The Gray Haven



(63 Reviews)

8 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Nestled on the North Yorkshire coast, The Gray Haven is a recently refurbished holiday home with plenty of style. Just a short walk from the bright lights of Whitby, this tastefully decorated house provides the perfect base for staycations by the sea. Ideal for family holidays, dog friendly retreats and getaways with friends, The Gray Haven sleeps up to 8 guests across 4 spacious bedrooms.

Property Details

The Space
Spread across 3 floors, The Gray Haven is a stylish and welcoming property with plenty of character. Upon entering the house, you’ll be welcomed into the homely living area. Beautifully decorated, the room has high ceilings and a large bay window providing a light and airy feel. With two comfy, grey sofas and a checked armchair, there is plenty of space to relax with your loved ones. Fire up the log burner and turn on the flat screen TV to enjoy a cosy night in.

Head through the arch and you’ll find the dining area. The room features pale pink walls and an original, black iron fireplace to create a romantic style. With a rustic, light wood dining table and a quirky mix of dining chairs for up to 8 people, there is ample space for your full party to enjoy meals together. Perfect for evening meals or family breakfasts, the dining area is the social hub of the house.

Towards the back of the house is the kitchen. You’ll have everything you need for your self-catering stay as the modern space is fully equipped with an oven, hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. There is also a coffee machine so you can enjoy a tasty coffee each morning of your stay! The kitchen also includes a cosy dining area for 4 which is ideal for little ones.

Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find the master ensuite bedroom. With crisp white walls and a tall bay window, the room is light and spacious. You’ll enjoy your sleep at The Gray Haven as the statement blue bed boasts a comfortable king size mattress and premium linens. The space is complete with a vintage wardrobe, quirky wall art and a retro print chair. The ensuite features a walk in shower, WC and basin.

Also on this floor is the second bedroom and family bathroom. With pastel coloured walls and grey furniture, the bedroom is a relaxing haven. A comfy double bed, built in wardrobe and stunning original fireplace complete this space.

The family bathroom is bright and stylish. There is a quirky vintage feel to the space with retro patterned tiled flooring and a traditional Victorian toilet. This is contrasted with a modern bathtub and separate walk in shower.

On the second floor, you’ll find a further two bedrooms. With sloped ceilings and skylight windows, both rooms have plenty of character. Featuring a king size bed in one room and a double in the other, The Gray Haven has ample space for your whole party.

The Gray Haven is just a short walk into the centre of town. Head to Pier Road and you’ll find cosy pubs, fun arcades and plenty of fish restaurants. Continue along the lively road until you reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Over the bridge, you’ll find yourself on the East bank which is full of narrow medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and even more fish restaurants. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

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
Whitby train station is only few minutes walk from The Gray Haven 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.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Hot water
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Dvd player
  • Free parking on street
  • Essentials
  • Crib

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

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(63 Reviews)






Excellent facilities and immaculate throughout.
Easy walk into Whitby centre.
Anyone with mobility issues may struggle with steps, as the property is set over 3 floors.



Lovely property for a sea side stay, cosy and modern. Amazingly spacious and suitable for children and families, plus pets!
Located on a steep hill climb from town with steps. Was a bit difficult with a pram and older family members.



This is a great house, on three floors and four good double bedrooms, one with en suite with a family bathroom. Good space indoors.
No space outdoors at all and tough parking on Gray Street. We managed only to get one of the cars close to the house all stay.
But….. house is well stocked with everything you need and a short walk to everything. Recommend



Lovely, well appointed house. Only stayed a couple of nights but would have been very happy to stay a week or more. Plenty of room for 8 as downstairs is spacious and there are two bathrooms. Even dogs are well catered for. Found spare lead, bowls, crate and ball chucker under stairs! Thoroughly recommend.



Great house in a central location. Clean and comfortable with everything you could need in the kitchen.









The house had everything you may need, it is very nicely decorated and very comfortable.
The house is on a very narrow street, and although there is on street parking, it can be very difficult to find a space.



A lovely big house in the heart of Whitby.



Fantastic family stay great location would go back when in Whitby



Location, cleanliness, warm, cosy, well equipped, value for money



Really well thought out layout and provision of seating, plates etc for it hosting up to 8 people. location is absolutely perfect. Unfortunately our dog didn’t come with us in the end but there were personal touches such a bowls and treats for four legged friends.
Everything was great. Only slight comments would be a very chilly main bathroom and also we ended up covered in some sort of paint dust off the hallway walls.



The house had absolutely everything you would need and more!
A travel cot and highchair was provided for us too, which made packing much easier!
The decor is lovely and it felt homely.
The location is close to the town centre and local amenities.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would recommend to others.



Beautiful home with plenty of space. It had everything we needed to celebrate Christmas. Very clean and less than a five minute walk to town.






What a fab place to stay, Located less than 5 mins walk from the centre of Whitby, parking available on street nearby to the house, such an easy check in using the lock box,
Couldn't fault the house, the kitchen was stocked well with plates, glasses, pans etc, very clean and tidy. Made our stay feel like home, We would definitely recommend and stay here again, Thank you.



Lovely home in a great location, even had parking!



The house was beautiful inside, lovely decor and really close to all the shops and sea front. They included a small milk which was a nice touch and there was tea / coffee already there (although not sure if they were left from previous guests).
The house was not cleaned to an appropriate standard. The bins hadn't been emptied and one of the ones in the bedroom had a used panty liner in it, which was not a nice discovery.
There were wet pots and pans in the kitchen drawers which had left big rust rings and puddles of water on the bottom, and they weren't particularly clean either. There was stuff left in the freezer from other people, which surprised me as it said they throw away anything that is left. There was generally just a sense of uncleanliness across the property despite them supposedly cleaning after each guest departs.



everything perfect location beautiful property
small steep I’ll just before property needs adding to details as would be an issue for people with mobility issues.



Great house just off the harbour up a slight incline.
Everything for a home from home, very quick response when we had a small problem which was attended to immediately.
parking not thd best, but managed to find one not to far away.
No outside space.



Lovely place. Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.






The property was very clean and well maintained. The bedrooms were large with really comfortable beds. All facilities in the house were top notch and worked well. The location of the property was excellent with just a 5 minute walk to Whitby train station. The owners of the property were also very helpful and responded to any questions we had straight away
The only potential issue was the parking situation which ultimately isn’t the fault of the owners. We managed to find a space but this could be much worse in peak season.



Great sized property, tastefully modern decor, quality interiors, comfy beds, clean, all equipment provided
There were 8 of us so could have done with a second key



door nobs need seeing to as bathroom door knob came off and needed assistance to get out. plus bedroom door knobs took ages to open.
The cleaning was not up to standard especially behind the sofa full of dust and also sticky down sides sofa also found a wooden jigsaw piece on lounge floor so not as spotless as when we first visited the property in May 2021.
Some plates and tins were dirty that was in the cupboards also microwave needed a clean



A lovely property full of character and really close to the centre of Whitby. The house was very clean and well-equipped. Parking can be a bit of a challenge but we had three cars with us and still managed to find at least one space outside the house each day with the others no more than a couple of minutes’ walk away. Whitby is such a great holiday venue and this property is ideally suited to enable you to appreciate it all.



The cottage was very nice and clean. Lots of finishing touches and felt like home from home.
Not far from the he centre of Whitby which was a bonus.
The parking was diabolical. No spaces and has to park away from the cottage. Couldn’t go out in the car all the time we were there as wouldn’t of got a parking space.






The Gray Haven was beautifully and tastefully furnished and comfortable for a large family. The cottage was extremely well equipped. The street was quiet and away from the busy areas frequented by Holiday makers.
There was very little on-street parking in the area and no garden.



Great little home from home in a quiet street.



Great location , very clean and comfortable stay .
The boiler in the room next to the bathroom was quite loud when people using the bathroom.



Great location, lovely clean house



The house was amazing! It was equipped with everything needed for a great holiday and was a home from home. The kitchen was more than adequately equipped which you don't often find in self catering accommodation. The decor was lovely and there was plenty of room to accommodate 4 adults, 2 children and a dog! Great attention to detail also with inclusion of dog crate, washing machine and dishwasher. Location was perfect with easy walking distance to all amenities and 5 mins in the car from West Cliff and the beach and the park as well as the sea front. I would say that the location is not ideal for those with mobility issues as the property, like most of Whitby, is on a very steep hill.
We have no negatives for the property but unfortunately the lack of parking was an issue. The street parking was listed as first come, first served but none of the cars on the street moved in the 6 days we were there! My parents have mobility issues so had to drop them off and park quite away from the property. Also worth noting that the property is situated within very narrow streets and its extremely hilly so not great for nervous drivers



Clean and comfortable
Parking was horrendous

Iain P.


Pleasant couple of days at Whitby. The property was ideally placed to explore the locality. Very comfortable and enjoyable.



Particularly liked the cleanliness and the decor. We appreciated the milk, coffee and tea. We liked it’s proximity to the centre of Whitby. It was a spacious well equipped house. Really appreciated hairdryers in every room and the full length mirrors plus over fireplace mirror. The light was good for getting ready for a wedding we were attending
Door to bathroom very stiff, and door handle to the master bedroom didn’t turn. It was maybe missing a screw. The main bathroom floor got really wet from the shower. Having to take shoes off to go upstairs. Recommend advising to bring slippers as people could also have dirty feet from the beach. A stair gate would be a good idea to separate kitchen from dining area or to stop a dog going up the stairs



Beautiful house and fab location , hosts were great and easy to contact if we needed anything but everything was perfect so didn’t have too! Would definitely stay again



The property had excellent facilities. Everything you could possibly need was provided. The property was spotless and we managed to park outside of the property. We would definitely recommend the property and we had a fabulous week in Whitby.
We made initial enquiries regarding electric charging points and made reference to the dates we were considering - following these enquiries the price substantially increased.



Everything! This is a lovely property. Makes you feel like you’re home from home and everyone I dealt with regarding anything were extremely helpful and a pleasure to converse with.
No garden



Lovely place.. Great location! Just a quick walk in to town... Plenty of room! Comfy beds!!! Netflix on tele for kids at night was a nice touch! Would deffinately stay here again x









Such a warm and cosy stay. all the family enjoyed the house and we felt right at home, especially cooking in the kitchen and chatting around the dining (Website hidden by Airbnb) were visiting for the first year memorial of my mother, but was also able to visit Goathland, where my grandmother is buried. The location is great as well, so my grandson had lots to do.



Perfect. Comfortable, cosy, great location, spotlessly clean and had everything you could need. Beautifully decorated, beds were comfy and great shower. Couldn’t fault it.



The house was beautiful and in a great location. 2 minutes walking from the harbour. Lovely log fire and great showers. Very spacious and ideal for couples sharing or a family.
The street itself was a little scruffy. Residents outside smoking in groups making a lot of noise.
Builder next door was shouting at the top of his voice at 6 am in the street so our sleep quality wasn't great.
Also some milk in the fridge would have been a nice touch. Especially after a 4 hour drive



Very clean, great equipped kitchen, incredibly comfy beds.
Front bedroom window needs curtains along with shutters.






So comfortable and stylish. A central but also quiet base for a great stay in Whitby, which we fell in love with!



Location near centre of town. Close enough to walk in but also quiet in the evenings. Quality of furnishings and fittings extremely good. Made use of the Netflix subscription to watch some films we would not have been able to see.
The confirmation process for our booking was extremely tedious and quite stressful. Only one key available - luckily we were just 1 family.



Everything was excellent.
Parking could be an issue, although we were able to park on the same street as the property.



Would highly recommend the Gray Haven, a lovely big terrace house in central Whitby very clean and stylish! The hosts left us milk, welcome cookies and a bottle of fizz for the new year! Fully equipped kitchen and everything you need! Would definitely stay again!

Charlotte P.


We really enjoyed our stay at the grey haven. It was very clean and well kept, it had everything we needed and was a wonderful home from home. We highly recommend staying here and will be returning soon!



This is a lovely property, incredibly snug,comfortable and meticulously clean ! Lots of attention to detail and beautiful personal touches. Location is superb too. No issues with parking and a bucket full of local amenities.



The house was beautiful, the way the house has been furnished and decorated was of a high standard and with in keeping of the style of house.
There was everything you could possibly need and it was also lovely and warm.
The location was very central but nice and quiet.

The shower in the en-suite is a bit on the small side and it needs a shelf inside to put your toiletries



lovely, stylish space, great location in Whitby and the hosts provided a plethora of information to make the most of our stay.



Excellent property all brand new high quality furnishings



Beautiful property in an great location for easy access to Whitby town centre. The house is stunning and I would love to stay again!
Slightly confused with key system as we tried getting in the cleaners key box



Thank you so much for making our stay wonderful and so homely. The place had a recently refurbished feel to it and loved the warm feeling it gave.

Also loved the little personal details like the dog treats and posh coffee machine and pods. Especially the cookies and Jam on arrival with the welcome booklet.

The only suggestion I would make as a partially sighted person would be to make the outside steps more noticeable with either step lights or strips (like painted yellow/white strips on the edges of the steps or similar) so it’s easier to see the depth. Almost had a bit of a tumble but was averted thankfully.

Will deffo book this property again in the future.

Thanks again



The Gray Haven is beautifully finished with everything you need . Fabulous house



Great house, newly refurbished. we were welcomed with all we could need for our stay and a few nice extra touches. very clean and tidy we all felt at home. parking is busy, but none of us were far away. top marks



Great location , very close to centre
Well equipped , very well presented

No outdoor space , not a big deal but would be useful with dogs



Good place to stay, close to whitby centre and a clean, nice house. Bit frustrated at being allowed to book for one night and being told it would be cancelled as a 2 night minimum applied, which we've been told is now resolved.



Location wonderful, house was beautiful and clean with great amenities.
Difficult to get the keys, the smaller outside lock is fiddly. Otherwise, everything was great!

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