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47 Baxtergate

(Ref. 1061868)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location in Whitby."

    The bathrooms were good, shame no loo roll was provided. The kitchen was ok, not very well stocked for the size of the house and the worktops were sticky. The alley way to the property gives a very bad impression and could easily be made to look better. The lounge was very dirty and had cobwebs everywhere, it also had a very musty smell. I understand this is an old property but with a thorough cleaning would be a nicer place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.2Jun 2024

  • "We visited Baxtergate as a family and found the house was absolutely perfect for what we wanted."

    It was the ideal location - minute walk to cafes, shops, pubs and seafront. This was brilliant for my father who struggles to walk great distances. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Baxtergate and thoroughly enjoyed the central location."

    However we found that the house was very under-resourced with equipment. Considering that the property sleeps 8 people, there were only 4 wine glasses and 4 egg cups and not enough mugs or table glasses for a group of 8. There were a large number of champagne glasses but sadly these are not overly practical for everyday use. The pans were all small and hard to fit in enough food for 8 people and there were no baking dishes which meant we had to buy one over the weekend to cook what we needed to. There was no salt and pepper in the property or tea or coffee. It was strange that there were no bedside lights or bedside tables so that you couldn't read in bed easily. One of the bathroom showers had a leak which made it hard to use. The use of automatic lighting in the corridors made it feel like student accommodation and overall the house felt quite sterile - there were no pictures on the wall anywhere. Whilst these might seem like small points, they made the accommodation feel basic. We have stayed in many rented houses during our lifetime and sadly, Baxtergate was a lower quality than most. Overall, whilst the location is great I would hesitate to recommend Baxtergate as a comfortable house to stay in.

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8Mar 2024

  • "Very nice house."

    Perfect location. Would stay there again. Ideal for big families with babies and dogs!

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2024

  • "Great location and need to plan dropping off bags as it’s pedestrian only zone 10:30-4pm and traffic starting 8am which is noisy."

    Shame we had to pay for parking at £10 per day. House is well maintained and everything you need for a great stay. Missed not having a bath as both bathrooms are shower only. Children enjoyed the top floor living space.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2023

  • "On the day of arrival the refuse bin was overflowing with untied bags."

    On a changeover day this should have been addressed. The rubbish was not collected until the following Wednesday, two days before departure therefore leaving nowhere to place our rubbish. No recycling bin provided. Did not help that we came back from a day out to find a property sharing the alleyway had dumped their untied bin bags literally on the doorstep. Agree with some other reviews regarding general cleanliness, in particular cobwebs around walls and ceilings, skirting boards grubby. Also totally in agreement regarding some windows that do not open with only one means of escape, ie the front door, which was swollen and let in quite a draft. On the upside, the heating worked well. The sofa in the living room incredibly uncomfortable. Seen better days, way too low and soft, may as well have been sitting on the floor so we had to bring in hard chairs from the kitchen. One thing that does need pointing out as this is not mentioned at all in the property description is the fact that the “kitchen” sink is not actually located in the kitchen, but in the utility room. This is accessed by three considerably steep steps which proved a problem for us as three of the party have difficulty with mobility. A hazard if you have to negotiate the steps with a boiling pan. Also, this was the first time we have stayed in Whitby and have not been provided with a parking permit.

    Reviewed by Debbie1.6Nov 2023

  • "Lovely house, very comfortable, great facilities."

    Liked the arcade console. Very good location to explore Whitby.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property entrance unkempt very dirty."

    Mouse spotted in alleyway. Dirty old suitcase and tables in alleyway. “Welcome” mat very dirty not very welcoming! No bin liners in bathroom bins. No mattress or pillow protectors. Oven and extractor fan covered in grease. Vacuum cleaner full and smelly. Smoke alarms going off when using oven as grease burning causing smoke. Offensive smell in 3rd floor bathroom. Beds very uncomfortable. Cracked plastic on front window. Makes property look very dirty and unkempt. Having to strip off bedding from beds. Not sure why this has to be done? Lighting where fridge is not working. Freezer needed defrosting. Stains on lounge carpet. Cobwebs in corners of rooms and in kitchen. Front door difficult to open. Overall very dissatisfied.

    Reviewed by Jo1.6Aug 2023

  • "Second stay, just as good as the first."

    This time two parking permits were provided which was an added extra.

    Reviewed by Adam4.1May 2023

  • "Nice large house, lots of space and very well centred."

    Entrance to the property could do with sprucing up abit, was not very welcoming. But on the whole very good, would definetely go back

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped property which was decorated up for our Christmas break - thank you."

    We would highly recommend this property for a holiday. Lovely and warm as central heating was very good, good location, lots of space for the seven of us to relax in. The only gripe we had was that the mattresses were very uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Stefan4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great house loads of room, but so noisy at night music from the pub and people ..."

    Great house loads of room, but so noisy at night music from the pub and people drunk leaving the pub shouting at midnight, sorry would not use again

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2022

  • "Could do with instructions for oven utherwise very good"

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely place, very clean & great positioning."

    Only downside is it’s a little noisy when the pubs kick out.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nice house, great location."

    Would recommend. Agree with other feedback re lack of mirrors in bedrooms and windows are fairly thin.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Apr 2022

  • "Great location and size ."

    Only negative was the mattresses was so soft . Overall a great place . Will def be back

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Mar 2022

  • "What a great place in a great location."

    Will certainly plan to return, the whole family loved it, including the dogs. :)

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious & ideal for our family of 9 ( including two babies)."

    Very practical & convenient & would definitely recommend & stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Only one set off keys."

    No mirrow in bedrooms.will be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Sep 2021

  • "The mattress on the double bed on first floor has a dip in the middle and is very uncomfortable."

    Couldn’t get the oven to light only grill. Could do with a mirror in the double bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage could be really nice if they installed secondary glazing as the ..."

    The cottage could be really nice if they installed secondary glazing as the noise from the street is unbearable to enable sleep, also during summer the duvets need swapping for a lower tog, too hot and nothing to replace with, the ginnel was filthy and smelled, needs some tlc, ckeaning, a few planters in etc

    Reviewed by David2.8Jul 2021

  • "Stayed here for 3 nights with freinds and the property was hugely spacious."

    Had everything you needed and was in an excellent location. 5 pubs, shops, butchers, cafes and bakery all in less than a 2 minute walk. Would definitely come back and stay here again when visiting Whitby.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really good central location, had a great time"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0May 2021

  • "This cottage has been completely refurbished to a very high standard."

    Fantastic location ( car parking nearby at £9 per night. Fully equipped with everything you would need for your stay including lots of cutlery and colander lol. The only thing I would say if I needed to put a negative is the double beds are very small. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2021

  • "The property is very spacious and warm and great family accomadation."

    It is nicely furnished with very comfortable beds ... Four toilets,one on each floor is very convenient. But...... There is no parking, it cost myself and my daughter £10 per 24 hrs to park in nearby car parks. There is no outside space. There is little ventilation,most of the windows do not open. The kitchen needs more equipment, eg, no chopping board,peeler, cleaning materials,serving dishes, mixing bowl, whisk,colander,place mats... There are no mirrors other than a small one in each bathroom. There is only one entrance,the front door,the property is over four floors,I was a little nervous about means of escape, though there were fire extinguishers.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Apr 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Third-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Third-floor snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Pay and display carpark nearby
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Enjoying a prime location in the centre of the popular port town of Whitby, is this fabulous, four-storey, semi-detached property, 47 Baxtergate, boasting original and historic features.

Sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms, 47 Baxtergate is both tucked away and at the centre of the action, making it ideal for a fun-filled yet relaxing break to the North Yorkshire coast.

From the street, head down the yard and to the front door, stepping into the hall and finding a spacious and contemporary kitchen/diner to your left.

With a range of high-quality appliances and a refreshing colour scheme, you can gather around the long table with bench seating, finding a further dining area off the main space, and a utility room leading to an amazing cloakroom, unique for the original brick fireplace and deep stone basin above a firepit, at one time used for washing.

Across the hall to the right is the elegant sitting room, with a large corner sofa and jade green armchairs to relax on, you can enjoy watching the wall-mounted TV, or if there's a pianist in the group, enjoy a tune on the upright piano in here.

Take the stairs to the first floor to find two bedrooms and a shower room, comprising a double and a twin, with the second floor boasting an identical layout, all featuring plenty of storage and some with ornate, original fireplaces.

Completing the layout is the third-floor snug, accessed with care due to the restricted head height, it is home to soft seating with a footrest, a TV and electric Velux windows illuminating the room, with a handy cloakroom up here too so you don't have to go back down the stairs.

Bring your friends or family together at 47 Baxtergate to enjoy a fabulous stay in Whitby.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1061692, together sleeping 14 guests.

Baxtergate Cottages

Baxtergate Cottages are two long-standing and characterful properties, found right in the heart of Whitby, making a wonderful base for a North Yorkshire beachside break with family or friends. Both accessed from a main street then down a quiet yard, Baxtergate Cottages have the benefit of being both at the centre of the action, as well as feeling tucked away from everything. The larger of the two is 47 Baxtergate, spread over four floors, this impressive townhouse sleeps eight guests and combines a mixture of rustic original and contemporary style, with unique features like the exposed stone walls lighting up, and a historic stone basin and firepit beneath in the ground-floor cloakroom. 47A Baxtergate is more of a duplex apartment, accessed from the first floor after two small flights of stone steps, it sleeps six guests and presents an open-plan living space with all the modern comforts, with a first-floor bedroom, and two further bedrooms found up the narrow, steep staircase reminiscent of the property's past. To access the delights of Whitby, simply step out onto the street and find something around every corner, with a great selection of restaurants all around to sample delicious, freshly caught seafood, along with traditional inns and pubs, and of course the famous Whitby fish and chips! Head down to the shores of Whitby Beach for a day of fun on the sands, with Blue Flag awarded waters to paddle in, fascinating rock pools to explore and brightly coloured beach huts and chalets to hire and admire! Visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum to learn about the famous explorer's life, take the 199 Steps up the commanding and eerie Whitby Abbey, offering fantastic views over the town and out to see, and enjoy being guided through a spooky story at the Dracular Experience explaining the town's connection to Bram Stoker's famous character. Browse the boutique shops and quirky streets, picking up souvenirs and trinkets along the way, or stretch your legs further with a walk along the coast, or better still, venture into the amazing North York Moors National Park for a whirlwind of breath-taking scenery, fresh country air and quaint villages. Secure your stay at Baxtergate Cottages for your next adventure to the Yorkshire coast in Whitby.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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