|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Lounge. Kitchen area, Dining area: with table and 6 chairs. Boot Room: with washing machine.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds and en-suite jack n jill bathroom (shared with bedroom 3) with bath, shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Bedroom 3: twin beds.
Mezzanine Lounge Area: with sofa, books and games leading to balcony with distant sea views, bistro table and chairs.
Master Bedroom : with King size bed and en-suite shower room with monsoon shower, WC, basin heated towel rail and shaver point.
These two unique Scandinavian log houses are enviably situated on Yorkshire’s beautiful and unspoilt heritage coastline and nestled within the North York Moors National Park. Stylishly furnished these superb holiday homes offer accommodation with a slight difference and in particular the two storey log home which offers a mezzanine landing with seating area and balcony, complete with bistro table, chairs and views of the sea. The log houses are situated within 100 yards of the former Scarborough to Whitby railway line, now a famous ‘trailway’ offering a scenic cycle route towards both coastal towns. Nearby, only a short walk away is a secluded bay with a delightful twin waterfall renowned for its link to pirates and smugglers. Staintondale is close to the sea and situated between the bustling resort of Scarborough with the busy fishing port of Whitby a little further north. The log houses provide a perfect base from which to explore the coastline, with the picturesque villages of Ravenscar, Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay all easily accessible. Also handy for visiting the vibrant market town of Pickering where you may board the North York Moors Steam Railway enjoying a journey through the quaint little North York Moors villages of Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont where the TV series ‘Heartbeat’ was filmed. The line stops at the bustling fishing port with many more attractions to discover. Fitted with a range of stylish kitchen appliances and units, modern bathroom suites, and designer furniture, our homes also have central heating installed throughout. Our log houses offer the ultimate mix of luxury, style and exclusivity in a tranquil and peaceful woodland setting, surrounded by idyllic countryside. There is plenty of room to play and picnic and even a waterfall within walking distance down through the valley which hosts a magnificent array of flora and fauna. Come dusk, you can gaze into the night sky, listen to owls and watch the local wildlife on the edge of the woodland.
My wife and I with our 2 dogs stayed in Bluebell from 27th June 2015 and let me start by saying that this rates as one of our best holidays ever!
We wanted to get away from it all and this certainly fits the bill. I was surprised at just how big the cabins were and how well equipped. Oven and hob, washing machine, dryer, separate freezer and top quality furnishings. The bed is also extremely comfortable. Both bedrooms have their own bathrooms and the Shower was great. There is Freesat TV and a DVD player. There are also numerous books and information leaflets which is great. Whilst there is wifi, it is very slow but that didn’t matter to us as wanted to disconnect for a week.
The owner met us on arrival and showed us around. Milk, bread, butter, wine and a fruit loaf were provided.
We had a cup of tea and then I left my wife to unpack whilst I went to the Sainsbury’s Superstore in Scarborough (YO12 5EA, around 6 miles) to stock up. There are no shops nearby but plenty of storage in the cabin so stock up.
The dogs had a great time and there are a number of dog friendly pubs around. Our favourite was the Hayburn Wyke, which is also the closest. The food and gardens here are superb. This is a 20-30 minute walk along the Cinder Path which is completely safe for dogs. It is worth noting though that nearby fields contain livestock so you need to keep your dogs under control.
Other dog friendly pubs include the Falcon (on the way to Whitby). Also, seek out the Falling Foss Tea Garden (YO22 5JD). This place is amazing with the best cream teas ever.
For dog friendly beaches try:
Whitby, West Cliff. This has a lift down to the sea which is great for people with limited mobility. Turn left out of the lift and dogs are allowed on the beach after the row of beach huts.
Scarborough, North Bay. Parking at beach level
For the more active, go to Cayton Bay. Access is via a long path and not for the unfit. However, this is one of the best beaches I have ever seen. Head out of Scarborough toward Filey and it is on your left after a couple of miles. Look for Scarborough Surf School.
To summarise, if you want to get away from it all then this is a fantastic place to stay. We are already planning our next visit.
We booked a short break, for myself, partner and my partner disabled mum. Oh and not forgetting our two dogs! The owners were very helpful on booking telling me about ramp up to the front double doors.
It was easy to get mums wheelchair up to the door. The facilities where good as on one level for mums bedroom and bathroom, but having an upstairs too for us so we all had our own space. Welcomed by the owner on arrival, he showed me around. Good Clean and every thing we needed. A nice touch was a bottle of wine, milk, bread, butter and fruit loaf to greet us. We found it a good base for Scarbough and Whitby, and it was on the Cleveland way so lovely walks. There was a pub called the Hayburn Wyke which was a half hour walk away, did good homemade food and good ales, dogs welcome too! A good old fashioned pub.
We Would return to this log cabin, perfect escape but if you live for you phone or internet.. dont go here, no network!
Special interest holidays:
The great outdoors of the North Yorkshire moors and East Coast has plenty of places for bracing walks, cycling and horse riding. There are safe, sandy beaches and miles of spectacular coastal footpaths to explore along the 40 miles of stunning coastline. Why not go fossil hunting at Ravenscar, or explore the Jurassic dinosaur cliffs and the coastal picturesque villages of Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay, both of which sit on the cliffs of the Cleveland Way. One of the most visited villages is Goathland which is famous for the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway and Yorkshire TV's 1960's based series "Heartbeat". Here are a few other ideas for great days out in the area.
Discover Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and the surrounding coast and countryside. Visit some of the most stunning landscapes in the country that sit within the Yorkshire Coast.
Scarborough, regarded as the world's first seaside resort, Whitby, with its Gothic charm and quaint streets and Filey, with its endless sands and stunning views attract millions of visitors every year. When are you coming?