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Picture Postcard Country Cottage



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Cottage in Hackness, North York Moors National Park, England - Picturesque And Unspoilt Village, Only 5 Miles From Scarborough

Derwent View is a cosy and welcoming cottage, with modern day comforts to ensure you have a relaxing and happy holiday. It is situated in the pretty village of Hackness, just five miles from Scarborough.

Wonderfully positioned for exploring the fabulous coastline, the North York Moors National Park and the nearby Yorkshire Wolds.

Two bedrooms - one with a king size bed ("ridiculously comfortable" according to one of our guests), one with twin beds - a fully equipped kitchen, and separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. FREE wi-fi internet and Freesat TVs in sitting room and main bedroom.

The family friendly resorts of Scarborough and Filey are a short drive away. So too are the picturesque seaside village of Robin Hood's Bay, atmospheric Whitby with its wonderful ruined abbey and the birdwatchers’ paradise of Bempton Cliffs where puffins can be seen. Stunning coastal walks and beaches within easy reach.

Just up the road is Dalby Forest with miles of mountain bike trails and lovely walks - FREE entry to the forest for cottage guests, saving up to £7 a day.

But your holiday doesn't have to be action-packed! Why not relax in our lovely south facing garden with views across the River Derwent to the beautiful dale beyond - or stretch out on the comfy sofa in front of a roaring log fire. Basket of logs and coal included, but central heating in all rooms too.

Traditional pub and country house restaurants nearby. Great fish and chips, supermarket and petrol station within a short drive. And, lots to see and do in nearby Scarborough, including the world famous Stephen Joseph theatre, and the irresistible Harbour Bar for the best ice cream we've tasted.

Short breaks may be available - usually out of the main season, but at other times if we are not booked up. Just ask us for details. Please respect our home by not smoking anywhere at Derwent View.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A huge thank you for the joy of staying in your beautiful cottage. It wrapped us in its warmth and restored us. It is much more than just a cottage. It feels like a home and a little piece of heaven."

"We thought the Sea of Tranquillity was on the Moon! Totally relaxing weekend"

"Chocolate box cottage - just perfect!"

"Picture perfect cottage, roaring fires, comfy beds, great views"

"A truly lovely cottage in a stunning location"

"It was great, I don't want to go home!"
Dec 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Welcoming homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a find! A delightful spacious homely cottage with some original features. Without doubt the nicest property we have stayed in. It was lovely, clean and well maintained. The contact that we had with Gill, the property owner left us feeling we were genuinely welcome. The property is an ideal base for Dalby Forrest and the coast. We loved every minute of our stay and just wished we had stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home from home in stunning surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Derwent View is a truly beautiful cottage set in the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors. The property is exceptionally well cared for, has everything you'd need even down to e smallest details. The cottage is warm and comfortable and feels like home from the moment you walk in. The owner Gill was a pleasure to deal with and sent fantastic information across up to us well in advance which allowed us to plan our trip and make the best of the time we had there. I thoroughly recommend this gorgeous cottage, it's prefect for couples looking to hide away from the world, we had our two young children and our dog with us, they loved the outside spaces, the views and the array of animals that could be seen from the cottage. Dalby Forest is well worth a visit if you get the opportunity, it's a magical place and you can lose yourself amongst its vastness and is only 4 miles from the cottage. Thanks you for sharing this lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My last review only awarded the cottage 4/5!!!! I must have made a mistake as the cottage is worthy of 10/5!!!! The cottage is more than anyone would want for a peaceful, restful stay. The facilities are fab and it is so cosy you just don't want to go home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Took my children and niece away for a quick break - this cottage is an absolute diamond. we can't wait to go back in the summer - might just claim squatters rights :-) the most homely rental we have ever had the privilege to stay in! And we've rented from H from Steps!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas at Derwent View

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a lovely week staying in this delightful cottage, the owners have furnished the cottage in a comfortably, relaxing and tasteful way with lots of extras I have never found in other holiday rental homes. The owners went the extra mile by personally decorating the cottage with a Christmas tree and other seasonal decorations, with the log fire blazing away all we needed was the snow.

Large forest locally which you could walk or mountain bike in for days without ever seeing the same place again.

Lovely beaches where you can walk your dog out of season I don't know which the dogs liked best the forest or the beach.

Would highly recommend for any time of the year lots of walking and towns like Whitby and Scarborough to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments, Sue, and for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas break at Derwent View and hope to welcome you back to the cottage one of these days.
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


The wonderful seaside resort of Scarborough is just 5 miles from the cottage with its mix of Victorian architecture, two fine beach bays, a superb choice of theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars and restaurants. Quieter family friendly Filey is also a short, easy drive away. Whitby (17 miles) with its close links to Captain Cook and Dracula is a wonderful day out while Robin Hood's Bay (15 miles) is one of the prettiest villages along the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Stunning coastal walking close by.


Closest international airport is Leeds Bradford 70 miles. A car is the easiest way to get to Derwent View - and to explore the surrounding countryside - but there are good train services to Scarborough and the cottage is a short taxi ride from Scarborough station. Wonderful country walks are available from the cottage doorstep. And don't forget the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway from nearby Pickering, Levisham, Grosmont or Goathland - a wonderfully nostalgic train journey.


Scarborough 5 miles. Dalby Forest for "Go Ape" and bicycle hire 4 miles. Robin Hood's Bay 15 miles. Whitby 17 miles. Sledmere House and the glorious Yorkshire Wolds - the inspiration for David Hockney's recent exhibition "A Bigger Picture" 15-20 miles. Pickering and the North York Moors Steam Railway 17 miles. Ryedale Folk Museum 25 miles. Lovely market town of Helmsley and its beautiful walled garden 30 miles. The historic city of York 40 miles.

Further Details:

Just across the road from the cottage is the Hackness Grange Hotel - for formal dining, bar meals and Sunday lunch. About 1.5 miles along the lane, at Langdale End, is The Moorcock, a truly traditional pub which also serves home cooked food. A firm favourite of ours (and our visitors) is Walkers Fish Restaurant for fantastic fish and chips, incorporating a tea room and wine bar, in East Ayton, about 4 miles away via Forge Valley.

For something really special try The Anvil Inn at nearby Sawdon. The food here is superb - within a traditional looking pub, but with a very contemporary feel inside - plus great selection of wines and local beers.

In nearby East Ayton there is an excellent Spar supermarket with a wide range of fresh and frozen food, groceries, wine, beers, spirits, household items as well as a cash machine Next to Spar is a petrol station and post office. There's a large Morrisons supermarket at Crossgates, a ten minute drive from the cottage, and a brilliant Sainsburys not too far away in Scarborough. Tesco will deliver groceries to the cottage so you can organise your holiday supplies before you leave home.

A little further afield, in Brompton by Sawdon, is Glaves, a fantastic butcher's shop and the home of the best pork pies we've ever tasted. And, don't just take our word for it - foodie writer Tom Parker-Bowles agrees! He travelled 500 miles to sample a Glaves' pork pie - and he wasn't disappointed. If you've never tasted a warm pork pie, straight from the oven, here's your chance.

If you go to York during your holiday be sure to visit Betty's celebrated tea rooms and shops - forget the diet and remember to take home a bag of Fat Rascals, the best fruity, buttery scone/rock cakes you'll ever have the pleasure to eat.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required to secure your booking. The balance of the rental is due 6 weeks before your holiday. The full amount is payable if you book within six weeks of the start date of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. The cottage will be ready for you any time after 3pm. We ask that you vacate the cottage by 10.30am on the day of departure although we can sometimes be flexible on changeover days, especially for short breaks

Notes on prices:
Prices per week in UK pounds. Weekend and short breaks (minimum 3 night booking) may be available in Spring/Autumn/Winter - just ask us for details of prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs: part-tiled bathroom with full-size bath, hand basin, WC and a proper separate shower (enclosure within the bathroom). Upstairs: WC and hand basin. Central heating radiator in both rooms.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with king size bed plus Freesat TV. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Both bedrooms have views through quaint dormer windows across the River Derwent to the lovely dale beyond. Central heating radiator in both bedrooms.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog accepted. There is fairly steep path up to the cottage and the main garden to the side of the cottage is on a slope, so care will be needed with toddlers and very young children. Smoking is not permitted anywhere at Derwent View. You are welcome to enjoy the open fires in the colder months, but the cottage is fully centrally heated and is toasty warm even without lighting the fires. Outside: Our lovely, south-facing, secluded gardens are a real sun trap and are ideal for children's games or just relaxing. Both the main garden (to the side of the cottage) and the front garden have hedges and/or fences all round so are secure for both children and dogs. Patio area with large wooden table and chairs - cushions and parasol available - has wonderful views across the dale. Bikes can be stored in outside shed. Parking for one car in private space opposite cottage. Further parking available on the quiet road that runs through Hackness. There is a barbeque available for guests' use. Utility Room: Outside washroom complete with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a fridge freezer here for your food - and fizz. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cottage cleaned thoroughly before you arrive and the beds made up. Duvets and pillows (2 per person) and pretty patchwork quilts are provided along with bed linen and towels (one bath and one hand towel per person). Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Dining room with dining table and chairs, CD player/radio, door to south-facing front garden, lovely views. Telephone and free wi-fi broadband internet access. JBL speaker dock for iPod/iPhone. Open fire in old range plus central heating radiator.

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