- £422 per week
- £60 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- Family friendly
- Private parking
- Secure bicycle storage
How far to...?
- Beach 2.5 miles
- Pub 0.25 miles
- Shop 0.5 miles
- Welcome pack
- River views
- Countryside views
Important - please note
- Sorry, infants (aged under 2) are not allowed at this property
- Check in: 4:00pm
- Check out: 9:00am
To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.
- Walk-in shower
Read the full Access Statement for this property.
The Old School House is a cosy two bedroomed cottage which sleeps four in the delightful village of Briggswath, just outside the coastal town of Whitby on the North York Moors. There is an open plan living/dining and kitchen area, just right for small family to be together after a day in the moors or great for friends to enjoy each other’s company whilst preparing a tasty dinner from local Yorkshire fayre or to sit and relax in front of the large smart TV and watch a favourite film. Upstairs you will find two comfortable bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en-suite shower cubicle in bedroom one. The property is located within five minutes’ drive of Whitby. Here you will find a beach complete with donkey rides in the summer and some of the best fossil hunting in the country. Captain James Cook was an apprentice here in Whitby before he sailed off and discovered Australia. Whitby Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, is said to be the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula and the Goth community hold their festival here every year. With, history, art, nature and superb restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs and of course fish and chips there really is something for everyone in Whitby.
History: The Old School House was actually originally a Toll House, the last before Whitby on the Pickering to Whitby road. It was first mentioned in 1764 (We did a little research in the library of the Whitby and Literary Society. Part of the Whitby Museum and well worth a visit) It then became the local School, hence the name. During the war it was used by the Home Guard. Since then it has been a Hairdressers, Antique shop (It popped up several times on Heartbeat) and now for you a holiday cottage.
Entrance: Through the side door into the open plan ground floor area
Lounge/Dining Room/Kitchen: A light and airy open plan room with two large windows and an original front door . Cosy up on the sofa and rest your weary legs after a day’s activity in the fantastic North Yorkshire Moors. You will find traditional furnishings including two cabinets an occasional table, large TV with Freeview and a dining table with chairs.
The kitchen area incorporates a fridge and separate small freezer, ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, washing machine, microwave, filter coffee machine. A real feature of this room is the original stone floor.
Landing: A staircase from the living area leads up to the landing which in turn leads to the bedrooms and bathroom
Bedroom 1: Double bed with wooden headboard, bedside tables with lamps, traditional style wardrobe and chest of drawers and an occasional chair. Latched wooden door. There is a TV for you to enjoy a lazy morning in bed. A tiled shower cubicle is in this bedroom.
Bedroom 2: A twin room with two single beds with metal headboards, a bedside table with lamp, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and a small occasional table and chair. A latched wooden door. This room has a very pleasant outlook up the leafy road.
Bathroom: Bath, pedestal washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail and a lovely latched wooden door.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome.
Parking: Off road parking for a car. Plenty of on road in the village.
Garden: Small enclosed patio with outside seating and lovely stone floor. From this you can sit and listen to the water from the beck which runs to the rear of the patio area. Secure Bike Storage.
Heating: Underfloor gas central heating downstairs upstairs radiators.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable. Please note this property is not suitable for children under the age of eight.
Fishing: The river Esk runs close by the Cottage with free fishing stretch running from the footbridge (from the front door turn left) to Sleights Road Bridge. Species on offer include Brown Trout, Grayling, Salmon and Sea Trout. Fishing can be done with bait, spinners and on the fly Please remember that although it is free to access the land here you must have the appropriate Environment Agency rod license and adhere to the appropriate bye laws.
Shop: 0.5 mile Renowned Butchers Radford’s, Renowned Bakers Botham’s, Spar Supermarket.
Pub: Nearest (Over the foot bridge) 0.25 mile The Salmon Leap Others: The Plough Sleights The Forge Inn in Aislaby
Perry's Garden Centre is only 2 doors down from the cottage where you can enjoy tea and homemade cake at the side of the River Esk.
The Old School House is in a very good location, we did some beautiful walks close by, and it is only 3.5 miles into Whitby, There were some lovely pubs to have diner in the evening and the sound of the steam train was lovely. Comfortable, well equipped and welcoming - we can't wait to return.
Thank you. The cottage was lovely and we fell in love with it as soon as we opened the front door. It was perfect.
We have loved our short break and the cottage is fabulous. The welcome basket was a lovely touch, especially with later access time.
Absolutely gorgeous cottage. Very well equipped and very cosy. Lovely touch with Christmas decorations. A home from home.
#Very cosy, clean and fully equipped. Great location too!
Sleights is a stunning, traditional village located about three miles from Whitby, and is one of the largest villages in country. Along the bottom of the village runs the River Esk, where many salmon can be seen leaping in the river. Salmon fishing permits can be obtained for anyone interested in trying their hand at fishing. The village has fantastic amenities including a shop, bakers, an award-winning butchers, pubs, church, village hall, fish and chip restaurant and a post office. It is a wonderful location for walks and is perfect for a family or couples holiday.