Dolphin Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • A charming cottage in the heart of Whitby's old town, close to the beach and attractions.

You can book this property from:

  • £404 per week
  • £58 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • 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.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement


Property Name: Dolphin Cottage

Description: House


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Well Court, Church Street, 0.1 mile

Nearest train station: Station Square, 0.3 mile

Nearest petrol station: Esso, Upgang Lane, 0.4 mile

Mobility equipment hire is:  Church House Centre, Flowergate, Whitby, 0.2 mile

Nearest food shop: Langbourne Road, Co-Op, 0.3 mile

Nearest pub/restaurant: Sandgate, 200 yards


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Public car park

Number of spaces available: 92, 3 disabled spaces

For what sized car: All cars and light vehicles

Parking surface is: Tarmac

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 0.1 mile

Distance to nearest public parking area: 0.1 mile

The car park is pay and display

The width of the path to the property is 98cm

The number of steps to the entrance is 3


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 73cm

Number of steps to the main entrance is 1

The height of the key safe is 60cm

The height of the key hole is 117cm

How many other entrances to the property are there? None

The other entrance door widths are: N/A

Number of steps to the other entrances: N/A


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Wood

Width of doorways: 73cm

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of doorways: 73cm

Worktop height: 92cm

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: Under counter

Freezer height: N/A

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 3

Number of steps between floors: 14 and 13

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 73cm

Bed sizes: 3-4ft, 4’6”

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled and laminate

Width of the doorways: 67cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

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 firm, level, sloped and stepped

Is permanent seating provided? No

Is there outside lighting? No

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No garden

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? N/A

Are there any other hazards? No




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?

Mobile phone reception information: Variable

Closest public telephone is: Church Street

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

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Mixed

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:


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



Located off the quaint cobbled street of Sandgate in the heart of Whitby’s old town, this cosy cottage provides the perfect hideaway in the town centre. Just a stone’s throw away from the restaurants, boutiques, cafés and pubs you will have everything you need on your doorstep. The bustling harbour and Tate Hill beach are close by, as well as the famous 199 steps which lead up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. After a busy day taking in the sights of this historic seaside town, you can retreat to this quiet cottage which has been furnished to a high standard. Quality furniture and exposed beams and brick work all add to the character and charm of this beautiful property. Ideally suitable for small families or couples wanting a relaxing break by the seaside.

Entrance: Small hallway, coat hanging area.
Kitchen/Diner: Fridge with icebox, electric hob, electric oven & grill, microwave, washer dryer, dining table and chairs, small sofa, electric wood burning effect stove. Open stairs leading to first floor.
Bathroom: Bath, electric shower over bath, toilet and washbasin.

Lounge: Two leather sofas and a chair, solid wood furniture, bookshelf, TV with Freeview, iPod docking station, electric wood burning stove with brick fireplace.
Fairly steep staircase leading up to second floor landing.

Bedroom 1: Full-size bunk beds, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Double bed and built-in wardrobes. Double bed is only accessible from one side due to the nature of the room.
Cloakroom: Toilet and washbasin.
Pets: One dog welcome.
Parking: Scratch cards are provided for zoned, local on-street parking. This is on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Gas central heating. Electric wood burning effect stoves.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Travel cot and highchair available. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. WiFi access 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.