The Boathouse, Whitby

Cross the gangplank for a romantic stay in a unique boathouse in the middle of Whitby harbour.

The Quirky Tour

A prime location within the harbour itself, The Boathouse is a gem in the crown of Whitby. It is surrounded by water, at least at high tide, and reached over a small bridge. With eateries, pubs and interesting shops all around it you will find plenty to entertain in this beautiful town built up around the River Esk.
Climb the East Cliff behind the property to reach the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey and learn it’s history. Climb the famous 199 steps!

Jess' visit on 9th February during the Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • You can't beat this location in the middle of the old town harbour at Whitby. The property is surrounded by water at high tide, or by beach at low tide.
  • Sit out on the large decked area from the living / dining room to sit out and enjoy the harbour views.
  • Climb up to the double bedroom and ensuite bathroom, or climb down to the kitchen with all mod-cons.
  • The boathouse is within walking distance of good bars, cafes and restaurants. Whitby has charm with quaint little streets for you to explore.
  • This stay is just for a couple (no children) but you can bring your dog!
  • Stay 3 nights or more in this wonderful location for discounted rates.

Special Offer

Stay 3 or 4 nights for 5% discount, or 5+ nights for 10% off.


With great views over Whitby harbour, The Boathouse is a converted pump house which has a narrow bridge linking it to the mainland. Sleeping 2 this offers a romantic getaway in the middle of Whitby's old town harbour and is within walking distance to good bars, cafes and restaurants.

The accommodation comprises of 3 levels starting at the bottom with the cellar kitchen with quality solid painted oak units and all mod cons. You enter the property through the middle floor and here you can find the living dining area with a electric fire (log burner style) leading to a large decked patio with dining furniture overlooking the harbour. This is the perfect place to snuggle up with your loved one after a stroll around Whitby of an evening. The top floor has a bright bedroom with beamed vaulted ceiling and en-suite bathroom with large double ended bath. All these levels are connected by a modern narrow spiral staircase. At high tide you are completely surrounded by water and at low tide you are on the beach, which gives this property a magical feel to it. 

Locally you can enjoy exploring the quaint little streets of Whitby before heading to the gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula! Alternatively put on your hiking boots and explore the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors or take a day trip to the Yorkshire Dales where you can visit the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, Malham Cove or Bolton Abbey with its famous stepping stones across the River Wharfe. 

No children. Well behaved dog welcome charged at £20. Map location is approximate. 

Minimum stay 2 nights.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite








 Dining area



 Ironing board

 Plug sockets

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine



 Dining area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance







On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels






 Kitchenware / Utensils



Nearest Airport/s

Durham Tees / Leeds Bradford

Content updated on 13th February 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Chloe Truelove from The Boathouse, Whitby