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

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
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 one of Whitby's famous and historic yards, this fantastic apartment is ideal for enjoying everything this popular seaside town has to offer. With a fantastic choice of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes available from the doorstep, the apartment is also perfect for sightseeing, with medieval streets, the picturesque harbour and the ruins of Whitby Abbey all nearby. There are sandy beaches on both sides of the River Esk, and you can also enjoy breathtaking cliff-top walks. There are pretty coastal villages nearby including Sandsend (3 miles), Staithes (10.5 miles), Runswick Bay (8.5 miles) and Robin Hood's Bay (6 miles), or you could head inland to explore the romantic North York Moors (2 miles).

Enjoying a stunning view of Whitby Abbey, this centrally located apartment has been stylishly designed, tastefully decorated and features a spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner on the first floor. The welcoming lounge features comfortable seating and a TV, and two Georgian windows which overlook the town. There's also a charming dining area, and the attractive kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a coffee maker. Heading down to the ground floor you will find the beautiful master bedroom which features a double bed and is situated next to the shower room which has a large walk-in shower and WC. Heading up to the second floor, there's a twin room set in the eaves of the building, which also has an en-suite WC.

The property lies within Whitby's conservation precinct and has no outside space, but the beach and a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants are all close by.

Read more Code: G0130

  • 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.


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
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This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 15th February 2020

This is a great property for a stay in Whitby, it would be ideal for a small family with children in the Eight to fifteen year bracket. The facilities were very good and clean. The views from the windows were excellent. The location is ideal for exploring the town and coast nearby.

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 Marc 14th December 2019

Our short break in spyglass in whitby was jus what we needed for my partners birthday. The accommodation was lovely with everything that we needed. And if we needed anything Gary was just a phone call away and happy to help with anything. Thank you Gary I'm sure we will back again. Marc and Angela.

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.

Reviewed by Kim 25th February 2019

Really enjoyed stay. So many positives, a charming, clean and cosy place to stay in a great location for shops and access to amenities. Thanks!

Reviewed by Rachael 24th February 2019

Spyglass 1708 was perfect in every way. Its was stylish and comfortable. The location was perfect will definitely be booking again and will recommend to others

Reviewed by Tom 19th February 2019

We really enjoyed our stay in Whitby at Spyglass. The cottage is well situated for easy access to all Whitby has to offer, but the downside to this is being woken early around 7.30-8.00 by delivery men delivering goods to local shops. The cottage is well decorated and this provides the luxury touch, although there are minor issues that need addressRead moreing, repainting here and there, window frames need a good clean, etc. we would also say that the sofa bed in the living room could be replaced by a normal sofa, one which would be much comfier to sink in to after a day out, the sofa bed seams to want to push you forward. The rooms are all good, master bedroom very nice, just needs a mirror, the shower room is good and a good powerful shower, the living room/kitchen diner works well, and the kids enjoyed the attic room with their own wc. Overall we liked the cottage and if the few tweaks could be made then we would have given an overall rating of 9 or maybe 10. The only other negative is no WiFi. Wed stop here again but would be looking for a sharper degree of luxury. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 20th October 2018

A truly lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Carol 19th October 2018

Brilliant place but not enough crockery or cutlery for 4 people staying

Response from hide & sleep:

Hi Carol,Thank you for your constructive feedback which is much appreciated. We have passed your comments to the owner so he can address the points raised. We hope to welcome you back to Yorkshire in the not to distant future. Take Care Louise

Reviewed by Chris 4th August 2018

Great location , lovely and clean

Reviewed by Angharad 29th July 2018

We have just returned from a fantastic week at Spyglass. It was a lovely, cosy space to return to after a busy day of exploring the area. A great central location and parking wasn't a problem. Would definitely return!

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