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Anchor Cottage

(Ref. 1099346)

Whitby, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We've had a fantastic time!"

    The cottage is lovely and cosy with everything you need. We stayed a week and only used the car once, there is so much to do and the buses get you up and down the coast, so our 3 days on the Cleveland Way were made very easy! We love beer so our recommendations are Beer O'Clock, Arch and Abbey, Esk Vaults and the Abbey Brewery. The Hart Inn at Sandsend is also good and a fab walk along the beach and back. Thanks for sharing this lovely cottage and thank you for the delicious goodies.

    Rae, Mike And AlfieMar 2024

  • "We stayed here a year ago exactly and once again enjoyed it!"

    A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Super clean and beautiful even let us have a late check out. We were super lucky! Would recommend the Esk Vaults, The Endeavour, The Dolphin, The Duke of York, Sander's Yard Bistro, Rusty Shears, the Thai restaurant, Cosa Nostra. There are too many to name, had an amazing time, can't wait to come again.

    George, Nikki, Jasper And Jack.Jan 2024

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage in the heart of Whitby."

    Lovely area and central to everything and not far from railway station either. When we arrived we couldn’t get into the first floor bedroom and rang to say we were having problems within in ten minutes there was a maintenance man there who fixed the problem. That’s excellent service. We were unable to use cooker as we couldn’t get it to work but that was prob us we couldn’t find main switch to turn on. No probs there was plenty places to eat nearby. Fabulous place.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Oct 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time at Anchor cottage."

    Close to all amenities. Love the stairs they reminded us of our own 18th century mill conversion. Would definitely be back sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage just a few bit’s needed checking during change over."

    Cobwebs in front door window, loose door and tap fittings otherwise a great little cottage which we would definitely stay in again. The stairs are very steep so not suitable for people with stair issues important to read the access statement on this one

    Reviewed by JAMES4.4Aug 2023

  • "Family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children (4 and 5 year old)."

    Visiting for 7 nights. Pros - Fantastic location for seeing Whitby (cafes and pubs within a 2 min walk, harbour a slow 10 min walk down the hill). -Comfy Beds -Beautiful kitchen -Living room size / comfort ok for small family of 4 - responsive property management to any slight issues / questions we have. - just set off the main streets so fairly quiet location and felt pretty safe however you do still get some street noise in peak hours. - nice welcome hamper - coffee machine - huge family sized cooker - modern bath tub / shower Cons - as stated in description property is over 4 floors which takes some getting used to, (1 room per floor), steps are really steep, so would not recommend to anyone with kids under 6 ish and anyone with mobility issues. Zip link bed is actually a double bed so zip link was never an option which was disappointing, which lead to us sharing beds (2 doubles) instead of having twin beds for the kids. - some windows / decor / fixtures are starting to show signs of wear. Windows and door handles really stiff, Would benefit from a maintenance person to attend just to sort lots of little like this issues but, however we appreciate the age of the property. - parking, although we are provided with a pass, it’s a bit of a lottery in terms of how close you can park, there are options a 2 min walk away which is viewable from the rear of the property if you are in luck. However you can find yourself walking 5 /10 minutes away to the car if your luck isn’t in and are less organised. (Parking Guides are provided). If you happy to park £9 per day there is parking to the rear of the property in a public car park 2 mins walk away if you are stuck for options. - Im 6ft 2 and found it hard to gain access to the top Bedroom and kitchen due to the low beams,I had to duck / crouch on entrance / exit after learning this lesson the hard way. You do get used to this though. - lacked some basic provisions such as bin bags, toilet roll, soap etc Over all, if you understand the age of the property, and are able to work round the steps issue, it’s a nice place to stay, it’s got some nice charm about the property with some lovely modern touches and the location absolutely makes it worth it.

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2023

  • "Cleaning was an issue - cleaners came back but there were a lot of cobwebs and the seal on the shower/bath was really grotty."

    No milk on arrival which is standard so we had cake but couldn't make a cuppa and more rails for the steep stairs would be good. We liked the cottage but the standard of cleanliness was not the usual standard we're used to. Lovely cottage and good location though

    Reviewed by Sara3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great location and will definitely be booking again"

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay at this lovely cottage."

    It is clean, well presented and ideally situated for all amenities. We try to get to Whitby at least once a year as it's so dog friendly. When we know what our holiday arrangements are for next year we'll be booking Anchor Cottage again, if it's available.

    Reviewed by B5.0Mar 2023

  • "A good time was had by all,but I must say the stairs are very tricky even for a fit and supple 18 year old."

    I think it must be set in a walk through as it was very noisy at times with people cutting through. The house was clean,tidy and decent value for money.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Oct 2022

  • "Anchor Cottage was very clean, pretty much exactly what we expected from the property description and the welcome hamper and milk in the fridge were very thoughtful."

    I need to check dates but we're intending to go back to Whitby next May and if Anchor Cottage is available we shall certainly be booking it again, if they'll have us back! Top place.

    Reviewed by B5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Cottage lovely & in town centre so all amenities on doorstep. We were a bit concerned about the stairs before we arrived but access up & down stairs was simple. Highly recommended & the welcome hamper was an added bonus. Ian & Hazel.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage."


    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2022

  • "Decor and cleanliness 100%."

    Thoughtful touches like milk in the fridge and the lovely Whitby hamper. Everything catered for from board games to sun hats. Gem of a cottage. Will definitely be coming again! Thank you!

    Clare & SamanthaJul 2022

  • "The property was exactly as advertised."

    Excellent condition, excellent facilities and in a very central location. We could not fault the cottage, the stairs are very steep but we were advised of this prior to arriving and the cottage is a little awkward to find but it still made for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Anchor Cottage is not a safe accommodation because the very steep n many steps of staircase over three floors did not have adequate hand rails."

    There needs to be a clear warning about limited free parking on street n to allow extra spends of £9 per 24 hr parking in designated car park., It was stressful negotiating the steep staircase and did spoil our holiday to some extent,

    Reviewed by Chai2.8Jun 2022

  • "We found the Anchor Cottage to be everything we had hoped for."

    Delightful building in a very quiet street. The inside was exactly as described on the website. Spotless oven, everything you could want to make this an ideal break and holiday. All amenities in close proximity to the cottages. First-class accommodation! Many Thanks for the Hamper left on arrival, greatly appreciated.

    Mrs And Mr Mc CormickJun 2022

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  • Over four floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x double Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker, hob, separate fridge and freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking with scratch cards required
  • One well-behaved dog or two well-behaved small dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • note: This property has very steep steps so please take extra care - this property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Note: Children welcome please, we welcome guests to bring their own highchair and cot.

The property

Positioned in the heart of the seaside town of Whitby, is this charming, terraced cottage, Anchor Cottage.

With the beach, bars and shops just paces away, this pet-friendly home welcomes families, friends and their pooch.

Discover a roadside parking space before passing the threshold into the bright sitting room; here you can unwind on the sofa or armchair with a cup of tea in hand.

From here, stairs will lead you to the kitchen/diner on the lower-ground-floor, with a range cooker, separate fridge and freezer, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher to do the cleaning up for you.

Settle down at the dining table underneath the beamed ceilings as you tuck-into hearty meals and chatter about the adventures so far.

After a day exploring North Yorkshire, head to the first floor where you can opt for either a soothing soak in the bath or a quick wash in the overhead shower.

When sleep calls, there is a second-floor double with vaulted ceilings, as well as a double with bedside lamps on the first floor so you can enjoy a nighttime read.

Awaken with a morning brew and home-cooked breakfast in the kitchen/diner before getting ready for the exciting day ahead.

Visit Whitby Museum to learn about the town's maritime history, then enjoy a walk along the picturesque Whitby Beach.

The beaches are sandy and golden and then visit the pretty harbour with its famous swing bridge.

Whitby is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.

Visit the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The village is a popular tourist destination, with its picturesque harbour, narrow streets and picturesque cottages.

The National Trust Coastal Centre is a must-see, as is the Old St Stephen's Church.

There are also some great restaurants and bars, including the Wayfarer Bistro.

Venture further afield to the seaside town of Scarborough for a fun-filled day, where you can take a stroll along the beautiful seafront, enjoy some retail therapy in the town centre or explore the many attractions on offer – Scarborough Castle, SEA LIFE Scarborough and Oliver's Mount Racing are just a few of the highlights.

For a memorable trip to north Yorkshire, make Anchor Cottage your base.

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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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We welcome guests to bring their own highchair and cot. One well-behaved dog or two well-behaved small dogs welcome.

Please be aware this is a very quirky old cottage, due to the quirkiness of the cottage, it is not suitable for people who have mobility issues

This property offers the following short breaks:

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