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Fairhaven Cottage

(Ref. 929095)

Ugthorpe near Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant little find , will definately return"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2024

  • "We are a family of four and had a lovely 5 day break at Fairhaven."

    Cottage was really cosy and in a great location for exploring the coast. Host was really helpful and communication was great. The cottage had everything we needed. Will definitely be back

    Hi Claire I am so glad that you and your family had a lovely break at Fair haven Cottage .We would love to welcome you back to Fairhaven again to explore more of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and coastline. Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2024

  • "This property needs a thorough clean."

    Especially the kitchen The main bedroom requires urgent redecoration I would not recommend anyone staying there until such a cleaning programme takes place

    Dear Mrs Lowe we are sorry that you felt the need to leave such a daming review of Fairhaven Cottage . However when you arrived you had the opportunity to speak to us regarding the cleanliness of the Cottage and give us an opportunity to ask the cleaner to return and resolve the issue. Not once did you contact us which is very unfair that you publicly gave us a bad review and felt the need to advise potential bookings not to book with us. We will happily look at any other issues mentioned and have had positive reviews for the last 7 years . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen2.2May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Fairhaven Cottage."

    The location was good to be able to drive to various different places including Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough. The cottage itself was very clean and cosy with all amenities that we required, and the landlord was very informative when speaking to arrange the key collection. And the pub next door served excellent food and good drinks. Highly recommended, thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely comments it's very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural setting, ideally located for both the North York Moors and the coast."

    Cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We found the communication from Michael, the owner, very useful both before and during our visit. He also responded very promptly to a small issue we had on our first day. Although the kitchen was very well stocked for home cooking, we would recommend the nearby Black Bull Pub for an excellent Sunday Carvery lunch. Overall the cottage was perfect for the relaxing de-stress week we needed!

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay."

    We found the cottage lovely and relaxing. The pub next door didn't effect us at all but we had a great take out from there. It was so peaceful. We will hopefully be back ❤️

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Had a really great week at Fairhaven, lovely comfortable cottage with a glimpse of the sea from the bedroom window, lovely views across the fields and we had perfect weather!"

    Pretty village and good pub. Parking right outside the door is a bonus. Good shower and comfy bed and sofas made for a relaxing week and the smart TV with access to Netflix etc was a nice bonus too for the evening. Thank you, we hope to stay again soon.

    Thank you for your lovely comments Debbie it is really appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2023

  • "I would like to say that this is by far the best holiday cottage I have stayed at."

    Fairhaven was really comfortable and had everything that we needed. The owner was brilliant, made contact and shared with me more details about the property. It’s location is also brilliant, in the North York Moors, which was handy for walking, near to the coast and also next door to a great pub serving good food as well. I definitely would like to stay here again!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments Jonathan,we look forward to seeing you and your family in the future. Kind regards Michael. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property, well placed between Coast and Moors."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and bedrooms. Would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you Chris for your feedback it is much appreciate kind regards Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property,well maintained and comfortable."

    Great location for the coast and the beautiful NY moors.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, suntrap garden, superb pub next door and great location for local attractions and North Yorkshire Moors."

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, would love to come again and stay for longer next time!"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Had a brilliant holiday in this lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Can't recommend it enough! The owner Michael was a pleasure to deal with, and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at Fairhaven Cottage."

    It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The location is an ideal base for exploring the area and the pub next door but one is an added bonus, with them serving excellent food. Owner Michael is friendly and very helpful. Would love to return, thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Thank you bernadette for your lovely comments much appreciated. Kind regards Michael. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2021

  • "All was great … only let down was water pressure in the bathroom was very poor."

    Agree the water pressure upstairs is a little slow but it soon gets upto temp and the free standing electric shower more than makes up for this no pressure required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in what we think is the perfect spot for exploring the north york moors and coast."

    The cottage itself is roomy and well appointed. Michael the owner contacted a number of times to check that everything was good with our stay. There is a lovely communal garden at the back, which is a sunny spot. We were the only people using it. It was fun to watch the birds. Had it been warmer I am sure we might have eaten dinner at the outdoor table. There is a pub next door but one- which is busy. But fear not we had no disturbance what so ever. For those who want to walk from the cottage, if you get the OS map out you will be able to plot easy walks to the coast, which is what we did. Would definately stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, It is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in peaceful area."

    Great base to visit Whitby, Ravenscar and Runswick Bay. In surrounding area, numerous pubs serving food. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay ar Fairhaven Cottage

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very nice Cottage fully equipped contact with owner very easy and extremely helpful, perfect location for all coastal resorts."

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent quiet location in a beautiful area."

    The superb takeaways from the pub next door were a bonus. The owner responded promptly to any queries

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and yes agree the pub does great food and will deliver to the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.1May 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation very friendly neighbours very well equipped convenient to public house The Bull who at this present time serve excellent takeaway food ."

    Plenty of nearby walks for dogs .

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We booked this holiday very last minute (3 days before we went) due to our previous holiday being cancelled last minute."

    The communication from Sykes and the owner was excellent and very reassuring. The cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. Very well equipped in every way with quality fittings, furniture and housewares. Perfect location for beautiful beaches, which is just what we wanted. The owner let us know who was available if we needed anything. This was really good to know although everything was fine.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely spacious cottage perfectly positioned for a relaxing break and only 10 minutes away from Sandsend."

    The cottage was lovely with everything you need. The log burner is boiling so warms the whole house very quickly so not needed on all at time. Bathroom was spacious but there was no window. The kitchen was a great size and had everything we needed. Beds were comfy and it was great to have the little pub next door. The owner communicated with us and made sure we were happy and had all we needed. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Dec 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Light and airy but yet cosy enough with the log burner on cold winter nights. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cosy, comfy cottage; great for relaxing."

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage owner was very helpful in suggesting placers to visit whilst there."

    He made sure everything was ok once we had settled in. The cottage was very cosy and well decorated and we had a lovely stay despite the unsettled weather!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage tucked away in a quiet village."

    Perfect location to explore the Yorkshire coast & moors

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was a great cottage and we enjoyed the location and facilities"

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2019

  • "The location of the cottage, close to beach but quiet and peaceful."

    Cottage well equipped with everything you could need. Comfy, pretty, perfect for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage everything you could need."

    Wonderful location off the beaten track but not far to so many places to visit. Very tranquil place and great pub with lovely food a couple of doors away! Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in excellent location for visiting Whitby, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Robinhoods Bay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Dec 2018

  • "Cottage was just right for us,with everything in working order."

    Added bonus was the pub two doors away. You will need transport as the village is very small with no shops within 5 miles. Wi-fi was good and the kitchen was well fitted out with toaster,microwave and a very good cooker & hob. Parking is right outside the door and there are other holiday cottages adjacent. We would book this cottage again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly placed for visiting around the area."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fairhaven cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    Well located and in great condition. The added benefit of a first class pub next door was the icing on the cake. If I had to be really picky, the kitchen knives could use a sharpen and to get the best out of the dishwasher, you would need a second set of crockery, but that's it. Otherwise, this place is pretty much perfect and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and cosy."

    Yorkshire is a beautiful county and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, that is so quiet despite a pub next door!"

    We never heard cars or patrons coming or going. The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything to ensure a warm and pleasant stay. Michael discreetly kept in touch to ensure everything was ok- it was perfect! Amazing wildlife a woodpecker out the back every morning and we saw Hares in the field and a Barn Owl. Easy access to all East Coast. Gave us chance to enjoy the Ghost Walk in Whitby from the Whale arches, usually we have headed home by then. And lovely coastal drive to Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Staithes without being on main tourist route.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    The owner was very helpful as well

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2018

  • "Great location,nice pub next door,places to go with your dog,cannot fault the place"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2018

  • "Advertised as having DVDs but none on site, also smart TVs did not have internet connection so kids could not watch Netflix, stated Smart TVs."

    Thought cottage was a high spec and was well equipped , owner very helpful when we rang for key access.

    Reviewed by David4.0Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location."

    Had everything we needed. Clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fairhaven cottage was extremely well appointed, tastefully decorated with everything there we could possibly need."

    Even better, it was next door but one to a pub that sold excellent meals. The owner was very helpful when suggesting places to walk the dog and very prompt when answering minor queries. An excellent experience that we would definitely repeat.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Sep 2016

  • "2nd time at this accommodation through your booking loved it we will be back"

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Sep 2016

  • "Absolutely no noise from pub next door, very orderly arrivals and departures."

    Warm and pleasant cottage with parking outside door. All facilities. Good beds, good views. Good everything.

    Reviewed by David4.8Sep 2016

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location with an attentive owner."

    Always on hand if we needed him, we didn't on our stay but good to know he was there!

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was immaculate,extremely well equipped and in a fantastic location for walking locally, also a short drive to Whitby and the Moors."

    Michael the owner of the cottage was very helpful and was available at any time if we needed anything (which we didn't). I would highly recommend Fairhaven cottage both for location and value for money.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Thermostatic controlled radiators with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio area
  • Shared enclosed gravel garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in bathroom.

The property

An endearing, stone terraced cottage, located near to the local inn, in the village of Ugthorpe.

Cosy and appealing, the cottage is ideal for families wishing to stay in a peaceful setting, but still be within easy reach of the Yorkshire coastal resorts of Whitby, Saltburn, Staithes and Scarborough.

The comfortable sitting room has a warming multi-fuel stove and there are patio doors leading to a private patio area, overlooking a pleasant, shared gravel garden.

The spacious kitchen/diner overlooks the main street, with panoramic views of farmland beyond.

There are two pleasant bedrooms on the first floor, one overlooking farmland to the north and the second overlooking the gravelled garden to the south.

With careful renovation, this is a comfortable and cosy cottage with the added benefit of a popular village inn, selling fine ales and good food, on the doorstep.

There are splendid walking and cycling trails to be discovered nearby, whilst the popular seaside town of Whitby, with its long sandy beaches and cobbled streets, is just a short, scenic drive away.

Discover the elegant spa town of Saltburn to the north, or take a trip to the second spa town of Scarborough a little further to the south - both will afford pleasant days out as you explore the independent shops, tea rooms and art galleries.

A well-placed cottage for a relaxing holiday.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles; Runswick Bay 3 miles; Sandsend 6 miles.

The small, rural village of Ugthorpe lies 9 miles from the historic port of Whitby. Surrounded by the beautiful and dramatic countryside of the North York Moors, this scattered village makes a lovely peaceful place to stay. There is a local village inn serving food, very welcome after a day’s walking on the numerous public footpaths and bridleways in the area. The seaside villages of Sandsend and Runswick Bay are close by and both provide lovely, sandy beaches, fossil hunting and beachcombing. Ugthorpe is in an ideal location, with easy access to the steam railway at Grosmont, the Danby Moors Centre, the market towns of Pickering and Hutton-le-Hole and all the seaside attractions of Whitby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas