Esk Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Charming fisherman's cottage dating back to the 18th century

You can book this property from:

  • £354 per week
  • £51 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels not provided


  • Family friendly

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

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: Esk Cottage 

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Whitby Bus Station, 400m 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Town, 500m 

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 500m 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Little Angel, 30m 

The nearest petrol is: Spar/Spring Vale, 1 mile 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Street/disc zone 

For what sized cars? All 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: 4 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: 20m 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 300m 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: 0.85m 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 11 including a right angle turn 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 1 

The doors widths are: 0.7m 

Keyhole height: 1.3m 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.7m 

Is there good space between the furniture: Average 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Laminate  

The door widths are: 

The worktop height is: 0.9m 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: 0.9 max 

The freezer height is:  

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Ironing board and iron in the top landing cupboard 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 10 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 4'6” 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed:  

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are:  

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 


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Excellent 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: No 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No, standard smoke alarms with flashing light and warning sounds 

Any other information: Entry to property impossible for wheelchairs due to narrow doorway and tight space in entrance lobby. Steep winding stairs to bathroom on top floor 



Esk Cottage is a charming fisherman's cottage dating back to the mid 18th century. It is full of character and retains some original features such as a traditional range in the lounge. It is situated in the centre of Whitby only a short walk to all town's amenities, the beautiful Pannet Park with its fascinating museum, the Swing Bridge and the beach. The bus station and the railway station are also close by.

Into a small porch.
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: TV with DVD player, traditional feature range, fridge with an icebox, electric cooker with oven and grill, microwave, dining table and chairs. Staircase leading to upper floors.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, wardrobe, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Single bed, wardrobe.
Toilet off landing

Bedroom 3:
Twin beds. Built-in wardrobe on the landing.
Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath, toilet, washbasin.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: This property doesn't provide parking.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Accepted anytime.
Notes: Towels are not provided. Because of fairly steep internal steps this property is not suitable for people with mobility problems and toddlers. Mobile phone signal is strong.


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.