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Character Cottage In Amazing Location Of Steam Trains-check NYMR timetable

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Esk Valley, Grosmont, Nr Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Ideal For Exploring National Park And Whitby Coast

'There isn't a word in the dictionary to describe this wonderful place. I wish we could stay forever.' Highly recommended, well equipped terraced cottage in a magical setting overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. Open views of 'Heart Beat' countryside. Watch the wildlife in the field. .Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. ! double with 4 poster bed. Amazing view of steam train powering up the line. 2nd bedroom adult sized bunk beds. Bathroom - WC, vanity unit , shower over bath. Lounge/diner with beams, electric stove, TV, Dining table and chairs, 2 sofas. Large beamed kitchen with usual electric appliances. Garden with open aspect of countryside. Wooden shed with comfy furniture -sunny location. Parking behind cottage. Walks from back door. SORRY NO DOGS - some wifi

Pauline Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Pauline Robinson

Peter and Pauline Robinson. Very friendly people who take pride in our holiday cottage. We are there at weekends to make sure everything is up to standard.

60% of our bookings are people who return often.

Pauline Robinson purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Pauline Robinson chose Whitby

We bought our other cottage,next door, in 1982 as we love the location. My husband is a steam train enthusiast and I love the large garden and open views of the countryside. It is an idyllic location peaceful and relaxing with no passing traffic. It is an ideal base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and close to the heritage coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Walks from the back door. Views of the steam trains powering up the line. A variety of birds feeding on the table in the garden. Very pleasant large garden surrounded by open 'heartbeat' countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

' There isn't a word in the dictionary to describe this wonderful place. I wish we could stay forever. The children want to live here.'

' Our 6th time here and just as special as the first time. Still discovering more walks and birds. We'll be back.'
Jan 2015
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Whitby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity sink unit
  • Bathroom has shower over bath vanity sink unit and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Pine 4 poster double bed. Bedroom 2 has adult sized bunks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Outside: Pleasant garden with open views of countryside. Viaduct at bottom of garden with steam train passing. Overlooking field with sheep free range chickens etc. Pleasant sun shed with comfy furniture- double doors open to enjoy scenery. Check NYMR timetable for trains Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen including towels provided. Cottage is cleaned and all linen changed everytime there is a changeover of guests.


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Character Cottage In Amazing Location Of Steam Trains-check NYMR timetable
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Trains walks and country cottage

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cottage with steam trains running right by the side. It was great seeing them, listening to them and riding in them. Walking straight from the cottage was good too, plenty of choice. A short drive away was plenty more to see and do as well. An area well worth visiting and if you go in August there is the added attraction of the heather in full bloom on the moors. I would recommend Mallard cottage and the area to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit. Nice meeting you. Glad you enjoyed this special place and made use of the walking routes provided. We aim to please.
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Good views. Nice character cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying in the area, though if there is snow about as we had, travelling can be tricky. There's a very steep descent to the cottage in Esk valley. The coast is 20-30 mins away but there are also walks aplenty. There is lots of bumpf to read about things to do at the cottage. There's little to fault tge place but the heating systems needs updating. Would love to return in the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a tricky area in the snow but spectacular. There is no mains gas in the valley so we have to use electric storage heaters.and convectors.
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  • 4 of 5

Unique location, be advised that the access road is 1 in 3! Great to see steam trains so close and so often.

Pauline and Peter could not have been more helpful when we had car, and later oven, troubles. Very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unique location. This setting is not only special for it's passing steam trains but also open views, wildlife and walks Walk to Goathland ( TV's Heartbeat Aidensfield ) from back door of cottage. Close proximity to many of the North Yorkshire Moors attractions. Whitby 6 miles. Access road is not an issue. It's only a normal road down into the valley. This is a very popular cottage with many guests making return visits every year to enjoy their special place. We aim to please and enjoy seeing the reaction of new guests as well as welcoming old friends.
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Charming country cottage with unrivalled views.

  • 4 of 5

Warm friendly welcome from the owners after easily finding the cottage from instructions they sent in the post. Beautiful setting in the valley plus right next to the NYM steam railway for those who are train fans. No problem if you are not a fan as the trains don't start till mid morning and finish early evening, at least at this time of year! Plenty of birds and fields of animals to see too.

The cottage itself was well stocked, including a little tray with tea coffee and biscuits on!

Everything was clean, if a little well worn.

The best party of this cottage is its location. 20 min walk and you are in grosmont. Easy driving to the coast and Pickering/ Goathland of you don't mind a few steep windy lanes!

Looking forward returning again very soon. Great place for a slow paced family holiday with a train mad little boy.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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esk valley cottage

  • 5 of 5

Alovely clean, warm , quiet cottage with all you need for a relaxing break. Beautiful views and walks in the country from the back door. Friendly helpful proprieter. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We aim to please We enjoy seeing the reaction of New guests as most are regulars.
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Can't beat the setting

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in pitch dark and awoke to glorious views. Walked out of the door into stunning countryside and had the most amazing weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an amazing place. Glad you enjoyed the experience and wish to return.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Horseshoe - Egton Bride
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Close to the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Whitby 7 miles by car or Steam Train famous for its fishing harbour and Abbey. Many other beautiful coastal villages.


Car recommended

Further Details:

Local shop,pub, cafes,post office in Grosmont Village within walking distance. Supermarket and banks in Whitby 7 miles..

ATTRACTIONS NUMEROUS - North Yorkshire Moors railway, National Park, Dalby Forest(Go Ape), Walks from back door, Quaint villages - 'Heartdeats' Aidensfield (Goathland within walking distance, Whitby and Heritage Coast 7 miles, Eden Camp War Museum, Captain Cook Museum, Flamingo Land pleasure park and zoo, York and national Railway Museum 1 hour.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owner - deposit of £50 secures booking -balance due 1 month before holiday. Cheque preferred.

Changeover Day:
Change over day mainly Saturday arrive 4pm - depart 10am.
Short breaks available out of season when changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available out of season and late availability deals. Please ask.
Based on £50 per night for 2 people.

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.