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99 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.

Whitby Cottage 4

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Cottage From £919 Availability

Tucked on the hill-side of this stunning seaside town, Whitby Cottage is a perfectly traditional, beautifully restored 17th-century cottage for four very lucky guests!

Located right at the heart of this enchanting town, you’ll find getting out and about a total breeze, and will glimpse the delights of the town as you approach, whether by car or on foot. Entry to the home is down a small set of steps, and from the outset, the charm of the cottage is apparent. Stepping inside, the magnificent period paint colours and fabrics, alongside beamed ceilings, patterned furnishings and furniture of the time, will take you back hundreds of years!

Yet this renovation is anything but outdated, with fabulous contemporary comforts including a high-spec TV in each bedroom and the living room, a dazzling kitchen and superb modern bathrooms! Get cosy in front of the log burner as you admire the display cabinet and handcrafted monk’s bench tucked in the cosy corner!

Heading upstairs you will find two dazzling bedrooms, embodying the charm of the original home alongside a luxurious design. Both rooms are grand, with large double beds, TVs and big windows. One is also complete with a decorative fireplace and a cosy armchair, perfect for a little relaxation. There are also two gorgeous bathrooms, each equipped with a modern shower with beautiful monochrome designs in each, making you feel utterly pampered and at home!

In your lovely courtyard, you can take a perch on the bench and enjoy the fresh sea air and watching the world go by. With everything within walking distance, you’ll find this location very useful indeed. Whitby is home to some of the best fish and chips in the UK, with countless to choose from, as well as countless fabulous Yorkshire pubs in which you can try one of the county’s famous real ales!

A striking sight on the cliff-top, Whitby Abbey was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ setting, and its gothic ruins are still well worth a visit. For an active day out, Dalby Forest is just a short drive away and has some of the country’s finest mountain bike trails, as well as an Activity Centre with paintballing, Go Ape and much more!

Whitby is a charming seaside town of the east coast of North Yorkshire famous for its vampire legends and impressive whalebone arch. The vibrant 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. Climb the 199 steps to the Abbey and the Church of St. Mary for incredible views across the North Sea and watch the brightly coloured fishing vessels on the horizon!

North Yorkshire is one of the UK’s most beautiful counties, home to the two vast National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, and bursting with history and tradition. Across the two national parks, you’ll find dramatic landscapes like that of Malham Cove, incredible scenery at every turn and always a warm welcome.

There are two cities in the county: York and Ripon, the latter of which is, in fact, the oldest city in England. Both are deeply historical, teeming with glorious architecture including their Minster and Cathedral respectively, and winding cobbled streets. Meanwhile, the endless villages that can be found in nearly every valley are undoubtedly worth visiting.  Pop in for a pint and get to know the friendly locals at the village pub or try out the many quaint cafes.

Of course, you can’t leave Yorkshire without a taste of its famous parkin, Wensleydale cheese and rhubarb from The Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle! Yorkshire is also home to some of the country’s best breweries, including Saltaire Brewery, the Black Sheep Brewery and Theakstons and you can enjoy a fine curry throughout the county.

Dotted across the breath-taking landscape of North Yorkshire are a series of striking examples of former abbeys, mostly now ruins. The most famous (and deservedly so) are Fountains Abbey near Ripon and Bolton Priory at the southern tip of the Dales, right at the entrance to the National Park. Complete with a rather lovely café and ice cream shop and set on the riverside amid thriving forests and rolling hills, this is worth a visit for its magnificent location alone!

Helmsley Cottage 6

Helmsley, North Yorkshire, North of England

Helmsley Cottage From £1106 Availability

Helmsley Cottage is brand new, stunning, immaculate, and located in Helmsley's pretty quintessential Yorkshire market town. With squishy sofas, a wood-burning stove, a trendy well-equipped kitchen, three sumptuous bedrooms and televisions in two of the dazzling bathrooms, Helmsley Cottage is the perfect base for visitors wanting to explore the landscapes and charming towns and villages of the North Yorkshire Moors.

The magical moors are right on your doorstep. You do not even need to use the car to enjoy the fresh countryside air and fabulous scenery. Helmsley boasts independent boutique shops, fantastic quaint tea rooms, wonderful restaurants and oh-so homely pubs with roaring fires and popular pints! You may even find a board game or two to enjoy! Just beyond Helmsley, you can enjoy Rievaulx Abbey's delights, the scenic Cleveland Way, Castle Howard, the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales including Malham, Pateley Bridge and Grassington and of course the fabulous coastline including Whitby and the gorgeous Robin Hood’s Bay. Don’t forget that your furry friend is also invited along to enjoy these fabulous spots.

Stepping inside the doorstep of Helmsley Cottage, a world of interior design and stylish living awaits. This delightful townhouse offers modern open plan living, luxury furnishings and superb comfort. The wood-burning stove is fabulous to come back to. You can sink into the plush deep sofas and enjoy a glass of wine from the wine fridge or a cup of delicious Yorkshire tea to go with your Yorkshire parkin! You can relax to the melodies of the Sonos sound system while preparing a delicious meal in the immaculate, sparkling kitchen. The dining area enjoys its soft white and grey palette, which is so soothing. Your private patio is perfect for a morning cup of coffee. You can enjoy the colourful plant pots and quiet.

On the first and second floors, you will find the three impressive bedrooms. In serene, neutral palettes they boast plush quality beds, of which two are kingsize, and one double, as well as ample storage space and colour, pops of vivid art or stylish soft furnishings. Each bedroom comes with a marble and chrome ensuite bathroom, two of which offer a bathroom television. Perhaps you will be taking up a glass of fizz to relax and catch up with one of your favourite programmes while you are getting ready for an evening in the pub!

Helmsley Cottage is an absolutely joy. Perfectly positioned to enjoy much of what Yorkshire has to offer and extremely comfortable to return to after a day of hiking.

Helmsley, 13 miles west of Pickering and 24 miles north of York, is incredibly pretty. It is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park and offers fascinating and welcoming attractions and entertainment. You can visit the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle, the town’s own brewery, the gorgeous walled gardens and of course there are many award-winning eateries. The shops are unique and interesting, perfect for browsing before you stop in one of the charming tea rooms.

Helmsley welcomes so many visitors year after year. Once they have discovered its charms they always want to return. Both the Cleveland Way and Ebor Way begin from the town. It is also easy to get to Harrogate or York for an afternoon of shopping.

Visitors that enjoy ancient monuments and castles will be delighted. Hidden deep in the River Rye valley, you will find the beautiful, tranquil and romantic Rievaulx Abbey ruins. Rievaulx was one of the first Cistercian abbeys to be founded in England around 1130. Its picturesque ruins became a beacon for poets, painters and scholars. It was one of the first major ruins to be conserved by the ancestor of English Heritage, the Office of Works in 1917. Today it is a very impressive visitor attraction. Above the abbey, you can visit Rievaulx

Terrace and Temples. The temples are 18th century, one of which is the splendid Ionic Temple with intricate ceiling paintings. The views from the terrace are stunning.

In the opposite direction you will find Castle Howard. One of the great palaces of Europe, Castle Howard is a place like no other. Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors for over 300 years. You can visit the palace itself or enjoy the lakes, the woodland walk, the walled garden, the tea rooms, the playground and the temples and monuments. There is a lot on offer!

Why not take a trip to Pickering to take a trip on the steam train? Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era. The town holds a traditional market every Monday and boasts the Beck Isle Museum, a 13th century castle originally built by William the Conqueror and its beautiful Church of St Peter and St Paul where you can see some magnificent 15th century wall paintings.

Whitby Theatre House 8

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Theatre House From £1495 Availability

The atmospheric Grade II listed Whitby Theatre House offers 8 guests a superb comfortable base in the very heart of the wonderful, historic town of Whitby. This fabulous, characterful townhouse retains gorgeous original features and has been renovated to an extremely high standard. Whitby Theatre House was formally a famous theatre dating back to 1775 and oozes charm and appeal.

Famous for the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey and the delicious fish and chips of The Magpie Cafe, Whitby is a very attractive town with quirky narrow streets, a bustling harbour and lovely beaches. It is no surprise why Whitby is so popular and this historic house, particularly, a huge hit with guests.

The four-storey Whitby Theatre House is deceptively spacious and perfect for a large family or group of friends. With wonderful sash windows and high ceilings throughout, the rooms spill light everywhere, and there are fabulous Whitby rooftop views from the top floor. The lower ground floor is home to an outstanding open plan kitchen and dining room and a separate utility room. The modern kitchen is huge. It is extremely well equipped and perfect for gourmet dining. You even have a wine fridge!

Upstairs on the ground floor, the comfortable lounge is rather grand with a fabulous, atmospheric open fire as well as a smart TV. This townhouse is packed with features including chandeliers and gorgeous ceiling cornicing.

Handpicked furnishings and accessories complete this luxurious accommodation. There is a separate snug and TV room, perfect if you have guests wanting a little of their own space for a quiet read or teenagers wanting to game on the PS2.

Two of the tastefully decorated, lavish bedrooms are on the first floor. One offers a kingsize bed and a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a bath. The other boasts a kingsize bed and has use of a separate private shower room. Throughout the house, eye-catching decorative items will make you smile. There are Singer sewing machine bookends, maritime clocks and an ancient safe. There is a seaside theme too amongst the artwork and soft furnishings. The level of attention to detail is impressive. It is clear that this is a much-loved home.

On the second floor, you will find two gorgeous bedrooms with charming sloping ceilings, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. There is also an outstanding bathroom to share where you can soak in luxury in the freestanding bath. It really calls for a glass of bubbles!

Whitby Theatre House also boasts a private enclosed courtyard and south-facing patio area with views over the town where you can relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the world go by. Teenagers will be delighted to find the small games room with table football.

Whitby is definitely a town that offers something more than your typical coastal seaside resort. There is more to Whitby than meets the eye! It is famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Captain Cook. It boasts a Gothic culture with quirky narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and the ruins of Whitby Abbey overlooking the town. There is a monument to Captain James Cook up on West Cliff where he is looking out to sea. You can also visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and learn more about his life and time in Whitby.

Expect to encounter a hill or two, not to mention the 199 steps to the abbey and St Mary’s Church. There are plenty of excellent restaurants. Of particular note is the famous Magpie.

Cafe. It is quirky with numerous levels and offers many seafood dishes and the traditional fish and chips.

You can enjoy classic seaside fun with crabbing, sandcastle building and walks along the pier, not to mention the amusement arcades. 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.

Six miles south of Whitby is the picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. It is beautiful with a sandy beach, rock pools, ancient fossils, narrow twisting cobbled streets and 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 have now been renovated. The village is buzzy with a good range of cafes, pubs and restaurants, and charming, unique shops.

Staithes is also an unmissable village to explore. It clings to the hillside and boasts winding cobbled streets, 18th-century cottages and characterful pubs. This fabulous coastal village was once one the largest fishing ports in the North East, but now it is a wonderful hillside gem perfect for exploring Yorkshire’s clifftop paths and the rock pools on the small sandy beach.

There are many stunning coastal and country walks, cycle paths and 800km of bridleways close to Whitby. You will be amazed at the peaceful and tranquil countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Whitby Chapel 8

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Chapel From £1432 Availability

If you have ever thought about staying at a renovated ancient church or chapel, you have the opportunity to enjoy just that at the dreamy, stylish Whitby Chapel. It offers luxurious lifestyle, total elegance and supreme comfort, all with a dash of relaxed rural. Whitby Chapel offers four sensational bedrooms, including a very lavish, extravagant master bedroom suite, so sleeps eight lucky guests. It is located on the outskirts of Whitby with lovely independent shops at the end of the road.

Just wait until you discover the exquisite treats in store! Whitby Chapel is truly a haven of relaxation with the delights of Whitby on your doorstep. The chapel is a fabulous example of what is possible when contemporary design meets period elegance. There are so many fabulous nods to building’s past such as the church pew in the entrance, arched doorways, the original church organ and fabulous arched chapel windows. Whitby Chapel was once the centre of the village community. It is absolutely fascinating to imagine the chapel as it was compared the luxury haven it is today.

The open plan living and dining room features gorgeous tan leather sofas facing the golden draped windows, the original church organ where one of your group might enjoy tickling the ivories, a welcome modern log burner and chandeliers casting a soft, dappled light. Complimentary chocolates can be found on the repurposed alter table.

The sophicated, stylish kitchen offers all the modern appliances you could wish for, blended perfectly with original feature doors and arched profiles. It also offers a wood burning stove for traditional country kitchen warmth and a breakfast bar where guests can keep the chef company. Modern floating, spiral staircases take you from floor to floor. One leads to a lovely snug with its library for a quiet read and a gaming console for some family fun.

The magnificent master is a palatial retreat with beautiful arched chapel windows, an emperor sized bed and an open, luxurious en-suite bathroom. A secret spa is also waiting to be found with underfloor heating beneath the gorgeous travertine tiles, a double Jacuzzi bath, sauna, massage table and a rain shower, a picture of lavishness. The remaining four bedrooms are also gorgeous with luxury linens and exquisite styling. There is one with a king-size bed and the remaining two boast zip and link beds which can be set up as super kings or twins. Each bedroom offers its own delightful merits with wallpapered feature walls, exposed beams or charming sloping ceilings. The bathrooms are top-notch with freestanding baths or deluxe rainfall showers.

Outside, Whitby Chapel boasts a large garden with a huge lawn and wonderful alfresco dining and lounging.

There is more to Whitby than meets the eye with its fascinating history! It is famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Captain Cook. It boasts a Gothic culture with quirky narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and the majestic ruins of Whitby Abbey overlooking the town. The Captain James Cook memorial sits on West Cliff where he is looking out to sea and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum teaches you about his fascinating life and time in Whitby.

Whitby is hilly, pretty and good for a bit of exercise! There are 199 steps up to the abbey and St Mary’s Church. Whitby offers an excellent range of restaurants including the famous Magpie Cafe. The Magpie Cafe is quirky with numerous levels and offers many seafood dishes as well as the traditional fish and chips. You must go! There are the usual seaside attractions with the classic seaside fun of crabbing, sandcastle building, walks along the pier and plenty of amusement arcades. 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.

Six miles south of Whitby, you will find the picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. It is beautiful 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!

Staithes is also very attractive. Clinging to the hillside and boasting pretty winding, cobbled streets, 18th century cottages and characterful pubs, it is an absolute delight. This fabulous coastal village was once one the largest fishing ports in the North East but now it is a wonderful hillside gem perfect for exploring Yorkshire’s cliff top paths and the rock pools on the small sandy beach.

There are many stunning coastal and country walks, cycle paths and 800km of bridleways close to Whitby. You will be delighted with the peaceful, tranquil countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Whitby Gatehouse 4

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Gatehouse From £954 Availability

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!

Staithes Cottage 4

Staithes, North Yorkshire, North of England

Staithes Cottage From £1234 Availability

Located in the quaint coastal village of Staithes, just a bit north of Whitby, you will feel the tingle of history at the characterful Staithes Cottage. This ancient gem has been beautifully and imaginatively renovated to provide quirky, luxurious accommodation. You can easily imagine the fishermen of the past and how they would have lived in this cottage. Throughout you will find wonderful style and flair with little nods to the past such as the rope going up the stairs.

Staithes is a gorgeous Yorkshire gem, clinging to the hillside with winding cobbled streets brimming with charming 18th century cottages. It is a wonderful base for exploring Yorkshire’s cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach. What a wonderful getaway for those interested in art, geology, hiking and exploring the outdoors.

Staithes Cottage offers quirky upside down living, making the most of the beautiful views from the upper floor. The refurbishment is fabulous. Think assured chic, think Farrow and Ball colours, think beautiful upcycled ancient furniture, think rich reclaimed wooden floorboards with a history and you start to get the picture. You will discover clever lighting throughout with large traditional sashes and glass sealed light shafts illuminating the beautiful spaces.

You enter this lovely cottage to the stunning kitchen diner. A fabulous array of bespoke, full-height, glass fronted cupboards impresses to one side and the main kitchen is to the rear. The chef will enjoy the gorgeous styling of this bespoke kitchen, including its cosy underfloor heating and Sonos sound system. You can draw up a chair to the polished antique dining table and settle with a cup of traditional Yorkshire tea or something stronger while the chef in your group prepares a feast.

The upper, bright and airy, contemporary living room with huge windows at one end and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors at the other is an absolute delight. With a gorgeous log burning stove for chilly evenings, comfy sofas, Sonos sound system, smart television and a Blu-ray DVD player, it is a wonderful place to relax. You can step out to a fabulous decked patio with alfresco dining, stunning sea views and beautiful, colourful planting all around. What a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down and enjoy a glass of wine!

There are two dreamy bedrooms with sumptuous beds adorned with quality linens. In vintage modern style, one comes with a feature wallpapered wall and both are in cool, elegant tones. The innovative light shafts are equipped with remote controlled intelligent glass for night time. The bathroom is luxurious with a lovely roll top bath to sink into. Now where is that glass of champagne...

Staithes Cottage is interesting, quirky, brilliantly designed and even your dog is well catered for with a hot and cold running dog shower to wash off the sand!

Staithes is a very special village, full of charm, winding cobbled streets, 18th century cottages and characterful pubs. This fabulous coastal village was once one the largest fishing ports in the North East. It offers a unique, undeniable charm with his huddled cottages clinging to the hillside enjoying fabulous views of the stunning shoreline. From Staithes you can explore the rugged Yorkshire coastline, enjoying the dramatic clifftop views from the popular coastal trails. You can meander the Cleveland Way as it passes through the village and head towards Skinningrove where you will discover the remnants of the alum mines which once made the village famous. At the Staithes Lifeboat House you can learn about the village’s incredible fishing heritage and the heroic tales of the local lifeboat crew. The village also has a long history of well-known artists, including a group known as the ‘Staithes Group’ or the ‘Northern Impressionists’. You will see some incredible contemporary artworks at the Staithes Gallery. The brightly coloured fishing boats, known as the Whitby Cobles, are used by local fisherment to catch cod, lobsters and crabs plus there are some pleasure cruisers. There are wonderful fossils and rock pools to explore on the beach. It is no wonder that this stretch of coastline is known as the Dinosaur Coast. Staithes hosts an annual festival in September when the local galleries, cottages and public buildings open their doors to artists showcasing their work. There are pop-up galleries and tea rooms all around the village. It is a great time to visit.

Just south of Staithes is the unique, historic town of Whitby. It is definitely a town that offers something more than your typical coastal seaside resort. Whitby is famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Captain Cook. It boasts a Gothic culture with quirky narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and the majestic ruins of Whitby Abbey overlooking the town from East Cliff. There is a monument to Captain James Cook on West Cliff where he is looking out to sea. There are plenty of excellent restaurants throughout the town including the famous Magpie Cafe. It offers many seafood dishes as well as its famous fish and chips. Close to the harbour you will find plenty of traditional seaside fun with amusement arcades and cafes. Heading back towards Staithes, you will find the lovely sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay. Sandsend was originally two villages, Sandsend and East Row.  

Six miles south of Whitby is the picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. It is beautiful with a sandy beach, rock pools, ancient fossils, narrow twisting cobbled streets and alleyways. It is quite easy to get lost in the little warren of lanes lined with old fisherman’s cottages. Most have now been renovated. The village is buzzy with a good range of cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as charming, unique shops.

Seagull Lodge 6

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire, North of England

Seagull Lodge From £482 Availability

Seagull Lodge is a contemporary lodge on The Pines at Runswick Bay holiday park in Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire. This single-storey property has two bedrooms - a king-size double with en-suite shower room and a twin, served by a family bathroom, together sleeping four guests. The property also has an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with woodburning stove. Outside there is off-road parking and a raised decking area with seating. Seagull Lodge is a wonderful coastal getaway in North Yorkshire.

Bugle 2

Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, North of England

Bugle From £400 Availability

A single-storey dwelling, you will find one double bedroom with TV, along with a shower room, open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, as well as a utility. The kitchen hosts an electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge, while the utility is home to a washing machine and freezer. There are two TVs and WiFi in the lodge. Outside there is an enclosed front veranda with furniture and an off-road parking space for one vehicle. The lodge's heating is powered by gas. Fuel and power are included in the rent. Bed linen and towels are also included in the price. A shop is within 1.2 miles of the property, the pub is located 0.1 mile away and the beach rests 0.8 miles away. One well-behaved dog is welcome. Sorry, no smoking here. Note: There are steps leading up to the property, please take care. Bugle is the ideal romantic retreat, enjoying access to a range of North Yorkshire's coast and country.

Lavender Lodge 2

Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, North of England

Lavender Lodge From £400 Availability

Set across one floor and hosting one double bedroom, along with a shower room, open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining and sitting area, as well as a utility cupboard housing a freezer and washing machine. The kitchen contains an electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and a fridge. For entertainment, guests are provided with two TVs and WiFi. Outside there is ample off-road parking and an enclosed balcony with furniture. The central heating is powered by Calor Gas and is included in the rental price, along with bed linen, towels and power. One well-behaved dog is welcome, however please ensure pets are supervised at all times. Please be mindful that smoking is not permitted at the property. There is a shop within 1.3 miles and a pub within 0.1 miles. Lavender Lodge makes a wonderful escape for a couple looking to getaway from it all.

Holly Lodge 4

Liverton, North Yorkshire, North of England

Holly Lodge From £325 Availability

Holly Lodge is a splendid single-storey lodge resting in Liverton, North Yorkshire. Hosting two bedrooms, including a double and a twin along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and living area with an electric fire. Outside, there is off-road parking for one car and a garden with decking and furniture, and a lawned area. Holly Lodge is the perfect escape for a relaxing retreat to North Yorkshire.

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