Carricks Yard ref: UK34887

Skelton-in-Cleveland, near Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby & Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 


This wonderful cottage has led a colourful life, it was once a barn which stood here for over 200 years and has since been a violin repair shop as well as someone’s home, before being lovingly furnished to create a holiday cottage sure to delight those visiting the Cleveland and Yorkshire Coast, as well as the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors National Park. On entering the property you are welcomed into the living room, with a feature brick fireplace housing the electric wood burner. Furnished with your comfort in mind, the sofa and chairs are ideal for unwinding in after a busy day exploring, whether you want to watch a movie or plan the adventures for the days ahead. At the rear of the property you have the well-equipped kitchen with a dining area looking out onto your private enclosed yard, with a seating area as well as space to dry clothes/wetsuits after a trip to the beach. Upstairs you have the well-presented shower room, with a large walk-in shower. As well as two bedrooms, the master double bedroom as well as a twin. Both of the bedrooms offer views out to the sea on the horizon on a clear day. Waking up you will be sure to feel beckoned by the blue water as you gaze out of the windows.
Skelton is a peaceful little town, with a row of independent shops and cafés along the high street as well as a small supermarket for your added convenience. Plus some lovely local pubs, where you can treat yourself to a well earned pint after a day of exploring. You are in a great location to explore the coastline as you are less than a 10-minute drive away from Saltburn’s beach, as well as having nearby Runswick Bay, Staithes, Sandsend and Whitby all ideal for days out. They are all connected by the Cleveland Way walking route along the cliff top, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the sea. There is a beautiful riverside walk which takes around 40 minutes leading you from Skelton to Saltburn’s golden beach, which is a surfer’s paradise. If you do not fancy braving the waves, then you can delight in watching them from the Victorian pier. Saltburn boasts an array of restaurants to choose from as well as both trendy and traditional bars to mingle in. The beach is huge and stretches for over 8 miles, with golden sand as well as shingle. For the adventurous join the surf school, or even try paddle boarding on a calm day. A walk-up Roseberry Topping rewards walkers with an incredible viewpoint over the moorland to the sea. Or you can go sailing or windsurfing at nearby Scaling Dam. There is so much to see and do nearby, younger family members will love the arcades at both Saltburn or neighbouring Redcar. For history lovers why not visit Guisborough priory, which gardens are a delight through the seasons with wild garlic, daffodils and bluebells to enjoy, or take a tour around historic Whitby and discover the heritage of the coast, from Vikings to smugglers. A great choice all year round. Pub within 1 mile. Beach 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric wood burner and Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With 2ft 9in twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.


Courtyard with sitting-out area. On road parking, 50 yards; public car parks, free of charge (within 90 yards of the property). No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

Things to do nearby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.


A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

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