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The Anchorage

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Thanks for an amazing time, we loved the fact it was so central to all amenities."

    There was five of us staying and had plenty of space. The only downside was parking because there were two cars needing somewhere to park only one could use the parking zone indicated, we did find somewhere to park for free in the end so problem solved. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Debra3.1Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely abysmal."

    Dirty and unkempt. Wasted so much of my time complaining about this to Sykes already. We will never be staying with you again you are appalling and your customer service is a disgrace. As long as I live, I will try to tell everyone I meet about how unhelpful you have been and also how disgusting your approach to helping us was, you were non-existent and when contacted we about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

    Reviewed by Christopher1.3Nov 2023

  • "Afternoon the property is in a great location and we will be booking it again soon the few little things that let it down was the sink in the kitchen was broken around the plug waste so it wouldn't hold water in it."

    Also the hot tap in the ground floor toilet sink wouldn't turn off properly so was wasting quite a bit of water. Also one of the fire alarms kept beeping intermittently. Minor things really and easy to fix. Thanks Craig. T

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Oct 2023

  • "A really good stay, a shame about the leaking toilet and broken window pane in dining room which is a security issue."

    Beds very comfy, everything we needed in kitchen was present. Maintenance man very freindly and informative (his number was on communications), however he did say he wasn't sure why his number was on there. Great location, easy use key safe. Overall a lovely stay.

    HI, Glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry about the couple of issues you have highlighted. We have instructed a contractor to carry out the repairs ASAP. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2023

  • "Hi, as we reported while we were there, the roller blinds in both top bedrooms won't open or close, the cords are broken."

    Also we couldn't sleep as no bedroom blinds are blackout. I recommend you replace the broken blinds for blackout blinds, and put blackout curtains in the other 2 bedrooms- there are poles. Also we only had 6 pillows, and most were very thin, 2 pillows each are recommended. Also there are only 3 placemats. Also, paint is flaking off the walls everywhere, it needs seeing to, and one of the panes of glass is smashed and has been temporarily repaired with some plywood, in the back door and this looks very unsightly.

    Hi, Sorry to hear about the issues you had with blinds etc, we had not been made aware prior but these have now been replaced along with the glass in the rear door which unfortunately was smashed the day before your arrival. We have added some extra pillows as well ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte2.5Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was amazing , well it was exactly as a holiday cottage should be ."

    Great location , perfect for our needs the only thing is the steps to the cottage are very sloppy when wet .

    Reviewed by P4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property needs to be alot clearer on the parking situation and the access to the property."

    We were unaware that there would be no where to park briefly to be able to unload and repack the car up so ended up parking in the harbour car park as this was the closest car park with spaces and then drag all our luggage up a very steep hill to the property. Once arriving the steps and ramp to the property are also very narrow and would be unsuitable for anybody not able bodied. The property itself felt damp, only one setting on the washing machine worked and the dryer on the washer/dryer doesn't work. The property was very dusty with cobwebs on all the ceilings. One of my children cut her foot open on the stairs and the beds were very uncomfortable and lumpy. The rail in the bathroom is loose so when you take the shower off the holder it falls off. The property advised to use orange bags for recycling and blue for normal rubbish but neither had been left. There was also not a laundry bag left as advised to put the washing in at the end of the stay. The pub opposite has live music/karaoke until 12pm during the week and 1am on a Friday and Saturday making it impossible to sleep before at least 2am once everyone has left and walked past the property as it was extremely noisy. Unfortunately also due to the pub being right opposite the property most morning the path outside the property had vomit on it which isn't the nicest thing to have to deal with. We would definitely not stay in this property again or recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Rachael1.3Aug 2022

  • "My partner and I had a great break the cottage quaint the information not what it could have been with regards to unloading the car."

    There is a disk parking scheme but we didn't have the relevant information and I managed to get a parking ticket within the first 10 minutes with a cost of £25 with early payment should have had a sticker attached saying welcome to Whitby, good job I have a sense of humour but apart from that we had a great break.

    Reviewed by Allan3.8Jul 2022

  • "Property in a good central location, easily accessed on arrival."

    Kitchen has everything you need and lots of cupboard space for storage. Very comfortable for just the 2 of us and our dog. 3 settees in the lounge and large double bedrooms with plenty of drawers and cupboards. Cleanliness was very good apart from the very small seating area in the yard. You are advertising this as an outside seating area and therefore it needs to be kept to the same standard as inside ,all the furniture and the little yard area needs attention. Visitors need to understand the difference between discs and scratch cards for parking, we got a ticket which we will contest when we were unloading on arrival. The property is very noisy ( which is stated) from traffic and the pub so don’t expect to get much sleep.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and good location."

    The only thing was not so accurate was the yard being somewhere to have coffee in for two people. It was ok for my 2 pomeranians to use while getting ready to go out etc. I would recommend anyone to stay here though.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2022

  • "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 Carl4.1Oct 2021

  • "Great location , very quaint old cottage ."

    Well equipped kitchen. Great base for exploring Whitby.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 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 Kim4.7Oct 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 Marie1.9Aug 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 Kay3.4Aug 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 Maryj4.7Aug 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 Carol3.1Aug 2021

  • "Will definitely be back!"

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

    Reviewed by J5.0Jun 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 is subject to charges
  • Small enclosed courtyard with seating for two
  • 3 pets are welcome, 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.

Head into the property following a busy day outdoors and take a right off the hallway into the homely sitting room, with a beautiful ornate fireplace decorating the room, two sofas to relax on and a TV to entertain.

Discover a lovely dining room with further evidence of the property's history in the original wood panelling, with this room perfect for delicious home-cooked meals prepared in the kitchen, reached via a step down and passing the door to the small enclosed courtyard, with seating for two, it's a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

The kitchen comes well equipped with all the essentials and more, including a dishwasher and a washing machine.

A handy cloakroom lies hidden under the stairs, while heading up to the first floor brings you to the family bathroom and two bright and airy double bedrooms.

Climb to the second floor to come upon two more bedrooms, both singles and showcasing the rustic timber beams of the ceiling, with pretty views from one of the rooms over Whitby's rooftops and up towards the hilly headland.

Enjoy being at the centre of the action of this attraction-filled town, with shops, pubs and restaurants all on your doorstep, perfect for pitstops between your itinerary and evening drinks.

Take a walking tour of the town heading along the River Esk up to where it meets the sea, getting a picture beneath the Whalebone Arch before continuing along the West Pier and up to Whitby Lighthouse, coming back along Whitby Beach and then through the lovely Pannett Park, home to Whitby Museum.

Venture up the 199 Steps over the river to Whitby Abbey, the eerie ruins said to have inspired Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula', and take in the fantastic views over the town and out to sea.

Enjoy a guided tour with Whitby Storyteller Guided Walks, or book a trip with Whitby Whale Watching for a scenic sea excursion.

Explore the beautiful Esk Valley with walks or bike rides, with the North York Moors National Park presenting many excellent walking areas.

Explore the coast by walking the Cleveland Way, or head off on a bike ride along the Cinder Track, a traffic free route taking you down to Scarborough, home to more excellent places to visit like Scarborough Castle, Scarborough Beach, Peasholm Park and SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Make wonderful memories in Whitby with your loved ones at The Anchorage.

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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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