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Two double bedroom flat with fantastic roof terrace overlooking Swing Brid

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Right By The Harbour And Amongst The Shops Of Whitby Old Town

From the roof terrace look down on the crowds and venture out for an evening stroll along Church Street to the famous Abbey steps, or down to Tate Sands, below the Abbey, where Dracula's ship was wrecked. When the bell rings go out with a drink to watch the bridge opening and the yachts going out to sea and the fisherman returning with their catch in the evening. If there's a better spot in Whitby to watch the world go by I've yet to find it and I've been visiting for over 50 years!

A light spacious flat with art work on the walls and a cosy dining/ living room. Sorry but not suitable for dogs. Young children will need supervision on the roof terrace. You can see the view of the Swing Bridge from the roof terrace here:

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John Rogers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About John Rogers

We are a family of four living in rural France. We love it here but also love returning to Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast.

We hope you will find our property like a 'home from home', with lots of books and dvds!

John Rogers purchased this apartment in 2009

Why John Rogers chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

I've been coming to Whitby for over 50 years and always wanted a bolthole here, so when we saw that this flat with possibly the best location and view in Whitby was for sale we knew we had to have it!

What makes this apartment unique

Best fish and chips in the world at the Magpie café according to Rick Stein - and us!

Crabbing! The seaside!

The steam train ride over the moors!

Whitby's charm both old and new - the shops, the abbey, the museum, Dracula! Whitby has it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow! This had got to be the best spot in Whitby. Spent a glorious few days here" Naomi, Sheffield

"Beautiful flat, beautiful view, lovely art everywhere. Luxury!Thanks so much". Louise and Ian Derbyshire

"Don't very sell this place without letting us know. Simply heaven!". The Mannings, Herefordshire.
May 2014
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Whitby Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Light airy bathroom with WC. Luxury double-ended bath with taps in middle. Over bath shower. Designer mirror with lights.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Two double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Large Bedroom 1 with either double sofa bed, or children's bunks. View out of the window along Church Street. Large Bedroom 2. Attic room but with good height clearance. Velux skylights with great views over the harbour and up to the abbey.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Outside: The large decking has one of the best views in Whitby and despite overlooking the town is not overlooked itself! The decking has safety railings around it, which do not disturb the view. There is a large storage unit outside on the decking which contains chairs and a barbecue. Utility Room: Small room with vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels included, and one hand towel. Please bring own bath/beach towels. Property is professionally cleaned and linen changed after each guest. Special occasion requirements can be catered for with a personal touch.


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Two double bedroom flat with fantastic roof terrace overlooking Swing Brid
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 43 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has the best roof top view and so central we love it

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, so glad you enjoyed the flat. It is great when Whitby gets too busy to retreat to the roof terrace and look down on all the people and the swing bridge opening and closing!
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Really nice flat, good homely feel. Roof terrace is excellent when the weather is good.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and convenient flat. Loved sitting on the roof terrace when the weather permitted and watching the world go by. Comfortable bed and sofas. The top floor room was light and airy. Would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, glad you enjoyed the flat. Welcome back anytime!
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Perfect location, good value

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with this flat, exactly as the blurb says it is dead centre in whitby, right by the swing bridge, with a grandstand view over the estuary of the River Esk. We came by train but it was only about 7 minutes walk from the station.

Whitby is a great place to stay with lots to see. Plenty of shops and similar outside if that rows your boat. The Captain Cook museum is about 100m away, and its a short walk up the stairs to the Church and Abbey Ruins. For a cuppa or cappucino we'd recommend 'the coffee shop' in Grape Lane right opposite the museum. From the street to the flat is up two flights if stairs, and another to the attic main bedroom, but it's charming when you get there. And you need to bring your own towels.

This would be our first choice, for sure, if coming back to Whitby.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect flat at any time of year

  • 5 of 5

We've just enjoyed our third stay at this flat. It is just so relaxing and comfortable yet Whitby is on the doorstep - it's fabulous. It's so easy to pop in and out in between seeing the sights, which are all close by, or sit on the terrace for the best of both worlds. Great.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this, so glad you've again enjoyed the flat. We've had some guests now on their 6th visit! Welcome back anytime!
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Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic apartment the best location what more do I need to say,,, so gets a ten out of ten from me

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests too, left the flat spotless, welcome back anytime
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fabulous central flat with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Very centrally located flat with a 70's feel to it, it has got everything that you need even

down to tea and coffee. The roof top terrace has amazing views over the harbour, we will

definetley be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. Yes we have tried to make the flat a little retro in look. Welcome back anytime
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach


Two minutes walk along to the sheltered beach of Tate Hill Sands where Dracula's boat landed! Five minutes walk across the Swing Bridge to the west side of the river and along to the wide open expanse of Whitby Sands which stretches 2 miles all the way to Sandsend.


The main roads to and from Whitby are the A171 and A169. The Whitby train station is approximately 500 yards from the cottage, about a five minute walk, taxis available. A car is not necessary as all facilities are within easy walking distance. Nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley (Teesside) at 45 miles, approximately 1.5 hours by car.


Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles.

Scarborough 20 miles.

York 60 miles.

Further Details:

A varied selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars all within easy walking distance. Steam railway station approx. 5 minutes walk, museum 5 minutes walk, Abbey and 199 steps 10 minute walk through beautiful cobbled streets with individual gift shops and coffee shops to visit en route


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Initial contact by email. Deposit of £50 needed to secure booking. This deposit is fully returnable if you cancel at least 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Balance is due 4 weeks before your arrival date. Once the balance of your holiday has been paid we regret we are unable to make any refund. We recommend that you take out holiday insurance to cover any unforeseen eventualities. Payment by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover days for short breaks EXCEPT SATURDAYS. Normally we expect week long bookings in the high season, Friday to Friday. Please contact us for other days. Short breaks available all year outside of busy holiday periods.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short breaks at off peak times are available, e.g. 3 nights from £150. The above pricing does not include special event weekends - Goth weekend, 60s weekend, Scooters, Regatta, Folk Festival etc. Please contact us for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.