom has a mirror, washbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 1: 
A well-presented room with a large antique double bed, a period feature fireplace, two armchairs, ample storage with a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a writing table and bedside tables with lamps.
Bedroom 2:  This lovely bedroom has two Edwardian style iron single beds, another period feature fireplace with a mirror, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe, a bedside cabinet, a chair and an armchair.
Bedroom 3: A charming single bedroom with a single bed, chest of drawers, a mirror and some hanging space.
Bathroom: Bath, walk-in rainfall shower, a washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail and large antique mirror.

Pets: One small well behaved dog welcome but not allowed upstairs and on soft furnishings.
Parking: Private off street parking for one medium sized car at the back and unrestricted on street parking in front of the property.
Garden: Enclosed garden to the front of the house set to lawn with a wrought iron table and four chairs on a decorative paved area surrounded by lavender, rose and thyme bushes. There is an enclosed pebbled patio area at the back of the property with comfortable outside seating, table and firepit. At the side of the house is a small shed which is available for guests who wish to bring their own bikes. Next to this is a small wrought iron table and two chairs providing a quiet spot to read and relax.
Heating: Gas central heating throughout. Two wood burning stoves. (Note that the upstairs fireplaces are for decoration only).
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited fibre WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is strong. Stairgate available.
Shop: 0.2 miles  Pub: 0.2 miles


Beautiful home. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to others.

Marion R,

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. The hamper was a very nice gesture and a real treat when we arrived. Despite the weather we really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return

Hall Family,

We have had a lovely few days both relaxing here and visiting local areas- from your information book. The house is gorgeous and we have enjoyed all the personal touches, I hope to visit again with some friends.

L. W,

Absolutely lovely property. The owners have done an excellent job of creating a superb holiday home with top notch fixtures and fittings but a lovely,homely cottagy feel.

Mr John H,

Thank you for such a warm welcome to your lovely home. We all really enjoyed the food and gifts - so thoughtful. The whole house is so beautiful and we had an awesome time exploring the area. thanks again Emma Rachel Jack and Beryl from Sheffield

Previous Customer

We have had a lovely time in your home. You have such a beautiful place and it is so special to be able to stay here. It was full of added treats and food - thank you. The scenery and area is gorgeous, we have done a lot of walking and visited some lovely places. Karen from West Midlands

The cottage is awesome!. Every detail lovingly thought out. The village is beautiful and during spring the snow drops are to die for. I will definitely be visiting again and recommend the cottage to others." Phil from West Midlands.

The house is absolutely beautiful with lots of attention to detail, fantastic location with great local walks and a stunning village, close to York, Whitby and Scarborough." Jo from Redditch..

Style and substance with some wonderful personalised touches. Ideal location. Super comfy and lovingly presented." Sarah from Birmingham


Area Information

Just 2 miles away is the market town of Pickering, home of the famous North York Moors Steam railway and close by are numerous tourist attractions including the resorts of Whitby, Scarbrough and Filey, Castle Howard and the ancient city of York. A regular bus service runs from the centre of the village connecting to these attractions or you may just wish to enjoy the many scenic walks that surround the village with a particularly leisurely walk just up the valley to the tiny hamlet of Ellerburn which has an interesting Saxon Church or visit the much photographed thatched cottage of Belle Isle alongside the stream which lies within a few minutes' walk of Forge Cottage.  Whatever type of holiday you are looking for be it a peaceful get-away or an activity filled family break, Forge Cottage is ideally located and equipped to provide this.