About the property
- Cottage365 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
High Specification Luxury 360yr Old Cottage Located in the Centre of Whitby
17th Century Detached Cottage Built in 1660 Refurbished and Furnished to a Very High Luxurious Specification.
Please read reviews on Holiday Lettings Property No' 142668
Set in a quiet Private Court Yard with Cosy Summer House containing Rattan Furniture, BBQ Out Door Log Burner & Out Door Rattan Seating Area for your relaxation, yet only a 2 min' walk to the Bustling Harbour Side.
GCH / Full SKY TV Package in Lounge with 42" TV / Sound Bar & Sub Woofer.
Cosy Log Burning Stove Set in Antique Oak Surround in Lounge.
Fully Fitted Kitchen with Oven/Hob/Combination Microwave/Washing Machine & Fridge Freezer.
Designer Bath/Shower Room with Travertine Stone Tiling
Free WiFi throughout Cottage.
Gulls Cry Cottage is only 2 minutes walk from the Harbour Side Wine Bars, Restaurants and quaint little pubs dotted about Whitby.
2 Double Bedrooms with Maghogany Sleigh Beds / Fitted Wardrobes
1 Twin with Mahogany Sleigh Beds
*Parking via Permit Supplied
I deal with all bookings personally rather than using an agent. This allows me to tailor each booking to suit individuals needs and tastes rather than a "One Stop for All Holiday Experience".
I also pre-supply Restaurant Guides and information to get the best seats and entertainment for your stay to make the most of your break by planning before you arrive.
Any other information requested is followed up to the best of my ability.
Whitby is ideally located for walking and visiting local towns and resorts in the vicinity. The 13th Century Historic Abbey Ruins on the Cliff top overlook the town and Harbour. There are excellent Wine Bars/ traditional ancient Public Houses and of course amusements for the children with us and within us.
Twin Piers protrude from the Harbour and after restoration work both can now be accessed. You can go fishing from the Piers, or Boat fishing from the Harbour by Private Charter for approximately £35pp.
Why not venture along the Cliff top beyond the Abbey to Saltwick Bay, here you can get a bite to eat drink and perhaps go winkling.
for very good information regarding Whitby and the surrounding area.
The Historic City of York with a Designer Outlet, McArthur Glen on the outskirts is only about an 1hr away with Robin Hoods Bay & Scarborough just a short drive South.
Heart Beat Country, Goathland is only approx 20 minutes drive away. 8 miles to the North is Runswick Bay, a relatively unknown beautiful & tranquil place excellent for walkers as it forms part of the Cleveland Way.
There are some wonderful eating houses around Whitby, Harrys Wine Bar on the Harbour side is very good Excellent for Cocktails!, while further a field 1 mile out on the moors road heading towards Middlesbrough is The Stables with excellent food. Not forgetting The Magpie famous fish Chip restaurant just a 2min walk away and Whitbys "The Angel" Wetherspoons which is great for breakfast or a good quality cheaper meal with the usual top branded drinks at knock down prices.
Grosmont only a short drive away welcomes you with a Steam Railway heading to Pickering and sometimes serves lunch onboard on Sundays, this is a journey through beautiful countryside.
There are also occasional Steam engines leaving from Whitby in Summer months and a Santas Special during the Xmas period.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
After visiting Whitby as a boy with my parents many times it became a Boyhood dream of owning an Old Fishermans Cottage in Whitby. This came to fruition in 2010 when buying a "VERY" rundown dilapidated Cottage. After many frustrating months/years nearly, also filled with enjoyment and huge learning curves the refurbishment of Gulls Cry was complete and as we see and enjoy it today.
Colin purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Colin chose Scarborough District
A traditional 360yr old Fishermans Cottage that was originally 2 Cottages, now knocked into one to make quite a spacious Holiday Cottage. The refurbishment was designed and executed by myself and a 78 year old Master Craftsman who still works today at over 84 and took 18mths to complete. No attention to detail was overlooked making it a Superb Cottage for your special stay in Whitby.
What makes this Cottage unique
Close to everything Central in Whitby yet tucked away for privacy when you get tired of the hustle & bustle. Lovely private outside space which most Cottages do not have and a little summer House to sit and relax in. Fulls SKY TV and Wifi Refurbished to a very high standard to suit all tastes and requirements
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful period hideaway cottage
The owner Colin provides a wealth of useful information prior to your stay and the cottage is filled with extra touches to make your stay wonderful. We saw far less of Whitby than we intended despite the amazing sunny weather because we were happy curled up on big comfy sofas in front of the log burner. The bed was extremely comfortable and the setting is lovely and so quiet despite the fact that you are right in the town centre. The location couldn't be better. Everywhere was spotless when we arrived and the cottage has everything you need. Next time we will come in the summer so we can make use of the courtyard and summer house. Thank you
Fantastic review and really appreciated, thank you so much for pointing out the outside space which is at a premium in Whitby Holiday Let’s
Also appreciate the repeat booking
New Year at Gullscry Cottage
We found the cottage to be immaculate and very cosy and loved how close it is to the harbour and all whitby has to offer. We loved coming back from our days out to the cottage and it felt like home from home.
Especially liked the log burner and the bedrooms were so cosy and the beds were very comfortable!
Would not hesitate to book again, would like to visit in the summer, would be nice to use the little summer house and sit out in the courtyard with a glass of wine!
Colin is so helpful and recommended different places to eat, we liked Abbey Wharf for fish and chips and we had a lovely meal at the Moon and Sixpence on New Year's Day.
Thank you Colin!
WOW Thank you for a wonderful review, pointing out the locality & advantages Gulls Cry Cottage has.
It’s really appreciated that you have taken the time to let future guests know what Gulls Cry offers.
The Cottage was left immaculate and we would welcome Jackie and her group back any time.
The Old House in Whitby centre
Thirst of all must be said that the service is ok, but the house self is small/ narrow for long people and it's very dark inside the house. Further if you like silence, than is it by the house noisy by the birds there. They crying the whole day and night. It's unbelieveble.
Also is it difficult to find a good place to park your car and 5 pounds pro day is a lot of money for a very simple parking place where people are damaging your car...
Quite a disappointing review when we have over 70 Five Star Reviews on Trip Advisor and 5 Four Star.
This Chap refers to the Seagulls, not in our control I'm afraid. The Cottage being dark yet he left all the curtains shut!
He also didn't have a car but a works van for which we gave him a Permit, as we do all our guests and no mention of damage, I presume Seagull Guano!
He also left hundreds of cigarette ends, fish guts and too many maggots to count loose in the Wheelie bin which had to be emptied by hand.
In addition he almost completely blocked the sink and bath with what looked like beard hair.
Thank goodness not all guests are like this!
The cottage was very comfortable and decorated to a very high standard
The cottage was perfectly situated to enjoy whitby and the walks around the bay. It was very comfortable, and the outside space was a bonus. We did use the outside table and the little lean too summer house.
We get most of our guests appreciating the outside space/Summer House and BBQ at Gulls Cry as most Cottages in Whitby do not have this facility so thank you for pointing this out
Weekend with friends
Lovely cottage in fantastic location for exploring Whitby.
Appreciate the review and for the guests leaving Gulls Cry clean & tidy
Smart and comfortable home away from home
Very nicely appointed cosy yet spacious cottage .high standard throughout .comfortable thus relaxing here.excellant location ; quiet yet literally a minute from the shops .if i were to think hard of a criticism ,it would benefit from a second seperate toilet and a couple of blankets / rugs to enable sitting out in the super court yard when turning chilly.thanks so much for a much needed comfortable stay .
Really thoughtful and appreciated review thank you.
We do have a blanket in the Summer House for guests which perhaps wasn't spotted.
Re-additional toilet, I'm afraid as it is a couple of Old Fishermans Cottages knocked into one detached another toilet would have meant doing away with one of the bedrooms. I fully appreciate given the space a second is always handy.
Thank you so much for the review
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Events such as Whitby Regatta / Folk Week and Goth Weeks Ends /Weeks are charged at different rates. PLEASE NOTE A SURCHARGE FOR PARTIES OF MORE THAN 2 PERSONS APPLIES FOR 2 NIGHTS ONLY All Bed Linen supplied, Towels £5 per guest