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Gulls Cry Detached 17th Century Cottage SKY, WiFi, BBQ, Summer House, Patio – Home 142668 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gulls Cry Detached 17th Century Cottage SKY, WiFi, BBQ, Summer House, Patio – Home 142668

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 96 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner



Amazing Luxury 17th Century Detached Cottage Built in 1660 refurbished to a very high standard, redecorated again for 2018 Season.

NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSION CHARGES, Gulls Cry would qualify for a Certificate of Excellence but as I pre-pay to avoid guests paying commission we are not allowed to qualify for the Certificate.

Set in a quiet Private Court Yard with Cosy Summer House containing Rattan Furniture, open April to October, BBQ & Seating area for your relaxation, yet only a 2 min' walk to the Bustling Harbour Side.

Parking Permit supplied, GCH / SKY Entertainments Package on Large LED TV in Lounge Freeview TV in all Bedrooms, Sound Bar with Sub Woofer in lounge. Cosy log burning Stove Set in Antique Oak Surround, Free WiFi throughout Cottage.

Gulls Cry Cottage is only 2 minutes walk from the Harbour Side Wine Bars, Restaurants and quaint little pubs dotted about Whitby.

Possible Discounts for late bookings, call for up to date or bespoke prices, terms apply.

Rates negotiable depending on party size average price £125 per night. Minimum charge for 2 nights due to overheads.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

There is a local train station where you can go along the Esk Valley Line which is beautiful. There is a regular bus service leaving Whitby for Scarborough/Robin Hoods Bay and all other destinations along the East Coast. Local taxis are in abundance but some charge more than others so be careful, Abbey Taxis I believe are quite good and fixed price once quoted.

Interaction with guest

I deal with all bookings personally rather than using an agent. This allows me to tailor each booking to suit individuals needs and tastes rather than a "One Stop for All Holiday Experience". I also pre-supply Restaurant Guides and information to get the best seats and entertainment to make the most of your stay by planning before you arrive. Any other information requested is followed up to the best of my ability.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Sorry No Pets or Smoking allowed for the comfort of other users
Please Bag all Rubbish in Bin Liners supplied or the refuse guys will not take it away. No loose Rubbish in Bin
Please ensure Heating is turned down to 10 Degrees on leaving and all Windows are closed.


About the owner

Colin S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 27 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Jan 2012. Located in Whitby, it has 96 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £600 to £1340.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

96 reviews

Very Good

“Weekend in Whitby”

Reviewed 1 May 2019

Lovely cottage everything you need it was spotless You wouldn't want for anything else. Can't wait to stay again l would highly recommend

Owner's reply: Lovely review and really appreciated you are well come back anytime Thank you

“Perfectly situated”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2018

Thanku we all loved our stay This cottage is stunning very comfortable It's only 2mins walk from front Don't think you can find better would recommend to all

Owner's reply: Thank you for a wonderful, short but to the point review indicating what you can expect if staying at Gulls Cry Really appreciated

“Beautifully decorated cottage in prime location”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2015

We are frequent visitors to Whitby but this is the first time we have rented somewhere to stay rather than B&B and I would definitely rent again. Beautiful quaint cottage that's decorated to a very high standard. There was however 6 adults so one bathroom was a downside but nothing we couldn't work around. Only slight negative was we had to vacate by 10am so we had to be up early to pack cars etc.

Owner's reply: A big thank you for an open & honest review, 10am departure is to leave cottage at its best for others, always negotiable if next guests not in same day and nearly all cottages have the same check out time. Web site states one Bathroom, the Cottage actually sleeps eight but as only the one bathroom limit it to six.

“Amazing cottage great location”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

5 stars, has everything you could wish for, plenty of little touches making it feel like home, will definately be booking again in future.

Owner's reply: Another very welcomed review, to the point and great in helping other guests decide for themselves on whether to book Gulls Cry, Thank you

“Highly recommended really cosy cottage - outstanding!”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2015

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Gulls Cry. This outstanding cottage was a real home from home, spotlessly clean and very thoughtfully equipped. Our children loved the cosy attic bedroom, and the sleigh beds in each room were really comfortable. The cottage has a great quality bathroom and is finished to a high standard throughout. It is tucked away in a great location, close to all amenities, but also a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle. We really enjoyed our stay, and Colin the owner was extremely professional and helpful in his dealings with us. A real 5 star Whitby gem!

Owner's reply: A wonderful review much appreciated, we love it when guests highlight the points that allow other users to decide from impartial comments whether to book Gulls Cry.

“Quality cottage, special hidden retreat in whitby”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2015

where do I start. Great location, hidden and quiet, but rjst a few moments from the harbour. Loved the hidden private court yard, enjoyed a few bbq,s there. The kitchen was full of cottage charm but very modern. We loved the living room, beamed ceilings, open fire with logs, so lovely. The bedrooms are all furnished lovely, quality shower a plus too. Spotlessly clean. Colin was helpful right from the first enquiry. When staying in Whitby , I will only want to stay at gulls cry. It doesn't,t matter if you get a wet day in Whitby, when you are staying in such a lovely cottage.

Owner's reply: Were overwhelmed by such a thoughtful & wonderful review. We work really hard to maintain standards and when guests appreciate Gulls Cry as these have, it makes it all worth while.

“A real oasis!”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2015

What a gem. This is a beautiful cottage, a real oasis located in the centre of Whitby near all facilities. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. The information from Colin, the owner, was excellent, he gave us tips of what to do and see around Whitby. We felt as if we had a really personal service. We were lucky and had brilliant sunshine all week so being able to eat outside in the courtyard was a real bonus. Morning coffee in the summerhouse - lovely! I bet the cottage is great at Christmas too!

Owner's reply: What a fantastic review for us and much appreciated pointing out positive points for other guests to pick up on and enjoy.

“Cottage as described - great location - good value”

Reviewed 26 May 2015

Cottage as described - outside space equally nice as inside. Great central location. Owner really helpful - would stay again

Owner's reply: We've concentrated this year trying to make the Court Yard & Summer House a better outdoor space. We will not rest and continue to invest in Gulls Cry to make it an even better place year on year.

“Great time in Whitby”

Reviewed 23 May 2015

A well appointed and beautifully modernised cottage with the added advantage of being close to the town centre and the many attractions of Whitby. Colin, the proprietor was very helpful and provided us with lots of useful background information.

Owner's reply: Another really appreciated 5* review which hopefully speaks for itself thanks to kind guests continued positive feedback.

“Lovely Cottage, Great Location”

Reviewed 10 May 2015

We had a lovely weekend with the family at Gulls Cry Cottage. The location is great just a few minutes from the harbour, pubs and shops. The cottage is spotless and beds are comfortable. Colin was very helpful. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

Owner's reply: It's down to reviews such as this that hopefully encourage other guests to try Gulls Cry for themselves. We've now added Goose Down Toppers to the Double Beds for a luxurious nights sleep in what was already very comfortable beds. With Summer looming the BBQ and New Summer House will I hope enhance stays at the Cottage even more.

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