Westlands Cottage

West Barnby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • High quality cottage near Runswick Bay and Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £371 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • 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

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Westlands Cottage

Description: Cottage 


The nearest bus stop is: 0.25 mile up the lane 

The nearest train station is: Whitby, 6 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Lythe, 1.5 miles 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Ellerby Hotel, 3 miles 

The nearest petrol is: Hinderwell, 4 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: On Site 

For what sized cars? Any 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

The parking surface is: Hard standing 

Distance to the property from the parking: 10 yards 

Is parking level? Yes 

The width of the path to the property is: 3ft 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 2 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 3 

The doors widths are: 48? 

Keyhole height: 45? 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 2 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Oak floor 

The door widths are: 34? back door, 33? front door, 43? French doors 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Oak floor 

The door widths are: 34? back door, 33? front door, 45? French doors 

The worktop height is: 3ft 1? 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: High 

The freezer height is: Low 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 13 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 2ft6?/2ft2? 

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 5ft 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 2ft6? 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: Yes 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: Tiled 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Firm, level, stepped, gravel and grassed 

Permanent seated is provided 

There is outside lighting:  

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There is a well towards the back of the ground 


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details:  

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 high: Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  



This beautiful traditional stone-built cottage has been refurbished and furnished to a high standard, still retaining some charming original features. With open stonework, wood burning stove and quality furnishings Westlands Cottage is a very attractive base from which to explore the area. Situated in the delightful quiet hamlet of West Barnby, the cottage is ideally nestled between popular seaside resorts of Runswick Bay and Sandsend and yet just on the verge of the fabulous North York Moors. The historic town of Whitby is only a short drive away.

Entrance:  Into the open plan Lounge/Diner.
Lounge/ Diner: Exposed stone feature wall, wood burning stove, dining table and chairs. Storage cupboard. Door leading out to the patio.
Kitchen: Adjoining the Lounge/Diner. Fridge freezer, electric ceramic hob, electric oven with grill, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave.
Downstairs Cloakroom: toilet, washbasin.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV, built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 2: Single bed, built-in cupboard, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Private parking for two cars next to the cottage.
Gaden/Patio: Patio with furniture.
Heating: Electric central heating, wood burning stove.
Short breaks: Accepted anytime.
Notes: Towels are provided. WiFi is not available. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is strong.
Pub: 2 miles, Shop: 2 miles


A lovely comfortable cottage and in the present Covid time that was so appreciated, as we are in our 70s so spend more time at home than we usually would. Loved the wood burner and cooking was no problem. Thank you for biscuits, milk and flowers - very thoughtful. Re-visited many places we went to with our children when they were young. Happy memories.

Previous Customer,

A very relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings but close to all amenities. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you for milk, biscuits and flowers, much appreciated.

Previous Customer,

Thanks once again for a comfortable stay. Unexpectedly lovely weather with lots of sunshine. We were amazed at how busy everywhere on the coast is - a bit quieter at end of week at Sandsend and Runswick Bay. Some lovely stops for picnics and walks over the moors - nice and quite up there. Hope to return some time.

Previous Customer,

Our first visit to the yorkshire coast having been told by friends how lovely Whitby is and we no totally agree, A lovely cottage, well placed for our visits to whitby, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for the loan of your lovely cottage. We were blessed with good weather which added to our stay. Had a great time in a lovely clean well equipped cottage - thank you so much.

Roy and A,

We have enjoyed another relaxing week at Westlands Cottage, walking, cycling and staying cosy by the fire. Hope to be back soon. Thanks.

Previous Customer,

Had a great week despite the autumnal storms! Lovely cosy cottage - you have thought of everything, including a torch which was very handy on our return in the dark by foot from The Black Bull, Ugthorpe!

Previous Customer,

We had a wonderful week in Westlands Cottage. It was warm and spotlessly clean, situated in peaceful countryside yet close to beautiful coastal towns and walks. Highly recommend the cottage and the area.

Previous g,


Area Information

West Barnby
West Barnby is a secluded little village situated six miles outside the historic seaside town of Whitby.Surrounded by farmland with good views across the valley to the moors, this is a great base for walking and cycling holidays. Its location makes it a prime spot for nature lovers, and gives easy access to the National Park and attractions such as the North York Moors Steam Railway. There is also the picturesque Esk Valley line and local beaches. This is an ideal place for both country and beach holidays.

For more information on West Barnby and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.