The destination of James invasion for 2013 with wife , Mother & child is somewhere near York I have been instructed ? I have absolutely no knowledge of the area but hopefully you do?
Our criteria normally consists of
1st-Cottage rather than hotel
2nd-Like to be amongst places of interest rather than lots of travel
3rd-enjoy castles, museums , county parks, nice sea towns etc
4th-The boy normally gets a kids day
5th-they want to visit York itself
6th-We DONT like hectic, noisy chav party towns
Anywhere recommended or more important avoid ?
The mrs is on about Whitby?
Any input be great
It sounds like your looking for some where in North Yorkshire ?
1st, there's lots of holiday cottages so no problems there.
2nd, your in North Yorkshire, there's every thing from surfing lessons to steam trains BUT most of the area is quite rural so expect to travel.
3rd, No problem ticking all the box's but again you'll have to do a bit of travelling.
4th, lots of things for kids to do... what's he into ?
5th, All roads lead to York
If you stay around the Whitby area, it would take about an hour to get to York (the moors road is stunning) if you were in Helmsley then about 40ish mins.
6th, There's not many party type towns (excluding the big city's)
Whitby... Well I've spent a lot of time in and around there, so personally I think its a great place, but it can be very busy in peak season and sunny weekends.
I've always stayed at Sandsend, its a village just to the north of Whitby and is a lot quieter in the evenings.
What month are you thinking of ?
If you can be a bit more specific about area's your interested in, there will be some one here who'll be-able to help.