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The Power House

(Ref. 29872)

Skinningrove, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 17 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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86 Customer Reviews

  • "Just a few minor things - the main en-suite bedroom door doesn’t close without slamming it and the bathroom door doesn’t lock."

    Also, the bed settee isn’t very comfortable at all and the person who slept on it didn’t sleep very well. We had a lovely time here and there was plenty of room for all of us including the dogs!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic place for large groups to stay."

    Would definitely recommend. Perfect location for exploring the area. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Bridie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic few days at the Power House."

    As a multi generational family gathering, we found the accommodation catered for all members. Table football and pool table a big hit with some, whilst the hot tub was a real bonus for others. Would thoroughly recommend this house for similar parties.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property."

    We loved it, loved the location. It suited our party of 12 people aged between 13 - 73, plus a dog for a Christmas weekend away. We enjoyed a walk down to coast and walked along the beach one day and then a drive into Staithes for lunch the next. The Christmas decorations were lovely in the property.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Dec 2023

  • "13 ladies of varying ages from 14 - 66 had the most enjoyable weekend celebrating the 40th birthday of one of our party."

    From the moment we stepped through the door we were impressed with whole house. The two lounges were a bonus as was having two kitchens. Both kitchens were fully equipped and met all our needs. The beds were amazingly comfortable and the showers were modern and clean. Just one little observation would be that the bottom of the showers were rather slippy. The hot tub and sauna were well utilised by our party! We would definitely recommend The Power House to anyone considering this property

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had an amazing weekend at The Power House."

    We were expecting to find the place dirty having looked at previous reviews but it was perfect. The location & facilities were great. 75% of the group said the beds were the comfiest night sleep and a few disagreed but that might just be personal preference of a good bed! We had multiple showers at same time and had no issues with temperatures. The only thing I would say the place needed was oven gloves and some more oven trays. The hot tub was great and an amazing size. Everyone said they would come back again!

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage with lovely facilities and ample room for 17 guests."

    We had a lovely girls weekend away and it was gorgeous, to make it even better we had lovely weather! :) Plenty of bathrooms, kitchen facilities and seating. Garden space was a good size and hot tub was great. Would definitely come back here!

    Reviewed by Chloe4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday, very well equipped house, particularly the kitchens and lots of room for our family group of 11 adults and 2 dogs."

    Lots to do in the surrounding area. The hot tub was well used and enjoyed by all. Unfortunately, both of mattresses of the four poster beds were really uncomfortable, could do with being replaced. The cooker in the main kitchen was very hard to light and had to be done using a match as the ignition didn't work. Bath towels were quite small and the instructions for the sauna were difficult to understand, would have also been nice to have some plastic glasses for the hot tub and garden. The sky light in the small bedroom needs a blind to stop the light coming in so early in the morning.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Aug 2023

  • "The whole place could now do with some money spending on it, whilst we agree its an impressive building and fitted our needs ideally, the place could now do with a freshen up, cracked shower panels, seals on ovens and around showers are not good, and a more in depth clean, not just surface clean."

    One of the ovens is a little difficult to light. Other than that we enjoyed our stay, good amenities, idealy located.

    Reviewed by Patrick2.8Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Powerhouse in Skinningrove despite the uncleanliness of the house."

    I will start with the positives: The house was an amazing size for our party of 12 and 3 small dogs. The entrance is stunning with an amazing feature staircase. The 2 kitchens and 2 lounges made it easy for us not to be on top of one another. The hot tub, sauna and snooker table were amazing. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived we noticed that the property was not just unclean but very dirty. We go away every year to a holiday let and this is the first time we have encountered such uncleanliness. We had read this on other feedback but didn't deter us as thought it was maybe just on those occasions. It is clear to see that this property lacks love and attention and all of the party commented on how unclean it was. Unfortunately, we will not return to this house which is a shame as it was perfect in every other way. This really needs a deep clean from top to bottom and maybe a larger team of cleaners between lets.

    Reviewed by Deborah2.5Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property!"

    It was huge, comfortable and had everything we could wish for to make our stay perfect. We will definitely be booking this property again for our next family get together, hopefully next year.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wow, had an amazing weekend stay at The Powerhouse for my belated 50th birthday with my friends."

    It’s a beautiful house with enough beds for 15 people, everything was there what we needed in the kitchen. The hot tub and sauna is lovely after a day out walking around Whitby. The only thing I would recommend is hairdryers for the bedrooms, but apart from that we all had a fantastic weekend. There is a pub literally 2 minutes away and the food is great and huge portions. Great communication with the owner of the house, and I would 100% recommend this house for family/friends/ Christmas etc gatherings.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed at this house for 2 nights 8 people and our dogs, there was sooo much room it was great!"

    ! Hot tub was amazing!! Staircase was gorgeous. But then when you get a closer look it's very dated, laminated upstairs so very loud when walking on it. Wasn't the cleanest of places, very dusty and a lot of painting needed!

    Reviewed by Ellen3.1Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at the property as a break for our big family."

    The property couldn’t have suited our stay any better, allowing lots of space for us to be together yet allowing time for quiet space if needed. The pool table and hot tub kept us all busy and the property was very child friendly. We will definitely be considering returning next year.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great stay, second time I've visited the property now and hopefully won't be the last"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay here at The Power House for my 60th birthday celebrations."

    ........6 adults, 3 grandchildren and 3 dog's. Absolutely fantastic stay, plenty room with us all to spread around. I'll start with the positive stuff........lovely and warm (once we got the heating on). Beds comfortable, lovely powerful showers. Spacious bedrooms.Two very spacious kitchens with all the amenities you need. Absolutely fantastic, huge hot tub (or as my grandson called it "the pool") spent endless hours in there, absolutely loved it, and there's a nice sauna, all in a separate huge summer house kind of building. Two huge lounges (just incase you want to get away from any of your noisy family). Pool table came in handy to give each other a thrashing at pool, and there's also a game of air hockey too. We took our own board games, but from what I could see, there where games in the cupboards, can't comment further as I didn't get them out to look at. Lovely front, secure, spacious garden for the dogoes to run round in, can imagine it would be absolutely gorgeous in warmer weather. Gorgeous beach about 10 minutes drive away, flipping cold though (but it was 15th and 16th January). Couple of negative things to point out........ One of the radiator's in the lounge where black sofa's are didn't work, and with it being middle of January it made a big difference to the heating in that lounge, was quite cool, but after a few board games and a few drinks, we soon warmed up. The bath panel in the far bedroom down corridor had pieces missing from it at the top , some of the blinds looked a bit tired, like the en-suite one in the above bedroom mentioned. Some of the bed pillows could do with changing, they where rather flat. The air hockey table could do with a screen in one side of the legs. And I also noticed in the lounge where the grey sofas are, the left window as you walk in, some of the plaster on the right side of frame is all flaking off. Child gates could also do with updating, they where a bit naff, and not so child safe. It was just the smaller things like this that I marked the property down on with star rating. But can I just add, none of this had an impact on the wonderful time we all had, we truly did have a lovely time. And considering how big the house is, we did have it lovely and warm and cosy. So Mike (owner)..........sort these minor things out and the star ratings I'm sure will increase. Thank you for a wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by Elle3.8Jan 2023

  • "All 16 of us had a fantastic time at The Powerhouse."

    It was everything it was advertised to be. We had so much space and the children enjoyed the use of their own sitting room. The house was lovely and warm with such a cosy atmosphere. The large dining table was excellent to use for the adults murder mystery game. One large table could also be used as a snooker table which was enjoyed by some family members. Two fridges meant we could use one for food and the other for alcohol which was ideal. There were plenty of dishes, plates, glasses etc so we could be economical with both dishwashers. We found the beds comfortable and cosy. Most of the furnishings around the house are quite dated but we felt that added to the charm of this old building. The sofas in both living rooms were cosy although we did have a problem with one of the recliners jamming. We loved the Christmas decorations, especially the tree, which was an unexpected treat for everyone. The hot tub and sauna were fantastic. We enjoyed a trip to the beach which is beautifully unspoilt. The kiddies went splashing in the sea. The air temp was a healthy 11 degrees! Our celebration meal in the Kascade restaurant was brilliant with such friendly staff. We took a trip to Staithes and the children enjoyed a pony trek expedition at a nearby stables. The house itself can be a little noisy with squeaky floorboards upstairs and voices echoing from room to room too but none of that bothered us at all. We loved our stay and would happily repeat it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic weekend , a big house that offered everything for our family of 11 adults, 3 children and 4 dogs, as we celebrated mine and my husband’s 70th birthday ."

    House was very warm , beds and bedding extremely comfortable . Hot tub was enjoyed by all and the older grandchildren enjoyed the pool table . House was in a good location within easy reach of plenty of places to visit ( recommend a ride to Staithes and Whitby) .

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Nov 2022

  • "The place is ideal for large groups the hot tub and sauna in the summerhouse is an excellent idea and well presented."

    Owner really easy to deal with answered all questions. Info pack provided really helpful. House is lovely plenty of room and seating. Our only advice and this is from all of us who stayed. The decor is in need of a touch up now and kitchen utensils need replacing and the toaster on one side didn't work in the kitchen with the snooker table. This didn't annoy us in anyway or make us not want to stay again just some advice as other guests might look upon it unfavourably in the future. We would recommend the Powerhouse as a place to stay and we would all stay again

    Reviewed by Katy4.1Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation suited our large group and dogs."

    Hot tub was a luxury addition that everyone made full use of. Skinningdale beach nearby was stunning and amazing restaurant 500 yards from house, best value and wonderful food very friendly service. Facilities at the house very good and beds were very comfortable. Wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was a great size for our large family gathering and positioned well for coastal walks and days on the beach."

    The pool table was a great hit,unfortunately the air hockey was not in great shape, even though it was used. The house has everything you need. However, I do feel it needs some upgrading. Several of the showers need replacing and several wash basin had no plugs.. sone of the beds were a little uncomfortable and the carpet upstairs is badly stained. More information on the house would have been good, it has a great history. Updating of information also needed. Some TLC would make this house perfect.

    Reviewed by Irene4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, plenty of room, and we all LOVED the hot tub."

    The only things we would comment on are tiny: could have done with a bigger table outside, the information booklet needs updating (the fish and chip shop has been shut down for years as has the butchers!). some of the beds were uncomfortable, and the showers were a little on the slippery side…. Perhaps what we all thought was that it is a little tired … most of the previous comments make this point, so come on Mr Owner … the place needs a little TLC …it deserves it!

    Reviewed by Anita4.4Sep 2022

  • "This property is amazing!"

    It has a fabulous staircase which opens out onto two parts of the house. It may have been two separate holiday lets in the past as there are two of almost everything. Two kitchens, two lounges, two entrances (only one in use during our stay as one of the keys was absent for the first door.) 6 bedrooms plus a mezzanine room. Bed linen was clean and fresh. There is everything you need pots and pans wise to cook for a large gathering- there were 15 of us with 3 babies and 2 dogs. We cooked every night and with two ovens managed to cater well enough, my only big bug bearer was trying to find different utensils and having to go between two kitchens all the time! The main kitchen dining table converts to a pool table so the boys loved that. The hot tub house is a great addition to this property with its own shower room too. We couldn’t quite get the program right for the bubbles to stay on for more than 30 seconds at a time though, but it was clean and checked daily for the right chemical mix by the owners. We couldn’t get the sauna to work, but it wasn’t a big issue. Recycling of rubbish was not clear, and I think the owners need to specify somewhere in their literature about which bins are used for what purpose?! We certainly couldn’t work it out so did our best! The garden is smaller than expected, but there is space for at least 5-6 big cars on the driveway. It is about a 10 minutes walk to the most local beach at Skinningrove and 15 to the better bigger one with fine golden sands, and very clean. We loved the beaches in the area and Saltburn is only a few minutes drive too. There is also a shopping area with a big Asda, Aldi and Food outlets, B&M etc within a few minutes drive. I did a huge online shop beforehand from Sainsburies that was delivered on the day of our arrival and there was plenty of fridge and freezer space to stock everything. Whitby is a bit further along the coast, about a 1/2 hr drive so well worth a visit, and there are also some beautiful bays such as Staithes and Runswick bay that also have nice beaches along that journey. Long coastal walks are great along the beaches of Marske and Redcar - (about 15 mins) you can time it so tide is out!

    Reviewed by Sonia3.8Aug 2022

  • "One of the room listed as a bedroom has no means of escape should there be a fire in the landing outside."

    The best that can be said is that the house was adequate and the facilities just adequate. The property pretended to be at the upper end of the market but is really in the bottom half. Ideal for a weekend if you really don't care that much about the accommodation. I won't book again. I probably won't use Sykes again if this is typical of their properties.

    Reviewed by Bruce2.5Aug 2022

  • "We stayed a few years ago and we’re excited to come back."

    This is a Lovely big house perfect for a large group, plenty of space for 16 of us. Enclosed garden for the kids to play in, pool table used each night by the teenagers. The hot tub is a definite bonus. Like some of the other comments mention the decor is tired and dated. The home was tidy but not very clean, lots of cobwebs and dust which really let the experience down.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Jul 2022

  • "Stayed 3 nights for my friends hen party, house is beautiful and in a lovely area the pictures don't do it justice."

    The hot tub was amazing, Lovely costal walk and restaurant nearby - all 16 of us thoroughly enjoyed only comment was to upgrade bedding sheets

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1May 2022

  • "The location was good with a great beach, walks and cafe nearby."

    Great house for large groups and families. The décor and furnishings are a little tired and it could do with a deep clean and a revamp. Many bulbs were not working in bedrooms. Better quality bedding and towels would have improved our experience. Some of the mattresses were uncomfortable as the springs were pushing through. Overall though we had a good week and enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Mar 2022

  • "I read a few reviews about a few things like tea, coffee, dishwasher tablets etc being there on arrival, but there was nothing of the sort."

    The House was very tidy on arrival but not particularly clean. Appart from that the house was amazing and we have loved every minute. As a family of 12 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs, there was plenty of space and facilities. Rooms are a decent size and lots of bathrooms. Hot tub isn't at temperature until about 7pm the first night due to draining and cleaning.

    Reviewed by Kyrie3.8Mar 2022

  • "I booked the Power House as a surprise for my husband's 50th birthday."

    The house is absolutely beautiful and didn't disappoint. There was more than enough space for 15 people (including children) and two dogs. We loved the huge hot tub and also enjoyed a lovely walk to Skinningrove beach. Communication with the owner was very friendly and efficient. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had an amazing time the house is brilliant and so well equipped with everything ..."

    Had an amazing time the house is brilliant and so well equipped with everything you could need , would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property."

    Ideal for our family gathering as part my husbands 65th Birthday celebrations. The two kitchens were perfect. Enclosed courtyard and garden were ideal for our 3 small dogs and for the safety of our grand-daughter. The nearby beach is fabulous

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2022

  • "This is a great house in a great location."

    I struggled to find accommodation large enough that would take dog and the Power House delivered. This was a good venue for my wife’s 40th birthday. With enough room for the kids to play safely and for the adults to relax. One on our list for Christmas and New Year.

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Feb 2022

  • "A very enjoyable New Year family break in a lovely, well equipped and spacious house."

    The house was still decorated from Christmas and a nice touch was a box of Celebrations from the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed the large hot tub and sauna. Very useful for a break with children was the washing machine and dryer. The only down side was that the temperature in a couple of the ensuite showers inconsistent. However, to be fair, this could have been because the washing machine, dishwasher and several bathrooms were in constant use. All of our party had a fabulous time and we would definitely be happy to stay at the Power House again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Dec 2021

  • "Just returned from a surprise weekend for a friends 50th."

    What a fantastic place, plenty of room, hot tub was fab and a short walk to the nearby pub. Will definitely be returning next year x

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Nov 2021

  • "We stayed at The Power House for my daughter’s 18th Birthday, the house is so spacious, it’s fantastic, when cooking for 11 having two kitchens is a bonus."

    For entertainment there’s a great hot tub in the summer house, huge tv, pool table and selection of dvd’s etc, and only a short walk to a lovely beach to stretch your legs and blow the cobwebs away, we’ll definitely be back to the power house!!!

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Nov 2021

  • "Not many facilities in the immediate (walking distance) area but a good base for exploring further afield."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a super family holiday at the power house."

    The grandchildren were excited at the enormity of it and were able to play safely in the front yard and lawn with the gates shut. There was plenty of rooms and space and the close proximity to fishing and golf course were ideal for my son in law. It is a good base for lots of local visits to beaches, seaside and walks. The house is well equipped but in need of some TLC regarding the baths and toilet seats. It was a bit dusty but otherwise it was clean. The spiral staircase is a bit of a safety worry, especially with a toddler but we had to block it off top and bottom and she soon lost interest. After a difficult year it was great to all gather somewhere offering us a relaxing and happy break whilst making memories. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had an excellent family holiday to celebrate a 70th birthday."

    The only faults we could find were the child safety gate at the top of the spiral stairs did not fit, we had to attach it with some cord to prevent a lively 2 year old from falling down the stairs. Also the bins were more than half full on arrival. Apart from that it was fantastic.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "An excellent house in a fantastic position."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2021

  • "It's not easy to find something suitable for a large group that pleases everyone, but the Powerhouse certainly does this."

    It has to be experienced in order to believe! Surprise for wife's 70th. She had no idea what or where, On arrival met by birthday balloons and streamers all over hallway and stairs! 3 minutes later 5 faces appeared on balcony and she almost had a heart attack as it was our daughter's family! Choice of at least 6 bedrooms and assisted by grand daughter, she chose the "olde worlde" 4 poster with en- suite. Family unloaded our car and took cases up while she recovered with a glass or three. Meal time arrived and our daughter took her to local fish & chip shop (recommended). She returned to be met by "apparently stray" black dog who she did not recognise, still being in shock, This dog was soon followed by our son's family! It then dawned that she had all of our family together.(Just within lockdown rules, although she had thought that they were all otherwise engaged) After the meal we explored this fantastic place. 2 kitchens, 2 lounges with tv and entertainment system. Snooker/pool table and the icing on the cake - a separate building housing an 8 person hot tub and sauna, complete with mood lights and i pod compatible music system. At least 6 bedrooms (I lost count) 3 with en-suite bath/shower. 2 additional showers and a family bathroom with shower. This converted and modernised coal mine building provided absolutely everything. Our group was 11 humans aged from 10 to 71 years together with 1 well behaved dog, although can accommodate more comfortably. Local facilities include general store, pub, beach and disused harbour, hill walks, takeaways and much more. I cannot thank Mike and Lorraine enough for providing this fabulous experience (even essential supplies were available on arrival) and hope that their business prospers. Experienced from 30 April until 7 May 2021. Best wishes, Andy and Marion

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely looking spacious house but disappointed with finer details."

    The property needs a deep clean, lots of dust and dirt in areas of the house - Area down the side of kitchen appliances were not clean, sand in the hot tub when we arrived, missing light bulbs, hallway chandelier was very thick with dust and some of the beams. Two toilet seats broken and bath panels, thick mould above one window, BBQ not fit for use as stated, 17 bed house, however only 6 chairs (2 of them broken) and 1 table outside which all had to cleaned before using on the first day. The house was situated in a good location close to the beach (walking distance), good restaurant on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Sally2.8Aug 2020

  • "Perfect! Acc was just as described and had everything we needed."

    Even enough garden chairs for all of us! And the hot tub with openable sides was a real treat.

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful location to explore the area"

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Jul 2020

  • "Just to say we had s wonderfull stay and would look at using you again thanks"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2019

  • "We all had amazing time the family made the most of hot tub the men enjoyed playing snooker."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and the holiday home was lovely warm.It was lovely big dinner room table so all of family could sit together at meal time.2 Children & 7 adults.

    Reviewed by Loretta4.7Nov 2019

  • "After paying £1600 for 6 nights I had expected the house to at least be clean ?"

    I spent my first morning in the house going around every room sweeping cobwebs, dead spiders and dirty skirting boards clean. I was actually embarrassed to show family that were joining us the following morning around the house so I cleaned and swept dirty floors until I couldn’t see any visible dirt or cobwebs. Our guests commented that the house looks lovely until your inside! It’s very run down ! 2 Toilet seats were hanging off, the toilet in our en suite has a dodgy flush button and this would make the toilet cistern trickle all night loud enough to keep me awake. The main bathroom bath has a very bad leak, my daughter had to use over 20 towels to dry the floor, this is very noticeable from the main kitchen as the ceiling at the back of the kitchen has very bad water damage, I read a review on the house early this year complaining about the same thing so obviously nothing has been done all year to repair the bath!!! Overall I was very very disappointed in the cleanliness of the house, I didn’t book a holiday to come away to clean but I had too because I was embarrassed to show our guests around. The hot tub was checked every day not always filled up and after a few days I could see grime building up around the sides of the hot tub, whoever was checking it certainly did nothing to clean this either ! I think you need to advise the owners to carry out a deep clean on the house as it has put us off ever booking again. I’m very disappointed in total we spent over £2000 for 6 days including travel and shopping and I feel ripped off. I would not recommend that grimy dirty house to any of my friends or family! I’d be embarrassed too !!

    Reviewed by Carl1.9Oct 2019

  • "Couldn't have been a better place to spend my 70th with all the family."

    Two kitchens worked well - one for the meat eaters; one for the veggies. Having two lounges meant 'kids' could escape adults and vice versa. Brilliant base for Saltburn (and the surfers paradise) and for Staithes/Whitby/Runswick - for the older crew to explore. Dogs were always safe in the enclosed garden area. And last but not least - the sauna and hot tub were very well used. Thank you Power House for a week to remember.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a family get together at the power house."

    We had a fantastic family fun. The house was filled with plenty of pots pans etc to accommodate all of us. The kids loved the hot tub and the pool table. There was plenty of room for everyone. It’s close by to Whitby and other coastal places. The owner was very good with communication about the keys etc. Our family as a whole loved it and we will return again.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Aug 2019

  • "An excellent house that fulfilled all of our expectations and more."

    Thanks for a fantastic weekend.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Jun 2019

  • "Travelled from South Africa for a wonderful week in a wonderful place and had a great time."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "The bedroom advertised as a king sized double (or two singles on request) was very disappointing."

    It had no wardrobe and very little space. It had no proper window, only a Velux which was inaccessible for opening on a hot Easter weekend. This room at best could only be a single. It was airless and claustrophobic. The bathroom in the double with en-suite was in need of a deep clean. The lip between the tiles & upper wall was coated in thick dust as was the bath edge beneath the shower screen. The toilet pedestal was dirty. Two brackets on the wall by the sink indicated a missing shelf. The two rear gas rings in both kitchens did not light with the ignition and required matches One would not light at all. The bottom oven in the far kitchen was extremely difficult to light. The round slow cooker could not be used as the control knob was missing. The lid had been missing but was found in the main kitchen. Obviously kitchen equipment is not checked very carefully. According to the property description there should have been two bathrooms (plus the downstairs shower & toilet) There appeared to be only one which had to be used by eight people. The Powerhouse could be a superb holiday home but in its current state it is not meeting its full potential.

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8Apr 2019

  • "The power house had everything we needed."

    The whole family went for my mums 80th birthday ages between 1 and 80. Great location, a walk to the beach, kaskane two minutes away, superb good quality food, welcoming staff. A bit hilly for our bikes, up and down hill after hill. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous place, 15 ladies had a brilliant time!"

    Owner very friendly and helpful, Definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2019

  • "Just need the showers sorting out other than that we had everything we needed for a fab weekend"

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Mar 2019

  • "Five generations of us spent a lovely week at the Powerhouse,we were very lucky with the weather and we got in some beautiful walks along the Cleveland way."

    The house had everything we needed for a fun holiday and the sauna hot tub was enjoyed by all.There was lots of room too ,ideal for sneaking away for a lazy hour with a good book.Would recommend to anyone.Looking forward now to our week in the dales come June.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Feb 2019

  • "Well what a house."

    ......we had an amazing time at The Powerhouse. Mike was very welcoming and gave us a tour of the house and showed us the basics. This house was perfect for our group where we celebrated New Year 2018, lots of space for everyone. The only point that I would raise is not a fault of the owner and more of a note for guest attending, noise travels and you can hear every little noise/ conversation throughout the house. The pool table is not in the best condition but this didn't stop our group playing many many many hours of play pool, brilliant fun and a great feature. The highlight was the hot-tub and the Smart TV (lots of dancing from you-tube connections), all the facilities were good and the bedding was fresh and smelt beautiful. We have made some great memories at this property and would certainly return. Prefect for friends and family groups and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Dec 2018

  • "This property was beautifully presented & fully equiped with everything needed for our stay!"

    We rebooked for next year before we left

    Reviewed by Nansal5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a lovely weekend with all the family."

    Lovely place and everything you need there. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2018

  • "A lovely house to go to with a group of friends, facilities were great - only thing lacking was a cafetiere."

    Otherwise couldn't fault it. Warm, comfortable and plenty to keep us entertained. Beach great for dogs (and humans).

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fabulous place to get family together."

    A few issues with showers leaking and could do with an overhaul clean to get back to standard. Small rips in snooker table and couldn’t find a triangle. Good base for exploring surrounding area. Hot tub and sauna was great, lovely and clean, well maintained.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Sep 2018

  • "Having booked accommodation through Sykes Cottages previously we had high expectations for this trip as it had been given a 4 tick rating (the same rating as a previous booking elsewhere in the UK)."

    Unfortunately, we were very disappointed upon arrival by the cleanliness of the property. Whilst it was clear that some basic cleaning had taken place as part of the changeover, we all felt there was a need for a deep-clean throughout the property: skirting boards and surfaces throughout were incredibly dusty, the kitchen units has a thick layer of sticky grime on them and an unacceptable amount of dust, cobwebs and debris lay under the furniture in the 2 reception rooms (including pistachio shells under one sofa). The floors throughout the ground floor were very dirty and the toddler and small children who were playing on the floors had black feet within a few hours of being in the house. The kitchen facilities were ok, but not what we would expect from a 4 tick rating - the only coffee pot was broken, the two ovens were filthy, the dishwashers and washing machines hadn't been wiped down in a long while and the door to the grill in one kitchen was broken. One set of crockery is also terribly chipped and most of the mattresses are in need of being replaced. The snooker table is poorly maintained as it has a large rip in the cloth. The house itself provides a great space for a big group but it was severely let down by the standard of cleanliness and general upkeep. Previous reviews had commented on its immaculate condition; sadly that was not the state we found the house in. We strongly disagree with the rating of the property and feel rather disgruntled that we paid for a standard of accommodation that was a long way off what we received.

    Reviewed by Paul2.2Jul 2018

  • "The property was grubby throughout, many of the showers were broken and also the snooker table was in disrepair."

    There was only one stair gate provided for five entrances to staircases. We loved the spacious property but was disappointed by the lack of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Jenny2.8Jul 2018

  • "Perfect for a large family getaway."

    .we had 2 birthday celebrations and I got married whilst we were holidaying there.. Loved every minute of it and even the locals were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "The house was brilliant but only downside for us as a group of 13 was having two kitchens which made it hard work ."

    The local beach absolute gem we went crabing of jetty and it also on the Cleveland way which my partner bid a walk on.The little shop does amazing pies and the pub served good food at good prices

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Jul 2018

  • "The house was just as described."

    Lovely, spacious and well equipped. We were blessed with superb weather too. Some great coastal footpath walking along the Cleveland Way to Saltburn and Staithes from Skiningrove . Would highly recommend the Cod and Lobster pub in Staithes for food ....scrummy! Great fish and chips from the Skiningrove chip shop and they do gluten free that made my Mums day! Mike, thank you for taking care of the jacuzzi and being on hand for any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2018

  • "WE have been before and had an amazing time, so therefore we knew what to expect."

    We went for my husband's 50th with family and friends and 3 doggies - evertone had a blast. The sauna was a nice addition instead of the log burner. We had glorious weather too so made it even More special as the beach is gorgeous. Would defo recommend and Mike the owner is always helpful !

    Reviewed by Adele4.7Jun 2018

  • "The house was lovely, very spacious."

    It was like having a small hotel all to ourselves. Couldn't find anything to fault it.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had everything we needed for a large family gathering with enough space to ensure privacy plus areas where all could sit together."

    Mike was helpful, pleasant and responded quickly to any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2018

  • "The Power House is a great place to stay when there is a group of you, and great for the dogs."

    Secure garden and parking, and nice to return to at the end of the day after walking. Some of the rooms only had single beds, which would suit singletons better, but rooms are large. A friendly enough village, which had a café/pub within walking distance, and a friendly shop near the beach.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful spacious house, good sized rooms so even with a large party you could get away for piece and quiet."

    Only downside we had to cook our own full English breakfast as the café doesn't open until 11! I would heartily recommend if you want a base for that area of the coast/moors for a large party. Easy to book, everyone so friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2018

  • "We we're a family of 9 adults, 1 teenager and 5 children including my mum, dad, auntie, uncle ,sister and cousins plus the children and everyone had a great time the house was perfect to celebrate my mums 60th birthday."

    We had a great time in the hot tub the children loved the snooker/pool table. The teenager loved the fact that he could have one of the living rooms and TV set up for his PS4 whilst the adults had the other living room. The adults loved that we had Netflix for once the children were in bed to relax on a night. The bedrooms were clean and lots of space and very comfy beds, well mine was. I had the family room with the upstairs area which our 8 year snd 5 year old children loved. The village you walked through to get to the beach is a little run down but it didn't impact on our holiday and the beach had lots of dogs walking and was clean. Have already recommended the house to a friend. Thanks Jade

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Jan 2018

  • "The Power House is a fantastic place, we had a brilliant time over NewYear."

    The owners have thought about everything you would need as a family or group of friends looking for a place that feels like home and is big enough to party.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2017

  • "A fantastic place to stay for large groups with ample space, plenty of seating in two lounges and good bathroom facilities even for the non-en suite rooms."

    The sauna and hot tub are brilliant and the snooker table a really good idea. Mike was warm and welcoming and took us through all the features of the Power House. All in all, it made it easy to enjoy a family weekend for 14 of us celebrating a Ruby wedding anniversary.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2017

  • "The property was just brilliant."

    Excellent facilities, with everythng you could need. I came prepared with my own pots, cooking items, etc. because usually these sort of properties never have enough or decent cooking equipment however the Powerhouse property already had them available in the kitchen and where pretty decent quality. Very friendly owners. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2017

  • "I celebrated my 50th birthday with 16 girls at the Power House we all had a fantastic time, the hot tub was lovely, the house was lovely, there was more than enough room for everyone, bedrooms lovely I could not fault anything."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2017

  • "This was our 2nd stay here, would happily go back again, a lovely property and ..."

    This was our 2nd stay here, would happily go back again, a lovely property and the owner is so helpful, highly recommend

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The Powerhouse was a brilliant property."

    Owners were very helpful. Had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2017

  • "Outstanding house and facilities."

    .. especially the hot tub. Helpful and friendly owner. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2017

  • "Nice house, quite location great for large families or hen parties."

    Reviewed by Stella4.6Jun 2017

  • "The age range for our party of 16 was 6 months to 70 and this property fulfilled everyone's needs."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2017

  • "The Power House was lovely!"

    We really enjoyed our stay, it was like a home away from home. Clean, spacious, everything we needed under one roof. The hot tub and sauna were amazing and were the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2017

  • "A really lovely family owned property."

    Lovely helpful family and such a gorgeous place. This was my second visit and will def be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kelly4.8Jan 2017

  • "Owner of powerhouse very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.2Nov 2016

  • "Amazing place!"

    The pictures do not do the place justice, it is so much more! The hot tub rooom is fantastic, plenty of entertainment stuff like, games, CD's, DVD's and the snooker tyable! We stayed for a hen weekend and then stayed on the week. The place is amazing in a great location with a jem of a beach in Skinningrove. We will defginitly be back. I would definitly recommend the Powerhouse.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2016

  • "We was impressed with the property and Mike the owner extremely nice and helpful and look forward to returning"

    Reviewed by Valerie4.0Aug 2016

  • "Amazing place for a family would visit again"

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2015

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  • Six bedrooms: 2 x four poster king-size double (one with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC), 1 x king-size double (can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (can be twin on request), 1 x twin (can be double on request) with pull-out stacker bed, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 2 singles on mezzanine
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, bidet, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with two ovens
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Two sitting rooms (one with sofa bed).
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas ovens and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own hot tub towels
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large enclosed garden with courtyard, furniture and BBQ
  • Summerhouse with hot tub and sauna
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase leading from one of the sitting rooms to the bedrooms.,

The property

A wonderful conversion of a former Victorian powerhouse, 800 yards from the sandy beach in the former fishing village of Skinningrove.

Restored to a very high standard, this house in Skinningrove includes a magnificent entrance hall with central ash staircase leading to a galleried landing with leaded glass dome.

The Power House offers superb, light and airy accommodation, including a sitting room with feature Victorian cast iron fireplace, arched windows and sea views.

Large kitchen that provides all the facilities that you will need including a glorious Yorkshire range, a real focal point of this Skinningrove cottage, and one of the dining tables incorporates a slate bed snooker table.

There are two sitting rooms, both with TVs, one of which has a double sofa bed and ramped access, which may make this delightful property suitable for accompanied disabled.

Six bedrooms include two with four poster beds and two with en-suite bathrooms, offering a touch of luxury as well as great flexibility over the sleeping arrangements.

A family sized bedroom that sleeps four has two single beds on a mezzanine floor with a distinctive porthole giving sea views, plus there are three further bathrooms, one of which boasts a beautiful roll-top slipper bath.

The historic town of Whitby and the coastal villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay are all easily reached, as is the lovely scenery of the nearby North York Moors National Park, making this a great Skinningrove holiday cottage for exploring this fabulous region, any time of the year.

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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.

Note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute