We don’t need to tell you why you should go to Whitby. With it’s stunning coastline of sandy beaches, abundance of interesting attractions and unique town centre complete with bustling harbour, quirky shops and a whole array of terrific places to eat, it’s visited by most of us Yorkshire folk at least once. Finding somewhere to stay, however, can be a little more challenging. As such a popular tourist destination, many of the hotels and B&B’s fill up quite quickly during peak seasons and you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice when trying to find that special cottage.
Accommodation in Whitby is varied to say the least. There are historic houses offering bed & breakfast, fine hotels renowned for their exceptional food, cottages bursting with character and elegant townhouses providing everything a family could possibly need. With Whitby being one of our favourite places to visit in Yorkshire (if not the UK), we’ve been looking for some of the most beautiful accommodation options available in this lovely little coastal town. Any stay in Whitby is bound to be memorable but why not make it more so by staying in accommodation that has a certain “wow” factor?
Here, are some of the most beautiful places to stay in Whitby. Enjoy!
This beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse was built in 1785 and is a Grade II listed ship builder’s residence. Just a stone’s throw from the the stunning Pannett Park, this magnificent property offers 4 immaculately decorated guest rooms and a loft bedroom.
Classically furnished to complement the history and character of the house, each room is luxurious, spacious and comfortable. At White Linen, it is room-only accommodation but you won’t have to walk far to find breakfast at one of Whitby’s many excellent cafes. Two of their fabulous rooms have four-poster beds, all of the rooms are en-suite and each includes a mini fridge and coffee machine for those morning caffeine fixes.
White Linen, 24 Bagdale, Whitby YO21 1QS
Fancy staying in the very apartment where Bram Stoker stayed during the visit which inspired his writing of Dracula? Now you can! Lovingly restored and decorated to pay homage to it’s connections to Whitby’s most famous visiting author, this is a real treat for fans of Gothic literature.
The self-catering Georgian apartment on the picturesque West Cliff has two bedrooms and boasts wonderful sea views. Both the kitchen and the living room are fairly spacious and the bathroom features a lovely roll top bath as well as a modern shower. Close enough to all the popular attractions but far enough away from the centre to ensure peace and quiet, this charming accommodation is perfect for a quiet family break.
Bram’s View, 6 Royal Crescent, Whitby YO21 3EJ
Riviera Guest House
This family-run guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation with breathtaking panoramic views, stretching from the famous abbey ruins and all the way across to Sandsend. Located on the popular West Cliff, most of the rooms at this award-winning guesthouse boast sea views, as do their comfortable breakfast dining rooms.
Each room includes an LCD television, refreshments tray, fluffy white towels and is decorated to a high standard. Our favourite rooms, however, are their Superior Kings which are both en-suite with luxurious four-poster beds.
Riviera Guesthouse, 4 Crescent Terrace, Whitby YO21 3EL
This handsome 2-bedroom apartment is hidden away above Furbellow and Co’s gentleman’s store and barber shop. Located in one of the most historic parts of Whitby, this 400-year old building has been beautifully restored to create a charming and sophisticated accommodation option that just oozes style.
Ideally situated in walking distance of Whitby’s most-loved hotspots, the apartment can comfortably accommodate 4 guests within it’s luxuriously decorated rooms. The sleek but homely kitchen includes everything you could possbily need to prepare meals and, the sitting area with it’s elegant decor and plush furnishings is perfect for cosy late night chats.
Furbellow & Co, 11 Sandgate, Whitby YO22 4DB
Nestled on the East Cliff and overlooking the town, this property is beautifully decorated with neutral colours and high quality furniture to provide a luxurious feel throughout. The Ropery can sleep six people across three bedrooms, each of which either has its own ensuite or access to the luxury bathroom, featuring a stunning corner bath and two luxury steam saunas. The spacious living area has a whopping 55″ TV for those cosy nights in and the sleek dining area with beamed ceiling is ideal for an evening of eating and drinking!
The interior of this property cannot be faulted but it is the exterior of the property which really makes it stand out from the rest. Boasting unrivalled panoramic views over the River Esk from the outdoor decking area and private hot tub, this is a wonderful choice for a relaxing family getaway.
Thistlebank is a private Georgian townhouse with 6 bedrooms in one of the most distinguished areas of Whitby. The house dates back to 1801 and has been refurbished and furnished to the very highest of standards. For large parties seeking luxurious accommodation with a “boutique” feel, Thistlebank Townhouse will surely tick every box.
This gorgeous property can sleep 12 guests and has onsite parking for three vehicles – which is something of a rarity for a self-catering property in Whitby. The bedrooms are all situated on the first and second floors and the groundfloor is home to the stunning and spacious communal areas. On the ground floor, you’ll find a dining room with opulent ornamental fireplace, a large kitchen with additional dining space, a large sitting room and a separate games room. For large parties, the games room is no doubt a much-loved feature with its pool table, dartboard, selection of board games and cosy log burner.
Thistlebank Townhouse, 19 Bagdale, Whitby YO21 1QS
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