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Where to Stay on the Yorkshire Coast Clockwise from top left: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa | Flamborough Glamping & Vineyard | Brockley Hall | Wrea Head Hall | Bike & Boot
May 2024
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Get away from it all with a breakaway on the Yorkshire coast

From country house hotels to dog-friendly boltholes and seaside glamping, we've picked out some great places to stay close to Yorkshire's stunning coast.
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa

In brief: A luxury country house hotel within the glorious North York Moors National Park, just two miles from Scarborough.
Our highlight: Thomas Carr @ The Coast. Thomas held a Michelin star for seven years from 2016 to 2022 at his two previous restaurants before opening his new seafood restaurant at Ox Pasture Hall. Here, locally-sourced ingredients are embraced in imaginative menus which showcase the best fish and seafood available along the Yorkshire Coast.
Insider guide: Set amongst 17 acres of gorgeous grounds, guests are promised a peaceful stay at Ox Pasture Hall. Whether you want to ramble amongst the heather-filled moors or take a spring stroll along the North Yorkshire coastline, this is the perfect place to rest your head. Take your pick from a room in the main house, a cosy ground floor room or a spacious cottage suite. Plus, the hotel opened its new spa last autumn so a stay here means you’re treated to a luxury spa break on the Yorkshire coast.
Lady Edith’s Drive, Scarborough YO12 5TD
01723 365295

Bike & Boot

In brief: A dog-friendly, seaside retreat in Scarborough, designed
for the intrepid explorer.
Our highlight: Each room is dog-friendly to the extreme, with bedding and toys ready and waiting.
Insider guide: Right in the heart of the always-popular Scarborough, this is the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, with easy access to a range of activities run by Bike & Boot including their free guided walks and free film club for rainy days. In the afternoon, settle back in the retreat lounge for some free cake (every day at 4pm). The rooms are eclectic and vibrant, with ensuite shower rooms and many boasting stunning sea views. Their restaurant, the Bareca, is just as welcoming (and of course dog friendly) and serves great quality food and a superb range of cocktails for relaxing in the evening.
Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough YO11 2HA
01723 655555

Gisborough Hall Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall

In brief: A country house hideaway and luxury home-from-home retreat.
Our highlight: Gisborough Hall’s Revival Zone treatment rooms are hidden in a quiet nook where guests can enjoy Elemis face and body treatments and therapies.
Insider guide: On the edge of the North York Moors National Park, not far from the coast, you’ll find Gisborough Hall. With award-winning food, an indulgent liquor room and relaxing treatment rooms, it’s a luxurious base from which to explore North Yorkshire. There’s plenty to discover here; the local cobbled market town can be reached along a country lane, English Heritage and National Trust sites are nearby, and there are many scenic walking routes to enjoy.
Whitby Lane, Guisborough TS14 6PT
01287 611500

SeaKing Helicopter Glamping

In brief: A family-friendly glamping park and the only park in the UK to offer glamping in a SeaKing Rescue Helicopter.
Our highlight: Of the unusual accommodation, one helicopter was used in the Falkland Islands and one was flown by Prince William.
Insider guide: Fancy something altogether different? A totally unique and memorable break for both couples and families, these two helicopters feature a double bed, bunk beds, a decked area, a barbecue and boardgames to keep you entertained. It’s a brilliant break from the busyness of every day and there’s plenty to see and do on your doorstep, including a trip to the coast.
Pinewood Park, Racecourse Road, Scarborough YO12 5TG
07360 495607

Wrea Head Hall Wrea Head Hall

Wrea Head Hall

In brief: An elegant country house hotel in picture-perfect grounds on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Our highlight: Fine dining – 1881, the hotel’s restaurant in the oak-panelled dining room, serves up fresh, seasonal dishes and the chefs prepare all dishes, sauces and desserts from scratch using locally-sourced ingredients where possible.
Insider guide: This luxurious country house has now become a much-loved hotel for adult-only staycations with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside. Impeccable service and an award-winning experience is what to expect, with heaps of charm. The rooms (spread across the main house and carriage house) boast beauty and individuality with four-poster beds or roll-top-baths but if you want the best views of the countryside, book a stay in the Ellis Suite. Dinner is served in the romantic 1881 restaurant and while you’re close enough to the coast to enjoy a view of Scarborough Castle, you’re far away from the hustle and bustle, so it’s a great opportunity to recharge.
Scarborough YO13 0PB
01723 371190

Esmerelda at Bramble Hill

In brief: A traditional showman’s wagon providing luxury glamping for two.
Our highlight: Unwinding in the wood-fired tub and enjoying the countryside views. Light the wood-burner when you arrive and enjoy a tipple or two whilst you wait for the water to heat.
Insider guide: Perfect for a romantic escape, Esmerelda sits at the top of a field on a family farm in her own enclosed space with views looking out across the donkey field to Filey Bay. Complete with a wood-burning stove, an outdoor kitchenette, a charcoal barbecue and a firepit, and finished with vintage décor to replicate an original showman’s wagon, this is a one-of-a-kind self-catering stay in Yorkshire.
Reighton Gap, near Filey YO14 9SQ
07857 434589

Brockley Hall Brockley Hall

Brockley Hall

In brief: A quirky boutique hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Saltburn.
Our highlight: Cocktails in the bar are a real treat.
Insider guide: There are 30 individually-designed ensuite rooms in this stunning four-star hotel, many with unique features to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. If you’d like to unwind with a bottle of wine or a cocktail, drinks can be enjoyed from a cosy armchair in their lounge or under the Gothic chandeliers of their fabulous bar. The two AA Rosette restaurant draws its design influences from Moulin Rouge, Raffles and the Orient Express. Opt for the tasting menu, with or without wine pairing, or the carefully curated à la carte, served by the friendly and attentive team. What’s more, the hotel’s location is hard to beat: they are just in front of the peaceful Saltburn Valley Gardens and the famous beach and pier are only a five-minute walk away.
Saltburn by the Sea TS12 1JS
01287 622179

Thirley Cotes Farm

In brief: A collection of family-owned, Grade II-listed holiday homes, surrounded by 21 acres of wild spaces and woodland.
Our highlight: Holly Cottage – an ideal retreat for couples and small families, it comes complete with a hot tub and an enclosed stone terrace.
Insider guide: This is one for the nature lovers. Sleeping between two and 10 guests across eight pet-friendly cottages, groups both large and small are welcome at Thirley Cotes Farm, where guests are in the perfect position to explore both the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors.
Just a short drive from Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Grosmont, there are plenty of ways to spend your days whilst you’re calling Thirley Cotes Farm home.
Waite Lane, Harwood Dale, Scarborough YO13 0DR
01723 871782

Flamborough Glamping & Vineyard Flamborough Glamping & Vineyard

Flamborough Glamping & Vineyard

In brief: Eight luxury glamping pods between the East Yorkshire heritage coast and the village of Flamborough.
Our highlight: We heard it through the grapevine that these pods overlook a newly-established vineyard. The owners planted 7,500 grapevines by hand in 2020. Take it all in with a few drinks or over breakfast on your pod’s decking in the sunshine.
Insider guide: Named after birds found at Flamborough and the nearby Bempton Cliffs, each of these luxurious pods has underfloor heating, an open-plan kitchen/living space, a bedroom and a separate bathroom. Gannet, Puffin, Kittiwake and Guillemot also welcome four-legged guests. The site is a quiet oasis and while the pods have everything you need for a home-away-from-home, we’re sure you’ll spend most of your stay appreciating the beauty of your surroundings, whether that involves a stroll to the two iconic lighthouses on the headland, seeing seabirds at Bempton Cliffs or exploring one of the nearby beaches.
Lighthouse Road, Flamborough YO15 1AJ
07922 598867

The Engine Shed

In brief: Unique holiday apartments based in a Grade II-listed industrial heritage building.
Our highlight: Olton Hall – named after the locomotive made famous in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express.
Insider guide: One for the rail buffs. In the bustling centre of Whitby, The Engine Shed blends our industrial past with today’s modern world. This building has been lovingly restored and transformed into 11 holiday apartments and each one is different. Their unique interior design reflects the famous train the apartment is named after and guests can watch the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam trains from their terrace.
Waterstead Lane, Whitby YO21 1AE

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