3 (off peak)
Crow's Nest is a gorgeous top-floor apartment in an elevated location in Whitby with beautiful panoramic views over the rooftops towards the sea encompassing the abbey. Quirky with lots of fabulous features (including the original arched fireplace) this popular apartment is ideal for couples who want to escape from it all and spend time together without distractions, with a fresh, contemporary interior and very comfortable furnishings. All of the amenities of the town centre are within walking distance, including welcoming pubs like The Endeavour and the historic Black Horse on Church Street.
Whitby is a quaint seaside town with plenty to offer visitors in every season. Set on a hill that leads down to the busy harbour, Whitby's original features and historic charm are a refreshing antidote to the stress and noise of everyday modern life. The amenities are excellent, with a wide choice of places to shop, eat and drink, with everything close by so that you can relax and enjoy your self-catering holiday.
A perfect day in Whitby could start with a leisurely breakfast or brunch either in your light-filled apartment or one of the cafes that line the route to the beach. Once suitably fuelled, you can power your way up the 199 steps to St Mary's. Alternatively, you will be ready to walk the 3.5 miles to Sandsend if it's low tide, or the five-mile circular route along the cliffs to the lighthouse before going around the beautiful ruins of the famous abbey and back to town. If it's wet, then you can see the Captain Cook Museum, take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, scare yourself on the Dracula Experience, or take a drive to the nearby Falling Foss waterfalls.
Further afield, take a day trip to Staithes, Robin's Hood Bay or Ravenscar. The long-distance Cleveland Way footpath goes through the area, and there are plenty of mountain bike trails and road cycling routes to enjoy. Whether you are only in Whitby for a few days or are using it as a base from which to explore North York Moors and coast, Crow's Nest will not disappoint and is a very special holiday retreat.
Sally Doherty joined Independent Cottages in November 2013
Crow's Nest is a contemporary conversion of a period property, with all accommodation on the same level. Accommodation is on the third floor of the building with steps leading up from the street to the private landing outside the apartment's door.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Short breaks are possible out of peak season, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.