An enjoyable stay in quirky and cosy accommodation. A good base for visiting the seaside towns on the east coast. We particularly enjoyed the novelty of trains passing by your own front door!
Good cottage right on the platform so excellent for transport up to and/or back from the moors. Well placed for moor and coast walks. Good standard accommodation This was our second visit - speaks for itself
the ticket office at Ruswarp is a great place to stay duthe office e to being located around 20 minutes from Whitby. If you like steam trains its ideal. The butchers is second to none and the pub across the road very welcoming.The office is well equipped and very cosy. Only one slight problem being the bed located under the sloping ceiling making it difficult to get in and out of. thoroughly recommend it .
The Ticket Office was a really good experience (apart from the power cut which was the fault of the weather not the property). It is small but very interesting and the bed, although unusual, is wonderfully comfortable. We had everything we needed and the fun of having trains passing the window. There is a very popular butchers in the village and it is an easy 30minute walk into Whitby and the joys of fish and chips at The Magpie.
Having stayed in the adjoining Station House we decided to try the adjoining Ticket Office as it was cheaper but still offered the same unbeatable location with easy access to Whitby and the North Yorks Moors as well as the "main line" and preserved Nymr. The Ticket Office was excellent as dexpected,the spiral staircase not bothering her who must be obeyed even though she does not have a head for heights. Whilst the bed was accessible from one side only, this was not a problem and the overall ambience of the accomodation was excellent. Whilst there is a designated parking space for one car (and supposedly 3 for the Station House with 1 marked space) the people staying in the Staion House had 3 cars and on 4 occasions in a week we were either blocked in or could not access our space,I do not like the hassle of having to knock on doors at 0845 to wake somebody up in order to move their car(s) and ultimately we arranged to block their cars in as we inevitably left first in the morning.If you can manage to travel by public transport (Staion platform literally on the door step but a poor service however there is a reasonable bus service) then this would be ideal.There is very little spare parking in Ruswarp. Overall we would return to the the location again but would be prepared to pay the extra to stay in the Station House and do away with the parking issues.
Excellent location for walking/access to the moors,steam trains passing 4 times a day.Whitby only a short walk away via several routes.Nice pub across the road.All in all a very chilled out break