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Luxurious Family Holiday Home



Updated: 26-May-2016
No.12 Victorian Townhouse in Whitby, North Yorkshire - Central location 2 mins walk to the beach and 5 mins to centre of Whitby

The House, built in 1858 by George Hudson, the visionary developer of Whitby’s West Cliff, stands proudly on a street once trod by Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll. A Victorian town house, it offers the discerning family the best of old and new, with modern facilities but still maintaining its character right in the heart of Whitby. The house is a pebbles throw from the beach, near to Captain Cook’s monument. Looking to the right, out of all the front windows you can see the sea and the old pavilion booking office, now Clara’s Tea Room. Although located in the heart of town, the house has both off street parking and a private back garden for sunbathing and barbecues away from the hustle and bustle or just relaxing whilst listening to the seagulls swoop overhead. No.12 was fully refurbished in 2008, and redecorated again in January 2014. The house has everything you need for a fantastic stay.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been together for 11 years, getting married a little over four years ago in a helicopter whilst flying over Las Vegas. For the last 4 years Whibty has been our home from home, and we finally moved up hear permanently in early 2011. We feel genuinely priviledged to call Whitby home, and we hope that our love and knowledge of the area will help our guests have a great time and go home sharing our enthusiasm for this part of North Yorkshire.

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1 holidaymaker review


Wonderful, cosy home from home...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short break here in May. The location of the property could not have been better. Turn right outside of the front door and within a minute's walk you are breathing in bracing sea air with a fantastic view of the abbey. Turn left and within 3 minutes walk you are at the start of Whitby's quaint streets, shops and numerous pubs/bars.

The house was spotless, equipped with everything you need and great for all ages - including my 86 year old Mum.

We would highly recommend as great value for money and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought No.12 in 2007 and spent the next 8 months fully refurbishing the house with the expert help of Julie's Dad, Jim, a retired Joiner and Builder. For the last three years we have spent as much time in Whitby as we can and both No. 12 and the town have become very dear to us and our family, to the point that a few months ago we decided that the time was right to move permanently to the area.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Whitby and Sandsend bay are getting popular with surfers and surfing lessons are available. The walking and mountain biking in the area are excellent, with routes to suit all abilities. Many fishing trips are available from the harbour, for a few hours or longer, plus private charters are available for the serious sea fisherman. Whitby Golf club is close to the house and we can arrange golf for your prior to your arrival.


Whitby North Bay Beach is a 2 minute walk across the road and the award winning Sandsend beach is 2 miles away by car or a 40 minute stroll along the sand.


Whitby Station half a mile from the house, which connects via Middlesborough to the East Coast Main Line. Teesdie Airport is about 50 mins drive away.


Sandsend 2 miles.

Staithes 10 miles.

Castle Howard 35 miles.

Pickering 28 miles.

Scarborough 20 miles.

Leeds 75 miles.

Further Details:

No.12 is on a residential street in the heart of town only a few minutes walk to shops bars and restaurants. The house is withing the residents parking zone and we provide a residents parking permit and also have one off street parking place.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
6 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. Your booking is only secured once we receive your deposit and the balance is due 8 weeks before the start date of your holiday.

2. All our cottages are strictly no smoking and no pets. No smoking is allowed inside the cottages or in the gardens, grounds or on balconies. Guests who break these rules will be asked to leave.

3. We don't expect you to clean the cottage but we do expect you to leave the cottage in the condition you found it. An additional cleaning fee will be made if you leave the cottage in a mess.

4. In the event of a cancellation up to 8 weeks before your arrival your deposit will be lost, once within 8 weeks of your holiday the whole balance is due. If however we rebook your dates for the same price we would be happy to refund what you have paid,

5. Your booking is only for the number of people we advertise the house as being suitable for, we will ask you when you book to tell us how many adults and children are in your party, these details can only be changed with prior agreement with us and only up to the maximum occupancy of the house.

6. We reserve the right to ask for a security deposit before you arrive, particularly from large parties

7. We do not take bookings from single sex groups such as Stag and Hen parties

full terms and conditions are available on our web site www.holidaywhitby.co.uk and will be sent to you with your booking confirmation

A booking is only confirmed when the deposit is paid, the balance due 8 weeks before the first day of the booking. A booking can be made directly with the owners, not via the Owners Direct web site, or on line through our web site www.holidaywhitby.co.uk

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From the Owner

No. 12 is right in the heart of Whibty ,close to Captain Cook's Monument on the east side of the Esk, making it a short walk to all the towns amenities, but we have a private rear garden and parking which is quite rare in the centre of town.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en suite to master bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom to master with electric shower. House bathroom on first floor with shower over bath Second house bathroom in basement with shower over bath Ground floor cloakroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, master bedroom suite on top floor with en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double bedroom on first floor at rear of house
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, good size twin room on first floor at front of house
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, bunk bed room with full size single bunks good for children
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing area and views to sea from front velux windows. Bedroom 2 double to rear of house. Bedroom 3 good size twin at the front Bedroom 4 bunkbed room ideal for children, the bunk beds are full size singles


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No. 12 is the perfect family house, plenty of space to have fun together and for the children to play in the Den whilst the grown ups relax in the lounge. An ideal house for two for three generations to get together. we do not take bookings from single sex groups such as stag or hen parties For the comfort of all our guests' No. 12 is non smoking and we do not take pets. Outside: Off street parking for one car at rear of house, private garden patio with furniture, barbecue and cycle storage. Utility Room: Utility room with freezer, washing machine, ironing board, drying space etc.Also useful for drying walking or cycling gear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Bedding and heating included. No.12 is No Smoking and No Pets Other: Family room/den in basement with PS3, TV, DVDs games funky lighting, pop art and bright comfy furniture.

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