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11 Dog Friendly Cottages in Whitby and Nearby


15th February 2017

Whitby is a great place for a self-catering holiday - and a great place to take your dogs too, with lots of opportunities for country walks and runs on sandy beaches.

The Station House Steam Train
The Station House Steam Train

As well as exploring Whitby and its harbour, you can climb up to visit the historic abbey, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the nearby North York Moors, visit picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, and lots more.  You and your hounds are sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome wherever you go.

Of course not every Whitby holiday cottage is pet-friendly - so we’ve done the research for you, and found 11 of the very best dog-friendly cottages Whitby has to offer.

 

Airy Hill Farm Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

Well situated on the edge of Whitby, you’ll find Airy Hill Farm Cottage, a beautifully converted stone-built barn.

Airy Hill Farm Cottage Exterior
Airy Hill Farm Cottage Exterior

This lovely barn conversion has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people.  And of course the cottage is dog-friendly so you can bring 2 well-behaved dogs as well.

The cottage is one of five holiday cottages on this site, so by booking more than one cottage you’ll be able to accommodate even the largest groups of friends and family.  

Airy Hill Farm Cottage Garden
Airy Hill Farm Cottage Garden

You’ll love the comfortable living room with leather sofas, and a living flame gas fire.

The cottage has a lovely patio where you can eat outside when the weather is good - and there’s a lawned garden for dogs and children to run and play together.  You’ll love the conservatory with its large dining table - perfect for family meals together.

Airy Hill Farm Cottage Conservatory
Airy Hill Farm Cottage Conservatory

There’s great walking in the area with a footpath almost from the doorstep, and this is a great base for exploring Whitby, including climbing up to the Abbey or taking a trip to Robin Hood’s bay or walking the Cleveland Way.

Whatever you choose to do, Airey Hill Farm Cottage will be a memorable part of your holiday in Whitby.  

Find out more by clicking here.

 

Fireman's Rest

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly cottage right in the centre of Whitby, then Fireman’s Rest might be just what you’re looking for:

Firemans Rest Exterior
Firemans Rest Exterior

The cottage is a three-storey maisonette in an elegant Georgian terrace in the centre of Whitby.

Its central location means that all Whitby’s attractions are within walking distance - so you can take a stroll down to the harbour, or around the narrow streets any time you like.  It’s easy to just pop into a pub, or find a restaurant for dinner - and best of all, you’re near the beach too!

Firemans Rest Kitchen
Firemans Rest Kitchen

Fireman’s Rest is well furnished with a comfortable sitting room and dining area, kitchen with everything you need including a breakfast bar, and three bedrooms accommodating 6 people.  You can also bring 2 dogs.

Firemans Rest Sitting Room
Firemans Rest Sitting Room

Further afield, why not visit picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, or the beautiful unspoiled scenery of the North York Moors.

Find out more about Fireman’s Rest by clicking here.

 

Waters Edge

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

Waters Edge sits on the banks of the River Esk, a mile from the centre of Whitby.

Waters Edge Exterior
Waters Edge Exterior

This cottage has accommodation over three floors, and has fantastic views of the river, and the old railway viaduct. Look out for ducks, geese and you might spot a heron, or even a seal if you’re lucky.

The cottage also has a spacious kitchen, a dining area, and the sitting room is on the first floor, with a balcony where you can sit outside and make the most of the views.  There’s a paved patio area too - you might spot a steam train going by.

Waters Edge Balcony View
Waters Edge Balcony View

Waters Edge has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 7 people - you can also bring two dogs.

You can walk into Whitby along the Cinder Track path created from the disused railway line - it’s about a 20 minute walk.

Waters Edge Dining Area
Waters Edge Dining Area

Whether you have a pedigree or a mongrel, they'll enjoy exploring Whitby with its sandy beaches, harbour, cobbled market square, narrow streets and lots more to discover.

Click here to find out more about Waters Edge and see prices and availability.

 

The Station House

Ruswarp near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

In the village of Ruswarp, just 1.5 miles from Whitby lies The Station House - a lovely conversion of a Grade II listed stationmasters house.

The Station House Exterior
The Station House Exterior

The building’s great character and original features have been retained during conversion, such as the high ceilings, a stained glass window, slate fireplace and stone windows.

The Station House Interior
The Station House Interior

There are two comfortable sitting rooms, one with a wood-burning stove, and the other with a living flame gas fire - and there’s an AGA in the kitchen too - so you’re sure to be cosy during your stay.

French doors open out onto a courtyard where you can eat in the open air.

The Station House Steam Train
The Station House Steam Train

The cottage has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 11 people - and you can bring two dogs.  You’ll probably find them curled up in front of the AGA!

Of course you’ll want to visit Whitby itself, and you can catch a steam train from the doorstep!  Which other cottage can offer that?

To find out more about The Station House, click here.

 

10 Elgin Street

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

This lovely mid-terrace Victorian cottage is bursting with character - and it’s conveniently located near the centre of Whitby, only a 5 minute walk from the harbour.

10 Elgin Street Exterior
10 Elgin Street Exterior

It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 people - and 2 well behaved canine companions are welcome too.

There’s a galley kitchen with everything you need to prepare delicious meals - a comfortably furnished sitting room, and a separate dining room for family meals.

10 Elgin Street Dining Room
10 Elgin Street Dining Room

The cottage still has lovely original fireplaces, and one double and one twin bedroom.

There’s a small enclosed yard, and the cottage is centrally heated and has an electric fire for extra warmth on chilly days.

10 Elgin Street Master Bedroom
10 Elgin Street Master Bedroom

This dog-friendly cottage is an ideal base for exploring Whitby, as there’s no need to get the car out - you can simply walk to any of the inns, independent shops, cafes and restaurants that Whitby has to offer.

To find out more about 10 Elgin Street, click here.

 

Beech Hill Manor

Aislaby near Sandsend and Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

Beech Hill Manor offers you the chance to sample country house living - and stay in an elegant historic manor house just outside Whitby.

Beech Hill Manor Exterior
Beech Hill Manor Exterior

The manor has 5 bedrooms, and can sleep up to 17 people in total. Of course you can bring two dogs along as well - and there’s even a stone kennel outside which is available on request.

Beech Hill Manor is beautifully furnished - and has a living room, drawing room and a wonderful dining room where everyone can sit and eat together.

Beech Hill Manor Dining Room
Beech Hill Manor Dining Room

There are all the luxuries you’d expect, including a four poster bed, and a sunken two person Jacuzzi bath.  There’s even an AGA.

Best of all, this property has the most spectacular views over the grounds and the Esk Valley.

Beech Hill Manor View
Beech Hill Manor View

If you like the sound of this property, but it’s bigger than you need, then check out Tower Cottage below, which is on the same site, but suits a smaller party.

Click here to see more photos of this superb property.

 

Tower Cottage

Aislaby near Sandsend and Whitby, North York Moors & Coast

This distinctive holiday cottage has loads of character:  Its most stunning feature is the unique tower bedroom, complete with four-poster bed and with lovely views of the Esk valley.

Tower Cottage Exterior
Tower Cottage Exterior

The cottage has 3 bedrooms and can sleep a total of 7 people.  You can bring two dogs as well.

Tower Cottage Bedroom
Tower Cottage Bedroom

Only 3 miles outside Whitby itself, Tower Cottage is set in 7 acres of land and there are lots of footpaths and quiet country lanes nearby, for enjoyable country walks with the dogs.

Tower Cottage View
Tower Cottage View

Or take a trip into Whitby, with its atmospheric harbour, sandy beaches and beautiful abbey to explore.  There’s also a steam railway at nearby Grosmont.

Click here to find out more about Tower Cottage.

 

Chestnut Barn

Aislaby, North York Moors & Coast

A beautifully converted stone-built barn in the pretty village of Aislaby, just 3 miles from Whitby.  With stone floors, exposed beams, large floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning stove, Chestnut Barn has everything you need.

Chestnut Barn Exterior
Chestnut Barn Exterior

The cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 7 - once again, 2 pooches are also welcome.

Chestnut Barn Sitting Room
Chestnut Barn Sitting Room

With lots of local villages to explore, and great country walks from the doorstep, it’s the perfect base for a dog-friendly holiday.

Only 2 minutes walk from the village inn, where you can enjoy great food and real ales.

Chestnut Barn Dining Area
Chestnut Barn Dining Area

Or pop into Whitby for fish-and-chips by the harbour, then walk it off again by climbing 199 steps to the abbey.

Find out more about Chestnut Barn here.

 

The Cowshed

Hawsker near Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast

Only 3 miles from the beach, and the same distance from both Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, The Cowshed is a great choice for a holiday cottage in this part of the world.

The Cowshed Exterior
The Cowshed Exterior

The cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, and 2 dogs are also welcome.

The Cowshed Interior
The Cowshed Interior

The Cowshed has lots of character, and many unique features, including a stone bath in the bathroom, and outside there’s a private patio with a BBQ and fire pit  - ideal for making the most of the lovely sunset views towards the Abbey and the sea.

The Cowshed View
The Cowshed View

With open plan layout, high ceilings, exposed beams and stonework, oak floors and steep alternating-tread stairs, this is a superb cottage that will really enhance your holiday in the North York Moors.

To find out more about The Cowshed, click here.

 

Stone Trough Cottage

Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast

If you’re a larger party, then Stone Trough Cottage might be just what you’re looking for:  Sleeping 8 people, with two dogs welcome it’s ideal for a family get-together or a group of friends.

Stone Trough Cottage Exterior
Stone Trough Cottage Exterior

Converted from a milking parlour, Stone Trough Cottage has mesmerising views over Robin Hood’s Bay to the sea, from its large windows.

Stone Trough Cottage Interior
Stone Trough Cottage Interior

With underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove, it’s a cosy place to return to after a long walk in the countryside with the dogs.  Talking of dogs - there’s plenty of space for them to run around in the owner’s fields.

Stone Trough Cottage View
Stone Trough Cottage View

The cottage is only 6 miles from Whitby itself, and 1.5 miles from Robin Hoods Bay - so you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to visit.  There are lots of footpaths and cycleways, including 23 miles of the Cinder Track - a disused railway line that goes all the way from Whitby to Scarborough.

Click here for more information and photos of Stone Trough Cottage.

 

Abbey View Cottage

High Normanby near Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast

Only 6 miles outside Whitby, you’ll find Abbey View Cottage - a perfect rural retreat for 2 people and up to 2 dogs.  (There are a further two cottages next door, so 4 or 6 people can be accommodated by booking multiple cottages).

Abbey View Cottage Exterior
Abbey View Cottage Exterior

The cottage has a galley kitchen and an open-plan sitting and dining area.  All accommodation is on the ground floor, so it’s very accessible.

Abbey View Cottage Interior
Abbey View Cottage Interior

Situated opposite a working dairy farm, this lovely converted stone barn has superb views across the farmland, and as the name implies, you can even see Whitby Abbey.

Abbey View Cottage Alpacas
Abbey View Cottage Alpacas

Abbey view is only 2 miles from Robin Hood’s Bay - probably one of the most beautiful villages in Yorkshire, and somewhere you’ll definitely want to explore during your holiday.

To find out more about Abbey View Cottage, click here.


We hope you’ve enjoyed browsing our choice of the best dog-friendly cottages in Whitby and nearby.  Don’t forget you can click any of the links or photos above to find out more - and to see availability and prices.

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The not-so-small print:

This article was first published on 15th February 2017 - and all details of these cottages were correct at that time.   However things can change - occasionally formerly dog-friendly cottages change their policy, so please double-check that the cottage still welcomes dogs - and any other aspects that are important to you, with the agents at the time of booking.

 

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