“This is a nice house, but we feel it should be made clear in the listing that it is above a shop, meaning that there is a steep flight of stairs leading to kitchen from front door.”
The three bedrooms and the two bathrooms are then on the 2nd floor.
Although there is a 'courtyard' mentioned, this is the cobbled entrance alley way. For those with dogs, it is shared and is not enclosed. There is no area for dog toileting. I walked our dog to near-by dog friendly beach every morning, before the crowds emerged in the street outside the house.
As mentioned in previous reviews, there is street noise, more so for those in the front master bedroom.
House is very well equipped kitchen wise and beds quite comfortable. I would not describe this as a luxury place to stay, but is nice. It isn't peaceful, but is a fun place to be in the nicer and less commercial side of the harbour in walking distance to Abbey, Cleveland coastal walk, harbour beach and main beach.
There are many nice places to eat out, but most places currently require booking in advance.
I found the main bathroom and kitchen floors to be dirty and had to clean old food from edges of kitchen to stop dog from sniffing and trying to get underneath. Bathroom floor was very grubby which was disappointing.
Please note, that although advertised are parking permits for the property, I found a free parking space in the permit area on only one occasion in the 7 days we were there.
(Please bare in mind that we stayed in peak summer time during school holidays).
There are a very limited number of spaces for permit holders and they are a ten minute walk away. A local resident and businessman told us that local businesses are using these spaces, rather than them being available for visitors to Whitby.
There is plenty of pay and display parking with long-stay car-parks that charge £9 for 24 hours. We did this on occasion. Or you can pay the council in advance for £7 per day tickets for council car parks.
There is one row of about 30 spaces along Church Street that is unrestricted, but spaces rarely appeared. Be careful of the restricted area with-in the white lines though, as there is very poor signage that states 40 minute stay only. As a visitor, I was unaware and given a parking fine.
All in all, it was a nice stay and would recommend, as long as you don't mind a quirky type house that is old and with very uneven floors. Just a little added cleaning would be appreciated prior to arrival.