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Witts End

(Ref. 1013314)

Marske-By-The-Sea, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely, we had a slight problem with the heating."

    The owner arranged for that to be sorted out within minutes, thanks Dee Dee and Linda. There was a welcome pack which was a nice thought. The cottage more than made up for the horrible weather. I would recommend the cottage to anybody.

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful stay at Witts End Cottage."

    We felt at home as soon as we opened the front door. Very clean, comfortable and homely. The heating was already on, when we arrived, which was a a lovely surprise and most welcome. The cottage is very well equipped and the welcome basket of fresh bread, milk, wine, beer, popcorn, doggie ball and treats was a fantastic surprise and a lovely touch. It is situated in a brilliant location in the village, surrounded by coffee shops, pubs, butchers, fish & chip shop, take away restaurants, Sainsburys and the Co-Op. We visited the beaches of Marske, Red Car, Saltburn, Sandsend, Robin Hood Bay and Whitby, which were stunning and very therapeutic. We didn’t want to go home and will definitely be coming back! The only comment we would make is that we would have liked a tv in the bedroom, but that’s personal choice. Thank you, De, for a wonderful break in your holiday home. Claire, Sean and Jack the dog x

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Just returned from spending new year in wits end cottage."

    The cottage itself was adorable! Everything you need. Thoughtful little welcome gifts for ourselves & our dog….lovely touch. I loved where it was situated, a cute cobbled little street hid away. Spent most days walking on the beach, which our Pooch loved. Everything you need, shops, cafes, pubs & wine bars (we particularly liked the lockdown). A short car ride to Redcar & saltburn-by-the-sea. We would definitely return to wits end cottage. The only slight issue was the shower head wasn’t long enough to reach down to wash our dog, after spending days on the beach he needed showering. Ended up doing it with a jug. The cottage was spotless. Good quality bedding & towels. Everything you need in the kitchen. Owners even provided fresh bread & milk, very thoughtful. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would book again….10/10

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Dec 2023

  • "I'm so pleased we found this little gem, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    We appreciated the tasteful, neutral decor and having a real Christmas tree there was absolutely lovely. We'd definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Dec 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay it was certainly home from home!"

    Highly recommend! Lovely village and found locals to be very friendly and accommodating Will defo return

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2023

  • "Witts End is a charming small cottage in a lovely setting, at the end of a cobbled courtyard."

    The cottage is very well equipped, very welcoming, and has a real 'home from home' feel to it. It is ideally placed for all the local shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, and is only a short walk from the excellent beach. With one of the best welcomes we've had so far, this is a great choice for a couple of relaxing days near the coast.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage equipped with everything we needed."

    The owner was very helpful and made us feel most welcome, leaving some fresh bread, milk and goodies for our arrival. Our dog was also made to feel very welcome, with a bed and treats left out for him too.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Very close to the shops if anyone likes home made meat pies go to the butchers they are lovely. And Bertie loved his treats that were left at the house for him. big thank to the lady who phoned to say we had left a SD card for my husband camera. Angela

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage, that is clean and nicely furnished."

    Fabulous, unexpected treats in the welcome packs for both us and our dog. Great location, near to everything in Marske-by- the-Sea, excellent communication from the owners.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our week staying at Witt's End."

    Very comfortable accommodation. We managed without an enclosed garden because there was a park less than 5 minutes walk for the dog. Very convenient for local amenities and a short walk to the beautiful beach. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, arrangements and communication"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very well stocked and clean property, an ideal location for touring around to the places that we wanted to see."

    I would not hesitate to rebook this property if we were going to be in the area again.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable, well equipped with all the appliances needed."

    Rung by owner when property was ready with code for key and information on parking. Lovely welcome card and basket with welcome gifts .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Overall we had a lovely time here."

    The accommodation was really nice. Everything is very close at hand. Just a short walk to the shops and bars. There's lots of walks to discover with our dog daisy. She was well happy.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2023

  • "The only issue for us, and it is because we took our dog, is that we were unable to let him off the lead outside of the property as there was no secure area available."

    Had we not had him with us then we'd have no issues and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property with that proviso

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful position, comfortable bed , shops are within easy reach."

    Nice beach and ideal for walking to other places like Redcar and Saltburn. The owner made us welcome as we arrived, couldn’t fault it. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "Loved our week at this pretty well furnished,quiet well placed cottage."

    Everything we needed was there .short walk to beach,within driving distance of many tourist places,and a great pizzaria close by.what I really loved we were treated like housetrained grown ups,no lists of do,s and donts.highly recommended

    Reviewed by Gwynneth5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage right in the middle of everything you might want!"

    Absolutely loved our weekend there and will definitely use again. Host was lovely and very helpful. Marske beach superb for dog walking and walked the 2 miles to Saltburn on it.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2023

  • "We actually never got to Witts End as we were ill and had to cancel the trip completely."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy little cottage, clean and comfortable and very welcoming."

    We had a great week in Marske-by-the-Sea which has an excellent range of shops for a small place. We had a lovely time, visiting Rievaulx and Mount Grace Priory as well as Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Staithes and Whitby. My partner particularly enjoyed the coastal walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was very comfortable and warm. The only thing to be concerned was where we had to park the car. But overall the cottage was lovely. Also the welcome pack was grand surprise and very enjoyable. The people who owned the cottage were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you and take care.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Gem of a place to stay!"

    Well equipped, very comfy bed, spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack on arrival

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely loved Witts End."

    .I had everything I needed, what a gorgeous cottage quiet and so relaxing and a lovely personal gift basket for me and my dog, a slightly larger couch would have been nice but the one we had was very comfortable, my only niggle was the shelf under the mirror I'm a little clumsy and I banged my head a few times. I would highly recommend Witts End and Marske by the Sea it is a lovely friendly town with great access to fabulous beaches and stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Witts End cottage."

    The property was clean, comfortable and had all the necessary facilities for an enjoyable stay. I cant think of anything the owner missed out. The owner was very welcoming and helpful and was ready to answer any queries and requests for help. We also had a welcome pack of wine, bread, tea and snacks waiting for us. Our cat also had a welcome pack! There was a large comfy cat bed, litter, dry food and bowls-I couldn't believe it! She was well spoiled. The cottage had a homely, traditional air with solid, traditional furniture in keeping with the cottage itself, which I loved. Having said that, It was also equipped with all necessary, modern facilities: kitchen, cooker, fridge, washer, dryer, radiators TV and shower. We enjoyed our stay very much and would return.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time in this wonderful, cosy and quiet property."

    On arrival we were greeted by a very generous welcome pack and personal card which provided all the essential info re wifi codes etc. Our cockerpoo, Zena absolutely loved her welcome pack too and loved snoozing in the cosy dog bed provided for her after long walks along the beach. Whilst we didn't use it, the option to use Netflix is also a really nice extra. Generally the property is very well equipped (far better than many we've stayed in) although we would have appreciated a sieve to strain rice and a cheese grater. Also, and a personal preference maybe, bath sheets in the bathroom too. We thoroughly recommend the butchers just around the corner on the High Street, as well as the micro pub The Lockdown and The Dog House (both of these places were incredibly dog friendly).

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Oct 2022

  • "We have had a marvellous week at Witts end , a perfect cottage for 2 ."

    We feel rejuvenated and rested after our stay . Loved the area , lots to do. We will return .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    Just wish the parking was closer but managed.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really nice cottage in a great location."

    Henry, our bulldog, enjoyed the luxury bed and treats the owner provided.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved staying at Witts end cottage."

    Very comfortable, clean and well presented. Just lovely. Great base and a great friendly little village

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Yes I really enjoyed my stay at the cottage it is nicely decorated very ..."

    Yes I really enjoyed my stay at the cottage it is nicely decorated very comfortable and I could live there all year round such a feel of love in the cottage by the owner just lovely

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2022

  • "The welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and acknowledged the fact that your dog is also very much part of your holiday."

    The off site parking isn't ideal and could be a problem for people with mobility issues. Against that, the property is clean, comfortable and extremely quiet. Perfect for unwinding!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Scrupulously clean."

    Lovely extras such as bucks fizz, large package of crisps, some e tea coffee and hot chocolate, milk, bread and dog treats . Bed and sofa very comfortable. Towels and bed linen provided. Owner very friendly and wants to make sure your visit is as good as possible

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2022

  • "Only drawback is having to park car 100 yards away, in public car park where you cannot see it."

    Reviewed by Charles4.7May 2022

  • "First impressions - tucked away from the main road so nice and quiet."

    Nice little sun trap in the courtyard . Very nicely decorated and furnished , we felt at home as soon as we walked in . There was a lovely welcome basket and a card from the owner, Dee Dee , with a contact number should we need anything. The cottage was well equipped and didn’t lack for anything . The bed was huge and very comfortable . The beautiful , soft white towels were gorgeous. I would definitely recommend Witts end cottage for a relaxing stay .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean."

    Very comfortable. Couldn't get WiFi to work but in relation to all else, not a problem.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well equipped cozy cottage in a beautiful area,owner very helpful,and local people really friendly."

    Had a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little place to stay in a great location for exploring the coast!"

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Mar 2022

  • "Quiet comfortable lovely bed and settee dog bed also lovely and nice addition kitchen space a bit small not much room for stuff."

    Parking in coop ok but walking to and fro with luggage a pain. Very clean and tidy tv needs an upgrade kept freezing and switching off on occasion. Generally a nice area but no plans to revisit

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Mar 2022

  • "Witts End is an excellent place to stay, I liked it that much I came back again."

    It has everything you need and more. Would definitely recommend to any couple or a lone person.. although I had no issues I contacted the landlord with a query once and immediately it was sorted, so that’s another added bonus. Great area, great place, and hidden away so no traffic driving by or people passing the window staring in..

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful NY stay at Wit’s End cottage in Marske."

    The cottage itself was a lovely little bolt hole for myself, my husband & our dog Vinny. The welcome hamper of wine, chocolate, crisps and fresh bread was a lovely touch (there was even milk in the fridge) and there was even a welcome pack for Vinny …the location was perfect for us and we had no issues parking on the coop car park which is literally opposite the little cobbled lane of Prospect Place. Beautiful big bedroom with king sized bed and lovely bed linen, fluffy towels…it really was all wonderful. There is no safe outside space for the dog to go outside alone (but they do tell you this) but we had no problem just popping his lead on last thing at night and first thing in the morning for a quick run round the corner. Frankie the owners daughter was super friendly and helpful. All in all we had a wonderful time, we will definitely go back and would highly recommend this cottage and this area. Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "A nicely presented property."

    It was clean and welcoming. We all felt very comfortable and relaxed there. The cars being parked at the Co op was a bit awkward but no problem. A great base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage close to all amenities."

    Marske is a friendly little town with excellent links to the local area. Would definitely go there again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Nice comfotable clean every thing in good order ."

    Downside parking .car was ok on the leisure centre car park but some may find it a pain getting all your belongings from there to the cottage and back .also it states patio /garden .there is no garden just the alley way courtyard outside the door to let the dog out not enclosed in any way .not a problem for us but maybe for some dog owners .fantastic beach 10 min walk away weather permitting. Great 3 mile walk along the beach to saltburn marske has all you need 2 supermarkets .2 micro pubs .2 large pubs .numerous cafes .even a dog cafe highly recommended for its great coffee and lovely staff .a great butchers who makes some of the best pork pies we have ever eaten.and top quality meat all in all a fab place to explore the surrounding area we were lucky weatber wise too

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "It was just simply wonderful."

    A relaxing and welcoming space. Owner had thought of everything, particularly for our pooch Rocky who settled better than anywhere else we have taken him. For the humans, a really nice welcome basket and there were even hair bobbles and cotton wool in the bathroom. The bed is so wonderfully comfortable and the area felt really safe even at midnight whilst walking Rocky. Beaches are beautiful. You should go - if you're at your Wits end, you won't be when you leave here!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, a wonderful welcome card and basket ,for us and Our schnauzer ..."

    Spotlessly clean, a wonderful welcome card and basket ,for us and Our schnauzer Cody very thoughtful and much appreciated everything had been thought of

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2021

  • "A great little cottage, very central, with free parking."

    Beautifully present and an unexpected welcome pack. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent well equipped and very clean."

    The owners have thought of everything. Lovely welcome basket including treats for our dog. The perfect spot for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Every thing was in excellent condition and superbly presented on arrival Wine, beer and pack of crisps in a welcome basket plus a fresh loaf of bread and milk. Bed really was very comfortable in a large bedroom. Only small ( very small ) down side was the car parking which was in the local Co-op car park. Not far to walk to the cottage and the car seemed safe enough. The cottage is a the end of vary narrow passage / terrace which is just possible to get the car down depending on the size of car. Overall this was a great place to stay and I would recommended it.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable everything was there that you needed."

    The welcome gives were very much appreciated and it was nice the dog was included in package the dog treets were welcomed and also the comfy bed for her.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, really tastefully renovated, well equipped with everything you could need."

    It was scrupulously clean when we arrived and there were masks, hand sanitiser and wipes provided, so it felt very safe in the current circumstances. It is tucked away in a quiet walkway in the middle of the village, very close to shops, cafes and pubs and a 10 minute walk to the impressive beach. It is a great base for exploring North Yorkshire. The owner provided flowers and a welcome hamper. Note that the cottage is on a road not safe for vehicles, so parking is in a supermarket car park opposite the terrace. There was always space, so no problem.

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Sep 2020

  • "Very quiet place but with everything to hand."

    Unspoilt beach and a good base to go to other places

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, clean cottage."

    Made welcome by 'phone. We would be happy to return. Thoughtful owners and welcome pack.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2020

  • "Something wrong with the heating,the cottage was cold."

    The boiler kept comming on and off but radiators were cold. Nice cottage but the boiler in the bedroom is a no no. Electric shower was leaking from the case, not the hose, this was a bit worrying. Cottage was ok and if the heating has a timer fitted to turn it off at night,that would be a good option,definitely a new shower needed,boiler & heating checked .

    Thank you for your comments, we do take all feedback onboard, we are sorry that you experienced issue with the heating and the shower, had we been aware at the time we would have been more than happy to come and put the heating on a timer for you and resolve any issues for you. We we have now added a new shower to the property. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Fridge, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, tumble dryer, freezer, Smart TV with Netflix, games, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free car park 100 yards away
  • Cobbled terrace with seating area
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.1 miles, shop within 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts a minimum of 7 night stays

The property

Enjoying a central position within the coastal village of Marske-By-The-Sea, is this idyllic retreat, Witts End.

This end-terrace hideaway is a heart-warming base for a couple seeking to explore the delights that this Yorkshire coastal location has to offer, as well as the sweeping moorland setting of the North York Moors National Park, where you will find a magnitude of walks and historical landmarks to admire.

After an action-packed day exploring, kick off your walking shoes at the foot of the door before relaxing into your evening within the spacious open-plan living room, where you will find everything required for a self-catering holiday with your partner.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the kitchen area, where the quality appliances that await you are perfect for rustling up a delicious home-cooked meal that can be enjoyed over a well-deserved glass of wine at the dining table.

During a balmy evening, choose to spend your down time within the cobbled courtyard where a plush outdoor sofa is waiting to be sunk into as you catch the final glimpses of sunshine, or curl up on the sofa inside and tune into the TV before you head to bed.

The charm of the property is continued into the double bedroom, where you will find a well-presented double bedroom and ample storage and space to house your personal belongings.

Marske-By-The-Sea is a bustling village, housing all the amenities you will require during your week-long break, with a choice of pubs to sample one evening and shops for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, soak up the sun at the local sandy beach or brush up on the local history by discovering the nearby Captain Cook's birthplace, the mining museum, and the Zetland Lifeboat Museum.

Venture slightly further afield to the National Park, where a magnitude of walking opportunities awaits you, as well as the pretty seaside resort of Whitby.

Witts End is a refreshing base for a couple seeking to explore this part of Yorkshire.

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About the location


Saltburn 3 miles; Redcar 3 miles; Whitby 20 miles.

Marske-by-the-Sea is a small, bustling coastal village with long, wide, sandy beaches. Originally an old fishing village, today it has a selection of local shops and pubs, which cater for all the family, plus the safe, sandy beaches, sand dunes and fishing boats are an enticing attraction. Places of interest nearby include Captain Cook's birthplace, the mining museum, and the Zetland Lifeboat Museum. Within easy reach of this quaint village is a horse riding centre, the stunning scenery of the North York Moors, through which runs a steam railway line, and the numerous pretty inland villages and fishing villages including Staithes and Runswick Bay. The old Victorian spa town of Saltburn is just 3 miles away and it's an easy drive to other seaside resorts such as Whitby. A great base from which to tour the area.

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