KITCHEN AND SITTING ROOM
This combined room has a bay window looking onto the path along which is a glimpse of the sea. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker and grill, microwave, icebox fridge and washing machine. An outdoor drying area is available on The Green to all villagers. There will soon be a dishwasher to allow for an even more relaxing stay. There is a flat screen HD television with freeview and a DVD/CD player. The furniture is easily rearranged making it easy to set up the cottage to suit you. See Photos for some suggestions.
BEDROOMS AND SHOWER ROOM
There are three unique bedrooms. The single bedroom looks onto the path one tier higher than the front door and houses the cottage's bookshelves with a diverse range of books perfect for a rainy day. The double bedroom gives a glimpse of the sea from the large window through which the room is flooded with light. The attic room has both a double and single bed. The dormer window looks in one direction out to sea and in the other over the rooftops towards the cliffs. The shower room has been recently refurbished with natural tumbled travertine tiles matching the colour of the Runswick sand set inside a large shower cubicle.
THE LINEN CUPBOARD
Beautifully crisp Egyptian cotton bed and bath linen is provided for a luxurious stay.
Picture by Pam Hyams
The cottage is available to rent by the week throughout the year or for short breaks by arrangement.
This unique village on the North Yorkshire coast provides a charming setting for the perfect seaside holiday. With cottages set into the hillside it is possible to drive down the hill, abandon the car in the car park for the duration of your holiday and forget about the outside world altogether, spending time relaxing in the cottage, walking and playing on the beach and pottering around the village. Alternatively, and equally attractive a proposition is using York Cottage as a base to venture further afield to Robin Hood's Bay, Sandsend and Whitby, or further still to York and everything that beautiful Yorkshire has to offer.
The interior is quintessentially English. Whitewashed walls reflect the seaside light while pretty floral fabrics combine with clean lines of marine inspired throws and bedspreads to create an atmosphere which is both cosy and coastal.
Most of all the cottage is designed to be enjoyed. All of the furniture in the sitting room can be moved to make best use of the space and the dining table extends.
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
A former fisherman's cottage, York Cottage is in the vernacular style. Tall and thin, the cottage has one or two rooms on each of its three floors with the bathroom added later to the back of the house. The ground floor room was used for cooking, living and mending the nets. The cottage is built into the cliffside.
Heating is by night storage heater and electric radiators and there is an electric stove fire in the sitting room. Water heating is by immersion heater. All electricity is included and there is a telephone.
We provide a residents’ permit, allowing one car to park free of charge in the Residents’ car park.