• About Gunpowder House

    There’s plenty here to keep the whole family entertained with a games room for rainy days and just 4 miles from historic Whitby.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "There’s plenty here to keep the whole family entertained with a games room for rainy days and just 4 miles from historic Whitby.\nGround Floor\n\n\nLiving room \nWith open fire TV and DVD with a selection of DVDs.\n\nKitchendining room\n With electric cooker microwave fridge freezer dishwasher and wooden floor.\n\nConservatoryutility room\n With washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds and sloping ceiling.\n\nBathroom\n With shower over corner bath and toilet. \nGas central heating electricity bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair. Games room with table tennis and dart board. Enclosed garden with patio garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. 1 dog welcome to be kept on a lead at all times sheep country. No smoking. Please note This property sleeps a maximum of 4 guests including childrenbabies.\nWith sprawling cottage gardens and affording panoramic country side views this former gunpowder store sits in an elevated position within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Take one of the many bridlepath walks from the doorstep. The ideal holiday location to explore both the East and North Yorkshire Coast being just 2 miles from Sandsend and 4 miles from the ancient seaport of Whitby renowned for its connections with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Golf close by. Shop pub and restaurant 1 mile.\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/433/840/433274.jpg 25606

    Gunpowder House reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

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    out of 10

    Excellent cottage our second visit, views are spectacular, cottage spotless everything you would need for a good holiday. We enjoyed the quiet spot, but not to far from Whitby and other lovely places. Wellcome basket was great.



    out of 10

    We had a great week at Gunpowder House. Cottage is in a lovely situation, very quiet, no neighbours, bliss! We did lots of walking on the nearby coastal path and on the North York Moors and had great weather. We have already booked a return visit in the autumn.



    out of 10

    Immaculate well presented cottage with all the amenities you could want and more. The cottage is spacious and so is the garden, dog friendly which was great for our German shepherd who loved the conservatory watching all the wildlife. Sandsend beach is a 5 min drive and good for walking the dog, whitby is a 10 min drive which is a lovely town and very dog friendly. There are a number of public footpaths on the doorsteps to the cottage as well. The views are lovely and it was so peaceful, I would highly recommend and can't wait to go back.



    out of 10

    Great cottage in a good location for exploring that area.Furnishings could do who updating.



    out of 10

    Very clean and tidy, well situated, a nice welcoming pack and having all the equipment required for home catering. The large garden was well kept and we didnt find the distance from the car parking area to the house as problematic as others appear to, as you can park on the road outside to load and unload. The one disappointment we did have is that on arrival we found that there is a house rule that dogs must not be left unattended, which was problematic as it was our intention to eat out each evening. This should be made clear at the booking stage, as it did have an effect on the overall quality of our holiday and we would not have booked this property if we had known of this house rule. Wi-fi and a larger television would also enhance the property but for persons with a dog who are happy to eat in, and who enjoy walking and excellent scenery it is a very pleasant place to stay.



    out of 10

    Our second stay at Gunpowder House which was as good as the first. It is an excellent, peaceful and private cottage in lovely surroundings. The garden was beautiful with autumn just arriving and the views are great. It was a bit chilly at night but the very efficient heating soon saw to that. The only minor downsides we can think of is the distance from where you park your car to the house and it is up quite a steep incline, which could be an issue for people with limited mobility. Having said that, you could park outside the front of the house to drop people and stuff off but the path is still a little steep though not too bad. There is no Wi-Fi but a there is good 4G signal. The welcome pack was minimal compared to other cottages we've stayed at but it's not a deal breaker. Our dog loved the enclosed garden and there are nearby walks to enjoy. Whitby is less than 15 minutes drive away and on the way in a stop at Sandsend is recommended. Other nearby local attractions are Runswick Bay, (check tide times first as when it comes in it's in!), and Scaling Reservoir. A bit further away is the village of Goathland, of course famous for being Heartbeat's filming location, and the North Yorkshire Moors. We will definitely be back again.



    out of 10

    Nice cottage in a very pretty and peaceful location, but as a dog owner I would not stay again. Outside of the cottage was very uneven and at night, as expected was very dark, but as the exterior light and porch light were not working (I checked bulbs and fuses) it made taking the dog outside very awkward. That aside, if I did not have a dog I would consider returning.



    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage with a huge garden. This was one of the cleanest cottages we have stayed in. We would thoroughly recommend it.



    out of 10

    Our fourth visit and just as good as the rest



    out of 10

    Had a lovely week here.nicest cottage I've ever stayed in.would love to stay there again!



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