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Calliope House

(Ref. 996376)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second stay at the lovely Calliope House."

    The house has everything you need for a stress-free stay. It is very clean, comfortable & cosy with plenty of space for guests to socialise together or have their own space. The location is perfect to access everything Whitby has to offer. All the information you could need is provided & the owners also make it easy to contact them if you have any queries. Whilst on street parking is always a challenge in Whitby, the provision of parking permits & suggestions for parking locations make it as easy as it could possibly be. We look forward to coming back again.

    Thank you for your comments and more importantly, we're so pleased you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "We stayed at Calliope House for my husband’s 50th birthday during half term and had a lovely few days with friends of ours and their son, and our daughter."

    It’s a beautiful town house in a great location, within easy walking distance to everything Whitby has to offer. The bedrooms on the first floor, and the sitting room on the ground floor, were very comfortable and beautifully furnished. We chose the property in part because of the large kitchen: we’re all into good food, and cooking and knew we’d be eating in for the three nights we were there. Unfortunately our third and final night was marred through lack of appropriate pots for the induction hob. This wouldn’t have been so much of a problem if I hadn’t spent a fortune on lobster and crab from the local fishmongers for a special 50th birthday supper. There was a pan big enough to accommodate cooking pasta for six people, but unfortunately it, and the other smaller pan, didn’t work on the induction hob so I was unable to cook the pasta and meal I’d prepared. We’d been able to use the induction hob successfully with the frying pans provided but I’m shocked the kitchen was stocked with appliances that couldn’t be used on the hob. As this was our final night and we only realised the issue in the final throes of trying to prepare a birthday feast, it was pointless trying to contact the owners. It’s a real shame as it ruined the meal. Think lobster and crab linguine without the linguine. Our only other feedback would be to provide door stoppers. We came with our small and well behaved dog, who likes company at all times. Unfortunately the sitting room and snug doors appear to be old, heavy fire doors, which would always close fully. This meant we couldn’t leave the doors ajar, so inevitably the dog would bark if I was on my own and left the room for a few minutes. It’s also a shame that the house is missing a guest book. It would have been lovely to read others’ recommendations of where to visit, recommendations for local activities, fish and chips etc. All this said, we would probably re-book but next time I’d bring my own saucepan and door stopper!

    I am confused about this. I have just checked all the pans including the large ones and they are all working normally on the hobs. Of course we only buy pans that work on hobs - little point in not doing so. Regarding doors, the doors you refer to are not 'old heavy fire doors' but the original nineteenth century doors. The house photos show these to be lovely old Victorian four panel doors. Due to the new government fire regulations, there has to be a 'protected fire escape route' which involves installing new fire doors or turning exisiting ones in to FD30 notional fire doors. The closers on these doors are the hidden internal type and not the commercial external ones (the horrible grey over the door ones) and they are not as strong in the closing as the commercial ones. If you stay in a property like this elsewhere and there are no notional fire doors then they are probably breaking the fire regulations and creating a safety risk to their guests. We take our responsibilities regarding safety very seriously and have spent a lot of money on converting these doors, installing a wired in alarm system, installing a new CH boiler, thumb-turn key locks on external doors etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8May 2024


    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful Calliope House exceeded our expectations."

    We settled in very quickly and there was masses of space for our family of five. Everything works, the kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are all very comfortable and the bathrooms are good quality. Parking was straightforward. The house is so well-located in Whitby, we didn’t need the car for our short stay. Would have loved to spend more time in the very pretty garden. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great Location and set up for our group."

    Very well maintained and stocked with kitchen essentials. Amazing trip. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful, spacious property, great location ."

    Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved this property in terms of layout, facilities and location."

    It was a perfect size, well-equipped, with lots of space to spread out in and relax. We loved it so much we’ve booked it already for the same time next year! Thank you

    Thank you for this comment. We're not going to disagree with you! And see you this New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Calliope House and we very much enjoyed our stay again."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely spacious house in a perfect location, we will definitely try to stay here again."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a comfortable house full of character and is conveniently situated to explore Whitby."

    The lack of parking was a problem and even at the end of September it took some time to find parking spaces and they were some distance from the property. The house was well furnished and the kitchen provided everything we needed. The only item our party would have appreciated was a grab handle on the wall to assist the youngest and oldest of our party in and out of the large deep bath.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic house, great location."

    Get there early to source parking, good local guide map to this once at property.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Calliope house."

    The facilities were great and the beds were very comfortable.It was placed in a good position to get into town and we sorted out the parking situation by parking near the park.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "We all loved Calliope House."

    Pictures definitely didn't do it justice, it was beautiful. Comfortable, spacious, very central for town and the park. We would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Calliope House - absolutely beautiful home with such lovely features."

    Very comfortable. Ideal location in Whitby. We parked two cars no problem. Definitely would love to return.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, great base for a family get-together."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property and location."

    Parking was a little tricky but once we had managed to get a spot we didn’t need to use the car all week (as everything was in walking distance). Definitely recommend and would book again !

    Thanks for this review - so pleased your stay was so good. Car parking is a general problem all over Whitby, we're lucky to have permit parking on our street and nearby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Calliope House, the house has been beautifully decorated and felt very homely."

    The location is also perfect, we would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely tastefully decorated and furnished house and very comfortable."

    We had a great stay and excellent value for money this time of year. Parking you can't help but having a big car didn't park outside but in Royal Crescent which is a bit of a walk uphill! But probably did me good. Very clean when we arrived and all very tastefully done. Will come back when I've got a mobility scooter for the hills of Whitby. Thank you we loved the house.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful and spacious property."

    Great location. Property is for 8 people, however not enough hot water for 8 showers. Would be better if there was a combi boiler.

    Thanks for the feedback. The hot water is set to come on for four hours a day. However, when more is needed, as the house notes explains, all that needs to be done is to press boost on the Nest dial in the hall. Using his can set the hot water for as long as is needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.1Jan 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Calliope house."

    Everything was perfect with lots of attention to detail and extra touches. We really loved the kitchen/dining area, it was so cosy (especially when the snow was falling) and the kitchen had everything you could think of, which is so often missing. We’ll definitely be booking again.

    Thanks for this review - we appreciate guests taking h time to upload comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jan 2023

  • "Calliope House is an exceptional property, excellent location and facilities."

    Communication from owners is also excellent and our family holiday was very comfortable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a fabulous house to stay in - spacious , great location and had everything we needed in the house and more."

    The pictures on the website do not truly show how fab this works place is - Already recommended to a friend who has booked for May

    5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Calliope House."

    The property is well laid out, spacious, in a great location, and generally very well equipped. The owners were easy to contact and extremely helpful. We all enjoyed the lovely garden space - a real bonus in the centre of Whitby. We would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Aug 2022

  • "Calliope House proved to be perfect for our three generation family holiday."

    Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy. The patio style garden is a real sun trap, and the summer house a lovely addition. The house was very clean with plenty of towels and bedding provided. We found the owner's information pack extremely useful, full of hints about Whitby. We had a great holiday in a great house. Thank you

    Thank you for this, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for leaving the house in such good condition for our housekeeping company. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely house it was everything you need in house great location everyone ..."

    What a lovely house it was everything you need in house great location everyone of us had a great time would really recommend this house for a holiday thanks for letting us your house for our mini break

    Thanks for this comment - so pleased you had a great stay in Calliope House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just arrived home after a wonderful week away at the Calliope House in Whitby with all the family and well behaved dog."

    the house sits very close to the harbour and all amenities and a short walk to the lovely beach and old town. This is a large house with four large bedrooms , plenty of bathrooms and separate toilets, the kitchen and large dinning area was great for all the family to enjoy a meal. Calliope house faces south and was always warm with plenty of hot water and easily managed through a nest heating control. the lounge and snug had large tv's and felt very comfy. A bonus was, we were able to park right outside the property , but does come with parking permits for free parking in other zoned areas, if i get the opportunity to stay again in Whitby, it will most definitely be in Calliope house, Well done it is a credit to the owners to be able to stay in this impeccable home.

    Thank you so much for your comments. It is very rewarding to hear that a group of guests enjoyed their stay so much. It is a special house and we love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great Location Good Facilities."

    Parking can be an issue, but this is an issue within the whole of Whitby. Parking just needs a little bit of thought. Lovely House, perfect location to explore Whitby. There is no shower in the lower ground floor

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful house."

    Which had been restored beautifully. Extremely convenient for the town and shops. Keith was very helpful with a problem we had and it was sorted immediately. As a family we love to cook, so we found the oven not quite good enough. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Dec 2021

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a lovely property."

    The location is perfect for everything that Whitby has to offer. The house is very well equipped and spacious.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house, great location."

    Plenty of parking passes, managed to find spaces nearby. Would be better with a combi boiler as even using the booster we ran out of hot water a few times. Overall we all enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "An absolute gem of a property, perfect location and furnished to a high standard."

    The house was extremely clean and truly felt like a home from home. The small enclosed garden was perfect too and although in October we didn’t get to use it much this would be fabulous in summer.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house for a mix of families, our 3rd visit to Whitby this year, this house is one of the nicest we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely house, very close to the centre of Whitby and Pannetts park which was brilliant for the kids."

    We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was beautiful, very spacious and comfortable."

    We were three generations and all loved it; plenty of sofa space in the main living room, a well equipped kitchen and a beautiful garden. One of the best properties we have ever booked. We were very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Fen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant house and location extremely clean everything you need would recommend and stay again 5 star"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic property one minute from shop's and takeaway only problem is parking"

    Reviewed by Noel4.7Aug 2020

  • "A really lovely house, situated conveniently close to the town centre."

    Clean, spacious, well equipped, comfortable and lovely spaces indoors and outdoors.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2020

  • "A return visit to Calliope House In spite of the current circumstances did not fail to provide excellent accommodation and facilities."

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Aug 2020

  • "Only let down prior occupants had not sorted bins out and left grill in a bit of a mess."

    However ended up not using so did not cause a problem. The house is great with spacious layout ended up working out expensive for us as couple of our party dropped out. Great to have the space. Parking was difficult but this is universal in Whitby. Garden area great. Location spot on. Comfortable roomy and well laid out with different view of Whitby. Owners very attentive.

    Reviewed by Les4.7Jul 2020

  • "Stayed here for 3 nights and I can honestly say it was the best house we have ever rented."

    There were 8 of us: x4 adults & x4 children and the abundance of space over 4 floors was fantastic. We found the house in excellent condition, very clean, comfy beds, fresh linen & towels, huge kitchen/diner area with an additional 2 lounges and a beautiful outdoor area - lots of space for our large party of guests. The house is equipped to a very high standard. It's ideal situation is perfect for a stay in Whitby with the town centre and beach 5 - 10min walk away. Parking discs were kindly provided and covered our entire stay there. I/we would definitely seek to stay in Calliope when next visiting the area. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a beautiful property in a fabulous location."

    We had a fantastic time. There were two families and there was plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen/diner is very spacious and the two reception rooms are great for giving the kids and adults space away from each other. There is a really useful boot room off one of the reception rooms which is great for bikes, shoes etc. The bedrooms are very comfortable and relaxing. The children loved being self-contained on the top floor. But the real star of the show for us was the garden terrace which is a lot bigger than it looks in the photo and is such a lovely spot to sit in for a lazy breakfast and for sharing a drink and a meal in the evening. We were really lucky with the weather so spent both nights sitting there by the fig tree and scented jasmine - bliss! We would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "We arrived and the house was beautiful and so clean to a very high Standard ."

    .. had everything we needed

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Calliope House is very well equipped, warm and comfortable."

    There are lots of stairs, some quite steep especially down to the kitchen. It was great having a washing machine/dryer. We enjoyed our stay. The house is very close to the railway station (we came by train) and close to the town center and harbour.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2020

  • "Just a fantastic place, perfect location, perfect 2 day break."

    ..highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful house very well equipped and comfortable, right in the heart of town centre, would definitely return to this property again."

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jan 2020

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    We holidayed as two families and it met our needs perfectly. So much space over 4 very comfortable floors. Everything you can think of provided. Great location, we didn’t move our cars for 7 days. Whitby provided us fantastic food and activities for our whole week. A great way to spend New Year!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2019

  • "The locality was perfect and the house as a whole was stunning."

    A couple of points , parking is very limited even with a parking pass it is difficult to find a space, I think this should be highlighted more, as once we had parked up we were not moving our cars in case we were unable to retain that space. Which we felt limited us from visiting neighbouring towns. We had a wonderful time! Also with such a wonderful kitchen maybe a TV wouldn't go a miss in here as this is where the 6 of us spent most of our time.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house was beautiful, better than we could have imagined."

    Lovely location too.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped."

    It is an ideal location for Whitby centre, the Abbey and the beach. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house is ideally located for everything in Whitby"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2019

  • "What an absolute delight it was to stay at Calliope House in Whitby."

    A beautiful house that has been well thought out, and is extremely comfortable. Would definitely recommend and would certainly consider again, for any future stays in Whitby

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful house in an ideal location."

    A great deal of thought has gone into what is in the house to make your stay comfortable and entertaining.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Aug 2019

  • "Calliope House is situated within a few minutes walk of Whitby town centre which was ideal as we intended to use the Steam Railway and eat out in the evening."

    The sitting area in the garden was an added bonus, perfect for relaxing with our friends and family members in the evening sunshine, who like us, thoroughly enjoyed their stay in this unique property,which we would highly recommend. A couple of concerns I would like to mention however,as the cleaner had not left out the required parking permits,I received a penalty charge notice,which I am having to challenge,and hope to have waived, the cleaner also did not leave out any dishwasher tablets.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Calliope House is beautiful and well equipped."

    It is in a great location and Whitby is a brilliant holiday destination. We had a wonderful family holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2019

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king size, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with claw-foot bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen/diner with gas fired stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug.
  • Gas Central heating with gas fired stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books, games and Netflix
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots and a highchair are available
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis with parking permit provided
  • Front, enclosed terraced garden with patio, furniture and summerhouse, small rear courtyard
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.5 miles.

The property

Positioned in the heart of Whitby, just a short stroll away from the town centre and from ever-flourishing Pannett Park and the fascinating Whitby Museum, is Calliope House.

Choose to celebrate a special occasion with your family and loved ones and explore this glorious region of Yorkshire, which uncovers many hidden gems and attractions for a memorable stay.

On return from a day at the beach or walks along the coast, enter through the hallway and find the snug room and sitting room, each offering a wonderful space in which to relax and unwind with a drink of your choice.

You will find the large kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor as well as the well-appointed utility and a shower room.

This stunning house is built into the side of the hill, giving you an elevated position, with double patio doors leading out from the dining area to a terraced garden and small summerhouse.

This is perfect for enjoying a delicious family feast cooked up in the fully equipped kitchen, then heading out for evening drinks on the patio for as the long summer night's will allow.

Find the bedrooms over the first and second floors, the master boasting zip/link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements, while the twin, ideal for children, offers a lovely little hide out with a Velux window showcasing views of Whitby.

There are two further king size bedrooms.

Head into the town centre to find abundant attractions awaiting your arrival, including the Captain Cook Museum, the Dracula Experience for any Bram Stoker fans and its iconic abbey ruins, which are reached by 199 steps and offer fabulous views over the town.

You can also venture out to see Whitby Harbour East Lighthouse, which makes a lovely afternoon stroll, with restaurants, shops and pretty, far-reaching views.

This is a wonderful getaway for a well-earned break to North Yorkshire.

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About the location


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 array of activities 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 everyone. 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. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas