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Blakey View Bothy - Whitby

Danby (1ml), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A unique retreat perfect for a romantic short break getaway in the hear of the North York Moors National Park with a loved one
  • Enjoy the stunning view beyond from your terrace, and cosy home comforts indoors
  • An abundance of trails and footpaths on your doorstep
Property code: 86298

Head to the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline for a romantic retreat, cosy and contemporary interior for a relaxing getaway for two.

Enjoy a romantic retreat to this gorgeous Yorkshire hideaway, less than 1 mile from Castleton and nestled in the picturesque Esk Valley, deep in the North York Moors National Park. Sleeping just two guests, and welcoming a pair of happy hounds with open paws, this unique former bothy could be just perfect for a couple that is passionate about the great outdoors. From here stroll into Castleton, with its shop, tearoom and pubs, or venture out on long walks and cycle rides across the undulating countryside right from the front door.

Plan day trips out in your spectacular surroundings while you are here. Take a journey on the scenic Esk Valley Railway from Middlesbrough, 18.5 miles away, to Whitby, 17 miles from the cottage. Then spend the day exploring the seaside town’s alleyways and cobbled streets which offer an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Esk Valley Railway links to many of the cycling and walking routes in the area including the Cleveland Way, the Esk Valley Walk and the Whitby to Danby cycling route. Slightly further afield, a 21-mile drive, are the bustling market towns of Pickering, with its castle and museum, and Helmsley, which also has a castle and is home to the National Centre for Birds of Prey.

Make your way into this Grade II-listed holiday home, which offers an ideal bolthole for two all year round. It has a unique interior and creatively designed internal space, where you and your significant other can relax after exhilarating days out exploring this corner of the country. Features such as a high vaulted ceiling and Yorkstone floor make it both stylish and inviting.

Head over to the contemporary kitchen area to make a cup of fresh Yorkshire tea to enjoy with the traditional fat rascal cakes bought on one of your excursions. Find the kitchen has everything you need, including an electric hob/oven, fridge and microwave, to help you cook tasty meals for two. Lay the table inside for a romantic meal or sit out in the fresh air, taking in the beautiful views of the rolling countryside as you dine.

After dinner, unwind on the sofa and find a film to watch together on the Smart TV or wander outside for an evening stroll through the impressive surrounding moorland. Return to enjoy a steaming hot shower in the stylish wet room, which is warmed with underfloor heating. When you are ready to close your eyes for the night, climb the ladder to the elevated hand-crafted oak bed to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Awake to absorb the beautiful views over coffee or even breakfast out in the charming, private garden area. Sit out here long into the evening, gazing up at the stars beside a roaring fire in the fire pit. Find there is parking for one car at the cottage.

  • 1 bedroom - elevated double accessed via a ladder
  • 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Electric hob/oven, fridge and microwave
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Welcome goodies on arrival
  • Terraced patio with outdoor seating
  • Off-street parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Take the time to really explore Whitby, just 17 miles away, when you say at this tranquil retreat near Castleton. Probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshire’s seaside resorts, Whitby offers excellent restaurants, independent shops and a host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets. Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes among others, the town’s rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby’s crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries.

Whitby’s narrow twisting yards evolved over a thousand years ago to provide protection from Viking raiders and to help the town’s smugglers evade the government revenue men and tax collectors. They are a unique and much-loved design in this part of the world. Be prepared as you walk under the arched alleyway into the Rose and Crown Yard to gain a real sense of the authentic maritime history of this ancient sea town. It is one of the oldest, narrowest and most twisting of Whitby’s gothic yards.

Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll’s work, Whitby was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is set on the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long, sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, you can indulge in a classic English seaside holiday. That’s not to say it’s stuck in the past; in fact, Yorkshire’s coastal villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside upmarket restaurants, champagne bars and fine dining establishments.

Nearby Robin Hood’s Bay, 22 miles from your base, is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend is closer, just 13 miles from the cottage, and is a gorgeous little seaside village which is also well worth a visit during your stay in Yorkshire. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and a world-class day spa, you could happily spend your whole holiday here. Staithes and Runswick Bay, both 11 miles away, each also have their own unique charm.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Louise 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 27th August 2022

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Quirky accommodation set in a quiet village in a beautiful location. Owners live nearby and are very approachable and eager to share their knowledge of the area. .

Reviewed by Paul 19th August 2022

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We would highly recommend staying in the Bothy, both the property and the owners were very welcoming in a beautiful location we will be returning very shortly

Reviewed by Paul 10th August 2022

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Nice place good location little smaller than we thought but everything you need and owners really helpful and pleasant

Reviewed by Mark 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Rob 18th June 2022

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Unique and really well finished little 'bolt hole' - it's amazing what has been achieved in such a small footprint. The owners are friendly and welcoming (the brownie and wine were a nice surprise) as well as providing lots of information about local places to visit. Beautiful countryside to walk in all around, good pubs and food nearby. We enjoyedRead more good weather and spent most of our 5 days stay exploring with the dogs. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Gisela 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Laurel 28th May 2022

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My husband and I had a lovely 29th anniversary break away with our two little cockapoos Frey (7yrs) and Shaylin (8mths) We all an amazing time. It is a beautiful Bothy Cottage tucked away on the outskirts of a beautiful typically English village, that has retained so much of its charm and character. All the residents that we came into contact with Read morewere very warm and welcoming. The Bothy Cottage over look fields with one field that accommodates two horses Thank you for our wonderful stay Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 6th April 2022

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Lovely unique little place to stay. My daughter has a tiny house obsession after watching a tv series and loved it here. Very clean and tidy. Everything brand new. Bed very comfy. Lovely views and walks from front door. Had a really relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Michael 25th February 2022

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