Holly Tree Cottage

Aislaby near Sandsend and Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 25346)

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Cottage features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A charming stone-built, semi-detached chocolate box cottage, in the tranquil village of Aislaby, in the North York Moors National Park, just three miles from Whitby.

Perfect for families or friends wishing to explore this spectacular area, this enchanting Aislaby cottage has been beautifully renovated to a high standard, retaining original features such as beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls.

This Aislaby cottage provides luxurious accommodation with an unusual layout, with two stylish bedrooms and an opulent bathroom with a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath - perfect for a long soak after a busy day!

Downstairs, the welcoming sitting room offers underfloor heating, travertine floors and a cosy woodburning stove set in a feature fireplace, whilst the dining area overlooks the distant hills and countryside.

The modern kitchen in this Aislaby cottage is well equipped, with a Belfast sink and beech worktops, whilst outside, is a small, gravelled patio.

A short stroll from this Aislaby cottage brings you to the excellent local inn, serving real ales and good food, whilst a little further lies the River Esk, famous for salmon fishing.

There are superb walking and cycling opportunities in the area, with numerous footpaths from the village across the moorland and fields.

A few minutes' drive from this Aislaby cottage is the popular seaside town of Whitby, with long sandy beaches, a cobbled market square and historic harbour.

Why not enjoy a boat trip, or take the open top tour bus to see the sights?

With the many attractions in the area, there is something for all the family.

A lovely Aislaby cottage for a relaxing break.


Over ground and lower ground floors. Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor kitchen. Lower ground floor sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


Underfloor heating in sitting area with woodburning stove and electric wet central heating in bedrooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii with games, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Roadside parking outside property. Bike shed. Small, gravelled front patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Entrance to this property has 5 steps up. Note: Due to its layout, this property is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Guest Reviews


    • “Stylish comfortable cottage”
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    • “Welcoming and comfortable cottage stylishly and lovingly furnished and decorated by its owner. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have stayed in many really good ones all over the UK. The underfloor heating is gorgeous but it wasn't cold enough to light the woodburner! We didn't lack for anything in the kitchen but there were so many tempting eating places nearby we didn't cook much. The Forge in the village is OK but the menu is a bit basic; inexpensive though. The Stable Restaurant at Cross Butts a short distance away has a more adventurous menu but is correspondingly more expensive. The best place we found was The Wheatsheaf at Egton with friendly staff and a lovely menu.”

    Rumpuscat, North Yorkshire, September 2015

    • “Wonderful”
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    • “This superb cottage is beautifully presented, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had a wonderful week here and it is in a delightful village with an excellent village pub serving very good hearty food, within walking distance. This is one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot! We would highly recommend this place.”

    Karen B, Norwich, United Kingdom, May 2015

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    • “Liked the light and airy spaces and stylish furnishings.”

    Ms Fairhall, Settle, September 2015

    • “Had a fantastic relaxing stay at Holly Tree Cottage. The standard of cleanliness and décor, and idyllic location made it an absolutely superb holiday.”

    Mrs Pepper, West Yorkshire, August 2015

    • “Wonderful! Could not fault this place, we had a thoroughly enjoyable week in this superb cottage. There was a lovely village pub serving very nice food with a friendly welcome. Would highly recommend.”

    Mrs Bartman, Norwich, May 2015

    • “The general area was superb, far too much to see in 1 week. The cottage was excellent - clean, tastefully decorated and everything was provided. There was a good local pub serving standard pub fare reasonably priced.”

    Mr Smith, Warwick, April 2015

    • “The cottage was excellent in every way. The best UK self catering accommodation I've stayed in. Great location for touring the area.”

    Mr Lomas, Liverpool, March 2015

    • “Great attention to detail in quality of furnishings and accessories. A successful blend of original charm with up to date technology and comfort. The location is also superb for exploring the coastline and the national park.”

    Mr Driscoll, Nantwich, October 2014

    • “A stunning location and a delightful cottage that was comfortable, well equipped and very clean. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.”

    Mrs Whear, Milton Keynes, October 2014

    • “Holly Tree Cottage has to be the BEST cottage we've ever stayed in! It's so well equipped in the kitchen, spotlessly clean throughout and has plenty of books, games and even a Wii!! Its set in the most perfect place, being only a few miles from Whitby yet tucked away in a peaceful area with absolutely stunning views! Holly Tree cottage is like a home from home and we cant wait to return!”

    Miss Quicke, Bury St. Edmunds, September 2014

    • “It was perfect and with so many things supplied I brought most of ours home. Nobody could complain as it was great.”

    Mrs Kontozi, Sittingbourne, September 2014

    • “Central location to several beaches and places of interest. A very quiet location with views to the hills. Church directly across the road so the hourly bells were like an alarm clock. Pub down the road accepts dogs.”

    Ms Chamberlain, St. Helens, August 2014

    • “Fortunate to have fabulous weather. Children loved the beach and crabbing. The cottage was ideally located and comfortable throughout”

    Mrs Dyer, Nottingham, June 2014

    • “A wonderful Cottage in a beautiful setting, everything you could possibly need and great walks direct from the front door. In a pretty village setting, yet close enough to Whitby for essentials. A fantastic time was had by all.”

    Mrs Ryder, Manchester, June 2014

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About the location


Sleights 1 mile; Whitby 3 miles; Sandsend 5 miles.

The village of Aislaby is located in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Esk Valley, overlooking Sleights and just three miles from Whitby. A small rural village, quiet and secluded, Aislaby is a thriving community of pretty sandstone cottages clustered around a main street and a thriving community served by the old church and Forge Inn. By cycling, walking, or driving in the surrounding area, guests can visit Egton's famous church of St Hedda with its painted ceiling, walk through the beautiful Arncliffe Woods, discover the historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont, or explore the old mill on the banks of the River Esk. The location is also ideal for exploring the spectacular North York Moors and the many small fishing villages and resort towns of this beautiful coastline. Nearby Whitby, once the home of Captain James Cook, is a charming, atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches, a broad range of eateries and award-winning fish and chips, and of course the Abbey, which inspired Bram Stoker, reached by the famous 199 steps. For culture lovers, a day trip to the city of York, with its famous minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre, and National Railway Museum will be a fantastic addition to your break.