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Cottage With Stunning Views Across Whitby Harbour And The North York Moors

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England with stunning views and free WiFi - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From The Centre Of Whitby's Old Town and 15 Minutes to Beach.

This delightful, bright and spacious cottage has been fully modernised and equipped to high standards. It is lovingly cared for by the owners making it a real home from home. Located within easy walking distance of the town centre and beach the cottage's special attraction is it's elevated position which provides wonderful views of Whitby harbour, the Abbey and the North York Moors.

The cottage has a well equipped kitchen and separate utility room complete with dishwasher and washing machine, a sitting/dining room, three bedrooms, bathroom and small sitting out area. It is cosy and warm with gas central heating, a gas cast iron stove and double glazing. In the open plan sitting room there is plenty of seating for five people and a flat screen TV with digital TV recorder and DVD player. There are various DVDs, books and games available.

The main bedroom has a double brass bed and stunning views across the harbour from one window and over the moors from the other. The second bedroom is a twin with adult size beds and the third room is an adult size single. Both rooms have views of the harbour or moors. The bathroom has a bath with shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside is a small pretty garden area with a bench for relaxing in the sunshine. There is also garden furniture for al fresco dining.

More Details

David Wilson
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About David Wilson

I am a recently retired community pharmacist and my wife is a retired teacher.We love using the cottage ourselves when not occupied by guests and take a pride in presenting it to a high standard. As we live less than an hour away from the property we are able to clean and service it ourselves to ensure standards are maintained.

David Wilson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why David Wilson chose Whitby

Having bought a holiday cottage in Pickering in 2009 we decided the best pension plan was to buy another one and let them out for a few weeks each year to cover their running costs. We chose Whitby for our second cottage simply because we really like the town. We have spent many weekends there since we bought the cottage and we have still got plenty of places in the town to visit. We are keen walkers and mountain bikers but we have yet to exhaust all the possible routes from the cottage. We particularly enjoy cycling on the railway track which runs all the way to Scarborough and walking on the beautiful cliff path to Robin Hoods Bay.

What makes this cottage unique

Whitby is a fantastic town with lots to do. It has loads of excellent restaurants but our favourites are the Marine and the White Horse and Griffin. There is also a fish and chip shop at the bottom of our steps which we think serves the best fish and chips in Whitby. From the cottage we can walk out into the countryside or enjoy a lazy day on the beach with a BBQ. As we enjoy fishing we often go out to sea with one of the local fishing boats.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was perfect'. Mr & Mrs Mc and family

August 2011

'We enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage' Mr & Mrs K and family August 2011

'We really enjoyed staying in your cottage - great location and good to have parking so near' Mr & Mrs M October 2012

'We have really enjoyed our stay in your fabulous cottage and would love to return' Mr & Mrs T New Year 2012

'Fantastic cottage, ideal location for the harbour and beach' July 2013

'A lovely cottage,furnished superbly' Oct 2013

'Had a lovely stay at the cottage. Lovely and clean, beds comfortable'. The Evans April 2014

'We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in your gorgeous cottage'. July 2014
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin. The bath has a shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double brass bed. Bedroom 2 with two adult size single beds. Bedroom 3 with single adult size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Outside: There is a small sitting out area in front of the cottage. This is shared common land which is not owned by the cottage owners but is available for enjoying the afternoon/evening sun. Folding garden chairs are available in the utility room. The cottage is on a path which runs down to the harbour side but cars can be parked free of charge on the street which is very close to the cottage. Please note this is not reserved parking and parking can, at times, be competitive. Utility Room: Utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and freezer. There is hanging space in the utility room for outdoor coats. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, hand towels and tea towels are provided. Guests are requested to bring their own bath towels. The cottage will have been fully cleaned before guests arrive and we would appreciate it left in a clean and tidy state at the end of the stay.


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Cottage With Stunning Views Across Whitby Harbour And The North York Moors
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 30 reviews

Great position and views

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage, well equipped (incl dishwasher) and handy for town centre. Easy parking. It's up a fairly steep series of steps so wouldn't neccessarily suit someone with restricted mobility but there are probably other ways down to the waterside. I have a knee and lower back problem and I managed OK with only a bit of grumbling! Lovely lounge with stove, galley kitchen, dining area and great main bedroom. Bathroom has WC and an interesting circular shower curtain so it can get a tad congested in the morning with 4 adults but we still managed. No one was killed!

Great restaurants in (fairly) easy walking distance especially if you like good, seriously good, fish and chips. Other food preferences also catered for but why would you? We went to the Stables (short drive) for Christmas Lunch and it was excellent.

Walking distance from a very good Co-op and short drive to Sainsburys. Neither were mobbed even tho' it was Christmas week.

Walking distance to the ruined abbey which is worth a look. Many other attractions within a short drive but you'll know that from trip advisor.

I would be happy to return in late spring but maybe just the two of us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you had a good time in our cottage over Christmas. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review.
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Cottage had all that one needed, plus great view from bedroom window.

  • 4 of 5

It was a great cottage and very quiet. Whitby was within easy walking distance with the steps being good exercise. Only problem was the parking - not the fault of the owners, but a problem for all rental properties in the immediate vicinity. We parked around 400-500 yards away on average!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homely and in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We fully enjoyed our four night stay in Whitby in this homely little cottage. It was very clean and comfortable and we would certainly go back and stay again.

The owners are most helpful if you have any questions.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Really nice

  • 4 of 5

A really lovely property ideally located for the harbour and Whitby town centre. Not the most child friendly property but such a lovely little cottage. We enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy, spotlessly clean, ideal location really enjoyed staying at sandglass cottage the owners have thought of everything it’s so well equipped, would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed Christmas at our cottage.
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Lovely cottage great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with david and fiona . A lovely cottage in an elevated spot overlooking harbour. Very well equipped.clean and cosy. Very much enjoyed our 4 day break and will definitley be booking again . Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Whitby is an enchanting seaside town with a large number of excellent pubs and restaurants. It is steeped in history with connections to Captain Cook and the Dracula story. The beaches and coastal paths are close to the cottage within 15 minutes walk. The station of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from which you can board a train to take you on a memorable trip through the outstanding beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors is also about 15 minutes walk from the cottage.


The beautiful coastal villages of Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay are within easy reach and well worth a visit. The steam railway is a good way to access the North Yorkshire Moors villages of Goathland and Grosmont and the market town Pickering which is at the end of the railway route. We also have a cottage in Pickering (E1304). There is an excellent cycle route along the old railway line to Scarborough and wonderful cliff paths which form part of the Cleveland Way.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half Term
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
23 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
28 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half term
25 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. The cancellation policy is as follows: Up to 8 weeks - full refund. 4-8 weeks - 50% refund. 2-4 weeks - 25% refund. Less than 2 weeks- no refund. NB If the cottage can be re-let then full refunds may be given.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday but it may be possible to be flexible so please enquire. The cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted for the week in UK pounds. Shorter stays are available on request and changeover days may be flexible especially out of peak season. Three night stays are priced at 70% of the weekly rate and two night winter weekend breaks are available at a price of £200 for 2 people and £220 for 3-5 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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