The Lobster Pot ref: UK2576

Skinningrove, near Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby & Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Lobster Pot is real hidden gem. Recently refurbished to a high standard, this former miners cottage is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors and ideal for a couples getaway. There is a small but modern kitchen and welcoming living room, complete with a multi-fuel burner, perfect for relaxing in front of after a day of exploration and sightseeing in this wonderful part of the world. There is a pub serving pub grub just a short walk away, a fish and chip shop and small local store in the village but the main attraction is the stunning beach and access to the Cleveland Way.
The beach at Skinningrove is perfect for walking the dog as it rarely gets busy, even in the summer. This could be due to the fact that there are so many bays and coves along the North Yorkshire coastline. The fishing village of Staithes is nearby and is famous for its links to Captain Cook, pirates, traditional pubs serving real ale and home cooked food and can be accessed by road or enjoying the coastal walk along the Cleveland Way. The town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea is also walking distance on the Cleveland Way in the opposite direction, and is popular with surfers and history lovers alike. Just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Danby Visitors Centre is a good place to start where you’ll find plenty of things to do and learn all about the local history and culture. The National Park has a wealth of walking and cycling routes ranging from beginner to championship standard, The Tour de Yorkshire passes through the park annually.
The bustling town of Whitby is 15 miles away with its regular festivals and events such as the Regatta, Goth Weekends and Steam Punk Weekends to name just a few, taking place throughout the year. Enjoy the view from the top of the 199 steps that lead up to the abbey or stroll around the cobbled back streets with many independent traders offering an array of hand crafted goods. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful part of the world that one visit is never enough. Beach 400 yards. Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With multi-fuel burner and 32’’ Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included.


Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    350 yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    400 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

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.

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.

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.

Whitby Beach

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

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.

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.


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

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

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

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