The Riddle

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015851)

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Beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard, this luxury, ground floor apartment is conveniently located in a quiet street, yet close to all amenities, the beach and harbour - perfect for a romantic getaway! The Riddle is located in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of Whitby and has been lovingly furnished, with lots of thoughtful extras, to provide an ideal holiday property for a couple wanting something special. A small paved courtyard area to the front, with table and chairs, provides a superb spot to enjoy al fresco meals, the first cuppa of the day or to relax over pre-dinner drinks.

Really lovely well equipped cottage

Another comfy chair would be welcome in the lounge. Great attention to detail re fixtures and fittings. We stayed during Regatta week, so the town was exceptionally busy. Some gorgeous walks nearby.



Ground Floor
There is a spacious living area with comfortable sofa and a large Smart television with integral DVD player and Internet access plus a Bluetooth docking station for iPads/iPods and smartphones.

The charming property has been thoughtfully equipped including a small book library and even a picnic hamper - pack up some sandwiches and spend the day on Whitby's glorious sandy beaches!

The smart fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, etc; a small utility room houses a washing machine. The dining area is perfect for breakfast or dinner a deux - take time to relax over meals, isn't that what holidays are all about?

The bedroom is lovely; decorated in seaside hues of blues and pale greys, it has a comfortable king size bed with crisp white bed linens, bedside tables plus hanging space, a chest of drawers and a rattan chair.

There is also a fabulous large shower room with a double-size, walk-in shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin.

One infant welcome, however guests should bring their own cot and high chair
With a small paved courtyard area to the front with table and chairs, you can enjoy drinks or meals outside in the sunshine!




Located near the West Cliff area and the famous "whale bones", this lovely property is in a quiet residential area yet close to shops, bars and restaurants, with the beach and harbour a c. five minute walk.

This property is ideal as a bolthole for Whitby centre

Loved the welcome pack, thank you!

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

A lovely, ground floor apartment with superb décor and well-equipped, located in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of Whitby.

Notes to guests
Guest Comments

Notes: One infant welcome, however guests should bring their own cot and highchair. For anyone who has allergies, all the soft furnishings and bedding are hypo-allergic. This property is suitable for those with mobility issues.

Really lovely well equipped cottage. Another comfy chair would be welcome in the lounge. Great attention to detail re fixtures and fittings. We stayed during Regatta week, so the town was exceptionally busy. Some gorgeous walks nearby.
Mrs Dryden
This property is ideal as a bolthole for Whitby centre. Loved the welcome pack, thank you!
Lewis Party
We found the apartment really nice. Lovely bedroom and bathroom, living room and kitchen together. Thank you, we had a lovely 4 day break. Weather could have been better but we made the most of it and enjoyed ourselves.
Rutter Party
Rated the cottage and the service from Yorkshire Coastal Cottages the top ranking of 'Highly satisfactory!' The cottage is in a great spot close to the harbour and shops. Had a lovely alk to Sandsend and on return had fish and chips at the Magpie - highly recommend. We would return again.
The Blackford Party
Whoever kitted out the apartment did a really good job. They thought of everything. I was please to find a hairdryer as I had forgotten mine and it saved me from buying one. Thank you.
Peebles Party
We have booked The Riddle twice before and have had a great holiday each time. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages are easy to contact and speak with.
Ward Party
The Riddle is warm charming and has everything you need for a home from home holiday. Perfectly central to everything...literally ! We would certainly recommend it
A lovely weekend in a beautiful apartment in Whitby! We will be back. Thank you.
Tim and Liz Rose
A lovely apartment, very convenient for access to the town; it's lovely to be able to walk everywhere!
Shelia Smith
Lovely apartment in a very convenient location. Really appreciated the thoughtful 'emergency' toiletries after a forgotten toothbrush! Thank you for the goodies in the welcome hamper, we will return for future Whitby adventures!
Helen and Peter Kay
The Riddle is lovely. Everything inside is high quality and new. I have only praise for the venue!
Mr K Ranner
A beautiful property, well thought out little touches. Lovely comfortable bed, perfect shower and great towels! Like home from home, amazing!
Helen and James


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