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Manor Cottage

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Egton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Manor Cottage is set in a stunning location and has its own unique charm."

    Our stay was excellent and the hosts Olly and Laura were lovely. It location is ideal for some charming Esk Valley walks, getting to Grosmont and access to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway along with short drives to Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes etc.. We wanted to use the scheduled train from Egton Bridge to go to Whitby and avoid using the car but the 3 hour frequency of the service was a limiting factor. As for the house itself we felt very comfortable there and it was lovely and cosy with its biomass central heating. Once we’d tweaked the radiator valves and thermostat to our liking (the upstairs when we arrived tended to get too hot for us) there was no need to light the log burning stove. One unexpected benefit of a well built period cottage was you could barely hear our very raucous children from one room to the next. So a lie in was still possible even when they were below making lots of noise! For us little to fault but if we return as we hope to with a dog in future there isn’t an enclosed space to let them out to. Worth considering for any dog owners for the early morning toilet trip outdoors for their dog. Though if your dog is well socialised it should get on great with Olly and Laura’s dogs! A great stay. Thanks Olly & Laura

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Mar 2024

  • "What a lovely place to stay, stunning location, lovely cottage, friendly people and the most amazing pub literally round the corner, we loved it."

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage on the Egton Estate with Laura and Olly Foster as perfect hosts."

    Cosy and well equipped with the softest beds for a great nights sleep. Superb location for walking and no less than 4 pubs nearby at Egton Bridge and Egton. The Wheatsheaf at Egton is highly recommended with great new hosts that took over in late 2022. You wont be disappointed. God's country.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved every minute of our stay at Manor Cottage; wonderful tranquil place to explore and relax ."

    Many thanks to Laura, Olly and family for making us feel so welcome, Martin, Samantha ,Caitlyn & Abigail

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This last minute break was a gem to find."

    Hosts Laura and Olly were so friendly and accommodating, they couldn’t do enough for us. The cottage was first class with everything you need and the bed was so comfortable I want one for home. Although just the 2 of us, along with Billy the Spaniel, there would be plenty of room for a family, with lots of outside space for any kids to explore and play. Location was great with 2 local pubs serving lovely meals, miles of country walks (although dogs must be kept on a lead at all times) on our doorstep and within easy travelling distance to the local areas such as Whitby, Scarborough etc. Anyone looking for a quiet beautiful base in the North Yorkshire moors area should definitely think about booking Manor Cottage. We loved every minute of our stay. Thank you Laura and Olly.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have just had a fantastic week staying at Manor Cottage which is located in the grounds of the Egton Estate."

    What an amazing find! Laura and Olly could not have been more helpful and welcoming and are amazing hosts. The location is perfect as it’s tucked away on a small private path with miles of lovely walks right from your doorstep. The cottage is beautiful and obviously well loved. The living room is cosy and has a log burner for the winter months. The village has two really nice pubs within walking distance who both serve excellent food. The local train station is literally two minutes away where you can catch the train to Whitby. You can also take a stroll to Grosmont and catch the steam train to Pickering, which is like stepping back in time. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommended it to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Connie5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely house in a fabulous location."

    Great to be near a railway station and within walking distance of Grosmont. The local pubs were great - excellent food and friendly people.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing, magical space, enjoyed spending quality time there."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Manor Cottage is a lovely place to stay in the beautiful grounds of the property of the owners Olly and Laura, who couldn't have been more helpful."

    The beds were wonderfully comfortable and there was endless piping hot water, a spacious living room and small kitchen - ideal for a family of 5 (and a dog) with a quiet lane alongside the property to walk to the nearest village.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Oct 2021

  • "The photographs on the website don't quite do justice to this property in that the main reception room is better than shown on the website and the setting at Egton Manor is not really shown."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Sep 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and very helpful if you needed any info on what to do ,where to go and good places to eat"

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Sep 2021

  • "We’ve had a great relaxing holiday staying at Manor Cottage."

    The property was very nice and whilst secluded was also very close to two fantastic pubs with amazing food and also the local train station where you can catch the train to Whitby. There are loads of family friendly walks around the area and the hosts were very friendly, especially their three young lads who ours really enjoyed playing football with. Would definitely recommend this as a great family break.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and Laura the host was so accommodating and helping throughout our stay."

    The location and grounds are idillic. Bedrooms and bathroom fantastic. Sitting room excellent. Kitchen area brilliant - only comment would be to upgrade to the saucepans as they had loose handles and were not very non- stick anymore. We self catered and so.made good used of all facilities in kitchen. A nice touch would be to also have a bread bin to keep bread fresher during the week.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was so charming—very comfortable and even larger than it appeared in the pictures."

    The owners were lovely people, welcoming but never intrusive. The location was the perfect combination of private, tucked away on a small path with walking trails, but part of the village and walking distance to two very nice pubs. We’ll definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location."

    Friendly attentive hosts. Well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely snd the location/grounds are very special."

    Ideally situated close to local attractions and great walks from the door. Lovely village pubs close by. One of the nicest places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Apr 2021

  • "Excellent and cosy cottage on a beautiful estate bordering the Esk."

    Owners delightful and on hand as necessary for any issues arising. Superb local walks and pubs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location and property of a good size."

    Nice to have pubs within walking distance and easy access to Whitby and the moors. Had expected the furnishings to be to a higher standard - usually stay in National Trust or Rural Retreats cottages which are more like a home from home. Could have done with more crockery and glasses in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Oct 2020

  • "After a few stressful weeks leading up to our week away, this cottage and the surrounding area was exactly what we needed."

    The cottage is wonderful, and much bigger than the pictures would suggest. The location was perfect for us too. As a family with small children we were able to do small walks from the doorstep or take a stroll to Grosmont to catch the steam train. Laura, Olly and their lovely children were so welcoming and kind, always there if we needed anything. We definitely intend to return, there’s so much to do there that we felt we barely scratched the surface, and the cottage is a perfect home for us while we explore.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very convenient spot for a holiday on the edge of Egton village (home to two lovely pubs and a train station) - good walks from house to nearby villages such as Grosmont (steam train, village shop, cafes, gallery)."

    The cottage itself is very spacious and comfortable - made even more cosy by an easy to use log burning stove in the sitting room and an ample supply of seasoned logs. Charming and helpful hosts live in the adjacent manor house and supplied us with some great DVDs. It was really peaceful - no road noise which is very important for me and you could hear owls calling in the morning. Also beautiful starry skies as there's no light pollution there. Couple of downsides - no washing machine (unless we just couldn't find it) and it was a VERY muddy week with a lot of rain. The kitchen is large but could have been better equipped it was adequate but if you are going to be cooking up a storm every night (that was not us) then you might want to check what's available at the house in case you need to bring anything to supplement what's provided. Having said that the kitchen actually had sharp knives which is very welcome in a holiday let. If you are someone who likes a very well lit place the cottage looks out on the back to woodland so its dappled light and at the front is in a courtyard with a building in front so its not as well lit as some places I've stayed in - this being more noticeable of course in autumn/winter. There is an area at the front with a table, chairs and BBQ which will be lovely in spring/summer and early autumn but there isn't a garden sort of area you can sit in. Having said all this the pluses definitely outweigh the negatives in particular being able to walk out of the front door straight onto footpaths was just perfect and having excellent heating/ endless hot water, a really comfortable sitting room and lovely large bathroom. The local pubs are very good and its a short drive to Whitby (loved the abbey), Robin Hoods Bay (fabulous beach). We also went to Staithes, Richmond and Saltburn (good farmers market and beautiful beach).

    Reviewed by J F4.7Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an equally beautiful setting."

    A great location for exploring the area. The hosts at the property were so welcoming. Even our dog was made to feel so welcome. The cottage is well equipped clean and plenty of hot water! Thank you we will return!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a beautiful place to spend a holiday."

    The photographs of the cottage don’t do it justice. A delightful spot, completely relaxing setting and a real sense of getting away from it all. Just the right amount of contact from the owners who gave us all the help we needed.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time in this wonderful cottage, situated in such a beautiful location."

    The owners were on hand to ensure that everything was fine throughout our stay and were very helpful in pointing us in the direction of things our 4 year old would enjoy. The owners went above and beyond and we felt very well looked after.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an absolutely gorgeous setting."

    The hosts were fantastic, always on hand if we needed anything and very helpful and approachable. The cottage is stunning and very comfortable with everything we needed and set in a quiet pretty village but not too far away from local attractions, great if you want to escape to a more quiet and peaceful place. Beautiful local walks in the country and some great pubs all within walking distance, would definitely stay again. Thanks for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2020

  • "Had a lovely time at the Manor Cottage."

    The location is excellent. Great walks straight from the door with local pubs serving great home cooked food. The cottage is comfy and homely. It has all the facilities you need for self catering and the little welcome pack including fresh milk, butter, bread, tea, coffee is a nice touch. Hosts are friendly and welcoming and are on hand if needed. We would definitely stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Mar 2020

  • "We were very charmed by Manor Cottage and Mr and Mrs Foster."

    The setting was beautiful, the cottage was beautiful and they made us very welcome. My only reservation about giving such high, but truthful praise is that the cottage may not be available when we try to return.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2019

  • "Perfect holiday for us and our dog."

    Wonderful cottage and grounds.owners are fabulous. Although the village is small and and not a lot of amenities it does have two of the best pubs around the area which serve fantastic Food..The Postgate pub is just a four minute walk from our cottage. What Egton does have is a small train station, right next to the Postgate pub ,perfect for getting into Whitby as parking can be difficult in high season and if you fancy a meal and a drink you don’t have to worry about driving .(cannot hear the trains from the cottage by the way) Great walks from the doorstep of the cottage and I just can’t recommend Manor Cottage enough 5⭐️

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We wanted a quiet, cosy and charming place for Christmas and we weren't disappointed."

    We were made very welcome and the cottage easily accommodated our three families in comfort. There's a beautiful log burner in the main living room but to be honest you could just live with the central heating which was more than adequate for the Cottage. Beds were comfortable and the bathroom had amble hot water for much needed showers after a brisk walk in the country. Egton village is well served by both the National Railways and also the North Yorkshire moors railway. If you fancy a walking holiday just hop on a train then hop off at the next stop and walk back ... perfect. Whitby, Pickering and of course Gothland are within easy reach by car or by train. Egton also has a good choice of village pubs (turn right at the top of the cottage and one pub is 50 meters up the road ... what more can you ask for?). The other pubs, further up the hill and in the village, offer a handsome choice of pub meals to a high standard as well as a good selection of local beers !! Watch out for the owners dog ... once you start making a fuss and start stroking it ... it'll sit there for hours lapping up every bit of affection you can give it. The perfect addition to a country house. The Cottage is well situated geographically and offers an uncluttered escape to country with warmth and comfort. Book soon ... we're planning our next visit already. We couldn't fault it. Enjoy.

    Neill & Sandy Potts (December 2016)Dec 2016

  • "We were absolutely delighted with Manor cottage, which was very well equipped, and in the most idyllic location."

    The owners Mr and Mrs Foster were the perfect hosts, they greeted us on our arrival but then left us to enjoy our holiday. My husband is a heritage builder so he loves to stay in cottages which have lots of character and original features . We chose to stay at Egton bridge as we like to dine out and as we have ate at The Wheatsheaf and The Post Gate many times before ,we decided to book Manor cottage as it was near our favourite places to eat , rather than in Whitby where we have stayed for the last 25 years. We also enjoy to walk and there was lots of places to do so right on our doorstop. Also Manor cottage allowed dogs which was very important to us because we like to bring our dog on holiday with us. We will most certainly be booking again to stay at Manor cottage and we will be booking through Yorkshire Coastal Cottages as we could not fault your company in any way. All of your staff were extremely helpful and gave a true and honest description of Manor Cottage so there was no nasty surprises on our arrival.

    Andrew And Valerie Preston (November 2016)Nov 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating throughout with a woodburning stove. Electric oven, hob, microwave, tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • (Additional packets of logs available from the Estate office). Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for two or three cars. Courtyard with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome at a £30 per pet per stay supplement. Shop 1 mile
  • Pub 5 mins’ walk. Egton train Station is also a 2 minute walk away and it takes you straight into Whitby. Notes: Starter pack of bread, milk and a jar of homemade honey on arrival
  • In order to maintain the wood burning stove in good order, seasoned logs provided by the Egton Estate can only be used in the stove.

The property

An impressive luxury cottage and former Edwardian shooting lodge, situated on the stunning Egton Estate, approximately one hour north of York and six miles from the picturesque fishing town of Whitby.

The Estate sits on the northeast fringe of the North York Moors National Park and offers 6,000 acres of magnificent woodland, pastures and moorland for you to explore. Manor Cottage is a first class choice, whether for a short romantic stay, a week’s summer holiday for a family or an idyllic spot for a group of friends wanting to sample the superb fishing on the Esk river - which is a two minute walk away.

Egton train Station is also a 2 minute walk away and it takes you straight into Whitby. Here, elegance and comfort go hand in hand; original features and antique furniture are complemented a cosy woodburning stove, welcoming décor and quality soft furnishings – the perfect country retreat. With central heating throughout, Manor Cottage has a flagged hallway leading to a good size sitting room with a magnificent stone fireplace and woodburning stove, offering supreme cosines in the cooler months.

There are some lovely decorative touches, such as the original wood panelling, charming writing desk, rustic coffee table and Edwardian-style copper ware, which give the space a pleasing sense of homely informality. From the kitchen window, admire the picturesque courtyard and beautiful grounds of the adjacent Manor House.

Great care has gone into updating this period property and the kitchen retains some lovely original features, such as the deep Belfast sink and quirky ‘pulley maid’ a – useful for drying and airing clothes after a bracing moorland ramble.

The dining area with farmhouse table seats five people, a lovely spot to enjoy a full English breakfast before heading into the great outdoors. Moving upstairs, to the wide landing, you’ll find three delightful bedrooms.

A tranquil master double with king-size bed, TV and a large wardrobe.

There’s a charming twin with full size single beds overlooking the courtyard and a smart single bedroom with antique brass bed, original decorative fireplace and views of a lovely wooded area to the rear. The spacious house bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and WC. Outside, the front courtyard area is a pleasant place to enjoy a BBQ in the warmer months.

There’s a table and chairs to sit awhile and enjoy your morning coffee with nothing to disturb but the sound of birdsong.

The location is very special – the lovely village of Egton and neighbouring Egton Bridge are picturesque and boast three inns offering the choice of hearty pub meals or elegant fine dining; there is simply stunning woodland and fabulous walks nearby, with Whitby, and its beautiful beaches, only 10 minutes’ drive. Come and escape to the country at Manor Cottage – you’re sure to have a memorable stay.

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About the location


Sleights 5 miles; Sandsend 5 miles; Whitby 7 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.
Utilities: All utilities, bed linens and towels included. A starter pack of logs are supplied on arrival with additional packets of logs available from the Estate office. The owners will provide a starter pack of bread, milk and Baytown Coffee on arrival.
Pets: Dogs are welcome at a £30 per pet per stay supplement.
Parking: Parking for one car, any extra cars need to park in Old Woodyard a short walk away but still within the grounds of Egton Manor.
Note: In order to maintain the wood burning stove in good order, seasoned logs provided by the Egton Estate can only be used in the stove.
Fishing : If the guest wishes to go fishing it can be booked through fish pal and it is a flat fee
Train- Egton train Station is also a 2 minute walk away and the train takes you straight into Whitby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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