4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

The Old Sweet Shop

in Whitby


(56 Reviews)

The Old Sweet Shop is a newly renovated, stylish apartment located on the south side of Whitby Harbour. The spacious two bedroom apartment sleeps four guests and is ideally placed for exploring the town.
Once occupied by the towns famous ‘Aunty Alice’ this old sweet shop was well known by all the locals.
The apartment has on-site private parking for one car.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Ground Floor Apartment

The Old Sweet Shop is a ground floor apartment so you won't have any stairs to climb during your stay.

Property Highlight #2

On Site Parking

A luxury in Whitby, there is free on site parking for one vehicle.

Property Highlight #3

Rich in History

Once occupied by the towns famous ‘Aunty Alice’ this old sweet shop was well known by all the locals. Today it is a recently renovated, stylish two bedroom apartment.

The Space
This bright ground floor apartment has been renovated to an extremely high standard creating a perfect space to enjoy a short stay by the coast. With a pale, neutral colour palette the apartment gives a real sense of calm.

On entering the apartment you step directly into the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The two cool blue sofas frame the living area, surrounding a white wooden coffee table and metallic thread rug. From the feature window seat you can see the infamous Whitby Abbey, watch the world go by or enjoy the latest drama on the wall mounted, flatscreen tv.

The dining area comfortably seats four people at the simple, white and wood rectangle dining table. Centred between the kitchen and living area you can enjoy a feast for four or a romantic meal for two.

The fully equipped kitchen features cool grey doors with white speckle effect worktops and marble effect grey metro tiles. The kitchen has everything you would need for a short break including a fridge, oven, ceramic hob, microwave, kettle and washing machine. You’ll also find little luxuries such as a Nespresso coffee machine and a dishwasher. Adding a pop of colour to this open plan area are some Whitby themed fine art prints by Bridget Wilkinson.

This whole area is flooded with light from the large sash style windows. With ample space you can cook, dine and relax as a group during your stay.

Head down the hallway from the dining area and you’ll find the first of the two bedrooms. With a zip and link bed you have the option to configure this as one kingsize bed or two small singles. The bed features an upholstered, Chelsea style headboard and is dressed with grey toned cushions and bed throw. With marble style bedside tables and matching lamps the room is simple and symmetrical.

Head back to the hallway and you’ll find the bathroom. The bathroom includes a WC, basin and large walk in shower. It feels fresh and modern with chrome fixtures and fittings and large white ceramic tiles on the walls and floor.

The second bedroom can be found at the end of the hallway. This room features a double bed with a mink coloured fabric headboard and dressed with blue and grey patterned cushions. The room is finished off with geometric patterned lamps and artwork by Bridget Wilkinson.

Taking its name from what it once was, The Old Sweet Shop is a generous, bright and airy space, ideal for those looking for a little bit of calm away from the busy cobbled streets of Whitby.

Once a hidden trove of delicious hard boiled sweets and tasty chocolates, the children would scurry down the hill to use the coin machines at the front of the shop. Aunty Alice and her sisters ran the shop right through the war years and into the early 1980’s creating many sweet memories during some hard times.

Located in Spital Bridge in Whitby, The Old Sweet Shop is a lovely harbourside less than a 10-minute walk to the town centre. There you’ll find narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques, pubs and fish restaurants. You can 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’.

On the other side of the River Esk, you’ll come across cosy pubs, fun arcades and even more fish restaurants on Pier Road. Venture along the lively road and you’ll reach the beautiful, blue flag West Cliff Beach which is lined with idyllic beach huts.

Getting Around
The centre of Whitby is a short ten-minute walk from The Old Sweet Shop.

Whitby train station is less than 15-minutes away on foot 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.

  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Free parking on premises
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Single level home
  • Smoke detector
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Free parking on street

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

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(56 Reviews)



Great location but on a busy road so you can hear the cars drive by.

Parking space was convenient and the wifi was good.



The cottage was beautiful and comfortable the location is really good for the town , kitchen was well equipped
Shower was amazing

Not much storage in one of the bedrooms ok if going for a few days but would struggle for a week maybe a few bedside drawers instead of a table .






perfect place to stay a few minutes walk from the main part of Whitby, lovely apartment. incredibly clean and great communication from the host. would reccommend



Lovely stay. Perfect location.



A comfortable apartment

It would have been useful to have known on arrival into the property that the TV didn't work. Just a note on the table would have sufficed. There's an instruction book for the Samsung TV but no reference at all to the wireless connection in order to get any service e.g. passwords were required, etc. We only found out that it didn't work due to a fire at the mast when I telephoned Guest Relations next day.
There was no heating on & the only instructions regarding this refer to the hand held thermostat & the need to turn the dial clockwise to increase the heating. However, there is no dial on the thermostat. On phoning Guestb Relations we were told to find the boiler & check that as to whether the heating was turned on. It wasn't. It's all very well pointing out in the property manual & on the e-mail received prior to arrival which energy company provides the gas & electricity but it would be more useful to visitors to know how to control it!
Although we didn't arrive with muddy boots ( but if you did you were asked to leave them outside) it would be useful to have a boot tray just inside the door.






Short distance to harbour area and Abbey.



We provided our own breakfast. The location was very good but traffic noise in sitting room / kitchen was loud but off course we realise you cant have everything 100 %.

We couldn't control the heating and that left us a bit colder than we would have liked.
Why can't ordinary TV be part of your package. Freesat / Freeview and Sky would be brilliant. Even without the SKY it would be much better for us.



Muy bien



Great location and aesthetically pleasing but there were some issues and I wouldn't stay again. Kitchen was lovely but no dishwasher tablets which was frustrating. In one room the mattress desperately needs (Website hidden by Airbnb) has a body sized dip in the middle and isn't comfortable. There was a dirty plate in the cupboard and the shower grouting needs cleaning. There were issues with the car being blocked in and the WiFi wasn't working. Whilst these are all fairly small issues, for the price we paid we felt disappointed.



The apartment was brilliant , clean , and the location was great too.

the heating controls could of been more easy to understand.



Spacious, comfortable beds, very clean, the shower ideal location.

Couldn't connect to wi-fi



Clean tidy close to centre

Bathroom a bit small shower door opening inwards and tv didn’t work properly






Great location, very well equipped, extremely clean

Parking was a little tight

rachael b


Stayed in this apartment for 4 nights, could not fault it! It was spotlessly clean, spacious living area, 2 beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom was small but the shower was fantastic. The location is amazing with a short, flat walk into the centre of town. The parking space was a real plus as parking in whitby is generally expensive and a bit of a nightmare. The apartment has its own designated parking space in a very safe car park to the rear of the property! We will be back!



Stayed in this apartment for 4 nights, could not fault it! It was spotlessly clean, spacious living area, 2 beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom was small but the shower was fantastic. The location is amazing with a short, flat walk into the centre of town. The parking space was a real plus as parking in whitby is generally expensive and a bit of a nightmare. The apartment has its own designated parking space in a very safe car park to the rear of the property! We will be back!

Couldn't fault anything at all.



A clean, well located and nicely decorated place near the heart of Whitby. we had a nice stay but overall not the best value and quite small rooms throughout.



Comfy bed

More wardrobe space

Richard G.


Great location to use as a base for exploring Whitby. Car space a little tight! Clean and well proportioned place. Would revisit.



The flat is lovely, perfect location for Whitby. It was very clean and the communication was great. The only small issue I have is we were provided with very few bathroom amenities. For example there were only two toilet rolls for four people over a three nights stay. Just something that could be improved. On the other hand the kitchen was really well equipped.






This ground floor two bedroom apartment has a great location about 10 minutes flat walk into the town. The area itself is quiet and and felt very safe. The apartment is very smart. It has two bedrooms one contains a king size double bed, which looks as though it can split into twins if required and a queen double, bother are at the back of the property overlooking the courtyard where you can park your car in the designated space. The kitchen contains an oven, hob unit, fridge-freezer and dishwasher along with microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. There is also a large amount of crockery and cutlery as well a cleaning materials and tea & coffee etc. There was even some fresh milk in the fridge for us.
Both rooms share a bathroom which contains the toilet, a small washbasin and a big shower which had brilliant water pressure. All the towels and bed linen are also supplied. The standard of finish is excellent and our party of four had an excellent two night stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to you, if fact this was the first time our friends from Edinburgh had stayed in an AirB&B. They were so impressed they will now look for others whenever they go away.
Well done to team, keep up the good work



Good location to explore area. View of Abbey from front door. Good facilities. Tight parking.

Small bathroom & sink but we had all we needed.



Good location near to town

No outdoor space



Location, decor, well equipped with everything you needed. Beds were comfy too

Car parking is so tight, especially if other vehicles are large and not 100% sensibly parked. Bathroom tight fit especially when 4 staying but serves a purpose. Watching TV wasn't set up for easy use, clearer instructions. Not that we watched it much, but the Euros had started. Plus just to catch the news.



Great place to stay, can recommend it !



Nice and modern apartment. Good central location

Parking was a nightmare. Didn’t get the parking I was allocated and had to speak to other guests in order to get my car out in the morning as I was blocked in.
Also very noisy as next to quite a busy road.



Clean and tidy flat with everything we needed for our stay, about a 10 minute walk from the swing bridge and the town centre, parking for one mid sized car in an allocated space to the rear. Plenty of hot water and nice and warm if the heating is needed ,the flat is on a fairly busy road, but the traffic noise wasn’t intrusive. I would come back!



Excellent cleanliness, very welcoming,






Great location.short walk into town. Clean modern apartment. Everything you need for a short break .

No shelving in the bathroom ,to place toiletries on.



The Old Sweet Shop is a fabulous place to stay. It is as lovely as it looks on the pictures and very spacious and spotlessly clean. It has everything it says in the description and more. The tea, coffee, sugar and even milk in the fridge was a welcome surprise when we arrived after our drive up. The private parking at the back is a bonus as parking seems very limited in the area. The apartment is all on one level (even though there are a few steps up to the front door), and very warm and comfortable. Within easy walking distance of the town centre, it's an ideal home from home while you explore. The only thing we missed was normal terrestrial channels on the TV, even though there was Netflix and all the catch apps, but maybe that's just us being old fashioned. All in all, we would definitely recommend a stay here. Fabulous!



Great little property in a great location. Will definitely be back.



Excellent facilities, high standard fixtures and fittings, comfortable and very clean.




Good location , 10 minute walk to Whitby centre with 3 kids and a pram.

Didn't dislike anything other than the early check out Sunday at 10am which was a bit tight. The charge of £35 option to check out an hour later was very steep in comparison to other apartments accommodation we've stayed in . One other problem couldn't find anywhere to recycle bottles etc which would be a good green option for future reference.



Loved the spec and the location

Gave a score of 9 - as toilet seat was loose!



Fantastic place to stay. Very clean and near to all the places to visit



This cottage is near the town, so clean and everything is provided, nice quality bedding and very easy to make it home for the time we were there, parking available, all in all a great find



location, modern, clean, private parking, everything you could need in the kitchen etc x

I thought it said highchair provided but maybe I read wrong.
we had our toddler and newborn with us



The property was clean and warm when we arrived and had a nice feel when you opened the front door. The beds were comfortable. It had everything we needed for our stay.



Lovely apartment very clean, stylish interior and great location.



Modern & clean apartment & well placed to explore Whitby. We had request the king bed to be split into 2 singles however this hadn’t been arranged as there was an issue with the bed. The house manager did offer for maintenance to come the morning after & he was very polite & helpful (thank you Callum). Would absolutely recommend & return.



Lovely apartment in a great location by the harbour. Very clean and modern.



Location is ideal for walking back in to Whitby town and close to the Abbey.
Accommodation is first class, clean and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Accommodation wise - somewhere to hang coats and hanging space in second bedroom.
Location - If road noise is an issue then maybe this is not the place for you. Very noisy but we didn’t let it spoil our time there.

Lisa Evans


Small but cosy, great location to explore Whitby and surrounding areas, walkable distance to town centre etc;
Would definitely return :)



Lovely modern apartment. Spotless.

Beds a bit small. Apart from that nothing.



Great Shower and relatively close proximity to town centre.

Rather uncomfortable / inappropriate sofas. Not particularly clean especially the bathroom and not what you would expect for the cost.
Worst TV service known - Now TV with extremely limited channels and no standard terrestrial channels. Over complicated TV operation. Very thick duvets for summer months. Thankfully the weather was good so we were out and about for most of the time, otherwise it would have been a nightmare to stay indoors.
In our opinion, this property is overpriced for what you are getting.



Very nice



Great spot - very high quality finish to everything, well furnished, great communications from host, and just a 10 minute walk to the old town



Lovely clean, bright and modern apartment close to the town centre. Great power shower. Plenty of cups, plates etc and there was a pint of milk waiting in the fridge for us. Lots of information provided before arrival.

Not much soundproofing between the apartment and the one above. A full length mirror would be a great addition.



Good location and very nice apartments. Would recommend!!



Very stylish and very clean flat. A great base for visiting Whitby and surrounding area. Communication was very quick and clear. Thanks for a great short stay.



A lovely, fresh and stylish apartment in the heart of Whitby. Good location to the centre and to the beautiful Abbey too. Sparking clean with great attention to detail which is most reassuring in these times. Quiet and peaceful at night which made for a restful sleep. Parking is a bonus! Good and prompt communication. Thanks to you all for a lovely stay!



Gorgeous apartment. Really clean throughout, great facilities and utensils to cook and clean if needed. The beds are extremely comfy. Fabulous location, about a 15 minute walk to the beach front and you can see the abbey from the front window! Will definitely be back!

Home Truths

The Old Sweet Shop is located on a new development which can be tricky to find. We will send over a Google Pin of the exact location prior to arrival - we recommend referring to this to help you find the property.

If you are travelling with more than one vehicle, you will need to park in a pay and display carpark or nearby free parking. Full details would be provided prior to arrival.

The property doesn't have a bathtub but it does benefit from a walk in shower.

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