Lavender Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 3614)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful terraced fisherman's cottage, tucked away in a quiet yard off one of the old cobbled streets of Whitby.

This quaint Yorkshire cottage is full of character and has been lovingly restored, retaining original features such as beams and a feature fireplace.

It is furnished and decorated to a high standard, and has a spacious basement kitchen, cosy sitting room and two traditional bedrooms.

Set back from bustling Church Street, this cottage in Whitby is just a few minutes' stroll from the town’s numerous tea rooms, shops, restaurants and pubs, and the yard the cottage is situated in featured in BBC One’s three-part series ‘Secret Britain’.

Within a two minute walk is the quiet beach of Tate Hill Sands and the foot of the 199 steps to the famous Whitby Abbey.

Taste the wonderful fish and chips and work them off with an exhilarating cliff-top walk!

Relax on the long, sandy beaches or discover the dramatic North York Moors, the spectacular coastline and the many pretty villages in the immediate area.

A lovely Whitby cottage for a year-round break.


Over four floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x 2nd floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, WC and original cast iron fireplace. Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area. Ground floor sitting room with living-flame gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with combi boiler and gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car park 300 yards at £6 per day
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Characteristic winding staircases lead to all floors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent location”
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    • “Just spent the last week here, cannot fault it. Amenities excellent, everything you would need. There are a few stairs and the cottage is split over several levels so if stairs are an issue this may not be the place for you, I would also say that if you had young children this may not suit. Otherwise for walking and sight seeing great. Would definitely come again.”

    Burbs04, Nuneaton, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “A remarkably situated cottage”
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    • “It's hard to imagine a more wonderfully situated holiday cottage; literally seconds from the heart of Whitby's old town, but incredibly quiet to the point of making you feel as if you were miles away from anything. It suited my wife and I and we would not hesitate from visiting it again.”

    Phil & Sally Bilzon, Notts.,, January 2012

    • “Wonderful Whitby”
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    • “Lavender cottage was perfect for us. right in the centre of Whitby close to shops, restaurants,and the beach but tucked away in a very quiet location. We were able to take our dog which made it even better. A lovely little cottage, very comfortable. Highly recommended but given the chance we would rather not tell anyone about it so we could keep the secret to ourselves!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Pudsey, May 2011

    • “Excellent weekend”
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    • “Lovely cottage conveniently situated in the midst of Whitby yet very quiet. Very comfortable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Draycott Derbyshire, January 2011

    • “Can't fault it!”
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    • “Really lovely cottage - loved everything about it! Perfect location and very comfortable. Will definitely book again!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Aviemore, November 2010

    • “All round fab cottage”
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    • “Clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Great location in centre of town, close to all attractions and beach. Looking forward to next visit!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, July 2010

    • “An enjoyable and relaxing stay in Whitby”
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    • “The cottage was exceptionally clean and inviting on arrival. Being March the weather was chilly but the real flame gas fire soon had the sitting room cosy. The fridge was soon stocked and clothes unpacked and we ventured into the town. The location was superb, right in the nub of things and the car was not needed at all. It was parked in the handy pay and display not 100 yards away. The "Dracula Abbey" virtually over looks the cottage and the famous 199 steps to get you there were just up the quaint pedestrian street next to the cottage. Whitby is a superb fishing village with all you could wish for for a holiday or short stay. The cottage was superb, sypathetically furnished and very comfortable though not for people who find stairs a problem as the staircase is very steep and takes you to all four floors.It is very well equipped with all the best in labour saving devices(dish washer etc). The cottage has a 5 star fish and chip shop within 30 yards of the front door so you do not need to cook every night. We had a great time and will certainly book again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northamptonshire, May 2010

    • “excellent location”
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    • “We noticed that the cottage is in need of some repair to the floor from where the sofa is situated to around the fireplace in the sitting room as it dips down very badly to the point of you constantly slipping off the sofa! As the cottage was probably built in the 17th century it probably requires a lot of tlc! It was very quirky with little winding stairs, but that added to the charm. Very well equipped with very comfortable beds. We felt it hadn't had a proper clean for a while as some areas were very dusty, but sinks/bath/shower/loo were clean and that's the main thing. You couldn't ask for a better location. Clarks Yard was very quiet but once you walked out of it you were in a pretty cobbled street with lovely old shops and plenty of great pubs band plenty of fantastic eating places right on your doorstep! Btw, no sign of a ghost and the cottage had a nice feel to it.”

    LinedancerNewbury, Newbury, September 2015

    • “Location and comfort”
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    • “We stayed at Lavender Cottage in January. The cottage was comfortable and more importantly warm. It's well situated being in a small yard off the main street below the Abbey. The kitchen was well appointed and the bathroom had a separate shower and bath. The cottage also accepts dogs. The only draw back was there is no parking and during January this wasn't really a problem but during the busy periods you need to park in the local car park which costs £6 per day. There was free wifi access as well. Steep stairs to bedrooms and kitchen mean that it is probably unsuitable for young children or someone with mobility problems. We really enjoyed our stay and would return.”

    421Blewis, Manchester, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Ideal hideaway.”
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    • “Lovely cottage in a lovely off street location well kitted out nice snug warm cottage beds very comfy if visitors book is to be believed comes with resident ghost the monk although we didn't experience anything and if he is about seems friendly. Close to steps up to abbey which if you can managed to get up there enjoys panoramic views well worth the money have been twice now and hope to go again soon if there is a downside its parking but that's whitby in general”

    Sueduke, Castleford, March 2015

    • “cosy cottage”
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    • “stayed here easter,very nice cottage not for people unsteady on feet as floors very uneven and three flights of very steep steps.but I loved it just up my strret.”

    Pauline M, Keighley, United Kingdom, April 2014

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    • “We are regular visitors to Whitby and have stayed in a number of properties, Lavender Cottage ranks among the best of them. Facilities are very good and position would be hard to beat. Would stay again.”

    Mrs Evans, Stoke On Trent, October 2015

    • “Lavender Cottage is full of character and very homely as a result. It's right in the heart of Old Town Whitby, across the swing bridge, you're two minutes from the 199 steps and the walk to the Fossil beach. We most enjoyed walking through Whitby and then retreating to Lavender Cottage.”

    Miss Kunzi, London, October 2015

    • “Very comfortable and value for money cottage. Great location. Been several times to Lavender Cottage and it feels like home from home.”

    Mrs Mitchell, Bradford, October 2015

    • “A nicely placed clean cottage in the town centre, but tucked away in a quiet yard.”

    Mr Noon, Nottingham, June 2015

    • “"Lavender Cottage was situated in an excellent location and very quirky. The property was very warm and cosy yet modern in design. Would stay in this cottage again."”

    Mrs Szkliniarz, Barnsley, April 2015

    • “Good location and property at a good standard of furnishing and cleanliness. Owner provided own phone number and mobile to arrange key collection but also said to call if any problems.”

    Mrs Lewis, Telford, January 2015

    • “The location was great for restaurants bars and shops. Was quiet considering it was near the main road through Whitby town, as soon as we left the busy road into the courtyard you forgot the location in the town centre. Loved the cosiness of the rooms, would recommend and hope to return in the future. Thank you again.”

    Mr Brownlow, Sheffield, December 2014

    • “The location of the Cottage was perfect with plenty of places to eat within a 5 minute walk and from the start it felt like a home from home. It was ideally situated for exploring the area both locally and further afield.”

    Mr Sutton, Coventry, September 2014

    • “A lovely Cottage in a fabulous location. Very quiet even though you are only yards away from busy Church Street. The Cottage has everything you need.”

    Mrs Brett, Nottingham, July 2014

    • “Cottage had some lovely features and is in a great location.”

    Mrs Wood, St. Albans, April 2014

    • “Location was great, cottage lived up to our expectations and was clean and comfortable and well equipped to make a very pleasant stay. Whitby lovely, lots of nice walks and eateries.”

    Ms Jerzyszek, Coventry, March 2014

    • “The cottage was amazing value for money. I'll be back again this year.”

    Mr Duke, Huddersfield, March 2014

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles; Scarborough 19 miles; Pickering 20 miles; Guisborough 22 miles.

The ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, with its superb coastline and close proximity to the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and of course the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.