The Shipping Office ref: UK2527

Whitby, Whitby & Area

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9
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bedrooms
4
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bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
no pets
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Old Shipping office dates back into the 1700s, but has been transformed into this luxurious holiday ‘home from home’. It has a modern kitchen and living area to complement a variety of bedrooms. The view from the top floor bedroom has real wow factor and looks straight across the town onto the famous Whitby Abbey and Church – simply stunning! The location of The Shipping Office couldn’t be better, being just a short walk away from coffee shops, eateries and traditional pubs, and the famous swing bridge less than a 5-minute stroll away.
The far side of the town has the famous 199 steps up to the abbey (where Bram Stoker’s beast fled the shipwreck in the novel ‘Dracula’), as well as the old cobbled back streets with a plethora of shops, eateries and traditional bars. The beach stretches for miles as far as the beautiful little village of Sandsend with plenty of space, rock pools and fossil hunting to enjoy. Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour, is now moored up in Whitby, and steam trains run into the nearby North York Moors National Park towards ‘Aidensfield’, featured in the TV show Heartbeat.… it’s like stepping back in time.
There is always something happening in Whitby, from Goth festivals to live music and regattas. Keep an eye on the busy year-round calendar to see what’s happening during your holiday. There are many hidden coastal gems along the Yorkshire Coast, from picturesque Runswick Bay to Staithes, each with its own story of piracy and smugglers. The famous Cleveland Way snakes along the coastline, and the Cinder Track drops down into Robin Hood’s Bay for a leisurely stroll; or take a tourist boat out for maybe a glimpse of dolphins and seals that frequent our coastline.
Nearby Scarborough is a traditional seaside resort and has many attractions for families including a waterpark, Sea Life Centre and Peasholm Park, as well as the two large bays. Further afield is the theme park, Flamingo Land, and the walled city of York with its Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum, minster and a myriad of shops and bars, all within the city walls. Beach 500 yards, Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Living/dining room: With 50" Freeview TV with bluetooth speakers.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with roll-top bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, 2ft 6in bed (for child) and Freeview TV.

Third floor

Bedroom 4: With double sleigh bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet. Maximum occupancy 9 guests.

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed pebbled courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Parking permit for 1 car in public car park, 220 yards away. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.
  • Nearest town
    Whitby
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    central
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Whitby
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    500 yards
  • Lake
    500 yards (beach)

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

Things to do nearby

Sandsend
Sandsend

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

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