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5 Esk Valley

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Grosmont near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "I booked this for my mum and dad who usually go on caravan holidays but tried ..."

    I booked this for my mum and dad who usually go on caravan holidays but tried this for change and thoroughly enjoyed this loved the house and the area surrounding it

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage which is cosy, but also light and airy in the kitchen/diner."

    Great for watching the trains and excellent walks from the cottage. Very comfy beds and everything you need while on holiday.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Ideal location for access to Grosmont Station on NYMR and the Heritage Trains."

    Friendly local Neighbours made us, as Tourists, welcome.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at 5 esk valley the cottage was nice with all our needs catered for we loved the blend of old and modern and a very nice photo of the past in the front room plent to do in the area and some nice walks but be prepared for a little effort up and down all in all a lovely place and we will be back."

    Thank you to Mr and Mrs Pickles

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Cottage clean, comfortable, welcoming and in a beautiful location. Would definitely go again. Sue Graham

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage has everything you need for a family holiday, the kitchen extension is great for family meals and playtime."

    There are trains running down the valley on the NYMR outside your window to excite children and adults alike and there are several easy walks straight outside the door. The coastal towns are never more than half an hour away yet you feel miles from anywhere, a lovely location we will come back to.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "It is great too have towels provided but these were too small and didn’t really dry properly."

    No towel tail in the bathroom to dry them. Also no where in kitchen for towels. Lovely cottage we really enjoyed our stay.

    hank you very much for your feedback and the 100% rating. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding towels, we do provide a hand towel and a bath towel per person as you have said, but we do not currently provide the very large bath towels as they can be quite cumbersome and add signigficantly to the load on our cleaner. We will however consider whether to provide a couple for those who may feel them useful. We take on board your comments about a towel rail in the bathroom and the kitchen. There is a towel ring in the bathroom and most people put the towels directly on the radiators but we will look at whether we can provide something and where we might be able to fit it. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2021

  • "Although the cottage is in the most beautiful ideal setting."

    The cottage itself needs updating. Sofa in kitchen was filthy and lacking comfort. Sofa in lounge lacked comfort. Mattress on bed in front room had a topper on but doesn't work. Needs new mattress. Not enough room to get down side of bed, had to move, therefore had to hoover. not enough plates etc, had to put dishwasher on everyday, only 2 of us.

    We are sorry that you felt that our cottage did not live up to your expectations and would like to address some of your concerns. We have tried to make it very clear in the description that we have an original 1920’s horsehair sofa in the lounge. This indeed makes it firm to sit on but we feel that the furniture fits the style of the cottage. The sofa in the kitchen is the opposite, soft, as we have tried to put alternatives for customer’s tastes. We will definitely look at whether the sofa is dirty, this has not been raised as an issue before. The mattress in the front bedroom is only fairly new and is a firm mattress, which is why it has a topper, so we are sorry you felt it was not comfortable enough for you. In terms of the space, it is a two bedroom, end terraced cottage. These are original mining cottages, dating back from when iron-ore was mined in the area at the end of the 1900’s. The kitchen is obviously a single- story extension, but the upstairs is the original building. Finally you have mentioned about the crockery. Unfortunately, due to Covid we have followed Sykes Cottages Covid 19 policy on cleanliness and have had to remove any excess crockery, books, DVD, bed-throws etc so that the risk of cross-contamination is kept to a minimum. When things return to some sort of normality we will be able to put back the full quota of crockery and other items for our guests. We appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at 5 Esk Valley."

    It's a cosy little cottage with great facilities and the steam railway close by. You are surrounded by beautiful walks and views. We can't wait to visit again; a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2021

  • "Loved the cottage in a lovely area been before would def go back lots to do lovely pubs and walks"

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location of the cottage is breathtaking."

    The steam train runs at the end of the lane and was a real treat. Out of the front window we saw hares, sparrowhawks and lots of other birds. The only difficulty we faced was finding the cottage as the satnav tried to take us through a deep ford

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage is in an amazing, rural quiet location."

    Facility wise it has everything that you need and more. Lovely owners who called us to make sure we got there ok and that we had all we needed. It made our Christmas truly memorable and that fact the trains go right past the front door was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Dec 2019

  • "Stunning location, a very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we have been in, it was excellent!"

    When we arrived there was an invitation to join the locals for a BBQ in the gardens belonging to the cottages it was wonderful. It's so peaceful just the sound of the steam train as it passes the cottages.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was very quiet and peaceful with the occasional sights and sounds of the North Yorks Moors Railway in the background."

    WE had a lovely week in a very well appointed cottage in easy reach of the Moors and not too far from the sea.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location with stunning views from front and back."

    It had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. My partner loved watching the trains go by.

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage had everything needed."

    It was in a wonderful, peaceful location, the wildlife was lovely to watch from the window and I enjoyed watching the trains go by. The only thing that could have improved the holiday was the weather, but it could have been a lot worse than it was.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our week in this beautiful little cottage."

    The trains and the view were an absolute joy. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need to enjoy a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully located especially if you enjoy steam trains."

    Ideal for Whitby, Goathland and the moors and coast. The garden was ideal for relaxing, although the provision of a patio set or bench would have made it better, luckily we had a couple of folding chairs in our car boot. The facilities in the cottage were brilliant.... washer, drier ,dishwasher and even a slo cooker. Lovely and clean throughout,and a welcome call from the owners ensured we were happy - a very nice touch! Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Quiet location with fantastic view of the steam trains from windows"

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic week at 5 Esk Valley."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches to make us feel at home. The kids enjoyed playing football in the huge back garden which wasn't advertised but was a happy discovery when we arrived. The location was stunning, with regular steam trains running just across the field to the front of the house. Secluded and peaceful yet within 20 minutes' or so drive of Whitby and other coastal villages, we found plenty to do nearby to keep us entertained. A thoroughly enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2018

  • "We went to the cottage to travel on the The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the cottage was ideally situated so that we could watch the trains go by."

    The countryside around the cottage was a joy with lots of wild life to observe.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2018

  • "Amuch needed break in a quiet location"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage at 5, Esk Valley was perfect."

    All the rooms were spotlessly clean, the beds and the lounge were exceptionally comfortable. The well equipped kitchen made the self catering aspect ideal. The location is beautiful set in the Esk Valley with views of the moors and woodland of the surrounding area. The coast at Whitby is a short drive away as is the village of Goathland made famous in the TV series, Heartbeat. The front garden is exceptionally well maintained and is visited by an abundance of wild birds. Looking across the fields to the front of the cottage you can clearly see the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and it is wonderful watching the historic steam locomotives as they pass by. Richard and Karen the owners were fantastic and made sure everything we needed was on hand. All in all a perfect weeks holiday in an idyllic location

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in a peaceful surroundings."

    .. perfect for getting away from it all. Very clean and well equipped. Little touches were excellent, for example, no left-over food from other residents, up-to-date magazines about the area etc. were much appreciated. The owners could not have been kinder, phoned us on arrival to check everything was alright. Altogether a lovely stay... great for re-charging batteries. Thanks for a lovely stay. Jane and Jonathan P.S. One idea to make it easier in the bathroom would be have a towel rail and small cabinet or table

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2018

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for fire to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The stairs have a sharp 90 degree left hand turn at the top
  • Please be aware of this for anyone who has mobility issues
  • Note: There is a heritage railway line near to cottage and some noise may be heard when steam trains pass (trains only operate during the day, 2 trains per hour).

The property

Grosmont 1.5 miles.

This lovely end-terrace cottage is nestled in the beautiful Esk Valley and surrounded by delightful scenery within the North York Moors National Park.

This is a superb base whether you love to walk, tour, cycle or just to relax within this tranquil setting.

The cottage has a lovely bright and spacious dining kitchen with a comfy sofa which is the perfect spot for keeping the cook company.

The sitting room offers views of the valley together with the comforting glow of a real fire, and there is a firm, original 1930 horsehair sofa in this room.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms together with a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom.

Outside the cottage is a garden where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst enjoying the quietness of the countryside.

The cottage is the perfect spot for trainspotting and the sight and sound of a steam train approaching is very emotive; a great thrill for every age.

The local village of Grosmont was once a hive of industry due to the discovery of ironstone in 1836 and the cottage was built for a miner and his family.

Nowadays, this traditional village is busy with tourists catching a glimpse of one of the nostalgic steam trains on the popular heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway which featured in the Harry Potter films.

Whitby is a mere nine miles away and offers the delights of a seaside town from building sandcastles, climbing the 199 steps to its Abbey and partaking of the great British tradition of fish and chips.

A lovely holiday cottage in a fabulous area.

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About the location


Whitby 5 miles.

The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas