Seashell Cottage

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Delightful cottage with secluded patio, close to the harbour, shops and restaurants

You can book this property from:

  • £488 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


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

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 50 miles
  • Shop 25 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property: Seashell Cottage

Description: House


The nearest bus stop is at Whitby bus station, 300m

The nearest train station is Whitby railway station, 300m

The nearest petrol station is ESSO, Upgang Lane, 500m

Mobility equipment hire is available at Whitby DAG, Flowergate, 100m

The nearest food shop is Poundland, 25m

The nearest pub/restaurant is: The Little Angel, 50m

Arrival and Parking

Type of parking available: On-street, zoned areas and scratchcards

Number of spaces available: Numerous

For what sized car: Any

The parking surface is tarmac

The parking is level and sloped

There is good space to unload once parked

Distance to the property from the parking: 300-400m

Distance to nearest public ar parking area: 100m

It is pay and display

The width of the path to the property is 99cm-198cm

Number of steps to the entrance: 2 to gate, 2 to front door

Main Entrance

The main entrance door width is 78cm

Number of steps to the main entrance, 2, 15cm, 10cm

The height of the key safe is 50cm

The height of the key hole is 35cm

How many other entrances are there: 0

The other entrance door widths are: inner door 78cm

Number of steps to other entrances, 1, 18cm

Living and dining rooms

Type of flooring: Vinyl and carpet

Width of doorways: archway 96cm

There is good space between furniture

The furniture is movable


Type of flooring: Vinyl

Width of doorway: 78cm

Worktop height: 90cm

The oven is set low

Fridge height: under counter

Freezer height: under counter

Crockery is stored high

Bedrooms and Landings

How many floors does the property have: 3

The number of steps between floors is 13 and 12

Type of flooring: Vinyl and carpet

Width of doorways: 73cm, 83cm and 92cm

Bed sizes: 3-4ft, 4'6"

The bedroom furniture is movable

Bathrooms and Cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Vinyl

Width of doorways: 67cm and 73cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC: No

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: Handles on bath

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up: No

Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm and level

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden: No

Are there other hazards: No


Is there a landline for guests to use: No

Mobile phone reception is variable

Closest public telephone: 150m, Flowergte

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms): Yes

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


This delightfully quaint seaside cottage is set in the town centre of Whitby; close to the shops, cafés and restaurants, yet tucked away in a quiet setting. The marina, beach and attractions are all only a short walk away and car parking permits are provided. The cottage has been lovingly decorated with a seaside theme throughout and personal touches to make your stay comfortable and homely. There is a secluded patio where you can relax with a drink and take in the sea air. The master bedroom is luxuriously furnished with Egyptian cotton bedding and benefits from its own shower cubicle. This pet friendly cottage is the perfect base for a family or couples wanting a break by the seaside conveniently located close to all the main amenities and attractions.

Entrance: Spacious hallway ideal for coats, shoes, pushchairs, etc.
Kitchen/Diner: Gas hob, oven & grill, above counter fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, dining table and chairs. Archway leading to lounge
Lounge: Faux leather 2 seater and 3 seater sofas, coal effect gas fire with stone fireplace, TV with Freeview, DVD player, occasional tables, standard lamp. Stairs off lounge

Bedroom 1: Snug bedroom with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps and built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom: Bath with handheld shower, washbasin, storage unit.
Toilet: Toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, step up to shower cubicle.

Pets: One dog welcome.
Parking: Scratch cards are provided for zoned, local on-street parking.
Garden/Patio: Pretty paved area outside front of the property.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round, booking restrictions apply for peak times.
Notes: No smoking at this property. Towels are provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. If using the cot it will be a tight fit in the double bedroom. Mobile phone signal is variable. Unlimited WiFi access is available free of charge.
Pub: 50 metres Shop: 25 metres


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.