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Three Charming Self Catering Cottages With Wonderful Sea & Countryside Views - Forget-Me-Not

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking




Forget-me-not - sleeps 4

1st floor bedroom 1

king size bed, sea & countryside views

1st floor bedroom 2

Twin 3ft single beds can be linked to create a super king size bed

1st floor bathroom

Bath (plus mixer shower on taps), separate shower cubicle, wc, wash basin & heated towel rail

Ground floor kitchen/diner

Well equipped kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave/grill, toaster, kettle

Dining table & seating for 4 people

Ground floor lounge

Good size lounge with patio doors leading to an outside paved patio area with wonderful sea & countryside views. Comfortable leather sofa & 2 high back chairs. 32" tv with built in dvd, freesat, selection of books & games.

Ground floor - porch/downstairs loo

The cottage benefits from underfloor heating

Wifi free of charge Travel Cot/High Chair available to pre-book

Pets welcome by prior arrangement. We do not allow pets upstairs in the bedrooms or on the furniture. No smoking property.

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About the property


A 1760's agricultural stone barn conversion into 3 charming cottages, retaining many original features. Furnished & decorated to a high standard, providing comfortable accommodation, which you will enjoy returning to after exploring this beautiful part of the country. Ideally located just off the A171 in the North Yorkshire Moors - great for country walks & visiting the villages & coast all year round. Wake up to wonderful sea & countryside views, enjoy breakfast on your patio in the summer months & our underfloor heating system provides cozy nights in during the winter. We have some fantastic dark skies, perfect for star gazing and an abundance of wildlife - the sun rising and setting is pretty amazing too. The scenery is stunning whatever the season & can be enjoyed by couples, families, walkers & cyclists. Groups can rent all three cottages, ideal for a large get together. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement in selected cottages - £10 charge per pet for Shortbreaks and £20 per pet per week . The changing seasons make Meadowbeck Cottages perfect for a stay all year round. Short Breaks Available - please see our website.

We have also converted our dutch pole barn into a games room, including Pool Table, Bar Football, Darts Board & TV area.

New for this year our Shepherds Hut which sleeps 2 and offers charming, cozy accommodation - fully equipped and a unique experience - please see our website for details.

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Lisa Rowett-Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Lisa Rowett-Smith

We live in England in The North Yorkshire Moors, with our 2 dogs Bailey & Teodora, 2 cats Cia & Lyon and 2 donkeys Willow & Bracken. We moved to the countryside in 2012 and renovated our 1760's agricultural stone barn into 3 holiday cottages. We have since turned our utility barn into a games room for our guests and are now updating our own home (the guests had to come first).

We have also planted an orchard so fingers crossed in the future, our guests will be able to pick apples and try their hand on the press we intend to use for making cider. It has been an exhausting journey, full of surprises (mostly good but others not so) however we have managed to stay married to each other and wouldn't swap it for the world. A friend visited recently and said we had found a little piece of heaven and we think we have. We are hoping to get some chickens next and share our fresh eggs with the guests.

Lisa Rowett-Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lisa Rowett-Smith chose Whitby

We fell in love with the area whilst visiting my parents who live nearby in Scarborough. We were keen to buy a property which allowed us to run a holiday cottage business but also gave us the opportunity to renovate a building ourselves and start the business from scratch.

We moved in July 2012 & started work on the barn, which has only housed cows and swallows since 1760.

It has been a very frustrating & exhausting year but we have managed to complete the renovations and opened for business in late Summer 2013. We love living here and are looking forward to sharing it with visiting guests.

Before and after photos of the project can be seen on our website.

What makes this cottage unique

Meadowbeck Holiday Cottages are in a great location. Stunning countryside and moorland views, as well as the beautiful coastline - what more is there?

Easy to access just off the main A171 Scarborough to Whitby road, yet in a quiet, peaceful area within the North Yorkshire Moors. There is plenty of free parking directly outside of the cottages for easy access.

The cottages have great countryside and sea views, a pub serving real ales and great food just a short walk away. There is an abundance of wildlife on our doorstep and the lack of light pollution gives us some amazing night skies - perfect for star gazing. Easy access by car or bus to a number of quaint villages and coastal towns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dean, Adele, Oliver & Harry Pearce

'We have had a lovely few days, it feels like home for us. See you again'

Jane & Karl Morgan

'Thank you for a wonderful new years break. We love the cottage (Forget-Me-Not) and the area. We will definitely recommend you & hope to return'

Brett & Julie

'Excellent break. Cottage ideally situated. Owners could not be friendlier. Would love to return soon'
Dec 2013
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Booking Notes:
25% deposit required within 7 days of booking. The balance is due in full 6 weeks before the holiday arrival date. (For bookings made less than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday, then the full amount is due immediately).
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund on cancellations, unless we are able to re-let the property. Payment can be accepted via bank transfer, cheque or paypal.

Changeover Day:
Depending on existing bookings we can be flexible on the arrival day. At Peak times, weekly stays are to arrive Friday or Saturday
Arrival after 3pm & Departure by 10am

Minimum of 3 nights stay over Bank Holiday Weekends.
This cottage (Forget-me-not) is pet friendly.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets by prior arrangement only in Forget-me-not and Cowslip - There is an additional charge of £10 each pet for short breaks and £20 per week
All towels, linens, heating, electricity and water are included within the rental prices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Fylingdales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bath with showerhead taps also separate cubicle with shower
  • The full bathroom is decorated and tiled in natural colours. Relax in the bath or refresh in the separate shower with enclosure. The bath also has a showerhead tap. Heated Towel Rail. Please note - there is also a downstairs loo and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 x 3ft beds - can be linked to 6ft double on request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated/furnished and inviting - providing you with a comfortable, restful and cozy stay. Bedroom 1 (King size bed) has wonderful countryside & sea views. Bedroom 2 contains two single (3ft) beds - these can be linked to create a 6ft super king size bed but must be requested at the time of booking/prior to arrival. A Travel cot can be provided - please reserve at time of booking.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All three cottages can be booked together by a large group - max occupancy 11. For guests staying two weeks, a mid stay linen/towels change is provided & included within the rental price. Travel Cots & High Chairs available on request - please advise at time of booking. Please note - We have now completed the conversion of our utility barn which provides a games room (including pool table, bar football, darts board) & TV area. There is a Washing/Drying Machine, Iron & Ironing Board, Sink, Shower and WC within this communal area. There is also storage for cycles & other equipment you may not wish to store in the cottage. We have plenty of on site parking - straight outside the cottages. There is also a bus stop just at the top of our lane on the main Scarborough to Whitby route. Outside: We have walks right outside our door. Each cottage has a paved patio area contained by a small picket fence - with views to the sea & countryside. There is plenty of open space to exercise pets and a wash facility for muddy paws and cycles. Free Onsite parking available - directly outside of the cottage.


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average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews

Warm, welcoming and absolutely charming! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lisa and Graham for making our stay so comfortable and relaxing. The children just loved it and we will be definitely coming back again! The ‘Scratching Shed’ was a breath of fresh air, just that little extra thought goes a long way; for everyone to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you all enjoyed your stay in Forget-me-not and had fun in our games room. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back and thanks again for the Easter Eggs.
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great position for exploring the area. Friendly owners, very clean and well kept accomodation. Kids loved the play barn.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spotless and very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with sea views.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Meadowbeck and for leaving Forget-me-not cottage clean and tidy. It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay.
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Lovely week in gorgeous surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Forget me Not cottage for a week. The facilities were superb and everything catered for. The cottage is decorated to a high standard with a costal theme and definitely deserves five stars! My teenagers particularly liked the barn and played lots of darts and pool, perfect for their age group. Lisa and Graham were lovely hosts who made sure we were ok without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend a stay and would love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback. Really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Forget-me-not and to hear that your family, had fun in our games room. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was really lovely and clean and so charming Definately will be going again. A very enjoyable hol

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it enough to want to return and hope to welcome you back.
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Amazing,clean accomodation,fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was stunning,everything thought of,clean and tidy.

Hosts were excellent,could not have been friendlier and more helpful

Fantastic view over robin hoods bay and the sea.friendly dogs and donkeys on your doorstep.

Best accommodation we've stayed in!!

Thank you for having us

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Robin Hoods Bay 10 minutes drive (can walk from our cottage (1 hour 20 minutes),

Whitby 18 minute drive, Sandsend 20 minutes drive, Scarborough 25 minutes drive.


Nearest Airport Leeds/Bradford and Newcastle (each approx. 1.5 hours drive)

Nearest Train Station Scarborough (approx. 25 mins drive) is also direct to York Train Station (just under 1 hour). There is a bus station at Scarborough which has a regular bus service to Whitby - Middlesborough. The bus stops just a the top of our lane.

A car is advisable but you can access the many local towns & villages via bus.

There is also the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Further Details:

There is a Pub (The Flask Inn) serving real ales and good food at the top of our lane (short walking distance). Next to the pub is a petrol station with a small selection of groceries. Sainsburys Supermarket is 10 mins drive, just on the outskirts of Whitby and The Co-operative is in the centre of Whitby (15 mins drive). There are several restaurants plus pubs serving food in Robin Hoods Bay (10 mins drive) and a larger selection of restuarants/pubs in Whitby (15 mins drive). There are leisure facilities/swimming pools in Whitby & Scarborough (25 mins drive). Main shopping areas & banks are in Whitby & Scarborough.