The Old Chocolate Shop ref: UK2221

Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Old Chocolate Shop is a beautifully decorated, three-storey property right in the heart of Church Street, one of Whitby’s oldest, yet finest, streets which was originally known as Kirkgate and dates back to the 1300s. With a touch of York, a taste of Camden and the culture of Yorkshire, Church Street really is a fabulous place to visit. The cottage itself dates back to the 1800s, but has been lovingly restored to a contemporary standard, offering home comforts whilst still retaining some of its original features, such as the wonderful beams in the bedroom situated on the third floor.
You will find many shops in Whitby to suit a diversity of tastes and needs. This area of town is littered with art galleries, photographic studios, bookshops, quality sweet shops, jewellery stores (including those specialising in Whitby Jet) as well as many great and varied places where you can eat or drink. Whitby is fast becoming a foodies’ paradise, with many different outlets ranging from those offering award-winning fish and chips, to bistros and pubs serving home-cooked food.
Explore the 3 miles of beach, take a trip out on a boat or climb the 199 steps up to the abbey to be rewarded with a fantastic view of the town and harbour. Stroll around the famous abbey and St Mary’s Church, made famous by its links to Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. Keep an eye out for one of the many festivals and events going on in Whitby, including music festivals, the Whitby Goth Weekend and the annual regatta. Other coastal attractions worth a visit include Staithes, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough.
Whitby is set along the Yorkshire Heritage Coast so it is ideal for hikers and bikers who can make the most of the nearby Cleveland Way and National Cycling Network. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway departs from the town on a regular basis and snakes it way through ’Heartbeat’ country into the depths of the North York Moors National Park which also has much to offer. The Cinder Track is one of the great walks dotted around this coastal area, or try a stroll around Falling Foss. The medieval walled city of York is just an hour away boasting many attractions such as the National Rail Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Guests staying at the property are given 10% discount in both Daisy James gift shop and the Sanders Yard Bistro. Beach 250 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Living room: With 32" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and beams.

Second floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath and toilet.

Third floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and beams.

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Freezer (shared).


On road parking; additional parking in public car park, £7.50 per day. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    ½ mile
  • Lake

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

Things to do nearby


A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

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