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Whalebone Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

399
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 8
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Whalebone Cottage description

Holiday home
This delightful, semi-detached stone barn conversion is on a working farm and offers spacious holiday accommodation for parties up to eight people. The well-equipped fitted kitchen has exposed beams, giving it a ‘country farmhouse' feel and the dining area is also located in this space. The spacious sitting room is comfortable and welcoming with a stone feature fireplace housing an electric flame effect fire, giving instant warmth and a cosy feel to the room. The four bedrooms are light and appealing with sloping ceilings, making them snug and inviting and a real haven of peace. There are two bathrooms serving the property, one of which is a shower room on the ground floor. There is a lovely lawned area with furniture and fishing rights for the River Esk are available from the owner, as long as visitors have a fishing licence.

Area
The fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is well placed for exploring this wonderful part of Yorkshire with its spectacular coastline and the magnificent North York Moors. St Hilda's Abbey is high on Whitby's East Cliff as is the parish church of St Mary and the 199 steps leading up to them is well worth the climb. Bram Stoker was inspired by the atmospheric town to write Dracula. Whitby is also famous for Jet, a beautiful gemstone and the Victorian Jet Works will shed insight into the jet industry. Other attractions in Whitby are the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Dracula Experience. With its safe beaches and access to the North York Moors, Whitby is a tremendous base for a family holiday.

Region
The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Amenities
Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/cassette player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden with garden furniture. Fishing rights for the Esk available from the owner (must have own licence). Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 10 mins walk. Note: This property lies on the A171 and is situated next to a caravan and camping site.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • On a farm

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Reviews

Mr Hawley
May 2016
We had a wonderful week in this cottage.It felt like home the minute we arrived, and we were all sad to leave.The location is handy for the entire area, with Whitby on the doorstep, Robin Hoods Bay, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes just a short trip away, and a variety of inland destinations under an hour away (Nunnington Hall a must). Sainsbury's near by made self catering easy. The place was quiet but not remote or isolated.The cottage was great value for money, and we would certainly return.
Mrs Lambert
January 2016
Whalebone Cottage is peaceful and very spacious. Gorgeous in every way and suitable for everyone that joined us there!
Mrs Alexander
January 2016
A very well located and lovely clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. It was perfect for a family break.
Miss Witheford
March 2015
It was a very nice cottage and well equipped for the amount of people. The windows in the bedroom were great to look at the clear night sky and good information was given for walks and local taxis.
Mrs Edwards
June 2015
Whalebone Cottage is a lovely cottage; very suitable for our requirements and Whitby is simply a delightful place to have a holiday; it is the jewel of the East Coast. This was our second stay at Whalebone Cottage and we have already booked for 2016.
Mr Jones
January 2015
It was very spacious and spotless clean. Great location, quiet but close to the towns and local amenities.
Mrs Capes
September 2014
I loved the location, it was very quiet and very near to every where we wanted to go. The cottage was very comfortable and the owner was so kind and friendly.
Mr Bury
August 2015
We had a great time in Whitby. The holiday cottage is really spacious for up to 8 people and having 2 showers was a bonus as there were 7 of us. The children loved the garden area and the views from the cottage were stunning. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Whitby on holiday.
Mrs Thompson
November 2013
Relaxing environment, lovely house, warm welcome.
Mrs Baxter
March 2014
Was absolutely a home from home, large sitting room kitchen had everything we needed and the bedrooms were ample. All in all, a brilliant place to stay and only a 20 minute walk into Whitby; would totally recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a quiet place to stay and close to all the charm of Whitby itself. Plus, the owners are lovely and friendly.
Ms Leigh
June 2014
The cottage was in an ideal spot for visiting nearby villages and towns. The Cottage was large but cosy and had everything we could need. Very friendly owners completed a pretty perfect holiday. Couldn't have asked for more.
Mr Booth
February 2012
The cottage was pleasant; it was in walking distance to the shops, pub, main town, on a bus route! There was plenty of areas to go walking - our main interest in the holiday. We really enjoyed the walk on the cinder pathway, well worth the effort.
Mr Conroy
April 2013
Very friendly way that we were dealt with by the owners. The cottage was just as described. We loved our stay. A lovely setting and lovely people!
Mr Petts
February 2013
There were wonderful views from Whalebone Cottage, easy access to Whitby and the moors. Lovely place to stay. We have stayed here before and will book again.
Mr Stansfield
October 2012
This was an ideal property, especially if you have young children. Very well laid out, with a nice secure front garden. It is really spacious and superbly located, with lovely far stretching views. We adopted two very friendly cats.
Ms Trew
October 2011
The cottage was very comfortable and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Wright
July 2012
This was our first experience using Sykes and it was brilliant. We had a party of eight and there was enough room all round in the cottage.
Mr Darcy
September 2011
Staying on a working farm, the views were spectacular. No problems being so close to a camp site.
Mr Lee
April 2012
The area was wonderful and the accommodation was great.
Mrs Crichton
November 2011
The views of the surrounding countryside were fantastic. The cottage was exceptionally clean. We would definitely use this cottage again.
Mrs Furnley
March 2011
The setting was quiet and picturesque and very near local attractions. The cottage was homely and very reasonable for accommodating up to eight people. The landlords were very helpful and hospitable. I would definitely come again.
Mrs Gosling
March 2011
It was very very nice, the owners were VERY friendly people and made us welcome. We will definitely be returning, maybe later in the year!
Mr Clark
April 2010
The location was fantastic and the size of the accommodation was exceeded.
Mrs Hillam
September 2010
Good spacious property. Lovely views of Whitby.
Mrs Feary
July 2010
Very impressed with cottage and its proximity to coast and moors. Found owners very welcoming and helpful. Our grandson aged 2 1/2 was very taken with the sheep and enjoyed watching the farmer working. 'Magpie Fish Shop' in Whitby is really worth a visit.
Miss Murton
September 2010
The welcome from the owner and the privacy afforded even though they were close at hand. From our arrival onwards the holiday was excellent, the atmosphere of the farm was very warm and welcoming. The setting is beautiful and it is amazingly quiet when you consider the proximity of the camp site and the road. I would both recommend Whalebone Cottage and book again.
Mrs Thornton
November 2010
Very quiet nice location. Cottage was well equipped, very homely and there was a nice welcome from the owners.
Mrs Horsfall
May 2010
Very spacious, well equipped cottage with beautiful views.
Mr Bowmaster
August 2010
Excellent position for touring the area. Child friendly cottage and surroundings. Very nice and friendly owners.
Mr Topham
May 2010
What a beautiful cottage! The location is fantastic, the fantastic views, the friendliness of the owners. Would highly recommend to anybody.
Miss Whymark
September 2009
We enjoyed every part of our holiday and the cottage was better than we had ever expected. The owners were very helpful and nice, they let the children go and see all the farm animals, which they loved. The owners left us wine and biscuits for our arrival as a hello greeting. We would definitely return. The view was gorgeous.
Mrs Bennett
April 2009
If I had a weeks holiday free this year I would return for a week instead of the weekend. We had a brilliant break made all the better by the standard of the accommodation and friendliness of our hosts.
Mr Mrs Goodwin
June 2009
Everything !!!! really warm welcome and lovely people who own the cottage. It has been our second year here and will definitely be going back a third time.
Mrs White
May 2009
The cottage was far better than we imagined. Both families enjoyed their break and we would recommend it to anyone. The cottage owners were friendly, even the cat.
Mrs Mitchell
September 2009
Whalebone Cottage is a lovely property with a gated drive. Was excellent for the dogs with a small grass area with the cottage. But access to larger field for quick stroll, lots of longer walks available. There is an excellent pub just up the road. The standard of the property is excellent and the location has excellent views, overall would recommend to anyone.
Mr Cantrell
March 2010
Lovely spacious cottage in superb location.
Mrs Bews
March 2009
The Cottage was far above the standard we were expecting and the farmers wife was very friendly and welcoming. Lambing was taking place while we were there and it was lovely to go to the barn and see the new born lambs. All told we had an excellent holiday.
Mr Tregaskes
November 2008
Very good and clean house in an excellent location.
Miss Naylor
April 2008
Lovely location. In the cottage it was like walking into your own home as you felt so comfy. The family who owned the cottage were very helpful and friendly so you felt very welcome.
Mr Hubbard
June 2008
Owners of the property were very welcoming and friendly.
Mr Hutchinson
October 2008
The cottage owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage was lovely with a fantastic view over the Yorkshire Moors. Thanks for a great week in a lovely cottage.
Mr Mrs Morris
February 2009
I will certainly be going back again.We have stayed in many cottages in Whitby, this being the most outstanding.
Mrs Lockwood
November 2007
The cottage was in a convenient but peaceful location with ample parking, and was very clean. There was a plentiful supply of crockery, equipment, towels and a warm welcome from the owner. Altogether a good value for money holiday.
Mr Verran
June 2008
Location good. Washing machine and tumble dryer a real boon for family with children. Appreciated brochures about events in the area.
Mrs Hodges
June 2009
The owners of the cottage made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Simmons
March 2009
Lovely holiday. Owners and cottage were lovely.
Mr Fletcher
April 2009
The property has a large garden, so it is very nice for the children to play in.
Mrs Pritchard
March 2008
The property was warm and cosy, yet large enough to accommodate 2 families (8 of us) very comfortably. We had a very happy time at Whalebone Cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Mr Maund
April 2006
Spacious accommodation and we were left to get on with it.
Mrs Szuster
August 2006
The surrounding landscape was beautiful and very peaceful. Everyone enjoyed the use of the shared trampoline!
Mrs Smith
June 2006
The cottage was excellent from all aspects - accommodation, location and hospitality. We had a party of 12 with ages varying from 14-80. There was something for everyone...
Mrs Rowe
September 2006
The house was accesible to beautiful areas, both inland and coast. We were able to sit outside and drink in the beauty of the countryside amidst a working farm environment. Cycle tracks started just outside our door, which were well used all week. The dogs (two) were able to run outside in the garden with the grandchildren and we knew they would all be safe. The added bonus of the two kittens from the farmhouse taking up residence with us for the week just made the holiday. As you can see we were very pleased with our stay at Whalebone cottage.
Mr Mrs Morris
March 2008
Owner very helpful, great people to meet. Grandchildren loved holding baby lambs.
Mrs Atherton
February 2007
The standard of the accommodation did not disappoint us and we all had a great break. The farm, despite being on a main road and a working sheep farm in the middle of lambing, was tranquil and made for a very pleasant break. The area is much better out of season when there are fewer people around. The owners was very pleasant and we were not aware of everyone else's presence when we were at the farm. She was very welcoming to the children. There was nothing we did not like about our break - even the weather was excellent for February!
Ms Andrews
May 2007
A good location, close enough to enjoy Whitby for a night out a short drive to either the north Yorks Forest or other coastal resorts.
Mr Mrs Barnett
August 2007
Fantastic location with scenic views but yet only two minutes drive into the centre of Whitby. Lots of idyllic places to visit nearby.
Miss Clarke
October 2006
Excellent property - it was like home from home. I would recommend this cottage to anyone and will be visiting again.
Ms Cross
August 2007
Absolutely loved our holiday. All of us thoroughly enjoyed staying at Whalebone Cottage. Owners very helpful and friendly - can't wait to return!
Mr Tregaskes
November 2007
Whalebone cottage was an excellant base for a holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors and coast. The cottage was excellent, very clean, well decorated and furnished. Good views over the moors and Whitby Abbey. The owner made us feel most welcome and was extremely helpful.
Ms Cross
July 2006
The cottage was great and we all had an excellent time. The children loved staying on a farm and particularly liked the trampoline and the kittens! Whitby, according to the children, was excellent because it has beach huts, yummy ice cream, a lift to the beach that was like a Tardis and rocks on the beach that you could climb on. The best holiday ever!
Guest
June 2013
A warm welcome from the owners. Clean and had all a family of 8 needed for a comfortable stay. We will be back again next year.
Guest
August 2014
thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cottage the owners were so friendly and just a stroll into town and our friends stayed in the adjoining cottage which was as perfect as ours only smaller. will definitely book it again.
Mr Leeming
December 2005
Very relaxing, superb accommodation area and the scenery was excellent.
Mrs Hampshire
January 2006
Very clean and spacious and friendly owners.
Emma W
June 2013
Whalebone cottage is a charming large cottage, with 4 large bedrooms it sleeps 8 people comfortably. It is a very clean and tidy cottage. The sitting room is of generous size and there is a well stocked kitchen with dining area, this cottage also boasts 2 well sized bathrooms....one which just has a shower in. The outside garden is gated off for your own garden and parking for 2 cars. The views from the house are breathtaking with views across the Esk valley. You can also watch the comings and goings of the camping and caravan site which the cottage owners own...great for people watching!! The cottage is situated on a working farm which farms sheep....the kids love watching the sheep coming into the farm yard to be weighed. The cottage is about a mile away from whitby harbour...and if you walk there it's down hill all the way.....just hop in a taxi for the return uphill journey....the taxi is very reasonable back there. The owners are very very friendly and extremely helpful.....they didn't even mind us sitting in their garden when the sun left our garden. We have just returned to the cottage for our 3rd holiday and it won't be our last. The cottage is a great base for all the tourist attractions like Robinhoods bay, staithes and Scarborough. I would defiantly recommend this cottage. Thank you for a great holiday.
Guest
August 2011
Whalebone Cottage was a lovely base for exploring Whitby and the surrounding areas. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The only drawback was the slightly small dining area when a group of us wanted to cook/eat together. Otherwise, a perfect base for a lovely few days.
Frank T
May 2012
We stayed at Whalebone Cottage on the first weekend in May to celebrate a couple of birthdays within the group and we will definately be going back. The cottage itself has a great homely feeling with amazing views and we were only a couple of minutes drive from Whitby. The owner is a lovely women who looked after us well providing information on local taxis, restaurants etc, even her dog made friends with ours! The only negative I have with our weekend is that it ended too soon but we will definately be staying there again and I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.
Guest
May 2012
well situated for the towm and shops but so close to lovely walks on the doorstep. the cottage was well equiped clean warm and lovely to be in the fa,i;y were very helpful and kind. would recomenb it to any family.
Guest
July 2012
Whalebone cottage is by far the very best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. I would recomend it to anyone. I can promise we will be going again
Emma W
June 2013
Whalebone cottage is a charming large cottage, with 4 large bedrooms it sleeps 8 people comfortably. It is a very clean and tidy cottage. The sitting room is of generous size and there is a well stocked kitchen with dining area, this cottage also boasts 2 well sized bathrooms...one which just has a shower in. The outside garden is gated off for your own garden and parking for 2 cars. The views from the house are breathtaking with views across the Esk valley. You can also watch the comings and goings of the camping and caravan site which the cottage owners own...great for people watching!! The cottage is situated on a working farm which farms sheep...the kids love watching the sheep coming into the farm yard to be weighed. The cottage is about a mile away from whitby harbour...and if you walk there it's down hill all the way...just hop in a taxi for the return uphill journey...the taxi is very reasonable back there. The owners are very very friendly and extremely helpful...they didn't even mind us sitting in their garden when the sun left our garden. We have just returned to the cottage for our 3rd holiday and it won't be our last. The cottage is a great base for all the tourist attractions like Robinhoods bay, staithes and Scarborough. I would defiantly recommend this cottage. Thank you for a great holiday.
Guest
June 2010
large property with all the facilities one would require and very local to Whitby
Guest
January 2011
excellent home, nice warm welcome from the owners, and very helpful, quiet location, excellent for family and for dogs
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