Dales Retreat ref: UK2303

Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
no pets
No pets
changeover
FRI
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Dales Retreat is a wonderful townhouse-style cottage overlooking the marina and River Esk, just a short walk from the centre of the wonderful town of Whitby. The layout is perfect for family and friends with a contemporary kitchen and bedrooms, as well as an outdoor terrace, ideal for relaxing after a days exploring. There’s even your own parking space outside the property - a rare commodity in Whitby!
Fish and chips, history and culture, jaw-dropping views, festivals, vampires and goths - it’s all on offer in Whitby, one of the Yorkshire Coast’s best-loved seaside towns. With its intriguing characters and good transport links, Whitby is the perfect base for a seaside holiday. West Cliff is full of fun, with its paddling pool, skateboard park, bumper boats, trampolines and crazy golf. West Cliff is also home to Whitby Leisure Centre, tea dances and movies at the Whitby Pavilion Complex, and the famous Whalebone Arch - an essential Whitby selfie spot. The centre of town has many cafes, bars, bistros and restaurants as well as the small cobbled area in the shadow of the abbey which is home to many little independent shops. Annual summer festivals such as Whitby Regatta and Whitby Folk Week draw enthusiastic crowds to the town, and Whitby’s bi-annual Goth Weekender and alternative festivals in the spring and autumn attract an eclectic mix of characters. Enjoy the wonders of Yorkshire’s Jurassic Coastline with surfing, climbing, fossil hunting, sailing and fishing all on offer. Discover the secrets of the past held at Whitby Museum and learn about Whitby’s sinister history on a guided ghost walk or with a chilling visit to the Dracula Experience. Rich in maritime history, why not take one of the tourist boats out to sea for a unique view back inland of the abbey and the bay? Keep your eyes open for seals and whales that are often sighted just off the coast. The Yorkshire Heritage Coast has many bays and coves hidden all along, each with its own charm and history, from Staithes and its links to explorer Captain Cook, to Robin Hood’s Bay. Many of the beaches are quiet year round, so explore and find the one that is perfect for you
Head inland and enjoy the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park. There are 100s of walking routes in the area including the famous Cleveland Way and the Cinder Track, or take in the scenery from the steam train that snakes its way from Whitby to the ’Heartbeat country’ of Goathland and on to Pickering. Further afield you’ll find the traditional seaside resort of Scarborough and the walled city of York amongst the many places and things to do in this amazing area of the UK. There are theme parks such as Lightwater Valley and Flamingoland, a step back in time at Eden Camp wartime museum or choose from the many ancient abbeys to steep yourself in a bit of history. Beach 500 yards. Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and wooden floor.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking available. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Whitby
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Whitby
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    300 yards
  • Lake
    500 yards (beach)

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

Sandsend
Sandsend

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

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

Whitby Beach

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

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