Balcony Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Stunning views of Whitby from balcony

You can book this property from:

  • £301 per week
  • £43 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 bunk beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • Welcome pack provided
  • Sea/coastal views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Balcony Cottage 

Description: Cottage 

Pre-arrival 

The nearest bus stop is: Whitby Bus Station, 0.2 mile 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Railway Station, 0.2 mile 

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 0.3 mile 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Ship Inn, Magpie Caf?, 0.1 mile 

The nearest petrol is: Harrisons Garage 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 4 down, 13 up 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 1 

The doors widths are: 0.63m 

Keyhole height: 1.10m 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 1 (plus previous 12) 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: N/A 

Is there good space between the furniture: No 

Is it movable or fixed: Laminate 

Kitchen 

The flooring is: Laminate 

The door widths are: 0.63m 

The worktop height is: 0.89m 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: 0.82m 

The freezer height is: Low (in fridge) 

Is crockery stored high or low? High, 1.4m 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: hoover and stair gate kept under stairs 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 9 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Bed sizes are: bunks, 4'6? 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?:  

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?:  

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: Yes 

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: Tiled 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Firm, level, gravel and rough 

There is outside lighting:  

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  

General 

Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes for emergencies 

Mobile reception details: 3/5 bars and 3G 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information: The cottage is accessed via an alleyway on Cliff Street between numbers 39 and 40 and is not suitable for those with restricted mobility. There are stone steps (13) up to the entrance leading into the kitchen/living room, but downstairs bathroom/shower/bedrooms are accessed via 9 steep stairs with a handrail on one side (0.55m wide, but 0.52m with handrail). 

The main double bedroom bed is 0.48m from the floor to the mattress top. Gap at end of bed is 0.7m and 0.5m at either side. 

Bunk beds (door 0.6m) 0.87m wide (mattresses 0.9m square with 3cm  lip. 

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 

 

Description

Cosy town centre cottage with priceless picturesque views overlooking the historic harbour, abbey and St Mary's Church. This two bedroomed property provides the perfect platform to watch the sun set from your own private balcony equipped with garden furniture. A patio and garden area is located to the back of the property. Sleeps two people and is perfect for a romantic seaside getaway. Close to local amenities.

HIGHER GROUND FLOOR
Entrance: Up 12 steps from the yard off Cliff Street into the kitchen.
Lounge/Kitchen: Coat hooks and shoe rack, Fridge with an icebox, gas hob, electric oven and grill, washer/dryer, microwave, small breakfast bar with with stools, folding table and chairs. Corner leather sofa, TV with Freeview and DVD, iPod docking station, modern wall mounted electric fire, small library of books and DVDs, large patio window/ doors leading to the balcony. Stunning views of St Mary's, Whitby Abbey and the sea.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR
9 steep steps down
Bedroom 1: Double bed, fitted wardrobe with shelving, TV with Freeview, door to the garden and views over the garden to St Mary's and Whitby Abbey.
Bedroom 2: Full size bunk beds. (cabin style room more suited to children)
Bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin.
Understairs storage cupboard.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Scratch cards provided for on-street parking for parking in W marked parking.
Garden/Patio: Balcony with table and chairs and views. Garden with patio and outside seating. Please note there is a pathway through the garden for access to the next door property.
Heating: Gas central heating, modern electric fire.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels and bed-linen are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is good.

Reviews

Thanks for a lovely 2nd stay. As usual the cottage had everything we needed as well as some lovely little extra's. We couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to see in the new year. Can't wait to come back again soon

Helen and Rick - Spalding,

Comfy, cosy, faultless. We love Balcony Cottage!

Julie and Chrarlotte, Leeds,

Had a lovely weekend for my 50th birthday. Will be back very soon. Thank you.

Garvey, Sheffield,

Wonderful place to stay in Whitby.

Mr Carsten Wolpert,

Simply love this place. Can't think of a better one to stay in Whitby. Had a wonderful time.

Cariton, Hanova, Germany,

Had a lovely stay here for our honeymoon. The cottage is 'quirky' being topsy turvy but we love it. Amazing views from the living room and balcony! Thank you for giving us such a great stay!

Kevin and Charlotte, Cleethorpes,

Had a lovely week at Balcony Cottage. Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits were a welcoming touch. Everything about the cottage was wonderful. We had great weather ant eh views were amazing. Everything you could want here, quiet location but within easy reach of all shops, restaurants beach etc. We will definitely be back.

Tony and Paula, Lincoln,

We loved Balcony Cottage and can't wait to come back. Thanks for all the little extras that make it homely. Amazing views and perfectly situated.

Chris, Kaz and Summer,

lovely cottage, great weather. Over two days the children caught at least 300 crabs!

Paul and Jenny, Halifax,

Thank you for the tea, coffee and biscuits. This cottage is perfect and you have provided all the essentials. The weather has been good and so we have taken advantage of the balcony a lot and the garden patio area when the sun retreated there. I have booked again for September.

Graham, Lincoln,

Our first visit to Balcony Cottage and as soon as we get home we are booking again. Breakfast and lunch on the balcony with such wonderful views and friendly neighbours. Popped into Ingrid Flute's today and booked again for August next year!

Peter and Maria from Manchester,

Another lovely stay in Balcony Cottage to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Wonderful! We shall return again.

Elizabeth and Stephen from Hebden Bridge,

Our first visit to Balcony Cottage and as soon as we get home we are booking again. Breakfast and lunch on the balcony with such wonderful views and friendly neighbours. Let us know if you ever want to sell.

Peter and Maria from Manchester,

Location good. The balcony view. Close to harbour and all shops.

Mrs Patricia Western,

First visit, first impressions, the view which was fantastic. Very spacious, had all the amenities you could wish for. Close to harbour and Whitby - will definitely come again. The storage was good for two bikes.

Smith and Western, Sheffield,

We cannot recommend Ingrid Flute highly enough. Their customer service is excellent and we can trust that their properties are all of a high standard and extremely well equipped. We look forward to coming back to Balcony Cottage in the near future.

Helen Mitchell,

Our first visit to Balcony Cottage but definitely not our last. Excellent facilities and location. Fabulous balcony for lunches in the April sunshine. We really do not want to go home. Thank you so much.

Helen and Rick, Spalding, Lincolnshire,

Had a great time. Fab views obscured by mist and fog at times - will it added to the atmosphere. We will be back.

Tom and Gloria, Leeds,

Thank you for a great week in the lovely cottage, the views are amazing!

Matt, Ernie, Ava and Nancy,

Third stay here. Enjoyed our stay with the 'Beast from the East' Lovely views. Great cottage, clean and thank you for welcome tea, coffee etc.

Mick and Sharon, Sheffield,

This place was the icing on the cake for a perfect birthday weekend. Such a cosy place with everything we needed. Can't wait to return to sit on the balcony and watch the ever-changing view.

Alison and David from Liverpool,

Had a lovely break with an amazing view. Warm, comfy - just what we both needed!

Katharine and Victoria, Leeds,

This is our fourth stay at Balcony Cottage over the last few years. We love it here! Very relaxing and peaceful. the view is great! The little extra touches are great.

Erica and Steve, Lincoln,

It was so lovely and cosy - and immaculate. The welcome bottle of wine was such a lovely touch and the festive decorations were perfect.

Miss Ruth Allen,

Happy new Year! We loved our stay and the cottage was cosy. The view was wonderful and it was so nice to feel so immediately at home. Thank you for the gift and very much hope to be back.

Ruth and Charles,

Loved our short stay here, really made us not want to go home!

Ben and Beckie,

We love it here - what a fantastic view! the cottage is lovely and we felt at home, will definitely be coming back.

Chris and Charlotte,

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Area Information

Whitby
Whitby is a popular choice for visitors all year round. It is well known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood. The river Esk flows through the town to the sea and cottages are perched on the hills on each side, with cobbled streets and historic yards providing a maze of places to explore. The town has a fantastic mix of modern shops and services, traditional stores and boutique shops. Whitby jet continues to be made into beautiful jewellery and sold in a number of shops.  There are plenty of excellent restaurants which serve local fish and seafood, as well as a wonderful choice of cafes and tearooms.

The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand dominantly on the clifftop and can be reached by climbing the 199 steps from the old town. The Abbey is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in some truly stunning views over the town, harbour and coastline. Whitby harbour is steeped in history and visitors can see where British explorer Captain James Cook first worked as an apprentice before setting sail and discovering Australia. A statue of this great explorer stands proudly above the town, along with some huge whalebones, a sign of the town's maritime history. The harbour is a buzz of activity and you can enjoy early mornings watching the fishing boats come ashore before getting first choice of their catch of the day.

There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. These include Whitby Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta, and there are two popular Goth festivals each year. For more information on Whitby and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.