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Wychwood

(Ref. 1073240)

Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cosy retreat in a great location for exploring the northeast coast."

    Lovely to escape to after a day in the busier resorts. Everything you need is there. We would definitely stay again. Had a power cut whilst there - apparently not uncommon- only off for a couple of hours. Neighbours were helpful and the owner was straight up to see if we were ok! Didn’t spoilt it at all .

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage,loveley welcome pack on arrival."

    wonderful warm log fire

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was a lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need for your stay."

    They had also trimmed it up for Christmas which was lovely and very welcoming. The box of goodies was lovely with biscuits, cake and wine what more could you ask for. The weather was very bad when we got there and we had to shovel our way up the little entrance way to the row of cottages so I would suggest that anyone going in wintertime to take a shovel and sand. We could not get out for 2 days but I think that is unusual at this time of year. I think it caught us all out. We did get out to go down into the village and see the Santa steam train which was great. Overall a nice holiday. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to the owners. P.s. they also left some biscuits for our cocker spaniel too Thankyou most welcome. Darrill and David Chambers

    Reviewed by Darrill5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of grosmont."

    Very comfortable beds. Downstairs room does get a little chilly on a night but plenty of bedding provided included blankets. Amazing welcome pack (thank you very much!) as other guests have said parking is a squeeze and does take some getting out especially if there are 2 cars but not a major issue. Overall fabulous stay. Very beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved your cottage it is so cosy and welcoming."

    It is has everything you need, instructions and explanation of things are very clearly marked. Furniture and beds very comfortable. The gift box was very generous. Thank you very much for allowing us to park up our car on your drive early to allow us to go on the NYMR moorlander diner. The only thing to nit pick was the shower going hot and cold, but as explained this is due to the water pressure in the area. Otherwise a wonderful homely cottage in an ideal location for the NYMR and the coast and lovely little villages especially Slights and Ruswarp We will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved Wychwood cottage!"

    It’s was like getting a big hug of a cosy country cottage. We arrived a little early as wanted to see trains. It’s less than 5 mins walk to Grosmont Station, Perfect. We had a Tesco delivery grocery slot booked for 4pm. All arrived exactly as planned. We used the co-op to ‘top up’. Station cafe filled the gaps on snacks for baked potatoes, sandwiches and cakes! The pub was closed until Thursday night…so take something with you, or book a slot, or pre-order at the co-op We even had Interflora deliver massive bouquet of flowers. Ok - the house….I love a kitchen diner, it had everything you need. The king size bed is downstairs and if you need a pee in the night, you have to go upstairs, just leave a light on up there! We didn’t use the other 2 bedrooms so cannot comment. The king size bed is very comfortable. It got abit cold in the room late at night, so I took my robe and wore that too. Good mattress, great bedding and good quality towels. Need to get some new pillows, as they were abit worn and flat. Again, since covid, I travel with my own. I love a long soak in the bath, lashings of hot water. Husband had showers, it was a pain, ran abit hot and cold, but he got there in the end. We knew there was a woodburner, so we took our own firelights, matches and some logs, just initial supply provided. Furniture is a leather sofa, comfy for two, an upright wingback and a cuddly comfy big chair. The car is parked on private drive down a country lane. It’s fine for my big estate car, access no problems. The enclosed Garden is off set opposite across the quiet back lane, literally just across from front door. There are chickens next door, so keep an eye on ‘Rover’ and sheep and ducks near by. If you want a 20 mins drive, you will be in Whitby. Big supermarkets, best fish and chips, the abbey etc. If you want walks, they’re on your doorstep. If you want steam trains…wow! You’re in the right place. If you want TMC (the model train shop) I know, I know, but it’s 10 mins away in Beck Hole. Robin Hoods Bay is not too far either. I mean it’s the holiday that keeps on giving! We stopped at Harrogate on the way up. Shopping! It was 90 mins away. We usually stay in seaside cottages, this is our first country cottage, but chosen really because of Grosmont station. Well worth a chat to all volunteers. We visited their engine sheds, the signal box and sat on most of the foot plates. thank you for letting out your cottage. We really loved our 4 nights there. Booking for next year for a week.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property well equipped and comfortable beds."

    Loved the quality of bedding and towels although the towels had a damp smell to them. Garden was in need of attention but ok. Upstairs double and bathroom doors needed filing as did not close very well. Appreciated the welcome pack thank you. Great location near to railway so only used car once in the whole week.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Bathroom is upstairs so disabled may have difficulty."

    We enjoyed our stay with grandchildren, one of them wanted to see the secret cupboard under the stairs to visit (seen Harry Potter) and were amazed to see all the games, dvds etc! The folder about the property is worth reading. Parking tight but Ok even for our SUV. The welcome pack was most welcome. Only a short walk down to the Grosmont station, cafe, pub and co-op.

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Wychwood - the beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped, and the owners were very quick to resolve a small electrical issue we had."

    Our main reason for booking Wychwood was the secure garden, which I assumed could be accessed directly from the house. This is not the case...and whilst it does mention in the listing I didn't pick up on it which is my fault, however it was disappointing and wanted to highlight it for other guests. The other disappointment was the Station Tavern ...the only pub in the village. If we had checked reviews on TripAdvisor we would have been aware of how inhospitable the owner is. We arrived at 7.35pm on the Friday evening, after a six hour drive, and asked for a menu to be told he stopped serving food at 7.30pm. The only shop in the village closes at 5.30pm...so not a great start to our trip. On our second and last visit to the pub on the Sunday we witnessed 4 young walkers being told they couldn't get food as they hadn't booked. Obviously this is no reflection on the owners of Wychwood but again worth noting for future guests...be prepared and take dinner for the first night at the very least.

    I don't usually respond to feedback, as I find it unnecessary , but on this occasion I would like to clarify some points. The electrical issue was only due to the guests overloading the circuit by plugging in speakers and tripping the power. The garden is indeed a secure garden, accessed by a small communal path through a gateway, which only takes seconds/steps to walk to, this is as described on the listing. As for the pub in the village, i cant answer for their opening times and whether or not they are fully booked, but there are four other pubs in the next village along, and others in the neighbouring villages, so a good choice of places to eat. The local shop is only a local Co-Operative store, and in rural areas 5.30pm closing is very good, but there is a Spar within a 10 minute drive away which is open later, for those in need, or the supermarkets are only in Whitby. As stated in the review, these things are out of my control. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "Arrived on 9th June had a fantastic week cottage was great very clean and comfortable Kitchen well equipped ,beds very comfortable."

    Jessica + Mum and Dad plus 3 Grandparents had a fantastic week weather was perfect for the whole 7 days. really enjoyed it so did a 2 year old (Jes) loved the train trips into Whitby and beach. Garden good little sun trap can you tell we had a great time hope to be back again. Thank You

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was absolutely perfect."

    Had such a lovely feel to the place. Everything we needed and wanted. Lovely area. Extremely clean and spacious. Would definitely be coming for another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0May 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage in beautiful spot"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable, well equipped and maintained."

    Nicely situated for anyone interested in the steam railway, just a couple of minutes from the cottage. Some pretty walks close by and the local Co-op has a good range of essentials.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "A perfectly lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    The train, cafe and coop in town were excellent experiences and the area is breathtaking. The cottage is well stocked and we loved the throw blankets to curl up in at night. Thank you for the lovely stay. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage is a little gem."

    Fabulous location for all we’d planned to do over our short break and it had the perfect layout for easy garden access for our fur babies, one of who is a very early riser. Will definitely stay here again if we can get booked in; it’s very busy because it’s so very nice. Would VERY highly recommend. Marie, Janice & Jacqui 15.5.23

    Reviewed by Marie4.7May 2023

  • "Clean well equipped property, very comfortable bed ."

    Great location for exploring both inland and coastal areas of this lovely part of the country

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Wychwood!"

    The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfy. We found parking 2 medium sized cars was tricky but possible, the parking space is big enough but the narrow lane makes manoeuvring tricky. The garden was great to sit and relax as well as being secure for our dog. Grosmont is a lovely scenic village. We visited lots of beaches, Runswick was our favourite. All in all, a fabulous break!

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Apr 2023

  • "A great cottage, been here before and will definitely be back again."

    Cottage is so homely, so well equipped and so comfortable, loved our stay at Wychwood.

    Reviewed by Allyson5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,well equipped and the owners had thought of everything,to make our stay a good one."

    The private garden was perfect for our dog and it was secure,no holes in the hedge etc. The village of Grosmont is a good base to explore the countryside and also the coast. Not forgetting the steam railway engines and the history of the railways. We enjoyed our stay at Wychwood cottage very much.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well-equipped, very clean and very comfortable."

    Quiet location. Lots of things of interest within walking distance, including pub, stations, shop and bookshop. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Had everything we needed, a very peaceful and restful break.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "We stayed at Wychwood for Xmas 22 and loved it."

    The cottage is beautiful and everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfy and the hot water plentiful. There was enough of everything and we managed very well especially as we had tons of food and xmas presents. We managed to park a transit van and car in the small space with no problem what so ever. There was a couple of minor problems which were the radiator in room was not hot and just warm. There was a leak in the small bedroom which got worse over the week due to the weather so my son was a bit fed up as it was cold and damp. The owner left us a note to advise us of this and is been fixed in the new year. We would defiantly stay here again and really enjoyed our xmas holiday here. We will be back Wychwood thank you for a xmas to remember.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "In a self-catering cottage advertised as sleeping 5 we would expect at least a large saucepan capable of cooking pasta/rice for 5 adults."

    Additionally we would expect there to be sufficient crockery and cutlery for a full day of meals. This was not the case and required washing-up or excessive use of dishwasher. Car parking was as advertised, but we feel it should be highlighted that large cars will struggle to access the parking space and whatever size of car will need to reverse for some distance ( maybe up to 100m) down a narrow back lane. Other than these points, we were very happy with the accommodation and the property was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Jul 2022

  • "Yes we had a very nice stay at Wychwood, nice quiet location and lots of birds."

    Cottage was clean and tidy and we wanted for nothing. We did spend some time watching the steam trains go by, it was great. Ken

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good location Very welcoming for the humans and pets And a very good night sleep"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2022

  • "Stayed at this lovely cottage before, we love everything about it, the beds are like heaven, wish mine was as comfy!"

    Love the spacious kitchen, my doggies were happy as well. Hope to be able to return a 3rd time, worth the long journey from Essex.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very suitable property in an extremely pleasant area."

    We would stop there again in the future. Thank you

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "What can I say, lovely property with everything you can need."

    Everything was lovely, clean and comfortable. Lovely welcome card with some flowers and tea/coffee, biscuits and milk. Also biscuits for the dog which was really appreciated. Lovely location, close to Whitby. Had a slight issue with the Free Sat remote which I had to ring the owner about but I had it fixed before he arrived. Think the remote is on it's last legs. But nothing major to worry about, played board games that were in the chest. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, very cosy and plenty of room."

    Great location for Grosmont, Goathland and Beckhole. Certainly worth a visit, have stayed there twice now.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is our second visit to this property and we loved it just as much this time around."

    Great location, if you like steam trains. Very quiet and well equipped. We’ll look forwards to our next visit

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in need of some checks."

    Bathroom door wouldn't shut or lock the new owners sent someone round quickly sort it out, he was able to make it shut but sadly we found it still didn't lock! All it needed was a small piece of wood! The bed in the 3rd bedroom was used by an adult of no heavy weight. The slats collapsed when he sat on the bed causing there mattress to fall through, this happened a couple of times it looks like the bits holding the slats are inadequate, plus any slight movement it just creaked and groaned! As experienced renters of holiday cottages my son says "this was the worst bed he's ever had "and he couldn't sleep that well at all. The main bedroom is a long way from the bathroom, if the new owners could put in a downstairs toilet it would greatly improve the facilities. I believe this has also been suggested by others. Instructions for the washer/dryer would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Sep 2021

  • "This is one of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in, everything you need is in the cottage, on the plus side the garden has now been done so you can sit and have an evening drink, must be good that is the 4 time we have stayed here."

    The only downside we could find was the lack of none slip matt in the bath.The dogs loved the treats and a nice touch was the fresh flowers, no dout we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Wychwood."

    The property was clean but needed airing and the bathroom was a little tired in places. The carpets appeared to be brand new and the bedrooms were very clean. The master bedroom is on the ground floor so a bit of a trek to the bathroom. It was lacking blackout curtains which was a major issue for us sleeping when it became light in the morning. The owners should look at rectifying this, along with adding a full size mirror in the room. I would suggest swapping the master and the twin bedrooms round if possible as the rooms were similar sized as it would be a lot nicer upstairs with better views and the bathroom next door if you were a lone couple stopping. The twin bedroom was lacking a wardrobe as was the single so hanging space was limited. The garden was fantastic, a great little sun trap and had sun all the way to the sunset. There was a table and chairs with an umbrella to relax on. We had an issue with a faulty cold water tap leaving no water in the kitchen and a broken gate, both were rectified within a day so very impressed. Parking was very tight however it was possible to fit our two big cars there with a bit of manoeuvring. The property was extremely well stocked with equipment and I would think you would have everything you needed in the kitchen to make some of the biggest of meals. Overall a great stay and we would recommend Wychwood. Great location for the railway and exploring the North Yorkshire moors and coast.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, lovely location, clean and tidy with everything we needed."

    We will have to come back to use that lovely wood burner in the lounge which was all set up with instructions for lighting - it was just too warm to warrant using it!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "An absolutely brilliant week."

    The cottage, as usual, was first class and close to all the amenities we needed. The cottage itself is well presented and has everything a family would need for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2021

  • "Great spot especially if you love the steam railways and moments away from beautiful Yorkshire Dales and moors."

    Pub a few hundred metres away and also locals very friendly. Cottage was spot on

    Reviewed by Mick5.0May 2021

  • "Another fantastic week at Wychwood, its a shame we had to wait 17 months to return because of Covid but it was well worth the wait, still a comfortable, cosy cottage and immaculately clean, things were quiet in Grosmont as the steam railway had not yet reopened but this makes you appreciate the beautiful surroundings and walks even more."

    One of our favourite places to eat was Steam in the Geal galley but sadly the owners of steam have moved in to Robin Hoods bay, however the old school house tea rooms are now doing pizza three nights a week and it’s delicious, the witching post pub in nearby Egton is a lovely place for for food and drink and they are shortly opening a tea rooms too. Fish and chips from sleights were as good as ever . I know Wychwood is now under new owners and it would be great if they would consider putting a downstairs toilet in the boiler room, that would make this cottage absolutely perfect given that one of the bedrooms is downstairs, cannot wait to stay here again

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with FreeSat and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Small, sheltered, and sunny lawned garden to front (accessed via communal path) and side with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property comes with a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

The property

A delightful, end terrace cottage, tucked away in a quiet location in the heart of the pretty village of Grosmont, Wychwood is a lovely choice for your next break to the North York Moors National Park.

Refurbished and decorated with quality and homeliness in mind, Wychwood is ideal for families or friends seeking plenty of walks on the moors, as well as trips to the beautiful North Yorkshire coast less than five miles away.

On entering this Grosmont cottage, discover spacious and attractive accommodation to enjoy when you’re not out exploring, with a charming sitting room providing a great space for the group to come together and relax before the woodburning stove.

Find a well-equipped country-style kitchen/diner where you’ll be tucking into delicious home-cooked meals around the dining table, created in the pretty fitted kitchen complete with all you need on a self-catered stay.

Offering ground-floor accommodation is the delightful double bedroom with window views overlooking the well-kept garden, while upstairs discover the gleaming bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, along with a lovely twin room and a charming single too.

Spend time outside in the lovely garden to soak up the sunshine in this south-facing spot, accessed via a shared path, you can enjoy alfresco dining, evening drinks or sunny mornings with your first coffee.

Take a stroll down the road and come to the excellent amenities of Grosmont, with a village shop and a local pub serving excellent food, along with a tearoom and a gallery.

A trip to Grosmont wouldn’t be complete without an exciting excursion on the famous North York Moors Steam Railway, taking you on a scenic journey through the stunning national park, with the 1952-themed Grosmont Station home to the engine sheds where the steam and diesel locomotives are maintained and restored!

See the beautiful bluebells light up the local woods every May with a circular walk from Grosmont over to Beck Hole, or head along the riverside to Egton Bridge for another charming ramble.

Just a few miles away is Goathland, home to Heartbeat’s ‘Aidensfield’, well worth a visit for any fans of the show, along with the Danby Moors National Park Centre, with its interesting displays and exhibitions.

Venture over to the coastal town of Whitby to spend a classic day at the seaside at Whitby Beach, home to golden sands and backed by a host of amusements and amenities; visit Whitby Abbey reached via 199 Steps for stunning views over the town and coast, get a picture beneath the Whalebone Arch, explore the winding streets, and embark on an exciting Whitby Whale Watching trip out to sea!

With the stunning moors and the scenic coast to explore, this Grosmont cottage, Wychood, is the perfect base for a family holiday to the North York Moors National Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

GROSMONT

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