Leading Lights

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Character property in a great location in the heart of Whitby town, a great location for the many bars and restaurants.

You can book this property from:

  • £720 per week
  • £103 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Original floors might be uneven
  • 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.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name:  Leading Lights
Property Location: 157 Church Street Whitby
Description: Apartment

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 300 yrds
The nearest train station is: 300 yrds
The nearest petrol station is 1 mile
The nearest food shop is: 100 yrds
The nearest pub/restaurant: 50yrds

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: no parking, limited free parking on a first come first served basis 200 yrds, public car park 200 yrds
Number of spaces available: 0
For what sized car: n/a
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes loading and unloading before 11 am and after 6pm
Distance to property from parking: 200 yrds
Distance to nearest public parking area: 200yrds
Is it pay and display? yes
The width of the path to the property is: 2 metres
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 4 steps

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: 4 steps
The height of the key safe is: medium (below shoulder height)
The height of the keyhole is: standard
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? Yes under dining table
The door widths within these areas are? standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? movable
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: laminate
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: standard
What height is the worktop to the floor? standard
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: small standard
The freezer height is : worktop freezer
Is crockery stored high or low: high and low
Are wall plugs set high or low? Medium height
Are electric sockets high or low? Medium height
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  no 

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 4
The flooring is: wooden flooring and rugs
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: 2 king size beds and 2 single beds
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? movable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: tiles and wood
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
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: no outdoor area or facilities
Is permanent seating provided? n/a
Is there outside lighting? n/a
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) n/a
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? n/a
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? n/a
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? n/a

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: good
Closest public telephone is: don’t 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:



Leading Lights is a superb character property in the heart of Whitby town centre.  With a myriad of original features it is an ideal retreat for a family or group of friends.  Make your way up the original wooden staircase, worn by countless feet over the centuries. Enjoy a meal at the large refectory table in the magnificent lounge with the light bouncing off the wooden panelling.  Or wake up in the sumptuous master bedroom listening to the sounds of the historic seaside town.
This property is a perfect blend of the old and the new with beautiful living spaces full of character and a contemporary kitchen and three modern bathrooms.  After a long day breathing in the wonderful sea air, cosy up in the lounge imaging the history that this property holds.

Entrance through the main door on Spital Bridge, up two short flights of original wooden stairs to the apartment door.

Hall: With original wood floor
Lounge/Diner: Two small sofas, two armchairs, coffee table, side table with lamp, flat screen TV on stand, decorative fireplace (not in use), Large dining table, six chairs Original wood panelling throughout, built in shelves. Two windows looking out over Church Street.
Kitchen: Range of modern shaker style kitchen units, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice box, electric oven with ceramic hob and hood over, microwave, large storage cupboard.

Two short flights of original wooden stairs to the next floor.
Bedroom Two: Original wooden floor with rugs, painted panelled walls, double bed, two bedside cabinets with lamps, tall chest of drawers, Clothes storage, large freestanding mirror.
En-Suite: Tiled floor, corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, corner wash hand basin with mirror over, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom Three:  Original Wood floor with large rung, two single beds, two bedside cabinets with lamps, chest of drawers, two built in wardrobes, large free standing mirror, feature original fireplace (not in use)
En-Suite: Tiled floor, corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, wash hand basin with mirror over, WC, heated towel rail.

Two short flights of original wooden stairs to the next floor.
Master Bedroom: Original wooden floor with rigs, King-size bed, two bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, chair, clothes storage, large freestanding mirror, flat screen TV
Part original wooden floor, part tiled, Claw foot bath, WC, wash hand basin, large wall mounted mirror.

Pets: Sorry no pets allowed
Parking: Scratch cards provided for the W parking zone areas these areas on a first come first served basis 10 minute walk from the cottage. There are also council pay and display car parks closer to the cottage.
Heating: Gas central heating
Notes: Original wooden floors uneven in places. Towels are provided, Sorry no smoking at this property, mobile phone is variable. WiFi 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.