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The Anchorage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1069665)


(8 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cottage well equipped with everything you could need, only downside was that the access wasn't great for the pushchair with the little ones, apart from that great."

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2021

  • "Great location , very quaint old cottage ."

    Well equipped kitchen. Great base for exploring Whitby.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Had a perfect weekend in this cottage."

    It has enough space for six people to enjoy, particularly the dining room, where we enjoyed wonderful meals with our party of friends. The beds were lovely and comfortable. You can really feel the history of the building from all the quirky old woodwork throughout the cottage and it is in a perfect setting to enjoy all the delights of Whitby.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "The heating and hot water did not work."

    The landlord told us there had been no problems with the heating since March, three previous reviews (written after we had booked), mentioned problems with the heating and hot water. The heating and hot water were fixed on the third day of our stay. The plumber was courteous and efficient. The house had not been properly cleaned. I had to heat kettles of water to wash pots up before we could have a cup of tea on arrival. I eventually washed every pot and glass in the house and sufficient pans for our use during our time there.There were problems with cleanliness in every room of the house. Examples of this were urine stains on the downstairs toilet and an extremely soiled towel discarded on the wardrobe floor in the main bedroom. Our food had to be kept fully wrapped the fridge because it was dirty. The house was properly cleaned during the late afternoon of the second day of our stay, after we requested that the property be cleaned . The cleaners who came were shocked by the state of the house, and were extremely helpful in putting matters right. It goes without saying that given additional concerns about the transmission of COVID-19, the lack of initial cleanliness is worrying. There was scaffolding up the side of the house, which made the dining room very dark and made entering and exiting the property cramped. The pub across the road was very noisy over the bank holiday weekend. It was imperative to use earplugs to get to sleep. Fortunately we had brought some with us. It is important to state in the listing how proximate the pub is. The decor was different to the photos on the Sykes website. The downstairs accommodation now has three black leatherette settees , two black coffee tables and steal grey carpet. It is cold and impersonal and no longer a cosy cottage. The small sitting out area, was dank, dismal, with old dirty wicker chairs and cigarette butts and debris. It was not conducive to sitting outside with a morning coffee as suggested in the description. We were provided with clean linen and the beds were comfortable. All the kitchen appliances worked and the kitchen was well equipped. The Sykes staff were responsive and courteous. We were eventually offered a partial refund, which we have accepted.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2021

  • "The cottage was quirky and clean, wasn’t impressed with scaffolding going in ..."

    The cottage was quirky and clean, wasn’t impressed with scaffolding going in the middle of are holiday which made access more difficult especially with elderly parents ,plus I don’t know how you can call that a courtyard to sit in and enjoy a coffee ,also had problems with the hot water as others have on previous reviews but other than that the cottage was fine

    Reviewed by KayAug 2021

  • "Loved the beds - very comfy."

    The rooms are all bright and airy and clean. Very wee bathroom but adequate - handy downstairs loo. comfy sitting room - loved the 3 couches and also the large table in the dining room. excellent kitchen facilities in the galley kitchen - loved the hob - once we read the instructions - very well equipped. Very central location - a little noisy from the live music at the pub across the road - on the Friday night only. We loved Whitby with the family - so much to do Small gripes: We couldn't always get hot water - did we do something wrong? There is no where to dry clothes off - suggest an airing horse or a pulley

    Reviewed by MaryjAug 2021

  • "The tiles in the kitchen came off the wall—luckily no one was preparing food at the time."

    No drying rack/space. The house itself was really interesting and an experience to rent—we loved that part of our holiday. However, it is opposite the Little Angel pub, and the terrace was the venue for noisy music and a pub quiz. This would not have mattered if they had finished by 11, but the noise went on into the small hours. Whitby's traffic problems meant that the road was also noisy with cars speeding round aimlessly in the evenings.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "Will definitely be back!"

    Loved the cottage, location and the tiny private sitting out area.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in public car parks subject to charges
  • Small enclosed courtyard with seating for two
  • Two well-behaved pet's welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.4 miles

The property

Lying in the heart of Whitby, The Anchorage is a historic, three-storey cottage boasting four bedrooms, traditional and original features and plenty of character.

Perfect for a group of friends, couples or family, The Anchorage is just a stone's throw from pubs and shops, as well as the beautiful Whitby Beach and many attractions.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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