Poverty Cottage

Hawsker Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Poverty Cottage CL site is set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with magnificent views of the Yorkshire coast, a peaceful 3 van site with the charms of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay nearby. Close to the Cleveland Way coastal path and the disused railway line that ran from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay making it perfect for walkers.

2 miles from Whitby you can wake up to the amazing view of Whitby Abbey.

Explore the charms of Whitby or just a short drive away to the picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes with beautiful beaches.

Heading out of Whitby the Esk Valley full of woodlands, pretty waterfalls and pleasant dales that sweep up to the open moors. The village of Goathland, made famous by the Heartbeat series, is also a short drive away through the stunning landscape and nearby at Grosmont, a ride can be enjoyed on the nostalgic steam train line to Pickering, one of the most scenic preserved lines in Britain.

Close by the villages of Hawsker and Stainsacre both have pubs serving excellent food.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.4 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Commercial site adjacent

Lawned site

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Postcode:
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GPS:
Lat 54.473549 / Lon -0.583412
OS field ref:
NZ911096
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Whitby, Scarborough
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Whitby
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great Views towards Whitby and Abbey A wonderful CL

Poverty Cottage
A wonderful, immaculate CL about a mile south of Whitby Abbey and Whitby Micro Brewery. A CL so good you almost want to keep it to yourself. Excellent location for walkers with access to coastal path. We explored from Staithes to Robin Hoods Bay on foot, using frequent public transport from Whitby to Staithes and Runswick Bay in order to walk back to the site. Whitby is interesting for a variety of reasons, something to suit everyone and about a 1.5 mile walk away You can either go down the 199 Abbey steps or Caedmon's Trod footpath. It is also possible to drive into Whitby. There is a footpath through fields from the site and within 20 minutes walk you can reach a small retail park which has Aldi, Iceland and Sainsbury's and a few hundred yards further up, the famous local bakery Botham's have a small shop where you can buy their delicious breads, cakes and pastries as well as takeaway coffee and tea. The CL owners Jo and Stu couldn't be more helpful and friendly. They will suggest walks and how to get to places as well as providing a wealth of local information in the Info Shed. It was our first visit but can't wait to return. If only it wasn't so far from home we would be making regular visits but 300+ miles is a little too far for a short break!

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Reviewed on 26/09/2021 20:11

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Cracking little site

Poverty Cottage
We spent 2 nights nights here in our motorhome. Great host and the best (and cleanest) chemical loo disposal point I have ever seen! Marvellous access to the coastal path along local bridleways and footpaths, clearly marked out on maps provided in the info shed. In an area of quite a few mass mobile home and touring sites, this is a gem that we hope to get to again in the future. Many thanks

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Reviewed on 22/09/2021 06:22

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Fantastic site

Poverty Cottage
Beautiful site, small and tranquil. Site is immaculate. Fantastic dog walk on the site to access. Owners was lovely, will definitely book to go back. Close to Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby for walking.

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Reviewed on 10/09/2021 06:41

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SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED

Poverty Cottage
First time at this relatively new CL & what a lovely CL it is. The fact that this site can only accept 3 units (Only due to current licensing restrictions) does not detract from its charm & convenience. There was a great welcome from the owner Jo, who explained the lay-out of the pitches & directions for walking into Whitby or access to the cinder track (disused railway) now a cycle/walkway route from Whitby to Scarborough. Easy access to the Cleveland Way / coastal path heading towards Whitby or South towards Robin Hoods Bay. A fantastic 180deg view can be had from your pitch, taking in the famous Whitby Abbey, the sea, Whitby town then out across the NY Moors. The site has been well thought out for both Caravans & Motorhomes, even some hard standing. Service area & Elsan Disposal was spotless. We look forward to returning.

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Reviewed on 20/08/2021 16:30

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Poverty Cottage
We stayed here very recently for 2 nights. We had wanted to stay longer but it was full. Not surprising really, as the place is a gem. Absolutely spotless, only 3 pitches, with great views of the countryside and Abbey. Close enough to walk into Whitby, but far enough away to be peaceful. Coastal path (you can walk/cycle to Robin Hood's bay) is really close by. The owners are brilliant, friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back

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Reviewed on 25/06/2021 22:24

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