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.
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely cottage, great location, fab view!
We had a lovely week's holiday with our two children, aged 10 & 5. Cottage is in an ideal location and there's so much to do in and around Whitby we didn't need to use the car once. Parking was a little tricky but not an issue once we found a space for the week. Cottage had absolutely everything we needed and was very clean. Stairs a bit wonky in places and lots of them but that just added to the charm! Our boys loved the fact that you could see the steam trains coming in and out of Whitby and dashed over to look every time they heard the whistle. The steps up to the cottage kept us fit all week! Very happy to recommend this cottage as an ideal base for a week in Whitby and would happily come back again in the future. Thank you!
We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time in Whitby and thank you for recommending our cottage. We agree about the stairs but the view in the top bedroom is well worth the climb.
Cottage had all that one needed, plus great view from bedroom window.
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!
Thank you for your kind words about our cottage. I am sorry about the parking but of course many of the cottages in Whitby were built long before cars were invented. At least there is free parking near our cottage which is not the case closer to the centre of town.
Homely and in a great location
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.
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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
Thank you for your kind words.
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!
Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed Christmas at our cottage.
Lovely cottage great location.
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.
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.