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Jasmine Cottage is in the centre of the historic village of Kilburn, North Yorks

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The cottage is located on a quiet lane and it is the perfect destination and property for a relaxing country break.

The property is over 300 years old and was converted from the village “wash-house” many years ago. The cottage has recently been modernised to a very high standard, whist maintaining much of it’s charm and character. It offers spacious, luxury (“5 star”) sleeping accommodations for two people (super king bed or two singles, please specify preference on booking), plenty of space in the main bedroom for a young child (travel crib and high chair available on request) and there is a high quality sofa-bed available in the living room for extra guests/children (extra bedding available on request). The large bedroom features the original beams. There is a clear view of the White Horse of Kilburn from one of the bedroom windows.

The property features a modern, spacious very well equipped, kitchen/dining area for four people. Facilities include: full/size washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, oven/grill, 4-hob induction top, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and plenty of high quality kitchen equipment, stoneware crockery and solid oak furniture. We provide tea, coffee and many kitchen essentials.

The lounge/living room is full of character and features a solid fuel/wood burner connected to a central heating and hot water system (we provide the wood/solid fuel - you keep the fire burning!). This room has all the original beams visible. The solid fuel heating system is supplemented by modern electric radiators and an immersion heater for hot water. The full bathroom has a high power electric shower providing instant hot water for the shower/full bath. The living room includes a high quality full-HD TV/Radio, FreeSat, Catch-up TV, DVD player, Bose music player and BT Infinity Broadband.

Guests have the use of the whole two-story property. It is an end terrace with a shared wall which is separated from the bedroom and lounge by a staircase. There is a small outdoor seating area in front of the property. Pets will be considered; we just as that they kindly stay in the large pet-friendly kitchen area (we provide a pet-gate).

The property comes with a dedicated parking area and has secure storage for several bikes. It is on a very quiet lane, only about 100 yards from the pub and village square.

We would love for you to come and spend a few days in Kilburn and enjoy some great Yorkshire Hospitality. We can provide you with plenty of information on a range of activities, walks and other excursions. We live in the village and can help you with any special requests or needs.

We will always try to meet and greet you. If we cannot meet you we will arrange for a neighbour or friend to meet you. In exceptional circumstances, such as a very late arrival, we can leave a key in a lock-box inside the porch.

Check in time: 4 pm.

Check out time: 10 am.

On request we can arrange for your arrival a hamper of locally sourced makings for a hearty self catered breakfast (£5/per person/night).

Alternatively, we have an arrangement whereby you can pre-book (the evening before) a full English Breakfast at the Forresters Arms (£7.50/person). The Forresters Arms also has a full lunch and dinner menu available. During the Spring/Summer season. the Mouseman Cafe is also open most of the day.

The Neighbourhood

Kilburn village is very popular with walkers, cyclists and pilots wanting to try their hand at gliding at the Yorkshire Gliding Club, which is close by. The village of Kilburn features many beautiful cottages, the White Horse (large hillside figure), the Mouseman Visitor Centre, the historic church of St. Mary’s and the very popular Forresters Arms.

Getting Around

The property is very well located for touring both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, plus the city of York, Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough etc. A car is strongly recommended, although many beautiful and historic places can be accessed by walking/cycling. Should you want to visit, and can get to Thirsk by train or bus, for a reasonable fee we can organise a pick-up and transport to Kilburn. This takes about 15 minutes (7 miles). Thirsk has it's own charm, being the location for the Herriot Museum (All Creatures Great and Small) and was frequently mentioned as the local market town in Downton Abbey.

Other Things to Note

The property is very safe and secure with security lighting and a lock-box for emergency key storage.

There is a lot more local information and user instructions for the appliances in the leather-bound book at the end of the kitchen cabinets.

More Details

Terri Lewis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Terri Lewis

We are an international couple and this is our 2nd holiday home. We like to share this part of the world with others.

Terri Lewis purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Terri Lewis chose Kilburn

It is quaint and convenient for us, and also for visitors/guests. There is a lot of activity to do, and things to see in the immediate area.

What makes this cottage unique

Quaint and cozy, quiet, beautiful views. Clear skies for star gazing; countryside for exploring. Fresh air. Historic city (York) full of things to explore.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
Forresters Arms
Nearest Ferry
78 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Thirsk and North Allerton Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Forresters Arms
Car: recommended

York city (19 miles) full of history; Pickering (25 miles) has 'live' rail way, etc. Kilburn village is in the North York Moors National Park. Castle Howard (19 miles) is what the TV series Downton Abbey is written about. Famous James Herriott, country vet, lived in Thirsk (7 miles) and a market town.


Kilburn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • See photos, full bath and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Super-king bed that can be configured as two twins. Down duvets and and high quality linens & towels, robes and slippers provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
check in time: 4 pm check out time: 10 am


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Jasmine Cottage is in the centre of the historic village of Kilburn, North Yorks
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Very pleasant cottage in beautiful village but heating was inadequate.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Jasmine Cottage for the very comfortable beds and the very well equipped household provisions. Linda made us most welcome and instructed us on how the heating was supposed to work. However we were very cold for a lot of the time. The living room heated well with the supplementary electric fire and the wood burner. However, it is mistaken to connect the central heating to the wood burner. The wood burner was lit every evening but it was very difficult to keep it going during the night. The consequence was that the bathroom and bedroom were very cold in the morning. The supplementary electric heater in the bedroom did not work at all and the radiator gave off almost no heat. Also the lighting through the passage to the kitchen door was inadequate. Torches were provided but it was still difficult to take the dog out or to collect firewood in the dark. Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay. We loved the village, the pub and the people we met, who were all very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your visit to Kilburn and the surrounding area, but very sorry to hear about your cold experience. We do send again, our sincere apologies, as the electric radiator was not working (bedroom). Glad that Linda could replace it as soon as you let her know. The woodburner does need coal and wood to get the radiators warm, but most Guests supplement with the electric heaters to really get The Cottage warm and comfy. We are in one of UK's Dark Skies area, thus not much lighting in the back streets, but we certainly will look to see how we can improve the lighting in our own area where we can. Kind regards, Terri & Keith
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A beautiful well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, comfortable cottage in an beautiful area. Loads to do in the area. A week wasn’t enough to do everything we wanted.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you two enjoyed The Cottage and the area! Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful cottage, beautiful Kilburn.

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous, comfortable and very well equipped cottage. There was everything we needed. We enjoyed doing some of the walks which were laminated in the guest book and very easy to follow. We loved settling down on an evening with a real fire and a glass of red! Terri had left us some freshly picked apples, I made a crumble! Happy days!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed. Very comfortable. Easy walking distance to the pub. Very helpful and friendly personal welcome from Terri on our arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your kind words. Very pleased that you enjoyed the area, and all that is has to offer. Hope to see you again at The Cottage!
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is such a quiet and peaceful place. I would 100% recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away. Terri was lovely and easy to make arrangements with, very helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found The Cottage to stay in and indeed, a quiet escape. Thanks for your kind words.
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Lovely cottage with eveything you need for a memorable getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What's not to like a about this little gem tucked away in the quaint village of Kilburn.

Beautifully renovated and well equipped. From start to finish eveything goes like clockwork with great communication from the hosts. We enjoyed a short break but would equally enjoy a longer stay in this rural ideal. Thanks to considerate hosts who we had no need to call upon, but knew any needs would have been dealt with efficiently, had any arisen.

This place is one of them you enthuse about and want to keep to yourself. You won't be disappointed....

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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