- £646 per week
- £92 per night
- 7 Guests
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen not provided
- 1 double bed
- 5 single beds
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Family friendly
- Travel cot
- Parking permit provided
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Beach 0.25 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Welcome pack
Important - please note
- Preferred changeover day: Friday
- Check in: 7:00pm
- Check out: 9:00am
To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.
- Walk-in shower
Read the full Access Statement for this property.
Borough House is a historic and fascinating property right in the heart of Whitby’s old town. Found down an iconic alleyway just off the cobbles of Church Street. Built circa 1620 the property comprises four floors and retains the original wood panelling and beams. Whitby old town is full of character with individual shops and a regular market. Try the Blitz restaurant for Tapas or have an afternoon tea at Marie Antoinette’s. Take a walk along Henrietta street and see the famous Fortunes kippers being smoked in the old smokehouse and then walk along to the pier and see the fantastic view out to sea. For those who fancy a spot of fossiling, this is the area, and the fossiling beach can be reached from here.
Borough House has many features to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. There is a beautifully stylish living room and kitchen diner, the whole property is heavily beamed and complemented by stripped wooden floors and mullioned windows. It is easy to imagine this house in bygone days. The property abounds with original features such as pine doors and deep skirting boards. All the rooms are light and airy and have a really cosy feel, just right for relaxing after a day in Whitby. There are three good sized bedrooms, one with en-suite however please be aware that the top floor twin bedroom leads directly onto the top floor single room.
This is a fantastic property for families and friends, it is spacious with a quirky interior and couldn’t be closer to all that Whitby has to offer.
Ground Floor Entrance:
Front door with restricted head height leads into the hallway with quarry tiled floor and hanging for coats.
Kitchen/Dining room: A large room with a beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and two wicker chairs. A beamed room with a stunning large mullioned window looking up towards the old alleyway and with a glimpse of the cliff behind. The kitchen has a range cooker with a gas hob, microwave, fridge and tiling which depicts the famous Whitby whalebone on top of west cliff. The kitchen has a peninsular giving lots of space to prepare a meal for family and friends and as the dining table with seating for 8 is close by, everyone can gather in this sociable room and give a helping hand to the cook. There are two smaller windows which look over the alleyway and have window seats. The room is beamed and has high ceilings. Stained glass windows let in the light and extra seating is provided with and old pine settle.
Utility: This has a washer dryer, dishwasher and freezer box.
Stairs lead up to the first floor
A large stripped wooden floored landing with a front facing window giving a view of the historic alleyway so typical of Whitby and no doubt where smugglers once plied their trade.
Living room: This is a beautifully elegant room with stunning panelling on all the walls. There are two very large sofas in oatmeal linen and a super high back arm chair with matching oversized footstool, this is the place to relax after a day exploring Whitby and definitely somewhere to put your feet up if you have walked up the 199 steps to the iconic Whitby Abbey! There is a fireplace, (unused), coffee table and a large smart TV with DVD. A chest with a good selection of board games and a bookcase with plenty of books will ensure you have plenty to keep you occupied. The mullioned windows with window seat complete the historic ambiance of this gorgeous room.
Bedroom 2: A twin room which faces the front of the property and has a large window with a deep windowsill in old pine. This room has 2 single beds a bedside cabinet, dressing table and stunning carved dark wood wardrobe. A feature of this room is the fireplace, no longer used, which is made of exposed brickwork
Stairs to Second Floor
Bathroom: A black and white tiled bathroom incorporating a claw footed bath and pedestal sink unit, there is a beautiful beam which shows all the ravages of time and a stripped wooden floor. There is a large window letting in lots of light and a pine latched door
Master Bedroom: A large room with a stripped wooden floor, double bed with bedside cabinets a sink unit in an old antique pine surround, a walk-in wardrobe with pine latched door and a further walk in storage cupboard again with a pine latched door. There is an en-suite shower room which is tiled in black and white and has a walk-in shower and toilet. This room has a most attractive window with a window seat of old wood which beautifully complements the style of this property. Sit and look over the roof tops and imagine days gone by.
En-suite: Which is tiled in black and white and has a walk-in shower and toilet.
As you go up the staircase look at the panelling on the turn of the stairs, a really fine example of this period some of the walls are attractively laid to open brickwork.
Bedroom 3: This room has 2 single beds. There is a hanging rail and two chests of drawers, there is a shared bedside table and the light floods in through the skylight. Two tub chairs provide seating. This room is heavily beamed with ancient beams from the old ships. There is some limited head height. There is also some attractive exposed stone and brickwork.
Bedroom 4: A small room with a single bed. A chest of drawers provides storage. There is a small skylight window and the head height is limited. This room leads out via an old wooden door with a large wooden latch onto the landing and directly into the twin bedroom, please note there is no door into bedroom 3.
Pets: Two well behaved small dogs welcome.
Parking: Free on road parking using scratch cards for the W zone
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Accepted.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WIFI available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable
Pub: 100m Shop: 100m
Whitby is a popular choice for visitors all year round. It is well known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood. The river Esk flows through the town to the sea and cottages are perched on the hills on each side, with cobbled streets and historic yards providing a maze of places to explore. The town has a fantastic mix of modern shops and services, traditional stores and boutique shops. Whitby jet continues to be made into beautiful jewellery and sold in a number of shops. There are plenty of excellent restaurants which serve local fish and seafood, as well as a wonderful choice of cafes and tearooms.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand dominantly on the clifftop and can be reached by climbing the 199 steps from the old town. The Abbey is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in some truly stunning views over the town, harbour and coastline. Whitby harbour is steeped in history and visitors can see where British explorer Captain James Cook first worked as an apprentice before setting sail and discovering Australia. A statue of this great explorer stands proudly above the town, along with some huge whalebones, a sign of the town's maritime history. The harbour is a buzz of activity and you can enjoy early mornings watching the fishing boats come ashore before getting first choice of their catch of the day.
There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. These include Whitby Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta, and there are two popular Goth festivals each year. For more information on Whitby and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.