Sleeping Dragon Cottage ref: UK2535

Kettleness, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
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.

First floor

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).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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 town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.8 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 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


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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