Self catering holiday cottages in Grosmont near Whitby, Yorkshire, England

All Aboard for Grosmont and a cottage holiday in Yorkshire.  Grosmont, a village in scenic North Yorkshire, is an ideal base for families and individuals wanting to see the countryside on designated walks during their self-catering break. It’s also very appealing for lovers of steam trains and the golden age of the railways. Situated in the Esk Valley, it’s only around five miles from the coastal resort of Whitby.  Enjoy browsing for country cottages and rural retreats in and near Grosmont.

Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Grosmont near Whitby


It was because of the construction of the Whitby to Pickering line that the village was settled and its fortunes have been largely influenced by the railways ever since. Today, it is eager tourists who come to see Grosmont Station, a throwback to the 1950s with an inviting and traditional tea room. Near to the station, visitors can look inside the engine shed and grab a cup of coffee at the coffee shop on the way.

Volunteers run the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, of which Grosmont is the northern terminus. Passengers can catch a steam train or a diesel train and travel from Pickering to Grosmont, admiring 18 miles of typical North Yorkshire scenery. In the summertime, there is an occasional service from Grosmont to Whitby which is perfect for getting families from their holiday cottage to a day out by the sea.

Opposite the train station, Grosmont Gallery & Jazz Café offers a slice of artistic life with exhibits from local artists in the form of arts and crafts, sculpture, pottery and paintings. Customers are encouraged to sink into an armchair with a newspaper whilst they tap their feet to the jazz being played. It certainly beats waiting in a chilly waiting room for your train.

To combine railway history with a walk, join The Rail Trail, which runs for three and a half miles along the railway line that George Stephenson pioneered in 1836. At four and a half miles, the Industrial Past Walk is a little longer. Starting at Grosmont Station, it’s a circular walk that takes in pretty woodland. The Esk Valley Walk is a long 35 mile trail going from moorland to the coast and it can be joined at Grosmont.

If you are looking to explore the local area on your cottage holiday, nearby Whitby has lots to offer.  Whitby is a very atmospheric coastal town with an interesting history and it’s a great day out from Grosmont. The uphill trek to St. Hilda’s Abbey, dating from the 13th century, is definitely worthwhile and the replica of Captain James Cook’s ship, Bark Endeavour, is a must see. The explorer spent some time in the town as an apprentice and his former home is now the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. For a comprehensive history of the town, make for Whitby Museum. If art is more to your taste, there is plenty on show at the Pannett Park Art Gallery. The town’s association with the whale industry is remembered with the famous Whalebone Arch.

Staying in Grosmont is a memorable experience, especially when the surrounding countryside is seen through the windows of a steam train. Couples will find it romantic and the kids will think they are extras in a Harry Potter film!

Take a look at any self-catering cottages in Grosmont or view cottages in Yorkshire generally and see if you can find somewhere appealing for your next summer holiday or short break in Yorkshire. Dog owners could browse our list of pet-friendly cottages in Yorkshire to receive a special ‘doggy welcome’.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Grosmont near Whitby, Yorkshire, England:

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450


Late availability: from 25 February to 29 February 20

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 26 February to 28 February 20 from 29 February to 01 March 20


Special Offer: from 25 February to 31 March 20

Keepers Log Cabin, Addingham, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, North England.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Stylish 2 bedroom modern log cabin with sauna and private hot tub, set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £784
Next availability:
from 11 March to 13 March 20 from 29 June to 03 July 20

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £654
Next availability:
from 28 February to 27 March 20 from 03 April to 04 April 20

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 26 February to 06 March 20 from 09 March to 27 March 20

We have no cottages within Grosmont near Whitby itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Grosmont near Whitby. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England