Apartment in Whitby, - Right By The Harbour Amongst the Shops of the Old Town
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
The Great Escape.
The lookout was ideal due to the large roof terrace and the Weather being kind to us.
The views from the terrace were amazing. Watching the boats and yachts going by and the swing bridge operating.
A very interesting place to stay, we loved it so much we booked an extra night which was done easily via home away by contacting the owner.
The apartment is very well equipped and has original arts and crafts feel.
Convenient for all our food needs as numerous restaurants and take aways are nearby.
I even had a 3 hr boat fishing trip on “Libby” and took some good cod home!
We’ll be back!😎�
Thank you for your kind comments. Reminds me to do a fishing trip myself sometime! There is even whale watching from Whitby on the Specsioneer! Hope to see you again at Swing Bridge Lookout!
Great meet up
The properties position was brilliant. Every thing you need from a home-from-home-weekend. A second toilet roll being available would have been great but that’s not a criticism as a full roll was available when we arrived. ( a medical problem suffered from one of the visitors meant we ran out after the shops shut!)
wedding Anniversary weekend treat
We have stayed at this little gem a few time now. And we always have an amazing time. It might be a little could to sit outside on the private balcony all evening. But we did manage a little tight cap out there each night. Sat watching the world go by is a real joy. The flat was clean. It has every thing you need for a nice break, from cutlery cups microwave and washer. To a TV DVD and radio, along with soap hand towels and warm central heating. All easy to use. I've said it before this is our favourite place to stay in whitby. Right in the centre of every thing. But peaceful and quiet when you want it to be. (Exept for seagulls) although at this time of year they whe very well behaved. Over all 11/10 and we will most definitely be booking again.
Shaun & Christa
What a fantastic review, thanks Shaun. Really appreciate you taking the time to do it. Welcome back soon!
Half Term in Whitby
Swing Bridge Lookout is a little gem of a property. You have all the amenities you need, and the views onto the river and the bridge are fantastic. We stayed for four days during half term, and we had a wonderful trip.
Our little one loved it, right in the heart of Whitby and approx 60 seconds from the 199 steps, and it gives you access to the beach, shops restaurants and of course the customary boat trip into the bay.
We'll be going back in the future!
Lovely review, thank you!
Amazing location , fabulous views
Lovely little apartment in a perfect location in Whitby. Has amazing balcony, great to sit with a cuppa and watch the world go by. It’s cosy and quirky, my children loved the bunk beds and fancy dress box. We hope to return soon. Only slight drawback is parking and unloading. I recommend travelling light and once you’re in, it’s all worth the stairs and having to park quite a way from the flat. Great value too
Thanks for your review. At the moment the normal parking near to the flat has been suspended whilst the flood defences are being installed, but once that is finished in e guests will again be able to park close by. Without the two flights of stairs there would be no roof terrace with amazing views!
Two minutes walk along to the sheltered beach of Tate Hill Sands where Dracula's boat landed! Five minutes walk across the Swing Bridge to the west side of the river and along to the wide open expanse of Whitby Sands which stretches 2 miles all the way to Sandsend.
The main roads to and from Whitby are the A171 and A169. The Whitby train station is approximately 500 yards from the cottage, about a five minute walk, taxis available. A car is not necessary as all facilities are within easy walking distance. Nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley (Teesside) at 45 miles, approximately 1.5 hours by car.
Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles.
Scarborough 20 miles.
York 60 miles.
A varied selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars all within easy walking distance. Steam railway station approx. 5 minutes walk, museum 5 minutes walk, Abbey and 199 steps 10 minute walk through beautiful cobbled streets with individual gift shops and coffee shops to visit en route
J W Rogers
About J W Rogers
We are a family of 4 and the flat is our special retreat. We love returning to Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. We hope you will find our property like a 'home from home', with lots of books and dvds!
J W Rogers purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why J W Rogers chose Whitby
I've been coming to Whitby for over 50 years and always wanted a bolthole here, so when we saw that this flat with possibly the best location and view in Whitby was for sale we knew we had to have it!
What makes this Apartment unique
Best fish and chips in the world at the Magpie café according to Rick Stein - and us! Crabbing! The seaside! The steam train ride over the moors! Whitby's charm both old and new - the shops, the abbey, the museum, Dracula! Whitby has it all!