Smuggler's Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • Cosy cottage with a balcony to show off amazing views of the harbour 

You can book this property from:

  • £422 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly


  • Balcony

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • Sea/coastal views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am


This cosy cottage is situated in a quiet old yard off Sandgate in the heart of historic Whitby. The cottage has a balcony from which you have the most spectacular free views of the harbour and the hustle and bustle across the famous Swing Bridge. With the balcony and river views, this is one of the most popular cottages in Whitby. The cottage is handily placed for a variety of quaint shops, cafes and restaurants.

Old stone steps lead up to the cottage.

Shower Room: Double shower, toilet and washbasin.
Lounge: Electric fire, TV with Sky Freeview, DVD and CD player.
Kitchen: Fridge with separate freezer, gas hob with electric oven and extractor fan, microwave and dishwasher.
Fairly steep cottage stairs lead to the first floor.

Master Bedroom: Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe This room also has harbour views.
En suite: Bath, power shower over the bath. toilet, washbasin, vanity unit.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Garden: French doors opening up to the balcony overlooking the harbour.
Parking: No parking provided. Parking in Council car parks nearby.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Disposable barbecues not permitted at the property or on the balcony or entrance gallery. Mobile phone signal is variable. WiFi is not available. No smoking at this property.


Excellently located and the balcony/view is the winning feature. Comfortable, welcoming and homely. I would definitely stay here again.

Mr Michael H,

A lovely little cottage in a fab location. This was our 3rd visit here.

Previous Customer,

Perfect location, loved having a morning brew in the balcony and then an evening glass of wine. Lounge was a sun trap in the afternoon. Would definitely book again.

Miss Charlotte F,


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.