About this listing
We love being on Skinner Street which is in the heart of Georgian Whitby close to Pannett Park and the wonderful Whitby Museum.
It is a friendly neighbourhood, with great cafes and restaurants, and a unique selection of shops, all individual.
It is a seven minute walk to the beach, and about five minutes to the Pavilion which hosts great events throught the year.
Great place to shop for unusual gifts, and generally it is easier to find parking spaces in the area.
Apartment 1 sleeps up to six people, and occupies the top two floors of our large Georgian building, it has been stylishly refurbished, while retaining all the original features. There are views from all three double bedrooms, over the pantiled roofs to the East side of Whitby, St Mary's Church, the Abbey and the sea.
There is a shower room, a bathroom, two toilets, large living room, with flat screen tv and dvds,squashy leather sofas, large dining kitchen, and full central heating throughout.
On arrival, you will find in both apartments, a 'Welcome' pack, with red or white wine, just to make you feel at home, and ensure that your stay with us is a memorable one.Situated on the West Cliff of the ancient seaport of Whitby North Yorkshire, this fabulous apartment has sea and Abbey views.
We supply all linen and towels, and a Welcome Pack, and our minimum stay is two nights.
It is quirky, and fun, as we have furnished it from our antique shop on the ground floor, and many of the unique items are for sale!
The street is full of restaurants, antique shops, jewellery shops, fashion shops and is one of a kind. It is the centre for Goths in the UK, and if this is your first visit to Whitby, it will surely not be your last..
Great place to visit the Yorkshire Moors, Steam Railway, Heartbeat Country and to immerse yourself in history.
Groves Hall in Sleights, on the River Esk, just two miles from Whitby, is where we offer Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, on a private stretch of riverbank We have off road parking, and offer luncheon hampers, with a selection of local pies, homemade sandwiches, and cake and with flasks of coffee or tea, fruit juices, or local beer. These can be enjoyed at our picnic table on the river bank.
It is a beautiful and tranquil position in the North Yorkshire National Park with the Weir and fish pass and as it is private, there are few people to break the spell!
The apartment is on the top two floors of our building, and there is a shared stairway with apartment .
Interaction with guests
I meet and great the guests, and am available either in the shop downstairs, or on the telephone, for any queries.
Skinner Street is like the Bond Street of Whitby!It is close to Pannett Park,(which houses Whitby Museum and Art Gallery), and only about five minutes from the (URL HIDDEN) is surrounded by grand Georgian town houses, and has an eclectic range of individual shops, cafes and restaurants.There is something for everything on this street, which has a very 'villagey' feel.
Whitby is great to walk around.There is also the Whitby Tour bus, that gives a scenic tour of Whitby.
Other things to note
It is worth noting that Whitby gets very busy at certain times of year, - Goth Week, Easter, Summer etc and it is worth booking restaurants in advance so as not to be disappointed.
We can make recommendations for you.
Please remember that this is a non smoking building, and we would appreciate you not smoking out of the windows and throwing cigarette stubs into the courtyard -remember, someone has to clear them up!Please separate your rubbish and put your empty glass bottles on the windowsill in the kitchen, as it makes it easier for us to re cycle.
We moved to Whitby twenty five years ago from London, as we were looking for the "Better life"..and found it!
We opened The Stonehouse Emporium sixteen years ago, selling everything from Georgian fireplaces, grand pianos, Art Deco lighting and mirrors, to vintage clothing and accessories, and a huge range of vintage magazines, from the 1920s - 1980s.
Our guests receive 10% discount when they shop with us.
Whitby has been a fabulous place for our daughter to grow up, and she moved to London to study sculpture at Art School, just like I did when I was her age..small world!She is back temporaril, in between exhibition of her work, to run our Creperie in the basement with her partner, - it serves the best coffee in Whitby, and you do not even have to leave the building to get it!
We treat people as we like to be treated when we are travelling,-well and with as much local knowledge as possible.We can book restaurants, pamper sessions, arrange mechanics for car problems, visits to local sites of interest..anything to make your stay with us memorable.
My background is in fashion/interior design, and my partner is a musician/photographer, so we have a wide range of interests, and are quite imaginative when it comes to making suggestions for great days out.
We have made good friends with people who have come to stay with us, and some of our guests feel that they have a "home away from home" in Whitby, - they arrive as guests and leave as friends.
It wasn’t until one of our prospective guests asked if we provided soap in our bnb, that I realised that what we do and how we do it, is a complete mystery, if you haven’t stayed with us before.
Charles and I are very experienced world travellers and have had enough bad breakfasts at so called 5-Star hotels to know how to do it properly!
Our self catering apartment above the shop, have Welcome Packs with red or white wine, plus we supply everything we think that you may need to make your stay splendid.
For our Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Sleights, we use bacon and sausages from Jacksons of Ruswarp ( a fabulous local butcher about five minutes away)free range eggs, real Heinz baked beans, good quality chestnut mushrooms, lovely tomatoes etc for our Full English. The jams and marmalades are top quality, and we only use English butter.
For people with a lesser appetite, we offer porridge, Fruits of the Forest compote and Greek yoghurt, croissants,and any combination of the Full English with scrambled eggs.The cereals are all proper brands, not just sawdust in the bottom of the box! We cater for vegetarians, and vegans, and if you have special dietary requirements, we can generally offer something to fit the bill.
We ran a successful Creperie in Whitby for six years, and if booked ahead, I can offer crepes for breakfast with an assorted of fillings.
That’s the food covered.
Our rental accommodation is the West wing of the house, which is separate.There is a mezzanine area overlooking Woodlands for having breakfast, which also has a kettle and tea making facilities for use over night. The large bedroom has two vintage European sized single beds, with custom made mattresses, that are soooo comfortable.The bedroom overlooks the garden, and there is a huge bookcase with a selection of really interesting literature.
When the weather permits, I serve breakfast in the garden, on the terrace, where you can watch the steam train go by, and Herons flying down the river.
Our tv has Free Sat and there is free WiFi, if you need to be in touch with the outside world.
Charles recreated an Art Deco bathroom, which has original Royal Doulton fittings, and a properly sized bath, with shower over.
Yes we supply soap, good quality shampoo and conditioner, bubble bath etc, and the towels are nice and fluffy.
Our guests can walk in the garden, or down by the river,play Badminton on the lawn, play with the cats (of which there are four)and just relax as we have a fantastic view over the beautiful Esk Valley.
We have contacts in all the local bars and restaurants, and can make suggestions and arrange bookings for you.
We treat our guest how we would like to be treated, and we find that personal recommendation is the best form of advertising.