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Roseberry Pond Cottage

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
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.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dilys 10th September 2021

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Very relaxing location and cottage

Reviewed by Rebecca 14th August 2021

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Wonderful cottage in a superb location for walking and exploring the moors. Family, including the dogs, had a brilliant week. Cottage is spacious and comfortable, outside space is perfect.

Reviewed by Catherine 23rd July 2021

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Beautiful property in a spectacular rural location. The cottage is spotlessly clean and super comfy with all needs catered for, even the children. The farmhouse is a great home from home if you are visiting the nearby area, or just wanting a quiet get away in a beautiful farm setting. There are spectacular walks on the doorstep for those more advenRead moreturous. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2021

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We had a fabulous holiday and the cottage was spacious and comfortable for 6 of us. It was clean and inviting. There were many lovely touches on arrival including eggs from the farm and a welcome doggy basket for our dog. An en-suite wet room and a separate bathroom were particularly useful for 6 people. The garden was beautiful with ample seating Read morebetween the decking and patio. We were lucky and ate outside for all meals. We loved having a stable door to the pony in our garden. Owners helpful! Hide

Reviewed by Marie 2nd July 2021

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We had a fantastic week at the cottage. The location was excellent with great views and walks straight from the front door. The accommodation was very generous inside and out and very well equipped. To top it off the owners were very friendly and responsive to any requests or questions we had. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Alan 25th June 2021

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Perfect for six people with good views and scenic walks from the door. Secure gardens. Baby safe as equipment in place. Friendly owners live next door on part of a working farm. Cottage was clean and spacious and well equipped.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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