House in Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Short Stroll From the beach, the Pavilion theatre and the Town Centre
About Tony Watkins
We are Tony and Jan Watkins, and we live in Sheffield. I am semi-retired and Jan works for the NHS
Why Tony Watkins chose Whitby
Perfect location on the West Cliff.neasy walk into town , 50 yards from cliff path down to beach.
What makes this House unique
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Ideally placed victorian town house
Good sized rooms. Plenty of space for 6 adults. Reasonably well equipped.
Decoration a little slap dash. Some areas could do with a good clean.
Vehicle entrance to yard very narrow and not much space to swing in meaning we had to park on the narrow service road outside the gates.
Additional parking scratch cards sorted quickly by owner but cleaning company charged a call out fee of £15 for dropping off. They also entered the property (whilst hubby was having a nap) rather than posting through door, luckily they didn't let the dogs out.
Yard a good early morning sun trap, just needs a tidy up.
Ideally located for a short stroll into the town and prom.
Checked with owner and he was happy to allow 4 dogs which was fantastic.
Lovely house in an ideal location.
Really nice house in a fantastic position. Very homely. Plenty of room. Facilities were brilliant. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.
Top location! Top place! Whitby is the best!
Great location on West Cliff, walking distance to beach and to town - ideal! Beach hut is good too. How often to you get one of those?
Left the car outside back gates. Good to have your own dedicated space. Parking in Whitby can be a nightmare.
Lovely house, very spacious. Modern kitchen and newly fitted bathroom (I think). All good.
Everything orovided, lovely soft towels, comfy bed, dvd’s and books provided. We will be back!
Great location with potential.
This house is in a great location and has the benefit of a beach hut in the summer months which is a real bonus. However, dogs are not allowed on the stretch of the beach where the beach huts are in summer. The parking is a limited benefit as it is only suitable for a small car and the access is difficult as it's via a steep ramp. The outside sitting area needs improving as it's not a pleasant space. The house is spacious but needs updating.
Appreciate that access to the back yard is only suitable for certain small cars, however having a guaranteed parking space outside the back gates, right next to the house, is a godsend in high season. Sorry you didn’t like the back yard for sitting out, in my experience that’s usually down to the weather! It is after all, a backyard in Whitby with rose bushes and a table and chairs. I’m afraid if youre expecting a Provence garden, you’re likely to experience some disappointment.
In short, Number 5 West Terrace was and is an excellent choice for us, 2 adults, for 2 weeks in a perfect seaside location, well positioned for car, bus and train trips to loads of lovely other Yorkshire attractions, too many to list here. The town is bulging with fantastic restaurants, not all of them Fish and Chips specialist. The house is well located immediately behind the Bay Royal Hotel which is operated by Shearing's Coach Holidays so no rowdy parties there! A casual walk to the harbour takes about 10 minutes although No 5 comes with an inclusive Blue Beach Hut adjacent to the Lifeguard station beside Whitby Pavilion looking over the busy Harbour entrance and the North Sea. And there are 4 Cliff Lift passes provided that eliminate the steep steps and the Khyber Pass to the Harbour and Beach, perfect. Would we go again? Most definitely. But next time we will take our 3 generation family with us to utilise all 3 bedrooms over 3 floors, together with the massive provision of games, DVD, Video and , Audio, Kitchen, and other equipment. BUT, be careful to learn about the recently introduced parking arrangements or risk a hefty £70 parking fine. Not even the parking wardens or the Tourist Information are sure about how it works. Be warned before you go. Free parking is provided for visitors but only if you display the provided scratchcards And finally, we were warned by the owner expertsTony Watkins that despite many reassurances that the Electrical System is safe, but overly sensitive resulting in frequent fuse box tripouts , we found it very annoying to have to climb a set of ladders to reset the fuse switches. As it happens, that did not cause us a problem as we had resolved to eat out every night, so we turned the Cooker Main Switch off, and hey presto, the fuse box never tripped again during our entire 2 weeks. Except that is on one evening when we chose t heat some soup. And as soon as switched the cooker on, the fuse switch tripped. I have let Tony Watkins know about this and hopefully the problem will now be resolved. As already stated, we will return again with our 3 generation family, but only if we get a solid assurance that the electrical problem has been resolved. Otherwise, a lovely house in a great location and great value for money.
Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Whitby and our house.
We have had problems with the electrics being very sensitive and blowing fuses for years, but, after an extensive analysis by the electrics specialists at British Gas, we have now had the complete ground floor ring main replaced and have fingers crossed that thus has cured the problems, and that the days of clambering up stepladders to reset fuses are over.
Located 50 yards from the cliff top and Whitby Spa, with sloping pathways past the Pavilion theatre down to the main Whitby beach
Now includes the use of a beach hut on the main beach
Less than half a mile (easy walking distance) from Whitby town centre with its individual shops, harbour, old pubs, fine restaurants, gastropubs and of course, fish and chip shops - the best in Britain, according to AA Gill in the Sunday Times.
Beautifully situated for long walks along the beach to Sandsend, clifftop walks both North and South, and visits to North Yorkshire Moors ant the NYM steam railway through Heartbeat country to Pickering.