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The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £72 /night help

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 32 reviews

The Romantic Boathouse in the middle of Whitby Harbour

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Over the gangplank and into the sitting room, where there is a large L-shaped sofa, an open log fire, wall-mounted LCD television and a dining area to accommodate up to six people round the table. There are 3 large full height glass windows and French doors opening out onto a large decking area in the middle of the harbour with dining furniture and wall-wash lighting.

The floor below has a lovely solid oak kitchen with granite worktops housing a dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, ceramic hob and electric oven.

The bedroom is on the first floor; it has two large Velux windows with views over the harbour. There is a wall-mounted LCD television, a hotel style fixed hairdryer and a lovely en suite bathroom, which has a large double-ender bath. Fluffy white robes are standard.

Boathouse customers can benefit from the lovely breakfast which is offered at a special price of £7 per head at The WHite Horse & Griffin.

The Boathouse is available on a self-catering basis.

Free Wifi

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach On the beach
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees 40 km, Nearest railway: Whitby 500 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

This unique property cannot be adequately described - has to be seen to be believed!!

Further details outdoors

What more can one say! At high tide you are completely surrounded by water and at low tide you are on the beach! The views from the large balcony are stunning, you are amongst the life on the water. Whether watching the rowers practising for The Regatta and watching the yachts arriving and leaving the harbour or the comings and goings of the fishing boats there is always something going on. Being on The Lifeboat Pier, there are obviously moments when the Lifeboat will be going out either for a practice or for a real resue.There are chairs and tables outside.

The Yorkshire region

Whitby is 45 miles from the beautiful walled city of York, with its famous Minster. Not far from inland market towns and villages such as Pickering, Helmsley, Northallerton and Guisborough. It is reached by crossing the abundant purple heather - laden North Yorkshire Moors where you can also experience the thrill of a full size steam locomotive, or the power of a diesel engine on a nostalgic journey through spectacular countryside on The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. Goathland (Aidensfield to those of you that watch Heartbeat!) is 10 miles from Whitby. Here you will find some lovely walks, especially down to Beck Hole and up to the Mallion Spout


Whitby is a lovely old fishing town. It has become rather trendy in recent years but still keeps all of its old charm.

Whitby's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's East Cliff. Spreading below Whitby, a maze of quaint alleyways and narrow cobbled streets run down to the busy quayside. Here you can find lovely shops and restaurants, in particular The White Horse & Griffin, a restaurant with rooms. It was in this 360 year old coaching inn that Captain Cook hired and fired all his crews for his trips on The Endeavour ship to find the new world. It is also here that you will find delicious meals and gorgeous rooms!

Whitby has beautiful beaches, a lovely links Golf course, plenty of walking along the Cleveland Way and delightful villages to visit. Goathland, Sandsend, Runswick & Robin Hood's Bay being within easy reach.Whitby Gothic Weekend is a twice-yearly festival for Goths in Whitby and it has now grown into one of the most popular gothic events in the world.

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Review 1-10 of 32

7 Nov 2014


"Lovely place to relax"

This is the second time we have stopped here and just as lovely or even better than last year. Easy to book off the helpful owners. plenty of tiny shops and lovely restaurants within in easy walking … More

9 Aug 2014


"Perfect cosy hideaway"

My fiance and I stayed at the Boathouse for 5 nights at the start of August and loved every minute. Clean, comfortable accommodation with everything you need plus the amazing view over the harbour. Wi… More

24 Jul 2014


"WOW - Amazing"

14-18 July 2014What a beautiful place to stay, the best 4 night break we have ever had.The Boathouse is perfectly situated, close to wonderful restaurants, but far enough to be away from the hustle an… More

27 Jun 2014


"Excellent location!"

Lovely little place to stay if you want to be in the centre of Whitby. Great decking area for having a drink in the afternoon sun. Spiral staircase is tight if you're over 6ft. … More

12 May 2014


"THE best place to stay in Whitby"

If you are hesitating about booking The Boathouse for your stay in Whitby - stop hesitating right now and book. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with your decision.This was the perfect accomm… More

22 Apr 2014



we couldnt have wished for a more perfect stay. The venue is so quirky, funky and amazing! The location is perfect. The whole experience of the Boathouse was so amazing i booked for next year after be… More

27 Mar 2014


"Fantastic Location"

We stayed at the Boathouse for 3 night and the location was absolutely perfect. It was Robs 50th birthday and the birthday card left for him was a nice welcoming touch.I like finding self catering acc… More

3 Mar 2014


"The Best Place to Stay in Whitby"

Simply the best property to stay in when visiting Whitby. The location is superb and totally unique. Standing outside on the terrace (where I spent quite a bit of time!) feels like you almost at sea, on board some ocean liner, rather than being in the centre of Whitby. Feels very modern throughout, tastefully furnished and the gas fire was a welcome addition and the cinema system finished off the day nicely whilst cuddling up on the huge sofa. It is also very quiet during the evenings and mornings. We'd usually start the morning by opening the Velux window, to hear the seagulls whilst having our morning tea!
Step out of the property and across the bridge to the 'mainland' and you are straight in to the oldest and prettiest part of Whitby, close to some excellent pubs and restaurants (those voted very highly on trip advisor are all within very close proximity to the Boathouse). I can't really say much about what I didn't like and if pushed, the front door sticks a bit!

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in The Boathouse and also in Whitby, it sounds like the weather was good to you as well! That always helps! Many many thanks for your glowing review!
With kind regards
Stewart and June

17 Feb 2014


"Absolutely perfect"

We stayed at the boathouse for two nights and I can honestly say it was the most perfect chill-out weekend, and that was all because of the boathouse.It is in the perfect location for the old town (le… More

We are really glad that you had such a fab time. Thank you for taking the time to put pen to paper, much appreciated! We hope to see you again one day in the future.
Many thanks for your enquiry thanks June and Stewart

16 Feb 2014


"Everything you need for a get-away-from-it-all break, but right in the centre of town"

Had a lovely couple of days here and survived to 100mph winds - the place was rock solid and didn't move one bit thankfully. All the other reviews tell it all, the only thing I would grumble at … More

Thank you for taking the time to put pen to paper. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay, you will be pleased to know that we have replaced the bedspread with a brand new identical one, but one with a bit more padding! I am sorry that you had problems with the lighting of the fire, we didn't receive a call from you, (probably because we don't have reception in Sandsend ! ) but there are 2 other numbers supplied on all the emails for our landline and also for Vanessa who is available 24/7 to sort out any problems.

Review 1-10 of 32

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