Harbour View House and Panorama House are large modern, 4 storey houses situated on the east (Abbey) side of Whitby with stunning views over the harbour and town from the balconies, open plan living areas and patios. The clever layout of rooms with bedrooms on top and bottom floors and kitchen/dining/living area in the middle means the houses are ideal for family get togethers or groups of friends. The houses are well equipped and comfortably furnished for a relaxing holiday any time of the year. The houses are just a 10 minute walk into the town and each house has the added benefit of off-street parking for 2 cars, a rarity in Whitby.
Harbour View sleeps up to 8 adults + 2 infants, Panorama House sleeps up to 9 adults + 2 infants.
Whitby has something for everyone, whatever the time of year.
The town is dominated by the ruins of Whitby Abbey, beside St Mary's Church on the cliff top from which the famous 199 steps lead down to the narrow streets and ginnels with a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants.
In addition to traditional seaside activities there are opportunities for fishing and pleasure boat trips, river fishing, surfing, golfing and Whitby is fast becoming a destination of choice for keen photographers.
Whitby North Bay Beach is a 15 minute walk from the houses, perfect when the tide is out for sandcastle building and traditional beach games or a 3 mile walk along to Sandsend.
Robin Hood's Bay, 5 miles south, and Runswick Bay, 10 miles north, provide excellent opportunities for rock pool exploring and fossil hunting.
There are many choices of spectacular coastal and inland routes for cyclists (the route of Le Tour de Yorkshire is just 200m from the house) and walkers (The Cleveland Way is 1/2 mile from the house). If you don't fancy a swim in the sea (Whitby beach has Blue Flag status) try the Whitby Indoor Leisure Centre or Scarborough Pool.
The picturesque North York Moors can also be enjoyed by steam train from Whitby to Pickering and the trains can be seen and heard from the balcony!
There are a number of museums, including The Captain Cook Museum, Whitby Museum and art galleries.
Whitby Pavilion Theatre has a programme of entertainment throughout the year, and it's only a short drive to Scarborough for an even wider choice.
Whilst Whitby will forever be associated with fish and chips there is now a wide and growing choice of cuisine and restaurants within a short walking distance.