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Pear Tree House

(Ref. 956786)

Ruswarp, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay and upstairs there was plenty of space for us all."

    The photos of downstairs gave the impression that it was bigger so we were all a bit on top of each other. Parking in the village is a real issue which we hadn't anticipated. Lovely house and very well equipped. Bedrooms were really comfortable and the garden was lovely sitting in the sunshine. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Apr 2024

  • "Generous welcome pack."

    Good communication and resolution of small problems. Cozy and comfortable. However unloading and loading the car at start and end stressful due to very busy road (yellow lines therefore hazard lights required). To add to this; the cleaners (4-5 people) arrived early whist we were packing car and stood (looking very uncomfortable) a few feet from the front door. We didn't realise they were the cleaners until they made a charge for the door after we drove off. Maybe an agreement for temporary parking with Jacksons butchers might be less stressful and much safer.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the cleaners waiting to get in they do have a tight turnaround particularly at busy times.Thank you also for your feedback about the parking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2023

  • "The option of summer duvet/sheets would be good for when it is hot."

    Otherwise, it’s all good.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very well equipped cottage, so cosy and comf."

    A lovely location with a great local butchers and pub, who do fabulous food. Will recommend to family and friends and if we come back to the area, would book again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great communal space in a well equipped kitchen made for a lovely family get together."

    Door to outside needs to be kept open to counter the heat from the Aga. Comfortable beds (note small singles) and more than ample quality towels provided. Parking space in the village was just about achievable for our group travelling in three cars, reassured by a reserved space within a local complex that we used a couple of times but only as last resort due to the complexity of manoeuvres. The road outside is busy leading to noise, especially deliveries to the butchers opposite in the early morning. It didn't feel safe to unload at the door, although the size of lorries doing so at the butchers confirmed there was space. Beware of the upper stairway, unpleasant knock to the head highlighted the need to take care, also be wary no handrail on stairway. A request to take the wheelie bin out through the house including getting it down steps from the garden into the kitchen made for an interesting exercise. Overall a good stay, Ruswarp offers a variety of walks and transport options in the direction of Whitby and elsewhere. Highlight, fabulous food at the Bridge Inn, with great outdoor seating overlooking the river with steam trains passing by too.

    Reviewed by Jac3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely holiday let, plenty of space for all the family."

    Perfectly situated with plenty of places to visit within 15 minutes drive in either direction. Butchers across the road is a must.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped. Super comfy beds. We all had a lovely stay. We would definately return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, well equipped and clean on arrival."

    Beds very comfortable and cottage well laid out with a big family kitchen. We had a wonderful stay, Ruswarp is a great base for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Sandsend and Falling Foss. The owners also kindly allowed for a later check in which was appreciated. We will be looking to rebook for next year.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our fourth visit to Pear Tree House."

    It suits our group and dog very well.Parking o.k.but can be a trial if there is more than one car. The road outside the front door seems to be getting busier and the 20 m.p.h speed limit is not slowing much traffic down.We also feel the house is getting a little pricey.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pear Tree House is a gorgeous cottage!"

    Decorated to a lovely high standard, we couldn’t have asked for anything more during our stay. So well equipped too!

    Reviewed by Becca5.0Jul 2022

  • "The family ( four adults and four children) really enjoyed our time at Pear Tree House."

    Welcoming, homely, clean, comfortable, very well equipped, comfy beds with good quality bedding and co ordinating soft furnishings. The dining area and outdoor space were perfect for family meals, and sitting outdoors in the sunshine listening to the birds was just wonderful! My daughter and son in law cooked (with a bit of juggling and pre preparing) a full Sunday lunch type meal for the eight of us using a combination of the aga, electric hob and microwave and my grandson baked bread twice in the aga which cooked it perfectly. Communication with the owners was excellent and a problem we had with the aga on our first night ( not the fault of the owners) was instantly resolved without question by them, also we enjoyed the items in the welcome pack, thank you. We found the quiet Ruswarp village life a pleasant contrast to bustling Whitby ( just a half hour walk away) with a great bus and train service, so a car is handy to get around but not essential. Sadly for our party, finding parking (Easter weekend) for one of our two cars was a problem, but other than that a dedicated parking space was provided a short walk away and a few spaces on the roadside occasionally became free later in the week. Unfortunately we were not aware of the parking situation until our booking had been confirmed by Sykes, and really it was only a problem for us because we had two cars, one of which went home after the weekend, the only negative aspect of the house and its location which is great for families with the idylic riverside cafe, rowing boats, miniature railway and fantastic soft play and pub within walking distance as well as the excellent butchers and local shop just across the road. A lovely house in a lovely village, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Apr 2022

  • "This is our second visit to the property, it was exactly how we remembered it, even though it's been 2 years since our first stay."

    House is extremely welcoming and comfortable, and the cleanliness is off the scale. Fantastic family memories made once again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time, the cottage was perfect."

    We had originally booked for April but due to covid restrictions had to move the dates, turned out the new date was £300 cheaper than original, Sykes completely refused to refund the difference. After many attempts to get it back I gave up. I really hope that the cottage owners benefited otherwise we have both been ripped off. As a result we will never book with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great spot."

    We had a wonderful time together including cooking an early Christmas dinner on the Aga. Extremely well equipped and beautifully furnished.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally located in quiet ruswarp which was a nice easy stroll into Whitby."

    Local pub and 1 shop with basics on the doorstep. The cottage was very clean and comfy. The only downside is parking is not outside the cottage - though we found on street a short walk away. The aga is a traditional touch but we did find cooking in it a little tricky not being used to one! However all in all I would highly recommend and we had a super weekend.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2021

  • "House was very well equipped and clean."

    Lovely seating area to enjoy family meals. Easy to walk to Whitby from the house. Excellent butchers just across the road for plentiful supplies. It’s a great base for exploring the local area, coast and countryside.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely appointed cottage but it’s on a main road which makes it a bit noisy sometimes ."

    There was a few things we made aware to the owners which I hope they pick up on. We found the Aga made the kitchen far to hot for a summer holiday but which would be good otherwise. Parking is only for one car which is hard if you have a different households joining you The cottage otherwise is a great position as you can walk in to Whitby or even catch the train.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent for all our needs."

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Jun 2021

  • "Pear Tree Cottage is delightful: the cottage has been decorated tastefully without spoiling its rustic charm."

    It has most of the things you need to make your stay comfortable, the beds are comfy and have quality bedding. We have visited this village before and loved staying here but the only drawback is parking. There is a parking space allotted to the cottage but is not sufficient if you have more than one car and there are few other options available. When arriving and departing, parking your car outside the cottage causes a major problem as the street is busy most of the time and has double yellow lines both sides and we got verbally abused from a tractor driver when departing the property whilst trying to load our car!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable house in a nicely located village."

    A 30min walk to Whirby and easy drive to Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes etc. Pub in village well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Sep 2020

  • "Really nice spacious cottage with enclosed garden, very nice village with good ..."

    Really nice spacious cottage with enclosed garden, very nice village with good local butcher and pub, nice walk into Whitby along the river

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage, beautifully furnished."

    Very comfortable. The kitchen and dining area is a really sociable space, the outside area with large table is lovely, and the front utility area is a big space available for boots and coats so that the hall and other downstairs areas don't get cluttered. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2020

  • "We absolutely loved Pear Tree cottage."

    Plenty of space for 7 adults. Lovely facilities. Perfect location. Excellent communication from the owners and very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2020

  • "Perfect 'home from home' for a three generation family."

    Half hour walk into Whitby (or 8 minutes on the train) with lots of cycling options too. Only one parking space but there is on road parking in places on the High Street. We had a brilliant Halloween break!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Pear tree house was fantastic from the light airy peaceful space to the comfy beds and fabulous bedding ."

    It was very well maintained and tastefully decorates throughout

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely village."

    Well equipped and well appointed with everything you could need for a weekend away. The owners even let us leave a little later on the Sunday and were on hand on the phone when we forget the code for the key box at the end! If you're staying in winter I would recommend taking some more logs for the stove in the living room as only a few are provided but other than that it was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nothing negative Very comfortable house well equipped."

    Welcoming tea and cake supplied and very useful folder with details of all household equipment workings and positions of local amenities. Good selection of local attractions pamphlets, bus timetables etc. Stay was thoroughly enjoyed by all the family.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, the wine and cake on arrival a nice touch."

    Loved the AGA. Had a beautiful meal in the Bridge Inn just down the road, and a pleasant walk into Whitby. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: First floor; 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be double on request), 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas Central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, DVD player, DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Designated off-road parking for 1 car, there is some additional off-road parking available on the street but this is first come first serve basis
  • Enclosed patio at rear with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Staircase to loft twin room has restricted headroom, low door frame and sloping ceiling
  • Please note that weekly bookings need to start on a Friday unless agreed by the owner previously
  • Please contact the office, should this be something you are looking to do

The property

Resting on the main road in the village of Ruswarp is this charm-filled semi-detached cottage.

With the coastal town of Whitby just a gentle river stroll away, this lovely getaway is ideal for those wishing to explore the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire coastline.

The refurbished interior oozes style and and warmth throughout.

The cosy lounge is where you can snuggle up with your loved ones in front of the woodburning stove, with the pleasant colour schemes uplifting your mood.

Cook up a hearty breakfast each morning for all the family, before you step out for a rejuvenating walk along the Esk Valley.

The farmhouse-style kitchen offers a fabulous AGA cooker and contemporary shades of grey and white by Farrow and Ball and statement worktops by London Clay & Skimming Stones, making you feel right at home.

Eat together at the dining table set beside the dual-aspect windows and exchange amusing stories with one another over delicious food.

A porthole looks out into the garden at the rear, where you can sit and enjoy alfresco dining on a balmy afternoon.

Three bedrooms rest on the first floor, elegantly put together with a modern bathroom assisting you day and night.

Up in the loft is the perfect hideaway for the kids to enjoy; resting under the apex roof are two cosy single beds in a cooling shade of blue.

Discover this village, with miniature train rides, a tea room and local pub selling real ales.

Next, explore Whitby town centre, its abbey and safe sandy beaches.

Climb the famous 199 steps and behold its magnificent abbey ruins.

The beautiful coastline and dramatic moors of the National Park are not to be missed!

This delightful stone-built cottage is perfect for a families and friends in the heart of North Yorkshire.

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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas