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Sleepers in Grosmont, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Sleepers description

Holiday home
Sleepers is a delightful mid-terraced cottage set 1.5 miles from the lovely village of Grosmont in the North York Moors National Park. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one kingsize double and one twin, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a fitted kitchen with dining area, utility room, a sitting room with open fire and a sun room. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for two cars and a rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Sleepers is an ideal holiday home for couples and families at any time of year.

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.

Portable electric heaters with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, library of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for two cars. Bike storage. Rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: There is a heritage railway line near to this cottage meaning some noise may be audible when steam trains pass (trains only operate during the day - 2 trains per hour).


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Miss Harper
March 2014
We had a very enjoyable stay and will be going again soon.
Mr Rose
July 2014
Brilliant location for watching the steam trains go past the house. As my wife and I like them we enjoyed our break.
Mrs Brooks
September 2014
Quiet location,near the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. The excellent and beautifully kept front garden was ideal for having a BBQ a couple of nights [there was even a BBQ provided] The surrounding countryside was also perfect for walking our dog and the location handy for visiting Whitby, Goathland, Sandsend, Staithes,Robin Hoods Bay to name but a few. Overall,this is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in......would love to return again.
Mr Ward
July 2016
A lovely spot. Peaceful, pleasant neighbours. The railway is really entertaining and there are great walks.
Mrs Hunter
April 2016
We loved the open fire, watching the steam trains pass the front of the cottage, the miles of walks we could go on with the dog right from the door so we didn't use the car at all during the week, the peace and quiet, the views - well we loved everything really!
Mr Ward
July 2016
Sleepers was in a lovely spot. Peaceful, pleasant neighbours and amenities within walking distance.The railway is really entertaining, and there were great walks.
Ms Rothwell
November 2014
Liked the location, the railway, whitby goth festival itself - organisationally fantastic. The local people were friendly and helpful.
Miss Henderson
September 2014
We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the peace and quiet. The garden was a particular delight. The cottage was beautifully decorated and furnished, we all really enjoyed it and would love to visit again.
Mrs Walker
November 2013
It was well placed for a quiet retreat, walks and generally chilling out. The cottage was comfortable and warm, with good views of the surrounding area and the steam trains passing by. I would certainly book the cottage again next year.
Mr Mcleish
April 2014
The location is incredible,and the neighbours are so friendly and helpful. The weather contributed greatly .
Mr Thompson
March 2013
We booked because of a funeral in Whitby. However, the cottage was lovely albeit a little remote which we actually liked as we know the area well. Very quiet and excellent dog walking country.
Mr Stockill
December 2013
We loved the property and the friendly neighbours. The kitchen was well laid out. The steam trains are a thing of beauty, and are not noticeable. I was clock watching all the time we were in the cottage to catch the next steam train climbing up the bank. The open fire made us welcome every evening as we cosied up in front of the television.
Mrs Marshall
September 2013
Sleepers, is well named, an ideal cottage to 'get away from it all'. Good walking from the door step, and if you like steam trains you are in heaven.
Mr Gibson
June 2013
Very peaceful and relaxing. Plenty of places to exercise the dog. Lots of places to visit nearby.
Mr Blair
July 2013
Fantastic little home in a fantastic location. The location and neigbours were the highlight of our holiday. The kids particularly enjoyed seeing the steam trains running past the garden.
Mr Cliff
April 2013
Cosy real fire, warm and comfortable cottage. Great scenery, fresh air, quiet and friendly atmosphere in the street.
Ed and Andrea
January 2012
Fantastic cottage with all facilities. Tranquil and perfect for a short stay for us. Because of time of year journey to Whitby a little longer than expected but on a quiet road. Will stay again because of comfort and our dog was welcomed beyond expectation.
April 2015
If you want total peace and quiet then seriously book this cottage. The cottage itself is lovely, especially the open fire. The area is beautiful, plenty of walks, and its a pleasure to watch the steam train pass the bottom of the garden. Beware though, there is nothing for teenagers to do and there is no mobile phone signal, and internet signal is very poor.this didnt bother us at all, but some people may not like the idea.
Mr Usher
October 2011
We enjoyed the open fire and the location. I would like to say the place was lousy so it would always be available when we wanted to go, but the location and standard are superb.
Mr Barlow
November 2011
Peace and quiet. Beautiful surroundings.
Miss Harvey
February 2015
A beautiful old railway cottage with a gorgeous old fire place. A lovely week away was had. Will be going back again.
Mrs Cator
September 2012
The cottage with the excellent views and all round scenery. Lovely to watch the steam trains go by.
Ms Rasmussen
July 2012
Location is perfect. Peaceful surroundings, beautiful area with lots of opportunities. The cottage was very good. Well equipped kitchen, clean, and very cosy. Owners were very helpful and there are very nice neighbours who welcome tourists warmly. We loved staying there.
Mrs Baker
July 2012
A lovely homely cottage which met and indeed exceeded our needs especially with a toddler. Great location, a pleasant walk to Grosmont and easy access to other areas via train/car.
Mrs Field
October 2013
The location was second to none. Beautiful walks from the doorstep, and of course, the wonderful North York Moors Railway at the end of the terrace. This cottage has everything you would need for the perfect getaway holiday.
Mrs Crawford
December 2012
Peace and quiet.
Mr Ellis
November 2013
A very relaxing holiday with nice walks.
November 2013
We have stated at Sleepers before and we were very happy to find that it was the same standard. We absolutely adore the location right near the steam railway. It is a reasonable walk from the station however so if you don't like walking then please be prepared to use your car to get anywhere. It is extremely peaceful where the cottage is situated and the neighbours are absolutely brilliant. We really like the real fire. It honestly does warm the place up. We enjoyed two of our 3 nights but were sadly torn away early due to a family emergency. I would say that this place would suit just about anyone looking for a peaceful break but you must enjoy coal fires, steam trains, country walks in order to fully appreciate this little gem.
January 2014
Two friends with dogs and I went to Grosmont for Christmas 2013 and stayed in the lovely Sleepers cottage in Esk Valley. When they say Grosmont, it isn't far away by foot but as the Ford was flooded it took a little longer using the diversion with a car. We did manage to pass through the ford once when it was about 18'' deep. The cottage has a real roaring fire and a couple of electric heaters for instant heat, upstairs and downstairs loo, large kitchen with all the cutlery, crockery and appliances needed for a lovely break from reality. It gave us a great base to explore the local area and local pubs, and I made sure I didn't leave the house until 10.30 in the morning when the first steam train came into sight. There is a lovely large garden, with a shed for cycle storage, a very comfortable leather suite and I found my favourite chair was a rocking chair in the sun room extension. There is a vast array of local leaflets, books and magazines as well as cookery books for the times we ate in the house. Fred the neighbour is knowledgeable about the area and the owners have lots of railway memorabilia on the walls of the cottage. There is a very poor wifi connection using a BT hotspot, but for me my phone didn't work for a week unless you went up to the top of the valley. Pure Bliss! Beds are very comfortable and the towels and linen are supplied. We even were left a small Christmas hamper with treats for us and the dogs, as well as some christmas crackers with obligatory cheesy jokes.
February 2013
My partner and I spent our first xmas together here, we had a lovely time thanks to the lovely cottage, snug and warm with the open fire, and a lovely xmas hamper was waiting for us with home made preserves, small xmas cake and xmas crackers things we didn't have room to bring with us, the lounge was decorated with lights and a christmas tree, that made it all the more special. A christmas holiday to remember, Thank you
May 2013
This cottage has a lot of charm and character in a lovely setting. However, the place really needs a good clean and the oven was particularly greasy. The DVD player did not work properly, the sound kept changing on the TV, the toilet seat in the cloakroom did not stay up, which bothered my husband more than me, the bath towels looked like candlewick bedspreads and by stretch of the imagination could be described as soft and fluffy. Ditto the hand towels. The stairs are a bit of a challenge if you have movement difficulties, similarly the climb into the bath to use the hand held shower. The coal fire is lovely, Fred next door is a mine of information and very friendly, the bird life and the passing trains a lovely part of the holiday and walking in the area is very picturesque. All in all a lovely holiday cottage which needs a bit of TLC.
June 2012
We (my hubby, 2 year old boy and myself) have just returned from a lovely family week away staying at this cottage. The cottage itself was everything we could ask for from a holiday home. Ideally situated, safe for our 2 year old, well equipped for our family and self catering needs, warm and welcoming. It was so nice, after a busy day out, to return back to the cottage, tuck the little one up in bed (cot provided), and settle in front of a real fire ( townies can build legal fires!) with a home cooked meal and a glass of wine with the telly on. Didn't even need to do the pots as there's a dishwasher which is more than we have at home and despite being on holiday, also made use of the washing machine (we do have one of those at home)! Couldn't have asked for more from the cottage especially considering the price we paid (over a bank holiday) - really good value for money plus you have a local information guide provided as Fred, next door at no. 11 is really friendly and knows everything (it seems) about the area and doesn't mind sharing his knowledge. The cottage is about 1.5miles from Grosmont - a really easy walk along the rail trail (probably quicker than driving if the ford is too deep to cross!). There's a Co-op there that has some basic supplies and a pub that we didn't use. Of course there's also the train station there as well as the working sheds. You can drive to places like Whitby, Scarborough, Runswick Bay, Pickering etc. all in about an hour so ideally situated for coast and country alike. Where the actual cottage is there is nothing (including 'phone signal - bliss!) albeit a telephone box, post box (which still collected during the bank holiday break - how cool is that?!) and of course the views of the Pickering - Whitby train line. With this in mind, make sure you have some basics with you when you arrive. Top tips - if you fancy a train / walk trip - catch the train from Grosmont to Goathland and walk back to the cottage along the rail trail (approx 3miles). Do it that way round and it's downhill! If you have young children (2-10yrs old?) can definitely recommend a trip to the Playdale Farm Centre at Cayton, near Scarborough. Well worth the drive and good no matter what the weather as includes indoor and outdoor play areas as well as all the animals. Only criticisms; 1. Ignore all directions to cottage given as part of the booking. You'll probably find an OS map best or speak directly to the owner. We had a needless journey through a ford and added a pointless few miles on to our trip. 2. The wall between the bedrooms isn't really a wall...more like a large fence! I could hear every breath and turn my 2 year old made. Probably not a problem if travelling as a family with kids but might be a bit awkward if travelling as 4 adults. We don't tend to return to places only because there's so many places to visit, but if the opportunity ever arose, would have no qualms about staying here again, or recommending to others based on above points.
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