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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets Not accepted Region Yorkshire Town/village Whitby

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Inviting Family Retreat, near Whitby (WA817IN)

This is an exceptionally well-equipped, and very comfortable large house situated in the top part of Runswick Bay and only a mile from a selection of shops in Hinderwell. With two reception rooms, two bathrooms and five bedrooms, this lovely property is ideal for a large family gathering or two smaller families sharing. There is also a dishwasher and a washing machine which comes in very handy after a day on the beach. The property offers off road parking, a large enclosed garden and WiFi.

The property is only 80 yards from the Cleveland Way (Saltburn to Whitby) coastal footpath to Port Mulgrave and on to Staithes. There is a village inn nearby, serving excellent food, and just across the road is the way down to the beach. The lovely beach offers fine sand, rock pools and the possibility of finding fossils. Also at the bottom of the bank, you will find a tea shop selling good food and offering fishing nets, buckets and spades and body boards.

Because of its layout the house can be used by a smaller party, at a reduced price out of season, not using the second floor. Please ring for details.

Lounge: TV with FreeSat and DVD and open coal fireplace.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Fridge/freezer, ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and breakfast bar and stools Radio/CD player, iPod dock and log/coke stove fire. Table and chairs. Sofa and easy chair.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and easy chair.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, wardrobe, cupboards and easy chair.
Bedroom 3: Single bed and hanging space.
Bathroom 1: Bath with shower fitting washbasin and separate toilet.
Bathroom 2: Electric shower, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 4: King-size bed, clothes rack, shelves, chest of drawers and views of the bay.
Bedroom 5: Double bed and built-in storage.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Paved drive with off street parking for two cars.
Heating: Electric central heating throughout, plus log/coke stove in dining room and coal fire in lounge. Logs/coal/coke provided.
Garden: Large enclosed rear garden and patio with garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ available. Also, table tennis and a large selection of games and toys for garden and beach.

Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.

Pub: 0.1 mile, Shop: 1 mile.
Notes: Towels are provided at this property. A travel cot and highchair are available. Unlimited WiFi is free of charge. Smoking is not allowed at this property. The mobile signal is variable.

Runswick Bay
This picture perfect seaside village is like the cover of a postcard. The quaint village is located around five miles from Whitby. Pretty cottages and houses line the hills and cliffs around the bay. The special and secluded beach is set at the bottom of a steep hill and offers a tranquil and peaceful location for holiday makers, as well as being a popular hot spot for artists and photographers. The bay has a timeless feel and is perfect for couples wanting to enjoy a romantic walk on the beach; alternatively it is an ideal location for a quiet family holiday. For the more active, surfers, sailing and kayak enthusiasts relish the sweep of the Bay whilst cyclists have a good choice of routes. A regular bus service to/ from Whitby allows you to leave the car at home. With a pub and cafe it has every ingredient to make the perfect holiday destination.

Spacious dining areaExterior view of Alby House and its private parking space for two cars.Spacious enclosed Garden to the rear of the property.Spacious fitted Kitchen with breakfast bar and stools.King-sized Bedroom on the first floor with a characterful feature fireplace.Twin Bedroom on the first floor with single beds.This room has plenty of storage and a feature fireplace.Single first floor Bedroom.Second floor double Bedroom with bright Velux window. Plenty of storage space in here.Comfortable Lounge area perfect for all the family to gather and relax. The room also has an open coal fire.Large Landing area between the first and second floors.Family Bathroom on the first floor.Toilet in the family Bathroom.First floor Shower Room next to the Bathroom.Attractive decking area with sunloungers in the back Garden.Large children's 'play den' in the rear Garden which has plenty of toys and games.The dining area has a feature fireplace.Double Bedroom on the second floor which has lots of built-in storage.View of the storage in bedroom 5.Light and airy kitchen with garden views.
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Parking, Private


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


The cobbled streets and gothic remains of Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker to set the classic tale of Dracula in this town. Today visitors can tread the same steps as the key characters from the story such as the famous 199 steps up to East Cliff and St Marys Church, themed tours include The Dracula Experience and Ghost Walks. This area is also well known for producing its black jet with a heritage centre and local designers in the town selling carved jewellery which is ideal for a gift or momento.

There are plenty of museums to choose from to take in the fascinating history of this port and its seafaring days. These include the RNLI museum, Museum of Victorian Science and the Captain Cook Museum. There is also a monument of the great explorer and a large Whale Bone Arch.

The Moor to Sea Cycle Network connects with many nearby towns making this an ideal route to use for day trips to Scarborough or Dalby Forest. A short drive from the town is Robin Hood’s Bay, a pretty fishing village with museum and old coastguard station open to visitors. The Cleveland Way is a footpath which combines both the coastline and moorland, also Pannett Park is lovely family friendly gardens with the art gallery and town museum nearby.


By far the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire is extremely popular for its countryside retreats as well as the bright lights of some busy cities like Harrogate, Sheffield and Leeds. Scarborough is the oldest seaside resort in Britain.

Whitby has been voted the country's best beach and has a beautiful harbour and a Dracula museum to boot (the town is featured in the Bram Stoker vampire story of the same name, as well as some of its many movie adaptations).

Yorkshire has always had a great and not always friendly rivalry with the neighbouring county of Lancashire. Some of the bloodiest battles in English history took place in these shires, as the opposing Plantagenet houses of York and Lancaster fought a bitter civil conflict commonly known as the Wars of the Roses. Nowadays the competition takes place mostly on the cricket pitch.

The two counties are among the most famous teams in this oh so important English summer game. Yorkshire has the nickname “God's own county”, a reference to the beauty of its countryside, with several National Parks formed to protect its moors and dales and rugged coastline. Cliffs of limestone, chalk and jet guard its coast against the sea. Because of its considerable size, Yorkshire is often regarded as three distinct administrative areas called “ridings” (North, West and East Riding), a Scandinavian concept thought to derive from the Viking occupation in the first century AD.

Area Yorkshire Nearest shop 1 miles Nearest pub 0.1 miles


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