Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Whitby
3 storey family house with spacious grounds in Grosmont steam trains and moors!
This delightful stone Victorian house, built in 1861, with a wealth of original features commands stunning views of surrounding countryside and steam trains. Completely renovated with spacious rooms, terraces and gardens. Set on three floors, perfect for the larger family or two families wishing to share. This is the perfect country retreat for walkers and lovers of the 'Heartbeat' countryside. It is on the Coast-to-Coast Walk and part of the Wainwright Way. Grosmont is a lively village famous for its steam trains which are stationed in the sidings, museum and many traditional events. The Station Tavern, 5 mins walk from the Villa, serves excellent beer and home cooked food which can be enjoyed outside while savouring the ambience. There are cafes which serve coffee, snacks and wholesome lunches creating a friendly atmosphere in the village. Steam trains are kept in Grosmont and go to Pickering and Whitby stopping at picturesque villages en route. Dalby Forest (cycling/walking etc) is 10 miles away.
The villa, set within 6 acres of private woodlands, is very secluded although near the village centre. The terraced garden overlooks an Esk Valley with fields and tree covered landscape and forms a sheltered area to enjoy eating out on the large picnic bench. The driveway is large and can easily accommodate 6 cars.
There are 3 double Bedrooms on the first floor each containing their own wash basin and shower. There is water-closet and wash basin also on the first floor. The iron, ironing board and hair dryer are on the second floor. The ground floor has a traditional Victorian tiled hall leading to 2 reception rooms and a large Kitchen/Dining Room which leads to a Utility Room and water-closet with wash basin. The kitchen is fully-equipped French-style with an Aga, stainless steel sink, dishwasher, 21' TV and a large dining table with original floor flagstones. The views stretch across the trees down into the valley. The utility Room is equipped with large American style washing and drying machines, butler sink and log burning stove.
There are an additional 2 double bedrooms each with twin single beds on the second floor. (Available at Additional Cost). There is also a bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin & water-closet on the second floor.
The 2 reception rooms comprise of a south-facing Morning Room with log burning stove, couches, coffee table and a cosy Lounge with leather couches, large coffee table, 42' TV and Jotul log burning stove set in a white marble fireplace. The Aga always keeps the kitchen warm and the wood burning stoves keep the sitting rooms cosy. Conversely, during the hot summer months the windows can let in cool, fresh air rising from the woods, moors and river! There are storage heaters if required and central heating during the winter. There is a burglar alarm.
The name GROSMONT derived from Grandimont Priory, built around 1200 by French Benedictine monks. Alum was later discovered and produced around Whitby. Between 1836 and early 1900s Grosmont was a prosperous ironstone mining community resulting in the opening of the Whitby-Pickering railway, George Stephenson's first line. The stream trains in 1847 brought the lime, iron, sandstone, and brickmaking industries to Grosmont. Only traces are left of these important historic events.
Whitby is an historic fishing port with excellent resturants such as the Magpie Cafe which is Rick Stein's favourite sea food restaurant. The Royal Fisheries in Baxtergate is an award-winning fish & chip take away and cafe. Various popular events take place throughout the year such as Whitby Regatta Week, Whitby Folk Week Festival and in October there are special Hallowe'en events and the famous October War Weekend centred in Grosmont, Pickering and Whitby.
The television series 'Heartbeat' village of Adensfield (Goathland) is 3 miles away in the next valley. A train journey in the film 'Harry Potter' was made at Grosmont. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) steam trains have childrens' special events featuring 'Thomas the Tank Engine' characters and also special dining events including 'murder mystery' games on the steam trains. Various Vintage Vehicles, Steam and Diesel Galas, Swinging 60's and War Weekends April - October.
'Country File' featured Grosmont and the Wainwright Walks, and the west to east Coast to Coast route traverse Grosmont. Victoria Wood included Grosmont steam trains in her recent series.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible