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Cottage Val

(Ref. 951440)

Ravenscar, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location and lovely cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and location."

    Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage, plenty of space and the access to walks without needing to get in the car was excellent."

    We had good weather and a lovely week. We didn't mind the isolation, but I dont think the online details give a full impression of how far you have to drive to get anywhere and the fact that the narrow single lane track is a bit of a deterrent to going out in the dark.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Oct 2023

  • "CottageVal was excellent in every way, and within the property it was very accessible for the elderly or disabled."

    A toiletries shelf close to the shower and a shower grab rail in the downstairs wet room would have been helpful. Underfloor heating was heaven, the kitchen was superbly equipped and the sea view was so dreamy. The approach road was longer, narrower and steeper than we expected. A very peaceful and special location.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2023

  • "A glorious place to stay which, although off the beaten track, is close enough to walk to Robin Hood's Bay (made easier if the tide is out) as well as Raven Hall Hotel where you can have a drink or meal while enjoying stunning scenery."

    The cottage was a delight with a well equipped kitchen, a powerful shower and comfortable furnishings. We particularly loved the feeling of space with its high vaulted ceiling. Broadband was a bit hit and miss at times but we were usually able to use the internet and watch Netflix. All in all a great base from which to do lots of walking!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay in this very nice property."

    Well maintained and clean. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by Praveen Kumar5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation and great location."

    Reviewed by Dorland5.0Aug 2023

  • "Toilet seat broken."

    Not as clean as I expect. Otherwise, a nice, quiet property.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay - both the cottage & the location were outstanding."

    It was a fantastic place to get away from the busyness of normal life and properly relax. Linda was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and making us feel especially welcome. Thank you for such a lovely stay - we hope we will be able to come back again very soon!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage, well equipped in a charming remote location."

    There is a price to pay for the remoteness which is that vehicular access is not easy - a long single track lane on which meeting oncoming traffic would be a challenge, so not for the nervous driver! Overall though a great spot. We have been twice and have already booked another visit.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for your amazing cottage and the help you gave us while there."

    We will be back for sure

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful home in a beautiful location."

    Cosy and clean. Beds are also super comfy! Great information and contact from the owner prior to our visit to ensure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "We (2 adults, 2 children and a dog) really enjoyed our stay at CottageVal, it was such a cosy, comfortable, clean and well equipped place."

    The beds were really comfy and we all slept really well. The underfloor heating downstairs was great and kept the cottage lovely and warm, as well as using the wood burner in an evening. There are DVDs and Games available to play. It was so remote and peaceful - which we loved - seeing the deer running on the road on our way back to the cottage was a highlight. We went down to the beach for walks and cycled along the Cinder Track to Robin Hoods Bay (lots of pot holes to avoid) and to Ravenscar (better surface to ride on). At Ravenscar, we walked down to see all the seals and saw some Adders sunbathing on the side of the path - we've never seen wild ones before. It was nice to talk to Linda prior to arriving and receiving the welcome pack, with lots of info for your stay. We have recommended it to family and friends, hopefully we'll be back again sometime.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely area."

    Great walks from the door.Only used the car once all week!

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2023

  • "Many thanks Linda for a lovely stay at Val cottage."

    We had a nice break before Christmas. The cottage was warm, and cosy very well equipped your email with instructions and guides made it easy to use all the appliances. It was spotlessly clean. The bed was really comfy. It was nice to come back in the evening to the log fire after a walks we found on the doorstep. We would love to come back and would highly recommend. Tom & Terri

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at CottageVal."

    I feel like the photos don’t do the place justice! Very spacious, clean and comfortable. A brilliant place to take your dog, tiled floor throughout, plenty of outdoor space, lots of grass which was great for our fussy Spaniel, Nelly. We enjoyed some great days out to Sandsend, Boggle Hole, Robin Hoods Bay and Filey. Evenings were spent back at the cottage, cosy by the log burner. We enjoyed it that much, we’re already looking to book again for next year! Our only little recommendation would be to have an outdoor light onto the back garden, just to make night time toilet trips for the dog that little bit easier! Thank you for a great stay, Jonny, Shelby and Nelly x

    Reviewed by Shelby5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really loved this place, I was able to relax and unwind in only a couple of days - it was clean, warm and well appointed, with a lovely setting."

    A little bit remote (I didnt realise it was quite such a long drive from Robin Hood's Bay) but great for walking the dog and going to see the sea!

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for what we wanted in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and the views were specy"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful place with excellent and friendly, accommodating hosts."

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage ticks many boxes for people who stay here."

    The owners are very approachable and welcoming and fill in any missing answers to questions you may have. The opportunities for walkers are countless including for dog owners with many walks starting at the cottage. Peace and quiet are a given and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. My only suggestion would be to have an area which is totally enclosed to the rear so giving dogs an area to stretch their legs. Whilst our dog is well behaved this is a working farm area which affords many smells and delights for dogs so an enclosed area would be a great benefit and would have avoided his clash with an electric fence.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Sep 2022

  • "As with previous feedback, cottage is in a lovely setting with great views."

    It was a pleasure to stay in the cottage for our week away so cannot fault it. The only thing to add would be that the cottage is situated some way off any main road via a small driveway which is what takes the time if a visit to the shop is required. Not a complaint just a FYI! Many thanks Laura & Tom for all your hard work

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2022

  • "CottageVal is a beautiful property in a stunning location."

    Perfect for dog walking along the cinder path and down to the beaches. Linda and Tom are brilliant hosts and really make you feel welcome. It’s nice to be able to go on holiday with your dog to such a well appointed cottage, it’s even better in the flesh than on the photos. We have stayed twice now at cottageVal and would love to stay again, we couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.4Jul 2022

  • "A very stylish barn conversion."

    Great location Ideal if you want some peace and tranquility with spectacular views. Thank you so much for a truly amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second visit and it will not be our last!"

    Everything about this cottage is perfect from the comfort, facilities and cleanliness to the absolutely stunning location. We have yet to make the drive back to the cottage without exclaiming at the breathtaking views. And as for the wildlife you can see on those drives, especially at dusk, we were just thrilled! Thank you for another wonderful holiday and we look forward to being back in beautiful CottageVal again next year.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location for walking and cycling."

    Peaceful with a sea view. Absolutely stunning. Lovely to meet Linda and Tom during our stay. Lively people and very approachable. Already looking to rebook for next year.

    Reviewed by Beci5.0Jun 2022

  • "Linda and Tom were so welcoming and helpful."

    This was a much needed break - beautiful view of the sea and Robin Hood's Bay and the moors. Much wildlife to enjoy. The Cinder Track runs right by the Cottage and a great starting point for walking. The night skies superb and some great sunsets. Went down to the beach most days and the Boggle Hole YHA well worth a visit for coffee/tea, cakes and on certain days light meals. Visited Whitby, Sandsend, Ravenscar and Scarborough - but so many other places to see that we did not make - so will have to return at some point. Could easily have stayed for 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, fantastic location, very peaceful The cottage was really well equipped Would definitely return"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage."

    Fantastic views, even if the location is a little remote, making visiting the pub or restaurant more difficult! The owners were friendly and welcoming. Ideal for a walking holiday with our dog.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was of an outstanding quality."

    Everything was perfect. A superbly renovated, warm, comfortable barn with everything we could possibly need for cooking etc. Lots of firewood was just one of the generous touches. Comfortable beds, lovely shower and bathrooms. Spectacular views with easy access to the cinder track to take walks, runs or bike rides. A huge bonus with a dog was all the outside space if you have a well behaved dog who won’t run off. The owners live close by and were so friendly and lovely. Dog blankets and bowl provided. Great outdoor patio with bbq. We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The peace and quiet of the location and the high quality of the barn were an absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Vonny5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    facilities are all that you need, and more. strange water system, must be a pumped system, as when you turn on the tap or shower some times there was a considerable delay then a full spurt to send water every were. Very cosy for an evening by the wood burner. Cob webs could do with clearing but over all clean.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "CottageVal was everything we'd hoped for and more."

    Incredibly warm and cosy with great facilities and amazing views. We were there during the February storms which was rather exciting! The beds are extremely comfortable,water pressure is great and the WiFi good. The walks from the cottage are amazing.We walked to Boggle Hole along the Cinder Track and then on to Robin Hood's Bay along the Cleveland Way. Walking the opposite way along the Cinder Track we visited Ravenscar. A long,quite steep walk downhill takes you to the seal colony.We felt incredibly privileged to see so many of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Many thanks to Linda and Tom.We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thus our 05th stay at cottageVal We have already booked our 06th stay."

    This cottage is not for the faint harted its is quite a hard drive to get to. But once you are there the cottage, walks, stunning.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful, clean, cosy, beautifully furnished and well-equipped property in fantastic location."

    Perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wow !!!"

    What an excellent little find this was. The views from the back door of Robin Hoods Bay are just spectacular. It has everything you need to have a very relaxing, comfortable stay. There are walks from your doorstep to Robin Hood Bay & Ravenscar. The dog loved it as did we !!! It’s quite remote which we loved & being able to hear the sea from the cottage was simply fantastic. We loved the wood burner also after a long walk with a glass of wine, as to say we didn’t want to leave. Anyone looking for a cottage with peace & quiet for either dog walking or biking this Is the cottage for you. It’s fabulous get booking …

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning accommodation , and Stunning location ,"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Beautifully converted and decorated with good quality furniture, and facilities. Pleasure to stay here. Would like more wood supplies as for us it's a novelty having a wood burner. Only slight issue was a fall on the moss on the outside patio. Think it probably needs cleaning off. No broken bones or split heads so all ok. Will definately recommend and visit again. Lovely - thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "I think people need to know there are no shops or pubs within walking distance ..."

    I think people need to know there are no shops or pubs within walking distance and also more logs could be supplied as not enough until 1st morning

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in rural location with very helpful and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Alex3.8Aug 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable, stylish cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Jul 2021

  • "The wow reaction as we walked in, says a lot."

    . The cottage was amazing its position is absolutely beautiful. We had a great time

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely peaceful and relaxing week at this very comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • "A truly beautiful property in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2021

  • "Superb, comfy cottage and exceeded our expectations."

    Beautiful views all round the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "04th Visit to cottageVal."

    We will return next year. INeed i say more

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was the most peaceful and relaxing break we've had in such a long time."

    Thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage which is so well done and very comfortable and clean."

    Location is great for those wanting to walk and explore the coastline. Seaside is about 20-25 mins walk with Ravenscar and Robin Hoods Bay also walkable. Very much enjoyed the break

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at CottageVal."

    A beautiful house, in a fantastic peaceful location. The owners were lovely and happy to help, without being intrusive. The cottage is isolated enough to relax, but with lots of walks from the door there's also plenty to do. We can't recommend this place enough!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely quiet location, fabulous cottage with amazing views Underfloor heating confused our golden retriever who loves a cool floor." heating down and log burner on!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautifully converted barn perfect for disabled with amazing views,everything done to an excellent standard only one drawback, the road in not good if you are a nervy driver!"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Immaculately kept in such beautiful countryside a short walk to the beach. A very peaceful relaxing stay we absolutely loved it and the fact we could bring our dog was fabulous. The cottage is really lovely

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2019

  • "The very steep and narrow last 1/4 of a mile down to the cottage, was most ..."

    The very steep and narrow last 1/4 of a mile down to the cottage, was most challenging and unsuitable for drivers of mature age or large cars , I would not book this venue again for this reason

    Reviewed by Ivan3.8Aug 2019

  • "Great views from the terrace."

    It is remote but well positioned for walking.

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Aug 2019

  • "Eine sehr schöne, gemütliche und einladende Unterkunft."

    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Tolle Aussicht. Man kann sehr schön wandern und spazieren gehen. Ruhige und abgelege Lage. Das was wir gesucht haben. Tip.. Anreise über Ravenscar...

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is mainly for walkers"

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jun 2019

  • "The quietness, the cleanliness, the magnificent view and the friendly welcome from Linda and Tom."

    It felt like going from home to home. Hope to be able to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by David John5.0May 2019

  • "A number of light bulbs were out throughout the cottage."

    A weekly check of lighting and replacement of failed bulbs would avoid customer disappointment and inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely landlords and a wonderful surrounding!"

    Very tranquil!

    Reviewed by Gabriele5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful place in a fantastic location."

    Would absolutely go back again. Lovely owners who are very helpful

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottageval was lovely, was like home from home, everything we needed was to hand, very remote, walks on the door step."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "CottageVal was just perfect for our requirements."

    The views were just stunning on the road to the cottage. The cottage itself was immaculate and had all the facilities inside needed for self catering. The location is remote so this needs to be taken into consideration for those without their own transport however in our case it was ideal. We will definitely be looking to book it again in the future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a fantastic location."

    if you want a getaway that is remote and quiet then this is the one for you. we had a great time at Cottage Val. great walks, great cottage.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Feb 2019

  • "Gorgeous secluded property with excellent walking from the doorstep."

    Very dog friendly!

    Reviewed by Shona4.7Feb 2019

  • "CottageVal is an excellent holiday home."

    We found it to be clean, comfortable and felt at home straight away. The bed was so comfy we looked to see the make of mattress ready for when we replace ours at home. Great views approaching the cottage and from the cottage too. There is plenty of info so visitors can enjoy nearby walks and attractions. The cottage is warm with the bonus of a wood burner in the lounge. The cottage is ideal for those less able with one of the bedrooms downstairs along with a warm en suite wet room. We would highly recommend CottageVal, and Sykes Cottages too as we have booked with them before and will do so again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Really lovely place and described well."

    Very remote and access down a difficult track but this was made known prior to visit. Could have been a bit cleaner - just the detail though and not a problem. Fantastic access to walks and lots of relevant advice on surrounding area. We had a wonderfully relaxing week and will hopefully be back

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2018

  • "Loved the location of the cottage, cinder track just in front with lovely sea views."

    cozy and comfortable accomodation, looking forward to return visit

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2018

  • "CottageVal Is a lovely cottage very comfortable in beautuful surroundings Ideal for a base to teavel around."

    The drive down us a bit hairy as its out in the sticks but its a beautiful drive and the reward when you get there is so wirth it . Liventhat you can take pets would highly recommend & wiuld stay again

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2018

  • "Super location, dog friendly, ideal getaway, beautiful views, friendly hosts - would highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7Jul 2018

  • "Had a fabulous week, excellent area for dog walking, able to leave dog outside without too much worry."

    Lots to do and see, recommend Falcon and Bryerstones for meals and was very pleasantly surprised when we visited Bogle Hole YHA.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2018

  • "Val cottage is beautiful but it is very remote."

    Not sure this is made clear in the description. Says there is a pub 2.5 miles from the cottage, think it must have closed or moved. There is no mobile reception but very good Wi-fi, also the TV signal is intermittent. If you want to park up your car and walk then this is the place to be. If you want to tour in the area or get out for meals etc then it’s probably not.

    Reviewed by Pat3.4May 2018

  • "A lovely tranquil setting with wonderful views of the sea."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2018

  • "Perfect few days at Cottage Val"

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Owners very helpful and friendly. We'd definitely recommend this one!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Jan 2018

  • "The cottage Is in the perfect location to enjoy the surrounding countryside and coast with excellent walks direct from the cottage."

    CottageVal has a everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a lovely break in Cottage Val."

    Very luxurious but homely with views of the sea, the cottage is beautiful and very well equipped. Great location for dogs too as there are walks right on the doorstep. Directions given were great, as the cottage is well off the beaten track. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ginny5.0Dec 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite free-standing bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power starter pack for stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Ample off road parking plus bike shed
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2.5 miles, beach 1.5 miles. Owner will take a second dog at a cost of £50. Please note that this property only accepts check-ins on Mondays or Fridays.

The property

Cottage Val is a stunning, semi-detached stone barn conversion located between Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar in the North York Moors National Park, surrounded with spectacular coastal and countryside views.

Upon entering the property, you will be thrilled by the spacious and stylish open-plan living area which is brimming with incredible features such as exposed stone walls, a double height vaulted ceiling with feature light fitting, a wood burning stove and underfloor heating.

All decor and furnishings are to the highest standard.

There is a smart TV, DVD, music system with Bluetooth connectivity and WiFi is also available.

The modern well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar opens out onto the rear patio providing lovely coastal views.

In addition to the breakfast bar there is seating for four at the modern pine kitchen table.

There is a glass door leading onto the patio at the seaward side of the property - an ideal spot for relaxing with a G&T taking in the late afternoon and evening sunshine.

There is one light and airy bedroom on the ground floor, which has been beautifully designed with a king-size bed and oak doors, one of which leads to the spacious en-suite shower room.

Both bedroom and shower room have underfloor heating.

The open plan stairs from the lounge area lead to a landing area overlooking the sitting room below.

Off the landing there is a second delightful bedroom with a king-size double bed.This bedroom has a pitched roof and beamed ceiling, plus a velux window with views of the stable yard and beautiful Yorkshire countryside beyond.

The tasteful en-suite features a free-standing bath, basin and WC and enjoys far reaching views across Robin Hood’s Bay from its velux window.

To the exterior, there is ample off-road parking and incredible coastal and countryside views.

Cottage Val is perfect for those seeking escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life or keen to pull on their walking boots and discover the beauty of this marvellous region.

There is immediate access to the disused Whitby to Scarborough railway (Cinder Track) which is ideal for walkers and cyclist alike.

The Cleveland Coastal path and Stoupe Brow beach are only 15 minutes walk away.

The popular coastal resort of Scarborough, just eleven miles away, makes a great day out for enjoying some traditional seaside fun such as sandcastle building, paddling in the sea and strolling along the promenade with an ice cream in hand.

With the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors to explore, plus the ancient fishing port of Whitby and quaint coastal villages, Cottage Val has all the ingredients for providing a special and memorable holiday.

Note: This property is next to ref. 950900, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Scarborough 11 miles; Robin Hood’s Bay 11 miles; Whitby 14 miles.

Ravenscar is an historic coastal village in the North York Moors National Park. Midway between the fishing town of Whitby, with its famous Abbey, and the Spa town of Scarborough, with its theatres and entertainment, it is a haven of peace offering the best of both worlds. From Ravenscar itself, a network of footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed. A superb base from which to explore the region.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas