Bed and Breakfast in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Doug and Hilary Townshend
01947 469169 • 07769 186181

Welcome to The Birdhouse B&B

Doug and Hilary welcome you to the Birdhouse, our small family-run B&B on Whitby's West Cliff.

Decorated with soothing, neutral seaside shades, and located just 250 metres from the cliff top, and a 10 minute walk from the centre of Whitby, it is the ideal location for a relaxing break on the North Yorkshire Coast.

We have a double en-suite room and also a family suite with private bathroom, comprising a twin / double room, and a separate single room (ideal for groups of 3 travelling together). Off-street parking is available for guests.

Guests are welcomed with complimentary home-made refreshments; and in the morning we offer a traditional English breakfast, cooked to order, with locally-sourced produce and also the option of a daily "special".

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and to Whitby, and are dedicated to making your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable experience. Finally, please note that, as all of our bedrooms are on the first floor, we are unable to offer accommodation to those with limited mobility; please see our Access Statement  (under Terms & Conditions) for more details.

Choose & Book Your Room

We have three spacious and comfortable rooms available to our bed and breakfast guests.  Click on the image below to find out more.

The Birdhouse Breakfast

Enjoy a home-cooked full English breakfast as well as cereals, fruit and yoghurt in our guests' dining room - or on the patio (weather permitting!)

Enjoy Whitby & Yorkshire

Only metres from the Whitby's expansive sandy beach and within easy distance of all that North Yorkshire has to offer.

Your Hosts


The Birdhouse Bed & Breakfast is a new venture for owners Doug & Hilary Townshend. In the 25 years that we have called Whitby our home, we have been grateful to live in a beautiful town that so many choose as their holiday destination. Now that our three children have "flown the nest" it is a pleasure to open our home to you.

Hilary has enjoyed indulging her passion for quilting, handicrafts and interior decorating in revamping our home. Trips to America and Canada have given us a fondness for the New England look; hints of which are evident at The Birdhouse B&B.

We have always enjoyed offering informal hospitality to visitors from all over the world, and see this new chapter in our lives as a natural continuation of what we love to do. 

Bed and Breakfast on the
North Yorkshire Coast

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Whitby continues to draw huge visitor numbers throughout the year. Whitby attracts visitors from around the globe because of the rich mixture of coastal and countryisde scenery, maritime heritage, ancient history and proximity to a wide array of nearby attractions such as the North York Moors Steam Railway, historic York and Heartbeat Country. And many of them choose to stay in one of the town's wonderful bed and breakfast establishments.

Whitby is the jewel in the crown of the North Yorkshire Coast. Nestled between the tall cliffs at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has been inhabited since around 656AD. Nearly 1500 years of continuous habitation surely shows that there's something to the Whitby area which continues to draw people in and offer them something they don't find anywhere else!