Just had a fantastic week in this amazing cottage. Steam trains and heritage diesels going past the front of the house had us running to the platform to wave, and even the Northern Rail scheduled service stirred quite a lot of interest in the children (Ok, and me).
Ruswarp is a lovely village, with a top class butcher / deli, great pub right across the road (easy to duck out and see the steam engines from there too, you get the idea!), excellent miniature railway, café, river, ducks. Really easy walk to Whitby - 20 minutes down the side of the river / railway line, or Northern Rail or regular buses.
The house really is big enough for an extended family, with two lounges, two en suite bedrooms, a bathroom and spare shower room, an Aga and conventional hob, huge utility room, two fridges and lots of space, and most windows overlooking the platform to make it easier to see the trains. As you might have guessed, that was my main reason for booking the cottage, but the property in itself was fantastic.
Whitby is lovely - very scenic and atmospheric, with loads to do.
We're coming back!