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Explorers Rest

(Ref. 1089100)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The was well appointed very clean would definitely stay there again"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Super apartment great location 10 minutes walk into town,with parking."

    Spotlessly clean and welld furnished and everything's you could wish for to make a great break in Whitby. A credit to the owner and Lorraine.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely clean modern apartment."

    Very quiet but just a short walk away from the town & railway station.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay."

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Layelah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, ideally situated for the town !"

    Very comfortable & homely, well equipped for every need ! The welcome pack was a nice surprise, it was very thoughtful ! Would definitely recommend & will be returning in the future !

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kev5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Explorers Rest , this is one of our favourite holiday properties in Whitby, staying there on three separate occasions in recent holidays is testament to that."

    The location is great, the underground parking is also such a bonus as Whitby gets very busy and has very limited parking. The holiday property is a luxurious property in all aspects, very comfortable and excellent facilities and always spotlessly clean. The owners always make our stay very welcome with a very generous welcome pack and much information on local restaurants, bars , cafes and places to visit as well as providing important contact numbers from taxis to medical assistance if ever required. Top notch holiday apartment in our apartment in lovely location right opposite Pannet Park yet only 5 - 10 minute walk into Whitby ctre.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow! what an amazing place!"

    As a young couple on their first holiday together we really wanted a home from home and that's what we got. We were amazed with the cleanliness of the flat and how amazing it smelt. We were left with everything we could wish for and more. The welcome hamper and flowers was such a lovely touch. The location was perfect with a 5 minute walk from whitby and the train station, Whitby itself is beautiful with plenty of things to do, places to eat and drink. All in all would highly highly recommend to others!

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fabulous week in a beautiful apartment, so comfortable, we could not fault it , one of the very best we have stayed in ."

    A lovely welcome basket and luxury toiletries was an unexpected bonus . Thankyou . The apartment block is an easy ten minute stroll into Whitby and with the added benefit of secure underground parking it was perfect for us . Everything that we needed for a really fantastic week , the apartment owners have really considered their guests and obviously take great pride in their property, it smelt gorgeous, was spotlessly clean , comfortable bed and beautifully furnished. I loved the chair by the window , lovely view . We loved Whitby , Pannett Park , a glass of wine and a beer in The Elsinore on our way home . The Magpie Cafe was superb . Goathland , York on the Park and Ride . Scarborough, Saltburn by the Sea , I could go on and on . Disappointed we hadn't booked two weeks . Will we return , absolutely

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was spotlessly clean and kept to a very high standard."

    Secure parking and ideally situated for walking to harbour, train station etc. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "The apartment was beautiful, everything you need, well equipped kitchen spotlessly clean , perfect location to whitby."

    short walk to town , had a welcome basket, which was a lovely gift. bus service excellent, so I didn't have to use the car very often or at all till I came home. The parking bay was perfect, and I already recommend it to friends .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Explorer's Rest, and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent venue location and facilities."

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous apartment spotlessly clean containing everything you need."

    Really good location opposite Pannett Park and the secure parking is a real asset especially in Whitby. We had a lovely stay and will happily recommend to others.

    Thank you for your great feedback, and enjoyed our lovely town. Thanks again Claire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful apartment."

    The welcome pack was wonderful. We had a couple issues but they were sorted out very quickly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Hi June, Thank you for staying with us. We would love to host you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this apartment."

    It was equipped with everything we could possibly need and spotlessly clean. The welcome hamper was very generous, the best we have ever received in a holiday property. There is just one issue we would like to raise. That is the constant noise, mainly in the bedroom, of what we assumed to be the immersion heater. I notice previous guests have commented on it in the guest book and they thought it was a ventilation system. We couldn't find any evidence of such a system or we would also have turned it off. We got used to it after a couple of days but it did keep us awake on the first night. Apart from that we really enjoyed our stay and intend to book again when we next visit Whitby. Thank you. Susan & John.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful and well appointed apartment in a wonderful position."

    Spotlessly clean, would definitely recommend to friends ans family. Wonderful welcome pack.

    Mr KnowlesSep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this apartment."

    Everything you could want for our week away. Bed was really comfortable and the gift basket and flowers are a lovely touch. Can't praise this place enough. Absolutely 5 star! Nice easy walk into Whitby. Lots of lovely wildlife around the apartment. including all the bats in the evening. PS the fan has been a godsend. Thank you so much.

    Bill And RoseAug 2022

  • "This holiday rental was excellent."

    It was very well located for all parts of Whitby on foot. The accommodation was very clean well equipped and with a large comfortable bed. I am sure we will return.

    Hi Rosemary Thank you very much for your review. We would love to host you again in the future, if you return to Whitby! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property, well kept and thoughtfully equiped."

    Explorers rest is everything you could need in a holiday property. The welcome basket was such a lovely welcome after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was fantastic it had everything we needed plus more."

    The garage was a bonus , the car stayed inside all week. We used local buses and did loads of walking to and from town. Whitby was always a day visit for us but the week we had was lovely. We would definitely book Explorers Rest if we were going back, and will recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A great apartment for couples, comfortably furnished, very well maintained and a really helpful host."

    It’s perfectly positioned for ease of traveling along the coast or into the moors by bus or train, leaving the car in the apartments secure parking. We had some amazing coastal and moor/dales walks and hope to go back again soon as there’s so much more to do there.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great Apartment, Lovely decor, really appreciate the welcome pack, would recommend to friends and family."

    Relaxing stay, just what we needed, would definitely stay again in the future.

    Lorraine And AlanMay 2022

  • "Great apartment,clean spacious full of all accessories you need for a lovely break by the sea."

    Underground parking a bonus. A gorgeous welcome basket very thoughtful and appreciated.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic apartment with parking ."

    We cannot fault anything about this apartment in a quiet area 10 minute walk to the harbour.we had the best welcome hamper left for us that we have ever had .We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great Location for walking into town."

    An enjoyable stay in your lovely comfortable apartment, despite the mixed weather. Thank you for the flowers ans welcome pack

    Vince And KathrynFeb 2022

  • "Lovely apartment with everything you need, welcome pack, flowers a nice touch!"

    Keith And Caroline WheatleyNov 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment, thank you for the lovely welcome pack and flowers."

    We have had a lovely relaxing few days here, Will definitely be back and recommend it to others.

    Debbie And Kevin CliftonNov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable and beautifully furnished apartment,The flowers and welcome pack were very much appriciated"

    Lynne And Derek PriceNov 2021

  • "Enjoyed our first visit to Whitby, we were very lucky with the weather."

    Lovely flat and welcome goodies, we will return!!

    Liz And KeithOct 2021

  • "First time for us in Whitby, have has a lovely Christmas and will be sad to leave."

    The apartment is first class, so warm and cosy and everything you could need, home from home, Thank you for the flowers and lovely welcome pack. Would definitely return and recommend!

    Janet And Stephen

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  • Third-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge and bedroom
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • 50kw vehicle charger 0.5 miles at Lidl supermarket
  • Note: There is lift access from both the car park and the lobby

The property

This wonderfully presented, third-floor apartment with full lift access enjoys a central location within Whitby, only a stride away from a range of amenities, including Whitby’s wonderful beach.

Stylishly presented throughout, Explorers Rest is the perfect sanctuary for couples looking to explore this charming town and the surrounding area, including the scenic North Yorkshire Moors.

After finding the designated parking space in the private undercroft car park, enter into the communal hall and locate Explorers Rest.

After a day of exploring, look forward to spending your down time in the open-plan living space; the cosy lounge area is lovely spot to sit back and relax catching up on your favourite shows on the large TV after a busy day exploring the local area.

When you’re not sampling one of the award-winning restaurants, the well-equipped modern kitchen comes with all the essentials required to impress your partner with a sumptuous meal.

Serve your culinary delights at the dining table, complemented with a glass of bubbly as you toast to a long-awaited getaway to this splendid location.

Take in the evening air outside on the private balcony, complete with bistro table and chairs, here you can reflect on the day’s events while sipping a welcome glass of wine or your favourite tipple.

The stunning master bedroom, is the perfect place to rest your weary head, comprising of a luxury king-size bed, Smart TV and ample storage for your personal belongings.

The bathroom, with its deep bath tub and shower, is perfect for a long soak in the evening, as well as an invigorating shower in the morning.

Enjoying a central location in the town, you won’t have to travel far to find an abundance of eateries; from classic fish and chip shops to well-establish restaurants and cafés, there’s something for all tastes and budgets.

Wander the quaint streets of the historical port of Whitby, browsing a range of independent shops, enjoy the harbourside, grab an icecream before strolling along the beachfront as the sun goes down.

The Blue Flag beach is ideal for an afternoon of sunbathing, as well as providing many watersport opportunities, with a picturesque lighthouse to walk up to.

Climb the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey, providing glorious clifftop vistas at the top, or visit the Captain Cook Museum and learn the tales of the famous explorer.

With all this, along with the North York Moors for scenic walks and bike rides nearby, there's plenty to look forward with a holiday at Explorers Rest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Please note this property does not accept children or infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas