Applegarth Holiday Cottage ... off the beaten track


Applegarth is located in a secluded spot in Grosmont, near Whitby North Yorkshire. Grosmont is a small village with a pub, cafes, a co-op and a station and also the engine sheds of the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway.

Travelling by car

Sat Nav YO22 5PB will bring you to Front St, the nearest place to unload, by the level crossing, at the end of the footpath marked 'To the Sheds'. The cottage does not have direct road access, Front St is about 100m away.

We provide a parking permit for the nearby North York Moors car park.

From York and the South

Take the A169 North from Pickering. The road crosses the Moors with great views, passing the Hole of Horcum and the Fylingdales early warning station. After 15 miles take the signposted left turn to Grosmont. This is a two mile steep descent into the village. When you reach the level crossing, the path to Applegarth is on the left.

From Whitby and the North

Take the A171 from Middlesborough towards Whitby. Just North of Whitby at the roundabout, take the A168 towards Sleights and Pickering. In Sleights village, take the right turn to Grosmont, and it's a winding 3 miles drive to Grosmont. In the village descend to the level crossing and the path to Applegarth is on the left.

Travelling by Rail

Grosmont can be reached from Pickering and Whitby by trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, mostly by steam.

Link to NYMR steam timetable

Grosmont station is also on the pretty Esk Valley line of the national rail network linking to Whitby, Middlesborough and Newcastle with connections across the country.

Link National Rail trip planner
Link to Northern Rail Grosmont timetables and info

Getting there under your own power

Grosmont is on Wainwright's Cost to Coast path, and the Esk Valley Walk

Other maps for entertainment

This drawing shows how the cottage sits in the landscape and its position in relation to the centre of the village, the church, the old school and the steam railway. It is sited on a spur of land above a classic meander in the Murk Esk river, which is about 10m below the cottage.
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Old Plan
This is the original plan drawn up for the cottage in 1859 when the school was still just a single room building. It shows the relation of the cottage to the river quite clearly. The 'house' was for the school's head teacher. The cottage wasn't built until the 1870s by which time an extension had been added to the school. It continued to be used as the teacher's residence until the 1960s.
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