The Grace Escape

Whitby, Whitby

  • 4 Star
  • Spacious luxury house in Whitby with beautiful harbour views

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • 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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: The Grace Escape 

Description: House 



The nearest bus stop is: Main Road, 50 yards 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Train Station 

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 0.5 miles 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: 20 yards 

The nearest petrol is: Sainsburys, 1 mile 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby 


Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: On-street 

For what sized cars? Any 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: as become available 

The parking surface is: Road 

Distance to the property from the parking: varies 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 0.5 miles 

Is it pay and display? Yes 

The width of the path to the property is: 3ft 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 12 


Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: 3ft 

Keyhole height: Waist 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 10 


Public areas/apartments 

Is there a lift? No 

How many steps leading to the apartment? 10 

The public corridors are how wide? 5ft 

The flooring is: Carpet 


Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 



The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 3ft 

The worktop height is: Waist 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: Waist 

The freezer height is: Waist 

Is crockery stored high or low? Middle 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where:  


Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 12 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Bed sizes are: 5ft  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 


Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: Vinyl 


Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Level 

Permanent seated is provided 

There is outside lighting:  

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  



Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Excellent  

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high: Low  

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  


This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



This beautiful house is situated near to the river Esk in the historic seaside town of Whitby. The Grace Escape was built around 1863 to be home to Whitby patriarch, Gideon Smales, who in the 1860s, had been the grandest of the great timber merchants of Whitby and owned fleets that sailed to every fjord in Scandinavia. The property has been refurbished to provide all modern comforts and is now a spacious and comfortable quality holiday retreat with beautiful harbour views. It retains lots of its original character and is well presented, with quality fabrics and some original artwork. It has a small front suntrap patio with outside seating and is dog friendly.

The Grace Escape is a short walk to many of Whitby's amenities and tourist attractions such as the Swing Bridge, the 199 steps leading up to the Abbey,  St. Mary's Church, many tearooms and boutique shops.

  From the patio a flight of 13 steps up into the kitchen/diner. There is also a flight of 22 steps leading to the cottage from Church Street.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Fridge, freezer, 7 burner gas range cooker, coffee machine, microwave, large dining table and chairs, TV. Stairs to the upper floors.
Cloakroom: Toilet, washbasin, washer dryer

Comfortable leather settees, TV with Freeview and Amazon Fire TV, DVD player, DAB radio.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV.
Bathroom 1: Bath, shower over bath, toilet, washbasin.

Steep staircase with limited head room, might not be suitable for small children.
Bedroom 2: Two single beds, wardrobe, washbasin, TV. The entrance to the bedroom from the landing has quite a low ceiling, you need to bend to go through.

Pets: One dog is welcome.
Parking: On street parking on a first come first served basis or at the public car park nearby.
Garden/Patio: Small front patio with patio furniture.
Heating: Gas-fired central heating.
Short breaks: Available all year.
Notes: Towels are provided. Free unlimited WiFi. Mobile phone signal is strong. Lots of boardgames. 
Pub: 0.1 mile. Shop: 0.3 miles.


Felt so at home just loved it. Thank you so much

Nicky & D,


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.