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Herons Reach

(Ref. 1066734)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    Nicely decorated and furnished and well equipped. Would definitely stay here again. It was good being near the river with views of the viaduct and trains going by.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8May 2024

  • "We absolutely fell in love with herons reach."

    So peaceful, perfect beautiful location, kitchen better equipped than my own! Really comfortable and a lovely place to relax The owners were so kind and helpful too We honestly can’t wait to go back it really touched our hearts Loved the steam trains passing and watching the wildlife

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a great place to stay."

    Its location is great, because it peaceful just out of town. But only 15 mins away. There’s plenty of parking. The property is clean and caters for all your needs. We just love it there.

    Thanks did your lovely feedback Peter, we love having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very spacious and well equipped cottage with dining kitchen, lounge and loo on ground floor and master bedroom, single bedroom and sofa bed area and balcony, and family bathroom upstairs."

    Great location for walking into Whitby, just a short but very steep path up to the road then lovely stroll through. Nice well maintained gardens and river view too. Would happily revisit

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7May 2023

  • "Just returned from a week away at Herons Reach, what a lovely cottage in a superb location."

    My granddaughter enjoyed finding crabs in the river, I enjoyed seeing the steam trains passing by. Very little driving as so many places to walk to. The Cinder Track into Whitby was a lovely stroll. I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2023

  • "Initially we had a little difficulty finding the property as there are 2 number 11s in the area."

    You need to drive right down to the viaduct - this could be a little clearer in the property instructions.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay pleasant and comftable cottage would recommend"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Dec 2022

  • "Outside areas needed some tlc decking cleaning maybe better quality pillows but all in all a very nice stay and very good to be able to walk to Whitby and not use the car as much."

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location for Whitby and exploring North Yorkshire coast, and peace at end of busy day beside river."

    Safe for our little dog. Short steep hill to negotiate if walking into Whitby but once at top of lane joined cinder track for easy 20min walk into Whitby over aqueduct. Informed that Improvements to bathroom planned. Supermarkets nearby. Excellent customer service. We had a lovely week’s stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Beverly4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Heron’s Reach."

    Lovely peaceful location, excellent facilities in cottage. We had our small dog with us who loved sitting on balcony watching the ducks! She even met the friendly swan! Whitby is a lovely town with lots to see and do, taxis readily available if you don’t want to drive or walk to and from cottage. Would definitely recommend it and hope to return to herons reach in the future. Found Sykes to be very helpful would book with them again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "Great property well place for Whitby."

    Sits in a beautiful spot right by the river. Easy access for most places. That was our third stay there and we loved it. I am sure we will be back again soon,

    Thank you for the feedback Peter, really glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location only 1 thing wrong I would like a choice of ..."

    Great cottage in a great location only 1 thing wrong I would like a choice of another quilt the 1 we had was a bit heavy

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous property ." a pretty stunning setting ..very close to whitby ..really enjoyed seeing the steam train the other side of the larchpool on several occasions ..also watching people bungee jumping of the larchpool on the sunday was enjoyable ...its a great place to explore that part of the yorkshire coast from ...a sainsburys nearby and petrol station also very handy ...lots of takeaways deliver if you don't fancy cooking ...we thoroughly had a great time and would 100% book this again wouldn't regret booking this ✌

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "An excellent location and a really nice cottage which was well equipped."

    We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2021

  • "Good size accommodation, well equipped, good location for getting out and about, lovely views."

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7Jul 2021

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  • Set on the first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with additional sofa bed (can be sectioned into two by prior arrangement), 1 x single with pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky+ and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Communal lawned gardens
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the proximity of the river, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There is quite a steep hill leading to the cottage

The property

An attractive, mid-mews cottage, in a small complex of similar properties set by the banks of the River Esk, one mile from the popular fishing town of Whitby.

This bright and cheerful modern Whitby cottage has been tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard providing a very comfortable holiday home, with patio doors in the sitting room and an archway leading to a well-equipped kitchen/diner.

Boasting a delightful double bedroom, with access to a balcony overlooking the river, and with the benefit of a large sitting area, this bedroom can be adapted via sliding doors to provide two double bedrooms with a sprung mattress sofa bed.

There is also a single room with a pull-out bed to accommodate two further guests.

The outside balcony affords fine river views offering a lovely place to sit and watch the wildlife on the river, spotting the steam trains passing by, with communal lawned grounds outside leading down to the river, where seals, swans and ducks are regular visitors!

The property also has use of a boat ramp.

Although conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle, Whitby centre is just a short walk from the cottage, great for exploring the quaint cobbled streets, taking strolls on the beaches, or paying a visit to the famous abbey and sampling the many bars and restaurants.

For those of an adventurous disposition, there is the cinder track along the route of the former Whitby to Scarborough Railway to Robin Hoods Bay, a flat six-mile walk with wonderful coastal views and cosy pub stops.

The surrounding area has a wealth of attractions, including the stunning scenery of the North York Moors, tearooms in pretty coastal villages, and trips on the steam train to Pickering stopping in Heartbeat country.

Heron's Reach is a delightful cottage, offering a great base for exploring the scenic splendour of Yorkshire.

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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 abundance of activity 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 every interest and time of year. 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. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in 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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