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Enjoy a coastal town with a rich heritage with Whitby holiday cottages

Whitby is a seaside town and port on the East Coast of England and is part of North Yorkshire. It sits on the River Esk and has a rich heritage of mining, fishing and architecture which is still enjoyed to this day. Whitby has been recognised as a tourist destination since the Georgian period and the arrival of the Great North Yorkshire Railway only went to cement this. Whitby is often best known as the setting for the novel Dracula and as such has become something of a haven to the gothic and literature community.

HomeAway has a number of holiday cottages in Whitby available to travelling groups of all sizes. Whilst smaller families are welcomed to homely cottages, larger parties are also provided for with chateaus and barns. Whitby is a diverse town and boasts a selection of new and more traditional holiday homes, all brimming with character. Large gardens and patio areas from which to enjoy sea views are common whilst parking is available throughout. Typical facilities include internet access, dishwashers, satellite television and DVD players. Many of the holiday cottages are also pet friendly, meaning many families can truly experience a home away from home.

Whilst Whitby continues to be a must do experience for those with an interest in heritage and literature, visitors to the UK have a wealth of other popular destinations at their fingertips. Holiday cottages in Sheffield are the ideal base from which to explore Southern Yorkshire and the many galleries and museums which the city is home to. Alternatively, nature and exercise enthusiasts may want to consider a holiday cottage in Bowness and Windemere, where they can discover the beauty of the Lake District.

Things to do

Dracula: One of the main reasons for visiting Whitby holiday apartments is to discover the world of Bram Stoker and his nightmare creation. In addition to nightly ghost and Dracula walks which are run by local expert and renowned storyteller Harry Collett, there is the Dracula Experience attraction which is open daily to families and school groups alike.

Trains: Whitby is home to two train stations: The North Yorkshire Railway, from which a steam train takes passengers through the delightful North Yorkshire Moorlands, and The Esk Valley Railway, which offers a scenic tour on more modern carriages through a number of villages before finishing its run in Middlesbrough.

The Abbey: Since 657AD, the Whitby Abbey has guarded the coastline from atop the cliffs. It is the oldest and most iconic building in the town and was home to an order of monks until 1540. Since then it has become home to a colony of bats, which only add to the gothic appearance. The Abbey, along with the graveyard and the church, are open throughout the year and host a number of events.

The Beach and Harbour: Although many people come for the heritage, the beach near to Whitby holiday cottages is also hugely popular. A long, sandy expanse with restricted areas for dogs and a RNLI lifeguard in situ, there is much to do on Whitby Beach. It has been commended by the Quality Coast Association, and the Marine Conservation Society as having excellent water quality and has a Blue Flag Award. Meanwhile, just a short walk away is the famed Whitby Harbour where the local commercial boats still bring in the catch of the day.

Weather

Whitby holiday apartments enjoy a mild climate that can be quite changeable. Whilst the cliffs and higher buildings can experience some strong winds from the sea, the sea level buildings are largely sheltered. The summer months of July and August are the warmest with temperatures rising to 19⁰C whilst winter temperatures might drop as low as 0.2⁰C in January and February. Rain can be heavy at times and in an average month up to ten days rainfall is not uncommon.

Travel

Whitby is extremely accessible. To arrive by car simply follow the A614 from Leeds or the A64 from York. Alternatively, the A171 runs down the coast from Robin Hoods Bay. There are frequent bus services to and from the town whilst the train station has regular arrivals and departures, making it an ideal destination for drivers and non-drivers alike.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (30 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8052258
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #6814463
      14
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (34 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        House #8160420
        34
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #6125163
          19
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (26 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Cottage #1654691
            26
            Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (17 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #8064168
              17
              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (34 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #1989698
                34
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (18 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #6550950
                  18
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (32 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #8073148
                    32
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (41 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1159360
                      41
                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (13 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #1890520
                        13
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #6480489
                          29
                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (48 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #8145305
                            48
                            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (20 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cabin #6801422
                              20
                              Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (42 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #8151647
                                42
                                Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (12 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #6907153
                                  12
                                  Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (12 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #474441
                                    12
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6865846
                                      7
                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (14 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Cottage #6498542
                                        14
                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8097980
                                          9
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (19 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #8166945
                                            19
                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (13 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Bungalow #6714420
                                              13
                                              Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6752980
                                                4
                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #8172280
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8165479
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #8140006
                                                      19
                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #8129729
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8151859
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 6 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 14
                                                            House #1996623
                                                            22
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              House #8133564
                                                              19
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6940379
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Cottage #8041017
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8109917
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #8161074
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #6806617
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8166881
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (27 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8141707
                                                                                  27
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8151859
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Apartment #6966643
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Cottage #8129709
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1034213
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                House #8173754
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Cottage #1879858
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #6522874
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #8143211
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful location and welcoming owners.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a long weekend at the cottage which started with a warm welcome from Jackie. Nothing was to much trouble and only a knock at their door or a phonecall away. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed a very relaxing few days, especially in front of the log burner. If you're looking for a peaceful break then this could be the place for you. The only thing I would mention is that due to the nature of the building. The roof space, especially in the bathroom is quite low, not a problem for ourselves only been being short but taller guests may struggle. I personally wouldn't let this put you off. Overall I would recommend this cottage. Look forward to going back in the future. One very happy guest.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great setting on beautiful moorland

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Cottage very clean & comfortable with welcoming, helpful owners. Very spacious and well equipped downstairs. Second bedroom upstairs restricted head room but still comfortable. A minor point but a couple more hooks or somewhere to hang towels upstairs would be a bonus. Overall, a very lovely place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017