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94 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.

Barn in North Yorkshire 4

Helmsley, Cleveland, North of England

Barn in North Yorkshire From £387 Availability

This property is situated in the northern area of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, surrounded by breath taking countryside views. Nine miles south of the property, the attractive market town of Helmsley is a fantastic place for a day trip, which not only offers an interesting range of shops and eateries, but is also home to the beautiful Rievaulx Abbey, and the National Centre for Birds of Prey, as well as a thriving arts centre where there is a cinema, theatre, and exhibition space. Further afield, the seaside town of Whitby is less than an hour s drive from the cottage, where visitors can visit the atmospheric abbey and, if they are feeling brave, participate in the eerie Dracula Experience. It is easy for guests to make themselves at home in this barn conversion property, as the front door opens directly into the welcoming kitchen/diner, a spacious room with a farmhouse style dining table and all the equipment that guests will need including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher. One of the bedrooms can also be found on the ground floor: a restful twin room, next to which there is a shower room with a walk in shower and WC. Stairs lead from the kitchen/diner directly into the first floor lounge, a relaxing room with a TV, DVD, and a balcony which affords far reaching views over the farm and beyond. The master bedroom is also on the first floor, a pleasant double room with a co ordinating wardrobe and dressing table. The bathroom on this floor offers a bath and WC. Outside, guests can enjoy the enclosed patio area in front of the cottage, where they will find a picnic table making it ideal for enjoying alfresco meals. There is ample parking available.

Barn in North Yorkshire 2

Goathland, North Yorkshire, North of England

Barn in North Yorkshire From £820 Availability

Ideally situated on the edge of the quaint village of Goathland famous as the location for the TV series Heartbeat this pretty cottage is perfect for exploring the magical North York Moors. Trails lead in every direction, with several beautiful waterfalls to discover including Thomason Foss and Mallyan Spout (both within a mile). The village is on the beautiful North York Moors Railway which leads through the stunning countryside to the pretty market town of Pickering (14.5 miles) and the popular coastal town of Whitby (9.5 miles). There are also miles of bike trails, or you could discover picturesque towns and villages including Rosedale Abbey (13.5 miles), Danby (17 miles) and, on the coast, Robin Hood's Bay (12.5 miles). This charming single level holiday home has been tastefully decorated and retains original features including exposed beams, heavy stone sills and traditionally rendered plasterwork. The light and welcoming lounge/diner features comfortable seating, a Smart TV and a cosy wood burner. Heading into the stylish shaker style kitchen you will find it fully equipped with a washing machine, microwave, coffee maker, ceramic hob and oven. The well equipped kitchen cupboards offer a selection of high quality utensils, crockery and glassware for the cooks among you. Exploring further, there's a gorgeous bedroom with a double bed, a cast iron roll top bath and an en suite shower room complete with a walk in shower and WC. To the front of the cottage is a large enclosed wild grass and alpine garden. To the rear of the cottage, you will find a private dining area with views across the woodland and over the wildlife pond, and you may even spot roe deer or barn owls. This area features an outdoor wood burner, a swinging bench and a BBQ. Secure storage is available for bikes, and there's ample off road parking available. You are also welcome to explore the paths through the owner's private estate.

Log Cabin in North Yorkshire 6

Great Ayton, Cleveland, North of England

Log Cabin in North Yorkshire From £1072 Availability

Providing the perfect escape for anyone who wishes to enjoy the stunning beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside and coastline has to offer. The village of Great Ayton is a picturesque village perched on the banks of the River Leven and is an excellent base for walkers wanting to explore the nearby North York Moors National Park. Head to the iconic landmark of Roseberry Topping for a refreshing circular walk and a view across to the North Sea. Slightly further afield is The Cleveland Way and the Brigg at Filey. Jump in the car and head to the Yorkshire heritage coastline with popular fishing villages Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay! Captain Cook School Museum is well worth a visit. This blue wooden lodge is approached via a few steps onto a wooden covered veranda, and step into the entrance hall, with contemporary decor and rustic wooden charm, a real unique treat. On the left is a ground floor shower room with shower and WC, and further ahead is the spacious king size bedroom. To the right is the lounge/diner, whether you are discussing the day s events, watching a movie on the Smart TV or play a board game, this is a fantastic space with plenty of comfy seating. Linking to the lounge is a dining area with table and chairs that comfortably seat everyone. This impressive space has everything you need for a relaxing stay together, with the kitchen offering an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Accessed off the dining area is a large king size bedroom Smart TV, and the third bedroom is a twin bedroom. Soak away in the final room of the property, the bathroom, with bath and WC. Outside the property is a stunning entertainment decking with private hot tub, charcoal BBQ and seating overlooking the tranquil surroundings. There is additional outdoor seating to the side of the lodge meaning you are spoilt for choice with areas for dining alfresco. There is free parking in the nearby public car park, subject to availability.

Barn in North Yorkshire 2

Hovingham, North Yorkshire, North of England

Barn in North Yorkshire From £480 Availability

This luxury escape sits within a small hamlet, surrounded by stunning countryside and pretty villages boasting quaint cafes, welcoming pubs and walking trails aplenty. Perfectly situated to explore the Howardian Hills and the North York Moors National Park, you can expect breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see as you uncover this beautiful part of the country. The nearby village of Hovingham (3 miles) is home to a couple of traditional pubs and a wonderful tea room you can visit during your stay. Head 4 miles south to stop by the award winning lavender farm, home to a deer, a sculpture park and quaint tea room. What's more, you are 17 miles from the medieval city of York and all of its delightful attractions. This romantic cottage ticks all the boxes when it comes to interiors, location and charm; the perfect choice for couples looking to enjoy a stylish countryside escape. Step inside to discover an elegant open plan living space, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. The cosy lounge boasts a stylish wood burner to curl up beside during the colder months, so you can sink into the plush sofa and truly unwind. The compact dining/kitchen area comes fully equipped with all the amenities you'll require to rustle up and enjoy some home cooking with fresh produce you've picked up from the nearby market towns. Following a day of discovery, retreat to the surprisingly spacious and undeniably romantic bedroom, decorated in a French style to create a plush space to recharge. The bedroom enjoys an en suite shower room with walk in shower, a perfect start to the day. Outside, you will find a generous garden boasting a lawn and pretty flower beds. During the summer months, throw out a picnic blanket and bask in the Yorkshire sunshine, or sit back and relax on the sun loungers. There's also a mini orchard with plum and apple trees to wander around, as well as a 7ft herb garden of which guests are welcome to dip into when cooking up a storm with local produce. If you're lucky, you might spot some wildlife in the surrounding area. The cottage offers off road parking.

Whitby Cottage 4

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Cottage From £900 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 £1042 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 Chapel 8

Whitby, North Yorkshire, North of England

Whitby Chapel From £1461 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 £874 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 £1316 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.

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