About Holme Cottage



Holme Cottage was built in 2008 and combines the best of modern construction and design with an historic location looking across the Larpool Viaduct over the river Esk.

The house has private parking directly outside and is ideally situated for a holiday in Whitby and for exploring the North York Moors and the lovely Yorkshire coast. Situated at the side of The Cinder Path which links Whitby to Scarborough via Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar the house is a great base for walkers and cyclists, and is only a 20 minute traffic free stroll to the centre of Whitby along the path. We also have a cycle rack at the rear of the house.

The house has three bedrooms, a family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge plus open plan dining kitchen, and plenty of outside space, gardens and parking.

The Master bedroom at the front of the house has a bright sunny balcony with views across the Esk valley, with a comfortable double bed.  It is a great place to relax after a long day enjoying the lovely surrounding countryside.

To the rear of the house is a good size twin room again with comfortable beds and decorated in fresh creamy colours with a cosy feel.

The third bedroom room contains full sized bunk beds and is ideal for children of all ages, with books provided and space for little ones to play, although bunk beds, the room is more than large enough for adults and the beds have good quality mattresses ideal for any age.

The lounge has two new leather sofas, TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs for all the family. Patio doors open off the lounge to the front of the house onto a sheltered outside sitting area.

The open plan kitchen and dining room has loads of space to cook, eat and socialise. The kitchen is well appointed with Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Oven, Hob, Microwave and all the utensils and equipment you need for a holiday home from home. To the rear of the house, accessed via patio doors from the dining room is a private sheltered decked area. Holme Cottage has a high chair and travel cot available for the little ones in your party.

History of the Larpool Viaduct

Built to carry the Scarborough & Whitby Railway over the Esk Valley, it is a striking brick built structure, with 13 arches, 279 meters long and 36 meters high above the river. Now a grade II listed building it was built by the noted Scottish railway contractor John Waddell. On the north side of the river, it also crosses Northern Rail’s Esk Valley Line between Whitby and Ruswarp railway stations, which joins Whitby to Middlesbrough, and via the North York Moors Steam Railway to Pickering. Steam trains can still be seen running along this line across the Valley from Holme Cottage.

Whitby Larpool Viaduct

Construction began in October 1882, finishing two years later on 24 October 1884. The railway line which ran along the top of the viaduct opened in July the following year but only survived until March 1965.

The viaduct now carries The Cinder Path which connects Whitby with Scarborough via Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.