Waterloo Cottage Annexe

Ruswarp near Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 12240)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

An attractive, single-storey property, adjoining the owners' holiday home, situated on the banks of the River Esk in Ruswarp village. Traditionally furnished and decorated, this Ruswarp cottage provides desirable accommodation for couples wishing to stay in a tranquil riverside setting, but within easy reach of the lively seaside town of Whitby. The spacious sitting room takes in lovely views over the river and offers a cosy woodburner for cooler evenings, whilst the small kitchen opens onto a porch/conservatory with additional seating overlooking the garden. Outside this Ruswarp cottage, a lawned garden runs alongside the river banks, a delightful place to sit, relax and watch the abundance of wildlife - including seals that are regularly seen swimming upstream. This Ruswarp cottage has the added benefit of river access, so guests are able to bring canoes and kayaks. Ruswarp village has excellent facilities, including a renowned butcher's, a local inn serving real ales and food and a village shop. Steam trains regularly pass by in the summer months and a public footpath offers a pleasant walk into Whitby, with its famous abbey, good beaches and historic harbour. Why not climb the 199 steps up to St. Mary's church and take an invigorating cliff top walk, or explore the quaint, narrow streets and cobbled market place? With the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors close by and the dramatic coastline to discover, this Ruswarp cottage provides an ideal base.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Small fitted kitchen. Sitting room with sofa bed, dining area and woodburner. Small conservatory/porch.


Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lawned garden alongside river banks with furniture. River access for kayaks/canoes. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed via 5 steps. Note: The garden of this property runs alongside the river banks and is unfenced.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “absolutely blissful”
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    • “absolutely blissful. ideal for Whitby Scarborough Pickering, Sleights in fact anywhere on this stretch of coast.the setting is beautiful right on the very shores of the Esk with sheep fields opposite and ducks and ravens in the garden.”

    MajorWoodruff, Lichfield, United Kingdom, May 2015

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    • “What a find, its a dream of a place. Lovely comfortable cottage with views to die for. It is set right on the river bank, when you are inside you feel as thoughyou are on a boat. The garden is part of the river bank fenced off, where you can sit and watch the great wild life, we saw the seal every day and herons , swans etc. Ruswarp is a lovely village with a good food pub which is dog friendly.On the other side of the river is a footpath which is one and a half miles to whitby.”

    Frostyroby, Doncaster, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Delightful.”
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    • “I have stayed in many holiday homes in many parts of the UK but have to say that Waterloo annexe is up there with the best.Delightful setting by the river and perfect for walks and day visits.My wife and I tried to think of some amenity the home didn't have but failed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, July 2013

    • “Excellent locaton”
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    • “Stayed in waterloo cottage for a week in early March.Not disappointed with the location or the amenities,lovely riverside location and the cottage had everything we needed for our stay.Have stayed in Ruswarp before, but,this cottage far exceeded the others,would definitely recommend this cottage for a a holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, May 2013

    • “A wonderful holiday that will stay with me forever”
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    • “This is the most wonderful place to stay, both the cottage and the village were amazing.We loved Ruswarp it is the most pretty village and to be able to stay there was a privelidge.The cottage was the most beautiful i've had the pleasure to visit, being on the river esk made it just perfect...thank you to all concerned for a really good week.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Retford, May 2013

    • “comfortable & relaxing with stunning view”
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    • “The cottage felt more like our home than a rental cottage and all the lovely small touches had been thought of; firewood for log burner (gas heating excellent)& firelighter kits,tea lights,binoculars & bird books, all "extra's" for kitchen etc. Weather was not good enough to take advantage of the lovely riverside garden and to use the sun room much but with 2 large windows in the lounge overlooking the picturesque river we were very happy just to sit and enjoy!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Brough, May 2013

    • “Totally perfect, nothing could improve this place!!”
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    • “We traveled as a family of 3, my husband, our 10 year old daughter and myself plus our 6 month old labrador logan!. The booking was so smooth, the owner was a lovely lady, very helpful. This place has the WOW factor, right on the river esk, large garden for pets and parking, When we arrived the heating had been left on for our arrival, which was lovely as it has been a little nippy, we had wood waiting for us so we could light the stove as soon as we got in, lovely as we had brought our own from home but didn't need to. The place was spotless, not to mention the most well equipt place we have ever stayed, there was even washing up liquid, dish washer tabs and wash powder if we needed it and more plates, cups and glasses than u can shake a stick at. The bedroom was lovely, roomy with a nice comfy bed, views to die for, the sofa bed was very comfy, our daughter loved having a double bed all to herself. we had all mod cons and we took our wii which kept us all entertained. The little porch is great for sitting and watching the world and wildlife go past. We even got to see the seal that lives in the river!! The pub just at the bottom of blue bank in slights does lovely food and real ales, not to mention the pub not 5 mins walk over the bridge from the cottage, there's also a butchers in slights as well as the one in Runswarp it's self. Your only 2 mins drive from Whitby, and there's loads of lovely walks for all the family. So all in all we had the best 3 nights and really didn't want to leave and looking at the guest book everyone that has stayed here is of the same opinion. Please go visit waterloo cottage annexe amazing place at a fab price.”

    Kate311Hull, Hull, February 2013

    • “Fabulous location”
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    • “We stayed at Waterloo Cottage annexe for 2 weeks in June and had a great time. The location was perfect for us, lots of private space, great views and plenty of wildlife, including 2 young seals frolicking in the water a few metres from the cottage. Plenty of good walks in the area and a lovely shortish walk into Whitby. If you plan your route you can have a longish outward walk and catch the train back. A trip to Sleights is well worth it. The accomodation is spacious for 2, and very tastefully furnished and equipped, all comforts provided, including the lovely bed! As it was quite wet some days, we really appreciated the small 'conservatory' - sufficient space to sit down and take off dripping kagouls and muddy walking boots. We take regular cottage holidays and would highly recommend this cottage”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, September 2012

    • “ideal location”
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    • “the cottage is very well equipped comfortable and cosy. excellent location easy to get to whitby great butchers and very tranquil settings.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rotherham, June 2013

    • “Perfect get away”
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    • “Me and my husband are in our early 30's and spent a week at Waterloo Cottage in November 2012, it was lovely, comfy, clean , modern and had everything you could want !! home from home. The location is excellent as the cottage is right on the river bank, the first night we arrived we were lucky enough to see the local seal ! We thought for a weeks stay the cottage was great value for money and I would defiantly recommend a stay here. On the site it states the cottage sleeps 4 however there is only one bedroom the sofa in the living room turns in to a bed not really idea for families but great for couples !! There is no parking at the side of the house as the house is directly on the road with only a small footpath. To park you have to open the garden gates and park on the garden in the cottage grounds you just have to be careful when entering and leaving as its poor visibility. The owner is lovely to she rang to give us information before our stay and told us we could ring her if we needed any further information . All in all I would defiantly recommend the cottage perfect week for either relaxing , walking or driving round North Yorkshire taking in the views and sight seeing.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oldham, January 2013

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    • “The place itself is lovely and well looked-after. It is quiet, and has style too.”

    Ms Lamothe, TOURS, August 2015

    • “The location was excellent and sitting in the garden with the wildlife all around was breath taking. This is the second visit to this property and it never lets us down.”

    Mrs Newton, Beverley, July 2015

    • “It was our second visit and we liked it that much we are going back for Christmas. The new shower room was absolutely beautiful and much easier for anyone who may have difficulty using a bath.”

    Mrs Chase, Cleethorpes, May 2015

    • “The cottage was warm, comfortable and homely, and everything was as described in your advertisement of the property. We intend to revisit next year.”

    Mr Bryant, Cheltenham, April 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a stunning location.”

    Mr Keay, Mansfield, February 2015

    • “Excellent location and the cottage had everything that was needed, the garden is really good and our dog loved it.”

    Mr Webster, Normanton, January 2015

    • “The position of the cottage was wonderful. Quiet and fairly secluded. Pleasantly surprised. Better than the photo suggested.”

    Mr Folkard, Rye, November 2014

    • “This is the second time we have visited Waterloo Cottage Annexe and it did not disappoint. It still has the home from home feel and has all the things you would need for a weeks stay. My husband did a spot of fishing outside the cottage and caught several fish (trout ).”

    Mrs Scott, Oldham, November 2014

    • “Beautiful cottage in an idyllic spot. The location is great for visiting Whitby and the North Yorks Moors. We loved watching the birds and seals on the river and the steam trains that passed by on the North Yorks Moors Railway Line. The cottage was so comfortable and cosy. A perfect autumn relaxing break.”

    Ms Dyson, Barnoldswick, October 2014

    • “Great location. We had a good holiday and have just booked the cottage again for next September; have also recommended it to a friend this morning.”

    Mrs Burton, Sutton-in-Ashfield, October 2014

    • “The property is set at the side of a river, where there was plenty of wildlife to watch and also boating activity. Had a nice garden to sit in for us and the dogs.”

    Mrs Daw, Brandon, September 2014

    • “WOW! It was so lovely at Waterloo Cottage, very comfy, especially the bed! The garden was a pleasure to sit in and walk round, but most of all the location was just brilliant, we just loved it and so did our collie. We were lucky with the weather and to sit there in the morning with our coffee or in the evening with a glass wine was so relaxing. There were two herons on the bank opposite, lots of ducks with their young and a beautiful swan who came to see us each day.”

    Ms Wilson, Warrington, May 2014

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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.