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Esk View Cottage

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Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean comfortable and homely."

    Very handy for the train station and to visit Whitby.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2024

  • "Open fire was disappointing as seemed to have a blocked chimney and no draw so ..."

    Open fire was disappointing as seemed to have a blocked chimney and no draw so gave it up as a bad job in the end , a little unsure about carpeted bathroom but overall was a fantastic cottage and a fantastic location

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely accomodation and beautiful surroundings."

    Only drawback was the parking wasn't great. We couldn't get our car into the allocated space as it was a very tight, up a single track road and other houses wouldn't be able to get their car passed us as it was a dead end road.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a great location, easy access to the Steam trains and plenty of walks."

    Try the Station Hotel for a friendly chat with the locals and the dairy farmer and try the Witching Post Inn (Egton) for fantastic food and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Only very minor, front door lock has to be wiggled to get the key to turn from outside"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "This Cottage was absolutely perfect, the location is spot on for our needs!"

    We fell in love with the river being right outside, the Steam trains that go just meters away across the bridge is a brilliant sight to see, Goathland walkable distance on the Rail Trail! We were there for the Steam Gala it was so enjoyable! The only suggestion I can make is maybe a bit of weeding at the front and a clean up, maybe jet wash the front of the property. That's it I cannot fault this property or the location, absolutely perfect! Thank yo

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant accommodation,lovely relaxing stay!"

    ...Will be returning..

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay - so tranquil."

    We will be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you had a peaceful stay and look forward to welcoming you back, Sharon & Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage, with everything we needed."

    Loved being able to sit at the table and listen to the river - and the steam trains! Such a special place - thank you!

    We really appreciate your lovely comments and that you had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. So pleased you feel this is a special place just as we do, thank yiu, Sharon & Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "What can I say except Perfect Perfect Perfect even though the weather was not ..."

    What can I say except Perfect Perfect Perfect even though the weather was not very kind there was plenty to do within the area,Highly recommended Valerie

    Hi Valerie, thank you so much for your amazing feedback and recommendation, we are so glad you had an great stay, Sharon & Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great property in a good location for us."

    The beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is well kitted out . From a personal point of view we didn’t find the leather settee and chair very comfortable a footstool would be beneficial.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are looking into replacing the settee and chair in the near future and will consider a footstool as well Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fiona at YCC was especially helpful regarding our stay."

    Thank you to her for showing real customer care.

    Thank you so much for your perfect score. Customer care is our priority, we are so pleased Fiona was able to help you have a lovely stay at our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay, great area great cottage for dogs and adults as well as would be for kids with the local places to go."

    Well maintained and clean.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jay5.0May 2023

  • "Perfectly equipped, perfectly laid out and perfectly situated!"

    Thank you for your perfectly positive comments, much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack!"

    Arrived late tea time (6:30pm) due to work commitments, the cottage was very cold and took an age to warm up, no hot water till 9:30pm. TV would not work due to ‘antenna’ not connected. Contacted Yorkshire coastal cottages Saturday morning who rectified within a few hours. The cottage is beautiful, a little tired looking and in need of a coat of paint in places, particularly downstairs, that said we had a lovely break. Lots of fabulous places to explore, the cottage is ideally located.

    We sincerely apologise for you not having heating and hot water on your arrival. We have taken on board your comments and will be addressing them. So pleased you had a lovely time in spite of a few issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine2.5Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely view over the river watching the cormorant swimming for breakfast and the flash of a kingfisher fly by also very close to the railway kids loved watching the steamers from the windows if not from the station!"

    Had a very minor problem with the shower which was reported and fixed within about 6 hours with no inteferance to our stay. Shop and pub nearby. Would definately consider returning probably for a little longer next time so could explore more (only had 3 night stay this time) Many thanks

    Reviewed by Skeeta5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage looking over the river."

    Peaceful setting in an interesting village. Enjoyed exploring different walks from the cottage with the dog. Ideally situated for Whitby, coastal villages and the moors. Thank you

    Thank you for your positive really helps other people when choosing a location. Please you had an enjoyed all that is on offer in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great discount, more affordable and the right price for the property."

    Love the hamper welcome pack.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the welcome pack, a little thank you for booking from us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2022

  • "A little gem of a cottage."

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage was in a perfect location and clean to a high standard and with all the facilities you could need."

    A home from home with a balcony view that was perfect for relaxing and watching the steam trains that go over the bridge. Fantastic walks minutes from your doorstep. We also received a welcome pack which was a lovely gesture. We cannot rate this cottage highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend.

    We really appreciate your lovely comments about our cottage, our is aim to provide everything you need for a fabulous holiday. So pleased you enjoyed the welcome hamper, just a little thank you treat from us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great holiday… be nice to have a TV in the main bedroom."

    We would defiantly recommend to our family and friends.

    Thank you very much for your comments and recommendation, we are so pleased you had a great stay. We have considered putting a tv in both bedrooms but decided against it as we thought they would spoil the ambience of the rooms. We will look at this again though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, could see steam trains from the patio, sound of water running in the stream very peaceful."

    Reported that fire detector was bleeping and battery was replaced same day. Cottage, bedding and towels lovely and clean. Very enjoyable stay. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the smoke alarm was sorted promptly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Only problem with holiday was parking,absolute nightmare,not helped by bolshy residents"

    We are sorry to hear you had an issue with parking. We have given information about the parking on the website, explaining about where you can park and the width of the road, as we appreciate it could be an issue for some people. Unfortunately it is the nature of the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Apr 2022

  • "This was an amazing place to stay."

    I stayed with my four year old grandson and my husky. Gorgeous and had everything we could possibly need inside the cottage. The only thing we could’ve had that would’ve made our stay 100% was a hose outside at the tap. As the walk from grosmont to goathland has horrid black shale and due to rain and sleet my once white and grey husky was black and filthy. Outside tap was great idea shame wasn’t a hose to do his belly and legs before entering cottage. Views out the windows of the river where beautiful I would definitely stay again. So peaceful. But as it’s a dog friendly place definitely a little hose outside would be a fabulous addition. This place is amazing fantastic walks in the area.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay at our cottage and will look forward to welcoming you back again. We will definitely be addressing the hose issue and will fit one as soon as possible, much appreciated suggestion, thank you Sharon & Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Apr 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault anything."

    We loved our stay there and would definitely book it again.

    We are so pleased you had a wonderfully perfect time at our cottage and look forward to welcoming you back, thank you Sharon & Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Overall, we were very happy with the property."

    It was very nicely decorated, comfortable and clean, with a lovely river view. We really prefer an enclosed garden for our dog, but we did realise the property was without that when we booked. We found parking difficult, but again, we did know about the limitations when booking. For those two reasons only, we'll look for a different property next time we're staying in the area.

    Thank you for your positive comments about our cottage. We are sorry to hear that you will not be returning, however, we appreciate your reasons, which sadly we are unable to change. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Feb 2022

  • "Excellent stay"

    Thank you so much, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was situated well in and had the local shops and pub just around the corner."

    Although I can’t fault the cottage as such I wouldn’t say that it’s really suitable for a long stay as a family of 4. If you wanted to eat out a lot then it would be fine, we could have done with a few more bowls, plates, pots and pans etc. We had to buy kitchen ‘extras’ - cling film, tinfoil (which we left for the next visitors) salt and pepper etc. Maybe these things were missing due to Covid and trying to keep things safe for other people. I would go and stay at the cottage again however I think it was a little over priced.

    Thank you for your comments. We have kept crockery and supplies to the essentials due to covid to keep our cottage as safe as possible for guests. We have, however, increased the crockery. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, no issues other than a problem with the hot water and heating which turned out to be the boiler trip."

    Our main criticism was that lack of any logs for the fire on arrival. For nearly £700 for 4 nights a £5 bag of logs to start off wouldn’t be much to ask! The property was well equipped but would benefit from the addition of a salt and pepper set and a toast rack The dishwasher needed rinse aid and we weren’t about to rush out and buy that! The towel rail in the bathroom didn’t work. A nice peaceful location right in the river in a lovely village, nice walks and the wonderful trains.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had another very enjoyable stay at Esk Cottage, I marked down the cleanliness as there was a ball and some dog chews under the chair which I found after dropping my phone ."

    We will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Oct 2021

  • "Average property, way over priced."

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location in a pleasant village!"

    The glazed dining area with views over the river and steam railway viaduct is really the highlight of this property. We were able to watch kingfishers at breakfast! Kitchen is well appointed, though it would be useful to have a bit more crockery (only 4No of each item provided) and more than one chopping board. Property was generally well cleaned. However there was quite a bit of dog hair on the living room carpet. Also, carpet in bathroom is never a good idea.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Jul 2021

  • "The situation overlooking the river with its wildlife, plus the steam trains in the quaint village was exceptional."

    Our only negative comments concerning the cottage were the lack of any drying equipment (hairdryer, fan heater), and lack of any microwave suitable containers. Also, the reversing of our car down the narrow lane was a challenge - hence 'Facilities' rating above. Also ,no mention of bedding or towels in listing - hence 'Accuracy' rating above. The surrounding countryside was fantastic - will definitely come to this area again. All in all, a wonderful getaway from the current difficult world.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage and everything was lovely exactly what we wanted quiet and relaxing ."

    .only thing was wasnt sure whether we were allowed to park outside the cottage..and I couldnt find any info xx perhaps I missed it but a note on the cottage ?. Sam

    Reviewed by Sammie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Super holiday cottage in a lovely position overlooking the river."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Lots of lovely walks and amazing countryside. Quiet village though so if you're after a choice of cafes, restaurants and takeaways you'll need to go further afield.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Apr 2021

  • "Dont want to nit pick as we had a lovely time and enjoyed staying in the cottage but there was a large noticeable cobweb on the chandelier light fitting."

    Otherwise lovely. Would have been useful to have some. information on the locality/walks/places of interest

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Oct 2020

  • "Parking and access is not mentioned but is not easy."

    Don’t bring a big car or attempt to park close if you are not confident at reversing. There is also a very rude man at no.11 who does not help and seems to dislike visitors. The helpful neighbours next door told us we could use the NYMR car park overnight but strictly speaking we shouldn’t have. Access is not great on foot from the Main Street if you are not steady on your feet and I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who isn’t. The promised welcome pack was not provided. But...the house is very comfortable and the position overlooking the river really good, also excellent for train spotters! Overall would recommend but perhaps a more full description of access would be helpful.

    Firstly, may I apologise for not replying to you sooner. We appreciate that the parking isn’t the easiest but didn’t think to mention that, we have now addressed this and give clear information regarding the parking on the website, thank you for your input. We are sorry for the bad experience you had with a neighbour, this has never happened before and obviously out of our control. I hope the helpful neighbours on the other side made up for this? Regarding the access by foot to the main street, I agree that the cut through access nearest to the cottage is quite steep and cobbled, however, there is another way just 1 minute further which I believe is a gentle, easily manageable walk for all ages and abilities. Unfortunately the welcome packs have not been provided due to covid-19 for the safety of staff and guests. I apologise if you were not made aware of this. The cost of the welcome pack is fully met by the cottage owner and is not added to the price of your holiday. I am pleased to hear, that although you experienced a few issues, you enjoyed the cottage itself and would recommend it to others. Many thanks Sharon & Craig, Esk View owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2020

  • "If the house is ever for sale - let us know."

    The location was wonderful; walks with the dog in every direction, character village and even pub over the road! Wonderful place to relax and we will re book.

    Sorry for the delay in responding..........Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, so pleased you had an amazing stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbi4.7Nov 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was lovely, and the host even gave us a lovely little welcome pack - which we were not expecting."

    The place was clean and tidy, beds were comfy and the description was very accurate. The only down side was that we were expecting a fully working jacuzzi bath but this did not work - or we could not work out how to use it. I would recommend this as a place to stay

    Really pleased you enjoyed our cottage, but disappointed you Were unable to use the Jacuzzi.....we were unaware it was not working and will have a look at it and address any issues. Many thanks for drawing this to our attention. Please be aware that any issues may be reported to Yorkshire Coastal Cottages who will respond as quickly as possible to ensure you are able to enjoy all facilities. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Genna4.7Oct 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday - found the cottage delightful , full of character , very relaxing & very well equipped ."

    Location superb - loved the river views , steam railway , walks from the cottage k local cafes Our party comprised 2 elderly & 1 middle aged so the only drawback for us was that we found the settee too low & uncomfortable .Availability of higher/ easier to get in & out of armchairs with greater back support would have made the experience complete perfection for us . The beds were bliss - so comfortable . Thank you very much for enabling us y

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely long weekend break."

    Great view over the river and spent time bird spotting from the window seating. We went to Whitby on the steam train and walked along the 'Rail Trail' from Grosmont to Goathland. As for the cottage, don't change a thing! Everything we would need for a break away in the country. Well done to the owners. Fantastic place to stay and I hope it brings you much joy. Hope to stay again!

    Alan BrownMay 2019

  • "Great cottage in a good location!"

    Lots of trips on the steam trains. Good view of the Tour de Yorkshire in Whitby and Grosmont.

    Chris And SueMay 2019

  • "Lovely seating area with doors opening to the River Esk."

    Wonderful trip to Whitby by train. Had wonderful food at Postgate in Egton. A lovely bath too! Thank you to the owners for all their efforts!

    Pam And TonyMay 2019

  • "Lovely week with fantastic weather."

    Cottage everything we could ask for. Enjoyed watching the steam trains over the bridge. Loved feeding the birds on the bird table, even saw a Kingfisher. Can recommend the Rail trail from Goathland to Grosmont even saw some deer. Loads of lovely places to eat locally in particular 'The Fox and Rabbit' on the Whitby to Pickering Road. Will definitely be back thanks for making our stay comfortable.

    Shaun And Janet, Farnborough Hamps.May 2019

  • "Well..."

    .we finally found this wonderful diamond - a place to switch off. There is nothing negative for us to say regarding the cottage. What is not to love? It has been a sheer joy waving at the train travellers, walking around the village and catching the steam train to Pickering. We will 100% come back. Thank you.

    Tracey And Craig ChaplinMay 2019

  • "Very relaxing break."

    Loved Grosmont, felt I was stepping back in time. Visited Sandsend, Staithes and Saltburn. All well worth the trip.

    Pamela And StephenApr 2019

  • "We have just arrived at the cottage and what can we say."

    ..WOW it is beautiful. You have made it so warm and welcoming. ....... We have had such a lovely time, thank you for everything you did to make our weekend very special

    Linda, Chris, John And David.Feb 2019

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The property

Enter the cottage into the hallway, which leads into the smart, well-equipped kitchen with quality, cream painted Shaker-style units and beech work surfaces; it has an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. The sitting room is a good size with an open fire and comfortable sofas and a Smart TV.

There is also a small library of books available in the cottage to enjoy during your stay. The dining area has glorious views, with a Juliet balcony plus a small balcony outside to sit and sip your morning coffee. A corner of the living area has a small mezzanine area that is home to a desk and chair, a lovely spot to sit and read. The cottage has two double bedrooms, one has a double bed in wrought iron and overlooks the river and the second bedroom has an elegant brass bed and overlooks the front of the property.

Both bedrooms have a chandelier and built-in wardrobes offering plenty of storage. The stylish bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath, a shower over, WC and hand wash basin within a vanity unit. There is private parking for one car to the front please note : "The cottage is at the end of a short single lane shared private road.

You are able to park one car at the front of the house, but please leave access for the other properties.

Please note there is no turning point, so you will have to reverse back up the private road.

There is alternative parking available the local station for £5 per day."

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Free Wi-Fi included Starter pack of kindling/logs supplied during cooler months i.e. end-October – end March Private parking for one car to the front (further parking facilities for an additional vehicle in the village) A well-behaved dog is welcome at a cost of £30 per pet, per week

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas