- £412 per week
- £59 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds
- Washing machine
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- Family friendly
- Travel cot
- Garden or courtyard
- Parking permit provided
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Beach 0.2 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Welcome pack
- Sea or coastal views
Important - please note
- Check in: 5:00pm
- 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.
Starlight Cottage is tucked away in a sheltered, quiet yard behind Cliff Street in a very popular area of West Cliff ideally situated for shops, restaurants and attractions; and only a five-minute walk to the tidal sandy beach. The Abbey is a short walk via the swing bridge and 199 steps. The split-level property is rebuilt on the site of an 18th-century fisherman's cottage and former laundry. The property is family friendly with a high chair and travel cot available. The raised level patio is behind gates, with a summerhouse and garden furniture. The master bedroom looks east over the harbour to the Abbey. From Cliff Street, a short passage and two short flights of stone steps with railings leads up to this sheltered hideaway. Those with walking difficulties may require assistance and small children should be supervised on the access steps to the property.
Front door leads into the fitted kitchen
Kitchen: Fridge freezer, gas hob with electric oven, microwave, washing machine, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and dishwasher.
A few steps up to:
Dining Room: Dining table and six chairs. This spacious room has a patio door, sofa bed (linen not provided) and two wicker chairs.
A few steps up to:
Lounge: 3-place leather sofa, leather chair, footstool, side tables, TV with Freeview and built-in DVD/CD player, separate DVD player with unlimited internet connection for Netflix etc., stereo radio with cassette and CD player, dimmable lighting, books and games.
A few steps up to
Bedroom 1: Triple bunk bed (double bed below and single bunk above) with individual lights and fitted wardrobe. Window to west.
Bathroom: Bath, fixed rain shower plus flexible shower head over the bath, toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail, illuminated mirror with shaver point.
A few steps up to
Bedroom 2: King size zip and link bed (which upon request can be 1 king or 2 singles), large fitted wardrobe, dressing table and hairdryer; double aspect windows with view east across the harbour to Whitby Abbey and into courtyard.
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Garden: From the dining room, a patio door gives access to a terrace, and via a few steps to a raised, gated, flood-lit patio with summer-house and garden furniture.
Parking: You can stop for a moment and unload opposite the entrance to Starlight Cottage. Scratch cards are provided for free zoned, local street parking. A disc is provided for free zoned short-term temporary parking. There is paid car park very close by in Cliff Street.
Heating: Gas central heating
Notes: Travel cot available, baby linen not provided. Child stair-gates are available. Towels are provided. Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is strong.
Pub: 0.5 mile Shop: 0.5 mile Beach: 0.5 mile
Had a brilliant few days. The cottage is close to the town centre. Very comfortable, home from home. Thank you
I very much enjoyed my stay here. What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful place. A wonderful stay thank you!
Fantastic start to this new decade - delightful cottage in perfect location.
What a wonderful weekend cottage, so quirky and comfortable. Great walks, mud, laughter and all else. Thank you so much
beautiful place really enjoyed the stay, everything perfect. very helpful
Had a fantastic time, cottage perfect.
Very well organised. Exceptionally clean cottage, very comfortable.
Wonderful reunion weekend, 50 years since we started training in college in London in 1969. Delicious fish & chips at the Fisherman's Wife. Good coffees in a lot of cosy cafes. Lots of drinking and eating. Captain Cook museum is interesting. Jane, Mary, Sandie & Serena.
Very clean and comfortable, and very quiet cottage in excellent location. Just what we wanted. We had a fab weekend. Great lunch at Mademoiselle's. Thanks
Like a home away from home.
A lovely, cosy cottage in an excellent location.
Another fab stay. Love it here. Felt at home
Excellent - Loving it, if you have kids, make sure you go crabbing (you can get loads early or late) and go to the amusements. P.S. hide and seek is very good in this cottage!
Excellent - 10/10!
We have found the cottage perfect for a family with two young kids. My toddler loves the bunk beds. We cooked most nights nights and found the kitchen well equipped. The whole place was very clean. We will return, thank you!
Been coming here to Starlight (formerly Olive Tree) several times a year for the past 5 years. Still fantastic as ever - excellent refurb too - much brighter, excellent beds and great bathroom. Will definitely be back soon. Thank you. Would also recommend the seafood ploughmans at the Duke of York.
An unusual cottage on 5 floors in an ideal location for the town and beach. The cottage was clean and tidy and had everything you could need for a self catering stay.
Cottage is a lot bigger than we thought. Everything was just what you want. Plenty of room for a family. We have been to Whitby for the past 5 to 6 years and we just enjoy it. Thank you.
Starlight cottage proved to be a hidden gem. A comfortable haven of peace and quiet in the middle of town.
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.