Porthole Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Beautiful, character cottage situated off church street

You can book this property from:

  • £477 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

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: Porthole Cottage 

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Whitby, 100m 

The nearest train station is: Whitby, 100m 

The nearest food shop is: Co-Op, 100m 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: 50m 

The nearest petrol is: Sainsburys, 1 mile 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Public car park 

For what sized cars? All 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: Many 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: 100m 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 100m 

Is it pay and display? Yes 

The width of the path to the property is: 1m 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: three 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? One 

The doors widths are: 0.8m 

Keyhole height: 1.5m 

How many steps are there to the entrance: Three 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Is there good space between the furniture: Adequate 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

The worktop height is: 0.6m 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: High 

The freezer height is: Low 

Is crockery stored high or low? Low 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: Four 

The number of steps between floors is: 17 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Bed sizes are: 2'6” 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Fixed 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

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 

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: tiled 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are firm, level and sloped 

Permanent seated is not provided 

There is outside lighting 

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Adequate 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  



Porthole Cottage is a lovely period character cottage situated in a small yard at the entrance of the old cobbled part of Church Street, a short walk to the nearest car park. Church Street is close to the old town of Whitby with its yards and alleyways, individual shops and cafes and the 199 steps leading to the iconic Whitby Abbey.  Porthole Cottage is located in one of the many yards in this area giving you a haven of peace in a bustling seaside town. Porthole Cottage has a lovely open plan living area, great for socialising and entertaining or just cosying up and watching the TV after a day on the beach.  There are two pretty bedrooms for you to relax in at the end of a fun filled day in Yorkshire.  Whitby has so much to offer with its old cobbled lanes, fish and chip shops, a historic swing bridge and its links to Bram Stoker who wrote the Dracula books and Captain James Cook who discovered Australia, you are in good company here. The North York Moors are on your doorstep with stunning views and wildlife a plenty and for the more adventurous why not take one of the many walks or cycle ways that the Moors have to offer. You will be spoilt for choice. 

 Wood burning stove,TV with SKY Freeview (full SKY if you bring your own card), DVD player, radio/CD player. Larder fridge, gas hob with electric oven and extractor fan, microwave and dishwasher. Dining table and chairs. A set of steep stairs take you to the

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 2:
 Twin beds with ample storage space with child gate at the top of the stairs.

Pets: One dog welcome.
Garden: Sunny patio with garden furniture opposite the property.
Parking: Parking scratch cards provided for local on-street zone parking.
Heating: Gas central heating and wood burning stove in the lounge.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: A travel cot and strap-on high chair are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Please keep your dog on a lead outside as the yard is communal. Towels are provided.  No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is strong.


Had a lovely break at porthole cottage, courtesy call from owner was very nice,have stayed before Will stay again,

Mr Stephen W,


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 standdominantly 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.