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Cleve Cottage 4 Star rated family and pet friendly Great Ayton

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England - Cottage Set In The Lovely Villiage Of Great Ayton

This delightful holiday home has been refurbished by the current owners offering a very high standard of accommodation spanning three floors and providing a patio and garden area to the rear, making it a perfect retreat. Nestling opposite the church, burial place of Captain Cook's mother, in the bustling historical town of Great Ayton which lies at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, the cottage is perfectly positioned for those wishing to explore the surrounding areas with some excellent walking and hiking in the area. Great Ayton, known as the boyhood home of Captain Cook and complete with museum in his memory, attract visitors all year round. The Cook Country Tour is a circular route from Marton through Great Ayton, the coast at Saltburn, on to Staithes and Whitby, returning across the North Yorkshire Moors via Guisborough, a journey of discovery of Britain's most famous seaman and explorer, not to be missed.

cherie larkin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About cherie larkin

Our family live in Great Ayton, we have 2 children aged 16 & 17 and 3 dogs Ester , pippin and lilly , We love living in North Yorkshire and enjoy all the fantastic things we can do as a family in the area such as wonderful walks and fantastic places to visit. We love the north yorkshire moors and our fabulous coast line , We think it is a brilliant place for a holiday. There are some many things to see and do , you will need to come back for another visit to fit it all in 😊

cherie larkin purchased this cottage in 2005

Why cherie larkin chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Cleve cottage is close to where we live and was in need of refurbishment, so we saw it as and ideal opportunity to develop as a holiday let and living so close by, we could promote the north east, as an excellent holiday destination.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is a perfect base situated on the edge of the North York moors , great ayton is a fantastic villiage , you may never want to leave , you can leave the car and walk out of the village to roseberry topping or captain cooks monument , and admire the stunning views .The cottage is also on the trail of Captain Cook and the Cleveland way walk , starting in Helmesly and finishing in Filey , all the stages of the walk are easily assesible from great ayton , if you want one base from which to enjoy your walk , We are also close enough to visit york for the day , or jump on the train from great ayton station and visit whitby , they are both very special places to spend a wonderfull day

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a very warm welcome, and the lovely home made cakes, we look forward to visiting again.

A lovely cosy cottage, we have had a great time, and the children had lots of fun at Saltburn.

Thank you, we didn't realise that the north east had so much to offer, we loved the cottage and meeting up with old friends.
Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Durham tees vally
Nearest Barpub
7 Metres
The buck
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Great ayton station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is a fabulous base for visiting both countryside and seaside.


Saltburn would be the nearest coastal town, which is approximately 8 miles away, but why not take a picturesque journey to Whitby by train from Great Ayton station.


Tees Valley Airport is the nearest airport and is 20 minute journey by car.


The cottage is in the village of Great Ayton, with the market towns of Guisbrough and Stokesley 3 miles away in opposite directions.

The railway Station Distance: 1 mile, Railway Station: Great Ayton, Pub Distance: 300 yards, Restaurant Distance: 300 yards, Shops Distance: 150 yards, Nearest Town Distance: 1/2 mile, Nearest Town: Great Ayton. The cottage is accessible from the main street.

Further Details:

With in the village of Great Ayton is every thing you would need in the way of, a very good selection of quality shops, local butchers, bakers, veg and 2 mini supermarkets, there is also a library, tea shop, restaurants, pubs and fish and chip shops, in the near by town of Stokesley there is a leisure centre with swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Great Ayton in Great Ayton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, toilet and basin and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: With double brass and cast bed. Bedroom 2: With twin beds. bedroom 3: With double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
If you have a celebration we can arrange for champagne , chocolates and flowers to be in the cottage on your arrival We can also arrange to have a meal waiting for you we can leave a slow cooker full of home made casserole please ask for the menu , or what about an afternoon tea you can even have fizz chilled ready to enjoy after a wonderfull days walking Packed lunches can also be provided


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Cleve Cottage 4 Star rated family and pet friendly Great Ayton
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented, spacious cottage for our family of 4. The homemade scones and port were a lovely surprise upon our arrival. Kitchen was well equipped, lounge and dining room were spacious and comfortable, bedrooms comfy and adequate. Our children had fantastic fun with the games in the lounge/dining room area. It was cold so the kids didn't get out in the garden, but it looked beautiful for the summer. Centrally located for the North Yorkshire Moors and NE England. Great Ayton, as a village, has all the amenities needed within walking distance.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, friendly and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

Despite it being a last minute booking, Cherie was kind and helpful from our first contact and everything about the cottage was lovely from the moment we stepped through the door. From the homemade biscuits awaiting us and the treats for our canine companion, to the clean and attractive rooms to the hand-wash in the bathroom, the whole experience showed that a lot of thought and care had gone into providing just what you need in a holiday home. Able to park directly outside, we were soon unpacked and ready to go. The village and its amenities were within just a few minutes walk and we quickly got our bearings and the supplies we needed. Fish and chips was the chosen meal for the Saturday night, and we made sure to be at the chippy well in advance of the closing time, which was advertised as 7.30pm. We spent a lovely evening playing games at the table before all retiring relatively early to the comfort of our respective rooms. Everyone had a very comfortable night's sleep and refreshing shower the next morning. When we booked, Cherie gave us the option to pay a little extra for a late checkout, which was wonderful as it meant we could then use the cottage as a base for the next day too. So, having watched the Tour de Yorkshire come through the village, we popped over to Saltburn (about 15-20 mins drive) to walk the dog on the beach and take in the sea air. On the way back, we stopped for Sunday lunch at the Kings Head in Newton under Roseberry which was true to its word in welcoming walkers and dogs. Tempted as we were to take the opportunity to stay another night, we had to get back for the 15 year olds to fit in some more GCSE revision, but we had the most lovely, relaxing break and I would recommend the property and location to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for all your lovely comments im so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and managed to fit so may great things to do it would be lovely to see you all again very kind regards cherie
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The Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Cleve Cottage

Right in the middle of the village this spacious, tastefully decorated cottage is within walking distance of all of Great Ayton's amenities and bus routes. Perfect for sleeping up to six people I have stayed here several times on my visits to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and I have never been disappointed. The owners are a delight to deal and always provide a warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great at Great Ayton

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and in a great position within the village. The owners made us very welcome and the card and cake on arrival was a nice touch. The cottage was in excellent order and has just been redecorated. There is an open coal fire which the owners supplied fuel for at a reasonable price. It was lovely to relax infront of this at the end of the days walk. The village is well positioned close to the north York moors to take advantage of the local attractions.

I would have given the property 5 stars if there had been a few more pots and pans (we ate in each evening) but this was only a minor point and didn't detract from a vry pleasant stay. We would use this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer
16 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for booking information, a 10% deposit is taken at the time of booking and balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday , but we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
minimum 3 night stay from £225 low season
there is an extra charge of £25 per dog per visit
can we please ask that all dogs
must be frontlined or flea treated before arrival
thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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