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The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House View

Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House View

cowslip Cottage

cowslip Cottage

Cowslip Cottage

Cowslip Cottage

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

The Retreats

The Retreats

Log burners in the Retreats

Log burners in the Retreats

Cowslip Retreat

Cowslip Retreat

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

The Piggery

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Ewelands House

Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House View

Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House View

cowslip Cottage

cowslip Cottage

Cowslip Cottage

Cowslip Cottage

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

Ewelands Retreat

The Retreats

The Retreats

Log burners in the Retreats

Log burners in the Retreats

Cowslip Retreat

Cowslip Retreat

Unique Retreats

Yorkshire, YO22 5EP

Luxury 5* Gold dog-friendly cottages close to Whitby and the Coast

  • Village location near the coast & North York Moors
  • Dogs very welcome (doggy hamper included)
  • Luxury hamper,Elemis toiletries, fresh baked bread
  • Coast and NY Moors on your doorstep, literally!
  • 5 min walk to local pub, restaurants, cafe & shops
  • Smart TV's, iPads Apple music bluetooth speakers

Awards

VisitEngland Gold award for excellence
VisitEngland 5 star

Cottages

From £310
  • Built in 1819, The Piggery
  • The Piggery balcony and view !
  • Large glazed balcony
  • Spacious dining and Kitchen area
  • Relax in the 2 lounge areas
  • The large inviting lounge
  • Towards the large kitchen area
  • A restful area to soak up the sun
  • Ground floor master suite
  • Luxury ground floor ensuite
  • Charming fireplace in bedroom
  • Luxury bedroom with ensuite
  • Luxury king size bed with ensuite
  • Playtime in the Sea for Maisie !
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The view from your doorstep
  • The 5 cottages of Unique Retreats
  • Sandsend, 3 miles away
  • The very special view !
  • Nearby Whitby harbour

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Open your lounge onto the balcony !
  • Welcome to Cowslip Cottage
  • The luxury entrance hall
  • The view from the lounge - WOW!
  • A cook's dream !
  • Open plan dining all can enjoy
  • Luxurious settees to snuggle in
  • The large lounge and inglenook fire
  • Roaring fire on cold nights
  • Spacious first floor landing
  • Master suite with ensuite shower
  • Master bedroom & freestanding bath
  • Bedroom 2 with King Size bed
  • First floor bathroom
  • Twin beds can be made to Super King
  • The balcony to enjoy the view
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The amazing view from all windows
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • Rowing boats at nearby Ruswarp

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • The large lounge area
  • A village location and a view !
  • A cook's Dream !
  • Enjoy large open plan dining
  • Comfy settees to snuggle in
  • Log burner when it's cold out
  • The view from your lounge
  • Enjoy with friends and family
  • Ground floor bathroom/cloakroom
  • Master bedroom and ensuite
  • Freestanding bath in master suite
  • Bedroom 2 with Kingsize bed
  • Twin beds can also be a Super King
  • First floor bathroom
  • The view from your doorstep
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The View from your cottage
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • Nearby Sandsend
  • Rowing boats at nearby Ruswarp

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Cosy dining next to log burner
  • The amazing view from your settee
  • The lounge area
  • The private enclosed garden & patio
  • Lounge and kitchen area
  • Island area of the kitchen
  • Dining in the Retreat
  • Spacious dining area
  • You will find everything you need !
  • Spacious bedroom area
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • The amazing view from your retreat
  • Our new addition 'Maisie'
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The Amazing view from the Retreats
  • Nearby Sandsend
  • Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • Prosecco time
  • Award winning deli a walk away

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Kitchen and Island
  • The amazing view from the doorstep
  • Patio area and private garden
  • The Lounge with patio doors
  • The log burner and dining area
  • The Island off the kitchen
  • The kitchen
  • The bathroom with separate shower
  • The romantic bedroom area
  • Tea for two
  • The Retreats kitchen area
  • Unique Retreats welcome goodies
  • The View from Unique Retreats
  • From your doorstep it's amazing !!
  • Maisie - Playtime in the sea!
  • Doggy welcome hamper
  • Close by lovely Sandsend
  • Nearby Whitby harbour
  • The view from your doorstep
  • The local deli, up the road

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

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Features

*Please check individual cottages for details

Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Beach within 10 miles

Beach within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

About & Contact

Member since 2015

The Piggery

Luxury 5* Gold dog-friendly cottages close to Whitby and the Coast


The Cottages and Retreats

Our 5 * Gold luxury cottages exudes quality and character. Designed and built to the highest standard, the properties have been sensitively transformed to provide discerning guests with the ultimate in luxury and comfort. We pride ourselves on delivering a 'luxury five star experience with nothing being too much trouble and no detail being overlooked. Our welcome hamper to you is filled with the best local produce and our aim is to ensure you feel at home, whether you are coming for the first time or returning for the tenth.

Dogs are very welcome – they get their own welcome pack, and there are dog-friendly beaches nearby, and lots of fabulous walks straight from your cottage door.

The Piggery:  built in 1819 is our darling stone cottage. Stepping inside is like being hugged by an old friend. Retaining an open fire and many original features, 3 king-size bedrooms all en suite with the master being on the ground floor - great for older guests.

Ewelands House and Cowslip Cottage:  both sleeping 6 in complete luxury with a master top floor bedroom suite with freestanding bath.

Ewelands Retreat and Cowslip Retreat:  are our romantic retreats sleeping 2 all set on one floor. 

With soundproofed interconnecting doors the retreats can be booked alongside the cottages to provide accommodation for 8 persons making flexible accommodation for family or friends wishing to get away together yet still have their own space.

Farrow and Ball colours, comfy settees and complimentary soft furnishings with underfloor heating and log burning stoves keeping everything warm and toasty. All have king-size or twin beds, wall mounted Smart TV's, crisp white 600 TC bedding, large fluffy towels and complimentary Elemis toiletries - self catering does not mean comprise in quality, comfort or design. All have open plan living at the heart of the home, with luxury kitchens, islands and granite throughout and all the cooking utensils you may need ... even the crockery and glassware is Royal Dolton and has been selected for you to dine in style. For the 'techno' party members we have Smart TV's, Netflix, Blu-ray DVD's, Bluetooth speakers, Apple iPad's and complimentary music streaming with Apple Music for your pleasure. For others we have games, books, bespoke guides with local walks from the doorstep for your enjoyment. We even have Wellies if the weather is inclement!  Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

The Area

Sleights itself is a peaceful little place with a scattering of shops and places to eat. Just along the road from the cottage you'll find a traditional and welcoming village pub with cask ales, hearty local food and a log fire to keep you warm and toasty in the colder months. There are also cafes and an award winning ‘fish and chip’ restaurant where you can eat in or take away to the comfort of your cottage. If you decide to eat in you can pick up some excellent local produce from the bespoke butcher and Deli in the village, Radfords, or the delectable bakers, Bothams. 

The world famous North Yorkshire Moors railway steams along 18 miles of stunning scenery through the moors and dales from Pickering to Whitby and you can sit in comfort from each of our 5 cottages and watch the trains puff along in the valley. Our amazing location is a delight to all guests.

3 miles away by car or a walk over the footpaths and trails and you’re at Whitby, with its picturesque Dracula famous tumbledown abbey, sandy beaches, boutique shopping and scrumptious fish & chips. The Heritage Coastline which also has National Trust and even National Park status! Enjoy Victorian Saltburn, Scarborough, the quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay. The market towns of Helmsley and Pickering are a foodies delight with lots of delicious tea rooms, artisan deli’s and close by Michelin starred restaurants.

From this glorious location Castle Howard, Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, Go Ape, segway & cycling in Dalby Forest, Flamingoland theme park, Eden Camp which tells the story of the prisoner of war camps, in a way that is both educational and enjoyable. Pony trekking and the historic city of York can all be part of your Yorkshire holiday experience. 

A walkers and cyclists paradise, Dalby Forest, Rosedale Chimney, Goathland, Falling Foss waterfalls, are a short drive away or for the more enthusiastic we have OS walkers maps of the surrounding area where you can follow a pre-arranged route or plot your own. Bicycle hire and planned routes for cycling and walking can be arranged.

Dog-Friendly … Beautiful ... Relaxing … Romantic … with amazing views from every window … completes your luxury experience.

Meet the owner

Joe and Geoff Ellis

Joe and Geoff and our labrador, Maisie who we adore, have 5 holiday cottages next to each other which can be let separately or all together. Our original property the Piggery has been painstakingly renovated. Our other cottages also proved to be a labour of love, hard work and sheer determination. We have exceptionally high standards which shows in the quality of interiors and our attention to cleanliness. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests are our main priority. Our guest comments are proof of this. These are really very special properties, ideal for friends and family to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The icing on the cake are the stunning views from all properties over the Esk Valley and the North Yorkshire Moors. We have a continued refurb programme making sure all our cottages are in exceptional condition and contain our extra special touches whether you are just enjoying a break with us or celebrating something extra special.

Location

  • Beach
  • Castle
  • Cycling
  • Festivals
  • Food
  • Golf
  • Heritage
  • Leisure Parks
  • Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Town
  • Visitors Attraction
  • Walks
  • Wildlife
  • Theatre

Unique Retreats

40-44 Eskdaleside
Sleights
Whitby
Yorkshire
YO22 5EP

Radford's Butchers and Deli

A few minutes walk away from your cottage is Radford's Butchers and Deli. Voted in the top 50 best local food shops by the Independent.

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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Discover fantastic live events at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Hosted fantastic artists including Elton John, Status Quo and many more.

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Whitby Pavillion

Hosting a wide variety of acts and performances on the cliff top at Whitby

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Whitby Golf Course

There are wonderful views along the coast between Kettleness and the iconic Whitby Abbey and views inland towards the rolling North York Moors. Where ever you are on the course

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Malton Harvest Food Festival

Bringing together everything that makes Yorkshire such a foodie favourite, the Malton Harvest Food Festival unites land and sea in the market square every September.

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Saltburn Food Festival

Every July, Saltburn’s town centre transform into a huge food and drink celebration. You’ll be treated to over 150 scrummy street food stalls

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Whitby Beer Festival

Sample the best beer and cider Yorkshire has to offer at the Whitby Beer Festival in July every year,

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May Beck and Falling Foss circular

On your route, you’ll see the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall and the babbling May Beck. There are shallow waters for paddling, and a lovely tea garden to treat yourself in.

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Whitby, Sandsend, Robin Hood's Bay

Pretty fishing villages, with long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory.

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Flamingo Land

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is also home to amazing walkthrough enclosures which allow you to get closer to the animals than ever before!

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Falling Foss

May Beck and Falling Foss. If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it.

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Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors

Goathland is a very picturesque village. Its train station is part of the NYM Railway and was used as the station of the station of the Hogwarts Express

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Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located within the North York Moors National Park

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Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park.

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Whitby

With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-famous steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday.

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Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England.

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York Minster

Experience one of the top visitor attractions in York with a trip to York Minster. Regularly voted one of the most popular things to do in York

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York

York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster

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Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall is a Grade II* listed country house in North Yorkshire, England, with a serpentine park designed by Charles Bridgeman and Capability Brown.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Nunnington Hall

The river Rye, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the house from the village.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Hayburn Wyke

Perfect for picnics and a day of exploring. Combining beach and woodland, this 4.5 mile walk between Whitby and Scarborough is a hidden gem not to be missed.

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Staithes and Port Mulgrave

Staithes is a lovely little fishing village just 10 miles outside Whitby and has lots of great walks of varying lengths that you could set out on.

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Ravenscar

Discover the town that never quite made it on this 3-and-a-bit mile walk up on the cliffs at Ravenscar. It forms part of the famous Cleveland Way route

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Circular walk around Whitby Abbey

5 mile walk takes you to some of the great tourist spots in and around Whitby. You’ll start in town and work your way up along the cliffs to Whitby lighthouse

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Goathland walk

For any Heartbeat or Harry Potter fans, this 3 mile walk is perfect. Starting in Goathland you’ll get to see the gorgeous Mallyan Spout waterfall and little village of Beck Hole.

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Cleveland Way

With fabulous views, castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves this 109 mile long trail has the lot.

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Jorvik Viking Centre

Over the past 30 years JORVIK has revolutionised the heritage attraction experience, bringing the past to life like never before.

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Whitby to Staithes

Voted as the Best Pub walk in England: Whitby and the cove-hidden villages along the North York Moors National Park’s coastline are some of the country's most picturesque places.

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Runswick Bay

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations

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Staithes, fishing Village

A village lost in time built on fishing with a history going back to the Bronze Age, encompassing Captain Cook,

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York Minster

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

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National Railway Museum

A visit here goes way beyond railway memorabilia. Immerse yourself in the home of Iconic Locomotives. Free entry.

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The Plough, only a walk away

A walk away is the Plough serving home cooked food and cask ales, but is famed for it's most hospitable welcome to all our guests and their 4 legged friends.

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Eden Camp

Eden Camp opened as a museum over 30 years ago in 1987, in the buildings and grounds of an original World War Two Prisoner of War Camp.

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Bempton Cliffs

This is life on the edge - the sights, sounds and smells of soaring and swooping seabirds combined with panoramic sea views is unforgettable.

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North Yorkshire Coast

3 miles from Unique Retreats takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages for you to explore.

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The Wheatsheaf Inn

A short drive away at Egton, gastro pub with restaurant and bar. Booking recommended

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Beningbrough Hall

Set in the Vale of York, within easy reach of Harrogate and Leeds, Beningbrough Hall is the perfect location for works from the National Portrait Gallery.

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The Star in the Harbour, Whitby

Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome, now returns to his hometown of Whitby.

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