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Wykewood

Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors (Scarborough)

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  • Welcome to the truly gorgeous Wykewood, a dream holiday cottage with a magical woodside setting.

    Welcome to the truly gorgeous Wykewood, a dream holiday cottage with a magical woodside setting.

  • What holidays are made for. Afternoons by the fire with a bottle of something good and a few tasty treats.

    What holidays are made for. Afternoons by the fire with a bottle of something good and a few tasty treats.

  • Discover a contemporary open plan living area affording space for everyone to relax.

    Discover a contemporary open plan living area affording space for everyone to relax.

  • Cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen, well equipped with everything from Jamie Oliver cutlery to French steak knives!

    Cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen, well equipped with everything from Jamie Oliver cutlery to French steak knives!

  • Time for lunch. Enjoy views out to the decked garden and woodlands beyond from the French doors.

    Time for lunch. Enjoy views out to the decked garden and woodlands beyond from the French doors.

  • Always a warm welcome at Wykewood!

    Always a warm welcome at Wykewood!

  • Expect top quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings in this stunning property.

    Expect top quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings in this stunning property.

  • Enjoy a great view while you prep dinner....

    Enjoy a great view while you prep dinner....

  • The first of two gorgeous bedrooms, both with super-kings size beds and en suite shower rooms.

    The first of two gorgeous bedrooms, both with super-kings size beds and en suite shower rooms.

  • The perfect way to start a day's sightseeing...

    The perfect way to start a day's sightseeing...

  • Throw open your patio doors each morning and take in the sights and sounds of an English country woodland.

    Throw open your patio doors each morning and take in the sights and sounds of an English country woodland.

  • And at night the bedrooms come alive with soft mood lighting...

    And at night the bedrooms come alive with soft mood lighting...

  • Make your way along the central hallway to the second bedroom.

    Make your way along the central hallway to the second bedroom.

  • Another very generous bedroom this time looking out to the front of the property.

    Another very generous bedroom this time looking out to the front of the property.

  • The stunning en suite shower room in the second bedroom.

    The stunning en suite shower room in the second bedroom.

  • When your bedroom is this gorgeous, why rush to leave it in the morning!

    When your bedroom is this gorgeous, why rush to leave it in the morning!

  • The fairy-tale exterior of Wykewood set by woods and a babbling brook.

    The fairy-tale exterior of Wykewood set by woods and a babbling brook.

  • Enjoy lunch al fresco with only the sound of running water and birdsong to disturb you.

    Enjoy lunch al fresco with only the sound of running water and birdsong to disturb you.

  • Wykewood enjoys a large private garden perfect for lounging about in during the warmer months.

    Wykewood enjoys a large private garden perfect for lounging about in during the warmer months.

  • Watch the house come alive at night...

    Watch the house come alive at night...

  • The magical setting as dusk starts to fall...

    The magical setting as dusk starts to fall...

  • The fabulous Balinese-style wood-fired hot tub (all wood provided) Enjoy a Spa under the stars, fluffy robes included.

    The fabulous Balinese-style wood-fired hot tub (all wood provided) Enjoy a Spa under the stars, fluffy robes included.

  • Take a walk up to the excellent Raven Hall hotel for lunch and to enjoy the wonderful views.

    Take a walk up to the excellent Raven Hall hotel for lunch and to enjoy the wonderful views.

  • Discover the magical Hayburn Wyke Waterfall, just a few minutes walk from the cottage.

    Discover the magical Hayburn Wyke Waterfall, just a few minutes walk from the cottage.

  • Fancy a pub lunch? Mosey on down to The Hayburn Wyke Inn within easy walking distance.

    Fancy a pub lunch? Mosey on down to The Hayburn Wyke Inn within easy walking distance.

  • Wykewood is also just a few miles from Scarborough. A lovely Yorkshire town with lots to do and see.

    Wykewood is also just a few miles from Scarborough. A lovely Yorkshire town with lots to do and see.

  • Explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline, not forgetting to visit the much loved seaside town of Whitby.

    Explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline, not forgetting to visit the much loved seaside town of Whitby.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 1 mile
  • Shop Within 2 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Docking Station
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Wykewood

An absolute dream of a holiday cottage just 15 minutes' walk from the sea, welcome to the gorgeous Wykewood. With its magical setting by the side of a wood and a babbling brook, this stunning luxury cottage has the wow factor at every turn. From the huge en suite bedrooms to the statement hearth in the lounge, this is a holiday home to fall in love with. And just wait until you discover the Balinese-style wood-fired hot tub outside!

Wykewood is the result of an outstanding renovation lead by its architect owner. No expense has been spared and the attention to detail is phenomenal. From the solid oak floor (heated) to the exquisite fixtures, fittings and furniture, everything has been chosen to maximise comfort and create a sense of luxury.

All of the accommodation in Wykewood is on ground level. Stepping into a central hall, you'll discover a large open plan living area off to your right. Housing the kitchen, dining area and lounge this is a peaceful and pleasant area to relax in at any time of day. The lounge is dominated by an impressive hearth home to a cosy wood burner; just the spot for curling up in front of a movie, glass of wine in hand. An LCD Internet TV with Freeview and a DVD player are provided, and Wi-Fi is available too should you need to check up online.

The sleek contemporary kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need, a real home from home with Jamie Oliver cutlery, Denby crockery and even French steak knives in the drawers. There's also a dishwasher and washer/dryer should you need it.

There are two bedrooms in Wykewood, both of which boast super-king size beds (one of which can be set up as two singles if required) and stunning en suites with huge walk-in showers. The first is to the rear of the cottage, a generous room with a lovely aspect looking out towards the woods. There is a striking feature headboard, subtle mood lighting and soft accents of wood and light blues to create a feeling of total peace and tranquility. French doors lead out to the decked garden and hot tub. The second bedroom is just off the main hallway, another large room with French doors out to the front of the cottage. The calming ambience is continued here with a soft lavender throw and neutral backdrops. Just heavenly rooms you will find hard to leave!

And the interiors are just a part of what makes Wykewood such a wonderful holiday home. The gardens are just fabulous too, with landscaped wooden decks, beautiful outdoor furniture and of course that spectacular wood-fired hot tub. Set within a Balinese-style pagoda you can treat yourself to a soak under the stars every evening, with the sound of the brook babbling away beside you. Fluffy robes are provided too for that ultimate Spa experience.

This property requires a payment of a £250 security deposit.

Local Area

Wykewood has an idyllic location.  Set just 15 minutes' walk from the sea and hidden away from the world you have a sense of really escaping here.  The wildlife is incredible with owls, badgers and even wild deer spotted from the comfort of your patio. The old railway line which ran from Scarborough to Whitby is now a stunning cycle and walking route, and passes just a few minutes from the cottage. It's the perfect choice if you feel like a coastal walk taking in some spectacular scenery and is just one of hundreds of beautiful walks from your doorstep.

There's a cosy 18th Century Inn within walking distance down towards the sea, a nice option for lunch and a glass of wine or two in the evenings. The excellent Ravenscar Hotel is also within walking distance to Wykewood. A little further on will take you right down to the coast where you find empty rocky beaches to explore and even hidden waterfalls.

Positioned just outside Scarborough its position means you are perfectly placed to take in the best of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast and York.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away.  Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly.  But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors.  In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks you'll find gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys.  There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus.

We recommend taking the road from Thornton-Le-Dale or Pickering north towards Whitby to experience it in all its grandeur.  There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area.  The handsome market towns of Pickering and Helmsley are a must, as is the archetypical Moors village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Wykewood is also very close to the coast.  Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North Yorkshire coastline is 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 less known coastal villages nearby.  Robin Hood's Bay, Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within ten minutes' drive of the town, and each have their own unique charm.   Scarborough itself is a great family destination and offers plenty of good options for day trips.

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Comfort and Equipment
9.6
Location
9.5
Cleanliness
9.8
Local amenities
8.2
Value for money
9.1
Overall rating
9.7
Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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