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White Goose Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1049541)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "White goose cottage makes a good first impression, standards are good everywhere except the kitchen."

    Lovely location, comfy sofas, slept well. Common self catering issues with mirrors too high, no sockets and tables near mirrors, not enough bedside lamps, tired furniture. Quite a few maintenance issues throughout which have been raised directly with the owner, nothing that would be a deal breaker. Although we had a pleasant week, we didn't have an acceptable start to our holiday, for that reason I would not return to this cottage, but I would return to this location. Having to spend our first night cleaning kitchen cupboards and washing anything we intended to use is a dealbreaker for us. Cracked, chipped, marked, dirty dinner sets, dirty glasses, dirty cutlery and dirty pans are completely unacceptable. Needs replacing or washing properly. Far too much stuff, cupboards so full you have nowhere to put your food. If there was less stuff, more empty cupboard space, it would be easier to wipe shelves between guests and check all items are clean. Some of the grime build up goes back weeks. Pity I can't share pictures! You'll have to trust me when I say you would not want to cook in those pans, eat off those plates, or drink from those glasses until you've picked out the best of the worst and put it through an intense wash cycle. I wonder if the areas we had issues with are areas that guests are given responsibility for and it really needs adding to the cleaners list (who did a very good job on cooker, fridge, freezer, and kitchen counters). Such a shame for the cottage to be let down and undervalued by something so simple to keep on top of.

    Reviewed by NerjitApr 2022

  • "It was a lovely place to stay my only criticism is ,need a mat on bathroom floor and in bath as it was very slippery apart from that I would definitely recommend the cottage as a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "A nice property situated next to the river at the bottom of the viaduct (used only as a foot path and a nice feature to the landscape)."

    Very peaceful setting with lovely views of the river from the living room and balcony. Whitby is about half hour walk away on the Cinder Track which is pretty flat and paved (although you have quite a hill at the start to get from the house to the viaduct and onto the Cinder Track) . House was lovely and warm with heating already on on our arrival. The accommodation is nicely furnished if nothing special. The two down sides were the hot water was hit and miss and the spare room is a tad small (fine for our 3 year old but would be on the small side for teenagers and adults). All in all we had a great stay and will book again.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Gorgeous property in a lovely location by the river."

    Wonderful caring host Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing break

    Reviewed by JosephJan 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay nice location and views from cottage pleasant cottage to stay I"

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "We contacted the owner direct with a couple of minor suggestions."

    Reviewed by RoySep 2021

  • "We have stayed in White Goose Cottage before so knew what to expect."

    Everything was good but was dismayed to find that the owner no longer provided towels which also meant that no floor towel in the bathroom or tea towels. Also we were sure that previously there were fleeces and a foot stall in the living area but alas not this time. However, we enjoyed our stay and the setting, ambiance and location made it a very relaxing time.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean, modern and comfortable."

    Very quiet and idyllic location, only the bird song to be heard.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, really well equipped, comfortable and clean, and in the loveliest setting, by the river."

    It was very tranquil, and allowed us to have a relaxed, quiet holiday. It was only a short walk into Whitby, and a longer, but well recommended walk on the cinder track to Robin Hoods Bay. It was about 6 miles, but a really easy walk with lovely views towards the end. Whitby never disappoints, even in a pandemic, and White Goose Cottage was a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Great location overlooking the River Esk."

    Loved the balcony. The property was comfortable, warm and well equipped. We had our original booking for a different property cancelled due to change of ownership which caused a bit of stress. Regarding the key code for White Goose Cottage, we hadn't been given it by mid week and as we were due to travel over on the Friday, I had to ring up and pursue it.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Really good cottage in a wonderful location, very well maintained and very welcoming."

    very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with sofa bed (room can be divided into two rooms on request) and balcony, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakrrom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, radio/CD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ample private parking
  • Communal lawned gardens, private patio, and first-floor balcony
  • Boat landing
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £15
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the proximity of the river, please ensure children are supervised at all times

The property

An attractive, mid-mews cottage within a small complex of similar properties, White Goose Cottage is set on the banks of the River Esk just one mile from the centre of the popular fishing town of Whitby.

Enjoying a bright and airy interior, White Goose Cottage is well-furnished and presents a group of four with excellent accommodation for exploring North Yorkshire.

Discover an open-plan living space hosting a well-equipped kitchen, including an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher among the appliances.

Gather at the dining table, with framed art decorating the walls, you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal or an indulgent takeaway here with your loved ones.

Over in the sitting area, relax on the plush red sofas and wind down with some Sky TV, with patio doors leading from this room out to the shared lawns and patio area.

Upstairs you can find two bedrooms; a master double bedroom with connecting doors to a sprung sofa bed leading to the lovely balcony with seating, perfect for sitting and admiring the river.

The second bedroom has a single bed along with a pull-out trundle bed beneath, with both bedrooms enjoying pretty decor and plenty of storage for guests’ belongings, and both served by the excellent family bathroom.

The communal lawned gardens run down to the river where seals, swans, and ducks are regular visitors, and you can make use of the boat ramp if you want to bring your boat with you for some wonderful trips along the river.

Explore the cobbled streets of Whitby and find a host of attractions here from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, The Endeavour Experience, the RNLI Whitby Museum and the Whitby Museum.

Be enthralled by the history of the town on a Whitby Storyteller Guided Walk Tour, and head up the 199 Steps to the famous and eerie Whitby Abbey, thought to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Take a tourist photo in the Whalebone Arch and stroll along Whitby Beach enjoying some sunbathing or paddling in the sea on a warm day, before heading into the centre again to sample some delicious food at one of the many restaurants and eateries.

Take a Whitby Coastal Cruise along the stunning Yorkshire coastline and watch out for the seabirds and wildlife, or if staying from July to November head out on a Whitby Whale Watching boat trip and hopefully catch sight of whales and dolphins!

As well as being within easy reach of the North York Moors with plenty of amazing walks and scenery to be enjoyed, White Goose Cottage is a perfect pick for a tranquil holiday in Whitby.

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 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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