SHORE THINGS Beaches, staycations, cool coastal happenings… SEASIDE STAYS Yorkshire tops the tree when it comes to staycation destinations, by which we mean staying in the UK for a break rather than your back garden. A survey by holiday cottage folks Sykes showed the North York Moors and coast have seen a 145pc increase in bookings since last year – for obvious, pandemicrelated, reasons. But stats like this also reinforce the fact there are some genuinely lovely places in Yorkshire (which we all knew), and that rental properties with a wow factor will encourage people to swap flights for fish and chips and take a coastal break in the UK. The stylish five-bedroom Coach House in Whitby is one to lure any lover not only of the Abbey and those cliff top views – but also the Dracula stories. Its position is enviable – on the East Cliff near Whitby Abbey. To get to the property, you pass through the grounds of the Grade II listed Abbey House, which was originally a monastic building until it was granted to the Cholmley family in 1541. The Abbey was originally a 7th century monastery and it went on to inspire Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel, Dracula’ From £175 a night, staynorthyorkshire. hostandstay.co.uk 88 Yorkshire Life: October 2020
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