No. 5 The Old Sail Loft

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Contemporary apartment with fantastic views.

You can book this property from:

  • £707 per week
  • £101 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Private parking

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

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.



  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: Old Sail Loft

Description: Apartment


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Whitby, 1.3km

Nearest train station: Whitby, 1,3km

Nearest petrol station: Stainsacre Lane, 1.5km

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Nearest food shop: Whitby, 1.3km

Nearest pub/restaurant: Whitby, 1.3km


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Parking bay for apartment

Number of spaces available: 1

For what sized car: Family size

Parking surface is: Level

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking:

Distance to nearest public parking area: 1.3km

Is it pay and display? Pay and display

The width of the path to the property is:

The number of steps to the entrance is: 10


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 820”

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 20”

The height of the key safe is: 94”

The height of the key hole is: 120”

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

The other entrance door widths are:

Number of steps to the other entrances:


Apartments only - public areas


There is a lift

Number of steps to apartment: 10

Width of public corridors is: 1000”

Type of flooring: Laminate


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet/laminate

Width of doorways: 820”

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Laminate

Width of doorways: 820”

Worktop height: 920”

Is oven set high or low? Set into work top

Fridge height: 1290” lowest shelf

Freezer height: 32”

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 1

Number of steps between floors:

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 820”

Bed sizes 2’6”, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Laminate

Width of the doorways: 820mm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? Toilet height 400mm

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? Step into shower

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

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 firm, level and sloped

Is permanent seating provided: Yes

Is there outside lighting: Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?: Steps

Are there are any other hazards: Unfenced




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: Good

Closest public telephone is: Whitby town, 1.3km

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

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

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:  


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


No.5 The Old Sail Loft is a superbly appointed, well-equipped apartment housed in the ever-popular Whitehall Landing development, situated on a former shipyard on the east side of Whitby. Nestled by the harbour with the stunning views that a location like this affords, the property overlooks the River Esk with views towards Whitby and overlooks the Marina. For steam train enthusiasts, superb views of these iconic trains can be seen arriving and leaving Whitby Station.

The property sleeps up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms one with en suite and is within walking distance of Whitby town and all it has to offer. This delightful riverside property benefits from stylish, quality furniture, oak doors, large windows to sit and watch the ever-changing scenery and oozes quality at every turn.

The location of No. 5 The Old Sail Loft is ideal for exploring all the attractions of historic Whitby with its famous 199 steps leading to the Cistercian Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, famous eateries such as The Magpie and Andrew Pern’s Star Inn The Harbour, superb fish and chip shops, cafes, restaurants and so much more.  Whitby caters for everyone whether you like history, the surrounding stunning walkways and cycleways for those of an energetic nature or the magnificent North York Moors where nature abounds at every turn and where there is something interesting to see whatever the season.

You may wish to venture further afield, and No. 5 The Old Sail Loft is a perfect base to go exploring the nearby seaside towns of Scarborough and Filey or go inland to the picturesque villages of Thornton Le Dale or Hutton Le Hole, even their names conjure up romantic ideals of quaint Yorkshire villages.

Through the smart shared lobby.
Hallway: Very spacious with utility cupboard.
Kitchen/Lounge/Dining Room: A light and airy contemporary open plan space with views over the River Esk and the harbour; a super room to sit and watch the boats sail in and out and steam trains go by. In the well-equipped kitchen you will find a ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, everything to prepare a meal using freshly cooked local food. There are two comfy three-seater sofas, a Smart TV with Netflix and YouTube, coffee table, sideboard, dining table and chairs.  This is a lovely space in which to relax with a glass of something tasty after a day exploring all that Whitby has to offer.
Bedroom 1: King size bed with grey padded headboard, bedside cabinets with matching bedside lights, double wardrobe, chair and local artwork, a lovely tranquil room overlooking the River Esk towards the bridge.
En suite: Shower, toilet, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Beautifully and stylishly decorated with a king size bed with grey padded headboard, matching bedside cabinets with tall lamps.  Pretty, soft furnishings, a comfy chair and wardrobe complete the décor.  Soft lighting is provided by wall uplighters.
Bedroom 3: A good sized single bedroom with single bed, bedside cabinet with lamp, chair.
Bathroom: This good-sized room incorporates a white bathroom suite including a bath with thermostatic shower over and shower curtain, decorative white tiling, tiled floor and storage.

Pets: Sorry no pets.
Parking: Private allocated parking space for one car in front of the property.
Garden/Patio: Shared area with outside seating.
Heating: Instant heat electric heaters.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge.  Mobile phone signal is strong.
Pub: 0.5 miles Shop: 0.5 miles


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.