£171 / night
Price for guests, Nights

River Cottage – Home 129548 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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:
1 hour 17 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Aug 2019
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 79 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £755 to £1831.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

79 reviews

Very Good

“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!


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

“Beautiful home and relaxing stay”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2018

Lovely location, ideally situated for access to Scarborough and surrounding area. Spacious and clean ideal for groups/families. Welcome cream tea was lovely thought


Reviewed 15 Oct 2018

River cottage is amazing. We had a family trip for the weekend to the cottage and loved every minute of it. It’s in an ideal location and it’s really modern with great facilities. The owners were incredibly kind with a basket of scones, clotted cream and jam waiting for us on arrival which we thought was a really nice gesture. We would 110% stay here again.

“Perfect weekend stay”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2018

We arrived at River Cottage on a beautiful sunny day. The gardens were stunning with the lovely beck running through the garden. The house is finished to a high standard with everything you could possibly need. Very clean and tidy with the added touch of fresh scones on arrival. If there was one little thing I’d say the mattress in the master bedroom was a little firm for my liking but that’s personal preference. Would definitely recommend this little haven only 5 minutes drive from the beaches in Scarborough.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay (and the wedding you attended whilst here!). We hope you will decide to return for another visit on another occasion.

“Beautiful Cottage”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2018

Recently stayed at the River Cottage for my Mothers 50th birthday and a family get away and was very impressed! We had 3 dogs with us who loved the freedom of running in the back garden and jumping in the River. The Cottage is stunning and has a real warm feeling about it, with beautiful bathrooms and stunning kitchen/living area. The owners were very accommodating with nice touches and always made sure we had everything we needed. They also provided various kitchen essentials and most importantly wood for the log burner in the living room which we all loved. Locally there is a few country pubs that are within walking distance and allow dogs inside that was handy and Scarborough a short drive away were you can source local fish and chips (Watch out for the seagulls aloft as they are really good shots when needing the toilet. I was hit once and my newly purchased fish and chips was hit in the same day!). The only negative I could comment on is the River at the rear is open and if you have a Husky as we did with a poor recall, they can venture away chasing small animals etc.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

“Beautiful Loaction and Cottage”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2017

Stayed here with 7 adults, 1 toddler and a baby. This cottage was the perfect size and absolutely beautiful. The gardens are well maintained and a BBQ and patio is available. The cottage had everything we needed for your stay and the owners couldn't do enough for us, really enjoyed our stay and already planning to book again next year.

Owner's reply: Thank you , we look forward to hearing from you.

“Brilliant Cottage in such a peaceful location .Clean and everything provided.”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2017

Perfect, safe and secure place to stay in this perfect area near scarborough . We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay . Andrew and Tracy were so helpful and friendly . We 'll visit again. Cheers Keith and Louise


Reviewed 29 May 2017

Wonderful cottage, peaceful location, friendly owners and a great pub within walking distance. We didn't want to come home.

Owner's reply: Thank you, we hope to see you a again. Andrew and Tracey

“Family holiday and pet friendly”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2017

Ideally located 4 miles from Scarborough just off A170, 30-40 minutes drive to either Whitby, Filey, Bridlington and York an hour away. River Cottage is situated in its own grounds with an electric gate at the entrance, (provided with 2 remotes) plenty of parking spaces available. The River Derwent runs along the side of its grounds which our dog and teenagers loved to play in (about 2ft deep). Tried fishing too, no permit needed and rod available in the cottage for your use. Andrew and Tracy the owners live next door and provided some milk, tea, coffee and sugar on our arrival. Always available and very approachable. The amenities were ample, washer/dryer, which we used regularly, no washing to come home too, which was a bonus. DVD and CD player, good Wifi (kids loved), log burner, heating if needed,TV in every bedroom. Down stairs twin/king size bedroom which my parents used, as my dad has Parkinson's and not able to use stairs very well. Along with a wet room next door to the bedroom, which was ideal. Upstairs were 3 large bedrooms, family bathroom and the master bedroom with ensuite. Bright and airy, plenty of space for your clothes, clean and tidy with modern features and facilities. Would certainly recommend River Cottage, hopefully plan to return next year. Dexter says woof Andrew. Thankyou both for a beautiful Cottage to have our holiday in. Last but not least, totally recommend The Three Jolly Sailors pub in Burneside for food which allows dogs in. (15min drive away) and the spar and fish and chip shop 10 min walk along bridle path from the Cottage.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to do this Very extensive review

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