Characterful, spacious 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of the North York Moors

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Overview of Characterful, spacious 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of the North York Moors

Entire homePrivate host

Characterful, spacious 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of the North York Moors

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Whitby, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Moors National Park Centre4 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorth York Moors National Park10 min drive
  • Popular LocationMuseum of Victorian Science20 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)41 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    1 child bed
Bedroom 3
    1 bunk bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Characterful, spacious 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of the North York Moors

Family-friendly cottage in Whitby
Whinchat Cottage is a delightful 200 year old stone built cottage in Castleton which is in the stunning North York Moors national park and has a Co-op, 2 pubs and a tea room. The cottage is roomy having originally been 2 cottages and at one time was Police House for the area and still retains the original police cell (which is now the boiler room) complete with the Victorian cell door.
The cottage is full of character and charm with and has been refurbished to a high standard and is extremely comfortable and cosy. Every care has been taken to ensure that this cottage has everything you might need for an enjoyable and relaxing break. Downstairs the living room is cosy with beamed ceilings and a log burning stove, there is a sunny and elegant dining room with hand painted furniture and a meticulously equipped kitchen. Outside is a courtyard patio with cottage garden flower beds which is delightfully sunny and sheltered in the summer. Upstairs sleeps 6 plus 1 small child and again every consideration for comfort has been taken. The the bedrooms are thickly carpeted, the mattresses are new and are excellent quality and all adult bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton.
Castleton is an excellent location for exploring the beautiful North York Moors, it has more amenities than most of the moorland villages having a Co-op and 2 pubs. The walking from here is superb and the Esk Valley Walk starts at Castleton. Days out to local attractions such as Whitby, The Moors Centre and the North York Moors steam railway are all within a 20 minute drive. Whinchat Cottage is at the east end of the village, close to the village amenities with views of The Howe from the front door and south facing windows.

Ground floor:
Step to entrance.
Living Room with wood burner, beams and digital TV/DVD player.
Dining Room with wood burner and beams.
Well equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, electric cooker and hob, toaster and kettle.
Boiler/Boot room with original Victorian cell door and barred window.
Cloakroom leading to downstairs bathroom with W/C, sink and washing machine.
Outside 4 steps leading to courtyard with flower beds, patio furniture and barbecue.
First floor:
Bedroom 1, with adult sized bunk beds, each with full sized single mattress. Note children under 7 are not permitted to sleep in top bunk.
Bedroom 2, with double bed.
Bedroom 3, large room with King Sized bed and childs bed/cot.
Bathroom with W/C, sink and bath/electric shower.

Wood pellet central heating, initial supply of logs, electricity, bed linen, towels and WiFi included.
cot and high chair.
No smoking.
Free WiFi
One well behaved dog welcome.
On street parking.
Friday changeover
Short breaks available on request
Check in time 3pm check out 10am on day of departure
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 7

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Whitby, this cottage is in a rural area. North York Moors National Park and Whitby Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include The Moors National Park Centre and Museum of Victorian Science. Travelling with kids? Consider Saltburn Cliff Lift and Kirkleatham Owl Centre. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • The Moors National Park Centre - 4 min drive
  • North York Moors National Park - 10 min drive
  • Guisborough Priory - 15 min drive
  • Museum of Victorian Science - 20 min drive
  • Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Castleton Moor Station - 10 min walk
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 41 min drive


  • Downe Arms - 2 min walk
  • Downe Arms - 2 min walk
  • The Old Chapel Tearoom - 2 min walk
  • Viking Hotel - 7 min walk
  • The Eskdale Inn - 9 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Excellent choice of location and cottage
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at this beautiful quirky cottage. The cottage was equipped with all items needed and was like a home from home. We found some quiet beaches within 20 minutes drive which were thoroughly approved by us all with the added bonus of free parking and toilets..ideal location to explore all normal tourist areas including Runswick Bay, Staithes, Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors. The local village coop has basic supplies which is an added bonus along with the local pub across the road from it which does fantastic meals reasonably priced, however early booking is essential. Great communication from Pippa the owner and the one issue we had was promptly dealt with, would highly recommend this dwelling and would definitely book again.

5/5 Excellent

Great location, wonderful property .
We would like to thank all for our wonderful stay at Castleton. The cottage was above and beyond what we expected. Spacious and clean, very well equipped. Furnished well, such lovely decor, felt like a real treat. The enclosed courtyard garden just perfect in the sun most of the time. We couldn’t have asked for more. The village was lovely and quiet, local pubs for meals both great, tea room warm and welcoming. Local co-op within 2 mins walk. We will defiantly be back . Thank you x

5/5 Excellent

Ideal Base for Exploring
Stayed here for a week and found it the ideal location to explore the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage is a real home from home and every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable especially under the Covid restrictions. The cottage is quirky with lovely features and very comfortable beds. The village has a Co-op, two pubs, a tea room and deli all which we tried with great success. Saltburn is worth visiting along with Staithes and Runswick Bay. Whitby is very busy especially at weekends but fish & chips at Trenchers is a must. The food at The Downe Arms in Castleton is amazing with very large portions but they supply you with a box to take leftovers home. We also joined in the Quiz which they have on a Thursday night which was fun. Plenty to do in the area and the scenery and Yorshire villages are stunning. Highly recommend this cottage and thank you to the owners Pippa & Stephen for making our stay so comfortable.

5/5 Excellent

Week away
Lovely appointed very clean cottage in pleasant village with lots of walks from the door, also Good access to wonderful beaches at Runswick, Sandsend and Whitby. Would love to stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Could not have wanted more
We stayed in October, the cottage was superb as was the location. We are keen walkers and the little Tea room walks book that was left in the cottage became the basis for all our exploring without the need of a car. The cottage was cosy and well equipped with the friendly local pub, Co-op and deli nearby we had everything we needed. Looking forward to being able to return again although must stop recommending it to all our friends so there is availability!