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Chimes Cottage

(Ref. 934250)

Guisborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for 2 people and our dog! Perfectly placed for walking in the area. Loved it. Thankyou

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2023

  • "Our stay at Chimes Cottage was very comfortable, clean and very relaxing,Everyone were very helpful and polite also friendly."

    We will definitely be going back in the near future

    Reviewed by DEREKSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean comfortable and cozy with all of necessities. The information on the parking on the joining instructions and text before arriving was very helpful and it was not an issue as previously stated in reviews. Would definitely recommend and return again.

    Reviewed by Martin StevenAug 2023

  • "Chimes Cottage is very cosy and a great place to stay."

    It is just off the main road, which was a nice surprise. By coming in (just) after 6 p.m. each day, you can then pick up up a free 2 hour parking ticket, by pressing the green button, which means you do not have to go out until 10.00a.m. We got a space each time with little problem. Apart from a washing machine (no big hindrance), everything else was there. Coffee, tea and milk provided as a starter. The is a lovely little back yard and whilst the chiming of the church clock every 15 minutes is enchanting, it is very thoughtful of the ‘locals’ that there is no chiming after 10.00p.m. until 7a.m. Chimes Cottage is comfortable, good value for money and in excellent location for a lot of Yorkshire… though Redcar is quiet and friendly, with a fantastic beach from there through to Saltburn - where the cliffs begin!

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2023

  • "Great cottage close to the coast and a brilliant town with plenty of shops and eating places."

    Cottage was fantastic, very clean and everything we needed. Only downfall was the car parking, the small square car park directly outside the cottage is only a short stay metered car park so can only get two hours per ticket and the permit provided gives you street parking around the corner on the Main Street near the fish shop, but there are never any spaces so had to go to the long stay car park which is a good walk away and the all day tickets only cover you for the day of purchase so was having to get up early every morning to go round for 8 in the morning to buy another all day ticket for it. Spaces are also very limited so a bit of back and forth between short stay and long stay till you eventually get a space. Cost a fortune in parking due to this. The price for all day parking on Sykes is also wrong and needs updating, it’s over double what they say. Other than the parking issues it’s a fantastic cottage and would go again.

    Hi Mark Sorry to hear you had issues with the parking. However the short stay park outside is free from 6pm until 8am so you can usually use the free 2 hour parking to your advantage. Arrive home from a day out and pop 2 hours free ticket on then after 6pm it's free parking until 8am, then all you need to do is get up at 8am pop another free 2 hours on whilst you get ready, most people go out for the day or if you are spending the day in Guisborough the road for the permit is quite through the day. Hope this helps if you stay again Thanks for your feedback and I will make sure this is clearly explained in the visitors book Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2023

  • "I loved my stay in this lovely cosy cottage."

    It is so well located for the amenities of the market town and the surrounding area. Nicely decorated and with SUCH a comfy bed.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2023

  • "Absolutely excellent, unexpected little touches of logs, wash products, wine and cleverly named matchmakers were all extras that made it special."

    Clean, warm and well maintained, location for us was just right, if you want cosy, clean and central with the Abby bells just across the car park yet so quiet in the evening you could not find a better place for you and your dog. The bed was so comfortable and the owner so accommodating, if you needed her she would be there in minutes. I cannot recommend Chimes cottage enough. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by ColinJan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Chimes cottage."

    It exceeded our expectations! The cottage even had a Christmas tree and lots of decorations which made it feel extra special and homely this time of year. It was perfectly situated close to everywhere we wanted to visit - Saltburn, Yarm, Codbeck, Roseberry Topping etc and it was only about an hour’s drive to York! We highly recommend this place, thanks Jeanette.

    Reviewed by LoisDec 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, comfortable bed, quality linens and well equipped for a short stay."

    Plenty of eateries and takeaways nearby and only a short car journey to the coast.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2022

  • "First class"

    Reviewed by DuncanOct 2022

  • "The property was very nice and warm very clean, however the parking was a major problem, only being allowed to stay for 2 hours, to use the permit you had to be luck if you managed to get a space on the main road."

    Hi Michael I'm sorry to hear you had issues with the parking and hope this didn't affect your stay. The car park does offer 2 hours free parking however it is free from 6pm until 8am and free on Sundays therefore most people tend to arrive back after a day out and get a free ticket which would last until the free period effectively giving you free parking from 4pm until 8am the next day. We do have a visitors permit offering free parking and there is also a long stay car park situated around the corner a 2 minute walk giving you 24 hour parking for £4. Thanks for bringing it to my attention , I will write the information with a clear explanation in the visitors book so other guests are aware of all the parking options Thanks Jeanette Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very compact."

    Could do with a fan as it was very hot. Fantastic location.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2022

  • "The cottage was small but cozy, low ceilings upstairs."

    The bed squeaked every time you turned over. The noise from the church, road and people was a nightmare. The location was excellent. No welcome pack not even a toilet roll.

    Hi Darren I am dissapointed to hear about your feedback of chimes cottage. I pride myself in trying to make every guests stay as comfortable as possible and I'm sorry to hear of the issues you encountered. However we do provide wine, chocolates, tea, coffee, milk, toiletries and cleaning materials as a welcome pack, I can only apologise if their was no toilet roll provided this must have been an oversight on the cleaner, as for the bed if you had let me know I could have called down and tightened this, most of our other guests actually say it is such a comfortable bed, I do state if you have any issues to contact me and I will pop down both verbally and in the visitors book, both these issues were a simple fix and could have been dealt with immediately rather than wait until after your stay to inform me in your feedback which then gives me no chance to rectify. As for the ceilings unfortunately chimes cottage is a grade 2 listed building, it is a small quirky cottage built in the 1700 , all cottages of this type are built in a similar way and have low ceilings which I am unable to do anything about. Chimes is aptly named and states that it is next to St Nicholas historic Church and priory in the information before booking, unfortunately again I am not able to do anything about the proximity of the church. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and I will rectify the issues now that I am aware of them Regards Jeanette Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2022

  • "Chimes cottage is perfect!"

    It's so cosy, I could move in tomorrow. Perfect for two people. We arrived to some welcome gifts (wine, chocolate and a pet toy and treats!) and the cottage is supplied with all the essentials - washing up liquid, towels, even milk. The bed is super comfy, we slept very well. We were worried about being kept awake by the church clock chiming but it stops ringing at 10pm until 7am so not a problem at all. Parking wasn't an issue - we managed to get parked on the main road with the permit. There was a live band playing across the road on Friday night but it stopped just before 11pm. Guisborough is a great location, we loved being near the Priory and there are supermarkets not far away for essentials. The owner is really helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at chimes cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaMay 2022

  • "Chimes was a lovely, cosy, cottage in a perfect location."

    Having an evening with the wood burner going was a perfect end to the day. The only problem was the bed was so comfortable I had to force myself to get up and out. There was one unfortunate mishap where a pipe had split and certainly was not the owner’s fault. It was dealt with so promptly and efficiently I never had to worry. I would go back without hesitation.

    Reviewed by MelanieMar 2022

  • "The cottage was really nice and as we were expecting."

    The only problem for us the week we were there was the parking. We were ok in the car park outside the cottage during the night but had to move it by 10.00am. The parking warden was vigilant so we had to move to the pay and display £4.00 for the day.

    Hi I'm sorry to hear you had issues with the parking but we do have a parking permit that gives you free parking for the road running alongside. This is a visitors parking permit that you are able to use anytime. I hope this did not affect your stay Thank you for your feedback Jeanette Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenFeb 2022

  • "Hi. We had a lovely stay, Chimes cottage is perfectly positioned in the heart of the town."

    Just the right size for a fun stay and we loved the log burner ! Excellent.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "Most convenient location Parking no problem 5 minute walk to town centre 3 pubs ..."

    Most convenient location Parking no problem 5 minute walk to town centre 3 pubs across the road, Fish and Chippy round the corner, would recommend Chimes to anyone

    Reviewed by DuncanOct 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a great location."

    Would have been nice to have had a patio table and chairs in courtyard and an outside light as evening's were warm but pitch black at 7.30pm.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Chimes Cottage is a lovely little cottage in the heart of Guisborough, superbly situated adjacent to the priory and close to all the amenities of the town."

    Whilst the write up of the cottage was extremely accurate we did nevertheless find some of the facilities slightly challenging - namely the roll top bath with hand-held shower which provided some comical rather than romantic moments when it came to climbing in and out and trying to get our hair washed without getting the floor wet through. Also the very small wardrobe which was more suitable for a child and was really quite inappropriate considering there were no suitable sized drawers to put anything in. The bedroom could easily have fitted a full sized wardrobe fitted alongside the right hand wall. Having said this, we did really enjoy our stay here - we couldn’t fault it’s cleanliness and the bed was very comfortable. The surrounding area is outstandingly beautiful being on the edge of the moors and close to the coast, and we found some spectacular walks. Climbing Roseberry Topping was a highlight - the views from the top are simply spectacular - also the Rail Trail from Gromont to Goathland, and many walks from the Moors Centre at Danby over the moors and around the Esk Valley kept us busy. We would certainly return to this area and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "A nice little cottage that was clean and tidy on arrival."

    It is ideally located for walks, the town centre shops and bars (a vibrant bar being across the road).The bathroom was lovely, although my husband found the width of bath restricting - broad shoulders. There is a hand held shower but no shower curtain so much care is required should you use it. Only 1 bath sheet was provided so take your own unless you prefer smaller towels. As a previous visitor stated the bedroom is quaint but the small cupboard “dolls house wardrobe “ is not fit for hanging clothes such as dresses or skirts. The bedside table drawers were too small for anything larger than socks or underwear. The kitchen / living room area has most things you need to stay for a few days. There are fold away tables that can be placed by the sofa should you choose to dine in. Unfortunately, there is no where to dry wet coats and clothes should you have bad weather. Overall, our biggest disappointment was the fact that the cottage is adjacent to the busy main road and directly in front of the cottage is an extremely busy car park. I realise the owner has no control over this but the noise of car doors/ boots slamming and the traffic was horrendous. During our stay, we visited Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Marske, Staithes and Runswick Bay and would recommend all of them. If you are travelling with a dog, there are some lovely trails in Guisborough forest which can easily be reached from the cottage.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage ideal for my needs & dog friendly."

    There are numerous places nearby to walk the dog especially the beautiful beaches at Saltburn & Marske. The cottage is spotless & well equipped with everything you need for a short break. Also the owner of the cottage is very helpful & nothing is too much trouble.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate on arrival, and the added touch of wine and chocolates was a really lovely touch."

    The place itself is an ideal location for the beaches if you have some four-legged furries that like to stretch their legs: Redcar, Saltburn, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Whitby all within a short drive. We will definitely return next year!

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very cosy and convenient for days out. Decorated beautifully with fantastic attention to detail. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Guisborough."

    The owner has a great eye for detail and the cottage is finished to a very high standard throughout. For a couple on a romantic break together this is perfect. The location is well placed for exploring the North Eastern part the North York Moors. The cottage being located in the busy market town of Guisborough was really useful, there are lots of pubs, cafe's and restaurants in the town and the usual supermarkets all in easy walking distance. Across from the cottage is the parish church, please note that when we stayed in 2020 the clock in the church tower did not chime. Hence no disturbance for light sleepers like me. The only item of note is that there is limited parking around the cottage. It was never a problem. The cottage handbook explains all the parking options. The handbook is one of the best we have seen by a long way. Not all cottages are as good as this one. Well done to the owners.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for town and country, with off-lead walks for dogs straight round the corner - couldn't be better."

    Reviewed by PamOct 2019

  • "Once again an excellent cottage that did what it said on the tin"

    Reviewed by VictorSep 2019

  • "Not really,The cottage is located in a excellent part of town,the only nit pick l would have is trouble parking."

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2019

  • "Chimes cottage is beautiful and by the lovely priory which is very beautiful."

    But no one tells you of the church bells which are rang EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR ALL DAY &NIGHT which means if you are not use to them you don't get much sleep. That's the down side( But then the name Chimes cottage is probably a give away!) But it is a lovely place we stayed for 5days and had lovely days out in Whitby, York, and other places. We ate out every night as there was plenty of choices, the neighbours are lovely.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Loved the extra touches of two little Easter eggs for us and two small bottles of wine. Lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by SaraApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well appointed and clean, with some thoughtful touches by the owner that added to the welcoming atmosphere."

    Good location to explore locally and along the coast, with friendly natives and neighbours, with all you could need in easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by IainFeb 2019

  • "Cottage perfect for two, it's very small in size, with a shared courtyard, we have a 14 week German Shepard puppy, it would be very uncomfortable to have a dog bigger than this due to how tiny the cottage is and due to having a shared courtyard garden."

    Other than this observation the cottage is lovely, welcome pack left by the owners of wine and chocolates very much appricated, cottage is in a great location and was even decorated for Christmas.

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage with everything you need."

    Prosecco and Christmas cake was a lovely gesture. Log burner was so cosy. Ideal location for visiting local areas of attraction. Didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2018

  • "Beautiful ,sweet and cosy cottage -- really clean and tidy- location of Guisborough was great for visiting the surrounding areas - everything within close proximity - Guisborough had good restaurants and plenty of pubs."

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2018

  • "This is a perfect little cottage situated in the heart of Guisborough and ideally placed for visiting the moors and coastal regions."

    The accomodation was modern but homely and clean and i felt at home from day one. The little touches on arrival of wine chocolates tea and coffee all helped. I would definatly return and recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "The cottage was situated just where we wanted to be was met by owner with keys when we arrived chocolates and wine as a welcome pack loved the area and cottage and would definately go again."

    Reviewed by MadeleineSep 2018

  • "A lovely, snug but well-equipped cottage in a superb location for exploring all that North Yorkshire has to offer."

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2018

  • "Chimes Cottage has everything a couple needs for a stay in the north east, facilities are great and the bed extremely comfortable, take care you don’t spend too long in bed and not exploring the local area."

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage well appointed and beautiful interior."

    Super place for walks with dog.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2018

  • "The parking arrangements were terrible."

    The wardrob would not take a dolls clothes

    Reviewed by AlisterAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Chimes Cottage in Guisborough."

    Very comfortable, so clean - absolutely spotless, great location, lovely small town too with friendly locals. Would highly recommend, it is totally sufficient for two people staying and it is close to many places of interest and only 6miles from the sea! Owners are very nice and helpful, meet us on arrival and left a lovely welcome pack with flowers.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Second visit excellent location,ideal for walks,and beaches, Will probably book again next year."

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "Great location for a holiday because it allowed you to explore the coastline and North York Moors equally well."

    Perhaps a little more equipment in the kitchen for those who wanted to cook in the evenings. Parking the car was an issue although we managed to park as advised in the welcome pack to avoid any charges.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage, a brilliant base for traveling to different areas and places to visit."

    Only downfall was one of the neighbours complained about me parking in front of the cottage, saying I had blocked his car in and that parking there was not for the cottage and only for residents. Nobody else complained. Apart from that a great holiday and a nice touch with wine and chocolates to welcome you.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing break very quiet convenient for shops parking restaurants and bars would highly recommend a stay here"

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2018

  • "Great little cottage in a excellent location"

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2018

  • "The biggest let down for us was the lack of table."

    Everything else was very good.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2018

  • "We enjoyed our first holiday away with our new puppy and enjoyed Guisborough and ..."

    We enjoyed our first holiday away with our new puppy and enjoyed Guisborough and surrounding areas the cottage has everything to hand and wants for nothing

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    The emails from Sykes were really helpful and so timely! We are hoping to visit again and already searching for other places to stay with Sykes! Would thoroughly recommend everyone we know to use you!

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2018

  • "The cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable."

    We were met by the owners who had put the heating on and left us a welcome pack of wine ,chocolates, tea, coffee and milk so we didn’t need for anything until the next morning. We really enjoyed our stay. Lots of places to eat out and some cosy pubs within walking distance.

    Reviewed by JeanJan 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay over Xmas 2017."

    We had a wonderful time at the cottage, perfect in every way. Great location, very cosy and warm. Lots to see and do around the area. Made to feel very welcome, thanks for the wine and Xmas cake. We will certainly recommend Chimes cottage to family and friends. Thanks Richy and Gemma.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage easy access to town of GUISBOROUGH which has easy transport access to countryside around"

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2017

  • "Such a lovely clean cottage ,was the perfect base to explore all the areas of interest, you won’t be disappointed so book it !"

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2017

  • "It's great property and location."

    . amazing in every way..

    Reviewed by RimaNov 2017

  • "What a superb cottage."

    Very cosy and modern but still full with character. Location is fantastic because yo are able reach everything by foot or just a short drive. Absolutely fantastic.

    Reviewed by RimaNov 2017

  • "Only difficulty was lack of trays to balance plates while eating, As there is no table."

    But everything else was perfect.Ideal location great walks for pets,lots of facilities.friendly owner great welcome.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2017

  • "A truly beautiful cottage in and ideal spot."

    Everything has been thought of in great detail by owners to make the perfect stay. Couldn't fault the cottage and the holiday.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, ideal for 2."

    Great location. Absolutely no complaints

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2017

  • "Great place loved it and you guys where very helpful made it so easy to book will come back to you thankyou"

    Reviewed by TimAug 2016

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  • Over two floors
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis, permit provided
  • Alternative parking long stay car park within 200 yards costing £2.50 for 24 hours or free of charge parking after 6pm and all-day Sundays & Bank Holidays
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • For any bookings for over 7 days please contact Sykes.

The property

A delightful Grade II listed cottage in the popular market town of Guisborough in the Tees valley region of the North East.

The owners have gone to great lengths to renovate this North Yorkshire cottage to the highest standard, providing a superb base for exploring the delights of the area.

Set over two floors, the cottage exudes charm and character throughout.

Upstairs you will find the double bedroom, with iron framed bed and exposed original beams giving the room a stylish, romantic feel.

The floor is complete with a lovely bathroom with roll-top bath.

Downstairs a cosy sitting room awaits with a woodburner, ideal for snuggling in front of after a day out.

You will also find the well-equipped kitchen as part of this open plan room.

To the rear a small shared courtyard is provided, ideal for sitting out with a drink and taking in some fresh air and sunshine.

The cottage is in an enviable location, across from Guisborough's famous Priory and Saint Nicholas' Church.

The small town also provides many shops, pubs and eateries on its bustling High Street.

Just outside of Guisborough explore the North Yorkshire coast, with Saltburn and Redcar within 20 minutes’ drive and the famous links golf course at Seaton Carew just a little further.

To the south the North Yorkshire Moors National Park provides stunning walking country and popular seaside towns such as Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay can be found within a 45 minutes’ drive.

A first-class holiday cottage to enjoy a memorable holiday with that special someone!

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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.

For any bookings for over 7 days please contact Sykes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas