This holiday cottage is situated along a private road, set back off the main road and so is fairly quiet. It is one of three detached holiday rentals well spaced out from each other in a spacious courtyard, only ten minutes walk from the amenities that Great Ayton has to offer in a small supermarket, butchers, baker, a couple of takeaways, two or three pubs, cafes and it's history around Captain Cook. The owner lives on site too. A short ride away from the cottage is Roseberry Topping, Captain Cook's Monument, Gribdale Gate and The Cleveland Hills if you like walking, the towns of Guisbrough and Stokesely with Middlesbrough town centre shopping and outlets on the outskirts only about 8 miles away. The holiday cottages are under new management, a friendly but not intrusive lady who clearly takes pride in thoroughly cleaning the cottage out before handover to the next resident. It was spotless, warm enough (and we were there in freezing cold December !) and felt quite airy too with plenty of car parking space. We would recommend this cottage to a friend and hope to return again soon.