Adults-only log cabins in the woods within walking distance of Whitby and on the edge of the North York Moors
Most guests at Whitby Log Cabins park up and forget the car in favour of exploring on foot. It’s the perfect place for it, with Whitby a 40-minute walk in one direction and Robin Hood’s Bay a couple of hours in the other. The site lies a short hop off the Cinder Track, a former railway line that’s been repurposed into a traffic-free route between these two popular spots on the East Yorkshire coast. If you want to visit them both but don’t want to stay in town, there can’t be a better hideaway than this one – as long as you like a walk.
This is, in fact, one of those rare sites that will suit glampers who travel by public transport just as well as those who arrive by car. There’s a train station less than a mile from the site and perhaps, even better than arriving by rail, is to leave the train behind in York. From there you can travel across the North York Moors on what’s been voted Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route: the 840 Coastliner to Whitby.
Whether you arrive by train or bus, on foot or by car, Whitby Log Cabins provide a welcome set-up which means you don’t have to carry much here. Each log cabin provides a self-catering, self-contained place to stay tucked among the trees of a sloping four-acre wood. There’s a log burner inside each for cooler times of year and a fire pit or chiminea outside for when it’s warmer. The trees, the chance of spotting woodland birds and deer and a waterfall on site, all help make this what you might call a rather mindful place to stay. As such, it’s no surprise that it’s used for yoga retreats by host Lorraine who’s also a yoga teacher. If you’re interested, you might have the chance to join a class during your stay.
But Whitby is the main attraction here and if you don’t already know it, you’re in for a treat. Cobbled streets, fishing boats in the harbour, a sandy beach and excellent fish and chips are given an edge with the town’s ruined Gothic abbey and its connection with Dracula. Down the coast, the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is potentially more picturesque. Its steep streets awash with tales of smugglers, its beaches a good place for finding fossils. Between the walks, the towns and the site itself, there’s more than enough to do but if you want to explore further, this is just the eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Whitby, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lorraine C.Joined in January 2022
1 Ratings · 1 review
June 15, 2022
Peaceful comfortable cabin
Sooooo peaceful. A cosy & clean cabin with everything you need for a relaxing break. Lorraine and Mark are great hosts (with cute dogs Rosie & Freya!!) with loads of local knowledge. Pub and Whitby town within walking distance. Fantastic stay...we will be back!
From the host
Valley View is our luxury cabin for couples or two people travelling together. Valley View Luxury Cabin for two has prime position on our site near the stream and waterfall and is designed for couples, or two friends, looking for a romantic or quiet Whitby break with extra space for relaxation or work.
Valley View luxury cabin is equipped with all the conveniences of a self-catering chalet. The double bedroom has woodland views. The king size bed can be split into two singles for two friends or family members looking for a quiet time away together.
It has a living area with TV and DVD player, a dining area and a kitchenette. There are two gas rings, a microwave/grill and a fridge/freezer.
Centrally heated and warm all year round, Valley View also has a log burner for extra cosiness and a chiminea so guests can enjoy the terrace all year round. We provide bedding and towels, a small welcome pack and the first basket of logs.
Parking is at the top of the hill; the walk down is about 50 metres and though there is a hand rail, it is only suitable for guests who are steady on their feet.
Less than two miles from Whitby , in a haven of peace and tranquility, our secluded cabins are spread across four acres of woodland. They are laid out so each unit has privacy and its own outside space. All our cabins are designed for couples. There is parking for one car per cabin at the top of the woodland. Guests approach the cabins on foot and there is a sense of total rural seclusion.
Owner Lorraine has a yoga studio on site. If you are interested in joining her classes take a look at her Yoga and Spice website. It's a 40-minute walk (two miles) along the Cinder Track, a former railway line, in to the quaint seaside town of Whitby in one direction or to Robin Hood's Bay in the other. Cliff tops routes are another option and the views are breathtaking. Whitby has two miles of sandy beach with a Whitby Surf School (07395 371232) operating there in the summer. The town has winding streets, quaint cafes and bars, pubs with live music and lots of special events including the famous Steampunk weekend. Places to visit include Whitby Museum (01947 602908), the Dracula Experience (01947 601923) and Whitby Abbey (01947 603568). The circular walk to Robin Hoods Bay is a full day out (11 miles in total), but there is also the option of a bus back. The jurassic sandstone beach is great for fossil hunting and the village, a former smugglers haunt, is a fascinating myriad of tiny streets and cottages. The site is within the North York Moors National Park where there are plenty of iconic villages to visit and lots more places to walk or cycle. Grosmont, the Northern terminus of the heritage North York Moors Railway is six miles from site.
Food and drink
The Windmill Inn (01947 602671) in Stainsacre is a 15-minute walk through the woods (bring a torch if you're planning to go there for dinner). The Hare and Hounds (01947 880 453) at Hawsker and the Wilson Arms (01947 602552) at Sneaton are also within walking distance on cross-country routes. There are lots of good food options in and around Whitby. For a special night out, host Lorraine recommends The Star Inn (01947 821900) in the harbour. While Harry's Lounge (01947 601909) and The Moon and Sixpence (01947 604416) are the places for cocktails with harbour views. The Magpie Cafe (01947 602058) has an amazing seafood selection and has options for vegetarians too. For vegans, there's Cranberry Swamp (01947 228080).