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Esk Side Cottage

(Ref. 1154525)

Ruswarp, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent description, high standard, very friendly and helpful property owners, very friendly neighbourhood, quiet and relaxing place with plenty of attractions around, house was clean and Nick thought about ice cubes for drinks even- impressive."

    Nice and cosy accommodation highly recommended. Many thanks. Hope se you again.

    Thank you so much David - we are so delighted you both (and lovely Bonita) had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back again with your sister in law next year ! Best regards Helen and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "We loved our 3 night stay in Esk Side Cottage, great property and location for exploring the Whitby coast"

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2024

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a lovely village and the welcome we received from the owners was above and beyond what had been expected."

    The property is kitted out to a very high standard and had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is in an ideal location for the local pub (lovely food) and also a steady 20-30 minute walk into Whitby. I very much look forward to visiting again in the future.

    Hi Claire - thank you for the lovely feedback - it is really appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back to Ruswarp again soon ! Best wishes Helen and NIck Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2024

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with p-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher
  • WiFi (full fiber)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn, and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, river 0.1 miles, beach 2.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to property, please take care
  • There are steps down to garden

The property

Esk Side Cottage is an inviting holiday home nestled in the charming village of Ruswarp, North Yorkshire.

Perfect for families and friends, this pet-friendly property offers an open-plan layout, enclosed garden, and is conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac, with off street parking, near the family friendly Bridge pub and the highly rated Jacksons butchers.

Upon entering the property, you will be greeted by a spacious open-plan area, thoughtfully designed to incorporate a kitchen, dining room, and sitting room.

The modern kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table, providing a sociable space for family gatherings.

The light and airy sitting room offers a relaxing area to unwind after a day of exploring, with a cloakroom conveniently located nearby for added convenience.

The three bedrooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable beds to provide you with a good nights sleep.

The super-king-size bedroom, which can be converted into a twin room upon request, offers flexibility to suit your needs.

There's also a charming double bedroom and a single bedroom, ensuring everyone has a pleasant place to rest.

Freshen up in the modern, bright bathroom with a refreshing shower or relax with a leisurely soak in the p-shaped bath.

To the rear is a sunny enclosed rear garden, perfect for enjoying a morning cuppa on the sun-lit patio and the garden has plenty of space for a family picnic.

Ruswarp is a quiet village with lots to do – a short walk along the river you can hire boats or kayaks, there is a soft-play area nearby for younger children and there is a lovely riverside café and restaurant.

The pretty seaside town of Whitby is within easy reach – either a short drive by car or there is a nearby bus-stop.

Alternatively there is a flat, easy walk of about 20 minutes alongside the nearby railway line – which in itself provides an opportunity to see steam trains along the North York Moors Railway.

Whitby offers many attractions – a stroll down historic cobbled streets, a scenic walk up the 199 steps to the atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey, try the Dracula Experience or enjoy a walk around the harbour.

A visit to Whitby is not complete without trying one of the many fish and chip eateries that Whitby is famous for.

Visit Whitby Museum for a deeper insight into the town's rich history or enjoy beachcombing under the brightly-coloured Whitby Beach Huts.

Only slightly further afield are the majestic North Yorkshire moors, seaside villages such as Robin Hoods Bay and the traditional British seaside attractions of bustling Scarborough.

Esk Side Cottage provides the perfect base to explore and enjoy an unforgettable visit to the North Yorkshire coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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