6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

3 bathrooms

Morse Cottage

in Whitby


(22 Reviews)

Rated 5* by Quality in Tourism in March 2023 and nested in the centre of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, you’ll find Morse Cottage. Beautifully styled and impeccably finished, this charming holiday home is perfect for group stays. If you’re looking for a seaside family holiday, Morse Cottage will provide a comfortable and lavish base for exploring Whitby and the rest of the coast. This cosy gem features private parking so your stay begins from the moment you arrive.

Trip Details

The Space
Morse Cottage has stunning interiors and premium furnishings throughout. The property has a beautifully designed open plan space which includes the kitchen, living and dining area. Different shades of blue are featured throughout the room to create a truly tranquil feel. If you’re looking to relax, you can kick back on the sofa and watch the flat screen TV or prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

On the first floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The first bedroom boasts a king size bed and an ensuite. Ideal for children and teenagers, the second bedroom is a twin. Both rooms have a stunning look with premium bed linens and furnishings.

With sloped ceilings and skylight windows, the master bedroom is located on the second floor. The stylish room benefits from a comfy king size bed and an ensuite bathroom.

Escape to Whitby, park up at the cottage and enjoy your stay from the moment you arrive.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Morse Cottage is located in the centre of Whitby and you’ll find restaurants, shops and pubs less than a 5-minute walk away.

The cottage is located on the West side of the seaside town making it perfect for reveling in nostalgic seaside charm - head to the arcades or explore the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Venture over the swing bridge and you’ll reach the East bank. This side of Whitby is full of narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
Whitby train station is a two minute walk from the cottage so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00


From the guestbook


(22 Reviews)



Everything. We have stayed at a number of properties in Whitby but this is by far the best. Everything you need for a relaxing break. Homely and comfortable. Lovely little touches throughout. Brilliant location with the bonus of off street parking. Hosts really helpful and contactable. Can’t wait to return.<br/><br/>Nothing.



Cottage was amazing,really clean, comfortable and lots of little touches like the welcome box-local biscuits, chocolates, coffee pods and milk ready for arrival. Location was perfect, just a few minutes walk from centre of town and beach front, had views of Abbey from upstairs windows and patio. Host came to welcome us and gave lots of useful advice. Had fantastic stay and would certainly use again.<br/><br/>Nothing



No expense spared here! The beds were lovely and comfortable, the decor and furnishings were all very nice, a fully equipped kitchen. A bathroom for each bedroom. LOCATION! was fab! Off street parking for 2 cars (much needed in busy whitby) the hosts were very friendly and always on hand, not that we needed them for anything.<br/><br/>We loved everything!






Expensive, but worth it - great house, great location, and great hosts





Enjoyed our stay in Morse Cottage. There was a good amount of space for 4 adults and 2 children. Easy access into Whitby town on foot. We made use of all kitchen amenities and washing machine.<br/>The parking space was tight for two large vehicles but much appreciated.



Beautiful place. Fantastic location. <br/>The house is absolutely amazing. Really beautifully decorated with loads of fantastic amenities. <br/>The pictures simply don’t do it justice! <br/>We will definitely be back.



The property was very clean,quite warm ,very spacious,very close to amenities and very comfortable<br/><br/>The address given on booking site was confusing, It took us to the wrong place..This has Nothing to do with the property but the booking site

Danny S.K.


Stunning place with beautiful scenery in a small quiet town. Everything is spotless clean and the kitchen is well equipped. Love the place!






Beautiful house, perfect location.



A home from home. Excellent location with the bonus of off street parking. We will definitely use this cottage and look at staying at other properties belonging to Vitty Cottages in the future.<br/><br/>Nothing to dislike with this property.



fabulous place! location is great, cleanliness 100% and the facilites are great there is nothing you could possibly need that hasnt been provided! will definitely return!!!



Tucked away in a quiet location yet only 5 minutes from the station and Whitby centre. Morse Cottage is beautifully appointed with everything you could require; 3 bathrooms plus a downstairs toilet, even a radio in each room. The kitchen is exceedingly well stocked with plenty of high end crockery and cutlery, there's even a bag of picnic tableware. The welcome box was very much appreciated! Definitely would recommend this holiday venue.



Beatiful house in a great location! Lovely decoration and little touches like picnic things provided and a lovely welcome hamper. Only 5 minutes walk to the harbour and useful to be able to park outside the house. Owners were helpful when hot water stopped working.<br/>I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay in whitby!



Fantastic property, spotless and had everything you could need, location excellent



Superb house, a true home from home experience. Lovely welcome pack and very attentive host, who accommodated our extra visitors by providing extra chairs and a parking space. Cannot fault the luxury or location. Would definitely recommend this company and cottage.



Morse Cottage as advertised and stay was lovely, high standard of fixtures and fittings. Owner popped in to cover issue with lights fusing which was no problem. Only comment would be about the rental company Host n Stay, not the most responsive communication, also my number was passed to a third party to verify my identity by submitting photo ID. I wasn’t keen on providing copies of sensitive documents so queried this and was eventually told it was optional but it didn’t stop the company badgering me via text over a number of days which I wasn’t keen on.



Just perfect ?



We enjoyed a lovely few days in Whitby, lovely house in a perfect location. Would definitely recommend!



Genuinely the best cottage we have ever rented. It was brand new and fitted to a great standard. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, everything we needed was already there and more! Excellent & we will be back! X


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