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The Tannery

(Ref. 989343)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "To start with the positives, the property is located in a great place for getting into Whitby."

    You walk down the bank for 10-15 mins and you are right in the centre. You do need to be fit though because the bank is extremely steep to come back home. Its a good location for going further afield (I would highly recommend Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay). Unfortunately, there were alot of negatives with this property. It wasn't clean enough to the standard I was expecting, for example every single room had cobwebs in the corner of the room, the kettle had heavy scale, the iron had scale which transferred to your clothes when you used it (and leaked everywhere!). There were 3 trays provided for the oven and only the smallest one actually fit in. The shower in the bathroom was terrible, water leaked out of the bottom of the shower and hardly any came out of the head. There was a chunk out of the bath and the living room radiator. The house must be suffering from issues with damp as the entrance hall and living room walls were visible wet at the bottom. The neighbours were extremely loud, shouting and screaming at each other on a morning. I wouldn't recommend this property to others and wouldn't stay again, it's a real shame as it has potential to be so much better.

    Reviewed by Samantha1.9Apr 2024

  • "Great accommodation, clean, easy to find and with no parking issues."

    The fresh milk in the fridge was a nice touch.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really lovely house to stay in."

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Nov 2023

  • "Really comfortable, home from home."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was perfect for the three of us, It was loveley and quiet with plenty of parking out on the road outside, 20 minute walk in and the property was comfortable and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accomodation throughout and great location for Whitby town."

    Would consider renting same accomodation in the future.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely base for a Whitby holiday."

    Nice little walk into town, surprisingly spacious accommodation and everything needed was thought of and supplied, a real home from home. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Tannery was the most perfect base for our summer holiday in Whitby."

    It was super clean, had everything we needed and was in a good location. We loved using the farmhouse style kitchen for the meals we had in the house, the table was the perfect size for our family. The kids loved the games in the living room (Buckaroo is now on our daughter's birthday wish list!) and the beds were very comfortable. We would love to visit again and would recommend to all. Many thanks!

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, I hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Brilliant location and everything that you need.

    Thank you for your great feedback, I look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in the Tannery."

    Could not fault it and will no doubt be back in the future.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, I hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin Shaun5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at The Tannery, which was very comfortable and has everything you need."

    The welcome pack, flowers and dog treats were a nice touch and were appreciated. The only suggestion I would make is to provide bath sheets as the ones provided were on the small side.

    Thank you for your feedback, yes great point, I ll source some! Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy and clean."

    15 min walk into town was ideal. We appreciated the goodies left for us ☺️

    Thank you for your feedback, hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was a brilliant comfortable house and location for us."

    A nice walk down into Whitby and lots of good dog walks in the area. We loved the path to Ruswarp for Sunday lunch and then back along the river. Our week passed too quickly. We will be back.

    Thank you for your fantastic feed back, Im pleased you've enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you again. Great to hear that you have adventured down the path to Ruswarp, as well as into Town, we quite enjoy Sunday Lunch at The Bridge to sometimes ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Tannery Helen was great we had some lovely ..."

    We had a fantastic stay at the Tannery Helen was great we had some lovely flowers and a welcome pack on our arrival the cottage was perfect would highly recommend

    Thank you for your great feedback and I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely property."

    Fab to have parking in Whitby, it is road side and first come first parked but i cant see it being an issue to park at any time. Good sized terrace house and around a 10 minute walk into town. Helen the owner is really lovely and we would be happy to recommend her property and book a stay here again. Ps, thank you for being dog friendly :)

    Thank you for such great feedback and especially highlighting the positive parking - I totally agree :) . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Feb 2023

  • "A comfortable and very clean cottage."

    Would certainly recommend this to our friends, and would book again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Tannery."

    The cottage was really clean and comfortable and had a real homely feel. The autumnal touches of pumpkins (real and decorative) and fresh flowers were lovely. It was also really nice to get a welcome pack of local treats! The cottage was really well equipped and had everything we needed for 5 adults and a dog. The area where the cottage is situated was perfect for us. Just a 10-15 minute walk into town and right on the bus route if the legs needed a rest! It was lovely to get a message from Helen to say that the cottage was ready for us earlier than expected and we were free to check in when we were ready. We would not hesitate to book The Tannery for our next visit to Whitby!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoys our family time in Whitby."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage,close to whitby,very clean,and had everything we ..."

    A lovely comfortable cottage,close to whitby,very clean,and had everything we needed ,thanks for the welcome basket,would stay here again x

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage, handy for walking into town"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely 4 nights stay at The Tannery."

    It is really well equipped and well appointed for the town and surrounding areas. Unfortunately we had the hottest day on record during our stay, so had to purchase a fan and pretty much stay indoors until the temperature dropped. This didn’t spoil our stay though-we just made up for it on the other days and enjoyed the cottage all the more being inside! The welcome basket was a lovely gesture too as were the lovely fresh flowers. Would highly recommend a stay at The Tannery.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage with plenty of on street parking."

    Very convenient for exploring the coast and a short walk into the centre of Whitby. Thank you for being dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage, that was very clean and well positioned for ..."

    A lovely, well equipped cottage, that was very clean and well positioned for access to town and major routes for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Tannery is a great find!"

    It is a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Whitby. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with everything you need including parking! The welcome pack was much appreciated along with the fresh flowers and dog biscuits, lovely touches. Would definitely recommend and will be returning, thanks Helen for a great stay!!!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage itself was well equipped,clean and comfy."

    There was a lovely hamper waiting for us and after an horrendous journey the t.bags and milk were most welcome! We were only a mile from the centre of Whitby which was also ideal. I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Clean and with everything we needed for our week in Whitby. Short walk from town centre. Will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and in such a good location. Everything was designed for comfort, really comfy beds, warm rooms and a really well equipped kitchen. It was so good to be able to walk into Whitby and not worry about parking. The street was very quiet and we felt really safe and secure there. I would definitely recommend The Tannery.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really cosy and clean cottage, a short stroll to whitby harbour with its variety of shops, pubs and eating places, lots of places nearby to visit and plenty of walks in the area."

    i would highly recommend the tannery and am sure we will return in the future , the dog loved it. thanks helen dave and carol plus tip the jack russell

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which was very well equipped."

    Helen went above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and only a text away if you need anything. Washer and dishwater was a god send. Beds were comfortable and safe outdoor area for our dog. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely homely cottage & quiet."

    Walking distance to Whitby & parking available

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very convenient base to stay for Whitby and surrounding areas."

    Lovely hamper on arrival but hard to distribute around lots of people e.g. 4 guests. In general, everything was clean ish but decorated nicely. Had trouble with doors as they kept swinging open and bang which wasn't ideal at night time. The toilet seats were all crooked. But overall was a nice stay with a few minor tweaks!

    Reviewed by Leslie4.4Nov 2021

  • "The property is nicely situated,with a 10-15minute walk into whitby."

    The property has 3 nice sized bedrooms,large livingroom and well equiped kitchen.The small touches of tea,milk,sugar,crisps and biscuits are very nice,and the owner is at the other end of the phone if you need her.Would definitely book THE TANNERY again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely home from home cottage within walking distance of the town centre and numerous paths nearby."

    Free parking outside the cottage was very welcome as was the hamper. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great location close enough to various destinations and a walk into Whitby, the ..."

    Great location close enough to various destinations and a walk into Whitby, the hills can be punishing but local taxi cost around £6 would recommend

    Reviewed by Lauren4.1Jul 2021

  • "The house was beautiful and very peaceful."

    It had everything we needed. The only improvement would be is to have black out blinds on the front windows and to have a fan in the bedrooms as it was warm at night.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very nice place."

    Glad there was a washing machine , some places prefer a dishwasher to a washing machine this property had both, we don't use dishwashers. Lovely welcome pack an option of decaff would have been good but thats just a minor thing for me. Very clean and comfortable, furnishings were of a high standard.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our week in this lovely property, the photos don’t do it justice, especially the little patio area."

    Ideal location with free parking, about 15 minutes walk into Whitby

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good location - easy car parking which isn’t the case in the middle of Whitby - but was given the use of a parking zone permit for when we wanted to drive in. Lots of interesting ways to walk down into Whitby and lots of interest in Whitby. Cleveland way coastal route has great views and really good for dog- walking. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is exceptional,it is immaculate and like home from home."

    I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who wants a beautiful place to stay in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage!"

    Everything you need for a week, property is well presented and gated at front and back so our dog was secure. Would definitely book again, also with street parking, it took a lot of the stress of getting parked away!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location in a quiet residential area of Whitby."

    Far enough from the town to be peaceful but close enough to walk into Whitby. Lovely owner who was in touch if you needed to ask anything and a well received welcome pack. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything you would need for a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house very clean and tidy."

    In a residential area just outside Whitby centre. A not to far walk from the centre one way on the cinder way then we went to Ruswarp the other way. But be aware the steep uneaven steps make it hard going. But we are over 70. Couple of draw backs, the dishwasher top drawer was broken so we didn’t use it, then later found it also had a leak, the toilet seats were very unstable. The beds all could do with new mattresses. The big minus though was being mid terrace we had three screaming kids on one side and a boy kicking a football for hours against the walls on the other. We could have complained but didn’t want to upset the locals, but could put us off going there again. A suggestion to the owner if a cupboard was installed in the alcove to the right of the chimney breast, glasses could be put there, then the other cupboard could be used to put food in,

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Apr 2021

  • "I would highly recommend the Tannery."

    It is the perfect base to explore Whitby and North Yorkshire. It was only about a 15 minute walk to Whitby harbour which was brilliant when you have children with you! The house itself was immaculate and very clean. All beds were extremely comfortable for a good nights sleep. The house had everything you would need in terms of cooking and cleaning, the lovely owners also left a very nice welcome hamper and some dog treats which was a lovely surprise! There is also a lovely big dining table for family meals. Although there are neighbours either side with it being a terrace we never heard them and wouldn't have even known they were there. It really was a fantastic place to stay and a very lovely break after all of the lockdowns, we will definitely be back! Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very clean and covid safe property."

    The property is very comfortable . The owner Helen left a lovely basket of goodies which was very thoughtful. Many Positives Comfortable beds with quality mattresses. Comfortable leather setee and chair. Spacious kitchen. Private outdoor area. Netflix on both TVs . Plenty of quality crockery and utensils. Minor Negatives - lack of wall mounted storage space in kitchen for food storage and no shaving point for charging electric toothbrush and razor. Its on a very nice estate and easy to find , around a 10 min walk to Town centre at my pace ( 3mph). Overall 9/10, would return again

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2020

  • "The tannery in whitby was warn cosy fully equipped and well looked after and the down stairs toilet a bonus in a excellent location to drive to surrounding areas Helen kept us informed via text that the cottage was ready before 4pm which was really helpful she also left flowers,biscuits, milk,tea,coffee, even dog treat and dog towel which was very much appreciated and a lovely surprise on entering the tannery a great start to a fabulous holiday Helen also checked on us via text to make sure we were happy with everything and she was happy with a tex or phone call if we needed anything or any help absolutely excellent communication and service would definitely recommend ."

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Sep 2020

  • "A good central base for visiting other locations on the east coast as well as Whitby."

    Plenty of free parking and the welcome pack was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous 2 week holiday here despite me fracturing my ankle on the first day!"

    As a result we spent more time in the property than planned, but it was very comfortable and felt totally Covid safe from the start. The owner was in touch by text to arrange linen change at our convenience midway through the 2 week stay. Highly recommended with an easily accessible walk to Whitby town centre, even on crutches and in a cast!! Loved the welcome basket with wine and milk..perfect! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    However only four chairs and a stool in dining area - there were five adults! Only four comfortable chairs and stool in lounge- there were five adults. We had to get a garden chair from car! The outside furniture again not adequate for number of people Need mirrors in all bedrooms. It must be made clear that the walk from the harbour to the cottage is very hilly.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Jul 2020

  • "Very nice and comfy cottage in good location."

    Would recommend it if you want to explore Whitby and the surrounding area. Great for the little ones too and owners were helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Jul 2020

  • "Excellent stay."

    We will definitely be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely, well equipped house in the perfect location to explore Whitby and the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely and bright little place to fit our family of 5, and we were able to confirm our booking the day before our travel :) A few hours late, I received a greeting call from Helen to make sure that we knew our way to the Tannery."

    After a long journey from Bedfordshire with train delays, we were pleased to see the place filled with necessity that you would want for 3 active children. Helen even left us some milk, juice in the fridge so that we could relax on a Sunday evening with most of the shops already closed. Plus there were delicious home made cup cakes, which were nicely arranged on the cake stand but quickly scoffed down by the hungry mob in no time! Gonna love the Yorkshire hospitality:)

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0Apr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, Smart TVs, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Amble roadside parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 0.5 miles
  • Note: From 19th June this property will accept pets

The property

The Tannery is a delightful, mid-terrace brick cottage situated in the lively seaside town of Whitby.

This contemporary accommodation is perfect for families who wish to explore Whitby and the surrounding area, in a pretty region of Yorkshire.

Entering into the cosy sitting room, you’ll find this spot to be your go-to relaxation haven, featuring an alluring, flame-effect electric fire adding warmth to wintry evenings and Smart TV to indulge in your favourite programmes.

Adjacent to this homely setup is the kitchen/diner, where you settle down with a sumptuous meal and discuss tomorrow’s adventures.

Completing the downstairs is a is a handy cloakroom for your convenience.

There are three bedrooms at this Whitby cottage, all of which are well-presented for you to catch your rest.

Choose from the king-size double with Smart TV, twin room in a Jack-and-Jill arrangement, or the single room, and then find the family bathroom with a deep-soaking bath tub and shower over.

Outside, you’ll discover a small enclosed patio with furniture, providing a quiet spot to enjoy your morning coffee or perhaps something stronger after a day’s activities.

There is also lockable storage for bikes or other sporting equipment.

The Tannery is set in a prime location in the centre of Whitby, just close enough to the centre to walk and far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle when you want to be relaxing.

In the town, you can find a wealth of independent shops, tea rooms, restaurants and bars, and the property is also well-positioned to enjoy walks along the banks of the River Esk into the village of Ruswarp, home to a lovely country pub.

The surrounding area offers plenty of attractions including the steam railway at Grosmont and the whole of the North York Moors National Park, a great base to make holiday memories from.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Note: From 19th June 2020 this property will accept pets

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas