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**NEW** A lovely beamed cottage situated near a good local inn, tea rooms and a boating lake in this charming village, with the beach and attractions of Whitby a short drive or c. 20 minute walk. Very well decorated and equipped with plenty of space, it's perfect for a family or three couples.

This cottage has such a relaxing air – ideal as a stylish and comfortable base when exploring Yorkshire’s beautiful coast with its golden beaches, pretty seaside villages and heritage sites or to simply chill after a long and lazy day on the beach.  An idyllic spot, with its enclosed south-facing front terraced garden a suntrap to sit outside and catch the morning sun with that first cup of the day!

The house is divine and has all the essentials.  Great setting and a 20 minute walk into Whitby. We’ll be back.




Enter this charming house into the long entrance hall with wood laminate flooring plus seating, providing a peaceful spot to sit and read.

The sitting room is spacious, with comfortable sofas, TV/DVD player and gas-fired coal effect fire – it’s a gorgeous room to relax in after a day’s exploring – put your feet up and watch those movies you’ve been promising yourself or as it has excellent lighting, catch up on the books you’ve not had time to read!

The dining room is an ideal spot for enjoying meals together and has an oak table and chairs to comfortably seat six.  Whether it’s a hearty breakfast to fuel up before a day’s walking or discussing the events of the day over supper, before taking a night cap onto the terrace and watching the stars before bedtime, it provides an important meeting place to gather together as friends or family, which is what holidays are all about.

The immaculate kitchen is well-equipped and includes an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine and has a stable door into a small courtyard to the rear.


The first bedroom is light and airy and has a king size bed, wardrobe and bedside tables with good lighting if you like to read before lights out,  a walk-in closet and an original fireplace (decorative).  There is also a pretty twin bedroom, accessorised with seaside-inspired accents of blue, with full size 3′ single brass beds, central bedside table and a closet.  The house bathroom is smart with a bath, shower over the bath, WC and hand wash basin.


This floor is dedicated to a good-size master bedroom suite with a comfortable double bed, bedside tables with drawers, a chest of drawers, easy chair, full length mirror plus an en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin in a vanity unit.


To the outside, at the front, is an enclosed gravelled terraced garden with plants in pots for a splash of colour during the spring and summer, bordered by a evergreen Laurel hedge which gives shelter and privacy with its vivid green leaves all year round. South-facing, it’s quite a sun trap and has a table and chairs so you can enjoy al fresco drinks, whether your preference is a morning cuppa or sipping chilled Prosecco before supper is served (or both)!



Sunnyside is located in the village of Ruswarp just a mile from the historic port of Whitby. Providing spacious accommodation, this property is ideal for family groups wishing to spend time together in this beautiful part of the country.
Ruswarp is an idyllic and picturesque village situated on the banks of the river Esk.  The river is tidal to this point and seals swim up from the harbour and bask on the weir.  Whilst as close to Whitby as Sandsend, the village is quiet and peaceful yet all the amenities, beach and the heritage of Whitby are just a five minute drive away.

The cottage is lovely, warm, cosy and very well-equipped.  The location is perfect.

What's on nearby?


This charming village has a good local inn that serves home-cooked meals and is a stone’s throw away.  The River Esk meanders through Ruswarp and has a lake with pleasure boats that can be hired for a day on the river, c. 100 yards from the house.  There’s a miniature railway that has special ‘Steam Weekends’ and a discreet indoor children’s soft play area.  The village is also home to a renowned traditional butchers, Jacksons, which also has a deli – people come from miles to sample their pork pies!

Surrounding villages include:


On the edge of the North York Moors, Sleights has two inns, a grocers/Post Office, traditional butchers, a branch of Whitby’s renowned bakers Bothams, fish and chip shop and a fascinating salvage yard/antiques emporium.  There’s also a small railway station.


Nestling in the Esk Valley, Grosmont is a charming village with the famous North York Moors Railway running through it; visit the station and watch the steam trains, wonderful reminders of a bygone age.   Why not enjoy a ride and visit Whitby in one direction or Pickering to the other, meandering through miles of beautiful countryside to reach your destination and taking in lovely villages such as Egton and Goathland – home to ITV’s Heartbeat TV series.  There’s also a Pullman dining carriage at certain times of year which is a gastronomic delight!

The village has a small Co-operative supermarket – which is Britain’s oldest Co-op – which stocks a variety of products including a superb range of artisan gins from distilleries across North Yorkshire – plus an art gallery, lovely tea rooms, picnic area and a village pub that serves good food.

North York Moors

The cottage is in the beautiful North York Moors – perfect for hiking or even a simple stroll enjoying this unspoilt area.  Why not try cycling, out door adventures or even visit Go Ape in the Dalby Forest?   The moorland is home to wildlife and is fantastic at every season – whether it’s wearing its 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.


This famous seaside town and former fishing port is a c. five minute drive.  There’s so much to see and do, for all ages, in Whitby, it’s a much-loved location with amazing heritage and one of the few seaside locations where the sun rises and sets over the same bay.

Whitby Museum in Pannetts Park

There’s many great exhibits in this charming and interesting museum, that shows the extensive and fascinating history that Whitby has; definitely worth a visit.  Lovely children’s playground nearby too.

Whitby Abbey

Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the world-famous novel and most filmed book of all time, that was part-written in Whitby when the author stayed here in Victorian times.   The Visitor Centre, run by English Heritage, is excellent.

St Mary’s Church

Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and across the town of Whitby; visit this charming and historic church, with its original pews, interesting history and exhibits.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Enjoy a tour of Whitby’s famous son, Captain Cook, and his voyages of discovery.

The Dracula Experience

Brave the Dracula Experience on the harbour-side, where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby – a little scary but a must!

Whitby Beach

The beaches are sandy and golden and the pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.   Walk along the pier with its iconic lighthouse and look over the bay and across to Sandsend – wonderful as the sun is setting – or take some of our famous fish and chips and sit, enjoying the incomparable views.

Whitby Harbour

Go crabbing- a favourite pastime – from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town – especially nice over a glass of something chilled!  Enjoy a boat ride around the bay including a sunset cruise up the coast to Sandsend.


Whitby has many independent, quaint shops selling wonderful ware from Whitby jet or hand-made soaps, to gifts, retro sweets, books, artwork and clothing.  There’s a market held in the old town with its cobbled streets, or why not walk along Henrietta Street near The 199 Steps and visit Fortune’s Kippers – a smokehouse that’s been family run for generations.    There are lots of cute cafes and tea rooms serving Whitby’s famous crab sandwiches or glorious home made cakes along with a pot of Yorkshire Tea, ideal to sit and relax along the way, then continue, refreshed!

Eat, drink and be merry!

Whitby has established a reputation for providing a wide range of eateries – from traditional pubs and pie shops to award-winning restaurants and champagne bars.  There’s numerous fish and chip restaurants, some of which attract visitors from all over the world.   Whatever your tastes, there will be something to suit, from simple fare to culinary delights!

Whitby Goth Festivals/Folk Week/Whitby Regatta

Whitby is home to many wonderful events that attract visitors from across the UK and overseas.  Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, Folk Week or the wonderful Whitby Regatta, incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually and are such a treat.

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Notes to guests

Free Wi-Fi

All utilities, bed linens and towels included

A well-behaved pet welcome at a cost of £30 per stay

Storage for bikes

On-street parking.

We loved everything about this cottage. Home from home. Thank you for the welcome pack. Will definitely return, soon hopefully!
Harding Family


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