- £578 per week
- £83 per night
- 5 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 2 king/super-king beds
- 1 single bed
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 1 bathroom
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Private parking
How far to...?
- Beach 1 mile
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Shop 0.5 miles
- Welcome pack
- River views
- Harbour views
- Sea or coastal views
Important - please note
- Check in: 4pm
- Check out: 10am
- 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.
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.
Entrance: 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
Comfortable and good location
As soon as you walk through the door the view takes your breath away. Outstanding location really interesting seeing the changing tides and bird life.
Our holiday home was beautiful and the agency top class. We will certainly book a few weeks next year.
This was our third stay at No 5 and we liked again the superb views, the location (near a bus stop) and the facilities. It’s comfortable and quiet and relaxing. An ideal base for visiting Whitby and the coast.
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.