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River Cottage Cosy 1 Bedroom Pet friendly cottage in Great Ayton



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England

A stone cottage, over looking the River Leven, the cottage has 1 bedroom, bathroom, and downstairs a cosy open plan lounge and kitchen. The cottage has recently been fully refurbished. There is an enclosed patio at the rear of the cottage to enjoy a glass of wine , and may be a BBQ . River Cottage is the perfect base to explore the beautifull surrounding countryside, leave the car, and walk to the local landmarks of Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument. Take a train through the esk valley to whitby and enjoy fish and chips , bring the Mountain bikes and explore the north yorkshire moors , guisbrough forest and walkway , visit the beautifull coastal bays of north yorkshire staithes , runswick bay and robinhoods bay , then enjoy an evening at joplins resturant just a couple of doors away so you can walk home after a wonderfull meal ( booking advisable) serving delicious local sea food or an excellent steak , if you have a celebration during you visit we can arrange for flowers , champange and chocolates to left for you on arrival

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our family live in Great Ayton, we have 2 children age 9 x 10, and a dog called Ester. 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 places to visit. We think it is a brilliant place for a holiday.

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Speaks English, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you for the warm welcome and home baked cake, we had a lovely Christmas here in Great Ayton, lots of walks in the beautiful countryside and beach, and the coffee shop at Kildale that allows dogs was a great recommendation
Jan 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Super dog friendly cottage

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable cottage. Great position in lovely village. Friendly welcome by the owner who was at hand to help if needed. Ideal location for walking - spotted a kingfisher nearby. Enjoyed Roseberry Topping, train to Whitby and a lovely meal at the Buck Inn. I have already recommended the cottage to a friend. Great to be able to take the dog - a ver enjoyable break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you comments Im so glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to see you again
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Cutest little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We just had the best weekend in the truly gorgeous village of Great Ayton. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. The bed was so comfy with lovely bedding and the thickest duvet on the planet.

Our host was welcoming and left us yummy treats and we simply loved our stay. It was all topped off with a walk to Roseberry Topping through fields of lambs on a sunny spring day. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments im so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us it was so nice to meet you both and i hope you will visit us again soon
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Cosy, homely place to stay. Very convenient for the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales National Parks.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as per the description - modernly decorated, beautifully furnished, comfortable, clean and well-maintained. However, the bed was a bit hard but this was probably because we've just got a new mattress at home and noticed the difference. It was lovely to find fresh home-made biscuits and cake to welcome us - thank you Cherie. We found the cottage perfectly situated for exploring the village, the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the coast at Saltburn only 8 miles away. I found it just right for re-visiting the area where I grew up. Overall we'd thoroughly recommend this cosy place to any single person or couple and their dog. We hope to stay there again when we next visit the area.

For extra information, we recommend The Royal Oak public house about 5 - 10 minutes walk away, depending on how much sniffing your dog does! The staff were very welcoming and made a big fuss of our greyhound, Bella. The food portions were generous and delicious - good pub grub. Also try the ice cream along the street at Suggitts. It's an old fashioned sweetie shop but makes and sells the best ice cream ever and has been for generations according to my late Dad.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments Im so please you enjoyed your stay I hope you still managed a good nights sleep It would be lovely to have you all stay with us again
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend recently stayed at River Cottage and it was lovely. We were greeted with a very friendly welcome from Mike who not only showed us the cottage but also gave us some tips on things to do and places to eat. Cherie had also made some cheese scones, tea loaf and biscuits for us which was lovely and very tasty.

The cottage itself is really comfortable, clean and done out to a high standard. It also has a lovely outside area which is perfect if you get good weather. I couldn't recommend it enough and if we're back in the area we'll definitely be staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay And we look forwards to seeing you again in the future Kind regards Cherie
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The Best Place in Town

  • 5 of 5

River Cottage.

A perfect location right in the middle of the village and a short walk to all amenities and bus routes. The cottage was perfectly clean and tastefully decorated. I always try to stay in one of the owners cottages whenever I am visiting the North Yorkshire Moors area. The owners are a delight to deal with and really make you feel at home.

And the HOME made cake is LUSH..

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

after enjoying running a 3 bedroom cottage , for the last 10 years , we had the oppotunity to develope , a 1 bedroom cottage , we thought it would be perfect for the single traveller or couple , and we are very happy to welcome your pets

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Durham tees valley at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : The royal oak at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Stockesly at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Great ayton station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : A19 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Joplins at 2 Metres Nearest Beach : Saltburn at 8 Miles Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Perfect base for walkers, Great Ayton is on the route of the Cleveland Way and Captain Cook's Trail.


River Cottage is 8 miles from the beach town of Saltburn, a sandy beach that stretches to Marske and on to Redcar. Other accessible beaches are Runswick Bay approx 30 min drive and Whitby 45 mins drive or use the train from Great Ayton station, approx 1 hour journey through the beautiful Esk Valley.


Durham Tees Valley airport is a 25 min drive from Great Ayton


Stokesley is 3 miles, Guisborough 6 miles, both accessible on local transport

Further Details:

Great Ayton has a selection of coffee shops restaurants and local pubs, 2 fish and chip shops, there is also all you need in the way off shops, butchers, bakers, post office etc

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
book via email or telephone, £50/£100 deposit taken on booking and balance 1 month before visit

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £325 to £425 per week
sort breaks available
3 night breaks from £175
single nights charged at £75 per visit
there is a charge of £25 per dog , per visit
all dogs must be frontlined
or flea treated before there visit , thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

the cottage is ideal for the single traveller , or couple , bring your dogs and enjoy the wonderfull walks

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Out side toilet
  • bathroom, wc, hand basin, bath with shower over, shower screen, heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 /cot available for babies Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed, chest of drawers, double wardrobe, cast iron fireplace for deco only.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Owner can prepare an evening meal to be left in a slow cook pot for your return , Ask for the menu or an afternoon tea , with fizz if you prefer Celebration chocolates champagne and flowers can be arranged through the owner for your arrival Cleaning / Towels / Linen / towels and linen are included Other: outside storage suitable for bikes etc.

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