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Bolthole Cottage- sunny yard in front.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

Whitby has been home to photographers, writers, and artists down the ages. Give your senses a treat, bring camera / paint brush, or just hole up in the cottage and have much needed R+R!

The surrounding area is wonderful for walking, leafy monks trods, leading from the Abbey, moor tracks over the heather. Some great Pubs on your way. (Recommendations kept in cottage!) All well signed by the National Park.

The Esk Valley Train line will take you to interesting villages---- and you can walk back?! The 'Harry Potter' steam trains are close at Grosmont for enthusiasts. Fossill hunting on the rocky shore at Robin Hood's Bay-- bring hammer and chisel. Hire a mountain bike and follow the old Cinder Track disused railway along the coast. A good base in central Whitby so you can use the restaurants /or cook in.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach WHITBY 250 m
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Whitby 250 m
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

Cottage ideal for one or two. Five foot double bed with TV in bedroom. Fitted cupboards.

Kitchen has micro wave and oven /cooker. All usual kitchen equipment. There is a fully sprung bed /setee in lounge.

Ask about extra linen.

Further details outdoors

Enclosed gated sunny yard with bench and table and chairs for eating outside.

Gym, Pool, also beauty shop 5 mins walk away.

Lots to see and do in the old town area.

Groceries can be delivered from the Co-op.

Northern England region

If you are coming to the NORTH EAST COAST try to come at least once when the Heather is in bloom on the North Yorks Moors in August. Its a carpet of purple and VERY beautiful!

If you base at Bolthole Cottage you can catch the Esk Valley Train line from Whitby Station. This follows the River Esk up the Valley there are many small villages where the pub food and walking is great---, LEALHOLM, EGTON, GROSMONT etc. You can walk following the river back down to Whitby, or catch a return train. Regular Steam Trains with restaurant car -- see North Yorks Moors steam trains from Grosmont Station to Pickering.

Dalby Forest has bike hire as does "Trailways" at Hawsker (bike hire between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay on the old disused railway line).


Whitby has been voted in 2008 best seaside resort so makes an ideal holiday location . We have upmarket restaurants ,-especially sea food. If you are celebrating; there are a couple of really good cafe/bars where you can share a bottle of bubbly and people watch! There are views over the Harbour, .and up to St Mary's Church and Abbey, above the 199 steps (complete with coffin rests)

The 26 mile coast line of the North Yorkshire Moors national park is spectacular. You can find Fossil Amonites and Belamites. If interested in fossils our museum is a must.

There is a lovely walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. Follow the Coastal path, or the old Railway line. Robin Hoods Bay has good pub food , cafes, and well documented Smuggling history. The narrow cobbled streets have a variety of small shops. There is a Good carvery on Sundays at the Victoria Hotel! Dolphin pub also great for home cooked food. Lovely homemade cakes AND fish and chips at Candys at top of Bay Bank , --- you can catch the ARRIVA Bus back to Whitby (every half hour)

If you go North along our coast --- (a 2mile walk on the beach ) will take you to SANDSEND. -- Stop at the wooden tea hut for crab sandwiches or kippers and brown bread! The Hart Inn also has a good atmosphere, log fires and food it allows dogs! DO walk up Sandsend Valley to the old village and walk in the Mulgrave Woods-- beautiful!

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Review 1-10 of 11

24 May 2014


"Another excellent stay - beautiful cottage"

Stayed here again after excellent stay last year. This year bought the dog too and had great stay. Kaaren gave excellent service on booking and directions and welcome pack of milk,tea, cakes is a lov… More

Thank you Jan. It was good to meet you both, and glad you enjoyed your stay!
Kind Regards

21 Mar 2014



We really enjoyed our stay at Bolt Hole Cottage and have already recommended it to friends. The cottage is spotless and has everything you could possibly need. The owner, Kaaren, left us a welcome not… More

Hi Jan--- thanks so much for being bothered to do a review! I'm glad you were comfy, and were able to recharge batteries!
Kind Regards

28 Nov 2013


"my second home"

Have lost count of the times we have stayed at this cottage. Go at least twice a year and really would not dream of booking anywhere else, its a really cosy comfy cottage that has everything you could… More

Thankyou Hazel and David, when things are familiar you can relax I know! I dont think your break coincided with the Christmas market on the Dock --- but that was fun , all LOCAL PRODUCE and Crafts --- beautiful! Its going to be a yearly event so check out next year?? Thanks for leaving everything in perfect order , ( as ever) and the Congrats card for my first granchild! Happy Christmas to you both. Kaaren

4 Aug 2013


"Ideal location, superb cottage"

The cottage was comfortable, very clean and in an ideal location. Surrounded by great restaurants and excellent bakeries. Car park is close by and only cost £5 for 24 hours. Kaaren is very helpful, friendly and willing to share her local knowledge. A great weekend. :)

Happy you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your comments, and glad you were comfy!
Cheers Kaaren

3 Aug 2013


"A little piece of heaven in Whitby!"

The cottage is fantastic - nice and cosy and just perfect for a couple wanting to get away from it all near the sea. Both me and my girlfriend liked it straight away and couldn't wait to get inside and have a look around. It has everything you could need with a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge and lovely bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Plus, as a bonus, looking out of the skylight you look straight across at Whitby Abbey! Kaaren (the owner) was very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed and even left us milk and biscuits for us when we arrived! Obviously it takes some finding as it isn't obvious where the cottage is, but helpful instructions are provided and the seclusion adds to the 'getting away from it all' feeling. One thing you may want to bear in mind is that the seagulls are quite vocal in Whitby - but that isn't really anything you can do about!

Thank you very much Howard! Glad you both had a good rest--- and relaxed! The Seagull babies have 'flitted' now -- left the roof, for flying lessons. Kind Regards,

21 Jul 2013


"Lovely hide-away close to the town and beach, highly recommended"

Stayed here for a sunny weekend in July, on our first visit to Whitby. Kaaren's information and welcome card were great and the milk, bread and biscuits were really thoughtful. The cottage was just as shown, entered up a few steps and into a small yard so quiet and hidden away but yet only a 2 minute walk into the town. A lovely location.
Clean and tidy with all the equipment you might need and lots of homely touches too, it really was a home from home.
Parking on the nearby streets was free which really surprised us, although finding a space was tricky - best to wait until the day visitors have gone and park up in the evening.
Whitby is a lovely town and we so enjoyed exploring and will definitely be back to stay here on a future visit.

So glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfy.
Thanks for review!

11 Jun 2013


"Clean compact ant convenient for the town"

Following the problems we experienced, earlier this year, booking a property through an agency, Bluechip, we decided that we would in the future only book direct with the owner of a rented property. I… More

Thank you for posting a really helpful review. Kind Regards

17 May 2013


"beautiful cottage"

thankyou kaaren for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage, loved the quaintness the location is spot on for walks, restaurants,shops and bars.what a lovely suprise behind the big red door. very c… More

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and the restaurant suggestions. I appreciate you posting feedback for the cottage and glad the steps didnt put you off!
Kind Regards

20 Nov 2012



We stayed at this cottage for 3 nights (a weekend break) at the end of October. It was absolutely perfect from arriving and experiencing the quaint and quirky entrance to discovering a welcome card, cakes and bread left fresh for us from the owner. It is so comfortable, including the bed and very clean, the owner has thought of everything you may just need and we couldn't have been happier. Also the location is perfect whether you want to go walking or just wander throughout Whitby. We will be back to Whitby, who wouldn't?? When we do we will be booking into Bolt Hole Cottage again. Thanks so much Kaaren your cottage made our stay extra special.

Hey what a kind review---! thankyou SO much for being bothered to do it . A thanks means the world, and here was I feeling all "end of seasonish and scrabbled!!" Glad you were comfy, and had a good rest. Cheers Kaaren

5 Sep 2012


"Terrific Find !"

Very well equipped, cosy cottage situated in a quieter part of Whitby yet with all amenities just a stroll away. Lots of homely touches that you don't often find in a holiday let - dogs welcome t… More

Thanks so much for making the effort to post Review,--- pleased you enjoyed the Whitby Vibe!! Glad you were both comfy, and enjoyed the old town!
Cheers Kaaren

Review 1-10 of 11

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