£184 / night
Price for guests, Nights

River Cottage – Home 129548 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Superbly situated by the River Derwent with fishing rights from the garden and riverbank, this delightful conversion, formerly a mill, has been lovingly refurbished by the owners who live adjacent to the property.

Luxury 5 Star River Cottage offers excellent holiday accommodation to a particularly high standard and is ideal for families and couples alike. The master bedroom houses a King Size bed, en-suite bathroom and views over the garden and river, whilst the lounge hosts a woodburning stove - a must for those cooler evenings! FREE WIFI is available.

This peaceful setting is perfect for those who simply wish to relax and unwind, whilst handy for exploring the coastal resort of Scarborough, some 3/4 miles away, the historic City of York, under an hour's drive and the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park, often referred to as 'Heartbeat Country'.

Numerous attractions in the area will suit all age groups, from golden beaches, Scarborough's historic Spa and South Bay, children's amusements, Alpamare Waterpark and Flamingo Land Adventure Park and zoo. From River Cottage, a quiet lane leads to the main road with numerous shops including a post office, mini supermarket, chemist and homemade cake and pie shop. Two pubs and a fish restaurant are also within easy walking distance, or if you wish to drive, a further selection is available en-route to Scarborough.

For those with an interest in horse riding, Ireton Riding Centre is just a mile away from the cottage, along with Wykeham Lake which offers trout and course fishing and sailing.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

You will need a car to see all the sights in the area , there is a bus service into scarborough every hour . Taxi service is available into town costs around £8 to £9.

Interaction with guest

We live next to River Cottage . We will hand the keys on arrival and departure. Please Feel free to ask any questions or for any help you may require during your holiday.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Dogs are welcome but we cannot accommodate more than 1 large or 2 small/medium dogs per booking.
Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture, in the bedrooms or upstairs.
Please do not leave your pet unattended.
We are unable to accept bookings for hen or stag parties unfortunately.


About the owner

River C.
Average reply time:
2 hours 14 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Aug 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jun 2010. Located in Scarborough District, it has 82 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £796 to £1832.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Aug 2020.


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Guest reviews

82 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect Break”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2020

The cottage went beyond our expectations. My family ranges from 87 years old to 4 years old and the facilities met all our needs. The cottage has been so well thought out with lovely decor. The beds… More

“River view cottage East Ayton Scarborough”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2020

Superb, on arrival complimentary afternoon tea, such a lovely welcome. Hosts could not do enough, friendly and helpful: A lovely cottage, very comfortable, very clean, log fire made up for arrival, a… More


Reviewed 16 Sep 2019

Wonderful cottage in an idyllic setting. Everything you could wish for. Owners unobtrusive but friendly when we met on arrival. A very relaxing loved having the space to run around. Cott… More

“Fabulous family weekend”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2019

We booked the cottage for our mums 60th birthday, on arrival there were homemade scones jam and cream which was lovely. Tea bags coffee milk all provided which is great. The cottage is gorgeous, very clean. The garden and river is lovely, our kids loved running around. We used the bbq too which was great. It’s a ten minute drive to Scarborough and some lovely pubs around. We wish we had booked for longer. Hopefully visit again next year!

“As good as it gets!”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2019

A wonderful holiday. The house is very comfortable with everything you need for a successful holiday. The garden with the river running alongside was perfect for relaxing and ideal for the children.… More

“50th birthday.”

Reviewed 13 May 2019

Wow! what a beauty cottage set in a quiet location with a stream running at the bottom of the garden. Idyllic. This was a surprise for my wife's 50th birthday and John ( the owner ) was in on th… More

“A Piece of Yorkshire Heaven”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2019

The location of River Cottage was superb. Beautiful private garden that was safe for my grandchildren with the lovely stream meandering through, cosy lounge with wood burning stove - absolutely perfe… More

“Perfect accommodation in a lovely location”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2019

We celebrated the New Year at River Cottage with a group of friends. The cottage is in a beautiful location; 5 mins walk to the village (2 good pubs and 2 great fish & chip shops) and within very… More

“River Cottage”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2018

We had a fantastic weekend in a lovely cottage that had everything our extended family needed for a cosy break. The kitchen was well stocked and had the little extras that are needed. The bedrooms wer… More


Reviewed 25 Nov 2018

What can I say. We had a fabulous time at River Cottage celebrating a 60th birthday. The cottage is a perfect size for 8 guests, beautiful and spotlessly clean. We had everything we could possibly need for a weekend away. John delivered a basket with lovely fresh scones with jam and cream on arrival which really set us up for a perfect weekend. We'd love to visit again in the summer to use the lovely gardens and bbq! Thank you again for having us, we'd recommend to anybody wanting to visit North Yorkshire

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send River (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view River the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send River (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from River (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. River (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call River (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send River (the owner) a message.

If River (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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