Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
25 Customer Review(s)
Lovely hosts.- David, October 2022
“The property was in a pretty village within good distance from all local amenities and nearby attractions and places to see.”
It is conveniently adjoined to The Wheatsheaf Pub (house owned by the landlord and his very nice wife!). The pub is good as long as you are happy to eat early. We were able to take our 3 dogs to the house (and Pub) and the garden is fully enclosed although no grass! The house could have been cleaner; the showers were very poor with NO power and rather grubby, especially the twin bedded one. Barely a trickle. The first floor bedroom windows were nigh impossible to open. Thank goodness we hadn't been there in the height of summer. There is a Raeburn in the kitchen and thank goodness an electric cooker as well. We were advised by the Owner not to tamper with the Raeburn settings which meant it was barely hot enough to warm through our morning croissants and simmering on a hotplate was a non starter! The 3 of us all know about cooking on a range but if the Raeburn is purely to heat the water then this should be made clear. We were told by the owners that they were looking for a house to retire to so we got the distinct impression they were winding down - this was very obvious, sadly.- Sarah, September 2022
“Fantastic in every way.”
Well equipped, clean and delightfully quirky. Wonderful hosts. Marvellous meals at pub next door.- Cliff, July 2022
“The property is very nice, spacious and well equipped.”
Easy parking in front of the property. Great to be next to the pub which served the most delicious food. It was always very busy but never noisy. You can order food and drinks to be served to your table in the cottage which was definitely a bonus, The garden is secure for dogs but is all gravel. At least a small lawn would have been nice to put down a blanket to sunbathe on or to have a couple of sun loungers. The outdoor dining area was great to have. We didn’t use the pizza oven or BBQ but appreciated that the facility was there. Plus the outdoor ping pong table. Inside there is a cupboard full of games, some books and children's toys. A nice big jug of milk in the fridge but no welcome pack. The owners did make us sandwiches on arrival though so we could relax before heading off to find the shops. There are no local shops. It is best to go into Whitby to the big supermarkets as the nearest shops only offer the basics. Overall the property is very good.- Janet, June 2022
“Cottage was great for 6 adults & 3 dogs Outside area could be better, as in ...”
Cottage was great for 6 adults & 3 dogs Outside area could be better, as in seating Ping pong table takes too much space Washing line not working- Katie, June 2022
“Close to all areas we like visiting in very nice countryside setting.”
Cottage sufficient for our needs especially with it being dog friendly. No complaints but owners available next door if required.- David, May 2022
“We had a lovely stay at Wheatsheaf Cottage.”
The location is beautiful and so peaceful and everyone in the village is so friendly. The cottage is beautiful with a lovely open fire and a traditional Rayburn, we really enjoyed our stay and would love to rebook for next year. The owners were very friendly and helpful, we had an issue with the lights one day which was resolved straight away with no issues. A couple of things could be improved; we really struggled to find any baking trays in the kitchen and the cooker needed a clean as there was a lot of grease in the bottom which smelt quite bad when we used the oven on the first night (we did clean this ourselves the next day). We also really struggled to open any windows downstairs meaning on warmer days with the Rayburn on it really did get too warm in the cottage. Other than that it was a brilliant holiday!- Sian, April 2022
“We had the most wonderful stay at Wheatsheaf Cottage.”
The owners made us feel very welcome and worked so hard to ensure we had a great family holiday. We would highly recommend staying here for a relaxing break. Thank you- Fiona, April 2022
“Excellent dog-friendly holiday cottage that is very well equipped, conveniently located for local walks and attractions and next door to a pub that serves excellent food and beer.”- Paul, April 2022
Just wish we could have stayed longer. Our two dogs felt at home and we were spoilt with such a lovely pub and great food (best Sunday lunch) right next door. Highly recommend. Thank you to Elaine and Nigel for being so welcoming.- Cathrine, February 2022
“A fantastic property and the house owners couldn’t have been better.”
They replaced wood and coal most days and took away rubbish and recycling. They offered extra blankets when it was cold and we felt very well looked after.- Paula, February 2022
“We had a lovely stay at Wheatsheaf cottage and received a warm welcome from Nigel the pub landlord.”
The cottage is ideally placed to explore the North Yorkshire coast and the many lovely beaches. It was a real bonus having the pub next door and we had several meals there - all excellent. As we had 2 dogs with us Nigel reserved a table in the bar so they could come with us. The garden was fully enclosed so we could let the dogs out safely. As we stayed in January it was too cold to make full use of the garden but it would be great in the summer. I would have no hesitation in booking the cottage again.- Allison, January 2022
“Lovely hosts, very welcoming.”
We enjoyed our stay, cottage perfect for our needs. There were a few minor items we needed in the kitchen, side plates and potato masher for example but did not detract from a very happy stay .- Kathryn, December 2021
“Very friendly and helpful owners Nigel and Elaine, nothing was too much trouble, lovely cottage which was clean and comfortable and the bonus was having the occasional meal at their pub next door which was both cosy and served beautiful food.”
One small constructive criticism- very dim lighting in the cottage which although made it cosy as we sat next to the fire, it proved difficult when trying to complete a puzzle and while I was knitting. Maybe a couple of standard lamps with angle poise would help. Would definitely love to stay again sometime soon.- Elwyn, November 2021
“What a beautiful cottage one of the nicest establishments I have ever stayed at, nothing was too much trouble for the gentleman who welcomed us, right next door to a lovely local pub , very quiet village but near enough to Whitby will definitely go again but stay longer next time!”
Amazing- Kirsty, September 2021
“The hosts Nigel and Elaine were helpful and friendly.”
Had really nice meals at their pub next door. The house was perfect and the garden well used ( table tennis and pizza oven). Great peaceful location, a short drive away from various beaches. Recommend Saltwick, Runswick and Staithes beaches in particular.- Tracey, June 2021
“What an amazing cottage in a wonderful little village.”
The hosts were brilliant, kept checking in with us to see if we needed anything. Brought us fresh eggs one morning, with the offer that we could go and pick our own freshly laid eggs. Sunday lunch in the pub next door was truly spectacular, a real must, but book early as it is busy. The ping pong table was a great hit and the barbecue was great. We ate out a few nights, felt like we were abroad. The enclosed garden was fantastic for our two dogs. Will definitely go back.- Barbara, May 2021
“Beautiful cottage on the edge of the Moors close to the North Yorkshire Coast.”
We had a wonderful welcome of a light log fire on a dull cool day .The cottage brimmed with character and was beautifully furnished we would also recommend booking a meal in the adjoining Wheatsheaf Pub food and atmosphere wonderful after a day walking and exploring the Moors and the many beautiful bays. We would definitely return!- C., May 2021
“A lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a great location.”
The hosts own the pub next door, where the food is fantastic, and they could not be more helpful. The cottage is well furnished and comfortable with a lovely open fire that was very welcoming after colder days walking.- Dawn, May 2021
“Very comfortable cottage.”
Welcomed with a cup of tea after a long journey, which was greatly appreciated. The table tennis and covered outdoor seating were enjoyed by young and old. Well located for the moors and coast.- Mark, April 2021
“The hosts were always on hand and very helpful.”
The place was great, lovely antique furniture and very comfortable. The windproof seating area was great too as we could enjoy sitting outside when it might have been too breezy and cold.- Danielle, April 2021
“This is a great cottage for a big family or group of friends.”
There is plenty of room so people don't feel on top of each other and a lovely garden/outdoor eating area for when the weather is good. The village and pub are very attractive and there are lots of walks from the doorstep. The surrounding area is spectacular, with so much to do on the Moors and by the Coast. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.- Sarah, August 2020
“Great cottage, lovely quiet village but close to Whitby and with some great walks from the village.”
All very comfortable and outdoor seating area ( covered ) and BBQ was a real bonus, as well as the pizza oven. Kids loved the table tennis. The owners were lovely, really went the extra mile to make sure all was perfect. The pub next door is very much about food and the food is gorgeous.- Sarah, July 2020
“The whole weekend was excellent such a lovely welcoming host and burning ...”
The whole weekend was excellent such a lovely welcoming host and burning logfire food in the restaurant that cannot be beaten for quality just perfect thanks- Tony, October 2019
“A little disappointed with the cookware and utensils provided.”
As the property is meant to sleep 8 we would have expected large saucepans, several baking trays, more than 2 sharp knives and a frying pan. We ended up buying a runcible spoon and a set of sharp knives and a frying pan was provided by the landlord on asking. Nevertheless a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place.- Paul, August 2019
- Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower room, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower room, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin with Cabin bed suitable for children - Small Single suitable for toddlers Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
- Rayburn cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher,TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books. Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Gravelled garden with hedges, trees and shrubs, a terrace with furniture and BBQ, plus table tennis.
Ground Floor The cottage has lots of character with open beams and a wonderful atmosphere.
There is a stone flagged entrance porch which leads to an open plan living area, so everyone can be together whilst cook prepares meals!
To the right is an elegant drawing room with wooden floors, oriental rugs, an open fire - perfect for cosy evenings - TV/DVD, lovely artwork on the walls and a collection of books.
It also boasts a 'witching post' - folklore says it protects a property from passing witches!
- and guests can have their names carved by the owner, on request - what a wonderful and permanent way to remember holiday memories and in turn be remembered. To the left is the kitchen, with dining area, a charming place to enjoy meals together.
The kitchen has granite work surfaces, a Rayburn cooker, an electric cooker, a Belfast sink, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine/dryer. First Floor To the first floor are two lovely bedrooms - a double with a brass bed, which has a stylish en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin, plus a twin bedroom, which also has an en-suite shower room, with a shower, WC and hand wash basin.
Both have views over the picturesque village green. Second Floor To the second floor is a demi-landing with two comfortable armchairs, a table and books - perfect to sit and enjoy a quiet read.
There is a lovely third double bedroom and this floor also has a fun children's bunk bedroom.
A fabulous house bathroom has the original stone walls, beams, a wonderful large free-standing bath, WC and hand wash basin - light the candles, sink down and relax! Outside At the rear is a good size gravelled garden and terrace which is edged with hedges and lovely trees shrubs.
There is a large table tennis - always fun for inter-generation matches!
Plus, a BBQ and a large stone table with chairs to sit and enjoy meals, a morning cup of tea in the sunshine or to relax in the evening over drinks to discuss the day's activities.
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About the location
Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.
The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.
Note: Due to recent changes in the property the bunk beds are not suitable for adults/Teenagers/ Tall children - suitable for a small child and a toddler.
Three well-behaved dogs welcome at a supplement of £30.00 per pet per stay.
On-street parking to the front and also at the rear.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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