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Olton Hall @ Engine Shed

(Ref. 1002244)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for the price point"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2023

  • "The engine shed was the perfect spot for exploring Whitby and surrounding areas."

    A 2 minute walk into Whitby and you’ll find lots of pubs and restaurants, the bus station is just down the road. The apartment was perfectly equipped and all the furnishings were excellent quality. The on-site car parking just adds to the perfectness of this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent as have stayed in one of the other apartments before."

    One point, the joining instructions give a later arrival and earlier leaving time "due to covid". Then in 2 other areas it still shows the usual 3pm and 10am times. It needs to be clearly one or the other.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Olton Hall, everything was perfect, my 4yr old Grandson loved the trains and this made our stay extra special, we would definitely stay here again in the future."

    It was so handy for walking into town, shops, cafe's, restaurant's all to hand and the fact that we had parking was a big plus for us ! highly recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was very well equipped, clean and well presented."

    Ideally situated for bus, train, food shop and many pubs and restaurants. We would highly recommend this holiday venue.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great apartment, very large and great position."

    Could do with a full length mirror.

    Reviewed by Nialle5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Olton Hall Engine Shed was amazing, we had a wonderful stay."

    The accommodation is modern and has everything you'd need. The beds were a little hard but that's personal preference and wouldn't deter us from staying again. We did find a pair of dirty socks left behind from previous people and the sofas could do with a hoover but on the whole, it was a great place to stay. Ample private parking, in the centre of Whitby and the building is well thought out. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.4Apr 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay at Olton, whitby engine shed."

    Won't be our last either. Love this place. Tucked away from the noise and crowd's at busy times with everything you need. Everywhere was clean, tidy and fresh. A real home from home. House keeping ladies were brilliant and very helpful. Welcome pack plus milk, butters, bread and jam plus fresh flowers were so thoughtful and very useful. Love this place. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jan 2023

  • "Once again a great stay at the Engine Shed but our first time in Olton Hall."

    Immaculately clean, spacious and comfortable. As always the welcome pack was very much appreciated. A big thank you to the cleaning staff for doing a great job and for always being happy and pleasant. We are already booked for next year! Diane S

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Immaculate throughout."

    Everything within the property was quality, the linen, towels, fixtures, fittings ! Location spot on & excellent to have a secure parking space.

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Nov 2022

  • "Loved staying at Olton Hall @ Engine Shed."

    No real issues with accommodation but just wanted to mention: The bedding and mattress protector do not fit the bed in the main bedroom and I had to make the bed everyday with a sheet that did not fit. Not ideal. The toilet seat in the ensuite bathroom has been put on too far back which did cause issues.

    Reviewed by Catriona4.4Nov 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Olton Hall and found it superb."

    Our friends want to bring their dog next year which means looking elsewhere sadly but we'll see. Superb accommodation which we've come to expect. Some extra lighting at the top of the ramp leading to the garage would be helpful. Many thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Everything was of a very high standard. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place in a great location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Oulton Hall engine shed, everything you need for a home from home experience."

    The only slight problem was how busy Whitby is in the afternoon

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous flat couldn’t fault anything!"

    So new and clean! Loved it can’t wait to come back. Loved watching the trains right outside the window and not noisy. Great garage space.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "The Engine Shed was a fantastic place to stay!"

    The apartment lived up to everything you said. A perfect location and great fun to open the windows and be so close when the steam train came in. The apartment itself was perfect: absolutely spotlessly clean and with all the facilities you could need, though we didn’t cook or wash clothes! We would return there happily and have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "We (2 adults 2 kids) absolutely loved our stay."

    Secure parking, easy walk into Whitby, steam trains arriving (to the kids' delight), everything you could need provided including jam, butter, milk and bread which was a blessing for the first morning. Also an easy walk to the local co-op. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "The place itself is lovely and very comfortable."

    It is also in a great location and has the bonus of parking. The only negative is that we felt it was a bit of a cheek asking for us to strip the beds and put the bedding into a wash bag - this is what you usually expect to be done for you and included in the cost. We have no issue with leaving the place tidy and putting out rubbish but the bedding part seemed a little cheeky.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well equipped apartment with great parking for one car."

    Only negatives would say is no welcome pack at all and very very noisy from spot on 8am till 5pm with a constant hammering sound. When we asked what the noise was we were told they thought it was construction work from a nearby site. The comfort score is only due to this noise.

    Hi, Unfortunately there is some demolition work ongoing at the local NHS hospital and it can be heard during the day time. Clearly this is completely out of our control and is due to complete by this April, it is unfortunate that it was taking place during your stay as in general the Engine Shed is a fairly quiet place to stay. I attach a link if you want to read more: Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rod4.4Mar 2022

  • "Been to whitby many times but this is now our new best holiday apartment in the area."

    Already booked it for next year. The welcome pack was very useful and the fresh flowers a lovely touch. Furniture and beds all very comfortable. Towels and linen lovely quality. Close to the town but very quiet apartments. Trains didnt really bother us, got used to them in no time. There was some decorating and work being carried out while we were there with some drilling, hammering and tools lying around but one the whole it didnt disturb us to much. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jan 2022

  • "Great apartment done to a high standard, could not fault anything, all you need for self catering."

    Close to amenities, pubs, restaurants and shops. Housekeepers friendly We loved it so much booked again for next year. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent as always."

    Great help with storing mobility scooter. The apartments never fail to meet expectations.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent apartment in very convenient location."

    We loved Whitney. I

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were really pleased with the apartment."

    It was stylish, clean and more spacious than we were expecting. The location was great and my children loved seeing the steam engine parked up outside. My only criticism is that the team didn’t make the bed in the second bedroom into twin beds, even though we have primary school aged children. This was listed as an option on the website and so I had assumed the beds would be twin. I would email to request twin beds if staying in future.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Engine shed."

    My son was obsessed with watching the steam train from the bedroom doors and now wants a train outside his room at home. The place was very well equipped and clean. The only downside for us was the beds being too firm but would stay again.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great central location, easy 5 /10 minute walk to shops and restaurants."

    Very clean property with the added benefit of covered garage parking. Approx 3 steam trains per day pass by the window and stop directly opposite so you can watch the engineers prepare for the next journey which is really interesting. I can thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Immaculate."

    Very spacious and comfortable and in a great location. Couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Have stayed in same block of apartments before and again found everything to be outstanding."

    Easy key collection. Very well equipped apartment. Beautiful location. Spotlessly clean. COVID measures in place. Clear instructions for departure. Booking with Sykes was easy. Locking forward to our next booking

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2021

  • "These apartments are stunning!"

    The attention to detail and quality of furnishings is of a very high standard. Flowers, milk and a welcome pack were waiting for our arrival, a lovely touch. Anyone who loves a train of any sort would find this an ideal place to stay. To have a steam train standing opposite your window is a lovely sight and sound. The Engine Shed apartments are centrally situated with FREE, SAFE under cover parking. Only a few minutes walk to the town and all Whitby has to offer. I have stayed in many self catering properties over the last 30 years or so, and can honestly say the Engine Shed apartments truly exceeded all my expectations of a self catering stay. Can highly recommend and will certainly return....

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great accommodation and extremely well presented."

    Ideally located to town centre. Adjacent to railway tracks but only two trains a day and none at night. Very quiet. Access details with key code entry were clearly set out. Parking in building for one car only. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful clean apartments with everything you could want."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "The quality of the 'cottage' was great!"

    4* hotel standard bedrooms & bathrooms. The accuracy of the detailed listing could be improved. More specific detail about what is and is not provided. The Covid19 preparation felt good, but you could insist that masks are worn in the corridors as there is no ventilation of those spaces. Also, there is an inconsistency over the need to strip the mattress protector on leaving - the email you sent said do, the sheet in the cottage said don't. The sofas look nice but are uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Sep 2020

  • "Great location and apartment."

    Well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. Beatifully furnished and very clean. Welcome gift was a lovely touch. Ensuite shower room was a little cramped and shame the waterfall part of the shower wasn't working. We have already booked again as we were so happy with the quality and standards.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "The property was clean but could have been cleaner."

    There was dust on the bedroom furniture & a lot of long dark hairs on the bathroom floors. We did get woken up each morning with trains as they pass right next to the window. None of this would stop us booking again though, we really enjoyed our stay & would recommend. The on-site parking was great.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was beautiful really comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    Right in the centre easy to get to everywhere we wanted to go. Welcome pack was lovely, tea and biscuits and good selection of essentials. Security was good, key codes easy to use and garage had access code too with electronic door.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2020

  • "Good location."

    Welcome pack was a nice touch. We were very impressed with the apartment.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2020

  • "Gorgeous apartment, only a 5 minute walk into town."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2020

  • "We loved the Engine shed, really comfortable, well placed, very modern and a nice place to relax when we needed to get out of the rain."

    Had everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Rj5.0Feb 2020

  • "The apartment was way above our expectations."

    Utterly outstanding level of accommodation.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Feb 2020

  • "Amazing property, furnished to a very high standard."

    I would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a lovely time and the location is excellent for the town centre."

    Having your own parking space also a plus. Trains are infrequent so not a problem. The whole complex is decorated to a high level. Ideal for a winter break but perhaps not in the summer as there didn’t appear to be any outside facility to sit with an early morning cup of tea.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent venu and location with added benefit with parking on site , facilities are excellent"

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Dec 2019

  • "Our accommodation was immaculate."

    ...literally! The decor is really well thought out and is plush, extremely clean and very welcoming. Really liked the security of the cottage/garage with use of keypads/fob felt very safe. VERY close to centre and shops, pubs and restaurants. Welcome pack was a lovely touch with necessities and treats too!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2019

  • "Rooms very clean modern perfect location for everything will be rebooking for ..."

    Rooms very clean modern perfect location for everything will be rebooking for next visit to whitby next year will also recommend to people

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2019

  • "More privately in kitchen lounge area No window blinds or curtains ."

    Would help to no apartment parking no before hand.

    Reviewed by Glend5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Whitby Engine Sheds are a perfect base for a holiday in Whitby."

    Being close to the centre allowing you to explore on foot but also very quiet. The accommodation has been very well thought out and designed. Secure off road parking for 1 car, each appartment named after a steam engine. Warm, welcoming and comfortable. Fabulous super king beds. Well equipped kitchen and all you would expect from a home from home. Lovely welcome pack which also included bread, butter, selection of jams, Yorkshire tea, coffee and milk. Some flowers and delicious biscuits made in Whitby (We purchased several more packets!!!) Whether you are a steam train enthusiast or not, you cannot fail to be charmed by the daily visits by the steam engines. They are fabulous and literally, right outside the window (the trains do not disturb you, they only run at civilised hours!!) Whitby itself is a lovely town. Very well worth a visit. From the independent shops, cobbled lanes, 199 steps, churches, the Abbey, Dracula stories, the beaches, fossil hunting, boat trips and of course the fish and chips. If you've never been to Whitby, you really should go and stay at the Engine Shed, you won't regret it.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Oct 2019

  • "Actually getting into the property at the start of the holiday was a little difficult."

    Several guests arrived at the same time and a backlog occurred on the road. People were having difficulty accessing keys from the key safes. Once in the garage no one knew where to each bay was numbered. Subsequently we realised the numbers were those of our apartments, however we had to park up before finding our apartment and discovering it’s number. This seemed to be stressing some of the more mature guests. It would therefore be easier if on the booking info you were told the number of your appartment. However although we parked in the wrong bay all week and no one bothered it would simplify arrival. The plush carpets throughout the building were walkers coming back in muddied up it meant we had to strip off outside and then access the garage to leave our wet muddy boots and over trousers, as we didn’t want to make a mess. We felt wooden flooring inside the foyer would have been more appropriate. But we loved the place and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2019

  • "Apartment was fantastic also a big bonus secure car parking in a very large garage."

    Well located only 5 mins to town. Very quiet only 3 trains heard none after 7pm would highly recommend will book this apartment again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Olton Hall is advertised as ground floor."

    This is one of the main reasons I booked it as my elderly mother who has Alzheimer's cannot manage stairs. Actually it's not ground floor level. It is LOWER ground floor level. And there are stairs and no lift. My husband and I had to carry my mum down the stairs. We also met an other elderly couple on the stairs. And the gentleman was also struggling with the stairs. They said they also booked their accommodation because it stated ground floor level. This needs to be looked into. Having said all that. The accommodation, the car parking and location were brilliant. And I will definitely recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Sep 2019

  • "This is a fabulous apartment in the centre of Whiby and cannot express how pleased we were with it."

    Secure car parking was brilliant, lovely welcome pack including a bunch of red roses, and lots of lovely treats, was much appreciated. Hope to return!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2019

  • "As a Grade 2 listed building, the Engine Shed has been tastefully and carefully converted to provide quality holiday accommodation."

    The apartments are superbly furnished and no aspect has been overlooked, and broadband in each apartment which is not shared is an added bonus. The railway theme is a perfect nod to the building's historic past, and helped by a few pictures and other railway items on the walls. The location is a no more few minutes walk from the town, bus station, restaurants and the harbour, so very convenient if you prefer to eat out. Secure car parking is a plus too. No hesitation in making a strong recommendation and am already planning a return visit. The trains are not intrusive either with no early morning or late evening arrivals.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "I found no fault at all with the accommodation."

    Everything was lovely and thank you so much for the welcome hamper. I definitely will be staying at Olton Hall again.

    Reviewed by Fozia5.0Aug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size bedroom (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Secure off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire lies the tastefully converted historic grade II listed Engine Shed.

This superb ground-floor apartment is a charming nod to the Harry Potter films, with the décor enjoying a striking red colour palette to reflect the famous Hogwarts Express.

This wonderful retreat boasts contemporary styling with an open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area as the hub of the property.

The modern kitchen with glass splash backs, mood lighting, quartz work surfaces and superb appliances add to the feeling of quality throughout ensuring that you can cook a delicious meal at home before relaxing into your evening, with a Smart TV to keep you entertained.

Completing the interior are two well-presented spacious bedrooms, comprising of a super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite, and an additional super-king-size bedroom.

Enjoying a central position within the seaside town of Whitby, this apartment is ideal for a family holiday to the Yorkshire coast.

The local area of Whitby is a great place to spend your summer holidays, with an array of eateries, tourist attractions, and all important pubs, you won’t be stuck for activities to entertain the whole family.

Please note the car park is located on the first floor and people with mobility restrictions are advised to choose first floor accommodation.

Note: This property can be booked with 998757, 998766, 1002241, 1002242, 1002243, 1002245, 1002246, 1002247, 1002248, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.

The Engine Shed Apartments

Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. The accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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