Curlew Cottage

Whitby, Yorkshire

A relaxed country cottage in the heart of the North York Moors National Park for free-ranging families; charming owners look after you


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Chris and Clare, real do-ers, have turned their competent hands to B&B and holiday cottages. They meet and greet, leave logs and a brimming welcome basket and lay out afternoon tea for your arrival.Curlew is the gatehouse to the farmhouse, coddled by an immaculate lawn and colourful borders. Groups and families with children will feel immediately at home – nothing’s too precious in this comfortable cottage. Fire up the barbecue in your private leafy garden while the kids head to the games room for billiards, ping-pong, a big TV and beanbags for slumping.There are prepared paths, wild life hides and secret places to explore over the estate and the chance to spot wild roe deer. It’s nine miles to the coast for boat tours, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and world-famous fish and chips. 

Tea,scones, cake and a hamper with red wine in the kitchen

We think you'll love

  • Visiting quirky Whitby on Bram Stoker’s Dracula trail
  • The games room for rainy days (and kids of all ages)
  • Walking to Goathland for supper and supplies
Baileys on the table and a fire burning in the living room at Curlew Cottage

Home truths

  • You are not alone
  • The cottage is practical and comfortable, not precious


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in low season (changeover day on Mondays and Fridays) or 7 nights in high season (changeover on Fridays only) . Pricing from £895.
Dinner, with aperitif/coffee, £25-£45. Event catering on-site.


Nightly price
from £128
Weekly price
from £895
1 Cottage for 8
From £1284 bedrooms


A lovely week with family at Curlew Cottage in this beautiful part of North Yorkshire where owners Chris and Clare made us so welcome. The games room was very popular with the younger generation and the log fire enjoyed by all! We would love to visit again.

Gillian, Bury st edmunds

We stayed in December with a group of friends in this comfortable well equipped house. The open fire gave a lovely cosy feel and we all enjoyed lazing about as well as exploring the local area where there are many attractions

Ricardo, Woodbridge

Loved staying at this gorgeous cottage with a group of friends and our children. It had everything we could want, from crisp white linens on comfortable beds, a well-equpped kitchen, relaxing lounge with a cosy fire for when needed and a pretty garden to enjoy the sun when it made an appearance! We had lovely walks in the beautiful countryside surrounding the cottage - ending up at a quaint pub bookended with a sweet shop - suiting all members of our party! Chris & Clare were welcoming (thank you for the welcome basket!) and happy to give us advice on the local area and what to see and do.

Morag, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

You’re a 10-minute walk from Goathland village (small shops, cafes, pub) with its heritage railway station. You can amble the 'Rail Trail' from here to Grosmont, a signposted 3.5-mile walk down the old railway line with a ride back up on the North York Moors Railway. The estate and the National Park are teeming with wildlife, walks and dark-night skies. It’s 20-minutes to the coast for breezy hikes and seaside sports. In Whitby you’ll think it worth queueing in all weathers for fish and chips from the Magpie café.

Local points of interest from Chris & Clare Carr

  • Surrounded by the moors and dales of the National Park, but within a 5-minute walk of Goathland village.
  • Take the steam train from the village to Whitby or Pickering. Visit spectacular coastline with historic fishing villages, wide sandy beaches, clifftop paths. Explore winding alleys of Staithes, climb 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, discover Robin Hoods Bay.
  • The North York Moors is the largest expanse of open moorland in England & Wales. Find hidden dales, quiet moorland roads & hundreds of miles of footpaths, including renowned Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast. Miles of biking trails too.
  • Visit ancient abbeys Whitby, Rievaulx & Byland, country houses at Castle Howard (Brideshead Revisited), Duncombe Park, Scrampton; market towns Malton, Pickering & Helmsley. Over 500 miles of bridleway. Sailing, windsurfing & kayaking all nearby.
  • York 50 minutes by car: historic city dominated by York Minster with Roman remains, medieval cobbled streets & vibrant shopping centre. Hire a boat on the river, followed by tea at Bettys. Visit national railway museum; have a day out at the races.
  • For foodies: great country gastro pubs, famous fish and chip shops, Michelin starred restaurants, Malton food festivals. We can arrange a packed lunch, a lavish picnic hamper, afternoon tea and cake when you return and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.


Chris & Clare Carr

Chris and Clare have spent 30 years planting trees and hedges, creating ponds and paths, rearing pedigree cattle and rare-breed sheep. Now, together with their two daughters, they’ve taken a step back from farming to run a smart B&B from their farmhouse and a cluster of self-catered cottages. They are charming, brimming with enthusiasm and genuinely love sharing their glorious 100-acre patch with guests.