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 and a contemporary two-bedroom self-catering apartment.


Our short breaks are on the basis of self-serviced, room-only accommodation and our check-in days are Monday and Friday.

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


Here’s something to celebrate!  …. our Early Bird offers for stays at any time during 2019.

£25 discount on bookings of 2 nights
£35 discount on bookings of 3 nights
£50 discount on bookings of 4 nights or more

These discounts apply for all stays at any time during 2019 – yes even in Goth Weekends and Folk Week and Regatta Week, in fact for all of the wonderful festivals that we have here in Whitby, but only if you book before the end of January 2019!

To check availability and to make your reservation, click here.

Following our re-furbishments, we are delighted that our guests appear to approve of the changes we have made:

‘ Fantastic place to stay, wonderful welcome and hospitality… Fresh milk 5*’

‘ We have had an amazing time at your exquisite hotel ‘

‘Absolutely 5* plus. Thank you. Fabulous place and great hosts’.

10.0  Exceptional  “Amazing guest house”
Gorgeous guest house, the whole place was recently refurbished and to a very high standard. They don’t offer breakfast however coffee’s etc are in the room including milk in a mini fridge and on the help book in the room they recommended the best places to eat and what’s local, very informative. Malcolm & Bernie are the most attentive, thoughtful and nice people you could ever meet. They were very warm in welcoming us, I felt like I was in a 5* hotel
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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 guest house rooms are en-suite.

We offer room-only accommodation for discerning adults who want to enjoy the cultural and scenic attractions of Whitby and the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We do not accommodate children, we do not allow pets and we have a no-smoking 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 and 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: We have four spacious double bedrooms and a self-catering holiday apartment with two double bedrooms.

Guest Rooms: Each of our four individually decorated guest rooms provide spacious, comfortable and classically furnished en-suite accommodation. Two of the rooms have king-size four-poster beds, whilst the other two have king-size beds.

Self-Catering Apartment: We also have a spacious, contemporary self-catering loft apartment, which accommodates 4 adults in two bedrooms. One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other a double.

Short Breaks Our Specialty: Our minimum stay is 2 nights and our check-in days are Monday and Friday.

Room only accommodation: We provide accommodation on a room-only basis in our four guest rooms. 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.

For further information please use our Contact Us page or email

To check availability and to make your reservation, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Whitby.

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