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Westonby Lodge

Shortwaite near Lealholm, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1026625)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful setting."

    Very comfortable and well furnished. It was lovely to arrive to a welcoming hamper. Also very useful to have secure storage for bicycles!

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We're pleased you were happy with everything. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "We stay for a week & the house was very homely, clean, tidy & well decorated."

    The house was very isolated, private & safe for our dog, the views from every window was very beautiful & picturesque. We could not believe how lucky we was with the wildlife around the lodge, it was that good we bought binoculars & information books on wildlife. Our week went very fast, but we will return in the future and you was in the countryside with small villages to visit and also have great access to the coast.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are pleased you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PenelopeJun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and wished it could have been longer."

    Have re-booked for April 23. The house is lovely, very well presented, like a show home. The quality of the beds and bedding was superb. I always take my own pillow but it’s really need not have done. We particularly loved the surrounding countryside, no immediate neighbours and working farms all around. My mother had her 88th birthday there and she, a real country girl, loved the old farm buildings. Well saw Hares, Owls and of course a couple of pheasants. The owner, Emma was extremely helpful and very pleasant. I had a puncture and she checked up with me to ensure I had it sorted. It is such a peaceful place, we really didn’t want to leave and April can’t come soon enough for me.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2022

  • "Fantastic house with lovely grounds."

    We stayed for a long weekend but would be ideal for a longer stay too. 15 minutes from Whitby, but it’s very isolated if that’s what you like, would have to drive a short distance to the nearest shop, or pub. But there’s no chance of being disturbed by any neighbours. Beautiful views from every window. Everything you’d need for a stay is supplied. Would love to visit again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet peaceful location."

    Excellent views and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. Lots of safe space for children to play. Well recommended.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we're glad you had a good time Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartynMar 2022

  • "We loved everything about this house."

    Had a week away at the end of January and are definalty planning on returning at somepoint. The views are incredible from every window, no other properties to see or hear! The owners were lovely to deal with, such a lovely touch with the welcome basket. The house itself was clean, tidy and well decorated. The kitchen was well stocked with every utensil you might need. The log fire was great, (especially with our dog) which made getting back to the house even better with the cold weather.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback, we're glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanJan 2022

  • "Such an amazing place."

    We was there in the October and then again in the January. We will definitely be booking again. It’s perfect for families and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay for new year, well equipped, comfy and perfect for a gathering of friends and our children to see in the new year."

    Great location and the hosts can’t do enough for you. Only down side was having to leave but fear not it was so good we are booking it again :-)

    Reviewed by FrankyDec 2021

  • "A very comfy, ideally situated holiday home, with wonderful views from every window, loads of off road parking and very private - lovely to come back to after a full day out!"


    Reviewed by WendyNov 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    Beautiful lodge which had everything we needed. Exceeded our expectations in every way

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2021

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    We will definitely be booking again. Such a peaceful tranquil place.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2021

  • "Lovely position, very peaceful and quiet."

    Everything you need for a relaxing chilled break.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2021

  • "The view from the house is Incredible, lovely place to stay just outside Whitby so peaceful and relaxing the owners are available and helpful should you have any issues, excellent place to stay."

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Loved it so much we’ve already booked for next year!"

    Emma the owner was really helpful and the welcome box was a really nice thought. The washing machine was a great bonus and the beds were to die for! Loved the daily visits of the local hare and the peacefulness of the area. 10/10 just amazing!

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2021

  • "We booked this cottage in October 2020, for a one week stay in September 2021, for 6 adults and one dog."

    We purposely chose Westonby Lodge as the advert said it was suitable for those who are disabled/have mobility issues, and has a secure garden for dogs. I’m afraid to say this cottage is most definitely not suitable for those with mobility issues. My mother in law (who uses a wheelchair/ mobility walker) could barely get through the front door due to the step and very narrow opening; could not get into the shower due to the step and it being too small; and could barely get onto the bed due to it being ridiculously high. We also note the lack of suitable grab rails throughout the property which would be required for someone who is disabled/has mobility issues. The garden was not secure and had a huge hole in the fencing/hedge. Also, we were advised just a few days before our stay that all dogs had to be kept on a lead due to poor fencing and farm animals near by. If we had been advised of this at point of booking we most certainly would not have booked here. This cottage is advertised as being suitable for 8 adults, we struggled with 6 as it really was a lot smaller than we expected, and it was quite difficult to cook main meals for 6 in such a small narrow galley kitchen. Whilst the surrounding area and views from the cottage were outstanding, I really do feel this cottage was missold to us based on the above feedback, and we would not be recommending it to others. I also noticed the rather high price for the same time next year, around £300 extra per week which I find very surprising and not at all good value for money.

    Thank you for your feedback. The property does have a ground floor bedroom which may be suitable for people with mobility issues but we do not mention wheelchair friendly. This has now been removed from the description to prevent further confusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SianSep 2021

  • "I have considered rebooking for next year but having been on your website I see that the same 2 week holiday will cost me approx 1000£ more."

    I consider this price rise unjustified and I would be interested to understand your thinking.

    Reviewed by VictorAug 2021

  • "We loved the location of the cottage and the cottage itself is very striking, very homely and a lovely place to stay."

    However, for a group of eight no washing machine was a big draw back, also having only one towel and one hand towel for a week without a washing machine we felt was a bit of a draw back, also ideally it’s a cottage for six not eight. That said, I don’t want to be overly negative, the communication beforehand was excellent, the cottage was very clean and it was a brilliant base for us, if we were six instead of eight we’d definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by FayeAug 2021

  • "Westonby Lodge is a fantastic location for a beautiful, relaxing holiday."

    It is beautifully furnished inside (lovely country themed rooms, settees, tables etc) and has lovely seating and table outside so you can enjoy al fresco meals looking out over the fields. Also fantastic views from the upstairs bedrooms! It has the advantage of a downstairs bedroom and there are two bathrooms with the downstairs one having a walk in shower. This was great for our daughter who has mobility issues and therefore didn’t have to venture upstairs. Plenty of space outside for your car too! The only noises we heard at nighttime were the wildlife, so it really is somewhere you can get away from it all! The owners had thoughtfully left night lights in corridors and a welcome basket - the biscuits and cake didn’t last very long! Due to Covid the owners had sent the information they usually leave in the poverty by email which was much appreciated and gave lots of ideas of things to do and places to eat. There is a wealth of places to visit and some lovely walks to Roseberry Topping and the Bridal Stones. A great location for a fantastic week of peace and quiet. A home from home!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "The location was ideallic!"

    Facilities were more than adequate and realise in these Covid times many of the soft furnishings could not be provided! The information pack that was emailed was invaluable. Just a suggestion if a laminated one could be left in the house. Luckily I took my laptop with me but I can't pick up emails on my phone! Just a thought. Really would recommend the Lodge to all. Thank you for making our first staycation so so memorable.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Amazing property with fabulous outside space."

    Great property for getting away from it all

    Reviewed by DuncanJun 2021

  • "This cottage is amazing and I would definitely stay here again."

    It has the most beautiful views and we enjoyed such a peaceful week there. It is comfortable and clean inside and was perfect for our holiday.

    Reviewed by JoMay 2021

  • "The house is lovely with views from many windows."

    It is on its own up a track with plenty of storage for bikes. The countryside is beautiful and the local villages are charming. We had a lovely holiday and hope to return.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Westonby lodge was absolutelly amazing ..."

    Westonby lodge was absolutelly amazing very clean , everything that you woukld need in the kitchen , wonderfully private and secluded and amazing views , will definately be back

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a wonderfully private setting, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Well placed for exploring the North York Moors and Coastline. Friendly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2021

  • "Westonby Lodge is a great place to stay, if you want to investigate the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast line in that area."

    I particularly loved the complete privacy of the place, apart from sheep, in the adjacent fields, we never saw anybody. Great at night for star spotting with complete darkness. It's on our list of possible return visits.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "The cottage is in a great location to explore the North Yorkshire Moors plus the coastal areas around Whitby."

    The cottage itself is an amazing location looking over a valley that gives the garden, upstairs bathrooms and living room outstanding views!! It is also well furnished and clean.

    Reviewed by RobSep 2020

  • "The house was in a lovely position all on its own with amazing views from the upper rooms especially, but also from the garden."

    It was spotlessly clean and had lovely bedding, both which is really important right now. The owner was really helpful and friendly and replied to my messages quickly. The local area was lovely, close to the main roads to Whitby but also close to some more remote areas in the moors. We could have stayed longer than a week.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2020

  • "We have had a fab time at Westonby Lodge."

    Great communication from Emma about how we wished the bedrooms set up which were lovely, comfortable and spacious. Kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The little things made a difference like having dish cloths, washing up liquid, a few dishwater tablets and tea towels. Salt, pepper and vinegar available all which doesn’t sound like a big deal but really thoughtful. Scales, ice creams scoops, whisks, you name it, fab! Emma’s husband kindly brought the Tesco delivery man down to us when he arrived at their house instead of ours which was great. Brilliant barn to store all our bikes and toys. Lovely furniture outside for being outdoors in the nice weather we had. It was great to have access to a Hoover and mop to clean up after ourselves and we had a few trips to the beach. Oh and a clothes airer. As a family of 3 adults and 5 kids plus our dog everyone was cater for, (us adults got some peace as the WiFi was good too)! Views from the Lodge were lovely and great to go out for a run in the morning to see the scenery. Would love to come back!

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: Family room with king-size (zip/link, can be a twin) and day bed with pull out bed with TV, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV, 1 x king-size with TV
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, 3 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned front garden with seating
  • Outbuilding with lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.2 miles

The property

This grand, detached, former hunting lodge property is surrounded by picturesque countryside, with panoramic views of the Esk Valley and North York Moors National Park, in a remote and peaceful location, just outside of the villages of Lealholm, Egton and Glaisdale.

Westonby Lodge is a charming sandstone and blue slate roof property in a fantastic location for a family or group of eight guests wanting to explore the North York Moors National Park, whilst also being a short drive from the coast and the popular resorts of Whitby and Scarborough.

Accessed via a long, private driveway, there is ample off-road parking for four cars, with an outbuilding that can be used for bike storage, while stepping inside the property, you will be greeted by the galley-style, contemporary kitchen, with neutrally styled decor, from cream cupboards to wooden worktops and neutral tiled walls, it is a lovely space to prepare meals and is fully-equipped with all of the appliances you'll need during your stay, including a fantastic Range cooker.

Enjoy meals together at the dining table, which can comfortably accommodate the whole group, before moving over to the sofas and getting comfy beside the woodburning stove and enjoying your favourite shows on the Smart TV, or you can curl up with a good book on one of the armchairs, or just admire the country views from the bay window.

There is a bedroom and bathroom downstairs, consisting of a super-king-size double, which can be transformed into a twin room on request, with dual aspect windows displaying the fantastic rural views, along with a shower room with a walk-in shower.

Upstairs are a further two bedrooms, both with dual aspect windows and their own TV; a family room with a king-size bed, which again can be turned into twins, along with a day bed with a full single-size mattress and a pull out bed underneath, plus another king-size double with zip/link feature, both served by the family bathroom which offers a shower over bath.

Outside, there is a large, enclosed front lawn with bench seating along with tables and chairs, where you can enjoy lunch in the sunshine, soaking up your tranquil location.

The lovely village of Lealhom is just two miles away, at the heart of the Esk Valley, and offers a shop, pub, bakery, restaurant and post office for all your local amenities, as well as a number of tranquil country walks through moorland and along the banks of the river.

The popular seaside town of Whitby is just eight miles away, with its stunning clifftop abbey, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the 199 steps, which offer panoramic views of the harbour from the top, RNLI Museum, the Whalebone arch attraction, whale watching tours available from the harbour, which is separated by two lighthouses at the point where the River Esk flows into the North Sea, and of course, the stunning sandy beach, lined with colourful beach huts, offering visitors plenty of entertainment on a day out in the sunshine.

A few miles south along the coast brings you to Scarborough, with its 12th century castle perched on a headland that separates its two wonderful beaches, along with its heritage railway, the Japanese-inspired landscaped park and gardens of Peasholm Park, and many other family-friendly attractions, including Alpamare UK, SEA LIFE Scarborough and Luna Park.

Westonby Lodge is a fantastic property in a tranquil location, well-placed for discovering the incredible coast and countryside of North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles; Staithes 10 miles; Runswick Bay 10 miles.

Lealholm is in the centre of the lovely Esk Valley within the North York Moors National Park and just 15 minutes' drive from the magnificent Yorkshire coast. It is a picturesque village which caters well for the visitor with a Post Office, shop, pub and tea rooms/restaurant all on hand. There are wonderful countryside walks in every direction and don’t be surprised to see moorland sheep wandering freely through the village and along the banks of the river! The quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, the sandy beach of Sandsend and the ancient port of Whitby are all close by.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas