Whitby with Kids – Best Places To Stay

On this page I have handpicked the best holiday cottages and family friendly hotels in Whitby.

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5 Family-friendly Cottages in Whitby

Sleeps 4

The Lobster Pot Beach House

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Swimming pool | Garden | Open fire | Games Room | Seaside

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The Lobster Pot Beach House is a beautiful open plan living area consisting of a well-equipped kitchen and a stylish yet cosy sitting area. It has a woodburning stove which is perfect for relaxations in the evening.

The large bi-fold doors take you to a creative deck area with tasteful furniture. Beds can be linked into a king size bed or separated to suit your family’s preference. 

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Less than 5 minutes away is a popular pub, an Italian café and multiple indoor facilities including a heated pool, sauna, gym and steam room. In walking distance are lakes, a wild flower meadow, picnic areas and outdoor pursuits to enjoy such as tennis, archery or kayaking.

A short walk will bring you to the stunning Blue Flag beach, 5 miles of golden sands great for adults, kids and four-legged friends alike. 

The Whittyfox Beach House

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Swimming pool | Garden | Open fire | Games Room | Seaside

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This detached beach house is situated in The Bay coastal holiday village, close to the seaside town of Filey. It is an open plan living area with plenty of comfy seating in front of the welcoming wood burning stove.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a dining table and chairs and two spacious bedrooms, one king-size, the other with zip/link beds and both offer en-suite shower rooms.

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Bi-fold doors open out to a private decked area with furniture and a barbecue, making a great place to relax with a glass of something chilled. 

It is the perfect family holiday near a stunning Blue Flag beach. A five minute walk brings you to the popular pub, The John Paul Jones and Lorenzos Italian cafe.

There is also a pharmacy on site, along with a lovely indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Surrounded by extensive communal grounds, there are two lakes, picnic areas and a host of outdoor activities to enjoy, including tennis, bike hire and fishing.

Derwent Cottage

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Garden | Open fire

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Derwent Cottages are composed of two delightful barn conversions set in a peaceful and rural location. It has stunning panoramic views of Castle Howard, the Howardian Hills, the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Wolds.

This property is nicely presented with a separate kitchen with dining area.The cosy sitting room has a warming woodburning stove and creates a homely and comfortable ambiance.

Things to do:

Enjoy the Jacuzzi hot tub while looking at the breathtaking sunset and awesome views of the countryside. Walkers and cyclists in the family will love the quiet lanes and public footpaths.

The historic market town of Malton is just a few minutes’ drive away. Nearby attractions include Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum, York Minster and river cruises on the Ouse. 

Sleeps 6

Pond Farm Woodlands

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Garden | Games Room | Sauna | Open fire

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Pond Farm Woodlands is a beautiful log cabin situated on the outskirts of Ugthorpe, a short distance from Whitby. It provides guests with glorious views of the woodland, perfect for those who want an escape and a peaceful stay.

Inside, there are wooden floorboards but there are areas with carpet. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide awesome views while red layered sofas will invite you to rest before a woodburning stove. 

Things to do:

Go outside the property and see lots of greenery and grazing sheep. When you want fresh air, relax on the decked terrace area with a glass of something refreshing whilst the children make the most of the Xbox and Blu-ray player. Kids can also play on the green fields. 

The magnificent scenery and woodland will help give you the break and relaxation you need. Watch the sunset while relaxing in the hot tub at the patio. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a deer or two.

Two pubs are only a stroll away from the cottage. The seaside villages of Sandsend and Runswick Bay are close by and each provide lovely, sandy beaches, fossil hunting and beachcombing.

Bracken Howe Lodge

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Garden | Open fire

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Bracken Howe Lodge sits on the tranquil woodland at Egton. With its high ceiling interior, floor to ceiling glass windows, and fresh and modernistic design, you’ll find this luxurious retreat very pleasant and memorable.

Relax in the open living area and dine al fresco in the veranda to make the most of the beautiful natural surroundings.

Things to do:

Relax in the hot tub, read something and curl up in the sitting room with open fire, enjoy barbecues in the veranda. Be one with nature and go on lovely walking trails.

The village of Egton is a short walk away.There you can enjoy drinks or supper in one of two award-winning inns, both renowned for their superb food.

A short distance (10-minute drive) away is Whitby – a much-loved, ancient seaside town and former fishing port, boasting many attractions including the fascinating Whitby Museum, iconic Whitby Abbey, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.

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