Demeter Holiday Cottage Whitby
Demeter Cottage is set back in a secluded yard leading from the old bustling cobbled part of Church Street. It is within easy reach of all amenities, shops, art galleries, restaurants and beaches, situated just below Whitby Abbey. Its position enjoys views over the roof tops towards the West Cliff of Whitby.
Demeter Cottage has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. There are steps up to the cottage from White Horse Yard which lead you into the ground floor with dining kitchen and living room.
On the first floor you will find situated a bathroom and bedroom one (two single beds).
On the second floor visitors will be charmed by the large attic bedroom with its luxurious king sized bed, from which you can view the Captain Cook monument, the outer harbour and sea.
Included in your stay:
- Gas Central Heating
- Living Flame Gas Fire within the living room
- Kitchen with oven / hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, coffee machine
- Sitting room with TV, smart speaker
- Bathroom comprising of freestanding bath and shower unit
- Bedroom 1 - twin single beds and hair dryer
- Bedroom 2 - king size bed with sea views
- Outside seated area with views over the rooftops
Due to the seclude location, parking is restricted to free roadside along Church Street. Alternative pay and display parking can be found along Church Street and across the bridge at Endeavour Wharf (approximately 5 minutes walk).
White Horse Yard is one of Whitby's oldest yards, dating back centuries and rising steeply from Church Street up to the Abbey Plain. To either side of the steps are quaint fisherman's cottages, dating back hundreds of years.
The 'White Horse and Griffin' Inn, at the entrance to the yard, dates back to 1691 and is steeped in history. The first stagecoach left here, for York in 1788. Charles Dickens is said to have visited and eaten there. Captain James Cook and William Scoresby both used rooms at the 'White Horse and Griffin' to hire their crews for their voyages of discovery. George Stephenson also used to meet here with his investors for his railway.
All children, including babies, are very welcome, however, no equipment is provided, but parents are welcome to bring their own.
As this is a traditional fisherman's cottage, visitors must appreciate that there are some steps up to the holiday cottage and steep stairs within, so may be unsuitable for anyone with mobility difficulties.