Self catering holiday cottages in Whitby, Yorkshire, England

Holiday in WhitbyHolidaymakers love Whitby, so do come and stay in a holiday cottage or apartment. Some of the cottages are pet-friendly, some are not so do please check the details to make sure that you get what you need. Whitby is a picture perfect seaside town in Yorkshire with a much photographed pretty harbour.  Houses and cottages line the quayside and extend up the hill.  Topping the town off are the impressive remains of Whitby Abbey which tower gloriously on headland over the town.  Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s top seaside towns and it’s easy to see why.  Edged by cliffs, this town benefits from a wonderful scenic quality and is nestled by the North Yorks Moors National Park which is less than one mile from the town.  There are some excellent choices of things to see and do on a cottage holiday in this part of Yorkshire.


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Perhaps rent a seaside cottage in Whitby?


Those staying in this town can enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay by the sea yet with the greenery of the North Yorks Moors within easy reach.  Within Whitby there is plenty to keep you occupied.  Ever popular are Whitby’s beaches which include Upgang Beach, the natural choice for picnics and sunbathing, Whitby Beach with its colourful beach huts and Tate Hill Beach by the harbour which offers some safe bathing opportunities.  Each of Whitby’s beaches offer something unique for visitors.  Whitby has previously been awarded the Quality Coast Award which recognises that the town’s beaches are some of the best in the country.

White Rose holidays in Whitby


Away from the beaches, on offer from the harbour are pleasure cruises along the local coastline as well as sea fishing trips.  For history buffs, Whitby Museum houses an interesting collection where you can glean information on Whitby’s shipping and whaling past.  The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is also worth a visit, located within an attractive white washed town house which dates back to the 17th century and was where Captain Cook once lived.  This museum is a White Rose award winning attraction which specialises in everything Captain Cook related.

Find holiday cottages to rent near Sandsend beach


You might like to cosider renting a cottage or apartment near a good Yorkshire sandy beach? On the outskirts of Whitby is Sandsend beach, a lovely sandy beach and further out of town is Sandsend Ness where there are caves and fossils.  Stay safe and watch the tide at Sandsend Ness if going along the ness though as you can easily get cut off and people have been washed out to sea here.  It’s best not to go past the corner for this reason.  This place is not recommended for children or dogs as there are steep cliffs without safety barriers.   Another beach near to Scarborough is Runswick Bay, a pretty village with a nice stretch of sandy beach and a sheltered bay. 

We trust that you’ve found reading our hints and tips on things to see and do in and near Whitby helpful.  We also recommend that you make use of the excellent free resource of the Whitby Tourist Information Centre which is located on Langborne Road. 

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If you fancy getting out and exploring the local area you will find that this part of Yorkshire has lots for visitors.  The lively seaside resort of Scarborough is just 20 miles away and the pretty coastal village of Robin Hoods Bay is just 6 miles away.  For a leisurely day out, pick up a train ride at Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.  Let the steam train take you all the way to Pickering and enjoy stunning views en route from the comfort of your wood panelled carriage.

Whether you opt for a seaside cottage or a romantic cottage further inland, enjoy your break in Whitby, we think that you’ll find this area one of Yorkshire’s best.

1 rental properties

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 22 January to 19 March 20 from 23 March to 27 March 20