Cottage Holidays in Whitby, Yorkshire, England

Holiday in WhitbyHolidaymakers love Whitby, so do come and stay in a holiday cottage or apartment. Some of the cottages are pet-friendly, some are not so do please check the details to make sure that you get what you need. Whitby is a picture perfect seaside town in Yorkshire with a much photographed pretty harbour.  Houses and cottages line the quayside and extend up the hill.  Topping the town off are the impressive remains of Whitby Abbey which tower gloriously on headland over the town.  Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s top seaside towns and it’s easy to see why.  Edged by cliffs, this town benefits from a wonderful scenic quality and is nestled by the North Yorks Moors National Park which is less than one mile from the town.  There are some excellent choices of things to see and do on a cottage holiday in this part of Yorkshire.


About Self-Catering Holidays in Whitby

Perhaps rent a seaside cottage in Whitby?


Those staying in this town can enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay by the sea yet with the greenery of the North Yorks Moors within easy reach.  Within Whitby there is plenty to keep you occupied.  Ever popular are Whitby’s beaches which include Upgang Beach, the natural choice for picnics and sunbathing, Whitby Beach with its colourful beach huts and Tate Hill Beach by the harbour which offers some safe bathing opportunities.  Each of Whitby’s beaches offer something unique for visitors.  Whitby has previously been awarded the Quality Coast Award which recognises that the town’s beaches are some of the best in the country.

White Rose holidays in Whitby


Away from the beaches, on offer from the harbour are pleasure cruises along the local coastline as well as sea fishing trips.  For history buffs, Whitby Museum houses an interesting collection where you can glean information on Whitby’s shipping and whaling past.  The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is also worth a visit, located within an attractive white washed town house which dates back to the 17th century and was where Captain Cook once lived.  This museum is a White Rose award winning attraction which specialises in everything Captain Cook related.

Find holiday cottages to rent near Sandsend beach


You might like to cosider renting a cottage or apartment near a good Yorkshire sandy beach? On the outskirts of Whitby is Sandsend beach, a lovely sandy beach and further out of town is Sandsend Ness where there are caves and fossils.  Stay safe and watch the tide at Sandsend Ness if going along the ness though as you can easily get cut off and people have been washed out to sea here.  It’s best not to go past the corner for this reason.  This place is not recommended for children or dogs as there are steep cliffs without safety barriers.   Another beach near to Scarborough is Runswick Bay, a pretty village with a nice stretch of sandy beach and a sheltered bay. 

We trust that you’ve found reading our hints and tips on things to see and do in and near Whitby helpful.  We also recommend that you make use of the excellent free resource of the Whitby Tourist Information Centre which is located on Langborne Road. 

Information related to self-catering holidays in Whitby


If you fancy getting out and exploring the local area you will find that this part of Yorkshire has lots for visitors.  The lively seaside resort of Scarborough is just 20 miles away and the pretty coastal village of Robin Hoods Bay is just 6 miles away.  For a leisurely day out, pick up a train ride at Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.  Let the steam train take you all the way to Pickering and enjoy stunning views en route from the comfort of your wood panelled carriage.

Whether you opt for a seaside cottage or a romantic cottage further inland, enjoy your break in Whitby, we think that you’ll find this area one of Yorkshire’s best.

Book a Whitby cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

11 rental properties

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 10 October to 19 October 20 from 27 October to 22 May 21

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Whitby 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 July to 18 July 20 from 31 July to 03 August 20

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Whitby 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Cottages, Whitby 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Whitby 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 28 August to 04 September 20 from 06 November to 21 December 20

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Whitby 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 14 August to 21 August 20 from 04 September to 11 September 20

Low Moor Holiday Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Whitby 17 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

A collection of 4 high quality country cottages nestled by rolling farmlands and countryside within the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors National Park, 4 star rated and with WiFi internet access, these cottages are wonderful for peaceful rural retreat breaks and are just 5 miles from Scarborough.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Whitby 17 miles away

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 11 September to 18 September 20 from 20 September to 25 September 20

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Whitby 18 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 11 July to 07 August 20 from 17 August to 21 August 20

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Whitby 19 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 28 August to 04 September 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Country House, Whitby 19 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £554
Next availability:
from 28 August to 04 September 20 from 22 September to 26 September 20