Galatea Cottage

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  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Galatea at Whitby Lighthouse.

Galatea is one of two holiday cottages available at the lighthouse, which lies on the East Coast just outside Whitby and close to the North Yorkshire Moors.

The High Cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast hide a number of small ports, the most significant of which is Whitby. Captain James Cook was apprenticed to a Whitby shipowner and made the first of his voyages of discovery (1768-1771) in a covered Whitby built 'cat' - a small ship rigged collier renamed 'Endeavour'. Whitby's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's East Cliff and spreading below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets running down to the busy quayside and harbour entrance. To the south lie the coastal villages and resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Inland lie the heather moorlands of the North Yorkshire Moors and, further afield, York.
This holiday cottage at a glance


Sleeps five guests.
Three bedrooms, one bathroom and one shower room.
Stunning sea views.
Enclosed garden with a raised decked area.
Children and infants welcome. Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Ample parking.
Sorry, no pets.
There is no WiFi available at Galatea.
Minimum stay of three nights
Also on this site is Vanguard, sleeping five guests.
Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above.

The space
All Ground Floor Accommodation: (please note there is an internal step between the entrance hallway and the main hall)
Kitchen/dining room
Bright, double aspect room with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Dining table with seating for five guests and sea views.
Sitting room
Sea views, electric wood effect fire, television with a built-in DVD player and CD player.
Bedroom one
With a 5’ king-size bed and sea views.
Bedroom two
With two 3’ single beds, a spacious room with clothes storage.
Bedroom three
A spacious room with a 3’ single bed.
Bathroom
With a bath and overhead shower, wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail, grab rail and additional hand-held mixer shower.
Shower room
With additional shower (No WC).

Outside:
Large walled garden with sloped lawn, a raised wooden patio with garden furniture.
Ample parking available.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Backyard
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Whitby Lighthouse, Nr Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Attractions and nearby amenities


Within easy reach of a beach.
Enjoy the Yorkshire coast with Whitby, Sandsend and Robin Hood's Bay all nearby.
The Yorkshire Esk is one of the most prolific sea trout rivers in England and is the only salmon river between London and the Tees.
Mountain biking at nearby Dalby Forest is world class. Grosmont, the North York Moors Railway and Goathland (of 'Heartbeat' fame) are all within easy reach.


The High Cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast hide a number of small ports, the most significant of which is Whitby. Captain James Cook was apprenticed to a Whitby shipowner and made the first of his voyages of discovery (1768-1771) in a covered Whitby built 'cat' - a small ship rigged collier renamed 'Endeavour'.

Whitby's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's East Cliff and spreading below. The town is a maze of alleyways and narrow streets running down to the busy quay side and harbour entrance. To the south lie the coastal villages and resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Inland lie the heather moorlands of the North Yorkshire Moors, and, further afield, York.

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout North Yorkshire including:


The seaside town of Scarborough.
The pretty, port town of Whitby.
The former fishing town of Filey.
The historic, walled city of York.
The market town of Helmsley.
The bustling and vibrant town of Pickering.
The quaint, market town of Kirkbymoorside.
The picturesque village of Hovingham boasting a fantastic small Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.


Places to visit in North Yorkshire include:


Jorvik Viking Centre – York, YO1 9WT. Tel: 01904 615505
National Railway Museum – York, YO26 4XJ. Tel: 0844 815 3139
Eden Camp Museum, a modern history themed museum set in a Second World War prisoner of war camp – Malton, YO17 6RT. Tel: Tel: 01653 697777
The Royal Pump Room Museum – Harrogate, HG1 2RY. Tel: 01423 556188
Monk Park Farm offers a children’s farm and farm visitor centre – Thirsk, YO7 2AG. Tel: 01845 597730
Thorp Perrow Arboretum – Bedale, DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323
Relax at the Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms – Helmsley, York, YO62. Tel: 01439 770766


Beautiful beaches stretch the North Yorkshire coastline including:


Whitby Beach, Whitby.
Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby.
Sandsend Beach, Whitby.
Runswick Bay, Loftus.
Staithes Beach, Staithes.
Marske Sand Beach, Marske-by-the-Sea.


There are a wealth of activities in North Yorkshire including:


For walkers, The Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley and Hawnby.
Dalby Forest, boasting a wealth of walking and bike trails as well as an Activity Centre, Adventure Playground and GoApe – YO18 7LT.
The Sutton Bank National Park centre and http://www.suttonbankbikes.co.ukSutton Bank Bikes – Thirsk, YO7 2EH. Tel: 01845 597759
Yorkshire Outdoors, offering 4X4 off-road driving, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537766
St Alban’s Sports Centre with an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a sports hall – York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4HA. Tel: 01439 766740
Helmsley outdoor heated swimming pool – Helmsley, YO62 5HT. Tel: 07544534012
Play rounds of golf at Whitby Golf Course (including crazy golf), Kirkbymoorside Golf Course, Malton Golf Course or Ampleforth Golf.
An abundance of riding opportunities with Friars Hill Riding Stables, Helmsley Riding School or Boltby Trekking.
Racecourse’s are in Thirsk, York, Ripon, Beverley and Wetherby.
Yorkshire Gliding Club – Thirsk, YO7 2EY. Tel: 01845 597237
The North York Moors Railway – From Pickering to Whitby. Tel: 01751 472508


There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in North Yorkshire including:


Nunnington Hall – Near York, YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283
Rievaulx Terraces – York, YO62 5LJ. Tel: 01439 748283
Beningbrough Hall – York, YO30 1DD. Tel: 01904 472027
Byland Abbey – Coxwold, YO61 4BD. Tel: 0370 333 1181
Castle Howard – York, YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333
Duncombe Park – Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Tel: 0844 7422035
Including the International Centre for Birds of Prey
Bowes Castle – County Durham, DL12 9LG. Tel: 0370 333 1181
Richmond Castle – Richmond, DL10 4QW. Tel: 0370 333 1181
Raby Castle – County Durham, DL2 3AH. Tel: 01833 660202
Romantic abbey ruins of Eggleston and Easby. Tel: 0370 333 1181
The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall – Malton, YO17 8NG. Tel: 01944 759111


Some favourite restaurants to try in North Yorkshire include:


The Black Swan Tearoom – Helmsley, YO62 5BJ. Tel: 01439 770466
Scotts of Helmsley – York, YO62 5BG. Tel: 01439 772465
The Feversham Arms – York YO62. Tel: 01439 770766
The Star Inn has a Michelin star – Harome, YO62 5JE. Tel: 01439 70397
The White Swan – Ampleforth, YO62. Tel: 01439 788239
The White Horse – Ampleforth, YO62 4DX. Tel : 01439 788378
Tea Hee cafe and cheesemongers – Easingwold, YO61 3AB. Tel: 01347 823533
The Durham Ox – Crayke, YO61 4TE. Tel: 01347 821596
The Carpenters Arms – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537369
Jeremy’s Restaurant – Scarborough, YO12 7TR. 01723 363871
The River Gardens Café – Whitby, YO21 1RR. Tel: 07879 498623


Events within North Yorkshire include:


February: The Viking Festival
March: Beertown Craft Beer
May: Malton Food Lovers Festival
June: Grassington Festival, Fantastic Arts and Folk festival
July: Ryedale Show near Kirkbymoorside, Masham Sheep Fair
August: Ryedale Festival , Burnsall Feast Sports and Fell Race.
October: The North York Moors Railway runs the Railway in Wartime event, Witches and Wizards week for Halloween.



Winter: Castle Howard Christmas Market, St Nicholas Market in York, Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society run a series of Stargazing events in Dalby Forest on the 1st Friday every month in the winter.

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