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River Gardens Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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  • garden (8)
  • centre (7)
  • cottage (7)
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  • everything (5)
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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Good location and very friendly owners."

    basics were there, more hooks throughout for tea towel, towels, etc. would be beneficial. Enjoyed the summer house but it needs cleaning and some maintenance. settee and chair in the living room were very dirty.

    Reviewed by Janet1.9Aug 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week here at Riverside Cottage everything we needed dog loved ..."

    Had a brilliant week here at Riverside Cottage everything we needed dog loved the garden quiet peacefull location comfortable beds Staff at the garden centre next door very helpful in fact we enjoyed it so much I am booking it again for next year

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hi would highly recommend the cottage ideal located for the whitby and ..."

    Hi would highly recommend the cottage ideal located for the whitby and surrounding areas with local transport within easy reach will definitely be back next year many thanks graham

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Lovely setting with the garden centre. Nice comfortable accommodation. Perfect enclosed garden to keep the dog in. Lots of hot water, powerful shower, central heating and gas fire worked well and were fast. Just a few cons: no freezer, bedrooms abit small whilst trying to maneuver around the bed, summer house a nice idea, but getting abit tatty. Back garden was abit sparse with just grass, compared with the rest of the garden centre which was well tended. The internal doors where abit tatty and ill fitting. Some people may have a problem reversing into the parking place opposite the junction, but was OK as I do this at home. Overall had a great time with my elderly mother.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed."

    Lovely homely feel. We enjoyed the garden centre and cafe next door too.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only two items to cover."

    1 (minor) more kitchen utensils would have been helpful i.e. scissors, wooden spoon etc. 2. (major).. entry and exit to park a car is dangerous, have to reverse onto a bend with on other junction directly opposite. This is not helped by having to open/close the gates on entry/exit. Accident waiting to happen

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2023

  • "Everything was perfect except we had a job tuning in the tv."


    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2022

  • "Booked this trip last minute and the host was very accomodating, even giving us a quick call to discuss arrival details like the key location etc."

    Property was exactly as anticipated, with the only issue being that we had to setup the TV ourselves as the scary cables had been disconnected. The taps also fore out water at crazy speed which caused a couple of puddles, but aside from the everything was great. Beautiful little village and with the added bonus of the garden centre next door supplying drinks it was exactly what we needed. There is also a train station very close, with hourly trains in and out of Whitby but we used a local taxi which was roughly the same cost. I'd happily recommend this venue and the host to anyone looking for a quick getaway.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Apr 2022

  • "Bedrooms very small."

    Had to squeeze round the beds to pull on curtains etc. (Got a nasty shin bruise trying to do so) l Kitchen disappointing re equipment. Light switches, string pull type, dirty. Summerhouse fairly dilapidated, parking. place not the easiest. Main door badly sticking on entry/ exit. Otherwise the environment around, public gardens, station etc, were very pleasing.

    Reviewed by Frances2.5Sep 2021

  • "Cittage was clean and comfortable."

    Only thing i can complain about is that the toilet seat was a bit wobbly. The kitchen was well equipped, though there was no potato masher! There were plenty of plates and pans. I am not used to a gas oven so everything took longer to cook than anticipated, but we were on holiday so it didn't matter that much!!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage was lovely, clean, comfortable and set right next to the Garden Centre with great cafe."

    Location was ideal for Whitby and surrounding areas. The garden was lovely and nice to sit in with our dog. The steam train going past every so often was really nice too. Cannot fault it at all. We loved it and would be very happy to go again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2021

  • "A more comfortable double bed matress would have been nice."

    Lacked shelving in bathroom. Lacked coat hooks. A coat of paint wouldn't go amiss. To say the cottage was adjacent and owned by the beautiful Garden Centre. The cottage garden had NO plants / flowers just lawn. Suppose that is to suit dog owners but really not pleasant to sit in. Summerhouse neglected and full of cobwebs. So much potential with this letting but not being utilised.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Sep 2020

  • "We were given a lovely welcome at the cottage and it was like home from home."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Accomadation very basic Not many pans if catering for 4."

    Bedrooms way too.small Lack of cupboard space in the bedrooms and also the kitchen.Certainly not worth over £500 a week in June.Would not recommend.Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Russell2.2Jun 2019

  • "Property could benefit from central heating."

    Location next to garden centre excellent.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lack of any information, lack of condiments."

    There was two directions you could take from the cottage, more precise direction to the shop would have been good.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey2.5Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen (no towels provided) inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property has good bus and train links
  • Note: Cafe and Gardens on the grounds are closed in October. Note: The bath is no longer in the property
  • This has been replaced with a shower cubicle.

The property

Homely bungalow cottage located within Perrys garden centre on the banks of the River Esk, Yorkshire.

The cottage has great facilities and its location is great for families or couples who enjoy walking and the great outdoors.

Guests will feel immediately at home when sitting in the cottage’s living area, with comfortable seating and gas fire, and they’ll be entertained in the evenings with a TV and selection of books and games.

The kitchen/diner is also located on the ground floor and has all the amenities you’ll need to ensure meal times go smoothly.

Also located on the ground floor is the property’s shower room.

Guests will find both a double and twin bedroom.

The garden to the rear of the property offers a great chance to catch some sun, and the table and chairs offer an alternative to the kitchen/diner for enjoying a meal.

There is also a lovely summerhouse located in the garden, complete with a very comfortable sofa, it’s a great spot to unwind with a book and cold drink.

A well behaved dog is also welcome.

As mentioned previously, the property is adjacent to a garden centre, which is run by the owners of the cottage.

Within here are many beautiful plants and flowers, and guests are welcome to wander round and take a closer look.

There’s also a café, where guests can enjoy 10% off their food and drinks, and a croquet and putting green.

Located to the rear of the cottage/garden centre is the River Esk, a very popular spot for dog walkers.

Away from the cottage is the beautiful seaside town of Whitby.

Whitby offers a lot for visitors to enjoy, with its stunning views of the North Sea and also a beautiful harbour and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum – which is located in the house where the famous explorer once lived!

Guests are also advised that there’s a fine selection of pubs, restaurants and shops worth checking out.

With its surroundings and homely atmosphere, River Gardens Cottage really is unique and offers a great location for families to enjoy a relaxing break in Yorkshire.

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About the location


Whitby 4 miles.

Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday. Just 4 miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, it is also on the edge of the dramatic North Yorkshire moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery, which is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Though quiet, Sleights boasts a pub, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop, a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers, a Post Office within a Spar shop. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes’ drive with steam trains coming through Sleights, together with regular public transport to and from the nearby port of Whitby. Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. It is an atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

Note: The bath is no longer in the property. This has been replaced with a shower cubicle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute