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Shearers Retreat

Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stunning apartment boasting a stylish and sumptuous interior, perfect for a romantic long weekend away
  • Elegant king-size bedroom featuring gorgeous free-standing bath
  • Perfectly positioned for exploring the town with galleries, shops, cafes, pubs and harbour
Property code: 91995

Stay at this luxurious bolthole and immerse yourselves in the culture of fabulous Whitby, exploring its historic sites, foodie destinations and intriguing shops, all just steps away. Let the opulent world of the apartment surround you, with its luscious textures and superb amenities – including an indulgent bath in the bedroom. It’s an ideal romantic escape at any time of the year.

A modest exterior conceals an extravagant interior full of thoughtful touches, the result of a complete renovation in 2023. Hang your coat in the entrance lobby and enter the open-plan living space with its boldly coloured kitchen and seating. An extensive range of handsome cabinets includes everything you’ll need to create delicious meals, including a dishwasher for quick and easy clearing up.

Dine at the adjacent table, which easily seats four and then, if you’re spending the evening in, prepare to get cosy by drawing the curtains, lighting the electric fire and snuggling up on the corner sofa. Switch on the Smart TV and you can binge a gripping series or get lost in a favourite film.

Alternatively, spend the evening soaking in the free-standing bath in the sumptuous king-size bedroom, a decadent space which also includes another TV, a dressing table and a wood burner-effect electric stove. Lazy lie-ins are bound to become a habit! There’s a separate WC and a dressing area with a vanity, just as thoughtfully designed as the rest of this gorgeous getaway.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom - freestanding bath with hand-held shower attachment in bedroom, and separate vanity area and WC
  • Bathrobes and slippers provided
  • Hair dryer and straighteners at the property
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine and microwave
  • Generous welcome pack on arrival
  • Smart TV
  • Safety deposit box available
  • Beach 1 mile, pubs and shops within walking distance
  • Public parking areas in the town centre (charges apply)
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. 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 the revenue men and tax collectors. They're a unique and much-loved design to 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 much-loved of Yorkshire's seaside resorts, Whitby is an idyllic location for a holiday. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host 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 up-market restaurants and champagne bars.

Nearby Robin Hood's Bay (5.5 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 also all under 10 miles away, each with their 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. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg; we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Darren 7th June 2024

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Fantastic place to stay. Clean and well equipped. Every thing you need and a nice welcome pack waiting for you. Some nice pubs and restaurants right on your doorstep. All the main things to do and see are in easy walking distance. We didnt use the car once during our stay. The Steam railway is a good day out and you can catch the local bus to ScarbRead moreorough for 2. Would certainly book again if we return to Whitby. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 31st May 2024

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Beautiful place, great location Just needs a hairdryer and a shower not a bath

Reviewed by Courtney 18th April 2024

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Reviewed by Joan 27th October 2023

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A fabulously clean and comfortable cottage in an amazing location. Lots of lovely extras. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Keith 22nd September 2023

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This is a comfortable apartment in the heart of Whitby and ideal for two people for a short break. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in close walking distance and the harbour is only a couple of minutes walk. The owners provided a well stocked welcome pack, which was a nice touch.

Reviewed by Mark 25th August 2023

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Great location and the cottage is lovely. A big shout out for all the little extras that make your stay so much nicer. 2-3 mins of all the main area in Whitby yet nice and quiet of a night. Very clean, spacious and fitted out well. Would definitely use the cottage again

Reviewed by Sean 18th July 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 14th July 2023

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Super place in perfect location

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