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Pottery Cottage needed sensitive renovation because of structural damage and years of neglect. A grade II listed building, the renovation was focused on preserving the original features of the cottage (Edwardian panelling; spiral staircase and Yorkshire lights) whilst incorporating the modern facilities and level of comfort to be expected in a well appointed holiday cottage. The renovation was completed in May 2008.
The cottage has two double bedrooms. All bed linen and towels are provided. Pottery Cottage enjoys a South facing aspect and garden furniture is provided in the communal garden area. Because of the shared nature of the garden area we are not able to allow pets. There is also a no smoking policy in the house.
The lounge and kitchen area has a solid oak floor, exposed stripped beams, Edwardian panelling and hand made tiles. There is a fully equipped kitchen area with oak units and built in appliances including a washing machine. It is equipped to cater for six people.
The lounge area has a coal effect fire, flat screen television and DVD with Sky Free View, a drop leaf oak table which can seat six, assorted games, ordinance survey maps and walking guides. (Go to Lounge & Kitchen)
The outside seating area provides a lovely area to enjoy a meal or drink. The garden won a silver medal in the 2007 Britain in Bloom award. There is a table and seating for six. However it is a communal area so we request that you respect your neighbours and keep noise levels low in the late evening. (Go to Garden & Patio)
A traditional enclosed, wooden spiral staircase takes you to the first floor bedroom and bathroom and onward to the second floor bedroom. In the first floor bedroom you'll enjoy some of unique features and character of the traditional Whitby fishing cottage. The room has stripped Edwardian panelling, open beams and a Yorkshire light window amongst its original features. There is a comfortable double bed, a closet for hanging clothes, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lights and clock radio. (Go to First Floor Bedroom)
The second floor bedroom has stripped beams, a Yorkshire light window and a velox window. The two twin beds can be converted to a Super King bed. Once again there are bedside tables and lights and a clock radio. Both bedrooms have fitted carpets. (Go to Second Floor Bedroom)
On the first floor is a well appointed bathroom decorated with handmade tiles from the Wash House Pottery. A combi-boiler provides ample hot water for powerful showers and baths. (Go to Bathroom & Toilet)
The polished spiral staircases are quite steep but have been made safe by a carpet runner, wrought iron banisters, hand grips and balustrades.