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Runswick, near Whitby
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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


With sea views, this light and airy holiday home is a great base for touring the coast or moors.

Situated at the top of the picturesque village of Runswick Bay and offering secluded gardens and parking, this delightful detached holiday cottage enjoys views across the cliff tops down to the sea. A tumble of pretty little cottages, almost clinging to the cliffs, leads down to the wide sandy beach at the bottom of the bay, surrounded and sheltered by the rugged cliff line. Cliff top walks afford breathtaking views across the North Yorkshire coastline as far as the historic port of Whitby, known for its connections with Captain James Cook and the novel of Dracula, written by Bram Stoker. Dracula was published in 1897 with many of the early chapters recognisably set in Whitby - the various sites including Tate Hill Sands, the abbey, the church and its steps, the graveyard and Stoker’s house which have all become huge tourist attractions and are well worth a visit. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Whitby Lifeboat Museum are also of interest. The North Yorkshire Moors National Railway can be boarded to discover the delights and beauty of the Esk Valley, travelling through Heartbeat’s very own village of Aidensfield. This truly is an ideal location for exploring Yorkshire’s Heritage coastline with Whitby just 9 miles and Filey and Bridlington a little further. Scarborough is also located on this coastline and is the oldest resort in the country, offering Scarborough Castle, just east of the town centre and between two golden sandy bays, many interesting museums and of course the bays with many amusements, Sea Life Centre, cruises and boat trips. The beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks await exploration, with pretty little villages such as Lealholm, Rosedale, Egton, Danby and Castleton tucked away in the valleys. Shop 1½ miles.

Large living room with open fire, single sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only) and views to fields and bay. Large well-equipped modern, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area, ceramic floor and Aga for cooking. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV/DVD. Twin bedroom with TV/DVD. Bathroom with double corner shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV/DVD, sloping ceiling en-suite bathroom with toilet and French door to balcony with stunning views of bay.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, Aga, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Video (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone - incoming and emergency calls only
  • Large garden with patio, furniture and views
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2016
    Excellent cottage to stay. Well equipped and comfortable and clean. Would like to stay there again

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    Comfortable cottage, good garden for children to safely play. Central location for beaches and the moors

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2016
    Seacot was wonderfully comfortable and had all the amenities one is used to at home. The Aga was, admittedly, a worry to begin with but it turned out to be easier to use than anticipated. You just need to be open your mind to cooking in a different manner if you are used to traditional ovens and hobs. Quiet location despite the road outside with regular buses to Whitby if required. Great view from the upstairs bedroom and Runswick Bay is a short walk away. Highly recommended!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2015
    Lovely bungalow, great location. Bungalow has everything you need, loved staying there. Felt at home straight away

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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