The Station House

Ruswarp near Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 1220)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A stunning, Grade II listed, Victorian conversion of the old station and stationmaster's house in Ruswarp village, just 1.5 miles from the historic port of Whitby. Providing first-class accommodation, this Ruswarp cottage is ideal for family groups wishing to spend time together in this beautiful part of the country. Great care has been taken to retain and enhance the original features in this Ruswarp cottage, including high ceilings, stone mullioned windows, a slate fireplace and a feature stained glass window. Superbly furnished and decorated in a traditional style, this Ruswarp cottage offers two spacious and comfortable sitting rooms, with a warming woodburner in one and a living flame gas fire in the other. The well-equipped kitchen boasts an AGA and Belfast sink, with a cosy dining room leading off and a large utility room. Outside this Ruswarp cottage, two enclosed courtyards provide a lovely, sunny spot to sit and relax with a glass of wine and watch the steam trains trundling by. With excellent amenities in the village, a two minute walk from this Ruswarp cottage brings you to the local shop and renowned butcher's, whilst the village pub serves real ales and food. Why not enjoy an hours boating on the river or sample the home baking at the riverside tea room. For the children in the family, Mini Monsterz Indoor Play Area is a must, and two public footpaths provide a lovely walk into Whitby, with its narrow streets, cobbled market square, long, sandy beaches and the 199 steps leading up to its famous Abbey. With the spectacular North York Moors to explore and the dramatic coastline to discover, this is a superb Ruswarp cottage whatever time of the year.


Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 2 x second floor single each with additional pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with freestanding bath (hand-held shower on taps), basin & WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. Kitchen with AGA & Belfast sink. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Second sitting room with living flame gas fire and French doors to courtyard.


Gas central heating with woodburner & gas fire in sitting room. AGA, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock,WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Two enclosed courtyards with furniture & BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub across road serving food. Note: This owner requires a £75 refundable Good Housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Whitby 1.5 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles.

Situated just 1.5 miles inland from Whitby, the small village of Ruswarp lies on the River Esk, with old stone cottages lining the main street. Ruswap has excellent amenities, including a local pub with hand-pulled real ales, a village shop and a renowned local butcher. The Esk Valley Walk runs through the village, and it is an easy 25 minute walk to the centre of Whitby. Ruswarp has a regular bus service, and the single track railway has regular steam trains running through! Enjoy an hour’s boating on the river, take a ride on the miniature train, feed the local ducks, or enjoy a snack at the tearoom. A perfect location for exploring the surrounding coastline and the dramatic North York Moors.