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Grays’ Cottage

(Ref. 1021336)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable, well appointed accommodation."

    High quality fitments, accessories and decoration. Super bathroom was a bonus. Initially the parking was a nightmare!

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Jun 2024

  • "Couldn’t fault inside the property clean comfortable exceptional view of abbey and church, only negative was TV was poor needs an aerial to access all live tv, outside bistro set old and rusty unusable and property entrance was like building site scaffolding and ladder hindered access."

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2024

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location."

    It is a 2 minute walk from the West side of the swing bridge, right in the middle of the action. Despite this, it was very quiet inside with no external noise. The view is of rooftops with a sliver of sea. The abbey is visible on the other side of the river. The cottage is very well appointed with ample glasses, crockery etc. The bed was comfy (and huge). All furniture was modern, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was modern and clean with instant hot water in the shower. The whole accommodation looks brand new and was spotlessly clean. The only issue we had was parking… we were provided with a parking pass for W designated streets but, in the time we were there, we were unable to find a single parking space on those streets (although it was Goth weekend so extremely busy). However, with a bit of planning, we found we could use Whitby’s car parks cost effectively. I would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone else unless they needed to have designated, on-property parking.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Apr 2024

  • "We really loved our stay."

    It is a lovely well equiped house with a very comfortable bed. Unfortunately, on arrival, I had to clean all work surfaces. Window sills, bedroom furniture, all mirrors in the bedroom & bathroom. It was quite dirty in places. The banister leading upstairs was filthy. The cloth I used was black. I think it 8s a major oversight as in this day & age, cleanliness needs to be paramount. This was most definitely an accumulation of dust & dirt. It's clearly not getting a thorough clean after each guest. The house itself is so nice with some really nice items. They just need a good clean & to be honest the whole place needs freshening up with a paint. I would use the word grubby. Also, the outside space on the photos looked so nice. Sadly, it was nothing like the photos. The planters were completely overgrown with weeds & there was a very old rusted small round table & 2 rusted chairs. This could really be lovely if it was looked after. Because I had to clean on arrival, the owners allowed us to stay an extra night for free which was nice. We have stayed in Whitby every year tor around 10 years now & never had to clean a property on arrival. Please clean & freshen this place up as it is such a nice house in a great central place. We are considering booking "Tuksumdoin" the house next door for next time as the cleaner was in the property when we walked past one day & she let us have a look around. Looks really nice & also has an extra bedroom. Sykes themselves were helpful once I finally reached someone. The process took 5 days to resolve. If I had known sooner that wots app was available then this would of been much quicker.

    Reviewed by Laura2.8Apr 2024

  • "Grays Cottage is a wonderful place to stay if you are planning a visit to Whitby."

    My partner and I stayed over Christmas - the location is perfect being in the centre of Whitby. We felt very comfortable; at home! Great facilities and lovely décor and a super king bed!!! I highly recommend Grays Cottage.

    Thank you so much, we’re glad you enjoyed your Christmas break and Grays Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location with lovely views, very modern facilities and spotlessly clean."

    The parking system was a little confusing, but if you just park in w zones and ignore everything else on the signs then it works really well. You need a touch to open the locks on the gates in the dark We have stayed in a lot of nice cottages but all in all this was the best of the lot.

    Thank you, glad you had a great stay. There is a torch in the kitchen drawer, should you stay again. Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great position in Whitby."

    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph4.4Sep 2023

  • "This was our third visit and it was great as usual."

    Lovely views and a really spacious living area. One thing that remains irritating is the bin situation. It is not great having to take the rubbish our to the public bins :(

    Thank you for visiting again. There has been a bin in the grounds since Autumn 22 to resolve the situation. Information is in the guest folder. We hope you’ll stay again with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    Extremely comfortable bed, superb bathroom. Enjoyed spending time in lounge enjoying lovely views of town and abbey. Great to have outdoor space to sit in sun. Couldn’t fault it in any way!

    Thank you for your kind feedback about Grays’ Cottage, we’re glad you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent.shower."

    Comfortable bed. Lovely kitchen but cups a bit tired. Super views Very convenient for shops etc. Parking a nightmare.

    We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay at Grays’ Cottage and found it so comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete4.7Jun 2023

  • "My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Grays’s cottage."

    The cottage was in an excellent location right in the heart of Whitby, with lovely views of the Abbey. The cottage was spotless with lovely furnishings and such a lovely large comfy bed. We will definitely book here again for our next visit to Whitby 10/10

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Some people may struggle with the gated access to Grays cottage, the television was difficult to use without being reasonably good with technology as the channels were only accessible using Amazon steaming system which my husband eventually worked out, The cottage is very well situated with great views and had everything needed for a lovely stay, comfortable, quiet and the resident parking system worked well for us - maybe more difficult in the summer, we would definitely use it again."

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased you had a great stay. The smart tv has BBC iplayer, ITVX, 4 and many other apps without needing to use amazon. Hope this helps for other visits. Glad you found the situation and comfort food, we hope you’ll visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2023

  • "Amazing. Such a great location, handy for everything and gorgeous views."

    Facilities perfect. Would love to return in the summer! But loved watching the elements from the cosiness of the house as well.

    Thank you! Glad you found the facilities perfect and enjoyed the views! We hope you’ll visit Grays’ Cottage again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Superb cottage with fabulous views and very well equipped."

    We loved our stay and the wonderful attention to detail in the interior design. Everything was so fresh and clean. Would whole heatedly recommend.

    Thank you, we really appreciate your feedback and so pleased you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Oct 2022

  • "Grays Cottage is in an ideal location in the heart of Whitby yet tucked away enough to be quiet."

    A good location for those arriving by bus or train. Wonderful views of the Abbey and red rooftops. It's a bit of a scavenger hunt to find it, and after dark you need a light to enter the gate codes. The cottage has a huge comfy bed and a handy dressing table and mirror, and the bathroom is brand new -- I was expecting small shampoos etc for guests but those aren't provided. The kitchen is clean, modern and well-equipped, and the instructions for laundry and dishwasher were much appreciated. The split level living makes a nice separation between sleeping and living for those who don't mind a few stairs. We were expecting to watch some TV but apparently you have to have a licence/password to do so - luckily we have a Netflix account - so be aware of this (and bring your own shampoo!). I would come again, this is a beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was very well appointed."

    Comfy bed, good shower, spacious sitting room with good views. Not that we did much cooking but the kitchen was well equipped and it was nice to have good quality crockery, cutlery and pans - not from Ikea! Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovley property like the seagulls best especially baby one living in plant pot"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Lucy5.0Jul 2022

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

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 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 Colin5.0Jun 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 Jane5.0May 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 Camilla5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Great location. Would definitely book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 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 Martin5.0Apr 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 Nicola5.0Dec 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 Nigel4.4Sep 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 Adrian4.7Sep 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 Andrea4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great location, fabulous views."

    Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 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 Raymond5.0Jun 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 Stephen5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Al4.7Oct 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 Andrea4.4Aug 2020

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

    Beautifully decorated and the views! Lovely break

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jan 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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  • 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 novel 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 or the famous Cleveland Way.

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 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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New Tassimo Coffee Machine in kitchen- guests to buy own pods

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas