Seals Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Seals Cottage is a character property in Whitby's Old Town with large patio and seaviews.

You can book this property from:

  • £423 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Seals Cottage 

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Church Street, 400m 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Train Station, 0.5 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 0.5 miles 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: White Horse and Griffin, 100m 

The nearest petrol is: Esso, Upgang Lane, 1.8 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Public car parks or street 

For what sized cars? All sizes 

Good space to unload once parked? In Abbey car park 

Number of spaces available: Approximately 200 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: 200m 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 200m 

Is it pay and display? Yes 

The width of the path to the property is:  

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 32 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: 75cm and 76cm 

Keyhole height: 115cmNone 

How many steps are there to the entrance:  

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Wooden 

The door widths are: 75cm and 77cm (arch) 

Is there good space between the furniture: Moderate 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Laminate 

The door widths are: 77cm and 76cm exit door 

The worktop height is: 90cm 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: Floor level 

The freezer height is: Within fridge 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

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: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 14 and 14 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 75cm 

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft and 4'6” 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 70cm 

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 shower room?: No 

Does the 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: Laminate 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Firm and level 

Permanent seated is 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: Good 

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 high? Low 

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

Any other information:  

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



In a quiet yard off the old cobbles of Church Street, this charming cottage offers great holiday accommodation. The lovely south facing garden, with table and chairs, offers ample space for outdoor meals in the sea air, enjoying the open aspect and views over the red roofs and estuary. The cottage is tucked away in a tranquil spot, yet close to the historic Old Town's romantic atmosphere, tea rooms, beach, restaurants, quaint and interesting shops, and the famous Abbey.

There are six short flights of steps (32 steps) leading up to the cottage from White Horse Yard.

Leading to
Lounge:  2 Seater sofa's, Smart TV and DVD player, stove effect gas fire.
Kitchen: Small fridge fridger, electric cooker, washing machine, microwave, dining table and chairs.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.
Bathroom: Bath, shower over the bath, washbasin, toilet.


Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers and hanging space.

Pets: One dog welcome.
Garden: Patio, table and chairs, bench and some great views.
Parking: No parking provided.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short Breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: As the stairs are fairly steep, the property is not suitable for toddlers or those with mobility problems. Towels are now provided. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is strong.
Shop: 0.2 mile. Pub: 0.2 mile.


Our second stay in this lovely cottage,very much a home from home and enjoyed every minute. Could have stayed forever will be back ASAP Thank you x

Previous Customer,

A lovely seaside holiday festooned with coffee and crumpets and seagulls.

Past Customer,

Lovely property. Little garden was an added bonus. Property was very central close to all amenities.

Previous Customer,

Had a lovely week here. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and the garden was a lovely bonus. Thank you.

Stewart family,


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.