The Gatehouse

Whitby, Whitby

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special OfferBook and take a break in this beautiful property during October and receive a fantastic 20% discount.

You can book this property from:

  • £686 per week
  • £98 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.9 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement



Our self-catering cottage is situated within the private grounds of Airy Hill Manor and is set over two floors. We have provided as much information as we can within this guide and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Pre- arrival

Details of the property can be found on - There are photographs of the rooms, together with mapping facilities for the property location.


On entering Whitby from the North, head south-east on Upgang lane/A174, take 3rd exit on rounabout onto Chubb Hill Road A174 then take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout staying on Chubb Hill Road, Turn left onto Waterstead Lane and right into the grounds of Airy Hill Manor, The Gatehouse is immediately on your right as you drive into the grounds.

On entering Whitby from the South, head north-west on Stainsacre Lane A171 towards Chomley Way, continue straight onto Prospect Hill, A174 then turn right onto Waterstead Lane and then into the grounds of Airy Hill Manor, The Gatehouse is immediately on your right as you drive into the grounds.

On entering Whitby from the West, head east on Guisborough Road A171, at the roundabout take the 2rd exit snd stay on Guisborough Road A171, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay on Guisborough Road A171, then follow the road onto Waterstead Lane and then into the grounds of Airy Hill Manor, The Gatehouse is immediately on your right as you drive into the grounds.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

Keys for the property can be collected from the key safe located to the left side of the front door. You will be sent the key safe code prior to your stay. Free parking is available outside the property which has a private drive area large enough for 2 vehicles.

Entrance/Ground floor

Front door width 72cm. Cobbled path to front door with small raised threshold on entry. Hallway is 88cm wide, narrowest section is 60cm due to hall furniture. To the left is the door to the living area which is 81cm wide, in front of you is the stair case to the first floor which has 13 steps and is 78cm wide with hand rail to the right. To the right of the hall is a shoe rack and coat stand then a door to the ground floor bedroom. Just down the entrance hall on your left is a downstairs W/C. At the end of the hall is the door to the kitchen area which is 78cm wide. The light switches in the hall are located to the left of the front door as you walk in and are 115cm from the floor

Lounge dining/Kitchen area

A gravel path leads to the back door which leads into the kitchen, the door width is 70cm. The kitchen is open plan and leads to the living area. The kitchen light switch is 115cm from the floor. The floor is tiled throughout the living and kitchen area which is all on one level with no interior steps or raised levels and the kitchen is fully fitted with solid wood units and granite worktop. There is a large fridge freezer and appliances such as kettle, coffee machine, toaster and microwave as well as a double oven, induction hob and extractor fan. The kitchen also is equipped with an integrated washer dryer and dishwasher. The sink is inset into the worktop and the worktop height is 90cm. The double oven lower door when open is 74cm from the floor when open.

The dining area has a four seat glass top table which is 77cm from the floor and sits next to French doors which are are 71cm wide and as both open the total width when both open is 142cm.

The living area has two large velvet sofas, one comfortable seats 3 adults and one comfortable seats 2 adults. The sofa seat height is from the floor. There is a smart TV, blue tooth sound system and games console located in the lounge.

Ground floor bedroom

Entrance via a door 82cm wide. The bed size is a Super king which can also be separated into two full size single beds if required. The bedroom has a wall mounted smart TV , double wardrobe, large drawers, full length mirror with hairdryer, blanket box and bedside cabinets. The mattress is 55cm from the floor and there is room to comfortably walk around the bed. The floor covering is a plush deep pile carpet.

Downstairs W/C

Entrance via a door 62cm wide with automatic sensor light, vanity basin unit with mirror above and toilet. The floor is tiled. The toilet seat is 45cm from the floor and the slim sink unit is 83cm from the floor

First floor bedroom

Entrance door to the bedroom at the top of the stairs in the landing area is 73.5 cm wide. The bed size is double and the mattress is 55cm from floor.The bedroom has a wall mounted smart TV, built in closet, large drawers, bookcase, dressing table and mirror with hairdryer, full length mirror and bedside units. The closet door is 78.5cm wide. There is room to comfortably walk around the bed and the floor covering is a plush deep pile carpet.

First floor Landing

Access via staircase to a desk with leather chair and bookcase stocked with games and a vast array of reading material.

First floor bathroom

Entrance via a door 74cm wide, light switch is to the left of the door and 115cm from floor. Basin is 90cm from floor, toilet seat is 43cm from floor. Showerhead is 220cm from floor or 194cm from the bottom of the bath. The bathroom walls and floor are fully tiled. There is a roll top bath, shower above, wall mounted toilet and wall mounted vanity basin unit with mirror above and shaving/charger point.

Additional Information

All low level electrical sockets are 51cm from floor, all electrical sockets next to the bed are 88cm from the floor and all wall sockets are 50cm from floor

Gas fired central heating

Smoke Detectors, fire blanket and fire extinguisher

In all instances please contact Yorkshire Holiday Cottages on 07947 600700 or via e-mail at


This 5 star luxury detached cottage offers spacious open plan accommodation in one of the most sought after areas of Whitby. Situated very close to the town centre yet peacefully located within the private gated grounds of Airy Hill Manor ‘The Gatehouse’ Whitby is perfect for both an exciting and relaxing break rolled into one. This amazing cottage has been designed and built with original Gatehouse features and is perfectly in keeping with the historic seaside town of Whitby.

Whitby town centre and the beach are just an easy walk away so whether you are seeking a seaside weekend break for peace and tranquillity or after a more lively seaside holiday visiting the local restaurants and sampling the vibrant night life ‘The Gatehouse’ Whitby is ideally situated to enjoy both.

The Gatehouse is the definition of luxury accommodation. This 5 star luxury holiday cottage is furnished with stunning attention to detail from the bespoke hand crafted furniture and 600 thread count bedding to the top of the range kitchen appliances, not to mention the luxurious roll top bath and amazing bathroom design. You can also see Whitby Abbey from the bedroom window and the property has its own free private parking and private gardens.

Up one step into the hallway
Living/Dining/Kitchen Area:
The Gatehouse property has an open plan living/dining/Kitchen area fitted with top of the range appliances and marble work surface, Induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle toaster and Nespresso coffee machine and is stocked throughout with high quality cooking equipment, glass and tableware. The living room has a gas fired stove, games console and a smart TV with Netflix and Now TV which can be used to access ITV, Channel 4, BBC etc along with Sky Movies.
Bedroom 1: The ground floor double bedroom has a smart TV and hairdryer along with luxury bedding, carpet and furniture. The bed size is Superking which can be split into two full size single beds if required. The large wardrobe and matching solid wood furniture is all made to measure adding to the luxurious feel of the decor throughout the property.
Downstairs Toilet: There is a downstairs toilet adjacent to the ground floor bedroom.

The upper floor has a large landing area with desk and a bookcase fully stocked with board games and reading books for guests to enjoy.
Bedroom 2: The upper floor double bedroom has a double bed, smart TV and hairdryer along with luxury bedding, carpet and bespoke solid wood furniture with large walk in wardrobe.
Bathroom: The main bathroom with its stunning design is situated on the upper floor and features a roll top bath with shower, wall hung toilet and wall hung basin unit. There is also a heated towel rail and all fittings are of the highest quality.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: There is free parking for two cars outside the property in private grounds.
Garden: There is an outdoor table and chair set for four people within the garden area for guests to enjoy al fresco dining.

Heating: Hive Gas central heating.
Short Breaks: 
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is strong.
Shop: 0.3 mile  Pubs: 0.3 mile Beach: 0.9 miles


Amazing & unique property within 15-20 mins walk from Whitby centre. Best cottage we have ever stayed in after 15 years!

Mrs B,

Absolutely fantastic property in a very convenient location. Decor and facilities excellent. Thoroughly recommended and we will definitely rebook on our return.

Mr V,

Good location, fabulous, high spec property with ample parking and all that you need for a stay. A real home from home.

Mrs C,

Amazing house in a perfect location. Close enough to walk down to the harbour without having to struggle with parking and tiny streets. Very high end finish. Had to contact the owner a couple of times (for information rather than any issue) and response was instant. Lovely welcome hamper. Would definitely stay again if in this area.

Ms B,


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.