Sycamore Cottage ref: UK2364

Borrowby, near Staithes, Whitby & Area

3 Stars

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Sycamore Cottage was built in the late 1800’s and was originally a cow byre used for milking a dairy herd. The building was converted to a holiday cottage in the mid 1970’s and modernised to a contemporary style in 2017. A cosy property, it offers open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, two good sized bedrooms and a shower room with a walk-in shower. The cottage also has an outdoor terrace offering an amazing view down to the coast and Runswick Bay. The cottage is set on a working farm and has a shared yard and drive, used by two adjacent properties.

For families travelling with babies, the owners are happy to provide a baby bath, changing mat, potty, toilet training seat and step if required.

Borrowby is a quiet hamlet located off the beaten track, but within the North York Moors National Park and overlooking the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The surrounding area can be explored on foot, via a network of footpaths, or on horseback from the Borrowby Equestrian Centre.

Despite its isolated location, Borrowby is a great starting point from where you can explore the North Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors National Park and the Cleveland Hills. The historic towns of Whitby and Guisbrough are just 20 minutes away. Scaling Dam and Lockwood Beck, located close on the A171, are both available for fishing (permits and licenses required). Scarborough is about an hour’s drive away and York can be reached within an hour and a half.

For local convenience, there is a small shop, chip shop, pubs and a bus stop at Staithes, approximately 10-minutes’ drive away. A fuel station, butchers shop and pubs can be found at Hinderwell, 5-minutes’ drive from Staithes. Beach 2 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Freeview TV, Blu-ray DVD player and a selection of children’s DVD’s, books and jigsaws.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (can be kingsize on request).
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating (underfloor in shower room), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Front terrace with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Staithes
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Danby
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

Things to do nearby

Sandsend
Sandsend

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

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