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Grays’ Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1021336)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed my stay so much I’ve booked again for September."

    Lovely cottage, got everything you need. Having living space upstairs means you can really enjoy the lovely outlook across the town to the Abbey, and even a glimpse of the sea. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2022

  • "Great place and highly recommended for a trip to Whitby."

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2022

  • "We just had best week at Grays we love Whitby and this was best accomadation wr ..."

    We just had best week at Grays we love Whitby and this was best accomadation wr have had, cottage gorgeous, loved the view out of window , sat with window open evry evening, we didnt want to leave, the cottage has evrything you could need for your stay, so well equiped, we give it 10 out of 10, cant wait to return

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Perfect location, with great views over Whitby. Spotlessly clean! Very comfy Super King Bed. We didn’t want for anything. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week in Grey's Cottage."

    Extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped. The sitting room is beautifully light and airy with a spectacular vista over Whitby towards the Abbey. Absolutely one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in. Also very well positioned in the town with everything very close by - shops, beach, Abbey, harbour, station - all within a few minutes walk. We would wholeheartedly reccomend Grey's Cottage.

    Reviewed by CamillaMay 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Great location. Would definitely book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "Grays' Cottage was an excellent choice and I recommend the well-appointed house to anybody looking for good accommodation for one or two people in a quiet central location!"

    I will be going back there again.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2022

  • "What a fantastic little cottage right in the heart of Whitby."

    It was truly a home from home and very well equipped. The only issue we had was the lack of lighting when approaching the cottage ( to be fair not the owners responsibility) through the gates, so make sure you have a phone/ torch in the winter months. Would definitely recommend to friends

    Thank you, we’re delighted you had a great stay. There’s a pocket torch in the kitchen drawer if needed for coming in through the gates. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2021

  • "If you want a high spec property in the centre of Whitby ."

    Also very quiet and great views of the abbey.Grays Cottage is the one for you.

    Thank you! Glad you had a great stay at Grays Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "This is an excellent property for a number of reasons, including being very central, and perfectly spacious for two, being spread over two floors, even including a (small) separate dining room."

    Nice view up to the abbey. I’m afraid I don’t understand the previous comment about needing “extensive updating”; everything looked fresh and clean, no damage to furniture or marks on walls, nice bedlinen and towels. Kitchen is small and U-shaped, but well thought out and equipped if you wanted to self-cater. The only issue arose with the Freeview box which was not connected when we arrived and which we could not get to work. However, I would reiterate one of the points from another reviewer, that this property would not be suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties, due to two factors. The first is the stairs in the property. The second is the horrendous parking problem in Whitby. The problem is not with the provided scratch card, but lies in finding a “W” space (the only permitted category) to use it. We ended up touring round at the end of the day before eventually finding a space, which can be a considerable distance from the property. Finally, Sykes please take note as follows: 1. The access instructions mention the TSB branch, which no longer exists so the reference should have been deleted; 2. The access and drop-off instructions suggest pulling up temporarily in front of Poundland (which has double yellow lines) or on street (which is a disc zone, restricted to residents). There is no mention of the obvious alternative, which is the public car park behind Poundland. Yes, it will cost you £1.70 for an hour (not if you arrived in the evening) but believe me it’s worth it. So, great property, great stay, poor arrival instructions.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2021

  • "This is our second visit and the cottage was lovely."

    The updated bathroom was an improvement on last year. However, we will not be staying again because of the enormous price increase. To charge between £800 and £1000 for this property it would need extensive updating and even then, it is very small. The ludicrous increase is a shame.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "Great location, fabulous views."

    Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    It far exceeded our expectations. The views from the cottage were exceptional . It was was extremely clean and Comfortable. Everything in there was compact which made the room space better. We both slept extremely well in the oh so comfortable large bed. The location was brilliant but I would say if you had mobility issues , this is not the place for you. We had an issue with the tv which was resolved in a matter of hours, the owner of the cottage was extremely helpful once she was made aware of the issue . The only downside of this booking is the time we were allowed to check in. It was 5 pm , which made it very difficult , if not impossible to park with the free scratch cards given to us as part of the booking. It would be better if Sykes cottages sent clients the parking passes to home addresses prior to travelling, that way, people would have a chance of a parking space. We ended up paying on a 24 hour car park , quite a way away from the accommodation until a few days after we arrived.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2021

  • "Problem with TV had to phone office several times was not resolved Had to wait over 40 minutes for someone to answer your phone can you please contact me as I wish to raise a complaint re this."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Great location, lovely place and great views, will be back!"

    Reviewed by AlOct 2020

  • "Great position, fantastic views."

    The cottage was well-equipped, some nice touches (sun loungers in the shed etc.) and the bed comfortable. However, the kitchen and bathroom could have been a little cleaner on arrival (black mould around bath, dust on edges of the tiles etc.). The worst thing was the lack of a bin, though. It was inconvenient and frankly a little embarrassing to have to use a public bin by the pound shop when we wanted to dispose of the rubbish bags. There are clearly bins at the property, but they were inaccessible. Everything else was fantastic.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "Wonderful little place in a perfect location and it felt very homely."

    Beautifully decorated and the views! Lovely break

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2020

  • "New Year stay - Lovely stay."

    Nice having everything we needed here waiting for us. Thank you. Hope to come back again soon. Will miss the view.

    Andrew And Eunice - NewarkJan 2020

  • "Christmas 2019 stay - Had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    Very cosy and had everything we needed. Hope to come back. Had a very peaceful Christmas. Thank you. Recommendations and favourite places - Whitby Abbey and Duke of York.

    Ally And Corrine - SkeltonJan 2020

  • "Nov 19 stay - Lovely cottage with everything you need for a break."

    Thank you. Favourite places and recommendations - Fishermans Wife and Marine Hotel.

    George And Christine - LondonJan 2020

  • "Nov 19 stay - Excellent find."

    The cottage is cosy and comfortable. It has everything you would need and more. We have had a lovely stay and will definitely book again.

    D Doreen - SheffieldJan 2020

  • "Oct 19 stay - We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage is lovely."

    We will definitely be returning.

    Beth & Manisha - WakefieldJan 2020

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This property is part of the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages collection.
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  • One bedroomed cottage
  • Shower room with shower, bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Electric heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box, washer/dryer, Freeview TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Luxury bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Street parking permit available
  • Large patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, smoking, e-cigarettes or vaping allowed
  • Pubs and shops within 100 yards

The property

Enjoying captivating views of the famous Whitby Abbey, St Mary’s Church, the harbour and the far-reaching coastline is this elegantly-appointed, one bedroom house, Grays’ Cottage, 3 Flowergate Walk.

This wonderful hideaway enjoys a superb position within the town’s centre and is only a short walk from the magnitude of independent cafés, bistros and restaurants within the seaside location, ideal for a romantic getaway.

An ‘upside down’ house to make the most of the views, venture up the staircase to be welcomed into the contemporary-styled lounge, overlooking the old town and Abbey.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is a well-equipped kitchen, where you and your partner can rustle up a tasty treat that can be enjoyed in the dining room, which offers delightful views as you tuck into your home-cooked meal or enjoy a deserved glass of wine.

The charm of the property is continued into the bedroom, where a well-presented super king sized bed awaits you after an action-packed day, as well as ample storage to house your personal belongings.

Enjoy breakfast or pre-dinner drinks on the patio that spans the front and side of the property, enjoying morning sunshine and all-day views.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, you and your loved one will be spoilt for choice by the eateries that await you within the town.

Choose to sit at the harbour side and tuck into the famous Whitby fish and chips, or dine at one of the many elegant restaurants serving delicious seafood, or head to Fortune’s, a traditional smokehouse.

Attractions within the town are plentiful, with opportunities to soak up the sun at the beach or brush up on the local history by climbing the 199 steps to discover the famous ruins of the Abbey which inspired Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula.

If you are feeling more adventurous, head along the coastline to the popular resort town of Scarborough or choose to walk one of the paths upon the majestic North York Moors National Park.

Grays’ Cottage promises a wonderful escape to this part of Yorkshire with your loved one.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas