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Yorkshire Holiday Cottages | Spyglass 1708 Downtown Whitby

Everything in Whitby is within a short stroll. 

Historic property, 2-bedrooms, sleeps 4.

Ideal for family holidays or friends sharing happy times together.
Spyglass 1708 is over 300-years old; but renovations in 2015 ensure that holidaymakers will fall in love with this large, luxurious Grade II-listed, two-bedroom holiday home in the very heart of Gothic Whitby. And all with the added bonus of fabulous Abbey and upper-harbour views.
Located over three floors, this historic luxury property provides flexible sleeping for family holidays or for couples and friends sharing a holiday together in Whitby. You'll soon find that Spyglass 1708 has that perfect blend of style, comfort, practicality and location; easily accommodating 4-6 guests.

The Accommodation

The accommodation consists of a beautiful master bedroom and spacious en-suite taking up the entire first floor of the cottage. Its lovely and light space king-size bed with hotel-quality bed linen, adds a touch of indulgence to the holiday home. In the en-suite, clean lines, a huge walk-in high pressure monsoon shower and complimentary toiletries complete the luxury feel. Our cottage is also equipped with clothes-washer and dryer to acommodate your laundry needs. Handy for those guests staying for a week or longer at Whitby, Yorkshire.

The accommodation continues on the second floor with a generous-sized, pre-Georgian sitting room featuring stunning views through two huge windows across Whitby's rooftops to St Hilda’s Abbey, the upper harbor, and the North York Moors beyond. The room is comfortably furnished and comes with gorgeous paintings and objets d’art by local artists. There’s also a comfortable sofabed; suitable for younger children and teens; or even a third couple when friends are staying together.

The sitting room leads through to an open-plan, modern and well equipped kitchen-diner; dishwasher included.

On the top floor, Spyglass 1708 has a rooftop bedroom – ideal for second couples or older children; with a second toilet handily located up here. There is also a wall-mounted flat screen TV and additional pretty views across Whitby to the Abbey and harbor.

With all of its main features, Spyglass 1708 is one of the best cottages in Yorkshire. It is the perfect holiday home for couple, families, or friends, who are looking for a weekend gateaway.


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