Palmers, Port Mulgrave Holiday Cottage - Guest Review

Port Mulgrave is a wonderful place to spend a few days. We arrived on a sunny Tuesday afternoon full of expectation about our stay and it was met in every way.

We stayed at Palmers – a beautiful property set in its own grounds with loads of parking and great views to sea. It was instant relaxation once all our baggage and food was safely installed. Our only problem was deciding which of the bedrooms to use!

On our first evening we opted to stay in, cook dinner and enjoy a bottle (or two) of wine and a board game. Against the back drop of the log burning fire it was like stepping back in time – wonderful.

Next morning after a really good night’s sleep but with a slightly sore head, after a hearty breakfast, a walk was in order to clear the cobwebs. Port Mulgrave is on the Cleveland Way and just one minute from our gate we were on our way. It was a beautiful, sunny but bitterly cold day with a brisk wind.

Just a word of warning, in the winter, the paths are very muddy and walking boots and weatherproof clothing are a must. We only walked a couple of miles or so along the cliff tops down to Staithes, a traditional fishing village but is was just enough to require a drink or two!

We can recommend The Royal George pub on the High Street. It was warm, welcoming and served a very nice gin and tonic and a second was in order to make sure. We didn’t eat there but the offerings seen coming out of the kitchen looked perfect for a pub lunch. They also arranged a taxi for our short ride back to Port Mulgrave. A great find!

Before our trip, we had received a number of excellent reports about Restaurant Number 20 in Port Mulgrave – just a couple of hundred yards from the house and so we booked dinner there for our last night. The reports were not wrong. With its small but perfectly formed menu and superb, attentive service we could not have chosen better. Seared King Scallop with red chilli and borlotti beans as a starter followed by Sterling White halibut fillet with spinach, cannellini beans and anchovy and rosemary sauce were just a couple of the items on the menu which does change very regularly depending upon available produce. We all can’t wait to go back again – don’t miss it if you go to Port Mulgrave or even take a trip out from Whitby – it is worth the drive.

We were all sad to leave and are looking forward to our return to Port Mulgrave. Palmers is a stunning property but we next time hope to try out Rosedale – its next door neighbour which looks great too. The combination of these two properties with neighbours Old Stable and Coachman’s Rest would make a great venue for a large family party sleeping over 25. We are thinking about it for a “big” birthday next year.

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