Borough House

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A historic property filled with original features and comfortable living areas, right in the heart of Whitby old town.

You can book this property from:

  • £663 per week
  • £95 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 5 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.25 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • 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.

Access Statement

Property Name: Borough House
Property Location: 96b Church St Whitby
Description: 4 Floors, 1 double, 5 single beds

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Need a car !
The nearest train station is: Whitby
The nearest petrol station is Sainsburys
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Lidl 
The nearest food shop is: Co-Op by wharf
The nearest pub/restaurant: end of road at base of steps, steak pie is good

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Public car park, Church Street, 200 yards
Number of spaces available:  Lots, except weekend when fills up
For what sized car:  all
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level:  yes
Is there good space to unload once parked?  You can park on church street to unload before moving your vehicle to the W zone parking.
Distance to property from parking: 200 yards
Distance to nearest public parking area: 200 yards
Is it pay and display?  yes
The width of the path to the property is:  narrow alleyway
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance?  nil

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is:
Number of steps to the main entrance:  nil
The height of the key safe is: normal
The height of the keyhole is:  normal/low
How many other entrances to the property are there?  only single entrance
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: oak flooring, carpet
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? normal
Is there good space between furniture?  yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed?  moveable
Is the floor level and step free? no, and no
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: wood and tiled
Is the floor level and step free? generally
The width of the doorways is: normal
What height is the worktop to the floor? normal/standard
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is : low                                                                               
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low?
Are electric sockets high or low? bench height
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  
what and where? dishwasher, tumble dryer and tabletop freezer in laundry area

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 4
The number of steps between floors is: varies, about 6 x 2
The flooring is: wood
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? no
The door widths are: normal
Bed sizes are: 1 double + 5 singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: wood/oak
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: normal
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: nil
Is permanent seating provided?
Is there outside lighting?
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps)
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired?
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)?

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?
Mobile phone reception information: ok
Closest public telephone is: do they still exist ?
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)?  yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the 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.
: 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


Beautiful place to stay , Quirky features in keeping with tradition . Close to all local amenities , memories made at this unprecedented time.

Previous Customer,


Area Information

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.