Self-Catering Whitby

The Station House Whitby, North Yorkshire

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From: €1,191 weekly Guests 11 Rooms 5 Bathroom 4

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
This is an exceptional, Grade II listed building and has been converted to the highest of standards. Many original features have been retained including a feature stained glass window and some exposed beams. The kitchen is a warm and inviting room with an Aga at its heart and a fabulous Belfast sink. The formal dining room has generous proportions and there are two elegant and tasteful sitting rooms, one with a woodburner. There are five sumptuous bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and the luxurious bathroom has a roll-top bath for that relaxing soak at the end of a busy day. This really is a very special property and one that would enhance a holiday in this wonderful location.

Accomodation Details
Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 2 x second floor single each with additional pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with freestanding bath (hand-held shower on taps), basin & WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. Kitchen with AGA & Belfast sink. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Second sitting room with living flame gas fire and French doors to courtyard.

The delightful North York Moors village of Ruswarp is just two miles away from Whitby and on the boundary of the National Park. It offers visitors a range of facilities including a public house, general store and tearoom. The viaduct crossing the River Esk is constructed out of an astonishing 5,250,000 bricks, it is 120 feet high and it was built to carry the Scarborough to Whitby railway line. It is now known as 'The Cinder Track' and is used as a walk and cycleway. There is river and sea fishing to be enjoyed in the area or time can be spent boating on the river. Along with the famous North York Steam Railway, train buffs can appreciate a trip on Ruswarp's miniature steam railway. This village is in a tremendous area for an unforgettable holiday.

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.

Gas central heating with woodburner & gas fire in sitting room. AGA, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock,WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Two enclosed courtyards with furniture & BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub across road serving food. Note: This property requires a good house keeping bond of £200.00

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

May 2022
Being 3 family's we've had a fantastic week long stay at The Station House. It's in an ideal location as it's a 20 to 25 walk into Whitby and short trips to other areas by car, train or bus. The pub across the road The Bridge Inn is amazing, food and staff are brilliant and is a must if stay here. The house has everything you'd need and more while away here. We will definitely be back.
March 2022
We had an amazing holiday in this fantastic house. It has everything you need and the location is very good for Whitby which is just a short walk away. Thanks to the owner for the delicious cakes and bread which was a lovely surprise. Our family would definitely stay here again.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
January 2022
Another great stay for New year in this beautiful house with all the family. It was spotless with everything you could possibly need. 5 star accommodation
September 2021
A brilliant location in a lovely friendly village, with the bonus of trains outside your window! We booked this house for a family holiday for 7 adults and two dogs. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The layout is fun, lots of space to spread out. There's an easy, level walk into the centre of Whitby from outside the house along the gorgeous Esk valley, between the river and the railway. (It's more like 30 minutes than 20). Ruswarp is delightful, don't miss the rowing boats, Jackson's the butcher and the little village shop. Things we didn't spot before we booked (might be important to someone else). --*Parking is tight and you share it with visitors to the little rental next door. *The only outside space is two paved courtyard areas, partly shaded, but very secure and private. *And I'm afraid I have to agree with other reviewers about the four poster. It was quite hard. Everyone else said their beds were really comfy though. Finally, don't let the thought of trains passing outside the window put you off, the house was surprisingly quiet. They're mostly gone before you notice. However the steam trains do exactly what you'd expect: there's a lot of steam and puffing and it's brilliant.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
November 2020
Very spacious property. Great to lose the kids in! I had 2 issues with the property. 1. The en suites were far too small to enjoy a shower in. Our teenage daughters found them too small and so did we.We didn't use the shower in the master bedroom as it was awkward to get in and out of and the water was too slow. For a property this large I would of expected better sized en suites. The shower room that was off the dining room was too small also. The shared bathroom was large and lovely! But did not have a shower in. 2.the dining table was very awkward to sit around as it was too wide for the room and it had very large awkwardly positioned legs. But all in all a very nice dog friendly property.
August 2020
We had a lovely stay here in August 2020. The cottage takes 11 people and 2 dogs, which effectively made up our entire party. During our stay quite a few things were not quite right - the fridge was turned down to the lowest setting and our food in danger of going off. The owner was curt in manner and less than helpful when we rang her to ask where the gauge was to 'up' the fridge setting. On another occasion a compartment in the fridge door fell off when we put a bottle on it. And most concerning of all, a rusty nail stuck up from one of the chairs, hurting my daughter in law when she sat on it; that could have been really serious if it had been my 90 year old mother in law or my infant grandchildren sitting on it. When we raised these things with the owner (nicely) she neither apologised nor seemed bothered by us flagging them - infact she was again, unfriendly and unhelpful. On our return we were subjected to a litany of things we were supposed to have done wrong. Many were downright fibs (she alleged we had broken a window, which was absolutely like that before we came; I remember looking at it and thinking it looked like someone had put a bullet in it! But she was insistent that the damage was caused by ourselves.) She also stated that we hadn't left the house in a clean and tidy state, which again, was untrue - we spent a good hour cleaning round before we left, emptying the fridge and the bins, tidying up, etc. As I later explained, it was not our responsibility to leave the place sparkling - surely that is the job of the cleaner when cleaning the property for the next people? I am not sure quite what she was expecting, but clean and tidy is how we left it. I will own to a mark on the wall and a spillage on a chair cushion which could have been done by my small grandchildren and have offered to recompense her for this - but it's hard to rid ourselves of the notion that she wanted to 'get her own back' on the small points we raised with her whilst staying there. I'm still stunned that she could try and pin the damage to the window on us. If we had damaged the window we would have owned up straight away - we're actually like that! A pity because we had a lovely time otherwise and the property is great. But she's not a good person to deal with and if you do stay there, be advised that you are dealing with someone who is less than reasonable in her manner and outlook.
January 2020
Just spent 3 lovely days in this beautiful house 7 adults and 4 children. Plenty of room for our family gathering for new year. It has everything in it you could possibly need and fresh baked bread, biscuits and chocolates left for us on our arrival. Nice old pub just across the road and a nice 20 minute walk into Whitby. Would certainly recommend it
April 2019
This property is an absolute delight.. It is very comfortable, incredibly well equipped, even including cutlery for toddlers. A freshly baked loaf was ready when we arrived, and the whole family enjoyed relaxing evenings in the cosy lounges. Of course, a highlight for young and old was watching the steam trains go by. We fully intend to visit again!
Mr Stevens
April 2019
This is an excellent property for a large group.. Although out of Whitby itself, Ruswarp has a lot to recommend itself, and the walk into Whitby alongside the Railway is easy and enjoyable. The property is very well equipped for a large party and very comfortable. Would not hesitate to recommend it.
April 2019
Spotlessly clean when we arrived, with the nice touch of a loaf baking in the bread machine. This property is ideal for a large group, family or otherwise, altough the stairs to the top floor bedrooms are a bit steep for anyone with mobility problems. Plenty of room to chill downstairs with a choice of two well furnished lounges. The dining room is a bit of a squeeze though. The main bedroom is very comfortable with an en suite and a four poster, the other four bedrooms also comfortable but not quite as posh. We walked into Whitby alongside the railway and river Esk. Scenic, fairly flat and took around 30 minutes. Highly recommend the village butcher.
April 2019
We recently returned from a weekend break at The Station House. My mum was having her 60th birthday and had booked the cottage for a family group including adults and a young child. We didn’t really know what to expect, but were very impressed by everything that the Station House had to offer. We were concerned that, with so many of us in the party that it would feel cramped, but this couldn’t have been further from reality. The house is very spacious, with 5 very well appointed, good sized rooms, which, and the rest of the house is just as roomy, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Our little girl loved the fact that the house was attached to a working railway line and platform, and was very excited watching trains pass, and greeting one of our family members at the adjoining platform. There are some very quirky, original features such as low beams, traditional railway paraphernalia and a fantastic AGA cooker. The location couldn’t be better - only a 5 minute drive from Whitby, or a 5 minute train ride direct from the house to Whitby centre. We had a great weekend, would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.
Mrs Roberts
March 2019
This house was amazing.. Plenty of comfortable space, spotlessly clean & very well equipped with good quality items. Everything we needed for a large family break together. Easy access into Whitby, either walking, busses or the train all in close distance. The grand daughter loved waving to the trains and enjoyed the local monsterz play area.
Mr Wright
February 2019
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.. The cottage was well located and a lovely short walk into Whitby. Comfortable accommodation and we liked the Aga and the log burner. All bedrooms well appointed and ready made beds were a bonus. A good games cupboard with jigsaws and games. Would certainly recommend it
Mr Wheatley
January 2019
I can highly recommend the station house at Ruswarp,the house is amazing,very comfortable,warm, very very well equipped,there was even a fresh loaf of bread baking for us when we arrived,we spent a week there with kids and grandkids for a family birthday,ten of us in total and there was plenty of room for all of us,the grandkids loved looking for the trains,which weren't at all intrusive.. Ruswarp is a lovely little village with a great butchers shop and a very welcoming pub,the bridge Inn. Whitby is in easy 20 minutes walk from the station house and Robin hood's bay and Scarborough a short car ride away all in all a brilliant house to stay in,we are all hoping to go back there in the future as we all loved it so much.
Mrs Jackson
December 2018
This is a wonderful holiday accommodation for a large group.. The decor is lovely, the aga a comforting warmth and the kitchen really well equipped for social dining at hom
Mrs Rice
December 2018
We had a fabulous weekend at the station house in Whitby, the house was stunning and plenty of room for all 11 of us (8 adults 3 children (ages 1,3&6).. It was a shame we was only there for the weekend I could have stayed forever! The house was so close to Whitby and driving distance to Scarborough. The house had everything you needed. Mrs Jones is lovely and I cannot recommend this place enough.
Mrs Hoy
October 2018
The owners had thought of everything that you would need for a self catering holiday.. It was such a warm friendly house, with lots of space, so you didn't have to be together if you didn't want too. Never used an aga before, it was easy to use, only charred the lemon meringue pie!! On our first night we didn't have any hot water, contacted Mr Jones and that was sorted out the next day, he was really helpful. Ideal stay if you like walking, as you could go on the flat straight to Whitby or if you fancy a challenge take the path past the butchers and its a hillier route. Butchers shop in the village had lots too choose from and very helpful. Little Monsters was down the road and that was a great indoor play area for the kids.
Mrs Hardman
August 2018
The house was really well stocked with all the things you need to start your holiday, the accommodation itself was brilliant, and so well furnished.. There where minor things like the back door would not open fully, the courtyard could have been cleaner for the children to play in, these are minor things but on the whole we loved the place, it was a dream for the children and the adults who love trains. The location was brilliant and the short walk to Whitby was a bonus as we did not have to take the cars.
Mrs Gough
May 2018
The location was great fun for the children.. They loved the steam trains. Very pleasant walk into Whitby. House was unique.
Mr Gray
March 2018
Potential hirers need to be advised that The Bridge Inn in Ruswarp does not currently serve food and is not open every day..
Mr North
March 2018
Had an absolutely fantastic time at Ruswarp, both adults and dogs.. The cottage is in a superb location, comfortable, relaxing and well maintained. This is our first time with Sykes, but it will not be the last. Would highly recommend both Sykes and The Station Masters House @ Ruswarp.
Mrs Rickers
February 2018
The accommodation was stunning and far exceeded our expectations.. We have never stayed in such a well equipped house.
Mr Inglis
February 2018
A great venue that was comfortable, spacious, and well equipped the last time we rented, and that still managed to improve on things this time round.. The images are true-to-life and speak for themselves, but it's as much the details that aren't advertised that make it. Generous with the type and quality of crockery and cutlery and all the other domestic bits and pieces you need. We've stayed in places where the cheapest possible option has always been chosen, and that can really make a difference. Not so here where it feels throughout like a well-appointed home. And lots of thoughtful touches on arrival making it easy to slide into a holiday. All-in-all, an excellent break for everyone, and we'd definitely come again, thanks!
Steve G
November 2017
had our week here and ive had an amazing time I can't fault, there's 11 of us here in total. a fantastic holiday let on the ruswarp station , seen the steam train which ended Oct 29th. there's a brilliant walk into whitby next to the line. the village is good quiet and out of the way way. the local pub is a massive walk away all of 10yards at least , i can't fault the place if im booking a large party highly recommend. to the the posh southerners if you don't like it and it's not your multi million pound house welcome t yorkshire and more shame on you not enjoying our countryside you can downgrade to lidl for you shop. but for me the place is stunning and the village is brilliant. full marks and more for this little gem
November 2017
Right on the station at Ruswarp, with fabulous steam trains chugging past a couple of times a day, an easy walk into Whitby about 20 mins, or jump the local train 6-9 mins. Ruswarp has a brilliant butcher who's goods could feed you with something different for every day of your break, and pies and sausage rolls that will please the most discerning. The house is huge and well fitted out with good quality fixtures and fittings, and everything to make your stay easy, the quality of bed linen (feathers) for those with allergies, was top notch, and towels enough for all and thick and soft, Whitby well what can I say that hasn't been said, a great place with history, intrigue, old alleyways small bars, that sell good reasonably priced food and unique shops for all, the added bonus was the Goth weekend where all manner of beasties and Victorian steampunk, and costumes adorn the streets, my grandchildren loved these, and thank you to those who let us take photos, as my parting words give it a whirl take the whole family, oops go to Beacon farm for the best scones ever, and home made real ice cream, JUST LIVE AND ENJOY
Miss Holliday
November 2017
Extreamly enjoyable stay, particularly loved the log burner.. All bed comfortable. Great pub over the road that served decent food and was dog friendly.
viki j
September 2017
We had a large group holiday and booked this property and the Ticket Office, which is a small 2 person property attached to the Station House. There was enough parking at the property for 3 cars, 4 including the space for the Ticket Office. The first impressions of the property were that it was clean and very well cared for. There are so many rooms in this property that 12 people staying here would still not feel cramped. The location is the best thing about the property and we were able to watch the trains go by from the comfort of the sofas. The entire family had a wonderful stay at this property and would really recommend it for any family get-aways and even a large group of friends.
May 2017
A delightful, warm and comfortable house, plenty of room for a couple of families (but trickier if a group of adult couples). Parking is tight, in the village as well as in the designated area. Plenty of train spotting opportunities, circular walk to Whitby, close to loads of other good places to visit/walk. A lovely welcome (freshly baked bread and warmth of Aga) and a great week. All we wanted, and more! ?
May 2017
Spent a lovely week here with friends. Lovely house , comfy beds and good facilities. Enjoyed rushing out to watch the steam train go by! Beautiful area and lots to see and do. Could do with a few more electric sockets .....I had to crawl under the double bed to reach an extension lead in order to plug in my hairdryer. The outside areas need a bit of a tidy up too.
May 2017
A delightful, warm and comfortable house, plenty of room for a couple of families (but trickier if a group of adult couples). Parking is tight, in the village as well as in the designated area. Plenty of train spotting opportunities, circular walk to Whitby, close to loads of other good places to visit/walk. A lovely welcome (freshly baked bread and warmth of Aga) and a great week. All we wanted, and more! ☺
November 2016
A lovely property with lots of character & original features. 2 large sitting rooms, dinning room, a well equipped kitchen/utility room & 5 bedrooms plus two garden areas. Went as a family group 0f 11 (3 generations from young baby to pensioner) & everyone enjoyed the stay. End of season but still boating, miniature train & soft play in village. Short walk along footpath into Whitby & access from garden to platform to watch the steam trains pass....
Mrs Lunn
June 2016
Everything about the accommodation and location was perfect.
Roseanna E
October 2015
We stayed here as a Ruby Wedding celebration with our family including our baby grandson. Everyone agreed it was the best equipped place we had stayed in. The trains were an unusual and most enjoyable experience and we were able to welcome part of our family from London on the platform. Would love to return
July 2015
We have just spent our 45 the wedding Anniver sary with our family at this beautiful Grade 11 listed home.We were group age range 1-68 and no one could fault anything.on arrival a welcome tray,biscuits and bread baking.Loved the kitchen especially the AGA.wonderful space in the sitting rooms and safe courtyard gardends for children and the dog.Beautifully furnished,and lovely decor.We all fell in love with the steam trains and rushed to windows or the platform to wave.Great to have all white googs in the kitchen too. Lovely village,easy walk ,for the fit,into Whitby,good transport links,lovely walks.Little shop and a fabulous local butchers shop Jacksons,you must try his wares.Nice peb across the road,does pub grub and a quiz on Thursday which we won
Mrs Dowds
July 2015
This was a wonderful place to spend our anniversary and the house was big enough to comfortably sleep 10 people of a variety of ages and needs. Everything was just perfect!
Mr Wilcox
June 2015
Loved this beautifully well furnished house in an unusual location with great facilities on hand; a pub across the road, bus stop outside and scenic walk between river and railway to Whitby. Steam engines of the NYM railway passing by provide interest, and rowing on the River Esk is a delight. A good house for those with a dog, the courtyards are secure and entry via the laundry room was useful in wet weather.
March 2015
Lovely large house suitable for large groups, very clean and well stocked with everything you may need during your stay. The trains stop right outside your door and while we were there the Santa Express stopped, which was lovely. Easy access into Whitby and surrounding area. There is a pub across the road but unfortuneatly they weren't serving food whle we were there. There is also a very good butcher just down the road which also serves bread, cakes, cold meats etc. Would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Rollins
March 2015
For us the use of 2 sitting rooms was a real bonus which gave us plenty of seating. Being dog friendly, the addition of the utility area was brilliant for damp dogs to dry off in and preventing shoes going onto the carpeted areas. The pub opposite is very handy for food, it gets busy so book or arrive early. It was great to walk into Whitby but even better to get back on the train and be on your doorstep. Overall 10/10, can't wait to return.
Mr kirk
March 2015
This was our second visit to The Station House and loved every minute. This is a lovely home full of warmth and character. The location is perfect for a walk into Whitby and the owners are always helpful. We have already booked our third visit for next year. Can't wait!
Mr Paton
February 2015
This is the 4th time we've stayed at The Station House and we always find it a lovely, relaxing environment which has great access to all the local amenities and attractions. We love that it is a real home from home.
Mrs Chisholm
December 2014
An extremely well equipped, spacious but cosy and welcoming house. Very conveniently situated for amenities and access to the town and lovely countryside/riverside walks. The occasional steam train or scheduled diesel (only 4 a day and only two carriages) made an interesting diversion - and did not detract from the overall peace and comfort of the house. We spent a lovely week here in December and would thoroughly recommend this property.
Mrs Byrne
December 2014
This was a holiday for a family get-together, the accommodation was spacious, comforable and clean and situated for easy access into Whitby and surrounding towns and villiages.
Mrs Newton
November 2014
The cottage was lovely and in a great position for walking into Whitby. Fabulous for family gatherings and the children loved the trains going past.
Mrs Bradey
November 2014
A wonderful characterful property in an excellent location, with plenty of space for us all. The steam engines were a particular bonus and going out to see them while they waited for the level crossing was great fun. A real gem of a cottage and we'll be back.
November 2014
Just had a fantastic week in this amazing cottage. Steam trains and heritage diesels going past the front of the house had us running to the platform to wave, and even the Northern Rail scheduled service stirred quite a lot of interest in the children (Ok, and me). Ruswarp is a lovely village, with a top class butcher / deli, great pub right across the road (easy to duck out and see the steam engines from there too, you get the idea!), excellent miniature railway, café, river, ducks. Really easy walk to Whitby - 20 minutes down the side of the river / railway line, or Northern Rail or regular buses. The house really is big enough for an extended family, with two lounges, two en suite bedrooms, a bathroom and spare shower room, an Aga and conventional hob, huge utility room, two fridges and lots of space, and most windows overlooking the platform to make it easier to see the trains. As you might have guessed, that was my main reason for booking the cottage, but the property in itself was fantastic. Whitby is lovely - very scenic and atmospheric, with loads to do. We're coming back!
Mrs Hague
September 2014
Great location. One of the best cottages I have stayed in
August 2014
This is a lovely home that is kept immaculately...unfortunately if you are vacationing with a few under 10 year olds its impractical...the stated 20 minute walk into whitby is only to the local car park. .its actually40 minute's into actual whitby bay area....there is also an early morning wake up call from the cement works which is directly behind the house 7:00 until 6:30 ever other evening The noise continues throughout the day....overall possibly a more suitable rental for a large group of adults...certainly not the family and animal friendly property advertised...kirsty member visiting.
August 2014
although this is a lovely house, it is full of far too many expensive ornaments to be child friendly, the downstairs shower door and en suite bathroom door did not shut properly, the walk to the beach at Whitby took us a good 40 mins, although you can get to the town car park in 20 mins. there is also a concrete block manufacturing works which backs onto the garden, which is quite noisy. if you want a holiday where the house is the main attraction then this is for you, but for a base for a family seaside holiday I would not recommend it
Mr Hurst
June 2014
Although it was only a short break, we enjoyed the access to the walks nearby across to Whitby and the general setting. It was very relaxing to just enjoy the patio garden and restful being in the house when the weather was a bit damp or chilly. It was a good base for any kind of holiday, and having two sitting rooms, and a good utility room was great for a big family or a group of different ages.
Mr Beal
May 2014
This is our second year at The Old Station House, and it never fails to make us happy. In fact, none of us really wanted to come home, even the dog was upset. The owner keeps a very tidy House and looks after it really well. hoping to go back next year too.
Mr kirk
March 2014
The comfort, cosy feeling of the property gave you the feel good factor. Location was very good in walking distance of Whitby, a fantastic property. Would certainly consider staying again.
Mr Griffiths
January 2014
It was my fathers 80th birthday and to have children and grandkids in one house was very special. The real beauty was the space, it allowed us to eat and socialise but also have our own space - from the utility room, to the warm kitchen, to the eating area and the sanctuary of the back sitting room.
Mr De La Taste
December 2013
Spacious and characterful with lots of small touches to make a very enjoyable stay (2x TVs, books, DVDs, games, basic food items)
Ms Hinchcliffe
December 2013
A dream house, just as a station house would be imagined, even to the trains stopping at the station.The house was warm and cosy, with enough rooms to prevent a family of eleven getting on top of each other. The Aga, woodburner, pub across the road and the Santa Special train trip made our whole experience at the Station House unforgettable. A must rent property for all train lovers, young and old.
November 2013
Loved the house. The 4 poster bed was very very comfy. We will definitely return didn't want to leave!
Mrs Watkins
October 2013
Excellent holiday home. Well positioned for Whitby and walking. House well equipped, warm and spacious.
Mrs Reid
October 2013
We loved everything. So warm and welcoming and comfortable. We could have done with another week, just to get over the chilled out feelings we all had. We all slept very well in the fabulous warm and relaxing beds. We would all like to return again one day.
Mr Hathaway
August 2013
Excellent family property, location, access to amenities and Whitby. All in all, one of the best self-catering holidays we have had, and we have had a good few!
Mrs Parkinson
August 2013
What a treat to have steam trains passing the windows every day. A very well maintained property in a great location. It was a privilege to have the chance to stay there.
June 2013
Good spacious accommodation. The aga in the kitchen was brilliant. However, the second double bedroom was a bit cramped. The pub over the road offered good reasonably priced food, and you only had to stagger across the road.
Mr Pitts
May 2013
Excellent location, trains enjoyed by everyone.
Mrs Fulton
May 2013
The cottage was perfectly based in an ideal location, just a short 40 minute walk from Whitby. It was great having the train literally on the 'doorstep' and we were lucky to see steam trains throughout our week at the beginning of May. The courtyard area was a real sun-trap and perfect for a family BBQ.
May 2013
This is the second time we have stayed here and have already booked again for next year! The house is in an ideal position, just a short walk from Whitby. Our granddaughter loved the trains literally passing the front door and was even more impressed when we actually boarded one for the short ride into Whitby. The rooms are spacious and well equipped kitchen. The owner even supplied bubble bath, which was a nice touch and there was a brand new BBQ which we were fortunate to use twice in the lovely enclosed, sunny courtyard.
April 2013
We visited as our family of 5 plus my parents. There was more than enough room for all of us with 2 large living rooms and 5 bedrooms. Having steam trains pass our window never got boring! There's a picturesque mile and a half walk into Whitby alongside the tracks, and Ruswarp is a perfect base to explore the coast and the moors. The house itself on three floors is stunning. We had fun using the aga and log fire, there are numerous bathrooms and comfortable beds. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed in this fantastic house.
Ms Craig
January 2013
Clean and comfortable accommodation in good location. We look forward to going again.
Mr Ingham
January 2013
The station house was everything we were hoping for but when we arrived it was even better than we imagined. Truly stunning!
Mr Geraghty
December 2012
Convenient, cosy well equipped house. Aga and log burner just right for the weather we had.
Mrs Cooper
November 2012
The accommodation was fantastic. So much space! The Aga was an added bonus, all of us said we would go back with family. Whitby is only a 30 minute walk too.
Mrs Plummer
October 2012
It was altogether excellent.
Mr Paton
October 2012
This was our third visit to the Station House. It is such a beautiful, relaxing place to stay and very well equipped. Our boys loved seeing the trains whizz past the windows. It's brilliant that you can now walk into Whitby along the railway line too.
September 2012
The house is beautiful. It is well-furnished and has lost of plants, pictures on the walls and ornaments - you really feel like you are at home. I have already recommended this property to friends and would love to come back again. I wish there were more properties like this.
Mrs Ashton
September 2012
The kitchen was so well equipped, pub so handy, trains very convenient for our railway-mad family. Parking good, nice walking paths close by.
September 2012
My wife and I took our 2 grown up children and their children to the holiday cottage for a week. The 2 four year old children thought it was marvelous that they could stand on the platform, watch steam trains go by and wave to the driver and passengers. There is a picturesque walk into Whitby with the railway line on your left and the River Esk on your right which takes about 20 minutes. The house is large and well furnished and we had a wonderful time there.
Mrs Stanley
August 2012
An excellent property with lots of character and we loved watching the steam trains pass by. Good base for visiting Whitby, Scarborough, Saltburn and other places. Loads of space for the 3 generations of our family.
Mr Langford
July 2012
Had a great holiday at The Station House - it was a perfect location for walking and travelling. Would recommend it to friends and family.
Prof Sedley
July 2012
A great location. Ideal for a large family with a lot of room to spread out.
Mr Boulton
June 2012
A totally wonderful and relaxing time was had by all. The Station House at Ruswarp was very special. Many thanks.
Mr Jefferson
May 2012
The house was very spacious and the children did not get under our feet. The house had lots of books, games and jigsaws to keep them happy. The steam trains passing the front window was a great attraction for the children as was the pub across the road for the adults.
Mr Hignett
December 2011
We booked this property for my brother's 40th birthday as he is a rail enthusiast. The house is amazing. There is so much room for everyone (8 of us) and the furnishings are exquisite! Everywhere was spotlessly clean and, despite the house being so big, it was very warm throughout, we visited in December. It was also lovely to be able to bring the 2 family dogs!
December 2011
great location very central, lovely butchers up the road, loved the agar spent most of our time round the table in front of the agar, nice food at the pub over the road, went on the train from this station to middlesborough good shopping day out for £6.00. nice walk to whitby. house clean bed linen excellent quality, take dogs very traditional house good holiday in all
September 2011
This was the most money we had ever spent on a self-catering holiday. We chose the Station house as somewhere magical to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The agar was a first time experience which created delicious breakfasts and, at the time of our stay, the Bridge Inn kept a good pint and served hot food. I thought my eighteen month old granddaughter would be too young to appreciate the steam trains but she soon had us all running out to wave to the choo-choo! We did not resent one pence of our outlay. The only problem was having to come home. We did not want to come home.
Mr Stratford
August 2011
The Station House is an excellent holiday home in a wonderful location. It is extremely well equipped and the owners were very helpful and friendly!
August 2011
what a house coudnt fault it everything you needed and more.Pub over road was friendly and the food was brilliant ( try the steak )it was a fab expereance all round and try sandsend a lovely coastline bout ten mins away by car.You will not be dissapointed by this gem of a property, book it now!!!
Mrs Atkin
July 2011
This is a spacious property kept to a high standard. The Bridge Inn is in easy walking distance with a warm welcome and acceptable food. Made extra special by the passing of steam trains.
Mr Finch
June 2011
The Station house is a wonderful property. The owners have thought of everything you need to feel at home. Very clean, quality furnishings and plenty of steam trains going by. A perfect holiday for 4 generations of our family.
Mr Keville
June 2011
The Station House was fantastic, every little detail of it oozed charm and warmth. So everyone reading this go and stay it is brilliant. You also get a Steam train going right passed your window; How cool is that - FANTASTIC!
Mr Hillam
May 2011
The Station House and the village of Ruswarp were beautiful and I'm already planning to return next year. The location of the Bridge Inn was excellent too! Being able to walk out onto the station platform and watch the steam trains go by was worth the cost of holiday itself.
Mrs Denney
April 2011
Ruswarp is a lovely quiet location but with some good activities on offer. Great walk to Whitby and train ride back onto the doorstep - literally! Enjoyed watching and waving to trains. Loved the space the house gave us to enjoy 8 adults being together.
Mr Pulleyn
March 2011
Station House was just what we wanted over the weekend. It accommodated 10 adults and 1 child comfortably. Cleanliness, facilities, accommodation and location were all first rate.
January 2011
The Station House is a beautiful property with lots of quirky features. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend and are already planning our return visit.
Mrs Reed
November 2010
The location of the house - on a bus and train route into Whitby. Local amenities were excellent. We particularly liked the 'quirkiness' of the property!
Mr Woods
November 2010
Our party had 6 adults, 4 children and a dog. Excellent! Plenty of space, clean, everything you need to make you feel at home. Added bonus was that steam trains stop at the platform outside the front door. We all loved the whole holiday. Good pub grub in the local opposite. If looking for a family get together, try this one.
September 2010
The roomy house had everything one would need for a comfortable stay. All tourist spots within easy reach with the added bonus of trains passing by your window.
Mrs Bull
August 2010
Our 3 small grandsons loved the access to the trains. House was very user friendly - 'good' standard of decor/furnishings was ideal - we didn't want to have to worry about things too much. House was fantastically well -equipped and I loved the AGA. Great area and loads to do - we ran out of time!
Mr Gray
July 2010
Steam engines outside the window!
Mrs Nuttney
July 2010
We liked the situation of the property. The well equipped and comfortable rooms. Easy to get to a lot of the local tourist areas. Plenty of places to dine out.
July 2010
We spent bank holiday weekend here for my hen do. There were 11 of us and we all loved the house. Location was brilliant and seeing the trains was lovely. My parents and Uncle arrived after we left as we had hired house for a week. They felt the same and they have talked of having a family do there next year. A real gem.
Rev Clowes
June 2010
The house was great for our family gathering. Some comments from the children aged between 6 and 11 :- fantastic time; best ever holiday; can we come back next year?
Mrs Parsonage
June 2010
The Station House was excellent for all our family, from toddlers to grandparents. Lots of space and so well equipped. The steam trains passing through were great fun and it was so handy for Whitby and Sandsend beach for the children. The whole house was well presented and wonderful for a family holiday, the 6 of us had a great time and would definitely recommend it as a high quality holiday let. Thank you.
Mrs East
May 2010
Loved the atmosphere and the location. The accommodation was great. We had a great time. Helpful and friendly owners.
Mrs Hoey
December 2009
The fantastic location and the attention made to fine detail. Every aspect covered, did not want for anything. Excellent pub opposite and good local butchers. It was perfect!
Mrs Beavis
December 2009
Very cosy, well equipped and well situated. Had lovely time.
December 2009
We'd stayed at the Station House for a winter break in December 2008 and immediately fell in love with the palce and area.
December 2009
Very helpful information prior to arrival by the owner. Plesant cottage with good facilities. ideal for large families, as there is plenty of space both upstairs and down. Ideal location; steam train passes the window four times a day which the grandchildren loved. Very close to Whitby. The buthers up the road highly recommended.
December 2009
The Station House is brilliant for a large family but equally as good if there are just a few of you.There were only 5 of us staying so there was plenty of room for us all. The house is well equipped and is very dog friendly with an enclosed paved area at the rear. The aga took a bit of getting used to but is lovely to sit next to on a chilly night with a good book. The sofa in the main living room looks comfy but needs some re-upholstering, you nearly sink on the floor! We met the owners on the last day, very friendly people.
Mrs Fairs
November 2009
Great property for seeing the steam trains. Lovely house, useful enclosed patio area.
Mrs Simms
November 2009
The cottage was very well equipped and done to a high standard. The welcome tray from the owner was a lovely way to start our holiday. The location was perfect and gave us a great base to explore the area.
Mrs Morgan
September 2009
Building quirky and interesting. Good location for exploring local areas. Family and dogs enjoyed house and garden.
Mr Hurding
August 2009
We had a lovely second stay in this lovely house.
Mr Carter
June 2009
Very spacious accommodation. Well equipped. Aga in kitchen. Location with steam trains passing regularly.
Mr Storer
June 2009
A lovely cottage very close to Whitby. The grandchildren loved the trains passing at regular intervals.
Mrs Burton
May 2009
The house was large enough for 8 people without any problems.
Mrs Fulton
May 2009
Excellent accommodation for a truly wonderful family holiday. The house was fully equipped for all our needs and the trains being literally on the doorstep were an added bonus. The location was fantastic and we will definitely come again. A good time was had by all!
Mr Bethell
April 2009
Lovely location and ideal base for a large family holiday.
Rev Butler
August 2008
The house was wonderful for a large family party. The situation of the house was perfect - 50 yards from an excellent real ale pub and a brilliant local butcher/baker. The absolute BEST thing was that steam trains trundled past the front window four times a day!
Mr Dibb
June 2008
All round excellent accommodation, in a superb location for the coast and the Moors.
Mrs Hewitt
May 2008
The house was perfect for our get together family holiday more than enough room for everyone to do their own thing or all to be together. The trains kept the grandchildren entertained not to mention grandad. The aga was the perfect cooker. A try before you buy experience. The walk into Whitby a delight.
May 2008
House was amazing, would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great area and the steam train going past was a real treat. Would definitely return soon.
Mr Pincher
April 2008
The house has considerable character and is most comfortable and well-equipped. The steam trains going through added further character and interest. The Aga was superb for cooking! The location is excellent. The owner was most helpful.
Mr Pegrum
November 2007
A well presented house, very well equipped. Lovely surroundings with plenty of places nearby to visit.
Mrs Darmon
August 2007
It was like taking a step back in time with a beautiful setting and the steam trains passing regularly. Also ideally situated for visiting different places of interest around that area. Lots to see and do.
Mr Law
August 2007
The Station House was fantastic. So much space yet still cosy. Location was ideal.Well presented and for a larger family group very user friendly.
Mr Churcher
July 2007
It would be hard to fault this lovely idiosyncratic property in any way. A wondeful cottage for aging adults and I imagine irresistible to families with young children.
Mr Fuller
June 2007
Ideal situation for people relying on public transport. Bus stop within 50 yards and trains literally on the doorstep.
Mrs Burton
May 2007
Excellent property in a great location.
Mr Hawley
January 2007
We loved our break at the Station House in Ruswarp, one of the best presented and maintained places we have ever rented. I can't say anything bad about it at all, many thanks for letting us stay, I and my family had a wonderful few days!
Mrs Anderson
December 2006
The Station House was warm, clean and extremely well stocked. In particular the owner was extremely helpful. The place is absolutely gorgeous.
Mr Saunders
November 2006
Brilliant building, well appointed, 8 of us had a weekend we will never forget.
Mr Wallis
November 2006
Excellent weekend, great accomodation.
Miss Moore
October 2006
We like being able to have all our family together. Having 2 sitting rooms was a bonus, and the house is a great for Hide and Seek. Absolutely adore the Whitby area, whatever the weather! Eden camp well worth a visit. Crazy golf at Whitby and fossil hunting were a hit with the children. Watching the trains - the children especially loved waving at the steam trains as they passed in front of the house. Loved the Aga cooker! Everything we could possibly want was available in the house...
Mrs Colgan
August 2006
Plenty of room for adults and children. Comfortable accommodation. Excellent setting.
Mrs Banbury
June 2006
Spacious well equipped house, good location. Plenty to keep young and not so young entertained!
Mrs Compton
April 2006
The property was very comfortable.
Dr Wiscombe
February 2006
Excellent property affording plenty of spacious, clean accommodation. We were extremely delighted and all felt that in some ways the brochure and details didn't do this property justice. It was ideal for all the family to get together, loads of crockery, cooking utensils, saucepans etc.
Mr Hatter
February 2006
A great venue for a family holiday. The children loved the space in the house, fantastic for hide and seek. We had fun catching the train into Whitby from our back door.
Mrs Knowles
November 2005
Fantastic house full of character, we really enjoyed our stay which would have been great anywhere but had the added bonus of being in a wonderful location - thank you!
Mr Todd
September 2005
We had a fantastic time on holiday, the good weather did help. The cottage was everything we hoped for. Our thanks to Sykes Cottages and the owners.
Mrs Gould
June 2005
We loved the accomodation as there was plenty of room for both families and for the children to play together.
Mrs Hodgson
January 2005
Lovely location. House was roomy enough to take 5 children (5 - 10 years) comfortably and still leave a 'quiet room' for the adults.
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