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Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews


from £63 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £63 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

River Bank Cottage welcomes you to a secluded tranquil haven on the banks of the River Esk, with seasonal Salmon and Trout fishing at your finger tips. Sleeping up to 4 adults, River Bank cottage is located in the picturesque village of Briggswath. 3 miles from the fishing port of Whitby.

If you wish to leave your car at home, the bus stop is 5 minutes walk from your front door., or a short walk over a foot bridge brings you iinto sleights. Here you can catch a train into whitby or venture in the opposite direction into the countryside.

Finished to a high standard, River Bank cottage has two downstairs living spaces; a kitchen/diner which is well equipped if you prefer to eat at home, with ceramic hob, gas oven, fridge/freezer,dishwasher,washer/dryer.

The sitting room has every comfort you could need. Relax on the leather sofas in front of the living flame gas fire while you enjoy Smart TV with Freeview.

Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts a king sized bed, 32" tv and hair dryer.

The guest bedroom has twin beds along with a 32" Smart TV.

The luxuriously appointed bathroom includes a traditional roll top bath with a separate shower cubicle, wash basin & toilet, along with complementary bathroom products.

Outside living is truly what this cottage is all about. If the sun is out, dine alfresco, either in the secluded walled courtyard or take your lunch to the bottom of the garden onto the balcony and just enjoy the wild life that frequents the river. See king fishers, otters, and even salmon leaping.

Or, if you'd prefer, sit inside the summer house and let your mind unwind.

Enjoy the starry nights, and if you wish, light the BBQ and flick the switch to illuminate the patio.

River Bank Cottage is all about you, and to make your stay as relaxing as possible, we include a welcome hamper; a great selection of books, games, DVDs; free wifi; all linen and towels.

Due to the close proximity of the river sorry no children under 13 years.

Strictly no smoking

Sorry no pets

Watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycle by your front door

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley 67 km, Nearest railway: sleights 800 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Yorkshire region

Situated on the beautiful North East Coast of England. Whitby and The north Yorkshire Moors is right on your doorstep.

Briggswath is a 5 minute walk over a foot bridge into Sleights. Here you will find 2 pubs both serving meals, a fish and chip restaurant , a renown bakers and butchers and a grocery store with a post office.

It is ideal for a romantic break.

Three miles away is Whitby which has an abundance of fantastic places to eat and drink. The famous Magpie Cafe, Greens, The moon and Sixpence, The Marine to name a few. The town is full of history the 199 steps leading up to St Mary's Church and the Abbey. The Whalebones, Cook House (The Home of Captain Cook).

There is plenty to see through out the year. The Whitby Regatta , Folk Week in August and Two Goth Weekend take place. Soul weekends. You will never be bored.

Sandsend in 2miles away here you can either enjoy the beach or walk through the grounds of Mulgrave Castle home to The Marques of Normanby.

Further up the coast is Robin Hoods Bay. The fasinating history stretches back millions of years which makes the beach prime territory for fossil hunting. With its huddle of buildings clinging to the cliffs and winding their way down to the sea. This magical place has been shaped by Saxons, Norsemen, Fishermen, Smugglers, Press gangs, Wrecks and Tourists.

Venture inland to the village of Goathland. Where scenes for Harry Potter and Heart Beat were filmed.

York is 1hours drive away. A walled city with a minster at its heart. On your way take a detour to Castle Howard, where Brideshead Revisited was filmed.

There is so much to see and do right on your doorstep, which ever direction you take. It truley is a special place to spend your vacation.


Briggswath is a small Hamlet, surrounded by Beautiful country side with the river Esk running through it. Easily accessible by car, train or bus. Wonderful walks . It is on The Esk Valley train line.

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Review 1-10 of 14

16 Feb 2015


"Fantastic - the pictures do not do it justice"

A lovely cottage in a lovely location with some very thoughtful finishing touches will defrinitely go back

We are glad you had a lovely time and would love to see you both again.

2 Jan 2015


"Absolutely fabulous!"

lovely cottage and lovely hopsitality...sleights is lovely and peaceful and not far from the centre of WHITBY. Loads of great walks and the cottage is really homely with a lovely garden and summer house to sit in

We are so glad you had a good time over Christmas and the New Year especially after the long drive to get here.

2 Jan 2015


"Lovely peaceful cottage, spotlessly clean and very cosy."

Lovely, cosy little cottage - a perfect holiday home. Tracy was so helpful with booking and we got a lovely warm welcome from her and her husband with the key when we arrived. The cottage was spotless… More

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to meet you both.

28 Oct 2014


"Relaxing, luxurious, homely cottage"

It is with sadness that we are just getting ready to leave this beautiful cottage and wish we had time to stay for more than 3 nights. The house is equipped with everything you need to help,you relax … More

Thank you for your kind comments. we really appreciate the time everyone takes to leave a review.

19 Oct 2014


"Beautiful cottage and great holiday"

River Bank cottage is beautiful, the owners had thought of everything. Great location not far from Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. The cottage provided a perfect base for our holiday. it was really lovely staying there.

It was a pleasure to meet you. We sre delighted that you have had a relaxing time

22 Sep 2014


"Excellent holiday cottage."

Really amazing holiday cottage, the owners seemed to have thought of everything to make you as comfortable as they could. There was a wonderful welcome basket with wine, coffee, tea, and all sorts of goodies. The cottage was modern, well equipped and comfortable. The garden went down to the river with a beautiful summer house to relax in. Can't recommend this more highly..

It was lovely to meet you both.
We are so sorry that the weather was not kind to you.And thank you so much for our trout we really enjoyed it.

5 Sep 2014


"I would highly recommend this property."

A very friendly welcome from Tracy. A greeting hamper provided and an explanation of where and how everything works. This an ideally situated property for a really relaxing holiday in very private an… More

It was lovely to meet you and we are so glad that you had such a relaxing time.

26 Aug 2014


"Beautiful house"

Loved the house and garden, a real home from home. Everything one could want and more. Spent a couple of hours each day fishing at the bottom of the garden, such a great spot. Quiet location but close enough to Whitby and amenities. Really enjoyed our stay.

How lovely that you felt so at home, this is what we hoped to achieve.

24 Aug 2014


"Excellent cottage, well presented and well priced."

The cottage is very well presented in every detail. Spotlessly clean and tidy. An excellent base for a very relaxing holiday. Highly recommended!

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had a relaxing time.

11 Aug 2014


"What a surprise awaiting for us!"

We were quite surprised to find the basket of goodies and the amazing cup cakes, on our arrival. We found the holiday house just beautiful, with every thing you could ever need, also very comfortable. I do feel a lot of thought had gone into the woodwork and joinery as i have never seen a hair dryer holder like that!
We just loved the summer house and spent most evenings and afternoon tea's down their.
We have had a very busy week. We have seen Dracula at the Abbey & Played golf at Snainton. Chilled out at Sandsend beach. Gone to Whitby museum, Had a go at rowing the boats and canoes at Ruswarp. Spent the whole day at Ravenscar. Went crab fishing at Whitby and waked along the Cinder tail. We do feel that we must retain as we have found so many other things to see and do.

It was lovely to meet you and glad you had such a good time out and about.

Review 1-10 of 14

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