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Holly Tree Cottage - Aislaby

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderful stone cottage sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms
  • Enjoy the convenience of a welcoming country pub and well-stocked shop within a mile
  • Set in the rural village of Aislaby within the North York Moors National Park
  • Explore the rugged coastline of the gothic town of Whitby and beyond
  • Head out to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Esk Valley by foot or on two wheels
  • Visit the charming village of Robin Hood's Bay, a former smuggling gateway steeped in history
Property code: G0078

Grade II listed, 16th-century chocolate-box cottage situated in the picturesque North York Moors National Park, conveniently situated to explore the rugged coastline and dramatic cliffs of Yorkshire.

A Grade II listed chocolate box stone cottage set just a few miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park. Dating back to the 16th century, this idyllic cottage offers the best of both worlds; breathtaking moorland scenery on your doorstep with all the delights of the Yorkshire Coast within easy reach.

It has a beautiful outdoor area and inside you'll find an interior which mixes contemporary and traditional effortlessly. At the heart of the home is the generous living room and dining area. Full of character this room has an exposed stone wall and beams overhead. Underfloor heating below keeps your toes nice and warm and a wood burner adds to the cosy effect. Light up the fire and curl up on the comfy seating, time to switch off and unwind. There's lots to keep the family entertained each evening including a TV with Freeview, Nintendo Wii with games and a sound system.

Next door is the cute cottage kitchen where you'll find all the usual mod cons including an induction hob, fridge with icebox and a dishwasher. An under stairs cupboard houses a washer/dryer - very handy if you've been enjoying a muddy walk across the hills.

The dining table sits by a large picture window in the main living area. Affording lovely views of the village green, it's a very pleasant spot to dine. Spread out the morning papers and enjoy a long lazy breakfast here, taking in the sights and sounds of Yorkshire small village life outside.

Make your way up the wooden staircase to find the bedrooms. The master bedroom features a beautiful double enjoying stunning views out across the village and National Park beyond. An original fireplace and window seat add to the character of this lovely room. Next door is a very sweet twin room complete with two single beds. This room also takes advantage of those amazing views.

The house bathroom is at the end of the landing and boasts a slipper bath to sink into each evening. A heavenly end to a busy day's sightseeing. There's also a walk-in shower for the morning.

Outside the property is a charming little courtyard garden with a patio table and chairs. It's the perfect spot for lunch alfresco or that afternoon G&T. For keen cyclists, there is an outside store which can accommodate bikes, you just need to bring a lock to make it secure. To the side of the cottage is the pristine little village green. Throw out a blanket under the tree and delve into a glossy magazine.

Please note, this cottage welcomes babes-in-arms and children over the age of 3. Due to the unique and quirky layout of the property it is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

  • 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, fridge, ice-box, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Cosy wood burner
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within half a mile, shop within 1 mile
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Bose sound system
  • Outside storage area for bikes
  • Please note Holly Tree Cottage welcomes babes-in-arms and children over the age of three - cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking available outside the property and outside the village church
  • Due to the unique and quirky layout of the property, it is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

This holiday cottage is in an idyllic location set within the gorgeous village of Aislaby just 4 miles from Whitby. Surrounded on all sides by the North York Moors National Park, this quaint rural village is a cluster of stone houses offering stunning views of the Esk Valley. There are lots of truly breathtaking walking paths and cycle routes right from the doorstep, and there's a local village pub.

The nearby village of Sleights (4 miles away) offers a scattering of shops and places to eat, and if you decide to eat in you can pick up some local produce from the butcher or deli. If you are enjoying this luxury cottage near Whitby with children, there is also a lovely children's park in this village.

A 4-mile drive east 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. The coastal villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This 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.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire and only a 9-mile drive down the coast. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend (4 miles), Staithes (13 miles) and Runswick Bay (11 miles) are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.

Head south 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, including Egton (4 miles), Danby (10 miles), Castleton (12 miles), Rosedale (10 miles), or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, on a clear day it will take your breath away.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Greg 21st October 2018

We stayed for a week, the cottage is well equipped with good quality, well maintained facilities, and very warm and comfortable, (we would have preferred a larger bed) but still got a very good nights sleep. The cottage is situated in a wonderful Yorkshire village, and is in the perfect spot for accessing walks, and visiting areas of interest, WhitRead moreby is close by and we visited, walked, went to local pubs for good food and drink, everyone we met locally were friendly and welcoming. As everyone knows the scenery around the North York National Park is stunning and Holly Tree cottage is in an ideal place to start and finish any expedition you have in mind,( the bath is wonderful to ease aching legs after a days walking).A highly recommended place to stay at any time!!. Hide

Reviewed by Lynette 10th September 2018

Satisfactory cottage. Spotlessly clean and central for all attractions. Slight issue with parking - told by locals not to park opposite the front door on road. Needed to park by the church. Underfloor heating not working in the living area, as advertised (only in the kitchen). Also no cafetire provided despite ground coffee in cupboard. We were 4 Read moreadults sharing. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 19th August 2018

The cottage is finished to a high standard and was immaculately clean. Set in a quiet location but not far from Whitby and the village has a bus stop that gets you to the coast. Only slight downside is that it isnt really possible to park outside the cottage so parked down the road. The local pub was excellent. All in all a lovely cottage! Would hiRead moreghly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 5th August 2018

The cottage was very comfortable.The only downside is there is no garden and the suggested seating area is close to road,cramped and overlooked by neighbours.

Reviewed by Julie 29th July 2018

Holly Tree Cottage is a good base from which to explore the North Yorkshire Coast, high standard of fixtures and fittings and decor is to a high quality. The village offers a great eating pub The Forge but it is advisable to book.

Reviewed by J 23rd July 2018

Lovely cottage. Only downsides were the church clock which striking the hour during the night which kept waking us up. We had to open the window due to the heat and there was no fan.The parking either outside the cottage or by the church are not ideal due to the double decker buses and farm vehicles passing.

Reviewed by Pauline 24th June 2018

We had a lovely week in Whitby at Holly Tree Cottage. The nicest cottage weve stayed in over 35 years. Everything we needed, friendly, welcoming, thank you.

Reviewed by PETER 20th May 2018

Very nice cottage,clean and comfortable with a home from home touchWould recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Emma 29th April 2018

This was by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in! Absolutely beautiful, we loved it and our 5 year old spent the whole car drive home saying how much he misses our holiday home!!! We will definitely come and stay here again!

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Location

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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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