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Riverside Holiday Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed


Our weekly prices range from £288 to £748 depending upon the time of year. SEE BELOW.




Our own website is updated each day for AVAILABILITY & PRICE and we have offers on throughout the year. We usually have 'free night' offers on in Nov / Dec / Jan / Feb


Cleanliness is of the highest standards and personal touches abound. Riverside Cottage offers luxury self-catering accommodation in Whitby at an affordable price.

The cottage has it's own unique style with panoramic views of the river and surrounding countryside.

Riverside Cottage was built in 2004. This cottage offers traditional elegance in a select private riverside location.

For the comfort of all our guests and to maintain the highest of standards, we are strictly non-smoking and we do not allow pets - sorry.

We do have another cottage in the very heart of the 'Old Town' of Whitby right by the harbourside.

This cottage is called Awd Tuts Cottage and it is a Grade Two Listed Ex-fisherman's cottage built in 1640.

Again, all details can be found ON OUR OWN WEBSITE by clicking on the WEB - 'VISIT SITE' link at the bottom of this page in the contact section.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 1.8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley MME 70 km, Nearest railway: Whitby 250 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Yorkshire region

The Yorkshire Coast and surrounding areas are known for outstanding beauty and great places to visit all year round.

Riverside Cottage appeals to both families and couples who want a superb location and lots to do in the surrounding area.

Days can be spent exploring in and around Whitby or along the Esk Valley - Pictureque Ruswarp is 0.5 kilometres away and has a miniture railway, rowing boats on the river and even crazy golf.

There is a very good selection of multi-cultural places to eat in Whitby town itself which include all budget categories.

Scarborough, Runswick Bay, Staiths, Robin Hoods Bay and Flamingoland are all just a short car ride away.

Central Whitby

Whitby is located on the North-East Coast and is famous for Captain James Cook, Dracula and smuggling in those bygone years.

Today you can experience a taste of the history along with the outstanding beauty of this coastline and drive inland to the North York Moors National Park.

This area is famous for its unspoilt countryside, idylic villages, friendly folk and charming market towns.

Whitby 'Old Town' is steeped in history with its quaint cobbled streets, kipper smoking houses, tea rooms and much more.

Most of the Old Town dates back some centuries as you'll see when you explore the little snickets and alleyways and hidden passageways.

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Review 1-10 of 12

17 Nov 2014


"Great location"

20 min. walk from central Whitby over old viaduct / cinder track. Holiday home was comfortable with all amenities. For groceries, Sainsburys was just 4 min. away by car.

3 Nov 2014


"riverside cottage"

booking was easy and deposit was refunded the day after departure.
beds were very comfortable
house was clean with plenty of cookware.
house in an amazing location by river.
doors took time to get used to unlocking with key.
you can walk into town along cinder track but would recommend a taxi as it took us 25 mins to walk into town. very steep hill to climb to gain access to cinder track. booking of taxi essential as there are huge queues at taxi rank at the weekend

Thanks for your review.
Glad all was OK and that you enjoyed our cottage.

Re beds - we bought one of these type of mattresses for our own house and it was so good we bought a further seven for the holiday cottages. It cost a fortune but all we have had since is praise for 'sleep quality' from our guests. There's nothing worse than a bad nights sleep.

Thank you again.

Mike & Louise

21 Sep 2014


"A great location for our short break"

We visited Riverside cottage for a short break, and selected it based on other reviews, it's location, and the facilities it offered. Booking was easy, using the web form provided my Mike, and ev… More

Thanks for another positive review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverside Cottage.

We think the location is great too and feel lucky to have had the opportunity to buy a place just 10 metres from the river.


Mike and Louise

21 Sep 2014


"Needs new furniture"

Very pleasant surroundings and well presented kitchen area. Furniture a bit shabby and uncomfortable sofas in lounge. It was clean but kitchen and bathroom blinds were rather grubby and dusty.I would … More

Thank you for your review.

Hopefully you did enjoy your stay?

The cottage floorboards can be a little 'creaky' but for us to rip up all of the laminate flooring to get to them would be an absolute nightmare of a job. We just 'live with it'.

We have to take a practical view of the situation. We don't notice the 'creaks' too much and we hope that our guests just 'live with it' too. We would really hope it wouldn't totally spoil a guests stay in the property as the cottage positives easily outweigh the negatives.

Many regards

Mike & Louise

23 Aug 2014


"Amazing location - so peaceful"

The cottage is home from home. Nothing is missing.
Plenty of storage in kitchen and bedrooms. Pots and pans in abundance.
Location is amazing, so peaceful and the wildlife is something else, but only 10 minutes from the centre of the bustling harbour.
2 large supermarkets within a 5 minute drive.
Thought it was lovely to walk in after a stressful journey to find coffee, tea and fresh milk waiting to make a refreshing drink and the beds made up.

Thank you for a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage.Riverside Cottage is in a great location. I just wish we had the time to stay there a bit more!

26 Apr 2014



Beautiful large, well equipped cottage in a perfect riverside location. Plenty of free car parking too.Big, well appointed rooms with good views especially from the cottage balcony. There are tables … More

Another contented set of guests - thank you for your nice review.
You are right, one really positive aspect of Riverside Cottage is the ample free car parking. Whitby town centre can be really bad at times and some days you can never get a a place. We like sitting out on the balconey too when we get the chance. We just don't get the chance very often. We'll have to book a week at some point and take a well deserved break.


Mike & Louise

7 Mar 2014


"Short Break at Riverside cottage in February"

Short Break at Riverside cottage in February

We recently stayed at Riverside Cottage in Whitby and as soon as we walked in the door we knew that we had made a good choice.

The property smelled clean and fresh on arrival. Everything was neat tidy and also very clean. (my wife always checks bathrooms & kitchens etc).

There was free coffee, milk etc left out for us which was appreciated as we'd had a long journey.

The cottage has 3 good sized bedrooms, two of which are doubles, 2 bathrooms and there's also 3 toilets, one on each floor which saves a lot of legwork by not having to keep running up and down stairs.

You can see the river from any window in the property and the views are amazing. The river is still tidal at this point and so the scene is constantly changing throughout the day.

Outside are well kept lawns and for families with young children there is an outside play area 50 metres away. You have your own balconey to sit out, look at the woodland scenery and watch the river flow by.

We had a few cold nights but the house was always warm when we were there so no problem at all. There is an old Victorian Viaduct which towers above the river and the views from the top of the Viaduct are impressive. I would say to anyone thinking of staying here, bring a camera. All of us enjoyed our stay and we thank the owners for renting out this first class property to us. we have no hesitation in recommending this self catering accommodation to others.

Riverside gets 5 stars from us without hesitation

Many thanks for your kind review of Riverside Cottage. We're glad that you enjoyed your break and also that we helped you do just that by ensuring our cottage was perfect for your needs.

We offer a good selection of short breaks throughout the year and also many special offers in both Riverside Cottage and our Awd Tuts Cottage.

We invite anyone to look at our own website and view both offer pages for each cottage. There's nearly always a deal to be had whether it be 'free night's' or reduced prices.


Mike & Louise

4 Mar 2014


"Peaceful haven - home from home - and great walking distance to nearby pubs"

We stayed as three couples away for week together in North Yorks moors and have just had a terrific time in this very well-equipped holiday home. From arrival to departure we had a great time and found everything we needed in the house including fab kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and Sky TV! Wine was welcome touch on our first late arrival night.
One of couple had fun in bunk beds room - obviously meant for children but also suitable and long enough for a 6ft tall rugby player!
Location was great and we all walked into and rolled back out of Whitby town several times during the week. One night the girls caught a taxi back but all in all a pleasurable walk in/out of town - especially after eating too much at Humble Pie or Moutreys (great pizza!) we were all ready for a pint at Middle Earth on way in each evening too!
Mike called us to check all was OK and also recommended places to eat/drink etc. Thanks for a great stay at a great price.

Many thanks for your nice review of our cottage and we're glad that all 6 of you had a great time whilst you were there. That's what it all about, enjoying yourselves and were happy our cottage and our amenities helped you achieve that.

Hopefully we'll catch up with you again if you decide to make a future booking?

Warm regards


11 Nov 2013


"Excellent location, and very clean property"

Stayed with friends for a week. Very clean with great view of the viaduct next to the property. Good size bathrooms, and good kitchen facilities. The hot water system took a while to master, but we got there in the end. Very relaxing especially in the lounge area. A great base to explore Whitby and the wonderful surrounding area.

Many thanks for a nice review.

We're glad another set of guests enjoyed their stay at Riverside Cottage. Not all guests leave reviews and it really helps us and hopefully future guests when we get good positive comments.


7 May 2013


"compact, quiet location."

A peaceful riverside spot within a 30 minute walk into Whitby over the viaduct. Whilst we found nothing wrong with the accommodation it was very functional. We didn't appreciate before we arrived that living over three floors can be bit of a drag. The lower kitchen/diner looked a bit 'tired' and we missed not having a radio (it was being repaired) and somewhere comfortable to sit. The first floor fliving room was OK but we felt it had too much furniture and could have been laid out better to provide a bigger feel living space - the coffee table seemed to occupy a quarter of the floor space. Beds were comfy, no problems there. The main areas of frustration were the noisy floorboards, lack of control over the heating and the combi boiler. We stayed in March, the weather was fairly cold and the heating went of at 1 pm for a few hours. It was too cold to stay in the house so we resorted to walking into Whitby for a cup of tea in one of the tea shops before timing our return walk to make sure that the heating was back on. Getting water for a shower, wash basins etc on any floor other than the ground was a dark art that required several days of practice (despite the comprehensive instructions provided) and co-operation from my partner to co-ordinaste when we wanted to use the hot water. We paid extra to have bath towels provided - bring your own! We have dusters at home that are better quality than the towels provided! On arrival there was a very unpleasant smell of damp in the first floor bathroom. When using the shower water goes everywhere and there was no bath mat provided for the bathroom floor which was a bit dodgy when stepping out of the bath/shower and resulted several ungraceful piroettes. Overall, as mentioned earlier there was nothing wrong with the accommodation, it just didn't feel particularly welcoming - all very clean and functional.

Thank you for your review.

A few answers to some points mentioned. The cottage photos show clearly, in all of our advertising sites, that the cottage is indeed on 3 floors.

It is very clear what size of cottage is being booked before any guest commits to stay!

If anyone doesn't like 3 floors we wouldn't really expect them to book the cottage! It actually suits most people to have bedrooms on different floors for privacy reasons.

If it seemed to be a 'bit of a trek' to get around the cottage it surely must have been expected beforehand?

We don't hide the fact the cottage has 3 floors - we actively promote the fact - especially when two families are wanting to stay with us at the same time.

The decoration also, is definately not 'tired'. The accommodation, inside and out was completely painted and decorated only recently in February 2013 and we feel this comment is quite unrealistic.

As far as comfort goes, in the dining room we have a table with 6 chairs to enjoy family meals (again, this also can be clearly seen on our photos). In the large lounge we have 3 sofas and also 2 armchairs which would enable 9 people actually to sit there even though we only sleep up to 6. There is adequate room to spread out and sit apart easily. There is also a table and 4 chairs outside on the private balcony and the same again downstairs outside the ground floor French doors.

We believe that we promote out cottage really well and honestly. In our advertising photographs we show potential guests EVERYTHING. Anyone who books at Riverside Cottage should easily be able to see EVERYTHING in the cottage as we don't try to show people our 'best bits'. We show them the cottage in it's entirety.


Mike & Louise

(The owners)

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