Woodlands Farm was formerly known as ‘Town End Farm’ and was primarily a sheep farm, farming well over 200 acres of land until it ceased being an operational Estate Farm in 1981. The House itself is a Grade II Listed Farmhouse which apparently dates back to the 18th century, but has since been extended and modernised. Since the 1980’s the farm has been used for various equestrian related enterprises, including a riding school and an eventing yard. In recent years, it became a private residence.
Paul and Amy Callin are the owner’s of Woodlands Farm. The previous owner’s were Amy’s parents who have now sadly passed away. Both Amy and Paul used to live in Harrogate but decided to try and make a life at Woodlands Farm for themselves and their two young daughters in the countryside. Since moving to the property Amy and Paul have made extensive renovation and maintenance work and opened the business in 2014 with The Middleton, a self-contained annexe to the main farmhouse offering self catering accommodation (AA 5 star rated).
In spring 2017, after converting more stables to accommodation we now offer guests new luxurious Bed & Breakfast rooms. The Bedale and The Hurworth are spacious en-suite double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and oak trusses. The Ainsty (opening in May 2017) is a larger Suite offering more space and flexibility (with an en-suite wet room). Woodlands Farm can also be used as a unique venue for hosting Wedding breakfasts and parties with plenty of space for marquees and yurts. We are a proud supporter of local businesses and all the oak furniture has been crafted locally and made by Beaver Furniture and Robert Thompsons Craftsmen (“Mouseman”) who are both based in villages just outside Thirsk, not far from us.
Woodlands Farm is an ideal place for relaxing or taking a more energetic break. We are located in the secluded hamlet of Thimbleby on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with the popular walker’s village of Osmotherley just over a mile away. There are two footpaths just across the road from us which lead onto the Moors and offers incredible scenery and ideal terrain for mountain biking, cycling and walking. We are also only a stone’s throw away from the Cleveland Way. Guests visiting Yorkshire for a few days have found us to be an ideal location as we are only a few miles from the A19, so it is easy to discover other areas such as the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Coast (including Whitby) or the historic City of York.
Amy is Yorkshire born and bred, and both Paul and Amy have extensive knowledge of local attractions, places to eat and shop. We can help you with the planning of your itinerary or if you’re celebrating a special occasion we can arrange flowers; champagne and chocolates; or other gifts ready for your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you to Woodlands Farm soon.
Amy & Paul