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York Place Gallery

Hartlepool, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1052064)


(30 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The views from the front rooms looking across the bay were stunning and the beach was literally across the road. There was everything that we needed and it was very clean and tidy. The location was ideal for visiting tourist attractions and there was plenty to do nearby. We were even lucky enough to see dolphins in the bay. Owners were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Lovley cottage."

    View amazing.love the area. Definitely come again

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Loved staying at this beautiful house on the sea front the view of the sea was amazing"

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2022

  • "We had a great stay in this lovely house, just looking out the window every morning raises your spirits with the great views."

    The house is really comfortable, with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. We just had to walk across the road in front of the house, and we could sit on a bench and watch the sailing boats having fun on the water, great.

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2022

  • "A great property in a great location the owner thought of everything and the house has all the amenities of home"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Beautiful views and plenty of places to visit in the area."

    Lisa is an artist so an added interest. We were lucky to see Dolphins too. The facilities are brilliant with plenty of light and a very large kitchen diner with concentina doors to the courtyard. You've got to be aware of two lots of steep stairs, but we managed them easily and we're in our early 70's.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "It's the 2nd time we've stayed here, we absolutely love this house, this place."

    Lisa is a wonderful owner. It's warm, welcoming, spacious, comfortable, really feels like home. The views are breathtaking in all weather's and the beach that goes on for miles, just stunning.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "Lisa was a very welcoming host."

    The house is a fantastic space, light, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The wildlife & views at the front of the house, across the bay rivalled the TV for our 3&7 year old children as well as us! The location was great for us as a family: beach right outside for exploring rock pools, close to nature reserves, huge sandy beaches, nice playgrounds, trampoline/ inflatables park, swimming pool & petting farm all within a short drive.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2022

  • "The only sad thing about York Place Gallery is that we couldn’t stay longer."

    Everything about the “cottage” from Lisa’s very warm welcome to the comfort of the facilities, the sunrise over the bay and the location for visiting the north-east was perfect. And it was really helpful that Lisa was always only a text away to answer any queries and offer advice. We were really impressed by the friendliness of the locals. They were so pleasant and helpful ( Don’t forget to look for “Andy Capp”, just round the corner).

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday let, very nicely situated overlooking the sea,would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful escape."

    Reviewed by SeanFeb 2022

  • "Just home, regrettably, from York Place Gallery, The Headland, Hartlepool after a wonderful week on the north east coast."

    The "cottage" - really a house that just feels as cosy as a cottage, is in prime position, a matter of metres from the beach. We were able to drink a morning cup of tea in bed and watch the sun rise across the water and at the end of the day, watch it set. Such amazing skies. The cottage, in truth, a tardis, was comfortable and warm, with a delightful welcome from our hostess. Everything - and more - was provided to make our stay memorable and it was always a joy to get back after a great day`s sight-seeing, whether locally or further afield. Highly commended.

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "This is a fabulous house, with fantastic sea views from the upstairs lounge."

    The host Lisa, was charming and could not have done anymore to make us welcome.

    Reviewed by KennethDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic views."

    We had a fabulous time. X

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2021

  • "It was good to meet Lisa (the owner) who was very friendly and enthusiastic about the house and area."

    She also left us wine and biscuits that were very welcome. The house was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. The view from the front windows of the surrounding bay was wonderful. The walk along the front towards the battery was lovely and the architecture, houses and private parks great to discover. The Hartlepool locals were extremely friendly and helpful and wanting to engage in conversation. The only drawback for me was that when on holiday I like to be able to park the car and use local amenities. There was really only 1 restaurant to eat in and no independant shops or coffee houses. This meant the car or bus every day.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It’s worth mentioning that the bus stop is just 5 mins away and runs every 10 minutes. The lnearest pub is now serving coffee and cakes, and the cafe at the war museum has great reviews. Sadly though not open during winter months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "Hartlepool doesn't sound the most romantic of locations, but we really enjoyed our stay there."

    There was a lot of history to discover and places to visit nearby, and our favourite memory is of staying next to the promenade and sea front, seeing the sea from the bedroom window, and walking the dogs along the front each day. The house itself was warm, comfortable and welcoming (and full of local artwork), and the neighbours were very friendly - as were the people we met locally, such as the 2nd world war museum nearby.

    Reviewed by BasilSep 2021

  • "Absolutely lovey stay in a fantastic house in a great location!"

    Could do with a bigger dishwasher

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful house!"

    It really is in a stunning location. Lisa the owner so helpful and welcoming. Our family loved the views over the Headland, we even managed to see seals whilst sitting in the lounge. It was a real pleasure to see all of the artwork throughout the house. Highly recommended - we hope to stay there again next year!

    Reviewed by LloydAug 2021

  • "Great location for exploring Hartlepool and the north east."

    A beautiful sea front property with a fantastic view.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Hartlepool may not seem like the obvious place for a summer holiday but the position of this house in an elegant row of Victorian town houses directly overlooking the sea would be hard to beat."

    The house itself was spotlessly clean, spacious and very well equipped an the owner’s art works throughout were an added bonus. There is such a lot to do within an hour’s drive (especially if you like trains) and Hartlepool itself is well provided with no less than three hypermarkets! The people we met were unfailingly friendly too. Recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Fantastic sea views from comfortable lounge."

    Saw dolphins several times and like previous person would recommend taking binoculars! Great area for walking our dog Would recommend this lovely home

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The Gallery was so comfortable with stunning views of the coast."

    Lisa (the owner) was extremely welcoming and friendly, made us feel really special. There was everything you could wish for and we finally returned home relaxed and wanting more!! Although the house is dog friendly, which our little Tia loved, it didn't smell "doggy" but was clean and fresh! Will be recommending to my friends and family. Thankyou Lisa for letting us stay in your lovely home. Gary, Chris & Tia

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "Beautiful house on the sea with a lovely beach a few minutes walk away."

    Bring your binoculars to watch birds from the front bedroom and even dolphins if you're lucky.

    Reviewed by VikMay 2021

  • "The Sea views were superb and great area for dog walking and peaceful area to be based."

    Very enjoyable time spent here.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "York Place, Hartlepool and the surrounding area met our expectations, and it is highly likely we will rebook in future."

    Lisa, the owner was really helpful and most concerned that everything was in order. Recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2021

  • "We have never been to Hartlepool It was amazing."

    The gallery was a smashing place to stay.surprised how big it was inside.lovely rooms and the views were great got some lovely photos of sunrise and sunset.through the windows.had plenty of walks on the sea front and beach with our labrador.plenty of places nearby to visit.The people of Hartlepool are very friendly.would definitely recommended it also everywhere we went was really clean looking forward to going back again next year.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Lisa, the owner is a very warm welcoming host."

    The house is very well equipped with loads of little extras which are not usually provided. The only television is in the large kitchen which has a comfatable sofa to watch it from. We thought that this would be a problem as both the downstairs and the first floor lounges are so warm and comfortable we thought thats where the Tv's should be. We were wrong. We rediscovered the joy of just relaxing listening to cds or the radio (on the newly installed player in the first floor lounge )while appreciating the view over the bay, It was so good to get away from the depressing news during the new wave of covid. Lisa even took the trouble to email suggestions for places to visit when the weather turned rainy. The Duke of Cleveland bar and restaurant just behind the house is excellent very friendly, covid safe with good very reasonably priced meals and drinks.

    Reviewed by NoreenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful spacious home with amazing views on the seafront, perfect location and Lisa was lovely."

    The extra touches made a nice surprise also!

    Reviewed by ChantelleSep 2020

  • "It's a lovely cottage, with lovely sea views."

    Lisa provides lots of little extras compared to other cottages.. The cottages is great for walks with the dog as it is on the costal path. Only reccomendation would be to consider adding tv or stereo. In the sea view lounge as it is nice to enjoy the views whilst relaxing in the evening.. we really enjoyed our stay, thank you Lisa.

    reply-icon Thanks for your lovely comments Sarah. I’ve taken on board what you said about the tv. I now have a further tv in the upstairs lounge with Virgin Media. There is also Alexa which will give you a plethora of music and information. Hope to see you again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Everything was extremely clean and comfortable and the host was very friendly and helpful both before the stay and during."

    The little presents on arrival were a lovely touch and kept our little girl entertained when we wasn't out and about. The views from the house were amazing and we could of easily stayed longer than the two nights. The only thing missing was a TV in the upstairs living room, as its so cosy its the perfect place to snuggle up on an evening and watch a film. We would stay again

    Thanks for your lovely comments Emma. Thought I’d mention that I now have a further tv in the upstairs lounge with Virgin Media. There is also Alexa which will give you a plethora of music and information. Hope to see you again some day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • First-floor lounge with gas fire
  • Gas central heating, gas fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, tumble dryer
  • TV, CD/radio player, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis and off-road parking space for one car in the neighbouring side street
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: To compliment the TV downstairs there is Netflix, there is Amazon Alexa to provide radio and music in the upstairs lounge as well as Virgin Media
  • You can also access your usual TV channel subscriptions through your laptop or iPlayer via the free internet
  • Note: Dogs not to be allowed in the bedrooms or on soft furnishings
  • Note: An additional two guests can be slept on the sofa bed in the open-plan living space on request

The property

Once a charming art gallery overlooking the bay of Hartlepool historic headland, York Place Gallery now boasts a beautiful interior, with reminders of its past to bring you the best of a holiday home in County Durham.

Providing spectacular views at any time of the year, this three-storey townhouse built in 1850 makes the perfect choice for all kinds of guests, including couples, friends and families, seeking a relaxing escape to the England's Heritage coast.

Enter through the wrought iron gates and imagine relaxing on the sun lounger, making the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee amongst the fresh coastal breeze, before entering into the stylish snug area; boasting a warming woodburning stove at its centre and a plush faux leather seating arrangement, here you can enjoy unwinding each evening after a lovely day of exploring Hartlepool and County Durham.

Observe the beautiful artwork on the walls, with unique pieces placed throughout by the owner and other local artists, there are plenty of alluring pieces throughout, with the downstairs area previously being open to the public as exhibition space for my own work and that of other local artists.

The open-plan living space is sure to be the hub of your holiday, with the dining table taking centre stage where you can enjoy raising a toast over a delicious homemade meal, with a good range of appliances to assist you in all of your culinary requirements.

Lounge before the television for a relaxing evening in, or slide open the bi folding doors and carry your conversation through to the enclosed terrace and catch the last of the evening sun.

Make your way up to the first floor and spend some quiet time for yourself in the second lounge, throwing back the shutter blinds and look out across the bay and beyond down the long vista of the North East coast line, flicking on the gas fire as you curl up with a good book in one of the inviting armchairs.From the comfort of the lounge, keep your eyes peeled for the dolphins and seals which can be frequent visitors to the bay.

It’s also a birdwatcher’s paradise with its resident seagulls, terns, oystercatchers, cormorants and sandpipers, it’s also on the birds migratory path to The RSPB flagship at Saltholme – so don’t forget your binoculars!

Also on the first floor rests the double bedroom, with the skylight letting in an abundance of natural light there's no better spot to wake up each morning.

NFext to the bedroom is the family bathroom where you can relax on the same floor where you can relax beneath the bubbles to begin each day.

On the second floor is the twin bedroom, with contemporary shutter blinds letting you make the most of long vistas as well as an accompanying shower room for a refreshing start to your day of adventure.

The local area boasts so much excitement; from the house take a stroll along the 1.5 mile promenade with is historic sandstone wall and follow the signposted history trail, or take a short drive to the award-winning marina, also pop into one of the local pubs or continue into the center of Hartlepool and be met by an award-winning marina hosting plenty of waterside bars and restaurants.

There are many wonderful attractions just a stone's throw away too, including Saltholme RSPB Reserve where rich bird life and even seals can be spotted, National Museum of the Royal Navy with its recreation of an 18th century seaport and the National Glass Centre at Sunderland for a day out with a difference where you can try your hand at glass making, just to name a few.

For the more active, the National Cycle Network Route 14 can be found in the local town and takes you all the way to Seaham, while the North York Moors National Park is well-worth venturing too for its spectacular scenery, enticing heritage and beautiful nature.

In reach of the historic cities of Durham, York and so much more, York Place Gallery is a fantastic choice for your coastal escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Durham 18.1 miles; Saltburn-by-the-Sea 30 miles; Whitby 50.1 miles.

The coastal town of Hartlepool lies north of the Tees estuary, with the North York Moors to the south and the majestic cathedral town of Durham, a short drive to the North West. There has been huge investment in regeneration projects and Hartlepool now offers an award-winning marina, with associated trendy restaurants and bars overlooking stunning yachts and sea going cruisers. In the heart of the town there is a multiplex cinema, a health and fitness centre with swimming pool and Middleton Grange shopping centre, which is the third largest in the region, with a traditional market hall. Other attractions include the HMS Tricomalee - Nelson's last fighting frigate and the Heugh Battery Museum. Seaton Carew beach and its associated demanding golf course lies two miles down the coast and a short drive brings you to Saltholme RSPB Reserve, where seals and wading birds are regularly spotted. The more adventurous will be attracted to the impressive Teesside White Water Centre, whilst others may prefer a quiet walk along the Tees riverside walk. Beamish open air museum is within easy reach, near Durham city and well worth a day trip. Hartlepool provides a good base for those wishing to sample a novel corner of Britain, combining the beauty of the coastal waters with the rich industrial heritage of former times.

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