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5 Oystons Yard

(Ref. 998471)

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is very conveniently located and despite being in the centre of Whitby is very quiet."

    Parking in Whitby is an issue but the vouchers that are provided allow free parking on a number of streets and we always managed to find somewhere fairly near by. One suggestion we would like to make is that the lighting in the sitting/dining area could be brighter as we found it difficult for reading in the evenings. Otherwise, the cleanliness was good and the property met our expectations from the description.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2023

  • "Fab property in the heart of Whitby."

    Very quiet even with the central location. The property was as described very clean and an imaginative use of a small space. We only went for two nights so decided to leave our car in the main car park at the harbour it was £9 for 24 hours. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was in the perfect location."

    Once we’d parked the car we didn’t need to use it again for the duration of our stay. It’s very small and compact but a perfect base for exploring the town. We didn’t use any of the cooking facilities but I can imagine it would be cramped if you were to cook and eat in the cottage. We were lucky with beautiful weather and explored so much of this cute seaside town. We would absolutely return!

    Reviewed by Fern3.8Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is perfect by way of location - really is in the middle, but not on the main thoroughfare."

    It certainly is quaint and quirky, very well-equipped kitchen and a lovely bathroom. The use of space is quite unbelievably efficient. The beds and furniture are comfortable and everything is very tasteful. There are two minus elements, one is the unavoidable parking challenge, it really is a nightmare (especially when you first arrive and have to find the cottage and need to unload). I think most holiday accommodation in Whitby is the same. The other is that I think it should be emphasized the steepness of the staircase, especially to the upstairs bedroom where it is narrow, too. There are warning signs and handrails, but the climb up is still treacherous ( I am 5 ft 1inch and still cracked my head!). This should be put in the initial information, even with children using the upstairs room (the roof is very low to the beds) I would not like to carry a small child up there, bearing in mind that the toilet is on the first floor. There is no door to the top bedroom (insufficient space) so a possible falling hazard for very small children. We had a lovely time in Whitby but our sleeping arrangements had changed so my 6'1" son and I had to sleep in the top bedroom and my 4 yr old grandson shared the double bed with his mum (he was going to share the top room with me). The view is beautiful! There were games, books, a good TV and a dinky little seating area outside with a useful stable door to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.4Aug 2023

  • "Amazing cottage right in the heart of Whitby would highly tecommey"

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a great location, hidden away but in the middle of everything!"

    Would definitely stay again on my next visit to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovley cottage with all the amenities you could possibly need."

    Very clean and an easy walk from the front. Really appreciate the inclusion of dog bowls as I had forgotten mine! You do however need to practice patience when it comes to finding overnight/day parking. Not the fault of the owners, but you just need to be prepared for it. The inclusion of the parking scratch cards is appreciated however.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great break away at 5 Oysters."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy with plenty of amenities. The location is excellent. We had our dog Frank with us and cannot recommend Whitby enough for being Dog friendly even down to the national Trust museum. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2023

  • "Parking is atrocious and took us well over an hour to just find anywhere we could park."

    I think it might be helpful in the future if the listing included the Zone letter of permit and some examples of the roads where we can park so we can look it up online and plan ahead

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "It was a wonderful week, this cottage is so comfy and cosy."

    It is well equipped, got everything what we needed, even dog's bowls were ready to use. It is located in the heart of Whitby, very near the grocery shops, pubs, great local bakery round the corner (yes, was there every day at 8.30 when they open), shops andl tourist's attractions. However when you close the yard gate behind you it is lovely and quiet. And the view from the top bedroom.... highly recommended

    Reviewed by Paulina5.0May 2023

  • "The only request I would make is for the owner to provide some what's on /what to do leaflets."

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous little cottage."

    Everything you could need for a short break. Extremely well positioned in the heart of everything, yet peaceful and private. Would highly recommend and would return again.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was great, no issues, lovely presentation."

    Might be good to have a little more info re local attractions, days for the market etc - I may have not seen this so sorry if that is available for guests x

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time in our quaint and comfy cottage!"

    ! We were so central to everything we wanted to do and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our break!!! I apologise that I forgot to write in the comments book and the only thing I’d request would be a front door mat to wipe our feet on! We did struggle to find a parking space, which we did eventually but when we used our car two days later to explore another beach we couldn’t find a space so had to pay for parking for two full days! A small price to pay. Other than that everything was spot on x many thanks

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage , really good location , everything as described, will book again."


    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "Visited Whitby many times and wasn't aware of the types of accommodation available in the picture perfect alley ways."

    This little cottage was just perfect, cosy well presented withe a lovely welcome pack. The beds were very comfortable. We were aware of the steep steps so it wasn't an issue, especially with the extra well placed hand rails. The views from the upper room was well worth the climb. The bathroom is lovely with spacious powerful shower. The ground floor has a comfortable lounge area and great kitchen with everything needed to cook a meal. The location of the cottage is perfect for easy access to everything Whitby. The addition of parking permit is excellent. Would highly recommend and we will be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Although the photos of the cottage were good some of the furniture has been updated and the cottage ilooks even better now."

    The view from the attic window is spectacular and again the photo on the website doesn’t do it justice. We had a wonderful stay and the cottage had everything we needed. It was really cosy especially with the real fire. We would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic easy booking service."

    Great historical location. I’d like to thank the owners on the cleanliness how the interior had been cleverly thoughtful designed & furnished. Would definitely stay again & recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Myself and my 9 yr old son had the most amazing time in whitby , this little cottage was perfect , very well equipped and had everything we needed ."

    Fresh Milk and a little welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch . Bed was super comfy ! Under floor heating was really nice as was the log burner which we lit each night ..the only downside was no logs so went and bought two bags to cover our stay , but thought it may have had a few in the basket included within the price . Childrens games for the evening were welcomed and we used both . Very clear instructions in welcome pack re parking and zones etc , however we did incur a ticket ! So will be taking this up with the council as permit was clearly visible and we were in the right zone . A very lovely stay at oystons yard and lovely memories made for myself and my son , il definitely recommend and will be going back . Thankyou

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate and we thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay."

    Cental location close to all the amenities and harbour. Would definitely recommend this cottage and have already been looking to stay there again next year.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "Overall cleanliness was good except for kitchen cupboards stains inside cupboards and pans and bowl were greasy."

    Also hair and stains and hair in utensil drawer. My main concern was the building site at the end of lane. Very noisy with work starting before 8am and finishing at 6pm. Workmen very loud wheelbarrows up and down all day. When asked jokingly if the could start a bit later was told twice 'you maybe on holiday but we aren't ' Could not sit outside on bench or table provided for the noise and the workmen constantly up and down.

    Reviewed by Benita2.5May 2022

  • "Compact property but perfect for a short break."

    Access to the top bedroom was a challenge but then we didn't use it as there was only 2 of us. Location was perfect as only a short walk to the town amenities.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second stay here, the location is perfect and the cottage is cosy, clean and well equipped- we really love it!"

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Parking in Whitby is complicated."

    We had a fabulous break in this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday there."

    We'd spent a week on the same row two years ago and it couldn't have been more convenient. Only quibble would be better advance info on the parking set up, we found one disc on arrival and if we hadn't checked with locals we may have misused and ended up with a big parking bill. Eventually found the right parking ticket but that was a couple of days in and we'd found somewhere else to park by then. Looking forward to a return trip next year.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Really clean and well equipped. Ideal size for the two of us. Very comfortable. Dishwasher was a bonus and the log burner was ideal for autumn nights. After using the starter logs provided, we were able to get further supplies from the nearby Co op. We came by train so no parking issues!

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really lovely property and good location"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Exactly as described on website. Couldn’t really have been anymore convenient for shops restaurants and pubs. Finding convenient parking spot was slightly more difficult, but I.think this was due to the rapid influx of visitors at the time of visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "A freezer compartment would have been useful."

    It should also be stated in description that attic room is awkward to enter and especially to leave, you need to be very agile. A self closing gate at the end of yard would also be welcomed. But we had a very enjoyable week and accommodation was comfortable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jun 2021

  • "Great location and cottage has everything you would need for a great holiday Great use of space"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Very quaint holiday cottage in a perfect position."

    We enjoyed the evenings with the log burner, everything we could have hoped for, definitely ticked all the boxes. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "What a little gem the cottage is , even a bottle of milk so thougtfull , comfy and warm , could have stayed longer, will book the cottage again ."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a small but perfectly formed cottage."

    It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is great, right in the town centre and an easy walk to the beach. The cottage did smell quite strongly of dog when we arrived, but we vacuumed and this seemed to help.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2020

  • "Such a lovely property which was well maintained and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable."

    We were concerned about parking however during our stay we managed to find parking close to the property using the provided scratch cards. We would not have any hesitations recommending this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate and comfortable with all the mod cons."

    Our children loved the attic bedroom and the beds were soft and comfortable. The bathroom was perfect as was the kitchen with everything you needed. We would definitely recommend and we would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed the break however the seating in the cottage is not very comfortable for chilling out and the alley that the cottage is in could be made more attractive with a clean up some nice plants better outdoor seating."

    Reviewed by Michelle3.1Jul 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in a really good location."

    It's in the heart of Whitby yet its position in a yard off the street ensured it was quiet. Well presented and clean with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay here, in Oystons Yard."

    On arrival the cottage was warm and cozy, and very clean. A basket of wood and firelighters for the burner. Fresh milk in the fridge. Towels laid out on the beds. The instructions to find the yard are not hard to follow, but I'll make a note here that the bakery that the gate is next to is now called Lainey's Tea Room, not Abigail's (if you're looking on Google Maps, etc.). It's on Flowergate, if you want to be precise :) The yard itself is very quiet and tucked away at the back of the buildings, but you're right in the center of Whitby. Superbly located for pretty much everything. Shops and supermarkets in easy reach, and a good, locals pub over the road. The cottage is well appointed with central heating as well as the wood burner, but we hardly had the heating on unless we were having showers, etc. It was so warm and snug most of the time. And this was February, too! There's plenty of facilities for cooking, and even a slow-cooker. My one tiny half-critisism is the lack of an ice-box or freezer compartment in the fridge. It wasn't a big deal for us, really. We just put our bottles of gin and tonic water in the fridge (I know, first world problems, right?! LOL). The TV is a smart one, so we could log into Netflix or BBC IPlayer, etc. and there's a USB attachment for it which I'm assuming will play files from a pen-drive but I didn't try it. The beds were lovely and comfy, and the shower was great. Parking is, as you can imagine for the center of Whitby, is a fun game to play. There spaces on Flowergate but they are only 1 hour (with a parking disk). We left our car two streets away and used the 'scratch cards' provided for us at the cottage (another thankyou for those!!). It's a complicated affair if you're new to it, but didn't take us long to work it out. We managed to get a space on Flowergate for loading and unloading our gear. There's a parking disk provided also by the owners and if you need another one (as we did, due to the last people not leaving it behind) they are free from the Poundland down the road. Here's a handy guide that explains everything... Basically, if you have a scratch card you can park for up to 2 days in the Blue or Orange areas (the sign will have a W on it) There's not really much more to say. I'd take care if you have trouble with steep stairs. Getting up and down to the upper floor might be difficult. All in all, perfect. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely Fabulous!"

    ! Central location. Very peaceful, cosy and well equipped. Comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic little Gem in the heart of everything."

    Lovely and welcoming clean and has everything you need for a mini break. Our teenage girls loved the attic room with an amazing view of the Abby which this week was lit up at night. Watch your head going up and down to the attic. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is very quaint, I wouldn’t recommend it for 4 adults as the attic bedroom is too small to access, my husband and I had to crawl on our knees to get into the room."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very hard to find but when you do it's an amazing little cottage."

    Right in the centre of whitby, nothing to far. Permits to park are made available which were a god send. We found a perfect spot 3 mins away,and only used the car once as so many walks to do and bus and train station near by. We really enjoyed our stay here, the only thing letting it down was no logs for the fire. It's an amazing feature that I would loved to of used. Saying the cottage is very warm and cosy. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2019

  • "Superb location, lovely cottage, very clean and provided all our needs, would highly recommend and will be staying again"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location of the property was excellent, a nice quaint property."

    The only complaint I would have is that we would have preferred a small freezer or freezer box in the fridge for ice instead of a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Aug 2019

  • "The location of this cottage was perfect , we used an app called just park and hired a private parking space within short walk for 3 days."

    The cottage was of great standard very quant and cosy but spotless , the bed was a little squeaky but not really a problem , the bedrooms have plenty of space and the kids loved the top floor twin room , beautiful property .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a tiny alleyway off a Main Street."

    I’ve been going to Whitby for over 30 and this little cottage in the tiny alley way was a lovely surprise. Even though a pub was a short distance away it was still a lovely and quiet location.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was surprisingly small - didn't cause us a problem as there were only two of us staying."

    The access to the top bedroom is very cramped and low, but again we were ok with it. Not too difficult to find, though Oystons Yard doesn't appear on any satnavs, the instructions we received were just about adequate. Parking is a real problem, we ended up nearly a mile away - ok for us as we were staying in the town for the duration.

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Jun 2019

  • "Great central location."

    Well equipped kitchen. Very nice small bathroom. Sofa a bit low and unsupportive. Generally had a great time.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is nicely located in the centre of Whitby."

    There is a user friendly car park just around the corner. A parking disc is made available (1 hour limit on Flowergate) but during our 3 night stay we were unable to find a spot to unload or load our car, hence the car park. The cottage on Oyston Yard is lovely, well appointed and very clean. The weather was a bit inclement during our stay and we didn't find the cottage over warm despite lighting the wood burner each evening. However I would recommend this as a nice place to stay. Ian Brown (Belper Derbyshire)

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and a woodburning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, ceramic hob, electric oven, TV
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Wifi
  • Parking permit for duration of the stay in property
  • Public car park nearby
  • Small front garden area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 mile
  • Note: Care to be taken on stairs up to second bedroom, may not be suitable for those with less mobility
  • Note: This property can not accept bookings with a Saturday arrival or departure day.

The property

Tucked away within the endearing Oystons Yard at the heart of Whitby, is this charming, former fisherman’s cottage.

This heart-warming retreat comes within striking distance to a glorious sandy beach, historical landmarks and delicious seafood eateries.

Offering style and tradition, 5 Oystons Yard is complete with contemporary furnishings which are complemented by exposed beams and a charming brick fireplace.

Step into the stylish kitchen area, where you will be delighted by the creative storage units and the superb cooking appliances.

After rustling up an evening meal, fold out the dining table and settle down with your loved ones to enjoy your home-cooked meal and to plan the days ahead.

After a busy day exploring, look forward to sinking into sofa resting in front of a roaring woodburning stove which fills the room with tranquillity during those winter evenings.

Head up the staircase to the be welcomed into the well-presented double bedroom as well as a stylish shower room which also boasts a creative use of the compact space.

Completing the interior is the twin bedroom located on the second-floor of the property, set within the eaves with wonderful exposed beams.

During a sunny day, step outside to enjoy the small sitting area where you can pour yourself a refreshing drink whilst soaking up the quaint surroundings.

For those special occasions, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of traditional pubs, fine dining restaurants and more casual eateries, offering something for everyone.

Whitby houses a magnitude of attraction and activities to keep a family of all ages and tastes busy, including the Dracula Experience, Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the sandy beach offering a number of watersport opportunities.

If you can tear yourself away from Whitby, explore miles of the breath-taking North York Moors National Park or head to the popular coastal resort of Scarborough.

5 Oystons Yard is a wonderful base for experiencing Whitby and the majestic North York Moors.

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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 array of activities 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 everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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: Low ceiling within the twin bedroom with restricted head height.

Note: This property can not accept bookings with a Saturday arrival or departure day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas