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The Judge's House, sleeps 8 + cot, 5 bed/4 baths, luxury, period, quiet, central

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious period house in central Whitby, 5 mins walk to beach, harbour, 2 mins to shops, pubs, restaurants, in peaceful cul de sac

The Judge's House has a 4 star gold rating from Visit England. You will find an elegant, spacious, well equipped and comfortable house offering high quality accommodation - delivering excellent value for money.

The house is in a great location - a few minutes walk away from fun activities for the children - the blue flag beach, an award-winning play area in Pannett Park, the mini-fairground and scary Dracula experience, the indoor swimming pool and the fossils on the seashore and in Whitby museum.

For the grown ups, a short stroll takes you to the harbour and historic east side with its quaint cobbled streets, where the 199 steps take you up to Whitby Abbey and the most fantastic cliff top views.

For all the family, the North York Moors steam train is a great day out. Hire cycles from the end of the road and enjoy an easy ride along the coast to Robin Hoods Bay and beyond.

On the ground floor there is:-

- a large bay-windowed lounge with sofas and arm chairs that seat eight adults comfortably around a large wooden Victorian-style fireplace with coal effect gas fire (fire-guard provided) and a large TV (with freeview) and DVD.

- a dining room with a large square oak table seating 8 and a gorgeous Victorian side board.

- a new, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a built in gas hob, electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and drying area.

Generous supplies of crockery, cutlery, glasses, pans, kitchen implements and equipment provided.

- a small conservatory with seating that overlooks the garden

- a neat, sunny sheltered walled garden with seating and well planted with shrubs including roses, honeysuckle, hebes and viburnum, Weber barbeque available

- a downstairs cloakroom with feature seaside wallpaper.

On the first floor you will find:-

- a large and elegant master double bedroom with antique furniture and a built-in wardrobe.

- a comfortable double en suite (wc, sink and shower) bedroom with brass bed head and built in storage cupboards.

- spacious family bathroom with a bath (with shower attachment), sink, wc and a separate shower.

Going up the stairs, past the dramatic feature wall, the second floor has three spacious bedrooms:

- a twin with two 3ft single beds or a super king double bed in large room with built in wardrobe and antique furnishings

- two light and well-proportioned single rooms.

- a fully equipped shower room with wc.

High quality facilities throughout: all the single beds are 3’ wide, comfortable for adults or children, and all the showers are 900mm radius (larger than average). All bedroom curtains are of blackout quality so early morning light will not disturb your sleep.

Bed linen, towels (hand and bath), a choice of pillows (feather and hypoallergenic), a hairdryer in every bedroom and good wifi connection are all provided free of charge. Beach towels and picnic knapsacks (with integral cool bags) are provided.

Children are well catered for with a travel cot (bring your own cot linen) and a high chair provided. A range of games are available and there is an oak chest in the twin bedroom which has a wide range of dressing up costumes including a fairy princess, mini pirate, witch and Count Dracula!

The house has full gas central heating and a pressurised hot water system that delivers good (and uninterrupted) shower/tap pressure throughout the house. There is no extra charge for heating or hot water.

The house is in a cul de sac with residents-only parking on a first come basis. Loading and unloading in front of the house is usually easy to do. For parking, scratch cards are provided for one car in the residents-only area. In addition, there is a large long stay car park within four minutes walk. A parking permit for this car park is provided as part of the house rental from 1 March to 31 October (it is free November to February). Further permits for periods of up to a week can be purchased from the tourist information office in Whitby. The very convenient location of this property very close to the centre of Whitby means that guests do not need to either have (or use) a car during their stay.

Bikes can be stored in the walled back garden.

Pets are not allowed in the property - sorry, but this does mean it is suitable for allergy sufferers.

Bring buckets and spades for a classic British seaside holiday, with plenty of other activities and attractions available in easy walking distance.

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Whitby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , plus basin, on second floor
    Toilet 1 - toilet , plus basin, on ground floor
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , plus basin, ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , large family bathroom on first floor
  • 1: Downstairs cloakroom - toilet/handbasin 2: Large family bathroom on 1st floor - bath with shower att, separate shower, toilet, basin 3: En suite (shower, toilet, basin) in bedroom 2, 1st floor. 4: Shower room on 2nd floor - shower, toilet, basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ensuite with shower, toilet and wash basin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Spacious, 2nd TV, large family bathroom on this floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 3 ft single bed;shared shower/WC adjacent
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 3 ft single bed, shared shower, WC adjacent
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , request king (6ft) at booking; shared shower & WC adjacent
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double Bed, very large room Bedroom 2: Double Bed with en suite shower room. Bedroom 3: Two Single beds (or a super king) in large room Bedroom 4: Single Bed Bedroom 5: Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Pets are not allowed in this property - sorry. This does however mean it is suitable for those with relevant allergies. Outside: Barbecue Conservatory overlooking garden Walled garden with garden bench and table Two parking permits for nearby car park, scratch cards for one car provided for on road residents parking at the property on first come basis Utility Room: Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Iron & Board retractable washing line (in garden), pegs provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: bed linen provided hand and bath towels provided beach towels for use outside the house provided separately Other: good wifi internet connectivity fireplaces in most rooms gas central heating throughout hair dryers in every bedroom


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The Judge's House, sleeps 8 + cot, 5 bed/4 baths, luxury, period, quiet, central
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 51 reviews

A beautiful, spacious and so well equipped house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The Judges House was perfect for our weekend in Whitby. The house itself was beautifully furnished and very spacious. The welcome tray with chocolates and Cava was very well received - thank you. We found clear instructions for the lovely fire and all equipment in the house. The house was so well equipped with essentials, soaps, dishwasher tabs, loo rolls etc as well as games and even a dressing up box for the kids. The location was perfect for exploring Whitby and some great recommendations for restaurants. We did struggle a little bit to find the house on arrival - a combination of the dark and our satnav bringing us in the bottom (one way) end of Skinner Street. But we worked it out in the end. Parking was busy but the permit for the car park nearby was useful and we parked there with no problem.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ticked all boxes

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable homely house. Very well equipped kitchen. Centrally situated for access to shops and restaurants. Perfectly suited the needs of our group of 6 friends needing a post Christmas break . Thanks for sharing your beautiful house

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great location and super comfy

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of great seperate space, super well equipped and lovely quality of towels, bedding etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in great location. Very clean with excellent facilities.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house that had a good welcoming feel to it

  • 4 of 5

The Judges house just about managed to keep four generations of my family entertained and comfortable. One of the attic rooms was very drafty and cold and I had a slight issue with laundry but it did not spoil the holiday

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that your extensive family enjoyed your stay in the Judge's House. Whitby can certainly be very atmospheric but all parts of the house were completely refurbished in 2014 to ensure it is comfortable and warm in all weathers. I wonder if you checked that the radiator was turned up in that bedroom during that very cold spell in early December? All the radiators have thermostatic valves so that guests can adjust to suit their temperature preferences. The bedrooms all have well fitted double glazed windows which are not draughty, perhaps it was the sound of the wind outside? We responded to your request about laundry promptly.
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excellent property, fully equiped with every facility

  • 5 of 5

Property was excellent, warm and cosy, also near attractions.

There was a party of 6 of us and we all enjoyed the weekend stay,

it was like home from home as far as all the facility's we had in the house,

and that was a nice little touch on the table when we arrived, thank you.

We would definitely use the Judges House again and would highly recommend it .

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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The Judge's House, Whitby
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic place to stay. The facilities are great and everything was so clean. Brilliant holiday, thank you.
Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Skinner Street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Whitby golf club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Skinner Streeet
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

North York Moors National Park, Heartbeat country & the Cleveland Way coastal path are all on your doorstep. Robin Hoods Bay, with its steep main street down to a large shore, is just down the coast, around 7 miles cycle along the converted railway line cycle/footpath that starts in the town (cycle hire available at the end of the street). If you bring your own bikes, these can be stored in the walled back garden.

2 minutes walk to nearest pub, bakery, convenience store, 2 newsagents & restaurants. The seafront, Captain Cook’s statue & famous whalebone arch is a 5 minute walk, with the beach below. In the other direction, a 5 minute stroll takes you to the attractive harbour & across the bridge to the historic east side of the town (where Dracula came ashore in the original novel by Bram Stoker). If you are up for the challenge, take the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey & the English Heritage visitor centre in Cholmley House and enjoy the amazing views of the Jurassic coast & town.


Nearest Beach: 5 minutes walk.


Nearest Airport: Teeside, 40 miles

Nearest Train: 7 minute walk, Whitby Town, 0.5 mile

Nearest Highway: A171/A174, 1 mile


Nearest pub: 2 minutes walk.

Nearest restaurant: 2 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Excellent fish & chips are available nearby, or the famous Magpie Cafe is about seven minutes walk down to the harbour. Pannett Park with its award-winning play area, the town’s art gallery & excellent museum are a few minutes walk away, as is the town’s leisure centre w/ its two indoor swimming pools (full size & children’s), playing courts & a gym.

The railway & bus stations are about seven minutes walk, & the North Yorkshire Moors railway regularly runs steam trains between Whitby & Pickering along the very scenic route by the river & then through the moors. There are multiple stops en route, enabling some lovely walks between stations to be planned without needing to use the car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $209.47

Booking Notes:
Deposit is non-refundable.
Arrival time is from 4pm, keys to the property are in a key safe by the front door. The code for the safe is changed regularly and will be emailed to the guest The day before their stay starts. Information about arrival, finding the property, local facilities etc are given in the mobile data that the guest is invited to view on booking with further information available 30 days before their stay. The address is 10 Well Close Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AR.
Guests must behave responsibly while staying, respect the tranquil setting and not cause any nuisance to the neighbours or damage to the property or its contents. Any guests that do not conform to these expectations will be asked to leave the property immediately and will be liable for the costs of any damage caused. Guests must not remove any contents from the property either temporarily or permanently except for items provided specifically for temporary use outside the house eg beach towels, picnic sets.
Guests must leave the property promptly at the end of the stay by 11am to enable cleaning before the next let and must leave the property in a clean and tidy state. Keys and parking permit must be left at the property on departure.
Neither pets nor smoking are permitted at the property.
The damage deposit is refunded automatically by Owners Direct 7 days after the end of the let, provided there has been no damage to the property or contents.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday in high season, or any day outside of high season.

Notes on prices:
Gas, electricity, linen and towels included. Scratch cards for one car to park in residents only parking area on street (on first come basis) and two parking permits for a nearby (4mins walk) car park provided.

Where a minimum stay of 3 nights is noted, you can book for three nights over a weekend at the higher nightly rate quoted or four nights (minimum) during the week at the lower nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund