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 .
Lovely accommodation. Just as described. Very cosy and well located. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing weekend away. The hosts were very helpful.
We were met as soon as we arrived and shown around the apartment. Everything was as described, the apartment was clean and warm and well equipped - Sybil explained how everything worked and left us with milk and biscuits to have with tea and coffee that was provided. We felt very comfortable - the apartment was cosy and has amazing views in two directions. The short walk into own can be varied by taking different paths, and an especially quick route to the Abbey. We would stay again - we felt rested even though we had work to do (the internet was reliable and essential). The apartment was quiet and homely and we felt very welcome by the hosts, who were helpful and friendly.
The cosy attic snugly defended us against the blustery October Whitby winds (all the more atmospheric because I was reading Dracula!) It's a short walk from everything and has beautiful views of the harbour mouth and town. A lovely location.
Our hosts were friendly and flexible too. I would definitely recommend this charming and historic garrett!
My daughter and I had a marvellous stay in this delightful flat in one of the best locations in Whitby.
We will be recommending it to friends and family.
Tom and Sybil were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. The information on the airbnb site had accurately described the accommodation, which we found to be very clean, comfortable and well equipped with good WiFi connection. There were great outside sitting areas on the patio and parapet [where we had a good view of a Red Arrows display and the Regatta fireworks]. The house is in a quiet situation, but only a few minutes walk into the centre of town and onto the coastal paths. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here, and hope to return at some point in the future.
A wonderful week in Whitby! Tom and Sybil were excellent hosts and the attic was fantastic. Cosy but with easily enough room for three the balcony offered some excellent views and we were lucky enough to get the weather to sit out there most evenings and look towards the Captain Cook Monument as the sun set. Having a parking space is a real advantage and I would recommend Due South to anyone looking to spend a week self-catering in Whitby.
This was an ideal accomodation in Whitby, great location (close to town and abbey but away from noise) and lovely historic building with wonderful balcony which was great for morning coffee and breakfast. The flat was lovely and clean with nice furniture and amazing views of whitby.
Communication before hand was very straightforward with prompt replies and helpful responses and were able to reassure despite a problem with the airbnb website not showing my booking. We also arrived late but Sybil met us immediately to show us the flat.