Success for Whitby development as more than 60 per cent of apartments sold


A luxury residential development in Whitby, which hasn’t been built yet, has sold over 60 per cent of its apartments.

Nick Henderson, of Whitby estate agents Hendersons, revealed that Argyle Court on the town’s picturesque West Cliff, has proved “incredibly popular.”

Deals on nine of the 14 two-bed apartment development, on the site of the old Argyle Garage, have taken reservations, with strong interest in the rest.

Mr Henderson said: “The take-up of Argyle Court has been phenomenal. Even though the development will not be completed until July this year, we have sold 60 per cent of it. That is a resounding endorsement of both the superb quality of development and its immediate location, but also of the increasing pulling power of Whitby.

“Whitby is becoming increasingly popular across the country. Its reputation as one of the hottest holiday destinations in the UK has never been higher, fuelled not only by the unique beauty of the town and the surrounding countryside, but also by the quality of its retail and leisure offering with outstanding shops and restaurants.

“Taking this into account, the demand for a brand-new premier housing development has never been higher. Our South and West Yorkshire-based clients are always on the lookout for high-quality homes and apartments to either use as a commercial holiday let or simply a luxury second home.”

Argyle Garage closed its doors for the last time in 2014, having traded on West Cliff for 51 years. Alan Marshall started the business in 1963 with his brother Owen. They bought the building, which back then was not much more than tin walls, from the owners of the Metropole Hotel and transformed it into a car repair, MOT and sales garage.