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Harbour Den

Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Rich, luxurious interiors with an emphasis on quality located in the centre of Whitby
  • Perfect for couples who want a romantic getaway on the coast
  • A plethora of pubs and restaurants all around the town
Property code: 86102

Enjoy an unforgettable stay ever in the ever-popular historic coastal town of Whitby, perfect for couples.

Perfect for couples and smaller families, this lovely apartment makes a fabulous base for an unforgettable stay in the ever-popular coastal town of Whitby, brimming with tradition and history.

Close to the River Esk as it flows into the sea, this pretty apartment is tucked away in a convenient spot in the bustling North Yorkshire town of Whitby. Ideally situated for enjoying everything this popular seaside town has to offer, the apartment is within easy reach of a fantastic range of independent shops, friendly pubs, relaxing cafes and welcoming restaurants. The apartment is also perfect for sightseers discovering this fascinating town with its medieval streets and yards, its picturesque harbour and the Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey all nearby. There are lovely sandy beaches both sides of the Esk, and there are miles of breathtaking cliff-top walks. Heading along the coast you can visit the pretty villages of Sandsend, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay (all within 10.5 miles), or you can head inland to discover the gorgeous expanses of the romantic North York Moors (2 miles).

Entering the property, head through the shared entrance and make your way up to the stairs leading to the first floor and this delightful apartment. Stepping into this light and welcoming property, the quality of the furnishings and workmanship is sure to leave you with a lasting impression of your stay here. The stylishly designed kitchen has a range of useful equipment and integrated appliances, including an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, perfect for preparing all your favourite dishes. Perhaps bring back some freshly caught local produce and enjoy a feast around the sociable dining table. After a hearty meal, unwind on the cosy sofas in the sweet and relaxing lounge. Here you can sit back and enjoy a classic movie on the Smart TV at the end of an unforgettable day exploring this spellbinding part of North Yorkshire. All the furnishings have been chosen for their aesthetics and comfort, with no expense spared to provide an opulent welcome. At the end of the day when it’s time to turn in, you can choose between two fresh and spacious bedrooms, each decorated in peaceful, restful shades: there’s a charming double room and a pretty twin, each with a Smart TV and plenty of storage space for your things. The beautiful bathroom has a refreshing shower and a relaxing bath, providing the perfect way to either start or end your day.

The apartment has no outside space but is within easy reach of some wonderful beaches and great places to eat and drink. Parking is available in the nearby car parks – local charges apply.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Smart TV in lounge and bedrooms
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Parking available in nearby car parks (charges apply)
  • Restaurants, pubs, shops and beach within 0.25 miles
  • The sister apartment Anchor Reach can be booked also and is in the same building
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Whitby's narrow twisting yards evolved over a thousand years ago to provide protection from Viking raiders and to help Whitby's smugglers evade government revenue men and tax collectors. They're a unique and much-loved feature of this part of the world. Be prepared as you walk under the arched alleyway into the Rose and Crown Yard to gain a real sense of the authentic maritime history of this ancient sea town. It is one of the oldest, narrowest and most twisting of Whitby's Gothic yards.

Probably the most visited and most loved of Yorkshire's seaside resorts, Whitby is an idyllic holiday location. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and a multitude of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, it has so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll's work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Whitby is set on the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline; a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, you can indulge in a classic English seaside holiday. That's not to say it's stuck in the past; in fact, Yorkshire's coastal villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside upmarket restaurants and champagne bars.

Nearby Robin Hood's Bay (6 miles) is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend is 3 miles away, a gorgeous little seaside village which is well worth a visit during your stay. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and a world-class day spa, you could happily spend your whole holiday here. Staithes and Runswick Bay are within 10 miles, each with its own unique charm.

Head inland from Whitby and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within minutes. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, including Egton, Danby, Castleton and Rosedale (all within 18 miles). Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg; we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

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This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philippa 2nd September 2022

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Enjoyed a week here. Found free parking nearby. It is very well placed for any sort of shopping and public transport. Kitchen was well equipped and the apartment was comfortable and clean. Has a smart TV in both bedrooms and living area. Beds were comfy and had a good hairdryer in both rooms. Due to its position on a busy street with bars and pubs,Read more it was noisy around the clock. It's great if you want to be in the thick of it but not if you're looking for a quiet, seaside break with a sea view. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 15th July 2022

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Property is very well equipped and furnished. Internally, very clean. Need to address issue of noise from water pump, positioned next to main bedroom.

Reviewed by Judith 8th July 2022

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