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Moor Croft

(Ref. 1010184)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • parking (23)
  • location (22)
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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    .. great location and facilities. Couple of little moans The cottage was freezing when we arrived and the fire in the lounge isn't great. On the last day when we removed the covers from the bedding the pillows and duvet and found underneath was rather stained.The sofa has seen better days too.

    Reviewed by Wright4.4Jan 2024

  • "Delightfull cottage very comfy and warm everything provided and little thoughfull extras very clean and car parking a bonus."

    owner had 2 lovely cats which we saw on arrival. All in all a wonderrful short stay for two78 year olds. We would love to come again.

    Reviewed by Y5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Moor Croft."

    The beautiful cottage is cosy, very comfortable, well decorated & furnished and has everything that you would need for a very pleasant stay with, the added bonus of, a parking space. The location is ideal and is only a short walk down to the shops, pubs and restaurants. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place everything lovely Cooker needs updating as it was very slow could ..."

    Great place everything lovely Cooker needs updating as it was very slow could not cook in it but we had great time thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Sep 2023

  • "There was a light bulb out in the bathroom,and that was the one and only problem we had all week with this property."

    With Whitby being ancient and all car parking was one of the main reasons for booking Moor Croft. A remarkable transformation from garage to neat cosy residence, thanks again for the weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage with a nice homely feel."

    Liked the quiet location, yet only a few minutes walk into the centre of Whitby. Having its own car parking space was a great bonus. Very friendly & helpful owner. I would stay there again & will be recommending it to other people.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2023

  • "What can I say it was excellent."

    It was clean, comfortable and the parking space made it rhe perfect place to stay. We loved it

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfy cottage ideally placed for all amenities."

    The garage across the road was useful for milk and newspapers and milk in the fridge when we arrived was great along with the welcome cakes. Parking space was fine for our car. We would definitely go again. Just a suggestion (not a criticism), the shower is over the bath and as there is a shower screen not a curtain we both found it difficult to climb out of the bath without something to hold on and steady ourselves, a grab handle on the wall by the door would be very helpful . Thank you for a lovely week and the weather behaved itself as well.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2023

  • "It was our second time at Moor Cottage and it didn’t disappoint."

    Comfortable and well located for days out.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a great location."

    Everything you could need in a home away from home was provided. We have a two year old & not having to bring a high chair or travel cot was invaluable. On site parking was a huge bonus too. The walk in to town takes around 5 minutes but it is down a steep incline, therefore if you have mobility issues (or kids in buggies like we did) just be aware/prepared. We didn’t mind the exercise though! We met Kate (one of the owners) on our last day, very friendly & helpful. We were able to purchase a parking permit from her for the day so we could pop down in to Whitby for the day before heading off. Would highly recommend and visit this property again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage with everything you could need for a stay in Whitby."

    So near to the centre but quiet and with parking.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    . Great location close to shops and West Cliff.but situated in a quiet back road. Very helpful hosts..

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic location with friendly owners nearby should you need anything."

    Close to town and everything within easy walking distance - the parking space was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Shelley4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay but not enough toilet rolls !"

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Oct 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage with parking for one car, a good location for the town and harbour, and the owners nearby if needed."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage in ideal location."

    Immaculately presented.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2022

  • "Moor Croft is well-positioned close to road connections and within an easy stroll of both the town centre and the West Cliff area."

    The accommodation is cosy and comfortable with the bonus of on-site parking. The owners and neighbours are friendly, welcoming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was trouble-free. We certainly anticipate returning to this property to enjoy the quaint and quirky town of Whitby and the surrounding coastal attractions.

    Reviewed by Don5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful comfortable cottage with personal touches for an enjoyable stay."

    Well positioned close to Whitby's amenities.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "EXCELLENT location ,and quiet"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is our third year at Whitby, stopping at Moor Croft and it really does feel like a home from home, ideally located close enough to be a nice walk and far enough away that it is is quiet in the evenings, Pannett Park is just over the road which our 2 year old loved."

    Another brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Lovely Location. Kate and Richard wonderfull people. Treacle and louis very friendly too.Excellent staff at Sykes.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Moorcroft."

    The Accommodation was overall of a good standard. The location was ideal for going to to Whitby, the beach and pannett park. The park was useful for our Grandson, especially as there is no enclosed garden at the property. Thank you Christine, Sarah, Bethan and Charlie

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great place and location but disapointing that the central heating times were 'fixed and locked' ."

    Not really a problem in Spring but wouldnt want to go there in Winter

    The central heating has sessional settings and is therefore different during winter months. But there is also an electric fire for extra heat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely property, excellent location"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "An ideal base to explore the wider area."

    A well equipped, comfortable holiday home with the bonus of parking for one car.

    Reviewed by D5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was ideally situated for our needs especially with the added bonus of the parking space."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful stay in this lovely little cottage, it had everything we needed and more."

    The welcome box was a lovely thought, and the decor of the cottage was so homely and cosy. The location was just perfect, a short walk into town to all the restaurants etc was ideal, We will definitely be recommending Moorcroft to our friends.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a pleasant short break."

    The cottage is a lovely size for 2 people with ample space. The furnishing are comfortable and the original artwork brings the property character. The water temperature is restricted and the central heating only comes on twice a day and we unfortunately arrived at the end of a very blustery cold storm. A couple of fluffy blankets would be most welcomed! The car space was fine for my Peugeot 105. The evenings and nighttime were very quiet, you wouldn’t know you were next door to a fire station and ambulance depot! All in all a pleasant stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry that the heating was not adequate for your stay; to clarify, the heating comes on for a couple of hours, 3 times daily and there is also an electric fire in the lounge. The water in the cottage is not temperature restricted. We are sorry to hear you were chilly in the evenings and had we been made aware during your stay, we absolutely would have resolved these issues for you. Thank you again for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, where we felt right at home immediately!"

    The welcome basket was a really thoughtful touch - milk in the fridge for that cup of tea when you arrive, and lots of helpful information to help you get your bearings. Perfect location wise and the car parking space took away all the stress that could have bought without it. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Feb 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It’s was really well located, just a short walk to the harbour and town centre. Really close to Pannett Park and the museum, my daughter loved seeing the (incredibly tame) squirrels on our walks in the park. The house is warm, comfortable and well equipped, hosts are friendly, and live over the road if there are any issues. On-site parking is a real bonus in Whitby and was one of the main reasons we chose the property, however we would come again because the house is so lovely. Many thanks for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Moor Croft and would be happy to revisit."

    The cottage was ideally situated and only a short walk into town. The surrounding area was also within walking distance. The allocated parking was a definite plus!

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and it's very convenient location to the harbour area where one has numerous choices of bars, pubs, eateries and general shops."

    The accommodation was very cosy and well equipped. Ok, it didn't have a dish washer but to be honest that was not an issue for us. The owners, Kate and James, were most welcoming and very charming hosts. The accommodation comes with a dedicated parking space adjacent to it within the private courtyard. This is a huge plus. It was great just being able to leave the car at the cottage and wander around the town. Some guests have commented on the size of the car parking space. Don't worry, the space can accommodate a larger than average sized vehicle. We had no trouble parking our SUV. Just unload first, then reverse in, no problem. We will most certainly be booking this cottage again. A gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Oct 2021

  • "Nice cottage in great location."

    Easy access to west cliff and harbour area. Only downside is small outside seating area that loses the sun.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a central but quiet area."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good location with parking."

    Clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Owen3.8Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage catered for all needs."

    Clean and comfortable would not hesitate to rebook, we did try but fully booked.

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Moor Croft."

    The cottage is well located, clean and cosy. Met the owners too who were really friendly and helpful. Parking space is a bonus! We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was booked after seeing the photos on your website."

    The other reason for booking was the off street parking space (which was tiny but adequate- empty the boot before reversing in!), a boon in a busy town like Whitby. Overall we had a great time out and about and enjoyed the time indoors too.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely winter break here with my wife, and we used the cottage as a bit of a base for going walking on the moors and along the Cleveland Way."

    The cottage was well stocked and in particular the kitchen had everything we needed. The owner was lovely and very kindly posted an item we’d left behind back to us!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Comfortable, thoughtfully furnished, conveniently situated."

    Really very good. Parking a trifle awkward and sitting outside is in what amounts to a small car park but enjoyed our time in Whitby very much despite some awkward weather.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2019

  • "Well equipped cosy cottage in a grey location."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2019

  • "Unfortunately there was a lack of attention to cleanliness with a lot of cobwebs, dust, dead insects and dirty carpets."

    A lot of the furniture was vintage so quite musty. We agree with a previous comment about the cats and although there is a note about this, if you wish to the leave window open at night (in the main bedroom) or on warm day you can’t do as they try to get in, which they did. On the plus side the house in a good location with a parking space, was spacious for 4 with comfortable beds and nice artwork. We just wish it had been clean as we would not recommend in the condition we found it.

    We are sorry to hear that you didn’t like the cottage. We take great pride in the way we present the property using genuine art and some antiques and it seems to be well received by our other guests. We clean the property ourselves, rather than using agency staff and so know it to be clean before our guests arrive and are therefore upset by your allegations that the property was anything less than well prepared - had you raised the matter at the time we might have been able to look at dealing with the issues you allege. Sadly, the cats have historically been used to living around the cottage and some guests tempt them in, but it is simple to be able to open the Velux rooflights, or the tops of the sash windows, without them coming in. We give guests a heads-up about the cats, but unfortunately the poor animals are confused by the conflicting approaches taken to them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgeene2.8Aug 2019

  • "Comfortable bed, whole cottage exceeded expectations."

    Great location to be able to explore Whitby and the surrounding area. Reassuring the owners were close by, but never really saw them.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2019

  • "There is only one problem with Moor Croft."

    The owner of the property has 2 cats which like to treat the cottage as their own. Gt

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was just right for the 3 of us."

    Very comfortable and we had a very relaxing time. The guide you've put together is great and has a lot of info. We did a lot of the museums and quite a few walks. Didn't need to use the car until it was time to go home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Couldn’t have wished for anything better, home from home, really enjoyed it."

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    Great location and the reserved parking space was really useful in Whitby! Everything was perfect and the cottage was lovely! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Jun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in cloakroom, TV with Freesat, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one medium car
  • Patio area at front with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub are on the same street

The property

Tucked away in a quiet street close to Whitby's bustling town centre, is Moor Croft cottage, an attractive property built of stone and brick.

With exposed beams and traditional furnishings, it offers a homely and character feel throughout, ideal for that family getaway or a break with friends.

The kitchen is well-appointed for all your culinary needs, so you can rustle up a storm for the whole family and get together around the dining table to discuss your plans for your trip.

Head through to the sitting room to unwind after exploring all the delights Whitby has to offer, tune into the TV and get cosy in front of the electric fire.

Stairs lead from the living room up to a choice of two bedrooms, each well-furnished with bedside tables and ample storage units; a double and a twin, followed by the family bathroom.

You can indulge with a warm soak in the bath tub after a hike on the moors or along the Heritage Coast, relieving your muscles of any aches or pains before getting ready for an evening out.

Find an assortment of pubs and eateries in the town mere paces away, as well as many shops and its iconic steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

With its Blue Flag beaches, fishing opportunities, literary connections to Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and a long history around Captain Cook and his famous ship Endeavour, you won't be short of things to see and do.

Climb the iconic 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or enjoy a lovely stroll out to West Pier to see the beaming lighthouse and striking sea views.

Then head to Robin Hood's Bay, a picturesque village some six miles away, with tea rooms, a rocky shoreline, eateries and pubs to indulge.

This is a real treat for those looking to experience a new kind of holiday on Yorkshire's coast.

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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