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The Grace Escape

Whitby - Whitby

Spacious luxury house in Whitby with beautiful harbour views
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 1 Bathroom
W050
£418 - £686 per week *

Description

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.

GROUND FLOOR
Entrance:
  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

FIRST FLOOR
Lounge:
Comfortable leather settees, TV with Freeview and Amazon Fire TV, DVD player, DAB radio.

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

THIRD FLOOR
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: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Free unlimited WiFi. Mobile phone signal is strong. Lots of boardgames. A Good Housekeeping / damage deposit of £100 is due two weeks before arrival.
Pub: 0.1 mile. Shop: 0.3 miles.

Features

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Stars
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • On-street parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Bath towels included
  • Nearest shop: 0.3 mile away
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 mile away
  • 0.5 mile from the coast

Prices

Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
4 Nov 17 - 23 Dec 17 £418 £314
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £666 £500
6 Jan 18 - 10 Feb 18 £439 £329
10 Feb 18 - 24 Feb 18 £507 £380
24 Feb 18 - 24 Mar 18 £439 £329
24 Mar 18 - 14 Apr 18 £553 £415
14 Apr 18 - 26 May 18 £507 £380
26 May 18 - 2 Jun 18 £621 £466
2 Jun 18 - 30 Jun 18 £553 £415
30 Jun 18 - 21 Jul 18 £621 £466
21 Jul 18 - 1 Sep 18 £686 £515
1 Sep 18 - 29 Sep 18 £553 £415
29 Sep 18 - 13 Oct 18 £507 £380
13 Oct 18 - 3 Nov 18 £553 £415
3 Nov 18 - 22 Dec 18 £439 £329
22 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £686 £515

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.

Reviews

We had a great weekend, weather was fantastic, and Internet etc was wonderful and allowed my husband to work on Friday whilst my daughter and I enjoyed ourselves. Your cottage is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for letting us stay- if it was mine I would want to keep it to myself! We would like to come again later in the year.Herring - 24th June 2017
Your cottage is fabulous and did not disappoint. Having good quality cutlery, glasses, furniture and bedding etc made a huge difference to the enjoyment of our stay. This also makes us feel special when enjoying the home from home comforts, such as the aprons and the picnic basket. the house was very clean and tidy. It's clear that you have spent a lot of time and effort, and love, in refurbishing the cottage. we have shared our love of your cottage with all of friends and family and definitely intend to stay again at The Grace Escape.The neighbours were lovely and friendly and very helpful. You are a very lucky lady indeed and we are very jealous of you! Thanks again for a wonderful time at The Grace Escape.Christine and John - 27th May 2017
The Grace Escape is a lovely property. Fabulous standard and facilities through out. Lovely views from the lounge and bedroom windows. Whitby is a town of two sides, split by the river and joined together by the old swing bridge. There is a surprise around every corner. Lovely narrow streets and quaint shops. The Historic Abbey and Church and Captain Cooks Museum all worth a visit. There is great quality food at the restaurants and cafés. The Marine and the Rusty Shears both deserve a special mention. We enjoyed the Bark Endeavour boat ride and also the speed boat Commando, both worth the money. Great walks out along the West Cliff or beach to The White House which has stunning views over the golf course. A friendly welcome from everyone through out Whitby and we particularly noticed how dog friendly the town is. We never got around to delving into the Dracula history or doing the ghost walk so looking forward to that next time!Mrs Katherine Hensby - 5th September 2016

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Area Information

Whitby
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.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: The Grace Escape 

Description: House 

Pre-arrival 

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 

Kitchen 

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  

General 

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. 

 

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