Clitherbecks Farm, Whitby

Get away from it all at Clitherbecks Farm, which stands at the head of its own valley with a magnificent view South across Eskdale to Danby Castle.

Offering self catering accommodation comprising 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, and a kitchen, this is a fantastic place to unwind as the peace and tranquility of the surrounding countryside envelope you. Being only one mile from the North York Moors National Park’s Moors Centre and the village of Danby it is absolutely perfect for the walkers and ramblers among you,and at 15 miles from Whitby, this is your perfect base to explore the Moors and the Coast of North Yorkshire.

The cottage itself is cosy and comfortable, and having the open fire and central heating makes it ideal all year round, always giving you somewhere warm and toasty to retreat to on those cooler evenings after a hard days sightseeing, walking or touring. The kitchen is well equipped should home cooking be on the menu and the 3 star rating reflects the quality of the accommodation and the facilities. We believe that you should only pay for what you use, therefore we charge only per bedroom used.

Tourism started in Whitby during the Georgian period and developed further on the arrival of the railway in 1839. Its attraction as a tourist destination is enhanced by its proximity to the high ground of the North York Moors National Park, its Heritage Coastline and by its association with the horror novel Dracula. Jet and alum were mined locally. Whitby Jet, which was mined by the Romans and Victorians, became fashionable during the 19th century.

The abbey ruin at the top of the East Cliff is the town's oldest and most prominent landmark. Other significant features include the swing bridge, which crosses the River Esk and the harbour, which is sheltered by the grade II listed East and West piers. The town's maritime heritage is commemorated by statues of Captain Cook and William Scoresby, as well as the whalebone arch that sits at the top of the West Cliff. The town also has a strong literary tradition and has featured in many works, television and cinema, most famously in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

Tourism and some forms of fishing remain the mainstay of its economy. It is the closest port to a proposed wind farm development in the North Sea, 47 miles from York and 22 miles from Middlesbrough. There are transport links to the rest of North Yorkshire and North East England, primarily through national rail links to Middlesbrough and road links to Teesside, via both the A171 and A174, and Scarborough by the former.

With so much to see and do Whitby and its surrounding area are real hidden gems not to be missed or dismissed, and with some of the best fish around it makes good old fish and chips a true delight too.