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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, thoughtfully equipped- had everything one could possibly need."

    Made for a relaxing stay. Appreciated the tea & cake!

    Reviewed by KaySep 2023

  • "Generally a nice little cottage, took a little time to get to grips with the TV ..."

    Generally a nice little cottage, took a little time to get to grips with the TV as it was/is slow in responding to the remote control, may be because we have sky TV at home I thought the channel selection was very limited and had to resort to the DVD's to watch some thing, we purchased a couple of dvd's from a charity shop and left them for other guests to watch as we wasn't impressed with the selection, liked the cottage

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2023

  • "Beautiful week with my family, made so by staying at Blinkbonny in Glaisdale."

    Reviewed by FrancisMay 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed at blinkbonny it is an excellent property very clean and well maintained in an excellent location to enjoy the area we will definitely come again."

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very comfortable and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by DarrenDec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean and dog friendly."

    We enjoyed the location with the local pub been welcoming and the food was good. will be back!

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, very well equipped and nice secure rear garden for the dog."

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2022

  • "A very welcoming house in a beautiful setting."

    The facilities were of a very high standard and the rooms very well maintained and comfortable - very much a home from home. The addition of an outside seating area was very welcome too. Parking was just across the road and we never had any problem with parking right opposite the house. The local pub is a minutes walk away and very welcoming also.

    Reviewed by PeteAug 2022

  • "Good position for exploring the area."

    Very clean and comfortable and well equipped. We found the stairs difficult but that was not a fault of the property, it is because we are senior citizens living in a bungalow ! we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "This was our first time staying at Blink Bonney Cottage."

    It was lovely the views are absolutely beautiful. Especially from the bedroom watching the lovely pink sky's and odd nights went to bed early just to listen to the birds singing. The beds were very comfy and everything was there we could need. We enjoyed the Guess Who game it was funny. Sitting outside in the sun in the back was lovely then we sat also on the front. We also took the 11.21 train midweek from Glaisdale Station 3 times to whitby and return, if you time it right when you arrive in Whitby you can catch the X94 bus, onto Robin Hoods bay and return to catch the 15.59 train back to Glaisdale. The northern line is called the pretty line, it was beautiful. Our daughter loved it. We also enjoyed visiting Lealholm the next village, another pretty place and did the stepping stones. We filled up with fuel too there, very handy prior to our journey home, and visited the village store which has everything and also the most gorgeous garden centre and local pub. We had a wonderful stay thank you. Sadly our holiday ended on the last night with sad news of my Dad passing away and I think I was meant to be there when I found out, I went and sat by the stream on our last morning and a blackbird visited, it hopped right up to me and stayed for quite some time, maybe it was my dad visiting me one last time, that's what I'd like to think.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2022

  • "2nd time we have stayed here, just as good this time, fantastic location, lovely cottage, quiet and peaceful, credit to the owners , hope to be back next year."

    Reviewed by NiallMay 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything that you need for a great holiday, great dog friendly pub 2 minutes walk from cottage would definitely return."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "The cottage is in a wonderful peaceful location, very comfortable and cosy."

    Unusually for a cottage, it is filled with light even on a grey day. Absolutely perfect for a visit to coast or country. It is also very well equipped with everything you need. I have already recommended it to family thinking of a visit to the area. Thanks to the very helpful owner for his great communication.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2022

  • "This was our first stay in the cottage but won’t be our last."

    The homemade marmalade and cake left as a welcome was a pleasant surprise but really welcome. The cottage was very clean, warm and cosy and the location was quiet and peaceful with wonderful views back and front and true dark skies at night. Fantastic location for both coast and the moors. We look forward to returning when work schedules allow

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "The property is gorgeous & set in a peaceful beautiful rural location but also an easy drive to coast or picturesque moorland villages."

    We would definitely recommend booking this property & hope to return again one day in the future.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blinkbonny."

    It was so nice to arrive to milk teabags and even cake! Everything we could have wanted was provided in the cottage. The village of Glaisdale was perfect for trips to Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and the moors.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in Blinkbonny cottage."

    Would highly recommend to stay here. It was a lovely touch to arrive to teabags, milk, cake and marmalade!

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "Stunning cottage."

    .Very well fitted out and furnished. Beautiful views. One of the very best we have stayed in..

    Reviewed by MelvynJun 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful area with stunning views."

    Very clean & welcoming with all home comforts. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "A very well equipped comfortable cottage in a lovely picturesque village."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was also well suited for families with children. Some nice walks locally and also well situated for travelling to other areas. We would definitely stay again and recommend it!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Great location for the train to Whitby and moorland villages."

    Well equipped and comfortable cottage with walks from the door. Plenty to explore in the local area. Good butcher in the village - we took a freezer order home with us. Best walks - Rosedale circuit and Grosmont to Goathland circuit. Transport links make for town options if the weather is poor. We had a day trip to Newcastle. We knew the area very well but will keep coming back and this cottage would be a candidate for a return visit.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2021

  • "Enjoyed my week here at Blinkbonny (and found out where the name comes from!"

    ) in Glaisdale where I often spent time when I was a little girl. Blinkbonny is a comfortable cottage with a kitchen that's well equipped too. Glaisdale is a short train ride away from Whitby (it's easy to get to Middlesbrough and points north) on the Esk Valley line if you prefer to have a change from the car. There's lots of stunning North York Moors scenery to enjoy too and Blinkbonny makes an excellent base. Warmly recommended.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2020

  • "The house, Blinkbonny, was exactly what we hoped it would be like."

    The information was totally accurate and the finishings and fabric were of quality. The equipment in the house all worked and the variety of implements meant that it was a real home from home. It was an excellent situation for the day trips we wanted to undertake. Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar NT Coastal Centre, Scarborough were all within reach. Lealholm well worth a visit for Stepping Stones, Garden Centre and Tea Shop. Falling Foss and May Beck circular walk impressive. Being able to play games after making evening meals was such a bonus. Thank you to Rachel and Jonathan for attending to the fine details.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "A beautifully located cottage."

    Everything we needed and more. Comfy and a warm welcome. The kind owner was quick to respond and help with great understanding when a small problem arose. We highly recommend Blinkbonny to everyone. It was our 2nd visit. Looking forward to the 3rd.

    Reviewed by EmrysSep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful time in this homely cottage."

    It has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Clean, well equipped and in a lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by LawrenceJul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy, warm cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2020

  • "Blinkbonny is a comfortable and cosy cottage in a wonderful location, close to the coast with lovely walks from the door."

    Good public transport links so you can leave the car at home. The owners made us feel very welcome with the welcome pack and festive touches. Would highly recommend Blinkbonny.

    Reviewed by EstherDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, in peaceful location, cottage had everything you might need, owner was easy to contavt and helpful."

    The area is beatiful lots of good walks.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2019

  • "Facilities excellent, considerable attention to detail, such as folders explaining everything you needed to know both within the cottage and surrounding area , in summary a real home from home experience, wouldn’t hesitate to book again."

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2019

  • "Blinkbonny is a lovely cottage, and exceeded our expectations - from the welcome tray to the little touches that made it just like home!"

    The location is lovely. Very quiet with lots of lovely place to visit nearby!

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2019

  • "Nice cottage and the local pub served excellent food."

    The location was more hilly than we expected and we found walking to the village of Glaisdale a bit too much for us. Easy to get to other areas on the train and we found a lot of relatively flat walks to enjoy. Local pubs etc seem geared towards the start of April/Easter to fully open for a lunch service so be aware.

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2019

  • "Blinkbonny was a superb cottage."

    Clean, well equipped perfect location. Jonathan couldn't have been more helpful. The welcome tea tray was a lovely welcoming touch. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2019

  • "Blinkbonny was perfect for us in every way."

    It was a very comfortable base for us to explore the area, mainly by foot due to the proximity of the Coast to Coast walk, which was one of our main reasons for choosing this cottage. Being so close to the train station for easy access to Whitby and the surrounding villages was an added bonus. We definitely intend to return.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2018

  • "Had a wonderful week away from it all this November in Blinkbonny."

    The cottage is wonderfully situated in the lovely village of Glaisdale, just up the road from the local pub and the train station. The cottage has everything you could need and is very cosy. The owners Jonathan and Rachel leave a welcome pack, of milk, local cake, Rachel's home made marmalade and a Whitby Gazette and are very helpful. There are also provisions in the cottage to use if you want to use them such as tea bags, coffee and all the essential cooking equipment etc. The stairs are quite steep but that wasn't a problem for us and to be expected in character properties. It was so quiet and peaceful and the views were stunning. There are many walks in the area with the added bonus that a lot of the local villages have a train station if you didn't fancy walking home. Whitby is at the end of the line too, so twice we caught the train there and back. I would highly recommend stopping in Blinkbonny.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage has all one could want"

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2018

  • "Lovely clean cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped kitchen. The stairs are a little on the steep side which could be a problem for those less mobile. On street parking was no problem and for most of the week we had 2 cars. The pub at the bottom of the hill was very dog friendly. Proper enclosed rear garden which is very important to us as dog owners. The train was very useful to travel into Whitby.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "The cottage was ; really spacious, and with plenty of storage space."

    The kitchen was well equipped ; including cleaning materials, (which are sometimes lacking in cottages) There was a plentiful supply of local literature, pamphlets, maps, walks etc., and a comprehensive folder of cottage information. Also a huge array of books. The views were lovely, in a peaceful location. we were able to walk from the cottage in different directions, on 3 days to save us from driving. The owners kindly left delicious home made marmalade, a local cake, tea, coffee, and milk. Thank you. The area and cottage to be recommended.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Sykes colleagues really helped out when I mistakenly booked another cottage, and quickly supported in booking Blinkbonny."

    The cottage was fantastic, with the interior cosy, comfortable and yet modern enough to satisfy my two daughters. We struggled to work out the refuse bin contents, but otherwise no problems at all! The cake and tea ready for us when we arrived was a great welcoming touch.

    Reviewed by GarryJul 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely and even better than the photos indicated."

    Plus there was information about all the things to do and places to visit in the area. Good communication via the app and the owners

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2018

  • "A very comfortable, characterful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage was well equipped with lovely bedrooms and a great bathroom. The stone walled yard was full of pretty flowering tubs and was good for eating outside and relaxing in the sun. We enjoyed a fantastic week exploring the beautiful moors and coastal villages. We would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by LJun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with lovely surroundings."

    The only observation I would make, was the rather poor shower!!!

    Reviewed by IanDec 2017

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location for walking with a lovely dog friendly pub just 2 minutes walk away which serves good food."

    The cottage is warm and cosy with everything you need provided. It is clean and homely and we settled in quickly. There are some lovely walks from the cottage and Whitby, Staithes and Goathland are not far away. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2017

  • "A lovely cottage ."

    The owners had thought of everything to make our holiday stress free Very comfortable bed, kitchen well equipped Good views and plenty of walks Good pubs and value for money

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2017

  • "Lovely clean homely cottage, fully equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely small walled garden, like a sun trap, with garden furniture. Views from cottage beautiful. Ideal location for visiting coast and villages, e.g. Whitby, staithes, robin hoods bay, goathland and Rosedale etc. Arncliffe arms a few doors away, handy for lunch, evening meal or just a drink.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2017

  • "This is a very lovely cottage with every thing you need."

    It was lovely and quiet and a great area for walking. Hope to book it again later in the year. Also a local pub at the end of the terrace which did food. Thank you Jonathan and Rachel

    Reviewed by AFeb 2017

  • "The peace and quiet, how cosy the property is, a thorough home from home."


    Reviewed by GarryNov 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Great facilities & a nice welcome pack. The cottage was located in a quiet village which had a good butcher & a pub that served quality food. There was a log burner in the lounge but we didn't need to use it because the cottage was so warm.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth ClareOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with full BT TV and BT Sport , DVD, WiFi (fibre optic broadband), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed walled patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep cottage stairs
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

A charming, stone-built end-terrace cottage, in Glaisdale village, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Set in an elevated position, with lovely views over hills and woodland, this traditional cottage provides a comfortable holiday home for a family or friends wishing to explore the superb surrounding countryside, but be within a few minutes’ drive of the seaside town of Whitby.

Inside the cottage there is a warm and welcoming sitting room, with beamed ceilings and a cosy woodburning stove, where you can relax with a refreshing drink after a busy day in this lovely part of the country.

There is a galley kitchen, whilst cottage stairs lead up to the two pretty bedrooms and family bathroom.

Outside, there is a small, sheltered walled patio, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee whilst taking in the lovely views.

A couple of minutes’ walk brings you to the friendly, local village pub, serving real ales and good food, whilst the village shop and renowned butcher lie half a mile away towards the other end of the village.

Glaisdale is in a wonderful location, with the River Esk meandering through it and with an excellent network of public footpaths, including the Coast to Coast, which passes the door of the cottage.

There is a tiny railway station, with four trains a day passing through to Whitby, enabling guests to leave their car behind and spend a day discovering this historic port, with its famous Abbey and glorious, sandy beaches.

Wander around the cobbled market square and quirky, narrow lanes, partake in tea and cakes in one of the many tea rooms, or take an exhilarating cliff top walk.

With many attractions to visit, including the steam railway at Grosmont and the nearby Danby Moors Centre, this cottage provides a good base for an interesting and varied holiday.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles; Pickering 21 miles.

A peaceful village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Glaisdale is set amongst beautiful countryside in the heart of the Esk Valley. The village itself has a post office in the general store, an excellent butcher (famed for his pork pies) and one hotel/pub, with restaurant. Further afield, Whitby and the coast are just 9 miles away whilst the quaint moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole, Lastingham and Thornton Dale and the market town of Pickering are all within easy touring distance. For something a little quieter, why not take a trip to the less-discover gem of Saltburn by the Sea, a charming, Victorian seaside resort. The terminus of the North York Moors Railway is at nearby Grosmont, inviting you to take a steam railway ride back in history through beautiful moorland scenery.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas