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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Yorkshire Town/village Whitby

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Pretty Big Cottage, near Whitby (WA174IN)

This very comfortable large house is situated in the top part of the village of Runswick Bay with sea views from the top floor. As the name implies, this was formally the village Post Office and general store but this closed about 10 years ago. Now converted to a lovely family house with a beautiful large enclosed rear garden and a front gardent and parking, this is a popular property for large families and groups.

Out of season, it is possible to book the property for 5 people or less at a reduced price. This allows use of this large property without the top floor.

The road down to the large sandy beach is just across the way. In the Bay there is a pub, which serves food, and a lovely tea room near the sandy beach. Children can search the rock pools, look for fossils as well as build their sandcastles. The house is only 50 yards from the nearest pub, the Runswick Bay Hotel, which serves excellent food and only two minutes to the Cleveland Way, popular with walkers as a spectacular route between Saltburn and Whitby. This part of the Cleveland Way leads across the cliffs to Port Mulgrave and Staithes.

Lounge: TV with Freeview and Blue-ray disc player, micro Hi-fi with iPod dock/radio. Open fire, bay windows.
Dining Room: Monitor and DVD player with dining table and chairs.
Kitchen: Large US style fridge/freezer with ice maker and cold water dispenser, electric cooker, oven with grill, washer dryer, dishwasher, portable radio and microwave. Breakfast table and chairs.

Bedroom 1: King-sized bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, wardrobe, drawers and en suite shower room.
En suite Shower Room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bathroom: Bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 4: Double bed wardrobe and drawers
Bedroom 5: Full-sized bunk beds and drawers
Shower Room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets: Two well behaved dogs by arrangement with the owner.
Parking: Parking for four cars in a private road next to the house.
Heating: Open fire in lounge and oil central heating.
Garden: Enclosed front and rear gardens with patio and garden furniture.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.

Notes: Please bring your own towels. A cot and highchair can be provided. This property is not available for parties with other guests. Reduced price for up to 5 people outside of peak weeks, please ring to ask for details. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge.Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub: 0.1 miles. Shop: 1 mile.

Exterior view of The Old Post Office with its parking to the right hand side.Comfortable Lounge with bay window and open fire - perfect for the family to get together.King-sized Bedroom on the first floor.Spacious and well-equipped fitted Kitchen.Dining Room with plenty of table and chair space.The Kitchhen also has a breakfast table and leads through to the Dining Room.Attractive Porch/Sun Room which has a characterful seaside theme.Twin Bedroom with single beds on the first floor.Single Bedroom with plenty of storage space.The single Bedroom also has this small En-suite Shower room.Secondly floor double Bedroom.There is also wardrobe and drawer storage in this room.Fantastic views from the double Bedroom on the second floor.Twin Bedroom with bunk beds on the second floor.Family Bathroom on the first floor with bath and separate shower.Family Shower room on the second floor which is spacious and bright.There is also this attractive Patio area with seating next to the property.Spacious lawned area to the rear of the property.
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Seaviews
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • 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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


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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