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The Captain's Hideaway

The Captain's Hideaway, Whitby, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £293.00

This terraced cottage is set over five floors in the centre of Whitby and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.

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 roof terrace overlooking the Whitby Abbey and the sea, The Captain’s Hideaway is a superb holiday cottage in a wonderful coastal location.


This house is in a great location however is let down by the fact that it is very tired looking and in need of decorating as it is clear that this hasnt been done for some time.

Great location but a bit tired looking
This holiday cottage was in a lovely area. On the top of the west cliff and it was near pubs and restaurants. We couldn't fault the place for its cleanliness. Everything was spotless. This cottage isn't for everyone though. If you struggle with stairs this isn't the place for you. As it's over 5 floors. The climb to the top is worth it though as the view of the abbey is amazing. My dog lovely running up and down the stairs. The properties decor was quite poor. It was very tired looking with loads of patches just touched up so it looked really messy. Plus there was paint splashed and daubed about in on loads of places it shouldn't be. I do think that if they got a professional decorator in and redid all the rooms it would be lovely. Also they need to replace the mattress in the rooms on the third and fifth floor as they were really lumpy and you could feel the beds slats. They could also do with TVs in all the bedrooms. The TV in the living room was too small and you couldn't see it from all the sofas. Plus the sky box they had didn't let you watch loads of programmes that are on Freeview. Parking was a bit of a problem as they were doing loads of road works so no on street parking and he garage was way too small for most cars. We had to pay ?8 a day to park in the car park behind the house. Also when the owner said we needed towels I thought he meant just bath towels. But they didn't have hand towels or cloths for the kitchen. They also didn't have oven gloves. So bring them with you. Apart from that the kitchen was well equipped. The bedroom on the 4th floor is set up for children. Which is nice if you have kids but we had 3 adults sleeping here but there wasn't any hanging space for them as it was setup for hanging kids clothes. But with all said and done this was a good property for the money and the 5th floor bedroom with the balcony was lovely. I would recommend this property if you have a dog and want to be close to the beach and local amenities!
Felicity D

Perfect location.
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.
Hilary L

Lovely, quirky pet friendly house
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.

Great house, great location, great holiday
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!
rachel a



Parking Space
Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Family Beds


Night storage heaters with additional heating from real flame effect gas fire in dining area and open fire and electric fire in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio
Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire included in rent
Bed linen included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Roadside parking nearby plus parking permit for Westcliff car park (250 yards away)
Small roof-top terrace with garden furniture
One well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 2 mins walk
Note: There are steep cottage stairs leading to the top bedroom

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Whitby Abbey - 0.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

North York Moors National Park - 14.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cawthorn Roman Camps - 14.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Skelton-in-Cleveland Old Church - 15.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lastingham, St Mary's Church - 16.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Scarborough Castle - 16.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Pickering Castle - 17.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 17.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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