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!

Gavel cottage was a gorgeous and homely property to stay in Whitby

It was clean and very pretty, and we arrived to see a surprise Christmas tree and decorations up! The location was central to Whitby, a couple of minutes walk to the seafront. Much appreciated the descriptive email when booking to explain about keys, directions etc and overall was the most enjoyable trip. Thank you for letting is stay! We said we would love to come back.



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.

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Lovingly furnished and decorated to a high standard.

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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.

We found the cottage ideal for our short break over the New Year. It was conveniently situated within easy reach of the town’s facilities. Being well equipped with essential items is always welcomed when away from home and the cottage did not disappoint. It was a cosy retreat that provided a festive treat for us- thank you!
Mrs Mccullough
Property well furnished and decorated, plumbing a bit of a mystery [scolding water in the kitchen, often tepid when running a bath]. A spare key would have been useful, and perhaps the listing could point out that the property and area may not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Bed very comfortable and the sitting room perfect.
Mr Close
What an utterly charming property in a fantastic location. We couldn't have wished for better, will come again!
Mr Lee
What a beautiful cottage , fantastic location, lovely welcome pack , bed super comphy, only down side is the parking , but we enjoyed our stay so much we've rebooked for next year .a little gem of a cottage so peaceful and tucked away .
Mrs Hanlon
Wonderful clean cottage in the heart of whitby. All you need.
Mrs Mawer
Excellent all Rd cottage clean, tidy ,modern , great location
Mr Pughe
Gavel cottage was a gorgeous and homely property to stay in Whitby. It was clean and very pretty, and we arrived to see a surprise Christmas tree and decorations up! The location was central to Whitby, a couple of minutes walk to the seafront. Much appreciated the descriptive email when booking to explain about keys, directions etc and overall was the most enjoyable trip. Thank you for letting is stay! We said we would love to come back.
Miss Longstaff
Great holiday and great location.
Mr Bolton
Although the cottage is well decorated and is only a few minutes walk from restaurants, shops pubs etc, there are several issues that need to be addressed. Advertised as having harbour view, not true. Advertised as there being a hamper filled with Yorkshire goodies on arrival, not true. No recycling bin. Also had some maintenance issues that need fixing. Emailed Yorkshire coastal cottages informing them of this.
Mrs Weight
No welcome hamper and no response from you when enquired about this. Bathroom was in need of maintenance no hot water in bath and shower leaked onto floor.
Mrs Tyson
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
Very disappointed that there is no longer a welcome pack and personal face to face contact with staff, appreciate this is probably due to Covid but think we’ve moved on quite a bit and these things could be re-introduced. Very disappointed that we reported the shower 2 years prior to this visit and it had not been fixed, in fact shower was worse this time and water temperature was very variable. Mattress on bed was also very soft (springy) and probably needs changed. Don’t think the beanbag adds anything and merely collects dust. We’ve previously been very happy with Gavel Cottage but feel it no longer meets its 5 star award, perhaps it needs some updating. We’d very much like to come back to Gavel Cottage but unless some things change I think we may have to consider alternatives (cottages or companies).
Mrs Duguid
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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