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Seashell Cottage, a property with a garden, is located in Whitby, 500 metres from Whitby Beach, 2 km from Sandsend Beach, as well as 31 km from Peasholm Park. The property is around 33 km from The Spa Scarborough, 33 km from Dalby Forest and 41 km from Flamingo Land Theme Park. This pet-friendly holiday home also has free WiFi. This holiday home is equipped with 1 bedroom, a kitchen with an oven and a microwave, a TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance. Whitby Abbey is 1 km from the holiday home, while Scarborough Open Air Theatre is 31 km away. The nearest airport is Teesside International Airport, 67 km from Seashell Cottage.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Whitby, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Julie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Quiet location but within easy walking distance of everything. Very cosy, lovely touches, clean and beautiful.
  • Adam
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    It was well presented and really cosy. Location was great
  • Lucy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great location. Very cosy and comfortable and nice touches such as smart tv and coffee machine.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Vittys Cottages

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Vittys Cottages
Spread out over three floors, Seashell Cottage is quirky and cosy. You’re welcomed into the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. With a traditional seaside cottage feel, the space is homely and snug. Make the most of your self-catering stay in Whitby by preparing meals in the kitchen and enjoy them at the dining table or outside alfresco style on the bench. Head upstairs and you’ll find the bedroom on the first floor. Boasting a comfy king size bed and premium bed linens, you’ll have a blissful night’s sleep here. Nods to Whitby’s maritime history are added with a boat oar displayed over the fireplace and artwork of donkeys on the beach. The bathroom is located on the floor above. With sloped ceilings and a skylight window, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a long soak in the bath. The space is complete with an overhead shower, vanity unit with basin and a WC. When visiting Seashell Cottage you can enjoy with all the family including your canine pals.
Seashell Cottage is owned and maintained by Heather and Iain Vitty who are passionate about their cottages and Whitby, where they now live so are on hand to help you with any questions or queries you may have to help your holiday run smoothly. Seashell Cottage is located a short walk from the iconic Flowergate – one of the oldest and most historic streets in Whitby. You’ll find cosy cafes, restaurants and shops lining the street, so the apartment is ideally located. The Blue Flag West Cliff beach and promenade is just a short 5-minute walk from the property. On Pier Road, you’ll find fun arcades and plenty of fish restaurants where you can sample the catch of the day. The other side of Whitby is full of narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques and pubs. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’. Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.
Rated 3* GOLD by Quality in Tourism in March 2024 and tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Whitby, Seashell Cottage is a dog friendly hidden gem. Perfect for romantic retreats on the coast, this one-bedroom holiday home is packed with charm. Whether you have a relaxing retreat or a fun-filled adventure planned, Seashell Cottage will provide the ultimate base. Scratch card provided free for on street public parking.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Seashell Cottage
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
No parking available.
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Pet bowls
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules
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From 15:00 to 23:30
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Until 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Cards accepted at this property
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Quiet hours
Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.
Free!Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Seashell Cottage in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about Seashell Cottage

  • The prices at Seashell Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Seashell Cottage has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Seashell Cottage is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 500 yards from Seashell Cottage. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Seashell Cottage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Seashell Cottage can accommodate the following group size:

      • 2 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Seashell Cottage is 250 yards from the centre of Whitby. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.