Captain's Rest

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Charming fishermen's cottage with lovely views of the abbey

You can book this property from:

  • £371 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Parking permit provided

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Captain's Rest 

Description: Cottage 



The nearest bus stop is: Whitby Bus Station, 0.25 miles 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Train Station, 0.25 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Snack, adjacent 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: adjacent 

The nearest petrol is: Harrisons Garage, 0.25 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 


Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: On-street, disc 40 minutes 

For what sized cars? All 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: Numerous 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: Adjacent 

Is parking level? No 

Distance to nearest parking area: adjacent 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: 4ft 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: Two 


Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? One 

The doors widths are: 3ft 

Keyhole height: 3ft 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None 


Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: non-movable 



The flooring is: Vinyl 

The door widths are:  

The worktop height is: 3ft 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: 3ft 

The freezer height is: 3ft 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Freezer in corner cupboard 


Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 9 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Bed sizes are: 2'6”, 4'6”  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 


Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: No 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No 

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

The flooring is: Vinyl 


Outdoor facilities 

External areas are firm level and rough 

Permanent seated is provided 

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 no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

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



Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Variable, best reception is in the attic 

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 height: High 

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

Any other information: The internal staircase may not be suitable for disabled people 






Captain's Rest is a charming fisherman's cottage, situated in a quiet yard off Flowergate in the centre of Whitby. It is spacious and comfortable and well presented. It offers some original features and some lovely views of the Abbey. It is close to the beach, the harbour, shops, restaurants and tearooms. It is very easy to have a stroll out on an evening and enjoy the atmosphere of Whitby with all of the harbour lights and lit up boats. The cottage provides a parking permit for the West Cliff Car Park and is ideal for a family holiday.

Into the lounge.
Lounge/Kitchen: TV with Freeview and DVD player, electric fire, fridge, freezer, electric cooker with oven and grill, microwave, folding dining table and chairs.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, wardrobe, dressing table with drawers, some lovely views of the Abbey.
Bathroom: Bath, electric shower over the bath, toilet, washbasin.

Bedroom 2:
Twin beds, chest of drawers, dressing table/chest of drawers, wardrobe, a great rooftop view of the Abbey.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Parking permit for West Cliff car park for one car.
Garden/Patio: Outside seating in the yard.
Heating:  Electric heaters, electric fires.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are not provided. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. Wi-Fi is available.


Area Information

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.