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Whalebone Cottage at Broadings Farm

(Ref. 1465)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Whalebone cottage was great for our family stay ,everything you need is there,beds and linen lovely and clean."

    There was a crack in one of the living room windows,it would have been nice to see a person instead of key safe entry,but never the less a fun stay was had by all the family .

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Kitchen is quite small for eight people especially with the table in it. It would be better if the table was in the huge lounge so eight could comfortably sit round it and put some extra worktops in thr kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms lovely with spectacular views but be careful of the headspace.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Feb 2024

  • "The property is in a great location."

    The facilities are great, everything you need and more! The cottage was very clean and the decor, soft furnishings, bedding etc were all of a high standard. The only thing we were disappointed with was the size of the kitchen. The large table & chairs (big enough to seat 8 people) takes up too much space, especially when you've got several people moving around in the kitchen. It would be better if the table & chairs were moved to the large spacious living room in my opinion. Apart from that we couldn't fault anything else and would recommend the property for people looking to explore the Whitby area.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Dec 2023

  • "Couple of cobwebs on windows!"

    !! Big ones! Faulty light switch but apart from that it's was lovely. Warm, spacious. Christmas tree and decorations were put up for us. Fabulous views upstairs. I'd definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Katie3.8Dec 2023

  • "Have stayed here quite a few times now and we love it here!"

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Kept so nice .. .Dave and his wife, the owners, were so nice and friendly, we were even invited to have a cuppa in their home !!!

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Sep 2023

  • "Nice property everything you need owner always on hand if any problems arose great stay"

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Sep 2023

  • "We have a lovely week at the cottage."

    Everything was as described/pictured. Great location with short walk to beaches/Whitby centre. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2023

  • "Usually use smaller broadings cottage but this year we found the larger cottage ..."

    Usually use smaller broadings cottage but this year we found the larger cottage was more equipped and we will be using this one again and already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The only issue was the kitchen facilities. There wasn't enough equipment to cook for eight people. The cottage was clean and the lounge was very spacious. The front garden was secure, for both dogs and grandchildren. We had a great time, would go back.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    Very clean and comfortable Our only criticism would be that the kitchen was small for 8 people

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay, perfect for our family from grandparents to grand children."

    Well equipped. Would come again. Thanks for a good stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely location, perfect for what we needed."

    With all the icy weather and snow would have been nice to have access a shovel and some salt to make walkways a bit safer.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Dec 2022

  • "This is one of the best family holidays we have had."

    You will need a car, but what an amazing place. The welcome pack of coffee tea milk and biscuits was lovely. The caretaker, could not do enough for us, and finding out I was not too well, even offered to go to the local pharmacy to pick up my prescription. The farm owner was really friendly and made sure the property was well maintained. A lovely cottage with lots of comfortable seating, very comfy beds, really good heating system. They had even put a Christmas tree and lights up! our family will definitely book again. Thank you for our wonderful time there.

    Thankyou so much for the lovely comments it means so much Kind regards Margaret and dave morley xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fab place - our second visit - and already booked again for early in the new year!"

    Thankyou so much See you next year Kind regards Margaret and dave morley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage —."

    Sorry but the double bed mattress was not comfortable for us at all .. The amenities were very good the location was very good enjoyed ..

    Reviewed by Ann3.4Oct 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay, the only thing I would mention is that the pillows smelt a little like greasy hair on the double bed on right hand side bedroom, so we just took some off the spare single beds in one of the twin rooms, maybe they need a quick wash when bedding is washed or replacing?"

    the accommodation was perfect for our stay and would have no hesitation booking here again if ever we visit North Yorkshire again in future or will recommend to friends if they need someone if they plan to visit north yorks

    Thankyou for your kind comment. Sorry about the pillows, we will sort that out. Hope to see youagain Regards margaret and dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great position for both Whitby and surrounding countryside."

    Comfortable cottage and friendly owners

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay at whalebone cottage which was lovely as always."

    The cottage was very clean as usual and had everything we needed. We would have liked to have hoovered up more but the hoover ball kept sticking and only worked if you pulled it backwards. One morning the hot water wasn't working....your plumber was there within half an hour and was quickly sorted, thankyou

    Thankyou so much for the lovely comments. I do think we need to replace the hoover Regards margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Superb holiday - lovely accommodation, great location - no complaints!"


    Thankyou so much for the lovely comment Kind regards Margaret and dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0May 2022

  • "Whalebone Cottage sits on the outskirts of Whitby and is ideally located for visiting the North Yorkshire moors and coastline."

    The cottage is spacious and very homely and is lovely to come back to after a few hours spent exploring the area. The setting is scenic with fields all around and quiet most of the time (even though a main road runs behind it). Having taken our two dogs with us, the dog walking fields being part of the farmland were a huge bonus. The owners David and Margaret were very friendly and approachable, there if you need anything but leave you to enjoy your holiday. Would 100% recommend Whalebone Cottage!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2022

  • "Once again a lovely time was had by all."

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "Property was fab - whole family had a great time."

    We love Whitby - have been many times - and this is a great place to stay - especially with dogs - in fact we’ve already booked whalebone cottage again for October!

    Thankyou so much for the lovely feedback look forward to seeing you in October Regards margaret and dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were absolutely delighted with our stay at Whalebone Cottage in Whitby!"

    The cottage was immaculately clean, very cozy and had every amenity you could wish for. It had everything! Thank you Broadings Farm, you made our New Year celebrations truly memorable.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely comments it means so much Regards margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Brilliant location gorgeous views. Close to Whitby and moors and shops. Very well equipped. Warm and comfortable. Loved it. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2021

  • "Well sized cottage with beautiful views over the countryside and a nice walk into Whitby although the council could do to lay a path right up to the entrance and again a path up to the Stables inn would be nice."

    The bathrooms were excellent and having the one down stairs as my 9 year old grand daughter has Cerebral Palsy made life so much easier. Comfortable beds but be aware the roof sloping if you are not careful is headache material. Plenty of parking space and a enclosed garden gave the grand children a nice play area. A nice dog walk area was a help in the mornings Loved the cottage and would definitely go back with the family. One little thing and didn't realise till the day we were coming home there was no bags to put the linen and towels as it stated in the book

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and great facilities."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good location with lovely view."

    Property owners very helpful when needed. Generous sitting room. Parking provision good. Only drawback was sloping roofs of bedrooms for some - quite a few head bumps (and we’re not giants). Relaxing holiday though.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a great week at whalebone cottage lovely views from the garden everything you needed included in the cottage great base for exploring North Yorkshire."

    Definitely will be booking again

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Holiday home was excellent, very comfortable and very well located."

    One admin point, your website says NO internet but in fact there is an excellent internet service. Need to change your webpage to avoid putting potential customers off

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "I’ve been before and I will go again it is great l can recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Friendly owners Great location for Whitby and the moors . Cottage was warm and cozy and of a high standard

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Felt like home from home."

    Well equipped beautiful cottage. The pictures don't do the cottage justice. Outstanding views. Great base for a short (yet hilly!) walk in to Whitby and easy access to the surrounding area.We found there was plenty to do in the area for families.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "Whalebone cottage is an ideal place to stay because there is easy access to all the coastal towns and villages"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2019

  • "Cottage was very comfortable although the sloping bedroom roofs were a bit of a challenge."

    It had everything needed except for a bath mat to prevent slipping whilst showering in the bath. However this was rectified immediately when reported thank you. Perhaps a little chicken wire around the perimeter would be an idea for very small dogs like ours so we could make more use of the garden. Brilliant location for walking to Whitby and accessing major routes by car too

    Reviewed by Maggie4.1Aug 2019

  • "This is the 5th time we have stayed at Whalebone Cottage and received the usual friendly, helpful welcome by the owners."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic start to the summer holidays staying with the children at Whalebone Cottage."

    It’s in a great location for exploring Whitby and nearby places. We are keen to return again next year. Margaret the owner was very friendly and helpful and they additional cot and high chair was waiting for us as requested. The Cottage was very clean with excellent facilities. We would highly recommend a stay at Whalebone Cottage

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners are so helpful without being intrusive."

    Lovely space for big family group. Pans could be s bit bigger for a cottage that sleeps 8 but otherwise excellent in all respects

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Jun 2019

  • "We loved this cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable, it has everything you need. The location is excellent, peaceful and quiet and within easy reach of Whitby and other local attractions. I'm sure we will come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location for Whitby and the cottage is situated which makes it easy to explore lots eg Robin hoods bay, Goatland , Sandsend and many more."

    A Beautiful area. The cottage is as listed, and the bedrooms are very light and comfortable. The Lounge area is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen has all that you need and can fit six in easy to eat. Would return there.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Apr 2019

  • "Excellent stay at Whalebone cottage."

    Really peaceful and enjoyable place. Pub up the road was excellent and can take the dog in. Quick blast into Whitby and enjoyed by all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage warm clean and comfortable."

    Our second visit and will be booking for next year .

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Mar 2019

  • "Had a brilliant weekend at Whalebone cottage."

    The facilities were amazing, a well equipped kitchen with tea, coffee and sugar. Soap for the dishwasher and laundry stuff for if we needed to use the washer and dryer. There was even a lovely packet of cookies waiting for us. There was plenty of seating for all 8 of us in the sitting room. The furniture and beds were very comfortable. My 6 year old wanted to live there permanently. All in all we had a brill weekend celebrating my husbands 40th Birthday. We would definitely stay at Whalebone cottage again.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great cottage, close to park and ride, very affordable, very friendly owners, will be booking again!"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean very comfortable home from home owners ..."

    Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean very comfortable home from home owners fantastic everything you could wish for pity it's not for sale

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2018

  • "No concerns about this property."

    We have stayed at Whalebone Cottage for a summer holiday for 4 years on the run now. The owners are always lovely, very welcoming and helpful. My family really look forward to our 'family holiday' in Whitby and staying at Whalebone cottage. We will be booking again for next year very soon.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is large and well equipped."

    It is very comfortable downstairs, however the slope to all of the bedroom ceilings meant that although the rooms looked spacious for at least a quarter of the room I couldn’t stand upright and I am only 5 foot tall. My husband and the rest of the party are much taller than me so they had more of a problem. I can’t comment on the owners as I didn’t meet them. The information in the welcome book needs a bit of an update. That said we did enjoy our holiday and will be returning to Whitby in the future.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.8Jun 2018

  • "There is a park and ride into Whitby just ten minutes walk away or two minute drive."

    Very handy. Although immediately next to a caravan site, there was no disturbance at all. A little walk through garden with chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs was brilliant for the children. A really excellent, dog walking field. All in all a really good base.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7May 2018

  • "We had a great time this cottage it was very nice and comfortable."

    The people who owned the cottage were very nice and could not do enough to help.Nothing was to much for them.the area is spot on.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2018

  • "A very warm and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything we needed for our weekend in Whitby and was ideally situated being only a mile from Whitby and a short walk from an excellent pub serving delicious meals. Our party of 8 all agreed they wanted a return visit to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage had everything we needed was well equiped in a good loction for Whitby and touring the area"

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2018

  • "Perfectly situated to enjoy all that Whitby had to offer ."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable. We were able to stay an extra night when the snow made it difficult to get home . The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need."

    Very kind and friendly owner. The cottage is in a beautiful spot that is really handy to get to lots of different places. Highly recommend Sandsend if you go with children who love the beach.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2018

  • "Whalebone cottage had everything and more than we expected from this holiday cottage"

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Dec 2017

  • "Had a lovely Holiday at Whalebone cottage , and the owners were lovely friendly ..."

    Had a lovely Holiday at Whalebone cottage , and the owners were lovely friendly [ep[le and very helpfull would love to go again

    Reviewed by Sandy4.6Jul 2017

  • "A really great location, every thing we needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Hopefully we will be able to return for a longer break

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2017

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and homely. Would strongly recommend this property for a relaxing stay. Very good value for the standard and location

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Feb 2017

  • "Very good property,spacious,flexible and well layed out."

    Our party came in dribs and drabs but not a problem with owner who was helpful but not in your face. Garden area very secure which is important when dogs are in party.

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Sep 2016

  • "The cottage was fine for a week."

    The weather was fantastic and the coastline beautiful.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Additional ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Spacious sitting room with electric living flame fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/cassette player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with garden furniture
  • Fishing rights for the Esk available from the owner (must have own licence)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property lies on the A171 and is situated next to a caravan site. Note - There will be possible noise disruption during the daytime due to building works behind the property
  • Note - this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

The property

Whitby 1 mile. A delightful semi-detached stone-built barn conversion, on a working farm just one mile from Whitby.

Offering spacious and well-equipped accommodation, this homely property has beamed ceilings, a feature brick fireplace and an original whalebone in the wall!

The property offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and has a small but sunny rear garden.

With Whitby just down the road, and the beaches of the coastline within easy reach, not to mention the fishing rights available on the renowned salmon river - The Esk, this makes a great destination for all the family.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1464, 1039011, 1039012, 1039015, 1039016 together sleeping up to 28 people

Broadings Farm Cottages

Resting on the outskirts of the popular resort of Whitby in North Yorkshire is this group of six charming cottages. Boasting distant sea views as well of views of the iconic abbey, Broading Farm Cottages is a collection of six properties offering something for everyone. Two of these properties boast a more traditional feel with character features such as wooden beams and brick fireplaces, while two are much more contemporary with a more minimal style and neutral décor. five of the six properties are all on the ground floor, making them suitable for those with mobility issues, while the larger property, Whalebone Cottage is suited to a large family, sleeping eight guests. The properties lie just a mile from the centre of Whitby, where you can wander its winding cobbled streets and hidden alleys, discovering a wide selection of eateries, gift shops, restaurants and pubs scattered amongst them. Take a walk along the beach and stop off to enjoy some delicious fish and chips, or go for a swim on a warmer day. Climb the iconic 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and take in the picturesque coastal views from the top. Learn more about the history of the town by visiting the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and hop on a boat out to sea to enjoy whale watching. Within a short drive are the resorts of Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough, each boasting wonderful beaches, walking trails and a plethora of attractions to see, while the magnificent North York National Park is within easy reach, boasting rugged moorland and lush rolling landscapes, ideal for walkers and cyclists. Broadings Farm Cottages are well placed for discovering the best of the coast and countryside of North 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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Note - There will be possible noise disruption during the daytime due to building works behind the property.

Note - this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

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