You can book this holiday cottage from:
- £347 per week
- £50 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- 1 bathroom
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- Family friendly
- Garden, courtyard or patio
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.3 miles
- Welcome pack provided
- No more than 1 pet
- Check in: 2pm
- Check out: 10am
Read the full Access Statement for this property.
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.
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
Lounge: 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.
The perfect place: central but also quiet - and where you could sit comfortably and read (or watch the steam train..) in the evenings or if the weather was bad. But actually, we were out walking on the beach or cliff path to Robin Hood's Bay, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or pottering around the shops.
We had an absolutely lovely time in The Grace Escape. You seem to have thought of everything we could need. We were lucky with weather and had three days of activities related to my sister's wedding, so didn't spend that much time in the house. But could happily have spent the week cooking and eating at that lovely table and sitting with a book in the cosy sitting room. I will really miss opening the curtains to enjoy the view of the river! Thanks so much for letting us stay Tuesday-Tuesday, which I know wasn't ideal but it made our trip to the wedding into a wonderful holiday.
Everything was perfect! Enjoyed walking in Whitby and seeing all of the sites, the diverse cuisine, and enjoying the culture. If we had any questions the locals would be willing to answer and give us good insights on things to see and do. I would love to visit again but a longer stay next time!
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.