The House

Groves Dyke is a well built semi-detached house which sleeps a maximum of 5 adults (+ a travel cot) in 3 upstairs bedrooms: 1 Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single. All bedding is provided (13 Tog, low-allergy, no feathers) and the duvet for most beds is a size bigger than expected. An electric hair drier is provided. 

 Also upstairs is a large bathroom with toilet, wash basin and a big old-fashioned bath. Full gas central heating and hot water.

Several mobility aids are provided to improve accessibility for elderly or disabled visitors (click here for Accessibility).

Stair-gates are permanently fitted at the top and the bottom of the stairs and can be swung aside completely if not required.

Downstairs there is a conservatory leading to a large entrance hall, a sitting room (with a colour TV with DVD player), a reclining chair and a comfy sofa and matching armchair), a shower room (with toilet and wash basin), a dining room (tableware provided), a modern fitted kitchen (with a full size electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, automatic dish washer and electric iron) and a small larder off (with a  fridge-freezer). The Laundry is just outside, with family sized washing machine and tumble dryer).

In the dining room, the oak dining room table and chairs were made locally at Littlebeck (3 miles away) by Tom Whittaker.Gnome manHe was a craftsman known as ‘The Gnome Man’ because his trademark was to carve a little woodland gnome into each and every piece of furniture he made. 

Fully redecorated and refurbished to provide downstairs facilities for the less mobile, the bedding from the double bed upstairs can be moved to the double sofa bed downstairs on request. NB: The sofa-bed is an alternative double bed (only) and is NOT for additional overnight guests.

On arrival you will receive a personal welcome and given a quick indoor tour. You will find a warm house with tea and coffee by the kettle, a pint of milk in the fridge, chocolate biscuits and a copy of the local ‘Whitby Gazette’ newspaper on the table, as well as a ‘Groves Dyke Information Book’. And free WiFi, of course.