Luxury Log Cabins in Whitby with Hot Tubs
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Relax in your own Whitby hot tub lodge:
A place where you can escape to the countryside with family and friends, in order to experience the rural landscape and idyllic views the county of Yorkshire has to offer. Whether this is exploring the rugged coastline or venturing into the national parks. From coastline to countryside, here are three of the best hot tub cabins in Whitby…
St Hilda's Lodge
Hinderwell near Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast
An ideal base for exploring the North Yorkshire coast and moorland this delightful hot tub lodge is situated in a working farm in the picturesque village of Hinderwell, 7 miles north of Whitby.
Quality furnishings and rustic charm blend seamlessly with a sleek high-gloss kitchen and all mod cons to afford a homely feel and the wraparound deck and indulgent hot tub are the icing on the cake.
Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms one of which boasts an en-suite shower room this charming pet-friendly lodge provides everything you need for relaxing break at any time of the year.
Kids and adults alike will love the Llamas, ostriches and farm animals, you can even collect your own eggs for breakfast or book a pony ride.
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the cliffs or visit the nearby villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes where you will find lovely beaches, cobbled streets and a warm welcome in the traditional country pubs.
St Hilda's Cottage
Hinderwell near Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast
This lovely detached holiday cottage can be found on the edge of the owner's farm in the picturesque village of Hinderwell, in North Yorkshire.
Just a short distance from the coast this charming property has been fully re-furbished throughout whilst retaining some lovely original features, such as stable door, beams and solid wood flooring which give it a rustic feel.
It comprises a tastefully decorated open-plan living area with sleek modern designer kitchen, with integrated appliances and breakfast bar, dining area and striking red leather corner suite perfect for relaxing.
A wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to 2 double bedrooms one of which boasts a super king size bed and there is also a spacious contemporary bathroom.
Outside the pretty enclosed garden with garden furniture and inviting hot tub is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of something chilled at the end of each day.
Hinderwell has a great selection of village amenities including local shops, a bistro and a couple of country pubs serving food. A short stroll leads to the sea, the small beach is ideal for fossil hunting and offers some lovely views.
The Power House
Skinningrove near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast
Sleeping 17 this former Victorian powerhouse offers the ultimate on luxury for large families or groups and is just 800 yards from the secluded sandy beach.
Finished to an extremely high standard this unique holiday home boasts an impressive entrance hall and central staircase leading to a galleried landing and no less than 6 bedrooms including two with 4- poster beds and 2 with en-suite bathrooms, offering flexibility and more than a little luxury.
There is also a spacious family bedroom which sleeps 4 and has 2 beds on a mezzanine floor with spectacular sea views, 5 contemporary bathrooms and a travel cot and highchair are available for those holidaying with a baby.
Downstairs there are 2 country kitchens with beautiful original features and one boasts an impressive Yorkshire range, one of the dining tables even converts to a full-size snooker table.
The 2 sitting rooms provide all the space needed to relax and one has ramped access and a sofa bed meaning this delightful accommodation is suitable for wheelchair users too.
Whitby is unique with an atmosphere unlike any other seaside resort and there is plenty to do and see in this charming little seaside town.
How to get there
Easily accessible either by the A171 from the north or the A64 from York travelling across the moors and passing through Malton and Pickering. Either route will take you through some stunning scenery.
Parking can be a bit of a problem in the town, so it is advisable to come into the centre either by bus via the Coastliner service or by train from Middlesbrough, this route passes through the Esk valley and is one of the most scenic train journeys in the north.
Alternatively, if you do bring the car, try and park on the West Cliff which is approx. ¼ mile walk from the centre.
Things to do in Whitby
Luxury Whitby lodges have close connections to vampires with Bram Stoker staying here while he wrote his most famous novel Dracula, taking inspiration from the abbey and ghostly nature of the town.
Today this connection is evident in the shops, Dracula Experience Museum, spooky night-time walks with Dr Crank costing just £5 for adults and renowned Goth Weekends which are held twice yearly and attract thousands of visitors.
You can even sit on Bram Stoker’s bench at the West Cliff where he gazed across the bay and wrote his horror masterpiece.
Another must see for guests holidaying at log cabins and cottages in Whitby is Captain Cook Museum which can be found in what was once the famous explorers house on Grape Lane.
Concession £5.20 (Senior Citizens)
Family £14 (2 adults & 2 children
10 Feb - 24 March Daily 11:00-15:00
25 March - 4 November 09:45-17:00
Places to eat and drink in Whitby
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in Whitby, undoubtedly one of the best is the Abbey Wharf which serves outstanding food at reasonable prices, a fine selection of wines and real ales and has views over the pretty harbour,
Anyone staying at lodges and cottages with hot tubs near Whitby must try the fish and chips, there are no less than 5 award-winning chippys in the town, with people travelling for miles and queueing outside the famous Magpie Café for a taste of their famous fish and chips.
Another popular eatery is the Moon and Sixpence, this waterfront brasserie serves up an excellent menu of seafood and cocktails and is ideal for a relaxing lunch or dinner looking out over the harbour.
Those who fancy a pint will enjoy the many traditional and family friendly pubs in the town such as the Endeavour, Golden Fleece and the Ship, most allow dogs and during August the town is home to a popular Folk Festival, with many pubs boasting live music.
From candyfloss to fine dining, pastries to scampi; whatever your taste and budget you are guaranteed to find something to tickle your taste buds.
Whitby Abbey is also well worth the hike up the 199 steps, not least for the glorious panoramic views. The ancient ruins provide the perfect photo opportunity and the visitor centre has some fascinating artefacts and interactive exhibits, there is also a scenic café in which to rest your aching legs and admire the majestic vistas.
Whitby has a rich whaling history and during the 1700’s over 50 whaling vessels operated out of the bustling harbour. A reminder of this can still be seen on the West Cliff where the impressive whalebone arch is the subject of thousands of tourist photographs.
Boat and fishing trips leave regularly from the harbour giving visitors an opportunity to experience the mesmerising views from a different perspective. Why not spend a few hours sailing down the coast to visit the seal colony at Ravenscar? You may even spot a dolphin, prices are around £15 per adult for this 3.5-hour cruise.
Alternatively take the twilight cruise- Whitby is one of only 2 UK towns where the sun rises and sets in the sea making this 45-minute boat trip costing around £6, a truly magical experience.
In the Town
Whitby has everything you would expect from a small seaside town including a beautiful beach, bustling harbour, amusement arcades and a small fun fair for the little ones and if you are staying at a pet-friendly lodge with hot tub in Whitby there are several scenic walks for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
Pannett Park with its art gallery and museum is a pleasurable way to spend an afternoon, a stone’s throw from the centre of town, the well-kept gardens, children’s play area and wooded areas are a haven of peace and tranquillity, that the whole family can enjoy.
The town centre itself, boasts an excellent selection of shops and guests staying at Whitby cottages and lodges with hot tubs can explore the many quirky retailers selling unusual gifts and souvenirs including the famous Whitby Jet.
Popular during the 19th century this dense black gemstone found along the coastline gave the town a thriving jewellery industry, there are still several stores selling stunning items and a fascinating Whitby Jet Heritage Centre
There are also some places close to Whitby which are well worth a visit.
Robin Hoods Bay
Home to a sensational family friendly beach, arguably the most fossil rich part of North Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast it is a paradise for fossil hunters, both beginners and experts as well as boasting several cycle trails, picturesque walks, a great selection of restaurants and a host of festivals and events throughout the year.
Less than an hour’s walk along the seafront, perfect for dog owners, or clearing away the cobwebs, will take you to the small fishing village of Sandsend with it’s expanse of award-winning golden sands ideal for Fido to run around or a family game of rounders.
The Sandside Café which is right on the beach serves delicious snacks and will also prepare a picnic for the family to enjoy as you unwind on the sand. While the Hart Inn offers a lovely beer garden in which to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink before you walk back (there is also a bus)
With its delightful red-roofed cottages, sheltered bay and lovely beach Runswick Bay is without doubt one of the prettiest fishing villages along the North Yorkshire coastline.
Ideal for walkers and families it offers opportunities for rock-pooling, pleasure boat trips, bird-watching and fantastic coastal walks. There is also a small café serving scrumptious homemade pastries and cakes.
The more active may bring their surfboards to ride the waves but whatever you do; don’t forget your camera as the photo opportunities are endless.
The Final Word
For those looking to spend some quality family time, Whitby is the ideal destination; relax and enjoy the laid-back way of life in this pretty seaside town with its many attractions and unusual history.
Whether you spend your days at the beach, discovering the heritage of this special place or walking the spectacular Cleveland Way you will not be disappointed.
A warm welcome is guaranteed, and many visitors return year after year to this popular North Yorkshire gem.
Take a leisurely stroll to nearby Sandsend, explore the cobbled streets and fossil rich beach of Robin Hoods Bay which is only 5 miles away, or take a trip on the Esk Valley or North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway which will take you through “Heartbeat Country” and some picture-perfect villages.
Discover the haunted history of this North Yorkshire Town with a spooky night time ghost tour (suitable for children aged 10 and over) where you will hear tales of mystery, the supernatural and murder.
We think you’ll agree that this is the ideal destination for a romantic weekend away or relaxing family break which is unlike any other and for those renting a luxurious Whitby hot tub cottage this extraordinary town will always have a special place in your heart. We have we have helped in your search for Whitby accommodation.