Ammonite Loft

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Quirky 2 bedroomed apartment located in the historic part of the town of Whitby close to restaurants and bars.

You can book this property from:

  • £401 per week
  • £57 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Parking permit provided

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 11am



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Ammonite Loft-Holiday Apartment, 2nd and 3rd floor.

Pre-arrival and local facilities

Nearest bus stop: Whitby Bus Station, 500m
Nearest train station: Whitby train station, 400m
Nearest fuel: Harrisons Garage, Upgang Lane 1.2km.
Nearest supermarket: Co-op, Langbourne Road, 300m
Mobility equipment hire: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: Permit for 1 car for council car park, see separate sheet. On street throughout town.
Number of spaces available: Variable
For what sized car: Any
Parking surface: Tarmac
Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes.
Distance from property from parking: 1km from Abbey Headland car park on foot.
Distance to nearest public parking area: 100m, Church Street car park
Is it pay and display?: Yes (free permit November to March)
The width of the path to the property is: Nicholsons Yard, 1m
The number of steps to the entrance: 27

Main entrance

The main entrance door width: 84cm
Number of steps to main entrance: 27 exterior steps. One step into doorway.
Height of key safe: 145cm
Height of key hole: 115cm
How many other entrances are there?: 0

Living and dining rooms

Type of flooring: Carpet
Width of doorways: No doorway
Is there good space between furniture?: Yes
Is the furniture movable or fixed?: Movable


Type of flooring: Wood laminate, 1cm raised trim between this and carpet.
Width of doorway: No doorway, entrance at top of stairs76cm
Worktop height: 94cm
Oven: Under counter
Fridge: Under counter
Freezer: In cupboard by top of stairs, tabletop, 87cm off floor.
Is kitchen equipment in high or low cupboards?: All under counter in cupboards and drawers
Is any equipment stored externally or away from main kitchen, and if yes, which and where?: Cupboard at top of stairs contains freezer, cordless vacuum, sweeping brush and mop. Washing machine, iron, airer and laundry basket in cupboard in hallway. Ironing board in boiler cupboard by front door.

Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have?: 2
Number of steps between floors: 14 steep, spiral steps between hallway and kitchen/lounge
Type of flooring: Carpet in bedrooms and on stairs, wood laminate in hallway
Width of doorways: 74cm
Bed sizes: 2x3ft and 1x 5ft
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed?: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Vinyl
Width of doorways: 74cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower?: No
Is there a ground floor WC or bathroom?: Flat is on 2nd and 3rd floors, bathrooms on 2nd floor.
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail fitted?: No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up?: No, small step up to each shower.

Outdoor facilities

External areas: Paved alley and yard, stone steps then wooden walkway with non-slip coating and wooden steps with non-slip strips.
Is permanent seating provided?: No
Is there outside lighting?: Yes, council street lamp in yard, led sensor light by entrance door.
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces?: No
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired?: No
Are there any other hazards?: Metal gate into yard with latch, external steps


Is there a landline for guests to use?: No
Mobile reception information: Variable throughout property for different networks but generally available
Closest public telephone: Corner of Church St and Bridge St or back of HSBC
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture?: Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set high or low?: Most 50cm from floor, one higher in each bedroom.
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Additional relevant information

Access to the property is restricted, it is possible to drive down Sandgate to unload at the end of the entrance to the yard but not recommended between 9am-6pm as the street is very narrow and pedestrianised. Access on foot only down Nicholsons Yard, up the curved stone steps, along the wooden gantry then up the flying wooden steps. Inside the property is on 2 floors with both bedrooms on the first floor, each with an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and basin. There are 14 steep, spiral steps up to the open plan lounge/kitchen. Floors are uneven in places.






Welcome to Ammonite Loft, a stunning 2 bedroomed cottage enjoying an elevated position, tucked away in a quiet yard on Sandgate in the heart of Whitby’s East Side, just off cobbled Church Street and the Market Place. This quirky cottage is over 200 years old and has been beautifully renovated to offer a twin and a king size room, each with their own en-suite, an ideal cottage for friends or families, packed with original features. Upon entering the cottage, you will come into a light and airy hallway leading to both bedrooms which are stylish and comfortable. This spacious cottage is set over two floors with a beautiful open plan kitchen - living room, complete with beams made from ancient ships timbers. Enjoy the fabulous view over the roof-tops of the old town and the harbour while preparing your favourite meals or hearty breakfast ready for a busy day ahead of exploring. This room also offers a large Smart TV great for catching up on Netflix on the 2 large sofas, or kick back and enjoy one of the selection of board games provided. This well-equipped apartment is perfect for that special occasion and is centrally located to numerous restaurants, tearooms, shops and pubs and all of Whitby’s local attractions whilst being only a stride away from the 199 steps and the Whitby Abbey, a beautiful place to walk on a summers evening to watch the sun go down. The cottage benefits from a parking permit for the Abbey Headland car park (10-15 minute uphill walk) which can be used all year round on a first come first served basis as well as Church Street (1 minute level walk) and Marina Back (5/10 minute level walk) car parks November - March

27 External steps to the property.


Entrance hallway: A timber framed entrance door leading into the hallway, coat hooks and a shoe rack and a laundry cupboard with a washing machine and laundry equipment.
Bedroom One: A beautifully furnished twin bedroom offering 2 single beds, a bedroom chair, chest of drawers, mirror and a wardrobe with plenty of room for your favourite holiday clothes. Reading lamps for a relaxing feel on an evening.
Ensuite: A modern en-suite fitted with a waterfall style shower, hand basin, toilet, mirror, towel radiator and storage unit.
Master Bedroom: A lovely master bedroom offering a king-sized bed with 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, a delightful dressing table and bedroom chair, plenty of storage with a built-in wardrobe with hanging space and a built in cupboard with shelves.
Ensuite: A modern en-suite fitted with a waterfall style shower, hand basin, toilet, mirror, towel radiator and storage unit.

Steep Stairs to:


Open Plan Living Room: A stylish open plan kitchen-living room comprising of a modern kitchen offering a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction hob and electric oven with grill. A lovely open space leading to the lounge area with a dining table and chairs for four guests. The lounge area offers 2 large 3-seater sofas and a large smart tv and internet radio along with a good selection of board games, perfect to relax after a full day of exploring.
Pets: Sorry no pets allowed in this accommodation.
Parking: A parking permit is provided for one car which is valid on a first come first served basis in the Abbey Headland car park, all year round, also November 1st to March 31st Church Street and Marina Back Car Parks.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round
Notes: Please note not recommended for children under the age of four due to the steps internally and externally , towels are provided, no smoking at this property. Unlimited WIFI free of charge. Mobile phone signal is variable. Please note there are 27 external steps to this property and a steep internal staircase
Shop: 0.1 miles Pub: 0.1 miles Beach: 0.1 miles


A beautiful apartment with obvious care taken to provide everything needed for a holiday here. Super clean & very comfortable - we can't wait to come back. Thank you

Previous Customer,

Excellent accomodation in a convenient location. Easy to walk to the many attractions and eateries that Whitby has to offer. Showers are fantastic and very welcome after a long walk. A very well equipped and stylishly appointed apartment. We would not hesitate to recommend wholeheartedly to anybody. Many thanks!

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful apartment! Very tastefully decorated, lovely and clean. Great location right in the centre of town. Probably the best showers we have experienced in Whitby. Large, easy to get in and out and simple to operate. The best thing though was how incredibly thoughtful everything was. It really feels as if the owners have lived there. Power sockets, mirrors, shelves, everything was where you needed it. Thank you!

Janet W,

What a great find Ammonite Loft is! Quirky, quaint, well furnished, well equipped and a superb location - what more could you ask for? Parking was a bit far away, but it kept us fit and we loved exploring the town. Overall 10/10 really enjoyed our stay! Thank you

Previous Customer,

Had an absolutely fabulous time! What an amazing, beautiful place to stay. We definitely want to come back 10/10

Previous Customer,

Been to Whitby quite a few times over the years & this accomadation is by far the best. Tastefully decorated & spotless. Can't wait to come back to Ammonite Loft again! Thanks 10/10

Previous Customer,

A hidden gem in the heart of Whitby, very stylish decor with thoughtful, quirky touches which made this an amazing weekend break. Thank you

Previous Customer,

Fantastic location, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and catered for our every need. We have had a great few days and would recommend as a great place to stay we will be back

Previous Customer,

Not only is the location perfect, the accommodation is amazing. We loved the little touches - and overall decor which looks so lovely. We will be certain to stay here again when in Whitby. Top class accommodation

Previous Customer,

We had a fantabulous time in Whitby, it is such a beautiful exciting place with amazing surroundings. We really enjoyed looking around the interesting shops and seeing the beautiful coast and amazing views. This has been an amazing holiday, thank you Whitby! The accommodation was amazing and very comfortable our every need was accommodated for. Fantabulous accommodation

The Barrett family


Area Information

Whitby is a popular choice for visitors all year round. It is well known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood. The river Esk flows through the town to the sea and cottages are perched on the hills on each side, with cobbled streets and historic yards providing a maze of places to explore. The town has a fantastic mix of modern shops and services, traditional stores and boutique shops. Whitby jet continues to be made into beautiful jewellery and sold in a number of shops.  There are plenty of excellent restaurants which serve local fish and seafood, as well as a wonderful choice of cafes and tearooms.

The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand dominantly on the clifftop and can be reached by climbing the 199 steps from the old town. The Abbey is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in some truly stunning views over the town, harbour and coastline. Whitby harbour is steeped in history and visitors can see where British explorer Captain James Cook first worked as an apprentice before setting sail and discovering Australia. A statue of this great explorer stands proudly above the town, along with some huge whalebones, a sign of the town's maritime history. The harbour is a buzz of activity and you can enjoy early mornings watching the fishing boats come ashore before getting first choice of their catch of the day.

There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. These include Whitby Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta, and there are two popular Goth festivals each year. For more information on Whitby and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.