Shilling Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • A charming cottage for a romantic getaway in the heart of Whitby's Old Town.

You can book this property from:

  • £456 per week
  • £65 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


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

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.06 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • 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: Shilling Cottage
Description: Cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
Nearest bus stop: Town centre bus station 500m
Nearest train station: Whitby 500m
Nearest petrol station: Upgang Lane (town centre end) 1 mile
Nearest food shop: CO-OP supermarket 500m
Nearest pub/restaurant: Several within a 100m

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: On street (zone W scratch cards provided)
Number of spaces available: Many
For what sized car: Any size
Parking surface is: Tarmac
Is the parking level: Yes
Is there good space to unload once parked: Stop on church street to unload only.
Distance to property from parking: 10min walk away
Distance to nearest public parking area:
Is it pay and display? Yes (this is nearer to the property)
The width of the path to the property is: 90cm at narrowest point.
The number of steps to the entrance is: Blackburns Yard 23, Borough Place 25

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 74cm (Blackburns Yard)
Number of steps to the main entrance: Blackburns Yard 23, Borough Place 25
The height of the key safe is: 1m
The height of the key hole is:144cm
How many other entrances to the property are there: 1 (Borough Place)

Living and dining rooms
Type of flooring: wood/laminate
Width of doorways none
Is there good space between furniture? No
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Type of flooring: Laminate
Width of doorways: None
Working height: 94cm
Is oven set high or low? Freestanding
Fridge height: Fridge/freezer total height 84cm (Fridge below, freezer above)
Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Mainly low, glasses and mugs high.
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? 3
The number of steps between floors is: Ground to 1st floor 13, First floor to 2nd Floor 12
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 70cm (1st Floor) 66 & 68cm (2nd Floor)
Bed sizes are: One double, 3 singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed:

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: Wood
Width of the doorways: 70cm
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:
Is permanent seating provided? Yes
Is there outside lighting? Security light only
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? Step down to door

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
Closest public telephone is: 200m
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally low or high? Low
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:

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

Property is unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility, stairs are narrow and winding.



Shilling Cottage is tucked away in what is considered to be one of the prettiest yards off the famous cobbled Church Street in Whitby, and has a lovely courtyard overlooking Blackburn’s Yard.  This lovely cottage is full of charm and character and has been decorated with a coastal theme. If you are looking for that special location to enjoy time in the beautiful historic coastal town of Whitby this would be a great place to stay. The property is very cosy, on entering you go straight into the lounge dining kitchen area, a cosy and very charming space. This cottage although small has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. With it’s location in the heart of Whitby’s old town where you will find lots of bars and restaurants, is a must for an evening stroll out onto the harbour wall you will pass the famous Fortune’s Kippers on Henrietta Street on your way or the challenge of the 199 steps up to the Abbey to enjoy the lovely views over the town and beautiful sun sets. You are literally a stone’s throw away from Tate Hill beach a lovely spot for you and your dog to enjoy. 

This well-equipped cottage has three bedrooms, a bathroom and a lovely outside courtyard where you can imagine in time gone by being very busy with the hustle and bustle of family life. On a summer evening a great space to enjoy eating al fresco or just taking in the atmosphere with a glass of wine.

Entrance in to Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: From the pavement you enter straight into the lounge dining kitchen with a very cosy feel, a nice place to relax after exploring this historic coastline. The lounge has a comfortable three-seater sofa and two armchairs, Smart TV with Freesat and DVD player and you will also find a folding dining table. The kitchen area is very compact with everything to hand with a free-standing electric cooker with oven and grill and a washing machine.  The microwave, fridge and small freezer are located under the stairs. Three steps up to the back door leading out to the pretty enclosed patio with outside seating.

Kindly note this property has steep stairs leading to the first and second floor.

Bedroom 1
: Twin bedded room with wardrobe and drawers, two bedside tables a shelf and a mirror.
Bathroom: Bath with the choice of a rainfall head or a conventional shower over the bath, toilet and washbasin. Gas boiler.


Bedroom 2: A cast iron framed double bed very in keeping with the style of the property a high ceiling gives a feeling of space to this room with a wardrobe with drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps, shelf with mirror, original beams and stonework.
Bedroom 3: A single bed, bedside cabinet and lamp, hanging space.

Pets: One pet accepted at this property.
Parking: No parking available at this property. Scratch cards for the W zone parking in Whitby are provided.
Garden: A small rear courtyard with table and chairs a lovely space to relax in after a busy day exploring the local area.
Heating: Gas central heating and electric fire.
Short Breaks: Short breaks anytime.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable. Although this property has three bedrooms it is really only suitable for four guests due to the living accommodation. Travel cot, high chair are available.
Shop: 0.1 miles  Pub: 0.1 miles


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.