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Crag Cottage,

Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb three-storey cottage sleeping eight people
  • Four bedrooms and two bathrooms providing ample space and privacy
  • Jaw-dropping interiors blending rustic features with modern touches
  • Thoughtful welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Lots of luxurious additions, including a toasty wood burner
  • Incredible views all around
Property code: G0040

A hidden gem, located a mile down a farm track but less than 3 miles from Whitby town centre with a whole host of activities are nearby. Visit Whitby Abbey, 2.5 miles away, and visit the birthplace of Dracula himself. Atmospheric to say the least, it is a great place to soak in the ambience and enjoy the views. Speaking of views, 6 miles away is Robin Hood's Bay. An old smugglers village with sweeping vistas across the sea, it is absolutely worth a trip, especially with a picnic basket in tow. For a special twist, head off at night and visit Dalby Forest, 16 miles away. One of the best dark sky discovery sites in the country, the Milky Way can be seen by the naked eye.

Boasting handsome exteriors, the inside of this jaw-dropping property never ceases to impress. Wander into the large lounge and let yourself be immediately won over. With fantastic feature stone walls, huge window with countryside views and a double-sided wood burner that also faces into the kitchen/diner, you won't know where to look next. Choose your favourite seat and kick back. Home to a TV with Freeview, Netflix and DVD player, as well as Wi-Fi access, games and books, all generations will find something to occupy themselves with on rainy days and chilled out winter evenings. On the opposite side of the wood burner to the lounge is the kitchen/diner. Here, oak floors, neutral decor and stylish furnishings create a handsome space and charming atmosphere. In the kitchen itself, an oven with electric hob, dishwasher, toaster, microwave and helpful extras make meal prep easy, whether you all fancy a Yorkshire brew and piece of buttery toast or a hearty meal with whacks of veg. For extra peace of mind, a washing machine is also provided in the utility room outside. When you are ready to come together, a grand dining table with plenty of space for everyone affords lovely views through the window and a great space for socialising. Stepping up to the first floor, you will find the master bedroom. Benefitting from far-reaching views, king-size cast-iron bed and large en-suite shower room, it is a beautiful space. Another bedroom can also be found on the first floor, home to a double bed and the family bathroom can also be found on this floor. On the second floor are the two remaining bedrooms: two twin rooms. The second twin room is complete with table football, TV and a DVD player with a selection of DVD's to choose from.

Outside, an elevated garden is the perfect setting for long summer afternoons in the sunshine. Relax on the sunny enclosed patio area complete with rattan furniture and solar lighting, and breathe in the fresh country air.The garden is set on different levels with a further patio area and garden furniture at the top. There is off-road parking for two cars located next to the cottage.


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

Read more Code: G0040

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twin rooms
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 2 dogs welcome (to be kept downstairs - a stair gate can be made available on request)
  • Outside utility room with washing machine
  • Welcome hamper
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Netflix
  • DVD Player
  • Books and games provided
  • Table football
  • Garden with enclosed patio area
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 2 miles

The location for this cottage is extra special, set down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Ruswarp and a few miles from the gorgeous Yorkshire Coast. You have the best of both worlds here, peace and quiet (and parking right outside!) but with the delights of Whitby (2 miles) just a few minutes' drive away.

Ruswarp itself is a peaceful little place with a scattering of charming attractions and places to eat. Set on the River Esk you can hire rowing boats in the village and make your way peacefully along the water. Kids will love the miniature railway on the banks of the river here too. There's also a lovely waterside cafe which is perfect for an indulgent cream tea. A few miles north 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 part of the 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.

Head inland 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.


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This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lucy 21st February 2020

Wonderful gem of a place. Perfectly appointed and really cosy and warm. We have all talked about booking again to stay here so I think that just about sums up what we thought of the place! Great for kids too. I brought a bag of toys from home for my 2 and 7 year old but I needn't have bothered as there was plenty for them to.play with in the cottagRead moree which was a really nice touch and is often overlooked. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th February 2020

Most well equipped kitchen we have ever had! Great and comfortable cottage for 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 toddlers plus a retriever!

Reviewed by Kathryn 20th December 2019

Excellent Christmas break, Christmas tree was a nice surprise, absolutely loved it, very cosy, didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Kate 28th October 2019

the Cottage is up there with some of the best we have stayed in. Beautifully furnished with lovely comfortable beds. It is well equipped and immaculately clean.

Reviewed by Angela 11th October 2019

The cottage was clean and fairly comfortable, the beds were good. However, I didn't feel comfortable with either the location or the access. It's in a remote spot, and access is up a very steep narrow hill (struggled to drive up it in first gear with a car full) then past a farm and down an even narrower lane, then onto a short unmade track to the Read morecottage. This should be made clear in the cottage description. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 6th September 2019

We had a lovely time, we are a family with 3 adult sons and 2 wives and baby. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped, the welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise. We would definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Marion 2nd August 2019

Gorgeously renovated cottage to 'magazine ' standards. Very well equipped; they seem to have thought of almost everything. Great location for walkers, but we had to go everywhere in the car which is a bit awkward due to narrow lanes etc.

Reviewed by Janet 26th July 2019

This cottage in a rural setting has everything you need. Improvements in the garden area are ongoing and will only enhance what is a delightful fully equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th July 2019

Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated with ample space and all the mod cons. Great outside space although be careful with young ones in the outside step area. Brilliant location to Whitby and a nice sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the seaside. Owner incredibly helpful and accommodating. We loved it and will be back!

Reviewed by Stephen 5th July 2019

A very well equipped and finished property with good space for 8 people.

Reviewed by Lorraine 24th May 2019

We had a fabulous family holiday at Cragg Cottage. A great deal of thought put in to make it a home from home. A lovely peaceful and relaxing location but near also to lots of places to see and go to for activities or lazy beach days .

Reviewed by Sue 2nd March 2019

We booked this cottage purely by the reviews and we were not disappointed,when we entered the cottage it smelt delightful and it was immaculately clean there was fresh flowers and a lovely welcome pack and treats for our dog,little things make a huge difference.The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet position with lovely walks in the woods and alRead moreong the cinder track. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 27th February 2019

Beautiful well equipped cottage with really comfortable beds. Lovely log burner. Great games room for the children. Fantastic bathrooms. Only down side is the garden isnt dog proof!

Reviewed by Jeannette 24th February 2019

Lovely cottage, plenty of room, great for walks, very cosy and comfortable. Had a really enjoyable holiday there, would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by gretton 15th January 2019

Excellent cottage Well furnished and well equipped with up to date technology.The only wood burning cottage we have been in with plenty of wood!

Reviewed by Andrea 2nd January 2019

Lovely cottage well appointed and thought out. Cottage is remote but a short journey to shops and pubs if required, but we were looking for peace and quiet and we got just that. My dad had an accident on Christmas Eve and the neighbours were really great, if I hadnt of met them, I would never have known the history surrounding the house. It would bRead moree lovely if there could be a write up on this in the cottage, as it will eventually be lost and that would be a shame. All in all a great visit and Christmas. Hide

Reviewed by julie 13th November 2018

everything was great. we loved the log burner and the spacious rooms. we had our dogs with us the garden was enough for them before and after we were out all day walking on the beaches. The night sky was awesome as there were no street lighting to spoil it. We were all sad to leave.

Reviewed by Karen 7th November 2018

Stayed at the cottage with a few friends. We had a very relaxing weekend. Plenty of space. Gorgeous big kitchen. Wood burner, lovely feature. My favourite place, was the attic. Watching a film. Very cosy. It was my first time to Whitby. I was not disappointed. Great location. Plenty of lovely restaurants, shops. Something for everyone. ?

Reviewed by Patricia 25th September 2018

We celebrated two birthdays last week and Crag Cottage was a beautiful place to stay due to it's beauty both inside and out. Considering our family gathering consisted of ages between six and 80 years there was plenty to occupy all.

Reviewed by Fiona 22nd September 2018

The cottage has a wonderfully welcoming feel. It is tucked away off the beaten track but is really well-placed for beaches, moors and towns. The standard of finish is high and well thought through. The train is ideal for walking somewhere then riding back. We had a fabulous visit and recommend both the cottage and area for a holiday.

Reviewed by Ellen 17th September 2018

We had a brilliant time. Was a great base to explore North Yorkshire and felt like Home as soon as we arrived. Beds were very comfy, and it was so peaceful surrounding the cottage! We managed to find the path linking to the cinder path to Whitby and enjoyed lots of lovely walks in the sunshine. Thank you very much for a lovely holiday!

Reviewed by Linda 2nd September 2018

We booked Crag cottage as we wanted to visit family in Whitby so was a good base we didn't use local amenities tried to book locally for a meal but could not be fitted in so took that as a plus as to how good it was and we had heard so anyway. Cottage lovely of the beaten track just what us townies long for Peace and quiet, it was well equipped wiRead moreth a log fire which was beautiful and was by far the cleanest holiday cottage we had been in we had a lovely holiday, Many thanks to everyone concerned :) Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 25th August 2018

The cottage was spacious and had all you need for a comfortable holiday, however the soundproofing was a big problem for us esp at night. Also there werent enough towels provided for our party. We had some fab days out esp in Whitby and Goathland. Park & ride into Whitby is a great service.Walks from the cottage were disappointing, not particularlyRead more child friendly and the farm dogs were very aggressive if you walked past.Overall an ok holiday but sadly it an area we will not return to. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 19th August 2018

We really enjoyed the stay at Crag Cottage. The enclosed patio area is great for a family with dogs and the seating ideal for eating outside in the evening. Everything we had forgotten to bring with us was provided either in the kitchen or in the shed. The setting is brilliant, the neighbours friendly and nice walks along the road from the cottage.Read more It is near to so many places to visit. We went to open air theatre in Whitby Abbey, to the Railway at Grosmont, Scarborough, Filey and Flamborough Head. Thanks for all the maps and info leaflets.The furnishings were very nice and we loved the showers (so often a disappointment in holiday accommodation) Hide

Reviewed by George 11th August 2018

We had a very enjoyable stay at Crag Cottage. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and in a quiet, peaceful location. The owners have been very thoughtful in providing little extras for visits to the beach and the welcome pack was a very nice touch.We were lucky enough to enjoy good weather and ate outside on the lovely patio area every eveRead morening. The downside was the fact that every sound made in the cottage travelled throughout the cottage and we felt it could benefit from some sort of soundproofing. We appreciate the cottage is old which is part of its charm but this issue needs to be addressed. In all other areas we would be happy to return as it really is a delightful cottage. Hide

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