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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.

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                      Apartment #6480489
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                          House #8160420
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                            Cottage #8140006
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                              Bungalow #6714420
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Cottage #1159360
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Apartment #6814463
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Cabin #6801422
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Cottage #6125163
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                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        Apartment #474441
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              Apartment #6476744
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          House #8166945
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8144180
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8141707
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #6752980
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8151859
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8141707
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                                                                        House #6907153
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                                                                          Apartment #8143211
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                                              House #6806617
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                House #8129729
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                                                                                  Cottage #8129709
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                    House #8133564
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                                                                                      Cottage #1967501
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #8170918
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                                                                                          Apartment #6865846
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #8109917
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8141707
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                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8161074
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                                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Hotel #8174198
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Cottage #6550918
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Simply Stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our stay here exceeded everyone's expectations. The house is absolutely stunning with all your needs catered for. The owners have thought about everything and really want you to have a great holiday experience. We stayed as 4 couples with 3 kids & a dog. There was more than enough room for us all. There is lots of space and every room has been finished to a very high standard and impeccably designed. It really is as good as the photos. Rooms - 5 rooms (4 double & 1 with twin beds) 3 x Bedrooms have en-suites (which are all big) and the other two rooms on the top floor have a shared bathroom (ideal for kids) Living Room - comfortably seated everyone and came fully equipped with games (PS4), films, smart TV etc. Kitchen / Diner - was ideal for the evenings where we sat around drinking, playing games and eating. Accessories - what really helped us and set the cottage apart was that not only was there the standard travel cots and high chairs etc but also 4 baby gates to secure the whole of the inside with, a dog bed, dog bowls, baby bowls, a nutribullet in the kitchen... the list is endless really. Makes life away from home easier ! Location - perfect location in our opinion, with a lovely cliff top walk into Whitby or scale down the cliffs and walk over the beach into Whitby centre. Both of which were fully pushchair friendly and perfect for our dog also. The walk took 15 to 20 minutes at the most to get from the house to the centre and also looked lovely lit up in an evening when walking the dog. If I had to find something on which to provide constructive criticism, we found the bed in our bedroom on the second floor (the room to the right of the living room) was especially 'creaky and noisey' which isn't an issue unless you have a baby in a travel cot in the room with you (which we did). But, literally, that's really clutching at straws as to find anything that requires a slight improvement. We have all said we would love to return this summer / the same time next year and we very rarely return as we like to try somewhere different usually. 5 stars !! Jen, Ben, Jasper, Indi, Leanne, Nick, Teddy, Mark, Kim, Andy, Rhiannon and Drayton
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful Setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a wonderful short break in this cottage. Very well equipped and in a beautiful setting with great walks direct from the cottage door. Would highly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect long weekend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      When we reviewed the description of Mark and Moya's cottage on Owners Direct it sounded perfect - and it was! Everything about the cottage has been lovingly well thought out, from the complimentary bubbly and bath bombs, to the cosy log burning fire and blankets. The free standing bath in the bedroom was such a treat and the kitchen well stocked if you want to eat in instead of out. There are some lovely walks around the area, and the cottage is only 20 minutes or so from Whitby. All in all, we had a fantastic weekend (assisted with Mark and Moya's recommendations for places to eat and visit) and we can't wait to return next year! Emma and Liam
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017