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.
A few 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.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- Sorry, no WiFi
- Sorry, no garden/courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Nearest shop: 0.1 mile away
- Nearest pub: 0.1 mile away
- 0.1 mile from the coast
The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, the view from the lounge is wonderful with lots to see, regular boats and fishing trawlers up and down the harbour. When the sun did shine the cottage was a sun trap in an afternoon.Mrs Janet Storey - 20th February 2017
Our second visit, looking forward to our next holiday in Whitby. Ingrid Flute: Very efficient and friendly staff.Mrs Veronica Ross - 3rd December 2016
Ideally situated in the centre of Whitby. The balcony off the living room overlooking the harbour gives the cottage special character and you can relax on the balcony both day and night-time. Having two bathroom/shower rooms is a bonus if you have 3 or 4 occupants. We have booked this cottage many times and it is likely we will again. Ingrid Flute: friendly and efficientMr Peter Turner - 5th September 2016
Smuggler's cottage was fantastic views amazing weather was lovely recommend it to anyone.Mr R Shutt - 22nd August 2016
Fantastic customer service very professional and friendly.Mrs D Tosh - 9th August 2016
Perfect location, very handy for restaurants & shops etc. Very relaxing with fantastic views of the estuary & the swing bridge, and so quiet.Mrs Veronica Ross - 6th December 2015
Everything was beautifully arranged internally and easy to access and the view from the rear balcony was absolutely stunning with excellent views of the swing bridge, the harbour, Captain Scoresby's statue, the whale bones and the RNLI lifeboatMrs Sue Gibbins - 28th October 2015
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.
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