Central Whitby holiday house accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

The Moorings, Whitby

from £215 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

26 reviews

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The Moorings, Whitby

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 1196753

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Moorings is a large stylish, comfortable holiday cottage offering self catering accommodation for up to 12 people in 6 double bedrooms (3 double and 3 twin rooms) in the heart of Whitby, North Yorkshire. It's a spacious Georgian townhouse which has been newly refurbished to provide attractive contemporary decor throughout, top quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, a modern, high gloss kitchen/diner with quartz worktops and oak table seating 12 people, 4 shower/bathrooms, groundfloor bamboo flooring and a limestone paved outdoor seating area as well as free wifi/internet access. The house is perfectly situated in a quiet location but it is only a few steps away from shops, restaurants and cafes and just a 5 minute walk to the beach and harbour. The two spacious reception rooms with lots of comfortable sofas and two large flatscreen TVs, DVD player and X Box allow visitors of all ages to relax and enjoy themselves throughout their stay. With parking in the town centre often difficult the the property has the benefit of its own dedicated parking area with 3 spaces right opposite the house (and further on street parking permits available on request).

The Moorings is a great place to get together with family or friends for a seaside holiday, birthday celebration or reunion in the Whitby area and can also be used as a base for the fabulous coastal walks nearby or on the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

The house is not suitable for hen or stag groups. It is a non-smoking property. Short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights are available outside peak season and school holiday weeks.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Whitby
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Yorkshire region

Whitby has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Yorkshire coast. With its busy harbour, quaint cobbled streets and long sandy beach it has something to offer everyone. The town is dominated by the cliff top ruins of its 13th century Abbey and famous for its connections with Captain Cook and Dracula. There are many good restaurants and numerous very good fish and chips shops including the celebrated Magpie Cafe.

A visit to the area would not be complete without a trip to the North Yorkshire Moors (the spectacular scenery was recently featured on Richard Wilson's 'Great British Drives' programme). The NYMR steam railway operates between Whitby and Pickering taking in some tremendous scenery which featured in the popular television series "Heartbeat" and the James Herriot books

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13 Nov 2015


"What a gem!"

This large house was plenty big enough for our group of 6 adults, 4 children, a westie & a corgi. There are two large living rooms which was great for spreading out on the comfortable settees. The large kitchen was very well equipped with a table seating 10. We were very pleased there was reserved parking opposite the property as the majority of the streets were permit holders only. The bakery a 2 minute walk is not to be missed. If you are staying in Whitby you will not need to use your car, as everything is on the doorstep. The beach is no more than a 10 minute walk, which our dogs loved. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Moorings and are planning to return next year. Sat nav was not great on arrival as some other roads are one way, so use the directions provided by the owner. Highly recommendable!

1 Sep 2015


"Excellent house and location"

This is the 7th year we've rented a property for a family holiday but The Moorings was by far the best one yet. It was attractively furnished, very roomy and easily accommodated 9 of us ranging from 16 to 83 and Ozzie the dog. Parking was a bonus for central Whitby and if we chose to holiday in Whitby again The Moorings will be our first choice.

17 Jul 2015


"wonderful weekend in luxury accomodation"

we travelled as a group to a choir festival and were hugely impressed by The Moorings - loads of room, very well equipped, 2 livings rooms, both with ample seating and a lovely enclosed courtyard for dining al fresco. I had the room on the second floor with the enormous 4 poster bed, really comfy and fab pillows. Seagulls are quite noisy in Whitby, so i'd recommend earplugs to ensure their dawn chorus doesn't wake you!

11 May 2015


"Large comfortable house, perfectly situated."

We are a large group of friends whose age difference span 30 years. This house suited us perfectly. Situated over 3 floors, it has a quirky layout which works very well. There are 2 large lounges which means that if there are younger members in the group they have their own space - however both rooms are large enough for all members of the group. Both are very comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen is large and well appointed with a very useful utility room next to it (especially if you have small children). The fridge here made a great wine cooler (we were 9 adults)! The bedrooms are spacious and there are enough bathrooms to avoid long waits - especially if you use the downstairs shower room. Where this house excels is in its situation; in a quiet square, it is a 2/3 minute walk into the center of Whitby and as a long time visitor, is the best location I have ever stayed in. It is a bit tricky to get to - don't be scared to go down what appear to be one way streets. If you find the Co-op Funeral service, it's first right! AND it has parking for 3 cars - this is gold in Whitby. We had a wonderful weekend, even though the weather was a bit grumpy - however we spent a very sunny couple of hours drinking Peroni in the market square and just relaxing.

5 Mar 2015


"Wow - fabulous house!"

This was a fabulous house to stay in - couldn't have asked for any better. All rooms are large and beautifully furnished. There is everything you need for your stay and way more besides. I stayed with 8 other people and every one of them agreed that it was a stunning place to stay and would all love to go back again. Can't rate it highly enough!

6 Jan 2015


"Great House and Great Location"

Well appointed house for crockery, cooking utensils etc. Beds and bed linen clean and good quality. Cleaning materials, bin bags, salt and pepper etc all there on arrival. Heating/HW system very effective and easy to use - we needed it! Two reception rooms worked very well with 3 families. Kitchen is large but can get cosy when cooking as the lovely and necessarily large table/chairs takes up a fair space. Bedrooms all adequate to large and having 4 bathrooms in total meant cleanliness never a problem ! Location is fab. 50 yards from lovely bakers with tearooms, a pub serving hand pump ales (albeit there are even lovelier pubs (many) within 10-15mins stroll), and plenty of other shops of all varieties. We used Sainsburys (just out on the A171 - only recently opened) for our big shop but there are Heron Foods and Fultons nearby as well as two local butchers, a Poundland for any cleaning stuff and more besides. We walked the 7 miles down to Robin Hoods Bay with 4 kids from 10-14yrs - not too stenuous but very muddy/slippy on a well signed mostly cliff top path - we then demolished the fish and chips after a fairly lengthy wait - worth it! We also walked north to Sandsend (couple of miles each way on the beach) and enjoyed the cracking cafe there - huge trencherman slice of home made bakewell tart was ample reward. We had New Years Day lunch at the White Horse and Griffin across the bridge turn second left - great food at great value prices and well-kept Timothy Taylor Landlord. I spent a fab couple of hours at a bitingly cold Whitby Town FC - football as it should be - they prevailed 1-0 against Blyth Spartans and I downed two piping hot cups of Bovril - surrounded by 583 other hardy souls (£9 Adult Admission!). We ate and drank very well in Whitby - I suppose you could eat poorly if you work at it but that would be a poor choice. We didnt have time for the beautiful seafront cinema/theatre or even the Steam Train from Whitby or walking on the beautiful North Yorkshire moors - next time. Whitby isnt twee or overly gentrified but it is vibrant, historic, interesting and set beautifully - worth a few days of anybody time methinks - we will likely be back.

1 Jan 2015


"Perfect house for a family celebration."

Spacious, beautifully decorated and really well equipped. When there are 11 staying great to have 2 living rooms so there is always the possibility of peace and quiet. Everything in the advert is exactly as described. The bedrooms are all lovely and the beds very comfortable. Brilliantly situated in a quiet area of Whitby but also very central for shopping and climbing the 199 steps to the Abbey. Booking, directions and information, and return of deposit was seamless - Anne was particularly helpful and also concerned when we had a family illness that could have prevented us getting there. Don't miss the experience if you are thinking of booking.

16 Nov 2014


"Best house we've rented in 10 years"

This really is a great house. Lovely rooms throughout, well decorated and furnished, with everything you need for a weekend escape. In a great spot on the north side of Whitby harbour on a quiet street, just a gentle stroll into Whitby or to the beach. Highly recommended.

12 Nov 2014


"Fantastic house"

We booked this accommodation for the Goth Weekend in Whitby. We were a party of eight and couldn't have been more delighted when we pulled up to this lovely house. The first plus to the house was allocated parking for three vehicles in front of the property. As it was so busy that weekend heaven knows where we would have had to put the cars without this. The house sleeps twelve so eight of us rattled around easily without feeling crammed in. There are two sitting rooms although we didn't even have to use the back one as there was more than adequate seating for all of us in the front lounge. If we had been there longer it would have been nice to be able to spread out and if you are taking children it would be ideal for them for x box, games etc as wifi is supplied as well. We spent a lot of time in the beautiful kitchen which had a massive central table which just calls out for eating and drinking around it. Every utensil pot,pan, glass you could possibly need provided for you in this room. High quality spec appliances and even a DAB radio for music. In the utility room off the kitchen there is a washer, dryer and fridge freezer and most importantly - a downstairs loo and shower. Upstairs there are six bedrooms, three doubles and three twin. Everybody commented on how comfortable the mattresses were and the quality of the bedding. There are three further bathrooms up stairs. One en suite and two other family bathrooms one on each floor. House lovely and cosy for such a large place, in fact even with no heating on at night I had to have bedroom window open. Outside there is a small (but perfectly formed) courtyard with wooden seating and table, would be lovely in the summer for a barbecue. What more can I say about this gorgeous place....from the first contact Anne the owner promptly answered emails and telephone calls giving us complete confidence in the booking. We were very sad to leave and the only regret we had was not booked it for the week instead of just the weekend. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is so central to Whitby you can be on the front in less than five minutes but tucked away in a small square so just away from the hustle bustle and noise. Get booking ! This place worked out much cheaper than an ordinary bed and breakfast and we got a standard much higher than we ever expected.

4 Nov 2014


"Beautiful house in a great location."

This house is spacious, clean, well equipped and in a great central location, ideal for exploring Whitby (we didn't use our cars all week). I can't think of any negatives and would heartily recommend this property.

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