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Bishop Cottage, Skinningrove
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Bishop Cottage, Skinningrove

Bishop Cottage makes the perfect home base for small groups on holiday in North East England. Located in the former fishing and mining village of Skinningrove in Cleveland, this coastal cottage is one of three single-storey cottages built on the site of the original stables that housed the pit ponies servicing the town’s (long-gone) iron mine.

The pet-friendly cottage includes a king-size double bedroom, a fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar that seats four, and a sitting room with a dining area, sofa bed and TV with FreeSat. The cottage shares a communal garden with both lawned and gravelled areas, with a furnished patio and barbecue for enjoying the crisp seaside air at night.

Skinningrove sits close to North Sea beaches, the Cleveland Way National Trail and the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, while the nearby North York Moors National Park beckons with miles of hiking and biking trails to take in the beautiful moorlands.

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A very pleasant, thoughtfully arranged property. Friendly and helpful owners.

Mrs Nicholls

The cottage was exceptionally well presented with everything we could possibly need. The owners were close by and available should we need them. The wine and chocolates were a lovely gesture and much appreciated.

Mrs Philpott

A good location, central for exploring the area.

Mr & Mrs Wildman

A quiet area with a friendly proprietor close to a very good quiet beach.

Mr Marrion

Great setting and dog friendly.

Mrs Mullis

The standard of the property was lovely and it was near a superb beach, close to Whitby, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire Dales etc.

Mrs Wells

Skinningrove was quiet and friendly - the cottage was well placed to visit both the coast and the moors.

Rev Tugwood

We have had a really good holiday. The area was lovely with beautiful scenery and lovely walks. The cottage was lovely, really clean and comfortable, with everything we needed and good car parking.

Mr Watson

Because of my disability we particularly like the fact that being on one level made life so much easier than a house with an upstairs. The cottage was exceptionally well presented with everything you need to live somewhere. Also very dog friendly the countryside and nearby resorts were really good. Weather sunny everyday was such a welcome bonus.

Mrs Maguire

Excellent accommodation in a very good holiday location.

Mrs Nicholls

The location of the cottage. The cottage was great and the people were friendly.

Mr Whitter

We stayed at Bishops cottage for one month and we can honestly say it was one of the best months we have had the owners couldn't have done enough for us and couldn't have been nicer .The accommodation was superb and spotless and a lovely time altogether and would recommend it to all.

Mrs Robinson

Warm and comfortable. Well equipped. Little extras welcome, i.e. milk, wine, chocs...even a small sewing case!
Very friendly and helpful ladies.
Left alone and not pestered. Will definitely return.

Mrs Clay

This was a fabulous cottage, everything we needed and near to lots of places to visit. Would recommend this area, Saltburn is near as is Robin Hoods Bay and more, beautiful beaches and walks. Bishop Cottage is a dream, had everything we needed and more. Loved the extra touches especially chocolates and wine! We had a really wonderful holiday and even had glorious sunshine all week.

Mrs Porte

Excellent presentation of the cottage. The owners could not have been more helpful. The cleanliness of the cottage was exemplary. All in all, this is a cottage to recommend, which I will be doing, and will visit again in the not to distant future.

Mr Stirling

We loved everything, it was the most relaxing time we have had in a very long time.

Mrs Watt

The cottage is in a lovely quiet village in walking distance to the beach which is quiet and ideal for long dog walks. Dogs are welcome in the local pub and the fish and chips are the best. We found lots of beaches we'd never visited before and all the North Yorkshire Moors villages - all within an easy car drive. Cannot fault the cottage, lots of little extra touches that really make a difference.

Mrs Dawson

The cottage was superb in every way and the owner was very nice. Setting of cottage lovely, -
can honestly say I have never stayed in such a lovely clean cottage, decor and furnishings superb, accommodation was so clean and standard was very high, 5 star all the way, this combined with access to places of interest - brilliant.

Mr Clayton

The cottage was perfect as was the location. The owners were very welcoming and available for any concerns , although we did not have any. We loved the area and will probably return next year.

Mrs Bullard

It was in a lovely area surrounded by lots of places to walk with our dog. Very friendly owners and staff at their cafe / bar situated within the grounds of the cottages. A really comfortable cottage, nice and cosy with lovely seating area outside of the cottage. Friendly area too with a post office and shop just a little way into the village great for ice-creams on the way to the beach.

Mr Wood

It very welcoming and a peaceful place to relax.

Mr Reilly

A delightful Cottage which was extremely clean.

Mrs Cain

The location and situation of Bishop Cottage is perfect and an excellent, homely, comfortable base from which to tour and explore the north east of England. The owners, along with their family and friends involved in running and maintaining the property are some of the nicest, kindest people we have ever met. Nothing is too much trouble, from arrival to departure and the welcome pack is a lovely treat.

Mr Lobb

Very friendly hosts. Very clean, secure, comfortable and tidy cottage. Quiet location and a good night's sleep. Easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors and coast. Lovely beach next door to Skinningrove. Excellent restaurant on site with friendly helpful staff and reasonably priced, good food. In all good value for money. Would definitely book again.

Mrs Cooper

Good situation in a very interesting and scenic area.

Mrs Reed

A great cottage with friendly staff. It was close to beach and lovely walks, could not fault the week we spent there.

Mr Ogden

We absolutely loved the holiday and have already recommended the cottage to friends and family! It was a super base for lots of walks with beautiful views and scenery.

Miss Tully

A great cottage, an ideal location for exploring the surrounding areas.

Mrs Dawson

A brilliant cottage, the cleanliness was second to none. The owners were kind and very helpful and this was a beautiful area.

Mrs Watson

Clean and Cosy

Well situated for the coast this was my second visit. Highly recommend cottage. Well thought out and pleasant accommodation.All on one level no steps or stairs. Well heated. Owners live near and are very helpful.

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A very welcoming and superb cottage, with many extras

We would gladly recomment this cottage to anyone. It cottage was superbly clean and comfortable, with many added extras on arrival. Our dog was very welcome, and the short walk to the dog friendly beach was completed twice a day much to the delight of the dog, who loves beaches. We will certainly be visiting one of Sykes Cottages again in the near future.

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Quiet relaxing and clean.

A wonderful complex situated on the quiet side of the village. The cottage was clean and well designed. The surronding area is beautifull and the adjacent iron mine is a must visit place.
Down side is that there is not a decent pub within walking distance.

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complete relaxation

this is a very friendly place to stay. Stylishly furnished, immacuately kept just a pleasure to be there. A perfet loaction for touring the north york moors, don't forget to have a tip on the Moors Railway

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Well Appointed Cottage, Car Essential.

Bishop cottage is a new build mews type accomodation, built on the site of what was once the pit ponies stables. When we stayed there in December 2010, only half the complex was finished, but the surroundings were well kept and presentable.

The cottage is well furnished, very well heated, and compact. There are nice touches in terms of the furnishings. The property though misses perhaps more seating in the living room, a window in the kitchen, and a safe enclosed garden outdoors for pets and children, all fairly minor admittedly.

In terms of location a car is quite frankly an essential, the closest pub wasnt the most presentable, and albeit we visited over Christmas the fish and chip shop was closed, as was the ironstone mining museum. We of course booked self catering but were disappointed with the eating options therefore within walking distance, eating in most nights (there are supermarkets in Saltburn, Staithes, Loftus and Whitby) and enjoying the local fish and chips at lunchtime in Whitby generally!

Skinningrove is an honest if unpicturesque former mining town, and that was the main source of its income till the sixties, so dont expect a Staithes, or a Robin hoods bay, the town just doesnt play to its locational strengths in those senses, at times walking around it we did wonder if we were by the seaside or in a durham mining town!

it does though have easy access to some beautiful walking to both staithes and Saltburn (both a good couple of hours) Should the venture of the cottage complex take off then Skinningroves location is surely its strongpoint, but some kind of not even touristy but basic facilities are crying out to be built (a seafront cafe, a rehash of the towns only pub)

In summary a nice cottage, but locationally with limitations if one expects evening entertainment.



Had a weeks holiday at this cottage and must say it was excellent , the owners were very accomadating to our needs during our stay , the cottage and decor was first class , as good as any 4 star accomadation , would highly recomend and return for further holidays . Plenty of information of the surrounding areas. very dog friendly


bishop cottage .skinningrove

what a fantastic cottage , set in quiet grounds. Then cottage itself was immaculate outside and within . spotlessly clean. Then owners live on site and could not have been more accomadating with places of interest for touring . Also the owners have no problems with dogs and mine certainly enjoyed her stay . would definately stay again

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This accommodation has everything you need .

We went to Bishop cottage not really knowing where we were going to but the cottage was a revelation to us there was everything you could want to make your stay very comfortable there was wine in the fridge chocolates,milk tea ,sugar &coffee.Jean; even managed to wash & iron before leaving.We found the area very welcoming having been to Saltburn many years before we were pleasantly surprised how nice it was also we found the area has plenty of places to visit best of all we had what must have been the best weeks weather of the season sunny every day bliss.

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Clean, comfortable and relaxing.

This was the first time myself and my dog stayed at Bishops Cottage, Skinningrove, and I was delighted. The cottage was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
I love Skinningrove, and I have visited there many times, as I have friends in Loftus. It isnt the prettiest place, but is unspoilt and it has interesting history. I love the beaches; the people are friendly and I notice that they are trying hard to enhance one or two areas , especially involving local children in pride of Skinningrove I definitely will return. Jean Clay.

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fantastic place to stay


Location, a warm welcome and a cosy cottage.

Mrs Mace

The cottage was very comfortable and warm. The owner was very friendly and kind. There was a lot to do in the area within easy reach of the accommodation.

Mrs Jarvis

One of the best properties we have stayed in with Sykes Cottages.

Mr Houlton

What can I say other than everything was excellent! The welcome was so good, very friendly.

Mrs Jordan

Very friendly and made very welcome with a few little extras provided on arrival. Cottage of a very high standard. A quiet break in which to unwind, a beautiful dog friendly beach and friendly village people. Ideal for touring.

Mr Goldby

It is a beautiful property, ideal for couples, and ideally situated to explore the North Yorks countryside/coastline. Skinningrove has a beautiful beach/bay and the village is quaint. I cannot praise the cottage enough and we received a warm welcome on arrival.

Mr Smith

A beautiful property in an outstanding area of beauty. The local beach is gorgeous, and the fish and chip shop is excellent!

Mr Smith

The area was very interesting. Beautiful coastline and the Moors are wonderful. Loads of walks and interesting trips to do. The mining museum is fascinating.

Mrs Potter

Very friendly welcome. Good base for exploring the surrounding areas.

Mrs Higginbottom

The owners couldn't have been more helpful, above and beyond the call of duty. Arrived to a bottle of wine, chocs and milk. Great location for this part of the country. I took my 2 large dogs and this was an ideal location to walk them. I would return to this property without hesitation.

Mr Thomas

Really warm welcome on arrival, would like to return next year.

Mrs Jones

Excellent accommodation, warm friendly welcome.

Mr Swinstead

the location; close to the places we wanted to visit. The cottage was absolutely wonderful. We are definitely going to come back in the future.

Ms Dungworth

We were very impressed with the standard of the cottage and the friendliness of the cottage manager and family, who were very welcoming. The cottage was excellent and very, very comfortable. Thank you for your good wishes.

Mr & Mrs Rooke

Good location, ample parking.

Mr Chapman

It was a very quiet and relaxing holiday; just what we needed.

Miss Bulmer

The relaxing atmosphere and comfort of the cottage.

Mr Pannett

No room for breakfast bar in kitchen - it was a table and four chairs in lounge area instead which was much better! Yet another great Sykes' holiday!

Mr Abbott

What a lovely warm,clean,cosy cottage in a nice little seaside village. A great place to explore the coast and moors.

Mr Scott

The location of the cottage, peace and quiet, very dog friendly, owners very helpful, cottage immaculate. Would certainly book this cottage again.

Mrs Pemberton

A quiet, peaceful retreat and ideal for visiting the surrounding area.

Mr Taylor

Bishop Cottage was all you could ask for and the proprietors saw to your every need.

Mrs Jones