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Wheatsheaf Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015660)



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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Parsons

    “The hosts Nigel and Elaine were helpful and friendly.”

    Had really nice meals at their pub next door. The house was perfect and the garden well used ( table tennis and pizza oven). Great peaceful location, a short drive away from various beaches. Recommend Saltwick, Runswick and Staithes beaches in particular.

    Had really nice meals at their pub next door. The house was perfect and the garden well used ( table tennis and pizza oven). Great peaceful location, a short drive away from various beaches. Recommend Saltwick, Runswick and Staithes beaches in particular.

    - Parsons, June 2021

About the property

A substantial stone-built cottage in the heart of Egton village, with views over the village green.

This lovely four bedroom property is an idyllic rural retreat for larger families or couples seeking rest and relaxation near Yorkshire’s heritage coast. Wheatsheaf Cottage has a warm, traditional ambience with bags of character.

The gorgeous farmhouse-style kitchen boasts a Rayburn range, there’s also an open fire and period beams, plus a charming ‘witching post’ where you can have your initials carved as a permanent reminder of your holiday! With the coast/Whitby a five minute drive away and the North York Moors on the doorstep – the cottage is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, well-suited to those with a passion for the great outdoors. A stone flagged entrance porch leads to an open plan living area, creating a convivial holiday atmosphere.

Branching to the right is an elegant sitting room with wooden floors and an open fire, offering supreme warmth after a bracing moorland ramble.

A TV/DVD and selection of books is provided for your entertainment – or simply relax in good company and chat the night away.

This area boasts the quirky ‘witching post’ – folklore says it protects a property from passing witches!

– and guests can have their names carved by the owner, on request – what a wonderful and permanent way to remember holiday memories and in turn be remembered. Off to to the left is a generous and well-equipped kitchen with dining area.

Charming and practical, you’ll love using the Rayburn cooker for lazy breakfasts and to cook superb local fare.

Granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink complete the look. When it’s time for bed, head upstairs to the first floor.

There’s a charming double with brass bed and a twin bedroom – both rooms have en-suite shower rooms with a shower, basin and WC.

Front-facing, they have equally lovely views of the village green. To the second floor is a demi-landing with two comfortable armchairs, a table and books – an ideal spot to read the kids’ bedtime stories or catch a quiet moment to yourself.

Nearby is a third double bedroom and twin with bunks for the children.

For sublime relaxation, head for the house bathroom and its freestanding bath nestled beneath traditional beams and with original stone walls – bliss! Outside, a good size gravelled garden with a large stone table, chairs and BBQ provides a welcoming place to relax and dine al fresco in the warmer months.


There’s even a large table tennis for the young at heart, but who will win?

On the days when you fancy a treat , head next door to The Wheatsheaf, a smart and renowned gastro-pub with elegant dining and a wonderful bar with oak floors and a Yorkshire range.

Egton is a glorious village, one of the prettiest in the North York Moors, and there are many lovely walks in the immediate vicinity.

Why not strike out on foot to either nearby Sleights or Grosmont village, travelling back via train to Egton. The historic fishing port of Whitby is a five minute drive.

Here you’ll find lovely sandy beaches, the imposing Abbey ruins, Captain Cook Memorial Museum and plenty of old world charm.

Be sure to sample the local fish and chips – they’re world-famous! Wheatsheaf Cottage provides all the space you’ll need in a beautiful village location, yet within close proximity of some seriously stunning coastline.

The best of both worlds!


  • Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower room, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower room, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin with Cabin bed suitable for children - Small Single suitable for toddlers Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Rayburn cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher,TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books. Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Gravelled garden with hedges, trees and shrubs, a terrace with furniture and BBQ, plus table tennis.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 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 abundance of activity 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 every interest and time of year. 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 to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in 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.

Note: Due to recent changes in the property the bunk beds are not suitable for adults/Teenagers/ Tall children - suitable for a small child and a toddler.
Three well-behaved dogs welcome at a supplement of £30.00 per pet per stay.
On-street parking to the front and also at the rear.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas