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Abbey Vista

(Ref. 938357)

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (17)
  • apartment (16)
  • comfortable (13)
  • abbey (12)
  • lovely (11)
  • owner (10)

34 Customer Reviews

  • "Characterful historic property with lovely views and handy for all the attractions, especially the beach!"

    Good sized rooms and plenty of storage. The washer/dryer was crucial as there is no outside drying space; the parking space was a bit tight but never unavailable. Many thanks to the owner for stepping up when we had a bit of a crisis! The steps/stairs weren't an issue as we were all adults.

    Thank you very much for your review. It was very nice to meet you and your family. It certainly was a pleasure having you as guests in Abbey Visa and would welcome you back at any time. Kind Regards, Hilary Murphy (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jul 2023

  • "Abbey Vista never disappoints."

    Lovely location, clean and all the facilities that we needed. The double bedroom is exceptionally pleasant to wake up in, swathed in the rising Sun giving it a lovely glow and the most comfortable bed ever. Love Whitby love Abbey Vista. Hilary (owner) is the most pleasant and welcoming host and if there was any problem I know she would do her utmost to rectify it. No problem recommending this property at all. Also brilliant value.

    Hi Pat, Thank you for the great review. I am a little disappointed that you marked me down by 19 per cent for cleanliness, comfort and facilities & maintenance. It makes my beautiful apartment sound pretty bad. If you had let me know about any problems I would have righted them straight away. Regards Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well equipped apartment."

    Would highly recommend. Thank you

    Thank you very much for your Review. It was a great pleasure having you as guests at Abbey Vista. Kind Regards, Hilary Murphy (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2023

  • "I hadn't fully understood the amount of stairs up to the property, from how the listing described it."

    It was difficult getting in & out with 3 young children every day & the pushchair had to stay in the car wherever it was parked. We had thought the property would be baby friendly as there was a cot & highchair, but there was a rug with turned up corners in the lounge with a glass coffee table in the middle. Every side table also had glass on it, along with a glass kitchen door, glass cupboard either side of the fireplace & a huge glass mirror in the bedroom. We had to rearrange a lot of furniture as soon as we got there to make it safe for a toddler. Having said that, the location was great, beds were comfy & we had everything we needed. I just wouldn't recommend it with toddlers really.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Aug 2022

  • "Loved the apartment it was comfortable and well equipped."

    Cannot thank Hilary the owner enough for all she did to get us the internet on line again when through no fault of her own it was cut off for 3 days. Not a big deal but there was a couple of areas where the cleaners were lax, the fire and surround was very dusty, there was what looked like a diabetic Epi-pen under the big bed. The toilet seat also in double bedroom en-suite is very wobbly and succeeded in me almost ending up on the floor. None of these things would stop me from rebooking or recommending to friends.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Aug 2022

  • "The location of the property within Whitby is very good."

    A few minutes to the harbour or shops. Every access involves several sets of stairs. Mobility may be an issue for some.

    Reviewed by Cheryl3.8Jun 2022

  • "Loved Abbey Vista."

    The location perfect.The place itself is lovely, clean, with everything you need for a fantastic holiday. We definitely want to come back.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, it is very much appreciated. You would be very welcome to come back anytime . Hilary Murphy (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing holiday cottage."

    It has everything you need. The kids loved having their own floor.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "The location was brilliant but the apartment wasn't very clean when we arrived, especially the carpets."

    It was a real home from home and everything was there that we needed including a washer/ dryer and clothes airer. We managed to get parked in one of the spaces belonging to the building (there are only 2 spaces for 4 flats) so didn't use the car and jumped on the bus for a day trip to Scarborough. Lots of pubs/ restaurants within a short walk of this apartment. We had a great week in this apartment!

    I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying in Abbey Vista. I am very disappointed that it was not as clean as expected especially the carpets I will try to find out what went wrong and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Hilary Murphy (owner ) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.4Aug 2021

  • "This was our second holiday in Abbey Vista."

    We chose to return because the location, view and facilities are very good. The apartment is comfortable and well appointed with such good access to the beach and the town.

    Thank you so much, I am so pleased you had such a good time and decided to return a second time Hilary Murphy (0wner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had fallen lucky with the weather and was therefore out and about for most of our stay."

    However it was wonderful to return to comfortable clean well equipped apartment, where a hot shower was at hand along with any other home comforts we required. Having a washer/dryer was brilliant as I packed far less knowing I could do a wash. The apartment itself was well situated with the town on the left upon leaving and the beach to the right, only a 5 minute walk either way. Whitby has a lot to offer and we thoroughly enjoyed our week, and would definitely visit again.

    So pleased you had such a good time Hilary Murphy (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time, the down side is lack of free parking, although parking permits were provided for 4 out of the 7 days that we were there, the accommodation was very nice especially the view of the Abbey from the top bedroom, the main bedroom would benefit from a Black out blind as the sun came up at 4."

    30 and illuminated the bedroom making it hard to sleep. There is a lot of stairs to climb for this apartment so anyone with walking difficulties would struggle, but above all else well worth the money, very central to all the amenities, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at this apartment."

    Very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. Very quiet considering the central location within the town. Off road parking, a great bonus. One small drawback was the many stairs and steps on gaining access to the apartment, would not suit the physically impaired or extremely old and frail persons, though thankfully did not cause us too many problems.

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spacious and comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely owner who rang ahead of our stay which was very reassuring especially in these pandemic times as it gave the opportunity to ask questions.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Love the house was very clean and tidy we parked in car park back of church for ..."

    Love the house was very clean and tidy we parked in car park back of church for 24hours a day saved us worrying about it love Whitby just shame we left early due to all this virus at the time but we managed a few days break Hilary very helpful nothing to much problem thank you

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2020

  • "View from upstairs room of abbey spectacular."

    However not enough towels 2 bath towels only for double bed room for week, no hand towels. We had to buy some hand towels for there and kitchen. Couldn't get wifi to work kept stating poor connection.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Feb 2020

  • "Everything we needed and wanted for a lovely family holiday."

    Loved the selection of games and DVD's which allowed for some fun game nights when it was cold and blowy due to Storm Dennis. The kitchen was well appointed and had everything we needed to cook. The apartment was warm and cosy and very comfortable. The views of the abbey from the attic room were fantastic and the kids enjoyed their stay up there, they also liked purchasing bath bombs and enjoying a soak in the corner bath after all the walking and climbing we did. Hilary met us on arrival which was lovely and we had no issue with car parking as we had the disc and scratch cards. The location of the apartment is perfect too. Had a lovely holiday. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2020

  • "An absolutely lovely property."

    Central to everything. Spotlessly clean. With everything you would ever need. Very homely and welcoming. Home from home. A ******

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Dec 2019

  • "The apartment was in an ideal place and couldn't fault it apart from, the use of internet was not made clear that it was chargeable, was very expensive to use."

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Dec 2019

  • "Along side information given to us by yourselves, we also had wonderful communication with the owner who welcomed us and gave us lots of additional relavent information about the apartment and local area."

    Location was fabulous was literally a stone's throw from all the attractions and shops, and after a day out came back to a lovely heated , homely base.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great location for a base in Whitbey view of whitbey Abbey from upper bedroom amazing"

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic break at Abbey Vista, the flat was spotless on arrival and very comfortable."

    Location was perfect for west cliff and north beach, kids loved it so much they didn’t want to come home! Would definitely recommended. Only minor issue was parking, the property listing indicates a parking space is available with the property when actually it’s first come first served. We did spend some of the week finding parking spaces on the streets around the flat, although permits were provided so it didn’t cost us anything.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic location, only minutes to the town centre one way and minutes to the beach the other way."

    The apartment is well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable. Hilary (owner) was very helpful in securing us a parking spot which also meant we could arrive a little earlier than originally planned. The layout of the apartment is great for the kids as they had their own floor with own tv and bathroom facilities. Only a couple of niggles, there is only a freezer box in the fridge so not much room to store food and due to the parking constraints we didn't dare move the car all week!

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2019

  • "On arrival the bed linen was wrinkled and creased and didn’t look very inviting."

    The flat had a strong smell of disinfectant. The double bedroom would benefit from having a blind installed as it was extremely bright with the early morning sunshine glowing red though the curtains.

    Reviewed by Lynn2.5Jun 2019

  • "Lovely flat - great location, being near both the sea and shops; wonderful view of the Abbey from the upstairs bedroom; very comfortable bed."

    Owner keen to sort out any issues. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely flat in a brilliant location, with good parking facilities and everything needed for our stay."

    Communication with the owner was excellent and we would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2018

  • "Abbey Vista met our expectations, and is centrally situated being just a short but hilly walk to the beach,harbour and shops."

    We had a lovely week of sunny days and would certainly use this accommodation again in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jul 2018

  • "Lovely apartment ,very clean and comfortable,couldn’t get parked in space at rear of house ,paid for overnight parking for a couple of days ,owner brought us scratch cards over ,very kind of her ."

    Would certainly use cottage again if visiting Whitby again,would use Sykes cottages again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2018

  • "View from attic room spectacular could see abbey and church,."

    Tea and coffee much appreciated on arrival.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2018

  • "Our experience at Abbey Vista was great, the facilities and cleanliness were 1st class, the location for us was excellent, near enough to walk to some nightlife but far enough away as not to bother us."

    Parking could be better but I understand there's only so much space available, West Cliff car park is only 5 minutes away and at £7:40 for 24hrs it's a bargain. Looking forward to a return visit. Regards Colin Murray

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2018

  • "The apartment was beautifully clean and comfortable."

    Beds fresh and comfy with a range of pillows to choose from. Very convenience was provided for. Very happy.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2018

  • "No, nice apartment, good facilities ."

    Suited our needs.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2017

  • "Wonderful apartment and very good location."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by John4.8Aug 2017

  • "Apartment was in great location and property owner was wonderful and very helpful, made me very welcome and went out of her way to ensure we had all we needed."

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2016

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Summary

  • Over second and third floors: Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x third floor twin with sitting area with TV and en-suite corner bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car on first come, first served basis with additional public car parks in town
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk

The property

Abbey Vista is a two-storey apartment conveniently situated just a short stroll from the sea front and all the delights of the historic town of Whitby.

Set over the second and third floors of a large townhouse, the apartment is ideal for a family holiday in this ever popular town with some rooms offering views across the town to Whitby Abbey.

On the second floor is the master bedroom with a king-size double bed and an en-suite shower room.

Head up to the third floor to discover a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a small sitting room with a TV; a wonderful spot to hide away and relax with a good book.

The sitting room is comfortably furnished and the kitchen provides all the facilities you require to cook a tasty meal, however with an array of restaurants and cafes within walking distance, you may never even turn the cooker on!

Abbey Vista lies on the west side of the town which is home to many fine Georgian houses which were built during Whitby's prosperous era when the town's fortune depended entirely on the sea.

Head across the river to the picturesque old town with a myriad of red roofs and alleyways once home to the fishermen.

The Whalebone Arch and bronze statue commemorating Whitby’s most famous explorer Captain Cook, stand proudly on the West Cliff.

Take the 199 steps up to the famous Abbey, or spend a day on the beach as you watch the fishing boats come and go.

A lovely apartment in the centre of Whitby which will live long in the memory.

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About the location

WHITBY

Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas