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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:

More Details

John Rogers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Two double bedroom flat with fantastic roof terrace overlooking Swing Brid
average rating of 4.891892 based on 38 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay everything you need topped off by the rooftop

Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime.
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Perfect location topped off by amazing roof terrace.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great couple days here and felt at home from the off. The location was amazing and so handy for everything.

The kids were in awe of the roof terrace.

I would note that if you struggle with mobility it might not be for you (stairs and parking mean walking), but we would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, welcome back anytime.
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Great few days stay.

  • 5 of 5

The flat was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay there. We have stayed in Whitby before but usually in a B&B up near The Royal.

The flat was everything it says it is. Clean, convenient and well looked after with stunning views over the harbour. The only downside was the checking in time (4pm) I thought it was a little late for a check-in. We had to park the car (miles away) then wander around for four hours and then lug all our bags back to the flat, as we didn't want to lose our parking space. Overall a nice place to stay and would certainly consider it again when looking for somewhere to stay in our favourite place. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We are normally flexible on arrival times, but didn't get your message as we are on holiday ourselves with poor mobile reception. Normally people park to unload right outside the flat and then find a parking space - often quite nearby - especially at this time of year. Glad you enjoyed the flat, welcome back anytime!
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a hit

  • 5 of 5

overall exhalent place to stay well equipped ,good location, good view of the harbor from the roof terrace

will definitely stay ther again

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, welcome back anytime!
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Cosy, comfortable flat in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this flat. We liked it so much last time that we couldn't wait to return. The many attractions of Whitby are, literally, moments away; this makes it easy to pop in and out of the flat during the day between walks and visiting museums etc. Day and night we sat on the roof terrace with our hot mugs of coffee as there was always something to see. The terrace is fantastic.

We were unexpectedly lucky with the weather - it was dry but cold. However, the flat was warm and cosy. Whitby is lovely at any time of year and I'd be happy staying in this flat regardless of the time of year.

Access to the flat is straightforward. Car parking is close by and despite the central location we had no problem dropping off luggage outside the door. John, the owner, has always been very easy to deal with too. We will definitely stay again and I would not hesitate to recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Whitby Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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