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Captains House - Whitby

Whitby, Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • More photos coming soon Beautiful holiday home with views of Sneaton Castle
  • Spend summer evenings relaxing in the garden listening to the sounds of the coastal area
  • Within 1 miles of the local beach and handy amenities
Property code: 82616

Enjoy a slice of coastal life at this modern house accommodating up to eight guests situated within Whitby and surrounded by The North York Moors National Park. This property is ideal for families and small groups of friends.

Indulge in a traditional, Yorkshire, seaside holiday with a stay at this comfortable holiday home in Whitby. Sleeping up to eight guests, and also welcoming two canine companions, this inviting, four-bedroom property is approximately 1 mile from the centre of the famous seaside town. Walk just over 1 mile to also reach the beach at West Cliff, where you can swim, surf and picnic on the sand. Head to Tate Hill, about the same distance away, on the east side of the River Esk estuary, where your four-legged friends are welcome all year round. Discover the town’s history and literary connections during your visit: Whitby is known for its role in Bram Stoker’s chilling Victorian gothic novel, Dracula, as well as for its smuggling past, and there are plenty of sights and activities to help you immerse yourselves in these colourful fictional and non-fictional tales.

Accommodating a group of friends, an extended family or two families together, this property could also be ideal for all those eager to explore the beautiful North York Moors. Find fabulous walks through ancient woodlands, across magnificent moors and beside winding rivers within the national park. Go rock climbing, paddle boarding and horse riding while you are here too.

Open the front door to the modern holiday home and leave your shoes, jackets and dog leads in the hall. Wander on through into the kitchen/diner, which opens conveniently into the lounge, bringing a sense of flow to the house. Make a cup of tea for your group and then decide who is cooking dinner tonight. You’ll have everything you need in the kitchen to be able to prepare tasty meals, plus a useful dishwasher and a washing machine. Gather round the table to dine together and perhaps play a hand or two of cards into the evening.

Members of your group might also like to spill out into the lounge, where they can choose a film or catch up with their favourite programmes on the Smart TV, which has BT vision and a basic Sky package, plus a sound bar subwoofer to enhance their enjoyment. On summer days, pull open the exterior door and enjoy wandering outside to make the most of the garden. You also have a WC at ground-floor level.

After a fun-filled evening, make your way up to the first floor where all four comfortable bedrooms are situated. These rooms all embody a fresh, seaside appeal, with calming decor featuring gentle hints of a maritime, seaside theme. Choose between a super-king-size room with an en-suite shower room; a king-size room; a double room and a bunk bedroom with an extra pull-out bed. The family bathroom, which features a bath with a shower above, is also on the first floor.

Take breakfast, lunch and dinner outside whenever the weather permits. Watch the children and pets playing on the artificial lawn as the BBQ heats up. You’ll also find off-street parking for two cars in front of the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 1 double and a bunk bedroom with a pull out trundle bed
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, oven with a combi microwave and grill, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Smart TV, BT vision with basic Sky package, sound bar subwoofer in the lounge and TV in the master bedroom
  • Secure bike storage/garage with games facilities & fridge
  • Rear garden with patio, seating and BBQ
  • Off-street parking for 2 cars
  • Please Note. There is ongoing works to the development where the property is situated.

Probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshire’s seaside resorts, Whitby is an idyllic location for a holiday. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, it has so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes among others, the town has a rich heritage that is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey on the East Cliff, its crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll’s work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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. 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 twisty of Whitby’s gothic yards.

Whitby 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, the Yorkshire Coast’s villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside up-market restaurants and champagne bars.

Nearby Robin Hood’s Bay (5.5 miles) 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 3 miles away, a gorgeous little seaside village well worth a visit during your stay. 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 are also all under 10 miles away, each with their own unique charm.

Head inland from Whitby and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within minutes. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area such as Egton, Danby, Castleton, Rosedale. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg; we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


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Great house, perfect like home from home for a family. High quality furnishings and equipment. Enjoyed our stay and the owner was very nice and helpful too. Hope to return again. Thank you The Morgan Family

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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