Smuggler's Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Cosy cottage with a balcony to show off amazing views of the harbour 

You can book this property from:

  • £526 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly


  • Balcony

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • 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: Smugglers Cottage

Description: Cottage


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Bus station 340m

Nearest train station: Whitby, 340m

Nearest petrol station: Esso, Upgang lane, 1200m

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Nearest food shop: Co-op, 320m

Nearest pub/restaurant: Dolphin, Bridge Street, 40m


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Street, public car park, park and ride

Number of spaces available: Nearest at Church Street (92)

For what sized car: Cars/small vans

Parking surface is: Tarmac

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 155m

Distance to nearest public parking area: 155m

Is it pay and display? Yes

The width of the path to the property is: 76-113cm

The number of steps to the entrance is: 13


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 70cm

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 13

The height of the key safe is: 105cm

The height of the key hole is: 82cm

How many other entrances to the property are there? 0

The other entrance door widths are: 

Number of steps to the other entrances: 


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet 

Width of doorways: 70cm

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Laminate

Width of the doorway is: 73cm

The worktop height is: 91.5cm

Is the oven set high or low: Low

The fridge height is: Floor standing, under counter

The freezer height is: Floor standing, top 81.5cm

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: High (wall mounted over counter)

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? 2

Number of steps between floors: 13

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 63.5-66cm

Bed sizes - 23-4ft, 4ft 6”

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Vinyl

Width of the doorways: 63.5-66cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

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? Small step over into cubicle


Outdoor facilities


External areas are: balcony decking

Is permanent seating provided: No but 2 folding chairs and table

Is there outside lighting: Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: RailiNongs

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?: Enclosed balcony only

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? 

Mobile phone reception information: Generally good

Closest public telephone: New Quay Road

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? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? LNo


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  The steps leading to the property involve a 180 degree turn. The only outside area is a balcony accessed by French windows from the lounge. The balcony has decking and railings conforming to relevant regulations for height and width between bars


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


This cosy cottage is situated in a quiet old yard off Sandgate in the heart of historic Whitby. The cottage has a balcony from which you have the most spectacular free views of the harbour and the hustle and bustle across the famous Swing Bridge. With the balcony and river views, this is one of the most popular cottages in Whitby. The cottage is handily placed for a variety of quaint shops, cafes and restaurants.

Old stone steps lead up to the cottage.

Shower Room: Double shower, toilet and washbasin.
Lounge: Electric fire, TV with Sky Freeview, DVD and CD player.
Kitchen: Fridge with separate freezer, gas hob with electric oven and extractor fan, microwave and dishwasher.
Fairly steep cottage stairs lead to the first floor.

Master Bedroom: Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe This room also has harbour views.
En suite: Bath, power shower over the bath. toilet, washbasin, vanity unit.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Garden: French doors opening up to the balcony overlooking the harbour.
Parking: No parking provided. Parking in Council car parks nearby.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Disposable barbecues not permitted at the property or on the balcony or entrance gallery. Mobile phone signal is variable. WiFi is not available. No smoking at this property.


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.