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Gulls Cry Detached Cottage, Very Close to Harbour, WiFi, Large Court Yard, BBQ

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
'SPECIAL OFFERS FOR COUPLES ONLY' Amazing Luxury 17th Century Detached Cottage Built in 1660 refurbished to a very high standard, redecorated for 2020 Season. NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSION CHARGES, Gulls Cry would qualify for a Certificate of Excellence but as I pre-pay to avoid guests paying commission we are not allowed to qualify for the Certificate. Set in a quiet Private Court Yard with Cosy Summer House containing Rattan Furniture, open April to October, BBQ & Seating area for your relaxation, yet only a 2 min' walk to the Bustling Harbour Side. Parking Permit supplied for on street Parking GCH / Large LED Freeview TV in Lounge & Freeview TV in all Bedrooms, Sound Bar with Sub Woofer in lounge. Cosy log burning Stove Set in Antique Oak Surround, Free WiFi throughout Cottage. Gulls Cry ...'SPECIAL OFFERS FOR COUPLES ONLY' Amazing Luxury 17th Century Detached Cottage Built in 1660 refurbished to a very high standard, redecorated for 2020 Season. NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSION CHARGES, Gulls Cry would qualify for a Certificate of Excellence but as I pre-pay to avoid guests paying commission we are not allowed to qualify for the Certificate. Set in a quiet Private Court Yard with Cosy Summer House containing Rattan Furniture, open April to October, BBQ & Seating area for your relaxation, yet only a 2 min' walk to the Bustling Harbour Side. Parking Permit supplied for on street Parking GCH / Large LED Freeview TV in Lounge & Freeview TV in all Bedrooms, Sound Bar with Sub Woofer in lounge. Cosy log burning Stove Set in Antique Oak Surround, Free WiFi throughout Cottage. Gulls Cry Cottage is only 2 minutes walk from the Harbour Side Wine Bars, Restaurants and quaint little pubs dotted about Whitby. Possible Discounts for late bookings, call for up to date or bespoke prices, terms apply. Rates negotiable depending on party size average price £152 per night. Minimum charge for 2 nights due to overheads.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Children 10 and over only Sorry No Pets or Smoking allowed for the comfort of other users Please Bag ALL Rubbish in Bin Liners supplied or the refuse guys will not take it away. No loose Rubbish in Bin Please ensure Heating is turned down to 14 Degrees on leaving and all Windows are closed.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Colin S
Hosting since October 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI deal with all bookings personally rather than using an agent. This allows me to tailor each booking to suit individuals needs and tastes rather than a 'One Stop for All Holiday Experience'. I also pre-supply Restaurant Guides and information to get the best seats and entertainment to make the most of your stay by planning before you arrive. Any other information requested is followed up to the best of my ability.

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Whitby30
Whitby30
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What can i say Fantastic!!!!
Absolutly a fantastic stay we stay there four or five times a year so that says what we think of this beautiful cottage. Always spotless & go the further mile to make sure you have a fantastic stay. The location in very central to every thing Whitby has to offer :).
Visited December 2023
Written 14 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
Lovely appreciated review, it’s good to know guests are pleased enough to return regularly. Hopefully letting others know we keep the Cottage to a consistent standard and help whenever we can.
Written 18 February 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter A
Peter A
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely cottage in a superb location!
My family and I spent a lovely 2 weeks at Gulls Cry cottage. It is superbly located for everything Whitby has to offer. It is literally minutes from the sea front and all the amazing restaurants and cafes that are dotted very generously around the town. It was fantastic for the holiday (not so much for the waistline). It’s also a short walk to Whitby’s centrepiece, the Abbey. The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated and has everything you need for a home from home. The private patio/garden area is lovely and was often used, a real find for a cottage in Whitby! The cottage owner was always on hand if we needed anything and offered great recommendations on things to do and places to eat. We won’t hesitate to book again should we return to Whitby.
Visited August 2023
Written 13 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
Thank you for such a lovely review, very much appreciated. It’s so nice guests let others know what we offer and that we will help with anything if at all possible
Written 29 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Terasa J
Terasa J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection
A lovely little cottage tucked away in the heart of Whitby. The kitchen had everything you would need. The beds were comfortable and the shower excellent. Would definitely rent it again if we were back in Whitby. Colin was also super helpful, providing lots of useful info prior to our visit.
Visited May 2023
Written 30 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
A superb and really appreciated review thank you. Hopefully future guests reading this can make a decision based on others enjoyment and comments rather than just relying on our own write ups.
Written 12 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Whitby30
Whitby30
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Stay Within Whitby
I absolutely love this Cottage been with the hosts for some time now & will not be going anywhere else. The facility's are spot on got everything you will need from inside the cottage to outside, sitting in the garden on a summers night is just so relaxing. Also so close to all amenities Whitby has to offer. I cant say anything wrong about this cottage than it's a diamond :).
Visited May 2023
Written 27 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
I can only say thank you for coming back and appreciating the efforts we put in to keep the Cottage standards up so guests can have a well earned break.
Written 28 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Phil C
Phil C
York, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place to stay - excellent
The cottage is in brilliant condition - very clean and well-provided for, with many facilities, and its situation is such a good one, with quick and easy reach of shops, the river and the West Cliff. Colin (the owner) is very friendly, helpful and easy to contact. We had a great stay, and would certainly repeat the experience.
Visited August 2022
Written 29 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
Thank you so much Phil we really appreciate the feedback and kind words to let others know what we can offer.
Written 30 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

noel
noel
Market Deeping, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and tidy
The cottage is located very centrally and is a great base to explore Whitby. It is kept immaculately. Colin, the owner is very responsive and is always available to help, even when he was away in Cyprus.
Visited May 2022
Written 4 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
We are so happy to help even from further afield and really appreciate guests leaving positive reviews, thank you so much.
Written 21 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

trish679
trish679
Worcestershire, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding cottage in the heart of Whitby
Gulls Cry is the perfect base for exploring Whitby and beyond. Ideally located just a few minutes from the harbour, the cottage was very well equipped and immaculately presented with the most comfortable of beds. The patio was an added bonus, along with a lovely summer house and the log burner in the lounge was a beautiful touch. Whitby is such a beautiful place to visit with an abundance of lovely restaurants and cafes. The owner Colin was beyond helpful throughout and also provided a very comprehensive list of recommended restaurants (I think we just about covered the majority during our week's stay!) This certainly won't be our last visit to Gulls Cry and it probably goes without saying that we would highly recommend this cottage
Visited May 2022
Written 2 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
A really appreciated review showing guests how we try to improve their stay at Whitby in Gulls Cry. I cannot thank our guests enough for there appreciation of Gulls Cry Thank you so much
Written 4 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa E
Lisa E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
50th Birthday girls weekend
A lovely cottage which has been refurbished to a very high standard. The beds and bedding are super comfy and luxurious. We enjoyed using the courtyard which is very sheltered and has a nice woodburner. A great location just a few mins stroll from town and beach. We didn't want to leave.
Visited March 2022
Written 27 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
Thank you for a wonderful review which is much appreciated. We never rest on our laurels and will continue to maintain standards and refresh Gulls Cry when ever necessary for guests to hopefully have s lovely break.
Written 5 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

smithjen76
smithjen76
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Cottage in the heart of Whitby
A beautiful well renovated cottage to a very high standard . Lots of lovely touches to make us feel very welcome. Power shower and bath, lovely fresh linen on beds and towels. 2 large double rooms and 2 single beds in attic room which my little boy loved!! Well equipped kitchen with items like oil, tea bags, sugar etc which is always helpful. Spacious lounge with a lovely log burner. Beautiful patio terrace with table and chairs and cute summer house. Very quiet and peaceful considering how close the cottage is located to the centre of Whitby just a 5 min walk to the front and beach. Parking is via a permit on the road in W area about 10 min walk. Take a break from driving and park car up as so close to walk to all the tourist attractions. Would highly recommend and we would love to return.
Visited April 2022
Written 16 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
I cannot thank our guests enough for leaving such a wonderful review. We are always working on it to maintain standards so guests will have the best experience we can offer.
Written 17 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Whitby30
Whitby30
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Could not fault this Cottage
This is now the forth stay in this cottage & can't find any faults with it. The location is very central to everything so you can take your pick on what to fill yours days with. The cottage is kept up to a very high standard, extremely clean, Comfortable and everything you will need is provided this is down to the owners who are always happy to help in any way. Log burner adds to the cold winter nights & the garden also is an extra bonus in the Summer as finding a all rounder cottage with all this in Whitby is hard to come by.
Visited November 2021
Written 19 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Colin S
Colin S
Thank you for a really wonderful review, it gives us such pleasure when guests wish to come back again and again We will continue to maintain Gulls Cry and look after all our guests which is so important to ensuring they have a lovely well earned break.
Written 21 November 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
Whitby is ideally located for walking and visiting local towns and resorts in the vicinity. The 13th Century Historic Abbey Ruins on the Cliff top overlook the town and Harbour. There are excellent Wine Bars/ traditional ancient Public Houses and of course amusements for the children with us and within us.Twin Piers protrude from the harbour and after restoration work both can now be accessed. You can go fishing from the Piers, or Boat fishing from the harbour by private charter for approximately 35.Why not venture along the Cliff top beyond the Abbey to Saltwick Bay, here you can get a bite to eat drink and perhaps go winklingGrosmont only a short drive away welcomes you with a Steam Railway heading to Pickering and sometimes serves lunch onboard on Sundays, this is a journey through beautiful countryside.There are also occasional Steam engines leaving from Whitby in Summer months and a Santas Special during the Xmas period.
Getting around
There is a local train station where you can go along the Esk Valley Line which is beautiful. There is a regular bus service leaving Whitby for Scarborough/Robin Hoods Bay and all other destinations along the East Coast. Local taxis are in abundance but some charge more than others so be careful, Abbey Taxis I believe are quite good and fixed price once quoted.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
BY ROAD: From the A171 North of Whitby. At roundabout with the junction of A171 and A169 take the 1st exit onto the A171 At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A171 At the next traffic signals turn left onto A174 Go through traffic lights and follow down hill A174 to roundabout. Turn left and go up Chubb Hill Rd with Pannet park on right hand side. Take 4th turn off onto St Hildas Crescent. Continue down into Flowergate which bares left off St Hildas Crescent DO NOT STAY ON ST HILDAS WHICH BENDS TO THE RIGHT Take last left at bottom off Flowergate into Cliff Street, YO21 3DD Gulls Cry YO21 3DG is about 40mtrs on left behind 15 Cliff St. From the South and West on the A64 near Malton Branch left from the A64 towards the A169, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A169 Follow the A169 for 27 miles until the roundabout at the A171 Junction A169 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A171 At next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A171 At the next traffic signals turn left onto A174 Go through traffic lights and follow down hill A174 to roundabout. Turn left and go up Chubb Hill Rd with Pannet park on right hand side. Take 4th turn off onto St Hildas Crescent at next mini roundabout Continue down into Flowergate which bares left off St Hildas Crescent. <BDO NOT STAY ON ST HILDAS WHICH BENDS TO THE RIGHT Take last left at bottom off Flowergate into Cliff Street YO21 3DG Gulls Cry YO21 3DG 40mtrs on left behind 15 Cliff St From South and East A171 Follow the A171 from Scarborough for 20 miles to the outskirts of Whitby Go across new bridge A171 Go through traffic lights and follow down hill A174 to roundabout. Turn left and go up Chubb Hill Rd with Pannet park on right hand side. Take 4th turn off onto St Hildas Crescent. Continue down into Flowergate which bares left off St Hildas Crescent. DO NOT STAY ON ST HILDAS WHICH BENDS TO THE RIGHT Take last left at bottom off Flowergate into Cliff Street, YO21 3DG Gulls Cry YO21 3DG is approx' 40mtrs on left behind 15, Cliff St
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
All Whitby Festivals/Folk Week*/Xmas & New Year, Goth Events*, Regatta and School Holidays charged at least High Season Rates. SPECIAL EVENT WEEKS/WEEKENDS SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM CHARGE* Discounts considered for couples depending on dates. Payment by bank transfer, Paypal available small cost applies & £100 refundable security deposit payable on booking. *PLEASE NOTE: 2 nights OK but minimum charge applies. NB: Late booking prices may be negotiable depending on availability & period.

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