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White Goose Cottage

(Ref. 1049541)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice house in lovely settings, a quiet location close to the estuary and complete with resident Heron and gulls."

    The welcome pack and bottle of wine was a lovely surprise, and we found everything we needed to make our time there comfortable and relaxing. The house was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was well equipped and the furniture and beds were very comfortable. We had a very relaxing week at the cottage which we found within easy walking distance into Whitby town along the Cinder Track, or into the open countryside walking in the opposite direction. Car parking at the cottage was also a welcome bonus. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing break.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back to White Goose Cottage again in the near future Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic stay, the property lived up to expectations."

    Beautiful, location. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage and site are excellent ."

    what I don't like is not being able to book in until 3pm this is your first day ruined

    Thank you for your feedback Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in White Goose Cottage. We are sorry you felt book in time was too late but our cleaner needs time to prepare the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "White Goose Cottage is a lovely, homely cottage perfectly situated to take in the spectacular Larpool viaduct."

    We were lucky with the weather for the week were we there, so we’re able to take full advantage of the first floor balcony, overlooking part of the river Esk and the assorted bird life which can be seen throughout the day (not forgetting the trains!). The cottage is fully equipped with all you need to have a comfortable stay and we were even able to feed the local ducks from the front room. Whilst the hike up the hill to the main road, and to access the viaduct path into Whitby, is not very easy, it’s worth it for the views from the viaduct and the fairly short walk into Whitby itself. All in all, we had a lovely experience for our holiday and would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and that you enjoyed your stay in White Goose Cottage The walk up the hill is hard but well worth it we hope to be able to welcome you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great communication from owner."

    Lovely cottage, well equipped. Bed really comfy. Loved sitting on the balcony with a cuppa. Really peaceful by the river. Loads to do in Whitby. Would love to stay again in the future. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely comments So pleased you enjoyed your stay Please don’t hesitate to contact me again if you want to rebook Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at White Goose Cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The cottage is very cosy and very well equipped with everything we needed. Lovely walk into Whitby with a huge selection of places to eat….. thankfully I didn’t have to cook…… Terry’s was one of our favourites for Fish and Chips….. and doggy friendly too. Weather was quite good considering time of year but when you’re prepared it’s not a problem. Highly recommended. We loved it and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2023

  • "We recently booked this house for my Mums birthday present."

    She really enjoyed herself. Even when the weather wasn’t great, she could sit and enjoy the beautiful view, or drive into Whitby. There’s a lovely walk over the viaduct as well, which is a great way to get into town. The house was clean, warm and had everything needed for a week away. The owner was really helpful and friendly by email. We’d definitely book again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and your mum enjoyed her birthday We hope to welcome you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property situated in beautiful and quiet surroundings."

    Property is clean and tidy with everything and probably more needed for a stay. Definitely would recommend for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was a good base to explore Whitby."

    It had everything we needed and we would use again if visiting Whitby

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "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 Nerjit4.1Apr 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 Mark5.0Mar 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 David3.8Feb 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 Joseph5.0Jan 2022

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

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 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 Derek4.1Jun 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 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 Susan5.0Apr 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 David5.0Oct 2020

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

    very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 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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