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The Judge's House, sleeps 8 + cot, 5 bed/4 baths, luxury, period, quiet, central

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Spacious period house in central Whitby, 5 mins walk to beach, harbour, 2 mins to shops, pubs, restaurants, in peaceful cul de sac

The Judge's House has a 4 star gold rating from Visit England. You will find an elegant, spacious, well equipped and comfortable house offering high quality accommodation - delivering excellent value for money.

The house is in a great location - a few minutes walk away from fun activities for the children - the blue flag beach, an award-winning play area in Pannett Park, the mini-fairground and scary Dracula experience, the indoor swimming pool and the fossils on the seashore and in Whitby museum.

For the grown ups, a short stroll takes you to the harbour and historic east side with its quaint cobbled streets, where the 199 steps take you up to Whitby Abbey and the most fantastic cliff top views.

For all the family, the North York Moors steam train is a great day out. Hire cycles from the end of the road and enjoy an easy ride along the coast to Robin Hoods Bay and beyond.

On the ground floor there is:-

- a large bay-windowed lounge with sofas and arm chairs that seat eight adults comfortably around a large wooden Victorian-style fireplace with coal effect gas fire (fire-guard provided) and a large TV (with freeview) and DVD.

- a dining room with a large square oak table seating 8 and a gorgeous Victorian side board.

- a new, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a built in gas hob, electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and drying area.

Generous supplies of crockery, cutlery, glasses, pans, kitchen implements and equipment provided.

- a small conservatory with seating that overlooks the garden

- a neat, sunny sheltered walled garden with seating and well planted with shrubs including roses, honeysuckle, hebes and viburnum, Weber barbeque available

- a downstairs cloakroom with feature seaside wallpaper.

On the first floor you will find:-

- a large and elegant master double bedroom with antique furniture and a built-in wardrobe.

- a comfortable double en suite (wc, sink and shower) bedroom with brass bed head and built in storage cupboards.

- spacious family bathroom with a bath (with shower attachment), sink, wc and a separate shower.

Going up the stairs, past the dramatic feature wall, the second floor has three spacious bedrooms:

- a twin with two 3ft single beds or a super king double bed in large room with built in wardrobe and antique furnishings

- two light and well-proportioned single rooms.

- a fully equipped shower room with wc.

High quality facilities throughout: all the single beds are 3’ wide, comfortable for adults or children, and all the showers are 900mm radius (larger than average). All bedroom curtains are of blackout quality so early morning light will not disturb your sleep.

Bed linen, towels (hand and bath), a choice of pillows (feather and hypoallergenic), a hairdryer in every bedroom and good wifi connection are all provided free of charge. Beach towels and picnic knapsacks (with integral cool bags) are provided.

Children are well catered for with a travel cot (bring your own cot linen) and a high chair provided. A range of games are available and there is an oak chest in the twin bedroom which has a wide range of dressing up costumes including a fairy princess, mini pirate, witch and Count Dracula!

The house has full gas central heating and a pressurised hot water system that delivers good (and uninterrupted) shower/tap pressure throughout the house. There is no extra charge for heating or hot water.

The house is in a cul de sac with residents-only parking on a first come basis. Loading and unloading in front of the house is usually easy to do. For parking, scratch cards are provided for one car in the residents-only area. In addition, there is a large long stay car park within four minutes walk. A parking permit for this car park is provided as part of the house rental from 1 March to 31 October (it is free November to February). Further permits for periods of up to a week can be purchased from the tourist information office in Whitby. The very convenient location of this property very close to the centre of Whitby means that guests do not need to either have (or use) a car during their stay.

Bikes can be stored in the walled back garden.

Pets are not allowed in the property - sorry, but this does mean it is suitable for allergy sufferers.

Bring buckets and spades for a classic British seaside holiday, with plenty of other activities and attractions available in easy walking distance.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic place to stay. The facilities are great and everything was so clean. Brilliant holiday, thank you.
Apr 2015
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24 Reviews

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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful house. Great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully presented. Everything you would need was provided to hotel quality. Bedrooms and bathrooms excellent

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious property

  • 5 of 5

The Judges House is a lovely property with everything you could ever need and more, a lovely reception of biscuits and wine awaited us, the house was spotless and smelled lovely with all the reed diffusers. The information pack covered every eventuality and gave ideas and options of things to do and places to eat. Highly recommended would look to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house , everything thought of for our stay , modern features but kept its character , fantastic location , lovely added extras for there guests . Everyone loved the house .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in the Judge's House with our eight month old child. The property is perfectly located and presented; the travel cot and high chair provided are excellent, and saved us having to lug large bits of equipment around. Having a few toys and games for the baby to enjoy was a thoughtful touch! The house is wonderful for a family, with large and luxurious bedrooms, very comfortable sitting room and a family friendly dining room.

We were able to walk into the town in minutes and could access the abbey and the waterfront on foot (we used a sling when possible, for ease of getting in and out of shops, and there are a few hills that need a bit of work with a pram). Our baby loved his first paddle in the sea, which is a 10 minute walk from the house (the lift down to the beech came in handy with all of his clobber).

The property is very well maintained and cleaned, and the customer service could not have been better. We will be returning as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and clean. Sleeps 8 comfortable. Large seating areas and pretty patio. thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Judge's House is a very special place for our family. We love it.

  • 5 of 5

For the last 8 years we have shared a family holiday with our 4 grandchildren at Whitby. For the past 3 years we have stayed at the Judge's House which has become like a home from home for us all and is full of happy holiday memories. The house is convenient, spacious and full of character. The property is well maintained and spotlessly clean, and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to everyone.

I do have two concerns, however:

1) The check-in time of 4 pm on a Friday is very late compared to most properties.

2) Customer Service: Excellent from the owners, when it is possible to get in touch with them! The agency website is amongst the most confusing, unhelpful and customer-unfriendly I have ever come across and seems to block and hinder communication rather than facilitate the sharing of information. Even the writing of this review required me to copy and paste because the button did not open the required page. Your website seriously detracts from my otherwise happy and positive relationship with the Judge's House and its owners, and I regret that the owners have found it necessary to change agents from the more local "Whitby Holiday Cottages" who were far more accessible, friendly, helpful and easy to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review of the Judge's House. On the issue of the check in time, we have responded to overwhelming guest feedback that they would prefer a later check out time (now 11am). Once a party has left the cleaners have to change all the beds and get the house sparklingly clean. It is quite a large house with five bedrooms, three bathrooms plus all the ground floor living, dining and cooking facilities, so this does take time. To give them enough time to do a thorough job, we also adjusted the check in time from 3pm to 4pm. Owners Direct have promised to improve the guest booking experience on their website which would be welcome.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Teeside at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Skinner Street at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Whitby golf club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Whitby at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Skinner Streeet at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Whitby at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

North York Moors National Park, Heartbeat country & the Cleveland Way coastal path are all on your doorstep. Robin Hoods Bay, with its steep main street down to a large shore, is just down the coast, around 7 miles cycle along the converted railway line cycle/footpath that starts in the town (cycle hire available at the end of the street). If you bring your own bikes, these can be stored in the walled back garden.

2 minutes walk to nearest pub, bakery, convenience store, 2 newsagents & restaurants. The seafront, Captain Cook’s statue & famous whalebone arch is a 5 minute walk, with the beach below. In the other direction, a 5 minute stroll takes you to the attractive harbour & across the bridge to the historic east side of the town (where Dracula came ashore in the original novel by Bram Stoker). If you are up for the challenge, take the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey & the English Heritage visitor centre in Cholmley House and enjoy the amazing views of the Jurassic coast & town.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest Beach: 5 minutes walk.

Travel:

Nearest Airport: Teeside, 40 miles

Nearest Train: 7 minute walk, Whitby Town, 0.5 mile

Nearest Highway: A171/A174, 1 mile

Distances:

Nearest pub: 2 minutes walk.

Nearest restaurant: 2 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Excellent fish & chips are available nearby, or the famous Magpie Cafe is about seven minutes walk down to the harbour. Pannett Park with its award-winning play area, the town’s art gallery & excellent museum are a few minutes walk away, as is the town’s leisure centre w/ its two indoor swimming pools (full size & children’s), playing courts & a gym.

The railway & bus stations are about seven minutes walk, & the North Yorkshire Moors railway regularly runs steam trains between Whitby & Pickering along the very scenic route by the river & then through the moors. There are multiple stops en route, enabling some lovely walks between stations to be planned without needing to use the car.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
 
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£650
 
 
February HalfTerm
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£850
 
 
Early Spring
27 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£750
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,000
 
 
Late Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
Whitsuntide
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
Early June
1 Jun 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£850
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£900
 
 
Autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Late autumn
10 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Deposit is non-refundable.
Arrival time is from 4pm, keys to the property are in a key safe by the front door. The code for the safe is changed regularly and will be emailed to the guest The day before their stay starts. Information about arrival, finding the property, local facilities etc are given in the mobile data that the guest is invited to view on booking with further information available 30 days before their stay. The address is 10 Well Close Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3AR.
Guests must behave responsibly while staying, respect the tranquil setting and not cause any nuisance to the neighbours or damage to the property or its contents. Any guests that do not conform to these expectations will be asked to leave the property immediately and will be liable for the costs of any damage caused. Guests must not remove any contents from the property either temporarily or permanently except for items provided specifically for temporary use outside the house eg beach towels, picnic sets.
Guests must leave the property promptly at the end of the stay by 11am to enable cleaning before the next let and must leave the property in a clean and tidy state. Keys and parking permit must be left at the property on departure.
Neither pets nor smoking are permitted at the property.
The damage deposit is refunded automatically by Owners Direct 7 days after the end of the let, provided there has been no damage to the property or contents.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday in high season, or any day outside of high season.

Notes on prices:
Gas, electricity, linen and towels included. Scratch cards for one car to park in residents only parking area on street (on first come basis) and two parking permits for a nearby (4mins walk) car park provided.

Where a minimum stay of 3 nights is noted, you can book for three nights over a weekend at the higher nightly rate quoted or four nights (minimum) during the week at the lower nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, plus basin, on second floor
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, plus basin, on ground floor
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, plus basin, ensuite to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, large family bathroom on first floor
  • 1: Downstairs cloakroom - toilet/handbasin 2: Large family bathroom on 1st floor - bath with shower att, separate shower, toilet, basin 3: En suite (shower, toilet, basin) in bedroom 2, 1st floor. 4: Shower room on 2nd floor - shower, toilet, basin.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite with shower, toilet and wash basin
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Spacious, 2nd TV, large family bathroom on this floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, can request as king dble (6ft); shared shower, WC adjacent
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed, 3 ft single bed;shared shower/WC adjacent
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, 3 ft single bed, shared shower, WC adjacent
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double Bed, very large room Bedroom 2: Double Bed with en suite shower room. Bedroom 3: Two Single beds (or a super king) in large room Bedroom 4: Single Bed Bedroom 5: Single Bed

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Pets are not allowed in this property - sorry. This does however mean it is suitable for those with relevant allergies. Outside: Barbecue Conservatory overlooking garden Walled garden with garden bench and table Two parking permits for nearby car park, scratch cards for one car provided for on road residents parking at the property on first come basis Utility Room: Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Iron & Board retractable washing line (in garden), pegs provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: bed linen provided hand and bath towels provided beach towels for use outside the house provided separately Other: good wifi internet connectivity fireplaces in most rooms gas central heating throughout hair dryers in every bedroom

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