This unusual and unique property is a Victorian, Grade II listed converted ticket office, offering a romantic retreat for two people. This Victorian, Grade II listed ticket office has been imaginatively converted and has retained many of its original features. The sitting, kitchen and dining area are all on open plan, and the compact, well-equipped kitchen and farmhouse style dining area are cleverly screened by the spiral staircase from the warm and inviting sitting room with its original ticket office cast iron fireplace and tiles. Winding through this delightfully quirky property, the spiral stairs go up to the eaves where the cosy and in...timate cabin style bedroom awaits, and the bathroom is also housed in this space. The lawned area to the front of the property may be enjoyed by the guests. This is a beautiful property and makes a perfect hideaway to enjoy this area.
Amenities: Electric panel heaters with gas fire in sitting area. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freesat, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub across the road. Note: The bedroom is situated in the eaves and has restricted access from one side only. Note: Property is adjacent to station platform (4 trains daily) on scenic Esk Valley line.
Region: The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Town: The little North York Moors village of Ruswarp is just two miles inland from Whitby on the boundary of the National Park. It has a general store, public house and tearoom. There is an impressive viaduct crossing the River Esk, which is one of the region's major landmarks. Over five million bricks were used to build the viaduct, it is 120 feet high and was built to carry the Scarborough to Whitby railway line. The line was closed in 1965 and now the viaduct is a walking and cycle trail. Visitors can enjoy river and sea fishing or spend time boating on the river. As well as the famous North York Steam Railway, train enthusiasts can also enjoy a trip on Ruswarp's miniature steam railway. This village is in a superb location for a memorable holiday.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Ronnie 11
Excellent location for walking/access to the moors,steam trains passing 4 times a day.Whitby only a short walk away via several routes.Nice pub across the road.All in all a very chilled out break
Brilliant accomodation But Parking an Issue
Left on 12/07/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Gordon Fuller
Having stayed in the adjoining Station House we decided to try the adjoining Ticket Office as it was cheaper but still offered the same unbeatable location with easy access to Whitby and the North Yorks Moors as well as the "main line" and preserved Nymr.
The Ticket Office was excellent as dexpected,the spiral staircase not bothering her who must be obeyed even though she does not have a head for heights. Whilst the bed was accessible from one side only, this was not a problem and the overall ambience of the accomodation was excellent.
Whilst there is a designated parking space for one car (and supposedly 3 for the Station House with 1 marked space) the people staying in the Staion House had 3 cars and on 4 occasions in a week we were either blocked in or could not access our space,I do not like the hassle of having to knock on doors at 0845 to wake somebody up in order to move their car(s) and ultimately we arranged to block their cars in as we inevitably left first in the morning.If you can manage to travel by public transport (Staion platform literally on the door step but a poor service however there is a reasonable bus service) then this would be ideal.There is very little spare parking in Ruswarp.
Overall we would return to the the location again but would be prepared to pay the extra to stay in the Station House and do away with the parking issues.
Janet and Ron
Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand
An unusual property
Left on 07/10/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Janet and Ron
The Ticket Office was a really good experience (apart from the power cut which was the fault of the weather not the property).
It is small but very interesting and the bed, although unusual, is wonderfully comfortable.
We had everything we needed and the fun of having trains passing the window.
There is a very popular butchers in the village and it is an easy 30minute walk into Whitby and the joys of fish and chips at The Magpie.
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | rob
the ticket office at Ruswarp is a great place to stay duthe office e to being located around 20 minutes from Whitby. If you like steam trains its ideal. The butchers is second to none and the pub across the road very welcoming.The office is well equipped and very cosy. Only one slight problem being the bed located under the sloping ceiling making it difficult to get in and out of. thoroughly recommend it .
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Edwards
An enjoyable stay in quirky and cosy accommodation.
A good base for visiting the seaside towns
on the east coast. We particularly enjoyed
the novelty of trains passing by your own front
relaxing walking holiday
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Midge
Good cottage right on the platform so excellent for transport up to and/or back from the moors.
Well placed for moor and coast walks.
Good standard accommodation
This was our second visit - speaks for itself
Jan and Grant Ingle
A gem of a cottage in a lovely place
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | Jan and Grant Ingle
A beautiful cottage, warm, cosy and delightful - a joy.
Joanne Heartbeat fan
British Columbia, Canada
Left on 12/17/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Joanne Heartbeat fan
My husband and I have to leave our fate in the hands of Sykes Holiday Cottages when we book our vacation because we're booking from Canada and we depend on them to make our trip a Holiday to remember. We have used them twice now, the first time for a trip to Cornwall and then last year to Whitby, (we wanted to see where Heartbeat is filmed), both trips have far exceeded our expectations and we will use them again in the future, and we have recommended them to a lot of our friends here in Canada, as they can be relied on completely. Thanks again, Joanne & David Parkinson.B.C. Canada
Trains on the doorstep!
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Janet K
A lovely place to stay, very unusual, we were right on the station platform and trains stopped right outside the door. The home was very comfortable, all amenities provided, a spiral staircase dominated downstairs but was very nice. There is a great butcher's shop just up the road, bacon very good.
All in all a great place to stay.
A unique experience
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Recently retired.
We were aware of the fact that the bed had only
access from one side but were surprised that it appeared to be in an alcove.Having spent a number of holidays on a narrowboat however we were used to this so it was not a problem.We would not
recommend this let to anyone who has any disabilities.The property is ideal for railway
enthusiasts however and overall a unique experience.
nostalgic charm near whitby
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | ricky
we were impressed how clean the accomodation was with milk,coffee & tea to great us.the cottage is very comfortable it is within walking distance to whitby.friendly pub accross the road(no food though)bacon rolls at the butchers to die for,4 steam trains pass by you window daily(surpisingly quiet)the spiral staircase & small bathroom take a bit of getting used to but overall a nice place to stay,would certainly stay here again
Compact, well-equipped accommodation in a pretty location with a
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | steelworks
Well presented accommodation - clean and reasonably
well equipped. Compact but comfortable. Ruswarp is
incredibly pretty. The accommodation is on a
station platform with steam trains and regular
service trains passing by - they caused us minimal
disturbance and added real novelty value to the
stay. There are good footpaths into Whitby, and the
accommodation provided a good base for travelling
into the moors.
Two minor gripes: no freezer compartment in the
refrigerator; and not possible to open the upstairs
window without climbing - not a problem when we
stayed in October, but can imagine the bedroom
accommodation getting stuffy in the summer.
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