Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Perfect Place for All the Family

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Perfect Place for All the Family

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A YOUNG family from the East Midlands who found their perfect seaside holiday home at Caedmon's Prospect in Whitby have some familiar neighbours after their parents were so impressed by the development that they purchased the apartment next door.

Joanne and Paul McCudden, from Leicestershire, have purchased a two-bedroom, third-floor apartment at the development on Chubb Hill, and are now renting it out to visitors wishing to enjoy a short break in the coastal town themselves.

But so impressed were Joanne's parents when they came to have a look around, that they purchased an apartment there too and also now spend most weekends in Whitby. Joanne, who is originally from Yorkshire, said: "When Paul and I started to look for a holiday home I recalled visiting Whitby as a youngster and loving the beaches, its quaintness and how it's a bit different and more special to other coastal towns.

"With a three-year-old son, Ben, to think of we thought this would be perfect so began to have a look round.

"We were originally looking at a little fisherman's cottage but the potential costs for renovating and maintaining the property in the future were quite high. With an old 1670s listed thatched cottage back home we decided that was enough work and therefore started to see what new-build options were available in the town and quickly came across Caedmon's Prospect.

"Our new apartment here is fantastic and has views out across the communal garden and the tops of the North York Moors. It's much bigger inside than you imagine and the finish is really high-end. Plus it's only a short five-minute walk to the centre of town, the beach and the train station. On our second visit we brought my parents along and they were so impressed that they've even purchased an apartment too and spend most weekends here." Paul said: "While we love spending time here as a family, we were also keen to offer the apartment as a holiday home to rent so other people can experience the joy of Whitby themselves. …

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