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The Captain's Hideaway Pet-Friendly Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 7
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Captain's Hideaway Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Captain's Hideaway is a terraced cottage spread over five floors in the centre of the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby. The cottage sleeps seven people and has two double bedrooms (with ensuites) and a family room with three single beds, plus a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. With a small, enclosed yard and a fine roof terrace overlooking the Whitby Abbey and the sea, The Captain's Hideaway is a superb holiday cottage in a wonderful coastal location.

The ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire with its superb coastline and the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and of course the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Night storage heaters with gas fire and open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent, starter pack for fire inc. in rent Oct - March, at other times of year logs can be purchased locally. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Travel permit provided for roadside parking for one car nearby plus private, allocated lockable garage unit for one small/medium sized car 250 yards away. Small rooftop terrace with garden furniture. Small enclosed yard with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: Steep cottage stairs leading to top bedroom. Note: Garage suitable for standard cars only. Note: Small, high-walled yard unsuitable for large dogs.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Ms Nestor
March 2014
Great position. Loved the top bedroom with views from bed.
Mrs Morgan
October 2014
Loved the house and Whitby, well situated with all the comforts of home. Great kitchen with everything we needed and loved the 5th floor terrace, spent a few evenings and mornings up there with stunning views of Whitby Abbey and the sea. The living room was particularly cosy.
Mrs Lasker
January 2014
Great location. Great cottage. Loved the open fire. Plenty of living space.
Ms Saunders
January 2014
Lovely view from the balcony over Whitby
Mr Stephenson
March 2014
Great property, have stayed there 3 times. New shower in the downstairs bathroom is a good addition. Good location, accommodation has a great atmosphere and is very reasonably priced. Would happily recommend. Only two of us stayed, but the place would be big enough for many friends or a good sized family! Book, it its great!
Miss Golding
July 2012
The house was lovely, in a great location, and good value for money.
Mrs Levers
September 2012
Very central position for everything, ideal for a couple or a family.
Mrs Midmer
April 2013
We loved the cottage and had a very enjoyable holiday.
Ms Walsh
August 2013
We all loved the character of the house, and were very impressed with everything. The view from the balcony was excellent. We would strongly recommend the house and location, and would definitely visit again.
Miss Penny
August 2013
The location of the house was excellent, very central. It was a homely house, welcoming.
Ms Abbott
August 2016
A lovely cottage in a great location just minutes from the town centre. It had all mod cons, the showers were good and the kitchen was well stocked. It was clean tidy and had comfortable beds sofas. It was great to have a lock up garage a parking permit as we arrived in 2 cars.
Mrs Reeves
February 2015
Loved the history of the cottage, the real fire and the view from the balcony. In a great central location too.
Mr Geary
August 2015
The location was fantastic, and the view from the roof terrace was a huge bonus. There was plenty of space for a family of 7 and a small dog. The house has a lot of character and felt very much like a home.
Mr Berry
April 2016
This is in an excellent location for browsing, walks and rides. The Captains Hideaway has a real fire, lots of space and what must be one of the best views in Whitby from the top floor.
Mrs Kenny
November 2014
An interesting, quirky property with well fitted kitchen and vintage furnishings that suited three couples (and dog!) as all bedrooms were of equal size. The central location meant it was an easy to walk to town. Top floor terrace has stunning views across rooftops to Abbey. Road parking in central Whitby will always be difficult but with two permits and a garage we had no problems.
Mrs Quinn
March 2014
Very unusual property, well equipped, nice and cosy. They didn't skimp on the heat, we really enjoyed the open fire in the evenings when the wind was howling outside. The view from the top floor was worth the climb! Can really recommend this property. The owners have certainly made it very welcoming and we enjoyed our stay very much.
Hilary L
December 2016
We like to stay near to shops,pubs etc and this certainly delivered- only 100 yards from a narrow and quiet road to the harbour. Newsagent three mins walk pleased my husband. Five minutes to the harbour,bus station etc etc. The pictures of the kitchen on the website don't do it justice. It was very well equipped and cosier than it looks. The lounge is lovely,very comfortable with a great fire. The whole house is full of quirky pictures and features,we noticed something new every day. Although we're not in our prime (67/73) we found the stairs manageable ,though we thought hard about what to take up to the fifth floor bedroom at night ! Good mind training though. But the climb was worth it for the view,it was a shame that it was too cold to sit in the terrace even though it was very mild for December. We absolutely loved our week there. PS very good wifi too.
November 2016
Visited with my partner & 2 other couples, for a long weekend We loved the quirky nature of the house, the open fire, and the central location. The house was clean & beautifully presented. Pet friendly, and my dog Penny loved running up & down the stairs exploring all the bedrooms. I would highly recommend this house.
Deborah H
October 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage which is in an ideal location for the centre of Whitby. The property was clean and the bedding was spotless. Slight issue with the key code which was swiftly dealt with by the owner. The cottage felt very homely and cosey and everything was in good working order. We felt very much at home and will be booking again.
rachel a
October 2016
We stayed in this house recently together with 4 friends and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The house is in a wonderful location, close to shops and only a 5 minute walk from the beach. It also has 2 free car parking spaces, which was great as in the past we have had to pay to park in the long stay car park.The cottage is really clean and very homely. The lounge is lovely and cosy with a real fire (wood provided) and there are plenty of bathrooms and loos, which is a real bonus. Thoroughly recommend a stay here.......... Also, I stupidly left some clothes behind, which the owner kindly posted back to me. Lovely service!
June 2013
The Captains Hideaway was a lovey holiday cottage. Well equipped and had plenty of character Whitby was a very welcoming resort and many eating places allowed my dog in. My granddaughters enjoyed it and my Daughter and Son-in-law had a great time. Will visit again.Looking forward to my next holiday with you in September in the Peak District.
March 2014
Lovely property over several floors, great views but freezing. Not much space to sit outside if 6 people had been in it Lovely decoration
June 2014
The cottage is situated perfectly for a stay in Whitby, set over 5 floors it has fantastic views - it has great potential but as a reviewer added in 2012 it is tired and I would say in urgent need of decorating and cleaning. There are signs of dampness on the walls and whilst I would expect character in a property of its age this was beyond character. Both the veranda and yard were dirty - a lick of paint and clean up would make all the difference - that said it didn't spoil my stay I love Whitby - had a lovely long weekend
November 2014
We loved this house, loads of room, bags of character and the rooftop terrace was a perfect place for a morning coffee and an evening glass of wine with stunning views across the rooftops to Whitby Abbey. The house had plenty of space, nicely furnished and even a private garage in a block just up the road. Our first trip to Whitby but we will definitely return as we loved it! The house is just off one of the lovely streets with plenty of interesting shops to have a look at. The walk to the abbey is spectacular and the abbey is well worth a visit. The beach is beautiful and we'd recommend a long walk to Sandsend with some lovely little cafe's when you get there. Robin Hood's Bay isn't far away - stunning place to visit. & to return to the Captain's Hideaway after your day out is just perfect - so homely and welcoming - great base!
Alex D
July 2016
Stayed here for 3 nights and found the property to be very dirty and unclean. Almost every wall in the property has damp on it producing mould in some places, the pillows were all heavily stained when the pillow covers were removed, and a few of the mattresses were stained. On arrival a stain on the sheet of the 5th floor double bed was spotted. The following day we contacted the owner to complain (and also mention that the wifi wasn't working) and within 5 minutes of the call ending the cleaner came round to sort the problem. This would have been great, if she hadn't burst into the property without knocking. We found this to be quite rude. The dishwasher and oven were in an atrocious state, and were very grimy. Also, the dustbin was full on our arrival, and the "patio" area (which was a damp, moss covered area about 2m squared) had balloons left there from people that had stayed there previously. Plaster was missing off the walls on two of the landings, and the skirting boards in the 5th floor bedroom had collapsed. In the toilet on the 3rd floor bedroom the extractor fan was absolutely caked in grime and dust, and the separate shower room on the 3rd floor opened straight into the bedroom without a door or even a shower curtain to keep the bedroom dry. At the end of the holiday we rang the owner to explain the problems we encountered in his property, and he refused to speak to us. Do not stay in this hovel.
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