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.
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.