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Swallows Nest

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1074602)


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "Toilet brush would have been helpful Instructions on how to operate the shower to run the bath, we did work it out but found the tap very stiff."

    Excellent location, lovely furnished cottage.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Barry, when we're back in the New Year we'll update the information pack. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryDec 2021

  • "A truly fantastic cottage with loads of charm and character."

    We where made to feel very welcome on arrival. The building is full of charm and is finished to a very high standard of both traditional and modern in design, which helps you to relax and unwind. Being December when we visited it was a nice touch to have been seasonally decorated, even with a couple of Christmas trees ... Continue reading

    We where made to feel very welcome on arrival. The building is full of charm and is finished to a very high standard of both traditional and modern in design, which helps you to relax and unwind. Being December when we visited it was a nice touch to have been seasonally decorated, even with a couple of Christmas trees made it feel even more special. The fab view from the lounge and top bedroom of Whitbys harbour is right outside. Location is fantastic and feels very central and a very short walk from the Abbey. Car parking is £9 a day across road (free in December) but we managed to park on road behind. Truly enjoyed our stay and Wished we had booked longer. We all definitely said we would consider a return visit. Note: Take care on lower staircase when wearing socks as can be quiet slippy (wife slipped on last step).

    Thanks for taking the time to complete a review Chris, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope your wife is ok. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

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The property

Nestled in the heart of Whitby, North Yorkshire is this superb three-bedroom, Grade II listed cottage, Swallow’s Nest.

Enjoying a location within the scenic North York Moors National Park with easy access to a selection of beautiful beaches and an interior boasting beautiful original features blended with contemporary additions, Swallow’s Nest is a fabulous dwelling for a group or family of six looking to explore the North Yorkshire coast.

Located on historic Church Street, the cottage has great accessibility with no steps or cobbles to negotiate which makes it a great place for those with less mobility.

Step into the glass and oak designer porch, where you can discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Be welcomed into the inviting kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to preparing tasty dishes for your guests with the help of the range cooker with induction hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, all set among contemporary high-gloss cabinets.

Gather around the dining table for six to tuck-in to a delicious meal, as the wine is poured, and plans are made for the days ahead.

Completing the ground-floor is a beautifully presented double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the striking, oak floating staircase to the first-floor, home to the sitting room with a bay window offering fantastic harbour views, where you can look forward to relaxing on the generous corner sofa in front of your favourite film on the TV as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

When sleep calls, you will find a second well-presented double bedroom with high-vaulted ceiling, served by a contemporary bathroom with bath for those indulgent evening soaks, as well as a splendid twin bedroom on the second floor with exposed beams and a dormer window with harbour views.

Take advantage of your central location, with the magnificent sights of historic Whitby right on your doorstep!

Make your way to the imposing Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration behind Bram Stokers famous vampire, Dracula, here you can explore the ruins which offer exceptional views over the town.

From here you can embark on the Dracula Experience, which leads you around the town to key spots and features animated scenes and live actors.

Budding historians are well-catered for in Whitby, with the local history museum offering a fascinating insight into the town, as well as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn more about the adventurer’s voyages to the South Pacific.

Be sure to check out Whitby’s family-friendly beach, where you can wander the golden sands, treat the little ones to a donkey ride during the summer months or indulge in fresh fish and chips followed by a leisurely stroll to the lighthouse.

For a fun-filled family day trip, why not head to Scarborough?

Here you can enjoy the delights of the grand medieval castle which boasts coastal views and hosts live events, as well as the attractions of the sea life centre, Alpamare waterpark and the Scarborough North Bay Railway.

Further afield is Pickering, home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for rides aboard a vintage steam train through the national park, as well as Pickering Castle and Beck Isle Museum.

For an unforgettable coastal getaway, secure your stay at Swallows Nest.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TVs with DVD players, Freesat, Netflix and Amazon Prime, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Close to public car park and on street parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.8 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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