Seals Cottage home swap

Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Lounge, Kitchen with Dining Area, Bath/Shower, Gas CH, WiFi, Central Location

A traditional fisherman's cottage, very conveniently situated in the heart of Whitby's Old Town, this charming property offers great holiday accommodation for up to 4 persons.

There are excellent views of the estuary and the North Yorkshire Moors from the bedrooms, the garden overlooks the distinctive pantile rooftops of Whitby and as the cottage is south facing, it catches the sun all day. There is a reasonable sized garden with patio and outdoor seating. Recently refurbished and redecorated to a high standard. Photos and More Details

Position - The cottage is in a peaceful, elevated position, within only a short stroll to the Old Town's boutique shops, tearooms, restaurants, the swing bridge and the beach.

About the location

White Horse Yard

This traditional fisherman's cottage is situated in one of Whitby’s most historic “yards” close to the famous 199 steps leading up to St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey.

White Horse Yard is home to the famous old Coaching Inn, The White Horse and Griffin. Built in 1691 by Sir Hugh Cholmley, it was the first Coaching Inn from Whitby to York and London. Charles Dickens stayed here, it was also a meeting place for explorers Captain Cook and William Scoresby who hired and fixed their crews from the building. The building fell into disrepair in the post war era but over recent years has been sympathetically restored and is now a popular hotel and restaurant, serving local delicacies, in particular the local seafood and Fortunes Kippers.

Outdoor Activities

Whitby and its harbour are set in a ravine at the mouth of the River Esk and many activities are centered around the towns maritime location. Fishing trips for all standards are available along the harbour including deep sea fishing, short fun trips around the harbour and even crabbing along the harbour wall. The long sandy beach and the colourful beach huts are a popular attraction and all the usual seaside attractions can be found along the quayside.

Fans of walking and hiking are well catered for as Whitby is a popular stop along the Cleveland Way with the coastal paths offering superb views: whales, dolphins and seals can often be spotted along the coastline. There are also superb inland walks around the surrounding villages, many of which have their own village hostelries offering welcome food and drink after a days hiking. The old railway line built to transfer goods and people between Whitby Scarborough was bought by Scarborough Council after the line was closed and was preserved as The Cinder Path and now provides a pleasant level path for walkers and cyclists.

Whitby Abbey

No trip to Whitby is complete without a trip to the ruins of the famous 13th Century Abbey Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays. There is also a pleasant tea room with spectacular views over the estuary and the town.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Pets welcome

Whitby (HE31383)

Yorkshire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


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Membership expiry date: 05 Jan 2015