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The Cottage

Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 966517)


(31 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Charming cottage, everything you need, can start enjoying your holiday straight away!"

    Beds very comfortable with lovely bed linen and both outdoor areas very pleasant to sit outside. Everything was clean and ready to use. Grosmont is a lovely village and a wonderful base for a holiday with great walks from the door and the added bonus of the Steam Railway for outings and entertainment watching the engine activity. The parking was a bit awkward, glad we only had one small car and not two!

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and welcoming cottage, home from home."

    Everything was provided for even postcards with a pen and stamp included. The only thing we didn’t like was the driveway in to the property and the parking spaces. My friend was quite elderly and struggled to park her car up the slope although I realise the other cottage owners would have to all agree to get this changed. But overall it was a very comfortable stay! Thank you

    Thank you for your positive feedback which is much appreciated. We will look into the feedback about the parking space slope. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at The Cottage."

    It is in a great location. The steam train station is less than 5 mins walk and it's definitely worth a train ride either to Whitby or the other villages on the line. Whitby is a short drive away. Lots of walks from Grosmont. Robin Hood's Bay is definitely worth a visit. The cottage itself is very comfortable, really pretty, did not want for anything as it is very well equipped. Good communication both from Sykes and Pete and Julie, the owners. Thoroughly recommend.

    Very pleased you had a good stay with us Jenifer. Thank you for the positive feedback which we really appreciate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeniferMay 2022

  • "All OK, had a issue with hot water and able to speak with the owner which was sorted."

    Accommodation was lovely with the table out front looking over the garden and watching the birds on the bird feeders. The layout was just like or first house so well at home but a lot older. Totally enjoyed our weeks stay. Will probably go back for another holiday in the future.

    Thanks for the great feedback Andrew. And pleased you enjoyed your stay. The water heater timer was replaced - thanks for your understanding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy."

    We have stayed in Grosmont before a few years ago but this cottage was much nicer. We will try to come back soon.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "Everything fine but just one little niggle that gate could only be made to shut by putting stone in front if it."

    Perhaps it could be fixed somehow to close securely as our dog pushed it open when he saw a cat and went running up the road! We improvised by using string wrapped around a rock and attached to gate

    Thanks for your feedback - much appreciated. Apologies about the gate - the gate post had rotted so I brought home to make another one which will be fitted tomorrow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "The cottage was just perfect for our long weekend away."

    The rooms were much bigger than expected and was tastefully decorated making it not feel like a holiday let - more like a home! The kitchen was well equipped. The garden is fully enclosed (6ft wall) which was a delight for us as we have a bouncy greyhound who enjoyed his stay too. Only issue we had was the heating, we didn't turn it up high enough so were cold on the first night. Entirely our error though! All in all a lovely stay and we will be back!

    Reviewed by JessicaMar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in the heart of Grosmont."

    Fantastic access to Goathland, Beckhole and the surrounding area. The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend to stay here for a weekend to a 2 week holiday. Fantastic place. Thanks

    Thank you for the great feedback Sean - we love it when people appreciate The Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanDec 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. Nice walks all around the area, although when we went (November) the railway was closed. Whitby is definitely worth a visit.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2021

  • "A well appointed cottage that has been clearly lovingly looked after and a credit to the owners."

    From the decor to the facilities it is very homely and of course situated in a fantastic location for both walkers and train enthustiasts. A booking has already been secured for a return visit.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2021

  • "The Cottage is a little jewel in the North Yorkshire Moors, just a stones throw frim Whitby, but with all the benefits of being out in the countryside."

    I would say Grosmont is a quiet village, but its one of the main stations for the NYMR steam trains, so there is the sound of steam trains puffing regularly... something we absolutely loved (and didn't disturb us). The village is small, but with a local shop for essentials, a pub and a couple of cafes, there is everything you need to stay local for the day, with lovely walks straight from the door. Or if you have transport (or you can get the train) you can easily get to most of the beaches surrounding the area within 30 mins - Whitby is only 15 mins drive, but try Runswick Bay for a quieter dog-friendly-all-year beach - we even spotted whales in the bay when we arrived one morning. The cottage itself is excellently appointed, with everything you might need, including a lovely welcome pack, a visitor book where people have left top tips, and an information book. Everything was spotless, and the beds were super comfy - a rare find indeed! Wifi is strong and good, which is essential for us when we have to work a bit on holiday, and the kids wanted to use their technology. There is a log burner ,but we were lucky with the weather and didn't need it, and a lovely 'snug' which gave us some peace for reading at the front of the house, and to watch the birds on the tree outside. The owners were in contact with us via text to make sure we had everything we needed and were only a call away if we needed them. Would highly recommend both the Cottage and the area for a relaxing and comfortable stay. 10/10

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was as pretty as it looked in the pictures and was a great base to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and the coastline."

    A lot of additional touches laid on by our hosts which was very nice, made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, with very good facilities."

    The downstairs utility/shower room is a welcome addition when four persons are staying. We all enjoyed our week in the cottage and it made a good base for trips to the coast, to Whitby, country walks and, of course, the steam train from Grosmont to Pickering. I would recommend the cottage without hesitation. The private road up to the cottage would benefit from some TLC. Parking for one car in front of the cottage is fine. There is space for two small cars to park side by side, but it's a tight squeeze and requires careful attention given the nature of the terrain.

    Reviewed by RaymondJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely had everything we needed."

    The area was lovely, lots of walks in beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "A real gem of a place."

    our very first experience of a UK cottage holiday and this one sets the bar high. the cottage is beautiful, very comfortable and has everything you could ask for. our weather was mixed so the bonus of the log fire and a good selection of games made for some fun family evenings. village has good amenities, friendly local pub and we loved seeing the steam trains. lovely local woodland walks and surrounding areas beautiful. short gentle walk to Egton Bridge with some great pub/restaurants. some great dog friendly beaches within short drive too . owners have refurbished to a very high standard. would love to return some time and definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Had all the right kitchen tools including games in the front room where we could look at the birds from outside the window. Especially useful has been the water at the back in the courtyard where we were able to wash the bikes on one of the days. All the instructions were clear. We liked the various touches like paintings, prints and other accessories around the cottages that made it more homely and the fact that the owners contacted us to ask if we needed anything else.

    Reviewed by EmanuelaMay 2021

  • "The cottage was in a perfect place for the station and pub."

    Was one of the best we have booked. Well appointed with everything you need.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We loved The Cottage at Grosmont."

    It is more like a home than a holiday cottage. The decor is lovely and so well maintained. We spent ages in the snug watching the birds. Top tip - take some bird food! The owners had also added some Christmas decorations which we were very grateful for. They also emailed to check that we were comfortable and if we needed any further information. Grosmont is very quiet and there are some good walks. The North York Moors train goes through at certain times of the year. There is a small shop which is very friendly. We know the area well and can recommend Whitby, where there is a good Co-op. Given Covid, some places were shut or had amended opening times, so best to check before hand if you want to go anywhere in particular. There are some lovely pubs nearby. We had a great Christmas here and would highly recommend The Cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2020

  • "Great cottage ."

    Very well presented. Nice and cosy for November

    Reviewed by PaulaNov 2020

  • "Lovely, very comfortable accommodation with everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    The location was great - scenic walks nearby and train station with steam trains and work shed just a few minutes walk away. The owners also ensured we had all the information we needed for our stay before we arrived and there were information guides in the cottage if we needed them. We only had a short break but wished it had been longer!!

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely area, possibly beyond your control but lovely weather"

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "Just returned from a stay at The Cottage and it has to be the best cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners contacted us before arrival and were so helpful, provided all details and answered any questions and gave recommendations for places to go. The cottage itself was wonderful. The photos didn’t do it justice for us. It was spacious, clean and had above and beyond what we wanted. There were so many special touches to make the stay better. A welcome pack, all utensils you would need, films, books games and even a knitting challenge. For the dog the enclosed yard was ideal. The front garden was so private and a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sun and spot the steam trains at the station. The village of Grosmont was so pretty with the oldest Coop, pub, cafe and bookshop. Lovely walk from the village to Goathland along the rail trail. There were many other walks but we ran out of time. It was a great base to explore with Whitby just a 20 minute drive. We enjoyed the abbey, harbour and the sights. Trips to Staithes and Robin hoods bay were also enjoyed, both pretty seaside villages. The house was clean and the arrangements with regard to current Covid guidelines made us feel safe, all factors well considered. I would certainly recommend a stay in this beautiful cottage I feel I could keep writing just to convey how much we enjoyed it ☺️

    Reviewed by LianeAug 2020

  • "Lovely stay here in August 2020."

    Lots of nice walks in the area. Great takeaway pizza from the local cafe. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you need - would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LibbyAug 2020

  • "Booking was easy and cottage details were sent promptly."

    Really enjoyed our stay at "The Cottage" Lovely cottage, clean, bright and well equipped. The owners were very kind and made sure everything was ok for us. Location is perfect, down a quiet lane and feels very private, yet only a minutes walk into the centre of beautiful Grosmont. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, exceeded our expectations, well equipped with all you could wish for, nice and warm, we had a good break and a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2020

  • "The cottage was very homely."

    Very welcoming. Very clean. Very relaxing. Very well equipped. We were delighted with it. The owners were in touch prior to our arrival and on the day of our arrival to see if we had arrived safely / were happy with everything. A little welcome pack greeted us which was a nice touch. A great location within a beautiful village. Really loved the train station and the Co-op. It was like stepping back in time. The locals were very friendly. Stunning surrounding areas too. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at The Cottage.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2019

  • "Cottage was a great base to travel around."

    It was finished to a great quality

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2019

  • "Grosmont is a wonderful location."

    Pub, cafes and shops in the village, some lovely walks from the village as well as the two rail options. If you drive there are endless choices with picturesque coastline and moorland dotted with characterful villages and lots of pubs for dining and enjoying a drink. The cottage itself has everything you would need and more with two bathrooms and two sitting rooms an added bonus. The only slight negative are the steep stairs and the bedrooms and bathrooms exiting directly onto the staircase so you need to be very careful, particularly if you visit the bathroom in the night. All in all a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Very good cottage,clean and above expectations,enjoyed our stay,weather very bad except for last day,but still enjoyed it."

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay at The Cottage."

    The house was perfect and Grosmont offered just what we needed for our long weekend too. Can't fault The Cottage at all, will definitely look at re-booking in the future if we can.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2019

  • "When booking the holiday we hadn’t anticipated the highlights of travelling by rail on the NYMR (on our doorstep) and the selection of walks available from the various stops along the way."

    The area is rich with local industrial history, natural beauty and good food. Our car remained stationary for a few days because of the excellent and peaceful location of this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Spacious bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower and utility room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Useful hallway for coats, boots and shoes.
  • Modern electric heating with woodburning stove Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car
  • Small enclosed rear courtyard with furniture, enclosed front garden and patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking Shop, pub and steam railway 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are relatively steep cottage stairs up to the first floor
  • Note: There are a few steps up to the main front entrance

The property

This charming mid-terrace cottage is quietly tucked away in the small village of Grosmont, home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. Cosy and welcoming, it's the perfect spot to explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside but be within a short drive to the popular seaside town of Whitby.

Refurbished to a high standard, the rooms are bright and airy, with a mix of modern and traditional furnishings.

The inviting sitting room has a warming wood burner to relax by on those cool winter evenings, with the galley-style kitchen leading just off from here.

If you fancy taking yourself away from the group, a second snug room allows you to relax with a quiet book and a cup of tea.

Lastly, the ground floor shower and utility room is a handy addition and will appeal to all.

Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms with a seaside theme running through them and a spacious bathroom.

Outside, the enclosed rear courtyard and the front garden are ideal for catching the sunshine or watching the sun go down with a rewarding glass of wine. A short stroll brings you to the famous steam railway, which is a must for both young and old to take a trip through the beautiful heather clad moors to Pickering.

There is a wonderful network of footpaths from the village, including the old Toll Road to Egton Bridge, local woods to enjoy the bluebells in season and the Esk Valley Walk that winds its way to Whitby.

Grosmont is the last stop on the famous Coast to Coast walk before the last leg to Robin Hood’s Bay.

There are good amenities in the village, including a local inn serving food, tea rooms, art gallery and a small shop selling a range a of food and house provisions.

If you want to leave the car at home, the Esk Valley railway line takes you from Grosmont to Whitby in around 10 minutes.

The area has much to offer, with the Danby Moors Centre a short drive and Goathland village, famed for it's appearance in the TV series 'Heartbeat'.

With the magnificent Yorkshire coastline to discover, and delightful inland villages to visit, The Cottage provides a super base for an enjoyable holiday.

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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:

  • 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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