Applegarth Holiday Cottage ... off the beaten track

Welcome to Applegarth

Applegarth is a 150 year old teachers house in a quiet corner of the village of Grosmont which has a coffee shop, pub and locally-run co-op and is and a short drive from Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes. Ideal for visiting the moors and coast. The North Yorks Moors Railway (steam) runs close to the cottage and the station and the engine sheds are nearby.

We are David and Julia, we bought Applegarth in 2019. We've had great holidays in the cottage over the years and have fond memories of our times there. We stay regularly ourselves. We are very pleased to have taken over and to continue to offer Applegarth holidays.

Applegarth is a two bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps four adults. The cottage was built in 1860s as a home for the head teacher of the village school next door.

The cottage sits in its own substantial garden behind the old school and next to St Matthew's churchyard and the lovely Old School Coffee Shop. It is a two minute walk from the centre of the village, the Pub, Station (North York Moors Railway and national rail) and the Grosmont Co-Op and Post Office (Britain's oldest independent co-op). In the other direction the footpath leads through a tunnel to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway engine sheds. There are lovely of country walks from the cottage.
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  • Sleeps 4 we have two bedrooms - a double and a twin
  • … additional fold-out bed available for children/young people
  • Cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with seating for dining, Neff oven and hob, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, coffee maker and wood-burning stove
  • Bathroom upstairs with bath with electric shower over, and toilet
  • Entrance hall with downstairs cloakroom/toilet and storage for coats and boots
  • Walk-in pantry with washing machine, additional fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board
  • WiFi: fast free wireless internet (around 50 Mbps)
  • TV with FreeSat channels with catch-up TV
  • DVD with small film library
  • Large, secluded, lawned garden with seating and patio
  • There is a croquet set and other toys for the garden
  • Welcome pack
  • Duvets, bedsheets, pillows and wardrobe space with hangers
  • Towels, tea towels and and bed linen provided
  • Smoke and CO alarms
  • We provide free parking passes for the nearby North York Moors car park for two cars
  • No smoking property, and sorry no pets

We offer a perfect place to stay for:

  • People who want to get away from it all - the cottage is in a quiet peaceful setting with no direct road access - so no traffic (apart from steam trains that is!), but near the shops and coffee shop
  • Visiting beaches and coast - Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes all nearby
  • Families with young children - with a secluded walled and fenced garden
  • Steam enthusiasts - NYMR steam trains passing close by, we are between the level crossing and the sheds
  • Walkers - we are on the route of the Coast to Coast walk in the heart of the beautiful Esk valley, below the stunning North York Moors
  • Cyclists - good cycle routes and the coast nearby
  • Nature lovers - abundant wildlife with lots of songbirds, squirrels and the occasional deer

Important Information

Applegarth is reached by a short footpath from Front St, Grosmont, no direct road access. This property is not recommended for anyone with limited mobility, due to access and stairs. Please read the Access Statement

Update for 2021

Work to repair winter storm damage on the riverbank is complete and Applegarth has a new fence along the bank. Lots of improvements have been made too since we were last open in 2019:
  • Indoor cloakroom/toilet - replacing the old outside loo
  • Modern electric heating - more more 'night storage'
  • New carpets, redecoration, new pillows and bedlinen.

Local Information

North York Moors - Enjoy the Outdoors
English Heritage around Whitby and Grosmont
Grosmont Station live webcam
The Old School Coffee shop - our neighbours