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1 Brow Cottages

Green End near Goathland, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 28133)


(42 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting, perfect for dog owners with its secure garden."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. Walks in all directions from the door and only half a mile from the pub! The wonderful coastline is only 20 minutes away so easy to visit Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick and Staithes. Easy walk along the Rail Trail to Goathland and Grosmont with another path taking you down to the spectacular Mallyan Spout waterfall.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2022

  • "We had a great time perfect area and comfortable for what we needed."

    Just one suggestion the shower screen needs to be looked at as most of the water went on floor when you had a shower but otherwise it was great and we would definitely book again. Perfect for walkers and dog walkers too .

    Reviewed by TFeb 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, excellent walking routes."

    Plenty of other places to visit only a short drive away. Very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2022

  • "One Brow Cottages is an Amazing Special plae, it's a 200 Year old traditional cottage with some modern tweeks We stayed during a severe storm & snow."

    ...magical So cosy and warm with two fires & central heating Owner incredible! Accessible , Helpful & Friendly

    Reviewed by NinaNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage if you like peace and quiet."

    Old cottage but got everything you need. Owner Derek does not live local be was extremely contactable and went the extra mile sorting out a problem with freeview mast which burnt down - got a Smart TV sent to us within 3 days. Not many would put themselves out to that extent. Will be happy to return when we can.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2021

  • "The cottage is very special, so peaceful and comfortable and the views and local walks are amazing."

    The bedrooms are bigger than they look on the website with excellent storage and there wasn’t a single thing lacking. The Bilston tv mast was not fixed when we visited, but this wasn’t a problem for us as we were aware before we went and had plenty of DVDs and books. WiFi is very reliable. The the local pubs we visited were very friendly, great covid-safe service. The cottage owner, Derek, couldn’t have been more helpful. We had a great stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MaureenAug 2021

  • "Brow Cottage and Derek, the owner, are fabulous."

    It’s a really old house and in nearly splendid isolation so has a fabulously dog-friendly garden, fantastic accommodation and nothing is too much trouble. Derek was attentive, considerate and available, not that we needed him. It’s a perfect location for staying and chilling or for walks and trips and I just wish no one else knew about it so we could make it exclusively ours! We will be back again.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Quite an old and quirky property but really good standard within those limits- enjoyed very much!"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "The cottage is in an amazing position."

    Views all around, quiet and peaceful. Enclosed back garden that's terrier proof! It is exactly what it says. Basic, old cottage. Had everything you'd need. Any queries the owner is very helpful- even in New York! Walks straight from the door. Goathland is very close by, we walked there a few times with our 8 year old. We were lucky we had fab weather so spent most of our time outside. We went to Whitby and Sandsend, plus visited NYMR in Grosmont, also in walking distance. You can hear the steam train from the cottage. We'd definitely come back to this property. If you want luxury in a busy town environment and amenities on your doorstep this isn't for you. If you want to relax with peace and countryside, a slower pace, enjoying the wonderful Yorkshire Moor views, walks all around, within 20 minutes of the coast book it!

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2021

  • "We loved the atmospheric location, the old fashioned authenticness of the cottage, and the easy access to beautiful local walks and to Eskdale and coast by car."

    Heating system and wifi also very good. Communication with owner was helpful despite him not living nearby. Minor grouch was the tv screen was very small and difficult to watch from the other side of the room.

    Reviewed by HowardApr 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Brow Cottage."

    Beautifully situated and very homely and comfortable. We brought our dog and our 10 month little boy, both of whom were very happy and well catered for. And both of whom enjoyed all the sheep! I've already recommended Brow Cottage to friends and family as it was a lovely quiet location but nearby some great places to visit.

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2020

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Lovely original cottage with modern comforts."

    Beautiful, peaceful location still in close proximity to amenities. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in beautiful location if you like the countryside."

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "Lovely remote cottage with stunning views and walks on the doorstep."

    Only a 15 minute drive to shops/petrol station etc an 20 minutes from beautiful Whitby or Sandsend perfect for the dogs. Lovely big garden to play with dogs and ball, away from the meandering sheep on the Moors. Open fire and log burner add to the feel of a real cosy getaway from it all.

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2020

  • "Brow cottage is the perfect get away from it all."

    Location brilliant for walking, views, base for exploring further afield. So cosy and comfortable and yet felt bigger than the photos suggest. Even the dogs loved it. We'll be rebooking for next year!!

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2019

  • "A cosy, very comfortable cottage in an attractive part of the Moors with walks right on the doorstep."

    Very helpful additional information supplied by the owner made the holiday experience more personal and we knew he cared about our stay. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PamelaNov 2019

  • "Fabulous moorland cottage, great remote location for walking and steam trains; well equipped and comfortable, ideal for the moors and coast."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "A wonderful place to get away from it all."

    Will definitely return

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Scenery amazing. Central to everything but out of the crowds of Whitby.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2019

  • "The cottage was enjoyable ."

    But a couple of things could be made much better .The cottage should not be advertised as there being a working tv the week we were there it could only pick up BBC 1 .when you've been out all day and you just want to relax watching tv in the evening it's not possible. Plus the owner is well aware of this . Plus there were many comments in the visitors book .Also the cottage would definitely benefit a freezer. That said we did enjoy our stay

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Hard to find the cottage but a truly fantastic place to stay."

    Excellent location for exploring the North York Moors, so peaceful, we loved the enclosed garden for the dogs and the cosy interior. A Super Relaxing Holiday!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Location and the cottage itself was just perfect"

    Reviewed by SandiJun 2019

  • "We were generally very happy with the holiday and property."

    However, we were dissapointed with the mould around the bath and shower tiling, otherwise, very happy!

    I send a detailed welcome letter to every guest with everything they need to make their stay the best it can be. Included in this is the request that should anything not be to their liking to contact me (or one of the people that help to maintain the property) and I will do my best to remedy the issue. In this particular case the guests did not get in touch. My cleaner looked at issue mentioned and found nothing (She sent pictures to myself and Sykes). I tried to reach the guest several times to see if there was something I could do but have had no response. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "This cottage is a very rare gem; secluded and private and yet close to many amenities, dog-friendly and in the midst of wildlife, clean, comfortable, characterful."

    Was absolutely ideal for a week for the 4 of us - 2 adults, 2 14 year old twin boys and a springer spaniel.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "A lovely quaint cottage set on the moor."

    The garden is large and a lovely place to sit on a warm spring day. If you love bird watching it's idyllic. The grouse are noisy,listening to the skylarks is wonderful and the lapwings and curlews can only add to your wellbeing. My dog loved walking straight out onto the moors and discovering new walks . I loved Brow cottage ,there's something very special about it

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2019

  • "Had a great holiday in this quirky cottage."

    Beautiful scenery and very peaceful. Lovely enclosed garden for the dogs to play in and for us to sit out in.

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2019

  • "We had a very relaxing break in this cottage."

    The setting is stunning - beautiful views from the windows, and lovely walks straight outside the door. Wonderfully remote, but lovely Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay only 10 miles away. The cottage is beautifully furnished, with everything we needed. Lovely open fires and great enclosed garden for our dog.

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2019

  • "Lovely quirky, comfortable, old Yorkshire cottage."

    Great location! Wild and wonderful! TV reception not good, but didn’t go for a tv holiday!

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2019

  • "We had a three night stay from 7-10 December and we love this cottage."

    It is in a beautiful and remote location with stunning views all around. The cottage itself is lovely and cosy with an excellent heating system and you can also make it even more so by buying some firewood for the open fireplace. It's a nice mix of old and new with a lot of original features and some modernisation with the new looking kitchen etc. It even has good Wi-Fi! We walked all around the Beck Hole and Darnholme area one afternoon and took a million pictures because it's so beautiful around there. It only takes around 10 minutes to drive to Whitby too. The landlord is a great guy and keeps in touch to make sure you have all the travel and other details you need, and to ask if you arrived there and home safely. Can't recommend the place highly enough! We'll be back soon, Dave and Carla.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "We were keep informed about what to expect from our stay, prior to going."

    There are little things that can make improvements, like sorting out the draughts from the "old" sash windows. That said, I lived in a student flat, where the heating couldn't keep up with loss of heat through the windows. This was nothing like that. The easy to use heating controls and log fires kept up very warm - too warm at times. It was a lovely retreat, quiet, but where we could do nothing, but watch the world go by. We would go again, no doubt.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2018

  • "Wish I had noticed that the only toilet was downstairs."

    It can be a bit of a problem if you have to get up in the night. Stairs were very steep but had been warned about that. Apart from those two minor problems the cottage was wonderful. If anyone is obsessed with tv they might find the lack of channels available a bit disconcerting (usually only BBC channels). Fortunately we don't go on holiday to watch tv.

    Reviewed by DoreenSep 2018

  • "Our holiday was fabulous cottage was wonderful location was perfect"

    Reviewed by SamAug 2018

  • "A perfect location, with the moors on the doorstep and the coast 15 minutes away."

    Superb walks to Grosmont and Goatland, steam trains and sheep. A really interesting cottage with friendly and helpful owner and neighbours.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2018

  • "1 Brow Cottages is a quirky stone built cottage in a remote location of the Yorkshire Moors."

    It has a contemporary feel which compliments the original old features such as stone floors and beamed ceilings. It is generally very well equipped with most of the things you would need for your holiday. We were fortunate enough to have lovely weather so spent most of our time outside (useful because the TVs signal is very erratic and the channels available very limited). There are some very steep hills in the immediate area which really test your calf muscles but are worth the effort for the beautiful walks right on your doorstep. Whitby and Scarborough both have dog friendly beaches and places such as Robin Hoods bay and Runswick bay are well worth a visit. The owner, Derek, is very approachable and responsive via email and will do his best to resolve any issues should the need arise. The cottage is very dog friendly as our spaniel, Rusty, can attest to! He loved the secure, large lawned garden as did we and most evenings we sat out watching the woodpeckers, swallows, curlews etc. Dog owners should be aware that due to the number of free roaming sheep/livestock in the area there are also a lot of ticks and tshould ensure pets are treated before arrival.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "The owner of the cottage was very helpful and supportive when he heard we may get snowed in."

    He went above expectations and made arrangements so that we could stay at Brow Cottage unroll it was safe to travel home. Fortunately we did manage to get home on our last day.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2018

  • "Characterful and quirky, this 200 year old cottage delights."

    Stunning scenery and walking country from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2017

  • "This is an amazing place in an incredible location."

    The cottage is a little difficult to find but that's a good thing! It's off the beaten track and a great place to base yourself for day tripping around the area or walking if that's your thing. If the weather isn't great, the cottage is cosy enough to kick about in with a book and we were disappointed to not need to use the fires on evenings! Our two year old loved the sheep, our dog did too...

    Reviewed by JoeSep 2017

  • "This cottage is very remote - just how I like it - and charmingly, sensitively renovated."

    The location is stunningly beautiful, in the middle of the moors but within a short drive of a larger town. The accommodation is quirky, comfortable and welcoming. Bedrooms are spacious and airy, and the listed building status explains the unusual layout of the downstairs. Pleasant and large garden at the rear but to be honest with the location of this cottage, it feels like the whole of the North Yorkshire Moors is your garden.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Nice and cosy with lots of quirky features. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful views."

    The cottage was within 15 mins from Whitby and other tourist attractions. Great walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2017

  • "Such a lovely traditional cottage in a really peaceful spot."

    We wouldn't hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by HMar 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: The spiral staircase may be unsuitable for anybody with mobility issues
  • This property has a Private Water Supply.

The property

Goathland 1.5 miles.

A most idyllic, semi-detached stone cottage, set in the tiny hamlet of Green End near Goathland.

Ideally placed for exploring the spectacular surrounding scenery and the dramatic coastline, it provides a peaceful haven, where sheep wander freely along the country lanes and on the moorland.

With much charm and character, from the stone-flagged entrance hall to the beamed ceilings, this very pretty cottage is an absolute delight.

Inside, there is a cosy sitting room, with a roaring open fire to gather around on the cooler evenings and a stripped polished wooden floor.

The separate dining room also offers a woodburning stove, while the modern shaker-style kitchen has a Belfast sink and a terracotta floor.

There are many original features, including window seats, Suffolk latch doors and cast iron fireplaces.

Up the cottage stairs are two pretty bedrooms, both with views over the stunning countryside.

Warm and inviting, this property is beautifully and tastefully furnished to the highest of standards, ensuring guests have a wonderful and comfortable stay.

A short stroll down to Beck Hole brings you to a few dwellings clustered around the village green, and a small local inn of immense character serving real ales.

The area is a walker’s paradise, with an excellent network of public footpaths shared by sheep that wander along with you!

Enjoy a walk along the Rail Trail to nearby Goathland, with the Mallyan Spout waterfall and the North York Moors Steam Railway, or follow the beck as it winds its way through the valley to the next village of Grosmont.

A short drive brings you to the historic seaside port of Whitby and its long sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and majestic abbey perched high on the clifftop, reached by 199 ancient steps.

With quaint tea rooms, independent shops and a rich array of restaurants, cafes and renowned fish and chips, it offers something for everyone.

This endearing little cottage is surrounded by scenic beauty and whether you want a romantic break or a family holiday, it fits the bill!

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles.

The idyllic village of Goathland is set on the north eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is surrounded by the rugged open moorlands which provide excellent walking country and on which sheep graze freely. The village has been popularised by the television programme Heartbeat. At the bottom of the village lies the station for the famous North York Moors Steam Railway. Here you can catch a train to Whitby or Pickering and relax as the train winds its way through the moors. Goathland is within easy reach of the East Coast towns of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough, making it a great holiday base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas