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Wheatsheaf Cottage

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



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wheatsheaf Cottage."

    The location is beautiful and so peaceful and everyone in the village is so friendly. The cottage is beautiful with a lovely open fire and a traditional Rayburn, we really enjoyed our stay and would love to rebook for next year. The owners were very friendly and helpful, we had an issue with the lights one day which was resolved straight away with no issues. A couple of things could be improved; we really struggled to find any baking trays in the kitchen and the cooker needed a clean as there was a lot of grease in the bottom which smelt quite bad when we used the oven on the first night (we did clean this ourselves the next day). We also really struggled to open any windows downstairs meaning on warmer days with the Rayburn on it really did get too warm in the cottage. Other than that it was a brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by SianApr 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Wheatsheaf Cottage."

    The owners made us feel very welcome and worked so hard to ensure we had a great family holiday. We would highly recommend staying here for a relaxing break. Thank you

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2022

  • "Excellent dog-friendly holiday cottage that is very well equipped, conveniently located for local walks and attractions and next door to a pub that serves excellent food and beer."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "A fantastic property and the house owners couldn’t have been better."

    They replaced wood and coal most days and took away rubbish and recycling. They offered extra blankets when it was cold and we felt very well looked after.

    Reviewed by PaulaFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous stay!"

    Just wish we could have stayed longer. Our two dogs felt at home and we were spoilt with such a lovely pub and great food (best Sunday lunch) right next door. Highly recommend. Thank you to Elaine and Nigel for being so welcoming.

    Reviewed by CathrineFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wheatsheaf cottage and received a warm welcome from Nigel the pub landlord."

    The cottage is ideally placed to explore the North Yorkshire coast and the many lovely beaches. It was a real bonus having the pub next door and we had several meals there - all excellent. As we had 2 dogs with us Nigel reserved a table in the bar so they could come with us. The garden was fully enclosed so we could let the dogs out safely. As we stayed in January it was too cold to make full use of the garden but it would be great in the summer. I would have no hesitation in booking the cottage again.

    Reviewed by AllisonJan 2022

  • "Lovely hosts, very welcoming."

    We enjoyed our stay, cottage perfect for our needs. There were a few minor items we needed in the kitchen, side plates and potato masher for example but did not detract from a very happy stay .

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners Nigel and Elaine, nothing was too much trouble, lovely cottage which was clean and comfortable and the bonus was having the occasional meal at their pub next door which was both cosy and served beautiful food."

    One small constructive criticism- very dim lighting in the cottage which although made it cosy as we sat next to the fire, it proved difficult when trying to complete a puzzle and while I was knitting. Maybe a couple of standard lamps with angle poise would help. Would definitely love to stay again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by ElwynNov 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage one of the nicest establishments I have ever stayed at, nothing was too much trouble for the gentleman who welcomed us, right next door to a lovely local pub , very quiet village but near enough to Whitby will definitely go again but stay longer next time!"


    Reviewed by KirstySep 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage on the edge of the Moors close to the North Yorkshire Coast."

    We had a wonderful welcome of a light log fire on a dull cool day .The cottage brimmed with character and was beautifully furnished we would also recommend booking a meal in the adjoining Wheatsheaf Pub food and atmosphere wonderful after a day walking and exploring the Moors and the many beautiful bays. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage in a wonderful little village."

    The hosts were brilliant, kept checking in with us to see if we needed anything. Brought us fresh eggs one morning, with the offer that we could go and pick our own freshly laid eggs. Sunday lunch in the pub next door was truly spectacular, a real must, but book early as it is busy. The ping pong table was a great hit and the barbecue was great. We ate out a few nights, felt like we were abroad. The enclosed garden was fantastic for our two dogs. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a great location."

    The hosts own the pub next door, where the food is fantastic, and they could not be more helpful. The cottage is well furnished and comfortable with a lovely open fire that was very welcoming after colder days walking.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Welcomed with a cup of tea after a long journey, which was greatly appreciated. The table tennis and covered outdoor seating were enjoyed by young and old. Well located for the moors and coast.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "The hosts were always on hand and very helpful."

    The place was great, lovely antique furniture and very comfortable. The windproof seating area was great too as we could enjoy sitting outside when it might have been too breezy and cold.

    Reviewed by DanielleApr 2021

  • "This is a great cottage for a big family or group of friends."

    There is plenty of room so people don't feel on top of each other and a lovely garden/outdoor eating area for when the weather is good. The village and pub are very attractive and there are lots of walks from the doorstep. The surrounding area is spectacular, with so much to do on the Moors and by the Coast. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, lovely quiet village but close to Whitby and with some great walks from the village."

    All very comfortable and outdoor seating area ( covered ) and BBQ was a real bonus, as well as the pizza oven. Kids loved the table tennis. The owners were lovely, really went the extra mile to make sure all was perfect. The pub next door is very much about food and the food is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "The whole weekend was excellent ..."

    The whole weekend was excellent such a lovely welcoming host and burning logfire food in the restaurant that cannot be beaten for quality just perfect thanks

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2019

  • "A little disappointed with the cookware and utensils provided."

    As the property is meant to sleep 8 we would have expected large saucepans, several baking trays, more than 2 sharp knives and a frying pan. We ended up buying a runcible spoon and a set of sharp knives and a frying pan was provided by the landlord on asking. Nevertheless a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

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  • 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.

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!

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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 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. 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
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