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Runswick, near Whitby, Yorkshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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)
  • Radio/CD
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer in garage
  • 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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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Our second stay at Seacot! What a great bungalow for a holiday in the Whitby area. The standards are impecable, well done the owners We will return

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    Excellent location and well equipped cottage. Very private and great outdoor space. Cottage had everything we needed, however the dining table was small for 6 guests. 6 adults would struggle. Otherwise a great place to explore the coast and surrounding area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017
    As usual the cottage was in fine condition for our arrival. Thanks for the last minute change to allow two more days since the property was not booked.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2017
    Lovely home from home, well equipped, warm and welcoming (wine, fruit bowl and fresh flowers awaited us) comfy beds, good shower, games and beach stuff for the children and we really enjoyed the Aga experience. Easy walk down to the beach (a bit harder back up the steep hill but plenty of benches to rest at) and great to have the sea view from the first floor bedroom.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    One of the best properties we have stayed at in 20 years of using holiday homes. Very comfortable and one of the best equipped we have stayed at including Sky + television, television in all bedrooms that work and even an Arga to get used too. Lovely views to Runswick Bay from first floor bedroom. A 10 out of 10 property.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Lovely place to stay. Well equipped and really clean. Loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. Very quiet but not too far from main road network. Lots to do nearby- Whitby, Saltburn, Sandsend. For a really great day out would recommend trip to Beamish Museum near Durham. About hour and half in car but well worth it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    The best holiday cottage ever.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Seacot felt like home from home.The location has beautiful cliff views and peaceful countryside .Perfect

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Apart from the AGA cooker making the kitchen very hot everything was excellent. What more is there to say!

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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