Old Curiosity Shop

Cliff Street, Whitby
10/10 - Rated "Fantastic"
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Offers Available

  • 25% off all remaining festive breaks

    25% off all remaining festive breaks

    • Offer starts: 12/11/2018
    • Offer ends: 17/12/2018
    • Holiday to be taken between 21/12/2018 and 30/12/2018
    • 25% discount
    • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • 20% off all remaining breaks taken before Christmas!

    20% off all remaining breaks taken before Christmas!

    • Offer starts: 01/10/2018
    • Offer ends: 17/12/2018
    • Holiday to be taken between 01/10/2018 and 21/12/2018
    • 20% discount
    • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • 10% midweek discount

    10% midweek discount

    • Offer starts: 01/05/2018
    • Offer ends: 30/08/2019
    • Holiday to be taken between 01/05/2018 and 31/12/2019
    • % discount
2 Sleeps
1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Pet friendly


They say curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness and this renovated cottage for two offers plenty of intrigue. The former shell and fossil shop is located on historic Cliff Street - making the location spot on!

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Discover what’s behind the shop front façade of this beautifully renovated Grade II listed building. Old Curiosity Shop dates back to 1654 and was once an emporium selling ammonite brooches, jet and fine antique china to the pleasure seekers of Victorian Whitby. Today the three-storey holiday cottage is one of the finest on the West Side offering contemporary living for couples.

Enter straight into the spacious kitchen and you’ll be drawn to the Yorkshire cast iron open range. We love the well-thought-out Shaker styling that provides ample food prep and dining space, a washer /dryer and dishwasher – everything to make your life easy.

Climb the stairs to the lounge to catch a glimpse of the sea and views across to Whitby Abbey from all floor levels. It’s a relaxing lounge with a large comfy sofa, Freeview SKY TV, free WiFi and another period fireplace - although the modern central heating will keep you cosy!

The second floor bedroom is up the winding staircase. There’s a double bed and space for a cot or z-bed. The generous en suite has a bath big enough for two as well as a shower attachment. If you’re looking for a romantic, pet-friendly cottage in Whitby this should pique your interest.

For some interesting history on the Old Curiosity Shop, please visit our 'Whitby Blog' page.


  • 1 Double bed (with en suite)
  • Cot space
  • Z-bed space
  • 1 Bath
  • 1 Shower
  • 5 minutes' walk to the beach
  • 2 minutes' walk to town centre
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pet friendly
  • WiFi
Disability access statement

Key Info

  • Check In: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out: 10:00 am
  • 20th Jul – 31st Aug
    change over day: Saturday
  • Rest of year: Any Day

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The Local Area

Along a quaint, single file road Old Curiosity Shop couldn’t be better placed if you want to be near the shops, bars and restaurants and bustling Flowergate. You can walk to the excellent Star Inn The Harbour restaurant in no time for great food. Parking is simple too as our Shoreline car park is available for your use (for an additional charge), less than 50 meters away!

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Please note that the exact location of the property may differ slightly from the map.

15 Reviews

10/10 - Rated "Fantastic"
Mrs R-M, Whitley Bay.

So central to town and yet a surprisingly quiet street. The cottage looked lovely on the website but the view was completely unexpected - It's fantastic! The perfect size for two people and a small dog. Liked the small touches, like the book shelf filled with books about the local area. We are already planning our return.

Miss K, Stockport

This is the second time we have stayed at Old Curiosity Shop and both times it has been absolutely fabulous, for us it's just total escapism. The cottage is beautiful and extremely clean, it's a pleasure to stay in. We will definitely be staying again.

Mr & Mrs R, Belvedere

Wonderful stay - so homely. Would definitely recommend. Welcoming accommodation and town.

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