Waterlily Cottage



(38 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

If you're looking for the perfect getaway with family or friends in North Yorkshire, look no further than Waterlily Cottage. Located in the pretty village of Great Ayton, named one of the best places to live in the North East by the Sunday Times, this two bedroom terraced house is the perfect base for walkers and is only a short distance from the high street where you’ll find a number of independent shops, cafes and bars. Sleeping up to four guests, Waterlily Cottage is also dog friendly.


Property Details

The Space
With a traditional cosy cottage feel, the living room is the perfect place to retreat to after a day of exploring the local area. Relax on the comfy sofas or armchair and turn on the large TV which has easy access to services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime to enjoy a chilled night with your loved ones.

Head to the kitchen diner and you’ll find a beautifully decorated space. Fully equipped for all self-catering stays, the kitchen features modern appliances such as a dishwasher, along with the expected amenities including an oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster and kettle. From crockery and cutlery to teapots and tumblers, the cottage has everything you could need.

Also sharing this space is the dining area which is the ideal spot for family meals and sociable gatherings with friends.

Located on the first floor, and home to a comfortable king size bed with luxury white bed linen, you’ll certainly enjoy your sleep in the master bedroom at Waterlily Cottage. There is plenty of room for storage with hangers and bedside drawers that are accompanied by lamps.

The bathroom is both comfortable and practical. With a bath for those nights when you want a bit of ‘me’ time and an overhead shower when you want to be out exploring, ultimate convenience is available here. The room is complete with a wash basin and WC, while towels are provided so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own.

Take the stairs up to the second floor to the second bedroom. Designed to be comfortable for everyone, the room has a zip & link bed with the option of it being set up as two singles or as a king. Please contact our friendly team with your preferred set up. Whatever your needs, Waterlily Cottage suits all parties from couples to families. The bed in the master bedroom is also a zip & link.

Head outside and you’ll find a fully paved yard with patio furniture, perfect for sitting down and enjoying the fresh North Yorkshire air.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Great Ayton is a quiet countryside village just three miles from the market town of Stokesley, and nine miles from the bustling Middlesbrough. Perfect for walks and cycling, you’ll have access to beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and great links to neighbouring areas. There are local pubs and cafes just a short walk from the property where you can enjoy meals and drinks during your stay.

Walkers will love the popular spots nearby such as Roseberry Topping which is a short 10 minute drive away. The views from the top of here are simply breathtaking on a clear day.

We’d also recommend visiting the market town of Stokesley, located a few miles from the property. With local shops, restaurants and cafes, stunning countryside surrounding the area, Stokesley has plenty to keep you busy.

Getting Around
Great Ayton has great bus and train links to surrounding areas such as Middlesbrough, Stokesley and Whitby. Hop on the 28A route which travels between Middlesbrough and Stokesley.

There's a direct train service to Great Ayton on the Whitby – Middlesbrough – Sunderland – Newcastle line. For travellers from further afield, the best connections are made via York.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pocket Wifi
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Free on-street parking is available around Great Ayton on a first come, first served basis and no permit is required.

A maximum of two well=behaved dogs are welcome to stay at Waterlily Cottage per reservation.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(38 Reviews)



Very good location<br/>Comfy bed<br/>Lovely cottage<br/><br/>My only complaint was around the deposit, it wasn’t clear when booking that the deposit would be refundable less an admin fee. When I reached out to Host and Stay they agreed to refund the deposit in full, but I did have to contact them again to get this done, as initially I was still charged the admin fee.



Lovely cottage, exactly as described. Perfectly located to explore Great Ayton and the local area.



Beautiful area and home. Lovely stay.<br/>Options for walks, pubs. There's a small selection of restaurants in the village (including the pubs). A short drive to other options in neighbouring villages.<br/>Host was very prompt when we the hot water became sporadic one morninh. It was fixed within the day (which leads me to believe it was simple and our incompetence with boilers)



Lovely place to stay in Great Ayton, close to everything.Could always find parking just outside cottage. A washing machine would be useful if staying longer and using for a walking holiday base, could also do with a knife sharpener for those who are cooking a lot, but otherwise a well stocked kitchen.<br/>Would love to stay again when next visiting relatives up North.<br/>.



great little terraced house in good location<br/>everything we needed in the house.<br/>stairs may be problem for anybody with mobility issues.<br/>finding parking space nearby was difficult.



We had a lovely stay in Great Ayton. Lovely selection of places to eat out and a well equipped place to come back and relax in .



Ideally situated for where we wanted to go. Clean tidy and had everything we needed.<br/><br/>Nothing bad to say.



Enjoyed all of it, the accommodation, the area, a very good weekend



Location and comfortable<br/><br/>Appalling management company that is dishonest and uses hidden charges to make extra money.<br/>Failed to listen to concerns and failed to amend listing to reflect actual charges that would be applied.



A lovely little cottage. Very welcoming. Lovely to find everything we needed eg. tea coffee milk sugar etc. Also I now know how to operate a coffee machine. Plenty of hot water both downstairs and upstairs and towels provided!!! Beds also very comfy. The second bedroom is in the attic which is accessed by some rather steep stairs. This necessitated a change of bedrooms so the elderly couple were on the same level as the bathroom. A nice touch were the movement sensitive lights on the landing. Parking is on the street but we were perhaps unlucky and had to park on the next street. The property itself was very clean and warm on arrival.





great place to stay , accommodation was spotless and very comfortable in a great location for walks and drives out . We wouldn’t hesitate in booking it again





Such a lovely property!<br/>We found Waterlily Cottage to be a great place to spend a couple of nights in Great Ayton.<br/>The cottage was really homely, with tasteful decoration, super comfy beds, great central heating and a very well equipped kitchen.<br/>The communication from Host and Stay was very efficient from start to finish, making it a very easy to find out in advance everything we needed to know about the property and the local area<br/>Great Ayton is a lovely, scenic village, with a good selection of bars, cafés and restaurants.<br/>The Velveteen Rabbit, just across the bridge, is a great breakfast spot and The Tannery is worth seeking out for a drink in a lovely atmosphere.<br/>There is ample free parking and we managed to park right outside the cottage on both nights of our stay.<br/>We’d have no hesitation in returning to this property, if we were looking for somewhere in the area.



Waterlily was a real home from home. Really comfortable, warm and well presented, had everything I needed . The enclosed yard was really handy for the dog. Parking was easy outside on the street, there was always a space. It is perfectly situated to be walking distance from shops and restaurants and endless lovely walks for the dog. Host and stay were very informative and responsive. I would definatley stay again.







All communications from booking to leaving the premises were clear and easy to understand. Entry via key box is good. The cottage is in the centre of the village and near to all pubs, restaurants and facilities. The cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Beds very comfortable and plenty of hot water for baths or showers. Would highly recommend.<br/><br/>Everything was excellent.



We enjoyed a lovely stay here, and wouldn't hesitate to come back. The house was great and the local village was a good base to explore.



We really enjoyed our stay at Waterlilly Cottage. Check-in and out was seamless. The accommodation was clean and well thought out and the location was perfect for trips to Whitby, Saltburn and the surrounding area. Parking is a bit of a free for all but we were always able to park within about 20 metres of the house. The beds were comfortable and the hot water was unlimited. We would definitely stay again if we were in the area.





Excellent house. Lovely stay.



The place was welcoming. Lots of little nice touches. Plenty of clean towels and bed huge and comfortable. Bed beautifully dressed. Basic food stuff left, coffee, tea and milk. Good selection of TV options.<br/><br/>My shower didn't work. Also daily reminder of check out time on email was irritating.



Great location close to amenities. Clean comfortable property with everything you could need for a short stay. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds.<br/><br/>Little noisy from the nearby road (although quietened overnight) <br/>Very creaky floorboards on landing, bit disturbing for others sleeping when creeping to the loo at night!



Very well presented with everything there needed for our stay. Everything was very clean and comfortable<br/><br/>Nothing



Super village- super place







Lovely cottage in beautiful Great Ayton.<br/>Lots of lovely walks and things to do in the area.



One of the most immaculate and well equipped properties we have stayed in with Air B and B . Beautifully and functionally presented , and editions like coffee pod expresso machine were a welcome addition . Best nights sleep in the enormous and comfortable beds . Though the cottage door opens into the pathway at the side of the quite rd it was absolutely silent !And had absolutely no problem parking out side the property . Gorgeous village full of amenities and fantastic places to eat and drink and one of the best local coffee shops just yards away open at 9am ! Highly recommend this well positioned and comfortable home .



Beautiful cottage and location. Lots of places to eat and drink in. Plenty of places to visit and walk to. Was not aware of the extra insurance costs. Would have preferred if this had been included in the price.



Beautiful cottage, sparkly clean, comfy beds, perfect<br/><br/>A bottle of wine on arrival ?



For the first few days there was work going on outside the front door (trenching) which was obviously not the owners fault but we had to purchase a sheet to lay on the front lounge carpet to stop dirt since we had our dog with us. We were there for 8-9 days and there was so facilities to wash towels and only had one towel each. Overall though we enjoyed our stay and location was really good and we would come back again.



The personal touches such as having the heating on, milk in the fridge, ice in the freezer, cleaning supplies and toiletries. Large, comfortable beds. Everything that is needed home from home.<br/><br/>The admin fee to pay a bond should be included in the price, it is the only time I have had to have insurance and would think again booking with this company. I expected the money back immediately after leaving.



Place was great. Just a couple of things - pillows in the bedroom looked nice but were really high and hard which made getting a good nights sleep difficult. Luckily we brought our kids pillows with us so they were fine. I would suggest softer pillows for the guest in the future but beds were great size. Blinds cords weren’t fitted to the wall so in case of young children this would be a safety hazard. Apart from these few things everything else was great and we had a great stay.



Perfect location, all amenities required for a long weekend! Overall had a lovly stay



Wonderful cottage, spotless and with a fantastic gas fire with flames. Made me the most relaxed I've been. Well appointed kitchen too. It was perfect for our family. The only thing was the cleaning fee and deposit felt a little high. Otherwise, 100% perfect.



Lovely place to stay in Great Ayton, the local butchers Petchs is fantastic if you enjoy an occasional pork pie, Aytons Fish & Chip shop is lovely too.

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