Whitby boasts an excellent range of accommodation and there are also many suitable options for guests with reduced mobility or requiring wheelchair access. Here is our guide to the accommodation with disabled access available in and around Whitby.
There is a range of accommodation choices in Whitby for people with reduced mobility and many include wheelchair access as well as special adaptations for people with disabilities. These include self-catering apartments in the town itself, hotels in town and in the surrounding countryside, and self-catering cottages a short drive away offering a full complement of disability facilities in quiet and picturesque surroundings.
For anyone wishing to visit Whitby, there should be no problem finding suitable accommodation with disabled access to enable you to enjoy the perfect, relaxing holiday and if you have any special requirements, it is recommended to check with the accommodation at the time of booking. Here is a short guide to the accommodation with disabled access available in and around Whitby to help you find the perfect place to stay during your holiday on the North Yorkshire coast.
1. Willows Guesthouse
This B&B is located right in the centre of Whitby and is close to Pannett Park and the Whitby Museum while the harbour is only a short walk away. A real highlight of any stay here is the hearty breakfast and you can choose from local sausages and bacon, Whitby kippers or homemade preserves prepared by host Deborah. The guesthouse includes several accessibility features including ramp access, a lift to all floors and wide corridors. The rooms are tastefully decorated and this is a B&B that exudes its own special homely charm.Address: 35 Bagdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QL
2. Summerfield Farm
Summerfield Farm is more than just a holiday venue – its owner Richard Noble aims to offer less able-bodied people, their carers and family, a little taste of paradise. Set in idyllic farmland just outside the coastal jewel of the Yorkshire Coast, Whitby, and close to the North York Moors national park, it features three fully accessible holiday cottages, one of which has a flexible connecting door to an extra accessible bedroom and bathroom. There is also a superb private luxury static home with uninterrupted views of Whitby Abbey.
A short drive to the south of Whitby brings you to Albany Cottage, a fully-adapted wheelchair accessible holiday cottage. Summerfield Farm caters for people with even the most challenging mobility issues, with practical features from ground floor wet rooms and kitchens to ceiling hoists, and beautiful sensory gardens to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.
The accommodation can sleep up to six guests and features a ground floor wet room, remote-controlled roll-in shower with chair and a 1.5m turning circle. A mobile hoist is also available if required. Within easy reach of the cottage is Robin Hood’s Bay, an old smuggling village, and the town of Whitby itself is only a few minutes up the A171. Albany Cottage is also an excellent base from which to enjoy the natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park.
Located on Summerfield Farm to the south of Whitby, Cholmly Cottage provides fully accessible accommodation with no steps from the car park to the cottage. There is a sheltered garden, complete with a patio and garden furniture, that affords wonderful views over the nearby horse fields. The cottage features high-quality furnishings and log burners to keep you warm in winter and includes special disability adaptations including hoists and shower chairs as required as well as toilets with grab rails.Address: Summerfield Farm, Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LA
3. Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel
Located in its own splendid grounds about four miles from Whitby, this hotel occupies the converted country house of a Victorian shipping magnate. All the rooms have views of either the Yorkshire countryside or the coastline and guests can enjoy drinks on the terrace overlooking the gardens as well as meals in the award-winning restaurant. There is free parking at the hotel and there is access for wheelchairs; other facilities include a toilet with grab rails and a lower sink. This is a lovely, atmospheric place full of character, perfect for relaxation and indulgence, but still not too far from town and only a five-minute car journey to the Sandsend coast.Address: 42 Crescent Avenue, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EQ
4. Raithwaite Sandsend
Located in its own landscaped grounds less than two miles from Whitby, this luxurious retreat offers all you need to pamper yourself for a few days as you relax in the Yorkshire countryside. Here, you will find a sauna, a spa, a gym and an indoor swimming pool, and a whole range of massages and treatments are also available. The hotel has its own sun deck and terrace area, perfect for warm summer days. The hotel features accessible parking and facilities for disabled guests and the hotel is also pet-friendly so this is a great choice if you want to bring your dog.Address: Sandsend Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3ST
5. The Arches Guesthouse
You will be made to feel welcome at this B&B from the moment you arrive as all guests are greeted with complimentary tea or coffee and homemade cakes. This Whitby guesthouse is located in the West Cliff area and is only a short five-minute walk from the harbour. In the morning, you will be served an award-winning breakfast that will prepare you for your exploration of Whitby and the surrounding area. The guesthouse has ground floor rooms suitable for guests with limited mobility but there is no wheelchair access.Address: 8 Havelock Place, Hudson Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3ER
6. Shoreline Cottages
Shoreline Cottages offer a range of four and five-star self-catering cottages situated in great locations throughout Whitby, some of which are equipped with disabled facilities. All the cottages are different with many including Wi-Fi and some being pet-friendly, some with a garden and some including a barbecue – so the best thing to do is check the details when you book. Not all cottages have disabled facilities so please ask when booking which cottages would be suitable for your requirements.
7. Sandsend Bay Cottages, Carthorse Cottage
Carthorse Cottage is a three-bedroom, two-storey property with disabled access to the ground floor. The large double room has a super king-size bed which can be divided into if required. The grab rails and shower chair can be arranged in the wet room by request. The spacious open plan living area combines the best of lifestyle and comfort to make your stay super special. Ample parking is available at the property. Carthorse Cottage is non-smoking throughout and no pets are allowed.Address: Raven Hill Farm, Dunsley Lane, Sandsend, YO21 3TJ
8. Whitby Holiday Park
At just over a mile from the town centre, the Whitby Holiday Park boasts a range of touring pitches and static holiday homes with some offering disabled facilities including access ramps, additional mobility aids and walk-in showers. The park is pet-friendly, has its own restaurant and is a great place to bring kids as they will love the kids’ play area. It is ideally located just near the beach and with easy access to the North York Moors National Park and other attractive coastal walks.Address: Saltwick Bay, Whitby, YO22 4JX
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