Cosy living area
Ideal for 4 guests
Table for 4 guests, enjoy a nice pot of Yorshire tea
Shaker style kitchen to rustle up a nice home cooked meal
Which will be your favourite seat?
A visit to the local bakery is a must
Cosy bed ready to climb into after a long day exploring
Full length mirror
Walk in Shower
Twin sinks, how lovely
A glass of red and a good book, time to relax
Make your way up the stairs
Stylish twin room
Loving the tartan theme
The handy en-suit loo
Beautifl Whitby
Castle, boats and full of history
1 / 17  Cosy living area
2 / 17  Ideal for 4 guests
3 / 17  Table for 4 guests, enjoy a nice pot of Yorshire tea
4 / 17  Shaker style kitchen to rustle up a nice home cooked meal
5 / 17  Which will be your favourite seat?
6 / 17  A visit to the local bakery is a must
7 / 17  Cosy bed ready to climb into after a long day exploring
8 / 17  Full length mirror
9 / 17  Walk in Shower
10 / 17  Twin sinks, how lovely
11 / 17  A glass of red and a good book, time to relax
12 / 17  Make your way up the stairs
13 / 17  Stylish twin room
14 / 17  Loving the tartan theme
15 / 17  The handy en-suit loo
16 / 17  Beautifl Whitby
17 / 17  Castle, boats and full of history

Spyglass 1708

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stylish apartment situated in one of Yorkshire's most beloved seaside resorts
  • Perfect for exploring the beach, cliff-tops and heritage of Whitby
  • Ideally located to enjoy a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Visit charming coastal villages including Robin Hood's Bay
  • Within a couple of miles of the North York Moors
  • An ideal holiday base for a couple or a small family
Property code: G0130

Set in the centre of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, this historic Grade II listed former sea captain's house has been lovingly transformed into a charming boutique apartment with stunning views.

Nestling down one of Whitby's famous yards, this historic Grade II listed Sea Captain's house has been transformed into a boutique two-bedroom luxury apartment. With a stunning view of Whitby Abbey and a central location, this is one of the most unique and stylish holiday homes on the Yorkshire coast. Just perfect for couples escaping to the seaside for the weekend, or small families looking for a relaxing coastal holiday where you can leave the car behind.

Set over three floors, the elegant interiors are the work of acclaimed Yorkshire-based interior designer Rachel Mclane. Expect soft classic colours, a country-chic style and great use of space throughout. The apartment has been designed to maximise that amazing view of St Hilda's Abbey across the Whitby rooftops, so the main living area is on the second floor. This charming open-plan space features a comfortable lounge area with two Georgian windows looking out across Whitby. When you can draw your eyes away from the view, there's a TV to keep you entertained. The lounge leads on to the cosy cottage-style kitchen. It's compact but functional with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher available. There is also a Nespresso coffee maker in here.

The master bedroom of this luxury apartment in Whitby is on the floor below; a beautiful double room with a real country hotel ambience. Soft tartan on the carpets and on the bed throws, combined with classical elegant furniture give the room a peaceful and contemporary vibe. It's the perfect place to retreat to with a good book after a busy morning exploring Whitby's many shops and cafes. This bedroom sits right next door to the family bathroom which boasts a large walk-in shower with a monsoon shower head and his and her sinks.

The second bedroom is a cosy twin room. Set in the eaves of the building on the top floor, it has bags of character with its sumptuous and quirky furnishings. There's also a small en-suite WC up here too.

The apartment is set within Whitby's conservation precinct. There isn't any outside space, however, the beach is under a 5-minute walk, as are Whitby's famous cobbled streets packed with bars, cafes and restaurants. If you love having everything on your doorstep, this stylish apartment is just the spot.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite WC
  • Oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking available in nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Pubs and shops just metres away


Whitby's narrow twisting yards evolved over a thousand years ago to provide protection from Viking raiders, and to help Whitby's smugglers evade the Government revenue men and tax collectors. They're a unique and much-loved urban design to this part of the world. You'll find the apartment tucked away down one such authentic and historic Whitby Yard.

Be prepared as you walk under the arched alleyway into the Rose and Crown Yard to gain a real sense of the authentic maritime history of this ancient sea town. It is one of the oldest, narrowest and twisting of Whitby's gothic yards, a total contrast to the bright, contemporary accommodation inside. The apartment has that essential ""wow"" factor to make your holiday a delight. And it is just a short stroll from the centre of town. It's a fantastic location for those of us who love having everything within easy reach - shopping, pubs, restaurants, the beach, Abbey and harbour are all just a 5-minute walk away.

Probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshire's seaside resorts, Whitby is an idyllic location for a holiday. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, it has so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll's work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Whitby is set on the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline; a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, you can indulge in a classic English seaside holiday. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact, the Yorkshire Coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside up-market restaurants and champagne bars.

Nearby Robin Hood's Bay (5.5 miles) is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend is 3 miles away, a gorgeous little seaside village well worth a visit during your stay. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and world-class day spa, you could happily spend your whole holiday here. Staithes and Runswick Bay are also all under 10 miles away, each with their own unique charm.

Head inland from Whitby and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within minutes. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, Egton, Danby, Castleton, Rosedale. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Ruth 28th December 2019

The cottage is perfectly located in the centre of town, all amenities on your door step. It is beautifully decorated and perfect for a couple or small family.

Reviewed by I C 27th October 2019

Lovely place very comfortable, very close to the town, nice not having to pay for parking, the only issue was it said it had a internet connection but it did not felt mislead as that was what I looked for when booking.

Reviewed by Andrew 16th September 2019

Very comfortable bolt hole in a great location. Quirky and cosy with lovely views of the Abbey and Whitby itself.

Reviewed by Phil 30th August 2019

Excellent cottage choice, beautifully furnished,spotlessly clean, the location was in the centre of town but peaceful at night an absolute little gem.

Reviewed by Sandra 21st June 2019

A thoughtfully decorated and tasteful apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Close to great shops, cafes and bars. The housekeeper, Gary was very helpful, accommodating and friendly. The wine was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Gillian 12th May 2019

great location, lovely clean and quirky apartment with views over the roofs of Whitby. Parking not as complicated as some reviews make out!

Reviewed by Gillian 29th April 2019

The position is great, right in the center of town, close to restaurants and shops. Easy walk from the station and bus stops. Lovely view of the abbey from the attic.

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Cosy living area
Ideal for 4 guests
Table for 4 guests, enjoy a nice pot of Yorshire tea
Shaker style kitchen to rustle up a nice home cooked meal
Which will be your favourite seat?
A visit to the local bakery is a must
Cosy bed ready to climb into after a long day exploring
Full length mirror
Walk in Shower
Twin sinks, how lovely
A glass of red and a good book, time to relax
Show 5 moreMake your way up the stairs


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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