Spyglass 1708, Whitby

Our client, living in Australia, appointed us to transform his beautiful Grade II listed former Sea Captain’s residence, into a luxury two-bedroom town-house.

This was an interesting project, not least because all meetings had to be done remotely by Skype, telephone or email and the property can only be accessed via a 800mm wide alleyway.

Gorgeous Cottages

The property is a typical narrow and tall coastal townhouse of the period, set over three floors, with numerous stairs and cozy spaces.

Our brief was classic, country chic with a very subtle hint at its sea-faring heritage.

The internal space was remodeled, moving the living areas onto the floor above to benefit from incredible views of St Hilda’s Abbey across the Whitby roofline.

The small rooms were opened up to give a feeling of spaciousness and a wc/washbasin was added in a former cupboard to provide ensuite accommodation on the attic floor.

All images kindly supplied and reproduced here by permission of Gorgeous Cottages

Client Testimonial

"As you know, the work involved a full renovation of the 307-year old Grade II Listed property in 2015, including: a completely new bathroom, kitchen-diner, sitting room, two-bedrooms, new electrics, all new plumbing, plastering and damp-courses, joinery work, painting and decorating inside and out, and furnishing of all rooms.
We are very happy with the standard of your work, the timeliness of your completing the work, and your management of the building sub-contractors.

We are also very happy for your project-management of the renovation on our behalf with us living in Perth, Western Australia. This aspect of your work was most appreciated and helped the renovation run very smoothly; and be completed on time and on budget.

We simply couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks!!

I would have no hesitation in recommending your Firm to anyone requiring an expert interior design service in the North York Moors or the Yorkshire Coast area.

In fact, we will most certainly use your Company again for similar renovation work on other holiday homes in Yorkshire that we plan to develop in the future.

Dr G Marshall - Property Owner