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Crag Cottage

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
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 stunning country haven parcelled between the North York Moors and the dramatic North Sea, providing a divine retreat for big families and groups of friends.

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.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome (to be kept downstairs - a stair gate provided for use)
  • Outside utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Welcome hamper
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Netflix
  • DVD Player
  • Books and games provided (currently unavailable due to Covid-19)
  • 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

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.

 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare 16th October 2020

Reviewed by Andrew 12th October 2020

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Fantastic all round. Secluded but lovely. Fully equipped. Heating works a treat.

Reviewed by Justine 9th October 2020

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Perfect location if you love to walk From woodlands to beach Set in a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of life

Reviewed by Dick 18th September 2020

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The cottage was perfect in every sense. Very cosy, in a quite country lane, well equipped, very comfortable, fantastic shower, modern and perfectly clean. We loved it.

Reviewed by Joanna 4th September 2020

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Really lovely well equipped cottage in a quiet location but near to amenities. Lots of nice walks in the surrounding area including to Whitby along the railway track. Would highly recommended for a relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Sam 28th August 2020

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The cottage is great! There was a welcome hamper on arrival which was lovely and all the other amenities of the cottage were brilliant. It can happily accommodate 8 adults and a dog and i would highly recommend!! Thanks so much

Reviewed by Linda 7th August 2020

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Very quiet location. Transport essential. Not suitable for people with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Tricia 24th July 2020

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This is a nice cottage in a great location - you can go on various walks from the property without having to use the car which we loved.

Reviewed by Julie 17th July 2020

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Had a really good post lockdown holiday with all my family Everything was maintained well and very clean Cottage well positioned for East Coast and Walks in Dalby Forrest Thankyou Julie

Reviewed by Lucy 21st February 2020

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Wonderful gem of a place. Perfectly appointed and really cosy and warm. We have all talked about booking again to stay here so I think that just about sums up what we thought of the place! Great for kids too. I brought a bag of toys from home for my 2 and 7 year old but I needn't have bothered as there was plenty for them to.play with in the cottagRead moree which was a really nice touch and is often overlooked. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th February 2020

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Most well equipped kitchen we have ever had! Great and comfortable cottage for 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 toddlers plus a retriever!

Reviewed by Kathryn 20th December 2019

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Excellent Christmas break, Christmas tree was a nice surprise, absolutely loved it, very cosy, didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Cassie 6th December 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Kate 28th October 2019

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the Cottage is up there with some of the best we have stayed in. Beautifully furnished with lovely comfortable beds. It is well equipped and immaculately clean.

Reviewed by Angela 11th October 2019

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The cottage was clean and fairly comfortable, the beds were good. However, I didn't feel comfortable with either the location or the access. It's in a remote spot, and access is up a very steep narrow hill (struggled to drive up it in first gear with a car full) then past a farm and down an even narrower lane, then onto a short unmade track to the Read morecottage. This should be made clear in the cottage description. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 6th September 2019

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We had a lovely time, we are a family with 3 adult sons and 2 wives and baby. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped, the welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise. We would definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Martin 16th August 2019

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Reviewed by Marion 2nd August 2019

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Gorgeously renovated cottage to 'magazine ' standards. Very well equipped; they seem to have thought of almost everything. Great location for walkers, but we had to go everywhere in the car which is a bit awkward due to narrow lanes etc.

Reviewed by Janet 26th July 2019

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This cottage in a rural setting has everything you need. Improvements in the garden area are ongoing and will only enhance what is a delightful fully equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th July 2019

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Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated with ample space and all the mod cons. Great outside space although be careful with young ones in the outside step area. Brilliant location to Whitby and a nice sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the seaside. Owner incredibly helpful and accommodating. We loved it and will be back!

Reviewed by Stephen 5th July 2019

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A very well equipped and finished property with good space for 8 people.

Reviewed by Suzanne 21st June 2019

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Reviewed by Lorraine 24th May 2019

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We had a fabulous family holiday at Cragg Cottage. A great deal of thought put in to make it a home from home. A lovely peaceful and relaxing location but near also to lots of places to see and go to for activities or lazy beach days .

Reviewed by Ruth 12th April 2019

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Reviewed by Sue 2nd March 2019

We booked this cottage purely by the reviews and we were not disappointed,when we entered the cottage it smelt delightful and it was immaculately clean there was fresh flowers and a lovely welcome pack and treats for our dog,little things make a huge difference.The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet position with lovely walks in the woods and alRead moreong the cinder track. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 27th February 2019

Beautiful well equipped cottage with really comfortable beds. Lovely log burner. Great games room for the children. Fantastic bathrooms. Only down side is the garden isnt dog proof!

Reviewed by Jeannette 24th February 2019

Lovely cottage, plenty of room, great for walks, very cosy and comfortable. Had a really enjoyable holiday there, would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by gretton 15th January 2019

Excellent cottage Well furnished and well equipped with up to date technology.The only wood burning cottage we have been in with plenty of wood!

Reviewed by Andrea 2nd January 2019

Lovely cottage well appointed and thought out. Cottage is remote but a short journey to shops and pubs if required, but we were looking for peace and quiet and we got just that. My dad had an accident on Christmas Eve and the neighbours were really great, if I hadnt of met them, I would never have known the history surrounding the house. It would bRead moree lovely if there could be a write up on this in the cottage, as it will eventually be lost and that would be a shame. All in all a great visit and Christmas. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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