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River Bank Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

steps leading up to front door

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

The cottage is built on three floors with all rooms having a view over the river.

On the opposite bank, in full view of the cottage, steam trains pass by regularly on their way from Pickering to Whitby and back (you can catch the train at Whitby).

From the cottage follow the many footpaths and bridal ways deep into the country and moors beyond.

The nearby village of Ruswarp has shops and an Inn with boats for hire and fishing. Visit the garden centre and the pitch and putt or have tea by the riverside.

Historic Whitby has beaches, a working harbour, golf, tennis and a swimming pool or visit the museum, the abbey and old Town, or do the 'Dracula' experience

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Teeside, Nearest railway: Whitby
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is on three floors with outside steps up to to the first floor entrance and living room, ground floor access via rear door, to the kitchen.Internal staircase between all floors.

The top floor is a bedroom and bathroom with shower and the living room sofa converts into a double bed.

There is a cloakroom off the downstairs kitchen

Further details outdoors

From the kitchen is a private patio area and seating in a south facing communal garden

Private parking is provided to the front of the cottage and one other vehicle may be parked on the site.

We have storage for cycles etc in the secure shed under the outer stairwell.

There is access, via a slipway and moorings, to the River Esk

Ample dog walking facilities to surrounding areas from the trackway, 2 mins walk from cottage

Further details

Welcome pack provided - Tea, Coffee, sugar, milk and some local biscuits!

Towels are not normally provided unless requested

Northern England region

This North East corner of Yorkshire is dominated by the famous North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Abbey on the coast. The moors are spectacular in the late summer/ autumn months when the heather blooms purple and there are many fine walks to be had, either across the moors themselves or in the valleys and down by the becks and the River Esk itself. Discover grey stone villages and a variety of excellent pubs and inns serving local produce. The coast is home to Whitby, seat of the Dracular tales, Scarborough, overlooked by its castle above the fishing harbour and the quieter town of Filey with it's peaceful bay and fishing cobles.

Something for everyone in North Yorkshire.


Take the Steam train from Whitby. The trains run all year round from Whitby to Pickering ( a lovely market town known for its antique shops and street markets) calling at Goathland where Heartbeat was filmed and several other pretty stations on the way .

One weekend, every October, Pickering holds a war weekend where the whole town dresses up, bands play and a parade marches past. Visit the soup kitchen for a delicious wartime stew.

Come to one of the Whitby Goth Weekends and admire the fabulous costumes. Do the Ghost Walk.

Visit in August for the sailing Regatta or join in Folk Week around the cosy old pubs and eat fish and chips on the harbour wall.

Take a pirate ship out of Whitby or Scarborough - enjoy Scarborough's SeaFest in July/August, with stalls and sea shanties.

Pay a visit to Robinhoods Bay its tiny fishing cottages, rock pool bay and National Trust Centre. Visit the yummy chocolate boutique with its chocolate fondue, dine at The Bay for fabulous Sea bass..

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Review 1-10 of 20

13 Aug 2014


"could not fault"

Stayed here 2nd to 9th august. When we arrived there was a welcome pack with tea coffee milk etc., which is very handy, saves you finding a shop. The cottage is lovely, spotless and so peaceful. We to… More

25 Jul 2014



A lovely three storey cottage. Location secluded - steep slope to cinder path but worth it. Everything provided bar towels. Too many 'personal' items left in the cottage for our taste - felt we were intruding somehow.

18 Jul 2014


"perfect home from home"

booked this last minute for my husbands 50th birthday parked the car and it was the last time we used it till we went home. the cottage was a delight every thing we could need was catered for . the vi… More

8 Jul 2014


"Lovely, peaceful break"

We had a lovely stay in this mews house, it has absolutely everything one would need and expect in a self catering holiday let, you are right on the river which is very peaceful.... we had some lovely… More

28 Mar 2014


"Beautiful views in peaceful surroundings"

The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable, sitting in the most beautiful valley beside a river. We loved watching the wildlife from the window and waking up to the beautiful views. A lovely, q… More

16 Mar 2014


"Peace peace peace!"

Just got back from a five night break with bonus good weather! Everything perfect as described you hardly need bring anything all is there from cutlery to there own stuff such as medicine cabinet sewi… More

21 Feb 2014


"peaceful secluded homely place to stay"

The property Is part of a bigger complex but doesn't feel like it. On arrival we found it exceptionally clean, very tastefully furnished and accessorised, and it gave us an instant feeling of relaxation, just what we were wanting from it. The close proximity to the river is a calming influence. As a self catering property very little is not provided. The wildlife around is a pleasure to see. There were Ducks, a Heron and a Grebe on the River, Rabbits in the back garden and tracks where Deer roam. We had 3 nights and were very reluctant to leave. Will certainly visit again.

17 Dec 2013


"excellent hide away"

We rented this cottage to get away from the Christmas madness and to celebrate our anniversary. It is a delightful cottage in a lovely, quite and beautiful setting. The cottage was clean with everyt… More

16 Nov 2013


"relaxing and peaceful holiday cottage"

We were amazed just how nice the cottage was, well decorated and very homely. The welcome pack was a delightful extra as a cuppa on arrival was most welcome after a drive from Gloucestershire. There was even milk in the fridge. A truly quiet relaxing break which was very much enjoyed. Will definitely go back there.

7 Oct 2013


"Absolutely Fantastic"

What a lovely cottage in a superb location. Everything you could want was provided and also an excellent welcome pack-those biscuits were delicious!. Clean and really comfortable. Right beside the riv… More

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