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Drummer Cottage

(Ref. 3719)

Skinningrove near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed stay with great local beach ."

    The owners were helpful when contacted to find wi fi code and problems with Tv .The local restaurant kaskade was excellent.The front lawn hadn’t been cut which may have been due to the wet weather but will stop here again .

    Reviewed by Barry4.7May 2024

  • "Enjoyed the cottage and plenty of room."

    its very well looked after

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay,good service,would love to return,thank you."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    A few minor details could have been sorted and one was very promptly but none really detracted from our stay. The settings on the boiler need sorting as it did not come on in the evenings until 10pm so it got quite chilly then the heating came on at 10pm and then another hour at 3am and then again another hour at 5am. got quite warm while we were supposed to be sleeping. We would go again though.

    Reviewed by Davina4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay."

    Clean and spacious cottage that is nicely located for trips out and about. Comfortable and added benefit of restaurant on site with good meals at good prices. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Aaron4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great clean & tidy little cottage in a good location with easy access to the beach and other areas to visit."

    The local bar / restaurant which I believe is all under the same umbrella as the cottages offered a very reasonably priced selection of good homecooked food & drinks with a lovely welcoming team. Nice welcome to the cottage with milk & chocolates thanks

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2024

  • "We didn't know what to expect from the photos online which could do with updating, but when we walked in we were pleasantly surprised."

    The cottage was spacious with everything that you need. Even milk and chocolates in the fridge....a lovely touch It's in a lovely little village, very close to a very reasonably priced restaurant. A few minutes walk brings you to a lovely beach which is fantastic for the dogs. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely home from home."

    Very clean and comfy. Nice welcome with chocolates and milk. Ideal place to be able to go for walks and even drive to nearby places. Will definitely be booking again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2024

  • "A comfortable and very clean cottage."

    We had everything we needed for our stay. Helped along by the milk and chocs (Thankyou). The heating comes on with no problems when you turn up the thermostat and the cottage warms up immediately. A pub/restaurant is within walking distance. Tasty food at a reasonable price. It would be helpful to have details of local walks but I suppose there's always walking apps for that. I would definitely recommend Drummer Cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2024

  • "3rd time I’ve stayed here perfect in every way wudnt go anywhere else keep up the gud work"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great place clean warm and a good base to get to lots of areas along the coast."

    the chopping board had a leg missing so wasn't useable and the knives where a little blunt we had a great time and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful little bungalow, very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Lovely stroll through the little village to the beach and harbour. Would highly recommend staying there.

    Reviewed by Audra5.0Oct 2023

  • "A clean and comfortable stay."

    Had to plan meals at home carefully as there are no oven trays or microwave bowls and the extractor fan was not working, but plenty of local pubs to eat, just had to drive out. Would recommend "Fox and Hounds" at Dalehouse and "Badger Hounds" at Hinderwell. We did not use the local "Kaskane" cafe/pub as on the Sunday they had a private function and as we passed we were told to F-Off we're closed - So gave that a miss.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very spacious for a cottage."

    Clean comfortable and warm. Very quiet with a little front garden. The Kaskane bar restaurant on the end of the block did really nice meals. Best to book a table as it's popular. From the cottage we visited North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Saltburn and Guisborough. We would stay again in this dog friendly cottage

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and well provisioned although we couldn't find a hair drier The sofas were very comfortable."

    However the bunk bed mattress seemed very soft The kitchen was well provisioned but my partner who has arthritic hands could not turn off the taps We also had trouble with the front door lock but this was sorted promptly though we used the back door for the rest of our stay The television had lots of channels though the dvd player kept loosing sound. Perhaps it needs a cleaning disk Overall we had a good time and the cottage is well placed for visiting all the attractions in the area

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Jul 2023

  • "Are 3rd stay at drummer ."

    We had a lovely week . Definitely agree on the bed been 2 hard but it wouldn't put us of staying again . Skinningrove beach is stunning. So handy having restaurant on end there very welcoming and food was yummy. Playground 2mins away . Loads of parking . Would suggest needs a washing basket to unload washer and fence at front bit rickety . Not bad points just niggly things . Wed

    Reviewed by Becki3.4Jul 2023

  • "When we arrived to us first impressions are very important."

    We were greeted with the sight of a well overgrown garden and a tree that was overhanging the walkway in to the property. When we entered the property the main living area was dark and cluttered and nothing like the photos we had seen on the website which we went off when we chose the property. The beds were very hard and lumpy and very uncomfortable to sleep on. Out of the living room window we had a great view of next doors washing which was overhanging our garden. Needless to say we will not be booking this property again. On return from our holiday we informed Sykes of our findings and they did not seem at all interested. This is the second time that we have used Sykes and the descriptions and photos of both the properties that we have used have been inaccurate.

    Reviewed by David1.9Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the cottage was nice and clean, warm and cosy, but the double bed was too firm for us, a new mattress or mattress topper is needed."

    It is in an excellent position for visiting nearby Saltburn, Redcar, Guisborough and Whitby which are all within a reasonable drive. It is a short walk to the harbour with a surprisingly large sandy beach great for an evening stroll to sit and watch the sea. It is within a row of five other cottages with an attached restaurant/bar, which served good honest "pub grub" large portions at good prices. Very handy as there is no pub in the village. All in all a good stay.

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.4Apr 2023

  • "Loved it re booked already ideal for dogs Only 1 point fence isn’t very ..."

    Loved it re booked already ideal for dogs Only 1 point fence isn’t very strong for large dogs my labs could of easily got over it but they didn’t and gate was wobbly Bungalow was clean and well equipped and restaurants onsite which we went to sat for tea

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful little cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean throughout. Lovely deep bath, fully enclosed garden. Beach is only a 5 minute walk away. Kaskane cafe on the corner served excellent food with good portion sizes at very reasonable prices, staff are all lovely and welcoming. Great location to visit the coast, we recommend a trip to Saltburn-by-the-sea. Everything you need for the perfect break.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, it was spotless,comfortable and in a lovely location."

    Pub/restaurant right on the doorstep. Public transport right outside the cottage gate or, a 5 minute walk to the main bus route going to Saltburn or Whitby. Some nice walks round the area Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a beautiful holiday cottage was clean n comfortable everything you needed ..."

    We had a beautiful holiday cottage was clean n comfortable everything you needed was very warm cottage you put heating on but couldn’t have it on for long got to warm would recommend the cottage and what we found that was excellent service was you arrived at cottage to find there was milk ,tea,coffee ,sugar so you could make a hot drink after your journey

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jan 2023

  • "Super cottage great location fantastic bar and cafe a few doors away extremely good food and value"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Third time we have been to Drummer cottage and it is like a home from home."

    Kaskane restaurant has excellent food at great prices and the staff are brilliant and only 2 mins walk. Only tiny thing is a few more kitchen products would have been appreciated e.g. measuring jug and small mixing bowl. Loved our holiday .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage everything you need + pub on doorstep was such a bonus"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little get away, was rather cold at the end of February with only electric heaters and the owners request to turn them off if out meant coming back in the evening to a cold apartment, the bathroom downstairs was particularly chilly."

    Heaters were also quite noisy clicking on and off so had to turn them off to sleep. Other than this it had everything you needed for a lovely weekend away and the pub across the road served delicious food.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy, warm cottage spotlessly clean and all you need for a break away, an added advantage is the lovely beach down the road and Kaskane/Covells Bar which are on site and 2 doors down with tasty, reasonable food available."


    Reviewed by C5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our short stay at drummer cottage."

    It is a very comfortable and clean cottage. The owner was very helpful about collecting/leaving the keys . The kaskane cafe/bar next door was brilliant, they even delivered to our cottage, to save us waiting for the food. We would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage and visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and I would be happy to recommend."

    Only drawback is the top bunk bed in the second bedroom is only suitable for a smaller child rather than a taller young adult. Great location for walkers and the property is well fenced so your dogs cannot escape unless they like jumping fences. Very friendly people and can be on site in 5mins if needed. There is an affordable restaurant within 100m who will deliver to the cottage at no extra cost and food arrives hot foil wrapped on plates. Opens 10am and Closes 8.30pm so no unwanted noise. Access from the car pea gravelled at the front and also tarmac parking at the rear. We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and warm accommodation in a beautiful area."

    Just perfect.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was are 2nd stay at drummer cottage and we will be back again."

    Fab location the prettiest beach ive ever seen definitely a hidden gem . We had food at the kaskane and it was lovely . Plenty of parking and a lovely little garden . My little girl loved it that much she didn't want to leave . If i had to pick at anything it would be the main bed very squeaky with every movement and maybe some Tupperware for sandwich meat etc but it wouldn't put us off booking again its lovely

    Reviewed by Becki3.8Sep 2021

  • "This is our third year at Kaskane cottages."

    We love it. Love the seafront and beach at skinningrove. Ordered meals from kaskane every evening and the staff were wonderful. They brought the meals to the cottage for us as we didnt want to take our dogs in restaurant, although it is dog friendly. The cottage has everything you might need. Lovely and clean and comfortable. Have booked it again for March.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "All ok, plenty of walking fo me and the dog"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage, in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location fir visiting the area."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2021

  • "So clean, well equipped and easy to get hold of the owner as needed."

    Ideal position for walks and visiting other areas. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "Love going to Skinningrove as everything is right there."

    The restaurant next door, the little shop in the village, and most importantly our dogs favourite beach. The cottage is well equipped, and very comfortable & warm (our holiday was October/November). My only gripe is that the beds are a bit hard for me! The team who look after you are also lovely & helpful.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Drummer Cottage was warm and comfortable, it was spacious and spotless."

    It was dog friendly with an enclosed front garden and garden furniture. The Cottage was very quiet at night . Behind the cottage is a closed mining museum with steep steps bringing you up onto the hill behind. From the front door a walk through a park and along the beck takes you down to a beach, the beach to the left is one of the most beautiful empty beaches i have come across. Kaskane bar and cafe on the complex sells good food. Local folk are lovely and be prepared to chat when walking your dog in the morning. The Cottage is a great base for touring the North East with Staithes and Whitby close by .

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed are stay at the drummer cottage the pictures on sykes need updating as they dont do it justice the living room has had a makeover and i wish i could have the bath at home ha ."

    It had everything you needed ample parking cafe/pub on site a park 2mins walk away 10 min walk to such a beautiful beach . Id actually consider moving there it was so lovely and peaceful. my little girl loved her holiday and what made it perfect everything was on one level no stairs to worry about. 10 min drive to big asda and playgym called play factory my little girl loved it there . 10mins to saltburn lovely place. if you love nice food try elerby inn best food ever also try ship inn at saltburn great base to stay for visting whitby and 1hr drive to Scarborough. If i had to nit pick at anything was the bed not been so comfy but that could just be down to me and wouldnt put me of returning. We are looking at booking again for next year we enjoyed it that much

    Reviewed by Becki4.4Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely cosy stay enclosed garden perfect for our dog attached Kaskane ..."

    Had a lovely cosy stay enclosed garden perfect for our dog attached Kaskane restaurant was very nice with a good choice used every day nice and friendly would definitely return as soon as we can thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was really well equipped and more spacious than we were expecting."

    The closed in garden was ideal for the dog. We had a question on arrival which was answered straight away and the chocolates in the fridge were a lovely touch! L

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was great and it's location is superb as well."

    It was very clean on arrival and very comfortable for us throughout the stay. The local beach is just stunning as well. Cannot fault any part of our stay at all

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage is the second one of three in the complex that we have stayed in and like the other it is of the same high standard."

    All equipment is up to date, functional and clean, and if anything does go wrong the owner lives on site so able rectify issues immediately. The area is also great for seeing everything that this part of the country offers. We dined at the KASKANE restaurant every evening where you can expect great food and the very best of service all at very reasonable prices, also they are very dog friendly. A piece of advice here is book in as it is very busy sometimes. We will definitely return to any of these cottages as we know their high standards and hospitality.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Couldn't have been any better, cottage was well equipped and clean, a real home from home."

    Everywhere was dog friendly. including the on site restaurant/ bar. A great location for exploring North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Cottage was lovely and well kept 10mins from the sea not many shops and pubs in area closes pub is on site itself but Asda is about 15min drive away."

    We never used the Kaskade Cafe and bar on site but it seamed to be well used we are use too country pubs all in all fantastic place to stay dog friendly and plenty for children to do walks parks etc. Thankyou Mr R.Graham

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2019

  • "Warm, comfortable, close to beach ,good location for touring ."

    Good food nearby at Kascane

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent base to explore, kandy kane restaurant next door is dog friendly, very ..."

    Excellent base to explore, kandy kane restaurant next door is dog friendly, very reasonably priced and good food, cottage is excellent,

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Jan 2019

  • "Excellent location for a quite break good for walks great dog friendly beach ..."

    Excellent location for a quite break good for walks great dog friendly beach cafe restaurant very good dogs allowed and very friendly staff Would recommend this

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Aug 2018

  • "Nice accomodation & location - very pleasent stay - plus food in restaurante first class"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent holiday as usual Sykes cottage was immaculate and comfy"

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2018

  • "Everything was wonderful - the people, the restaurant the museum and the very friendly people."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent location within easy access of all major attractions with the added benefit of being next to a bar/cafe which served good quality food at very reasonable prices."

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Mar 2018

  • "Really loved this cottage ,warm clean and comfortable,as I am an invalid I found ..."

    Really loved this cottage ,warm clean and comfortable,as I am an invalid I found it very easy to get around ,had a lovely week visiting my family ,can’t stay with them as they all have bedrooms upstairs ,but this cottage is excellent for us ,I will come again ,my two shih tzus loved the woodland walks with hubby ,thanks you for the welcome pack ,must say I was nearly put of by a comment left by a lady who said it was noisy,we heard nothing day or night ,I think that comment should be removed as this is a lovely place to stay ,loved it xx

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Dec 2017

  • "Sykes holidays is the best way to book your holiday I have used Sykes quiet often and I will use them again so Easley to book,with them they have never let me down ."

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2017

  • "Was a great family run place."

    Very friendly and great cafe on site with fabulous meals.

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Sep 2016

  • "Very close to beach."

    Lovely single story accommodation. Well appointed, secluded for a nice relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2010

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk (4' double underneath, single on top)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Wifi, TV with Freesat, DVD
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Communal garden with lawned and gravelled area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and cafe 5 mins walk.

The property

A lovely Skinningrove cottage offering ground floor accommodation, in a courtyard position just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the village.

Tastefully furnished, and equipped and decorated to a very high standard, this Skinningrove cottage makes a superb holiday base.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 2834 and Ref. 2835, and together they can accommodate 11.

Tyreman Court

Three delightful, single-storey cottages in a courtyard setting of five properties, in a quiet location in the coastal village of Skinningrove. These Skinningrove cottages have been built on the site of the original stables which housed the pit-ponies serving the old mine in the village, and have been thoughtfully designed, decorated and furnished to offer very comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Outside, the cottages share a communal garden area with lawned and gravelled areas, ideal for sharing an evening drink. Close to the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and Cleveland Way National Trail, and within easy reach of the beautiful moors and coastal countryside around, these lovely Skinningrove cottages make a great base for exploring the area, including the picturesque villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, and the historic town of Whitby.

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About the location


Saltburn 6 miles; Whitby 15 miles.

The former fishing village of Skinningrove sits on the Cleveland Way, and offers visitors a collection of quaint cottages, a shop and a pub, as well as a sandy beach. Ideally placed for visiting attractions such as the Abbey and harbour at Whitby, the village of Staithes, pretty Runswick Bay and the rest of the coast, the village is also a good base for exploring the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors National Park, making it a great location for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas