The cottages stand in the grounds of where now stands Newbiggin Hall, a 17th Century house which was rebuilt after a fire. The cottages are located in the Esk Valley within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, making it convenient for many beautiful walks.
The ancient Monk's Trod is just outside your door and takes you on to the banks of the River Esk, where salmon are often seen or you can get a glimpse of a heron. Then you can either go across heather moorland into scenic valleys or onto the breathtaking coastline. Local amenities can be found just under 2 miles away in the village of Egton, consisting of a small shop, garage, doctor's, church, sports field/play area and country pubs with good food and drink. The North York Moors Steam Railway at Grosmont is less than 2 miles from Egton. Historic Whitby is full of charm and character, with its quaint streets and alleyways as well as the picturesque harbour, famous for 'Captain Cook', the Legend of Dracula, the 199 Steps, the 'Endeavour Ship', 'Heartbeat' and the New Abbey Visitor Centre, to name but a few of the attractions in the area.