Seashell Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Lovely cottage in the centre of Whitby but nestled away in a quiet location

You can book this property from:

  • £371 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Parking permit provided

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  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: Seashell Cottage
Property Location: 3 McLacklin’s Yard, Whitby, YO21 3DF
Description: Stone + Render Fisherman’s cottage circa 1840

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Victoria Square or St Hilda’s Terrace 8-10mins walk
The nearest train station is: Station Square 8-10 mins walk
The nearest petrol station is: Upgang Lane
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Stainsacre Lane Ind Estate
The nearest food shop is: Baxtergate or (Co-Op nearest supermarket is 10 mins walk)
The nearest pub/restaurant: Next door Emma’s diner/Little Angel pub 60 yards
Mobility equipment hire is:

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: public car park or on street
Number of spaces available: 29 in Cliff Street (nearest) on street W zone variable
For what sized car: all
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: no
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: 10 yds W zone Flowergate
Distance to nearest public parking area: 40 yards, Cliff Street
Is it pay and display? Yes
The width of the path to the property is: 2m approx
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 8 from Cliff St, 4 from Flowergate

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 84cms
Number of steps to the main entrance: 2
The height of the key safe is: 105cms approx
The height of the keyhole is: 100 cms approx
How many other entrances to the property are there? 0 (only one entrance)
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Vinyl in dining area/carpet in living room
Are there are any rugs? no
The door widths within these areas are? No doors
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
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: Vinyl
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 87cms
What height is the worktop to the floor? 90cms (standard units)
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: floor standing Fridge with freezer above
The freezer height is: freezer section approx. 85cms from floor
Is crockery stored high or low: high and low
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? high
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 3
The number of steps between floors is: 12/13
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 76cms
Bed sizes are: 4’6” std double, 2 x 3’ standard singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: vinyl
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 77cms
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? separate WC on 1st floor – no disabled equipment
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? yes the bath
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: paved and fenced courtyard
Is permanent seating provided? Table + 4 chairs in porch
Is there outside lighting? Well lit from permanent light opposite courtyard + decorative solar lights
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? steps

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: variable strength
Closest public telephone is: New Quay Road, 6 mins
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)?
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property: courtyard main area 2 steps down from cottage entrance.


This delightfully quaint seaside cottage sits in a quiet yard in the heart of the old town of Whitby, close to the harbour and the ancient swing bridge linking the two sides of the town. Turn out of the yard and you are only steps away from shops, cafes and restaurants and only a few minutes from the large and sandy West Beach. Seashell Cottage has a private and enclosed courtyard perfect for a relaxing drink and taking in the sea air. The cottage is decorated throughout in a subtle seaside theme with personal touches to make your stay comfortable and homely. The beds are all beautifully dressed in matching, soft, luxurious and sustainably sourced bed linen and from the master bedroom with its en-suite shower you have a view across the harbour to St Mary’s Church on the Abbey headland. With free on street parking using the permits provided in your welcome pack, this pet friendly cottage is the perfect base for a family or couples wanting a break by the seaside and located close to all the main amenities and attractions.

Entrance: Spacious porch ideal for coats, shoes, pushchairs and beach or walking equipment.
Kitchen/Diner: Electric cooker with oven, grill and hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, dining table and chairs. Archway leading to lounge
Lounge: Leather 2 seater and 3 seater sofas, coal effect gas fire with stone fireplace, TV with Freeview, DVD player and Chromecast enabling streaming from your digital device, occasional tables, standard lamp. Stairs off lounge to

Bedroom 1: Snug bedroom with twin beds, bedside table and lamp and built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom: Large bath with handheld shower, washbasin, heated towel rail, storage unit, warm cupboard with drying rails.
Toilet: Toilet and handbasin.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, step up to shower cubicle.

Pets: One well behaved dog welcome.
Parking: Scratch cards are provided free for zoned, local on-street parking.
Garden/Patio: Pretty and enclosed paved area outside front of the property.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round, booking restrictions apply for peak times.
Notes: No smoking at this property. Towels are provided. If bringing a travel cot it will be a tight fit in the double bedroom. Mobile phone signal is variable. Unlimited WiFi access is available free of charge.
Beach: 0.3 miles
Pub: 50 metres 
Shop: 25 metres


We have had a lovely few days in Whitby The cottage has been wonderful comfortable , clean and very homely.

Fenwicks H,

This is such a lovely cottage and we were so impressed about how well stocked it is. There was everything that you needed . Great location looking forward to returning next year.

Hathaway and P,


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.