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Albany House, Whitby

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015693)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Lots of room in the house and had everything we needed. Can recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2021

  • "We were very impressed with the property and warm welcome with Christmas tree and decorations, also how well appointed the kitchen was."

    However, we had to stop using the walk-in shower in first floor bedroom (above the kitchen) as it was leaking down the wall into the kitchen where the bench seating is. We did notice that it was mentioned in the visitors book in November. Also the knob on the door of the single bedroom kept falling off! The location was excellent and we enjoyed our five nights stay.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Great Place to stay."

    fantastic location. I would stay again for sure. Only fault was that the house was very dusty in areas like the headboards.

    Reviewed by TinaNov 2021

  • "Not as advertised."

    This property is in desperate need of refurbishment. Bathrooms need updating. Mould around bath and showers. Very worn. Dishwasher left blocked with water unusable. Mould around washing machine. No windows would open all closed. Bedrooms need Re decorating. The standard of this cottage is definitely not as you advertised it. Very dissatisfied

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Fabulous house but in need of some TLC , good location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only niggles were we were not able to open all windows and felt uncomfortable in case of fire. No clear fire escape .What smoke/carbon monixide alarms were there seemed dated.Bin problem needs sorting. No clear indication of what bin belongs to what property. All bins were full on arrival and we were told by refuse collectors at the end of our stay that they still would not be emptied as they were contaminated.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2021

  • "We have stayed at Albany House many times over the years."

    unfortunately we have booked elsewhere next year due to the price hike and the house hasn't had any money spent on it in the past ten years eg same cracked ensuite floor..tatty tiles ..cracked toilet etc. Still lovely Southners will love it.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "The house is lovely but a bit tired."

    New blinds needed in top floor rooms. Not enough information on which bins were ours. Most of them full. The location is excellent and we didn’t need the cars much. We all loved Whitby and had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "The listing advertised a playroom which was one of the main points we went for this one as we had children with us but upon getting there we found it was blocked off by 2 pieces of wood screwed into the entrance."

    We were never imformed of this. The listing also advertised a highchair and a travel cot, the highchair was there but no travel cot so my daughter had to sleep on one of the mattresses on the floor. This was such a shame as this tarnished the holiday. As the above wasnt available can someone please contact me as i think its only fair that i should receive some money back as i paid for something that we couldnt use.

    Reviewed by KatharineJun 2021

  • "We can’t wait to go back!"

    Plenty of space, great location in town and parking was a bonus

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Albany house is a fabulous stay."

    Exceeded all expectations. Superb and spacious accommodation with everything you would want. Perfect location for the town of Whitby. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by FrancineDec 2020

  • "The house is lovely, kitchen well equipped , bed very comfortable."

    We had a problem with the main TV and the tumble dryer , both very promptly resolved.. A couple of minor quibbles: - the parking behind the house is very tight , 2 cars of any size would have been almost impossible. - the sitting area is onto the Main Street next door to the chip shop

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "On the whole we had a wonderful family holiday, Albany house is lovely and met all our needs as an 8 member family!"

    Clean, comfortable and ideally situated! Our only negative was that on Thursday night after/during a torrential rain storm we discovered a leak from the loft “ games room” which went through in to the twin bedroom below in several places making one of the beds wet and into the light switch electrics causing a sizzling noise from the switch, hence we dare not use the light or the room for fear of a short and possibly even a fire hazard? We reported it to yourselves at 9am Friday and we’re told someone would be round to assess it! We went out for the day and upon our return hadn’t heard back ,so I phoned again to be told they would look in to what was happening with it and would get back to us!!! Disappointingly we heard nothing at all from any one from Sykes ! The four members of the family on the top floor ended up sleeping in the living room for 2 nights as we were worried because the leak had affected the electrics !! We actually left a bowl and a bucket up there to catch the leaks ! I do not feel this was very good customer service from yourselves as we had no feed back about our problem from you at all, no follow up apology in fact no communication at all!! I just hope the problem was rectified before the nxt family arrived today!!

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Patio furniture is quite rusty, it needs either repainting or replacing."

    Some of our party had rust stains on theiir clothes. Other than that the house is very comfortable, great location , well equipped, parking for 2 cars and within easy reach of beach and shops . Our 2nd holiday there, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Just that it was superb."

    Our visit was not for the nicest of reasons but Albany House put a smile on everybody’s face. It was perfect for 9 adults not getting under each other’s feet. Will recommend the house and your company to all. Regards, John.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "A few more mugs and glasses, particularly champagne flutes as we were celebrating a significant birthday, would have been useful."

    Otherwise the kitchen was well stocked.

    Reviewed by KatharineFeb 2020

  • "This is out 3rd Christmas in Whitby."

    House is very spacious and decorated and furnished to high standard The bedrooms and bathrooms were all great with good showers and water pressure Towels and bedding were great. There were some issues with cobwebs, we found hairs on one of the window seats General debris under the microwave, bin needed cleaning and the detergent drawer on the washing machine was quite disgusting and had to be cleansed thoroughly before use. Also the kitchen was a disappointment Its not equipped for family of 8 or 9 The fridge is far too small and had a large ice box taking up all of the room and isnt needed when there is a freezer next to it I would have expected a large larder fridge in a kitchen of this size It was a pain having to go into the utility room all the time to the other spare fridge There isnt much work top space when serving up and cooking I think the kitchen is badly planned and needs an island to increase work space. The grill on the range cooker was useless you can only use the front part of it and the pan kept falling off the shelf if you pushed it too far in and its very small The radio didnt seem to work which wasnt too big a problem as you could get it on the TV Although were lots of pans there there were no serving dishes or large bowls and I had to buy some. The cafetierre leaked all over when pouring. TV in lounge quite small and the stand does not fit the decor and when we tried to use netflix we were unable to as too many other devices (not ours) were logged in. We did enjoy our stay and house is in a good location and very warm and comfortable Parking is a bonus but is very tight (we were warned of this in the info) Just a few niggles and didnt quite make the mark for us. I have put it met expectations as on the whole it did except for the points above.

    Reviewed by PamDec 2019

  • "We love Albany House - we've stayed there many times over the years and it's always so clean, light and welcoming; a real home away from home."

    The little touches like providing a welcome bag including milk, tea and coffee means we can walk straight in and make a cuppa - wonderful after a long journey! The facilities provided in the kitchen mean we don't have to bring a car full of equipment to feed a houseful around the enormous kitchen table (the slow cooker is a godsend for a family meal after a day out exploring). Finally the size of the house makes it large enough for our family to to be together but still have their own space, especially with the apartment now available below.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "Albany House is absolutely lovely and in a great location."

    Well equipped, spacious and comfortable - constant hot water etc. A few minor things have changed since the photos were taken and one of the en-suite loos was out of action for all of our stay. The dishwasher didn’t work for 2 days but was repaired. The kitchen tap dripped/ran constantly and needs to be repaired/replaced - the other niggles were manageable but the dripping was hard to tolerate at times. Aside from the above - it’s a great property and we had a wonderful holiday. We would certainly consider returning to Albany House in the future.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "Gorgeous house, amazing location!"

    Spacious and comfortable for our three families. We had a wonderful Christmas in beautiful Albany Hous. The property was even decorated and had a Christmas tree. Thank you.

    Bruin FamilyDec 2018

  • "Lovely weekend."

    Really enjoyed it.

    Heffernan PartyNov 2018

  • "Beautiful property, very tastefully decorated."

    The hamper on arrival was a lovely touch. The beds were so comfy and we had an amazing time here in Whitby. Thank you so much. Great place, great stay, great company!

    Drysdale PartySep 2018

  • "A long drive but well worth it!"

    Beautiful town, great location. Thank you.

    Edmonds FamilyAug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, beautiful location, fabulous week!"

    ! Highly recommend Moon and Sixpence for lunch/dinner. WONDERFUL!!!

    Baileys And MasonsAug 2018

  • "We had a fab family holiday in a lovely house."

    We really enjoyed a fabulous get together. Thank you. Great house.

    Bailey FamilyAug 2018

  • "The location of this property, decor/furnishings and equipment overall was highly satisfactory."

    I also found the level of customer service and helpfulness/courtesy of staff at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages to be satisfactory and hope to be able to book again.

    Eka-Lisa PostlethwaiteMay 2018

  • "Whitby was lovely and it was a leisure to stay in such a beautiful house."

    Postelthwaite FamilyMay 2018

  • "5 Star Accommodation."

    5 Star Service from Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. 5 Star Location. 5 Star Company. Great house, lovely stay, Highly recommended.

    Borland FamilyMar 2018

  • "A beautiful house, a fantastic weekend."


    Steadman/South FamiliesFeb 2018

  • "Had an amazing time celebrating my husband's 50th."

    The staff were fab and put banners and balloons up before we arrived. We were more than delighted with Albany House and have fallen in love with Whitby. We will definitely be returning! Thank you.

    The Stancill FamilyJan 2016

  • "Had a fab time for my husbands 50th birthday."

    The staff were amazing and put banners and balloons up before we arrived at the house! We were more than delighted with the house and Yorkshire Coastal Cottage's service. We have fallen in love with Whitby and will be coming back soon!

    Nic StankillNov -0001

  • "A beautiful house in a perfect location, we reccomend The Moon and Sixpence for drinks!"

    We loved Whitby. Thank you Yorkshire Coastal Cottages!

    The Bailey, Soons And Mason PartyNov -0001

  • "It was a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful house, Whitby is lovely and we can't wait to come back!"

    The Postlethwaite FamilyNov -0001

  • "A beautiful house and a fantastic weekend."

    5 STARS!!!

    The Steadman-South FamilyNov -0001

  • "Fabulous, everything was excellent!"

    Such attention to detail, it's been a lovely, relaxing weekend.

    Sarah AitkenNov -0001

  • "Thank you for a lovely, relaxing, family weekend."

    It's an ideal house for a family stay in Whitby, 10/10!

    The Robertson PartyNov -0001

  • "It has been a perfect place for a family celebration for my Mother's 80th birthday."

    Thank you so much.

    The Page FamilyNov -0001

  • "It's our second stay at Albany House and we love it!"

    We will be back again, next year.

    The Stephensons, Moores And Lawtons PartyNov -0001

  • "It's an absolutley amazing house, I had such a wonderful stay."

    Thank you Yorkshire Coastal Cottages!

    Helen CoolingNov -0001

  • "Gorgeous house, so well decorated."

    We had a lovely stay and will be coming back next year. I will be recommending to others!

    The Drysdale And Wood PartyNov -0001

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The property

A sumptuous Georgian semi-detached town house, centrally located in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby.

Albany House is a few minutes walk from the atmospheric harbour, with famous swing bridge, where you can while away time over a relaxing drink in one of the many waterfront restaurants and watch the boats come and go – perfect for people watching and soaking up the bustling ambience. Families seeking a special place to get together, will fall in love with this splendid townhouse, which has been awarded 5 Star Gold and featured in both 25 Beautiful Homes magazine and Yorkshire Life.

Its five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms arranged on upper ground, first and second floors can generously accommodate larger groups in style.

The house also benefits from private parking. Start your day leisurely at Albany House with a delicious and convivial breakfast at the farmhouse-style table in the superb kitchen with dining area.

A large range cooker and wall-mounted Flat Screen TV are there to enjoy.

There is a separate utility room with washer/dryer and additional fridge. After a day spent exploring, relax together over coffee in the refined surroundings of the drawing room, with its comfortable seating and welcoming selection of books and games. Guests are spoilt for choice with two wonderful first floor double bedrooms, both of which have king size beds and en-suites.

Choose from a romantic, four-poster bed with matching armoire and granite-topped chest of drawers or a beautifully carved silver bed with fantastic views of Whitby Abbey.

A smart house bathroom with bath incorporating a fixed shower unit, basin and WC completes the first floor. Moving up to the second floor, you’ll find another charming double bedroom with a brass bed, an airy twin bedroom with sea, harbour and Whitby Abbey views plus there is also a pretty single bedroom.

This floor has a shower room with shower, basin and WC. Catch the sun and pause a while in the paved front courtyard garden with planters containing trees and shrubs plus benches, a table and chairs. The area is well served with a wide range of convenience and specialist shops immediately on hand.

Spend a day on sandy West Cliff beach or enjoy delicious, freshly caught seafood or award-winning fish and chips. Should you wish to explore further afield, the stunning Yorkshire coast has something for everyone.

From quaint fishing villages, such as Staithes, to surfing at Sandsend.

Or if it’s good old fashioned seaside fun you’re looking for, then Scarborough is the place – check out its award winning Sea Life Sanctuary. This glorious property is a place to make memories that will last long after you’ve enjoyed Yorkshire’s many charms.


  • Over three floors (upper ground, first and second floors) 2 x first floor king-size doubles (one with en-suite shower room, basin and WC; one with bath with shower over, basin and WC). 1 x first floor bathroom with bath incorporate fixed shower unit, basin and WC. 1 x second floor double. 1 x second floor twin. 1 x second floor shower room, basin and WC Kitchen with dining area. Utility room Sitting room
  • Range oven, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs, DVD, FreeSat, Wii, WiFi, books, games, . Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Private tandem parking for two cars. Sorry, no pets. A few minutes’ walk from the harbour, beach, shops, restaurants and bars. Notes: This cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 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. 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.

Note: Free Wi-Fi included.
Note: No pets allowed.
Note: Parking is available for two cars.
Note: Only a few minutes’ walk from the harbour, beach, shops, restaurants and bars.
Note: This cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. The attic playroom is approached over a steep fixed ladder style staircase (younger children must be supervised when entering or leaving).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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