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

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
YO22 4JZ
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GPS:
Lat 54.473549 / Lon -0.583412
OS field ref:
NZ911096
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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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Perfect stay 6/5/22

Poverty Cottage
From the first contact to the end, this was a perfect stay. Jo was a treasure to deal with and contact was brilliant. Our pitch was allocated, so that takes the stress away from wondering. We were given the hardstanding (pitch 3) which was great for our large motorhome. Because its a small site (3 units) its very peaceful. The views are astounding.. across open fields to Whitby Abbey clearly visible from all pitches. The cleveland coastal path is easily accessible and the owners are happy to explain the best footpaths. We walked in both directions, to Whitby and towards Robin Hoods Bay ( although we didnt actually make it all the way to Robin Hoods Bay). Of course sunny weather makes a big difference, and we were very lucky. Finding the ‘monks trod’ to the Abbey was a treat .. thankyou Jo for explaining. Price includes 10 units of electricity per day, and we didnt need to use any extra. The waste areas were spotless. All in all a gem of a CL. We ate our Whitby fish and chips at the Fishermans Wife. A takeaway on their terrace. They were fabulous !

Janine Morris

Reviewed on 13/05/2022 22:19

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Fantastic little site.

Poverty Cottage
Quiet, great views, ( sea, Whitby and Abbey, hills, valleys) well maintained, clean. Spotless. 30 minute casual stroll to Whitby via Abbey and 199 steps. Public footpath over the road that leads to cliffs for a more scenic route to Whitby. (Views are fantastic. Walked cliff top route every day). Public footpath at edge of site is shortcut to Aldi, B&M's & Sainsburys. (15-20 mins). We preferred to walked into Whitby and catch bus back. Bus stops at Station House which is 15-20 minutes casual stroll from site. ( bus every 30 mins) We would have liked to extend our stay but they were fully booked up from Wednesday. Can't wait to go back. I'm picturing us sat outside the motorhome just looking down on the Abbey and Whitby chilling. See you soon Jo n Stu.

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Poverty Cottage
Just back from our first visit… not local for us as we are Essex based… but can’t wait to return. We were on pitch 3 and sat eating our breakfast looking across to the Abbey. Communication with the host Jo was perfect and she was so welcoming upon arrival. The facilities are pristine … you could eat out of the chemical loo point … clearly not advisable but you get what I mean 🤪. The walk to Abbey is 30 mins at slow pace along the road and we had fish and chips from the Magpie Cafe in the harbour … Definitely the best fish and chips we have ever eaten … Tempted to give a shocking review just to keep it to ourselves 😜

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Reviewed on 11/11/2021 17:49

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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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