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Cowslip Retreat

The perfect Whitby holiday retreat for rest and romance

Cowslip Retreat is a deliciously stylish cottage all contained on one floor overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Designer fabrics, Farrow & Ball paints and gorgeous furnishings combine to create a luxurious bolthole with the most amazing views across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and to Whitby beyond. This, we believe is the perfect combination for rest and romance!

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Idyllic Retreat, the perfect romantic hideaway

Cowslip Retreat is a deliciously stylish cottage all contained on one floor overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Designer fabrics, Farrow & Ball paints and gorgeous furnishings combine to create a luxurious bolthole with the most amazing views across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and to Whitby beyond. A perfect combination for rest and romance!

Pet Friendly

Cowslip Retreat is a Pet Friendly Holiday Cottage

A restful Farrow & Ball palette of String works perfectly as a backdrop to the stunning views of the North Yorkshire Moors and Esk Valley from every window and yet the Retreat is only 3 miles from the long sandy beaches of the North Yorkshire Coastline, a perfect combination in anyone’s book! Lovingly upgraded with subtle interior flair, with under-floor heating throughout the retreat to keep you toasty warm.

The wood burner is perfect for those cooler nights when you can snuggle into the luxurious soft furnishings, or just relax with a good book and a glass of wine. Or maybe you would like to use the Apple iPad and bluetooth speakers for streaming your favourite music choice with Apple music, or watch some classic movies on the SMART TV with Netflix – the choice is yours! Double french doors open right back so you can drink in the views.

The open plan plan living allows you to share your time together. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including a Neff gas hob and beautiful cookware, all you need to create a romantic supper or a delicious lunch to enjoy in the garden. Gorgeous details like granite work surfaces, an island painted in F&B Dix blue, delicate crystal glasses, Emma Bridgewater pottery, Wedgwood crockery …everything to make your holiday feel special.

A laundry room housing the washing machine and other housekeeping things is provided for muddy clothes after long walks or cycles or sandy beach towels.

A button back linen king size bed and super comfortable mattress together with its luxurious duvet, pillows and quality Egyptian cotton bedding topped with throws and soft cushions make this a bed to dream in! Gorgeous chunky oak bedside tables with lamps make it perfect for lingering in bed in the morning with breakfast or a coffee.

With Cole & Son wallpaper, a sumptuous large bath or a separate drench-head shower, fluffy towels and dressing gowns await you …the bathroom has toasty warm underfloor heating, a heated towel rail. Enjoy a long relaxing soak with Elemis toiletries… bliss after days out exploring the fabulous coastline.

French doors lead out to the patio and the garden which has exquisite views of the countryside from every angle. Watch the deer in the field, or a partridge hop into your garden. There is an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy al-fresco meals, plan your day with coffee, or enjoy a glass of fizz while watching the North Yorkshire Moors Steam train puff along in the valley below on its way into Whitby. Nearby farm shops and delis have an array of local produce if you feel like firing up the Weber BBQ. The retreat is located behind Cowslip Cottage and is accessed via a gently graded path with two sets of steps with handrail along the way and garden area to side.

The house is fully WiFi connected so you can keep in touch with the outside world if you need to and make full use of the SMART TV’s.

One dog is very welcome. We charge £30 per week or short break.

suitable for babes in arms only
A travel cot (bring your own bedding) and highchair are available.

Private parking is available for 1 car

Rating: 5 * gold award by Visit England
Views: Truly amazing
Highlights: SMART TV,  Netflix, Apple IPad, wireless speakers, music streaming with Apple Music, Apple IPad, log burner, local village pub and restaurant, quality fabrics and furnishings, honesty bar
Sounds: Birdsong, pheasants, partridge, sheep, cows, clip clopping of passing horses, distant church bells
Nearest shops: 10 minutes walk away
Nearest Pub: Easy walking distance, be sure of a friendly welcome and log burning fire
Welcome goodies: Warm freshly baked bread on your arrival,  something alcoholic, locally made cake,  locally produced jam, butter, milk, Yorkshire teabags, cafetiere coffee and sugar
Useful to know: Wellies and brollies, binoculars, torches, iron/ironing board, washing up liquid & cloths, kitchen cleaner, dishwasher and laundry tablets, kitchen towel and tea towels, toilet rolls, liquid hand wash, cling film and foil, condiments are all provided for your use.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome, by arrangement at £30 per stay
Payment and Booking: Online booking available

  • 5 Star gold rating
  • Friendly Owners to greet you and then leave you in peace
  • Sleeps 2
  • Underfloor heating and log burner
  • Enclosed garden, patio area and parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi
  • SMART TV, Netflix, DVD player
  • Apple iPad, digital music streaming with Apple music
  • Full Kitchen with island and granite work surfaces
  • Separate laundry / drying room
  • Honesty Bar
  • Beautiful walks on the doorstep
  • Amazing views from all windows
  • Changeover days Friday or Monday, short breaks available all year
  • Welcoming friendly pub and restaurant on the doorstep
  • Speciality shops within walking distance
  • Close to sandy beaches and coastal paths for walking and cycling
  • Set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park
  • BEDROOM: Button backed linen king size bed with pocket sprung mattress and thick topper and luxury 600-thread count linens, gorgeous throws and cushions
  • Luxury bathroom with large bath, separate shower enclose, heated towel rail and underfloor heating, fluffy towels and dressing gowns
  • Elemis toiletries
  • GOODIES: warm freshly baked bread, something alcoholic,  locally produced jam and cake, butter, milk, Yorkshire Tea, coffee and sugar
  • TECH: BT fibre fast broadband
  • SMART TV, with Apple iPad, music streaming, ceiling and bluetooth speakers, DVD’s, Netflix, movie library, remote control for lamps
  • Full Kitchen with bespoke island and granite worktops, dishwasher, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven, NEFF gas hob, microwave
  • Honesty Bar
  • Breadmaker
  • Separate laundry/drying room-perfect for drying coats and boots after a day exploring the Moors
  • Private garden and patio area and private parking for 1 car
  • Emma Bridgewater and Wedgwood crockery, Royal Doulton crystal glassware and designer cutlery
  • Dualit kettle and toaster
  • Le Creuset oven ware
  • Library of books, DVD’s, board games
  • Selection of wellies, umbrellas, binoculars and torches
  • Hairdryer
  • Bespoke guest information guide
  • Yorkshire Life Magazine
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