There’s a great mix of galleries, antiques centres, quaint boutiques and inviting tea shops, not to mention the infamous Whitby Abbey to explore. Just next door is the village of Ruswarp with rowing boats on the River Esk!
And further afield…
Visit the historic city of York with its minster, ancient walls and cobbled streets less than an hour away. Visit lovely market towns of Malton, Helmsley and Pickering where you can jump on board the steam train.
Explore the National Park on foot or by bike with footpaths and tracks beginning at your doorstep discovering quaint little villages with excellent pubs from gastro to the traditional country inn.
Golf, horse riding and fishing are all available.
Or just sit back and relax beside the log-burning stove, pour yourself a chilled glass of wine and enjoy the stunning views
Although there are plenty of recommendations given in our bespoke guides in the cottages that you can read when you arrive
General Supplies & Shops
Award winning butchers/deli in the village called Radfords, they sell fabulous meat and all kinds of lovely deli goodies – pates, pies, cheeses, pickles etc, homemade by Andy Radford – we can personally highly recommend this, especially if the weather is good and you can BBQ on the balcony.
The local Baker, Bothams, also in the village, has some fantastic home baked bread, cakes and savouries.
There is also another fab little deli/butchers in Ruswarp, the next village and is called Jacksons. They do the very best bacon and breakfast sandwiches in a morning, but get there early as there is always a queue.
Pubs, Restaurants and Bars
A 5 minute walk away from the cottages. Always popular and a guaranteed warm welcome, serving home cooked food and local cask ales against a roaring log fire in the winter months.
A gastro pub just 10 minutes drive away with some very good reports!
The Star Inn
Featuring Catch-of-the-Day fish and meat specials. World famous North Yorkshire Moors produce, furred and feathered game, as well as a seasonal All Day Menu.
A seat by the window overlooks the Abbey and the harbour. A great place for sharing food – so good for groups to enjoy tasting lots of different plates.
Historic Buildings & Spa’s
Raithwaite Hall and Country House Hotel in Sandsend – lovely place! Geoff and I have had nibbles and drinks in their bar – very friendly staff, and as well as bar food it also has a lovely restaurant!
Not only does it have beautiful gardens, but it is also a Spa Hotel – so why not enjoy a spa day on your visit – all details are provided in the cottages.
That’s not forgetting the historic
- Castle Howard
- Whitby Abbey
Littlebeck is a stunning waterfall walk up to Falling Foss, where you will find an enchanting tearoom set at the top of the magnificent Falling Foss waterfall, in the heart of Sneaton Forest, serving a selection of teas and scrumptious home made cakes and light lunches. Children can paddle in the Beck and play pooh sticks on the footbridge or play in the playpark.
The Cleveland Way coastal path passes through Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay and Sandsend, linking miles of breathtaking coastal and country walks!
Our favourite is the beach walk from the picturesque village of Sandsend to Whitby. It offers wonderful views of Whitby Abbey and the harbour and is dog friendly at any time of the year.