Grab a slice of the good life

Peace here at The Lake House in Whitby is dented only by scrabbling badgers or the dipping beak of a heron. Inside, the woodburners are crackling, the Aga’s ready for fresh local fare, our chef’s on call and the coast is just a seasplash away. Put your feet up on the balcony over the lake, pop a cork and grab a slice of the good life.

Lose yourself in reflection

At The Lake House on the Raithwaite Estate near Whitby, the sense of privacy and utter calm is dented only by the nocturnal scrabbling of a badger, the dipping beak of a heron or the splash of a waterfall. In this Yorkshire oasis, you can take a glass of something chilled out to Raithwaite Lake and lose yourself in beauty, reflection and seclusion.

Not that you’ll be skimping on luxuries. First impressions will be coloured by a grand, sweeping staircase, perfect for strolling arm in arm down to dinner, and a crackling woodburner. But the farmhouse kitchen with Aga will have to wait because those French doors need to be flung open and corks need to be popped on the patio.

At dinner, it’s your call. Get busy on a banquet yourself or rent our chef and butler, indulge in imaginative cuisine, then waive the washing-up in favour of lounging and lolling, glass in hand. At Hunters Bar or Poachers Bar in the Raithwaite grounds, happiness is a hearty menu, flickering fires, cocktails and the crackle of happy chatter.

In the evening, walk the woodlands, sit and sip with someone special on the balcony overlooking the lake, make yourself at home within deep layers of luxury that have welcomed stars of music, TV celebrities or just dozens of happy families like yours.

Gardens and Grounds

The Lake House is set in over 100 acres of secluded gardens and grounds.

If you want to stay close to the house, enjoy an eveing of al fresco dining on the garden terrace.

The 100 acres include mature woodland walks, rare plants and an abundance of wildlife from deer to badgers, swans and heron. Make a check list and see what animals you can spot during your stay at The Lake House. Don’ forget to pay a visit to the resident alpachas.

For waterbabies enjoy the trickling streams and flushing waterfalls running through the grounds.

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Living Spaces

As soon as you enter the Lakehouse you are greeted by a stunning grand staircase and an original wood burning stove, ensuring the house is always nice and cosy. The lavish interiors make The Lake House an ideal retreat for everyone.

Spend evening relaxing on the private balcony, pour a glass of wine and soak up the stunning views across the Lake.

The vaulted ceilings of the lounge will raise your spirits and make a magnificent backdrop for a fantastic celebration with family and friends.

Cooking and Dining

There is a farmhouse style kitchen with breakfast area, Aga, granite worktops, built in American style fridge and copious amounts of storage.

The French doors lead out onto the garden and patio area and the lake beyond.

While everything is provided so that you can produce your own culinary delights, The Lake House offers a bespoke ‘Rent a Chef’ service to enable you to sample our Executive Chef’s imaginative culinary creations, cooked to perfection right in front of you in the comfort of the Lake House kitchen.

The luxurious dining room is spacious and is a lovely location for a delicious evening meal with your family and friends.


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The Lake House has six luxurious bedrooms, three of them ensuite, for you to choose from.

All six bedrooms have stunning views over the private estate and Yorkshire countryside. Giving you a  truly brilliant sight to wake up to each morning.

The six bedrooms are all doubles, four of which have zip and link beds, for maximum flexibility for your family and friends.

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What people say

What people say

"We stayed at The Lake House in January for a family celebration there were twelve of us in the party. We all have only positive feedback about our stay and would reccomend The Lake House to others wanting to stay in a large property in this area." - Susan
"What a wonderful place for a gathering of family and friends. The house is stunning in a peaceful rural location not far from the sea/beach. Spotlessly clean, well equipped to a very high spec." - Jayne
"I recently stayed at the property with friends and family to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. There were 10 adults and 1 child in the house and, due to the size of the property, it never felt crowded. " - Ben

Rock pools, puffins and pampering

Fish the lake for trout, fill 18 holes, walk the country or coast. Chill in the on-site spa with steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, or treat your pooch to pampering in the dog spa. Try real fish and chips in the harbour, dip your net in the rock pools at Robin Hood’s Bay, see the puffins at Bempton Cliffs.

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