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High Ridge

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay central to everything, great views, would recommend to friends"

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovelly, apartment in centre of Whitby."

    Easy access to all the shops,bars restaurants etc. Compact top floor apartment with great views across to Whitby Abbey.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a great time at High Ridge cottage well equipped and comfortable, excellent location and fantastic views overlooking beach and Abbey."

    Would definitely recommend this cottage good "all rounder" value for money! will be happy book again

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed at high ridge for the same weekend four years on the trot."

    We love it here, as it is great for us and the dog. We love visiting Whitby, and the location of High Ridge is perfect, as its not on the main road, but only a 5 min walk. Has everything you need for a stay and the views of the Abbey from the living room are incredible.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with amazing views."

    Climb two sets of stairs so not for anyone with mobility issues. Parking an issue as very busy so if you plan to use your car a lot that might be an issue. Parking permits provided. We stayed 3 nights and didn't need to move our car as we stayed local. Close to shops, seafront and Whitby Abbey.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Aug 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable with everything you need in the apartment."

    The location is spot on very close to the centre of whitby would definitely recommend this property. Parking is a bit of problem ( same all over whitby though) the scratch off tickets very handy when you get a space

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our second stay at High Ridge."

    We find the apartment very warm, cosy and comfortable. It has great views and the central location is excellent to explore Whitby. For those points above it is a great place to stay and have given it 4 stars. Unfortunately, this time there were a few areas where we felt the facilities and maintenance were a bit lacking. Maybe because it is getting to the end of the season and a revamp is due? The accommodation could do with a bit of TLC. In the bathroom the lighting is very poor, the shower head and tile grout had black mould. It was difficult to prevent the shower leaking as the shower screen/rubber is beyond its best. The bedding seemed tired and the duvet cover, although was clean and fresh, did have some evidence of old stains and a few dark marks on it. We also had to wash the crockery/cutlery that we were going to use as they had not been cleaned properly and some of the surfaces in the kitchen were 'sticky'. The instructions to put the rubbish around the back of the property could do with clarification as there are no bins and was told there was a bit of a dispute about this so we probably upset one of the neighbours as we put all our rubbish in their bin. Also, one final inconvenience, we had to move he car around as not enough parking permit cards were left for our stay and you cannot get them from the Tourist Information Offices anymore. We would have filled out the Visitor's Book in the apartment, but it looks like someone has decided to rip out all the spare pages?

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Nov 2022

  • "The view from this property is amazing; however I don't think the description is fully accurate as to the 'steepness' of the stairs i."

    E. whilst you have highlighted that anyone with mobility issues will struggle, I don't think it is clear as to how steep/number of stairs in order to access. The cleanliness is without fault, however I would recommend including information on the main kitchen bin as the day collection of the outside bins takes place. It is also worth noting (though this isn't your fault) that the bins are used by the public walking past and as such the recycling bin could not be used as it was already full and tagged as containing incorrect items. The kitchen equipment provided was excellent and almost every need catered for (as previous guests have noted, there was a fight each morning for the chair to watch sunrise from the kitchen window!)

    Reviewed by Justina4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely flat with amazing view."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "For a change we decided to book an apartment for our holiday rather than the usual hotel and we were not disappointed."

    The apartment is central to Whitby and only a short walk from all the amenities, shops, restaurants and pubs which was ideal. High Ridge itself is very quaint although not for the infirm as there are a number of flights of stairs to master but the views from the living area at the top are wonderful. The place was very clean and we had everything we wanted for our stay. Communication with the owner Michelle was great and everything was explained. Parking is of a premium around the property and we did find ourselves having to park about 10 minutes away as everywhere around the property was taken but that didn't spoil anything. This is the perfect place for a stay with everything close at hand i would recommend you stay here

    Reviewed by Frederick Philip4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay and i would book again if holidaying in Whitby"

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay great view would stay again ."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was as lovely as ever, so much so we have booked to come back again in September."

    Reviewed by Lorne5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place and stunning location."

    Could not fault, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property absolutely as describe , brilliant, view from the flat across the roof tops"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean nice flat ,great location and lovely view from the kitchen."

    Reviewed by Cath4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday property!"

    We liked the initial photos but were really amazed when we arrived and explored the apartment. The views across the harbour to the Abbey were the best! It was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Thank you very much. We would love to come back another time in the future.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable New Years stay."

    Location of the property is close to the town centre. Not for the less mobile as there are a lot of steps. The views from the living room were fantastic, you could see across the town to the abbey. It had everything you needed. Have booked for next New Year

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Warm, cosy well furnished flat."

    Central location with easy access into the centre of Whitby. Scratch cards provided for parking. Enjoyed our stay, will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Nov 2021

  • "Nice place and beautiful views of the Abbey whilst sat watching tv"

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little flat handy for shops eateries and the beach ."

    Gorgeous views ,clean and comfortable .Parking permits included which is a bonus .It has been tastefully decorated since the photos on the website the only thing was the little table and chairs outside the kitchen were not there anymore would of been nice to just sit there and eat instead of having to carry everything up another flight of stairs

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful honeymoon in this cozy fisherman's apartments."

    The view of the Abbey and town is stunning and we enjoyed the Whitby experience, walks to Robin Hood Bay and Laithes, fresh Scampi, boat trips, etc. The only observation, and this is nothing to do with the accommodation, is the heavy penalties on dog owners. £ 500 fine if found in Pannett Park and £1000 fine if your on the main beach. We did find alternatives but clearly Scarborough County Council have issues with dogs. So just to give a heads up, it's a longer walk to release your doggie.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Parking can be a bit of a nightmare."

    We was half a mile from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous stay at High Ridge, great apartment with stunning views."

    Fantastic location. Loved our time in Whitby.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Whitby is an unique, bustling coastal town with plenty of attractions for all types of visitors The accommodation where we stayed was very convenient being in the centre of Whitby."

    We visited the house where Captain James Cook resided. Now a museum so If you enjoy history Whitby has plenty of historical connections. The dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey made famous by Dracula is only a short walk from the town centre. Also, Whitby Station offers a highly recommended steam train service to Pickering. This is a wonderful experience for those who love train journeys and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2021

  • "To many steps to climb would not recommend for people with walking difficulties."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic base for a weekend break in Whitby."

    Central to all amenities with wonderful views, we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a 2 floor apartment centrally located in Whitby."

    It's was brilliant for quick and easy access to the centre of whitby and was in a quiet location. The views from the top floor windows were stunning and the lounge was very cosy. There was some damp in the kitchen but we had been pre- warned by the owner so apart from a slight smell it wasn't a problem. Everything we needed was provided and it was nice and warm. There was a strong smell in the bathroom that we likened to asparagus which seemed a little strange. Apart from that it was a perfect break that we thoroughly enjoyed and would definately return again.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Oct 2020

  • "I had requested an extra set of bed linen to allow one of the party to sleep on the sofa, but the message didn’t get thru’ to the relevant person at Whitby —- we ended up sleeping head-to-toe in the same bed!"

    I can doze off anywhere but the friend didn’t sleep at all well for the holiday.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had such a lovely stay at High Ridge, the accomodation was stunning."

    With some of the best views, you have everything you need for a fantastic stay... We will 100% be returning next year

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Aug 2020

  • "Views could be enjoyed even from the sofa."

    Flat was very clean. Not suitable if you have trouble with stairs or are very tall as the ceiling in the living room is low in places.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2020

  • "Good location to town."

    Bus and railway stations.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "We love this apartment which is why it was our 5th or 6th visit!"

    Lack of Wi-Fi may be a problem for some people.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Feb 2020

  • "Brilliant location, amazing views of abbey."

    A lot of stairs to apartment so some people may struggle, worth it for the views. Warm, cosy home from home. Will definitely come again. Location- brilliant shops, bars etc all on doorstep. Parking- up the main bank towards park but watch out bottom half is parking zone H top half is parking zone W. Zone W is the scratch card you receive - a map of zones could help.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jan 2020

  • "Third time of staying in Whitby ."

    We stayed close to everything at high ridge. We were lucky enough to see the Christmas switch on and the fireworks this year . So dog friendly everywhere

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2019

  • "Clean comfortable accommodation."

    Stairs are very steep but worth the fantastic views. Wasn't too keen on having to carry food up stairs from kitchen.it did show on photo's there was a small table in hall off the kitchen but it wasn't there.!!!. Would have been nice to supply a few tea bags and milk on arrival. So many other owners do this it's a kind thought especially when you have had a long journey and battled up all those stairs.!!.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2019

  • "This was our 4th visit to High Ridge."

    It really feels like a home from home. Convenient position, immaculately clean, wonderful view in a lovely Yorkshire seaside location! What's not to like?!!?

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really nice 1 bed property."

    One or two kitchen essentials that could have been included. Car parking permits included. no wifi but good phone signal and wonderful view across to the Abbey. Great central location.

    Reviewed by Catriona4.7Jul 2019

  • "We had a great time, apartment we stayed in was lovely."

    Only feedback I have is once a time for arrival has been accepted by the person letting the apartment, it would be a good idea to confirm how to obtain keys - ie the access code for the key safe outside and confirm this is how to get keys.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jun 2019

  • "I had a very nice time I would go again"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "The property is very conveniently places for views, pubs, restaurants, shops."

    The free parking is great and we arrived, parked the car and didn't use it again until it was time to come home!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Apr 2019

  • "The flat was lovely."

    Nicely decorated and clean. The views from the kitchen & living room are amazing.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2019

  • "The car parking situation is ridiculous, even during low season we spent over 20 minutes finding somewhere to park and even then we had a good 5+ minute walk to the cottage."

    Everything else was just as we’d hoped and expected, albeit the hot water tap in the bathroom sink basically didn’t work.

    Reviewed by Sean4.1Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic views from lounge window , and everything we needed was there , just a shame about the “ yapping “ dog in the property below , hopefully it was on holiday and not a resident!"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2018

  • "Even lying in the bath you have an amazing view of the abby"

    Reviewed by Carron5.0Dec 2018

  • "The proximity to Whitby main street and harbour couldn't be faulted ( just a few hundred yards down to the harbour ) and the views over Whitby the abbey and the sea were outstanding from this property, it was very clean, warm and comfortable too, parking so near to the centre was not good as you can imagine, but the supply of the zone parking scratchcards by the property owner was a bonus, so parking very close was not a problem at all."

    Bus and rail links were also available from the town centre, so ample opportunity to visit many nearby seaside towns and attractions. We are missing those spectacular views already !

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2018

  • "A great apartment, i will definitely return in the spring."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a great apartment."

    It's bigger than the photos suggest, being spread over two floors (the lounge is in the eaves.) Views towards the abbey are amazing. The bed is comfy; clean, fluffy towels; powerful shower; good central heating; free wifi; very centrally-located - ideal for The Resolution, Pavilion, Little Angel pub and shops on Skinner St, but generally quiet at night. Parking permits are provided (Zone W.) Very clean; nice decor. If I was being picky: it'd be nice of soap / shower gel was available. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Oct 2018

  • "The apartment was tidy and comfortable but there were several points which needed attending to in order to ensure the satisfaction of future tenants."

    1 No handwash. 2 Shower tap kept dropping off. 3 No coffee. 4 Bathroom inadequately sealed against leaks. 5 Kitchen clock not working. Lovely view from the room at the top.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Sep 2018

  • "Only thing lacking in property was Wi-Fi , apart from that property was very well equipped, and the views from the windows are amazing."

    Reviewed by Joseph3.8Sep 2018

  • "Excellent location though the stairs are quite steep to the flat."

    Would recommend finding a parking space then unloading and carrying you belongings to the flat.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Sep 2018

  • "A lovely clean apartment in a really good location."

    Plenty of space with excellent views across Whitby.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2018

  • "The flat itself was very nice inside and we have no complaints."

    But, two issues stand out. 1. The bins outside were overflowing which resulted in a nasty smell which I got up into the front bedroom. Also it was unsightly and a health hazard. Locals said they had seen rats around.Council collected day before we left. 2. The entrance to the flat is in need of some decoration and it is in poor quality. No lampshade, grotty carpet and general shabbiness.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Aug 2018

  • "Loved this flat!"

    Absolutely perfect. Ideally placed, so easy to get to the heart of Whitby. The flat was comfortable and well equipped. However its certainly not for the infirm as there are flights of stairs to the flat and then 2 more in the flat! Car parking was a bonus even if we did have to park the car 2 streets and a 10 minute walk away. Really couldnt fault it

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2018

  • "The apartment itself was great, its in a perfect location to all the shops, pubs and cafes etc."

    The views are great from the kitchen and top floor window. Its a good size , perfect for 2 and at a push could sleep 4. LOVED that we could take our dog and the fact it didn't "smell" of dog at all in any room. Great size kitchen and bathroom. The only MINOR things that were a problem were 1. access to the boiler to control the heating, it was behind a board that is screwed in to place so we were boiling! (very long arms needed to reach dial) 2. The bedroom window isn't very good at keeping noise out but its on a back street so luckily not much noise happens. 3. The main front door used by both flats has an old fashioned style latch that can accidently lock you out (happened to me last time I stayed in the flat below)! Could do with a newer style lock. 4. When we arrived in Whitby finding the correct parking zone (W) with a space then carrying our luggage to the apartment was a nightmare especially in a blizzard! I would highly recommend this apartment , its pricing is fare , its clean, its convenient to nip back and forth to, its cosy , right on top of the amenities and the owner is a phone call away and happy to help with any problems or questions. 10/10 :)

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was our second visit to High Ridge."

    The only criticisms are minor. There is a problem with finding anywhere that's lit well enough to apply make-up. Lighting in the bedroom is dim and prevents reading in bed. The bath towels had seen better days and didn't dry you after a shower! Despite this the property is comfortable, relaxing and we will return for a third time. Good idea to add parking permits too!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.8Feb 2018

  • "Lovely central apartment well furnished private comfortable gave us every thing we wanted from our stay"

    Reviewed by Neil4.8Sep 2017

  • "Every thing was good about our weekend away combination of all made it great weather lovely cottage meeting people"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2017

  • "A wonderful Christmas holiday."

    Superb flat… stunning views. Just remember when looking for the flat the street numbers aren't as you expect. A quick call to the owner had us there in minutes though.

    Reviewed by J5.0Dec 2016

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  • Over second and third floors
  • One second floor double bedroom
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor kitchen
  • Second floor dining area in hall
  • Third floor sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and seafront 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. Note: The parking is approximately 200 yards from the property in a parking zone on the road side
  • The permit will be provided on arrival.

The property

With stunning views over the coastline and the abbey, this duplex apartment is quietly tucked away in the centre of Whitby.

Set in a converted Victorian building, it provides the perfect bolthole for couples wanting to enjoy the many attractions in this popular seaside town.

There is a communal entrance with stairs leading up to the apartment, which is situated over the second and third floors.

With upside down accommodation, the cosy sitting room is at the top and features large Velux windows, taking in the spectacular views over the red roof tops to the sea and ancient abbey, a lovely place to relax in after a busy day out.

The bright and cheerful bedroom, along with a modern bathroom and compact kitchen are located on the floor below.

The kitchen also benefits from a large window, where you can sit at night and watch the twinkling lights of the town.

Ideally placed, all amenities are on the doorstep, with numerous restaurants, pubs, quaint tea rooms and wine bars to sample.

Explore the labyrinth of quirky narrow streets and ginnels, stroll down to the harbour and head over the famous swing bridge to the cobbled market place.

You can work up an appetite by climbing the 199 steps up to St. Mary's church and the abbey, or take an invigorating clifftop walk along the Cleveland Way, with breathtaking views along the dramatic coastline.

The long sandy beaches are a delight, lined with brightly painted beach huts, while the pretty gardens in Pannet Park, along with the art gallery, are well worth a visit.

The surrounding area has much on offer, whether it's a trip on the steam train exploring the North York Moors or discovering the pretty fishing villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, this superb little property is ideal for a romantic break, any time of the year.

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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 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 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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas