Gavel Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015648)

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Located in the heart of Whitby with Abbey and sea views, this is an immaculate and stylish luxury cottage, perfect for a romantic retreat for two! The charming property is in a central location, a short stroll to the beach, harbour, shops and restaurants. With views of the iconic Whitby Abbey, this gorgeous cottage has been lovingly furnished and decorated to a high standard, to provide a perfect cottage in the heart of Whitby. What a perfect, luxurious bolt-hole for a romantic break!

We totally fell in love with Gavel Cottage from the minute we walked through the door

It had everything we could possibly need and more for a lovely stay. The only downside to this property was the lack of parking anywhere near the cottage and by the end of the week it was getting a bit tedious driving around trying to find a space.



This sumptuous holiday property boasts a beautiful double bedroom, with a chrome bed and lovely beach-inspired décor. It has a stylish en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand wash basin.

There is a large storage cupboard that also houses a washing machine, situated off the bedroom.

The wooden staircase is hand-crafted and leads to a superb light and airy well-equipped kitchen with an oven hob, microwave, fridge and freezer; it has smart cream painted units, pale beech work surfaces and a table and chairs, ideal for two to enjoy meals together.

There is a comfortable sitting room with views towards the harbour and with views of the iconic Whitby Abbey. Decorated in relaxing neutral tones with beach scenes in driftwood-style frames, there is a TV with Freeview and Netflix together with a DVD player.





Located in the West Cliff area where the famous "whale bones" are situated, the property is in a quiet residential area, yet close to all the town centre amenities.

What's on nearby?



There’s many great exhibits that show the vast history Whitby really has.


Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town.


Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and the town of Whitby.


A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.


Brave the Dracula Experience tour where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby.


The beaches are sandy and golden and the a pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.


Catch Whitby crabs from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town.


Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, during Folk Week or the wonderful Regatta? All of which are incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually.

Other Info

Lovingly furnished and decorated to a high standard.

Notes to guests
Guest Comments

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilities, bed linens and towels provided.

Parking: Parking scratch card for 24/7 on-street parking supplied.

Gavel cottage was clean and comfortable, excellent location and great value for money.
Miss Ellis
We had a lovely stay, bathroom could do with same work , parking a nightmare
Mrs Graham
The Cottage itself was really nice, everything you could need, however the one downside for me and my wife, the bed was very uncomfortable, leading to us shortening our trip by a couple of days. Also previous guests have clearly been feeding the gulls, or rather one inparticular gull who arrived every night at 5.30, so you couldn't open the window.
Mr Chadwick
Sykes were extremely helpful with navigating the Covid restrictions, and changing our cottage at the last minute when it became clear that our first choice was not going to be able to open, due to a communal entrance. There must have been a lot of people with a lot of questions, but I felt that we were looked after very well.
Mrs Denholm
The property was excellent but the outside of the property needs some work the gutters are full of grass above the front door and when it rained we had to walk through a puddle about three inches deep not what you want to do when on holiday.
Mr Mccluskie
excellent location, fabulous cottage with all modern amenities. We'll definitely come back.
Ms O'sullivan
Very enjoyable stay cottage in a prime location , would have appreciated an email that there was no welcome pack due to check in time and not knowing the area we may not have been able to get provisions we do understand why but a email would have been helpful ! as we was prepared and not reliant on it but some guests might have been .Also parking was very difficult and needs addressing as there are not enough places for the holiday lets there and to top it all i had my car damaged also some one else did not a bill you want to come back off holiday with .The holiday cottage was excellent with a wonderful view of the Abby
Mrs Browne
We totally fell in love with Gavel Cottage from the minute we walked through the door. It had everything we could possibly need and more for a lovely stay. The only downside to this property was the lack of parking anywhere near the cottage and by the end of the week it was getting a bit tedious driving around trying to find a space.
Mrs Smith
Gavel Cottage was a delight! it was perfect for my stay, situated in the heart of Whitby but in a quiet location surrounded by other similar holiday lets. It has been tastefully renovated and furnished, with everything you need to make your stay comfortable, if I was being really picky I would say it was only missing a tray and a couple of egg cups. Ideally situated for walking the beautiful coastline, within easy reach of parking and local amenities.
Mrs Kalinowski
Perfect in every way!
Hill Party
A lovely cottage with everything we needed for our stay.
Haythorne Party
Beautiful cottage with lovely furnishings and cosy spaces. We would definitely come back as we love Whitby.
Taylor Party
We loved everything about Gavel Cottage. Very nicely decorated, modern furnishings and very clean. It is centrally located and only a five minute walk down to the harbour. We ate fish and chips at Hadleys, the other side of the bridge, which we enjoyed. A couple of places we visited were The Seated Man at Castleton Rigg & Helmsley. Would definitely stay again.
Cheadle Party
The location and cosy feeling of Gavel Cottage are absolutely ideal. It's very comfortable and the standard of bedding and towels is super and much appreciated. We loved that the cottage had the Christmas tree and decorations in place for our stay.
McCann Party
Fabulous! Thank you so much for our fantastic stay. Harry's mussels never disappoint and our "Happy" place is just heaven.
Wood Party
Lovely welcome pack on arrival! A dedicated parking space would have been perfect but well done for alternative options. Great location for all amenities within a very close walk. Very clean and modernised where appropriate. Tastefully renovated to a high standard; a welcome "home from home".
Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay. Welcome pack was excellent!
Fawcett Party
All aspects of the cottage and our dealings with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages were highly satisfactory. The welcome pack is lovely. We particularly love the Bothams products.
McCann party
We had a superb stay in Whitby, our first visit and somewhere we will definitely be returning. The cottage was beautiful to say the least and the location was perfect. We had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and made the whole experience a very pleasurable one. Thank you also for the goody bag we received upon arrival; it was very much appreciated to have a cup of tea and some cake the minute we walked through the door; giving us a chance to find our feet after we had unpacked. Not having been to Whitby before, to arrive in time for the first canon to go off; to welcome the Captain Cook festivities, to have "Northern Soul" festival on our doorstep at The Pavilion was an extra delight and to top it off, we were able to watch England beat Sweden on Saturday, 7 July. Thank you for the fabulous experience and we hope to secure the cottage this time next year; to be confirmed nearer the time.
Julie & Michael Byrne
Beautifully furnished, near the shops and harbour - we enjoyed long walks on the beach and great meals on the harbour!
Mr and Mrs James
Perfect! We had our second honeymoon here. SO romantic; loved the view.
G Haywood
Thank you for a lovely break - and the welcome pack was amazing! Beautiful property.
Mr and Mrs Cooper
We have really enjoyed our couple of days here; a lovely cottage that is very comfortable and very, very reasonable priced. We will certainly be booking here again.
The Masons
Stunning - great location; we loved our weekend in Whitby. Would definitely come again.
Ms S Vale
The perfect cottage, in a perfect location
Louise McBride
We had a truly memorable New Year stay in Gavel Cottage. A gem of place with everything you need. Fantastic location, central to everything within easy walking distance, down the alley way short cuts full of character and charm
Richard and Shirley
Fantastic week here leading up to Goth Weekend! Enjoyed walk to Robin Hood's Bay, Sandsend (great café!), Runswick Bay and across the Moors. Took the old steam train across the moors - fantastic experience. Brilliant Cottage with great views to the Abbey which was illuminated for Halloween during our stay.
Max and Emma, London
We have really enjoyed our stay in the beautifully decorated Gavel Cottage. We came down from Aberdeenshire for a wedding in Staithes and are happy we chose this as a base for our stay. Very comfortable with our baby boy. Lovely walks, quaint shops and good food - and weather! - what more do we need?! Recommend Harry's for dinner. Thank you for the cosy cottage - just perfect!
Ross, Tracey and Otis
What a beautifully furnished, cosy cottage in a brilliant location. We have had a happy, funny first visit to Whitby and enjoyed ourselves very much. Rusty Shears was exceptionally good for tea and cake and the Moon and Sixpence overlooking the harbour was friendly with a good atmosphere and delicious food for an evening meal. We are going home a lot more relaxed than when we arrived!
Paul and Nancy West
Fantastic stay in this beautifully furnished, quaint cottage. It is a wonderful location so you are ready to explore the sights and sounds of Whitby. We enjoyed: * Eating delicious seafood at Greens * Ambling around the cobbled streets of Whitby * Fish and chips from the Magpie Café * A beach and cliff walk at Robin Hood's Bay * The beautiful beach at Sandsend Thank you so much!
Rachel and Dom
A very enjoyable relaxing week with my youngest daughter Jessica. Gael Cottage - perfect for two - great location and well-equipped with attention to detail. Thank you.
Julie and Jessica, Reading, Berkshire
We have had a great week here at Gavel Cottage - the first family holiday with our 4 month old. The cottage was perfect for a little one, just enough room for three. We enjoyed pottering around Whitby and strolling along the beach including breakfast at Sandside Café at Sandsend and a walk up the 199 steps to visit the church and Whitby Abbey.
The O'Neill Family, Sheffield
We've had a wonderful week here. It's a beautiful cottage that is really well-located. Things we enjoyed doing were - pottering around Whitby, tea, cake kippers and ice cream. Loved Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes. Coastal walks. Sunset on the pier in Whitby. Running in Dalby Forest. Wasting 50p at the 2p slots!
Doug and Han
We've had a super weekend. Gavel Cottage is in a perfect location for visiting all the wonderful places in Whitby and beyond. We had traditional fish and chips at Hardy's; ate in the Italian Cosa Nostra. The food was excellent and the services was very attentive. The cottage has everything you need. I'm sure we'll be back.
Jason and Rachel
We have really enjoyed our couple of days here; a lovely cottage that is very comfortable and very, very reasonable priced. We will certainly be booking here again.
Gary, Tilda and Evie
What a great little cottage - a gem! Gavel Cottage is very comfortable and has lots of luxury extras. Great location, only a minute walk and you are in the heart of Whitby. Fantastic views! We enjoyed our stay and will be returning - we felt very special to be the first guests staying here.
Roxanne and Chris


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