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102 Log Cabins around the North York Moors

Glorious heather moorland, a stunning coastline, ancient woods and a wealth of history and heritage to explore, the North York Moors is a wonderful holiday destination. Some great walking routes and exhilarating mountain bike trails. And lovely towns and villages to discover, such a Pickering or Staithes by the coast.

Hare Cottage 6

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Hare Cottage From £2197 Availability

With enviable views of the stunning Yorkshire moors this cosy cottage has an abundance of rustic charm offering a welcoming getaway for up to six guests. Hunker down with a book on the comfy sofas or enjoy an al fresco meal on the terrace overlooking the lush green landscape to create a truly memorable holiday all within a stone’s throw of the lively town of Whitby.

Hare Cottage holds a main open plan living dining area decked out with wood beamed ceilings, plush sofas and a feature fireplace with log-burner, a great spot to hunker down after a day on the Moors. A favourite feature can be found through the property’s patio doors that lead you to a stunning balcony area with outdoor dining furniture that overlook the superb local scenery. Take a moment here to breathe in the fresh countryside air and feel yourself unwind, a dream spot to enjoy a family meal with a spectacular view.  

On rainier days, the property has a six-seater wood dining table set within the cosy country kitchen, well-equipped with all you need to cater for a group of six from dishwasher to the wine glasses! The property has convenience in mind with a washing machine, outside bike storage and private parking with EV charging.

Keeping the home-like décor theme, you will find a fantastic super king master bedroom with free-standing bath, a dreamy place to start your day, rolling straight out of bed and into the bubbles! This room also has an en-suite with WC and shower room. A further king size double room and twin room finish off the sleeping accommodation, with an additional shared bathroom and WC completing the floor. All bedrooms have bed linen and towels included and families are well catered for with travel cot and highchairs available.

Hare Cottage is a dream space whatever the season, with cosy interiors for hot chocolate and relaxation and a fantastic outdoor space, where guests can enjoy a delicious picnic lunch whilst looking out over the moors. Keen cyclists, walkers and outdoor fans will find themselves in heaven in this Yorkshire landscape surrounded by the beauty of the North York moors.

Famous for its fish and chips nearby Whitby is the perfect town for sampling all the seaside has to offer. Join the queue at The Magpie Café for a delicious serving of haddock and chips, well worth the wait or take a short trip to Sandsend to the dreamy Fish Cottage, a great spot with quaint outdoor seating and a range of locally sourced seafood dishes from monkfish satay skewers to Fish Cottage tacos.

Following on the seaside theme why not head to the harbour to take a fishing trip to catch your own! Or if you wish to stay on land head to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum housed in the harbour, where you can learn all about the famous Captain’s ships from Endeavour to Discovery, all built in Whitby. The Whitby Museum also covers the town’s whaling and shipping history, where little ones will be fascinated by the giant marine fossils on display.  

Keen walkers are spoilt for choice with a range of bike and cycle trails to get out and explore the beautiful local area. Take a stroll on the clifftops along the Cleveland Way National Trust that run from Robin Hood’s Bay to Staithes. Or take a train to Grosmont and walk the final section of the Esk Valley Walk back to Whitby following the “leaping salmon” trail signs.

Not to be missed are the spectacular coastal views to be found on the Cinder Track bike trail. Running along the old railway line you will experience four miles of stunning seaside scenery including the 13 arches of the Larpool Viaduct.  Bikes can be hired at Trailways at Hawkser.

Founded in 7th Century AD, the famous Whitby Abbey is well worth a visit, known as the place, where Easter’s dates were agreed between Roman and Celtic churches. The ruins and museum display over 3000 years of history and dramatic displays. Fans of the gothic will be thrilled and chilled by the Dracula Experience and Dracula rooms, celebrating the town’s influence on Bram Stoker’s most famous character. The town is host to a twice-yearly Goth Weekend, celebrating the wonderful underworld of Goth subculture.

Ruswarp Country Escape 2

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Ruswarp Country Escape From £811 Availability

Those looking for a beautiful, elegant holiday home, with countryside views, tranquil grounds and a fabulous location, look no further! Ruswarp Country Escape offers a romantic holiday home for two, situated in the pretty village of Ruswarp, just two-miles from Whitby on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Beautifully decorated, with pretty views over the countryside, there an air of romance to this holiday home, creating an atmosphere that warms and welcomes you in, so you will never want to leave!

The cottage is modern and stylish throughout, yet maintains a warm atmosphere, that you can fully settle into, making yourself at home. The house sleeps up to two guests, designed for romantic weekends or individual getaways, perfect for couples looking to explore the history and charm of this area. Spread out over two spacious and bright floors, there is plenty of room to spread out and relax.

The layout of the property is somewhat upside down, with the bedroom on the ground floor and the main living areas upstairs, taking command of the best views! The master bedroom offers a beautiful, bright space, looking out onto the garden. With plenty of storage, you can unpack your bags and settle in, swinging open the patio doors to hear birdsong in the mornings and allow the fresh air to blow in. The bathroom is modern, with a bath and shower, perfect for relaxing after a day at the coast.

Upstairs, this country escape really starts to let you unwind, with a fabulous pitched, floor-to-ceiling window at the end of the room, capturing the beautiful countryside. Two large swivel chairs take pride of place by the wood burning fire, so you can enjoy this delightful room with ease, turning from the views to the warm glow of the fire and further round to the social atmosphere of the kitchen. A serene balcony extends the room outside and brings you even closer to the bordering scenery. The kitchen itself is modern and well-equipped, offering everything you might need to cook and dine at home.

At all times of year, this cosy holiday home is perfect to visit. With plenty to see and do in the local area, Ruswarp Country Escape offers a private oasis away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Ruswarp Country Escape offers a romantic holiday home for two, situated in the pretty village of Ruswarp, just two-miles from Whitby on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Located on a steep hill, leading down to the River Esk, the views in this area are beautiful, perfect for long walks, outdoor activities and picnics in the summer sun. Ruswarp offers classic local shops, including a butcher, grocery store and bakery, as well as a local pub where you can stop off in the afternoon. Whilst there is parking at the property, there are also local bus services that connect the village to the surrounding area.

Within the local vicinity there is plenty to see and do. You can rent rowing boats or canoes to explore the calm waters of the River Esk. For kids, the miniature steam railway in Ruswarp is also very popular, open from May until October for a cheap thrill around the grounds in Ruswarp. The area is very well known among walkers, with the renowned Esk Valley Walk going straight through the village. In fact, you can follow this national hiking trail from Ruswarp, all the way to Whitby, taking in the fantastic views and countryside along the way!

Whitby is a charming seaside town of the east coast of North Yorkshire famous for its vampire legends and impressive whalebone arch. The River Esk splits the town in half, with the majestic Whitby Abbey on the East Cliff, a dazzling Gothic ruin steeped in history and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, and to the West is West Cliff Beach, with golden sands lined with beach huts. For a challenge, you can climb the 199 steps to the Abbey and the Church of St. Mary. At the top, there are incredible views across the North Sea, and you can stop to watch the brightly coloured fishing vessels on the horizon.

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