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Beautiful Stone Built Cottage with large garden.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cosy comfortable 400 year old cottage. Within walking distance of Whitby.

This beautiful 2 bedroomed cottage is conveniently located on the high street in Ruswarp, just a 20 minute scenic walk into the centre of Whitby, the path follows between the banks of the river Esk and the Whitby to Pickering Steam railway.

Trout, Salmon, Seals, Herons, Kingfishers are all regularly seen on the stunning river Esk.

The village has all you need for a relaxing self catering holiday, close by is the Bridge pub (100mtrs) serving real ales, food and a very good value Sunday carvery. Up the road is Jacksons the butchers (50mtrs), here you can get without doubt the finest local meats, breads, cheeses and freshly made (throughout the day) pies and sandwiches. Across from the cottage is the village store, all the essentials are here, including wines and beers.

A short walk along the river(150mtrs) and you can hire rowing boats or canoes, visit the river bistro, there is also a miniature steam railway for kids young and old. Across the road from here is Mini Monsters a large indoor play barn which also has a licensed café for mum and dad.

Whitby. The jewel of Yorkshires coast,

Fish and Chips; History and Culture; Views and Festivals; Vampires and Goths: it’s all on offer at Whitby, one of the Yorkshire Coast’s best-loved seaside towns.

The cottage itself has recently under gone a full refurbishment and has all the comforts of home, perfect for a cozy romantic break for 2, or a family holiday.

The accommodation is split over 3 levels, the ground level having the lounge and separate kitchen.

The lounge,

Comfortable seating consisting of a 2 seater sofa, single upholstered chair and a large leather gentleman's club chair.

We have unlimited WiFi, a smart TV which is connected to the internet (no aerial), a DVD player with a selection of discs and a Hifi unit which has DAB radio and bluetooth to connect to your phone.

The lounge also has a dining area which has an oak table and seating for 4 people.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped including everything you will need for a self catering stay.

The first floor, comprises of the main double bedroom which has its own luxury ensuite with bath and shower.

The cottage also has a 2nd separate family shower room on this floor.

The 2nd double bedroom is situated on the 3rd floor.

The cottage is beautifully decorated through out, and is fitted with high quality furnishing and fittings.

We have full gas central heating as well as a Dimplex optiflame electric stove fitted in the lounge.

Outside we have a large well kept enclosed garden, the top entertaining area has a table and chairs, barbecue and if you are feeling adventurous a brick built pizza oven, there is another decked area closer to the cottage, this also has outdoor furniture, for drinks and dining, this area has outdoor lighting.

The garden is very well stocked with herbaceous borders and lawned areas.

If require we can make available a secure brick built store room, ideal for bikes etc. Please ask.

Parking, we don't have any private parking for the cottage, but there is free road side parking throughout the village, the nearest being about 50mtrs away.

We have tried to think of everything to make your holiday perfect.

Any special requirements please ask, if we can help, we will.

More Details

Robert Fisher
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Yorkshire
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay! We love this cottage and the garden. Really enjoyed the walk into Whitby and the bacon and egg butties from the butchers, thanks for the recommendations. It was a great surprise arriving to chilled fizz and chocolates. Thanks very much! We hope to come back!
Jun 2016
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Whitby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite for bedroom 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available, bedding for cot not supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Beautiful Stone Built Cottage with large garden.
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 20 reviews

Just perfect, absolutely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We stay in lots of cottages and this is definitely our favourite. The location is great, with all the amenities you need with Whitby being a gentle stroll along the river. The cottage is well equipped and finished to a high standard. The extra touches left by the owners were really appreciated and made our stay extra special. We sat outside and had breakfast in the garden and struggled to leave the cottage to go out and explore. I could not recommend this cottage higher, we will be definitely be returning. PS the Butchers across the road is the best ever. Thanks for a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We are very happy that you had a good time. And always happy to see you again. Robert.
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful cottage, superbly decorated with everything you could wish for. Beautiful gardens which we made full use of. Loved the personal touch of being left a bottle of prosecco and chocolates. Only downside was the parking, we really struggled to get a spot close enough to the cottage, otherwise our stay was perfect in every way

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage, but on a noisy road

  • 4 of 5

This is a really charming cottage with loads of character. It's been nicely refurbished with two good bathrooms and a lovely garden. Sadly, the village street is much busier than we'd imagined and it took us a couple of nights to get used to the noise of the traffic. Also, the kitchen is very compact and the lack of a washing machine was a slight nuisance. However, the butcher's shop over the road really does sell the best bacon and egg rolls imaginable and for a very good price, so no need to cook breakfast!

And the scenery is stunning. There is a lovely walk into Whitby very close by, between the river and the railway which the NYMR uses, so plenty of steam trains go through. Also, the Cinder Trail is another lovely walk with really amazing views.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not our cup of tea!

  • 2 of 5

We were taken by surprise on arrival. Already knew of the parking issues. The decor of the place was stunning. I would have preferred clean mirrors etc.. we were charmed by the garden, it is quite beautiful. We had fabulous weather which was the bonus. Would have been claustrophobic in the cottage for the whole time.

We all four thought that the place was ill equipped for us. Not enough seating etc. Unfortunately I booked for two weeks.

The entire village seems to be a ‘rat run ‘ between the A171 and Whitby, tragic for the village. The traffic noise is horrendous especially on dustbin day, Thursday!

Mr Duck was very obliging and we bought in his shop when we could. The butcher, mr Jackson was amazing. We willl go to Ruswarp just for the meat.

The neighbours were amazing. We had an amazing night hearing about the village from village people.

We wouldn’t book the place again, not for more than a couple of days anyway! It’s too small for four adults. It’s dark inside and we would have been demented if bad weather had demanded we stay in.

No! We won’t be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet village.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is lovely and inviting and felt very homely. There is a really nice walk along the river into Whitby. We did this walk every day as my 6 year old boys thought it was an adventure. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. The village is nice and quiet and there is a boating lake and a little steam train.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cosy cottage! It has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to make it a lovely comfortable home from home. I would highly recommend and will hopefully stay there again myself.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bridge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Bridge
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Key and more detailed cottage information will be sent 14 days prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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