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Rambler's Rest

(Ref. 922233)

Bessingby near Bridlington, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet area yet within a stones throw of Bridlington, the ..."

    A lovely cottage in a quiet area yet within a stones throw of Bridlington, the hostess ( Sarah ) was exceptional she couldn't do enough for us, we had a lovely break thankyou

    Ooo, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your break - and thank you for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron3.8Oct 2023

  • "All rely good experience and will go back thank you sarah"

    Aw, Duncan, thank you for such lovely feedback - and for being a lovely guest. I so hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A perfect place to stay ticked all our boxes."

    A great base to explore this part of Yorkshire. A very welcoming and knowledgeable host Thank you Sarah for your hospitality

    And thank you for being such delightful guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely friendly host, lovely location, every thing you could wish for even down ..."

    Lovely friendly host, lovely location, every thing you could wish for even down to milk eggs and cookies on arrival cant see any one being disappointed had a great week thankyou

    And the most important bit - lovely guests :-) Thank you for being so very lovely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property in good location for visiting coast and country in the area."

    If you wanted to eat in the cottage, especially with the current cost of living, it could have done with a few casserole or similar dishes to use in the Oven or Microwave. Host was very helpful and gave us a choice of biscuits and a pint of milk as a welcome pack. Plenty of books and games in the "secret room" if the weather not conducive for going out.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, but I'm so sorry I didn't know you wanted a casserole dish, etc, as I could very easily have provided one. It's a difficult balance between having the right kitchen items and filling cupboards up and making it a challenge to put shopping away, but I'll pop dishes in straight away. Thank you for the idea. And it was lovely to be able to give you an extra days holiday for free - I love it when I can treat people :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week, the weather was perfect and so was the accommodation, we had special requirements and Sarah the host was very good in meeting them."

    It was nice to come back in the evening and know you had a parking space. A lovely shared garden surrounded by trees full of birds, if you listen you can even hear a cockerel in the distance. We had milk left for a cuppa on arrival along with eggs and biscuits. A brilliant holiday.

    I love it when fabulous guests have a brilliant holiday - and guests don't come much more fabulous than you two :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property in a superb setting."

    Sarah, the owner, went above and beyond

    Oo, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay - and thank you for being such lovely guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property owner was so welcoming."

    and the property was well equipped and beautifully presented. The added bonus to this lovely cottage was a field adjacent to the property with fruit available for picking and also a large summer house for use of renters. Altogether a great holiday experience.

    Aw you are very kind giving that review- I so appreciate it. Thank you for being lovely guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Very quiet and relaxing. Superbly equipped with everything you need for a holiday. Even though we didn't use the garden it would have been perfect for small children. Our host was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely go back!

    And I would definitely welcome you back - you were gorgeous guests. And thank you for your kind and lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "This is our second visit to the cottages at Bessingby."

    Every where was looking nice and clean. Plenty of kitchen equipments etc. Sarah was very welcoming and obliging as useual.

    And you were delightful - as usual Property Owner

    Reviewed by Habib5.0Apr 2023

  • "Host very friendly."

    Cottage comfortable with a few luxury’s thrown in fresh eggs and biscuits. Outside space was clean tidy and ideal if you have youngsters. Added bonus was the electric car charging on site, took the range anxiety away so was able to enjoy the break.

    Ooo, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay - and particularly that the EV charger was useful. Thank you for being lovely guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderfully situated cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday."

    Sarah, the owner, goes above and beyond to ensure that you get the most from your stay, from the initial meeting, showing you around and showing you how everything works, to being contactable at any time if you have problems or questions. The welcome gifts of milk, biscuits and farm fresh free-range eggs are another nice touch. Sarah’s enthusiastic commitment to making your stay the best it can be along with her kindness and generosity really makes this a special place to visit. For me the accommodation is only one element of the stay, to feel welcome and at ease throughout the holiday is what makes the complete package. I highly recommend Rambler’s Rest and I’m sure that an equally enjoyable stay would be had at one of the other three properties that are part of the Mews and will most definitely be returning. A real home from home. Excellent. Thank you.

    Aw, Steve, what a kind and fabulous feedback - and think I could do to employ you as my marketing staff :-D Everything you wrote was brilliant, but my favourite bit was 'and will most definitely be returning' :-) Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely quiet cottage enjoyed raspberries for tea from the relaxing garden if ..."

    Lovely quiet cottage enjoyed raspberries for tea from the relaxing garden if looking a hidden gem on coast try Fraisthorpe and the Old Cow Shed for a meal thankyou for a lovely stay would return and recommend

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable, it had a personal touch that you don’t get at a lot of properties."

    Sarah was very welcoming and made you fell like a friend. ,We shall recommend it to our friends

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2022

  • "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 Geoff4.4Mar 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 Valerie5.0Mar 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 Annette5.0Oct 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 Caroline5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2021

  • "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 Andrew4.7Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Aug 2020

  • "Quiet, peaceful location."

    Cottage comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 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 David5.0Sep 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 Gerold5.0Aug 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 Mandy5.0Jul 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 Vanessa1.6Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was very nice."

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

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Mar 2019

  • "Nice cottage and very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Mar 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 Gideon4.4Oct 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 Kathleen1.9Sep 2018

  • "A very warm welcome from Sarah."

    Could not wish for anything better.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 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 Madeline5.0Jul 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 Ellen4.4Mar 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 Michael5.0Mar 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 Anna5.0Jul 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 Joyce5.0Jun 2017

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

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 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 Ann4.4Feb 2017

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

    Reviewed by John4.6Oct 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 Peter5.0Sep 2016

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  • 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 shared 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: 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
  • Please Note: No stag or hen groups accepted

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.

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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