Squirrels Acres

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • Modern, elevated 1940's farmhouse on the edge of Whitby

You can book this property from:

  • £341 per week
  • £49 per night


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 0.8 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Fishing

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: Squirrels Acres

Description: Cottage


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: 1 mile

Nearest train station: 1 mile

Nearest petrol station: 1 mile

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Nearest food shop: 1 mile

Nearest pub/restaurant: 1 mile


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On-site

Number of spaces available: 1

For what sized car: Any

Parking surface is: Gravel

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 15m

Distance to nearest public parking area: 1 mile

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: 1m

The number of steps to the entrance is: 15


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 2m

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 10

The height of the key safe is: 

The height of the key hole is: 1m

How many other entrances to the property are there? 0

The other entrance door widths are: 

Number of steps to the other entrances: 


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Wood

Width of doorways: 30”

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Wood

Width of the doorway is: 2m

The worktop height is: 1m

Is the oven set high or low: 1m

The fridge height is: 90cm

The freezer height is: 

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 2

Number of steps between floors: 11

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 

Bed sizes - 2ft6”, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? 


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of the doorways: 30”

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? Yes

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? No

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


Outdoor facilities


External areas are firm, sloped, ramped, gravel and grassed

Is permanent seating provided: Yes

Is there outside lighting: Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: Yes

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: Yes

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

Are there are any other hazards: No




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? 

Mobile phone reception information: Good

Closest public telephone: 

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

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

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


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  


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


This semi-detached, modern elevated cottage was built onto the original 1940s farmhouse. It is situated on Larpool Lane on the edge of Whitby. You are in the middle of a wood in the peace and quiet of the countryside but still only a few minutes' drive from Whitby and all its amenities. A sloping grade of shallow concrete steps lead up to the property. There is a steep wooden staircase (10 steps). Pet friendly and off-street parking provided.

TV with Freeview, VCR/DVD player, music centre. Wood burner. Fridge/freezer, ceramic cooker with grill and oven, microwave, washing machine and dining table with chairs.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Single bed and wardrobe.
Shower room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets: One large dog or two small dogs, cats or rabbits are welcome by arrangement with the owner.
Parking: Private parking in the grounds for one car only.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Heating: Wood burner and a central heating radiator in the sitting room with electric heaters upstairs. Wood is provided.
Notes: Towels are provided. A cot is available. WiFi. A sloping grade of shallow concrete steps lead up to the property. There is then a steep wooden staircase (10 steps) up to the front door.
Pub: 2 miles. Shop: 0.8 miles.


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.