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The Old Coastguard Station stands right by the sea, at the bottom of this picturesque seventeenth-century fishing village. The Trust bought the building in 1998 and converted it for holidays in 2000, but prior to that it served as a marine life study centre. The ground and first floors house Trust interpretative displays and education rooms. The holiday home is completely separate on the second floor with stunning sea views.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Parking: cars only permitted to cottage for access, otherwise parking in council-run car park at top of hill for which council charges apply. Please note that there is a 365 metre steep slope between the cottage and the car park.
Television/Signal: There is no television reception, but a television and DVD player are provided for visitors wishing to bring DVDs.
In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.
The North York Moors National Park is famous for its vast areas of heather moorland, interspersed by hidden valleys and bounded to the east by stunning coastline. The main activity in the area is traditional hill farming. Although tourism is increasingly important, taking advantage of magnificent countryside, heritage coastline, busy market towns, attractive villages and historic churches, abbeys and castles.
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