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Bousdale Cottage

Guisborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 25855)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Our little piece of heaven It is perfection we can only hope that we get to visit again if my health allows"

    Reviewed by RayMay 2022



    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay inn the cottage, as did our German Shepherd Monty."

    It was so peaceful and quiet, but Guisborough was only 10 minutes drive away. We would thoroughly recommend a stay in this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , welcoming hosts, this cottage is well set out with space and ..."

    Lovely cottage , welcoming hosts, this cottage is well set out with space and comfort very clean and tidy We had one little dog with us for which the cottage was secure and ideal Wonderful walks , the cottage appears to be very rural , but short five to pretty little Guisborough and plenty of supermarkets Will definitely go back again

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2022

  • "A cosy cottage with a very warm welcome."

    We had a lovely holiday at the cottage, it is nestled at the foot of Guisborough forest and was an ideal location for lovely walks with our two dogs. The cottage was well equipped with a lovely garden. Ideally situated to visit the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast. Ruth and Steve were lovely and the ideal hosts, we were made to feel very welcome. We are booked to come back later this year, we have already recommended the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2022

  • "A quaint little cottage with plenty of room inside."

    Comfortable and very well equipped. The location is super. A short drive to lovely beaches in Redcar. Wonderful woodland walks straight from the doorstep. Ruth is lovely and her welcoming shortbread was delicious. Very dog friendly with a walled court yard at the back and a secure garden at the front. Would highly recommend it. Loved it there.

    Reviewed by CharlotteFeb 2022

  • "Great cottage, in lovely setting which we have already recommended to friends."

    Only suggestion is that a first aid kit would be useful. Would be happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in 24 Bousedale cottage."

    . Will definitely bring dog and walking boots next time.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely place."

    Owners very easy to deal with and on arrival a lovely bottle of red. Walks are excellent no need to drive for a lovely walk. Loved the break

    Reviewed by LuanNov 2021

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped and attractive cottage."

    Convenient for country walks from the door, a 40 minute stroll into Guisborough along the old railway line and good access to the North Yorkshire coast and countryside by car. Guisborough is a pleasant market town with all the shops you need and Whitby and Northallerton are an easy drive away. Literally the only negative is the absence of a washing machine which meant we couldn’t travel quite as lightly as we normally prefer.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Amazing location, so peaceful, picturesque views of the surrounding woodlands."

    Very dog/ child friendly. Only down side, Double bed not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2021

  • "The location of this cottage is ideal for those who enjoy beautiful scenery and good walks."

    The cottage is lovely and our host, very friendly and accommodating of our 3 dogs. Enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2021

  • "This was the best place I have ever rented."

    .the cottage was comfortable and well equipped….the location was amazing….fabulous dog walks right from the property with a lovely coffee shop in the woods an easy walk away.

    Reviewed by FelicityOct 2021

  • "The owners who live next door are very helpful."

    Also with the added security of an enclosed back garden it was brilliant. Lovely walks nearby and a quiet and peaceful setting

    Reviewed by PenelopeSep 2021

  • "Our second fabulous holiday to this hidden gem of a cottage."

    Great location, fantastic hosts, beautiful house and gardens.

    Reviewed by KellieAug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location , a perfect home from home , owners ..."

    Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location , a perfect home from home , owners friendly and helpful , will definitely be back

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "Charming host!"

    Reviewed by MrJun 2021

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect, away from all the noise but only 5 minutes away from shops."

    The walks for the dogs were on our doorstep too. Everything you need was available in the cottage and good quality too. We visited Redcar beach a few times, Saltburn, Staithes and Whitby. We met Ruth and Holly, looking forward to seeing them again next year as we can't wait to return. Joyce and Paul Birch, Willow and Roxy x

    Reviewed by JoyceJun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful position."

    The photo's do not do justice to this gem of a cottage. There is a high walled, gated courtyard at the back of the property, which makes a wonderful secure outside area for even the biggest dogs (we have a Dogue de Bordeux). The rooms are all bigger than expected and the decor, fixtures and fittings are beautiful. The kitchen has everything needed, there is a smaller freezer and a wonderful microwave, which grills etc too, which isn't mentioned. The owners Ruth and Steven are lovely and are fountains of knowledge on the best places to go and things to do. The front garden to the cottage is now seperate from the owners, with a small picket fence around it. You enter and exit the cottage through the enclosed walled yard, as this is where you park your car. To be honest we didn't use the front garden.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2021

  • "As well as the beautiful cottage the welcome pack was very welcoming many thanx ideal cottage for our needs great position for walking and central to the places we wanted to visit."

    A big thank you to Ruth and Steve from Adele,Les,James and Narnia

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2021

  • "This was our second visit and we have already booked our next one Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by RayApr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Bousdale Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely, very clean, well appointed, warm with a beautiful garden and outlook. The owners who live next door were supportive and informative. The area is excellent for walking, with a wood nearby and other pretty routes to enjoy. Would love to return for another stay.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage right on the edge of Guisborough Forrest."

    Perfect for dog walks and young children to go exploring. Yet close enough to all beaches for beach days. Really friendly owners who are next door. Set in lovely scenic views.

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2020

  • "This cottage met all our expectations."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and warm. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding was lovely.We had two dogs with us and it was a pleasure to walk them nearby. Often cottages say you can walk straight from the door but they dont really but in this instance they really do and the enclosed area of the cottage is very secure.This cottage is a gem and I recommend it to you all.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "Location and hosts exceptional."

    A little piece of heaven . Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by RaySep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed; off the beaten track, literally, so no noisy neighbours or passing traffic."

    Ideal location for touring the Northern Parts of the North Yorkshire Moors and only 30 minutes to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Would definitely stay again, First Class all round.

    Reviewed by Brian DavidJul 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in the most beautiful area."

    We will definitely return here

    Reviewed by KellieJul 2020

  • "This was our first visit to Yorkshire and was a lovely week spent in Bousdale Cottage."

    Ruth was very welcoming and friendly and helpful with telling us about the area and places we might want to visit. We had our Border Collie Chester with us and he loved it to. There was a lovely welcome bag when we arrived including a bottle of wine and treats for Chester and other treats. We had everything we needed in the cottage and there were lots of lovely walks locally in the National Park. We felt very relaxed during our stay. Due to the Covid-19 situation I know things aren't and can't be the same as before and I know Ruth said there had been quite a few changes to what she can do now but none of that spoilt our holiday. Thanks again for a lovely week in Bousdale Cottage.

    Reviewed by GillJul 2020

  • "This was such a lovely cottage."

    Perfect for staying with our one year old with excellent facilities provided. We would defintely recommend and only wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by RomyFeb 2020

  • "Not just my own experience but from others who have booked through Sykes Cottages, you will always get a first class experience."

    This return visit met our expectations and more. This owners were helpful and hospitable. The cottage was tastefully decorated in keeping with the age of the cottage and setting. Exceptionally clean and set in an idyllic location where peace and harmony comes part of the package. Will definitely be booking with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful location."

    ..peaceful and tranquil. Fabulous for walking/cycling and site seeing. Hosts perfect and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by BeverleyDec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and exactly as described."

    We (and the dogs) really enjoyed being able able to walk into the woods straight from the door. Our time there was very wet and muddy meaning we needed to find a launderette to wash the dog towels - a washing machine (maybe in the courtyard shed outbuilding) would have been helpful. We will go again.

    Reviewed by GildaNov 2019

  • "Very welcoming cottage comfortable and relaxing."

    Excellently placed for walking - just off one of the major paths - straight out of the door and up into the hills and woods. The cottage and indeed the whole area is very dog friendly - our Border Collie gave it 11 out of 10. If you feel like something different Guisborough is just up the road and has a lovely old priory. Whitby and Salburn are only 45 minutes away. Just a word if you are taking your dog to the beach it pays to check where they are permitted during the tourist season. In summary we realy enjoyed our expereience at Bousdale Cottage and would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by HowardSep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Bousdale Cottage."

    The cottage is in a great location for walking from the door up to the forest and Moors, and also close to the coast for Saltburn and visiting Whitby. The garden is exceptional - a beautiful retreat full of roses and foxgloves to sit out - very private and quiet, with a separate terrace at the back that gets the evening sun. The amenities in the cottage are very good and it feels very snug and bright with some lovely touches in decoration and pictures. Ruth and Steve were very warm, helpful and welcoming hosts - thank-you!

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "The photos don’t do the cottage justice."

    The garden is stunning and most of the furniture and equipment has been upgraded. The hosts go out of their way to help and are very welcoming. Flapjack and wine on arrival were very much appreciated. The walks through the woods straight out of the property are great for dogs and the location means there’s hardly any traffic. Will go there again!

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "The pictures of this cottage did not do it justice."

    It is a lovely property in an excellent location and superb hosts.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a great location."

    The owners who live in the adjacent cottage are wonderful and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "Very nice owners - very relaxed with dogs getting over-excited from time to time."

    Reviewed by IainApr 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay we were made to feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "WONDERFUL SO WELCOMING A lovely welcome with bottle wine shortbread and even treats for the dogs."

    First impression on entering was warmth and lovely fresh smell. The countryside and walks great cosy evenings by a log fire. All and more than we could have wished for. Can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2019

  • "Would have been helpful to have a warm hose in the yard, to clean the dogs after their long and beautiful walks ."

    ....... so muddy Same reason a washing machine The owners were really lovely, helpful and really dog friendly

    Reviewed by KDec 2018

  • "Awesome place!"

    Lovely welcome and the owners are extremely helpful. Only down side is no freezer but supermarkets are only a mile away. The walks straight out of the wonderful garden are fantastic, the dogs loved it too. Already booked again for next June!

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Comfortable, clean and in a beautiful garden. Ruth and Steve are very friendly, kind and welcoming. We loved the peaceful location with the forests and hills within walking distance. Great for walking, running, cycling and dogs.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "This is our second visit and another great holiday, we are steady looking forward to the next break there"

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "Lovely secluded cottage with splendid walks nearby ."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in an outstanding location."

    The whole experience was very enjoyable. The owners were away at the time so a local contact would have been useful as we were unable to get the heating to work despite the written instructions left in the cottage. I have used Sykes several times and have never been disappointed.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "The photos of this property don’t do it justice!"

    We were very pleasantly surprised by the brand new bathroom and rear entrance room which was brilliant for coats, boots etc. The owners have provided new pans and kitchen tools, everything was very fresh! Garden is huge and a delight! Have booked again for later in the year!

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2018

  • "The cottage has everything you need."

    It's in a very beautful and peaceful setting. Owners are in property next door and are extremely friendly and helpful but do not interfere in any way. Guisborough is a pleasant little town within easy distance and has all yhe shops you need. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area. Can recommend this cottage unreservedly.

    Reviewed by JanNov 2017

  • "Awesome property."

    Owners next door were wonderful. Would recommend this property to anyone

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2017

  • "So comfortble."

    the lowcation was great. lovely forest very near by just right for walking our dog. would like to go back very soon

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2017

  • "Ideal location for visiting the North yorkshire Moors and beyond."

    Very friendly owner and nice surprise welcome gift.

    Reviewed by DaveApr 2017

  • "We had nice holiday in a cosy cottage in a great location."

    Coco loved it too!

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2016

  • "Second time at this cottage,everything we need in a holiday cottage."

    Very cozy,lots to see and do,will be back again. if only carlsberg did holiday cottages

    Reviewed by JosephSep 2016

  • "This cottage is in a very good rural location away from main roads and near to woodland and many footpaths."

    It is very well appointed and very comfortable. This was our second trip and we will be back later in the year.

    Reviewed by SidneySep 2016

  • "Lovely location so peaceful and tranquil real escape from hustle and bustle of today's world."

    Real doggie walking heaven lots of lovely walks in local area. Pickering (for North Yorkshire Railway) Whitby Saltburn Redcar Goathland Rievaux Abbey Barnard Castle Robin Hood Bay andsomuchmore all within 1 hours driving. Gorgeous drives through Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Absolute bliss a touch of heaven for us all

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with walks from door and easy access to moors and coast."

    Enclosed yard ideal for our two dogs although you are allowed access to large shared (with owner) front garden. Made to feel very welcome by owner Ruth. Pretty and peaceful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire and dining area.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Front, lawned garden with furniture and pond
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Access to property is down a 0.5 mile farm track
  • Note: The wildlife pond in the front garden is unfenced, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Please note: This property has a £100 Good House Keeping Bond

The property

Guisborough 2 miles.

An attractive, end-terrace cottage situated next to the owner's home in a peaceful hamlet, surrounded by farmland and just two miles from the popular market town of Guisborough.

This traditionally furnished Guisborough cottage offers homely ground floor accommodation; the comfortable sitting room with its lovely open fire provides a warm and cosy country retreat offering the perfect place to relax after following one of the many nearby public footpaths including the Cleveland Way.

To the rear is an enclosed courtyard garden which is accessed from the entrance hall, and provides the ideal spot to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of a busy day, as well as a safe spot for children and pets to play.

To the front is a pretty, lawned garden with outside seating.

Situated in the North York Moors National Park, this Guisborough cottage is perfectly placed for walkers and cyclists to explore the surrounding tranquil countryside and forestry, but within close proximity to the charming market towns of Great Ayton and Stokesley.

Nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth a climb for the superb views from the top, whilst the surrounding market towns offer excellent amenities, including tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and galleries.

With the coastal resorts of Saltburn and Whitby an easy drive away, this Guisborough cottage has something for everyone.

Note - Christmas booking will be accepted from Friday 21st December 2018 for 7 nights. Please contact our Reservations team on 01244345700.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Saltburn-by-the-Sea 6 miles; Staithes 13 miles; Whitby 21 miles.

Guisborough is an attractive market town set in rural surroundings on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Steeped in history, Guisborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey, Gisborough Priory; standing in full glory, to its original height of 97 feet, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town. This bustling small town has twice-weekly market days, a good selection of eateries, excellent pubs and many independent shops. Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest. Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough at the northern end of the A173. It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest, which is managed by Forest Enterprise. It is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. Captain Cook 92s Monument is also within walking distance. The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link walks pass through Guisborough Forest, and are just two of the many walking routes easily accessible to visitors. This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail. The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line. This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands. You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast. The park is also very popular with mountain bikers with a number of super trails to explore. There is an excellent visitor centre with full details of all the trails in the park. The long distant trail of the Cleveland Way passes close by, whilst nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth the climb to take in the spectacular views. An easy thirty minute drive brings you to the Heritage Coastline, with historic villages and resorts, including Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby to enjoy.

Please note: This property has a £100 Good House Keeping Bond

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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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