Set into a hillside, this 1700’s, stone cottage retains its original character and charm, along with a blend of modern and contemporary. Renovated to a high standard in 2018, and accessed by a ½-mile rough track, this delightful home from home boasts an open plan living space featuring a cosy living area, and a well-equipped, compact kitchen. Patio doors lead onto the balcony boasting open views over the surrounding countryside and out towards Staithes and the sea. It makes the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Venture upstairs and cosy up in the double bedroom complete with an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate power shower and complimentary bath robes, slippers and toiletries. In the summer months, spend your days lazing on the decked terrace or in the winter months, light the chiminea and warm your toes whilst you enjoy spending time with your loved one. With the owner and her friendly dog living next door, you can also enjoy shared use of a lawned garden with a beautiful summerhouse, perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book. You’ll be sure to feel right at home in this magnificent cottage.
The area is a delight for walkers and cyclists alike, with an abundance of routes to choose from that take in the breathtaking scenery that can be found in all directions. Enjoy a countryside walk, right from your doorstep, down into nearby Staithes and joining onto the Cleveland Way as it snakes across cliff tops and down into hidden coves and bays. Staithes is popular with tourists and has a number of traditional pubs, a coffee shop and even its own independent art gallery. It has a fascinating history of pirates and smugglers, as well as links to Captain Cook who worked here as a child. Nearby Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a fabulous up and coming holiday destination with plenty of places to eat and drink as well as a pier, and is well known in the area as a surfer’s paradise with a number of schools for those wanting to give it a try. There is also horse riding, fishing at Scaling Dam and golf nearby.
The Gothic town of Whitby is just 13 miles away and is famous for its links to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It offers a hectic schedule of festivals and events all year round including the Goth Weekend, Folk Week and its own Regatta, as well as cobbled streets full of independent shops and traders. The Whitby Abbey towers over the town and can be reached by climbing the famous 199 steps and affords fantastic views of the town and out to sea. There are plenty of traditional dog friendly pubs with live music, tea rooms and delis, as well as some fantastic places to eat. Why not catch a tourist boat out to sea in search of minke whales and seals, or enjoy a trip on the steam train that snakes its way through the National Park into Heartbeat Country. There are plenty of seaside towns and villages to explore along this dramatic coastline, or take a trip to the walled city of York with its many attractions. There is so much to see and do in the area, and Blackgill Lodge is the perfect romantic retreat to base yourself from. Beach 3 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.
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Open plan living space.
Living area: With 22’’ Sky TV (entertainment package), DVD player with a selection of DVDs and books, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and beams.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine and patio doors leading to balcony.
Bedroom: With double bed, electric wood burner and en-suite with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Electric underfloor central heating (on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer.
Balcony. Lawned garden with decked area, summerhouse and chiminea (shared with owner). 2 small dogs welcome. Dog sitting available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There are steps and drops in the garden.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
3 miles (reservoir)