Scoresby Place



(28 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Look no further than Scoresby Place for an exceptional location in the heart of Whitby. A beautiful, recently renovated apartment located a short stroll from the town centre, this grade II listed building is ideally located to explore all that the seaside town has to offer and you’ll be able to enjoy many original features throughout. Built by Captain Scoresby, this first floor apartment sleeps up to four guests and on-site parking.


Property Details

The Space
Scoresby Place is a carefully designed, charming apartment, carefully curated to ensure you have everything that you could need for a lavish self-catering staycation in Whitby. Stylish and modern, yet still maintaining traditional features, the apartment boasts a living and dining area where you can relax and socialise after your long days taking in the finest of what Whitby has to offer.

The apartment boasts two gorgeous bedrooms, one fitted with a comfy king size bed, and the other equipped with a double bed. In the master bedroom you will find a dressing table, bedside tables and lamps.

Similar in style, the second bedroom has premium furnishings and is finished to the highest standard, whilst also boasting fantastic views across the Whitby rooftops.

Featuring marble tiles and white walls, a bathtub with a handheld shower and a separate walk-in shower, the bathroom at Scoresby Place is modern and stylish. A WC and basin complete the space to a comfortable finish.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Set on the West side of Whitby, Scoresby Place is located in the heart of town so you can expect a fabulous central location.

Head to Pier Road and you’ll find cosy pubs, fun arcades and plenty of fish restaurants. Continue along the lively road until you reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts. At the other end of Pier Road, you’ll notice the swing bridge which sits over the River Esk.

Over the bridge, you’ll find yourself on the East bank which is full of narrow medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
The centre of Whitby is a short walk from Scoresby Place.

Whitby train station is just down the road so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. The keys to Scoresby Place are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Private on-site parking is available for one vehicle. This can be found directly outside the property's entrance.

A travel cot and high chair are available for guest use at Scoresby Place. These can be found in a separate utility room which guests will not have access to - please contact our friendly team prior to your stay to request that these items are left out for your arrival.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(28 Reviews)



Well positioned apartment. <br/>A little on the stark side.<br/>Free toiletries were non existent.( 1 x sachet of shower gel/ shower gel. 1 x toilet roll and a tiny bar of soap.<br/>A great TV that we couldn't watch as there were no terrestrial channels, and we didn't have our satellite passwords with us.<br/><br/>No coffee making facilities.



Great apartment, fab location<br/><br/>There was a car parked in our designated place on arrival, so parked elsewhere which made



Large and clean apartment just on the edge of the town centre with a parking space which was a bonus ( even though a bit tight to get in). Lovely high ceilings and great features. Has all mod cons for a short stay.



Clean, great location, spacious<br/><br/>Information given on where to find the property. Had to email and later call the company for directions.



I stayed here over Christmas and had a great time. The apartment is lovely and right in the middle of Whitby. The town is beautiful with loads to do and of course in the wonderful Yorkshire Moors. Highly recommend



The apartment was beautiful, decorated to a high standard, mixing old with new ,the kitchen had everything you wanted if you wanted to use it we only used the kettle and the toaster. The bedrooms were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was to die for with its magnificent bath,not that we used it,the shower was good enough for our short stay.The location was great only a 3min walk to the harbour and all the amenities. I would definitely recommend this property.<br/><br/>There was only one wardrobe to share and it was in the main bedroom. <br/>It was a little cold,and you couldn't put heating on .



The property was clean and secure. The location was okay, once we were able to find it - see section below. <br/>The beds were comfy and the lounge area was nice for chatting. <br/>We would stay again, now that we know how to get there!!<br/><br/>The location of the property was not adequately described in either the listing or in the information provided following the booking. The address that we were given did *not* help with finding the place, and the first person we spoke to when we phoned did not know how to direct us to the property. This was stressful and unpleasant, particularly as we were tired from a long day and it was getting dark. The 'front' of the property which is where Google maps directed us does not give access to the apartment, and we eventually had to navigate the one-way system multiple times before we we directed on a second phone call to the actual street where the entrance is. This confusion and stress marred an otherwise pleasant stay. <br/>The decor was a little sparse, and provision of some basics like kitchen sponges, washing up liquid, tea-towels etc would be helpful.



Nothing<br/><br/>Got sent wrong key code, took 2 hours to find, we went in and it was dirty and not upto standard I've filed a complaint







A large excellently presented older style apartment maintaining all of its original features in a very tasteful style. <br/> <br/>The property was very well equipped and spotlessly clean.<br/><br/>Not the easiest place to find. We selected the property because it is in the middle of Whitby, finding it on arrival proved problematic, that maybe down to our failure to follow the instructions correctly.



The apartment was spacious, clean and fresh with neutral decor. The shower was good,which I always feel is important! The smart TV with access to Netflix was appreciated. The location was good, though as with many places in Whitby, there is a steep hill to get up to the property. <br/>The reason I haven't given a better score is because there ars a few things that could do with fixing. The bed in the smaller bedroom squeaks so loudly with any movement that it kept me awake, even with earplugs in. Also, in the living room one of the windows was open at the top and we couldnt get it closed which made it cold. The bathroom is nice with a lovely roll top bath but could do with some shelves to put washbags on rather than having to use the floor. Other than the bed, I wouldn't usually have been as concerned about these things, but it's not a cheap property to stay in and you have to pay extra for the damage waiver, so I think they should be addressed.



Light and spacious and clean, evidently newly refurbished. Bed was comfortable.<br/><br/>Expensive for the area at peak prices and even with discount. Huge security bond required (could be waived at additional cost)! Difficult to find due to postcode confusion, parking and entrance at different postcode to the postal address and SatNav map pin in brochure. Parking very tight and awkward to manoeuvre into. Very characterful property, but made too sterile; bland monochrome decor, no artwork on walls, no books, magazines or information on local area etc. Large selection of glasses in well equipped kitchen, but we would be scared to open a bottle of red wine, incase of spillage. Only oversize mugs for beverages, no cups. Lots of other minor annoyances, like cramped shower cubicle without even a small soap dish to stand your shampoo bottle on. Strenuous walk uphill from Station and town/restaurants and shops.



It was a nice enough flat, short walk into the main areas of Whitby (although hilly but everywhere is!). Modern and plain - very much a business let rather than someone's home.<br/>Pros:<br/>Short walking distance into main shopping/eating areas<br/>Had all amenities e.g. cookware, TV, Wifi, washing up liquid, loo roll and kitchen roll etc.<br/>Free of clutter<br/>Comfy beds<br/>Cons:<br/>Very tight parking space, we have a larger car and it was quite difficult parking, along with being up a very narrow street which can cause issues if someone is trying to come out.<br/>Also someone else had parked in the allocated space when we went out for the day so we had to park elsewhere.<br/>Flat is loud (road noise and neighbours footsteps)<br/>Odd layout<br/>Heavy doors which close loudly, doorstops are provided but still can be tricky trying to be quiet for neighbours or sleeping children.<br/>Flooring is spongy and uneven, feels like walking on a soft playground floor, not good for those with mobility issues.



Great location, had everything we needed. Bathroom is gorgeous.





Good location for shops, beach, restaurants etc <br/>Modern, clean, spacious had everything we needed<br/><br/>Everything was great



We stayed at Scoresby place in the last week of July 2023. It's a great place for a family with school-age children. It's in a slightly hilly area and on first floor, so not for people with limited mobility. The parking space is right outside the entrance, but it's a narrow road with cars parked along, so an SUV might struggle to turn into the space. The kitchen was well-equipped for cooking the evening meal if we didn't feel like going out. There were a few games and books in the cupboard. The whole flat is pleasant and airy, tidy and clean. The kids loved the deep bathtub, which was also useful for rinsing the sand off our things after the beach. The flat is very close to Whitby's shopping area with both independent shops and supermarkets less than 5 mins away. The host is a local agency and they were very proactive with communications and even checked for our lost property after after checkout when I called them up.



The location is ideal. The apartment is spacious and well equipped. Easy to access as per instructions provided.<br/><br/>It is rare to have an allocated parking space in Whitby however it is a very tight space especially when the adjacent space is occupied. Luckily I have a small car but it may help future guests if this were mentioned in the property description.



The apartment is well presented in a fantastic location within walking distance of Whitby town centre. The parking space is much appreciated, as this is hard to come by in Whitby.<br/>However, I do have some concerns. I'm uneasy about the additional deposit payment after booking. Airbnb explicitly warns against off-platform payments, yet the host sent me a link to pay a separate company "Superhog" after booking. The options are a non-refundable £25 fee to waive the deposit or pay the full £250 deposit with a non-refundable £10 admin fee. The host claims the fee is for "transferring to the other bank," but it seems unreasonable for a card transaction to cost £10. Had I read the fine print, I may not have booked. Blatantly passing on insurance costs directly to customers feels unfair and leaves a sour taste in your mouth. It also artificially makes the booking appear cheaper upon booking. For the sake of transparency, such costs and fees should be factored into the overall booking.

Linda A.


Stylish and comfortable apartment, great location with easy walking access to Whitby's attractions.





All in all, exactly what we wanted. Parking was a minor inconvenience, only because it is congested and I had difficulty getting our car into the allotted space given the surrounding vehicles. Apart from this, exactly what we expected.





Very clean & tidy<br/><br/>Beds not very comfortable



Hard to park car but close to amenities<br/><br/>Bath was a struggle and a rail or peg for hand towel in bathroom would be good



Great stay, highly recommended for a trip to Whitby



Great place in a good location. Would definitely return

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