The Family Friendly Whitby Pad
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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This 4 Star Gold rated 2 bedroom spacious holiday apartment is perfect for small adult groups or families with young children. Located within the exclusive Caedmons Prospect, opposite Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby; this self catering accommodation offers luxury living with a distinctly Scandinavian feel.
NB. IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE DATES YOU WOULD LIKE AVAILABLE, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER STUNNING APARTMENTS:
- THE LUXURIOUS WHITBY GARDENS APARTMENT. Property no. 375192
- WHITBY HARBOUR APARTMENT. Property no. 2495544
In our new family-run self-catering Whitby holiday apartments, we aim to meet the needs of our guests by providing an easy, carefree option. Centrally located, with easy access to Whitby town centre and beach and free on site parking, the apartment offers everything you would need for a weeks stay.
In this 4 star gold award apartment, the decor is contemporary, but also practical; so is well suited to both adult groups, people with disabilities (please enquire), or to those visiting Whitby with children. Sleeping up to 4 people (plus babies), with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and secure free parking, what are you waiting for!
Whitby Pad has 'Welcome Families Accreditation'. Sorry but no pets or smoking are allowed in this apartment. The apartment is spread over one floor and has stair free access.
This contemporary designed holiday accommodation offers the following:
-2 bedrooms, with sleeping for 4
-Open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas
-Juliette balcony overlooking apartment complex communal gardens (South facing)
-Full kitchen with everything you will need during your stay, including dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and microwave (washer/dryer in airing cupboard)
-Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, separate en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe
-Bedroom 2 has two single beds and a wardrobe
-Free underground secure parking for 1 car (a 2nd standard-sized car can be accommodated too)
I-ron and ironing board provided
-Towels and bedding provided
-Secure door code entry system to complex
-Elevator for easy access to 3rd floor
-Easy step free access with space to manoeuvre, so accessible to wheelchair users ( 'Accessibility Statement' is available for details)
-Sorry but no smoking or pets are allowed in this apartment.
For those with children, we also provide:-
-Travel cot and bedding
-Toddler chair and/or high chair
-Children's cutlery and selection of bowls, plates and cups
-A selection of toys is available within the apartment for young children, in addition to child appropriate books and DVDs
-Plug socket covers
-Bottle warmer and sterilizer
-A limited selection of emergency baby supplies for those items you have forgotten
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitby Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Teeside 30 km, Nearest railway: Whitby 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
About this location
The Yorkshire region
Whitby offers an amazing range of things to do for all ages! Whitby Pad has been established primarily for the family market and as we often get asked about activities for the little ones, I thought I would post this advice:
In terms of Whitby being suitable for young children, it is fantastic! Our son is 4 and he loves it over there. It is a very special place with lots to do, including:
- brilliant sandy beaches
- beaches for fossil hunting and paddling in rock pools (our son's favourite)
- donkey rides
- Whitby Abbey.....don't go with a buggy as it's 199 steps!!
- the North York Moors Railway steam trains from Whitby to Pickering are great fun and go through Goathland which was in the first Harry Potter film and famous for Heartbeat (if you remember that)
- 'Paint a Pot' for wet days
- Mini Monsterz indoor play centre and climbing wall
- amusement arcades and a soft play centre for wet days
- Elizabeth the Steam Bus is a bit eccentric but great fun driving around Whitby and a real experience!
- Pannett Park is opposite the apartment complex and has a brilliant pirate themed playground
- great 30 minute boat trips on the Whitby Endeavour...which is a replica gallion and we tell our son is a pirate ship ;)
These things are all in Whitby and easy to access by foot from the apartment. There are also things you can do further afield (although you might want to check out their websites to see if would suit your daughter):
- Ryedale Folk Museum
- Scarborough (about 30 minutes away and a bit overrated in my view, but has some nice beaches)
- Flamingo Land theme park...haven't been with our son Ben, so not sure how young child friendly it is
- Eden Camp war museum
- York!! About 1 hour away but it is an amazing medieval city with castles, city walls, museums and street performers. So much to do here!
More generally, all the restaurants and bars are very welcoming to families and people in Whitby are incredibly friendly. This makes it a relaxing place to be!
The apartment is located in central Whitby, opposite the beautiful Victorian Pannett Park, which has a great children' pirate-themed playground plus a good range of 'garden rooms'. It is only 5 minutes walk from the main Whitby beach and the shops, bars and restaurants of West Cliff.
Whitby is a historic and popular tourist town situated on the edge or the North Yorkshire moors and at the mouth of the river Esk. The townscape has had little change in more than a century so you will be able to visit the ancient port, ruined abbey and popular working harbour. With boat trips, donkey rides, fantastic beaches and parks, this is a perfect place for children. But for adults, the wine bars, great restaurants, fabulous scenery, The North York Moors Railway, superb walking routes and a whole host of shops to potter around, including Whitby's famous jet jewelry shops will keep you busy all week or longer! Not to mention some of the best fish and chips in the world!
Whitby was founded under its old English name of Streonshal in 656, when Oswy, the Christian king of Northumbria, founded Whitby Abbey. In 867, the monastery was destroyed by Viking raiders, and was only refounded in 1078.
This is a very popular attraction in Whitby, although the 199 steps up to it can be testing!! Once up there, there are a range of activities you can do including the visitor centre, walking around the graveyard or visiting the church. In mid-high season there are also regular events held, including ghost stories in the Abbey and sometimes even productions of Dracula!!
As well as the Abbey visitor centre, the Abbey is also the start of a fantastic walk to Robin Hood's Bay along the coast.
The beaches around Whitby are fantastic and the quality is very unexpected by many visitors. Whitby is not known primarily for its beaches but we think that makes it better as they are generally quieter than places like Scarborough! Our favourite beach is West Cliff Beach which is only 5 minutes walk from the apartment. This beach has approximately 2 miles of sand and stretches from the West Pier, past the colourful beachhuts and along to Upgang and Sandsend.
In the summer months there are lifeguards in attendance on this Whitby Beach. Deckchairs and windbreaks are available to hire from the slipway near the West Pier. Donkey rides close to the West Pier, are a favourite with the children.
West Cliff Beach is a wonderful stretch of sandy beach, where families can play, paddle, collect shells, play ballgames, build sandcastles and fly kites, just to mention a few activities. At the Sandsend end of the beach (walk Northwards), there are great rockpools for crab and limpet hunting!
The beach can be accessed from the slipway way, near the West Pier or down long zigzag paths on the West Cliff. In the high season, there is a cliff lift, first opened in 1931, which is available from the end of April to the end of September.
N.B. When using the beaches it is wise to take notice of the tidetables, as the tides reach the cliffs very fast when it starts coming in and there is a danger of being cut off!
There is also a smaller beach on the east side which is more sheltered, but irresponsible dog owners mean this is a little 'doggy' and you may step in something!! You have been warned!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The NYMR steam and diesel trains twice daily in peak season from Whitby to Pickering, stopping off at some beautiful North York Moors villages, including the famous Goathland station. Goathland is famous for being Aidensfield in Heartbeat, aswell as being Hogesmead station in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! Definitely worth a visit. For more information, please visit the NYMR website. You cannot book in advance, so just turn up at Whitby station around 20 minutes before the train leaves to get a ticket.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Whitby is famous for the story of Dracula. The story of Dracula as written by Bram Stoker, was said to be written from the Royal Hotel in Whitby, under the shadow of Whitby Abbey and the 199 steps. The history of Whitby and Dracula draws thousands of tourists to the town each year to visit the Whitby Dracula experience and other Whitby Dracula attractions.
Bram Stoker's description of Whitby in his novel, Dracula:
“This is a lovely place. The little River Esk runs through a deep valley which broadens out as it comes near the harbour… The houses of the old town are all red-roofed and seem piled up one after the other anyhow…Right over the town is the ruin of the Abbey, a noble ruin of immense size. Between it and the town is another church, the Parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones. It descends so steeply over the harbour that part of the bank has fallen away, and some of the graves have been destroyed.
Whitby Jet was one of the earliest gemstones used to create artefacts and items of jewelry and has a cultural heritage that extends back to early tool making man. It is the fossilized remains of a tree similar to the monkey puzzle tree from the Jurassic period and is only found along a seven and a half mile stretch of the North Yorkshire coastline centered around Whitby.
Whitby has copious jet shops with a huge array of jewelry for sale, including necklaces, earrings, cuff links, broaches and beads for charm bracelets.
Walking on North York Moors
Walking in the North York Moors is fabulous as the scenery changes constantly, with the different colours of the heather with the passing seasons and the wild and fluctuating weather.
Whitby is a great base to access the eastern parts of the North York Moors as gives you the lively town facilities as well as being on the edge of the Moors. So if you are staying for a week, choose your activity to match your mood, as there is something to do for every weather condition at all times of the year.
Nearby walks include:
the dramatic cliff walk south from the Abbey to Robin Hood's Bay. In good weather and low tide, you can also pop down the cliff in some sections to check out the fossils and rock formations strewn along the coast in this region. This is about 3 miles each way, but it not too challenging (as long as you don't mind heights!).
The stunning Levisham Moor, just off the road to Pickering, is a hive of activity with walkers, fell runners and paragliders all out on good days. This is a stunning spot and offers walks from 3miles and upwards, so perfect for all! Around the Hole of Horcum, legend has it that the basin-like valley, which
measures nearly 300 feet deep and half a mile long, was created by a giant named Wade. Angry with his wife one day, Wade scooped up a handful of earth, which he threw at her. He evidently missed, as legend has it that this
soil created the nearby hill, Blakey Topping. Additional credence is given to this imaginative folklore by interpreting the furrows down the sides of the Hole as finger marks, in reality, the Hole of Horcum was created by Levisham Beck cutting through hard rock and exposing soft clay underneath. This was then
carried away in the ice age, creating the spectacular hollow. See a video excerpt from ITV's Yorkshire Walks by clicking here.
Check out more walking routes on the following websites:
Walking in the Whitby Area
5 mile walk around Levisham Moor
Captain James Cook, R.N was an extraordinary navigator who traveled the oceans from the Pacific, Antarctic and the Arctic. His journeys during the 18th century led to the discovery of many new lands and inevitably saw the colonization by the Europeans of the Antipodes by British people.
Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man, born in Marton-in-Cleveland on October 27, 1728 who learned the skills of seamanship in Whitby. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is now in Whitby and is a popular destination for those spending time in this historic town.
Fish and Chips
A trip to Whitby isn't complete without a visit to one of the copious number of fish and chip shops and restaurants. The Magpie Cafe is the most well known and considered one of the best throughout Yorkshire and beyond. One of the things every visitor in Whitby notices is the queue outside the Magpie in all seasons and weather conditions as people come to sample the finest fish dishes in Yorkshire. Recommended by Rick Stein as the best fish and chip restaurant in the country.
Caedmon is the earliest known English poet . An Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to Whitby Abbey he was originally ignorant of "the art of song" but learned to compose one night in the course of a dream..
Caedmon's only known surviving work is Caedmon's Hymm, the nine-line praise poem in honour of God which he supposedly learned to sing in his initial dream. The poem is one of the earliest attested examples of Old English and is, with the runic Ruthwell Cross, one of three candidates for the earliest attested example of Old English poetry.
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3 Feb 2015
"Great !! it dosen't get any better than this"
Excellent value for money, perfect location, warm, and cosy with everything you need. Would stay again and recommend to anyone !… More
12 Jan 2015
Spent 3 fabulous nights in this very beautiful & immaculately clean apartment. Everything inside from furniture to décor is of high quality. The owners have created a very special environment for you… More
22 Dec 2014
"Fantastic base to explore Whitby"
We were hoping for great things given the photos we'd seen of the place and we weren't disappointed in any way. The apartment is fully fitted out with everything you could possibly need, and… More
16 Oct 2014
"Excellent, apartment was every bit as good & better than online pictures"
Very helpful advice and every consideration given by the owners before our arrival and when we arrived. Very central to all the local amenities that we required to see and use.Apartment very clean, w… More
15 Oct 2014
"Perfect holiday flat"
Spacious and stylish yet cosy and comfortable, the Whitby Pad provides ideal holiday accommodation with the added bonus of secure parking.It's perfectly situated being just a few minutes walk int… More
5 Sep 2014
"Family friendly and really well equipped."
This was our second stay at the Whitby Pad. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It has everything you need for young children and is in an ideal location. The secure parking space is also … More
Than you so much for your review. We first offered our Whitby Pad apartment to discerning families in 2011 and we have been busy ever since. We got fed up of not being able to stay in the really nice rentals with kids and having to make do. We therefore offer a high end holiday apartment that is practical enough for small children and babies.
Owner of Whitby Holiday Home
2 Sep 2014
"Excellent location, everything you could possibly need!"
The apartment was amazing, everything you could ever want was there, it was like home from home. The location is ideal, a short walk and you are on the harbour in the middle of town. Parking is includ… More
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Whitby and that you loved it so much that you're coming back next year! We really try to provide the best accommodation we can for our guests. Gone are the days of scruffy self catering rentals that provide 'good enough'. Our guests demand a higher level of quality and we try to lead the market in central Whitby.
All the best
16 Jul 2014
"Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else"
This is the second time we've stayed here and to be honest, we'd come back every year if we could. The apartment is in an excellent location. Undercover parking is a godsend with all the sea… More
Thank you so much for your kind words once again and we're pleased you had a great stay, even with the dishwasher problem. Many thanks Joanne, Whitby Holiday Home
11 Jul 2014
"WHAT A BRILLIANT PLACE TO STAY"
It was our first visit to Whitby and choosing this accommodation was absolutely perfect for us. The booking was very easy and communication with the owners was superb. The apartment was situated … More
8 Jul 2014
"Fantastic accomodation to explore Whitby and sorrounding area"
Had a fantastic stay and everything required for an excellent stay. The accomodation was modern and spotless and in a fantastic area where the town was an easy stroll to get to as was the beach with a… More