Sykes rating Sleeps 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Open fire Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews 1 Customer Review "This was a great base for exploring an area we did not know." The cottage is very small but an ideal bolt holt for two. The place is presented very well and was spotless on arrival. The bathroom is very stylish. We had lovely days out to the coast, Durham, York, and over the moors visiting Rievaux and Bylands abbeys. Things that knocked the cottage off a 5-star rating; the fire alarm going off every time we cooked, TV reception not great of an evening, even when streaming via the (very good) broadband, and nearest car parking was nearly always full with cars parked on double yellow lines outside the cottage. The website description said there was a washing machine, but there wasn't one. Not an issue for us as we did bring enough clothes for our stay, but others may find that an issue. The positives definitely outweighed the negatives and we really enjoyed our time based in Guisborough. Reviewed by StephenMay 2022 Summary One king-size bedroom Bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, basin and WC Kitchen Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with ice box, dishwasher Smart TV with Freeview, Blu-ray/DVD player, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis Shared patio with small privacy screen and private patio furniture Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles Note: The stairs in this property are steep and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility, please take care Note: Please note that the shower is a handheld attachment and there is no separate shower facility Note: The sofa bed in the sitting room sleeps one guest The property Settled in the heart of the attractive market town of Guisborough, amongst the rural countryside of North Yorkshire, rests this quaint Grade II listed holiday home, Wren's Nest Cottage. Perfectly positioned for exploring the spectacular North York Moors and north east coast, there's no better choice for a intimate retreat for two than a stay at Wren's Nest Cottage. Stepping inside the wonderful abode, be charmed by the traditional character of this Grade II listed cottage, where original beamed ceilings and a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room add extra romance to any couples retreat; flick on the TV and spend some quality time snuggled up with your better half. Whilst compact in size, the adjoining kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need for a wonderful stay, including a handy washing machine to help freshen up your walking gear. Settled at the rear of the property you'll find a shared, south-facing yard, separated by a small privacy screen, where you can soak in the last of the evening sunshine with your favourite tipple in hand before bed. Climbing the stairs to the first floor, the freestanding bath provides an indulgent soak after climbing Roseberry Topping, exploring the Cleveland Hills or the stunning coast, and the sumptuous king-size bed is ideal for catching up on your rest ahead of another day of adventure. Guisborough is often described as the gateway to the North York Moors and this ancient market town, listed in the Domesday Book, is steeped in history, with Gisborough Priory dating back to the 12th century, the area is rich in history and heritage with an abundance of castles, abbeys, historic houses and museums. The North York Moors offer lots of choices from a countryside picnic, a hike on the moors, a trip to the beach or following in the footsteps of Harry Potter on the North York Moors Steam Railway. The delights of the Yorkshire coast are a short drive away with Saltburn, Whitby, Runswick Bay and Staithes a must-see. The drive to Helmsley via Rievaulx Abbey is highly recommended and this delightful market town has boutiques, delis, cafés and superb dining at a choice of hotels and pubs. An excellent cottage in a wonderful location, Wren's Nest Cottage is the perfect base for an adventure in North Yorkshire. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150. View on map About the location GUISBOROUGH Saltburn-by-the-Sea 6 miles; Staithes 13 miles; Whitby 21 miles. Guisborough is an attractive market town set in rural surroundings on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Steeped in history, Guisborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey, Gisborough Priory; standing in full glory, to its original height of 97 feet, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town. This bustling small town has twice-weekly market days, a good selection of eateries, excellent pubs and many independent shops. Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest. Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough at the northern end of the A173. It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest, which is managed by Forest Enterprise. It is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. Captain Cook 92s Monument is also within walking distance. The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link walks pass through Guisborough Forest, and are just two of the many walking routes easily accessible to visitors. This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail. The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line. This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands. You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast. The park is also very popular with mountain bikers with a number of super trails to explore. There is an excellent visitor centre with full details of all the trails in the park. The long distant trail of the Cleveland Way passes close by, whilst nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth the climb to take in the spectacular views. An easy thirty minute drive brings you to the Heritage Coastline, with historic villages and resorts, including Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby to enjoy.