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Whitby Lighthouse, Nr Whitby, Yorkshire (YO030)
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Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
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15 November 2019
Love, love, loved it here! First but not last visit. Views, cottage, hamper, walks all amazing. Thank you.

Many Thanks for providing a lovely, clean cottage & the wonderful hamper...wow what a choice. We had a wonderful stay. Also thanks for the call when we arrived...and for helping us with the sky remote. Kind Regards :) Ps we will be back.
The L Family, Derbyshire
8 November 2019
Our second visit to this fabulous cottage with first class views.
Lovely cottage and hamper well presented.
Thank you
M & N Lincolnshire
7 November 2019
A fantastic location, so peaceful. Visited Whitby to see the iluminated Abbey - which involved a lovely walk along the cliff tops. Visited Scarborough and enjoyed the ride in the park and the sealife centre with the penguins.
The Bell Family, Durham
29 October 2019
Celebrating a 50th with a return to lovely Whitby.
Great location, amazing views and really welcoming cottage.
Thanks to Evelyn for all the effort.
Loved the walk to Robin Hoods Bay and the added entertainment of the Whitby goth weekend.
MB Surrey
7 October 2019
We have had a lovely week at this beautiful cottage. Fabulous warm welcome and hamper pack. Garden was great for the dogs and loved the walks. We came for some much needed R & R and that is exactly what we got!!
D & G and 2 dogs - Scarborough
7 October 2019
We've had a lovely week at this beautiful cottage.
Fabulous warm welcome and hamper pack.
Garden was great for the dogs and loved the walks.
We came for some much needed R&R and thats exactly what we got.
D+G Scarborough
29 September 2019
Lovely cottage in spectacular situation - and oh so quiet. Enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return.
W Party - Bishop Stortford, Leeds and Malvern
20 September 2019
Lovely weather, great walk to Robin Hoods Bay. Dogs loved the garden and no social media in the house!
The M's - Manchester
13 September 2019
Fabulous cottage.
Great base for a walking holiday. Immaculately kepy by Evelyn and fabulous welcome hamper! Thank you.
The S Family - Lincolnshire
6 September 2019
Absolutely blown away by the welcome. Amazing attention to detail. Fabulous hamper and the fruit! wow! Lovely and peaceful with fabulous views. Immaculately kept cottage. Thank you Evelyn.
J.G - Essex
2 September 2019
Lovely cottage, great holiday location.
The P's Leicestershire
25 August 2019
This has been a wonderful holiday and it couldn't have happened if not for your gorgeous property. We were instantly made to feel welcome with the cosy furnishing and delightful hamper which you so graciously provided we are extremely grateful for your hospitality. The views are stunning, a sight you could never get bored of seeing, you have allowed a perfect holiday to take place, gifting us with lots of happy lasting memories. The lovely touches such as the fruit bowl and playful animal place mats really made this house feel like a home. We are also grateful for you going above and beyond by providing towels and gorgeous smelling white company hand soap. Thank you very much! We would definitely love to stay again and recommend to anyone who would love a peaceful and relaxing holiday with a homely feel.
The E Family, Halifax
3 August 2019
A lovely clean place and very cosy. Great fish and chips, thanks Evelyn
The H Family - Herefordshire
13 July 2019
Thank you for the lovely hamper and tortoise food! It was much appreciated. We have had a lovely time and Torti the Tortoise enjoyed exploring the garden.
The W Family
27 June 2019
Wonderful weather - beautiful house, what more could be better! Thanks Evelyn.
Mr & Mrs McD - Portsmouth
20 June 2019
A lovely few days walking, views amazing, clean and spacious , great welcome basket. Thank you.
S,A & J ........ Nottinghamshire
20 June 2019
Dear Evelyn, Thank you for the care you have taken in looking after Vanguard Cottage. You obviously take a lot of pride in your care. The hamper was lovely and a big surprise at how much you provided and the flowers. I also appreciated such things as the apron ( I always forget to bring one) and the scales, makes a big difference when making scones. I am sorry if we didn't get everything back in the right places. Thanks again. PS There was a stopper missing from the R top runner in the dishwasher. I forgot to tell your husband when he kindly came over.
Mr & Mrs H
15 June 2019
A lovely place to stay with lovely views fog and rain permitting! Beautifully kept and super hamper. Hope to come again.
M, S & B ........ South Yorkshire
29 May 2019
Had a great few days, great cottage and location.Thank you Evelyn for the hamper and great service. Kids and dogs loved the walks!
The W Family- Wetherby
24 May 2019
Had a lovely holiday here- such a shame to leave. Thought the cottage was beautifully decorated. The view was superb. What a warm, cosy cottage! Great views when walking to Whitby. Lovely hamper, Thanks
The C Family - Cheshire
13 May 2019
Glorious weather and a delightful cottage which Evelyn keeps in immaculate condition. Most enjoyable
C & S - Disley
10 May 2019
Despite the weather being very unkind we had a lovely short break to celebrate our friends 60th birthday. We watched the the rough sea from the comfort of this superb warm cottage. We will return, hoping to be able to sit outside in the sunshine.
L & S Leeds
10 May 2019
Lovely isolated oasis despite the stormy weather outside. Nice and cosy inside. Nice 60th Birthday present to spend it in this amazing place.
M .... Warrington
7 May 2019
Lovely Isolated oasis, despite the stormy weather outside, nice and cosy inside. Nice 60th birthday present to spend it in this amazing place
Mr M
24 April 2019
Had a fantastic family get together. Cliff walks to Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby. Champagne at sunset in the garden, crab sandwiches at Whitby and Sandsend. Lovely walks in Esk Dale. Thank you to Evelyn
The T's, UK
15 April 2019
We loved it here, peaceful and beautiful. Lovely hamper and very clean.
The W's, Nottinghamshire
8 April 2019
We came for 1 week but we wished we could have stayed longer. I loved it, the view was to die for and there was so many fun things to do. I recommend Robin Hood's Bay walk and fun to go crabbing by the bridge. We had the best time and will definitely stay again. This cottage was perfect for our stay. Our little dogs loved the garden and the seagulls. Will come again.
S - Hampshire
5 April 2019
Many thanks must go to my wonderful family for this wonderful surpise 80th birthday present. Having always wanted to stay at a lighthouse and wake up to a sea view, this ticked all the boxes. The cottage is so wonderful it is the icing on the cake.
The T's, Yorkshire
29 March 2019
Our first visit to this superb cottage with magnificent views. First class presentation and fully equipped for your stay. Thank you.
The S Family, Lincolnshire
24 March 2019
Absolutely brilliant!! Great weekend, views to die for and thank you so much for the birthday card.
The S's, Yorkshire
27 January 2019
Wonderful cosy weekend! Lovely clean cottage, great walks and fish and chips. 2 Teenagers with us - no WiFi - loved it!!!
The W's, Cheshire
30 June 2017
We've had a lovely weekend and the weather has been kind to us. Ryedale Folk Museum is worth a visit We would definately recommend this lovely cottage. Thank you.
E, B, L, S, B and P-S, Tyne and Wear
18 June 2017
Enjoyed a good week 'doing' Whitby and around. Nice walk between the NYMR stations Goathland and Grosmont with quaint pub/shop between. Freshest fish in Whitby at The Quayside, best lunch all week at Eat Me behind the theatre at Scarborough (and way the best service). The Magpie shut owing to fire. If you want to eat at the Hare and Hounds book a table.
The D family, Devon
10 June 2017
Such a fantastic week in these lovely comfortable cottages for Mum's birthday. Thanks so much for preparing the places so carefully and all the tips on where to go. There's so much to do round here but........ walk to Whitby along cliffs- tiring!! Quayside fish and chips best ever, NYMR to Pickering and back well worth it, lovely beach 5 mins away by caravan park, perfect for every BBQ and campfire. Ghost walk in Robin Hoods Bay was lots of fun... the list is endless. Thanks!
S, Z and J, Wolverhampton
19 February 2017
We loved the isolation, a lovely little cottage. A real home from home. Loved taking the dog for a nice walk down to Whitby. Fabulous fossil hunting. I loved it, very nice view and very cosy bed. Space for the dog to settle down.
E, G, S, Sand T, Yorkshire
10 December 2016
Great stay, lots of peace and quiet at this lovely cottage.
G & J, Hayling Island
8 November 2016
Fantastic few stormy days in this lovely warm cottage. The views have been spectacular. It was some weekend. The pier pub serves fish straight off the quayside.
S, Durham
9 October 2016
Absolutely loved the location and views. Weather was great and enjoyed a cliff walk and time in the garden. Facilities and cottage, spot on. Would love to come back. Could not have been more perfect.
F, North Yorkshire
3 October 2016
All too short a stay. Absolutely loved it. Spectacular views and bracing walks on the cliff tops. Very comfortable accommodation. We will be back.
J, Leeds
18 September 2016
Brief but lovely stay. Our second stay here but at least we could see the sea this time. Kasper loved the garden. Shower room much better now. Thank you.
C, Somerset
30 August 2016
Fab four days. Mixed weather but glorious at the end. Stunning views ... always wanted to stay in a lighthouse. Just what we needed.
M, R & C, Bedfordshire
13 August 2016
Wonderful week and perfect weather, we saw porpoises from the kitchen window. Enjoyed lots of coastal walks and visits to the the beach.
A, London
30 June 2016
We had a lovely week in the cottage and the view is spectacular. We would recommend visiting Robin Hood's Bay, Goathland and Ryedale Folk Museum
A, K, I R & J, Kent, Birmingham and Staffordshire
2 May 2016

Superb really! Ready earlier than expected to collect the key, exceptionally clean and a fantastic cottage. The house keeper was very helpful with directions, timings and any information that was required. Very nice location and cottage, and I won't be surprised if we booked it again in the future. I also need to mention the food hamper left for us on arrival - really above our expectations, with some excellent quality produce, fresh dairy products and a bottle of wine to enjoy in a stunning location and viewpoint. All of us loved our stay at Vanguard!

A P, Buckinghamshire

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