Nestled in Glaisdale, a village of traditional stone-built cottages, surrounded by the dramatic landscape of the North York Moors National Park, this delightful property is a haven for walkers and nature lovers. With the centre of Whitby just a short drive away you can take in the sights and sounds from countryside to coast.
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Ingleside Cottage sits right at the heart of the North York Moors, overlooking the rolling meadows and surrounding nature. It is the perfect spot for those seeking some peace and tranquility and now that the North York Moors is a designated Dark Skies Reserve you can get some truly amazing views of the night sky from the private outdoor patio of the cottage. The cottage offers a rural haven with all the sights and attractions of the local towns at your fingertips.
As you wake up to a fresh morning of birds singing and sheep roaming the fields around you, you won't be able to resist pulling on your walking boots to heads out for a day of exploring in this stunning landscape. There are a number of walks you can do in the Moors, whatever your availability may be, as well as bike trails which take you to the most scenic landmarks and villages.
Egton Bridge is a small picturesque village which is great for taking photos as you cross the famous stepping stones over the River Esk or Beck Hole where you can stop for a well-earned drink in one of the smallest pubs in Britain - the Birch Hall Inn.
Hop on your bike or into the car and venture to Robins Hood’s Bay, an incredible old fishing village which is known to be one of the prettiest in the UK. You can stop for a delicious bite to eat and amble round the quaint, winding streets for hours.
Even closer than that you will find Whitby, in just 20 minutes you can be in heart of the beautiful coastal town, popular with walkers, nature enthusiasts and history lovers to name a few. With cobbled streets flanked by traditional cottages and quaint shop fronts, a charming harbour filled with sailboats bobbing on the water, and landmarks which date back to the 7th century; Whitby is known to be one of the most attractive seaside towns in the UK.
Wandering through the streets of Whitby you will be amazed by the rich and fascinating history that surrounds you. First and foremost there is the famous Whitby Abbey, a 1500 year old Christian monastery, dissolved by Henry VIII and a source of inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The famous steps leading up to the Abbey are known as ‘199 Steps’. Originating from the 14th century they were used as a test of faith for those who worshipped at St Mary’s Church. While they still prove to be a challenge they provide some incredible views of the coastline so don’t forget you camera.
Captain Cook, the famous British explorer, was also an inhabitant of Whitby in the 18th century when he was apprenticed to local ship owners before joining the Royal Navy and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum can be found along the riverside.
Why not try a little exploring of your own and wander down to the harbour where you can hop on a boat tour and navigate the River Esk and all around the marina. Whitby Boat Trips operates throughout the year offering a unique way to take in the sights with spectacular views along the coastline.
Or if you prefer to do all your venturing on foot, this is perhaps to the best way to meander along the many quaint shops and eateries the town has to offer. The Magpie Café overlooks the harbour and offers its visitors some of the finest seafood dishes in North Yorkshire. If you’re looking to indulge in some fine dining, Estbek House is the first two AA Rosette Restaurant on the Yorkshire Coast. Serving fresh local produce, their dishes embrace natural flavours paired with fine wines.
If you’re after a classic fish and chips, you won’t find better than those served in Whitby. Trenchers, once voted the best fish and chip restaurant, serves a traditional menu or you can grab some to go from Papa’s Fish & Chips and enjoy them on the beach as the world passes you by.
As well as the endless joys of the beach, there are plenty of things to keep families entertained.
The Endeavour Experience gives kids the chance to join Captain Cook and his crew as they embark on their journey across the seven seas in a life size replica of the HM Bark Endeavour. You can even stop for a bite to eat in the Orlop Deck Café in this fun, interactive family day out.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is located at Whitby train station and here you can board a steam or vintage diesel train and visit many beautiful stops along the way such as the famous Goathland Station which you might recognise as the original Hogsmede Station from Harry Potter!
If the sun is shining there is the Arnold Palmer Putting Course where you can challenge your family and friends on this nine-hole course while you take in the views across Whitby Beach. Or enjoy an adrenalin boost on the beach itself and try and catch your first wave on a surf board with Whitby Surf School which offers one-on-one and group lessons.
On those rainy days you can take the little ones to Mini Monsterz, an indoor play area with slides and climbing galore, just a ten minute drive from the cottage.
Whatever type of getaway it is you’re looking for, a family break, a romantic trip or a solo adventure, you will find it in Whitby and the North York Moors.
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