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The Birdhouse Bed & Breakfast


A lovely family-run bed & breakfast just minutes from the cliff-top and only a short walk into the town centre.

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Doug & Hilary Townshend
01947 469169
26 Argyle Road
North Yorkshire
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More about The Birdhouse Bed & Breakfast

The Birdhouse is a small, family-run B&B on Whitby's West Cliff,  located just 250 metres from the cliff top, and a 10 minute walk from the centre of Whitby. Its quiet location makes it the ideal spot for a relaxing break on the North Yorkshire Coast. This has been our family home for the past 20 years.

Decorated in North American style, the spacious rooms with their soothing, neutral seaside shades provide our guests with a calming atmosphere. Many of our guests have told us how much they enjoy the attention to detail and extra little touches we offer to make their stay with us more special.

We have decorated our house with original home-made crafts and artwork, making it completely unique. The light and airy dining room overlooking our pretty garden is the ideal place to start the day. Our breakfasts are cooked to order from locally-sourced ingredients, and apart from the full-English breakfast (large and smaller options), we offer a daily ‘special’ to give some variety, as well as a buffet with cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

There are 2 guest car-parking spaces on our driveway, and we like to welcome our guests with a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cake to help them to unwind after their journey, and make them feel at home.


Our Hen Room is a double en suite at the back of the house, facing east, enjoying views of the bowling green, Whitby Abbey and the sea.  It has a King-sized wooden bed, with Egyptian cotton bedding, and an en-suite shower room. 

The Goose Room is at the front of the house, facing west. It has 2 x 3’ wooden twin beds with extra-large single duvets. The beds can be put together with "zip and link" mattresses to form a Super-King-sized bed. All bedding is Egyptian cotton. There is a washbasin in the Goose room and the private bathroom with shower is just two steps across the corridor.

Also available to be booked alongside the Goose Room is the Duck Room, a separate single room, ideal for groups or families of 3 travelling together. 


Hen Room (double with en-suite)

Goose Room (double/twin with private bathroom)

Duck Room (only available when booked with the Goose Room)


Excellent location for walking to all amenities

North American-style decor

Light, spacious rooms

Locally hand-made deep mattresses

Black-out roller blinds

Quiet house

Website with easy booking system

Cooked-to-order breakfast

'Daily special’ menu option


Egyptian cotton bedding

Soft towels

En-suite or private bathroom

Hospitality tray with a variety of teas, coffees and hot chocolate

Home-made biscuits

Complimentary toiletries

Free wi-fi

TV with DVD player


Map showing the location of The Birdhouse Bed & Breakfast


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