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Waterside Cottage

(Ref. 951483)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi, although generally clean the main bedroom light fitting and edges of the room covered in cobwebs with 3 found large spiders in there."

    Property could do with a little love and attention (bulbs not bright enough, curtains in living room hanging off the rail). Owner contacted us and made sure heating was OK for us and was very friendly. Had an enjoyable holiday but overall, unlikely to book this property again.

    Hi thank you for taking time to give us feedback .We have always had positive comments regarding the standard of cleanliness of the cottage.. However sometimes at the end of the season we have a visit from a family of spiders.. strangely around Halloween.. I checked the cottage on Saturday and the cleaners have dealt with the problem. I can only apologise from any stress caused. I have also asked the present tenant to check the curtains and she told me one of the hooks had split and kindly took time to make it operational again. She also said that she had had no problem with the quality of the lighting. I am glad you at least had an enjoyable holiday but saddened you don’t feel you would return . We do try and make our clients stay as comfortable as possible, as we feel the cottage is in the ideal spot for people visiting this lovely part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in your cottage which is situated in an idyllic position."

    Beds were very comfortable. Disappointed there was not a welcome tray nor milk as this would have been great after a long journey. It meant we needed to unpack straight away.

    Sorry but because of rising prices we have to cut back on incidentals. Hopefully it didn't affect your stay . It was a helpful comment so we can let the subsequent guests know it wont't be provided. Kind Regards Bernadette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable property great location"

    Thank you Dennis for your feedback and I let us know if we could have improved your stay. Regards Bernadette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis3.8Jun 2023

  • "What a fabulous time we had!"

    The property was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, an ideal location for a walk into Whitby along the cinder path, the hill out of the complex was a bit of a pull but the more we did it, the easier it got! Would highly recommend and will use again

    Thank you Margaret for your positive feedback and glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Waterside Cottage (our second visit) it is a lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    The complex is in a very quiet and peaceful spot, whilst still being close enough to visit Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay etc. A perfect location. The owner is very friendly and helpful, we would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay and would deffinitely stay there again when we next go to Whitby"

    Thank you Bruce. We always try our best to Make sure you have a lovely break. Best Wishes Bernadette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage very quiet and peaceful, lovely woodland walk to Whitby and ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage very quiet and peaceful, lovely woodland walk to Whitby and watching the steam train passing by while sat by the river Esk perfect Thank you for a lovely Holiday

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful location nice place for walks would definitely stay here again."

    Thank you for the positive feedback and hope to see you return again. Regards Bernadette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Having stayed several times here before we enjoyed our stay."

    The only niggle we had was the double bed mattress seemed uncomfortable and would benefit by being replaced.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, and the cottage was clean and well equipped, the area was perfect for us, we were able to visit lots of places in the surrounding area."

    My only criticism would be that the duvet on the double bed is much too small. It only just reaches the edge of the bed, meaning that if we moved at all we were not covered by it. We are both small, slim people so i could imagine this would be a real problem for anyone bigger or heavier.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Apr 2022

  • "Steep road to get to the cottage."

    But could see the wildlife birds deer rabbits. Can see the steam train to from kitchen window but not that noisy as they stop about 8 pm at night

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Clean and comfortable only problem was complicated tv instructions. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a fantastic location, just a 20 min walk to the town centre."

    The cottage itself had everything we needed, we were very comfortable and would highly recommend. Received phone call from friendly owner a few days before to confirm key collection etc and designated parking spot close to the property a bonus.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely location, great communal facilities, good parking, friendly site."

    The house itself was quite pricey, we struggled with the hot water and the floorboards are creaky, but we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay you need to be prepared to walk as about 20 to 25 minute walk into Whitby."

    Owner was very helpful with information about key pick up and other information required. Over all had a good holiday lovely place swimming pool was a bonus would use again if I holiday in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Russell3.4Jul 2021

  • "All was good."

    It is nice accommodation and the location is ideal for a 20 minute walk along the cinder trail into Whitby. Good play area for the kids. A bit disappointing that the swimming pool wasn’t open because of COVID. Overall, a nice week helped by good weather.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely spot, very quiet and was lovely to watch the steam train go past"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2021

  • "The location is amazing."

    The house is nice but could do with a fresh coat of paint everywhere and a few cracks sorting. The towel rail in the bathroom is coming off the wall and the curtain in the hall is lacking curtain hooks !! The owner controls the heating which means it was cold when you wanted it warm and you had no control at any time. Also there are window locks on the windows downstairs and no key . Carpets could do with a steam clean .All these things are relatively small in a place that is otherwise lovely.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8May 2021

  • "Excellent location for Whitby and surrounding area, well placed for interesting walks."

    Spacious car parking slot only 63 steps form the front door, picnic bench outside the back door is bathed in sunlight in the afternoon. Excellent power shower, just the thing after walking to Robin Hood's Bay and back. This is the 3rd time we have stayed in the area, and look forward to returning soon. Our only complaint is the 10% booking fee Sykes charge, which we consider a bit rich given that we do the booking over the internet.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "The key collection was awkward, parking was not ideal for pensioners having to carry luggage a 100 yards to the cottage."

    The shower access was very difficult.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.1Sep 2020

  • "Nice cottage."

    Fifteen minutes walk into Whitby along the cinder track. Good contacts from the owner. Very helpful. A very nice spot under the viaduct. By the river.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very good time had we will return"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was our first time in this cottage, it was spotlessly clean , well equipped and everything you need , swimming pool to use was lovely ."

    Fabulous spot down by the river, loved the steam trains going past , also very nice walk into Whitby via the cinder path across the viaduct fabulous views (and no need to take car which makes a nice change) . We most certainly will return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Nice welcoming pack of tea, coffee and wine provided by friendly owner."

    Facilities in the house and communal areas were excellent. Location quiet and walkable along a novel cinder track (disused railway line ) into Whitby if you can manage a steep hill at the start. Worth considering as a base to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Aug 2019

  • "Really nice site and really nice little house."

    Had a very relaxing time would recommend.

    Reviewed by Stuar3.4Jul 2019

  • "Cottage is comfortable and clean with everything needed for our stay."

    Arrangements about picking up key easily sorted with a call from the owner a few days before arrival. Complimentary coffee items and a bottle of wine waiting for us at the cottage on arrival.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2019

  • "An attractive, warm and comfortable cottage."

    The location is pretty and quiet. Easy access for a number of seaside resorts as well as the North Yorkshire countryside

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped & in a super setting with the bonus of a shared pool."

    Reviewed by Marc4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is perfectly positioned for Whitby and surrounding area and was very quiet at the side of the Esk !"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2019

  • "Collection of keys a bit messy."

    Owner helpful on the phone. Otherwise very good venue and accommodation. Small well designed site, location next to river. View from viaduct bridge picturesque. Only minutes away from Whitby. ( Very friendly Ducks visit every day)

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage and location."

    Perfect for my 4 year n dog. They loved the walks all around the area.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely property in a good location."

    Loved watching the steam trains pass by,

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location, lovely accommodation and facilities perfect for for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Aug 2018

  • "Overall it was a good holiday ."

    The location was ideal and the facilities in site were good.we are looking at booking with Sykes again .

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cosy the kitchen was a bit of a squash and a squeeze with two people in."

    Overall it was a quiet spot with well maintained outside areas. WiFi was a problem went fine for three days tried all ways to reconnect again it wouldn’t. Great for getting into Whitby lovely walk on the cinder path which took twenty minutes.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jul 2018

  • "Very quiet area."

    Easy walk to Whitby along cinder path. Perfect for dogs. Cottage good apart from creaking floor in front bedroom. Very good communication with the lady that owns it too

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Jun 2018

  • "A very pleasant cottage in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely loved staying here, ideal location, ideal for taking your pet on holiday with you."

    We would recommend this cottage to other.

    Reviewed by Angelina4.6Sep 2017

  • "Good communications with the owner throughout the booking, cottage very clean, tidy and comfortable, location perfect especially for dog owners, would definitely book again."

    Many thanks...ian

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely family holiday , the cottage was ideal for us and the whole area is beautiful"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2017

  • "Clothes became damp in the built in wardrobe."

    Uncomfortable bed in our opinion.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.2Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, on-site communal washing machines (chargeable), TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared use of communal indoor swimming pool (available 9am - 6pm seven days a week, beginning of Mar to 4th Of January)
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, communal garden with private patio and 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: Due to location, WiFi can be intermittent
  • Steep hill coming out of complex

The property

Whitby 1 mile.

A cosy, modern, end-terrace cottage, situated in a small development on the banks of the River Esk, on the edge of the seaside town of Whitby.

Perfect for families wanting to explore the North York Moors and seaside resorts, the property provides an ideal base, with the added advantage of a communal indoor swimming pool.

Overlooking the famous old railway viaduct, under which steam trains pass by, this delightful property has a comfortably furnished open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

There are two comfortable bedrooms together with a family bathroom.

Outside this lovely cottage there is a small private patio and a large, enclosed, communal garden with children's play equipment.

The indoor swimming pool is sure to be a big hit with the children and ideal for a rainy day.

Communal grounds lead down to the river banks, where you are likely to see otters, herons, ducks and the odd kingfisher.

Seals also regularly swim up this stretch of the tidal estuary.

Although just a 20 minute walk into the centre of Whitby, this is a tranquil spot and offers a peaceful environment after a busy day.

At the top of the development, is the 23 mile long disused railway line, known as the 'Cinder Track', enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and your four legged friends.

Popular Whitby has something for everyone, with its narrow cobbled streets, quaint tea rooms, good restaurants and trendy harbour bars.

Walk the extensive sands to Sandsend to the north or tackle the 199 steps up to the majestic abbey, high on the cliffs above the town.

The famous fish and chips are a must and then work them off by an invigorating walk on the Cleveland Way.

The more adventurous may opt for a fishing trip or you may care to try whale-watching in season as Minke whales are regularly sighted just off the coast.

The North York Moors are on the doorstep and the pretty coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay are a short drive away.

Plenty to do for all the family at any time of the year.

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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:

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