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Ashben Cottage

(Ref. 1066902)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Apart from a few maintenance issues (shower head, stiff windows upstairs, kitchen sink water running to open drain) , this cottage was perfect for our needs."

    The rooms are spacious, everything you need is there and it is spotless throughout. It is in a good location with a car park immediately opposite. The entrance to the building on Silver Street doesn’t look great but once in, the actual cottage is kept to a high standard. I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jun 2024

  • "Not having been to Whitby before, we didn't appreciate how tricky it would be to find the property, despite other comments to this effect in reviews."

    However, once discovered we were delighted with the interior of your lovely accommodation. Such a comfortable bed, with good quality bedding. The lower of the two showers needs a fixing replacing. We got the hang of the trendy blinds eventually! The touch lights were fun! It took us a while to find things in the kitchen - stupidly, only found salt and pepper when packing up to leave! - and thought deeper cereal/pudding bowls would be a useful addition. But we were very warm, comfortable and soon relaxed in this lovely cottage. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Dee4.4Apr 2024

  • "Very nice, clean cottage."

    close to the town, easy parking.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great cottage in a brilliant location."

    Really clean and comfy. On arrival we were welcomed with biscuits from Bothams bakery which were lovely. Parking scratch cards are provided and we dropped on a great parking space in the W zone just up from the cottage which was an added bonus. Would recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage in an amazing location."

    Be aware there is no parking directly outside the accommodation but the parking scratchcards are a brilliant idea and there are plenty of spaces within a couple of minutes walk (Kyhber Pass always had spots free). The accommodation is just right for a family, it's got everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Feb 2024

  • "Had a great time."

    The cottage is lovely. Ideally situated. The only issues we had is that there needs to be a shower over the bath. We had to use our friend's shower in en suite which we found a bit intrusive. Okay there's a bath but some people don't use one. There's not enough storage in the king-size bed bedroom. Not for a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay ."

    Got everything. 3rd time we've stayed here will book again.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    We found the property had everything we needed to make our holiday really enjoyable. The cottage is in a really convenient place for all that Whitby has to offer. On a personal note, thanks so much for the birthday cake. What a lovely surprise when we came back from shopping. We will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ashben cottage is very homely with nice decor."

    Beds were comfortable with good mattress. One bathroom only had a bath and the shower in the second bathroom is very small so not good if you’re a big person. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2023

  • "Cottage was very hard to find, but was fine overall."

    Would stay again though the parking was more than difficult

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Aug 2023

  • "Property was well located and clean - however there are a few issues that need ..."

    Property was well located and clean - however there are a few issues that need correcting: 1/ the door to the en suite bathroom is hanging off it’s hinges and needs repairing 2/ none of the windows open making it stuffy and hot in summer

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Jun 2023

  • "Ashben Cottage is lovely&bigger upstairs than you would expect!"

    It is centrally located,tucked away up an alley but in its own locked private courtyard. There is another alley a minute away leading to Bothams Bakery for morning croissants & bagels! The Front is very close by&w West park to exercise your dog. Facilities were great.2 spacious bathrooms&aircon in each large bedroom a plus.Alexa&the wireless docking stations for phones,especially if you forget your charger & biscuits from bothams a nice touch too. It was very clean,modern&fresh!Sally the owner was lovely.We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great place in a very central location."

    Very clean and comfortable. Car parking cards supplied. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant place really enjoyed the stay."

    Great rooms had everything. Have already booked it again.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to stay for a couple or a small family quite ..."

    The cottage was a lovely place to stay for a couple or a small family quite surrounding at night and day it is situated in the perfect area of whitby with everything you need close by we realy enjoyed our week theire I would recommend it to anyone wanting to go for a nice quite break Away loved it thanks Tony and alicia xx

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Overall I found the Cottage to be extremely confortable and to have all the facilities I required to have an enjoyable holiday."

    However the fridge could do with an overhaul as the bottle tray has fallen off the door. I would have found a shower over the bath in the main Bathroom to be very beneficial. Additional clothes storage, ie a chest of drawers, in the main bedroom would have been far more effective then a dressing table. Directions to find the Cottage would have been far more accurate if Silver St. had been provided rather than Skinner St. and would have saved a fair amount of stress and frustration. Massive plus points go to providing Parking permits, the very close proximity to all amenities including the beach and Old Town Centre and to milk and Cookies on arrival.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jul 2022

  • "Very good, centrally located, cottage, close to town centre, harbour and beaches."

    Bedrooms spacious and comfortable. Some minor niggles- instructions should say access is from passage between 14-15 Silver Street; upstairs windows don’t all open (or stay open)- important on hottest day ever!; blinds in bedrooms let in the light. On balance a great stay.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay in the extremely well presented cottage."

    Parking did not prove to be a problem but people with mobility issues may find it difficult. The only comment we would make is regarding the refuse disposal and collection. It was clear that the collection days were Monday and Thursday but it simply added “put the bin outside”. We put the bin with the other bins in the yard at the end of the access passage on Wed evening but the bin was not collected or emptied by Friday when we left. More specific detail would be valuable. All councils have very different structures.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2022

  • "I stayed with my daughter and her 6 month old son."

    The cottage was extremely clean. We were left parking permits and were able to find a space when we needed one. It might be more difficult in holiday periods. Pros: Ideal location within walking distance of everything. The bedrooms are both a good size and there was plenty of room to put up a cot for the baby. The beds were very comfortable. There was everything we needed including Alexa and wi-fi access. Con: The living area would be tight for 4 adults and the only shower was in the ensuite. A separate shower over the bath would be good especially if you were not a family. I haven't given the facilities full marks because of this. I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Cottage has all you need, very clean and close to all attractions. Lovely walks from cottage. Lovely bars and restaurants close by. Just one thing I would recommend, the shower room is quite large this would benefit from a larger shower cubicle. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2022

  • "For a holiday let the shower was too small and the bath could have done with a shower over."

    Also the couches were very low other than that the beds were very comfy and the fittings good

    Reviewed by Alasdair3.8Apr 2022

  • "Perfect location to enjoy all that whitby offers!"

    Luxury cottage for a family of four. All mod cons and a home from home with everything you could need. Very accommodating hosts.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed in Ashben Cottage for 7 nights in late October."

    The cottage was excellent. Clean, bright and well aired. The cottage has large warm bedrooms and really comfy beds. It is centrally placed in Whitby itself. Situated very close to everything. Shops, restaurants and sites are all less than two minutes away on foot! We went for a quiet relaxing break. The cottage is down a (very narrow) road so no noise or disturbances. Overall I would say 'outstanding'.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and the location perfect for exploring what Whitby had to offer."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and the 2nd bedroom bed was HUGE, certainly enough room if you have 2 kids that don’t mind sharing. In our case we have 1 little one who was very excited to have a massive bed to herself! The cottage is also well kitted out for modern life with lovely bathrooms, kitchen and good wi-fi. The kitchen has everything you need although if you’re like us we didn’t need to use it very often due to plentiful accessible fish and chips! Many thanks to the cottage owners who made the place so welcoming and Whitby was such a gem with both classic seaside/seafront activities (amusements, fairground rides, boat trips) alongside charming cobbled street coffee shops, restaurants and posh shops selling handmade jewellery (amongst other things). To top all that off you have the Abbey, a truly magical place to walk around and we were lucky enough to also catch a (child friendly) production of Dracula being performed within the grounds of the Abbey which was brilliant and at no extra charge! I think the theatre group that did it perform there every summer so it’s definitely worth it if you have a well timed visit. Thanks again so much to the owners of Ashben Cottage and we will definitely be heading back to Whitby!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Once you can find this hidden house you'll find everything you need."

    The owner Sally has gone the extra mile with extra touches including an Alexa. Everything was spotless. Whitby is a great holiday getaway, the only real issue is the parking. Once we'd found a space we didn't dare move the car as no guarantee you'd be able to park when you returned, but we made use of the good bus service. There is also a train service. Lots of places to eat and drink and loads of benches to just rest and people watch.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place nice and peaceful Nice touches by Sally Every thing you need in the cottage Brent"

    BrentApr 2021

  • "We loved it, it was brilliant, thank you so much :)"

    Miss Vicky EdmondsDec 2020

  • "We had a really wonderful stay at Ashben cottage."

    It’s in a fantastic location in one of our most favourite places to visit. The cottage was perfect, really comfortable and cosy. It was very clean and tidy and warm. We had everything we needed and more. There were some really nice touches like a welcome pack of the most delicious gingerbread biscuits I’ve ever tasted (from Bothams). Our children loved all the gadgets like the Amazon echo. We had a great week and can’t wait to return!

    Miss Oriel BoyleOct 2020

  • "Ashben Cottage was well tucked away down a little alley but it was a hidden gem."

    Once found we discovered a very comfortable cottage. The cottage was well equipped with all we needed. The owners Sally and Graham were very helpful. The cottage was in a fantastic location, very central. We had a super holiday in Whitby and the weather was very kind to us. Would certainly book Ashben Cottage again.

    Mrs Lynn FowleySep 2020

  • "Ashben Cottage is a very high spec property."

    It was immaculately clean and has everything that you may need to make your stay enjoyable with every home from home comforts .Everything was of a very high standard. It was so nice having a welcome pack including milk and biscuits and a bonus having Alexa and wi fi phone charger in the bedroom All in all it is perfect, with a central location although must say did initially have a job finding it.The only downside is the availability of the parking. However we did not complete our stay due to the current circumstances of Covid. Whitby itself was just to crowded and nobody but nobody observed any social distances and showed any regard or respect for others.So with regret we made the decision for our own personal safety to return home. We would love to return under different circumstances but the meantime would not hesitate to recommend.

    Mrs Catherine StockerSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location ."

    Very clean and well decorated lots of little extras would definitely recommend .

    Mrs Maxine RuddockAug 2020

  • "Nice clean accommodation, very cosy feel with pretty much everything you could need for a weekend break."

    Great location! although there is no extra cost for parking as it is covered by the cottage owners this is just street parking and it was a struggle to get parked near to the cottage as Whitby is a popular little place.

    Miss Amanda MarshallAug 2020

  • "Great central location for Whitby."

    We didn’t use the car all week. Really clean cottage with everything we needed. Limited space downstairs but nothing we couldn’t cope with and the wonderful upstairs rooms and bathrooms more than made up for it! Loads of fabulous walks to do nearby and we made the most of these. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Mrs Vanessa BartlettAug 2020

  • "We would definitely recommend Ashben Cottage for a holiday or short break in Whitby."

    Ideal for both couples and families. The property is luxuriously decorated inside and all very new and modern and also very comfortable, with plenty of storage areas. The location is just off the main high street in the town so ideal to get about on foot and there is conveniently a car park just a couple hundred yards up the road to park your vehicle. We had a wonderful stay and the owners had left a surprise Birthday cake awaiting for my husband (which is one of the best cakes we have ever had and from Bothams the local bakery just around the corner also very handy for dinner time) we also had other goodies and condiments available which went down well. We found Whitby to be a lovely little harbour we just wished we had a bit longer than four nights there. Considering we went just as lockdown was just easing we were pleasantly surprised with how much was open and found all the local restaurants very accommodating and friendly and of course the fish and chips were amazing. If you want a lovely break in a convenient location then this is for you, we would definitely like to visit again. Thankyou.

    Mrs Eloise JohnsonJul 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you could need."

    The cottage is in the centre of town and even though the owners provide free parking there is also a pay and display car park 100 yards away which was very reasonable. Ashben is very clean and has lots of extras, Amazon echo and phone chargers to name a few. We had the best time and would not hesitate to return, in fact we have already booked again for next year. The owners Sally and Graham are lovely. Thank you.

    Mrs Maxine StanilandJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, microwave, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for one car
  • Courtyard with outdoor furniture
  • One dog is allowed at a fee
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Ashben Cottage is a delightful town house, hidden within the charming streets of Whitby.

This homely open-plan living space is a great location for families or groups of four that seek an exciting stay in the historic town that inspired the gripping tale of Dracula.

Envision yourself moving through the charming courtyard and being greeted by the airy open-plan living space as you step in.

Store your coat and shoes in the boot room before taking a seat and mapping out your plans for the days to come.

Wander over to the fully-fitted kitchen where you will find everything needed to create some mouth-watering meals for the group; gather your ingredients from the cupboards and begin to prepare a hearty home-cooked meal whilst you chat to your friends sitting on the sofas as they scroll through the channels on the Smart TV and find a movie for you all to enjoy following your meal.

Climb the staircase up to the first floor and make yourself at home in one of the lovely bedrooms by unpacking your belongings into the storage provided.

The first of the bedrooms is a spacious super-king that can be transformed into two single beds upon request, whilst the second bedroom is home to a double bed and features its very own en-suite shower room.

It is on this floor that you will also find a tranquil bathroom where you can while away an hour in the bath tub.

Make the most of the courtyard when the sun is shining by dining alfresco around the patio table.

Venture into the centre of town and stumble upon a number of idyllic local gift shops and welcoming cafes as you make your way toward the beach for a stroll along the soft sands.

Be impressed by the twenty-foot Whalebone Arch and hike the 199 steps that lead up to iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey admiring the beautiful views along the way, stopping off at Caedmon Memorial and the Church of St Mary.

For a trip to the seaside like no other, visit Ashben Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1066535 and 1101986, together sleeping up to 9 guests.

Ashben accepts 1 dog.

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 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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Can be book alongside Ted's Place ID 1066535 for groups up to 7 people
One pet welcome at a fee

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas