Balcony Cottage

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Stunning views of Whitby from balcony

You can book this property from:

  • £387 per week
  • £55 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


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

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Balcony Cottage 

Description: Cottage 


The nearest bus stop is: Whitby Bus Station, 0.2 mile 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Railway Station, 0.2 mile 

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 0.3 mile 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Ship Inn, Magpie Caf?, 0.1 mile 

The nearest petrol is: Harrisons Garage 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 4 down, 13 up 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 1 

The doors widths are: 0.63m 

Keyhole height: 1.10m 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 1 (plus previous 12) 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: N/A 

Is there good space between the furniture: No 

Is it movable or fixed: Laminate 


The flooring is: Laminate 

The door widths are: 0.63m 

The worktop height is: 0.89m 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: 0.82m 

The freezer height is: Low (in fridge) 

Is crockery stored high or low? High, 1.4m 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: hoover and stair gate kept under stairs 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 9 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Bed sizes are: bunks, 4'6? 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 0.6m 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?:  

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?:  

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: Yes 

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: 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, gravel and rough 

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 barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes for emergencies 

Mobile reception details: 3/5 bars and 3G 

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: The cottage is accessed via an alleyway on Cliff Street between numbers 39 and 40 and is not suitable for those with restricted mobility. There are stone steps (13) up to the entrance leading into the kitchen/living room, but downstairs bathroom/shower/bedrooms are accessed via 9 steep stairs with a handrail on one side (0.55m wide, but 0.52m with handrail). 

The main double bedroom bed is 0.48m from the floor to the mattress top. Gap at end of bed is 0.7m and 0.5m at either side. 

Bunk beds (door 0.6m) 0.87m wide (mattresses 0.9m square with 3cm  lip. 

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



Cosy town centre cottage with priceless picturesque views overlooking the historic harbour, abbey and St Mary's Church. This two bedroomed property provides the perfect platform to watch the sun set from your own private balcony equipped with garden furniture. A patio and garden area is located to the back of the property. Sleeps two people and is perfect for a romantic seaside getaway. Close to local amenities.

Entrance: Up 12 steps from the yard off Cliff Street into the kitchen.
Lounge/Kitchen: Coat hooks and shoe rack, Fridge with an icebox, gas hob, electric oven and grill, washer/dryer, microwave, small breakfast bar with with stools, folding table and chairs. Corner leather sofa, TV with Freeview and DVD, iPod docking station, modern wall mounted electric fire, small library of books and DVDs, large patio window/ doors leading to the balcony. Stunning views of St Mary's, Whitby Abbey and the sea.

9 steep steps down
Bedroom 1: Double bed, fitted wardrobe with shelving, TV with Freeview, door to the garden and views over the garden to St Mary's and Whitby Abbey.
Bedroom 2: Full size bunk beds. (cabin style room more suited to children)
Bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin.
Understairs storage cupboard.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Scratch cards provided for on-street parking for parking in W marked parking.
Garden/Patio: Balcony with table and chairs and views. Garden with patio and outside seating. Please note there is a pathway through the garden for access to the next door property.
Heating: Gas central heating, modern electric fire.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels and bed-linen are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is good.


Great spot. The balcony and view really do make this place special

Mr T,

Excellent cottage for two - would be a squeeze for four. Fantastic views, quiet location but very handy for the centre of Whitby. Sun on the balcony until 2.30 then move into the garden - perfect

Mr W,


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.