Crooked Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Gorgeous quirky cottage with beamed ceiling sleeping four in the heart of historic Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

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.

  • Please note this property has a zip and link bed. On booking please indicate if you would like a king size bed or 2 singles.



  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Crooked Cottage
Property Location: 3 Staffordshire Place, Whitby, YO21 3BJ
Description: 2 Bedroom character maisonette

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 100 yards (St Hildas Terrace)
The nearest train station is: 150 yards – Whitby main train station
The nearest petrol station is 0.2 miles
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: 1.3 miles
The nearest food shop is: 0.2 miles – CO-OP supermarket
The nearest pub/restaurant: 10 yards – 30 yards (3 pubs)
Mobility equipment hire is: 90 yards

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: None – disc/permit
Number of spaces available: N/A
For what sized car: N/A
Parking surface is: N/A
Is the parking level: N/A
Is there good space to unload once parked? N/A
Distance to property from parking: ¼ mile
Distance to nearest public parking area: Approx 110 yards
Is it pay and display? Yes St Hildas Terrace
The width of the path to the property is: 90cm at narrowest point
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 8

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 82 cm
Number of steps to the main entrance: 16
The height of the key safe is: 145 cm
The height of the keyhole is: 83 cm
How many other entrances to the property are there? 0
Is the entrance well lit? yes – sensor lights if dark

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: kardean
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? 83cm
Is there good space between furniture? reasonable
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: kardean
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 83cm
What height is the worktop to the floor? Approx. 90-95cm
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: undercounter fridge
The freezer height is : N/A
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? some high some low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 12
The flooring is: carpets
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 70cm, 74cm, 76cm
Bed sizes are: 1 superking, 1 zip and link or 2 singles, 1 double
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: tiled
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 74cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: outside decked area
Is permanent seating provided? No – folding table and chairs seasonal
Is there outside lighting? Yes sensor light
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: good
Closest public telephone is: 200 yards back St Hildas Terrace/Firestation
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:
3 low beams on 2nd floor ( 1 on landing, 1 in bedroom and 1 in bathroom) approx 5’9” stairs uneven plus a dog leg.



Crooked Cottage is a delightful hidden retreat in the heart of the historic fishing town of Whitby. The cosy living area boasts two comfy sofas the perfect place to relax after a day spent enjoying strolling around Whitby and maybe even braving the 199 steps to reach the Abbey. The modern well-equipped kitchen has an extended breakfast bar with high backed chairs for everyone to share a meal together. On this floor is also a twin bedroom with original cast iron fireplace, added to the charm of this characterful cottage. From the kitchen open the original door and take the winding staircase up to the first floor where you will find the thoroughly modern bathroom, fully tiled with a large walk in shower. Here is the master bedroom, with fantastic original beams overhead, beautifully furnished, the ideal place to finish a busy day sightseeing. Outside there is a decked area so you can spend time enjoying the fresh sea air and admiring the collection of jugs hung on the old brick wall.  There is a large shed where chairs for sitting out are stored. Whitby is a very popular seaside town retaining old world character and has lots of events throughout the year. Whatever your interests there is something for everyone in the locality, historic castles, even older abbeys, museums, farms, walking, cycling, superb local markets with the very best Yorkshire produce and of course restaurants and tea rooms too numerous to mention.


Through the yard at the end of Staffordshire Place, bear right and go up a few steps and through the gate into the rear courtyard garden .There are steps to the front door with a handrail.

Large inner porch with coat hook and shoe shelves
Kitchen Living Area: Modern kitchen units, fridge with freezer shelf, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, worktop extended into a  breakfast bar for four with bar chairs, Two 2 seater sofas, two coffee tables, lamp plus standard lamp, stove effect electric fire set in brick fireplace, storage shelves with supply of games, beamed ceiling
Ground floor bedroom: Zip and link bed set as twin, original cast iron fireplace, two bedside cabinets with lamps, triple wardrobe, dressing table and chair with mirror, beamed ceiling’

From kitchen area door to steep stairs to the first floor
Spacious landing with bookshelf
Bathroom: Tiled floor and walls, wash hand basin, WC, large walk in shower, large mirror, heated towel rail
Bedroom: Double bed, bedside cabinet with lamp, Double wardrobe, Chest of drawers with mirror, chair, original beamed ceiling. Views of Whitby Abbey 

Pets: 1 pet accepted 
Parking: Scratchcards are provided for on street zoned parking. 
Garden: A beautiful decked courtyard with shed come summerhouse.
Heating: The cottage is heated throughout with gas central heating.
Short Breaks: Accepted.
Notes:  Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable.
Shop: 0.1 miles  Pub: 0.1 miles


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.