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Esk House

Whitby, Yorkshire
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside Views
Parking on site / nearby
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Victorian four-storey house, with four bedrooms and enclosed garden
  • Fabulous views of Whitby Marina and Abbey, and the River Esk
  • Blends charming period features with seaside style and contemporary chic

Property code: OC-W414

Built in 1855 in Whitby’s beating heart, this lovely four-storey town house is the perfect base for your North Yorkshire coastal and moorland adventures. Explore Whitby’s winding lanes, the famous 199 steps leading up to St Mary’s Church and the dramatic ruined Abbey that inspired a classic novel. Savour Whitby’s famous kippers, buy a jet keepsake and revel in the many independent pubs, shops and eateries of this little Eden. Run wild on West Cliff’s wide sandy beach (1 mile) or walk dogs on the sheltered sands at Tate Hill (0.5 miles), over the Swing Bridge. Jump on a steam train to Pickering (21 miles) to explore its medieval castle and Saxon church, and gorgeous Goathland (9 miles), set amidst the sublime North Yorkshire Moors. Discover the hilltop ruins of Scarborough Castle (20 miles), and the mazy lanes of Robin Hood’s Bay (6 miles). Book a whale-watching boat trip from Whitby and find rare wildlife at Ellerburn Bank Nature Reserve (19 miles).

Through the private, walled front garden, climb six steps to the front gate, and three to the front door. Inside you’ll find the spacious hallway with its original tiles and umbrella stand, coat hangers and shoe rack. Enter the welcoming ground-floor lounge and gather on leather sofas round the flickering wood burner for a relaxing evening in front of the TV. The bay window is a great place for sunny breakfasts and afternoon tea too, gazing out over the garden, marina and river. Prepare great meals in the well-equipped kitchen/diner with its central oak-topped island. Two steps up and you’ll find the utility/drying room. Take a soak in the ground floor bathroom’s steaming tub or use the over-bath shower. There are stairs to a half-landing with a grandfather clock and easy chair. On the first-floor you’ll find the first double bedroom, with original feature fireplace and en-suite bathroom, with a power shower over the bath, ornate mirror and WC; there’s also a lounge with its 3-4 seater sofa, foot stool and pouffe and chairs in which to enjoy the wall-mounted 4K TV with Netflix around the grand marble fireplace and its large, glowing wood burner; its bay window has spectacular views over the marina to Whitby Abbey and St Mary’s church. There are stairs to a half-landing, with its monk’s bench. The second floor has two more bedrooms; one zip and link king-size bed, and an en-suite with a large power shower and WC; plus one king-size bedroom with super views over the marina and an en suite with shower and WC. The soothing attic room is the house’s crowning glory, with its double bed, single bed and en suite with shower and WC.

In the front, spill out onto the private, walled garden with a southeast-facing sun-terrace, boasting river and marina views; find the rear, hedge-enclosed patio for sunny snacks and soirees, or a drink before bed; unwind on the garden seating amidst hanging baskets and planters of flowers and culinary herbs. There are also the facilities here for covered clothes drying, cleaning boots and bikes, and bike and kayak storage.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size zip-and-link, 1 king-size, 1 triple (1 double + 1 single), 1 double
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, handheld shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, power shower over the bath and WC, 3 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Kitchen with gas AGA and five-ring hob, oven and grill, built-in electric slow cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, large central oak island with high-backed chairs and USB chargers
  • Utility/drying room with washing machine, microwave and boiler
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot available
  • Wood burner in ground-floor lounge, large wood burner in first-floor lounge
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player in ground floor lounge - wall-mounted 4K TV with Netflix in first-floor lounge
  • Dogs restricted to the ground floor of the property only
  • Private, walled, southeast-facing front garden with sun terrace and river and marina views - secure rear yard with hanging baskets and flower planters with herbs
  • Off-street parking for 2-3 cars - on-street parking on a first come, first served basis at the rear
  • Secure bike and kayak storage - covered clothes-drying area - hot and cold water for cleaning boots and bikes
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Please note, the attic room is unsuitable for young children
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Laura Noble-Crookes

This property is personally managed by Laura.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Marion 11th September 2023

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Wonderful location, we didn't use the car all week! Loved seeing the steam engine every day with a great view over the river and town, all the way to the Abbey from the first floor lounge window. Plenty of shared spaces to hang out together or get some peace and quiet. Great having so many bathrooms!

Reviewed by Sue 3rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

We have had a lovely weekend. Weather very good. Beautiful house. We hope to come back. Thanks

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Lovely house - bright and welcoming, well equipped - easy access to town, definitely hope to make a return visit - thank you so much

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Fabulous house and great location, we will be back in 2018

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

This house has everything you need for a great stay. Beautifully situated and very well equipped. It has been a pleasure

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Thank you for providing us with the perfect home for welcoming in 2018. The 'local' advice proved useful, the 'welcome pack' was tasty and our short break away here has been very enjoyable. All the best for the new year!

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Thanks for providing a lovely home for the week although the weather wasn't too good a fantastic place to come home to each night. many thanks Gerry

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