Keel Cottage ref: CC243095

Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


A cosy cottage on a small, peaceful holiday development on the outskirts of Whitby. Keel Cottage provides an excellent base for couples and families wanting to explore the North Yorks Moors National Park and the pretty seaside villages of the Yorkshire Coast. Keel Cottage has three bedrooms, and the living/dining area has sliding doors onto a sunny patio with a picnic bench for an al fresco breakfast or an evening drink. The cottage has lovely views over open countryside to the moors beyond. The steam trains on the North York Moors Railway pass along the riverside just at the bottom of the valley. Take a trip on the train and enjoy the market town of Pickering or stop off in Goathland, better known by many as ‘Aidensfield’, the fictional village of the TV series ‘Heartbeat’ and familiar to many as ‘Hogsmeade’ station in the early Harry Potter films.

Guests of Keel Cottage have free use of the small indoor swimming pool, and within the well-kept landscaped grounds there is plenty of green space, two small playgrounds and picnic tables with gas barbecues are provided from Easter to October. You can walk down through the complex to stand beneath the viaduct and there is plenty of wildlife in the area ranging from a cheeky seal, to heron and ducks. The cottage is some 200 yards from the ‘Cinder Track’, the old railway line running 20 miles between Whitby and Scarborough which is used extensively by walkers and cyclists. A 20-minute walk across the impressive viaduct with its views down the river will take you to the centre of Whitby with its welcoming tea rooms, a host of restaurants and quirky shops.

Whitby is host to many festivals during the course of the year, welcoming Goths and Steampunks and it has its own Regatta. The town also welcomes musicians from around the world to the fabulous MusicPort Festival and the Summer Folk Week. Walk in the steps of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, as you climb up the 199 steps to the iconic ruin that is Whitby Abbey and enjoy spectacular views across the town towards the moors and out to sea. The sandy beach to the west of the town with its sea front promenade and colourful beach huts stretches 2 miles to the pretty village of Sandsend. In the early autumn the surrounding moors turn purple as the heather blooms and there is nothing nicer than a stroll through one of the moorland villages. Around 6 miles away is the thriving village of Robin Hoods Bay with its narrow streets full of smugglers tales, ghostly goings on and with a beach perfect for rock pooling. Fishing and golf can be found nearby. Beach 2 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Although these properties are approximately 25 yards apart, Keel Cottage (ref CC243095) can be booked together with Capstan Cottage (ref UK2335) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Turning stairs to...

First floor

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

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers (shared with other properties on-site, £3 per load).


Patio with garden furniture. Grounds with garden, picnic tables, 2 BBQ areas with gas BBQs (available Easter-Oct) and 2 play areas (shared with other properties on-site). Indoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on-site, depth 1.1m-2m, open Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat 3pm-6.30pm, times vary in winter) with changing and shower facilities, £5 deposit. Private parking for 1 car; additional parking nearby. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the patio. There is an unfenced river in the shared grounds, 220 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    0.75 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    2 miles (beach)

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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.

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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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