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Tate Cottage

(Ref. 1102878)

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved this cute cottage tucked away in Whitby."

    Facilities were all good. A fully equipped snuggly place. I would live to know more about the history of the cottage. We loved the starry skyviews from the skylight in bed at night. I personally enjoyed watching the work at Parkol from the bathroom window. Where else would you see ships being built.....amazing. The distance to the town was just great, however if your not a walker or cannot deal with steps this isn't for you. We would stay again. Many thanks. Mr and Mrs Hardy plus two happy dogs

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great little well equipped cottage."

    A great last minute find for New Year 2022.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Dec 2022

  • "I think you need to get over to this place ASAP."

    It is nothing like in the photos. Handrail on steps is covered by ivy and weeds. The smell of damp on entering. Dangerous bottom step on stairs. Views out of the windows are disgusting. Rusty metal and overgrown garden. I read a previous review and the owners stated rubbish in the garden and builders working from 8am to 5pm was going to be short term in October. Christmas week and they are still there hammering and drilling. The frying pan was filthy. Cupboard for plates absolutely reeked of damp .you need to sack your cleaner if you have one. Couldn't use the shower or bath safely and there is nothing to hold on to getting in or out. My husband and I were just looking for a basic place as we would be out and about.. Would definitely not recommend. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Alison1.3Dec 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages all over the uk with different holiday companies and have used Sykes before, however this experience has left us feeling we will not use Sykes again."

    The cottage had a number of extremely disappointing issues and is misrepresented on the Sykes site. If we were aware of misrepresentation then we would not have booked it. Location - on the Skye site for Tate cottage on the map it marks the cottage to be on Church Street, very close to the town centre. However it is actually on Horse Road 0.3 miles away. This is also directly opposite and ship manufacturing yard (Parkol) with large cranes, this is not what we expected for a view. Outside the cottage - The Sykes site did say “That the property neighboring to Tate Cottage, is undergoing some temporary building work”. We thought this would be fine as we were planning on being out most of the days while there. However you have to pass the entrance to the cottage that was having the work done and they have used there garden as a skip with piles of building waste just thrown on the grass, that clearly been there for some time. Again the view of this is appalling. There was a small table and chores outside to sit out however the table was rusty and could have marked our clothing if in contact. Inside the cottage - The moment we walked in the smell of damp was overpowering, just awful. We opened windows etc but could not get rid of it. some of the walls were cladded with wood and you could see the damp coming through. I also found multiple dehumidifier boxes in locations around the house, clearly a big problem. My wife suffers with asana and breathing issues and this made it horrendous. For 3 days all she wanted to do was go home. Very very disappointing and would not recommend this property to stay in. I also have many photos if you wish to see. I think someone from Sykes need to visit this property to see it first hand.

    We are sorry that you had difficulty locating the cottage due to an error on the listing. This was rectified immediately. Following on from your feedback, which is valued, we have taken the property off the market and had experts investigate your concerns. Whilst there is some evidence of previous water damage, no evidence of damp was found. The dehumidifiers in the property are to reduce humidity caused by modern double glazed units in an old property. We have addressed this by increasing the ventilation through out. Our cottage is a quiet base, tucked away from the main road so unfortunately a harbour view is not something that we can offer, however, it is a beautiful short walk down the harbour front to town. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter1.3Oct 2022

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This property is part of the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages collection.
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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On Street Parking available
  • Private side patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: There is steep access to the property which may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Please not that there are steep steps within the property up to the stairs

The property

Residing on the East side of the bustling port of Whitby, North Yorkshire, is this quaint fisherman’s cottage.

Tucked away in one of the old side streets, Tate Cottage is a haven of peace within a short walk from this popular and busy town. Hosting two small bedrooms, still with the original features and carefully appointed throughout, this cottage welcomes four guests who wish to enjoy this popular location near the North York Moors National Park and a range of fantastic amenities and attractions. Enter the cosy sitting room which homes a crackling woodburning stove, whilst the well-equipped kitchen/diner is designed for you and your guests to relish intimate mealtimes after a day of exploring. To the outside, a compact seating area with patio furniture, invites you to crack open a favourite beverage to end a superb day, relaxing in the quiet of the evening. .

From your doorstep, uncover an abundance of restaurants, pubs, and shops in the local town, as well as a magnificent beach where you can swim, surf, paddle board or try your hand at a selection of watersports on offer.

Travel onto Robin Hood’s Bay and amble along the sandy trails or immerse yourself in the local history by climbing the infamous 199 steps which provides stunning views out over the coast.

Further afield, spend the day in Pickering where the fascinating Beck Isle Museum and North Yorkshire Moors Railway awaits, board the steam train and journey along the line, delighting in cascading scenery and vistas as you go; here you can also embark on the Pickering Ghost Hunt and amble to grounds of Pickering Castle.

Traverse the length and breadth of the North York Moors National Park and follow an array of walking trails which pepper the area, follow the treetop trail at Go Ape Dalby, view the oceanic exhibits at SEA LIFE Scarborough or admire the Japanese-style landscaped gardens at Peasholm Park.

Create everlasting memories with your nearest and dearest with a stay at Tate Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Please be aware this is a very quirky old cottage, it is not suitable for people who have mobility issues- due to steep steps leading up to the property and steep steps inside the property.

Guest are invited to bring their own highchair.

Please note: That the property neighboring to Tate Cottage, is undergoing some temporary building work

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas