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.
Kitchen: Fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, gas cooker and dishwasher. A steep staircase leads into the lounge.
Lounge: TV/DVD with radio and steep spiral staircase leading upstairs.
Bedroom: Three quarter bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
En-suite: Walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin.
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
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
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- Sorry, no pets
- Sorry, no WiFi
- Sorry, no garden/courtyard
- 1 Bathroom
- On-street parking
- Bed linen provided
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Nearest shop: 0.2 mile away
- Nearest pub: 0.2 mile away
- 0.2 mile from the coast
Beautifully quaint old cottage with bags of character and a great place to stay for a hideaway ???Mrs Tracey Thompson - 11th November 2016
The service from the ingrid flute team is consistently great, and the staff are friendly and supportive. We have used the agency for over 20 years and always had good service.Mrs Beverley Bird - 31st October 2016
Loved the quirkiness of the property!Ms Jude Gibson - 16th August 2016
Always found Ingrid flute website and brochure easy to navigate. The staff are second to none and have great knowledge of all their properties. They will always advise you on a suitability of a property to meet your needs. you never feel pressured. They are so friendly. That makes it all the more easy to book again through them. WELL DONE.Mrs C Richards - 8th August 2016
Absolute gem in a perfect location, couldn't fault it, full of charm and character.Mr R Middleton - 3rd August 2016
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.
Property Name: Withnail's Hideaway
The nearest bus stop is: Church Street, 300yds
The nearest train station is: Station Square, Whitby, 0.25 mile
The nearest food shop is: Town centre, 0.25 mile
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Board Inn, 50yds
The nearest petrol is: Sainsburys, 1 mile
Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG
Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Street/car park
Distance to the property from the parking: 500 yards plus (scratch cards)
Distance to nearest parking area: 500 yards
Is it pay and display? Yes
The width of the path to the property is: Pavement access
How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 0
Short term loading/unloading only outside the post office, 50 yds from the property
How many entrances are there to the property? One
Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Carpet
The flooring is: Tiled
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: Three
The number of steps between floors is: 10-13
The flooring is: Carpet
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The flooring is: Laminate
Is there a land line for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: Good on top floors
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No
Any other information: The property is 300 years old with narrow twisting staircases to each floor and is unsuitable for people with mobility problems. There are no outside facilities.
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