6 fabulous houses to rent on the Yorkshire Coast

PUBLISHED: 15:45 25 August 2020 | UPDATED: 13:02 09 September 2020

Coach House Whitby has sits on the cliff tops with grand views of the Abbey and town

Coach House Whitby has sits on the cliff tops with grand views of the Abbey and town

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Swapping flights for fish and chips – our pick of Yorkshire’s coastal holiday hotspots

The Cleveland Way running along the North Yorkshire coastline between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay with a view out to sea and the Black Nab rock in Saltwick Bay. (c) Barry Sutton/Getty Images/iStockphotoThe Cleveland Way running along the North Yorkshire coastline between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay with a view out to sea and the Black Nab rock in Saltwick Bay. (c) Barry Sutton/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Yorkshire tops the tree when it comes to staycation destinations, by which we mean staying in the UK for a break rather than your back garden.

A survey by holiday cottage folks Sykes showed the North York Moors and coast have seen a 145pc increase in bookings since last year - for obvious, pandemic-related, reasons.

But stats like this also reinforce the fact that there are some genuinely lovely places in Yorkshire (which we all knew), and that rental properties with a wow factor really will encourage people to swap flights for fish and chips and take a coastal break in the UK.

The stylish five-bedroom Coach House in Whitby is one to lure any lover not only of the Abbey and those cliff top views – but also the Dracula stories.

Its position is enviable – on the East Cliff near Whitby Abbey. To get to the property, you pass through the grounds of the Grade II listed Abbey House, which was originally a monastic building until it was granted to the Cholmley family in 1541. The Abbey of course was originally a 7th-century monastery and it went on to inspire Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

From £175 a night. Details: staynorthyorkshire

Five more of our favourite coastal rental properties:

Hunmanby

Lincon Longwood is one of a number of cool holiday huts on a farm not far from the beach at Hunmanby on the East Yorkshire coast. Westhale Glamping

Flamborough

Rock Lobster is a quirky but cool holiday house perched close to the landmark lighthouse at Flamborough Head. Gorgeous Cottages

Sandsend

Stunning styling and the best sea views from this gorgeous property, Ravenswood, in holiday hotspot Sandsend. Whitbyboutiqueholidayhomes

Filey

Footprints on the Beach - the name says it all for this beachside des-res in Filey. yorkshirecoastalcottages

Kettleness

This stone house is only moments away from spectacular cliff tops at Kettleness netween Whitby and Runswick Bay. Gorgeous Cottages

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