Elgin Cottage ref: UK2395

Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars

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no pets
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Station within 1 mile 

Description

This beautiful, home from home cottage is perfectly situated a short walk from the centre of Whitby, yet is in a peaceful residential area of this mesmerising fishing town. A perfect retreat for couples and small families alike, this end-terrace house is set over four storeys, and has a comfortable living room with a flame-effect fire and a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are on the upper levels along with the bathroom, and there is a small but adequate courtyard at the front of the property, perfect for enjoying a drink on after a day of exploring or relaxing on the beach.

Whitby has so much to offer all year round, and is a very popular place to visit with its regular festivals and events such as the Whitby Regatta, Folk Week and the bi-annual Goth Weekend. There is a large selection of pubs, quaint antique and gift shops, and famous fish and chip shops, as well as an up-and-coming foody scene with some fabulous bistros. The local tour bus is an excellent way of visiting some of Whitby’s highlights, including the stunning abbey and St Mary’s Church, positioned on the cliff top where you can enjoy spectacular views over Whitby and out to sea. Whitby also has a 3km stretch of golden sands, perfect for rockpooling and building sandcastles, and there is even a surf school nearby.

There are many pretty resorts dotted along the coast, such as Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay, which are great for exploring our maritime history, including Captain James Cook, smugglers and pirates. Elgin Cottage is also the perfect base for exploring the North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Travel by steam train into the heart of ’Heartbeat’ country, or take a trip out to sea on one of the many boat trips that leave the harbour in search of dolphins and whales at the right time of year. The Cleveland Way snakes along the coast and is a must for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Falling Foss Waterfall, Roseberry Topping and Sutton Bank are just some of the natural beauty attractions in the area, whilst the medieval walled city of York is just an hour’s drive or train ride away, with its National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and medieval cobbled shopping area. The Victorian town of Scarborough is just 20 miles down the coast, and boasts an open-air theatre attracting well known bands and artists, a waterpark and a Sea Life Centre. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.

First floor

Living room: With electric log-effect fire, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Third floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Small, enclosed front courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Whitby
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Whitby
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    300 yards
  • Lake
    ½ mile (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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