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Grosmont cottage, Whitby

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This cottage is well furnished and on one level. Full central heating included. Perfect for a family of 4 or couples for Spring and Autumn country/coast breaks. Rental prices are lower for 2 people ( except school holidays ).

Whitby with it's Abbey has all year round attractions and in the summer lots of outdoor activities for adults and children including the beach, boat rides and Panett Park which has a superb children's playgound. The park also includes a fantastic local history and natural display in the old world museum . The North York Moors STEAM RAILWAY runs along the Esk valley from Pickering to Whitby going through Ruswarp.

Grosmont Cottage is a very comfortable cottage, part of the Heron Holiday Cottages site on a former hill farm complex converted to holiday cottages with lots of surrounding grass for children to play safely or adults just to relax in the quiet countryside above Eskdale. Ruswarp a short walk away has lots of activities for the children - MINI-MONSTERS PLAYBARN & CAFEBAR, PETTING ZOO, BOATS, CANOES, CRAZY GOLF, , MINIATURE RAILWAY, OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND OR JUST FEED THE DUCKS. The Mini Monsters playbarn only a short walk from the cottage is great for keeping young children entertained if you have a rainy day.

The local beaches 5 minutes by car are outstanding, stretching 3 miles from Sandsend to Whitby harbour, great for all the family.

With beautiful Eskdale and the North York Moors ( Heartbeat Country ) on your doorstep this area is ideal for adults to enjoy a walking holiday all year round. Cycles can be hired locally to use on the Cycle way ( old railway route ) from Whitby to Robinhoods Bay and Scarborough.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds or Newcastle 110 km, Nearest railway: Ruswarp 600 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is of solid local stone construction and all on one level with double glazing and gas central heating for the colder months.

Accommodation consists of a lounge with new fitted dining kitchen area. New Bathroom for 2012 with shower over bath. Two bedrooms, one with double bed, wardrobe and drawers and the other with two single beds, wardrobe and drawers.

The cottage is well furnished and all heating and bedding are included in the price.

Further details outdoors

The Cottage is surrounded by attractive grounds looking onto fields and lovely countryside with views from the grounds over Eskdale to the North York Moors and towards Whitby on the other side.

Parking is no problem, with a large parking area being provided for the cottages.

The children can play on the large grass areas surrounding the cottages in safety well away from any roads and ideal for ball games or kite flying.

Picnic area on site with tables / benches and views over Eskdale.

Our access road is adjacent to Eskdale Leisure which has the mini-monsters play barn indoor attractions and cafe.

Ruswarp also has a miniture steam railway which is open in the school holidays and some other weekends when the weather is good. A short walk towards the village you will find boats and canoes for hire on the river Esk.

You can fish on the Esk in season, the only Yorkshire Salmon river, permits for sale in the village.

Further details

Rentals are on a weekly basis in season, Saturday to Saturday .

In winter ( November to March), short breaks are possible, minimum 3 nights.

Rental price includes all heating and bedding. ( towels not provided )

The cottage is available from 15.00 on the arrival day.

The cottage must be vacated no later than 10.30 on departure day.

The Yorkshire region

North Yorkshire is one of the most stunning parts of the Country.

Yorkshire has two National Parks, The Yorkshire Dales and The North York Moors.

The North Yorkshire Coast provides beautiful seascapes and is a painters paradise.

All along this coast you can visit small scenic fishing villages such as Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Runswick Bay with picture post card views and good sandy beaches for the children.

Inland you can walk in the many Dales and on the North York Moors, or catch a Steam Train from Pickering to Grosmont in Eskdale or through to Whitby on a steam special.

This part of the country also has plenty activities for the children. These are to list just a few.

Seaside attractions at Whitby and Scarborough.

Indoor swimming pool and sport centre

Boat trips to sea.

Fun Fairs



Crazy Golf


Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which offers rides, animal shows and attractions for all age groups and some of the best rollercoasters in the country. ( near Pickering )

Dalby Forest Park with visitor centre.

Fun for all the family in the Forest with large children's natural play areas and off road driving if required.

Visit York, one of the best preserved Cities in the World with it's magnificient Minster and City walls.

York also has super shopping in the old streets and at it's out of town malls.


Whitby with it's Abbey and position on the North Yorkshire Coast is a one off.

The local people are proud of the traditions they have of a fine whaling and fishing town through history.

The town is well known all over the world for various reasons.

The Abbey was the place where a gathering of the church decided the dates of Easter way back in history.

Captain Cook built his Ships and started his voyages from here to Australia and the far corners of the earth.

A scale replica of the 'Endeavour' now takes trips out from the harbour.

Bram Stoker wrote is book ' Dracula' with his character landing in Whitby from a shipwreck.

Visit the Dracula experience

Whitby was one of the worlds largest Whaling ports in the past and on the cliff overlooking the harbour stands a whalebone arch to remember this.

Whitby is famous for the jet ( black ) jewellery only produced here.

TV used Whitby and the surrounding areas for filming 'Heartbeat'

Some of the best fish and chips in the country are served at the Magpie on the harbour side ( join the queue )

The old West side of the harbour is steeped in history and the fine original buildings house many lovely art and gift shops.

Pannett Park has one of the best local museums in the North of England. This museum is easily overlooked and should be a must see for adults and children alike.You will learn all about the history of the town, Captain Cook and the Jurrasic Coast with many fine local Dinasour fInds on display.

Modern Whitby also has a range of good eating places, tea shops, coffee houses and wine bars.

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Review 1-7 of 7

20 Sep 2014


"Beautiful views"

Stayed here for 1 week august bank holiday had the best time Lovely location Central for trips out around yorkshire cottage was very clean nice pub near the train station the bridge inn well worth a … More

3 Aug 2014


"Pleasant cottage with lovely views"

The cottage is compact, but very well equipped. On the plus side the cottage was clean, and it is in a lovely setting, being in a courtyard with other holiday cottages, and having lovely views all aro… More

Thank you for your cottage review. It was good to hear you thought the cottage was well equipped and you enjoyed the lovely position in Eskdale.

In responce to your comments. Most cottages have either a bath or a shower, we advertise a shower over a bath which is not a power shower because of the mess a power shower would make when not in a substantial shower cubicle.
You could only watch BBC1 and BBC2. During various stays at our cottage I haven't had any problem receiving all the main TV stations and possibly the TV needed tuning, guests do tend to play with the channels.
You comment that the lack of Wi-Fi was a downside and the other cottages had it. Why then choose a cottage which doesn't have Wi-Fi? You made your booking through a large Agency group who advertise many cottages in and around Whitby both with and without Wi-Fi. If you wanted Wi-Fi you should have booked a cottage stating they had Wi-Fi. Our family like to leave the stress of computers and games machines when on holiday which is an individuals personal choice so we don't advertise Wi-Fi.
I hope the lack of the above facilities didn't spoil your holiday too much. Can I also suggest to you that booking a cottage direct with the cottage owner advertising on the web through Holidaylettings for future holidays would save you money ( Agencies such as the one you used add on 25% to our own rental prices for their advertising and costs ) and also you can check what facilities are provided directly with the owner before booking.

Thank you once again for your review and for staying at Grosmont Cottage. Best Wishes Paul & Dianne

23 Feb 2014


"Had a great time, brilliant location."

Great location for exploring Whitby and surrounding area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well appointed. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils/pans and easy to cook in. The drive up the lan… More

Thank you for taking time to submit your review of Grosmont Cottage. It was good to hear our cottage met your expectations and provided all the facilities required to enjoy your short winter break in scenic Eskdale.
We hope you will visit again in the future.
Kind Regards Paul and Dianne Rushworth

21 Jan 2014


"Excellent stay!"

Excellent stay at Grosmont Cottage! We arrived and everything was perfect. The children loved the grounds and we felt it was peaceful and relaxing. Excellent location in Ruswarp and close to all the tourist spots but with good local amenities too. There was everything we needed in the beautiful cottage and excellent information provided on local attractions. I will definitely be booking here again and again! We did not want to leave, I would highly recommend this location and this cottage.

Thank you for your kind review and it was great to hear you all enjoyed your stay in the lovely village of Ruswarp. Many thanks for your positive comments. I hope you are able to find a spare week for another stay very soon.
Kind Regards Paul

8 Aug 2013


"Beautiful cottage-Great location."

What a find! Spotlessly clean, fantastic location and great views.
Everything we needed and more. Well equipped, comfy beds and sofa's.
The location was great for exploring the Whitby area and the transport links from the village were reliable, although the walk into Whitby was lovely too.
We were blessed with great weather which was a bonus.
The only downside was the hill to the cottage if you walked up-a proper lung buster but so worth it for the views from the top.
Only other thing the cottage needed is a full length mirror-other than that no complaints whatsoever! Would love to return.

Many thanks for your review of Grosmont Cottage. It was great to hear you had a good holiday and your comments on my cottage and your stay are very much appreciated. I hope you will visit Whitby again in the future.
Kind regards Paul

8 Oct 2012


"Just as good as before"

This was our second visit (inside 4 years) and again was well worth it. A great scenic location overlooking Ruswarp village, Grosmont Cottage was a great base for our holiday again, with everything we could need. We had great weather (luckily), but in any case it is a cosy retreat to go back to, with decent size play area for the kids to play around in to the back of the cottages without having to keep an eye on them (the cows and sheep in the adjoining fields do that).
Location-wise, Whitby is 5 mins away with the great bays of Sandsend (10 mins) and Runswick (15 mins) a short drive north, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay to the south and 'Heartbeat Country' approx 20 mins away. Ruswarp village with its riverside setting on the Esk itself is well worth a look (miniature railway, huge indoor and outdoor centre for the kids, boating, great butchers!). If you're looking to visit the North Yorks coast, this is a great place to think about staying at.

Thank you for your excellent review on Grosmont Cottage, it is always a pleasure to welcome back return guests. Your review is a very good description of the cottage location and all the facilities available in the locality for holidaymakers. We hope you will be back for another stay shortly.
Best Regards Paul & Dianne

11 Aug 2011


"Lovely cottage in a peaceful location"

My husband and I stayed at Grosmont Cottage whilst visiting family in the Whitby area. The cottage was ideal, two very pretty bedrooms, nice living room and newly fitted kitchen. The TV reception was poor but we didn't mind that and I am only mentioning it as I know lots of families could not exist without constant television. There is plenty of good quality cutlery, china and cooking equipment. There is lots of grassy outdoor space for children to run about in with a couple of benches and picnic tables . Our grandchildren visited us for the day and loved it. We were extremely lucky with the weather and we used the picnic tables on a couple of evenings for entertaining family and loved the beautiful views and the silence - it was so quiet you could hear the sheep chewing the grass! We saw deer, rabbits and pheasant and numerous birds.

The only thing that would have improved out stay would have been our own outside eating area. Just a small table and a couple of chairs outside the front door would have made our breakfasts idyllic and would have saved the running backwards and forwards that trying to serve a meal at the picnic tables necessitated.

Thank you for your review of Grosmont Cottage. One update after this review. Please don't be put off booking Grosmont Cottage because of the reported poor TV reception. After the 2012 digital switch over in Whitby the cottage reception is fine on all TV stations.
Paul Rushworth (owner)

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