This charming, modern semi-detached property, is situated in an enviable position on the banks of the River Esk, in the popular village of Ruswarp.
Set in the grounds of a former mill, this comfortable cottage provides excellent accommodation for those wishing to stay in a tranquil riverside setting, but within a few minutes’ drive to the historic seaside town of Whitby.
Downstairs, there is a spacious sitting room and a bright sunny kitchen with a dining area to one end.
Stairs lead up from the sitting room to the two bedrooms and the contemporary family bathroom.
Outside, an enclosed south facing decked patio has gated access to the river, a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the abundance of wildlife on the river - herons, kingfishers and cormorants are amongst the frequent visitors, along with seals that are regularly seen swimming upstream!
With the added benefit of a boat landing, guests are able to bring canoes and kayaks.
Just across the river lies the Esk Valley railway line, a superb vantage point to watch the steam trains that regularly pass by in the summer months.
Ruswarp village has excellent facilities, including a renowned butcher's, a local inn serving real ales and food and boating on the river.
Children will enjoy a ride on the miniature steam railway and Mini Monsterz soft play centre can while away a wet afternoon!
A nearby public footpath provides a pleasant twenty minute walk into Whitby, with its narrow cobbled streets, long sandy beaches and famous abbey.
With the stunning countryside of the heather-clad moors close by, and a spectacular coastline, this Ruswarp cottage provides a good base to explore this beautiful area.
About the location
Whitby 1.5 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles.
Situated just 1.5 miles inland from Whitby, the small village of Ruswarp lies on the River Esk, with old stone cottages lining the main street. Ruswarp has excellent amenities, including a local pub with hand-pulled real ales, a village shop and a renowned local butcher. The Esk Valley Walk runs through the village, and it is an easy 25 minute walk to the centre of Whitby. Ruswarp has a regular bus service, and the single track railway has regular steam trains running through! Enjoy an hour’s boating on the river, take a ride on the miniature train, feed the local ducks, or enjoy a snack at the tea room. A perfect location for exploring the surrounding coastline and the dramatic North York Moors.