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Cosy Blackbird Cottage Exterior
Very good
25 reviews
Cosy Blackbird Cottage Exterior
Blackbird Cottage traditional front appearance overlooking quiet country lane
Blackbird Cottage side garden with patio furniture
Blackbird Cottage compact country kitchen
Blackbird Cottage compact country kitchen
Blackbird cottage dinning room conservatory seat 6
Blackbird Cottage snug cosy lounge with abundance of reading books
Blackbird Cottage snug cosy lounge with abundance of reading books
Blackbird Cottage ground floor bathroom
Blackbird Cottage ground floor bathroom staircase leading to double bedroom
Blackbird Cottage romantic double bedroom
Blackbird Cottage light and airy twin loft bedroom
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England
Characterful, quirky and cosy 19th century Cottage approached down a country lane over a hump back bridge, nestling in a dreamy quiet hamlet close to Whitby. Just Fantastic.Welcoming snug lounge with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace, stove, traditional pine floors and stairs, morning room and unusual attic twin bedroom (children love this room) with the original steeper cottage stairs provoke and spark the imagination with both charm and interest. Wonderfully cheerful courtyard garden to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or mug of coffee. Take yourself back in time and skim some stones on the stream, Train spot, visit Falling Foss, explore the walks from here. Blackbird cottage rests in a backwater country lane close to the centre of the hamlet. There is on-site parking but as you enter this quaint cottage you will quickly warm to the id... Read more
About the Owner, Robert C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 90 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
No keys are required. All our cottages are keypad locked. The access details are emailed after we have recieved full payment and received the signed booking form back to our our office by email or by post.

We can be contacted by phone/ email during your stay and if we are not available we would certainly get back to you.

We advise places to visit depending on the dates you have booked your holiday.
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Blackbird a beautiful cottage. The village of Irburndale is beautiful - and we were delighted to find this pretty cottage nestled down a short country lane. We didn’t chance to explore the area as the weather was awful all Easter weekend. But we were snug inside the cottage. We did venture out to go ape and into Whitby town. The...

Management response:

Sorry about the Easter weather! Unfortunately can't fix that, but glad you were snug in Blackbird Cottage. It is a homely spot. Regards, Robert.


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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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We enjoyed our stay at Blackbird cottage very much. There is so much to do in the surrounding area we were spoilt for choice. We had an issue with the kettle but this was dealt with very quickly. The stairs to kids (twin)room very difficult for adults to use to check on children plus the bannister was very wobbly. The...

Management response:

I am glad you enjoyed your stay. There is no doubt that Blackbird Cottage has loads of old world character! Unusually the stairs to the twin room are the original cottage stairs and the angled bathroom ceiling does remind one that this is a very old cottage. Grateful of your other comments and these important issues were addressed. Unsure about...


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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Visited this lovely little cottage for a week with my wife, daughter, daughters friend and our border collie Bella. The cottage has everything you would need for a couples or family trip. 10 minute drive to Whitby, 15 minutes to Robin Hoods Bay, 15 minutes to Goathland, 30 minutes to Scarborough. Ideal location for a variety of days out, we...

Management response:

Hello, I've not been crabbing in the harbour and can't help thinking that if I was fishing for my tea I may go hungry. Hope you had more luck. Glad you all enjoyed your stay. Robert.


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  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We welcome dogs to our holiday cottages to a maximum of 2 subject to a small charge. We would also ask you to clear up after your dog(s) and check the garden prior to departure.
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
13 Apr 2018 -
24 May 2018
3 nights
25 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
3 nights
1 Jun 2018 -
5 Jul 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • DOG FEE MAXIMUM 2 DOGS £30 EACH: $58 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please note our change- over day is Friday to Friday 3 Day Summer Break when available £335 Day winter break £285 - Available from 31st October

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About the neighbourhood
Region: The North Yorkshire Moors National Park covers approx 554 square miles, with simply stunning landscapes varying from purple heather clad moors to the glorious cliffs of the coastline excellent for walkers. Walk into it from Blackbird Cottage. Located within the area five golf courses one within a 4 mile drive. The sleepy hamlet of Iburndale on the edge of Sleights is a wonderful place to to stay. Walk into Whitby or take a trip inland all within minutes. Go to nearby Ruswarp and enjoy watching or even participating in rowing boats on the river Esk and quaint tea shops. It is only a short distance to Sandsend with its extensive beach with year round surfing. The cottage will appeal and cater for the coastal holidays or the countryside lover. Sleights village has Public Houses,... more
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Sleight and Whitby train station: 0.8 km
Whitby Train Station is close by. Blackbird Cottage has on site private parking for 1 car as well as on street parking. Bus service available from Scarborough and Whitby
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.4 km.
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