A central location and beautiful Victorian features make The Pathway one of Whitby’s most popular guest houses
The Pathway is a Victorian terraced house which has retained many original features, conveniently situated on the West Cliff of Whitby, within close proximity to many of town’s most popular attractions.
The property has five guest rooms, all of which are double and en suite – The Pathway, so named because of its original ornate tiled path even boasts a spacious four poster bedroom, for that added bit of luxury during your stay. The Pathway guest house prides itself on its breakfast and the traditional warm Yorkshire welcome. As lifelong residents of Whitby, Phil and Gillian have an extensive knowledge of the local area and are passionate about helping their guests to see the best of their beautiful hometown.
“Great guesthouse in a great area for the town.”
Guests to The Pathway Guest House can expect to have a satisfying start to the day. Breakfast is a feast of local goodies; all the meat is sourced from Radford’s Quality Butcher in Sleights, the kippers are from Fortunes of Whitby; so whether it is old Yorkshire sausage, smoked kippers, dry cured bacon, smoked salmon or poached smoked haddock you’re sure to be well fed at The Pathway. With prior notice special dietary requirements can be catered for – please give details when confirming your booking directly with Phil or Gillian. This includes vegetarian and celiac.
“Just had 4 days in Whitby at Pathway guesthouse. Phil and Gillian are great hosts, the breakfast was superb and very substantial.We didn’t need anything at lunchtime. The room was clean and very comfortable. The bed was superb and the shower was excellent. All in all a great stay was had.”
Each of the rooms has a colour television and tea and coffee making facilities including a small chiller. Access to the main guest house and to all rooms is round the clock so there is no curfew to worry about. The guest rooms are located across three floors of the building; on the first floor is the Four Poster and Room One; on the second floor are rooms two and three; on the third floor is the large attic room with a larger than normal en suite This means that there are stairs, each flight of stairs is in the traditional style of the period of the building, making this guest house unsuitable for those that have need of a wheelchair.
“Just got back from a 2-night break in Whitby, having stayed at the Pathways Guest House. The B&B is a lovely place, and practically perfect in every way possible. It was clean, well decorated and maintained and in a great location.”
Room one is cosy, clean and comfortable. The room has a two seater tub chair perched perfectly so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy a chat or finish that book you’re reading. The original fireplace is still intact and makes a lovely feature and focal point of the tasteful, contemporary décor of the room. There is a good sized wardrobe to hang your clothes. The en suite has toilet, shower and sink for your convenience.
“Service – Greeted at the door by Phil, the landlord. A lovely guy who was warm, friendly and welcoming. Checked us in and made sure we were settled as well as telling us all about the
guest house and what they offered in a non-intrusive way.”
The Four Poster, room two, as you may have already guessed, benefits from a four-poster bed, complete with delightful draped linen to match the bed clothes. At the foot of the bed is a large sofa and coffee table, the perfect spot to spend some quality time chilling out after a long day visiting historic Whitby. There is also a splendid dressing table with mirror and stool in pride of place in the bay window, making your daily routine feel like a joy, with all the benefits of bright North Yorkshire sunshine beaming through to brighten your day. The en suite has everything you would expect for a room of this quality. And let’s not forget the fabulous antique fireplace in centre stage making a bold impression in this marvellous room. A stay in room two at The Pathway Guest House is a real treat.
“Room – clean and functional with a fully equipped en suite. Comfortable bed and perfect temperature. It’s worth noting that the small things here are not overlooked…there were more than 4 little cartons of milk in the room (like most hotels/guest houses) which is perfect for a coffee fiend like me.”
The third room at The Pathway Guest House is bright, modern and stylish. The room again has a superb original fireplace which is rare in properties these days, so to have them in each room is a real plus. At the end of the pine double bed is a stylish Barcelona chair, just the ticket for putting your feet up after a day exploring the sights and smells of Whitby’s restaurants. The room, again, has en suite with all the necessary conveniences, for your comfort.
“Breakfast – a brilliant breakfast and we did not leave hungry! Efficient and friendly service from the landlady, Gillian, who was welcoming, upbeat and always ensured we had everything we needed. The food was exceptional and clearly cooked fresh.”
Across the landing from room three is room four, which boasts a leather Barcelona chair and footstool for your enjoyment and relaxation. The double bed is centrally located in this spacious room. There is yet another feature fireplace and the pine furniture sets of this room in style. The window draws in lots of natural daylight and makes this room feels light and breezy, just like the North Yorkshire coast. The en suite is placed neatly in the corner beyond the bed.
“All in all, a great stay and will definitely be returning here. Thanks for a lovely couple of nights Phil and Gillian.”
The fifth and final room is all the way up in the attic space. This neat use of architecture to maximise the capacity of the building makes this room a little quirky, but don’t be fooled by the sloping ceilings, this room is spacious, light and roomy. So roomy in fact that there is a big comfy sofa, two bedside tables and a double bed, not to mention the large en suite for your leisure. The brace of skylights finish off this room superbly, setting you up for a night of stargazing or an early wake-up call to see the sun rise, the choice is yours!
How to book
To book your stay at The Pathway Guest House, please call Phil and Gillian directly, quoting, The Whitby Guide.
Telephone: 01947 601779
Address: The Pathway Guest House, 2 Normanby Terrace, Whitby YO21 3ES