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Rosemary Cottage

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Briggswath near Sleights, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • cottage (8)
  • comfortable (7)
  • well (7)
  • good (5)
  • area (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice cottage situated in an area that we know and like - fantastic butcher (Radfords) and bakers (Bothams) close by."

    And also close to all the places we love - Goathland, Whitby etc. Neighbour was friendly and welcoming. Quiet area, no disturbance. The cottage was comfortable and looks to have been well equipped. However some things were a little tired - frying pans worn out, poor knives (all blunt), loose taps. Oven was a bit greasy and smoky when we first used it. The outdoor wheely bin was full on the day we arrived (Friday) with collection not being until the following Thursday. Also no black rubbish sacks in the kitchen. The bathroom was probably our biggest disappointment - noisy fan (as per previous reviews), very low pressure in the shower and worst of all the bathroom smelled very damp and musty. The cottage wasn't brilliant for us as we do a lot of outdoor walking in all weathers and there was no outside tap to clean boots and very little space inside the front door to take off/dry footwear and coats. It all got a bit busy and complicated! Overall though it was 'good' and sufficient, just not very good or excellent. It could be a lot better quite easily with just a little effort.

    Thank you for your feedback Steven. I apologise that our cottage didn’t meet your expectations. We try really hard to maintain the property to a high standard to please our guests. I will replace the knives & frying pans, thank you for bringing this to my attention. There are hooks for coats under the stairs and also a shoe rack that you could have used. Regarding the bathroom smell, it’s not something I’ve noticed when doing weekly changeovers but will certainly look into. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage with its own parking space."

    We found it very comfortable and well equipped for our needs. The welcome pack was much appreciated, such a nice touch. We would have liked a broom to sweep up with, and maybe a lamp downstairs to provide softer lighting of an evening, but otherwise all good. Sleights is delightful, we especially enjoyed sitting in the garden of the Salmon Leap pub of an evening with the dog. The cottage is very handy for the local buses/trains and all our usual haunts ie Whitby, Goathland, Ruswarp. We would definitely stay here again as it was so very quiet and peaceful (we loved hearing the birds sing in the morning, the owl in the middle of the night, and the steam trains as they passed).

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We always try to take on board suggestions so we will look to add a lamp and a brush. Thank you & we hope that you book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely with plenty of light and fresh air in a lovely village setting."

    Comfortable apart from the sofa which was too low. Instruction would have been useful for the shower as it seemed to be either too hot or too cold. Local shops very good bakers and butchers and the general store well stocked. Good walking and close to local attractions. North yorkshire moors railway. Whitby etc

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We recently replaced the sofa which we think will be more suitable for guests. We will look to include more instructions in the property information. We hope that you’ll stay again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2023

  • "On the whole a lovely cottage in a peaceful area."

    The welcome pack is a lovely gesture and the cottage is well equipped. The only negatives are: 1. The settee isn't very comfortable and is a bit low. 2. The bathroom fan is very noisy and goes on too long We would definitely recommend this cottage to others and hope at some point to return ourselves

    Thank you for your feedback. We always try to make improvements based on the feedback that we get so thank you for bringing these things to our attention. We do hope you’ll return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CherylJul 2023

  • "Very good cottage, with a couple of negative comments."

    Cups in the cupboard were unwashed….we always bring our own fortunately. The cottage is “dog friendly” but has no area in which a dog can perform its toilet functions. We also felt a lighter weight duvet (10.5 tog in use)would be more appropriate in early July,

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that you found various issues during your stay. We have purchased a summer weight duvet which is available in the wardrobe if it’s too hot for the thicker duvet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage extremely well kept and very clean ."

    It is just three miles from Whitby and well placed to explore such well know places such as Staithes and Runswick Bay . Given the opportunity to book again we would have but having looked at the at the dates available we found it was fully booked , a testament I feel to the quality of the cottage .

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We hope you’re able to return in future Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Nice quiet area, ideal location for visiting nearby towns and attractions.

    Thank you for your kind comment, we hope to welcome you again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2023

  • "Lovely place and will definitely be back again."

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in a lovely quiet area."

    The property was ideally located for trips out to Whitby, Sandsend, Goathland and more of our favourite places.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll return in future Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2023

  • "Lovely home away from home, relaxing and chilled getaway."

    Will book again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by StaceyMar 2023

  • "Nice cosy cottage with a modern touch."

    In a good position for visiting several places.Everything you could need was provided.Only thing we couldn’t find were cereal bowls.Lovely fish and chips in the vicinity and nice pub grub.Would visit again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, we didn't feel confident in using the log burner so we were slighty cold at night in the living room."

    But the house was well stocked of all essential s which was a really nice touch and surprise.

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Really comfortable bed. Decent pillows. Thank you especially for that. Great kitchen, had everything we needed. Perfect for 2! Please thank the owner.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2022

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  • One double bedroom with a king size bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Log burner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with decking and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles, River Esk 0.2 miles.

The property

Sleights 1.1 miles.

Resting in Briggswath near Sleights, North Yorkshire, is Rosemary Cottage, a contemporary dwelling, inviting two guests and one well-behaved dog.

Upon the cusp of the North York Moors National Park and a short distance to the coastline, the cottage is the ideal base for a romantic getaway, offering open-plan living, a decked area, and a stylish double bedroom.

Benefit from the well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare meals for two, before gathering around the dining table or venturing outdoors for an alfresco affair.

Return indoors to relax upon the corner sofa enveloped by beamed ceilings and homely furnishings, before retiring upstairs to complete your nightly routine in the sleek shower room.

Rest your eyes in the double bedroom, featuring a grand bed, olive green panelling, and plush carpets underfoot, before kickstarting your countryside adventure.

Once you're ready to venture into the county, make your way towards Whitby, stopping off at the breath-taking Larpool Viaduct, before following the Cinder Track towards the coastline, arriving at Whitby Museum and the stunning Pannett Park.

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to local attractions, with the chance to tour the history-rich remains of Whitby Abbey, welcoming visitors for over 1500 years, enjoy the sandy terrain of Whitby Sea Front, aligned with delightful beach huts, and view the town from an elevated position, by climbing the 199 steps, overlooking the coastline.

On return to Rosemary Cottage, be sure to enjoy the host of beauty spots dotted across the national park, including Mallyan Spout Waterfall, and the chance to tour the area upon the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line, offering memorable on-board experiences.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas