Take a look at just some of the great comments and feedback we receive from our guests for our luxurious holiday cottages in Whitby
Everything was perfect. The owners have thought of every little detail. I had read about the views from this cottage, but really nothing prepares you for them. The steam train went past the Piggery a few times throughout the day, we could see deer, rabbits & foxes from the kitchen balcony and the patio windows in the living area. SMART TV and iPad provided should you wish to have a cosy night in beside the relaxing open fire. We like walking, the Piggery is a fantastic location to do this. We will most definitely be returning to this stunning cottage.
Outstanding Accommodation: The Piggery, a wonderful characterful property offers deceptively spacious accommodation. The owners meet the needs of their guests with an attention to detail that surpasses many other holiday properties.
Arriving to the smell of freshly baked bread was the most amazing welcome and my daughter Isabel couldn't wait to dive in ! We've had the most amazing break away together and this retreat is perfect - everything you could possibly want has been considered ! My daughter loved it so much she cried as she was sad we were leaving. We really hope to come and visit again and cannot recommend this place enough...
We recently stay in the Piggery... WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! It oozes luxury. You can't fail to be impressed by the thought and attention to detail that has gone into this little gem with stunning views across the valley, what a vista to wake up to!
Your every need is catered for, from the smell of freshly baked bread on arrival to the luxury bedding and every gadget you can think of. The cottage is beautifully decorated to a very high standard and there is bags of room if you need your own little space to read a book or listen to music.
Brilliant holiday, we WILL be back!
We came for 2 birthday celebrations and a touch of nostalgia. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations and this home was central to that experience. Thank you so much for creating the perfect setting for our celebrations.
What a flair you have for decor. The cottage is adorable! Such a beautiful setting, we thought we would want to spend all our time outdoors, but the cottage is too comfy to drag ourselves away. A week here will not be long enough. Lovely. Thank you.
Cowslip is truly a fabulous retreat. Some of the most beautiful countryside and ocean stretches we have ever seen! Comfy beds, lovely views across the valley – what more could one wish for? Thanks Joe and Geoff for making it special.
First time in Cowslip Retreat – we normally stay in The Piggery, next door with friends. Ideal for two with everything you could wish for and fab weather. Welcome hamper much appreciated. The properties are so tastefully decorated and immaculately kept, we will definetely be back – thank you
Ewelands Retreat is an absolutely wonderful place. The views are fabulous, what a sight to wake up to in a morning! Very comfortable with everything you need and more. We will definitely be back soon!! Thanks
We couldn’t have asked for more. Stunnings and wonderful property. Credit to all your hard work and many thanks for the ‘Welcome Basket’, very much appreciated. Thank you Joe and Geoff for letting us experience the beautiful Yorkshire way of life
Had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage/retreats. We couldn’t have asked for more. Stunning views and a wonderful property. Credit to all your hard work and may thanks for the ‘welcome basket’, very much appreciated. Thank you Joe and Geoff for letting us experience the beautiful Yorkshire way of life
We have stayed in many cottages over the years, however Ewelands House is definitely one we will return to. The views are fantastic ! The wonderful ‘steam trains’ passing through the valley are delightful. The cottage itself has everything we love, the attention to detail is second to none, it really is a gem. We will be back !
I booked Cowslip Retreat for Pauline’s 50th Birthday…but I had a plan !! It is the perfect place for my marriage proposal !! She said YES in between the tears (of joy I think) so we may be back for our Honeymoon !! Belle, our black lab, had loved the beaches and walks and sleeping in front of the fire xx
Ewelands House – We have stayed in this area many times but this is our 1st time in this cottage. What a beautiful place to stay. A well equipped cosy cottage with an amazing view. The cottage has everything you need (Thought I’d caught you out with a garlic press, but found one !!) Welcome hamper was a nice surprise. The cottage is very luxurious and has lots of lovely things in it. Certainly well worth the 5 * rating. Thank you
Beautiful ‘bijou’ retreat. Comfortable with absolutely stunning views. Delightful village with very friendly residents to whom we have chatted whilst dog-walking. Thank you so much for the welcome hamper – a real treat ! Our stay has been perfect, especially the welcome bottle of wine as we have just celebrated a special anniversary !!
Thank you so much for a lovely week in Yorkshire. The Piggery has been amazing. Very tastefully furnished throughout with a lot of attention to detail. Little touches like the throws for outside and binoculars to watch the deer etc are all very thoughtful. We have visited some lovely places this week…. it’s a perfect base. Thank you once again for everything.
Such a beautiful house, stunning location and views to die for. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - a great base for exploring the wonderful North Yorkshire countryside ! Couldn't have wished for more.... hope to be back again !! xx
Our first thought when we arrived at Cowslip Retreat was WOW! Want to stay in this piece of heaven forever. Fantastic view, the retreat is fabulous !! You have thought of everything. Thank you for the welcome hamper, we felt special from the start !
Haven’t slept so soundly for ages, comfortable bed and lots of walking may have been the reason. It’s been a fabulous few days, so sad we can’t stay longer, but we’ll be back. Love all the touches in the retreat – art work beautiful, binoculars, (used many times), JUST PERFECT !! Thank you so much xxx
I can’t recommend the cottage enough. It exceeded all expectations, a real gem! We had a really warm welcome from the owner and experienced no issues at all! The view from this place is simply breath-taking!! You don’t want to look away from it, and the beauty is added to by the steam train running past every hour or so. It’s a money can’t buy view. The cottage is modern, clean, warm and welcoming. With absolutely every comfort you can image….all the way down to a pair of wellies, dressing gown and slippers! There are binocular by the door to enjoy the view and the most charming welcome basket full of goodies!
We will be back!! Thank you so much!
We have had a fabulous time staying in lovely Cowslip Cottage. Want to return again. Views beautiful and cottage very well thought out and equipped. Ideal and relaxing. Lovely taste
The cottage and its location were superb. A real country cottage is much appreciated if you generally live in a town and the owners’ attention to detail showed how much they appreciated it too
Ewelands House is truly a special place – luxury home – wonderful views and only a short drive from inspiring North Yorkshire Country ! We will be back – thank you Joe and Geoff
Ewelands Retreat – Great views, your attention to detail is second to none. Fabulous!!
Wow!! What a lot of hard work and clever thinking has gone into this ‘retreat’. It is very special – thank you. Plan to return
Once again another delight for us all in this lovely cottage situated in an area of ‘Outstanding beauty’ Worth it for the view alone!
Gorgeous home with everything planned and thought out really well. We’ve had a brilliant 5 days. Complete luxury. Better than a hotel….Thank you
Fantastic facilities. You have thought of everything. This place is heaven! We did not want to leave. Thank you ever so much
Just lovely !! Setting, view, retreat, everything was fantastic. You’ve created a really lovely place here and we will definitely be back
What a fabulous little gem. Your attention to detail and eye for design has made this break luxurious and indulgent – thank you!
Well thank you for creating such a lovely cottage/retreat. It really felt so easy to relax and cill out. The sun setting on the lovely view was the icing on the cake
As good as ever. Thank you for making this the nicest retreat we have ever been in. We will be back
I have travelled far and travelled wide but this is the place I would like to hide.
Such a joy to stay somewhere so pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay – thank you
Loved it, truly stunning inside and out. Want to come back and have an upstairs balcony, love to you both, Thank you for the gorgeous hamper.
A real home from home. Fantastic place and a great holiday. We have stayed in three of the five properties and will be booking Cowslip Cottage for this winter – FANTASTIC !
Such a well equipped retreat, we were amazed when we opened the door ! Wonderful views, peaceful and quiet. We would definitely return. We will be sad not to be able to have our first drink of the day looking out at the breathtaking views – thank you.
Beautiful cottage with fantastic views. Great location with lots of things to see and do nearby. Could;t ask for anything more ! Thank you we’ve had a wonderful time!
We came to Ewelands Retreat for a well earned rest and the short break we had here did just that! Peace, tranquility and beautiful scenery along with 5* accommodation meant we were able to switch off totally. We will definitely return and recommend your lovely place to friends and family
Ewelands Retreat – Fantastic location – stunning views and delightful walks! Stylish and luxurious retreat – A home from home ! Loved the welcome hamper, a really thoughtful touch. Thank you both so much
The Piggery is simply a lovely cottage with stunning views – an idyllic spot ! The beaches at Sandsend and Runswick bay were fabulous. Dalby forest was awesome ! Thank you for a lovely week
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