No. 2 Railway Cottages

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

Unexpected Vacancy

  • We have an unexpected vacancy this weekend
  • 14/15/16 September - 3 nights
  • Bargain price - £200

Special Offer

Special Offer - 24-30 September - 6 nights @ £340 - Reduced to £300

Ducks Again!

Ducks Again!

These ducks are so greedy - they can't wait for me to open a new bag of food.  Sadly for them - ducks don't have sharp beaks, so they still have to wait for me!

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast time - it's like working in a zoo!!

A Touch of Autumn

A Touch of Autumn

Well September has started with a touch of Autumn.  A change in the weather brought some welcome rain and things have started to green up again.  Nicely refreshing  after the sultry weather of recent weeks.

New Visitor

New Visitor

This cormorant has been hanging around for a while now - probably looking for fish in the river.

Special Offer

SPECIAL OFFER - All September dates reduced to low season rate.  Visit the website - www.railwaycottages.co.uk - to check availability and prices.

Autumn Availability

We have the following available dates for Autumn

  • 15-17 September
  • 24-30 September
  • 22 October - 3 November

Call to reserve your dates - 01947 603801

Low Water

Low Water

The river is running very low at the moment.  Although this is low tide I don't think I've seen it as low before.

What a Weekend!

It's been quite a weekend.  

First the legs on one of the nest of table had come loose and needed re-gluing - fairly easy to fix.  Then the WC needed urgent attention - the cistern would not fill because the flush was running all the time - luckily my trusty plumber was able to come and fix it.  Then today we had a swarm of flying ants arrive in the cottage but fly spray and lots of hoovering soon dispatched them.

And people think it's so easy running a holiday cottage.  Perhaps I'll write a book one day.

Gardening with friends

Gardening with friends

Gardening with 'friends' doesn't always make the job easier!

Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

This photo was taken from the top of the viaduct.  Most  trains are being hauled by diesel engines because of the extreme fire risk on the moors.

More Birds

More Birds

These Pied Wagtails have taken a shine to the picnic table.  This summer's parched grass is ideal for them and they like the short grass.

August Discounts

The school holidays are here.  We have vacancies 18-26 August - special offer - 7 nights reduced from £510 to £450.  Short breaks available too.

More Ducklings

More Ducklings

Another batch of ducklings today - nine in all.  She must have nested in the hedge bottom on the other side of the road - so there was a heart-stopping moment and she brought them across.

Diesels

Diesels

Two more diesel engines running in place of the steamers due to the extreme fire risk on the moors.

Wildlife Area

Wildlife Area

It's that time of year again when the wildlife area gets the grass cut.  After all the winter rain the grass was 5-6 ft high in places.  Now it's dry and parched.  This area always looks bigger when the grass is cut - just an optical illusion.

August Availability

August Availability

We have just 8 days available in August - 18-26 August.  This coincides with Whitby Folk Week and the school holidays.  Just give me a call to book your dates.

New Diesel Engine

New Diesel Engine

The London Transport L142 Sir John Betjeman diesel engine will be running along the line through the summer.  Diesel engines are replacing some of the steamers due to the high fire risk on the moorland.

New Visitors

New Visitors

Six new visitors arrived today.

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