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Three Charming Self Catering Cottages With Wonderful Sea & Countryside Views - Cowslip

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




Cowslip (Sleeps 3)

1st floor - bedroom 1

with double size bed, sea & countryside views

1st floor - bedroom 2

with 3ft single bed

1st floor - bathroom

with bath, 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 and seating for four people

ground floor - lounge

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

ground floor - porch/downstairs loo

the cottage benefits from underfloor heating.

wifi available free of charge.

pets are allowed in this property by prior arrangement. We do not allow pets upstairs, in the bedrooms or on the furniture. This is 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
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 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.

Available Rentals

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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 (Cowslip) 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 Cowslipin Whitby in Fylingdales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , There is also room for a cot if required
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • 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: Towels & good quality linen are provided & included within rental prices. For guests staying two weeks, a mid stay linen/towels change is provided & included within the rental price. An Iron/Ironing Board is available. 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. Onsite parking available - straight outside the cottage.


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We had a fabulous time

  • 5 of 5

Cowslip cottage is a real gem, cosy and with amazing views.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you review. We are delighted that you 'had a fabulous time' staying in Cowslip and appreciate hearing what you enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Cowslip Cottage is beautifully situated with lovely views of the countryside and sea.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, cosy, everything we needed. Lisa and Graham very helpful and accommodating. Immaculately clean, tastefully decorated. Lovely personal touches (homemade biscuits, Yorkshire fruit loaf). Lots of helpful information.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you both to stay. Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday accommodation. We are delighted with your comments and pleased that you enjoyed staying in Cowslip Cottage.
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Clean, brand new, well equipped kitchen, quite location.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, modern, tucked away from traffic , yet well located for day trips north and south. TV wi -fi for early morning and late evening carch up with world events and family/friends. Lisa has a nicetouch for interior decor.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in Cowslip Cottage and we're pleased that you enjoyed your week. We hope that you managed to capture the essence of the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast in your paintings. We will certainly be checking out your website with interest.
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Very nicely renovated property. Homely, warm, nicely decorated with original features.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need provided in a fabulous little cottage. Very friendly and helpful owners. The property is perfectly positioned to access Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and surrounding area and you can see the sea from the cottage windows! We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The holiday was just right from the point of booking, to our departure. The owners could not have done more to welcome us and arrange all we needed. We had some great days out and a lovely walk down to the sea from the cottage. We should have stayed longer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed spending Christmas with your family in Cowslip Cottage.
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Lovely cottage great views

  • 4 of 5

Had a great holiday staying in cowslip,spotless,everything you needed .great location,a little piece of heaven.Hopefully will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great comment - thank you, we love living here and it's lovely to hear guests feel the same way, when they visit. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the accommodation Cowslip provides and hope to see you again.
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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.