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Country Cottage With Wonderful Views Of The North Yorks Moors

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Westerdale, Nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, England - A Peaceful Setting Surrounded By Lovely Scenery

The coach House was built in 1845 and has many original features. It has a cosy log burning stove in the large lounge as well as oil fired central heating throughout. The large lounge has a TV with free view and there are plenty of DVDs, books and games. There is a dining area in the lounge and the spacious kitchen is well equipped. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with double beds and one single bedroom with single bed with pull out bed underneath. The bathroom has bath with shower over, wc, and hand basin. Outside there is a large garden to the rear with lawn and flower beds and a seating area with garden furniture. The courtyard area to the front has plenty of secure parking.

Margaret Makepeace
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Margaret Makepeace

My name is Margaret Makepeace and along with my daughter-in-law Trish Andrews, take bookings for our two holiday lets. The Coach House Westerdale is a tranquil cottage in spectacular scenery in Nth Yorks. While 21 Neville Street is a town house in the heart of Durham city.

Should you wish to book either of our properties you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

Margaret Makepeace purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Margaret Makepeace chose Whitby

The reason for buying the Coach House was that it was in the grounds of Westerdale Hall which is a building of great interest. Also the remoteness of the village means it is a tranquil retreat with spectacular views.

What makes this cottage unique

While staying at Westerdale many attractive villages and historic market towns are easily reached by car, such as Hutton-le-Hole with its Ryedale museum and Helmsley with its castle and wonderful walled garden. It is also just a 30 min. drive from the coastal towns of Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay. There are numerous attractions for all the family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The very best place we have ever stayed! We regularly rent self catering accommodation in North Yorkshire and across the UK. We have never come across somewhere we liked more. The home is comfortable, well equipped and lovely. A haven of peace and quiet in a perfect setting. Our dogs loved the garden and we loved being able to relax and watch them play. Thank-you for an enjoyable stay.

KS 22 Mar 15

Such a beautiful place. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and all the little "extra touches" were much appreciated. This has been the perfect place for our break away with 3 dogs. It was such a pleasure to come back each evening to this beautiful place after a full day out. We look forward to returning one day.

J M 14 Jul 15

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage. It's beautiful, well equipped and has a fantastic garden! We had a great holiday, enjoying the log fire, peace and quiet, while the teenagers were kept happy with the wifi and Paul (aged 9) and Fergus entertained each other in the garden. All the thoughtful "little extras" were really appreciated and made our stay very comfortable. Thank you Trish for your warm and friendly welcome! We hope to return next year.

K H 1 Aug 15

A beautiful location and such a lovely cottage. Lots of lovely touches too, we have had a very special time. Dogs very much enjoyed the area walking ect...Would love to come again. Our purpose was to run the Saltburn Marathon - which we did happily without mishap and a third place for one of our party! The cottage was a refuge after, to rest and recuperate and launch walks, visits to pubs, the sea and much besides. Thank you for making us so welcome. We will recommend the cottage to friends and family.

K K 12 Aug 15

We spent 6 lovely days at the Coach House. The weather was amazing, not a cloud around. Thanks for the welcome treats, they added to our stay.This is a lovely part of the country, we walked, explored and would love to return.The beautiful Coach house gardens and setting make for the perfect chill and we left relaxed and positive!

A B 1 Oct 15
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with Bath/shower over, wc. and hand basin. Heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bed, wonderful view Bedroom 2. Double bed, wonderful view Bedroom 3. Single bed with pull out bed under
  • Television
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: The Coach House is an 1840s cottage which was once the Coach House for Weterdale Hall. It is now a warm, comfortable holiday cottage in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, surrounded by wonderful countryside. Outside: Large private garden with lawn and flower beds and seating area with garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided. The house is cleaned and bed linen changed weekly.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Country Cottage With Wonderful Views Of The North Yorks Moors
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Perfect location, lovely owner, very welcoming, comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights. We found the sat nav took us straight to the door and Trish made us and our two dogs feel very welcome. There was a wonderful basket of goodies for us and the dogs. The house was perfect and very comfortable. We loved the garden and exploring the area. We would highly recommend the property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Coach cottage was everything we wanted and more. A beautiful period cottage set in the north Yorkshire moors.

On arrival we were met by the lovely owner who showed us round and told us what we needed to know.

The cottage has many original features and a lovely garden and courtyard. Everywhere was well maintained and spotless.

The cottage country kitchen was more than well equipped with every appliance and utensil you could ever need! The owner had put fresh flowers in the kitchen, lounge and dining area and had also left us a homemade Victoria sponge (which was delicious!) and a welcome basket consisting of bread milk cheese butter chocolate wine popcorn - it was lovely. Our two little dogs were made very welcome and loved laying in front of the log burner.

During our stay we drove into Whitby which is about 19 miles away but the cottage is the perfect base for exploring the north Yorkshire coastline or moors and pretty villages in the area.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, especially as the weather was so awful. Thank-you for an absolutely wonderful review. You can definitely come again!
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Brilliant cttage,

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage, superb location , we will be back

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the Coach House helped to make a relaxing weekend. Thanks for leaving our cottage spotless. You are welcome back anytime.
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Amazing looking building and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage did not disappoint in any way had the middle of no where atmosphere while being in easy reach of pubs and a co op great for exploring the cost as well as the outstanding Yorkshire countryside

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your great comments. So pleased the Coach House ticked all the boxes. Yes this is definitely the cottage to help you get away from it all. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is beautiful and the Hall and surrounding area is impressive. The welcome basket was very generous and the fresh flowers were lovely. Overall there are no negative points, the beds are so cosy and the cottage very warm and includes a log burner. Very private with a lovely garden and a magnificent 'fairy tree' my granddaughters description. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, also great value too.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and thank-you for leaving it clean and tidy. It was lovely that your granddaughter liked the 'fairy tree'. Please tell her the fairies found her letter.
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Hideaway heaven

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely cottage, so comfortable and a prizewinning welcome basket, fridge provisions and flowers; an owner who really cares about her guests. Nothing was too much trouble to make our stay perfect.

A very quiet and secluded location which was ideal for a good rest but within reach of interesting places and beaches for dog runs.

Other dog owners be aware, only 3 sides of the beautiful garden are secure, our Jack Russell was able to jump down the bank into the lane, naughty boy!

We had a lovely stay, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your lovely comments. Glad we made you trip to the North Yorkshire Moors enjoyable. We will definitely pass on Bertie's escapades to others. Thanks also for leaving the cottage lovely and clean and tidy.
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The seaside town of Whitby 25 mins by car. Can also be reached by train from railway station at Castleton which is 2 miles from Westerdale.


A car is necessary at Westerdale.


Nearest village with shop and pub is Castleton 2 miles from Westerdale


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book please contact us

We require a 20% deposit on booking, the balance to be paid two weeks
before occupation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Friday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Arrival time 3pm.
Departure time 10,30am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available, price on application. The Coach House is ordinarily available between 1st of March to the 30th of November. Due to regular severe weather outside these dates we don't normally take bookings, however it maybe possible to book during this period if you are prepare to take the risk! Please e mail or ring if you are interested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.