10 guests

5 bedrooms

5 beds

3 bathrooms

The Coach House

in Whitby


(64 Reviews)

Set high on the cliff tops overlooking the town centre, The Coach House is a charming property wrapped in history. Located on the site of the infamous Whitby Abbey, this holiday home is like no other.

Sleeping up to 10 guests, this unique cottage is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for a break on the coast.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Within the Grounds of Whitby Abbey

On your approach to The Coach House you will quickly see that the property is nestled high upon Whitby's East Cliff and directly under the gaze of Whitby's infamous Abbey.

Property Highlight #2

Stunning Coastline Views

The Coach House boasts stunning views of the harbour, town and along the coastline towards Sandsend.

Property Highlight #3

Steeped in History

Dating back to the 1700's, The Grade I listed Coach House retains original features such as the internal sandstone staircase, and high exposed beams.

The Space
The Coach House is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 1700s. It has been tastefully transformed with stylish interiors and premium furnishings which contrast perfectly with original stone walls and beautiful exposed beams. As soon as step foot into the impressive house, you’ll get the wow factor!

Downstairs you’ll find the fully equipped, modern kitchen. There is a sense of balance as old meets new. Glossy kitchen cabinets are paired with vintage looking appliances. A sleek black sink sits in front of windows showcasing views of Whitby Abbey. A neutral colour scheme works with the brown exposed beams in the ceiling. It is as charming as it is practical with a dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, cooker, kettle, microwave and toaster. There is even a coffee machine so you can enjoy a fresh coffee each morning!

The dining area is a minimalistic space with plenty of style. The huge dining table is ideal for family breakfasts and meals with friends. There is a real focus on spending quality time with loved ones at The Coach House which is why the kitchen and dining area are open so guests can flow throughout both spaces easily.

From the dining area, you’ll find the living room. With plush velvet sofas, gold accents and a flat screen TV mounted to the wall, this part of the house is full of glamour and luxury. Intriguing artwork can be found on the walls and incredible views of the Abbey can be seen from the windows. Kick back on the sofa after a long day of exploring Whitby or gather your friends and family together for games and laughter.

Head up the stone stairs and you’ll find three bedrooms and the main bathroom on the first floor. Each bedroom has a relaxing and homely feel. You can expect a comfy night’s sleep as each room has large, comfortable beds and quality linen. One of the bedrooms also features an en suite with a large walk in shower.

The main bathroom has a monochromatic style with white tiles and matt black accessories. The free-standing bathtub has an overhead shower and there is also a chic vanity cabinet with a sink.

Head up the stone staircase again to the second floor. Here you’ll find two bedrooms and a separate WC. The hallway is spacious and features a cosy nook with a seating area.

Both bedrooms have impressive sloped ceilings with original exposed beams and breath-taking views across Whitby. With original wooden floors, ample space and large, plush beds – both bedrooms have a truly tranquil feel. One of the bedrooms also has a sophisticated en suite which features a free-standing bathtub and overhead shower as well as jade green tiles and gold lights.

The Coach House is located on the East Cliff near the incredible Whitby Abbey. To get to the property, you pass through the grounds of the beautiful Grade II listed Abbey House, which was originally a monastic building until it was granted to the Cholmley family in 1541. You’ll be amongst plenty of history. Whitby Abbey was originally a 7th-century monastery and it even went on to inspire Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Below, the East side of town is full of narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants. Head over the swing bridge which sits over the River Esk and you’ll find yourself on the West side of Whitby. Continue to Pier Road and you’ll find more cosy pubs and restaurants as well as fun arcades. Continue along the lively road until you reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
The centre of Whitby is a short ten-minute walk from The Coach House.

Whitby train station half a mile away on foot so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Bathtub
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cookware
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Pets allowed
  • Kettle
  • Internet
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Free parking on street
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Crib

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free private parking located in front of The Coach House for up to two small vehicles and further parking in the private car park just above the driveway.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(64 Reviews)

Eve K.


Property pleasant but boiler broke down and could not be repaired so no hot water; host provided some electric heaters. Disappointing when property rent was the most expensive.



Location was excellent - right next to the Abbey with a view over Whitby. Easy to get around - just a couple of minutes walk into town and good parking which is fairly rare in Whitby. Loved the character of the house - felt really historic and cosy. Good wifi and tech etc. Bedrooms were all comfortable.
When we arrived we noticed that one of the ensuite toilets had overflowed with sewage, and had made the bedroom smelly. There was also another bathroom directly underneath that smelt of sewage so we also didn't use that one. We reported it but they said no-one was available to fix it. There were other bathrooms so not a huge issue but also not a pleasant smell in some parts of the house and changed which bedrooms were used. Kitchen/dining table quite small compared to the rest of the size of the property and the kitchen utensils could definitely do with being updated. Some of them were dirty and cracked and looked very well used.



Very good



The location was absolutely amazing we couldn’t fault it! we were so shocked albeit very happy to be right on the Abby.. Amazing location! couldn’t fault it.
My husband and I arrived early ahead of our guests, to get settled in ready to greet them on their arrival, I was shocked to see the most amazing views to the bay but the windows were dirty, marks all over them, so I wiped all the downstairs windows, my husband wasn’t best pleased I was cleaning but it was the most amazing view we needed to see out of the windows.
The kitchen cupboards were grimy too, which I alway gave the top cupboards a wipe to make them shine.
A lack of drinking glasses no small tumblers, only noticed as some of our party had whiskey for a nightcap we had to use pint glasses.
Hot Water! one of our guests had the shower completely stop on her for no hot water, I did call host and stay but luckily one of our guests knew it had low pressure so he reset it, it came back on and I called back to let them know.
Other than those things the location and the property is absolutely stunning for where it sits on top on the Bay near the Abby, it was just wonderful, but for the money it lacked the finesse that a property of that status just lacked and felt slightly tired .
It was £1300 for x2 nights which is a lot of money for it to have such small issues that could be rectified very easily.



The view was amazing! Love the interior in all the rooms and the living room was big and spacious for all 10 of us.
The lights in the ensuite on the top floor could do with being a little brighter.



A fantastic stay with amazing views and great location!



great location with great views, luxurious furnishings, well equipped, plenty of space.
no option for a twin room. one of the beds was broken meaning it was very uncomfortable for 2 people to share.



self catering






Stunning characterful property, incredible location and amazing views. The beds were super comfy! Also great communication from the people we booked through, really helpful when trying to find it, and lots of useful information provided in the house.
The bushes at the front of the house were very overgrown - so much so that we couldn’t see the front door and couldn’t use the path - not ideal having to go across the grass all the time when it was wet. The windows on the outside were very dirty - spoiled the view a little. There was also sweet wrappers under the sofa and under the cushions - wouldn’t usually be bothered but would like to feel the house has had a really thorough clean, given the current Covid situation All very minor (hopefully constructive) criticism, in what was overall and amazing place to stay. We would certainly consider visiting again and would definitely recommend to friends and family.



Position, quality of rooms
A cafetière would have been useful. And a few tea towels.



Lovely to stay in a home with lots of character. The views from the house were spectacular.
I feel that the beds in the 2 main bedrooms should have been king sized or twin. The rooms were certainly big enough to accommodate them.



Beautiful house with the best views of Whitby without a doubt.






Beautiful well appointed house, perfect for our weekend away, fabulous location, would definitely stay again

Sandra P.


Property brilliant, with age range a second tv would have been useful.
The foliage/shrubbery in front on the kitchen: lounge area could go with taking lower to able very to see out. Apart from that another year we would come again as we love Whitby



Lovely location, nice property.



A wonderful house in a beautiful location. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place in Whitby.



We had a fantastic 4 nights stay here, the accommodation offers plenty of space (we were a party of 6 adults and 2 children). Has everything you need - plenty of kitchen utensils, cutlery, bowls, plates, pans, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and toilet roll. It was a great base for us to use. We used the key box if we went out to separate things so whoever was out last or back first was able to lock up or get in. If you don't want to tackle the 199 steps you can also get down to the town centre and back by walking behind the cottages (walk to the cobbled slope next to the steps and turn left between the buildings and field). This route was far less busy and a bit easier on the legs!



We all really enjoyed our break. The location was fantastic - perfect to pop back after being in amongst the action in Whitby and the house had everything we needed. Couldn’t fault it!



Location is excellent, as are the views. Whilst the accommodation is nice enough, the furnishings are generic and cheap in some places. The kitchen is poorly stocked and so don't expect to be cooking, especially as this is a 10 person house. TV didn't work, internet is buggy as you need to login with your personal details (not sure why gender is relevant for internet login!). All in all, its nice enough but its a lot of money for what it is.



Great location, easy to walk in to Whitby along as you can manage steps .
Great location , quiet, great views and good standard of property



An amazing home in an amazing location. Could not recommend enough!!



The bedrooms and the view
We only had one set of keys, which made it difficult when we were doing separate things



lovely cottage amazing location, great hosts - brilliantcommutation

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer


Booked the coach house for a week for our family to celebrate our daughters birthday , what a beautiful place it is , perfect situation being in the grounds of the abbey and views right over Whitby. It was spotlessly clean and so comfortable and so quiet , we all fell in love with the place ??



The location , quietness and the house was Lovely
Needs king size beds in the bigger rooms
Needs finishing off in areas



Brilliant location



Lovely, characterful property in a great location. Excellent views of Whitby harbour in one direction and Whitby Abbey in the other. Short walk down the 199 steps to the harbour. Just round the corner from Whitby Brewery was an added bonus. We really enjoyed our stay.



You won’t be diassapointed. The coach house is in an ideal location in Whitby with incredible views of the abbey and the sea. The house is great spec, spacious and clean. 5 stars!



Really good house and well cleaned










The views from the property and surrounding area are stunning and the location is just out of the way enough to make it peaceful as well as convenient.
The satellite TV remote was missing and I contacted the hosts to report it. I was told to expect a call back but it never came. The remote wasn't a major issue but I didn't want to be responsible for it. The TV signal was poor and the sound was intermittent. This would normally not have been an issue but it was the US elections and we were interest in the result. A minor inconvenience but otherwise everything was superb.



Great location



Stunning views of both Abbey and harbour.
Spacious, well designed bedrooms
Lots of loos for the four girls!!
That I had to leave!



Key safe with emailed code sent just before our stay.
No dislikes






Amazing location!!!



6 of us stayed here from Sunday-Wednesday for a 30th birthday celebration. What a beautiful cottage, perfect location with everything in Whitby so close. The views from this cottage are beyond beautiful, the abbey one side and Whitby shops etc the other. We would have loved to fill this cottage but due to restrictions of 6 people mixing we only had 6. The bedrooms all a decent size we all had our own bathroom. We loved the decor of the property everything is so well thought out. The top room was for the birthday girl and was by far the best room. We were so pleased to have been able to stay here as we couldn’t get into a lot of places to have a drink, so we spent a lot of time in the cottage instead which was perfect. Can’t recommend this property enough. Thank you so much. I think we will be back in March for another big birthday!



The quality of bed linen and towels. The high spec white goods in the kitchen. The views from every window. The cleanliness every where in every room.
Nothing everything was fabulous.



Loved it - already booked another stay with Stay North Yorkshire. Good value, well decorated, excellent location.






Lovely place to stay - beautiful setting and very stylish and clean inside



Really great property everything finished to a high level and very clean and cosy, will definitely come back! Also in the best location we could have asked for!



Amazing location
Stylish venue with great views overlooking Whitby



We loved our stay here! As a big family with children, the downstairs area was great and all the bedrooms were generally spacious.

Everywhere was spotlessly clean and extra measures were taken due to COVID.

Every main facility you could ask for was supplied.

The location was great as it is a stone's throw away from the Abbey. The get to the centre of Whitby, we just walked up and down the 199 steps every day (if we were able to without the children) or we took the open top bus, which was around £7 for an adult ticket (less for a child), but was hop-on-hop-off as many times as you wanted to within 24 hours.

Would recommend.






Fantastic house in a beautiful location.
Loved it! Would definitely go back.



Gorgeous house and in my opinion probably the best location in Whitby! Spotless inside and out, well stocked with cutlery/plates/glasses for large groups. Would highly recommend although anybody not great with stairs it may not be ideal as it sits right at the top of Whitby next to the Abbey.

Samuel P.


We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Coach House. The house was clearly recently renovated, and to a very high standard. The beds, linens and furnishings were all really comfortable and the house was very tastefully decorated. We loved the old features of the house, especially the original stone staircase, which whilst not ideal for kids, was great all the same!
The location was amazing, right next to the Abbey and within a short walk to the town (albeit up/down the ‘199 steps!’)
The views were great, and there are loads of walks to do straight from the doorstep. The Whitby Brewery is also just round the corner, which was also a very welcome highlight.
We’re already planning to stay again & I’m just hoping we’ll be able to get in... The property seems to be very popular, and I can certainly see why. Thanks again!



Fabulous unique character property with stunning views. Fantastic location right next to The Abbey, yet still tucked out the way and very peaceful. The house is deceptively spacious. The large living room was ideal for our family get together.

It was spotlessly clean with quality linens and fixtures. Nice outside area with table which has the sun through the day.

Overall a great property which we would highly recommend.



Fantastic service and stay. Amazing location and property. Highly recommended



Storybook location and building. Beautiful horses to see every day. Very comfortable beds, charming...charming...charming.



What an amazing place. Lovely living space, well equipped kitchen and stylish bedrooms. Ideal location for whitby. Very clean. Would visit again.



We went to the coach house as a party of 8 to celebrate my parents 60th Wedding anniversary. What an amazing place to stay. The position is outstanding, in the shadow of the abbey with views down across Whitby. The house is beautiful, comfortable and had everything we needed. All the bedrooms are lovely. The lounge is nice and big so we all fit in well. Would highly recommend and the host company are very good to deal with. Friendly and helpful.



Just back from an amazing stay at the Coach House in Whitby. The house looks awesome when you arrive and just keeps getting better when you enter. Plenty of space for 10 people and beautifully appointed. I loved that there was tons of crockery, cutlery and glasses and everything else you'd need to cook. We did curry for 10 on the Friday night and a full English breakfast with no problems at all. The house was spotless and the bedding and towels were absolutely pristine. It's a great location with super views of the Abbey on one side and the harbour on the other. The whole experience was booking to leaving was smooth and seamless. Highly recommended.



Great house with all the facilities you need for your stay. Location is amazing with easy access into the town centre or for a visit to the abbey! View out is der was breath taking!

Tracy T.


Despite the weather being truly awful the cottage was homely, cosy and welcoming. We had a slight problem with the front door which was dealt with quickly and efficiently.



Our family of 10 stayed at The Coach House for a long weekend. Everything was perfect, spotlessly clean, had everything that we needed and an amazing large house. The views are wonderful and only a five minute walk to the town centre. Beautifully decorated and designed, comfy beds, fantastic showers, no one wanted to leave!
Highly recommend and we will definitely be returning! Thank you
Nothing, loved everything!



Absolutely stunning property and location. Spotlessly clean and incredibly warm. Highly recommended.



We were a family of 10 adults staying with dogs and all I can say is WOW. The house was in the grounds of Whitby Abbey and the views were to die for. On one side of the house you had a sea view and views of Whitby and on the other side you had views of the Abbey.The house itself was stunning. So clean and welcoming and had everything you could wish for. The bathrooms were beautiful and the bedrooms so comfortable.The lounge was large enough for us all to sit and play games and the kitchen was well equipped with everything you needed.There was a micro brewery just a five minute walk away if you wanted to get out and Whitby town centre was just a walk down the steps but they were right outside your door.If you didn’t fancy the walk down the steps you could always take the car down to the town centre.Would highly recommend this house and Stay North Yorkshire were a great company to deal with so will definitely be booking with them again.



A lovely cosy cottage in a very good location, right by the Abbey. All 8 of our group would return to this cottage to stay again. The property is lovely and the views are beautiful. If you dont fancy the 199 steps back up to the cottage - the taxi drivers all know the way!



The property was great and as expected clean, modern with strong heritage and very well located. Communication with Stay was timely and easy.

Home Truths

The drive through the Abbey grounds archways can be quite tight, so take care when approaching in a larger vehicle.

The internal sandstone staircase is a beautiful feature, but please take care with children or those less physically able.

The Coach House doesn't have a ground floor WC. The bathrooms are located on the first floor and second floor.

There are some slopong ceilings on the second floor, so please be sure to mind your head when gazing across the harbour.

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