The best holiday cottages in north Yorkshire

Whitby and the surrounding area are the perfect place for a relaxing UK beach break to recharge your batteries.

North Yorkshire holiday cottages make ideal accommodation for exploring this beautiful part of the country, with plenty of choice on offer for those who are considering booking a vacation.

We have picked out a few recommendations to help you to make a decision over your break.

Ravenscraig House Staithes

Ravenscraig House

We kick things off in Staithes, where Ravenscraig House is a highly recommended north Yorkshire holiday cottage option.

This four-bedroom cottage is ideal for either groups or families who want to to enjoy a relaxing break in north Yorkshire, with two well-behaved dogs also welcome to stay as well.

Capable of sleeping around seven or eight people, Ravenscraig House has great views over Staithes Beck and there are a couple of outdoor seating areas to enjoy in good weather.

A decked first floor balcony is perfect for an evening drink, while at the rear of the house there is a patio garden that would be ideal for al fresco dining.

For those who have never stayed in Staithes before, Ravenscraig House is perfect. Staithes has a number of excellent walking routes and the nearby Boulby Cliffs are worth exploring too.

Phone: +44 7798 638 203

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Address: Ravenscraig House, High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BH

Chainbridge Riverside Retreats

Chainbridge Riverside Retreats

Based on the banks of the Esk and just a couple of miles away from the centre of Whitby is Chainbridge Riverside Retreats, which has seven cottages on a quiet and peaceful site.

Fishermen will find this to be an ideal option as a north Yorkshire holiday cottage due to the fact the site has both salmon and sea trout fishing available.

Of the seven different cottages on offer here, our favourite might just be the newest of them – the Boat Loft. Right on the riverside, it comes with exclusive use of a hot tub.

If the weather is poor during your stay at Chainbridge Riverside Retreats you can always make the most of the accommodation's Blu-Ray DVD/CD player and 42-inch Freesat HD TV.

The site also benefits from having Ruswarp Riverside Cafe, which is open from April through to November. It is licensed as well, so you can have a glass of wine – even two! – with your meal.

Phone: +44 1947 600 109

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Address: The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RL

Quayside Cottage

Quayside Cottage

Whitby is full of some of the best holiday cottages in north Yorkshire and Quayside Cottage is definitely worth considering for anyone who wants to be right in the heart of the town.

This two-bedroom cottage has en-suite facilities and period features despite being modern accommodation, with the swing bridge in the centre of Whitby only five minutes walk away.

There is free unlimited parking opposite – difficult to find in Whitby! – and visitors to the Georgian cottage can take two dogs with them during their break. Free WiFi and a private, sunny yard with seating are among the reasons to consider staying at this cottage during a break in Whitby.

The same company that owns this accommodation – Whitby Cottages – also has Boatyard and Cuddy Cottages very nearby, so group bookings of up to 12 people are available for these.

Phone: +44 1723 871028 / +44 7940 301314

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Address: Quayside Cottage, Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4BH

Eskside

Eskside Cottage

Also worth considering among the accommodation options on offer from Whitby Cottages is Eskside Cottages, which is a 20-minute riverside walk from the town's harbour.

This modern accommodation has an enclosed lawned garden and there is space for two cars to park outside, while well-behaved dogs are welcome to visit the cottage as well.

Available all year round, this north Yorkshire holiday cottage can be booked from Friday to Friday for a full-week break. Ruswarp village is a great place to visit as it is close to Whitby while being far enough away that it is very quiet and peaceful.

Amenities in the local area include Esk Leisure, Ruswarp Pleasure Boats and the Bridge Inn pub, while the village is also located on a national hiking trail, the Esk Valley Walk.

Phone: +44 1723 871028 / +44 7940 301314

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Address: Mill Court, The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby, YO21 1YL

Owners Cottages

Thornaby Cottage

Capable of sleeping up to four people, Thornaby Cottage can be found just off Flowergate in a great location in the heart of Whitby's town centre.

The cottage, which has its own private garage a short walk away, has a very welcoming feel and would be ideal for couples or families seeking holiday cottages in north Yorkshire.

There are facilities for outdoor dining at Thornaby Cottage, with plenty of seating for when the sun comes out – this space is great for whiling away a couple of hours with a good book, too.

Whitby Cottage Hire, which runs Thornaby Cottage, also has Discovery Cottage, which is just opposite the accommodation. Both cottages can be booked together for up to six people. Dogs are also welcome to stay at the cottages with no extra fees payable for taking pets along.

Phone: +44 7962 400480

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Address: McLacklins Yard, Off Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3DF

Seal View River Esk Apartments

Seal View River Esk Apartments

Anyone who has ever been to Whitby knows it is a gem and Seal View River Esk Apartments is one of the very best places to stay in the town.

The accommodation has amazing views of both Whitby Abbey and the harbour, while there is a designated parking spot right outside the door – this is rare for somewhere so central in Whitby.

As far as holiday cottages in north Yorkshire go, there are few better options for events such as Whitby Folk Week, Whitby Goth Weekends and Whitby Northern Soul Weekend.

Seal View River Esk Apartments is not dog-friendly but could be the ideal place to visit for disabled people or for those with mobility issues. There are wide doorways in the accommodation, which is reached via an external ramp from the car park.

Phone: +44 1947 811 264

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Address: Hunton Court, 16 Whitehall Landing, Whitby, YO22 4FF

Molly Miles Cottage

Molly Miles Cottage

Without a doubt one of the best north Yorkshire holiday cottages, Molly Miles Cottage is located on Whitby's West Cliff – a short walk from the town centre but in a quiet spot near the beach.

There is free WiFi, pets can be taken for a small charge and there is room to park a small car at the cottage, which has one bedroom so is only really suitable for couples booking breaks.

Molly Miles Cottage has a spiral staircase to the first floor and there are features such as oak flooring, while short breaks in July and August are sometimes available to be booked.

Prices start from £275.00 for a week's stay at Molly Miles Cottage, which can be accessed from the rear of Normanby Terrace.

Phone: +44 7881750171

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Address: West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3HT

Marine View

Marine View

Run by the same company as Molly Miles Cottage, Marine View is moments away from Church Street in Whitby and boasts incredible views of the harbour and swing bridge.

WiFi and Sky TV are in place so there is plenty of entertainment for when the weather turns, with the cottage having old beamed ceilings to make it feel cosy and traditional.

Marine View has a double bedroom and a twin room, so could be the perfect place for families who want to book holiday cottages in north Yorkshire.

Short breaks in peak season are also considered so it might not be necessary to stay for a full week at Marine View – although guests will certainly not be rushing to go back home!

Phone: +44 7881750171

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Address: Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4AS

Griffin Cottage

Griffin Cottage

Sleeping up to six people plus pets in the heart of Whitby is Griffin Cottage, which has fully modern facilities despite the building being grade ll listed.

Near the shops and local amenities of Whitby, the cottage has an open fireplace and under floor heating, so it is definitely a cosy place to spend a week or two.

On the first floor is a south-facing king-size bedroom that has its own private bathroom, while there is also a super king size double bedroom with an en-suite.

Move up to the second floor at Griffin Cottage and guests will find sea views from the spacious beamed bedroom, which also has a private adjoining bathroom. Parking for a medium-sized car is available at the cottage, which boasts views of Whitby Abbey.

The same owners also run the Boathouse, a unique place to stay at Fish Pier in Whitby. This accommodation is set out over three floors and has its own gangplank from the Lifeboat Pier

An open driftwood log fire is among the key features of the Boathouse, which also has its own large decking area right in the middle of the harbour. At low tide, guests are right on the beach!

Phone: +44 7950 935873

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Address: The Paddock, Whitby, YO21 3DB

Bakehouse Cottage

Bakehouse Cottage

Grade II listed Bakehouse Cottage has to be one of north Yorkshire's top holiday cottages.

Packed with character in a location that was once home to the famous Whitby lifeboat coxswain Henry Freeman, Bakehouse Cottage can sleep up to six people.

Located next to the Star Inn, the cottage is a very short walk away from the beach and the accommodation has been decked out to an extraordinarily high spec.

There are beamed ceilings, cast iron fireplaces and wonderful parquet flooring, while the modern kitchen is equipped with everything guests could possibly need during their Whitby break.

Phone: +44 1947 668 888

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Address: The Paddock, Whitby, YO21 3DB

Tipple Cottage

Tipple Cottage

Like Bakehouse Cottage, Tipple Cottage is run by Shortline Cottage and has been beautifully designed to be the perfect holiday cottage in north Yorkshire.

Located close to the Whitby Abbey Steps, the cottage can sleep up to four people, there is private allocated parking, and most of the rooms boast superb views of the sea.

Fortune's Smokehouse is a few doors down but those who want to cook for themselves can make use of the galley kitchen, while free WiFi is among the other perks on offer here.

The cottage is over 200 years old and has unique sloping windows, while guests should be warned that the staircase is quite steep at this north Yorkshire holiday cottage.

Phone: +44 1947 668 888

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Address: 28 Henrietta St, Whitby, YO22 4DW

Sandsend Bay Cottages

Sandsend Bay Cottages

There are seven different accommodation options available at Sandsend Bay Cottages, which can be found on a superb site located just a few miles to the north of Whitby town centre.

Accommodation ranges from Carthorse Cottage, which is a three-bedroom barn conversion with sea views, to the Old Granary, which has amazing views of its own as well as a walled patio. Or perhaps Lucy's Lodge takes your fancy? This cosy cottage is ideal for couples. Some of the cottages also have hot tubs available to be used – ask about these when booking.

The village of Sandsend itself has miles of award-winning sandy beaches to enjoy and the area is also popular for fossil hunting, while the remains of the old Mulgrave Castle are nearby too.

Enjoy woodland walks in Mulgrave Woods or make the trip down the coast to Whitby while enjoying a break at these north Yorkshire holiday cottages.

Phone: +44 7989 570779

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Address: Raven Hill Farm, Dunsley Lane, Sandsend, YO21 3TJ

Station Waiting Rooms

Station Waiting Rooms

In the centre of Robin Hood's Bay and only moments from the sea is Station Waiting Rooms, which is available all year round and with prices starting at £370.

Free WiFi and on-site parking are among the major perks of choosing this accommodation when searching for holiday cottages north Yorkshire breaks.

As is hinted at by the name, the accommodation is located at the site of Robin Hood's Bay's old railway station, which has been out of use for many years now.

Visitors are sure to particularly love the panoramic sea views available through the Velux balcony windows at Station Waiting Rooms, which is unfortunately not pet-friendly.

Phone: +44 7802 984692

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Address: Station Rd, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, YO22 4RA

Wren Cottage
The delightful Wren Cottage, a self catering holiday cottage in Iburndale near Whitby available with Bumblewick Cottages

Bumblewick Cottages

Another great choice for holiday cottages in north Yorkshire that are near both Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby are the Bumblewick Cottages, which are our final recommendation in this list.

There are three options to choose from here and Wren Cottage is the first of them. Found in the valley hamlet of Iburndale, this gorgeous accommodation is just a few miles inland from Whitby. Up to two dogs can be taken by visitors who choose to book a stay at Wren Cottage.

The second option of the three Bumblewick Cottages is Blackbird Cottage, where there is a beautiful open staircase that leads up to a cosy double bedroom.

Chapel Cottage – which is based in a building that dates back to the 18th century – is the last of the three Bumblewick Cottages. The accommodation can be found only a few doors down from the local pub in Fylingthorpe. A super king-size bed in the main bedroom is ideal for a lie-in and there is a cast iron stove available for those who want to cook during their break as well.

Phone: +44 1924 824428

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Address: 5 Mill Ln, Iburndale, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5DU

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