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Holly Tree Cottage

Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors (Whitby)

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  • Welcome to the gorgeous Holly Tree Cottage near Whitby.

    Welcome to the gorgeous Holly Tree Cottage near Whitby.

  • This Grade II listed property has a quirky, charming layout.

    This Grade II listed property has a quirky, charming layout.

  • Gorgeous limestone floors with underfloor heating in the living area.

    Gorgeous limestone floors with underfloor heating in the living area.

  • Definitely time for some bubbles!

    Definitely time for some bubbles!

  • Light up the wood-burner and curl up on the sofa. Time to relax!

    Light up the wood-burner and curl up on the sofa. Time to relax!

  • Cosy up under a blanket and start that book you've been hearing about.

    Cosy up under a blanket and start that book you've been hearing about.

  • The cosy cottage kitchen.

    The cosy cottage kitchen.

  • Solid beech work-tops and a Belfast sink give the kitchen an elegant period feel.

    Solid beech work-tops and a Belfast sink give the kitchen an elegant period feel.

  • You'll find all the usual mod cons.

    You'll find all the usual mod cons.

  • Treat someone to breakfast in bed one morning

    Treat someone to breakfast in bed one morning

  • The beautiful dining table is perfect for those laughter-filled family meals.

    The beautiful dining table is perfect for those laughter-filled family meals.

  • The exposed stone wall reminds you this cottage dates back to the 16th Century.

    The exposed stone wall reminds you this cottage dates back to the 16th Century.

  • Pick up some fresh seafood from Whitby and settle down to a long lazy lunch.

    Pick up some fresh seafood from Whitby and settle down to a long lazy lunch.

  • The dining table sits beside a large picture window affording lovely views out across the village green.

    The dining table sits beside a large picture window affording lovely views out across the village green.

  • The master bedroom with its lovely metal bedstead.

    The master bedroom with its lovely metal bedstead.

  • This handsome room features an orginal cast iron fireplace.

    This handsome room features an orginal cast iron fireplace.

  • Lots of little touches make you feel right at home.

    Lots of little touches make you feel right at home.

  • Enjoy stunning views across the Esk Valley.

    Enjoy stunning views across the Esk Valley.

  • Plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

    Plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

  • The very sweet twin room with stunning views across the Esk Valley

    The very sweet twin room with stunning views across the Esk Valley

  • You'll love the bathroom with its duck egg blue slipper bath.

    You'll love the bathroom with its duck egg blue slipper bath.

  • Just the thing after a day's walking in the North York Moors.

    Just the thing after a day's walking in the North York Moors.

  • There's also a walk-in shower for the morning.

    There's also a walk-in shower for the morning.

  • The pretty exterior of this traditional stone cottage.

    The pretty exterior of this traditional stone cottage.

  • Settle down to an afternoon glass of fizz.

    Settle down to an afternoon glass of fizz.

  • What better way to spend an afternoon.

    What better way to spend an afternoon.

  • Hollly Tree Cottage is set in the charming village of Aislaby near Whitby.

    Hollly Tree Cottage is set in the charming village of Aislaby near Whitby.

  • This sleepy little village is just gorgeous and has lots of stunning walks in all directions.

    This sleepy little village is just gorgeous and has lots of stunning walks in all directions.

  • The historic village church.

    The historic village church.

  • Drink in those views!

    Drink in those views!

  • The local village Inn serves good food and is within easy walking distance.

    The local village Inn serves good food and is within easy walking distance.

  • Explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline just a few miles away.

    Explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline just a few miles away.

  • And no trip to this area would be complete without a day in gorgeous Whitby!

    And no trip to this area would be complete without a day in gorgeous Whitby!

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 1 mile
  • Internet Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • LCD TV

About Holly Tree Cottage

Welcome to Holly Tree Cottage, 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; breath-taking moorland scenery on your doorstep with all the delights of the Yorkshire Coast within easy reach.

Subject to a complete refurbishment recently, Holly Tree Cottage has been lovingly transformed into a warm and comfortable holiday home. It's just pretty as a picture outside, 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 the Travertine tiles keeps your toes nice and warm and a wood-burner adds to the cosy effect. Light up the fire and curl up on the L-shaped sofa, time to switch off and unwind. There's lots to keep the family entertained each evening including a large LCD TV with Freeview, Nintendo Wii with games and a Bose sound system.

Next door is the cute cottage kitchen with its solid beech work-tops, Belfast sink and cream shaker-style units. You'll find all the usual mod cons in here including an induction hob, fridge with ice-box 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 stair-case to find the bedrooms. The master bedroom features a beautiful metal bedstead enjoys stunning views out across the village and National Park beyond. An original cast iron fireplace and window seat add to the character of this lovely room. Next door is a very sweet twin room complete with 2 cream metal single beds. This room also takes advantage of those amazing views.

The house bathroom is at the end of the landing and boasts a duck egg blue 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 Holly Tree is a charming little courtyard garden with a patio table and chairs. It's the perfect spot for lunch al fresco, or that afternoon G & T. Solar lights in the Holly Tree out here allow you to enjoy this area long into the evening. 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 Holly Tree 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.

Local Area

Holly Tree Cottage has an idyllic location set within the gorgeous village of Aislaby just a few 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 breath-taking walking paths and cycle routes right from the doorstep, and there's also an excellent foodie pub just a stone's throw away.

The nearby village of Sleights offers a scattering of shops and places to eat.  If you decide to eat in you can pick up some excellent local produce from the bespoke butcher and Deli in the village, Radfords.  If you are enjoying this luxury cottage near Whitby with children there is also a lovely children's park in this village.

A few miles 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. 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 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 well 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, or the UK for that matter.  The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea.  Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay 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, 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.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.2
Location
8.8
Cleanliness
9.7
Local amenities
8.0
Value for money
8.5
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
9 out of 10

Mary

Ware GB Couple
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 isn’t really possible to park outside the cottage so parked down the road. The local pub was excellent. All in all a lovely cottage! Would highly recommend.
Confirmed guest: 18 August 2018
Published on: 19 August 2018

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