Explorers Rest Apartment

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautifully furnished apartment close to the town centre an ideal romantic getaway.

You can book this property from:

  • £387 per week
  • £55 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Balcony
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Saturday
  • 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.



  • On one level, no stairs

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Our self-catering apartment is situated on the third floor to the side of the building, looking over the side greens.   We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement and do hope you enjoy your stay. It’s a modern building with good access, private parking and a lift.  


Details of the property can be found on OUR WEBSITE and Whitby Holiday Cottages. The reference number for Explorers Rest Apartment is

Enquiries and Bookings can be made via Whitby Holiday Cottages by telephone, e-mail or in writing.


Caedmon’s Prospect is easy to find. It is a modern block of apartments on Chubb Hill Road, opposite Pannett Park, the Museum and Art Gallery. Caedmon’s Prospect can be found opposite the floral clock in Pannett Park. The postcode of the apartment is YO21 1HF. It’s 10-15 minute walk to the bus station, train station and harbour from the apartment – there are good pavements but it’s not flat.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

Keys for the apartment should be collected from the Offices of Whitby Holiday Cottages in Flowergate, directions for their Offices will be sent with your booking information.  This is an approximate 15 minute walk from the apartment.

There is a secure car park underneath the apartment block, code will be provided when you collect the keys. There is one designated parking space for Explorers Rest Apartment - number 15 - which is in the far corner on the  the right hand side through the first garage door. Please do not park in any other spaces as they are all allocated to other apartments. A number of parking spaces for visitor’s cars are outside the building. The garage door is opened with a key fob remote control. Door from the car park to the building is 80cm wide x 2m high. There is then a second door which brings you into the hallway and right outside the lift. The staircase is just behind this. The car park is levelled concrete and flat and even. There are three steps up to the doorway leading to the lift lobby.

Entrance/Ground Floor Apartment Block:

  • The apartment block entrance at the front is accessed by the same key for the Apartment or code 2121.
  • Explorers Rest is on the 3rd floor which can be accessed by lift or stairs found behind the lift (door 81cm, lift 210cm x 110cm).
  • Exit from the lift lobby area on the first floor is via a doorway 81cm wide x 2m high.
  • Communal hallway.
  • Lighting in the staircases will come on automatically when movement is detected.
  • Please do not leave items in the communal corridors, this could cause a fire hazard or a trip hazard.

The Apartment:

  • Door 81cm wide x 2m high. Two key locks 98 cm high and 128cm high are used to secure the door. The front door is a fire door and opens easily. The light switch is on the right inside the door.
  • A secure video-intercom entry system for the main entrance is available (140cm high) near the front door.
  • A security chain (114cm high) and viewfinder (150cm high) are provided on the apartment front door.


Lounge/dining area 19”8’ x 17”1’

Entrance door width 81cm

Double glazed window and door to the small patio with garden furniture supplied.

1 x 3-seater settee with 1 x armchair – 40cm from seat to floor.

Carpet in lounge/dining area.

Glass top dining table 75cm from floor, 4 dining chairs.

TV provided with terrestrial free-view services operated via remote control.

There is a rear door leading to a small elevated glass enclosed patio.

Open plan Self-catering kitchen 19”7’ x 11”2’

Adjoins lounge/dining area.

Range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Electric oven and ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor over. Integrated fridge/ freezer and dishwasher.

Tiled floor – 3cm strip between vinyl & carpet.

Microwave, toaster, DAB radio and kettle on worktop.

Oven has drop down door.

Bedroom 1  11’9’’ x 9”5’

Door width 81cm.

Double bed 4’6”, 60cm from floor to top of mattress.

Bedside cabinets, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers.


Door width 81cm

Full size bath with step in over bath shower with glass door. Wash basin and W.C (height 42cm). Heated towel rail, extractor and shaver point. Freestanding bathroom cabinet. Tiled floor.

Hall Cupboard

Double doors housing hot water cylinder and fuse box, iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner.


The building has up to date fire alarm facilities and has an integrated smoke detector in the hallway, an integrated heat detector in the kitchen and linked smoke detectors in the bedroom.  Alarm break glass fitted on each floor level. The fire escape route map is fixed to the flat door with escape routes left or right, in addition it is possible with the key to exit via the garden door. There is an extraction system for the flat which can be switched on / off / boost as needed.

Refuse is disposed of in the communal bin area with recycling bins, which is located in the larger under croft car park area and can be accessed by the doorway to the right of the ground floor lift lobby. A twin doorway 135cm wide, 190cm high opens onto the refuse and recycling bins.  Light switch on right hand side of the twin doorway. All rubbish from the stay in the property should be taken out of the flat and placed in the appropriate bins. 

There is WIFI access in the flat details in the visitor folder – but no telephone connection. Mobile phone reception is patchy depending on the network.

There is electric heating with individually thermostatically controlled heaters in each room – these must be left at setting xx on leaving the property. The cooker and other electrical appliances should be switched off at the wall.


Electric wall heater - controls 80cm from floor.

Light switches - 120cm from floor.

Sockets - 50cm from floor.

Door handles - 100cm from floor.

Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and integrated fire alarm system is provided in Caedmons prospect. A fire blanket is provided in the flat 6 kitchen area.

Explorers Rest is strictly NO SMOKING and NO PETS are allowed.

In all instances, please contact Whitby Holiday Cottages

Address: 48 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BB

Telephone: 01947 603010

E-mail: enquiries@whitbyholidaycottages.net


Explorers rest is a cosy and luxurious apartment a beautiful retreat for a romantic break away, this beautiful apartment has the bonus of a delightful balcony. This stylish apartment ticks all the boxes with allocated undercroft parking space and is only a stride away from all of Whitby’s attractions and famous fish and chip restaurants. Enjoy a walk into the town centre through Pannett Park and visit the museum and grab a cup of tea in the Alice in wonderland themed tearooms. This stylish apartment has everything you can wish for with a stunning open plan living and a modern kitchen dining area the perfect place for a romantic meal after a day out exploring. The living area is a lovely area to curl up on the comfy sofa and large foot stool and watch your favourite movie or Netflix’s series on the large smart TV with your favourite glass of bubbly and nibbles. Explorers rest is the perfect sanctuary for couples you will be spoilt for choice for activities from walking on the North Yorkshire Moors, lovely long days at the beach and enjoying a cocktail at the end of the day at the beautiful cocktail bars and restaurants. The elegant finishes to the apartment adds to the overall comfort and quality of your stay.

Communal Entrance hall: A secure entrance hall with a stairwell, lift to all levels and access to the undercroft car park.
Entrance Hall: A beautiful hallway with a mirror, side board, storage cupboard with coat hooks and shoe rack. Intercom system.
Open Plan kitchen-diner: A stunning modern kitchen- dining area comprising of a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dishwasher, induction hob and electric oven, relax lighting, a beautiful dining table to seat four guests the perfect relaxing room for a romantic meal and glass of bubbly.
Lounge: A cosy area with a large smart TV, plenty of space to relax with a comfy sofa, tub chair, snuggle chair, this cosy but stylish furnishings make the perfect night in with the large foot puff to relax on after a long day out and about.
Master Bedroom: A stunning master bedroom comprising of a king size bed, two bedside tables with reading lamps, bedroom stool and a large wardrobe.
Bathroom: A modern bathroom comprising of a shower over bath, hand basin, toilet, mirror, radiator and oak cabinet.
Balcony: A lovely private balcony area overlooking trees a beautiful area to sit and enjoy the last of the sunshine. Beautiful table and chairs to seat two a perfect place to enjoy all day long.

Pets: Sorry no pets allowed at the apartment.
Parking: Secure private parking for one car, Bay 15.
Balcony: A private balcony area at the rear of the property with outside table and chairs.
Heating: Electric heating throughout.
Short Breaks: Limited short breaks.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is strong.

Shop: 0.50 mile Beach: 0.50 mile Pubs: 1 mile


The Explorers Rest was a beautiful, well equipped apartment and close to all amenities.

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.