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Swallows Nest

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "What a gorgeous , cosy place!"

    We loved our stay here. Beautifully clean, comfy beds and even though the cottage was cosy there was plenty of room for the whole family ( five adults) . Thank you so much for accommodating our extra doggies too .. they loved watching the world go by from the big window overlooking the harbour! Ideally situated for all that Whitby has to offer and car parking was no problem as after 5pm we found two free spaces on the roadside further down Church street and simply pulled into the car park opposite to load up to leave! The log fire was an absolute bonus to come back to after the chilly evening beach walk ( in June! .. British weather! ) We will definitely return! One little thing that would improve the comfort would be better blinds in the top bedroom and one for the velux up there as it got light at 4 am but other than that we could not fault our stay at all. Thank you very much !

    Thanks very much for your feedback Joolz & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joolz4.7Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful break at Swallows Nest."

    Perfect central location for exploring Whitby. Downstairs bedroom was great for my elderly parents as one of them is disabled. Great for 6 adults

    Thanks very much for your feedback Julie & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Nest. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Everything we needed had a super few days couldnt fault it will definitely book again"

    Thanks very much for your feedback Pamela & we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely break ."

    Close to everything. Basket with wine ,crisps and cake on arrival was lovely. We have left a ring in the kitchen sink area if that could be sent to us if possible. Thanks.

    Thanks for your feedback John and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. The cleaners did find it and we'll arrange to get it back to you. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely location."

    Some areas of maintenance required around a few areas - peeling paint in dining areas, previous water damage in a few areas on ceilings and bath upstairs has rusty looking marks. That being said we really liked the property and would go back these points would just do the property a bit more justice. The cottage had everything we needed and was cozy. All the little extras were very welcome - didn’t expect to have a bottle of wine, snacks and milk in the fridge! , lots of condiments in the cupboard and a good stock of essentials such as paper towels, washing liquids, extra hand soap etc so no need to bring too much. Really felt like a home from home.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Lisa and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2024

  • "Perfect location with lovely views beyond the carpark."

    We were very luck to find free on street parking just beyond the Middle Earth pub which was perfect. The cottage is lovely and comfortable a couple of suggestions to make it perfect perhaps the stained bath could be replaced as it was quite alarming to look at and a mop would be great, sadly the weather wasn't on our side and we absolutely drenched the kitchen floor after we got absolutely soaked, apologies if there is one but I couldn't find it anywhere just the mop bucket. We had a great stay The Vault restaurant at The Resolution and the Costa Nostra were both amazing and the food was fabulous.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Andrea and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and the mop has now been replaced. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Apr 2024

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    It was so lovely to walk into, the heating was on so it was really cosy, the welcome pack was absolutely wonderful and it was spotlessly clean (including all the furniture). It wasn’t at all damp and it really did look exactly like the photographs. The beds and bed linens where really comfortable and of a high standard as were all of the items in the cottage. We really appreciated the Christmas decorations too! I would not hesitate in coming back to Swallows Nest, the house is so lovely and has the wow factor! Parking only issue but you can get a weekly pass for £8 a day from the Co op (only over the Bridge) which is a bit cheaper and you wouldn’t have the faff of renewing the meter.

    Thanks so much for your feedback Susannah & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Nest. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage we will be back."

    Loved the welcome pack many thanks.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Margaret & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "To small for 6 damp in places filthy sofa in kitchen."

    Parking terrible couldn't move car once parked.left early wouldn't go back

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Julie & sorry to hear you didn't love all the history, character & charm Whitby has to offer. There's parking advice in the welcome folder that may have been useful. We're getting a couple of windows replaced in the new year so it will be back to full cosiness before long. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.5Nov 2023

  • "Loved the property."

    Great location, completely suitable for our family of 5 plenty of space and walkable to everything. Could be boosted with a 4 slice toaster as the 2 slice toaster meant getting breakfast for 5 took a long while! Also lights in the entry way weren’t working. Those were tiny issues though, a really lovely stay in a great residence, would definitely come again!

    Thanks very much for your feedback Charlotte & for the suggestion - I'm sure we can get a four slice toaster before you return! Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    It has everything you need for a great time in the wonderful Whitby. The accommodation is superb our 2nd visit and it won't be our last.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Andrea. It's a pleasure to have returning guests & we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, the location is perfect."

    Thanks for your feedback Matthew & we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much"

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house, beautifully renovated to a high standard."

    Great position overlooking harbour. Very comfy beds and so well equipped. Already thinking of booking again next year!

    Thanks very much for your feedback Diane & we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Swallows Nest. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Swallows Nest."

    The best cottage we have stayed in, in Whitby by a country mile !!. I left a couple of comments in the book that would improve the cottage even further and although we had a plumbing issue in the ground floor bathroom it was rectified during our stay. We will certainly be staying again in the future. Thank you

    Thanks very much for your feedback Janet & we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2023

  • "Location was great, space on the car park was like gold dust, it was also £9 a day to park."

    Kitchen is cramped and the table and chairs need sorting as the layout just doesn’t fit! The lounge is lovely but the suite is uncomfortable and low. Cobwebs in all bedrooms and stains on the bath were off putting. This was a girlie short break so it sufficed, it wasn’t that bad that I wouldn’t stay there again but it wouldn’t be at top of my list

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Deborah. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah2.8Sep 2023

  • "A well appointed property with all the facilities needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Shame there is no outside space to sit. Perfect location for visiting Whitby itself A nice welcoming pack awaited us and was used after a long journey Thank you

    Thanks for your feedback Chris & we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is lovely, stylish and cosy too."

    Was clean and tidy on arrival and we enjoyed our stay very much. Great location, close to the pubs, restaurants and the town centre.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Michael & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the place!"

    The standard and attention to detail was beyond exceptional. Good quality cutlery, crockery and in particular glassware. Would not hesitate to recommend or return. My background is hotel kitchen management, so if I could offer a few pointers, (from a Chef's point of view) which I hope you find useful. The kitchen tools would be great if they were near the cooker, say on a rack above the cooker, rather than in the dining room sideboard and some hooks at the sides of the cooker for oven gloves and drying cloths. Being on the oven door handles they tended to get in the way when opening and closing the oven / grill doors. The quality of the pans is great but they're a tad on the small side when cooking for six people. Finally, some wall hooks in the en-suite would be useful to hang towels once used. Thank you so much for a great week.

    Thanks very much for your review Allan, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay & thanks for the suggestions. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in the perfect location, right next to Whitby’s harbour, with the abbey steps, the swing bridge over the harbour, great restaurants and wonderfully quirky shops all only a stone’s throw away."

    The cottage itself has been beautifully decorated and has stunning views out across the harbour from the dining area, the sitting room and the top bedroom. All our needs were catered for; the books, board games and generous welcome pack all being particularly nice touches. We’ll definitely be coming back and would recommend Swallows’ Nest to our friends and family! Thanks for a great stay.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Anna and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, tricky parking, noisy street."

    We had a great 4 days in early July The cottage was as described and clean, although a little more attention to the cobwebs and the smell from the kitchen sink drain would be good. The central location is great, walking distance to all that Whitby has to offer (including the best fresh fish shop - Sandwell fisheries) but the downsides of the central location are: Parking/ unloading was a problem as the cottage is on the zigzags of a zebra crossing surrounded by double yellow lines. Thankfully the traffic warden who spoke to us was about education rather than penalties! It was then nigh on impossible to find parking for one, never mind 2 cars in the free area and the car park opposite was also full all the time. (And £9 per 24 hours - 2 cars = £££) A parking permit for the reserved area would be a great addition to this cottage! And it’s a noisy street with traffic flowing all night and happy holiday makers strolling home at all hours. The two back bedrooms are lovely and quiet, but the top floor room at the front was really noisy. If you’re used to night noise this won’t be a problem, we struggled. The cottage is well equipped and a great base, (no hairdryer, which is unusual these days

    Thanks for the feedback Jenny & we're pleased you enjoyed your stay, but sorry to hear it was a bit noisy as it's normally quieter on our side of the harbour. Unfortunately parking in Whitby in the summer can be tricky & unfortunately its not currently possible to get a space in the reserved area, but there are loading bays opposite the Endeavour pub & parking advice in the information folder. We take your comments on board & we bought a hairdryer which we'll drop off next week. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Jul 2023

  • "This was a great home from home for a few days."

    Central to all we needed for the duration of our stay. A gorgeous, cosy and very clean place to stay for us and our 2 dogs with everything we needed for comfort. It’s already been recommended highly!

    Thanks very much for your feedback Mandy and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2023

  • "The property was exactly as it was specified in Sykes listing, unfortunately this isn’t always the case."

    Swallows Nest was clean, cosy, well equipped and very comfortable, we will definitely use this property again.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Mandy & we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Swallows Nest is a lovely cottage which has been well thought out to use all the space."

    We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to friends. It was a lovely touch to include the wine, cake and milk on arrival - thank you x Only one thing to say that would have been a help would be somewhere to hang wet towels - especially in the downstairs ensuite, but other than that all was perfect.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Jane and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the perfect position to explore Whitby's local attractions, cafes and shops as well as the beach and coastline."

    The living room on the first floor has a lovely view over the harbour and was a cosy place, with the logburner blazing, to spend a winters evening. The kitchen is well equipped with comfortable seating, a large dining table (brilliant for boardgames) and tv and the entrance porch was a useful place to remove sandy shoes and coats. 24hr parking is available in the adjacent carpark at a reasonable fee and the ticket was transferable to other council carparks which was useful. I would definitely recommend this cottage and am looking forward to a return visit.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Angela and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Nest. Tess and Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2023

  • "Location was perfect everything we needed was nearby."

    cottage overall was very cosy at the time of the year. the welcome pack was just what we needed on our first arrival. we have had no problem in recommending this cottage to our friends, and we will be booking again in the near future. Thank you so much see you soon.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Steve and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage and brilliant location, very comfy beds."

    Lovely friendly run pub just a few steps away called The Endeavour and a very tasty eatery across the road called Humble Pie definitely worth a try. Would have preferred some outdoor space due to taking a dog. Shame there wasn’t a parking permit included and a little surprised there wasn’t any hand soap in either of the bathrooms. All 6 of us are induction hob users but found this particular hob difficult to operate but we managed between us. Apart from those small issues we would definitely go back. Thanks for the fabulous welcome pack, which was a lovely surprise. We would definitely recommend this cottage

    Thanks very much for your review Gina and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We had just put new hand soap dispensers in & it was a communication error that neither us or the cleaners filled them up, apologies. Happy New Year, thanks, Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Swallows Nest a few weeks ago which was to celebrate my elderly fathers birthday who is not too steady on his feet these days."

    One of the reasons we picked this cottage was the ground floor bedroom and shower room which turned out to be a great shout. The main lounge is on the 1st floor and while dad did go up there a few times, he felt it a little awkward coming back down and would have preferred it if there was a hand rail fitted to the wall. The location of the cottage was nothing short of fantastic - a very short level walk and you are in the thick of all the action in town. Again one of the reasons we picked this cottage and we couldn't have been more delighted with dad being able to walk to restaurants/pubs in the evening. There is also great views of the harbour out of the front facing windows which is another fantastic feature in a holiday cottage. The cottage itself was starting to look a little tired in parts with a few niggly snags here and there like the en-suite shower room door not shutting properly and the hair-dye splashes in the bath of the main bathroom which have been mentioned in previous reviews and I note that the owners are looking to do a bit of a refurb this winter so I'm sure what I've mentioned will no longer be an issue in the new year. The kitchen floor could probably also do with a good wash and scrub and not just a vacuum but overall, for what we paid for a weeks holiday in this location, we feel it was extremely good value for money and more than made up for the small issues we may have experienced here and there. The beds were all extremely comfortable in all of the rooms and we all slept really well. The linen was also of good quality and spotlessly clean. We had two dogs stay with us and were grateful for the inner porch and second door into the main living area. What a great idea for the security of dogs and a great place to store boots and hang coats. The car park straight across the road we felt was really good value especially as a 24 hour parking ticket covered you in various other car parks in the region. It was touch and go trying to get a space in the day time but nearly always a space available in the evening (early October). We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay and on reflection don't think we could have asked for a better cottage in a better location. Thank you :)

    Thanks for your feedback Kate and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and really pleased that it worked well for your father. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location."

    Beautiful cottage although is in need of some attention. Bath was stained, didn't look good, toilet seat not properly fixed. Couple of door latches missing. Flaking paint in the dining area, kept getting it on our clothes. Found peanuts under the bedside cupboard and a sticky vape box under the bed. Downstairs bed room was musty, not pleasant. Dog hairs under the sofa and in the corners of kitchen and living room. We did hoover during our stay and before leaving, other people's pet hair is not nice.

    Thanks for your feedback Caroline. We have taken on new cleaners in response to guest feedback and we are making improvements, starting with the kitchen before the end of the year. Tess and Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.1Sep 2022

  • "Swallow’s Nest is in a fantastic location, right in the centre of Whitby."

    Luckily I didn’t have to pay for parking the whole time I was there, as I found spaces on The Ropery. Swallow’s Nest itself looks like it could do with a bit of an overhaul. There is a downstairs bedroom which is extremely cramped and smelled musty and mouldy. The whole place could do with a deep clean, dust and hairs all over the wooden staircase. The bath looks awful and is covered in brown splatters.. I thought it was poo at first. Goodness knows what it is, but the bath needs replacing asap. Also, mould in bathroom grouting and on the wooden over bath tray, which needs chucking. This property is not luxury, it is average.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback Yasmin. We have had a few comments about the cleanliness and as we are keen to ensure our guests have the best possible experience, we have now decided to change to a new cleaner and we are looking forward to improvements. Unfortunately, someone has stained the bath with hair dye, nothing more sinister than that! It is our plan to replace the bath in due course, but we are re-doing the kitchen first. We also have booked in to have the en-suite doors re-fitted to reduce steam from the shower getting in the downstairs bedroom but have put in a dehumidifier in the meantime. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yasmin2.2Sep 2022

  • "Car parking in Whitby is a nightmare, I would recommend buying a private parking space across the road or warn customers not to bring a car at all."

    Thanks for the feedback Douglas. The benefit of Swallows Nest's central location does mean parking is a little more limited. If the pay and display car park opposite is full it is worth dropping luggage off before going to another car park. There is also further parking advice included in the information pack (the private car park allocation is full and even the waiting list is closed!)Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Jun 2022

  • "Although the property is situated in a ,prime location the cottage itself leaves a lot to be desired."

    For instance the stairs are very steep and could do with a handrail on both flights especially the top one. You need to stipulate it is not suitable for the older generation. In fact it is dangerous! The sitting room is on the first floor and because of the stairs we found ourselves sitting on the hard dining chairs so we didn’t have to go upstairs. The tv down there doesn’t work either. We found a dog toy under the sofa and a ball under the bed. We had to get one of our dogs balls out from under the drawers and pulled a pile of dog hair out with it. There was a big thick black cobweb on the brickwork at the side of the sofa. I think they need some responsible cleaners who actually do the job. The one plus it had was the single beds on the top floor were very comfortable. We didn’t use any of the cooking or washing facilities so I can’t say anything about them. We all used the shower on the ground floor so we didn’t have to climb into the bath as there are no grab rails to help. All in all we were very disappointed with the accommodation but loved Whitby itself. We also could not get into the “ yard” with the recycling bin because none of us are strongman!

    Thanks for your review Carol and we're sorry to hear that you did not love our cottage. Whitby cottages are often characterful and in comparison to others, many guests have appreciated our ease of access with no cobbles or steps to negotiate, a ground floor bedroom and sofa in the ground floor kitchen diner. Netflix, Amazon Prime and TV players are all set up on the downstairs TV; due to damage to a local transmitter terrestrial TV is currently only available upstairs through the FreeSat that we installed. We will pass on your feedback to our cleaners to address going forward. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.1May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Perfect location. Excellent facilities.

    Thanks very much for your review Mark, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "A long-anticipated break did not disappoint!"

    ! A beautiful cottage with stunning harbour views, we thoroughly enjoyed the very central, albeit peaceful, location - and were able to make the most of this, our first Whitby experience. We look forward to returning to Swallows Nest - and have already made our recommendations to family and friends.

    Thanks very much for your review Jane & we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Superb location, very well appointed including log fire with logs provided."

    Welcome hamper lovely but maybe consider a small pint of milk in the fridge for tea and coffee. 1 small matter was that lights didn’t work in the en suite, or maybe we didn’t find the switch

    Thanks very much for your review Mike. The cleaners didn't mention the lights from the changeover so we'll get them checked. Thanks, Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Mar 2022

  • "The property is in a fantastic location overlooking the harbour, with everything you need on your doorstep."

    The decor is lovely and gives the property a homely feel. The kitchen is well equipped but some of the cupboards could do with fixing as it ruins the look. The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms are lovely, however the ground floor bedroom could benefit from a small bedside cabinet/table. The shower head in the main bathroom needs replacing as water spray's everywhere when showering. There is currently no terrestrial TV channels available at the property, but you can access Netflix and prime if you have your own account. There is a small car park opposite the property which allows you to park for 24 hour periods which can be extended using the app and there is free on street parking up on the hill behind the property if your lucky enough to get a space. All in all this property is a lovely cosy cottage and is value for money. It has great views of the harbour and has all the amenities on your doorstep. We would definitely stay again and I would recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for the fabulous welcome hamper, it was a lovely touch and much appreciated.

    Thanks very much for your review Kirsty and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Netflix & Amazon Prime are both available & included at Swallows Nest & terrestrial TV is available through the FreeSat, instructions for each are detailed in the information pack. We installed the wall mounted shelves either side of the bed downstairs to make best use of the space but take on board the suggestion of a cabinet also & thanks for the idea to change the shower head over the bath for a more focused one. Thanks for your recommendation to your friends & family & we look forward to welcoming you again. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristy4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at Swallows Nest."

    Location was brilliant. Cottage was beautiful and very cozy especially with the fire burning. Welcome pack and wine was very much appreciated. Trying to park was a bit awkward even though we were opposite the car park. Will definitely return tho. Had an amazing time.

    Thanks so much for the feedback and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really loved this place we have stayed at alot of places at whitby"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you had a nice time. Tess & Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Feb 2022

  • "Toilet brush would have been helpful Instructions on how to operate the shower to run the bath, we did work it out but found the tap very stiff."

    Excellent location, lovely furnished cottage.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Barry, when we're back in the New Year we'll update the information pack. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Dec 2021

  • "A truly fantastic cottage with loads of charm and character."

    We where made to feel very welcome on arrival. The building is full of charm and is finished to a very high standard of both traditional and modern in design, which helps you to relax and unwind. Being December when we visited it was a nice touch to have been seasonally decorated, even with a couple of Christmas trees made it feel even more special. The fab view from the lounge and top bedroom of Whitbys harbour is right outside. Location is fantastic and feels very central and a very short walk from the Abbey. Car parking is £9 a day across road (free in December) but we managed to park on road behind. Truly enjoyed our stay and Wished we had booked longer. We all definitely said we would consider a return visit. Note: Take care on lower staircase when wearing socks as can be quiet slippy (wife slipped on last step).

    Thanks for taking the time to complete a review Chris, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope your wife is ok. Tess & Russell Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TVs with DVD players, Freesat, Netflix and Amazon Prime, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Close to public car park and on street parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.8 miles

The property

Nestled in the heart of Whitby, North Yorkshire is this superb three-bedroom, Grade II listed cottage, Swallow’s Nest.

Enjoying a location within the scenic North York Moors National Park with easy access to a selection of beautiful beaches and an interior boasting beautiful original features blended with contemporary additions, Swallow’s Nest is a fabulous dwelling for a group or family of six looking to explore the North Yorkshire coast.

Located on historic Church Street, the cottage has great accessibility with no steps or cobbles to negotiate which makes it a great place for those with less mobility.

Step into the glass and oak designer porch, where you can discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Be welcomed into the inviting kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to preparing tasty dishes for your guests with the help of the range cooker with induction hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, all set among contemporary high-gloss cabinets.

Gather around the dining table for six to tuck-in to a delicious meal, as the wine is poured, and plans are made for the days ahead.

Completing the ground-floor is a beautifully presented double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the striking, oak floating staircase to the first-floor, home to the sitting room with a bay window offering fantastic harbour views, where you can look forward to relaxing on the generous corner sofa in front of your favourite film on the TV as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

When sleep calls, you will find a second well-presented double bedroom with high-vaulted ceiling, served by a contemporary bathroom with bath for those indulgent evening soaks, as well as a splendid twin bedroom on the second floor with exposed beams and a dormer window with harbour views.

Take advantage of your central location, with the magnificent sights of historic Whitby right on your doorstep!

Make your way to the imposing Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration behind Bram Stokers famous vampire, Dracula, here you can explore the ruins which offer exceptional views over the town.

From here you can embark on the Dracula Experience, which leads you around the town to key spots and features animated scenes and live actors.

Budding historians are well-catered for in Whitby, with the local history museum offering a fascinating insight into the town, as well as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn more about the adventurer’s voyages to the South Pacific.

Be sure to check out Whitby’s family-friendly beach, where you can wander the golden sands, treat the little ones to a donkey ride during the summer months or indulge in fresh fish and chips followed by a leisurely stroll to the lighthouse.

For a fun-filled family day trip, why not head to Scarborough?

Here you can enjoy the delights of the grand medieval castle which boasts coastal views and hosts live events, as well as the attractions of the sea life centre, Alpamare waterpark and the Scarborough North Bay Railway.

Further afield is Pickering, home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for rides aboard a vintage steam train through the national park, as well as Pickering Castle and Beck Isle Museum.

For an unforgettable coastal getaway, secure your stay at Swallows Nest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas