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Rambler's Rest

Bessingby near Bridlington, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 922233)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "All in all a very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    The only drawback was the internet access - I could manage emails but that was about all. Apart from that a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2022

  • "Lovely quiet cottage."

    Excellent facilities. Good situation for visiting the area. I was pre warned about the wifi situation in the information, so it meant I did even less work!! A very relaxing few days, and very friendly and helpful owner. Great!

    Aw, thank you for your lovely feedback - and for being such a lovely guest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2022

  • "What a gem we found."

    In the middle of nowhere, yet accessible to everywhere! We were greeted by our hostesses with milk & biscuits The cottage is very tastefully furnished with comfort second to none So very well equipped too Sarah presented me with some chocolates for my birthday!-shed seen the cards in the window! She made our week and was so caring & helpful It is the best sykes cottage we have stayed in, which have been many over the years.thanks again, annette

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and are already planning to go back!"

    The cottage was warm, very comfortable (especially the bed) and well equipped. Peaceful location too. Sarah was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome, including the grapes we could pick fresh from the garden!

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "The accomodation makes a wonderful base for a holiday and the owner's welcome is second to none."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "Just loved the cottage and its location and the host Sarah was lovely and very helpfull"

    Reviewed by MirandaSep 2020

  • "Amazing place which is more a peaceful retreat."

    Excellent access to garden which is well stocked and was able to collect Pears, rhubarb and courgettes for baking. Kitchen very well equipped and spacious. Did not use the washer as it was in a separate building and communal; we are still very careful due to Covid. There is room for a small one in the cottage if the fridge is placed on a higher level. I did struggle as the fridge was very low. Hand sanitiser was supplied. Good internet access and two large TVs (we retuned them for a better reception). No problems with parking; the arch at the entrance looks small but most in the complex had large cars and we had no problems with driving in and out or parking. This is our second visit to the complex and think this cottage is our favourite. Highly recommend , hosting skills exceptional and very friendly. Will return next year if we can.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Quiet, peaceful location."

    Cottage comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2020

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by EricAug 2020

  • "The central heating was not good very sporadic on some nights not others,we ..."

    The central heating was not good very sporadic on some nights not others,we understand the owner is sorting this out over the next few weeks apart from that the cottage was very good

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Sarah was a brilliant host during our stay, very knowledgeable about everything in the area and very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is located in a rural environment, with a beautiful garden for birdwatching and letting the kids play. Even our car, a Volkswagen Bus, was easy to park in the yard off the road. The interior was well presented, clean and functional. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need to prepare a meal. The bedroom is a decent size and the kitchen and living area allow you to take a good rest after using the day to visit Bridlington Beach, walk in the country side or what ever you wish. The wonderfull, sandy, beach is close by and we cycled to Bridlington nearly every day, most of the route is car free. We also visted York (1hr. car drive) and the North Yorkshire Moors, a definite tip is to visit the sea bird centre at Bempton Cliffs. We really enjoyed out stay there and will say, with the right accent: "I´ll be back"

    Reviewed by GeroldAug 2019

  • "Ramblers Rest is a beautiful little cottage ideal for a couple."

    We were so happy and relaxed there with the beautiful garden. It’s an ideal base for exploring East and North Yorkshire. Our host Sarah couldn’t have been more wonderful she was always on hand if needed and gave us some great info about places to visit. We were sad to leave this haven in the country and can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2019

  • "The cottage was not very clean, there were cobwebs all over the cottage with spiders in them."

    The TV in the lounge area did not work as you couldn't get reception and we were told by the owner this was due to warm weather! More likely that she needs to sort the arial out. There was a tv in the bedroom which did work but I don't expect to have to lay in bed to watch tv. The cottage was small and there was a table and chairs for 4 in the lounge and a table for 2 in the kitchen which made it very cluttered. In the bedroom there was only a rail to hang clothes which was fair enough but it was cluttered with a fabric chest of drawers, a mirror at the back and a quilt cover stacked on it, which made it difficult to hang clothes up. The mirror wasn't near any plugs so drying my hair was difficult. The bathroom needed a good fettle, and the towels provided had seen better days. The mattress didn't seem to fit the bed either, there was a gap at one side. All in all, it was ok but could have been better. The main thing was the tv and Wi-Fi, which is advertised falsely as they don't work.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry that your holiday did not meet your expectations. Due to the property location spiders can be found in the property after the cleaners have performed the changeover clean. As we now have a new maticulous cleaning team this is no longer an issue. Unfortunately, previous guests tend to reset the TV in the living room, however we are happy to come to the property to rectify this if we are informed. We have now placed a double rail with multiple hangers for clothes, plus a fabric drawer. We also purchased a summer weight duvet if customers prefer. Thank you for advising of the mirror as this has been removed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VanessaJun 2019

  • "Cottage was very nice."

    Relaxing stay. Owner very pleasant and helpful. Really close to beach and other attractions.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "Nice cottage and very welcoming"

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2019

  • "Ramblers rest is in a lovely quiet location,just what we needed for a few days r&r after looking after our grandchildren."

    It is well equipped and certainly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.Lovely to be able to have a cup of tea immediately on arrival as Sarah provides tea and milk etc for your first cuppa.

    Reviewed by GideonOct 2018

  • "French doors advertised were not there, just normal window."

    Sink, bowl, draining tray filthy, shower mat filthy. Had to wash crockery before use. Heating on timer so had no control over it and bathroom always cold in morning. Owner did offer money back, but we made do as we'd travelled all that way for a week away.

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the listing error concerning the patio doors at the property, they were replaced last year after a female guest advised she felt vulnerable and it was changed. With reference to the cleanliness issues, the owner has expressed how upset she is regarding your disappointment with your stay and did offer a full refund to you during the week. As you arrived early after a long car journey the owner thought she was assisting you by allowing you early entry into the property as her usual check in time is 4pm. By doing this it didn't leave her the opportunity to check that her cleaners had left the property to its usual high standards giving you cause to leave the feedback you did. She cannot apologise enough for this and acknowledges this is why a check in time of 4pm is vital in allowing her allow time to ensure the property is left to its high standards. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "A very warm welcome from Sarah."

    Could not wish for anything better.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2018

  • "Ramblers Rest was excellent value for money."

    The location was ideal for walking and touring around the area. A very peaceful spot that seemed miles from anywhere yet within walking distance from a major supermarket, buses and the railway station.

    Reviewed by MadelineJul 2018

  • "The accommodation is ideally situated to explore both the rugged east coast of Yorkshire and York city."

    Whilst being in a relaxing and peaceful country location. The owners are very helpful and informative a lovely couple we will visit again.

    Reviewed by EllenMar 2018

  • "Sarah was so welcoming, had a fabulous holiday, nothing was too much trouble."

    Will deffo go back again, recommended to family too. Thank you so much Mr Michael Lupton

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2018

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    The cottage was very cozy, the location wonderfully tranquil and quiet and the neighbors were very welcoming and always had time for a chat! ;-) Sarah and Andy, our hosts, literally went out of their way to make our stay pleasant and exciting! They gave us so many ideas for places to see and things to do - pity we only had a fortnight. We enjoyed helping ourselves to the fruit and veg from the garden and watching the birds from the bedroom- what a luxury! Anna & Markus from Germany

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2017

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the owners."

    The location was perfectly situated in a quiet courtyard with a beautiful large garden with Summerhouse to share with other guests

    Reviewed by JoyceJun 2017

  • "Everything was exceptional,Sarah is a lovely, helpful person"

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2017

  • "Wonderful break in a loveley little cottage."

    Only dissappointment was couldn't get on the internet as the Wfi connection was intermittent, which we feel should be mentioned in the information.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2017

  • "The owner of the property was extremely warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "The main point of the booking was to provide a base for seeing (mainly coastal) locations which we had never visited before."

    This in itself was fully met, but Sarah Hutchinson did so much more to make us welcome when we rang her for 'key collection arrangements', by giving us very precise directions, actually being there to meet us when we arrived and generally enthusing over the charms of the area. We had all home comforts, as well as Sarah's "colleague" on site, and the property's description in the Sykes e-mails was spot-on. We had wonderful weather too! Overall, extremely satisfied with the outcome.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2016

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  • Due to the location, the internet is only suitable for sending and receiving emails
  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining table and sitting area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots, two highchairs, a baby gate and a baby bath is available on request
  • Electric charging point with designated car parking space
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared rear lawned garden with BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub is less then 1 mile away
  • Walk to the beach is 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: Due to location, WiFi can be slow
  • Note: The area is dark if walking out on an evening, so torches are provided, but the area is fabulous for star gazing, as there are no street lights around. Note: Seasonal Organic fruits and vegetables available for the guests to help themselves (please note this is not always available)
  • Note: 2x summer houses: 1x summer house for children adults not allowed, 1x summer house with Bird's hide to the rear
  • Note - During Christmas season the property will be fully decorated
  • REYTA 2020 Finalist for remarkable self catering accommodation of the year. The owner has some mobility equipment that is available to Customers

The property

Rambler's Rest is an eco friendly property which lies in the corner of the courtyard and offers all ground floor accommodation that’s ideal for a couple.

There is an open plan living area with a modern kitchen, small dining area and a cosy sitting area.

From the bedroom, the patio is a lovely sunny spot to enjoy a morning coffee before heading out for the day.

Traditionally furnished with a homely feel, the cottage is well placed for visiting the popular seaside towns of Bridlington and Filey and for exploring the wonderful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 922232, 922234 and 922235, all together they sleep 19.

Bessingby Mews

Bridlington 2 miles. A small group of three mews properties and large farmhouse set around an attractive courtyard, in a quiet position in Bessingby village, two miles from the coastal town of Bridlington and just one mile from Bridlington's Old Town. Access is via a private arched entrance, with courtyard off road parking outside each property. Sympathetically converted from former cow sheds and farmhouse, the properties are individually styled to provide comfortable and homely holiday cottages, suitable for couples or families wanting to stay in a tranquil and peaceful setting, but be within a five minute drive to the popular and bustling seaside resort of Bridlington. The three smaller cottages benefit from all ground floor accommodation, whilst the larger one can cater for family reunions or groups of friends. Each property has access to a large, communal lawned garden to the rear with mature trees, shrubs and seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs that guests are welcome to pick, plus an assortment of free extras, such as beach items on a first come, first served basis. There is also a barbecue and furniture for you to sit, relax, and meet the neighbours and a summerhouse which makes a fantastic bird hide. There is no pub or shop in the village, however you will find the shop and the dog friendly pub is less than a mile away. The traditional seaside town of Bridlington has long sandy, award-winning beaches, shops, pubs, tea rooms and the Spa Theatre. Stroll along the promenade, build sandcastles on the beach, enjoy a trip into the bay on the Yorkshire Belle, or for the more adventurous, try the pirate ship or the speedboat. The quieter resort of Filey lies a little further along the coast and is like stepping back in time, with its quaint coble landing, cobbled roads down to the beach and its brightly painted beach huts. Nature lovers must visit Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, with its wonderful colonies of nesting sea birds, including puffins in the summer months and the largest mainland colony of gannets in the country, whilst the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds are ripe for exploring. With many attractions in the area, these courtyard cottages provide an excellent base for a varied and happy holiday.

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About the location


Filey 10 miles; Scarborough 20 miles.

The seaside resort of Bridlington lies on the east coast of Yorkshire, south of Scarborough and Filey. Two award-winning beaches of golden sand stretch out on either side of the historic harbour, bustling with activity. Beautifully designed promenades provide everything from fun-fairs to quiet places where you can sit and watch the world go by. Shops, attractions, restaurants and the historic 'Old Town' of Bridlington offer a fascinating contrast to life on the beach, where the latest Dad's Army has been filmed, whilst the Bridlington Spa Theatre on the front provides evening entertainment. There is also the East Riding Leisure Centre, with family swimming area and a variety of other indoor activities. Further afield are the picturesque villages and scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds, the neighbouring resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby and the spectacular heritage coastline. There are numerous places to visit in the area, including Bempton's RSPB bird sanctuary, Sewerby Hall, Danes Dyke and Flamborough Head with its cliffs and caves. A great area for bird and nature lovers, or simply for touring.

Note: This property used to be called Seaside Rendezvous.

There is an electrical socket in the courtyard available for charging cars

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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