The Secret Garden

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Comfortable and cosy cottage on the east side of Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


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

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

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.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: The Secret Garden

Description: House


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: 0.25 miles

Nearest train station: 0.5 mile

Nearest petrol station: 1 mile

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Nearest food shop:0.5 mile

Nearest pub/restaurant: 100 yards


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Street with scratchcard or pay and display

Number of spaces available: On-street

For what sized car: N/A

Parking surface is: N/A

Is the parking level: N/A

Is there good space to unload once parked: N/A

Distance to property from parking: From 0.25 mile to 1 mile

Distance to nearest public parking area: 0.25 mile

Is it pay and display? Yes

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

The number of steps to the entrance is: 25


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 800mm

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 1

The height of the key safe is: 5ft

The height of the key hole is: 

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

The other entrance door widths are: 800mm

Number of steps to the other entrances: 2


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Wood

Width of doorways: 800mm

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Tiled

Width of the doorway is:  Open plan

The worktop height is: 900mm

Is the oven set high or low: Low

The fridge height is: 900mm

The freezer height is: 1800mm

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 

Number of steps between floors: 14

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 800mm

Bed sizes -3ft and 6ft, zip and link 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable 


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of the doorways: 800mm

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? No


Outdoor facilities


External areas are: Firm, level, stepped and grassed

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: No

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

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

Closest public telephone: 0.5 miles

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? No


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property: There are 24 steps up to the property.

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


'The Secret Garden Cottage' is situated on the East side of town, off Whitby's famous cobbled 'Church Street'. In an elevated position with the bonus of an enclosed garden. Tucked away from the hussle and bussle of the town but within easy reach of all Whitby has to offer. This makes it an ideal base for family holidays. The property is comfortably furnished  and has a modern feel throughout.

25 steps lead up to the property. Enclosed yard to the front of the property.

Kitchen /Diner:
Dining table and chairs, sofa and comfy chair, chest of drawers. TV with Freeview and DVD player. Electric oven and grill. Dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.

TV with Freeview and DVD player, iPod Radial/speaker dock. Door leading to enclosed garden with patio area.
Bedroom 1: Twin beds, which can be converted (on request) to zip & link king-size bed. Bedside tables and built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 2:
Double bed and bedside drawers. Built-in wardrobes and chest of drawers.

Pets: Two well behaved pets welcome.
Garden: Large enclosed garden with patio area and picnic table.
Parking: Scratchcards are provided for on street parking within the designated zones on the West Cliff 15-20 minutes walk away. This is on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted during peak weeks.
Notes: Towels are provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Mobile phone signal is variable. A welcome pack is set for your arrival. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge.


Mrs C,


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.