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Whitby Short Breaks

Welcome to White Linen, Whitby

An historic Georgian shipbuilder’s residence in the heart of Whitby.

We specialise in short breaks, for discerning travellers.  We offer room-only accommodation including two traditional four-poster en-suite guest rooms.


PLEASE NOTE, WE NO LONGER OFFER BREAKFAST

Our short breaks are on the basis of self-serviced, room-only accommodation and our check-in days are Monday and Friday (currently only Friday due to Covid restrictions).

White Linen is your perfect destination for a short romantic break, a special anniversary celebration or simply a relaxing visit to Whitby.

 What our guests say about us:

2020 rating: Exceptional

10/10 Outstanding Guest House
The White Linen is an exceptional guest house. Malcolm & Bernie were very friendly and welcoming. The room (Endeavour) was outstanding! There is a coffee machine and fridge. The four poster bed was so comfortable. Whitby is a lovely place to visit and to stay at The White Linen makes it all the more special.

Click here to visit our review page.

White Linen is a beautiful renovated Georgian townhouse in the heart of the historic fishing port of Whitby. Built in 1785 in the reign of King George III, this Grade II listed ship builder’s residence offers everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

The spacious Georgian property has classical architectural features such as Doric columns, a sweeping staircase, coved ceilings, original fireplaces and sliding sash windows with operating shutters. For your comfort the house is fully centrally heated and all of our rooms have private bathrooms.

We offer room-only accommodation for discerning adults who want to enjoy the cultural and scenic attractions of Whitby and the surrounding North York Moors National Park. We do not accommodate children, we do not allow pets and we have a no-smoking / no vaping policy throughout the premises and grounds.

We are in a prime location in Whitby’s town centre. We are only a short walk from the beach, harbour and Whitby’s renowned restaurants & bars. Car parks and train and bus stations are just a few hundred metres away.

Your safety is our priority. We have implemented measures to combat COVID-19. We have a fire safety certificate. Throughout the building we have fire-fighting equipment, smoke detectors, a fire alarm system and an emergency lighting system. Our public areas are monitored using CCTV.

Our Accommodation:

Guest Rooms: We have five spacious guest bedrooms. Four of them are individually decorated rooms providing spacious, comfortable and classically furnished en-suite accommodation. Two of these rooms have king-size four-poster beds, whilst the other two have king-size beds. We also have a large contemporary loft bedroom. This bedroom has two leather sofas, a king-size bed and a spacious en-suite shower room.

Short Breaks Our Speciality: Our minimum stay is 2 nights and our check-in days are Monday and Friday (currently only Friday due to Covid restrictions). If you try to check-in on other days, unfortunately ‘the computer will say no’.

Room only accommodation: We no longer offer breakfast. We provide accommodation on a room-only basis. This means that you can enjoy breakfast at a time of your choice in one of Whitby’s numerous excellent restaurants and cafes, many of which are within a short walk of White Linen Whitby.  Click here for recommendations.

Our rooms are self-serviced. What do we mean by ‘self-serviced’?
Privacy is a priority – once you check in to your room then it’s your private space for the duration of your stay. If you want to stay in bed until midday then that’s fine by us! You won’t be disturbed by a cleaner! We will only enter your room by invitation or in the event of an emergency such as a plumbing leak or a fire. But please don’t think that we’ll ignore you or abandon you. On your arrival you will find in your room an ample supply of linen, toiletries and refreshments, sufficient for the duration of your stay.

White Linen, Whitby is the perfect choice for a visit to North Yorkshire’s scenic coast. Our guest rooms are well-equipped, to ensure that you have a comfortable stay.

Our Guest Rooms:
All five of our guest rooms have the following:
• King-size bed (5’ wide), of which two are four-posters
• Quality bed linen and towels with bathrobes and slippers
• En-suite bathroom or shower-room
• Luxurious toiletries
• Flat screen television with 200 FreeSat TV & radio channels
• Seating for 2 and a coffee table
• Lockable security cabinet/safe
• Free Wi-Fi access and a USB charging point
• Hairdryer
• Tassimo coffee machine with Costa coffee and Kenco Decaff, as well as traditional tea & coffee making facilities with adequate supplies including a selection of biscuits.
• Mini fridge with fresh milk
• Bottled water
Details of each of our rooms are given below. Once you have chosen your room you can make your reservation using the availability checkers on this page.
All room prices per night are based on a maximum occupancy of two people.

Discovery – King-size bed. (From £103.55/night)

Discovery Room


Discovery is on the first floor overlooking the rear courtyard. The room is our smallest letting room but don’t let that put you off, it is still spacious in comparison with many hotel rooms and has a king-size bed. The room has a private, en-suite shower room. The Discovery room has everything you will need for an enjoyable relaxing stay.

Adventure – King-size bed. (From £113.05/night)


Adventure is on the first floor overlooking the front garden and the historic Bagdale Hall Hotel. The room is spacious and has an antique pine coloured kingsize bed. The room has a private, en-suite shower room.  The Adventure room has everything you will need for an enjoyable relaxing stay.

Resolution – Four poster king-size bed. (From £122.55/night)


Resolution is on the first floor overlooking the front garden and the historic Bagdale Hall Hotel. The room is spacious and the centre point of the room is an antique pine hand-carved four-poster bed. The room has a private, en-suite shower room. The Resolution room has everything you will need for an enjoyable, relaxing stay.

Endeavour – Four poster king-size bed. (From £132.05/night)


Endeavour is on the ground floor overlooking the front garden and the historic Bagdale Hall Hotel. The room is spacious and features a leather sofa and armchair. The centre point of the room is a mahogany four-poster bed. The room has a private, en-suite bathroom, with over-bath shower. The Endeavour room has everything you will need for an enjoyable relaxing stay.

The Upper Deck – King size bed. (From £122.55/night)

The Upper Deck is a spacious contemporary loft bedroom. The room has a king-size bed in the sleeping area and the lounge area has two leather sofas and coffee table.  The Upper Deck has a spacious private en-suite shower room. The room is on the second floor of the building and is reached by two sets of stairs. It has both north and south facing windows which are a combination of Velux and dormer style. The Upper Deck has a beamed ceiling which slopes on both sides. Due to the sloping ceiling there is restricted headroom in some areas.

Booking your stay at White Linen, Whitby

Thank you for choosing White Linen for your visit to Whitby. Please use the availability checker to make your reservation which will be processed by our online booking partner Freetobook.


Deposit & Payment: To secure your booking a 15% deposit is required. The balance is payable not less than 48 hours before your arrival.

Please ensure that you have read our Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

When checking availability, please remember that we specialise in short breaks: our minimum stay is 2 nights and our check-in days are Monday and Friday only (currently Friday only due to Covid restrictions). If you try to book for check-in on different days unfortunately ‘the computer will say no’.

For further information please use our Contact Us page or email info@whitelinenwhitby.com

We look forward to welcoming you to Whitby.

2nd – 3rd October 2020 was Whitby Thank You Weekend and we were very proud to be part of it. We wanted to thank our NHS front line workers for putting themselves on the line for all of us. We donated all five of our rooms to front-line NHS Covid Workers from ITU/ICU or COVID-19 wards, so that they could enjoy a free weekend in Whitby.