Withnails Hideaway

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • A cottage in Whitby, close to all the shops, pubs and tearooms.

You can book this property from:

  • £318 per week
  • £45 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided
  • Shower


  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking

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.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Withnails Hideaway
Property Location: Rear of 130 Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4DE
Description: Inner terraced period cottage, over 3 floors

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 500-1000 yards approx.
The nearest train station is: 500-1000 yards approx.
The nearest petrol station is 3 miles
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: 3 miles
The nearest food shop is:  1000 yards – co-op
The nearest pub/restaurant: 50 yards Board Inn & Duke of York

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: public car parks in Whitby pay and display
Number of spaces available: many
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked?
Distance to property from parking: 500 yards
Distance to nearest public parking area: 500 yards
Is it pay and display? yes
The width of the path to the property is: 43”
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? none

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard door 30”
Number of steps to the main entrance: none
The height of the key safe is: 4 feet
The height of the keyhole is: 4 feet
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit? yes street lamp

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet on wood
Are there are any rugs? no
The door widths within these areas are? One standard 30” & 24”
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: tiled
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: standard – 30”
What height is the worktop to the floor? Standard – 36”
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: under counter 34” with small freezer compartment
The freezer height is : none
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? high
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Cleaning equipment in locked cupboard under stairs off kitchen

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 3
The number of steps between floors is: 10 – kitchen to lounge, 12 – lounge to bedroom
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 30” to bathroom (ensuite)
Bed sizes are: 4 foot – small double
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: wood vinyl floor covering
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? Not suitable for wheelchair use or disabled – small shower cubicle with shower mat
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:
Is permanent seating provided? no
Is there outside lighting? no
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? 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 for some networks
Closest public telephone is: 800 yards near HSBC bank
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
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:



Hidden away off cobbled Church Street down one of the little alleys on the east side of the harbour, this tiny 300 year old Grade II listed cottage with harbour views is featured in one of Frank Sutcliffe's photographs and is a reminder of life in Whitby in times gone by. Close to pubs, cafes, shops and the 199 steps leading to the Abbey, the New Way Ghaut is a quiet backwater in this bustling part of the old town. originally part of a larger house this is an atmospheric cottage on three floors with spiral staircases to each room.

Fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, gas cooker and dishwasher. A very steep curved staircase leads into the lounge.

 Large TV/DVD with radio and steep spiral staircase leading upstairs. New leather sofa and chair.

 Three quarter bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. TV and DVD
En-suite: Walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets:1 dog welcome
Parking: Scratchcards are provided for on street parking within the designated zones on the West Cliff 15-20 minutes walk away..
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Notes: Please bring your own towels. There is a steep spiralled staircase which leads between the floors. Therefore, the property may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. WiFi is not available. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is weak


Cottage is very small with very steep stairs. However it is well located and very suitable for a holiday for two. Very cosy and has everything needed. It is close to all the amenities of the town. Highly recommended.


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.