Water's Edge

Ruswarp near Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 5190)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A superb, modern terraced property, situated in an enviable position on the banks of the River Esk, in the bustling village of Ruswarp, two miles from the centre of Whitby. Set in the grounds of a former mill, this spacious Ruswarp cottage has been beautifully furnished to provide first-class accommodation, with contemporary styling throughout. This Ruswarp cottage boasts a bright and airy first floor sitting room, with lovely views over the river, whilst downstairs, the well-equipped kitchen leads into a sunny conservatory, a perfect room to sit and relax in and watch the abundance of wildlife on the river. Offering four stylish bedrooms, this Ruswarp cottage provides a very comfortable holiday home for both families and friends. Outside this Ruswarp cottage, a small enclosed patio has gated access to the river, a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the steam trains that regularly pass by in the summer months. Ruswarp itself offers good amenities, including an excellent butcher's, local shop, village pub and boating on the river. A nearby public footpath provides a pleasant walk into Whitby, with its narrow cobbled streets, long sandy beaches and famous abbey. With the stunning countryside of the heather-clad moors close by, and a spectacular coastline, this Ruswarp cottage provides a good base to explore this beautiful area.


Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 2 x second floor doubles, 1 x second floor adult bunks, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower and basin. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room. Conservatory.


Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio/iPod dock, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: The property has a riverside enclosed patio, with gated access to the river.

Guest Reviews


    • “What an amazing house in an amazing location”
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    • “This house is amazing and I cannot recommend it enough - great so close to the river and steam trains, house very well equipped with everything you could wish for - thanks to the owners for lots of careful thought. Beds really comfy and lots of storage. The conservatory was a great place to spot the herons and kingfishers along with the residents ducks of course!! Loads to do in the immediate area - boating down the road along with mini train and Mini Monsters with climbing wall which was a great hit with our 7 year old!! Lots to do further afield and beautiful moors with gorgeous purple heather in bloom!! Great quiet village with wonderful butchers and lovely walk to Whitby with the river on one side and railway line on the other - amazing to see a steam train so close!!! We all had such a great time we booked again for next year before we even got home!!! Thanks again - we are all excited about next summer already!!”

    Hayley B, Plymouth, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Best holiday by far”
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    • “After spending the last 4 holidays travelling around Wales, this year we wanted to go somewhere different. Having to accommodate 3 seniors, 2 adults and 2 under 10s isn't always easy. Found this property via Sykes. This is a fantastic place to stay!! 3 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedroom, very large lounge, nice well equipped kitchen, conservatory, garden with patio, a river, ducks, herons, kingfishers and a steam train passing the back garden. Everyone had a fantastic time. Easy 1 mile walk to Whitby. Jackson butcher in the village is fab, must try his pork pies!! We have done something we have never done before and have re-booked for next year, before we even got home!!”

    Bruce B, September 2014

    • “brilliant”
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    • “lovely place had everything u want décor brill home from home great location watching boaters and wildlife fifteen minute walk to Whitby great local pub would go back”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Wonderful!”
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    • “We stayed here as two families, five adults and a baby overall, and had a wonderful time. Great quality facilities, big TV, TV in the dining room with a built in kitchen next to it, the balcony was lovely and we enjoyed waving to the steam train going past all day. The bedding was nice, the shower was good and the location great too with easy access to Whitby and the coast by road, rail or foot. Staying over the three floors was a bit of a workout and not great for someone who isn't as mobile as they used to be but overall it was great.”

    Joel M, Lincoln, United Kingdom, December 2013

    • “A Dream of a Holiday!”
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    • “We had a wonderful holiday at Water's Edge. We turned up earlier than expected and at the same time as the cleaners, but the cleaners were so lovely and understanding. The propert itself is very comfortable, spacious, modern and has an interesting aspect at the back ot the house looking over the river and at the stem trains as they passed by. Don't be put off by the trains, they did not bother us at all. The nearby cafe where the boats can be hired from serves excelent food and their latte's were voted the best ever! We visited Whitby, Goathland, Robin Hood's Bay, Saltburn by The Sea, Sandsend, all of which portray the beauty of Yorkshire. The best bit of the holiday was the comfiness of the property, the worst bit was only having one front door key (we had two families staying together) and the Keybox on the front of the house was not easy to use. I would thoroughly recommend the property and we intend to go again. Nb: Our party consited of adults and a newborn baby so I do not know how children would cope with the steps into the property and at the back of the property.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicester, December 2013

    • “Lovely quality rental”
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    • “Nice place would book again all the fittings and furniture are good quality ie Roberts radio leather sofas enough room for everyone and good supply of hot water for everybody getting ready on a morning good views of the river and steam trains”

    Ciderpig, Eastyorks, October 2013

    • “Great location - steam train was an added attraction”
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    • “Lovely house - tastefully decorated. Parking for two cars. Peaceful - conservatory had good view of river and pleasant small garden. Comfortable beds too. Remember to take towels, diswasher powder and dishcloths!”

    Greendoor09, Darlington, UK, July 2012

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    • “A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting - didn't want to leave!”

    Mrs Stewart, Sheffield, September 2015

    • “We loved this place. The décor and furnishings were of the highest quality. The beds were comfortable, the space fantastic and the atmosphere such a wonderful and happy place. We loved sitting in the conservatory watching the river and waving to the steam trains. It was one of the nicest places we have stayed. Thanks so much!”

    Mrs Jones, Lincoln, September 2015

    • “Location is superb. The property itself is excellently maintained and has great views of the river and railway.”

    Mrs Ward, Blackpool, July 2015

    • “The accommodation was beautiful and in such a lovely position overlooking the river and steam railway. The standard of the furnishings was particularly high.”

    Mr Hughes, Sheffield, April 2015

    • “We had a great time in this lovely house, can't praise it enough. The house had all we needed and was furnished throughout to a very high standard. The setting was fabulous and enjoyed all the sights on the river. A great base to explore the surrounding Yorkshire coast, will be returning in the future that's for sure. Would highly recommend this property.”

    Mrs Cuthbertson, Cramlington, March 2015

    • “I just liked the whole package, it is a beautiful place and was very relaxing. My whole family, from the 4 year old to the 65 year old had nothing but praise, well done.”

    Mrs Marmion, Widnes, November 2014

    • “Our party of 8 adults have just enjoyed a lovely three night break here. There wasn't a single thing we could find fault with, there was everything and more that made our stay enjoyable. The location is ideal and the view over the estuary and watching the passing steam train was so relaxing. It is furnished to a very high standard and a credit to the owners. Whitby is just a short walk or taxi away. We will definitely be returning.”

    Mrs Berry, Manchester, November 2014

    • “The location was excellent and the house was very luxurious. We were amazed at the size of the house. We would definitely return.”

    Mr Poole, Pontefract, September 2014

    • “Great outside space, views of the river and steam trains were incredibly relaxing, very pretty. The lounge was huge and amazing. It had all mod cons. A very clean house and garden, the bedrooms very comfortable. A great house, would love to visit again. The location was also excellent as it was a 1 mile walk to Whitby and boating up the road is great fun!”

    Miss Newton, Lincoln, June 2014

    • “The location of this property is fantastic, the children (and adults!) really enjoyed seeing the trains and the river outside was very peaceful. It's an easy walk into Whitby from the property.”

    Ms Colley, Shipley, April 2014

    • “We all loved the property as it was well decorated to a high standard and not just as a holiday let, the walk into Whitby was easy and comfortable to all of us. I would recommend this property to all and hope to use it again.”

    Mr Guthrie, Knottingley, March 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.