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Waterloo Cottage Annexe Pet-Friendly Cottage in Ruswarp, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
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1 bathroom

Waterloo Cottage Annexe Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Waterloo Cottage Annexe is a single-storey cottage near Whitby. With a double bedroom, and a sofabed in the sitting room, it sleep up to four people comfortably. The cottage also has a shower room, a small fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and a woodburner. Outside, there is a riverside garden with lovely views, as well as off road parking. With its great location and comfortable furnishings, Waterloo Cottage Annexe is a great base.

Just two miles inland from the seaside resort of Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast is the quiet little North York Moors village of Ruswarp. As well as a nine-hole golf course, this quaint little place also enjoys the use of a village pub and shop as well as both sea and river fishing facilities. The river which runs through town provides excellent opportunities for a boat ride, or just a few minutes away is the local miniature steam railway. With so much to do in the area, this is an excellent base for those looking to enjoy the Yorkshire Coast.

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.

Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lawned garden alongside river banks with furniture. River access for kayaks/canoes. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed via 5 steps. Note: The garden of this property runs alongside the river banks and is unfenced.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Ms Lamothe
August 2015
The place itself is lovely and well looked-after. It is quiet, and has style too.
Mrs Newton
August 2015
The location was excellent and sitting in the garden with the wildlife all around was breath taking. This is the second visit to this property and it never lets us down.
Mrs Chase
June 2015
It was our second visit and we liked it that much we are going back for Christmas. The new shower room was absolutely beautiful and much easier for anyone who may have difficulty using a bath.
Mr Bryant
May 2015
The cottage was warm, comfortable and homely, and everything was as described in your advertisement of the property. We intend to revisit next year.
Mr Keay
February 2015
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location.
Mr Webster
January 2015
Excellent location and the cottage had everything that was needed, the garden is really good and our dog loved it.
Mr Folkard
November 2014
The position of the cottage was wonderful. Quiet and fairly secluded. Pleasantly surprised. Better than the photo suggested.
Mrs Scott
November 2014
This is the second time we have visited Waterloo Cottage Annexe and it did not disappoint. It still has the home from home feel and has all the things you would need for a weeks stay. My husband did a spot of fishing outside the cottage and caught several fish (trout ).
Ms Dyson
November 2014
Beautiful cottage in an idyllic spot. The location is great for visiting Whitby and the North Yorks Moors. We loved watching the birds and seals on the river and the steam trains that passed by on the North Yorks Moors Railway Line. The cottage was so comfortable and cosy. A perfect autumn relaxing break.
Mrs Burton
October 2014
Great location. We had a good holiday and have just booked the cottage again for next September; have also recommended it to a friend this morning.
Mrs Daw
September 2014
The property is set at the side of a river, where there was plenty of wildlife to watch and also boating activity. Had a nice garden to sit in for us and the dogs.
Mrs Chase
May 2014
A wonderful get away from it all place to relax and enjoy the wildlife and birds who visited the garden daily.
Ms Wilson
May 2014
WOW! It was so lovely at Waterloo Cottage, very comfy, especially the bed! The garden was a pleasure to sit in and walk round, but most of all the location was just brilliant, we just loved it and so did our collie. We were lucky with the weather and to sit there in the morning with our coffee or in the evening with a glass wine was so relaxing. There were two herons on the bank opposite, lots of ducks with their young and a beautiful swan who came to see us each day.
Mrs Maycock
April 2014
The cottage is beautiful and relaxing, the garden perfect. The walk into Whitby is excellent even my 93 year old mother managed the walk with ease. Nearby Foss Falls is beautiful and the cafe there is wonderful. Rowing on the river is a real treat. The nearby butchers is excellent, we didn't even cook a breakfast, we just bought sandwiches from there every morning. The Bridge Inn just a few minutes walk away is lovely, everyone is friendly and they serve excel.lent food. Will definitely return again.
Mrs Bentley
March 2014
It was our second visit to this lovely cottage in Ruswarp. Such a lovely place to stay by the river. The cottage itself has everything you need, and we hope to have our next annual stay there next year.
Mr Abrahams
November 2013
This was our second visit, we stayed at Waterloo cottage annexe last year. The cottage is in a superb location on the side of the river Exe. The Cottage is very comfortable, and within easy walking distance of Whitby.
Mrs Maycock
November 2013
Lovely village location. Lovely cottage, so very peaceful and the view of the river both from the cottage and the garden was absolutely beautiful. Fantastic village butcher. Village pub, The Bridge Inn, does lovely food, they know how to look after the beer and the atmosphere is lovely and friendly. Nice location to tour around from too. We have booked again for 2014.
Mrs Oliver
August 2013
The cottage was excellent. The position by the river was fascinating with lots to look at all the time. It was very well placed for Whitby with an interesting walk from the cottage to the harbour area. The house was very comfortable and contained what we needed. We had a lovely, peaceful break.
Mrs Harper
July 2013
Both the cottage and the garden were very good standard. The location next to the river was perfect and because the weather was so hot we did spend quite a lot of time in the garden, relaxing. The village location made it easy to travel to the local areas as well as Whitby, which was also in walking distance. We had a very enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Wells
April 2013
The location, alongside the river was oh so restful. It was wonderful to open the curtains on a morning and watch the ducks, geese, swans etc. Morning coffee (or scrabble) in the conservatory was a delight. We have rebooked for a fortnight in autumn!
Mr Taylor
April 2013
Over looking the river and walking into Whitby. The Waterloo Cottage Annexe was just the best one we have stayed in yet.
Mrs Lee
April 2013
Excellent location, accommodation very good, off road parking and a garden to sit in, spot on!
Ms Machin
March 2013
The location of this cottage is superb, so cosy and quaint. We loved it here and it is a fantastic base for seeing and walking to local towns and villages.
Mrs Bentley
March 2013
The setting next to the river was a excellent, overall the entire holiday was lovely which the cottage itself played a big part on such a lovely stay. We will hopefully be returning for another weeks holiday.
Mrs Robson
January 2013
Another excellent stay at Waterloo Cottage Annexe. Great walks into Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Very comfortable, homely cottage. It was really nice to watch seals swimming in front of our window.
Mr Gray
December 2012
The quiet location by the river and it wasn't too far to travel to from home. The cottage was perfect size for me and my husband and the fact that we could take the dog for some lovely walks was a benefit. It was 5 minutes by car to centre of Whitby although it is in walking distance. The owner had put some Christmas decorations up as well which was a nice touch.
Miss Little
December 2012
The cottage was warm, cosy and perfect for two. The location was just right to access Whitby and great that we could take our dog with an enclosed garden. It was lovely to be so close to the river Esk and with lovely walks on the doorstep.
Mr Abrahams
November 2012
The holiday was very relaxing as the cottage provided everything you could wish for. It was lovely to come back at night to such a cosy cottage. We were sorry to leave and look forward to returning next year.
Mrs Scott
November 2012
Beautiful little cottage right on the river Esk, felt home from home. Very cosy, would definitely come back just perfect!
Mrs Bakker
October 2012
The cottage was very homely, clean and warm to our liking. Just perfect for a weeks holiday. I did like all the little knick-knacks, just like home.
Mr Mccarthy
November 2012
Excellent location for a very relaxing holiday. Beautiful countryside.
Ms Cave
October 2012
It was an idyllic setting looking over the river. The cottage was excellent. We had a fabulous break.
Mrs Karn
October 2012
The view of the river from the lounge window was fantastic, always something new to see, sit up in bed and watch the river, seals, ducks and herons! The furnishings and equipment were of a really good standard, much better than we have had in other rental properties.
Mr Langford
September 2012
The location of the cottage was good for walks and commuting. Nice little quiet village. Tranquil view across river Esk, seen lots of wild life. The cottage felt like home from home. We did not want to come home. Will be back again in the future. Will recommend to friends and family.
Mr Morgan
August 2012
The location and ambience made the mood for relaxing just right.
Mrs Carlyle
August 2012
Fantastic accommodation in a picturesque location. Great for those who love wildlife in a quiet area away from the crowds yet still within reach of areas of interest. Pleased we could take our dog too who enjoyed the private garden and looking out onto the river. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Robson
July 2012
We enjoyed excellent walks into Whitby, and really enjoyed our visit to Runswick Bay and Sandsend. The local pub also allows dogs in the bar.
Ms Hart
July 2012
The cottage is in a good location with wonderful views, and we also saw seals playing in the River Esk. We also appreciated the standard of the facilities in the cottage.
Mrs Watson
July 2012
The cottage had a lovely cosy feel about it with lots of lovely touches like photos of how the cottage looked through the years and the owner had made a little album of things to do and see in the area. The decor was well thought out and we loved it.
Joyce G
December 2016
Never have I found such a gem of a cottage. It was so well equipped, comfy and wwelcoming I almost cried on leaving. The wildlife was amazing,sitting in bed watching the kingfisher darting up the river was a real bonus. The log burner was fantastic at this time of year, the welcome pack of logs, wine and chocolates was a lovely touch. Can't wait to book again,
May 2015
absolutely blissful. ideal for Whitby Scarborough Pickering, Sleights in fact anywhere on this stretch of coast.the setting is beautiful right on the very shores of the Esk with sheep fields opposite and ducks and ravens in the garden.
October 2014
What a find, its a dream of a place. Lovely comfortable cottage with views to die for. It is set right on the river bank, when you are inside you feel as thoughyou are on a boat. The garden is part of the river bank fenced off, where you can sit and watch the great wild life, we saw the seal every day and herons , swans etc. Ruswarp is a lovely village with a good food pub which is dog friendly.On the other side of the river is a footpath which is one and a half miles to whitby.
May 2013
Stayed in waterloo cottage for a week in early March.Not disappointed with the location or the amenities,lovely riverside location and the cottage had everything we needed for our stay.Have stayed in Ruswarp before, but,this cottage far exceeded the others,would definitely recommend this cottage for a a holiday.
June 2013
the cottage is very well equipped comfortable and cosy. excellent location easy to get to whitby great butchers and very tranquil settings.
July 2013
I have stayed in many holiday homes in many parts of the UK but have to say that Waterloo annexe is up there with the best.Delightful setting by the river and perfect for walks and day visits.My wife and I tried to think of some amenity the home didn't have but failed.
May 2013
The cottage felt more like our home than a rental cottage and all the lovely small touches had been thought of; firewood for log burner (gas heating excellent)& firelighter kits,tea lights,binoculars & bird books, all "extra's" for kitchen etc. Weather was not good enough to take advantage of the lovely riverside garden and to use the sun room much but with 2 large windows in the lounge overlooking the picturesque river we were very happy just to sit and enjoy!
May 2013
This is the most wonderful place to stay, both the cottage and the village were amazing.We loved Ruswarp it is the most pretty village and to be able to stay there was a privelidge.The cottage was the most beautiful i've had the pleasure to visit, being on the river esk made it just perfect...thank you to all concerned for a really good week.
February 2013
We traveled as a family of 3, my husband, our 10 year old daughter and myself plus our 6 month old labrador logan!. The booking was so smooth, the owner was a lovely lady, very helpful. This place has the WOW factor, right on the river esk, large garden for pets and parking, When we arrived the heating had been left on for our arrival, which was lovely as it has been a little nippy, we had wood waiting for us so we could light the stove as soon as we got in, lovely as we had brought our own from home but didn't need to. The place was spotless, not to mention the most well equipt place we have ever stayed, there was even washing up liquid, dish washer tabs and wash powder if we needed it and more plates, cups and glasses than u can shake a stick at. The bedroom was lovely, roomy with a nice comfy bed, views to die for, the sofa bed was very comfy, our daughter loved having a double bed all to herself. we had all mod cons and we took our wii which kept us all entertained. The little porch is great for sitting and watching the world and wildlife go past. We even got to see the seal that lives in the river!! The pub just at the bottom of blue bank in slights does lovely food and real ales, not to mention the pub not 5 mins walk over the bridge from the cottage, there's also a butchers in slights as well as the one in Runswarp it's self. Your only 2 mins drive from Whitby, and there's loads of lovely walks for all the family. So all in all we had the best 3 nights and really didn't want to leave and looking at the guest book everyone that has stayed here is of the same opinion. Please go visit waterloo cottage annexe amazing place at a fab price.
September 2012
We stayed at Waterloo Cottage annexe for 2 weeks in June and had a great time. The location was perfect for us, lots of private space, great views and plenty of wildlife, including 2 young seals frolicking in the water a few metres from the cottage. Plenty of good walks in the area and a lovely shortish walk into Whitby. If you plan your route you can have a longish outward walk and catch the train back. A trip to Sleights is well worth it. The accomodation is spacious for 2, and very tastefully furnished and equipped, all comforts provided, including the lovely bed! As it was quite wet some days, we really appreciated the small 'conservatory' - sufficient space to sit down and take off dripping kagouls and muddy walking boots. We take regular cottage holidays and would highly recommend this cottage
January 2013
Me and my husband are in our early 30's and spent a week at Waterloo Cottage in November 2012, it was lovely, comfy, clean , modern and had everything you could want !! home from home. The location is excellent as the cottage is right on the river bank, the first night we arrived we were lucky enough to see the local seal ! We thought for a weeks stay the cottage was great value for money and I would defiantly recommend a stay here. On the site it states the cottage sleeps 4 however there is only one bedroom the sofa in the living room turns in to a bed not really idea for families but great for couples !! There is no parking at the side of the house as the house is directly on the road with only a small footpath. To park you have to open the garden gates and park on the garden in the cottage grounds you just have to be careful when entering and leaving as its poor visibility. The owner is lovely to she rang to give us information before our stay and told us we could ring her if we needed any further information . All in all I would defiantly recommend the cottage perfect week for either relaxing , walking or driving round North Yorkshire taking in the views and sight seeing.
Mr Wallis
March 2016
The location of the cottage was perfect; we could not have asked for better views. The walks into Whitby were nice and varied. Great base to use for touring.
Mrs Hanson
April 2016
The location and the cottage were fabulous. The weather was lovely and we loved watching the wildlife.
Mrs Howard
May 2016
We liked the beautiful location beside the river. The cottage had excellent furnishings, soft settees and a nice bed. There was plenty of equipment in the kitchen. The property was nice and warm on arrival and had a lovely conservatory where you could sit and watch the river.
Mrs Stenburge
June 2016
Another wonderful stay at Waterloo Cottage; very relaxing. It is an easy 30 minute walk into Whitby via the Esk Valley track along the railway with steam trains passing. There is a lovely walk to Robin Hoods Bay along the Cinder track also.
Mrs Burgess
August 2016
This was our second visit to this property and it still remains one of our favourites. The owner was there for the 2 weeks and was most helpful and friendly. We shall no doubt be back again.
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