A fabulous stone built semi-detached house enjoying elevated views in a charming rural village, this spacious and comfortable property offers accommodation for up to five people. This stone built semi-detached house enjoys an elevated position in the village of Sneaton and offers welcoming accommodation. The sitting room is warm and inviting with a dining area, beamed ceiling and an unusual stone corner fireplace with a wood burner, making this a comfortable and relaxing room. The well-fitted kitchen is bright and cheerful and equipped to a good standard. There are two bedrooms, a family room on the ground floor that benefits from an en-suit...e shower room, and a double bedroom. Both rooms are light and airy and there is a further bathroom that serves the property. Views from outside are stunning and look across to Whitby Abbey and the sea. The lovely rear garden is enclosed and has a barbecue and furniture, making it a relaxing spot to enjoy some al fresco dining.
Amenities: Night storage heaters with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, CD player. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for multi-fuel stove available to purchase from caretaker. Bed linen inc. in rent. Highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture (accessed across yard). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk (limited opening times), pub 5 mins walk.
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 charming, elevated village of Sneaton is just three miles from Whitby. Delightful stone cottages line the main street and there is a traditional public house with an open fire, exposed beams and serving delicious meals at the heart of the village. Nearby is Beacon Farm, which has a tea-room, farm shop and also produces wonderful ice-cream. Sneaton is a paradise for walkers as numerous footpaths can be found around the village most notably the Monks Trod, an ancient stone pathway that the monks used to travel to Whitby Abbey to worship. The neighbouring village of Ruswarp offers boating on the River Esk and a small golf course. Sneaton is well placed for the coast and the North York Moors and offers a variety of attractions and activities, making it perfect for a holiday base.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
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 05/27/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Sylvia
Excellent service from the caretakers who live next door, nothing is too much trouble for them and there are friendly neighbours living alongside. The cottage is clean and well equipped, with storage heaters and a wood burning stove (with a charge for the wood)for the cold winter months, a comfortable three piece suite and two beds and two bunk beds. There is a small enclosed garden outside across a shared yard. On the down side one of the storage heaters in the living room wasn't working in December 2012, the bathroom needed redecorating and the downstairs bedroom could do with a hand wash basin to go with the shower and toilet. There are two steps into the cottage and two steps from the kitchen to the sitting room so it is not suitable for disabled people. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire coast and moors and a a few miles from Whitby, but a car is needed as there is no bus service.
Mrs S E
Relaxing and enjoyable!
Left on 01/20/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Mrs S E
Very friendly owners - we were very grateful for the impromptu demo on getting the Log Burner going - not having one at home - and also Sky TV - Thank you Simon.
The cottage was clean and comfortable, bedroom cosy and warm, hot water always available, parking for 1 car outside essential.
Sneaton is a short drive from Ruswarp and Whitby where all facilities you would expect for a seaside location are available. If you travel out of Whitby, over the large bridge, on the Scarborough Road then you will find a large Sainsburys store from where you can get back to the cottage further along the Scarborough Road, which we found easier than going back towards and through Ruswarp.
Having relatives in Whitby, the surrounding area is familiar and this cottage was a nice base for us from which to visit them and see our usual favourite places of Sandsend, Whitby abbey, Goathland, Grosmont and be able to go on the tour bus etc.
The cottage was like a home from home and other than benefitting from some updating of decoration in the upstairs bathroom I don't think there is much room for improvement. We would happily stay there again.
Warm and cosy, pet friendly cottage
Left on 12/08/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | gertrude
The caretakers next door are very friendly. We took our Lab and were made very welcome. The cottage is idealy situated for whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington and the yorkshire moors.
It is very clean throughout and ideal for a couple with a dog.
Unfortunately we did not visit the local pub as dogs are not welcome as they serve food, not even allowed in childrens room, even though pub was empty.
We would go again as we had an enjoyable time and it being october, the dog was welcome on the beaches.
Old Haven - Home from Home
Left on 12/04/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Tracey
Old Haven is a well equipped, spotlessly clean cottage just outside of Whitby with stunning far reaching views of Whitby abbey and the sea. A more than adequate kitchen and comfortable lounge, with the provision for a real fire if you wanted. There wasn't much that wasn't provided in this property. The only downside was the fact that the property backs directly onto and overlooks a main road,a bit noisy at times but overall not too much of a bother considering all the other plus sides.
Good value for money
Lynda & Graham
lovely cottage perfect accomodation
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Lynda & Graham
The cottage was alittle difficult to find, but had misread the instructions, the cottage itself was lovely, had everything required with the bonus of a dishwasher.It was very comfortable & clean, close to Whitby & other places of interest. The caretaker lives next door & was extremely friendly & helpful, would have no problem recommending this cottage to anyone.
Dave & Ange
Well worth it
Left on 05/12/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Dave & Ange
We were made very welcome on our arrival, The cottage was very clean and comfortable with great views over to Whitby and the village pub is worth a visit be it for food or just a drink. There are some fantastic walks in the area including The Monks path which Meg ( the dog ) loved, One of the many walks we did. Brilliant!!
A little bit of heaven on earth
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | COUNTRYLOVER
Lovely Neighbours who answered our many questions on places to visit. The cottage was well equipped spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Located three miles outside Whitby in rolling countryside with Beautifull views looking to Whitby abbey. A small secluded garden was also included. A short walk to local pub, where staff were very welcoming and serve lovely bar meals. Would recommend steak night! And a visit to the ice cream factory is a must. Couldn't find anything wrong with this lovely accomodation and would really look forward to another visit.
Left on 05/31/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Kingdoone
Great area to visirt. Sneaton nice village. This cottage faces away from road.
It was clwean warm and comfortable. the cooker took a bit of working out though.
They said rthere would be fuel for the fire. there was none and no-one to ask.
We had taken our own believe it or not. So we useed the woodburner which was cosy.
Plenty of things to see and do, easy location from the cottage.
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | Stevechris
We had a wonderful and enjoyable stay at this very welcolming cottage. Everything about the cottage was perfect and we would certainly return for other short breaks.
Lots of things to see and do weather sunny and warm
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | sarah butt
the cottage was very nice but in the downstair bedroom the toilet was very small
the area and the sights were brillant the best
place we visited was heartbeat country and
Bridlington there was not any place we did
Comments on holiday cottage ref. 2616
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | leamap
The upstairs was very comfortable with large room and bathroom, the kitchen was reasonably equipped but the cooker hob took a while to suss out and did not seem to be terribly safe.
The bottom bedroom beds were very comfortable but the shower and toilet area could be improved. In particular the toilet area which was old and needed updated. It seemed to be suitable for children but we used it as an adult bedroom/shower/toilet and that was ideal as we had a dog and could easily get out to the garden. There was no tablecloth for the dining table, the three piece suite was comfortable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the neighbours were all friendly, but the accommodation does need a little 'tweaking' in places.
The location overlooking Whitby was ideal but the entrance to the car park was dodgy, no gate being shut and so we had to keep a careful eye that the dog did not disappear from the garden to the adjacent busy road. This was avoidable by keeping constant watch when moving from the garden back to the house.
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