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Crag Cottage

Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb three-storey cottage sleeping eight people
  • Four bedrooms and two bathrooms providing ample space and privacy
  • Jaw-dropping interiors blending rustic features with modern touches
  • Thoughtful welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Lots of luxurious additions, including a toasty wood burner
  • Incredible views all around
Property code: G0040

A very attractive three-storey traditional sandstone cottage set in rolling green countryside set just a few miles outside Whitby. With four gorgeous bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests comfortably, it's the perfect option for families or groups of friends looking for an elegant and stylish retreat on the Yorkshire Coast.

 

The charming period exterior of the holiday home gives way to a gorgeous contemporary interior with bags of space for the whole family. Step inside to discover a generous open plan kitchen and dining area, dominated by a wow-factor double sided wood burner which also heats the living room next door. Downstairs boasts solid oak flooring throughout which feels warm and welcoming underfoot as well as original Yorkshire Stone. The immaculate modern kitchen has solid wooden worktops, a range-style cooker and sleek brick-style tiles giving it a clean and fresh look. There's a dishwasher and microwave for your convenience and a washing machine and tumble dryer is provided in the utility just outside. The fabulous dining table seats all guests very comfortably and set beside a large window it's a lovely spot for those noisy family breakfasts. And when the kids have gone to bed, fire up the wood burner and settle down to a grown-up dinner by the fire.

 

Next door you'll find the spacious living room, again with that stunning wood burner at its heart. Another large window here lets in lots of light and comfy leather sofas provide the ideal backdrop to a chilled family room. There's a TV in here with subscription channels, a DVD player and Wi-Fi is also provided. Games and books are provided for some offline entertainment too. Enjoy looking out at a sea of Rhododendrons outside at certain times of the year. All of the bedrooms are set up stairs. On the first floor you'll find the handsome master bedroom which enjoys lovely private outlook to the surrounding lush green countryside. This generous room has a king-size cast iron bed dressed in crisp white cotton bed linen and a large en-suite shower room too. This floor is home to the second bedroom, another spacious and elegant room with a double bed and soft neutral colours.

 

The remaining two bedrooms are on the second floor. A very sweet twin just perfect for little ones. The last bedroom is a bright and fun room which kids will adore - they even have their own table football to play! There are two single beds in this room. There is also a large LCD TV & DVD player with a selection of DVD's to choose from- so it's the perfect escape for kids and adults alike.

 

Outside you have an elevated garden which is ideal for sitting outside in the warmer months. There's a gorgeous large enclosed patio complete with rattan furniture for those balmy evenings. Take in the sights and sounds of the countryside all around you, without any noise pollution from cars – heavenly. The garden is set on different levels with a further patio area and garden furniture at the top accessed by stone steps. There is ample off-road parking for two cars next to the cottage for your convenience too.

 

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twin rooms
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • Outside utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Welcome hamper
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Netflix
  • DVD Player
  • Table football
  • Terraced garden with enclosed patio area (very young children may need supervision)
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within 1 mile drive
  • Shop within 2 miles drive
  • Cottage is reachable from Ruswarp via a steep hill climb along a narrow country lane
  • Vehicle is essential
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The location for this cottage is extra special, set down a quiet country lane in the tiny hamlet of Golden Grove, on the outskirts of Ruswarp and a few miles from the gorgeous Yorkshire Coast. You have the best of both worlds here, peace and quiet in a rural location (and parking right outside!) but with the delights of Whitby (2 miles) just a few minutes' drive away.

 

Ruswarp itself is a peaceful little place with a scattering of charming attractions and places to eat. Set on the River Esk you can hire rowing boats in the village and make your way peacefully along the water. Kids will love the miniature railway on the banks of the river here too. There's also a lovely waterside cafe which is perfect for an indulgent cream tea. A few miles north from the cottage takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars. This part of the region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby. Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries.

 

Head inland from the cottage and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within minutes. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, Egton, Danby, Castleton, Rosedale. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

 

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 29th January 2024

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Lovely cottage-very comfortable and warm. Well equipped cottage. Beds very comfy. It may be difficult for anyone with mobility issues as stairs to bathrooms (both beautiful) and terraced garden with steep steps although no steps to get into house. Very quiet location. Lovely welcome hamper and flowers on table when we arrived. Good location for walRead moreks into Whitby on cinder track and house had great selection of games and table football. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 20th October 2023

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Good all round well equipped cottage tucked deep in a narrow green stream valley on a charming dead end single track road. Great location for walks from the door and short car trips to various coastal and moorland villages. Nothing much in the area for cold, wet days with youngish children and we had a lot of wet days. I agree with other reviews reRead more noise travelling round the house and other minor issues and have left a list for the owners. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 13th October 2023

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Fantastic cottage and location. Spotlessly clean.Welcome pack was full of goodies and a lovely touch. Great woodburner for cooler evenings.Felt very much at home in this cosy cottage. A wonderfulstay.

Reviewed by Julie 18th September 2023

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Lovely cottage near to Ruswarp. Excellent walks from the door and brilliant for our dog. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. Lovely welcolme hamper awaited our arrival and having the radio on gave that extra welcoming touch. Very handy for the coast and popping into Whitby.

Reviewed by Michael 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alex 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Roger 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 30th June 2023

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Great family holiday in a lovely spacious cottage that had everything you need. Lovely private garden with plenty of seating. We enjoyed walks into Whitby and along the coast and then family evenings in with games provided. We hope to return and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Amelia 26th May 2023

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Our most favourite place, we have been coming for years and always come back. Gorgeous cottage, great location and perfect for families with small children. Already excited to come back again next year!

Reviewed by Dipa 5th May 2023

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Really fantastic stay at Crag Cottage. Very clean, comfortable property with all the amenities you will need. Lovely location in easy reach of many gorgeous seaside locations and countryside. Enjoyed the welcome hamper full of local goodies too. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Jackie 14th April 2023

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Welcoming, clean and prettier than the pictures show, location is amazing, seen so much wildlife, and to hear the waterfall from your bedroom is amazing, thank you

Reviewed by Karen 31st March 2023

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This is such a wonderful property. It is homely, clean and well appointed. There is plenty of space in each room and around the kitchen table. Beautiful views from the bedroom and kitchen windows, and the garden offers further space for gathering and eating, when the weather permits.

Reviewed by Katie 17th February 2023

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Had a lovely stay at this cottage! Plenty of room for the 8 of us and our dog, would highly recommend staying here. All of the rooms are lovely, but sound does travel throughout the house! Huge garden with a lovely sitting area with a bbq. Part of the garden is secure for dogs but the main garden section isn't so keep that in mind! The hot water waRead mores hit and miss throughout the weekend which is a shame and annoying, plus the bbq wasn't cleaned when we arrived. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Andrea 9th December 2022

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This was our second stay at Crag Cottage, absolutely love it. Its clean, comfortable and has everything you could need. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Julie 25th November 2022

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We had such a wonderful welcome to the property. The heating was on, music was playing and there was a lovely smell. There was also a lovely welcome pack including Prosecco, beer, milk and biscuits. Tea and coffee were also provided. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. So warm and cosy and beautifully furnished. It is about 45 mRead moreinute walk into Whitby which could be an issue but the local taxis were very efficient. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by scott 13th November 2022

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Very comfortable & homely. Had a very nice stay.

Reviewed by Debbie 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Zoe 16th September 2022

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Absolutely lovely cottage. Felt like you're in the middle of nowhere but yet only 7 minutes away from Whitby. Well equipped cottage overall with quality obvious. Very well thought out . Nice touch on arrival with lamp lit and radio on ! Homely!

Reviewed by Sean 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Luke 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Penny 15th July 2022

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Very comfortable stay with great welcome pack. A good location for exploring Ruswarp, Whitby and the coast. We all enjoyed our holiday.

Reviewed by Janet 1st July 2022

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Great rural, peaceful location. Well planned cottage.

Reviewed by Andrew 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by John 3rd June 2022

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A well situated cottage that catered for all our needs. Great log burner that kept those cooler evenings nice and cosy. Comfortable rooms, nice and clean.

Reviewed by Alan 27th May 2022

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Superb property in an idyllic and peaceful setting. There is virtually no traffic as the long lane is virtually traffic free except for residents in the scattering of houses that exist. True and fabulous escapism.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th May 2022

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The cottage has been cobbled together by what looks like diy enthusiasts. The price Is 5 star but this holiday accommodation is 3 star at best, expect check in times that are too late in the day(5.30pm) and checkout times that are early. On a good note the surrounding area is perfect for a nice walk into Whitby.

Reviewed by Sally 13th May 2022

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A lovely cottage and peaceful surroundings. Well equipped and obviously loved. Whitby a great location for a holiday.

Reviewed by Emma 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Gail 8th April 2022

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Beautiful, well equipped cottage. Ideal location for 2 families with teenagers and a dog. Plenty of space, wifi a wee bit slow but very reliable. Probably due to number of devices being used. Would definitely come back!

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