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The Counting House

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1065463)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house in a great little spot close to town."

    Parking space too even if a little awkward to park if a bigger car but very handy for Whitby.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2022

  • "Thanks for a wonderful stay, the cottage was great, shame about the parking."

    Pete & Claire

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "We have just returned from our week stay at the counting house, the cottage is ..."

    We have just returned from our week stay at the counting house, the cottage is so cute and cosy, just the right size for a couple,, with everything you need in there, the bed was lovely and comfortable also and only a short walk from the Whitby town centre, and with a parking space included, it was a bit daunting at first as you have to reverse down Clarkson Street to the parking space at the side of the cottage, but plenty of room no problems, can't wait to return,

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Great location, close to shops, pubs and the seafront. As has already been said before, the parking space is a little tricky to get to but once you know the layout of the town, it's not a problem.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Cottage was excellent in every way."

    Only comment would be about the parking, which MUST be better explained on the website and in the cottage. If you are not a confident driver, you might need to find somewhere else to park your car. My biggest issue is with Sykes. I have used them multiple times and have two more cottages booked this year. However, we tried to extend our stay by a night in Whitby and was told it would be £55, which seemed excessive. However, we went with it. When checking payment had gone through later, I realised that of the £55, £25 was for the cottage and £30 was for admin charges. Completely ridiculous and nothing short of a rip off. I complained and explained I wasn't told at time of booking, so was therefore given a refund. This needs to be reviewed by Sykes, as there is simply no justification for charging more in admin than for the cost of the property. It would certainly put me off booking again.

    Reviewed by JApr 2022

  • "Good location, always warm and comfortable, clean with well equipped kitchen."

    The car parking procedure could have been better explained.

    Reviewed by Claudette MMar 2022

  • "Fabulous quirky cottage and excellent location Spotless too Will definitely return"

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "No information was left regarding bedding an towels used for departure day , so we just left stripped bed an put in a tidy pile with used towels ."

    More information would be helpful regarding rubbish , which bin for what and where to put bin and when for it to be emptied as the one bin was full when we arrived . The property was good for location and had everything you would need for a weeks stay. We would defiantly stay again at The Counting House.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2021

  • "Great location, warm and cosy, spotless, nicely furnished and decorated and well equipped."

    Only suggestion would be a small handrail on stairs to kitchen (you can get some quite nice ones!

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Parking is a challenge with a large car (Volvo estate) Had to reverse down Clarkson St to get into the parking spot and then overhang 2’ at the back!"

    Bedroom TV remote does not work and not the batteries. Other than that we were very happy with the cottage.

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2021

  • "Hi this was such a lovely and clean place to stay !"

    ! That’s was everything we needed in the Counting House.. thank you Linda & Steve

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "The holiday home was lovely, very comfortable and in a brilliant location."

    I loved the dressing room. The only issue was the parking which was only accessible by reversing about 200m down a narrow lane. However, this would not stop us staying again Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "The parking notes recommend you REVERSE into the space down the street opposite (Clarkson Steet)."

    ..make sure you do. I went in forwards with my Octavia Estate and because there is a drainage dip before the parking spot scraped the bottom of the front skirt on the ground. Cottage wonderfully placed for a holiday in Whitby...we did 3 nine mile walks from the front door leaving the car parked. Recommend the Silver Street Fish and chips virtually next door and Rusty Shears almost as close. The cottage surprised us as there was NO corkscrew/bottle opener or can opener. In over twenty years of renting 2 or 3 properties each year we've never met that before. Smart TV worked well and we could avoid the dross now served up on live TV.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Quaint property with lovely modern facilities."

    Central location within walking distance of all shops pubs and attractions.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "The situation of the property is ideal."

    It is small but there was enough space for 2. Well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, great shower. Almost adjacent car park if the provided space proves to be too tight.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "I enjoyed was the cleanliness of the property."

    It was very comfortable and perfect for my wife and I. It was well situated for the peace I was looking for on my holiday. It was close to everything we needed to make our holiday perfect. I would recommend this property to anyone and will most likely go there again for my next holiday, no matter what time of year I need a holiday!

    Reviewed by MartynJul 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at The Counting House, it is a well appointed property within easy walk to the centre of Whitby."

    Especially helpful is the parking space as parking is not easy to find. The Counting House, although small in size, has everything needed for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2021

  • "Door was very difficult to lock, took a couple of days to get the nack."

    Parking was not clear, need more instruction of which street to reverse down, difficult to manoeuvre on your own because of pedestrians.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "The Counting House was much better than expected."

    Lovely little property in a good location with the added bonus of a parking space. The bed was comfortable, everything was lovely and clean . Shower was very good plenty of power to it. Did not expect much when the description said to bring your own tea towels , but the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need for a short stay i.e. cleaning products , cling film , tea towels etc. . There's also a hairdryer , iron and ironing board in the dressing room . Had a lovely stay there and would not hesitate to stay again .

    Reviewed by GarryJul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Facilities very clean and cottage very spacious. The only downside was the parking, which was fairly difficult down a very narrow street which unfortunately had a motorbike parked on it during our stay, making it difficult to get in and out. Be aware the parking space was snug for a ford fiesta. The actual cottage itself was beautiful and very modern. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by CharisJun 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and excellent location."

    Reviewed by KenJun 2021

  • "Parking difficult."

    Some toiletries on arrival would be handy

    Reviewed by DenisJun 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing in every way, stayed in a lot of cottages in Whitby but this was the best by far"

    Reviewed by ArthurMay 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with dressing room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and beach 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Parking space at the front requires you to reverse down a narrow street to get to it

The property

Set back on an idyllic cobbled street in the heart of Whitby, The Counting House is a pretty ground-floor cottage ideal for a romantic retreat to the beautiful coast of North Yorkshire.

Surrounded by enchanting local landmarks and soft sandy beaches, this humble abode is perfectly suited to any type of holiday, with so much adventure right on your doorstep.

Enter into this charming dwelling and be greeted by a quaint yet well-equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary appliances for a self-catering stay.

From here, a warm and welcoming living/dining room awaits you, home to a plush corner sofa and an impressive Smart TV where you can enjoy an entertaining evening with your significant other, before indulging in a bottle of wine and tasty meal for two at the dining table.

Prepare for the day with a refreshing rinse in the shower room, grabbing your towel from the heated rail and retreating to the lavish dressing room that serves the fabulous double bedroom.

Tear yourself away from this arresting abode and uncover the hidden gems of the North Yorkshire Coast and Countryside, whether it be hiking along the coast, or heading deep into the countryside on an action-packed day in the North Riding Forest Park.

Make the most of your time in Whitby with tours of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or climbing the 199 steps up to the Church of St Mary and Whitby Abbey, before taking a boat out to sea for a spot of Whale watching.

Enjoy breath-taking views from Whitby Golf Club as you partake in a quick nine holes, or hop in the car and head for Robin Hood's Bay to see The Old Coastguard Station, now owned by the National Trust, and Robin Hood's Bay Museum.

See the cascading waters of Hayburn Wyke waterfall, or spend the day in Scarborough with attractions such as Scarborough Castle, the Rotunda Museum and Peasholm Park all waiting to be explored.

On return to the cottage, be sure to stop off at one of the many thriving pubs and delicious local restaurants for a bite to eat, or pick up a takeaway and head back to your restful cottage for a quiet evening indoors.

Live unforgettable moments with your loved ones on an escape to The Counting House.

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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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