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Lavender House

(Ref. 983562)

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Lavender House was Bove expectations, ae were totally delighted with everything."

    Comfort cleanliness and a perfect location for exploring Whitby. Would definitely recommend to anyone to stay, 10/10 Thnk you for making our stay a very pleasurable 1 . 1 tiny thing waa the downstairs toilet light was faulty which didnt impair but didnt impair Our stay .

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jan 2024

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by the foul smell from the downstairs toilet, which never went away the whole trip."

    The light in this toilet was also faulty possibly dangerous. There is inadequate waste disposal with just one bin which was full when we arrived and no recycling bin. This meant we had to leave bags of rubbish on top of the already full bin. Some of the showers are not the best. The house was clean on arrival and perfectly functional. Certain things could do with replacing such as mattresses and the oven. Also the wi fi is not good enough for the size of the house. The main problem with the house was the owners charging us nearly £200 for forgetting to clean the oven and a broken lamp which was already broken on arrival and could have been easily fixed with 2 screws.

    Reviewed by Matthew2.5Dec 2023

  • "Very l good location, had to ring owner as the boiler wasn’t working."

    Very polite and helpful to remedy the situation. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property is wonderful, spacious, modern, very clean."

    Great location, with lovely views and the Christmas tree was a lovely addition to make us get in the festive mood. Lovely owners too, very helpful and quick to react! Can't wait to go back next year!! I will be recommending it to all my friends.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely holiday home, Plenty of room for the 10 of us, Everything you would need for a fantastic holiday, The front steps are quite steep, but being able to get in through the back door was a bonus."

    Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely house and in a great location!"

    Everything we needed was there and the parking wasn't a problem. Would like to go back for Goth Weekend one year.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful home, very spacious and never short of a toilet even between 10 females!"

    Very clean, tidy and welcoming!

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay with plenty of space and an excellent location."

    Couldn’t find the downstairs TV remote though, but the second TV worked fine. Also one or two of the doors had broken handles, and the bath leaked. Minor things though really, a perfect stay for a week in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Titus4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lavender House is the perfect home for a family holiday, there is everything you could possibly need , we went with our grandchildren and sons, plenty of room for the nine of us."

    We absolutely loved it ! Highly recommend. As previous feedback parking is difficult near the property when it is busy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "House was lovely in a great place."

    The parking was a nightmare, seems strange that a 10 person house wouldn’t have one designated parking space. The kitchen was a little dirty, and there wasn’t enough glasswear. A bottle of processo was left but there was only 1 prosecco glass and not enough wine glasses for everyone. The welcome pack was also a little disappointing.

    Thank you for your comments and feedback. We will replenish the glasses and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will also check with our cleaner with regard to your comment about the kitchen. With regard to parking, we inform all our guests that parking is on street only and a first come first serve basis. All roads surrounding the property are free to park on. There is a large 24hr car park at the bottom of the hill which is situated 5 minutes from the property. The welcome pack includes a bottle of Prosecco, milk , biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar which are all complimentary and provided by the owners as a thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Millie4.1May 2023

  • "We were very happy in the property and had a fantastic week in Whitby."

    We feel we must mention that the toilet on the top floor wasn't used because of a nasty smell and obviously needs attention. Also the right hand curtain in the ground floor living room is apt to slide off the runner! But our week wasn't spoiled. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2023

  • "Loved the house and location it had everything we needed for the 8 of us."

    Comfortable clean and extremely spacious. The only downside and it’s a small downside is the mattresses where a little soft for us more mature people and the bath towels were a little small for us larger people. We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend it to others. The complimentary coffee, tea,sugar and biscuits and the bottle of fizz where a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Another great visit to Lavender house."

    3rd time of visiting for our group now. Really feels like home! 9 of us visited the size of bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen is big enough to accommodate a large group and not to feel over crowed. Will be booking for 2024

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a few issues with the wifi cutting off/stopping working and the shower in the main bathroom was either freezing cold or boiling hot so was unable to use it during our stay."

    apart from that everything was perfect

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Dec 2022

  • "Outstanding house photographs don't do it justice and its location is perfect"

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2022

  • "It's a great house plenty of room we stay here for goth weekend last year this year and booked it for next year"

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Good property for a large group, spacious rooms and 4 bathrooms appreciated."

    Only negative comment lack of recycling bin.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay, was in such a good location, the hill to get back was fine for most of us but its steep if you have walking difficulties."

    The only thing missing was a radio or speakers to listen to music. Other than that it's a lovely clean place to stay. Looks exactly like the pictures. would recommend to anyone, can't wait to come back

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Myself and nine others in my party were very pleased with our stay at lavender house clean cosy had everything you need."

    Close to the centre of Whitby. The local pub is just outside of the back gate. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property and from the upper floors there are stunning views across to the Abbey - the evening sunsets and early morning mists were spectacular extras."

    There are also tantalising hints of the harbour below - which might mean you are being dragged from the house to go crabbing before you have unpacked. The house, which is really a home from home, was large enough to accommodate a large, multi-generational family - some members with disabilities and was comfortable and well appointed - there was everything* that was needed and nothing that would be a hindrance. The steep and hilly location may not suit some people with mobility issues, but as for the property, there is the option of ground floor sleeping with showering facilities. Whitby itself was a joy, and though it has taken many years to get there, it will now be a regular destination - the harbour and beaches are stunning, the narrow, winding streets ripe for exploration and the amenities are excellent - you could easily spend a week there with children of all ages and know that there is more to discover when you return. Whilst we love Devon and Cornwall, for us, Whitby is all of that and more, and was easily accessible at considerably less than half the travel time as we live in the North West. Once in Whitby there is no need for a car unless you wish to explore more of the North Yorkshire coast - Robin Hoods' bay and Staithes are close and not to be missed. All in all, a last minute booking that was loved by all and is an absolute keeper.... * The Wi-fi for TV was poor when we were there- but in truth we only tried the TV for an hour one evening so it didn't really matter. Fridge / freezer temp kept altering automatically overchilling some food in the fridge and causing excessive icing in freezer. Parking was OK but, the one time we used the cars meant that when we returned there was no space and we did then have to park a minute or two walk away which wasn't much of a problem but could be a slight issue for some or when you need to pack up.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, spacious house in walking distance of central Whitby."

    Super views across to the Abbey. Didn't use the car much all week, as plenty to do locally and access via foot. Lots of room for a large family get-together.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Liked position of house. Great that each bedroom had a bathroom facility. Great kitchen. Beautiful views from lounge. Good facilities. Liked access to laundry room. Some things to address: Mice in pantry area Rather smelly drains in wet room Fans would be good. Top bedroom v hot More lamps needed in main lounge- overhead light v harsh, single lamp v dim Knifes in kitchen v blunt Patio needs some love ( solar lights not working- furniture not v comfy for relaxing. Nothing green) These just listed in spirit of making a great place a superb one. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Josephine4.1Jul 2022

  • "Had a fantastic weekend away, the property was outstanding couldn’t fault anything."

    Was close to town, but still peaceful where we was situated. The house was super clean and everything there we needed for a weekend away loved it

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely house, feels like a home."

    Had everything we needed. Well places to explore both Whitby and also the surrounding moors. Stunning views across Whitby and the Abbey from the lounge. Just be aware that the parking is first come first served, we did always find a space nearby. However, due to the location there were often days we didn’t use the car as we could walk into Whitby and also walk off along the coastal path. Also very close to the train station where the North Yorkshire Railway terminates.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "Stayed here a few times and we love it ."

    It has everything you need really close to town highly recommended there are lovely little touches like bottle of prossecco milk tea coffee suger biscuits i go with the girls from work and have the best time its a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well located house with lots of space."

    Clean and well maintained. Everything worked. Furnishings somewhat basic and not altogether well planned. For example the heavy coffee tables in both sitting rooms were out of reach of people sitting down. But overall a pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house, perfect for large family get togethers."

    Perhaps the best large accommodation we have stayed in, everything was thought of. Excellent location, in a quieter part of Whitby, with stunning views of the Abbey. All this, and still within easy walking distance of the town centre.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property is amazing - everything you'd wish for away from home, very comfy beds, and loads of bathrooms."

    It's also in a perfect spot, so quiet, and with views over the Abbey and harbour from the upper bedrooms, but only 10 minutes walking distance of the centre of town. And the mega hill on the return journey burns off any excess calories gained with all the amazing sea food, and real ales that Whitby has to offer.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners were quick to respond to a couple of issues in the house and were excellent hosts."

    The house was beautiful with great views and lovely furnishings. Only issue was the sofabed which was very uncomfortable unfortunately! Otherwise a brilliant stay and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Aug 2021

  • "Never been to whitby before loved it (apart from the hills)."

    Lots for the grandchildren to do and the grownups.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lavender House is a fabulous place to stay in Whitby."

    Only a few minutes walk to the Swing Bridge, railway station and all of the other amenities in the centre of Whitby. The house is very spacious, well appointed and has plenty of rooms to cater for all visitors - e.g. plenty of lounge space - giving the teenagers on our group their own space to chill out without having to retreat to their bedrooms or have to sit with the oldies! The kitchen is gorgeous with a lovely range cooker and seating for a large family group. It is obvious care has been taken when renovating Lavender House to appeal to all visitors and provide them all with a comfortable holiday home! We will return to Whitby, no doubt about that!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Terrific location near a local butchers, chip shop, convenience store & pub The rear outdoor area was in the sun all day and a real bonus with no breeze."

    Everything was at hand to cook any meal and relax.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Really lovely house everything you need views are brilliant from sitting room close to amenity definitely be back this our 2 year here."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2020

  • "Stayed at Lavender House in January to celebrate a friends 40th birthday."

    The owners thought of everything for our arrival with nice little touchs with a welcome card, biscuits, milk and a nice bottle of fizz that we used to toast the special occasion. 10 of us shared the house for weekend there was enough communal space to ensure we didn't feel on top of each other. Would recommend watching the sun rise from the middle floor sitting room window. Would absolutely recommend Lavender House and will certainly be booking again. Thank you for making such an occasion extra special.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2020

  • "Excellent few days away for the New Year."

    The house was beautiful ! The house had everything you needed ,was very well decorated and only a few minutes walk away from town centre. Would have booked for next year but already booked. However already booked for next New Year through Sykes again,can't fault them !!!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent location would highly recommend but will definitely book this house again"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2019

  • "A few little things like loose doorknobs and light fittings haging loose from the ceilings in some places did nothing to distract from how comfortable, clean and thoughtfully equipped this house was."

    We were a party of 4 couples and all had plenty of space to congregate together or find an area for quiet time. Toilet and shower facilities on each floor meant that the 4 floors were not an issue. The kitchen/diner was our favourite place to hang out having enough room for us all, with great seating area and good cooking facilities. It was lovely and warm and cosy and often had to turn radiators off. What a lovely place to stay if visiting Whitby. Wouldnt hesitate to book again if holidaying in Whitby with the same number of guests.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house was absolutely amazing, had everything we needed and more."

    Was comfy, clean and spacious. Only a 5 minute walk into Whitby which was perfect.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2019

  • "The website was easy to use and enabled us to search for the perfect property to meet our needs."

    Lavender House was beautiful! We have never stayed in a rental property that was as clean and well furnished as this one. The facilities suited our party of 8 (including children) and the owners have thought of everything. The house is only a short walk from the centre of Whitby which meant that we didn’t use the car for days and walked everywhere. A super seaside family holiday was had by all in a fabulous house. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2019

  • "Loved Whitby house was more than we thought it would be plenty of room for ..."

    Loved Whitby house was more than we thought it would be plenty of room for everyone if you want to stay in Whitby this is a great location and a lovely well maintained property we will go back brill

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely weekend brake for six."

    Property was wonderful and I would definitely book again. I will be recommending to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0May 2019

  • "The house was beautifully decorated and as described."

    It was a very comfortable stay and lovely to receive a welcome card plus some essentials and treats. We would definitely come again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely house well positioned from town centre."

    5 minutes and your there . Party of 10 loved it would definitely use again . Great house credit to owner .

    Reviewed by Michael Neil5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful house."

    With great views of the Abbey from the front facing rooms on the second and third floor. This house is perfect for a group as there are loads of bathrooms,a massive kitchen table to gather round and two living rooms if the sofa bed is not in use. For the size of the property I thought it was excellent value for money. I would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful house, great location, great communication with owners."

    Will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lavender house was brilliant could not fault anything cant wait to visit again."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners went the extra mile with everything!"

    There is not one thing not thought of! I cannot rate lavender house high enough. It really exceeded our expectations and can't wait to go again for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "Amazing house."

    Spacious, clean, well equipped and great location. Price very reasonable. Would be difficult to find anything better.

    Reviewed by Marsha5.0Jan 2019

  • "4 adults and 5 children stayed."

    Plenty of room for everyone. Amazing views over whitby. 5 minute walk into town. Lovely house. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2018

  • "Exceptional accommodation and thoroughly enjoyed our stay as a group."

    Lovely welcome pack including a card, bottle of cava and tea towel of the location. Will definetely be looking to stay again soon!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2018

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x twins, 2 x king-size one with en-suite shower, WC, and basin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC with Jack and Jill access to one twin and one king-size
  • 1 x family bathroom with rolled top bath, shower & basin
  • 1 x separate WC
  • 1 x ground floor wet room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Ground floor sitting room with sofa bed and second floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric range oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, 2 x hairdryers, 2 x TV with Freesat, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Lawned garden at front and enclosed courtyard to the rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • This property does not accept Sunday check-ins.

The property

Lavender House is a newly renovated Victorian mid-terrace property, originally built in 1856 and situated in the wonderful seaside town of Whitby.

It is ideally located for touring the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast as well as the town itself.

With many local activities and sights right on the doorstep along with a colourful harbour and striking Abbey to explore, this is the perfect location to bring the family or a group of friends for a well-earned holiday break.

The interior of the property has a modern feel while maintaining aspects of the traditional Victorian design.

The large, four-floor terrace property can be accessed from the front or rear.

Enter from the front passing by a lawn and patio area then up the steps into a classic high ceiling entrance hall.

Alternatively, there is an entrance at the rear, at street level, leading to the rear courtyard with patio furniture and is perfect for sitting outside on a sunny day.

The ground floor boasts a large kitchen, with a table big enough to seat ten comfortably, and utility which gives plenty of room to cook, enjoy meals and relax among family and friends.

It is amply equipped with a range cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and wine fridge.

There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer situated in the laundry room by the kitchen.

Off the hallway you will also find a lounge with a beautiful large bay window, feature fire place, original coving and cast iron radiator.

As this large property can cater for 8-10 guests you will find that the settee in the lounge converts to a double bed.

On the ground floor you will also find a wet room with WC and basin which is ideal if you are sleeping on the ground floor.

Walking up to the first floor following the original mahogany banister rail.

There is a family bathroom which has a cast iron bath, shower and separate toilet.

The first floor has a twin bedded room with original features.

On this floor there is also a large lounge area with original fireplace, coving and cast iron radiators.

This room is ideal for all guests to spend evenings in to relax and enjoy after exploring Whitby and the surrounding areas.

From the large sash windows in the lounge you will see panoramic views of the town, surrounding area and the captivating Whitby Abbey.

Moving up to the second floor you will find the second twin room and the master bedroom with king size bed and original features.

This floor has access to a Jack and Jill shower room with WC and basin.

On the top floor you will find the second double bedroom which has a king size bed.

This cosy attic room has windows which offer sights across the town, abbey and out to the sea.

The bedroom is also fitted with en-suite facilities.

Full of modern style but with a twist of classic seaside character this spacious terrace property retains its original features with a stylish contemporary finish.

A prime location in the centre of Whitby, close enough to the centre to walk in and far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle when you want to be relaxing.

In the town can be found an abundance of independent shops, tea rooms, museums, bars, and restaurants.

Don’t miss out on the many fish & chip shops serving fresh caught fish and famous Whitby Scampi.

Whitby boasts safe sandy beaches, coastal cruises and an attractive marina with the grand, Gothic structure of the Abbey as a backdrop.

The North Yorkshire steam railway is a 5 minute walk from the property and an experience not to be missed.

This charming property, perfect for family and friends, is excellent for a weekend away and ideal to celebrate special occasions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 does not accept Sunday check-ins.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas