Travellers Rest Holiday Cottage

Sleeps 4 in the Peace and Tranquility of the North York Moors
Call Emma on 01947 841102 / 07751182506 to Book

Travellers Rest Farm, Guisborough Road, Ugthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2BE

Guest Reviews


"Enjoyed our stay here at Travellers Rest Farm Cottage, the real Christmas tree up made it feel welcoming and festive.  Loved the views.  Runswick and Robinhoods Bay our favorites, the Board Inn at Lealholm was our favorite place to eat.  Dog friendly as well .  Many thanks for the welcome gifts, we really enjoyed our stay".  

"Thank you again so much Emma and Michael for another stunning visit.  Mostly brilliant weather too.  The cottage as always, immaculate but so homely too.  Looking forward to my next visit - could it be the tenth?? next June".

"We have had a lovely week back at the Travellers Rest.  The weather has been beautiful.  Visited Saltburn, Sandsend and Whitby.  Had a lovely meal at the Black Bull, fish and chips at Saltburn Seaview cafe were delicious too!  Done lots of walking to burn off the calories!  Thank you once again for your warm and friendly hospitality".

"I booked this cottage for a treat for my parents and my mums birthday.  Well it certainly was a treat.  A beautiful cottage, so cosy at this time of year.  It was Goth weekend in Whitby and the sights were a delight to see.  Thank you Emma and Michael your place is a delight and the welcome pack was a lovely thoughtful surprise".

"Wonderful short break in this cosy cottage.  Autumn colours on the moors were wonderful.  Halloween Day at Ormesby Hall was superb.  Fantastic sun rises and sunsets from the cottage.  Thank you for the welcome gifts etc. The Lanterns on Halloween were a lovely surprise.  Hope to book for next year".    E&B 

"Short break this time, 8th year for us and the dogs but first time for our three grandaughters aged 6, 7 and 8 years and they loved it, spent time at North Yorks Moors visitor centre Danby and then to Hutton le Hole to Rydale Folk Museum, well worth a visit we have an annual family ticket now.  Educational for the girls, plenty of dressing up and playing in the school room.  The sun came out and off to visit Whitby to the magpie for take away  fish and chips at the bandstand. The sun is shining a look around the farm and at the milking machines then off to the beach at Sandsend.  We have had a busy few days which we have thoroughly enjoyed.  The cottage is still amazing the cleanest and well equipped we`ve ever been in.                    Thank you once again Emma and Michael".


"Thank you so much for the amazing time we have had here!  We have visited here three previous times before and love it.  The dogs, cats and chickens. We love going to Whitby and playing on the beach, rockpooling and the arcades. Alpamare Swimming centre has lots of amazing slides. Thank you so much" !!!     H & G 


"This was our third visit and we can`t wait to come back again.  The view is absolutely stunning, the cows always delight and we particularly love the toffee highlands. Emma and Michael were welcoming as ever and once again we went to the Staithes Festival on Emma`s recommendation.   Thank you Yorkshire we love you and this delightful cottage is the icing on the cake".


"Thank you so very much Emma and Michael our stay was amazing we don`t want to go home.  The cottage is immaculate and you have thought of everything.  It was lovely to come back to the cottage after being out all day, and to relax on the patio watching the cows and amazing views.  The dogs loved it on the walks they were shattered every night.  Thanks again, we will see you very soon".


"Another wonderful stay.  So peaceful and quiet.  Children love being on the farm, asking plenty of questions!! Always our favorite holiday by far".


"Excellent stay in this comfortable, well located cottage.  The welcome was warm and by the end of the week the weather also.  We enjoyed a great week visiting Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Staithes RobinHoods Bay the North York Moors and of course Whitby.  We followed the farm track and got to the pub in Ugthorpe for an evening meal.  Extensive menu and huge portions.  We made good use of the disused railway line and  followed the Cleveland Way to enjoy circular coastal walks.  So much to see and do, an excellent stay".                                                                   


"Travellers Rest an immaculate rural retreat, wonderful views, very peaceful.  The cleanlines is the best that we have had and we have stayed in thousands of accommodation. Thank you Emma you are a wonderful host, nice and friendly.  Very homely to come home to after your travels.  We will be back sometime in the future and will recommend you to our family and friends. This is a truly amazing cottage and a wonderful pleasure to stay here". 


"Thank you very much Emma and Michael for making my first stay in Yorkshire a most enjoyable one, a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings and lovely people.  I will most definitely return, hopefully on a permanent basis".



April 2016

"A lovely welcome from Emma on arrival.  It has been a total pleasure staying in this beautiful cottage. Very relaxing and comfortable stay.  I don`t think there is anything you haven`t thought of.  Thank you for the welcome pack a super surprise.  Would definately return, and shall be recommending the cottage to everyone we know".

"Absolutely wonderful short break in such a clean, welcoming cottage. We are booking a full week next time.  Thank you.  ps Loved the hand soap".

"My second visit to this lovely cottage and I am sure there will be  another.  We arrived late at night and it was wonderful to settle in to such a warm and comfortable cottage.  We vistited many lovely villages on the coast and moors. Thank you Emma for making us so welcome - we can`t wait to come back".

"What a fabulous stay in this lovely cottage, thank you to Emma and Michael for the lovely welcome.  This cottage has everything - couldn`t ask for more! We explored the moors and coastline in Whitby, Staithes, Runswick Bay and more. Having the luxury to come back to this cottage in the evenings to chill and wind down.  Really enjoyed looking around the farm - thank you both for this - such an experince, we will be back again." 

December 2015

We decided to book a late break away with our two boys (6 &2) for New Year.  Travellers Rest was a fantastic place to stay, a well equipped cottage and all areas are a high standard. Went to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay.  Our boys really enjoyed having a look around the farm and meeting the new calf. Especially holding Little Jim the farm cat (highlight of the last few days) Emma and Michael are lovely Hosts, will definitely be back for a summer break! ".

"Lovely cottage and a warm welcome. Great Location , views from the patio fantastic, able to sit and watch the cattle, roe deer etc. Great cottage and owners, stay to short."

"This is our sixth time at Travellers Rest and it’s just as good as the first."

"Our second stay in the cottage, and as before I will be recommending to friends and family. Emma, Michael and the kids are friendly, approachable and always helpful. Had some lovely trips out with the dogs, who loved it. Thanks for your hospitality. We will undoubtedly return in the future."

"Our first time at the cottage, but can't wait come back. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, nice warm cottage, well equipped. Thank you Michael and Emma for a lovely relaxing break."

"Lovely week and lovely accommodation. Would recommend the pack of walks for children you provided; good for adults and children alike. We were privileged to witness the birth of a bull calf in the field outside the cottage much to the children’s delight. Great scenery and Yorkshires a place we enjoy making repeat visits to. Thanks for everything."

"We have hand a fantastic week, accommodation the best we have stayed in. Attention to detail in the cottage was 100%."

"What a gem this cottage is, everything about it, is great!!!! Especially the views. Lovely part of England, still plenty of things to do, so we will be back."

"Thanks for providing us with such a peaceful retreat from our hectic lives. We could of spent the whole week here in the cottage, its so comfortable."

"Here we are at the end of our third visit to Travellers Rest- another fantastic stay in this brilliant cottage. The children have been counting down the days to coming. It has more than lived up to expectation. The insistent questioning of when we`re coming back has already started so we'll see you next year."

"It's little wonder that so many guests return to this lovely holiday home. Its delightful and has been a first class place to introduce us to the delights of this part of Yorkshire. Thank you Emma and Michael for all your attentiveness. I'm sure we will join the returnees!"

"Wow! Perfect in every way. We have stayed in a lot of cottages but this has been by far the best. What a beautiful cottage, can't fault it in anyway. Thanks for the welcome basket and flowers it was a really nice gesture. The owners are lovely; leave you to do your own thing but there if you need them. We would love to return in the summer. We have had a wonderful time, it’s been truly amazing. That’s been mostly down to a perfect cottage and family. I will be recommending 'Travellers Rest'"


"Another great holiday, sand, sea, snow and sunshine perfect. We had a relaxing time yet again. The accommodation was perfect already looking forward to our September stay."

"My fourth visit and hopefully many more, so comfortable, warm, clean and welcoming."

"Our third visit to Travellers Rest. Once again thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the cottage remains immaculate. Thank you for the lovely goodies, which always goes down a treat. The highlight of the stay was seeing a newly born calf."

"The cottage is fantastic with lots of extras, ideal for dogs. Excellent hosts. Would recommend this to all family and friends. Marks out of 10 it would have to be 11."

"What a lovely spot with views to admire and a cottage so brilliant you could stay forever. Emma and Michael making our stay so informative loved watching the robot milker. Wildlife on your doorstep what more could you ask for. Weather good great places to visit will come back for more."

"Once again a fantastic holiday we love coming here, perfect cottage so cosy, clean and great views. Look forward to seeing you next year."

"First class accommodation, couldn't ask for more."

"An excellent cottage and location for touring the area. Despite wet weather we were pleased to have the comfort of the cottage to return to. There`s always a pleasant surprise at every small village and seaside place."

"4 nights was not enough. A fantastic setting, beautiful cottage. The kids were amazed at the cows been milked."

"We returned for a much anticipated second visit. (The children have been asking to come back since we got home last year!) It was lovely knowing we were coming to such a well-equipped and welcoming cottage. It more than lived up to the memories. Thank you."

"Thank you so much for a wonderful, peaceful get away. Stunning location and stunning cottage, we will tell all our friends."

"A fantastic cottage, a real home from home. Definitely visit again."

"We returned for a second visit to this wonderful cottage. We love it just as much as we did last year. Cottage is spotless as always, cosy and welcoming on return."


December 2011
"Again, a lovely Christmas at Travellers Rest. The weather has been lovely which meant we got out to see North Yorkshire a little more. A lovely ride on the Santa Steam Train in Pickering. The cottage was as immaculate as ever. Hope to see you all again soon."

November 2011
"Beautiful cottage, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Thanks for the friendly welcome and biscuits, wine etc. Excellent location and ideal for visiting the area. We enjoyed the atmosphere of `Goth weekend’ and look forward to returning next year."

November 2011
"Our third stay. Gorgeous, lovely place!">

October 2011
"We've had a lovely four night break in this gorgeous cottage. It is of an exceptional standard, very clean and well equipped and the best we've stayed in. The location is stunning with fantastic views. Thank you for the welcome gifts and beautiful roses, also for showing us around your farm. We would definitely like to return in the future."

September 2011
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this perfect holiday cottage - warm, comfortable and very clean. The weather has been so kind that we have managed to explore the coast and moors."

September 2011
"A lovely cottage with lots of extras. Very comfortable throughout. Great to see the cows being milked and your lovely dogs. You were both very friendly and would like to wish you all the best in the future. We hope to come and see you all again."

August 2011
"Wow. What a beautiful and fantastically well-equipped cottage."

August 2011
"We have had an amazing holiday. The peace and quiet, the views and top notch accommodation all adding to the overall experience. It has been interesting to see first-hand the workings of a dairy farm and we feel very privileged to have seen new born calves at such close quarters. Thank you very much for providing such a well-equipped, comfortable holiday cottage - we will be back!"

July 2011
"Hats off to Emma and Michael. A beautiful cottage with wonderful views. Highly recommended. We will be back."

July 2011
"Fabulous place! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this immaculate cottage with outstanding views."

June 2011
"Without doubt will recommend to family and friends, no hesitation in considering a return visit in the future. Many thanks."

June 2011
"We have found a `little gem’ in the heart of North Yorkshire within easy reach of both sea and moors. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Fantastic views all around and a most comfortable cottage. Highly recommendable. Have very much enjoyed watching life on a working dairy farm. Thank you."


"The Byre conversion is a triumph. We were very lucky to have chosen this place to stay. Thank you!"

"The cottage is outstanding providing everything anyone could possibly need. We even had a pumkin and Halloween chocolates. A lot of thought has been put into this cottages, it has exceeded all of our expectations. We will definately recommend you cottage to family and friends."

"Like many others we thought the cottage was great, very clean and comfortable, great location and the views from the cottage are very special."

"Beautiful scenery along the coast and in the moorland it has literally been a breath of fresh air. This is a truly beautiful area and so peaceful. The comings and goings of the cows on the farm and the cottage is extremely comfortable and cosy, with beautiful views. Thank you for the much appreciated welcome basket. We will certainly recommend your lovely holiday cottage."

Travellers Rest Holiday Cottage

"This is the perfect holiday cottage."

"We feel so much better for our break - we enjoyed being on the farm and see such happy and healthy cows. It could not have been better. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."

"What can I say - when can we move in! We have really enjoyed our stay. An ideal base from which to visit inland and coastal towns and villages. The North Yorkshire Moors is a constant reminder that we have so much countryside left to enjoy. Thank you for letting us stay on your farm, we plan to return."

"We felt we were arriving somewhere very special as we turned into the road marked 'Travellers Rest Farm' - we were not disappointed. Superb accommodation in an idyllic setting, you have made us so welcome."

"Very clean and comfortable cottage we would recommend to anyone (and will do just that!)"


"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Travellers Rest Cottage! The Cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything that you could possible need! The location is fantastic and is ideally placed to explore the north east coastline. Thank you Emma and Michael for a fantastic stay."

"Beautiful cottage, equipped with everything. Spotlessly clean. Have really enjoyed New Year here and would love to return. Thanks for a fab holiday!"

"Our stay at Travellers Rest Cottage has been most enjoyable. The first class fittings and accommodation are very impressive. The welcome pack was much appreciated! We have especially enjoyed making friends with Jack and Nell and watching them at work with the cows. We shall be pleased to recommend your cottage to our friends."

"Outstanding accommodation, beautiful views and a warm welcome made for a wonderful week. Being able to witness the arrival of two new calves was an added bonus. We have been fortunate with the weather, but come rain or shine the cottage is well named, at least for visitors like ourselves!"

"Our stay at Travellers Rest has been fantastic. The cottage is outstanding, well appointed with quality fittings and far better than we expected. The views from the cottage are great and we've really enjoyed watching the animals going about their daily business. Thank you for a great holiday - we will be recommending you to family and friends."

"Many thanks to Emma and Michael for prividing a wonderful holiday home - one of the best we have stayed in. Luckily we have had very good weather which has enabled us to take full advantage of the beautiful countryside and coastal area of North Yorkshire."

"Thank you both for the warm welcome. Everything about the cottage was perfect, inside and out. Would love to come back again."

"Thank you for letting us watch the milking process - it was so interesting to see the cows close up. My cornflakes will never be the same - it makes you stop and remember where milk actually comes from!"

"Thank you for the warmest of welcomes. Your hospitality has been second to none! Congratulations on creating a perfect holiday retreat. Surrounding countryside and villages were a joy to explore especially Rusnwick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hood's Bay."

"We have had a really lovely week at Travellers Rest Farm. The cottage is perfect, ideal for a young family - and being on the farm has been a very special experience especially seeing a new born calf in the moonlight. The Chapmans are a lovely family and made us feel so welcome - we will be back!"

"Thank you Emma and Michael for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything has been so thoughtfully taken care of, from the kitchen layout, the underfloor heating, to the lovely bedrooms. We have really enjoyed our break here and will definately return and also recommend you to our friends."