Nana Duck's Nook, holiday cottage in Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Nana Duck’s Nook – our second cottage.
In November 2021 we opened Nana Duck’s Nook! Smaller than Nana Duck’s Cottage, but located just around the corner, overlooking St James Green and still just a five minute walk to the centre of Thirsk with all it’s dog friendly amenities.
Nana Duck’s Nook has one larger bedroom that has a King Sized bed and a smaller room, which has a single bed in. Ideal for couples and dog/child friendly of course!
The bathroom is downstairs at this cottage and features a bath with shower. The kitchen, diner and lounge area are all in one room, making it easy to grab a quick snack or cook a fry up, before your days out and about in North Yorkshire! Outside, a small courtyard has an area for washing off muddy paws!
• Fully renovated throughout with modern and vintage pieces
• Overlooking St James Green
• Dog friendly, with outside tap for washing off those muddy paws and tiled floors downstairs
• Free WiFi and Smart TV!
• 50 yards from bustling marketplace with bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs – many of which are dog friendly
• Parking nearby around St James Green – can usually find a space with twenty metres of the cottage and can unload your car just outside the cottage too
• King Size and single bedroom
• Fully fitted kitchen area with all mod cons (washing machine and dishwasher!)
• Downstairs bathroom with bath and overhead shower
• The stairs are quite steep and narrow – please see photos!
• Situated in the heart of Herriot country
• Ideally located for walks, plus easy access to York, Harrogate, Ripon, Richmond, Bedale. On the edges of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and close to the Yorkshire dales. 30 – 60 minute drive to various beaches.
Thirsk is a traditional North Yorkshire Market town positioned midway between the stunning North York Moors and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, right in the midst of Herriot country for those James Herriot fans. In the famous James Herriot stories created by the writer Alf Wight, Thirsk is the fictional ‘Darrowby’, a central location in the tales featuring the activities of a Yorkshire vet. The World of James Herriot Museum in Thirsk occupies the original surgery of Alf Wight who lived in Thirsk for more than fifty years.
There are plenty of walks that start directly from Nana Duck’s cottage, following the river or through fields and pathways you can go further afield, enjoying the breath-taking Yorkshire countryside, including the Hambleton Hills with their many footpaths and cycleways.
Just two minutes away from Nana Duck’s cottage and Nana Duck’s Nook, you will find the cobbled market square in the centre of Thirsk where you can enjoy the interesting pubs, buildings and houses many dating back to the eighteenth century, when Thirsk was an important posting station. Thirsk’s oldest inns include the Three Tuns dating back to 1698 and The Golden Fleece that is thought to date back to Tudor times.
There are also a number of museums, galleries and the world-renowned James Herriot Centre is literally round the corner – a must see for fans of All Creatures Great and Small. Thirsk also has plenty of traditional shops, cafes and tearooms to choose from and even its own racecourse if you fancy a fun filled day out. There really is something for everyone and the best thing is, its all year round!
Thirsk is the principal market town of the Hambleton Hills, forming the western part of the moors and is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists with numerous pathways and cycle tracks close by. It is an excellent base for touring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as the North Yorkshire Moors and the stunning coastline, which is easily reached within an hours drive across stunning scenery.
The historic medieval city of York is just ½ hour away and well worth a visit, as are Harrogate, Ripon, Northallerton, Knaresborough and Richmond – all stunning and crammed full of lovely independent shops, cafes and bistros. The famous White Horse of Kilburn and the incredible views of Lake Gormire from Sutton Bank is just 4 miles away.