Local Area Information


Throstle Nest Cottage is situated in a secluded location in the heart of Littlebeck Dale, attached to the owners farmhouse in a stunning position overlooking the beck and surrounded by trees and fields.  The comfortable, well equipped stone cottage for two provides a great base for walking/driving to explore this spectacular area of the countryside.  Set in the North York Moors National Park , it is ideally located close to the North York Moors and within a few miles of the dramatic East Yorkshire coastline.  Many guests say a week is not long enough to fully appreciate everything that is on offer.

Throstle Nest Cottage is just 5 miles from Whitby - a coastal town steeped in history.  Some of the main attractions include Whitby Abbey and St Mary's Parish Church, the harbour and swing-bridge, Whitby Museum in beautiful Pannett Park, The Lifeboat Museum, the Captain Cook Museum.  Meander through the cobbled streets and yards - a bustling area of interesting individual shops, galleries and cafes.  Venture out to sea on boat trips, or go whale watching.  Search for jet and fossils on the beach.  With a superb variety of restaurants, tea rooms and hotels there is always somewhere to enjoy the many delights on offer, including Whitby's famous fish and chips.

Visit the heritage coastal villages of Staithes, Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar.

Explore the North York Moors and its numerous villages - Goathland, Castleton, Danby, Glaisdale, Egton, Beck Hole, Grosmont and Ruswarp to name just a few.

Travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs from Whitby to Pickering, stopping at various villages on the way, including Goathland Station (Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film). Alternatively travel on the scenic Esk Valley Railway from Whitby to Middlesbrough, again passing through picturesque villages.  Sit back and enjoy the spectacular views.

A little further afield you could visit the majestic Castle Howard, spend a day exploring York or Scarborough, visit quaint country villages and market towns.

The area is a walkers paradise offering walks to suit everyone.  Walks in the glorious countryside, along coastal paths, across moorland, through woodland, along the former Whitby to Scarborough railway line cinder track - the choice is vast. 

Local Ordnance Survey maps and tourist information literature is provided in the cottage for your use.

Whatever you decide to do Throstle Nest Cottage is the perfect base for your holiday.