Navigators Rest

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Grade II listed cottage with great views over the harbour and close to Whitby town centre.

You can book this property from:

  • £505 per week
  • £72 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.25 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Harbour views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

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

Property Name: Navigators Rest
Description: COTTAGE

Pre-arrival and local facilities
Nearest bus stop: 0.2 miles
Nearest train station: 0.6 miles
Nearest petrol station: Sainsburys 1.1 miles
Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby                 
Nearest food shop: Co-op 0.5 miles
Nearest pub/restaurant:  0.1 miles

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: On street
Number of spaces available: Depends on availability
For what sized car: Any
Parking surface is: Tarmac
Is the parking level: Yes
Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes
Distance to property from parking: 10m
Distance to nearest public parking area : 0m
Is it pay and display? No
The width of the path to the property is: 1.3 m
The number of steps to the entrance is: From Ropery through garden 17 steps, from Church Street 59 steps

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 78 cm
Number of steps to the main entrance is: 10 steps to entrance but 49 from Church Street to Prospect place
The height of the key safe is: 1.5 m
The height of the key hole is: 1 m
How many other entrances to the property are there? 1
The other entrance door widths are: 78cm
Number of steps to the other entrances: 17 steps from Ropery

Living and dining rooms
Type of flooring: Wood floor
Width of doorways: 74cm
Is there good space between furniture? Yes
Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Type of flooring:  Lino
width of the doorway is: 74cm
The worktop height is: 0.85 m
Is the oven set high or low: Low
The fridge height is: Floor
The freezer height is: Floor
Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Both
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? 4
Number of steps between floors: two set of 13 stairs and loft bedroom which is 11
Type of flooring: Carpet
Width of the doorways: 74cm
Head clearance into loft room: 1.5 m
Bed sizes: 1 King and 2 singles
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: LVT
Width of the doorways: 69cm
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 firm, level and Concrete. Steps off property down to Church Street are very old and uneven.
Is permanent seating provided: Seats and table located under garden cover
Is there outside lighting: Yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: No
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: No
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?: Steps
Are there are 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? No
Mobile phone reception information: Good signal
Closest public telephone: 0.4 miles
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? No
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:  
Property generally has a lot of steps and reduced head height in loft entrance. Property is not particularly suitable for people with mobility issues and children under 5.
This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.



Welcome to Navigators rest, a beautiful cottage enjoying an elevated position overlooking the harbourside with stunning views. This spacious Grade II listed property has lovely seaside details throughout and has undergone a full renovation done to a very high standard.  This is the perfect retreat for families and also offers a lovely courtyard to relax in at the end of the day with a glass of something refreshing, while the sun goes down. Located within walking distance of all Whitby’s great attractions the 199 steps to the Abbey, Captain’s Cook’s museum, Tate hill beach, a short stroll to Whitby’s renowned fish and chip restaurants, tearooms, traditional pubs and the pier to watch the sun go down. This cottage offers a traditional feel with a modern finish and the attention to detail can really be felt and seen. It is the perfect choice and the cottage also accepts one dog which is ideal due to its location and garden for all the family to enjoy. The solid wood country style kitchen in a sea blue really sets off the kitchen-dining room. It’s the perfect place for a tasty meal after a fun day at the beach and offers a lovely social aspect in the room for nibbles and drinks in the evening while the little ones retire to bed. The lounge is the perfect place for your favourite book while enjoying a real seaside feel to the room which is beautifully light and airy. A stunning cottage with lovely thoughtful touches throughout which adds to the overall luxury of your stay.

Ground Floor:  External steps leading to the property
Kitchen/dining room: A beautiful solid wood kitchen in a stunning Sea blue comprising of a traditional Belfast style sink, dishwasher, wine cooler, Lofra gas cooker with a five-ring gas hob and oven with grill, fridge and freezer and an Oak dining table to seat four guests. Traditional touches with exposed stone and brick which blends traditional textures with modern touches.

Stairs to:
First Floor:
Lounge: A beautifully set out lounge with a large sash window makes this room light and airy with a seaside feel, a calmer room to relax in after a busy day down at the beach. Two comfy sofas to curl up on with a book or watch your favorite Netflix series (own account details required) on the large Smart TV. There is also a back door which leads out to the garden.

Stairs to:
Second Floor:
Master Bedroom: A spacious bedroom with views of the harbourside and Whitby town, king size bed, 2 bedside tables, 2 bedside lamps, dressing table with a mirror and hanging space built in wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: A modern bathroom comprising of a shower over bath, hand basin, mirror, toilet, towel radiator. A waterfall shower and a moveable shower unit head.
Stairs to (please note slightly tighter head height) second Bedroom: A further bedroom offering more stunning views of the harborside out of the Dorma window. A lovely laid out bedroom with two single beds, bedside table with lamp, chest of drawers, mirror, radiator, hanging space and shelves with books and games.
Garden: A beautiful garden with a patio area and mature shrubs a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sunshine and dining outside. 

Pets: 1 small to medium sized dog welcome.
Parking: Street Parking on the Ropery and on Church Street first come, first served basis.
Heating: Gas central heating.

Short Breaks: Accepted all year round, booking restrictions apply for peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is strong. Please note the property is not suitable for children under the age of 5
Shop: 0.25 miles Pub: 0.25 miles Beach: 0.25 miles.


The cottage was of a very high standard and well equipped. It was in a perfect situation being a few minutes walk into Whitby town. I would thoroughly recommend it

Mrs J P,

The property is well laid out. This property is not for people with a disability that stops them climbing stairs and steps. It was perfect for us. Beautiful decor, large rooms, attention to detail. We managed to park right outside but we never moved the car until we left, bonus. The town centre is 5 minute walk over the bridge. The beach 10 minute walk. We took Wilf the Labradoodle, he loved it... We would have liked to stay time.. thank you.

Mrs Lindy A,

What a beautifully decorated cute cottage ! We and our dog came for 4 nights in the middle of November and were delighted with the warmth and comfort of the cottage, given, as expected, the weather was not totally friendly. Even so, Whitby ws as charming as ever and we certainly hope to return to Navigator's Rest when the beach is a bit more inviting

Previous Customer,


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.