Seagull House

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015669)

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Elegant period townhouse, furnished to an excellent standard with views across to the harbour and Whitby Abbey, just minutes' walk from the beach, shops and restaurants, A beautiful house in a superb central location, boasting views of Whitby Abbey from the upper floors and is a great choice for large families or groups of friends wanting a wonderful and luxe holiday home. The property is in a quiet residential area yet very central, close to many of the superb amenities that Whitby is renowned for.

Great house, great location clean and comfortable


Lower Ground Floor
Stairs lead to the lower ground floor and to a large kitchen diner with stone flagged floor and a wood burning stove – perfect for enjoying meals in front of the fire in the cooler months. The kitchen, with its adjacent utility room, is well-equipped with electric oven with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, TV, washing machine. There is a lovely scrubbed farmhouse table in the centre of the room to enjoy meals whilst planning the day or reliving it over dinner! There is a newly installed shower room with shower - ideal for when you come off the beach! - WC and hand wash basin.
Ground Floor
The front door opens to a hallway, which in turn leads to an elegant, good size drawing room, which has a gas fire, comfortable seating and TV/DVD, a selection of DVDs, books and games plus a state-of-the-art Sonos music system 3. It is a lovely, light room for enjoying pre-dinner drinks, watching a movie or sitting, relaxing with the Sunday newspapers.
First Floor
The elegant curved staircase, with its polished original wood balustrade, leads to the first floor, where are two bedrooms both with views towards the harbour – a large double bedroom with king size bed with an original fireplace (decorative) and TV. There is also a twin bedroom with two full size single beds. On this floor is a shower room with underfloor heating, shower, WC and hand wash basin.
Second Floor
A further flight of stairs takes you to the second floor and two further bedrooms; again with views of the harbour and Whitby Abbey. There is a double bedroom with king size bed and TV plus a twin bedroom with two full size single beds. On this floor is a smart house bathroom with underfloor heating, an elegant free-standing bath, shower attachment, WC and hand wash basin.
To the front is a small garden area where you can sit and enjoy your morning cuppa in the sun. There is a small rear hallway with a door that leads to an enclosed courtyard garden, which has planters with flowers and small shrubs plus a table and chairs and a stone-built stand for disposable BBQs, so remember to bring yours and enjoy al fresco dining!




Seagull House is centrally located within Whitby close to West Cliff and the harbour, just a few minutes walk to both. The area is well served with a wide range of convenience and specialist shops immediately on hand catering for all daily needs.

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Refurbished throughout, it boasts views of Whitby Abbey from the upper floors and is a great choice for large families or groups of friends.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included.
Nespresso coffee machine is provided.
High chair, travel cot and booster chair available. Complimentary starter toiletries provided. Four hair dryers available.
Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome at £30 per pet, per stay.
Parking scratch card for 24/7 on-street parking provided.

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer for our guests/visitors.

Seagull House is ideal for those who want a truly memorable, spacious, self catering holiday, with the beach, harbour and town, restaurants and bars only a few minutes’ walk away. Extended views along Whitby’s East Cliff and harbour, including Whitby Abbey, can be seen from the second floor bedroom windows.

Seagull House is a mid-Georgian town house. It sleeps up to 8 people and incorporates a lounge, dining/kitchen facilities, utility, 4 bedrooms, a shower room and bathroom over 4 floors.

To the rear is an enclosed, private patio area with garden furniture and barbeque. There is also a sunny seating area to the front of the property.

A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are provided. Non-smokers only. A selection of children’s games, holiday books and DVD’s are provided.

Well-behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement - but not allowed upstairs or in the lounge.

2. Pre-Arrival

1). By Car:

• From the North: Take the A171 out of Guisbrough, and follow the road across the rolling hills until you're suddenly greeted by a panoramic view of Whitby and the sea. Keep following the road all the way, and you'll arrive in the town.

• From the South: West and South West, follow the A64 from York, then take the A169 from Malton, through Pickering and then across the North Yorkshire Moors, with stunning panoramic views. Stay on the 169 all the way down Blue Bank, through Sleights, and up the other side of the valley to a roundabout connecting you with the A171. Turn right, and follow the road all the way into town.

• From the South East (the East UK coast): Follow the A171 coast road North from Scarborough. Stay on the road all the way into Whitby.

2). By Bus:

The nearest bus station is 0.3 miles (6 minutes walk) away from Seagull House.

From all directions except the North (Scarborough, Bridlington, Leeds, York, Malton etc), use the Coastliner service. Full online schedules are available on their web site here:

From the North, come to Middlesbrough, then use either the X56 or 93 bus services to Whitby. The X56 runs along the coast road, and offers a stunning view across the bay to Whitby from Lythe, above Sandsend. The 93 comes across inland and gives great views of the moors - and a great panorama when dropping down "Skelder", about 4 miles from Whitby.

Arriva timetables can be found on

3). By Rail:

Whitby train station is 0.3 miles (6 minutes walk) from Seagull House.

Most trains to Whitby come via Middlesbrough. The route follows the Esk Valley through some stunning countryside with wooded valleys, bridges and of course, the river Esk itself. It's worth taking a trip on the train just for the views. For full train timetables to Whitby, use The Trainline:

Another way to get the train to Whitby is to make your way to Pickering, then take the steam train service across the North Yorkshire Moors to Grosmont, where you must change trains and travel the last 10 miles into the centre of the town. The journey across the moors is stunning, and the carefully restored steam trains add to the magic of the experience.

Bear in mind that the steam train services are limited, and may well be booked up in advance. See schedules and booking information here:

4). Food delivery: Sainsbury’s, Asda and the Co-operative all have a delivery service if you would like to order before you arrive.

3. Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

Please collect the house keys and your scratch card parking cards from Yorkshire Coastal Cottages (see address below) before arriving at the house.

We provide, free of charge, holiday accommodation scratch cards for your parking. Each scratch card allows you to park in Whitby’s Controlled Parking Zone (“CPZ”) for up to 4 days for each scratch card. We will provide sufficient cards for two cars for the duration of your stay. This enables you to park in the 2 hour “disc” and “permit holder” W zonal parking areas. You have to complete the scratch card details and show this in your car.

Pay parking, if needed, can be found at Cliff Street (500 feet), St Hildas Terrace (626 feet), Pavillion Drive (850 feet), West Cliff (0.2 miles) and elsewhere subject to availability.

4. Approach to the Property

The address of the property is:

Seagull House, 2 Wellington Terrace Whitby YO21 3HF

“Seagull House Whitby” is recognized as a searchable destination on Google Maps. The postcode “YO21 3HF” is also recognized on Google Maps.

The address of Yorkshire Coastal Cottages is: 29 Skinner Street, Whitby, YO21 3AH

5. Front Entrance to Property

• The front door is 900mm wide.

• There are 7 stone steps to the front door.

• The flooring inside the entrance is rush matting.

• Entrance to the hall is through an internal fully glazed door.

6. Rear Entrance to Property

• A wooden door (795mm wide) to the rear patio area is accessed from the rear street. There is one step over this door opening into the patio.

• One stone step from the patio leads to the house rear door (800mm wide). This opens into a rear lobby area.

• One step up from the rear lobby area is a fully glazed internal door (800mm wide) that opens into the ground floor hall.

7. Hall, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

• The hall, stairs and landings are well lit using ceiling lights with low energy bulbs.

• The ground floor hall has wooden floorboards.

• All the stairs and upstairs landings and passageways are carpeted.

• A stair-gate is fitted at base of ground floor stairs.

• 11 steps up the staircase from the ground floor hall/landing lead to a half-landing well illuminated by a large window. 6 steps then lead to the first floor landing.

• There are a further 15 steps to the second floor landing which is also well illuminated by a large window.

• 13 steps down from the ground floor hall/landing lead to the spacious kitchen/dining area.

• There is a banister on all the staircases, upstairs and downstairs, from the ground floor hall/landing.

8. Lounge

• The lounge is carpeted and situated on the ground floor with level entry from the hallway.

• The door opening is into the lounge and is 800mm wide.

• The room has two large leather sofas and 2 single upholstered chairs. The chairs can be moved.

• There is a widescreen TV with remote control, a DVD player and a selection of DVD’s.

• There is a speaker into which a phone etc. can be plugged to play music.

• Lighting is natural daylight and by a chandelier and two table lamps with low energy light bulbs.

• There is fire that is for decorative purposes only.

• There are two dark-wood units, a coffee table and a lamp table as well a wall hanging unit. There is a selection of books and children’s games.

9. Kitchen/Dining Area

• The kitchen is situated in the basement and is 13 steps down from the ground floor hall/landing area.

• The entrance to the kitchen/dining area is 800mm wide. There is no door.

• The floor is flag-stoned.

• The kitchen/dining area is lit by daylight, a hanging lighting unit and two spotlight ropes.

• The oven door drops down and the handle is 700mm above the floor. The hob is 900mm above the floor.

• The laminated worktop and sink are 900mm above the floor.

• Fridge Freezer is available and the highest fridge shelf is 1500mm high and the lowest drawer in the freezer is 300mm high.

• Wood/coal burning stove in the kitchen.

• Farmhouse table and 8 chairs.

• Extensive kitchen units. Utensils racks on the wall with crockery and cutlery in drawers and cupboards.

• Tea-pot, kettle, cafetiere and filter coffee machine.

• Utility room door (700mm wide) opens into area with a dishwasher (850mm high) and washing machine (850mm high). Area also contains electricity meter and fuse-box with micro-switches. A small wooden door opens out to reveal the gas meter.

• Door (580mm wide) opens into storage area containing redundant boiler.

• Door (690mm wide) opens into storage area containing spare equipment.

10. Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

1). First Floor

• There is a 4’ 6” double bed sized room with TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers, vanity unit, side unit and lamp. The door opens into the bedroom and is 800mm wide.

• There is also is a twin bedded room with 3’ single beds, TV, wardrobe, two chest of drawers a side unit and lamp. The door opens into the bedroom and is 800mm wide.

2). Second Floor

• There is a 4’ 6” double bed sized room with TV, chest of drawers, side unit and lamp, vanity unit and lamp. The door opens in and is 755mm wide.

• There is also a twin bedded room with 3’ 3” single beds, TV and unit, wardrobe, side unit and lamp, chair, table and CD player with speakers. The door opens in and is 755mm wide.

• All bedrooms have light coloured, carpeted floors, natural daylight, ceiling lights and bedside lamps.

• Non feather bedding throughout.

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

• On the first floor is a bathroom comprising of a toilet, basin with separate taps, heated towel rail/radiator and shower unit. Lit by daylight and LED down-lighters. The door opens out onto the landing and is 740mm wide.

• On the second floor is a large bathroom comprising of toilet, basin with separate taps, heated towel rail/radiator and bath with separate hand-held and wall-mounted shower units. Lit by daylight, chandelier and wall light with halogen light bulbs. The door opens into the room and is 755mm wide.


• Fire alarms are situated on the ceiling of the kitchen, ground floor, first floor and second floor landings. They are all electric

• There is no burglar alarm.

• There are two battery operated CO alarms in the kitchen and lounge.

Garden and Sitting Areas

• Private and enclosed patio area to the rear. Accessed by descending one step from rear external door. Door opens onto patio area.

• Cast iron table and 8 bistro chairs. Ivy partly covers wall. A variety of pot plants. Area for bin with coal and wood store. Barbeque area for disposable barbeques.

• External electricity master switch.

• Sunny area outside front door with several shrubs and a two-seater bench.

Additional Information

• Up to two well behaved dogs welcome on the ground floor (excluding the lounge) and also in the kitchen/dining basement area. Priced for each dog to be confirmed with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages.

• Ground floor hall/landing area and kitchen have good contrast between the floor and walls. The floors are either dark stained wood or flagstones with light walls. The rest of the house has light coloured carpets with walls that are painted or wallpapered in a light pastel shade.

• Mobile reception is very good.

• Free Wi-Fi with good coverage

• No landline phone.

• Whitby has a small hospital located at Springhill, Whitby, YO21 1EE. Tel. no. is 01947 604851. Website: This hospital is 0.4 miles away (8 minute walk).

• The nearest main A&E department is Scarborough located at Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QL. Tel no. is 01723 368111. The A&E department is 19 miles away (35 minutes by car)

• A list of emergency services and restaurants are listed in the welcome folder situated in the sitting room.

• Due to access restrictions Seagull House is not wheelchair friendly.

Lovely comfortable , spacious house in an excellent location. We had a super relaxing holiday, thank you.
Mrs Goddard
Seagull House is now called Austen House and appears to be under new management. We have stayed there before , it is a fantastic house in a great location. This time we found a broken window and curtain rail and definite areas that were not cleaned. The stairgate was also broken and we did inform the owners ASAP with photographs. Also no welcome gift which we had always previously had, however some nice toiletries provided. I would still recommend it as a gorgeous house in Beautiful Whitby
Mrs Hart
A few glitches, e.g. missing light bulbs and no electrics working on top floor when we arrived (plugpoints, table lights etc.). We loved the comfortable beds and found the kitchen well-equipped. A manual on how to use all the facilities in the house would be very useful. The remote in the first floor double bedroom is missing. Whitby is really busy and we were unable to use the W scratch parking so paid £9 a day for parking down the road. Great location, quiet but the guy next door fixing his house can be a bit noisy at times.
Mrs Rawlinson
The toilet in the upper floor didn’t work throughout the stay- when we arrived A man came out to fix it- then said he was going to get a part but never returned- I phoned in the Tuesday and was told someone would get back in touch about it but nobody did ??
Mrs Appleby
Beautiful, clean house, great location. Such a shame about the outbreak of coronavirus but we have had such a wonderful time still staying in, playing board games and watching DVD's. Were so glad we still came and would love to visit again. Thank you.
The Venney's
Lovely house, well appointed, warm and comfortable.Nothing wanting. Need a bit more clarity on bin collection. We've had a wonderful time.
Thank you for letting us spend a week in this wonderful house. It is short of nothing and is warm and relaxing. We have enjoyed lots of blustery walks, fossil hunting and eaten fish & chips and explored the pretty villages along the coast. The ghost walk in Whitby is a must for future guests lucky enough to visit. The welcome pack was a real treat , thank you.
Alex Claire, Georgina, Violet, April & Elliot
Our second time in this lovely home from home. Thank you for a lovely weekend celebrating two birthdays. Hope to stay again. Hume & Anderton family
Great house, great location, great weekend. Welcome pack - a lovely suprise! Beautiful furnishings and finishing touches.Hope to return some day soon. Thank you x
The happy holidayiers!
Our second stay at Seagull House and no complaints apart from the rain!! Fingers crossed we will return again in the new future.Thanks!!
Gould & Greenway Party
Great girls weekend for my 60th birthday. We loved our stay in this beautiful house. Welcome pack a lovely touch and great quality products
Miss P Fraiser
Thank you for having us stay in your stunning home for the week! It has absolutely everything needed for a family holiday, such a wonderful treat. The seaside themed decoration is beautiful and adds to the overall experience! The delicious welcome pack of local produce was very much appreciated. We have loved Seagull House in Whitby!
The Thurston and Ramsey Families
We like our holiday. Thank you.
Theo 8, Hazel 5, Dave 4.
Gorgeous house, everything you need provided. Perfect location and lovely goody bag on arrival. We would all recommend.
Reed Party
Here again for another super week in Seagull House. Very many thanks for a great time.
E Meyrick/Eggleston Crew.
A beautiful period house close to amenities, areas of interest, harbour, promenade and beach. The perfect seaside 'pied a terre'. We have booked with you before and will doubtless do so again.
Mr L Humberstone
Lovely house - very comfortable - we all enjoyed being in Whitby for Jo's 50th. Shame about 2 days of mist but didn't stop us enjoying ourselves. Had a fantastic day on the beach on Thursday when the sun came out. We will be back to explore some more. Thank you.
Becky, Evie, PJ Lewis Jo, Scott and Alison, & sister and brother-in-law who came for tea.
This lovely house worked well for a three generation long weekend, then just seniors for the rest of the week. Many thanks to YCC - suggesting rear door for easier access for elderly gentleman and providing a non-slip mat PDQ!
Val, John, Adam, Janet, Sienna, Archie and Guy
A lovely week here in glorious weather - we appreciated the sea breeze! Beautiful walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay. Amazing lunch/tea in Botham's tea room and best meal of the week in Mademoiselle's (book early). Seagull House is perfectly positioned for easy access to beach, bars and cafes, etc. Thank you!
Cathy, Liam, Ed and Sarah
Fabulous house and we love Whitby. Thanks Chris and Glenda and the rest of our family, we had a great time. Amazing house, amazing hosts, amazing Whitby.
Ang and Gill
Had a great time for our friend's 50th birthday (Veronica) and our dad's 80thbirthday (John). Lovely house!
What a beautiful stay in a fantastic house! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Whitby and it is a perfect house for all age groups. We are a group of young adults and it was great! We will be back again, thank you!
Holly, Rachael, Rachel, Sam, James and Maddi
I've had a lovely time at Whitby. We have done an Easter Egg Hunt here every day. We went to Botham's Bakery to buy fresh bread and cakes with my mummy.
Amelia Blanch Flower
We have had a lovely time here. We have really enjoyed our stay. Hopefully we will be back next year.
The Denison family
Brilliant House. Fantastic weekend with friends. Easily accommodated 8 adults. Excellent kitchen and well laid out rooms, furnishings beautiful.
Pearson and Swarbrook Families.
What a stunning house and location. We all had a fantastic stay over the New Year and have spent the last 20 years coming to Whitby. This was easily the nicest property. We would love to return.
The Gould and Homer Families; December 2017
Fabulous house, excellent location, very well equipped, we will return.
C Heaviside & party - October 2017
Excellent cottage, very clean with great location and facilities, we would book again.
Hilary Sedgewick - October 2017
Bobby's girls 60th birthday celectrations. Seven ladies with high standards and we have loved our stay. Beautiful house, great location and fabulous having bathrooms on each floor. Thank you so much. P.S. We have filled in so much in a couple of days - we only missed the Ghost Walk - but next time! Thank you. x
The Clancy Party, September 2017
A lovely, well-presented house in a great location for exploring Whitby. Staff at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages were very helpful. Would come back here again. Thank you.
Buchans and Bradburys, August 2017
Our departure day, after a fabulous week's holiday for three generations of our combined families. This is our 3rd year in rented accommodation in Whitby but our 1st in 'Seagull House' - a super property and ideally suited to ALL our family's needs. Thank you.
The Egglestons/Maynards, August 2017
A return visit - loved the house just as much second time around. Weather kind with the exception of the 'flash flood'! Enjoyed the Dracula performance at the Abbey. Cranberry Swamp and Humble Pie and Mash great for meals but Bothams is the star!
Carneiro/Ridley Families August 2017
What a wonderful house, we loved every minute here. Enjoyed the walks, beach and views. We will be back. Thank you.
Carolyn, Dave and family. June 2017
Thank you for letting us use your lovely home - hope to come again. Love Whitby!
The Hume Family. June 2017
Lovely home perfect for a 3 generation family holiday. Loved the decor, the welcome pack was much appreciated. The weather was perfect. Would love to come back.
The Clarke Family April 2017
A wonderful weekend stay in a fabulous house! The location is perfect and the views of the Abbey are stunning. The house is welcoming and well equipped. We would love to come back and stay again sometime.
The Rocket-Taylor Family April 2017
Thank you, we have really enjoyed celebrating Mick's 60th birthday with our family. The house is great and Whitby was very sunny!
The Goodall Family, April 2017
Enjoyed our 3 nights stay in this lovely house. Very well positioned to explore Whitby and surrounding areas. Beautiful furnishings in house.
Henson and Goodridge Families, Northampton. April 2017
Enjoyed our 3 night stay. Lovely house. Thank you.
Hopkins Family, Sheffield. March 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely cottage in a really quiet street!
Ward Family Dec 2016
What a beautiful House! We have had an amazing stay and don’t want to leave! We hope to returen sometime.
Shaw Party Dec 2016
Beautiful House. It’s got everything you could possibly need. Loved it!
Smith Party Oct 2016
Thanks so much for a lovely stay in this fabulous house. So comfortable and in such a great location. Great to that we could bring our dog. We will definitely be back!
Davey Family Sept 2016
A wonderful holiday cottage, well, when I say cottage it is a marvellous four story Victorian house, lots of room for everyone with four bedrooms, two double and two twin rooms and three bathrooms! The kitchen is brilliant, lots of space to accommodate everyone around the table and lots of cupboards to get all your bounty in! It is a great base to explore around Whitby and beyond.
Andrew Brason, July 2016
We stayed in this property while visiting family in the UK (who had rented the property for a week). The property was extensively renovated a couple of years ago (Note - it was actually last year - Yorkshire Coastal Cottages) by the owner and provided an excellent base for our visit to Whitby. The property is within walking distance of the town centre, with several amenities close by, including a good fish and chip café and an excellent bakery just around the corner (Note - this is Botham's, Whitby's renowned bakers - YCC). We had some minor issues with the lounge TV which the owner promptly addressed by buying a large 'smart' DHTV. Overall, a great time was had by all.
Steve Williams, California, USA. July 2016
Amazing - stayed here with my partner's family, which is a total of 7 people and there was plenty of space! The room Sizes are huge and there's four floors (kitchen, which is the basement, living room on the ground floor, bedrooms floor 1 and bedrooms floor 2. The place was well-cleaned when we arrives and it's very close to Whitby centre.
Samuel Jones, May 2016
Had a lovely weekend break in this beautiful house. We all loved the colour scheme and the tranquillity of the position, even though you are in the heart of the action. We enjoyed the live music at Abbey Wharf and the dancing, ate a hearty fish and chip supper at Trenchers and of course, did the 199 Steps (it's easier if you do it two at a time!). A highlight was visiting the Victorian Image for a Rorke's Drift photos.
The Bells, Glancys, Grahams and Wallingtons; May 2016
A lovely stay, beautiful home.
The Hodgsons; April 2016
Lovey place to stay for a girl weekend celebrating a significant birthday!
The Hutton party; April 2016
Lovely weekend at Whitby Goth Weekend, house nice and central and very cosy with 8 of us here! Cheers - we'll be back again.
The Diamond party; April 2016
Lovely stay over the Easter week, thank you!
The Lewthwaite Family, Brighouse; March 2016
What a wonderful weekend in a wonderful house! Everything is perfect - is it for sale?! (No, happily for holidaymakers it's not!).
The Dochertys. June/July 2017
Lovely holiday with three generations. Good weather! Ideal location with lots of places to visit. Climbed the steps to view the Abbey, trip to Sleights, Ruswarp (miniature railway) and Falling Foss. Goodby to Whitby - for now! (And a lovely view for the Abbey). Thank you.
The Ashfords and Blanchflowers, April 20-17
Lovely week, house nice and central and very cosy.
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Brilliant house, fantastic weekend with friends. Easily accommodated 8 adults. Excellent kitchen and well laid out rooms, furnishings; beautiful.
Pearson Family and friends


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