Mount Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Charming 18th century cottage with panoramic views of Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £795 per week
  • £114 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Balcony
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sea or coastal views

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 bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


The cottage was built in the early 18th century and is located near the top of Cliff Street on the west side of Whitby.
Traffic passes the property immediately outside the front door and, therefore, care should be taken when exiting. Cliff Street allows one- way traffic only and does not allow parking. A drop-off point for luggage is possible at the top of the street (approximately 15 metres from the property). Car parking is available either in the streets close by (scratch card needed and supplied in the gift pack at the cottage) or in pay and display car parks. Shops, sea front, beach and public toilets are all within a few minutes walk. The views from the property are unbeatable.
The current owners purchased the property in 2004 and have provided substantial improvements to the facilities - new balcony for sitting out, en-suite bathroom on the ground floor, shower room on the 2nd floor, all new furniture throughout, new flooring and carpets and flat-screen televisions with a DVD located in the sitting room.
The business has received excellent comments from visitors and many repeat bookings.


o All visitors receive a brochure outlining all the facilities and a map of Whitby showing location and visitor information.
o Contact details (telephone, mobile, email) are also forwarded to the visitor.
o If booking is through Ingrid Flute (Flowergate) then the keys are obtained though them.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

o There is no car parking at the premises
o Cliff Street is one-way traffic with no pavement
o A drop off point is available at the top of the street (15 metres)
o Street parking is available within a few metres (see above re scratch cards) or public car parks are within a 10 minute walk

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area

o There are two access points. The front door (27"/69cm wide) off Cliff Street has one step down into the property (door opens inwards). The back door (25.5"/65cm wide) access is via a side corridor into an open yard. Access through the door (door opens inwards) has one step up leading to the kitchen.
o On the ground floor there is one step leading from the dining room to the kitchen

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

o The property has 3 floors.
o Ground Floor - tiled corridor (26"/66cm wide) leading to double bedroom (door width - 25.5"/65cm)(carpeted) with en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin  (tiled floor)
o - tiled corridor leading to Dining Room (wood floor)
o - door from Dining Room leading to Kitchen (wood floor)
- one step down into Kitchen (sign on wall)
o - all rooms have ceiling lighting plus various table lamps
o Steep staircase (26"/66cm wide)(carpeted) leading to -
o First Floor - landing leading to double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe
o - landing leading to Living Room that also has exterior double-glazed door leading to outside balcony
o - landing leading to bathroom with toilet, hand basin and bath
o - all floors are carpeted and ceiling lighting in every room with additional table lamps
o Steep staircase (carpeted) leading to -
o Second Floor - landing leading to twin-bedded room (carpeted)
o - landing leading to shower room with WC & hand basin (tiled floor)
o - all rooms have ceiling lights and the bedroom has table lamps

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

o See previous section for facilities

Public WCs

o The nearest public WC is located at the bottom of Khyber Pass and is within a 5 minutes walk

Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe

o There are a number of eating establishments and pubs within a few minutes walk. The supermarket is located near the Bus Station - 10 minutes walk.


o A washer/dryer is provided in the kitchen. A public launderette is located in Skinner Street, approx 5 minutes walk.

Additional Information

o A file is located in the Dining Room that gives details of emergency numbers, local trades people and doctors, taxis and bus stops
o The premises are entirely non-smoking and signs are displayed throughout
o Pets are not allowed but exceptions may be given for guide dogs
o There is a fridge in the kitchen where drugs can be stored


Enjoy stunning uninterrupted panoramic views of Whitby, Whitby Abbey and the Harbour from the unique balcony of a charming early 18th Century cottage, beautifuly renovated retaining some traditional features. Mount Cottage is centrally situated in the heart of Whitby close to all amenities including the beach, harbour, shops and restaurants. The Cottage boasts probably the best views of Whitby from most of the rooms.

Entrance: Hallway featuring traditional tiled floor.
Master Bedroom with en suite: Double bed, wardrobes, Modern, fully tiled en suite with large shower, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Dining Room: Settee, Dining table and chairs, TV, CD/radio/Bluetooth speaker. Featuring original ornamental Range. 
Kitchen: Built-in cooker/hob, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher & fridge/freezer. New kitchen fitted 2017. 
Leading to secure private yard.

Lounge: Flame effect electric fire, TV/DVD with selection of DVDs, books and games. Leather settees.
Lounge patio door leads to balcony with table and chairs and spectacular uninterrupted panoramic views of Whitby.
Bedroom 2: King-size bed, dressing table and walk-in wardrobe. Stunning views of the abbey & Whitby harbour.
Bathroom: Bath, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail. Fully refitted in 2018.

Bedroom 3: Twin beds,  wardrobe and dressing table. Fantastic views over Whitby.
Shower Room: Shower, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Scratch cards are provided for on-street parking.
Garden: Secure outside space and large balcony with table and chairs.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Travel cot available. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Smoking is not allowed at this property. 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.