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The Railway Retreat

(Ref. 1051582)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property with everything you could need for a relaxing stay, amazing ..."

    Fantastic property with everything you could need for a relaxing stay, amazing location would highly recommend and will hopefully book again in the future

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "If you love trains, the The Railway Retreat will be your happy place."

    Not only do the Northern Rail trains trundle past, but so do the North York Moors Railway locomotives, diesels and vintage carriages. The youngest members of our party (aged 5 and 6) very much enjoyed waving to the train passengers from the terrace of the property. An added bonus was that often the trains stopped for several minutes right outside, as the signals were there. As my childhood home adjoined a railway line, I was reminded of that time through the sights, sounds and distinctive smells of the steam trains particularly. The Railway Retreat is only a 5 minute walk from Whitby Station. As one of our party was disabled, this was particularly pertinent, as he was able to walk to the station then join us on a NYMR steam locomotive driven train to Grosmont. The house itself we found very accessible, though the steep stairs had to be negotiated carefully. The Railway Retreat is within easy walking distance of a play park, and also of the town itself, with its famous abbey, and interesting shops. There is a chip shop round the corner, so no need to go into Whitby for a fish supper. Several of our party enjoy hiking and both the Cinder Track walk to Scarborough and the Cleveland way clifftop path are literally on the doorstep. So, overall this was a house that ticked all the boxes for us, and made my birthday weekend very memorable and special.

    Reviewed by Noreen4.7Apr 2024

  • "The Railway Retreat was lovely."

    An excellent location only a 5-10 minute walk to the Co-op across the car park. Views of the abbey from the lounge. The only thing I would comment on was that there were no instructions for the TV. I tried to tune it numerous times but could not even get free view. Instructions would be a huge bonus as we couldn’t watch the TV at all. Otherwise everything was perfect. We will rerun for sure

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Mar 2024

  • "My family and I went to Whitby for a special weekend the time we spent there was lovely made by how we all loved the house we stayed in would recommend it and hopefully one day stay there again."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great property, great location with all important parking."

    Will definitely book again. Loved seeing the train so close by. Thank you so much for the welcome gift, we are now hooked on the cake and biscuits and had to buy more to take home.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay excellent location"

    Reviewed by Geri5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property and great location, only marked down on the comfort due to the master bedroom bed squeaked everytime you moved apart from that everything else was great."

    Well equipped with everything you need, and the gift pack left on arrival is a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2023

  • "All good interesting to be so close to the tracks but talking to passengers as the train waited was interesting and fun."

    The plants outside were over grown need cutting back but the up keep inside was 100% good. odd no terrestrial tv only via sky box. This was interesting when trying to get a local weather forecast. overall enjoyed our short stay.

    Reviewed by Domenico4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Lovely furnishings. Exactly as expected from description and photos. Thank you for a lovely base for exploring this wonderful area.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jun 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking available
  • Rear garden with lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.5 miles

The property

Well-positioned in the popular town of Whitby, North York Moors and Coast uncover this fabulous four-bedroom townhouse, The Railway Retreat.

Boasting close proximity to the local amenities and beach, four neatly-presented bedrooms and access to the stunning surroundings of the North York Moors National Park, The Railway Retreat welcomes eight guests and two four-legged friends seeking to bask in some quality family time within this lovely corner of Yorkshire.

Cross the threshold to be impressed by the well-equipped kitchen/diner, homing an impressive array of appliances guaranteed to help you prepare and cook delicious home-cooked meals for the whole family; settle down at the dining table before serving up a feast, accompanied by a lovely bottle of fizz to commemorate a fantastic getaway with loved ones!

When the evening draws to a close, treat yourself to a warm shower or an indulgent soak in the tub before completing your routine and escaping to one of four charming bedrooms, comprising of a king-size with its very own en-suite, a double, twin and a bunk, sure to cater for various types of sleeping arrangements.

If you can tear yourself away, begin your adventures in the heart of Whitby, home to Whitby Abbey, the famous 199 Steps and of course, Whitby Beach, an idyllic spot to while away the days building sandcastles, relaxing or paddling the shores.

You can also pay a visit to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, delight in a peaceful stroll around Pannett Park or catch a show at Whitby Pavilion, all before refuelling with dinner and drinks in one of several fantastic pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars just waiting to be sampled.

Venturing into the North York Moors National Park, keen walkers will be impressed by an array of walking and hiking trails on offer, whereas history buffs may be more interested in touring Mulgrave Castle, Byland Abbey and Kilburn White Horse; with Yearsley Woods, Nunnington Hall and North Yorkshire Moors Railway all within accessible reach by car, there is plenty to offer in this beautiful region.

Alternatively, spend the day in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Scarborough, Filey or Bridlington for an impressive array of things to do including SEA LIFE Scarborough, Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, Bridlington Sea Front and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Golf Club.

For your next adventure in Yorkshire, choose The Railway Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 array of activities 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 everyone. 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. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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.

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