No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
Call Joan on 01947 603801 to Book

New Year

07/12/2015

Wondering what to do for the New Year? Why not celebrate in Whitby. We have vacancies so call now to book and get the New Year off to a good start!

Offer Ending

07/12/2015

Our 3 for 2 offer is ending soon. Book 3 nights and pay for only 2. Valid until 19 December.

07/12/2015

07/12/2015

This is my new Christmas tree plantation!! I've dug over the patch of ground where the old green caravan stood. The trees have been grown from seed, then grown on in pots for some years. They are well past being planted out - if they'd been left any longer, I would have had a collection of Bonsai Christmas trees. Anyway, hopefully they will start to grow into proper trees now. Watch this space!!

06/12/2015

06/12/2015

The Cottage is ready for our Christmas visitors.

Victorian Weekend

22/11/2015

The very popular Victorian Weekend at Robin Hood's Bay in coming up - 4th, 5th & 6th December. Haven't found accommodation yet - we have vacancies.

22/11/2015

22/11/2015

This old photograph of Ruswarp will be 80-90 years old and shows the road bridge across the river. This was washed away in floods in the early 1930s and the current bridge was built in its place in 1936. There is a plaque on the bridge to this effect. You can see the railway bridge, just as it is today. In the background there is the church and vicarage and the Bridge Inn at the far side of the bridge with the Station Master's house to the right. In the foreground the white cottage is Waterloo Cottage located on the back road into Whitby. Railway Cottages are just off the left hand side of the photo. Nothing has changed too much since that time!

Dreary November

03/11/2015

What a wet dreary month November is turning out to be!

Just the time to be thinking about a pre-Christmas break - a change of scenery. The shops are brightly decorated with seasonal goodies and Santa is beginning his personal appearances in many locations around the Whitby area (often accompanied by his reindeer).

Take advantage of our 3 for 2 night breaks - weekend or mid-week - for a bit of rest & relaxation plus retail therapy before the stresses of Christmas take over. Just call (01947 603801) or email (joan@railwaycottages.co.uk) to reserve your dates.

Christmas Market

03/11/2015

Whitby Christmas Market is coming soon - 27-29 November. An ideal opportunity to get that special gift. Whitby has lots of unique, independent shops and all are stocking up for the festive season. Book one of our 3 for 2 options and enjoy a magical Christmas shopping break.

3 for 2 offer

03/11/2015

We are offering 3 nights for the price of 2. This special offers covers all dates between 1 November to 19 December. That's 3 nights for just £190.

03/11/2015

03/11/2015

Early November and the Pampas Grass is just starting to flower. We've had a couple of warm sunny days with no fog - warm enough to sit out in the garden. Better than summer!

Warm Sunshine!

25/10/2015

Whitby is the place to be - NO FOG!!

Christmas & New Year

25/10/2015

Book now for Christmas or the New Year - 2 nights +.

How about a booking between Christmas and the New Year when the kids are bored and you're all shopped out!

How about a short break for Christmas shopping - Whitby has many unique independent shops for that usual present to satisfy all tastes.

How about a relaxing break before Christmas - gather your thoughts before the stress of Christmas kicks in!

Whitby Abbey

25/10/2015

BBC Breakfast weather forecast was broadcast from Whitby Abbey this morning. The Abbey is illuminated this weekend as part of the Hallowe'en & Goth Weekend with links to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Even the weather is contributing to the spooky atmosphere!

Late Availability

25/10/2015

Still time to book a last minute half term weekend break. This is the last school break until Christmas. Call 01947 603801 to book now.

Last Call

25/10/2015

Last Call for the Goth Weekend - starts 30 October. Definitely an experience - for all the family. Also Hallowe'en which fits perfectly with the Goths.

25/10/2015

25/10/2015

British Summer Time might have come to an end and we had our first real frost last night, but the delphiniums, hydrangeas and fuschias are still going strong. The trees are still hanging on to their leaves and the autumn colours are really good this year.

Whitby Goth Weekend

09/10/2015

The Whitby Goth Weekend is coming up - 30 October to 1 November. We have vacancies - call to book now.

09/10/2015

09/10/2015

Sometimes it's good to make changes in the garden. This corner by the pond wasn't working too well. So up came the flags (2' x 3' flags are very heavy!!) then the sand and stone beneath. The next job was to dig over the compacted soil, then finally make a start on the planting. I'll add more plants next spring. Hopefully this should be a more colourful corner by next summer.

Explore the Esk Valley

16/09/2015

Explore the Esk Valley by train. The BR train runs from Whitby to Middlesbrough and stops in Ruswarp at the station just 2 minutes walk from the cottage. Your journey passes through Sleights, Grosmont, Egton, Glaisdale, Lealholm, Danby Castleton, Commondale, Kildale & Great Ayton before ending in Middlesbrough.

The scenery is spectacular and you see views not seen from a car. If you like to walk, there is the Esk Valley Walk which can be accessed from any of the village stations. Just catch the train to one of the village stations, then walk back 1 or 2 stations before picking up the return train back to the cottage. Or take the train to Great Ayton and climb to the top of Roseberry Topping for a panoramic view of Teesside and the North York Moors.

If walking is not for you, you could indulge in some retail therapy in Middlesbrough. The shopping precinct is only 5 minutes walk from the station. You can find all the big name shops there too.

The line is subsidised so prices are reasonable - just £7.80 adult day return, Whitby to Middlesbrough.

Half Term

16/09/2015

October begins this week and it's time to plan for the half term holiday. I have vacancies and they are offered at the low season rate - a reduction of 25%. The weather can still be good in October and there's lots to see and do to keep the children occupied and the sea air makes everyone feel good.

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