Sleeping Dragon Cottage is all about the location. Whether its sitting and enjoying the ships and boats pass by on the horizon or looking down on to the picture perfect view of nearby Runswick Bay, you will be hard pressed to find a more stunning view. Step through the garden gate and straight on to the Cleveland Way walking across the cliff tops and down into some of the wonderful bays and coves that are hidden along this striking coastline. Head south and you’ll pass through Sandsend into the popular fishing town of Whitby, or travel north to the traditional fishing village of Staithes, famous for Captain Cook, pirates, smugglers and an annual art festival.
This semi-detached cottage boasts a large kitchen/dining room leading out into the garden, a perfect social hub with a small snug next door for a bit of peace and quiet. The bedrooms are named accordingly with ’Sunset View’ boasting the best view of the sea, ’Meadow View’ looks out onto the fields next door and ’Secret Garden’ has its own private planted garden and gate. The aptly named ’The Bunker’ is a little annexe next to the front door and popular with the children.
The hamlet of Kettleness is neighbored by the village of Goldsborough with a fantastic, traditional village pub serving home cooked meals. The wonderful gothic town of Whitby is just 4 miles down the road boasting 1.8 miles of golden sandy beaches and is said to be the inspiration for the Bram Stoker novel, Dracula. You can brave the 199 steps to the top to see the Abbey which towers over the town giving some fabulous views back over the town and out to sea. The cobbled streets below date back to the 1800 and are popular for their myriad of shops, bazaars, pubs and coffee shops. Now the home of Captain Cooks Endeavour, why not take a tourist boat out in search of whales with regular sighting of the mink whale just of the coast. There is a golf course in Whitby and the popular resort of Sandsend is along the same stretch of coastline, and not forgetting the regular festivals and events including goth weekenders.
The Yorkshire Heritage Coast is filled with hidden gems such as Robin Hoods Bay, but head inland to get a real taste of the North York Moors National Park. Take a steam train journey and step back in time in TVs ‘Aidensfield’ from the popular show Heartbeat in the village of Goathland or walk one of many tracks and walkways across the moors. There are plenty of cycle tracks for all abilities, waterfalls to visit and ancient abbeys to admire. Head further afield and enjoy the Victorian seaside town of Scarborough with its waterpark and open air theatre. Visit the walled city of York with its cobbled centre of shops, bars and bistros, plus so much more in this extraordinary part of the country. Beach 1 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
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Living room: With wood burner, 48" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, combi microwave/oven/grill, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Freeview TV and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1 (Secret Garden): With double bed, Freeview TV and patio doors leading garden.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2 (Sunset View): With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3 (Meadow View): With double bed, twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Bedroom 4 (The Bunker): With bunk bed, single bed and pull-out bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack.
Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
1 mile (beach)