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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Maplebeck is a wonderful cottage."

    It has everything you need and is truly home from home. The cottage is on the River Esk, so it is in a tranquil setting to just sit out and watch the wildlife. It's a pleasant walk into Whitby using the Cinder path. The communication with the owner is fantastic, a lovely welcome pack was waiting on our arrival. We would highly recommend Maplebeck.

    Thank you so very much for your kind words glad you had a lovely time Regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "It is a lovely cottage with every thing you need for a perfect holiday."

    the views from the balcony are fantastic. if you book direct through maplebeck facebook page it is also a lot cheaper

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2024

  • "Maplebeck is by far the nicest private cottage in Riverside Walk in which I have holidayed - having stayed in others when Maplebeck was not available."

    Car parking virtually at the door; a very large, mostly private, expanse of grass to sunbathe and play with the dog; great views of the activity on the river from the top balcony and the patio. The cottage is stocked with everything you could ever need - and a lot more besides. Each time I visit further improvements have been made - new doors, bedroom furniture, kitchen, and dining area. The owner is determined to provide her guests with a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable holiday, right down to the beautiful welcome basket. If you love Whitby, this is the place to stay to make your experience just perfect. My next visit is already booked.

    Thank you Catherine so very much for your lovely review it’s means so much I can make guests happy and have a wonderful stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Maplebeck Cottage is very cosy,clean, and warm."

    A great location close to Whitby,20 minute walk and 10 minutes in car. On arrival we had a lovely welcome pack we appreciated and Lisa the owner contacted us shortly after arrival to ask if we needed anything.Overall a great holiday and would recommend to anyone .We are looking forward to returning next year.

    Thank you so very much, so glad you had a lovely time xx see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2024

  • "We only stayed at Maplebeck for a short break, but found everything in the property, that you could possibly need, the view of the river, and the viaduct where exactly as described in the details."

    .. We must thank Lisa, the owner, who went above and beyond to help us, I can't recall any of the previous holiday properties we have stayed in when we have been contacted by the actual owner...and certainly not in an intrusive way, but just to say by text that we could have use of the cottage before the actual check in time, and to help us over another matter that wasn't property related... Certainly if we choose to stay in that area again, Maplebeck would be my first choice... Our dog settled very well there aswell...

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Feb 2024

  • "Another great stay at Maplebeck, great location for watching all the wildlife on the river including seals,The accomodation is nicely decorated and furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The owner Lisa and Rob go above and beyond making sure you have a great stay ,we will be back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position, right by the river with uninterrupted views down the river."

    Lots of wildlife. The cottage had outdoor seating, and a balcony to make the most of the views. It was utterly relaxing! The cottage was comfortable, well equipped, and was perfect for us. The bonus was the viaduct, a lovely place to walk the dog, and timing it right we got to see the steam train going under the viaduct. We had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Maplebeck and would definitely stay again."

    The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was home from home. Thank you to the owner for all the home comforts. We loved it

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the property."

    This was our 5th visit to the area and it was the best property we've stayed in. The cottage itself was thoughtfully equipped with all visitors would require, from umbrellas, torches and dog bowls to a good stock of kitchen and tableware, towels and comfortable outdoor furnishings. The surroundings were peaceful with lovely views of the river. The owner Lisa, obviously values and cares for her visitors' comfort and enjoyment. Many thanks, Lisa for a wonderful stay.

    Thank you Ann such lovely comments s M Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Sykes provided me with all of the information I needed, the app is really helpful."

    The property was exactly as described, and Lisa, the owner was very prompt and courteous regarding the few enquiries I made . No hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lisa works very hard to provide a high quality holiday house."

    It felt like a real home and the welcome pack superb. Tea bags, coffee and sugar stocked up too. Rock on Lisa!!!!! Location is also brilliant. Very pleasant walk up to the viaduct and along the "Cinder Track" into town -about 1 mile - would solve any parking issues. That'll be a real bonus at peak times,

    Thank you so very much for your kind review . I’m so glad you had a wonderful stay Regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    Lisa was amazing too. We had a very minor query during our stay and she responded within minutes and sorted the query very quickly. The location and surroundings of the property were amazing. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful, well maintained property in an idyllic location."

    There was everything we required in the cottage to make our stay enjoyable. Arrived to a lovely welcome basket, courtesy of the owner who was extremely friendly and helpful throughout. Very dog friendly area and only 20 minutes on foot in to Whitby. Would definitely visit again and highly recommend to anyone considering a trip to Whitby, you won’t regret it.

    Thank you so very much . Come back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "This lovely property feels like a home from home, warm, comfortable with lovely soft furnishings."

    It is very clean. It has a lovely balcony and patio from which to enjoy the pretty view of the river. Thoughtful extras such as books and games included. It also has the useful little extras you need on a self catering weekend break. Even the towels were of good quality! The owner was very kind, helpful and thoughtful. Would highly recommend and hope to be back next summer.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful place in an excellent spot."

    Fully equipped and very homely. We had a great time and the walk into Whitby by the Cinder Track was definitely the best way to get in to the centre and enjoy a car free day out.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments glad you had a lovely stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay, beautiful place like a home from home, nothing we didn't like."

    We would love to come back for another visit, loved the ducks visiting on a morning, daily walks into Whitby via the cinder path and afternoons on the balcony.

    Thank you so very much for your kind comments . Regards lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We struck gold when we chose Maplebeck."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The views from Mapledeck were spectacular and it was a lovely walk down the Cinder Track into Whitby (about 25 mins). The cottage was tastefully decorated and the 'goodie baskets' for us, as well as our dogs, were much appreciated. Would certainly recommend. Marks out of ten - 11+

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments . I’m so pleased you had a lovely stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2023

  • "After numerous stays in Whitby I can honestly say this stay has been by far the best."

    Everything about Maplebeck is superb. The location is perfect, the views over the River Esk and the changing tides with the occasional seal are wonderful to watch. Every effort has been made by the owner to ensure all her guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. My self and my partner were so impressed we have rebooked for September and are counting the days.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great time at Maplebeck beautiful views down the river Esk ,the owner had gone that extra mile with decorating and everything you could possible need was there ,stayed many times in the area but this was definitely the best ."

    We will be back . Ste ,lorraine and Gerry the dog

    Thank you so very much. So glad you had a lovely time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Our second visit will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "What more can I say other than "amazing", location perfect and views were wonderful from opening blind in bedroom first thing in the morning until returing to bed."

    The cottage was a true home from home and as soon as you walked in you can see the attention to detail ( especially halloween decorations which we loved ). Sometimes you stumble across a cottage that just ticks all the boxes and you find yourself planning when you can visit again before you have left. Lovely arrival basket of treats went down very well. Thank you for an amazing break.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed in Maplebeck many times."

    It is clear that Lisa , the owner has spent considerable time and expense making it as cost snd homely as possible. It’s a fabulous cottage in an idyllic location. We will def return

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Good quality furnishings, & decor. Decent sized TVs too. Well equipped kitchen; & good to find some cupboards left empty for customer use !! As the property is dog friendly, can we politely suggest a rubber mat / waterproof mat to put dog food & water bowls on - to protect the flooring. Cottage location was fab also. Will certainly recommend to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely week me, my hubby and Myrtle our dog had at Maplebeck."

    One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Well equipped and clean. The bed was comfy , not sure about it being king size as in listing. More like double. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet location. We was sad to leave. Loved the decor .Watching the wildlife coming and going was wonderful, we saw seals, kingfishers, rabbits and bats in the evening. The very friendly ducks visited often , we counted 34 at one point. Great to see the steam trains running across the other side of the river. Walk into Whitby along the cinder track took us about 25 - 30 minutes. We will definitely return. Well done Lisa on creating a beautiful home from home cottage.

    What a lovely review . Thank you so very much . It’s a beautiful setting and so cosy. You are right about it being a double bed I apologise I will get that changed. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope you visit again soon. Regards Lisa Askey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely,clean holiday cottage, which felt like home."

    We really enjoyed our stay and loved how the cottage was decorated. It had everything we needed to have a relaxing stay. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch, thank you x

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Another wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    Each time we visit Lisa has made further improvements. She has thought of everything and anything you could possibly need is provided. A big bonus is the dog friendly touches - rugs, bowls, toys and long lead. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "I would like to congratulate the owner of the property Maplebeck , it was amazing how wonderful everything was from the well stocked utensils even a slow cooker to all the wonderful information material on local walk's etc and the wonderful welcome basket how thoughtful was that also the outstanding decor and accessories it really felt like home from home and it was very clean ."

    This is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and we had the best view's of the river and the viaduct and feeding the duck's were very enjoyable ,we will definitely be booking again very soon ,a super holiday just what the doctor ordered .

    Thank you so very much . So kind of you. Only had this property for 2 years and was in a very sorry state when I brought it, so glad you had a lovely holiday . Hope you return one day. Thanks again Lisa Askey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage and amazing experience."

    Fab for families and I would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you so very much for your kind review hope to see you back soon Regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Maplebeck."

    The house was lovely, in an absolutely fantastic location. We particularly liked the fact that you were within walking distance of Whitby (on the cinder path) It was well equipped and so cosy. We had a lovely welcome hamper. We would definitely recommend the place.

    Thank you so much I’m so glad you had a lovely time . Thank you lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little gem , picturesque location , Furnished lovely and well equipped ..."

    Lovely little gem , picturesque location , Furnished lovely and well equipped Clean but just needs a good dusting on items especially since covid etc Would definitely return

    Thank you so much extremely sorry about the dust I have spoken to the cleaners . Glad you had a lovely time . Regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location."

    Stayed at this property before and noticed a marked improvement from our last stay. Would highly recommend people to stay.

    Reviewed by David4.1Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic place, will definitely return…"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "If I had to pick fault I feel I should mention how awkward the doors were to unlock and open ,a frail person would struggle."

    Probably because they are wood and it's been very damp.

    So sorry I did explain in the visitors book new doors being fitted on January 20th . Hope you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the Christmas decorations etc. Happy Christmas regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Maplebeck was a lovely place to stay."

    The location was perfect, on the Riverside with lovely views of the river from the balcony. The cottage was comfortable, and so well equipped. There were lots of thoughtful extras, such as Christmas decorations and trees, a welcome pack, a torch for nighttime dog walking, a lovely second lounge with a balcony, a king sized bed, blankets and throws, I could go on!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "On our arrival the cottage was immaculate with a beautiful welcome basket & lots of lovely lights."

    It looked amazing - it is beautifully decorated & had everything we needed. The adult bunk beds really are adult size! The cottage is well situated with easy access to what was the old Whitby to Scarborough railway line which is great for dog walking, running or cycling. It’s a short walk into Whitby across the viaduct or you can follow the track to Robin Hood’s Bay or further to Ravenscar or even Scarborough. We enjoyed our stay so much, we are going to return next year. Owing to storm Arwen & the A66 being closed, I was unable to get back to Scotland for 2 days & Lisa was kind enough to let me stay on for 2 days FOC which was so very kind. A great little cottage!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliantly refurbished we have stayed at Maplebeck many times in the past, the cottage is fantastic just by the River Esk, there seals swimming in the river and the ducks call everyday to be fed."

    its only about a mile into Whitby along the Cinder Track. We had a fabulous time. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "GreT little house, couple of things need addressing i."

    E. front door sticks, back door hard to open, bathroom sealant grubby but all quick fixes. Such a nice welcome gift left for us and house in great location. Loved the viaduct walk to Whitby. Very comfy bed and great stay overall thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2021

  • "The third time we have stayed here but the cleanliness is now an issue."

    Black mould on tiles in shower, between the shower tray and the glass isn’t clean again mould and lime scale. The bottom of the door frame in the bathroom needs repairing and painting. Radio didn’t work even though tested label said it worked in June. All of the skirting boards need a good wipe and the glass on both sets of french doors need a clean (definitely ruined the lovely views). Even though we were happy with the price we paid this year I certainly would not be happy with the £400 increase for the same week next year. A shame for the poor up keep and the price changing dramatically, therefore will not be returning for the forth year.

    Sorry for this feedback and I am very surprised. Brought this property last June and spent a considerable amount of money due to how bad it was before. The price increase is due to more refurb being done. I hope you enjoyed the 3 bottles of wine left and the welcome basket. Hope you find somewhere a lot better. Regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna3.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Whitby in this gorgeous cottage"

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Aug 2021

  • "This is a return visit to this cottage and once again we had a great holiday."

    A few upgrades have been made such as the beautiful flooring. We could not ask for a more idyllic setting or comfortable surroundings, so cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Very close to the river and you can sit outside and watch the wildlife all day. For train lovers you can see the steam trains passing on the other side of the river. Beautiful walks into Whitby on the tinder paths. Only down side is the very steep hill you have to walk up to get to the trail but you can cheat and drive your car to the top of the bank if you can't manage it. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2021

  • "Maplebeck is a very good place to stop and relax and rewind from todays fast pace of life."

    ideal for walking and all amenities around the area.

    Reviewed by P3.8May 2021

  • "Beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Janita5.0May 2021

  • "Maplebeck is in a lovely quiet setting next to the river."

    Everything was perfect. Look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing place to come to relax with excellent views of the river and wildlife."

    All amenities that anyone would require for a comfy stay and within comfortable walking distance from town.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Weve enjoyed holidaying at Captain Cooks Haven/Larpool 7 times in 6 years so as you can see, we really like the area."

    Maplebeck is a clean, well equipped, comfortable, quiet and welcoming house. Its the sort of place we would love to own and enjoy much more but the overtime rate doesn't stretch to this. However, once or twice a year will be fine, for now. Highly recommended and not far to walk or drive into Whitby. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "There was only one thing that i think the owner should make sure the cleaners clean the floors properly."

    There was pet fur on the downstairs floors.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is really well situated for walking into Whitby or out into the countryside."

    We enjoyed sitting out on the veranda watching the birds on the river and seeing how the river changed when the tide came in or out. The house itself is really nicely done out and equipped with plenty of space. Our week at Maplebeck was great!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ideal holiday cottage in a wonderful location."

    All our needs were catered for, including everything we needed for our dog - a home away from home. Welcome package much appreciated after a long journey. Great view of the Tidal River Esk and it’s entertaining wildlife from the downstairs lounge and the upstairs TV/second bedroom - both with patio doors leading to outdoor seating areas. The impressive Larpool Viaduct mesmerises when relaxing in the large garden area at the front of the property. Car parking at the back door. Situated close to country pubs, supermarkets and beautiful country walks. Short drive into Whitby with its many historic attractions, speciality shops and activities - including a variety of boat trips. Dogs are welcome in the vast majority of cafes and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house was lovely, clean and comfortable - had everything supplied for an enjoyable stay."

    Little extras like dog bowls and blankets were a thoughtful touch. Great location next to river and able to walk easily into Whitby or drive to nearby beaches. The wine, biscuits and fudge was a lovely touch. Beds really comfortable. Couldn’t have asked for more. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely location, had all amenities and more."

    beds were comfy, only thing I thought could have been improved is the cleanliness, not quite up to standard.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with adjoining sitting area with futon bed
  • 1 x adult bunk room
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden and private patio with garden furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Shared garden leads down to River Esk, so young children to be supervised at all times

The property

Whitby 2 miles.

A delightful, red brick, mid-terrace cottage situated on the banks of the River Esk, by the famous old railway viaduct, just 20 minutes' walk along the former railway track into the ancient fishing port of Whitby.

Furnished and decorated with care, Maplebeck offers comfortable accommodation for a family of five or a couple looking to explore Whitby and the North Yorkshire coast.

The property features seasonal decorations, particularly as we approach the Christmas festive season, adding a touch of warmth to the atmosphere.

The property boasts a well-equipped kitchen/diner, with seating for the whole group, ideal for enjoying meals together, loving prepared in the kitchen that has all the amenities and appliances you could wish for.

The cosy sitting room has a choice of sofas to sit back and relax on, while watching the provided TV, along with French doors that open up onto a private patio area.

The property has two bedrooms; a double bed with an adjoining seating area with a futon bed and access to a lovely private balcony, offering stunning views of the River Esk, along with an adult bunk room.

Outside there is a shared lawn, along with a private patio with furniture, where you can enjoy a morning coffee in your peaceful setting.

This peaceful haven offers wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to watch seals, ducks, geese and herons.

Walk or cycle along the coastal path and explore the spectacular North Yorkshire coastline and moors.

Steam railways, horseriding and rowing boats on the River Esk mean that this superb Whitby holiday cottage offers a variety of year-round activities.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas