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Swingbridge View - Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of Whitby

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Situated right next to the Swingbridge at the start of Whitbys Old Town

Swingbridge View is a lovely apartment in a Grade II listed building located on Sandgate in the heart of Whitby. Right by the famous swingbridge, the accommodation is all on one floor (first floor) with amazing views from the lounge windows of the River Esk harbour, the swingbridge and the west cliff.

The two bedroom (1 double & 1 Twin beds) apartment sleeps 4 and is furnished to a high standard using quality appliances and top quality furnishings. It is available all year round and we have central heating in all rooms. Equipment includes full size electric cooker, 42inch tv, Satellite Freeview tv, DVD player & WIFI. All gas and electricity is included.

Binoculars are provided to sit and take in the amazing view from the lounge!

Sorry but not suitable for pets..

Swingbridge View is located right in the centre of Whitby which means you are conveniently positioned to enjoy everything Whitby has to offer by just stepping out of the front door. Enjoy the historic streets in the old town of the East Cliff crammed full of exquisite little shops selling everything from Whitby rock to the world renowned Whitby Jet jewellery. Then take a deep breath and enjoy the 199 steps to the famous Abbey.

A quick walk the other way over the swingbridge will take you to the bustling West Cliff with a wealth of shops and restaurants on offer along with seaside amusements, boat rides, ice cream and arguably the best fish and chip shops in England!

Quite literally a stones throw from the apartment there are dozens of excellent restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. A real gem around the corner on Church Street is a tiny little place called ‘The Humble Pie’. If you like simple pie and peas this is the place for you although getting a table may be tricky!

People always ask ‘which is the best fish and chip shop?’. Well, there’s the world famous ‘Magpie’ across the harbour if you don’t mind the queues but just as good are Hadley’s across the road or the ‘Quayside’ just over the bridge near the fortune teller!

Over the bridge to the right takes you along Haggersgate onto Pier Road past the amusement arcades and the fascinating RNLI museum. Here you can either walk up the Khyber Pass to the ‘Whale’s Jawbone’ and some stunning views of Whitby or keep going to the west harbour wall and lighthouse. Here you will find Whitby beach which has a lifeguard in the summer months and is fairly safe for swimming. There are donkey rides and even beach huts! Just watch out for the chip stealing seagulls. (Don’t feed them, it’s frowned upon by the locals.)

Don’t forget to visit the Dracula experience and the Captain Cook museum and for the brave there’s even the Robin Hoods Bay Ghost Walk. There are fishing trips, fossil hunting, the Whitby Museum at Pannet Park, golfing and even rock climbing.

You can also take a trip down to Tate Sands, below the Abbey, where Dracula's ship was wrecked according to the legend by Bram Stoker who was inspired by the mystery of Whitby.

When the bell rings sit at the lounge window with a drink to watch the bridge opening and the yachts going out to sea and the fishermen returning with their catch in the evening.

There really is something for everyone here in Whitby, please find a selection of leaflets on the desk in the hallway for some ideas to start with!

More Details

Hazel Hutchinson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Hazel Hutchinson

Retired mother of two from Hampshire now living in Yorkshire.

Hazel Hutchinson purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Hazel Hutchinson chose Whitby

After 10 years in Spain I had been looking for a property in Whitby and it took 2 years before I found the right place. Swingbridge View is one of the best apartments I have stayed in during 45 years visiting Whitby.

What makes this apartment unique

From the entrance off beautiful Sandgate to the Lounge with its 12ft ceilings and breathtaking view of the historic swingbridge, harbour and famous west cliff the location of the apartment really is something else.


Whitby Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full size bath with electric power shower. Sink & WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing


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Swingbridge View - Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of Whitby
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic location, lovely apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Swingbridge View. It was great to be so central and the facilities in the apartment couldn't be faulted, everything we needed to enjoy a very chilled out break. The apartment was warm and cosy the wifi was a great addition for our teenage daughter. If your worried about noise as it is so central don't, there was some noise around 11pm with people walking back home along the narrow pedestrian area but nothing that disturbed our sleep. We loved sitting in the window watching life go by.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments about our your stay in our apartment. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and hope you visit Whitby again very soon! All the best, Hazel
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Fantastic spacious apartment with views across the water and the swing bridge

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very spacious with excellent views. You only need to step out of the door to be in the centre of Whitby with all its shops, coffee stops and pubs.

We could not fault anything and Hazel was an excellent host, all the information was at our fingertips.

Will definitely return

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect appartment in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

Equipped to the highest standard with everything you need. Would have liked a dishwasher but only ate in once

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was exactly as described !

Look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a great weekend and I really can’t fault this place at all. It’s bang in the centre but still peaceful. I would definitely recommend this apartment. It’s clean, comfortable and homely.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location. Fantastic, clean apartment. Everything there that you need and a welcome bottle of wine

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $131.39

Booking Notes

Refundable Damage Deposit £100

For discount prices contact me directly on 07973 136817 (text / call)

Start your holiday on any day.

Minimum Number of Nights - 3

Available all year round - central heating.

Changeover Day: Any changeover day.

The prices stated on our web site are accurate but do not account for every circumstance. Contact us for a fixed price. Text to 07973 136817 or email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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