Starlight Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerBook and take a break at this fantastic Whitby property between 13th April - 29th May and receive a 15% discount

You can book this property from:

  • £422 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • 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: Starlight Cottage

Description: Cottage


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Bus station 0.3mile

Nearest train station: Whitby, 0.3mile

Nearest petrol station: Esso, Upgang lane, 0.5 mile

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Nearest food shop: Co-op, 0.4 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant: Magpie Restaurant, 0.3 mile


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Cliff Street pay and display car park

Number of spaces available: 30

For what sized car: Standard

Parking surface is: Tarmac

Is the parking level: On a slope

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 160 yards

Distance to nearest public parking area: Parking zone W

Is it pay and display? Scratchcards

The width of the path to the property is: 1m

The number of steps to the entrance is: 12


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is standard

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 12

The height of the key safe is: 1.5m

The height of the key hole is: 1m

How many other entrances to the property are there? Patio doors

The other entrance door widths are: 1.5m

Number of steps to the other entrances: 12


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet 

Width of doorways: Standard

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Laminate

Width of the doorway is: Standard

The worktop height is: Standard

Is the oven set high or low: Low

The fridge height is: Standard

The freezer height is: Standard

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: 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 split levels

Number of steps between floors: 5 (3 sets)

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: Standard

Bed sizes - 2ft 6”, 4ft 6”, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Fixed except 4ft 6” sofa bed


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Laminate

Width of the doorways: Standard

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 firm and level and stepped

Is permanent seating provided: Yes

Is there outside lighting: Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: No

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

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?: Railings

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: Good on most networks

Closest public telephone: 157 Church Street

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? Linked alarms flash


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  the cottage is accessed via alley way and steps. Those with walking difficulties may require assistance.


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


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  and two wicker chairs.
A few steps up to:
Lounge: 3-place leather sofa, leather chair, footstool, side tables, Smart HD TV with Freeview unlimited internet connection for Netflix etc., stereo radio with cassette and CD player, dimmable lighting, 
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


I very much enjoyed my stay here. What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful place. A wonderful stay thank you!

Catherine - Y,

Had a brilliant few days. The cottage is close to the town centre. Very comfortable, home from home. Thank you

Elaine - Y,

What a wonderful weekend cottage, so quirky and comfortable. Great walks, mud, laughter and all else. Thank you so much

Previous Customer,

Fantastic start to this new decade - delightful cottage in perfect location.

Previous Customer,

beautiful place really enjoyed the stay, everything perfect. very helpful

Ms Karen D,

Had a fantastic time, cottage perfect.

Previous Customer,

Very well organised. Exceptionally clean cottage, very comfortable.

Ms Lorna P,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,


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.