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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 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:
17 July, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ensuite for bedroom 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available, bedding for cot not supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • 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


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Beautiful Stone Built Cottage with large garden.
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely village

  • 4 of 5

The walks into Whitby were delightful. Cottage was fine, although small. Well equipped. A warning about the absence of mobile phone coverage would have been helpful, especially over Christmas, as I could then have made other arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage much thought gone into decor and garden

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Ruswarp Everything you need in cottage, and interior is lovely

Nice touch of prosecco and cholates on arrival , and seaside themed decor throughout. Only 20 min walk to Whitby, or 5 mins train. You can even catch a NYMR steam train from Ruswarp.

Area great for coastal and rural walks.

Only slight negative is availability of parking and there is some traffic noise as cottage is on busy road

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in Ruswarp! The cottage was beautiful and the extra touches were much appreciated. The walk into Whitby was lovely alongside the railway, I was able to do it with the pram too which was a bonus! Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, very please that you have enjoyed your stay.
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct half term
26 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Chistmas and Newyear
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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