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Spectacular views from the front of the property

Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This popular four star rated property (taking its name from the ancient name for Whitby) is an extremely well presented modern town house. Sat in spacious shared gardens, on the banks of, and enjoying views over the the river Esk in a small, private and peaceful development. Off the beaten track with no passing traffic you are just 5 minutes drive, or 20 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Whitby. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard this is a perfect location to enjoy both the beautiful Heritage Coastline and explore the pretty villages of the North York Moors National Park at any time throughout the year.

We do not run this as a business and regularly use the house ourselves, and for family and friends, which means we have always had high standards and have equipped the house so it is a home from home.

The house itself has a great balcony which provides alfresco dining in the warmer months or an ideal spot to sit and watch the many and varied wildlife on the river (Herons, Seals, Kingfishers, Cormarants ... one vistor thinks he saw an otter). Also not to be be missed are the evocative sights and sounds of the steam trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as they steam past on the other side of the river in and out of Whitby, just wave and the driver will blow the whistle!. All in all a great place in a great 'year round' location, proven by its popularity, reviews and the number of return visits from previous guests.

Please note 'nightly prices' are based on a 2 or 3 night stay (and cover fixed cleaning costs), please contact if you want an accurate quote for longer than a 3 night stay.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 1.2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Whitby 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Please see floor plan in the picture gallery of the property ...

Ground Floor: Front door leading to the entrance hall, cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC. With a patio door to front the large dining room has a flat screen tv/dvd, dining table that easily sits six people, and a bookcase holding guide books and local information. A large alcove leads to a well equipped spacious kitchen making the ground floor an excellent area to entertain or be entertained, many guests often spend the majority of their time in this area.

First Floor: Spacious and comfortable sitting room with two large settees and a further chair, coffee tables and a bookcase with a large selection of books and games. The lounge leads also to a lovely balcony, with four chairs and a table, this is also a great place to eat, drink or just to relax whilst taking in the views over the river. Also on this floor is a bunk bedded room (full sized beds) and a family bathroom with shower over the curved bath and a wash hand basin and WC.

Second Floor: With two bedrooms - one master double with large velux window and one twin bedroom. A further family bathroom can be found (great for relaxing self indulgent baths) with velux window, bath, wash hand basin and WC.

We are proud that Streanaeshalch has consistently attained a four star English Tourist Board rating.

Streanaeschalch is also fully compliant with recent legislation and copies of the fire risk assessment and access statement are available on request. All electical and gas / heating compliances are regularly checked and certified with certificates displayed according to legislative requirements.

Further details outdoors

First floor balcony with table and chairs provide wonderful views of the River Esk. Garden bench available for the rear of property. Spacious front and rear shared gardens and benches overlooking the river (a boundary fence is in place on the river bank). Private jetty below the impressive Larpool Viaduct, allowing canoeing, boating or fishing, (fishing permits available locally). Access to the Scarborough to Whitby Railway Path/Moor to Sea Cycle Route.

Northern England region

Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort, this area of England is the place to be. Along the costline you will find Scarborough, which lays claim to being Britain’s first holiday resort, has a range of attractions including a medieval cliff top castle, the Sealife marine life centre and a broad sandy beach which is ideal for family fun on those warm summer days. The smaller surrounding seaside villages of Staithes, Runswick, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay, all within easy of Whitby, have a unique charm of their own and captivate thousands of visitors each year with their picture postcard charm and fabulous, clean beaches, all are well worth a visit.

Inland from the coast the Yorkshire Wolds are criss-crossed by quiet country lanes making it ideal for car touring and cycling. For walkers there are miles of easy walking on public footpaths including sections of the Wolds Way which passes close to the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. The historic City of York with it’s magnificent minster, the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and famous “Betty’s” tearoom is less than an hour’s drive away.


Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of a beautiful 13th century Abbey (managed by English Heritage and open to the public), which was recently voted second in an RAC poll identifying the seven wonders of Britain.

Below the Abbey is a quaint maritime town, with old cobbled streets, intersting shops, picturesque houses and a sandy blue flag beach, is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs and bays

199 steps lead down from the Abbey to the old town where you find an array of unique shops offering local crafts, famous Whitby Jet jewellery, maritime memorabilia and antiques.

A selection of diverse attractions includes the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Victorian Jet Works, the Dracula Experience and Whitby Museum. Furthermore the town is full of Cafes, Restaurants and Public Houses.

Whitby is famous for providing the setting which inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic novel - Dracula. Dickens and Tennyson are also known to have enjoyed the hospitality of Whitby's ancient inns.

Whitby also hosts many events through the year (Tall Ships, Regatta's, Folk Music Festivals and 'Gothic' Weekends). Whitby has something for everyone.

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24 Aug 2014


"Great Location - perfect for the cinder path into Whitby"

We stayed for one week and the holiday let was perfect for a family of 5 with 3 young children. They were captivated by The NYMR that steamed to/from Whitby and passing along the line opposite the hou… More

8 Aug 2014


"Lovely house, amazing setting"

A lovely, clean, well equipped and homely house with a view over a river and the train line. The steam trains from/to Whitby station went past several times a day, much to the delight of my little bo… More

22 Apr 2014


"Cosy, Beautiful and everything you need!"

I travelled here with my boyfriend and a group of his cousins and other Family members for a Wedding in Sleights, nearby to Whitby. We arrived in the evening after a long drive from down South and was… More

19 Apr 2014


"All you can ask for from a home from home"

Wonderfully quiet and beautifully located rental. Half an hour's walk from the bustle of central Whitby and on the Cinder Path for the more adventurous.Beautiful scenery on the doorstep - literal… More

31 Mar 2014


"A perfect holiday home with everything you could want"

This really was a wonderful holiday home. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The owners really have thought of everything you could need whilst on holiday. The house was clean, tidy and very welcomi… More

15 Mar 2013


"Wow Just Wow"

It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped with everything and more needed. I think the owners really have thought about everything that anyone might need on a stay away from home. The weather was terrible during our stay but that didn't 'dampen' our spirit. Whitby and the surrounding area really are lovely. One tip - don't start to explore down single track roads like we did..we ended up in a muddy dead end more than once! We hope to be back in the summer!

Such a lovely review, made the hard work of the annual winter decorating chores worth it!

27 Mar 2012


"Fabulous house in a beautiful location"

We got a good deal for a long weekend in this lovely 3 storey home and were not disappointed.As soon as you come down the road and drive along the river you know you're in for something special. … More

6 Feb 2012


"No better in Whitby"

When I was a child my family always had our summer holidays in Whitby. In my adult life, it was many years until I went back and now I can't imagine going on holiday anywhere else. I have stayed in other cottages in Whitby, but this one sets the bar very high. Richard and Judy Battersby were fabulous and communication was fabulous with my enquiry and subsequent booking. The cottage is decorated and equipped to a very high standard, you will not be disappointed with this cottage and my 2 year old daughter was delighted that the ducks came right up to the door. From sitting in the morning sunshine eating breakfast by the river, to 'crabbing' from the viaduct, to fossil hunting at Robin Hoods Bay and cycling through the Yorkshire Dales, it was the holiday that I want my children to remember the way I do from my childhood.

Great review, and a repeat booking from this guest. We always aim to keep our standards high

29 Nov 2011


"Just Perfect"

We booked a long weekend here in November to meet up with Family and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house is located a mere 5 min drive to Whitby centre, right beneath the old v… More

Another great review, we are so pleased and always try to do the best for our guests.

12 Oct 2011


"Brilliant accomodation, fantastic views excellent"

This was a lovely place to stay with plenty of room for all of us, we couldn't of asked for anything more. Just about everything we needed was provided and it was well kept and very clean. The … More

Great to get consistently high feedback, we always try to keep our standards high

Review 1-10 of 12

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