Explorers Retreat

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Quaint semi-detached cottage in the heart of Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £664 per week
  • £95 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • 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 bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Explorers Retreat
Property Location: Whitby
Description: Semi-detached cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Victoria square to train station ½ mile
The nearest train station is: Whitby train station ½ mile
The nearest petrol station is ESSO petrol station 6 Upgang lane ½ mile
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is:
The nearest food shop is:  COOP Victoria square ½ mile
The nearest pub/restaurant: Skinner street 50 metres
Mobility equipment hire is: Allcare mobility shop unit B3 Hildas business park

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available:  On land in front of Explorers Retreat
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car:
Parking surface is: Concrete
Is the parking level: Pavement level flat
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes
Distance to property from parking: next to property
Distance to nearest public parking area: car park off Skinner street 50 metres
Is it pay and display? yes
The width of the path to the property is: 3 metre
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 20

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 3ft
Number of steps to the main entrance: 1
The height of the key safe is: 5ft
The height of the keyhole is: Approx 34ins
How many other entrances to the property are there? 1
Is the entrance well lit?

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? 1 small rug
The door widths within these areas are? Standard 2ft 6ins
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low and high
Are electric sockets high or low? low and high

The flooring is: Linoleum wood look
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: Standard 2ft 6ins
What height is the worktop to the floor? 910mm
Is the oven set high or low? low built into under hob unit
The fridge height is: built in tall fridge freezer
The freezer height is : as above
Is crockery stored high or low: low cupboard unit
Are wall plugs set high or low? high above worktops
Are electric sockets high or low? high above worktops
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? All equipment in cupboards and draw units in kitchen

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 12
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? carpet
The door widths are: standard 2ft 6ins
Bed sizes are: 1 kingsize / 2 doubles / 2 small singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? All moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: bathroom laminate
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard 2ft 6ins
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: seating area by kitchen door
Is permanent seating provided? No there are sun chairs in cupboard in kitchen
Is there outside lighting? Security light at front door and back door
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 garden
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?
Mobile phone reception information: strong wifi and mobile reception
Closest public telephone is: do not know
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:





This wonderful semi-detached cottage is nestled in a quite square in the heart of the historic fishing village of Whitby. Walk into the spacious well-equipped kitchen diner, enjoy a meal in the dining area enhanced by a remarkable mural dedicated to the local legend, Captain Cook.  The dining area leads through to the fourth bedroom/games room and also a modern ground floor shower room. Through to the lounge, with comfy seating and double aspect windows. The stairs lead up to three good sized bedrooms and a beautiful modern bathroom with a rainfall head shower over the bath. The property is situated only minutes from all the attractions Whitby has to offer. Discover its high-quality shops and eateries, picturesque harbour, sandy beach, imposing abbey and other attractions including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Whale Watching boat tours. The North York Moors National Park are easily reachable from here, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts from its walking and cycling paths to its scenery and fascinating villages.


Dining kitchen: Modern shaker style kitchen units, built in electric oven, ceramic hob and hood, dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer, microwave, Krups Dolce Gusto coffee maker. Table for eight plus chairs, sideboard, large mural of Whitby and Captain Cook and Abbey.

Lounge: Two three-seater sofas, swivel relaxing chair with footstool, coffee table, smart TV on stand, two side tables with lamps, large feature clock.

Ground Floor Bedroom/Games Room: Queen size (4' wide) double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, mirrored wardrobe, Smart TV, PS4 system.

Shower Room: Separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with mirrored cabinet above, WC.

Stairs to first floor

Bedroom one: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinet with lamp X 2, wardrobe, dressing table with drawers, mirror on top, club chair, small table
Bedroom two:
Double bed, bedside cabinet with lamp, wardrobe with mirror doors, chest of drawers.
Bedroom three:
Twin beds, bedside cabinet with lamp, chest of drawers, cupboard with clothes hanging space.

Bathroom: Modern shower bath with thermostat shower over with rain water head, WC, wash hand basin, feature tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel radiator.

Outside: Courtyard area for sitting out.
Pets: Sorry no pets
Parking: Parking for two cars.
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: 0.2 miles  Pub: 0.2 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.