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Tyreman's Return

(Ref. 997312)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Everything we needed and an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    It's in a perfect location, 2 minutes to the harbour. 2 minutes to the shops, restaurants and pubs, especially the Irish one at the bottom of the hill, great atmosphere. I slept like a log it was so quiet. The cottage has everything you need. My daughter and I loved it! I would have left a review in the book but couldn't find my pen. It would have been a pleasure to write it! Thanks to the owner for answering my questions too-before we arrived. I would definitely go again. x

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jun 2023

  • "As described lovely cottage enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Honoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, interesting old cottage and convenient for everything we wanted to do in Whitby."

    Parking no problem and very quiet at night. Small improvements would include repair to damaged wallpaper and a bit more crockery (small plates, dishes, perhaps a milk jug) and a grill pan. Otherwise kitchen very nice, lovely worktop and cooker. Couldn't fathom out the heating and found the boiler rather annoying firing up through the night but it didn't spoil our stay. Overall very comfortable and well thought out so thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Oct 2022

  • "A quaint cottage, near to the centre of Whitby."

    That ends the positive feedback. Parking a nightmare, allow £9 a day for the car. The parking vouchers supposedly provided, was for 1 voucher for 2 nights only. Attempted to contact the number provided, despite texting, phoning, and leaving a message requesting a call back, no call back was received during the 4 days we were there, or indeed since. The boiler in the bedroom was constantly noisy, and heated up the room to an unpleasant temperature, no thermostat appeared to control it.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time in the cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Being centrally located, we were within five minute walk of Whitby's main attractions. Our only nitpick was that the lightswitch for the bathroom pops out of its slot, making it impossible to turn on the bathroom light! Other than that, a great find if you're looking for a relaxing mid-week break.

    Reviewed by Liam4.1Sep 2022

  • "We was a bit disappointed bathroom light switch was broken and no frying pan or ..."

    We was a bit disappointed bathroom light switch was broken and no frying pan or trays to cook anything in oven had to buy a pizza tray and no dishes to put anything in microwave so very unsuitable if you want to self cater

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, we enjoyed our stay here the only issue was the 1 hour unloading, there was no disc left in the property for this and we've ended up with a parking ticket, there was one provided for the rest of the stay so not 100% why the other wasn't provided."

    Anyway nice location, clean and tidy kids enjoyed it and our dog loved the treats from the dog bakery next door

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was charming and immaculately clean. There were excellent facilities and the most comfortable double bed. Stopping the dog from following us up the stairs was a challenge since the bottom landing door could not be fastened from the stairs side. Thank you

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Pros -Lovely cottage v cosy."

    Good location. Cons - Bed a bit firm and noisy boiler in bedroom

    Reviewed by Ella4.7Nov 2021

  • "A wonderful stay in a really beautiful old cottage."

    We loved the fireplace and all the period features. It was very cosy for us as a couple on our “mini-moon”. It would be good for a small family too. The location was excellent and it was very tidy and clean. The bed was very comfortable and we will definitely use Sykes Cottages again and recommend it to other people. Thanks, Jackie.

    Reviewed by Jacquelyn4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great location only 5 mins to the town & harbour."

    The cottage was a little squashed for 4 of us especially downstairs. Neither Sky (no card) and wifi worked periodically. Suggestion, the entertainment & microwave electrics get an update.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely central cottage."

    Small and perfectly formed. The only reservation were the inflated prices due to the pandemic

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2021

  • "Luckily a dry week but difficult to dry wet clothes."

    We enjoyed our week and the cottage is central to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Jun 2021

  • "My first long stay in whitby and this property was a great little hub for the week."

    On arrival we literally parked outside and used the 1hr permit provided to unload our vehicle. Additional long stay permits were provided too but parking in those were tricky. A bit of patience, waiting and circling around usually provided a place when someone left. However there is plenty of free parking available before entering the main permit zones which are a 5mins walk from the accommodation. Other reviews mention the sofas but they are now updated the broadband was high speed and perfect throughout. This property is small and compact which can be a plus or negative based on the visitors own tastes. We liked it alot. Pros : Great location Some parking permits provided Off the main street so added privacy High speed broadband Cozy Clean Dog friendly Cons : Small Little kitchen space Tight steep stairs, potentially problematic for certain people. Overall we found this place good value for money, it was clean, cozy and well located. The doggy shop is literally outside. Parking in whitby as a whole is difficult and not the fault of the property and we were provided with permits for our stay. If we come to whitby again we would actually consider this property again.

    Reviewed by Surineer4.4May 2021

  • "Limited cutlery, lack of pans / oven trays and grill."

    No wood, kindling for fire. Only one window would open rest painted shut. Seating at end of life, uncomfortable.

    Thank you for you comments regarding your stay at Tyreman's Return, we are sorry to hear that you found the property uncomfortable this has not been mentioned to us previously. The small kitchen at Tyreman's Retreat does prevent us having lots of different pots and pans, however, we have added more cutlery. Although we have the fire at the property, we do not provide any wood or kindling, this can be bought from the local shop. We hope you were still able to enjoy your stay in our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven2.2Oct 2020

  • "Cottage is in an excellent central position."

    A down side is the difficult parking situation but that is general to Whitby and not unique to Tyremans Return. The narrow steep stairs would not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility. The Little angel pub which is only 50 yards from th cottage is great for a pint of real ale.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2020

  • "Cosy property with everything you need."

    V dog friendly. Close to dog friendly pubs and park. Pubs near didn't do food tho. Might be a winter thing. Parking not too far away and free from 1st nov.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location, everything we needed, even got sunshine for the time we were there."

    .. what more could you ask for. Looking forward to next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is cosy and the central location was fantastic."

    We found a parking place for the length of our stay and walked everywhere. We loved the quirky history of the place.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in Whitby, a really brilliant family holiday."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable, superbly equipped and full of character, perfectly situated for everything we could possibly need and provided an ideal base. We found loads of things to do and fabulous places to eat during our stay. We would recommend that visitors take a trip to the tourist information office to buy a weekly parking permit, which saves having to move the car!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beatiful little cottage right in the heart of everything."

    We really felt it was home from home.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double and 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate
  • There is roadside parking available permits provided
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 and pub 0.01 miles
  • Note: The staircase to the first floor is narrow and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The street the property is located on is steep and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check in 4pm

The property

Tyreman’s Return, 2 Abbey Inn Yard is a characterful Grade II listed 2 bedroom cottage steeped in history.

This traditional fisherman’s cottage dating from around 1760 is off ancient Flowergate, known as Floresgate in the Doomsday Book.

This quirky cottage offers contemporary living sleeping up to 4 people in a 3 storey property.

It is located in a convenient and quiet yard situated off Flowergate on the west side of Whitby.

There is a double bedroom on the first floor with a twin bedroom on the second floor.

The wrought-iron gate at the entrance to the yard is located next to the Yorkshire Building Society (formerly an old Inn known initially as The Old Abby Inn which existed from at least 1794).

Tyreman’s retains some lovely period features - the original beams, a working open Yorkshire Range ideal for those winter nights, sash windows and a coffin drop in the ground floor ceiling.

You enter Tyreman’s up two shallow steps into an open-plan living space.

Here there are two comfortable sofas in the lounge space, a flat screen TV with a DVD player and a mini sound system.

The focal point for the family is the open hearth fireplace.

A selection of paperbacks and DVD’s are provided.

The compact kitchen provides all modern appliances: an electric oven, microwave, fridge and an electric hob set in black granite.

In the dining area is a kitchen table with two settles seating 4 people.

Heating is gas central heating with radiators throughout.

One well-behaved dog is allowed to stay in the downstairs room but must not be allowed upstairs.

Through the door to a narrow and curved staircase leads to the first floor.

Here there is the charming double bedroom and a family bathroom.

The second floor has a spacious twin bedroom along the length of the house, this delightful room also has a TV and DVD player available.

The magnificent cruck beams do reduce headspace at the sides of the room, but the apex does provide standing room.

A stairgate is fitted should this be required.

The location of Tyreman’s Return is ideal for visiting the many and varied attractions that Whitby offers.

You can park outside Abbey Inn Yard for 1 hour using a parking disc for unloading.

Thereafter parking is available at St Hilda’s Terrace car park which is 5 minutes walk from the cottage, or Cliff Terrace or on West Cliff.

All are pay and display (free from November to March).

Just up from the cottage on Flowergate are two Parks – Little Park where dogs are permitted and Pannett Park housing a Local History Museum.

There are a variety of restaurants and cafes on Flowergate (and even a dog bakery!).

The quayside and swing bridge are at the foot of Flowergate where you meet the heart of Whitby and your adventure continues.

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