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Character Cottage In Amazing Location Of Steam Trains-check NYMR timetable

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Esk Valley, Grosmont, Nr Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Ideal For Exploring National Park And Whitby Coast

'There isn't a word in the dictionary to describe this wonderful place. I wish we could stay forever.' Highly recommended, well equipped terraced cottage in a magical setting overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. Open views of 'Heart Beat' countryside. Watch the wildlife in the field. .Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. ! double with 4 poster bed. Amazing view of steam train powering up the line. 2nd bedroom adult sized bunk beds. Bathroom - WC, vanity unit , shower over bath. Lounge/diner with beams, electric stove, TV, Dining table and chairs, 2 sofas. Large beamed kitchen with usual electric appliances. Garden with open aspect of countryside. Wooden shed with comfy furniture -sunny location. Parking behind cottage. Walks from back door. SORRY NO DOGS - some wifi

Pauline Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Pauline Robinson

Peter and Pauline Robinson. Very friendly people who take pride in our holiday cottage. We are there at weekends to make sure everything is up to standard.

60% of our bookings are people who return often.

Pauline Robinson purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Pauline Robinson chose Whitby

We bought our other cottage,next door, in 1982 as we love the location. My husband is a steam train enthusiast and I love the large garden and open views of the countryside. It is an idyllic location peaceful and relaxing with no passing traffic. It is an ideal base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and close to the heritage coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Walks from the back door. Views of the steam trains powering up the line. A variety of birds feeding on the table in the garden. Very pleasant large garden surrounded by open 'heartbeat' countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

' There isn't a word in the dictionary to describe this wonderful place. I wish we could stay forever. The children want to live here.'

' Our 6th time here and just as special as the first time. Still discovering more walks and birds. We'll be back.'
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Grosmont

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , vanity sink unit
  • Bathroom has shower over bath vanity sink unit and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Pine 4 poster double bed. Bedroom 2 has adult sized bunks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Outside: Pleasant garden with open views of countryside. Viaduct at bottom of garden with steam train passing. Overlooking field with sheep free range chickens etc. Pleasant sun shed with comfy furniture- double doors open to enjoy scenery. Check NYMR timetable for trains Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen including towels provided. Cottage is cleaned and all linen changed everytime there is a changeover of guests.


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Character Cottage In Amazing Location Of Steam Trains-check NYMR timetable
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews

Stunning surrounding

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage so warm and friendly it had everything that you needed and allowed u to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please. The location is amazing and our popular cottage attracts many regular visitors who still appreciate the magic year after year.
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A little piece of heaven in Esk Valley.

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing and peaceful holiday we have been on for many years.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location never fails to impress new visitors. We love to see their reaction when they arrive.
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Tranquil location, a real get away from it all cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is very quaint, like stepping back in time. Everything included to make you feel at home away from home. The location is very peaceful but you definitely need a car to venture further afield. A great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A car is indeed useful for exploring the wider area of the National Park and the Heritage Coast but there are many scenic walks accessible from the back door. A folder of routes is provided. Nearby, Grosmont has a main line station as well as the steam train to either Pickering or Whitby.
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Good views. Nice character cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying in the area, though if there is snow about as we had, travelling can be tricky. There's a very steep descent to the cottage in Esk valley. The coast is 20-30 mins away but there are also walks aplenty. There is lots of bumpf to read about things to do at the cottage. There's little to fault tge place but the heating systems needs updating. Would love to return in the warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a tricky area in the snow but spectacular. There is no mains gas in the valley so we have to use electric storage heaters.and convectors.
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  • 4 of 5

Unique location, be advised that the access road is 1 in 3! Great to see steam trains so close and so often.

Pauline and Peter could not have been more helpful when we had car, and later oven, troubles. Very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unique location. This setting is not only special for it's passing steam trains but also open views, wildlife and walks Walk to Goathland ( TV's Heartbeat Aidensfield ) from back door of cottage. Close proximity to many of the North Yorkshire Moors attractions. Whitby 6 miles. Access road is not an issue. It's only a normal road down into the valley. This is a very popular cottage with many guests making return visits every year to enjoy their special place. We aim to please and enjoy seeing the reaction of new guests as well as welcoming old friends.
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Trains walks and country cottage

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cottage with steam trains running right by the side. It was great seeing them, listening to them and riding in them. Walking straight from the cottage was good too, plenty of choice. A short drive away was plenty more to see and do as well. An area well worth visiting and if you go in August there is the added attraction of the heather in full bloom on the moors. I would recommend Mallard cottage and the area to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit. Nice meeting you. Glad you enjoyed this special place and made use of the walking routes provided. We aim to please.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Horseshoe - Egton Bride
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Close to the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Whitby 7 miles by car or Steam Train famous for its fishing harbour and Abbey. Many other beautiful coastal villages.


Car recommended

Further Details:

Local shop,pub, cafes,post office in Grosmont Village within walking distance. Supermarket and banks in Whitby 7 miles..

ATTRACTIONS NUMEROUS - North Yorkshire Moors railway, National Park, Dalby Forest(Go Ape), Walks from back door, Quaint villages - 'Heartdeats' Aidensfield (Goathland within walking distance, Whitby and Heritage Coast 7 miles, Eden Camp War Museum, Captain Cook Museum, Flamingo Land pleasure park and zoo, York and national Railway Museum 1 hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owner - deposit of £50 secures booking -balance due 1 month before holiday. Cheque preferred.

Changeover Day:
Change over day mainly Saturday arrive 4pm - depart 10am.
Short breaks available out of season when changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available out of season and late availability deals. Please ask.
Based on £50 per night for 2 people.

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.
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