16 School Holiday Cottages in Whitby
There are lots of possibilities for School holiday cottages in Whitby. In this post we’ve selected a few of our favourites.
In the legendary words of Alice Cooper, “Schools out!”, which means that school holidays are very much upon us. If you’re still on the hunt for something to do for the school break, why not plan a last minute trip to Whitby? North Yorkshire’s the perfect location for a group holiday to suit all tastes.
There are brisk coastal walks for outdoorsy types, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum for history lovers, and the Robin Hood’s Bay village for those who want to learn about the area’s smuggling heritage. And don’t forget to pop in to the famous Whitby Abbey.
There are plenty of self-catering accommodation options in and around Whitby, meaning you can soak up the North Yorkshire sights while living home from home. Here are a few of our favourite cottages to get you inspired.
4 Clarks Yard
This charming fisherman’s cottage is located in the very hear of Whitby. Just a stones throw from the old swing bridge, 4Clarks Yard is close by to all the main Whitby attractions, bars and restaurants. Retaining many original features, including fireplaces, wood beams and winding staircase, this cottage is as traditional as it gets!
The property sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and has an open plan living area with Smart HDTV, Freeview, unlimited WiFi and a music centre for those classic tracks. No smoking is permitted whatsoever and the property is unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Choose this property from our list of school holiday cottages in Whitby for an authentic Whitby experience.
Chapel Gate Mews
It doesn’t get much more central than this! Situated just off Church Street, arguably Whitby’s most famous street, Chapel Gate Mews has it’s own parking (so rare in Whitby you wouldn’t believe it), and its own garden. A fantastic choice for a holiday home from home in Whitby.
The 199 Steps are just a short walk, the Abbey is up the steps (obviously 😉 and the numerous jet shops of Church Street are so close you’ll be buying shares in Whitby Jet. This excellent location on Whitby’s East Side makes this a great choice for school holiday cottages in Whitby for families looking for ease, comfort and convenience.
Next on our list of school holiday cottages in Whitby is The Warehouse. Care to take a drive to Robin Hood’s Bay? That’s where you’ll find this beautiful property. Located in Upper Village this place has a lot to offer families for their summer holiday. The accommodation is comfortable and stylish, with a modern kitchen and spacious open plan living.
Pets can be arranged by negotiation and there is a car parking permit for the Upper Village. Choose this place for easy access to Robin Hood’s Bay Beach, Upper Village pubs and restaurants and the North Yorkshire Moors.
Blackbird Cottage is located a few short miles outside of Whitby town centre in Iburndale. The property is pet friendly and with its own garden, your four legged friend will be happy to stay in as go out in this comfortable and luxurious property. Blackbird sleeps 4 and is just a half mile walk from the nearest pub – perfect for those cosy nights.
This stone built property retains many original features such as an Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and wood beams in the ceiling. Parking at Blackbird Cottage is possible for one car and the property is no smoking.
Surprise and delight the whole family with a stay at this top pick from our selection of school holiday cottages in Whitby. Harness House boats stunning views of Sandsend Bay, with its own patio area to sit and enjoy it from. The property sleep four, has a jacuzzi bath for that extra holiday pampering and has oak floors throughout.
There is underfloor heating for your comfort, the open plan living space is practical and suits families perfectly. No pets are allowed here and there is no smoking anywhere on the site. Choose this cottage for the peace and quiet of Sandsend Bay.
Seashell Cottage occupies a prominent town centre location, just off Flowergate, close to Poundland. This traditional cottage sleeps four in accommodation split over three levels. Views of the harbour can be seen from the master bedroom on the third floor.
The cottage is well equipped and would suit a family with a pet looking for an easy town centre position close to all the attractions, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Choose this property from our list of school holiday cottages in Whitby fro Pet Friendly and town centre location.
Airy Hill Farm Cottage
Living up to its airy name, this five-bedroomed former barn is certainly spacious. You and your fellow holiday-makers will be able to comfortably spread out across the two living rooms and conservatory, to boot. Pets are allowed to stay too, and will enjoy roaming around the generous garden while you can watch them from the seated patio area.
Conveniently located on the fringes of Whitby, the cottage is only half a mile from the bustling town centre. Sat at the top of a hill, it offers stunning views across the North Yorkshire countryside as well as easy access to plenty of rural walks. With its underfloor heating, it’s an appropriately cosy option for your winter half term getaway.
Definitely one for lovers of peace and quiet, White Goose Cottage sits in a sleepy mews on the edge of Whitby. The two-bedroomed cottage will comfortably sleep four, with a separate well-equipped kitchen and sitting room.
Guests consistently praise its cleanliness. Pets are welcome to run around in the communal garden, accessed by patio doors. From here or the private balcony, you can look out onto the River Esk and spot local swans, ducks, geese and, if you’re lucky, the odd seal. Whitby and all its attractions are only a short drive away.
The town’s also easily accessible on foot via former railway line, the Cinder Trail.
River Cottage will give you a flavour of Yorkshire country living. The two-bedroomed, traditional sandstone cottage has been renovated to its light and comfortable best.
If the sun comes out, take time out on the decked patio; or watch the world go by through the large French windows in the spacious sitting room, which overlook woodland. Located in the hamlet of Dalehouse, River Cottage is close to the coastal village of Staithes. Steeped in history, Staithes and its winding, cobbled streets have changed little over the years.
The cottage is also just ten miles from Whitby, so has easy access to the town’s attractions.
As an added bonus, River Cottage is next to the Fox and Hounds Inn, which we hear does great food.
With two bedrooms and open plan living space, pet-friendly Biffins Berth is a great option for the whole family.
This cosy, mid-terraced cottage has its own private patio as well as use of the communal garden, complete with children’s play equipment. Sat on the banks of the River Esk, former guests have been known to spot herons from the cottage. The berth also enjoys outstanding views of the old viaduct along which the famous steam trains run.
It’s a twenty-minute stroll along former railway, the Cinder Track, into Whitby proper. There are also plenty of rural walks accessible from Biffins Berth, making it a perfect choice for the walkers among you.
Located in the town centre and bursting with character, Church View offers you the true Whitby experience.
This three-bedroomed cottage is set over three floors with a separate kitchen and dining room. It sits above a fabric shop run by the owner, Judith, who’s been known to provide guests with a warm welcome and thoughtful touches – from fresh bread to dressing gowns.
The location means you’re just a stone’s throw from all Whitby has to offer, including the long stretch of beautiful beach. Church View is accessed by a flight of outdoor steps, so is not suitable for those with limited mobility.
Runswick Lodge is a spacious three-bedroomed cottage set entirely over a ground floor, boasting a whole host of modern amenities in its kitchen and separate living space. It also has access to the communal garden, complete with barbeque facilities for those brave souls who fancy a February grill.
From Runswick Lodge, you’ll be able to enjoy the pretty village of Runswick Bay, with its winding streets and three inns. We recommend you try your luck at fossil hunting on the beach too. With Whitby nine miles away and the village of Staithes just two miles away, there’s no shortage of places to explore over during the school holidays.
Prospect Coach House
Definitely a cottage for walkers and countryside aficionados, the Prospect Coach House is one of a few houses located in the tranquil and uniquely-named Great Fryup Dale. If you choose to spend your half term in this eighteenth century converted coach house, you’ll be treated to loads of character, including the wooden beams throughout.
The two bedrooms are set slightly in the eves with sloping ceilings; while the large arched windows in the living room look out onto the generous garden and countryside beyond.
Prospect Coach House is two miles from the village of Leaholme, once named by Sunday Times as “the prettiest village in Yorkshire” and a convenient point to catch trains all around the area. You can reach Whitby in twenty minutes by car.
The Stable, as you might expect, is a former barn. Sensitively converted, the original stonewalls and wooden beams are visible throughout the open plan living space and two bedrooms; while the shared lawn, framed with drystone wall, provides ample room for your dog to run around if you choose to bring along your pet.
Former guests have plenty of kind words for owners Helen and Keith, who have been known to provide a welcome basket of goodies. Nestled in the Esk Valley, you can explore the village of Aislaby and its beautiful surrounds from The Stable, and it’s just three miles from Whitby town.
Post Box Cottage
With its three bedrooms and generous and well-equipped open plan living area, this former milking parlour is a brilliant choice for your half term holiday if you fancy some rural Yorkshire. The cottage sits in the peaceful Dalehouse Hamlet, a few minutes from the village of Staithes and ten miles from Whitby.
Situated on a working farm which continues to breed Cleveland Bay horses, Post Box Cottage will give you easy access to moors and the coast. Previous guests consistently give owners, Gerard and Elaine, glowing reports for their attentive welcome. We’ve also heard good things about the nearby pub.
This two-bedroomed, end of terrace cottage is a great choice for your family holiday with its well-equipped kitchen and cosy living room. You’ll be able to put your feet up in front of the woodburner at the end of the day, while pets are welcome and will love the garden Sunnyside sits in the village of Munston, which is close by to the town of Filey, a traditional seaside resort since Victorian times. South of Whitby, it’s about an hour’s drive to the town, and only seven miles from Scarborough.
Guests speak highly of the friendly local pub, The Ship Inn, as well as the welcome basket provided on arrival. The beedy-eyed among you may recognise the cottage from when it featured in an episode of CBeebies’Mr Bloom’s Nursery, which was aired in February 2013