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Roseberry Pond Cottage

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stay at the former childhood home of Captain Cook
  • Spectacular views of Roseberry Topping, get your walking shoes on and walk to the top
  • For a family fun day out, head to the coast and enjoy popular resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay
Property code: 83328

Stay in this characterful cottage, which is the former childhood home of Captain Cook! With picturesque views and plenty of walks from the doorstep. Perfect for family and friends seeking adventure in and around the North Yorkshire Moors.

Lose yourselves in the glorious views out across the Cleveland Hills when you stay at this appealing holiday home with its unique history. Once home to famous British explorer Captain James Cook, it now offers impressive accommodation and a picturesque outlook. Set in the Yorkshire village of Great Ayton, the three-bedroom cottage sleeps six guests and welcomes up to three of their four-legged friends. Located close to the fringes of the North York Moors National Park, it is in a great location for hiking, climbing and horse riding, as well as cycling.

Make the most of your historical setting by visiting the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum in the village or embarking upon a 2.5-mile walk to the Captain Cook Monument. Undertake a 5.5-mile hike from the cottage to the Warren Moor ironstone mine, a great example of engineering ingenuity where you can see an old chimney believed to be the only Victorian ironstone mining chimney remaining in the country.

Open the front door of this period property and enter via the lobby. Find yourselves in the dining room, where you will all be able to gather for delicious holiday dinners and hearty Yorkshire breakfasts to set you up for the day. Wander on through into the lounge to bask in the streaming sunshine and perhaps fire up the wood burner on autumn and winter nights. Relax in here after your fun-filled days out, chat about your plans for the rest of your stay and choose something to watch together on the Smart TV.

Make your way into the beautiful kitchen, with its combination of exposed stonework and stylish fittings, to make everyone a cup of tea. Decide what to prepare for dinner with the fresh Yorkshire produce you have shopped for on your trips out. Pause at the table with a glass of something cold and your magazine or book while supper roasts in the oven.

End each day by heading off to either the convenient, double bedroom on the ground floor, which has an en-suite wet room and WC, or the king-size or twin room up on the first floor. The family bathroom is also up at this level.

Take breakfast out on the terrace on sunny days and watch the children and dogs play on the grass. Keep an eye on them near the pond, which is home to ducks and geese. Light the BBQ on warm evenings to have dinner out in the fresh air and take in the beautiful views. You’ll find plenty of parking at the property too.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double (downstairs), 1 king-size and 1 twin room
  • 2 bathrooms - ground floor en-suite wet room with WC, bathroom with corner bath, shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Welcome pack included
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Garden with a patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Bicycle and dog wash
  • Off-street parking provided
  • Train within walking distance
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles away
  • Private water supply
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Venture over to the coast during your stay in North Yorkshire. Drive to Marske Sands Beach, 10 miles away, to walk beside the sea and paddle in the shallows. Stroll from here along a circular, 4-mile route through Redcar to enjoy the coastal vistas. Drive 27 miles to Whitby for the day, to swim and play on the beach and to discover more about its smuggling past and its literary connections to the gothic horror tale of Dracula.

The attractive village of Great Ayton has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (2 miles); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (15 miles) is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you’re a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis.

Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

Great Ayton’s position at the northern end of the North York Moors means the coast is easily accessible from here. To breathe in the fresh, sea air, head to the seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea (11 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 7th February 2024

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One of the best dog friendly cottages we have been to. It is on a working farm, up a hill, so a little muddy after all the rain, but with lovely views and a good enclosed space for the dogs out the back. Perfect for walkers. It is actually very spacious inside, high ceilings, pleasant decor , and kitchen well equipped. I'll definitely recommend to Read moremy doggy friends. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 23rd December 2023

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Wonderful homely well equipped cottage. Really spacious and great location.

Reviewed by Pete 10th November 2023

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Lovely farm cottage in superb location. The letting company do add some extra costs to the headline rental fee which racks up the cost.

Reviewed by Kevin 22nd September 2023

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A lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location with great walking from the front door. We particularly liked the roomy, comfortable lounge. We also appreciated the enclosed rear garden for our dog.

Reviewed by Debra 8th September 2023

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Our hosts were lovely, cottage was in such a peaceful area. It had everything we needed, and the beds were very comfortable. Our welcome pack was a lovely thought, even our dog had a welcome pack. We will be back again. We've found a little gem! X

Reviewed by Laura 1st September 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Immaculate enclosed garden with two seating areas with quality garden furniture . Appreciated logs for woodburner and the welcome treats. Stairs are steep to access upstairs bedrooms and bathroom and would be unsuitable for elderly or someone with mobility problems even although a handrail in in sRead moreitu. Bedroom with walk in shower downstairs was ideal for my elderly parents although would have preferred single beds. Lovely friendly owners. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 7th July 2023

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Lovely location and hosts. Enclosed garden ideal for our reactive dog. The views from Cooks Monument and Roseberry Topping were gorgeous. Very restful week.

Reviewed by Richard 30th June 2023

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Excellent property at a perfect location especially for any who are walkers with dogs. Safe walks right from the front door. Hosts couldnt have been nicer or more helpful & helped to make my big birthday holiday the special occasion I was looking for. Richard & Terri Reed

Reviewed by Diane 23rd June 2023

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the cottage and location was perfect for us

Reviewed by Anita 16th June 2023

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Lovely cottage with 3 large bedrooms, and loads of living space. Furnishings were comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and there was a lovely large garden which was really secure for our 2 dogs. The surrounding area is really beautiful with lots of great walks. Great Ayton is in walking distance with a few nice pubs, a small supermarket and Read moretakeaways. Everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 9th June 2023

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Really great cottage for family group or friends. Wonderful location; friendly owners who are on hand to help with anything. Cottage is spacious both inside and out and very well equipped. Would recommend and hope to stay there again ourselves!

Reviewed by Alison 26th May 2023

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Lovely, interesting cosy cottage. A real home from home. Owners Kath and Mark very friendly and on hand if needef but left us to get on with our holiday. Being on the farm was very interesting to see. Great walks on the doorstep and places to visit by car. Cottage and garden well equipped and comfortable. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Valerie 7th April 2023

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Very comfortable and warm. Owners couldn't do enough but despite living next door let you get on with it. Cottage pretty.

Reviewed by Mark 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 24th December 2022

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We stayed at Roseberry Pond Cottage over Christmas, it was wonderfully decorated, warm and cosy. With everything provided that we needed we had a stress free stay. Even had a bit of snow on Boxing Day. We even had an amazing welcome hamper to start off the festivities. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Pat 23rd September 2022

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Delightful and very comfortable cottage in lovely, peaceful location with a great view of Roseberry Topping. Great walks locally and a little further afield along the coast and Cleveland Way. Mount Grace Priory, Moors National Park Centre (Danby) and Saltburn all well worth visiting and again provide opportunity for good walks. Kath and Mark (ownerRead mores) are very friendly, helpful and on hand if any problems. All in all an excellent holiday destination in a 5* cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 19th September 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Margaret 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Glenda 17th June 2022

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Very comfortable cottage. Great secure garden for the dog. Some lovely walks straight from the cottage which is ideal for the dog. Owners next door and the problem we had with the hot water not heating up was sorted immediately. Plenty of parking. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Judith 10th June 2022

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A very spacious cottage on a beautiful farm right next to Roseberry Topping. Each of the three bedrooms is very large and comfortable. Extremely dog friendly with a large, enclosed garden - really enclosed! My dog tests enclosures wherever he goes and there was no way he could get over the walls! I would recommend this cottage very strongly. Also eRead morextremely pleasant and helpful owners who live next door. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 7th June 2022

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A fantastic location and a great base for exploring the area. Close to town and a stones throw from the start of some great walks.

Reviewed by Sue 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Stella 6th May 2022

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A great place to stay. Accommodation was excellent. We needed a downstairs en-suite bedroom, a dog friendly place with an enclosed garden. This had both. The cottage was roomy and comfortable. The owners live next door and were very helpful and friendly. It is a quiet peaceful place on a working farm. There are plenty of walks, both long and short,Read more from the front door. The Esk railway is within walking distance. Shops and pubs are a couple of miles No problem with a car. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 31st March 2022

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Wonderful cottage, in a brilliant location for walking. We thoroughly explored the local area on foot and the views are amazing in every direction. We loved the welcome hamper for us and the dog, it was very much appreciated. The cottage was well appointed and very comfortable, we loved the log burner.

Reviewed by Kay 25th March 2022

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We had a really lovely time in this beautiful spacious, comfortable cottage. The garden was a perfect space for sitting out in the lovely weather. Great walks and views from the doorstep. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Margie 4th March 2022

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Fabulous cottage, fab hosts, location was excellent. Beautiful area with great walks.

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