Luxury couple's country retreat in spectacular location in the North York Moors

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Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Luxury couple's country retreat in spectacular location in the North York Moors

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury couple's country retreat in spectacular location in the North York Moors

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
glaisdale, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuseum of Victorian Science5 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Moors National Park Centre14 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorth York Moors National Park24 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)66 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
850 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury couple's country retreat in spectacular location in the North York Moors

Family-friendly cottage in Whitby
Postgate Nook is a one bedroomed holiday cottage within the beautiful, peaceful setting of Postgate Farm, set up by the owners to provide a luxurious, peaceful setting for a romantic break for couples. The Nook is full of character, featuring exposed beams, stonework and wood burning stove. Downstairs, the Nook has an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area with ample facilities for 2 persons. Upstairs there is a double bed, en-suite toilet and luxurious free standing bath area. Off-road parking for one family car is provided, and outside is a private sitting area with stunning views over Glaisdale Dale. There is a TV with Freesat satellite TV, FREE superfast wi-fi broadband and a DVD player with a range of DVDs.

Note Postgate Nook may also be suitable for parents with one young infant (plenty of space to set up a travel cot either upstairs or downstairs).

Postgate Farm is set in a beautiful, peaceful location in Glaisdale Dale, within the fabulous North York Moors National Park, yet less than half an hour from Whitby and the beautiful Cleveland coastline. The cottage has stunning views to the South over the Dale to the forests and moorlands beyond. The Dale itself is served by just one road which means very little traffic, yet is only a mile from the thriving village community of Glaisdale and all its amenities including the village pub, award winning butchers, post office and general store, tennis court and the Robinson Institute, home of the renowned Esk Valley Theatre Company. The village has a railway station and is served by local bus routes. Glaisdale is an ideal holiday location, with stunning walks and cycling available without even getting in your car. A little further afield are other parts of the North York Moors, with pretty villages such as Goathland, Grosmont, Egton, Lealholm, Rosedale Abbey and Egton Bridge just a few minutes drive or a healthy hike away, or by using the picturesque Esk Valley Railway, which runs from Whitby to Middlesborough, and also connects to the famous North York Moors Railway, complete with steam trains, connecting to Pickering. The local bus service connects to Whitby, and the other villages of the North York Moors.The towns of Pickering in the heart of the North York Moors, and Whitby on the coast are less then half an hours drive away and can also be accessed by rail as mentioned above. York and Scarborough lie approximately 50 minutes drive from Glaisdale. Whether you want to see the beauty of the North York Moors with its expansive moorlands and hidden valleys or the stunning Cleveland coastline, Glaisdale is an ideal base for your stay.

For food and drink lovers we are surrounded by great pubs and restaurants, and for those wanting to cook for themselves, great suppliers such as award winning butchers, fishmongers and smokehouses.

The property is a conversion of traditional farm buildings. As such, there may be some compromises to accessibility.
Car parking is approximately 60m from the entrance door and access to the property is along a path which is reasonably level and includes a ramp, however there are 2 steps to access the property.
The bedroom, bathroom and toilet are on the first floor, accessed by stairs.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mark and Moya Hollingworth



Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Ice maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 850 sq ft (79 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Whitby, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. Rosedale Abbey and Whitby Pavilion are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Museum of Victorian Science and The Moors National Park Centre. Windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Museum of Victorian Science - 5 min drive
  • The Moors National Park Centre - 14 min drive
  • Mallyan Spout Waterfall - 19 min drive
  • Rosedale Abbey - 24 min drive
  • North York Moors National Park - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Glaisdale Station - 5 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 69 min drive


  • The Board Inn - 8 min drive
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn - 9 min drive
  • The Postgate Inn - 10 min drive
  • The Horseshoe Hotel - 11 min drive
  • Station Tavern - 12 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 69 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 69 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 69 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 69 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 69 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hosts were helpful and friendly. Property was in a beautiful location. Fantastic way to get some peace and quiet.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful retreat in the countryside
We loved our stay at the Postgate Nook, already planing our return trip. We were lucky enough to see the beautiful dale covered in snow and in sunshine. Mark and Moya are the perfect hosts and such a lovely couple, so helpful with places we should go and see on our visit. The Nook itself is beautiful, well equipped and has the most perfect views everything and more than we anticipated. Mark and Amy
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Cottage at Glaisdale
Excellent cottage my only need was a shower
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Generous helpful hosts combined with lovely property in superb area
Tasteful and superb.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful retreat
We had a lovely time at Mark and Moya’s property. As hosts they were friendly, helpful and we really appreciated the welcoming touches as well as the insider knowledge of what to do in the local area. We made the most of the tips we were given and spent a very enjoyable and relaxing few days in the middle of rolling countryside and an idyllic setting. The cottage itself was as described. It was cute, well maintained, cozy and comfortable, stocked with everything you need for a few days away. We have wood burning stoves at home and it was a great addition to the cottage; keeping it warm and welcoming throughout our stay. The bed was comfortable and as mentioned above, the setting was wonderful. We would thoroughly recommend staying here if you are a couple wishing to experience all the area has to offer and it has the added bonus of being owned by two wonderful hosts!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020