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April Cottage

Aislaby near Sandsend and Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 926379)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • thegreengoddess
    January 2018
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    “Great cosy cottage for a winter retreat”
    April cottage is delightful, well cared for, with all the services/amenities you need.
    April cottage is delightful, well cared for, with all the services/amenities you need. Loved the wood burner which kept us warm on some very cold December days. Whitby was just a short drive away, with fascinating history, nice shops and great places to eat. A bit further away in Harome (45 mins by car), you can enjoy michelin star food at the Star Inn


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This superb, traditional, stone terraced cottage sits off the main street in the pretty little village of Aislaby, close to the popular seaside town of Whitby.

Beautifully furnished and decorated to the highest of standards, it provides a first-class holiday home for exploring the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park and the dramatic coastline.

Retaining many original features, the welcoming sitting room has a cosy woodburning stove housed in a stone inglenook fireplace, whilst the large bay window provides plenty of light in this charming and comfortable room.

The kitchen and dining area have French doors which open onto the pretty cottage garden at the front of the property.

Upstairs are three stylish bedrooms with quality furnishings, ensuring a good night's sleep, and a lovely contemporary bathroom.

With great attention to detail throughout this luxurious cottage, guests will enjoy the warmth and character it exudes.

From the kitchen, there is access via seven steps up to the rear gravelled garden, with a decked patio and garden shed; a delightful and peaceful spot to soak up the sun and admire the views over open countryside and fields.

A one minute walk will bring you to the friendly, family-run village inn, with real ales and excellent 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.

It's just a few minutes' drive to the popular seaside town of Whitby, with long sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and its famous Abbey, reached by the 199 ancient steps.

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

With many attractions in the area, from a trip on the steam train from Grosmont, to a visit to the Danby Moors Exhibition Centre, guests will return again and again to this delightful cottage.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike shed
  • Pretty front and rear gardens with decking, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: There are low ceilings in the sitting room and dining area and steep cottage stairs with a rope hand rail
  • Note: Rear garden accessed up 7 steps.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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