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Maplebeck Pet-Friendly Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Maplebeck Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This property is part of a terrace of traditional Yorkshire houses, built from red brick and sitting on the banks of the River Esk. Two bedrooms offer enough accommodation to sleep up to five people and the living area is arranged in an open-plan fashion. There is plenty of space downstairs, with a spacious dining room, sitting room and a well-equipped kitchen. French windows open onto a private patio and there is also a balcony on the first floor, offering stunning views of the Esk. Visitors have access to a shared lawned garden and, in the colder months, the cottage warmed by central-heating throughout. A wonderful property at any time of year.

Mentioned as the town in which Dracula made his first English visit, Whitby has a fascinating and intriguing past. Adding to its dramatic splendour, Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful Whitby abbey, built in the 13th Century. This traditional maritime town, with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue-flag beach is a great place for a holiday or short break. Whitby is set amongst some of the finest stretches of Yorkshire coast, with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays. A selection of diverse attractions includes the Captain Cook Memorial Museum Victorian Jet Works, the Dracula Experience, Pannett Park and Whitby Museum, with cabinets of curiosities from geology to jet carving, birdlife to bygones and costumes to clocks.

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.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared lawned garden and private patio with garden furniture. Balcony with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Shared garden leads down to River Esk so young children to be supervised at all times.


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

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Mrs Evans
November 2013
Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped, beautiful scenery, plenty to see and do.
Miss Fell
August 2013
A superb cottage in a stunning location. Equipped with everything needed for a family. Excellent! We have been home for only a few hours and have already recommended it to our family and friends.
Mr Coates
June 2013
Loved the location and lay out of the property, especially the balcony!
Mrs Brady
May 2013
Peaceful setting beside the river, lovely walk into Whitby. The cottage is in a beautiful location. Very well equipped. Lovely relaxing holiday.
Mrs Austin
April 2013
We all love this accommodation and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful views and stunning wildlife. Will be back again next year!!
Mr Tall
March 2013
We found the accomodation at Maplebeck to be outstanding, everthing had been considered for and provided in the cottage and this meant that our stay was relaxing and very happy. The cottage was very clean and tidy and we found the decoration and facilities to be brilliant. It was our first time visiting Whitby and we were extremely impressed with the town and the beautiful surrounding area, lots for our small children and our dog to do as a family. Loads of happy memories, great holiday!
Mrs Hosker
February 2013
Great base to see that part of the country, plenty of parking at the accommodation, very good standard of property.
Mrs Brady
September 2012
The position of the cottage, views across the river, very quiet calming atmosphere. Had a lovely relaxing time, weather was very good, didn't want to come home.
Mr Anderson
November 2012
A beautiful location, very handy for Whitby which is a short walk away along a pleasant disused rail line. The daily appearance of the heron and the antics of the ducks were highlights where the wildlife was concerned. The property was compact but cosy and more than ample for the two of us.
Mrs Cox
August 2012
A very nice place to stay and very dog friendly. Good dog walking close by and short distance from Whitby.
Mrs Kuklik-Cousins
August 2012
We will certainly go back, the views from the lounge over the river Esk were fantastic. We would recommend the property to anyone.
November 2011
Maplebeck is a wonderful cottage, ideally situated within walking distance of Whitby. The cottage is on the banks of the river, offering wonderful views and a chance to see lots of wildlife. There are many things to see and do within the area including Goathland (Heartbeat village) and Falling Foss waterfall. By far the best property we have stayed in to date that is dog friendly.
Mrs Rodgers
November 2011
The setting was wonderful - nice and relaxing but only a 20 minute walk into Whitby or 5 mins by car. The house was really nice and we felt really comfortable there. It was nice and warm as well - a good point when you go away in November. One thing I would say is that the photos on the web page do not do it justice - particularly the sitting area and balcony off the main bedroom. We would definitely go back there.
Mr Whitfield
October 2011
The accommodation and location was outstanding, making our holiday perfect in every way! Once again Sykes Cottages excellent staff have helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!
Mr Taylor
September 2011
Super accommodation! Nice complex, handy for Whitby town and the surrounding area.
Mr Stanley
October 2011
The location is awesome. There were seals swimming in the river Esk which backs onto the garden and ducks and geese came every morning to be hand fed. There were also Kingfishers, Herons, and Cormorants. The setting is fantastic and so is the cottage. We would recommend it to everyone.
Mr Page
April 2011
This is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in!
Mr Connell
August 2011
Peace and quiet, everything we needed was there. Very comfortable accommodation.
Mr Gilbert
September 2011
A good holiday home in a delightful position and area.
Mrs Austin
April 2011
We loved everything about Maplebeck. The location was excellent and allowed us to watch the wildlife, boats and steam train that passed several times a day. The accommodation was fantastic which was helped by the stunning weather. We would all love to return - very soon !!
Mrs Taylor
November 2010
Very enjoyable stay. Cottage in beautiful location, watching the River Esk flow by - watched seals, herons and cormorants. Amenities excellent. Did not want to come home. Would recommend very highly - don't miss out!
Mr Wooldridge
August 2010
Ideal location, nice and quiet with good access to Whitby.
Mrs Clayden
August 2010
The cottage was geared for relaxation. Plenty of crockery and cutlery and use of dishwasher made daily running easy. Beds very comfortable and area very quiet in the evening. A perfect location, not far from Whitby town and its attractions.
Mrs Raithby
August 2010
The cottage was beautiful and set in stunning surroundings. There was plenty to do but at the same time was peaceful and relaxing. We saw a deer, a heron and lots of salmon leaping in the river. It was good to see the steam train go by regularly. Will certainly go back and highly recommend it.
Mr Woodcraft
July 2010
Location, peaceful, stress free. Accurate description of property, well equipped. Furniture,utensils, cutlery crockery well selected did not feel like some ones left overs. The owner clearly takes a lot of care which we greatly appreciated.
Mr Haywood
June 2010
Very nice location overlooking the River Esk. Great accomodation, well kept cottage, well away from the bustle of town life. Good base for touring the moors and surrounding countryside.
Mrs Groombridge
May 2010
The cottage was extremely comfortable and in a very good location. We enjoyed exploring Whitby and other towns in the area. One highlight was the steam train trip to Pickering.
Mr Mrs Moultrie
November 2009
The easy walk into Whitby saved us using the car and the view of the river was great. A real bonus as the birds and seals were a pleasure to watch.
Mrs Currant
November 2009
The location was stunning, very quiet and idyllic. The house was warm and inviting. There had obviously been a lot of thought given to the layout and decor of the rooms. The kitchen was excellent.
Miss Barrett
October 2009
The cottage was amazing, as was the location. It was so peaceful, that you couldn't help but have a totally relaxed holiday. We will definitely return, and have already recommended the property to several friends and family members.
Mr Bradley
October 2009
Nice cottage under the viaduct. Beautiful view of the river and the wildlife, especially the seal which came each day we were there.
Mr Feasey
September 2009
We liked being so close to the river, and also close enough to the town centre to be able to walk there.
Mr Bastiaansen
August 2009
Very complete cottage. Very friendly welcome from owners.
Mrs Davidson
September 2009
It was a delightful cottage with a beautiful riverside view. The cottage was a home from home. The owner has thought of everything. We enjoyed regular visits from the ducks and goose who we wanted to take home! Will definitely be visiting again!
Mr Mrs Atkinson
July 2009
Great location. Easy access to town and the accommodation is well equipped.
Mrs Guyton
February 2009
The cottage was absolutely lovely, in a fantastic location, with all the comforts of home. There had been a lot of attention to detail to ensure that our stay was very comfortable.
Mr Pottenger
November 2008
The holiday was above our expectations. We had no complaints and would definitely recommend the cottage to all our friends and neighbours. We all looked forward to our twice daily visit from the local ducks and geese. There was plenty of places to visit.
Mr Evans
October 2008
Mr Mcbride
November 2008
A spectacular position and view over the river.
Mrs Stanyer
October 2008
The accommodation was fantastic and was more than we were expecting. The location was peaceful and ideally situated for exploring North Yorkshire. Can't wait to go back. The welcome bottle of wine and biscuits was much appreciated. Can't fault any aspect.
Ms Hague
September 2008
Everything. The cottage was all and more than I expected. We were very impressed with the surroundings and the owner was very pleasant. The bottle of wine was very much appreciated. We have stayed in 5 star hotels and not been as impressed as much as we were at Maplebeck. Even the weather was on our side.
Mr Mrs Williams
May 2008
Cottage was really home from home. Location very good. It was great to watch the wildlife and relax. Central location and easy access to other locations.
Mr Woolf
June 2008
Its position next to the river is superb and with the lawn in front of the cottage, pinics were a delight. Being able to walk into Whitby and its park via the disused railway and the magnificent brick bridge meant you were away from the 'crowds'(especially on bank holiday).
Mr Mallard
September 2007
The property was just what we were looking for and was very clean and tidy.
Mrs Hale
September 2007
A fantastic place, in a lovely location, with everything we needed. It was also handy being close to the old railway - great for walking into Whitby and elsewhere.
Ms Collinge
September 2007
The cottage was in a fantastic location. After a long day out, it was perfect for relaxing in and watching the ducks and fish leaping on the river from the patio!
Mr Mrs Norman
May 2007
It was nice to be welcomed by the owner. The wine was most welcome in the fridge! The area was lovely and we will definitely book again.
Mrs Brown
August 2007
The property is in a beatiful location and provides a real 'home from home'. We were lucky enough to spot herons, cormorants, seals and kingfishers from our own balcony and our son enjoyed feeding the ducks, geese and swans too.
Miss Woods
April 2007
Ideal location for touring Yorkshire and Whitby which is only a 20 minute walk away. It was such a relaxing location and accommodation that is was sad when it was time to return home.
Mr Short
November 2006
A quiet, peaceful location close to amenities.
Mrs Foster
February 2007
Accommodation was wonderful. Owners of the property were very pleasant and the extra touch of leaving a bottle of wine for us was much appreciated. We will definitely book there again.
Mr Mrs Perry
October 2006
The home was delightful, I found the dishwasher very useful. Handy for walks over the viaduct into Whitby and Ruswarp village.
Mr Whittles
October 2006
We enjoyed our stay very much and will be recommending it to family and friends. We would also like to visit again ourselves.
Mr Bailey
July 2006
The accommodation was in a beautiful location and was in fantastic condition. The house contained all mod cons and was very cosy and the kitchen was stocked with every conceivable implement. This level of comfort made our first family holiday (we were travelling with our 6 month old daughter) very easy and very enjoyable.
Mr Hanson
July 2006
The cottage was fantastic,very clean and modern. We were given a warm welcome by the owner. Location was excellent. Altogether a fantastic holiday!
Mrs Oyston
June 2006
...Very peaceful and the river views were stunning.
Mr Skingle
April 2006
Warm welcome, spotless house, everything for a great holiday.
Mrs Kirby
April 2006
I liked everything about the holiday. I would book again in the near future. The owner was most helpful about everything. Thank you.
November 2016
I went to Maplebeck cottage for a "girly" weekend. The location was perfect, plenty of parking, which is a major problem in the centre of Whitby. We overlooked the river and watched the seals and wildlife pass by. We took a taxi into town and back which was ideal. Very cheap too. The cottage is extremely comfortable and excellent quality, not really like a holiday let at all! It actually felt like home from home, my one criticism is...... I didn't stay long enough!!! I highly recommend staying here rather than in the centre. It is so peaceful and picturesque, a heavenly stay.
Amanda G
November 2013
Great location, right on the river bank. Plenty of birds to watch & even a seal! The cottage says it sleeps 5 but to be honest 2 adults, a 13 & 15 year old & a big dog filled the space. Comfy beds & generally good accommodation. There were a few little niggles though, the blind on the kitchen door, the kettle was faulty, no light on hob extractor, bathroom extractor & light above bathroom mirror not working, bathroom bin broken, rubbish shower & even batteries in remote control went!! All in all we had a great time & were very comfy here. Nice walk in to Whitby for us but steep hills for elderly, disabled or even prams/buggies. We didn't mind at all though.
December 2012
Beautiful property - well equipped, balcony looked out over the river, good for watching wildlife. Walked over the viaduct into the hustle and bustle of Whitby and good to return to our quiet picturesque holiday village.
December 2012
Maplebeck is a lovely cottage situated on the banks of the river Esk a mile from Whitby centre.Fully kitted out with everything you could need and great attention to detail, nice touches include masses of information on the area and binuculars. Excellent position for wildlife watching,every day we watched Herons, Cormorants & Dippers feeding on the river. Twice a solitary seal came floating past which was a pleasant suprise. Ducks, Geese and Herring Gulls came calling daily for their feed Excellent holiday, highly recommended
July 2010
very nice accomodation,overlooking the river esk with its ever changing tidal ebb and flow.well situated for touring the north york moors.excellent standard of property,main bed a little soft for those needing good back support!overall very good.a litte marred by the temporary generator whilst repairs carried to mains cable,hopefully finished by now.
December 2011
Everything that we required was provivded Maplebeck is a fantastic place to stay, the location is out of this world, its right next to the river Esk and the ducks and geese come calling on the patio every morning to be fed. Its only a short walk over the viaduct into Whitby maybe 2 miles or so, but a very pleasant walk.
December 2009
My partner and I have holidayed in Whitby for the last five years, but this was our fist holiday rental experience, and what an experience! The cottage is located in a stunning and peaceful location, at the foot of the amazing viaduct, on the edge of the River Esk. This immaculate home, (and that's how it felt, like home), with excellent facilties, held a host of pleasantries; beautiful decor, stunning views, the most comfortable bed, (best sleep ever!), and not least the bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, and the inviting cookies beside the kettle! Not to mention the thoughtfully prepared, and extremely useful, albums filled with information about the local area, and it's attractions. The walk along the viaduct, reveals stunning views and would also be highly recommended. For a totally relaxing, peaceful, stressfree holiday, in an utterly breathtaking location, I could not recommend Maplebeck cottage enough.
Ms Smith
March 2014
The view from the cottage (the River Esk and the viaduct) was wonderful; we loved watching the tide come in and out each day. The cottage was very thoughtfully provisioned; we loved finding things like binoculars (to better see the seal that swam up the river!), a hair dryer and a towel rail. Whitby is a really lovely town, very pretty with lots to do, and very welcoming.
Mr Taylor
May 2014
The position was peaceful. We liked watching the seals and otter in the river. Pleasent walk into Whitby.
Miss Wood
October 2014
The location was peaceful and the house comfortable. It was great to watch the rabbits on an evening. There is a lovely walk into Whitby with good views.
Mr Wragg
March 2015
The cottage was well situated with a 20 minute walk into the centre of Whitby and a view across the river to the steam railway.
Miss Arends
May 2015
Had a great week and the cottage was ideal for long walks with the dog. A great location and well equipped cottage.
Mrs Paterson
March 2016
Maplebeck was in a wonderful setting; peaceful and very near to Whitby and the Yorkshire Moors.
Mr Evans
June 2016
Very quiet and scenic with the wildlife on the river and the steam railway just across the river.
Mr Riley
July 2016
Superb Cottage, in a lovely peaceful location. We have been twice now and will definitely be coming back.
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