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Griffin Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Twin or Kingsize bedroom with views to Whitby Abbey

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The cottage is situated in The Paddock in the heart of Whitby amongst the quaint little streets, close to all amenities. It is a 2 minute walk to everything from Wine Bars, shops, supermarkets, beaches and the harbour.

It is light and airy in Summer, yet cosy with an open fire in the Winter season.

There are 2 lovely ensuite bedrooms, one bedroom with an adjacent bathroom and a gorgeous sitting room with underfloor heating.

There is parking directly outside the cottage for one medium sized car. There is also on road parking close by for extra cars.

Whitby Golf Course is nearby, also fishing, sea angling and walking. We can arrange sea angling trips for you or book a round of golf for you. There is wifi.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley 45 km, Nearest railway: Whitby 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Grd Floor: Stone flagged throughout with underfloor heating. Spacious fitted kitchen with large dining table and range cooker fitted into the old fireplace. Adjoining utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Gorgeous sitting room with open fireplace and huge squishy sofas! Flatscreen TV, DVD and music system.

1st Floor: South facing king size bedroom with private bathroom (double-ender bath) :Super kingsize Zip & LInk bedroom, en suite with WC, basin and oversized shower cubicle housing multijet panel power shower.:

2nd Floor: Spacious beamed bedroom with views stretching out to sea and across the rooftops to Whitby Abbey. Super kingsize zip and link bed and fabulous adjoining bathroom with extra large double ender bath, WC and basin. Both the bedrooms with the Zip & Link beds can be double or twin bedrooms.

Further details outdoors


Harbour - 200 metres

Main beach - 400 metres through town.

Supermarket -200 metres

Pub -100 metres

Main shops - 100 metres

The Yorkshire region

Local Amenities

Golf, walking, sea angling, whale and dolphin watching, coastal and moorland walks, jet and fossil hunting.

Whitby offers miles of sandy beaches, fishing trips from the harbour and many specialists' shops filled with crafts, antiques, artist's shops, and handmade local jet jewellery. The town is divided into the West and East side with the River Esk running through the middle.The swing Bridge joins the two sides opening at high tides to let the Yachts and fishing boats through. Both sides are completely different which provides a fantastic contrast for all visitors. The East side is a maze of cobbled little streets, Whitby Abbey, the piers and The Lifeboat, as well as lovely shops, The Market Place with local & French markets and the award winning White Horse & Griffin, a 16th Century Coaching Inn, providing delicious meals with locally sourced produce and, of course, freshly caught fish. The West side houses the fish market, the amusement arcades and some lovely shops and wine bars. Whitby has something to suit all tastes - award winning sea food restaurants, continental delights, olde worlde English tea rooms and traditional sea-shanty inns / pubs serving local produce. For those dining at home there are supermarkets and many local shops around the area.

All the following villages are part of The Cleveland Way Walk.

WHITBY - is a small town which has its own character and picturesque charm based on its spectacular history as a seaport. The town is famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage:- its 7th century Abbey, its yards, ancient alleyways, cobbled side streets, Captain Cook's seafaring life and Bram Stoker was so inspired by Whitby that he chose it as a back drop for his classic Novel Dracula. It is now famous as the Bi-annual venue for the largest Goth festival in the world.

STAITHES - This quaint and unspolit fishing village consists of cottages huddled together on steep cliffs over looking a tiny harbour. Captain Cook lived here at the age of seventeen while he was an apprentice to a grocer and draper in a shop.

SANDSEND - A lovely upmarket seaside village. Fabulous beach for frollicking, digging sandcastles, lazing around on or for taking a walk by the sea. In the early morning you can watch the fishermen collect the previous nights catch of Wild Salmon or Lobsters. There is a friendly pub (The Hart), a superb restaurant (Estbek House) three lovely cafes and a shop/Deli (Sandsend Stores selling everything from Daily Newspapers and Magazine's to all sorts of Gourmet delights for foodie's!)

ROBIN HOODS BAY - Robin Hoods Bay on the coast off the Whitby to Scarborough road is a picturesque and historic village notorious for its smuggling history. Smuggling was rife and many of the buildings have secret passageways so that contraband could be passed secretly from the bottom of the village to the top without going outside. The narrow winding streets and alleys conceal many beautiful cottages. The haphazard positions of the cottages attract many photographers and artists.

RUNSWICK BAY - Eight miles north of Whitby, this attractive little seaside village with its white painted cottages and red roofed cottages perched in improbable positions on the steep hill side is a favourite spot sailing enthusiasts, water skiers and artists.


WHITBY ABBEY - The remains of the earliest monastery stands high on the headland above the picturesque harbour.

ST MARY'S CHURCH - Situated beneath the Abbey on the East Cliff. There are services held here in the summer and on special occasions e.g.. Christmas.

199 STEPS - These steps connect the Abbey and St. Mary's Church on the cliff to the town below.

WHALEBONE ARCH - On the West Cliff stands a bronze statue of Captain Cook which over looks the arch of whalebone jaws recalling the whaling industry in the town.

GRAPE LANE - A winding cobbled street on the east side of Whitby with quaint shops and restaurants. Here you will also find the Captain Cook Memorial Museum where you can see displays and models relating to his life and where he lodged in the attic of John Walkers house whilst serving as an apprentice. Whitby Archives also situated in Grape Lane has a collection of pictorial material of old Whitby.

PANNETT PARK - The Pannett Park grounds, museum and gallery were a gift of Whitby solicitor Robert Pannett. The park occupies a sloping, well-landscaped site overlooking the town and harbour, with views across to the Abbey ruins and St. Mary's Church.

WHITBY MUSEUM - In the middle of Pannett Park, the museum contains Captain Cook's artefacts, model ships, information about whjaling and collections of fossils.

GRAND TURK - The Grand Turk , a replica fighting frigate which features in the TV series Hornblowermakes regular visits to Whitby.

WHITBY REGATTA - Whitby Regatta is possibly the oldest sea regatta in England and has regularly drawn large crowds into the town. There is a large selection of entertainment for both children and adults - inflatable maze, pirate ship, yacht racing and parachute display.

WHITBY LEISURE CENTRE - The centre is situated on the west cliff and is open all year round. It has two pools, a fitness suite, sports hall, community room, an outdoor multi games area and sun beds.

VICTORIAN IMAGE - Step back in time and find out what you might have looked like in the Victorian days. The old time studio is situated in the heart of old Whitby.

THE SUTCLIFFE GALLERY - The gallery is home to a collection of photographs by the Victorian photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.

DOODLEPOTS - Paint Your own pottery studio in Skinner Street.


CAEDMONS CROSS - On the path side of the Abbeys cliff top grave yard is the cross of Caedmon, an illiterate labourer who worked at the Abbey in the 7th century. He had a vision that inspired him to compose cantos of Anglo-Saxon religious verse still sung today.

WHITBY HARBOUR - The harbour is situated at the mouth of the River Esk. The arms of the entrance piers extend out to sea.

LIFE BOAT MUSEUM - The museum is situated on Pier Road. On exhibition is the last pulling lifeboat to be in service with the RNLI plus an exhibition of the history of Whitby's lifeboats.

OPEN TOP BUS - Services tour Whitby during the season taking in the main sights including the Abbey.

WHITBY PAVILION COMPLEX - Theatre shows, ballroom and popular sequence dancing, band and choir concerts, family entertainment and much more.

EAST CLIFF - The East Cliff has cobbled streets, alleys, artist's shops, cafes, inns and the 199 steps leading to the Abbey and St. Mary's. Church.

WEST CLIFF - Here there is a wide expanse of beach, paddling pool, boating lake, crazy golf, Leisure Centre and the Captain Cook statue.

COLISEUM CINEMA - Situated on Victoria Place, Whitby, cinema, theatre, exhibitions and cafe-bar.

TRAILWAYS CYCLE HIRE - Bicycle hire to suit all.

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3 Jun 2014


"A Lovely Cottage"

We stayed in Griffin cottage on the weekend of the 30th May. It was a girls trip so we needed the room and this cottage is massive! It is perfectly situated just two minutes walk from the harbour and… More

25 May 2014


"A diamond find"

Griffin cottage is a 3 bedroom property with a large lounge and a similarly large kitchen/diner. Bedroom 1 has en-suite; the 2 first floor bedrooms are separated by the bathroom. The third bedroom is … More

20 Apr 2014


"Everything we needed"

We'd booked Griffin Cottage for Easter weekend for our family and elderly parents. A slight wobble prior to the stay based on a trip advisor review which stated there was no stair rail was addres… More

26 Mar 2014


"Welcome Winter Break"

We visit Whitby regularly.for a winter break and as our usual cottage was not available we chose to stay at Griffen Cottageand we weren't disappointed. It has everything you need and is conveniently placed for town, beach and harbour. The heating wasn't working fully when we arrived but a plumber arrived first thing on Saturday morning to fix it. Attic bedroom tricky staircase to negotiate but worth it for the view if nothing else. Ideal for extended family or group of friends. Only downside very small parking space.

24 Feb 2014


"Lovely, comfortable cottage in a great location!"

We stayed at Griffin cottage for 2 nights in February and found it perfect. The location is great, a 5 minute walk down to the harbour and 2 or 3 lovely wine bars/restaurants. The cottage itself is ve… More

Really glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend in Griffin Cottage. Many thanks for putting your comments on trip advisor, much appreciated . Hope to see you again in the future.
With kind regards
June and Stewart

2 Dec 2013


"Gorgeous, cosy, super clean, all mod cons, fantastic location!"

Griffin Cottage was the venue for a birthday gathering of 6 friends and was just perfect! The underfloor heating was warm as toast - shame the open fire was gas though and not real logs! The kitchen… More

Really glad you enjoyed the stay at Griffin Cottage for your birthday gathering! Yes the parking is a bit tight, but as you say it's Whitby hey! Thank you for all your lovely comments. By the way If you want a gorgeous 'real' log burning fire, we have The Sands at Sandsend and Perkins Cottage in Whitby!! We hope to welcome you another time in the future. Many thanks for your lovely comments.
With kind regards

15 Nov 2013


"Stay somewhere else"

On arrival we were "greeted" by a flower trough containing hundreds of stinking cigarette ends, which we had to quickly dispose of in the shed, things went down hill from here:I recently sta… More

2 May 2013


"An Excellent Base From Which to Explore Whitby"

Griffin cottage is tucked away from the main road with its own parking space amongst a number of lovely period cottages. It is only 5 minutes walk down to the harbour.The accommodation was clean, comf… More

5 Mar 2013


"A beautiful home from home, highly recommended,"

A gorgeous, spotless, spacious cottage. Great location, full of all mod cons. Service from June was fantastic, I cant wait to book again. Highly recommended.

4 Jan 2013


"What a lovely Birthday present"

We spent 3nights 4days here it was a surprise gift from our children for our birthdays the cottage was excellent plenty of space for 6 adults & 1 grandson, it was clean, warm & had everything one need… More

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