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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.

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 us 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.

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.

Children welcome over 15yrs.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, 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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), 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

Northern England 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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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.

15 Jul 2014


"Brilliant, fantastic location, modern, spacious and ultimately an extremly relaxing and rejuvenating experience."

With my husband and daughter in tow we set out for our long stay at 'River Bank Cottage'. We booked our holiday online and having never been to England before, we had no idea of what was going to greet us. Happy to say it was so much better than anything we could have envisaged. Robert met us at the train station for the short walk to the cottage, which on arrival was just gorgeous, the gardens were stunning. We walked straight down to check out the river and summerhouse, wow! Over our break we spent many hours sitting out there in the sun just watching the river flow by.
The cottage was fantastic, its modern décor and furnishings were just lovely, its was still cool when we arrived so the heating and gas fire were well used and enjoyed.
Being thoughtfully well equipped, you would not need to bring anything on your break at the cottage, loads of books, games, movies, music, fishing rods, it was absolutely brilliant.
As a base for our holiday in the Yorkshire area, we were able to venture in any direction for fantastic day trips, we used both the local train/bus services and our own car to get about as well as just talking off and walking around the scenic area.
You can find fantastic food in all directions, the 2 local pubs, both in walking distance, had great trivia nights and the nursery/café a couple of doors down was well frequented by us, we would recommend the breakfast, it was so yummy and the cakes, divine.
Delighted to say we have made some great friendships in the area, us travel rookies were a great source of entertainment to the locals who helped us out with some fantastic holiday ideas and advise.
Thankyou Tracey and Robert for the memories, we can't thank you enough for our brilliant holiday in your beautiful cottage, we are honoured to be able to highly recommend this location for a fabulous getaway or longer stay.

What a pleasure it was to have you stay at the Cottage and to meet you. We wish you all the happiness in the world for your future venture.

14 Jul 2014


"Perfect place for a peaceful retreat"

With river access for fishing and visitng wildlife, we saw otters, kingfishers and lots of birds. The cottage and decking area are furnished to a very high spec with everything thought of down to a fleecy throw in the sun cabin and a very welcome starter hamper including cup cakes!! Its a luxurious cottage and we cant praise it enough.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all.

5 Jul 2014


"Great accommodation made special by added extras"

We were warmly met by Tracy &Robert and had a great weeks holiday spent in North Yorkshire the location was ideal for day trips to the coast and inland to the moors and national park. The cottage was… More

We are so glad you have had such a lovely time. It was a pleasure to meet you both

4 Mar 2014


"Completely relaxing break"

I was treated to a short stay as a late valentines present from my boyfriend. I have always loved Whitby and was delighted when I found out we were staying at this cottage. What can I say?... the welc… More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you both again.

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