About this listing
The self catering accommodation sleeps 3. There is parking for 1 car.
This self catering 2 bedroom holiday accommodation was originally the servants quarters (and latterly a jet workshop) in the ‘Old Manor House’ built circa 1740 by Sir Adam Boulby who owned the now defunct tenements that formed ‘Boulby Bank’ and the footpath that takes you down and back from the harbour and town.
The stairs to the apartment are steep and narrow and not suitable for people with mobility problems or young children.
The self catering facilities include a combination microwave oven (microwave, small fan oven and grill all-in-one), also a twin ring ceramic hob, sink, fridge, toaster and kettle. Note: there is not a standard large scale oven in this accommodation.
Wifi is free with unlimited availability after signing our internet access terms & conditions.
The accommodation is all electric including the heating.
You will be able to park on the drive (One car only) and reach the accommodation via its own dedicated door. Enter 35 The Ropery, Whitby North Yorkshire on your Sat Nav to arrive at our driveway entrance.
Whitby is the place where James Cooks ships were built, ie the Endeavour, the Discovrey and the Resolution (see gallery 'View from front windows you will see the original shipyard now a car park'), This is where Bram Stoker had his inspiration for his novel 'Dracula' and the dates for Easter were settled at Whitby Abbey.
There are lots of tangible remains of these facts still in Whitby, a town that has changed little for hundreds of years.
Robin Hoods Bay is a short drive and/or a more liesurely bus ride away (given the parking problems there). Or for the more active walker the next call on the well known 'Cleveland Way'.
The accommodation is a Non Smoking venue and definitely 'No Candles'. Sadly we do not allow pets.
Due South has its own front door, key on arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Meet & greet on (website hidden) we live on the premises we are usually available for help & advice if needed.
We like to see guests on departure for feedback, & return of the key
We are on the east side of Whitby, short walk to the abbey which is at the top of the 199 steps.
On descending the steps you are onto the cobbled streets of the old side of Whitby where you will find a variety of eating places & pubs.
When you walk down cobbled Boulby Bank, turn right(water on your left)& continue into town or to the beach.
Walking distance to town, bus,railway station& local beaches. Also near to Whitby Abbey .
Whitby is a lovely, charming town with plenty to see and do. The stay was made all the more enjoyable because of this relaxing and well located property.
The bedrooms were clean, tidy and spacious as was the living room. The bathroom is a tad small which, as a 6'3 tall bloke, I found particularly tricky. The balcony was nice and there is a sea view, albeit from one corner and you'd have to be on your tiptoes, but it's relaxing and I happily had breakfast out there every morning.
The only issues are with a couple of low beams (not a problem if you're less than 6 foot tall) and the stairs (although this was explained before we booked). They are very narrow and you have to be extremely careful going up them.
One of the biggest selling points is having secure parking. Whitby is a nightmare to find parking and so having a designated spot on the drive is very convenient and reassuring.
Although we didn't get to meet Tom, Sybil was lovely and answered any questions we had as well as leaving a pint of milk in the fridge!!
Overall, we had a brilliant stay and I'd be happy to recommend this place to anyone.
Sybil was an excellent host, giving us a very friendly welcome on arrival and providing lots of helpful information about the accommodation and Whitby. The apartment was spotlessly clean, very well maintained and exactly as described in the listing. It met our needs perfectly, we especially liked the balcony and the bed was very comfortable. Having a private parking space is an added bonus to this great apartment. We highly recommend this apartment for a stay in Whitby.
Had an amazing time at Tom and Sybil's place. They were lovely people and very hospitable. The apartment was lovely, we had everything we needed and it was absolutely spotless. Perfect location as it was a stones throw away from the centre.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Manor House Attic.
The accommodation was spotlessly clean and had everything you could wish for. Fantastic views from the property across Whitby which is the most beautiful town.
Our hosts were very helpful showing us around the property on arrival and giving info on the local area.
I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Manor House
Our stay with Tom and Sybil was magical. The apartment, reached by some steep winders, placed us at the top of Whitby overlooking the sea and harbor. We loved everything about their apartment. It lacked for nothing and the perfect place to return after long walks in the countryside. I hope we can return next year!
Tom and Sybil were extremely welcoming and warm. It was a surprise engagement for my partner and they left us an engagement card! My family wanted to come up and leave presents and cards for us which Tom and Sybil were very helpful with.
I would recommend this property and the hosts 100% they left us to ourselves but we new they were available if we needed them.
Sybil and Tom were gracious and helpful hosts. The apartment was very clean and well furnished. The space has been beautifully remodeled with lots of natural light. I really enjoyed the visible ceiling beams fitted by Whitby shipwrights long ago. That and the view of the harbor gives the place a great nautical feel. The stairway is steep, but we were in Whitby to hike rugged trails, so were not bothered by this at all. If you have mobility issues you should take heed of Tom and Sybil's warning. The location has a wonderful historic character. We greatly enjoyed the cobbled footpaths that lead from Manor house down to the harbor or up to the abbey. We parked our car when we arrived and never even thought of using it until we left.