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Willow Nook

Glaisdale near Lealholm, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1026358)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was easy to find, clean and well appointed."

    Certainly one of the best we’ve been to.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "Due to Covid unfortunately our guests were unable to fly into the country and so didn't make most of the cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and is super cozy. Would recommend this for anyone wanting to stay in the area :)

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, but we felt that it could’ve been a little bit cleaner."

    Felt like the floor hadn’t been mopped and the kitchen sides could’ve been cleaner. Would’ve been a 10/10 otherwise

    Reviewed by AdamOct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in quiet spot."

    Clean and beds very comfortable. Great food available at local pub. cosy wood stove. Not a power shower but perfectly satisfactory. Would return. Thank you

    Reviewed by SimoneOct 2021

  • "We loved Willow Nook so much."

    ..from the moment we arrived and entered the cottage we felt so happy. We totally relaxed into it and just couldn't have wished for anything better. Even though we had some extremely bad weather we dodged the rain and did some beach walks and actually despite the torrential rain and wind at times the conservatory provided a sense of calm inside. The cottage felt cosy and comfortable, everything we needed was supplied , comfortable sofas and beds and a great shower and bath. Loved every minute of our stay and surrounding areas and walks and definitely want to go back...have started looking already.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2021

  • "This is a great place to stay very clean and well equipped we were worried about ..."

    This is a great place to stay very clean and well equipped we were worried about parking but no problems at all owners really have tried to think of everything and it was much appreciated

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2021

  • "I absolutely loved my stay at willows nook a beautiful home from home."

    The only thing was the shower was not a power shower kind and only trickled but this was just a minor thing as the beautiful home had so much more to offer I shall definitely be booking again to come and stay thanks you.

    Reviewed by LeonieMay 2021

  • "An extremely comfortable and well-equipped cottage set in beautiful countryside and within easy reach of the coast."

    We had a lovely weekend away with our dogs and enjoyed our stay so much, we've booked again for a full week next year.

    Reviewed by BethOct 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a quiet village with great views from the garden."

    Well stocked kitchen which was great as we like to cook. Parking outside was easy and there was always a space outside the cottage. Beds were firm but comfy. Feedback for anyone else who is staying especially in the winter is it was very cold when we turned up and there was no wood left for the wood burner (Sykes listed there should be a starter pack) so take some wood with you, once the log burner is on it warms up really really quickly. overall clean and comfortable cottage in a Great location with everything you need.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage, facilities great."

    Information on local shop opening times would have been useful but this is a minor suggestion. Lovely walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2020

  • "We had an exchange of emails with Stephen from the Customer Relations team at the start of last week after we had been unable to reach your office by phone and relating to the amount of consumables that were available when we arrived, and as follows: 1) little more than one toilet roll in the main bathroom, 2) a single dishwasher tablet to last the week, 3) less than 1" of washing up liquid in the sole container, and 4) a layer of 3 Yorkshire tea-bags over some ordinary, unbranded ones below in the tea container."

    In addition, and quite unlike in most holiday rentals nowadays where guests usually arrive to find milk and wine in addition to some biscuits, there was a single packet of biscuits that we know had a value of < £2. Let me be clear here. We had a lovely stay at Willow Nook, which is a well-presented and very comfortable place to stay in a lovely location and which we would heartily recommend. HOWEVER, the paucity of the above items frankly says "mean" and penny pinching. We would not have blinked at paying a further £5 to be adequately provided with all of the above with some milk on arrival. In his reply Stephen said: "Property owners run their property on a self catering basis, and the facilities that are left are to be used primarily as a starter pack and are not expected to last the whole week, but more of a facility to use for when you first arrive and for you then to purchase your own for the duration of your stay. Different property owners have different ways of working so it could be possible you have stayed in properties with more available than Willow Nook." That suggests that all this is of the owner's choosing. In which case, please provide our feedback to the owner about the impression that this left on us and will leave on future guests. Moreover, there is absolutely nothing in the property description that tells that we should expect to bring such supplies, and it is not customary nor our experience in the many self-catering places that we have stayed in over many years. It is simply not acceptable. Trying to fair here, the guest book has no record of other guests having stayed for more than a few days, such that the housekeepers possibly did not know that we would be staying for a week and require more loo rolls and washing-up liquid. Hard to believe, but possible. Willow Nook is a lovely place and we had a most enjoyable stay. However those first impressions were not favourable ones. Fortunately, with the owners, it is in your gift to quickly and cheaply improve.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you needed in the kitchen."

    Country walks on the doorstep and close to Whitby to enjoy the beach too.

    Reviewed by ColetteFeb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, external tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in time for 4pm.

The property

Lealholm 2.5 miles.

A charming mid-terrace stone cottage situated in the village of Glaisdale, in North Yorkshire, close to Lealholm.

Inside, the owner has created a smart and warming retreat, ideal for friends or two couples.

Be welcomed into the lovely sitting room with a plush sofa to sink into of an evening whilst you unwind in front of the warm woodburning stove.

Walk through to the kitchen, which has been fitted to a high standard with all the necessary appliances so you can easily rustle up some delicious meals.

Follow on through to the conservatory-come-dining-room and gather for an evening meal, or a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events.

The property benefits from two double bedrooms, each housing their own wardrobe space, with the master also holding a chest of drawers and lovely bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading.

Choose to spend those summer evenings in the rear garden area and dine alfresco whilst toasting to a superb holiday with a refreshing glass of champagne.

Glaisdale is the nearest village with a shop and a Post Office as well as a local butcher, all within eay walking distance.

There is also a pub, the Arncliffe Arms within a mile of the property popular with locals and walkers.

Walk along the river from Glaisdale to Lealholm, passing the old water mill.

The village of Grosmont is situated 2 miles away and is on the North York Moors Steam Railway.

Connecting both Whitby and Pickering.

A must for steam enthusiasts. There are local walks to Egton via Arncliffe Woods starting near Beggars Bridge, a local landmark.

The nearby village of Lealholm gives access to a village shop for picking up those last-minute essentials, or The Board Inn and tea rooms if you fancy a spot of lunch or an evening meal out.

Historic enthusiasts will delight in visiting the Museum of Victorian Science holding a range of demonstrations, even Dr Frankenstein's lab, something people of all ages will enjoy.

Further afield is the bustling seaside town of Whitby, home to a number of tourist attractions, including the historic Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, the Captain Cook Museum or challenge yourself to the 199 steps.

Willow Nook is the ultimate holiday destination for friends seeking a North Yorkshire break.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles; Staithes 10 miles; Runswick Bay 10 miles.

Lealholm is in the centre of the lovely Esk Valley within the North York Moors National Park and just 15 minutes' drive from the magnificent Yorkshire coast. It is a picturesque village which caters well for the visitor with a Post Office, shop, pub and tea rooms/restaurant all on hand. There are wonderful countryside walks in every direction and don’t be surprised to see moorland sheep wandering freely through the village and along the banks of the river! The quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, the sandy beach of Sandsend and the ancient port of Whitby are all close by.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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