A short list of the main features of the holiday home
Wildthorn is an original Arts and Crafts house that has been in our family for the last 70 years and has recently undergone a 2 year restoration to a very high specification.
As the house we spent Christmas’s in as children, Wildthorn is a very special place to spend time and with excellent access to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors, you couldn’t be better located for a superb break away.
Angus and AnnaClick to expand section for information about what to do in Whitby
If you’re wondering what to do in Whitby and which places to visit in Whitby and the surrounding area then fear not, the options are plenteous. Steeped in history, there are many visitor attractions that are connected to the town’s fascinating past, such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer’s life in the port town. Other things to do in Whitby include visiting the Dracula Experience on the seafront, where you can be guided through the story and learn about its connection to the town. A trip to Whitby would not be the same without climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, counting as you go, and exploring the beautiful ruins which tower over the town.
Many flock to Whitby for its boutique shops and quirky streets, where you will find unique Whitby jet jewellery and other fascinating items. The town is also home to several annual events including the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and the Whitby Goth Weekend.
There are countless options for those interested in walking in the North York Moors National Park, as the clifftop walks along the coastline are part of the Cleveland Way, and the Lyke Wake Walk finishes by nearby Ravenscar.
The Yorkshire Coast is a great place to sample delicious, freshly caught seafood, and for many a trip to the area just wouldn’t be the same without indulging in some delicious Whitby fish and chips. There is plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants in Whitby and the idyllic towns and villages along the Heritage Coast. Superb seafood restaurants are scattered along the coastline, serving exquisite meals using locally caught produce purchased from the local fish market. In addition the area has some wonderful traditional Yorkshire pubs and inns, serving Yorkshire ales and home cooked fare. Cafés, tearooms and sandwich bars are also abundant in the area, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!
These are the facilities and services included in the price of your holiday. A few of them are available on request and may be charged.
This is what our guests think
Gus and Anna’s house is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. We had originally booked somewhere different for our stay in Whitby however it fell through two days before our trip. Anna was super helpful and managed to get the property turned around for us in time. The house is breathtaking - arriving down the drive you see the size of the place (its much bigger than the photos suggest!) and the incredible views across the hills. You can even see the steam train roll along several times a day in the distance! Inside, the house is amazing. The kitchen is huge, modern and incredibly well stocked with just about every piece of kitchen and cookware you can imagine. The living room is a cosy spot with a lovely wood burner. The real show stopper is the entrance hall with its roaring open fire and hygee benches. Upstairs all the bedrooms are a great size, extremely comfy beds and two big bathrooms, one with under floor heating, the other with ‘the best bath I’ve ever had’, according to one of our friends! The location is just ten minutes’ drive from Whitby so really easy to get into town but given how nice this place is you might not want to leave! Some tips: the drive is quite steep and a sharp turn in and out so approach slowly! Also the doors throughout the house are old with original latches, so be careful if you have children or old folk with you! Also if you drive into Whitby toward the West Cliff car park, stop off at the garden centre on the roundabout for cheap logs for the fire. Finally - use the WiFi code in the welcome pack not the one on the back of the router! Thank you again Gus and Anna for a wonderful stay!MARTIN -Oct 2017
Briggswath is a village in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England just a 10 minute drive from Whitby
33 Carr Hill Lane
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