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Explore the North East coast at YORK PLACE GALLERY self catering cottage on Hartlepool’s Historic Headland.
York Place Gallery was built c 1850 . A former Pilot's cottage it has spectacular views over the bay and along the coastline beyond, almost as far as Whitby, York Place Gallery is the perfect place to relax. This beautiful fully equipped cottage with two single beds, one double bedroom and a double bed settee. Easily accommodating up to 5 people it has a family bathroom and an extra shower room with wc. York Place Gallery has lots of space to relax with two sitting rooms, one on the ground floor where you find the wood burning stove, and one on the 1st floor with those spectacular views. There is also a comfortable seating area in the garden room with bi folding doors to the garden terrace. Just in case you need it this is also where you will find the wall mounted tv. We also have the internet.
After those long days exploring one of Hartlepool Headland’s gorgeous beaches, come home to a glass of wine or a cup of hot cocoa and mull over your day in the glow of our cosy wood burning stove.
Hartlepool Headland is surrounded on 3 sides by water, which means we have a lot of beach to choose from just a stone’s throw away from the cottage.
A Victorian wrought gate and iron railings at the front of York Place Gallery afford a small but pleasant seating area. My favourite place is on one of the benches on the promenade immediately opposite York Place Gallery. I've spent many a time having an early morning cuppa or a glass of something stronger as I gaze out to sea at the end of the day. At the back of the house the bi-folding doors can be fully opened to enjoy the pretty garden terrace.
You enter the property through the original 18 Century door into a small lobby. Go through the second door to the down stairs sitting room. There are lots of sitting areas at York Place Gallery and this is the first. This is where I frequently held exhibitions of my work and other local artists. Hence the name York Place Gallery. You will still find artwork on display throughout York Place Gallery. There are many original features which contrast sympathetically with the modern. In this room shutter blinds cosy wood burning stove, faux leather seating and ceiling downlighting gives the room a light, crisp modern feel. When you open the blinds you can enjoy a full view past the promenade to a wide vista across the bay towards the Cleveland hills and beyond. No tv in this room. Perfect for reading a book or a romantic moment or two as you listen to the crackling of the fire. From here an open staircase leads upstairs and a door into the kitchen and garden room.
The modern kitchen is very light and airy with two velux skylight windows and full length bi-folding doors onto the garden terrace. Ceiling spot lights compliment this ambience. There is a large Habitat country farmhouse table with chairs and a bench. There is also a large M & S settee which doubles up as a bed settee should it be required. Opposite the settee is a wall mounted tv (separate dvd player).; a perfect place to enjoy your favourite shows or to while away the time with a cuppa watching the birds on the bird feeders. The pretty garden terrace is secluded.
First Floor Description
The first floor bathroom is also light and airy having a velux skylight window. It has a white roll top bath with tap and shower. and of course washbasin and wc.
Next to the bathroom is a double bedroom with lots of hanging space in the double sliding wardrobe. and a skylight window.
The 2nd living room is on this floor with spectacular views across the bay. You also get a great view of the pier from here. I've spent many an hour watching the waves and the changing cloudscapes. Fabulous sunrises and sunsets - I'm amazed at how spectacularly vibrant they can be! Throw back those shutter blinds and drink in the harvest moon.
This sitting room has a further double settee and two chairs, a matching stool (Multiyork) and coffee table.
In the L part of the room is a quirky original window. which overlooks the stairs, giving more light to the room. To compliment the downstairs tv here you will find a stereo cd and radio. Due to Covid 19 you must bring your own . Of course if you bring your laptop or I pad you will be able to access your usual tv channels through your Virgin Media, Sky Go, Prime tv etc in the usual way. Using the internet connection.
Second Floor and Above Description
At the top of the house is a twin bedroom again with lots of hanging space in the fitted wardrobes. Once again modern shutter blinds make the most of the views, which are absolutely spectacular. A word of caution. If you like a cuppa in bed of a morning it will be hard to tear yourself away from this view! Not quite en suite but a few steps away there is a shower room complete with shower, wash basin and wc.
Window Views Description
The views from the windows at the front of the house are indeed breathtaking. Stretching across the bay towards the Eston and Cleveland Hills, on a clear day you can see down the North East coast almost as far as Whitby. From moody grey skies and skitty clouds to vibrant blues, yellows and purples, the views are ever changing. Look to the side and you will see the Victorian pier. Sadly no longer are we able to walk along it though we often see men fishing off the end as their fathers and grandfathers have done before them. You can see two very different beaches from this vantage point; the Block Sands and the Dolomites (so called I believe because of the type of rock). The Fish Sands to the right is just out of view, (so called because the fishermen used to land their catch their whilst the fishwives gutted and filletted the fish on the beach). This beach is framed by the medieval wall and `Sandwell Gate'. Just out of sight the long promenade continues along the length of the promontory to the rock pools and long beaches that are a fine feature of Hartlepool's Historic Headland.
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NationalMuseum of the Royal Navy
A recreation of an 18th century seaport. The has trimcomalee Fighting ship is a great attraction.Visit Website
National Glass Centre
Glass exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. Less than an hour away and well worth a visit.Visit Website
National Cycle Network route 14
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Eating and Drinking
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The Fisheran's Arms, Hartlepool Headland
A traditional pub. Small but with great beer and music nightsVisit Website
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Marks & Spencer Simply Food
M & S Foodstore and collection pointVisit Website
Tesco Extra store
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Sporting Attractions and Activities
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre
Lots of exciting water activities for kids and adultsVisit Website
The Durham Coastal Path
Like walking? From your front door follow the promenade to the Durham Coastal Path as far as SeahamVisit Website
Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club
Fancy learning how to sail? Beginners and improvers tuition. available.Visit Website
Balloon Flights Teesside
Explore this amazing landscape from the air.Visit Website
Charter Boats Sea Fishing
Sea fishing, bird watching, wrecks and reef fishingVisit Website
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