A lovely self catering East Whitby cottage converted from a grade II listed building, along the harbour on Church Street, near the old town overlooking the marina with wonderful views. Sleeps 2 plus cot. Larger groups can book Laverick Steps with the adjoining Bell Island Cottage at a discount.
The cottage has undergone an extensive renovation programme to now provide exceptional self catering holiday accommodation with unique style and character. The property commands wonderful views of the River Esk and marina and from here it is a short five minute walk to the town, shops, restaurants, bars and attractions, including the famous cobbled streets, traditional pan tiled roofs, historic abbey and 199 steps.
This one bedroom cottage is full of charm and character and makes the perfect bolt hole. It retains many original features including sash windows and a winding ‘fisherman’s’ staircase. The cottage is ideal for couples and can also cater for those with a baby.
Laverick Steps benefits from gas central heating and has been decorated with traditional Farrow and Ball paints. Approached via a flight of steps the cottage is spread over three floors. The entrance leads into a traditional diner/kitchen which offers warm and cosy atmosphere with porcelain floor, snug style table, 2 small armchairs and well equipped kitchen including TV.
A staircase leads to a stunning and spacious luxury marble/mosaic bathroom with P shaped shower bath, walled mirror and fittings of the highest quality. Winding stairs continue to a light and airy double bedroom with pitched roof, dorma windows and traditional furnishings in ivory white.
There is a choice of Lloyd Loom and nursing chairs to watch the TV. This is the perfect room to sit at the window stools and admire the wonderful changing views over the harbour – boats coming and going or the steam train pulling into Whitby!
Our prices include the following:
Freshly laundered bed linen, towels and tea towels
LCD TV with integrated Ipod, DVD, CD, Freeview channels and radio
Heating and electricity
Fully fitted kitchen with built-in electric oven and hob, extraction hood, fridge freezer and microwave
For small children a cot, high chair and safety gate are available on request (cot bedding not supplied)
Basic essentials such as washing up liquid, toilet roll and kitchen roll
We are strictly non smoking and do not allow pets except assistance dogs. NIGHTLY RATES QUOTED APPLY TO 2-3 NIGHT BREAKS BUT THIS WILL REDUCE WITH LONGER STAYS
What our Guests say about Laverick Steps:
"What a wonderful base from which to explore Whitby. From every attention to detail, the comfy bed, the luxurious bathroom, this cottage was truly a 'home from home'. We will certainly be coming again. We have loved it" Nancy and Steve, Brighton
"Delightful little house. Beautifully decorated with fine attention to detail – you have thought of everything. Just the right distance from the centre of Whitby” Carmel and Steve Middleton, Widness, Cheshire
“A lovely place for us to stay on our honeymoon. Very comfortable and homely. Thanks so much for the bubbly! Will definitely recommend to others” Daniel and Gemma, Bury St Edmunds
“A very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage. The décor is stunning and the views exceptional. What more could we ask?” Janet and Ian Patterson, Sheringham, Norfolk...Read more
Left on 03/13/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed at 'Laverick Steps' in Whitby, the cottage overlooks the harbour and is only a few minutes walk from the town centre.
The cottage itself was spotless, 'quaint' and decorated to a very high standard.
The owners have obviously done their homework to ensure a comfortable carefree stay, faultless best describes our feelings.
John & Sue
Left on 05/29/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Thus was our second stay here and we booked both cottages the loction is great and accommodation top notch even includes extras others don't like toilet roll, washing up liquid. Will be back next year as well
Left on 03/17/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Excellent and highly recommended accommodation close to the centre of Whitby. Listed building tastefuly refurbished and decorated. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very welcoming on arrival. The fresh milk and complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge is a nice touch, as were the 'red nose day' biscuits.
On the ground floor is a small kitchen/diner, equiped with everything you need for a short stay. The bathroom is modern and luxurious and the bedroom situated on the top floor has excellent views over the harbour.
The whole place has a homely feel about it and is more like staying in someone's home than in a tourist accommodation.
We stayed during a cold spell in March, but the cottage was always warm and is good for any time of the year. Parking close by was OK early season, but would be more problematical during the summer.
Left on 09/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
What a fantastic find! Perched over the marina with amazing views this is a beautifully restored and thoughtfully presented holiday let, perfect for a quiet getaway and with literally everything we could possibly have needed. I defy you to find a better bathroom! Thank you so much. We could not have asked for anything more and will definitely be back!
Left on 07/12/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Laverick Steps is fantastically appointed spotlessly clean pet and smoke free, usefully located, home from home. The views from the bedroom are worth the rental fee alone. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, the bedroom is tastefully finished and the bathroom facilities are first class. You will struggle to find better value for money than this - anyone considering a stay in this whitby should look no further!
Left on 06/22/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Jackie and Paul
What a wonderful break. Laverick Steps is an idyllic cottage in a great location. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door (thank you for the wine and milk on our arrival)they were much appreciated. I just loved everything about the cottage beautifully decorated and so homely - I loved the bedroom and the view over the harbour -so peaceful. Whitby is such a quaint town with a wide variety of restaurants and a pub on every corner! We also had the added bonus of 3 lovely sunny days to explore the areas around Whitby - Robin Hood Bay was a particularly enjoyable day out. We shall certainly be returning and we have already been recommending it to our friends. Thank you Erica for a most memorable holiday.
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
the cottage is tucked away up some steps and on opening the door you are amazed to find this 3 storey property with a lovely view over the harbour , perfect for a few days stay in whitby , and the cottage had everything , character , cozy , modern ( a bathroom that has the "wow" factor). The goodies in the cupboard on arrival were a lovely touch , nothing negative to say about laverick Steps at all, even when we had snow and it was freezing...it was a cosy base to come back too!! A great find to come back to time and time again ! whitby is lovely little fishing village with lots to see and do.
Left on 06/06/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Laverick steps was a cosy house in a perfect location overlooking whitby. It was clean and modern and had loads of extra little luxuries that you don't normally expect. Weather was very cold during our stay but the cottage was super cosy and warm. Loved the enormous bathroom! Would definitely stay again.
Fastastic holiday in amazing accommodation in the perfect locati
Left on 04/24/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Incredible cottage. The perfect place for our honeymoon. In the perfect location with beautiful views. Lovely touchs eg bottle of wine on arrival. We had a fantastic time and can't say enough good things about our stay.
Left on 11/17/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Once again the cottage was immaculately presented and the lovely welcoming wine and sweets were a lovely surprise. Everthing we could have needed was there including milk teabags etc. Thank you Erica and Raj !
Left on 10/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Booked Laverick Steps for a long weekend break in Whitby. Couldn't have wished for a better place. Granted it is small and limited access (especially up the narrow stairs) but we were advised about this. Having said that it's very nicely maintained and furnished with a great bathroom and bedroom.
It was great to sit on the high chairs and watch the sunset through the window in the evening. Erica and Raj very kindly left a bottle of wine for our arrival (really nice touch) and we had a great time.
Some great places to eat close by too.
Will definitely consider here if we come back (actually we had such a good time in the area we will come back I'm sure).
It was a perfect base from which to enjoy our holiday
Left on 10/23/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Hilary and Stuart
Laverick Steps combines a really tasteful refurbishment with a quaintness and charm that is very "Whitby". We enjoyed the view over the harbour from the bedroom window and we appreciated the lovely big bathroom. The only drawbacks were the steep, cramped staircases (I managed not to crack my head until the very last morning as we were getting ready to depart!) and the lack of any comfortable furniture apart from the bed. The "armchair" in the bedroom is not in fact an armchair just a small upholstered seat. However, we had no regrets about booking Laverick Steps, we would consider booking it again and would almost certainly recommend it to friends. Read more
Thank you Hilary for this review. We do agree with you about the seating and are looking out for something comfy that will go with the decor. Can't do anything about the stairs though! Best wishes Erica
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Left on 10/22/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had the most amazing stay in whitby, mad all the better by our stay at Laverick steps. The cottage was lovely, the view of from the upstairs room was beautiful.
The cottage it's self was very clean and modern, had everything you could need. Thank you Erica the bottle of wine and biscuits were a perfect welcome.
We enjoyed ourselves so much we cannot wait to rebook next year.
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