The First Port of Call

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Romantic retreat close to the town centre.

You can book this property from:

  • £405 per week
  • £58 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • 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: The First Port of Call

Ground floor apartment                       

Pre arrival The nearest bus stop is:-   Directly outside property    

The nearest Train station is:-  Whitby Station  800m 

The nearest food shop is:-  Off licence, Skinner Street  200m 

The nearest Pub/restaurant is:- The Granby, Skinner Street  200m 

The nearest petrol station is:-   Esso, Upgang Lane,   200m 

Mobility equipment hire is:-  DAG, Church House Centre, Flowergate  300m                        

Arrival & Car parking:- Type of parking available: on street - car park - mix -other on street permit subject to availability 

Number of spaces available is on a first come first served basis

The parking surface is tarmac on the road and a good space to unload once parked   

Distance to the property from the parking:-  Distance to the nearest car parking area is 200m to West Cliff car park which is Pay and Display                      

There is a standard width path leading to the property 

There are no steps en route to the entrance                        

 Main Entrance:-                   There is one main entrance to the property

The First Port of Call is ground floor level and is the first door on the left, directly after the main door access

The doors widths are Standard Keyhole 

There are no steps at the entrance.                        

Public Areas:-   The public corridors are at least 1m wide

The flooring is carpet                       

Living Room:- The flooring is carpet  

The door widths are standard

There is good space between the furniture which is moveable                         

Kitchen:- The flooring is vinyl

The door width is standard

The worktop height is approx 1m The oven, fridge, washing machine and microwave are worktop height

Crockery is stored in a combination of wall and base units   

Bedrooms:- The property has 1 bedroom

The flooring is carpet

The door width is standard

The bed size is 4'6" double and is moveable                        

Bathrooms & cloakrooms:- The door width is Standard 

There is a standard size corner shower

There is a standard low flush wc and hand wash basin

No grab rails are fitted

The flooring is vinyl

Outdoor Facilities: To the front of the property is a firm, level path leading to the front access.

To the rear of the property is a firm flagged small courtyard with three steps leading to the rear gate which has a slide bolt.

Seating is provided in the form of a table and two folding chairs

There are no water hazards or access boundaries                          

General:-  Is there a land line for guests: No Mobile reception details: Good

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


If you are looking for a romantic break at the seaside, look no further! The First Port of Call is a beautiful ground floor one bedroomed apartment in the historic seaside town of Whitby. Situated close to the seafront and all amenities, this charming property is an ideal getaway for couples.

It has been completely refurbished and now tastefully combines modern furnishings and fabrics with a period Victorian interior. The spacious lounge has a large bay window and comfortable sofas invite you to settle in and relax after an exciting day out and about. The bedroom is well presented, there is a separate kitchen, shower room and a lovely patio with outside seating.

Staying in The First Port of Call, you will be spoilt for choice of things to do and places to go to on your holiday, as the area boasts some of the most popular tourist attractions. In Whitby go for a walk on the seafront and along the pier, sit on a bench in the nearby Pannett Park and enjoy a peaceful break with nature, cross over the old Swing Bridge, climb the famous 199 steps and visit the ruins of Whitby Abbey and St Mary’s Parish Church. The First Port of Call is an ideal base for all of the popular festivals which take place in Whitby throughout the year including the annual Goth weekends, Steampunk, Rock n Roll and Folk Festivals. Close to the apartment you will also find numerous popular pubs and at the time of publishing the top two Whitby restaurants on trip advisor are located just around the corner.

If you fancy exploring the area further afield, why not drive to the beautiful coastal village of Robin Hood’s Bay, visit Flamingo Land theme park, spend a day in Castle Howard or board the steam train to the popular market town of Pickering, on the way you may visit some of the charming villages on the North York Moors. The Scarborough Open Air Theatre is also well worth a visit and now hosts some big names from the music industry.

Entrance: Through the shared lobby into the hallway. Built in cupboard with hanging rail.
Lounge/Dining Room: This spacious and pleasant room has a large three-seater sofa and an armchair, both of which fold out into a sofa beds, occasional tables, shelves, Smart TV, DVD player, a bistro table and chairs.
Electric induction hob, electric oven and grill, fridge with ice-box, washing machine, microwave. Door to the patio with table and chairs.
This charming room has a double bed with two bedside tables and lights, chest of drawers, there is a built-in boiler cupboard with shelves.
Bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin and radiator.

Pets: Sorry no pets.
Parking:  Scratch cards available in the property for zoned on street parking.
Patio: Small patio area with outside seating.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels and bedding are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is strong.
Shop: 0.1 miles  Pubs: 0.1 miles


Very stylish and comfortable, well equipped and in a good location.

Mrs Susan B,


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.