Sandsend has been placed 4th in the Times survey of the 40 best
UK weekend retreats.
What makes it special? This is
where the wealthy weekenders come from Harrogate, Teesside and Leeds to enjoy
miles of golden sand. Much of the land is still owned by the Mulgrave Estate and
the pretty Norman Mulgrave Castle is near by. It’s also becoming a bit of a
foodie destination: there’s Estbek House for smart dinners and the five-star
Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat, where the TV chef Andrew Pearn hosts tasting
Who lives here? Affluent Yorkshire
second-home owners. It’s also something of a celebrity holiday hotspot: Uma
Thurman, Elle Macpherson, the Duchess of Kent and Ant & Dec have all been
seen here in recent years
Liegh and Darren spent a long weekend for Lieghs birthday, they took Bently the brother of my daughters Staffie, pictures to follow, unfortunatly the only pictures we recieved by text were in the mist, what a shame, as soon as they were back in the village the sun came out.
Unfortunatly we have been experiencing problems with the TV in Castleton, Liegh managed to fix it but we have now had to call somone out to have a look as its gone wrong again, however do not despair if you are going to the cottage, we are getting it fixed, however due to location of the cottage we cant promise to have it working all the time.
Recently there was an article, have a read Why come to Whitby?
Just back from our break away with Andy and Lesley, fantastic time had by all, Scampi in Whitby, plenty of roaring fires away from the cold wind,lovely food, and Christmas tree and decorations up and ready for Christmas and New year, cant wait.
We have taken the push bikes up and also a great pine box for storage, the sledge and lots of other bits and bobs, its looking very very cozy at the Nest now.
Date of stay:
06 September 2013
After having some health problems both my husband and myself felt in need of
a bit of chill time and The Nest was the perfect place. It is warm and
welcoming, well equipped and in a great location. We were able to do as much or
as little as we wanted with good pubs which both served lovely meals as well as
the tea room which served the biggest all day breakfast I've ever seen! We
really appreciated the personal touch when the owner phoned to ask if
everything was o.k. We hope to visit again and have already recommended this
delightful cottage to family and friends.
We stayed at The Nest for a 3 night break in July
this year. This is a very cosy cottage and ideal for 2 people although we did
take our 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for us all. The location is great
for walks from the door and seaside visits are a short drive away. Castleton is
a great village with everything you need on the doorstep - even a bank and post
office. The locals are very friendly and on hand to recommend places to visit.
Both pubs in the area are worth a visit for drinking and eating.
has everything you need whether you just want to hibernate for a week or get out
and about it is a great find and we will be back.
A week of rest and calmness at the Nest was just what was the order of the week after a hectic but fun time at Glastonbury, lots of good hearty food and beer walks and lots of sleep, however on the friday Tom decided he wanted to go sea fishing, so a trip to Whitby was on the cards, a stroll down to the fishing boats and we met Barry ! Barry is definatly the way forward if you want to sea fish, he provides the rods and takes you out four miles where you can have a fishing lesson if like me you arnt too up on these things or you can just get on with it if you know what you are doing.!we stayed out for three hours at a cost of £20 per head, a bargain ! there were only four other chaps on the trip and it was hilarious fun, I will definatly have another bash, unfortunatly I didnt catch a thing, but Tom caught a huge cod which Barry filleted and we ate for suppe
We look forward to Harry and Andrea as our first guests,( Andrea is my house sitter when I go away, ) Im sure they are going to enjoy the holiday and hope for any comments that we will use to make the cottage even better than it is already, unfortunatly Liffy the labradoodle will not be coming to stay this time so we wont have any comments from her, Enjoy Andrea and Harry.
Pictured is Daisy doodle under the whale bones at Whitby.