Sunday Cottage

Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015657)

Wheelchair Accessible 4 Stars Gold
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A fabulous former village school converted to provide luxury three bedroom accommodation in this charming village with stunning long-distance views and offering a suite for those with mobility issues. Recently renovated, Sunday Cottage is a charming luxury cottage in the heart of this lovely village with stunning views over the valley. The ground floor specially designed for the elderly or those with mobility issues.

Starting with parking, I have a large WAV luckily no one else was in he other accommodation so we had plenty of space but I could see it being problematic if more vehicles there

The cottage itself is excellent, clean, tidy and modern the disabled bedroom has a ceiling hoist from bedroom into the large wet room. I could get around the bed in my manual wheelchair but maybe not in an electric one. All in all the pros outweighed the cons, after a lovely stay I would certainly recommend it to others.



Ground Floor

There is an entrance porch, which leads to the good size sitting room with wood effect flooring, TV with Freeview and a Blu-ray player and comfortable seating.

The stylish kitchen is cream painted with luxe granite work surfaces and is very well equipped with an electric oven and hob, a separate combined microwave/oven, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There is a dining area with renovated pews which allows families and friends to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, so the cook can have company whilst meals are prepared!

There is a fully-equipped ground floor bedroom with a large en-suite shower room with wet room, WC and hand wash basin.

First Floor

Upstairs are two lovely bedrooms, a double bedroom and an en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin; the twin bedroom has two full size single beds, plus a smart en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand wash basin.


To the outside is a flagged area with table and chairs where you can sit and look out over the valley with its spectacular views. The property is surrounded by gorgeous rolling countryside.




The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

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GROSMONT Grosmont is a charming village with the famous railway station through which you can watch the steam trains travel through – why not enjoy a ride and visit Whitby in one direction or Pickering in the other? There’s also a dining car at certain times of year which is a gastronomic delight! There’s a small Co-operative supermarket nearby plus lovely tea rooms and the village pub.

NORTH YORK MOORS The cottage is on the edge of the beautiful North York Moors – perfect for hiking or even going cycling in Dalby Forest.

The moorland is home to wildlife and is fantastic at every season – whether it’s wearing it’s vibrant green coat or purple heather.

At certain times a year there are star gazing festivals – well worth a visit.

Neighbouring villages are picturesque and are home to many country inns, some of which boast award winning dining experiences.

WHITBY MUSEUM There’s many great exhibits that show the vast history Whitby really has.

WHITBY ABBEY Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town.

ST MARY'S CHURCH Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and the town of Whitby.

CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.

THE DRACULA EXPERIENCE Brave the Dracula Experience tour where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby.

WHITBY BEACH The beaches are sandy and golden and the a pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.

WHITBY HARBOUR Catch Whitby crabs from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town.

WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND / FOLK WEEK / REGATTA Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, during Folk Week or the wonderful Regatta? All of which are incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually.

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A fabulous former village school converted to provide luxury three bedroom accommodation.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included.

Dedicated car parking space for one car.

Mobility: If a member of your party has mobility issues, this cottage is ideal – it was ranked as ‘one of Britain’s best-equipped holiday properties for those with mobility issues’ in the Yorkshire Post. There is an additional fully-equipped ground floor bedroom with a large en-suite shower room with wet room, WC and hand wash basin, plus wider doors for wheelchair access, external ramp entrance and a covered area for electric charging of any equipment.

For full details about these facilities or to discuss your specific requirements, please call us here at our Whitby office on 01947 820949 If you need to use these facilities, please let us know when you book as the owner will meet guests on arrival to explain the system.

Sunday Cottage Access Statement
Sunday Cottage is located in the village of Grosmont, some 7 miles from the centre of Whitby. The property is fully fitted to a Tourist Board assessed 5 star standard. The ground floor comprises a lounge, kitchen/dining room, and a disabled accessible bedroom with en-suite wet room. On the first floor there are two en-suite bedrooms, one being a double bedded room ensuite with a shower and the other a twin bedded room en-suite with a bath with shower over.

Sunday Cottage has one car parking space which is clearly marked with a blue badge sign. The property is accessed from the car park by either the access ramp or the 9 steps at the side of the ramp. Once you are at the top of the ramp, Sunday Cottage is to the rear of Limber View.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01947 811045 or 07860 881882 or email

Address: Sunday Cottage, Ings Terrace, Grosmont, Whitby, YO22 5ES
• Ings Terrace is off Front Street, halfway up the bank, on the left when you leave Grosmont railway station.
• Front Street is a steep road with a gradiant of 25%. Ings terrace has a 1 in 10 incline.
• Grosmont station is the northern station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and also on the national railway Esk Valley Railway line.
• The nearest bus stop is at the railway station and is the Esk Valley hopper that travels hourly from Whitby through Grosmont to North Yorkshire Moors National Parks Centre at Danby.
• Our local accessible taxi company is Harrison's Taxi's on 01947 600600 or 01947 600606
• There is no public phone at Sunday Cottage. Vodafone reception is good but other mobile networks are very limited.
Car Parking and Arrival
• Sunday Cottage has a parking space for one car which is designated with a sign. If you bring more than one car, we would respectfully ask you to park the second vehicle in the public car park at the railway station or further down the village and respect the parking on Ings Terrace which is for the local residents of Ings Terrace only.
• From the car park area go up Ings Terrace to the bottom of the access ramp, a distance of 11.5 metres.
• We are sure that the residents of Ings Terrace would not mind using the ramp base as a dropping off point. Please park your car as soon as possible after dropping off.
• The access ramp to the main level patio area is 19 meters long, with a 1 in 12 gradient. 10 metres up there is a half landing which forms a 180 degree turn.
• At the top of the ramp turn 180 degrees right onto the main patio level, then travel past Limber View and turn left. Sunday Cottage entrance is 25 metres from the top of the ramp.
• The outside area has a light that is on a timer.
• On confirmation of the booking we will supply you with how you can collect the entrance key for the property
• All the light switches and sockets on the ground floor have been placed at a wheelchair accessible height.
• The upstairs bedrooms and staircase have securely fitted carpet. The rest of the property has wood effect floor tiles. The ground floor bedroom en-suite wet room has a specialist non-slip tiled floor.
• All the rooms are well lit with ceiling mounted lights using LED low energy bulbs.
• Sunday Cottage is heated by underfloor heating and is controlled by room thermostats. The system takes a little while to heat up and start giving off heat so we recommend small thermostat adjustments.
• There are instructions for most of the appliances in the property in the information folder which is in the living room.
Entrance porch
• Sunday cottage entrance door has a clear opening space into the entrance porch of 90cm.
• The porch can be used to to store and charge a mobility scooter (please bring your own charger).
• There are also coat hooks in this area for hanging your outdoor coats.
Living space
• The ground floor disabled bedroom is accessible by the sliding door at the far right hand side of the lounge away from the entrance door.
• The bedrooms are accessed via the staircase which has 18 steps.
• The staircase is lit with tread lights that are turned on by the light switch on the left hand side of the bottom stair and on the right hand wall at the top of the stairs on the landing.
• These switches are marked 'press'. Pressing them switches the lights on or off.
• There is also a wheelchair accessible staircase light switch below the thermostat in the lounge,so any wheelchair bound person can operate the lights if they have been inadvertently left on.
• The living area is lit by track spot lights and table lamps.
• We would regretfully like to point out that the kitchen area at Sunday Cottage is not to M3 accessible standard
• The worktop height is 92 cm
• The electric oven has a drop down door and the controls are set at a height of 115cm
• Above this is the combination oven/microwave with the controls set at 147cm from the floor.
• The sink is at work top height with a dual lever tap.
• There is a free standing fridge/freezer with the freezers' lowest draw at 32cm from the floor and the fridges' highest shelf is 143cm from the ground.
• There is an under counter washer/dryer.
• A 10 place setting dishwasher is also under the worktop
• A starter amount of dishwasher tablets, rinse aid and dishwasher salt as well as washing up liquid is provided under the sink.
• The extractor fan is above the hob at 167 cm from the floor
• The hob has a safety locking system which operates and alarms if anything is placed on the hob. This is switched off by touching the padlock symbol that is lit.
• The main control switches for all these appliances are located in the adjacent cupboards to the corresponding appliances.
Dining area
• There is a table which is 76 cm from the floor with a clear space from under the table top to the floor of 73cm
• The seating is reclaimed from the original Chapel pews and the seating height is 44 cm from the floor
• Please do not lift the pew benches by their decorative brass fitments on the ends. These were once umbrella holders. The pews are very heavy and umbrella handles are very weak!
Lounge Area
• The television is a digital Freesat unit, so not only can you get TV channels you can also get some digital radio stations. It is operated by remote control. Sub- titles are also available on this television.
• We have also provided a remote controlled DVD player on which you can also play your own musical CD's or DVD's
• There is a three seater settee, a chair and a chaise longue.
• A coffee a table is provided along with a range of side tables
Ground floor disabled bedroom
• Access is through a sliding door with an opening space of 85cm
• We are more than happy to give you an introductory tour of the facilities we have provided for you.
• The single bed is a Bakare Nursing bed with height adjustment, head and foot ends which raise electronically and is totally moveable.
• The furniture is on castors so is also totally moveable.
• The red cords from the ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom are for the nurse call system. If pulled, an alarm is sounded on the staircase. The reset button is situated on the left hand wall as you enter the bedroom from the lounge.
• The main bedroom lights can be accessed from either the bedside or the left hand wall as you enter the bedroom from the lounge, or also as you exit the wet room, on the right hand bedroom wall.
• The roof window blind is operated by using the remote control
• The Guldmann tracking system has a safe working load of 200kg. As you will realise, you will have to provide your own sling. The trolley needs to be at the bedroom end of the track to enable it to charge.
• The television is remote controlled with sub-titled availability.
• The door into the wet-room has a clear opening space of 80cm.
• The window is an escape window.
• The main lighting is provided by ceiling track LED lights and there is also a bedside light
This bedroom is en-suite with a wet-room
• The washbasin height is 74cm, with grab handles either side and mirror above.
• The tap is a solo single lever that swings from cold to hot
• The toilet seat is 50cm from the floor and has a drop down handle either side.
• The shower height can be altered from123cm to 196cm from the ground.
• The controls are mounted 84 cm from the floor.
• There is a mobile shower chair with brakes and removable arms.
• The window is an escape window.
• Track lighting and LED lights around the washbasin mirror. There is a sensor in the middle of the lower edge of the mirror, which turns the light on or off. The light also goes out when you turn off the main light switch.
• The floor tiles are a specialist non-slip tile

Double Bedroom
• Door width is 70cm and is a fire door equipped with intumescent strips for your enhanced safety.
• The bed is a double size bed (4 ft 6 inches).
• Bed height of 66 cm from the floor to the top of the mattress.
• The bedside tables are 67cm high
• The wardrobe rail is 174cm from the floor
• The room is lit by ceiling mounted LED lights with bed side table lights.
The bedroom is en-suite with a shower room
• Door width 71cm
• The shower enclosure measures 95cm x 75cm with an opening of44cm
• It has a 20cm raised lip into the shower
• Toilet seat height 41cm
• The sink is on a pedestal at a height of 83cm
• The tap is a single lever tap
• The floor is tiled with a good colour contrast to the tiled walls.
• The lighting is supplied from track lighting with a mirror light which is equipped with a de-mister pad and shaver socket. This is turned on by passing your hand underneath the mirror and turns off when you turn the bathroom lights off.
• There are no handrails or supports.
• We provide white towels and bath mats.
Twin bedroom
• Door width is 70cm and is a fire door equipped with intumescent strips for your enhanced safety.
• The beds are single size bed (3foot).
• Bed height of 66cm from the floor to the top of the mattress.
• The bedside tables are 67cm high
• The wardrobe rail is 174cm from the floor
• The room is lit by ceiling mounted LED lights. one bed has a bedside table with a light and the other has a wall mounted reading light.
The bedroom is en-suite with a bathroom
• Door width 71cm
• The bath is 1700mm long
• The bath rim height is 55cm from the floor.
• Toilet seat height 41cm
• The sink is on a pedestal at a height of 82cm.
• The taps are single lever taps.
• There is an overhead shower above the bath, with a glass screen.
• The floor is tiled with a good colour contrast to the tiled walls.
• The lighting is supplied by track lighting with a mirror light which is equipped with a de-mister pad and shaver socket. This is turned on by passing your hand underneath the mirror and turns off when you turn the bathroom lights off.
• There are no handrails or supports.
• We provide white towels and bath mats.
• The tall cupboard in the kitchen next to the oven stores the iron and ironing board, airer, vacuum, sweeping brush and mop and bucket
Patio area
• There is a bench and table on the patio area outside the front door which is for your sole use.
• Sunday Cottage has both smoke and heat detectors with alarms. They are tested regularly and should not be ignored unless you burn the toast.
• The main water stop tap is under the kitchen sink.
• The electric system is checked yearly by a qualified electrician.
• The main electrical distribution board is in the cupboard under the television. The electrical circuit breakers can be re-set here, but please do not reset a breaker more that three times. If a circuit breaker keeps tripping, please contact the owners or the booking agents and we will get an electrician to attend the property as soon as possible.
• All the small electrical appliances that are not hard wired are either new or are PAT tested yearly.
• The property is none smoking throughout.
• A Fire Blanket is provided and is located next to the fridge-freezer.
• The First Aid Box can be found on top of the fridge-freezer.
• A Torch & Fire Extinguisher are located on the left hand windowsill at the bottom of the stairs.
• All the opening windows on the ground floor and first floor are classified as fire escape windows.
Please don't
• Play ball games on the patios, or the parking area. There is a sports field at the far end of the village (past the station, under the railway bridge and on the left). There is a fenced tennis court, football pitch in autumn/ winter and a cricket pitch in the summer.
• Use the road at the rear of the properties on Front Street, leading down to the station. It is a private road, and the people that own it have requested that we ask our residents not to use it in a motor vehicle but access by foot is permitted.
• Bring your pets, they are not allowed in Sunday Cottage.
Please do
• Enjoy your holiday in Sunday Cottage.
• Report any problems you have, so that we can sort them as soon as possible to enhance your stay and our customers that follow you.
• Write your comments in our visitor book. Use as much space as you like. Tell us and future customers what you enjoyed during your stay with us, not only at Sunday cottage but also around and about the area. This feedback helps us continuously enhance our future customers experience.
Contact information
Address :- Sunday Cottage, 1b Ings Terrace, Grosmont, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5PG.
Grid Reference:- NZ 830002 05313
Owners contact details:- Rod & Jill Hodgson, 01947 811045
Rod's mobile, 07860 881882
Booking agents contact details:- Yorkshire Coastal Cottages,
29 Skinner Street, Whitby,YO21 3AH. 0845 068 2020
Local Accessible Taxi's 01947 600600 or 01947 600606

Starting with parking, I have a large WAV luckily no one else was in he other accommodation so we had plenty of space but I could see it being problematic if more vehicles there. The cottage itself is excellent, clean, tidy and modern the disabled bedroom has a ceiling hoist from bedroom into the large wet room. I could get around the bed in my manual wheelchair but maybe not in an electric one. All in all the pros outweighed the cons, after a lovely stay I would certainly recommend it to others.
Mr Rowbotham
We came with our disabled teenage daughter. I had seen a picture online of the disabled parking place. We have a large WAV and found parking difficult just wanted to mention it for anyone thinking of booking. The parking space is near the ramp to the cottage, we had to park sideways which made it difficult to drive out of the space as there are parking spaces for the other cottages next to the space. The non disabled spaces were bigger and would have been better for our vehicle. Also if you have a large powered wheelchair there is not enough room in the disabled bedroom. A lovely cottage if you do not have any mobility problems.
Mrs Kneeshaw
It was a lovely well equiped property and we really enjoyed our stay. The facilities for the lottle boy we has on holiday was great. So many things to do in the area. It is hilly though if you are a wheelchair user. Beach wheel chairs in Whitby to hire and if you book early enough wet wheels yorkshire have boats.
Miss Roberts
Very good cottage to stay in. A little steep from parking area, but managed ok. We had a very enjoyable holiday. A very lovely village to stay in, plus not to far to get to the coast.
Mr Freeman
I found the accommodation faultless in all respects. As a wheelchair user my daughter particularly enjoyed the freedom of being able to do things like use the shower that she would normally have rquired assistance with. The owners could not have been more gracious and helpful throughout and everything possible to make our stay a comfortable one had been done.
Mr Hull
‘Sunday Cottage’ is the second half of a beautiful Sunday school conversion. The access is by a steep ramp, best viewed on pictures of ‘Limber View’, the first half of the conversion. The property is immaculate with everything you could possibly need. The views are stunning and there was nothing nicer than looking out across the countryside and listening to the steam trains coming into the station. The disabled facilities were excellent - hoist, profiling bed, wet room. The space around the bed was a little tight for the wheelchair, but Jill, the helpful owner explained that the furniture was on castors and could be moved. We had a very enjoyable stay and hope to come again!
Mrs Tica
A first class holiday cottage with furnishings, fittings and equipment to the highest standard. Ideal for the disabled.
Mr Stroud
Very good facilities, would highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in the North Yorkshire Moors.
Mr Lloyd
We have just returned from a very comfortable week in this extremely well equipped holiday cottage. I have never found , for example, a cheese grater, set of scales and measuring jug in any similar establishment before. I needed to use the disabled bedroom, which was everything I needed, spacious, very well planned and comfortable. Plenty of hanging space & drawers, good bed and warm. There is a gentle eccentricity to the washbasin plumbing, which took some working out, the " plug", and the 45 seconds it took for the hot water to emerge, once the lever tap was pushed right round to the right, but once I'd fathomed that out all went swimmingly. One warning though! The key safe is fiddly, and positioned right over a drain! Take care! I'd go there again, happily.
Mrs Macefield
Sunday cottage was a lovely places to stay well equipped with everything you need spotless clean on arrival
Miss Lund
Very clean, well equipped, warm and cosy. Wet room and disabled facilities well provided. The only problem I had was that the cottage was situated high on a hill with steep access to and from. My partner is a big man in a wheelchair with only one leg and is constantly in a wheelchair. I am a very small, frail woman with arthritic wrists and without the help of relatives who joined us for the stay, it would have been impossible for me to push my partner from the car, up a very steep incline to the cottage. When I booked our stay at first there was only going to be the 2 of us. If that was the case, then we wouldn't have been able to access the property.
Mrs Rutherford
Very surprised to find out the picture shows two rental units not one. A chair for the disabled visitor to use is really an essential item that should be provided. Loved the location, beautiful walks including one that was ideal for a wheelchair user.
Mrs Houlding
Really nice helpful owners,property kept to a great standard.
Mr Morris
A lovely cottage in a lovely village. Really enjoyed all the walks and activities that the surroundings have to offer and to retreat into a comfortable cottage at the end of a long day.
Mr Capon
Very comfortable and well-equipped. We were very impressed by the heating and would like to know more about how it works. If this is an example of what an air source heat pump can achieve, then roll on the green revolution!
Dr Goodacre
I chose Sunday Cottage because my husband is sevrely disabled and reading what the owners said online about their personal experience of caring for a disabled person I felt confident that the accommodation would be suitable. The disabled suite is very good except that the toilet did not flush well and the seat was very flimsy and loose. A major difficulty was getting my husband seated comfortably and a great deal of help was needed to get him up once he sat down. I took a riser chair for granted when I booked. Huge mistake and a major cause of difficulty during our stay. The Cottage is very attractive and well presented but there is a definitely room for improvement. I believe a riser chair has been ordered which is a very good thing for future users.
Mrs Hills
Nice cottage not suitable for more than one disabled person . Very noisy on two days , builders doing the roof ,scaffold obscured views ,only taken down on day thee of our stay. Furniture not comfortable ,television gave you neck ache . We would not use the cottage again .
Mrs Brown
Beautiful, well equipped apartment/home in idyllic location. Everything we needed for our family break, including the bottle of wine which we enjoyed once the kids were in bed! Lots of space for everyone and lovely views across the countryside. Would recommend and hope to return.
the Cave Family
Perfect for our needs, especially the adapted bedroom and wet room - made our stay so easy. Loved the cottage and Grosmont. Hope to return!
Burton Family
What a beautiful place! Thank you for the wine, flowers and cake. Sunday Cottage was well thought out for anyone with mobility and care issues. Our son, Lee, really loved his stay here. A great location for visiting all areas. Great food at The Magpie and Alberts in Whitby; thanks for the recommendation Rod! Loved the Old School Coffee Shop in the village - excellent coffee and Lee loved watching the trains - 5 stars!
Oliver Family
Brilliant. We couldn't have asked for a nicer cottage. Well equipped and spacious for Reece and his wheelchair. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. For a steam train enthusiast (Reece) he had a great time travelling on the train at the bottom of the hill. A highly recommended trip for fantastic views. Thank you so much Rod. We look forward to coming back again.
Reece, Carol Luke and Dawn
Lovely cottage, suitable for all our needs and more! Thank you. Would definitely return.
Sarah, Shannon and Louise
Thank you for a lovely stay, picture perfect cottage, loved it. Hopefully see you again next year. xx
Michael, Nicola, June and Keith
Beautiful accommodation with fantastic accessible bedroom and wet room. Scenery stunning and excellent train service to Whitby and Goathland. Very clean and delicious cakes on arrival laid out on the table. Love the underfloor heating - thank you!
Finn Family
Amazing place to stay. Fully accesible for John's stay, a great place to spend quality time with the family. Thank you for the cakes - yummy. See you next year.
Watt Party


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