Interior designers have worked their magic on this gorgeous, newly built cottage nestled by the gate of Airy Hill Manor in Whitby. Set within the private grounds of Airy Hill Manor, Whitby Gatehouse has been decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard. You can see the majestic Whitby Abbey from the bedroom window and it is an easy, ten minute stroll into the characterful town.
Whitby is a charismatic town that offers something a little different to your typical seaside resort. Famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it embraces its Gothic culture and offers quirky cobbled streets, independent shops and a wonderful gourmet scene. Surrounding Whitby, you will find gorgeous landscapes and seascapes, pretty, ancient villages and a variety of historic houses and buildings.
Whitby Gatehouse comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, one offering a double bed and the other a super king that can be split into twin beds. This fabulous holiday home offers outstanding, lavish fittings where you will relax in pure luxury.
The cottage boasts an exceptional open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The immaculate kitchen features gorgeous wooden cabinetry, top of the range appliances and marbled work surfaces. A Nespresso machine is on hand for your morning cup of coffee. Everything within the kitchen is sensational including the tableware and glasses. You will live like kings! The living area enjoys deep, turquoise, sumptuous sofas adorned with gold and cream cushions, a beautiful wooden floor, very attractive artwork, a smart television, a games console and a delightful gas fire stove.
One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor. This bedroom offers luxury furnishings including a bed that can be set up as a super king or twins. It is supremely comfortable and boasts deluxe bedding. The room also benefits from a smart television. There is a downstairs cloakroom adjacent to the bedroom.
Upstairs you will find the luxury bathroom and the second bedroom. The bedroom is a fabulous, interesting room with the double bed enjoy the angles of the room and decorated with luxury linens. Your feet melt into the rich, deep carpet and the warm, wooden furniture will make you smile. Again, it enjoys a smart television.
The family bathroom is a work of art with superior, wow factor tiling, a roll top bath with shower, a wall hung toilet and wall hung washbasin. It is a stunning room where you will not want to rush.
Outside, you will find an unusual outdoor teak root table and stool set for alfresco dining. This beautiful holiday home is just a short meander into the town. Whether you are looking for a seaside break for peace and tranquility or a more lively trip, sampling the vibrant night life, Whitby Gatehouse is an excellent pick.
Whitby is a charming, fascinating seaside town in the Scarborough Borough of North Yorkshire. It is situated at the mouth of the River Esk and enjoys its maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. The town’s East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, which sits proudly overlooking the town. Whitby’s fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages, supporting an important herring and whale fleet. It was where Captain Cook learned his seamanship. Visitors can learn more about the famous voyager at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and see the great man immortalised in a monument on West Cliff. The town hosts an annual Whitby Goth Weekend, celebrating its links to Dracula and its Gothic culture. Visitors enjoy exploring the ornate cobbled paths, the locally-owned quirky shops and the cosy cafes that give Whitby its intriguing, welcoming atmosphere. Close to the sea visitors can enjoy the amusement arcades and plenty of fish and chips. Walks along the harbour wall are popular. There are many restaurants offering freshly caught local crab and lobster, including the famous Magpie Cafe. Whitby is hilly and good for some of exercise! There are 199 steps up to the abbey and St Mary’s Church. Just along from the main town and harbour, you will find the lovely sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay. Sandsend was originally two villages, Sandsend and East Row. There is a delightful cafe overlooking the beach.
You can take a wonderful day trip on the Yorkshire Steam Railway from Whitby through the North York Moors National Park to Pickering, passing Newtondale Halt, Grosmont, Levisham and the gorgeous, famous Goathland. You can stop at the stations and enjoy the beautiful locations. At Grosmont, a fabulous display of bluebells lights up the local woods every May. There is a wonderful circular walk from Grosmont to Beck Hole. Goathland boasts the must-see celebrity station which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film and featured in the television programme Heartbeat. Goathland is stunning with a fabulous range of shops and pubs. You can take a lovely country walk to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall. Goathland Station has its own shop and tea room which is in a converted 1922 style goods shed. Levisham Moor runs through a rich landscape of archaeological remains half-hidden in the heather. Newtondale Halt lies deep in the heart of the park and is pretty isolated. You need to let the guard know if you want to stop at the station to explore the magnificent woodland.
The picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is six miles south of Whitby. It is absolutely delightful with a sandy beach, rock pools, ancient fossils, narrow, twisting, cobbled streets and lots of alleyways. You can easily imagine the fishermen and smugglers walking the streets hundreds of years ago. It is quite easy to get lost in the little warren of lanes lined with old fisherman’s cottages, most of which have now been renovated. The village is bustling with a good range of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Get your cameras ready for this little gem!