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Harriet's Cottage

Briggswath, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 973900)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent! Beautiful cottage, has everything you could need and appointed with good quality furnishings, making the stay that much nicer and ensuring an restful sleep."

    Excellent position, lovely village, minutes from Whitby, we loved The stables for a meal, only 5mins drive. Whitby is so gorgeous, every time we visited we found something new to see. Would recommend this property, we have stopped in many cottages over the years and this one there is literally nothing I could fault. Thank you

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "This cottage is one of the best we have stayed in."

    We had a really relaxing stay here. It was so nice to come back to in the evening with lovely warm heating throughout. It's in a good location for visiting local seaside towns and North Yorkshire attractions. There was so much to do and we ran out of time but we will be back to Harriet's Cottage. We certainly do recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, clean and tidy upon arrival, kitchen had everything we needed, the only thing that I could fault is the back garden area could do with a little clean up but it was no issue."

    Loved my stay and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by CourtneyMar 2022

  • "Harriet ‘s cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage that has been renovated and furnished to a high standard ."

    The location is amazing. Easy access to country and coast. Good quality welcome pack much appreciated. All in all a very nice cottage to stay and we would be delighted to return. Only one problem there is a cleanliness issue. Some areas needs serious cleaning attention. We sent Friday evening and Saturday morning cleaning. Which sadly does leave an impact to your weeks holiday overshadowing how nice it could have been. Please get intouch to discuss the areas of cleaning that need serious attention. We feel saddened to have to say this about such a beautiful cottage if this was my cottage I would want to be informed of this. Deborah

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you think Harriets is a beautiful cottage, we are also very sad to hear you were not happy with the cleaning as we strive to maintain our very high standards, and as part of this we put a welcome letter in with contact details stating to please contact us with any issues and we are more than happy to sort them out, unfortunately as you did not contact us and left it until after your holiday we did not get the opportunity to resolve any issues you may of had. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful cozy cottage great location to visit family."

    Beds super comfy, kitchen with all you could possibly want. Bathroom & shower pressure excellent Parking not a problem We will be returning

    Reviewed by AmandaJan 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages up and down the country - this was without a doubt THE nicest one yet."

    Facilities were perfect and a great location.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I really strive to make your holiday experience as perfect as i can at Harriets Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2021

  • "Harriets Cottage has been well renovated to provide comfortable, well equipped, and spotlessly clean accommodation."

    Nicely located for the coast and NY Moors in a quiet area - comfy beds so slept well . We enjoyed our short break very much

    Reviewed by RNov 2021

  • "The property had been beautifully renovated to a high standard and was very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    A lovely touch was having a bottle of prosecco and Halloween biscuits waiting for us on arrival. A couple of things that could have been clearer; We booked the property because it said in the details it was 2 miles from Whitby and it might well be as the crow flies. We were hoping to walk in but by road it was nearer to 3.5 miles and some of the roads had no pavements or street lighting so that was a bit disappointing. The other thing that wasn't an issue but was unclear was the parking. We brought 2 cars and parked one on the road and one at the side of the property. It did say no parking but we thought that was because it was parking for the property. A very polite neighbour asked us to move it but perhaps if something was written inside the property that would have been avoided. We did have a lovely weekend stay and the property is beautiful and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Harriet’s!"

    The house is done to such a good standard and is very comfortable! I thought that the rooms were actually bigger than what they looked in the photos!

    Reviewed by HollyOct 2021

  • "Harriet's cottage is, without doubt, the best cottage we have visited in the last 5 years."

    The quality of the cottage, including all of the fixtures and fittings was excellent and contributed to a really homely feeling. For the first time, in all of our Sykes holidays, there was nothing missing, in terms of cooking utensils. That might seem like an odd comment but means a lot to us. The location was also great, a lovely little village, with just the right amenities and perfectly placed for visiting Whitby and the surrounding area. Harriet's really is a cottage that we can't wait to come back to.

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a pleasant location."

    Nice garden centre with a good selection of plants and cafe just round the corner and miniature steam railway just down the road serving lovely fresh food. The railway station was a 5 minute walk away and only 2 stops got you into Whitby.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2021

  • "The cottage was brilliant, plenty of space for the 6 of us."

    A couple of things missing, maybe a clothes airer or washing line, and perhaps a bbq. Apart from that we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "Great to get updated reminders of our holiday."

    Reviewed by KayJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay, and fantastic base for surrounding Whitby area."

    Bryni loved the house too and settled straight away. Wod love to go back again.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "This cottage is beautiful, we have stayed previously and again the interior, cleanliness are of good quality."

    Sadly, this visit was significantly impacted by the development work adjacent (outside the back door) to the property. We were woken early Monday- Friday before 8 am, on most days before 7.30 by the work men arriving, large construction material deliveries and one day by the emptying of their portable toilet being drained. The weather has been amazing and very hot, but again we were not able to leave the windows open due to the noise (loud music) and excess dust that was created by the cutting of stone and brick. We have tended to leave the property during their working hours to avoid the large diggers, excavator and lifting machinery. We would have appreciated some prior notice of the impact of the building work before our stay.

    Reviewed by LeonieJun 2021

  • "A comfortable and clean well equipped cottage."

    Placed in a convenient location to see the North Yorkshire moors

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2021

  • "We where lucky enough to spend two nights at Harriets cottage."

    It was lovely to relax and chill! We had some lovely walks around the village, up to the plough pub and visited Whitby. The parking clock was handy and used, thank you! We will certainly be back with our children.

    Reviewed by FayMay 2021

  • "Fantastic Place, real home from home, exceptionally clean, there was nothing missed, so much thought has gone into this beautiful cottage, location was excellent, easy to find and convenient to get around, we could not have asked for more, will 100% rebook in the future, an absolute credit to the owners, genuine 5 star experience!"

    Reviewed by IanApr 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely break away."

    We loved the shabby chic feel. There was plenty of crockery and lovely cups and saucers and a nice coffee machine which made it feel more like a hotel stay. Having a 2 year old with us we spent most of the day out at nearby Whitby, Scarborough and other coastline locations as there is so much to do nearby and then evenings snuggled up cooking and listening to music or having a nice bath. The parking disc was a fantastic touch as we used that often to go into Whitby for an afternoon stroll or snack. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sally-annOct 2020

  • "Amazing stay at Harriets Cottage, she really has thought of everything!"

    In particular we loved the open fire and the kitchen, I’ve never seen so many quality pots and pans! Would recommend food and drink at The Stables which is about 2 miles down the road and would 100% recommend this cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The house was comfortable, we were lucky with the weather, the walks were good , we would return."

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Beds very comfortable and equipment is of the highest quality. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2020

  • "Harriets cottage was perfect for our holiday."

    It’s location is great, close to the beach & Whitby. Perfect for exploring the moors & exploring the countryside. The beds were really comfortable & there was a lovely welcome bottle of bubbly waiting when we arrived. We love Yorkshire & will definitely be back for another holiday.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage in an ideal location for my wife and I plus our Yorkshire terriers to explore the Esk Valley and Whitby."

    Weather was an added bonus for this time of year.

    Reviewed by GeoffJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and very well equipped (even though we ate out!"

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    Reviewed by NeilDec 2019

  • "We have spent the most idyllic few days at Harriet's cottage celebrating our birthdays and we couldn't be more happier."

    The property is lovely and just what we hoped for us and our 14 month old baby. Beautiful decor and functionality of all rooms. Beds are super comfy. Owners are amazing and dealing with queries promptly and efficiently. We have created some amazing memories and had fantastic time. We even cooked a full roast dinner with all the trimmings one day with such an ease. And this was all done with a very active baby in tow. Would recommend to all our family and friends and we definitely will be returning. Thank you so very much!!!

    Reviewed by DraganaNov 2019

  • "Harriet’s cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by ThomasNov 2019

  • "Had a fabulous stay."

    The cottage is warm cosy and extremely well equipped especially the kitchen including a top of the range coffee machine which we really enjoyed! Lovely shower room with extremely powerful shower. Beds very comfy and beautiful tasteful furnishings throughout the whole cottage. It’s the best cottage that we’ve stayed in over 15 years of coming to this area and have already booked for next year. The flowers cake and chocolates were a very nice touch thank you. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2019

  • "Amazing stay in this cottage, it was perfect for a cosy getaway with the dog."

    Reviewed by BenNov 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and furnished."

    It is situated in a lovely village in a quiet location. For a family of four it was perfect.

    Reviewed by ChristophetOct 2019

  • "Very disappointed."

    House was very dusty and dirty ,we had to hoover all over as soon as we arrived . No windows opened so was very condensated all the time .There was barely enough kindle and wood for one fire considering the weather this was very poor .Took us an age to work out how to use the DIRTY oven so never used it again . Folding back the sheets in the single bed to find long black hairs in it . Toothpaste marks all over wall behind sink and on the unit . Not the cleanliness we are used to in sykes cottages and totally spoilt our break away .

    Thank you for your feedback, We are sorry to hear that we were disappointed with Harriet's Cottage and that the holiday did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in our property and preparation for your arrival and do leave a card with all contact details in the property for you to contact us during your stay should any issues arise. We do feel that our property description does give a true representation of what is included in your booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful house, would definitely recommend for a luxurious getaway!

    Reviewed by ChloeSep 2019

  • "We had a really nice stay at Harriet’s cottage."

    It’s in a great location for accessing Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay and other destinations a little further away such as Scarborough and Bridlington. The only thing that let it down for us was the cleanliness of the cottage. The floors of the bathroom and wet room looked like they needed a good mop and the rug in the front room really needs replacing, it was covered in stains and full of dog hair - not great when you want to put your baby down to play. It was also a little tired in places and could do with a little touching up. We also had an issue with the WiFi whilst we were there, so had no access until our last full day. However this was something that was rectified as soon as possible by the owner.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry if the cottage did not meet your expectations. The rug was a very expensive, vintage style rug and was not stained. I have now replaced this however and have carried out a deep clean of the cottage. The WiFi issues were due to a storm but were rectified quickly as you say. I hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbiAug 2019

  • "We had no internet throughout the holiday."

    I think a place to hang coats at the entrance of the cottage would be helpful. Also either a clothes line, or an clothes rack to dry things that you can’t put in a tumble dryer. Needed high level dusting, cobwebs and dust on glass light fittings. However I assess clinical areas for cleaning so have high expectations! Thought the cottage was lovely and furnished well. We had a good holiday

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at harriets cottage."

    Great base to explore Whitby and scarborough. The cottage was like a home from home and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2019

  • "Really comfortable home and loved the new shower."

    We now have shower envy! Lovely location. We are looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2019

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Wonderfully cosy cottage with everything you need for a peaceful break."

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "Had a fantastic and relaxing time."

    Loved the attention to detail the thought which has been put in is great. Visited lots of lovely areas near Briggswath. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely amazing."

    It takes your breath away when you step foot through the front door, it certainly exceeded my expectations. All of the attention to detail inside makes it so comforting. The location was also great, literally a five minute drive from Whitby. I would 100% recommend this property to anyone wanting a great base from which to travel from.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

  • "No, very pleased with the property."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Spent a week at Harriet cottage, the cottage was amazing, nothing was missing that we might have needed from the kitchen."

    Lounge was really comfortable, even had alexa and spare ipad phone plug. Beds extremely comfortable. Loved the wood burner, and I am now an expert in lighting them. Really could not have asked for more, we will be back I am sure.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "Such a brilliant holiday in a truly beautiful cottage."

    Harriet’s has been restored to such a high level and included everything we needed for our week in Whitby. No negatives whatsoever, even with 5 adults and 2 golden retrievers we all fitted into the cottage and within a few days it felt like home. Local train and bus into Whitby were a short walk from the cottage. You’re surrounded by pubs and stunning walks across the moors, Whitby is only a 10 minutes drive, wonderful dog friendly beaches. When I return to Whitby I will definitely be staying at Harriet’s! Thank you!

    Reviewed by RoseanneMar 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage it felt so homely."

    I loved the decor.There was everything we needed and everything you could think of at hand.Lovely welcome pack with treats from Bothams. The beds were really comfy. The whole house was spotless. Loved the christmas tree. Great location.Our dogs loved it,they were tired out so enjoyed snoozing infront of the logburner on a night. We'll definately be returning.

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2018

  • "Fantastic break away lovely location and a gorgeous property cant wait to stay there again."

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2018

  • "The house was great."

    The offered more than was in the listing. They provided wood for the fire and also coffee, tea and a selection of cakes which was lovely. We all had a great time, and we would like to go back once they have put in a shower in the property (which was the only down point). Would recommend!!

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage On arrival a very thoughtful welcome tray was left for us Only ..."

    Lovely cottage On arrival a very thoughtful welcome tray was left for us Only downside the cottage does not have a shower Good location

    Reviewed by KaySep 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful, everything you needed and so tasteful ."

    Loved the little welcome extras and so spacious . A great area to explore too. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "A lovely cosy, modern house, with comfortable beds and a bath."

    A very well equipped kitchen. The knives were sharp and a good coffee machine. A great village with walking and cycling on the doorstep. Great day trips to Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2018

  • "Me and my husband stayed at Harriet’s cottage for a week!"

    All I can say is the cottage is amazing. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard. We felt it had everything we needed and more. The area surrounding the cottage is beautiful we had lovely walks and whitby is only a 9 minutes drive away. Parking is no issue, there is plenty on space on the opposite side of the road for cars. We will definitely be returning next year. Also there is a fantastic butchers and bakers up the road! Everything you need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Harriet’s Cottage is situated in a great location and made an ideal base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2018

  • "Harriet's Cottage is a stunning cottage."

    It is beautifully furnished with high quality bed linen and towels. We loved it. We really appreciated the Welcome tray filled with goodies. The bath provides a heavenly soak after a busy day. A shower would be a wonderful addition and I believe this is being considered for next year. There is a large selection of DVD's and games should you want them. There is lots to see and do for all ages. There is something for everyone. With a 15 year old who loves history and WW2 Eden camp was a must, Goathland was well worth a visit and there is a lovely garden centre at the end of the road with outdoor seating for a cup of tea and a slice of cake as well as being a walkers paradise. We would like to thank the owners for letting us stay in such a pretty cottage.

    Reviewed by JillianJul 2018

  • "Harrietts cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Beautifuly decorated with all home comforts and amenities. Beautiful location. See you again soon

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "Enjoyable holiday staying with daughter and granddaughter in this pretty cottage."

    Very stylishly furnished and well equipped with a lovely kitchen. The little back yard was big enough to eat out in and we didn't miss a garden as the weather was so beautiful we were out every day. We appreciated the generous welcome pack thankyou. Briggswath and Sleights is a great location for exploring the coast from Staithes to Scarborough and inland to the moors. We grew up in this area so it's wonderful to be able to revisit it with the younger generations.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "To many air fresheners."

    Otherwise it was a lovely place with excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2018

  • "It was a lovely modernised, comfy cottage in a good location to explore the moors, Whitby and Robin Hood bay, we enjoyed a good mix of lovely walks and lazy mornings, with our little dog."

    The owners were helpful and are aware that the addition of a shower would be an asset. On street parking was never a problem, lots of space.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished with above and beyond textiles and furnishings."

    Never stayed in a holiday cottage like it. It was clean, modern and finished to the highest standard. Great location for accessing local amenities and places such as Whitby, Sandsend and Staithes. Not ideal however if you had children, the house is furnished in white (it even has a cream carpet) and practically no out door space.

    Reviewed by EliseMay 2018

  • "It was a gorgeous cottage, everything you could want or need and so well located in such a lovely area."

    The neighbours over the road were lovely and we shared a love for dogs although the neighbours behind were quite angry and rude which was a shame. But clearly just not nice people. We did have washing stole from the back garden also but still would recommend and return anytime!

    Reviewed by StaceyMay 2018

  • "Such a beautiful cottage and so comfortable."

    The village is lovely with a steam train that passes through daily . The cottage is kitted out with high end kitchen equipment and quality beds and linen . The only thing missing is a shower which I believe the owners will add next year .

    Reviewed by JanineApr 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Great location and lovely owners. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2018

  • "Had a great time, the cottage was beautiful and the kids loved it."

    My little girl stayed in the middle of all the fluffy pillows in the loft room, her "princess room"!! Really close to the sea, close to good walks and really nice pubs, bakers, butchers and fish and chips!!

    Reviewed by OliApr 2018

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    Hi Our only disappointment was there was no of road parking (which was advertised by your selves but the cottage was really nice ) Regards Joe Bamford

    Reviewed by GeraldMar 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV, 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Separate downstairs shower room with sink and WC
  • Ground floor open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking at the front of the property on a quiet street
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk

The property

A heart-warming, end-terrace cottage resting in the village of Briggswath close to the centre of Whitby, full of charm and spectacular features.

Whether you are planning a relaxing family holiday or a short break with friends, this characterful, modern cottage is the place to be.

The ground floor is home to a wonderful open-plan living area, centred by a bay window which you can enjoy whilst relaxing on the sofa or collection of arm chairs.

The woodburner promises an abundance of snug evenings, and the dining area lies nearby so you can feel right at home as you gather together with your loved ones.

At the other side, a beautiful contemporary kitchen has been designed to a lovely standard, elevated by pendant lighting and a skylight, for an all-round elegant feel.

The first floor houses a family bathroom finished with a roll-top bath and a white suite that encourages you to unwind after a long day.

A single bedroom and a double are all you need for a peaceful sleep, knitted together with soft furnishings, bedside lamps and a calming neutral style.

For more of this, the double bedroom is accessed from a second flight of stairs, tucked away with its hillside views and A-frame ceiling that creates a cosy little hideaway.

If you are looking for some additional 'me time' the lounge opens out to a small courtyard, perfect for a refreshing drink or simply enjoying some fresh air.

Adventure into Briggswath which contains a Wesleyan chapel built in 1820 and a selection of amenities to explore.

Situated approximately two miles from Whitby and 17 miles from the market town of Pickering, this picturesque village makes for an ideal touring base.

All you need for a well-earned getaway.

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About the location

BRIGGSWATH

Whitby 2 miles; Pickering 17 miles.

Briggswath is a quiet neighbourhood in a sought-after part of the village of Sleights, resting on the north side of the River Esk, and is named after one of the medieval bridges. The village used to be part of the parish of Aislaby, which sits above it on the edge of the moors, but is now part of the parish of Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby, forming a small triangle on the north side of the Esk. The village contains a Wesleyan chapel built in 1820. A wide range of shops, primary schools (at both Sleights and Ruswarp), a church and doctor's surgery make up the charming location. Briggswath lies approximately two miles from Whitby and 17 miles from the market town of Pickering, with plenty more amenities and attractions to explore.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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