About your Stay

The Cottage





Beautiful Maybeck Cottage is located on a hill top in the stunning area of Ruswarp. With breathtaking views from every window, stretching out across the countryside. The cottage is set in a peaceful location, along a small country lane. But within a few minutes walking distance to the village of Ruswarp, and all that it has to offer. The property is furnished to a very high standard, with a 4 star rating. The extra touches of luxury give this property a luxurious hotel feel inside a cosy cottage atmosphere. This allows you to relax and unwind with options to explore the North Yorkshire Moors & spectacular coast line, at your leisure.

Your accommodation

1 x Double Bedroom

A beautifully spacious bedroom, with a large king size bed & luxury matress. Fur throws, hot water bottles, hair dryer & gowns are also included, to make your stay as cosy & relaxing as possible.

Open-plan Lounge

Comfortable & relaxing, open plan lounge with double sofa bed, dining table and seating for 2/4, Large 32″ TV with netflix & Disney +, electric fire, Sony sound system & stunning countryside views. 


Fully equipped kitchen with kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer & microwave. Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Sugar, and (in the summer) fresh eggs, from our rare breed hens.


Private bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin and toilet. Super soft bath sheets &  luxury soap, handcream  & hair & body wash.


At the front of the cottage is a small courtyard area, with plants and benches to relax and unwind.


From the picnic area you can enjoy breathtaking views. Overlooking the valley, all the way to Sleights and across to Whitby, with the Abbey in the distance.

Your Home away from home

Amenities & Services

Full gas heating & Fire
Electric oven & gas hob
Fridge & Microwave
Bluetooth Speaker
Netflix/ Disney Plus
Sofa Bed
Fresh bed Linen
Fresh Towels
DVD Player
Travel Cot
32" Television
Off road parking
Shared courtyard & lawn
Key Safe
Bubbles On Arrival
Luxury Toiletries
Cottage Information

Cleanliness – We endeavour to clean this cottage to a very high standard, we ask that you take care to treat the cottage & its furniture with respect & inform us immediately if you are dissatisfied or experience any breakages. Extra care is given to cleaning during the pandemic, we use antibacterial mist on soft furnishings, aswell as bleach products for general cleaning, we pay particular attention to remotes, key safes and handles etc.

Bins / Recycling – The main bins are located to the right of the car park as you enter. Please empty your rubbish into the relevant wheelie bins during your stay and on departure.

Noise – Please be respectful of the other cottages on the site & their guests. Please keep noise to a minimum, particularly on an evening.

Spares – You will find spare toilet roll, batteries & lightbulbs in the bathroom cupboard.

Outdoor area – The outdoor area is a communal space for the guests of all the holiday cottages on Lambert Hill. There is an outdoor table & chair set under the bed for your private use, please return this to the cottage when not being used. All other outdoor picnic benches are for shared communal use, so if you prefer to use these and they are vacant, then please feel free.

Pets – Unfortunately, we do not allow pets in any of the cottages on Lambert hill.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited throughout the whole cottage, please respect this.

Extra Visitors –  Should any extra guests stay on the sofa bed, please inform us on our contact number so we can ensure that the bedding can be turned around in time for our next booking.

Parking – Please leave your vehicle in the free car park area provided on entry.

Sofa Bed – The bedding set for the sofa bed is kept in the drawer in the wardrobe. Please leave this out on departure, if used, so we can ensure it is taken away to be laundered.

Helpful Information.


The cottage does have WIFI access.


The heating can be set using the system in the kitchen. On your arrival it will be set to AUTO which means it will come on in the morning & on an evening at set times. Should you wish to put the heating on between these times, then feel free. Please remember to turn the heating back to AUTO when you are not in the property. The thermostat to control the temperature is in the hallway on the wall.


The water heater is on a timer so there should always be hot water available. The Shower is over the bath.


There is a 32″ Television in the lounge area. There is all of your regular channels, aswell as others linked through Now Tv.


There is a DVD Player in the lounge area.


The sofa in the lounge is also a small double bed. The bedding for the sofa bed can be located in the drawer at the bottom of the wardrobe.


The key safe will have the same code for the duration of your stay, so if you wish to leave your keys in there when going out for the day, place them in the safe, shut the door and scramble the code. On returning place the code you used to enter the property originally into the key safe and access your keys. On leaving the property at the end of your stay, please leave the keys in the safe, once you have locked the cottage. Close the safe and scramble the code.


There is a Sony bluetooth speaker in the lounge. Once connected you can play your music through the speaker.


The TV is linked to a Now Tv stick. From here you can access ITV hub, Iplayer, More 4, Five, Netflix & Disney Plus. If you are taken to a login page for any of these apps, click on the Maybeck Icon to access.


The cottage has an electric oven & Hob.


The fridge will be turned on for your arrival. It has a small freezer compartment at the top. Please ensure you empty the fridge before departure.


The fire in the lounge is electric, there is also gas central heating and a small blow heater in the bathroom cupboard available. Please ensure the fire is turned off when you are not in the property.

Fire Safety

The cottage has three smoke detectors throughout the property as well as a Carbon Monoxide tester next to the boiler. These are all checked once a week.

The kitchen drawer has a fire extinguisher and there is a fire blanket to the right of the kitchen on the wall.

Safety instructions are included in the drawer and on the main door.

All Manuals and instruction booklets for the appliances can be found in the lounge drawer.

getting to know your surroundings

The stunning local area of Ruswarp

Where is the nearest....

Where is the nearest………


Ruswarp village is a ten minute walk from the cottage or a two minute drive. If you turn left at the bottom of the cottage track, you will find Ruswarp just down the road.


The nearest cash point is on the outskirts of Whitby around a five minute drive or a 35 minute walk. If you turn left in Ruswarp and head up the bank. At the roundabout on the left is a Petrol station. This has a cash point, Spar shop and a Costa.


The nearest petrol station is in Ruswarp. If you turn right once you have entered the village and go over the train track and bridge, following the road round to the right. The petrol station is on your left.


The nearest shop is in Ruswarp. If you turn left as you enter the village the shop is on the right. There is a free carpark if you turn right down a small road just after the shop & just before the butchers. The shop is open 9-1 and 2-6 during the week,    9-11 & 2-6 on a Thursday and closed on a Sunday.


There is a butchers in Ruswarp. If you turn left as you enter the village, it is on your right hand side. There is a carpark behind the butchers, which you access from the small road on the right, just before the butchers.


The main bus shelter is in the Village, on the left, in front of the church. There are stops between the cottage and the main bus shelter. If you are travelling to Whitby you need to be on the cottage side of the road. If you are travelling towards Sleights you need to be on the river side. Timetables are included in this file.


The nearest train station is in Ruswarp. If you turn right in the village, the station is opposite the Board Inn pub. You can catch the diesel train from here, either into Whitby or along the route, through the villages. The steam train does not stop at Ruswarp station, so to catch the steam train you would have to change at Whitby. Timetables are included in this file.


Taxi ranks are not available in the village. To contact a taxi please go to the useful numbers section.


The nearest pub is in Ruswarp, on the right hand side as you enter the village. The Board Inn serves food and local ales.


The nearest café is a minutes’ walk from the cottage. If you turn left when you exit the track to the cottage and walk past the miniature railway. The Chain bridge riverside Café is on the right hand side.


The nearest Supermarket is Lidl, which is just as you enter Whitby, around a five minute drive. If you turn left in Ruswarp and head up the bank. If you go straight across at the first roundabout. Then take a right at the end of that road, Lidl is on your right hand side. Other supermarkets in Whitby are the CO-OP, Sainsburys and ALDI. Although these are a little further afield.

Within walking distance...

Within walking distance….

 At the bottom of the cottage track – Directly opposite you will find the miniature railway, which is great for children & adults alike. Just to the left of here (down a gated entrance to your right) is the Chain bridge riverside café, serving lovely lunches in a fabulous riverside setting.

A little further along the road towards Ruswarp, on your left hand side is Mini Monsterz indoor play centre, great for the kids on a rainy day.

Opposite here you will stumble across Ruswarp Pleasure Boats, where you can hire a rowing boat or canoe to take a trip down the picturesque river Esk.

Keep walking along this road, with the boats on your right, and you will enter the village of Ruswarp.

To the left you will see Ruswarp church and the bus shelter, where you can pick up the bus to Whitby.

If you keep heading left along this road you will pass a small shop and the local butchers.

As you enter the village, if you choose to head right, you will stumble upon The Board Inn pub, which serves welcoming food and local ales. Opposite the pub you will find the train station, where you can catch the diesel train either into Whitby or for a meander through the other villages on the route.


If however, you choose to walk right when at the bottom of the cottage track, you will wander along the Carrs towards Sleights (around 2 miles).


Sleights village has the lovely River Gardens Tea rooms and Garden centre. Great for a spot of lunch by the river, a game of croquet or a visit to the garden centre. Across the river and up the bank in Sleights you will also find two pubs, a shop, a butchers and a branch of the famous Bothams Bakery.

Getting Around/ public transport...


Parking in Whitby

Parking in Whitby can sometimes prove difficult, to say the least. To park in town you can either use the pay & display facilities or if they are busy you can park in the disc zones, where you will need to display a disc, which we have provided for you. You can only use this in the disc park areas in town for the time stated on the signs. Set your disc to the time you leave your vehicle and leave on display. Traffic wardens are very keen in Whitby, so please be careful.

Should you choose to use it, we have a park and ride facility, this is situated on the outskirts of Whitby. Turn left out of the bottom of the cottage track. Turn left in Ruswarp village and head up the bank. At the main roundabout, take the first left, heading away from Whitby. The park and ride is situated on the next roundabout to the right. The buses run very regularly from here.

For more information check out www.northyorks.gov.uk/parkandride

(This site is sometimes used for Covid testing so you may need to check it is running beforehand).



The bus to Whitby from Ruswarp picks up at the village bus shelter ( on the left in the village).

The bus is an Arriva Bus No 95. It is a 9 minute journey into Whitby.

There is a timetable overleaf.

To double check the times please contact 0344 800 4411


To get the train into Whitby from Ruswarp, you can pick up the train at Ruswarp station which is situated on the right as you enter the village.

The diesel trains run through this station at different times throughout the day. If you would like to ride on the steam train, you would have to change at Whitby Station, as the steam train does not stop at Ruswarp.

There is a timetable overleaf.

To double check times & fares please contact 0800 138 5560


To walk into Whitby from Ruswarp it is around a 40 minute walk. There are details of the routes in this file.

Walking into Whitby


There are two ways to walk into Whitby, both setting off from Ruswarp.

At the bottom of the drive turn left to the T junction in the village.

For the easier walk turn right to cross over the railway lines, then immediately turn left through a gate to take a footpath alongside the lines. This level path runs between the railway and fields, and later alongside the river. Passing under the viaduct and a high level bridge it ends at the marina, from which it is a short stroll to the town centre. This walk is approximately 2 miles.


The other way into town is a little more challenging. From the T junction in Ruswarp turn left and follow the High Street as far as Jackson’s Butchers. Look for a footpath sign on the right, which passes between a high hedge and a wall. Follow the stone paved path, an old monks’ trod, passing 2 kissing gates and a reed bed on the right, to climb stone steps. At the top take the path signed Whitby Marina, passing allotments on your left, descending and ascending more steps to reach the Cinder Track (some of which is now tarmacked.) Cross the track, across the school playing field, through the car park and onto the A171. Cross the road, with care as it can be busy, turn right and within a few metres look for a pathway on the left between hedges. This path leads steeply down to Waterstead Lane, where, after some new cottages, take the track down and over the railway line, into the marina carpark.



There are coastal paths in both directions from Whitby.

From the coastguard cottages near the abbey the path goes to Robin Hood’s Bay and beyond. (The X93 bus, half hourly in summer, hourly in winter, goes through Robin Hoods Bay for a return to Whitby)

From Sandsend the old cinder track, the bed of the disused railway line, can be accessed via a flight of steps in the car park at the bottom of Lythe Bank. After about a mile steep steps leads up onto the cliff top, from which the path leads to Kettleness, Runswick and Staithes. (The X4 runs through Staithes and Runswick, half hourly, for a return trip to Whitby)



The cinder track, leading from Whitby to Scarborough, a total distance of about 20 miles, can be accessed in several places, thus creating shorter walks. To get on to the track in Whitby, follow the A171 Scarborough road, to the corner of Pannett Park and a small roundabout. Take the small road, Southend Gardens, between houses, to a tunnel. (This can be seen from the roundabout) This is the Cinder Track, accessed either up steps before the tunnel, or a ramp on the other side of the tunnel.

The walk from here to Robin Hood’s Bay is about 6 miles and is fairly level, easier than the coast path which is very undulating. However for a shorter walk drive out of Whitby on the Scarborough road, A171, for approximately 3 miles, to Hawsker. Park in the layby opposite the Robin Hood’s Bay road, B1447, and walk back about 50 yards to a pelican crossing. Cross the road and you are now on the track, 3 miles to RHB.


There is a book on local walks in the cottage, if you would like some further ideas.

See what our lovely guests say


We stayed here for our anniversary and it was so special. We love Whitby and this was the first time we have stayed in Ruswarp, we couldn’t believe we hadn’t found this place sooner, we will be back!

Dominic Simpson

An amazing little find that we will return to for sure. Ruswarp is just lovely, and so convenient for getting into Whitby without having to move the car! Big bonus points there! Thanks for a great holiday.

Den Thorton

Arrived stressed and run down & literally floated home! Thank you so much!

Brandy Simpson

We had two very active children with us & the location was great! Minature railway was loved by us all, Mini Monsterz was a god send on a rainy day, and only a walk away! Then the fabulous beaches and boats! Just perfect, although the cottage was so special we may have to sneak a weekend in alone next time!

Janet Brown

You can reserve online through our website or contact us direct with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to your holiday cottage near Whitby.

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