The village of Ravenscar on the coast in North Yorkshire, England. We've collated a list of places to stay and things to do nearby to help you with planning your next day trip or vacation to the coast.
A luxury self contained one bed roomed cottage, refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, giving a contemporary country feel with solid oak furniture and sumptuous and elegant lines and fabrics.
King sized bed, exposed beams, and open ceilings, stone flooring with under floor heating, stone window seats and open plan living space with well equipped kitchen. Our priority is to provide 'luxury and comfort' for the discerning guest. All guests will be presented with a complimentary welcome pack. Stable cottage is set in its own tranquil gardens with views across the countryside; a stones throw from the North Yorkshire Moors, offering generous private parking and private south facing garden aspect and patio furniture.
The cottage is fully equipped to the highest standard of quality fixtures and fittings including: washing machine; fridge; dishwasher; gas hob; electric oven; microwave; 2x flat screen TV's with free view, DVD player and music centre.
Easy walking access to all local amenities, including a shop, country inn, café, garage, and on route to all public transportation links (5 minute walk to the main A171 Whitby to Scarborough road where buses stop regularly-8 miles to Whitby- 12 miles to Scarborough and 4 miles to the nearest beach at Robin Hoods Bay).
Dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level overlooking Robin Hood's Bay in the North York Moors National Park, and midway between Whitby and Scarborough, Raven Hall Country House Hotel is in an inspirational and historical setting. Raven Hall is one of those places that once you have visited you will surely return.
Those seeking a Scarborough Hotel or accommodation in Whitby need look no further as we are ideally placed between the two. It is more than a hotel with 52 bedrooms, free wireless access in public areas and lodges, a nine-hole cliffside golf course, tennis courts, games room and heated indoor swimming pool. It also includes eight Finnish lodges that include a unique range of features for guests, including luxurious furnishings and fittings, their own kitchen, wireless Internet access and the nature of their structure is sustainable, eco-friendly and assists in the reduction of CO2.
Raven Hall is one of North Yorkshire's best hotels ideally situated for walking holidays. The Cleveland Way crosses our 100 acres of land and it makes a perfect base for exploring the North York Moors, newly-trendy Whitby, 'Heartbeat Country' at Goathland, Pickering and the Victorian seaside town of Scarborough. A favourite venue for wedding receptions, special occasions and conferences. Lunches, evening dinner and afternoon teas served daily in The Panorama Restaurant Lounge and our new Bay View Lounge. The head chef prides himself on using locally sourced produce wherever possible - some ingredients of which are organically grown in the grounds. The hotel has five events suites for up to 100 guests; 100 acres of land for team building events, barbecues, concerts and other outdoor pursuits. You will find it difficult to find hotels in Whitby or hotels in Scarborough to match Raven Hall.
Enjoy the National Park in a nutshell on this 11-mile walk through some of the North York Moors’ most characteristic landscapes. From the craggy heights of Ravenscar the route runs across Howdale Moor for some classic moorland scenery before dropping down to the old Scarborough-to-Whitby railway line and along to the famous smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay. Both here and at nearby Boggle Hole you can indulge in a spot of rock-pooling and fossil-hunting, before returning along an exhilarating clifftop stretch of the Cleveland Way National Trail, via the old alum works industrial site. Sea views, cobbled lanes, cinder tracks, archaeological ruins and spreading moorland heather – that’s a powerful combination of the best National Park experiences in one big day out.
We have a three lovely self catering cottages, sleeping up to 4, and a large property sleeping up to 14, all fully equipped for a relaxing stay in the beautiful North York Moors. Take a look at our individual cottages to decide which one best suits you.
Our properties are set in Ravenscar in the heart of the North York Moors National Park with stunning sea and moorland views. We are ideally positioned for visiting the nearby historic towns of Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby. Our local beach, Stoupe Beck Sands is a couple of miles away and from here you can walk along the shore to Robin Hood's Bay.
Walk or cycle on the disused railway track which runs between Whitby and Scarborough, or just explore the local area and look out for the local wildlife. We have deer, curlew, cuckoo and so many other birds, as well as highland cows and sheep in the surrounding fields.
The most famous – some would say notorious – challenge walk across the North York Moors is the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40-mile route from west (Osmotherley) to east (Ravenscar). You are invited to walk it in under 24 hours, and thousands have completed the challenge since the 1950s.
The name? An old dialect song tells of a 'wake (ie, a watching over) for a 'lyke' (a corpse) – an apt thought for such an arduous route – and the walk emblem is a coffin.
It's essential to be properly prepared and supported if you intend to attempt the walk. There's plenty of useful information on the website of the New Lyke Wake Club.
Converted by ourselves, from a 1760’s stone agricultural barn, our three self-catering holiday cottages retain many of the original features, are individually decorated, furnished to a high standard with modern facilities, underfloor heating and provide light, spacious and comfortable accommodation, which you will enjoy returning to after a day out exploring the area. In addition, we have created 3 Shepherd Huts for guests looking for something quirky and different. Perfectly located within the North Yorkshire Moors – 4 miles from Robin Hoods Bay, 8/9 miles from Whitby/Sandsend and 11 miles from Scarborough. We are situated in a quiet, peaceful location – down a lane off the main A171. All accommodation, enjoys wonderful countryside and sea views.
Ideal for couples, families, walkers, cyclists, nature lovers, artists and anyone looking to convalesce, rest and recuperate. Free parking on the doorstep. And storage for cycles and equipment. Pets are welcome in 2 of the cottages and 1 Shepherds Hut by prior arrangement. We do not allow pets in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
There is a pub just a short walk up the lane, a petrol station selling a small selection of groceries and a bus stop at the top of the lane, on the A171 - main Scarborough to Whitby route (via Robin Hoods Bay).
With the environment in mind, our heating/hot water is supplied by a Biomass Log Burning Boiler, our water is from a natural spring and we have Solar PV Panels to support our electricity.
Wake up to wonderful sea and countryside views in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy breakfast from your patio in the summer months, whilst watching a variety of wild birds on the feeders or the antics of our animals grazing in the meadow. Snuggle up, during the winter – the scenery is great whatever the season. We have some stunning night skies – perfect for star gazing.
Large party – why not book all/ a selection of the Cottages or Shepherd Huts– great for a family/friends get together, yet perfect when you need your own space to return to. Many of our guests have fun in ‘The Scratching Shed’ which is our barn converted into a Games Area and a great space for everyone to come together. There are comfortable sofas, TV, Pool Table, Darts Board, Bar Football and Gaming table. The Utility Area of the Barn has a Washer/Dryer for guests use.
There is public footpath on our doorstep, where you can choose a variety of walks, the most popular being to Robin Hoods Bay via Boggle Hole and access to the Cleveland Way.
Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast. Here you’ll find information about the local area, walking and cycling routes, events and self-led activities such as geocaching and wildlife watching. With the village of Ravenscar (known as ‘The Town That Never Was’), the remains of Peak Alum Works and a WWII radar station on the doorstep, there’s a wealth of human history to explore within easy walking distance.
The Cleveland Way National Trail and Cinder Track cycle route along the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line bring hikers and bikers right to the door. It’s the perfect spot to rest and refuel with a hot or cold drink and a snack from the shop.
Peak Alum Works
At first glance the stunning views on the Yorkshire Coast seem like a rugged natural landscape created by time and tide. In fact, human history is as significant as natural history in the shaping of this beautiful coastline.
One of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire Coast for those interested in history. Like many of the other towns and villages on the Jurassic Coast, it's a magnet for fossil hunters. The beach can be accessed from the cliff trail from Ravenscar or by walking along the beach from Robin Hood's Bay.
Soothe your soul through magical nature & walking experiences around North York Moors and on the coast.
Visit stunning locations off the beaten track where you can sit and just be. Take yourself away from the everyday and reconnect with that big wide world again. And try something different that’ll fill you with awe and wonder.
Our events include both day and night experiences and are designed to chill your boots. Boost your feel-good factor. Get you back in touch with this wonderful world.
We can tailor-make activities for you and loved ones if you don’t want to mix with others. Or you can choose one of our ‘off the shelf’ events. Come alone or bring a friend or two.