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6 Abbey Terrace

(Ref. 4281)

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Sykes rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great house."

    Location was perfect and great for a big group. House was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "We are a large group of friends who stayed for a long weekend and the property was lovely."

    Excellent central location made it easy to get around Whitby. The property itself was clean and well furnished with a good kitchen, large dining room table that we could all sit together and nice relaxing sitting rooms. Good communication with the owners and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The table was perfect for all of us sitting down for Christmas dinner - which was also helped by the heated hostess trolley keeping food warm! The bedrooms were big and beautifully laid out. The house is in a perfect situation with a view of the Abbey from the front door, It is a stones throw from the beach and the town and also there was a Church for midnight mass just at the end of the road! It was the perfect house, in the perfect place and we had a perfect Christmas, thank you!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just spent a lovely weekend at 6 Abbey Terrace with 11 friends House was clean and tastefully furnished."

    Had everything we needed and very comfortable. Great location, short walk into the town and beach. We enjoyed a lovely return 6 mile walk to Sandsend along the beach., stopping off at a lovely cafe for coffee and cake . Host left us lovely Bothams of Whitby tea and biscuits to enjoy and was very efficient responding to emails. We had a great meal at Cosa Nostra (Italian ) and enjoyed take out fish and chips from the famous Magpie Restaurant .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean."

    We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2023

  • "The pictures do not do this house justice."

    So spacious and comfortable. Was great for our weekend away - we didn’t want to leave. The owners are lovely & communication was good. Would definitely book again in the future!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful house and hard to beat location."

    Short stroll to the beach and to all attractions and amenities. This house is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything one might need for a multigenerational holiday. ( 2 lounges, large dining room, modern kitchen and updated bathrooms) We were a group of 11 aged 34-70 years. However, we would happily book this house and bring our grandchildren next time.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at this lovely house , 14 women ranging from ages of 23-75yrs old, we had a great time here !"

    Everything we needed was in this house and the location was brilliant very close to the centre and shops . Very clean and well maintained , beds were really comfy as was the sitting rooms Could just do with one more recycling bin But would definitely recommend this house for family or friends gathering

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Abbey Terrace was a great choice for our large family get together."

    The property was very clean and well maintained. Ample space for everyone, with great bedrooms, bathrooms and social areas (large dining room, and 2 large living rooms). All the bed linen and towels were provided which was perfect. The location of the house meant only a short walk down to Whitby town centre. The 2 parking spaces at the back, and additional parking permits which were requested were great (They last 4 days from when you arrive) Really good value, and we all managed to get spaces near the house. We will definitely go back if we plan another family trip to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at the house."

    It’s really spacious allowing our multi-generational family holiday enough room for all to enjoy the holidays. The property was nice and clean. We had a couple of minor issues during the stay, we had a really quick response and the issues were resolved. Our contact Linda was so helpful. It’s our second stay at the house as it’s a brilliant location - just a short stroll to sea or shops. The house is well equipped for cooking and is maintained really well.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Feb 2023

  • "Overall we had a lovely stay and we would recommend renting this house for a holiday."

    The house was very warm, clean, comfortable and in a brilliant location - what a great place Whitby is, along with surrounding countryside. The welcome bag of local biscuits and cake was much appreciated. Kitchen well equipped and it was great to have two dishwashers. Electricity tripped twice as we had been warned might happen, but it was not difficult to fix. Also door of bathroom between first and second floors was quite noisy to open and close. A small thing - the potato masher was not effective. Perhaps could have more recycling bins. Finally a comment about the back door key - one time two of us couldn't get in through the back door because the key was left in the lock. But when you take the key out of the lock and hang it on the wall it is the other side of the kitchen and not by the back door which is where it needs to be in the event of a fire. So perhaps move the key rack?

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely extended family Christmas at Abbey Terrace."

    The house was as described and as we knew there were a few levels we put the youngest at the top which they loved. The stairs to the top rooms were quite steep but no problem for us. Although there were 16 of us at one time we didn’t feel on top of each other as the house is spacious.The kitchen was very well equipped and we found cooking our Christmas lunch easy with all the pans etc provided. The big table was brilliant for us all to be seated together and the Christmas decorations were lovely. Nigel (the owner) was easy to contact and very helpful . The lovely cakes left for us were a lovely surprise too.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "We all loved the property and the facilities provided ensured a lovely, long week-end break for our walking group."

    The presentation of the property was superb and the location on the west side of town was ideal for us.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent size house, was great for the 12 adults and 7 children in our family."

    We all lived it. So convenient for the beach and amusements.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We are a family of 15 who were celebrating our daughters 50th birthday, the ..."

    We are a family of 15 who were celebrating our daughters 50th birthday, the house was pretty central to everything the only drawback was the many flights of stairs & the lounge area up a floor from the kitchen , we put the younger members of the family at the top but the stairs to rooms 4,5& 6 proved challenging, we appreciate it’s the layout of the house

    I'm sorry that you did not find your stay entirely satisfactory. We updated our photos at the beginning of the year to show some of the stairs to help give a feel of the layout. I hope your celebrations weren't impacted too much. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by John Derek3.8Apr 2022

  • "A great trip to Whitby, the property accommodated our party of 15 comfortably."

    It was a great base from which to explore the town & the surrounding Moors. Comes highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house which was perfect for our large family get together."

    The house is stylishly furnished and extremely well equipped and it’s in a great position close to both the sea and the town centre. The communication with the hosts was excellent and I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our group of friends had a fantastic time here for the weekend."

    What a beautifully kept house and responsive, helpful owners. Lots of bathrooms so no one was on each others toes. We could all (14 of us) come together for meals and games and then comfortably have own space to chill as well. So close to everything, short walk for sea dips both mornings! The house had everything we needed and we were kindly offered permits for the extra parking spaces required (2 provided behind the house), the only downside to the area is finding a spot I would say and that can't be helped. Highly recommend staying here, thanks Nigel and Anna :)

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Mar 2022

  • "Faultless! The house was perfect and easily accommodated 16 of us."

    Our hosts were in regular contact leading up to our stay and again afterwards. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. This place has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the location is just a short walk to the main attractions & the beach.

    Thank you ,very much for taking the time to review your stay with us . We are so glad your stay was a success, and hopefully you will visit us again in the future . Kind regards Anna and Nigel Renwick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "A 50th birthday holiday for 15 people aged between 11 and 75."

    Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Kitchen well stocked with enough space to cook for all. Enormous dining table so all can sit and eat comfortably. Two lounges upstairs meaning teens and parents can be separate in the evenings. All bedrooms very comfortable with nice linens. There are lots and lots of stairs. Location excellent - only a few steps from West Beach and lovely walk down to Sandsend along the beach. We were blessed with blue skies the entire week. All in all a great week.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully other people will find it useful . You were great custodians of our holiday home during your stay. You are most welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Feb 2022

  • "I’ve stayed in a lot of properties in Whitby, but this has to be my favourite."

    From the moment you arrive you’re aware that you’re somewhere special. The large front door leads into a huge hallway which invites you in. Leading of this was the kitchen and dining room, both rooms large. The dining table is larger than some places that I’ve stayed in Whitby. We had a party of 12 and everyone was very impressed with the house and the rooms they stayed in. When we got ready to go out 12 people had baths or showers. I was the last one and the water was still hot! Hopefully won’t be too long before I return!

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s lovely to have returning guests, especially when they look after the property so well, as clearly you do . Looking forward to hosting you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved the house it was just right for 3 families, ideal location and very clean with lots of bathrooms, full kitchen everything we needed, just be aware lots of stairs between floors."

    Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the house with your family and would be more than happy to have you as guests again as guests against Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved this property."

    It was an ideal Xmas house for a large family party. We were all able to participate in preparing Xmas dinner as the kitchen is large and well set out. The house is wonderfully located with easy access to the beach and other Whitby attractions. It has a great view of the Abbey from the front door. The quality of the house added to a great winter holiday in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely spacious property, ideal for all our family, made for a great week!"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2021

  • "A spacious and well equipped house for a large group in a great location for exploring all that Whitby has to offer!"

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house in an amazing location!"

    Lovely little touches and all the amenities you could need. It was spotless and felt so homely. We had a wonderful weekend exploring Whitby and would love to stay in the house again!

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Overall the property was excellent, as described and the location perfect for our needs."

    The only small downsides were a) The internet was very poor (low coverage and strength) and this badly affected the TV services and use of our pc's/phones b) the lower ground floor front bedroom was damp All that said our party had an enjoyable stay and would definitely consider rebooking it in the future

    Reviewed by P4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely large terrace house in a great location, close to all amenities & the beach"

    Reviewed by Marie4.1Sep 2021

  • "A lovely house with everything you need for a holiday."

    Off road parking is a real bonus. Great location for exploring Whitby and beyond.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were not able to use the basement bedrooms due to bad smell."

    We also found hairs in duvets and in bedsheets! Pros:The location is perfect, short walk to the harbour.

    Thank you for your feedback from your stay, which is always valuable. What a shame you didn't get in touch with us at the beginning of you stay about the bad smell. The culprit was a dry shower trap by the back door , and was easily rectified. You will be pleased to hear we managed to get all the crayon marks off the radiator without redecoration. Thank you again for you feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sudeep3.1Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous house with everything you need in a great location, we all had a great time exploring Whitby during the day and enjoying the house at night."

    Reviewed by Linzi5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our one-week's stay at 6 Abbey Terrace Although we had been warned in advance, more than half our family failed to bring our own towels, which somewhat spoilt our arrival."

    We called the house keeper to report that the towel rail in the basement bathroom was not heating, but no action was taken to remedy this, which was disappointing. The sound proofing between the ground floor and the basement needs improving, as wooden floors amplify the noise. On the positive side, the house was spotlessly clean and felt safe. We appreciated the spacious dining-room with the welcome pack, as we did 3 years ago. The kitchen and dishwasher facilities are good for a large self-catering family, as is the availability of crockery and cutlery. On the whole, a positive experience in difficult circumstances.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.1Aug 2020

  • "Convenient for beach and town."

    Small problem with leaky WC promptly mended.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house is superb for a large group holiday."

    We only stayed for the weekend but we had everything we needed in the house and with it being only a short walk into Whitby, it was a great location. We never struggled to get parked and having two parking spaces made a huge difference. We really enjoyed ourselves - thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2020

  • "The location was just perfect ."

    We had a party ranging from 6 months to 71 years (including 2 teenage) and everyone was catered for in the house and very happy. Plus the house was very child friendly which is always a bonus . Would definitely recommend this house and sykescottages

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous location, excellent facilities, speedy to response to questions from both the owner of the property and sykes."

    Fantastic location had by all, thank you!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect in all respects."

    Location, spacious, well kept, nicely furnished throughout, private parking on premises, and most of all, it feels like home. Thanks from all of us.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jul 2019

  • "House is exceptional, perfect location just on the outskirts of town, 3 minute walk."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2018

  • "The property was perfectly located in Whitby."

    It was close enough to the shops and pubs so no taxi was needed. The house was beautiful and very well decorated. Everyone had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous holiday in a fabulous house."

    Pirate weekend in Whitby was brilliant fun and everyone had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous house."

    We had 18 including 3 small boys 2 young girls and 2 teenagers who gathered to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Couldn't have found better or nicer accommodation. Beautifully appointed and in a very good location for beach, restaurants shops and getting out to the moors and other villages. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The house was just amazing, it’s exactly as described, the pictures don’t do it justice!"

    The owners were so helpful and friendly. It’s in a perfect location I can’t fault the house at all. We went for my mums 60th birthday surprise, Sge loved it! All my family & friends loved the house too! I would 100% recommend booking here

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2018

  • "6 Abbey terrace is a beautiful property."

    It is well equipped, in a fabulous location and very spacious.

    Reviewed by Gwyn5.0Feb 2018

  • "Great place all the family loved it can't wait to return"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2017

  • "Great house plenty of space very clean and a fantastic location would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2017

  • "From booking the accommodation through Sykes, to arranging the finer details with the owners, it was a very easy and straightforward process."

    The property was beautiful and had real character! Our party thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish to re-book for next year.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2016

  • "On arrival we were met by the lovely lady caretaker she explained everything ..."

    On arrival we were met by the lovely lady caretaker she explained everything clearly and explained about the keys etc , on entering the property we had a lovely tray with a welcome note and biscuits teabags milk which was a lovely touch the house was clean and in a perfect place for us to explore would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2016

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  • Over five floors
  • Nine bedrooms: 1 x 3rd floor double, 2 x 3rd floor twin, 2 x 2nd floor king-size double with TVs, 1 x 2nd floor twin, 1 x single, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double, 1 x lower ground floor family room with super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin by prior arrangement) & single day bed
  • 3 x shower rooms with shower, basin & WC (1 ground floor, 1 ground/1st floor half-landing, 1 1st/2nd floor half-landing)
  • 3rd floor bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Outside utility
  • Dining room seating 18
  • First floor sitting room (seats 10)
  • Additional first floor sitting room (seats 8).
  • Gas central heating in sitting room
  • Range cooker with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, hostess trolley, washer/dryer (in utility), 2 x dishwashers, plasma TV, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, 2 x DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cots, 2 x highchairs
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, plus roadside parking (permit required, available to purchase from owner at £4 per week)
  • Small front garden with patio and seating for 10
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop, pub & beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Back entrance accessed by 6 steps, front garden accessed by 8 steps
  • Note: Steep stairs to 3rd floor rooms
  • Note: Short breaks to begin on Monday or Friday only
  • Note: There is a refundable £200.00 good house keeping bond on this property, payable to the owner.

The property

A superb Victorian mid-terrace property, centrally situated in historic Whitby.

This outstanding Whitby cottage has been beautifully renovated, retaining a wealth of period features, with marble and cast iron fireplaces, ornate ceiling roses, and stripped pine floors and window shutters.

The bright, spacious rooms of this Whitby cottage are luxuriously furnished, providing two very comfortable sitting rooms, .

There is also a well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops and range cooker.

Set over five floors, the quirky layout of this Whitby cottage offers excellent family accommodation, with plenty of space for everyone.

Outside, a small front garden provides a sunny area to sit and relax, with views over to the famous abbey and St. Mary's Church.

Within five minutes' walk from this Whitby cottage are good eateries, local pubs and independent shops.

Wander the cobbled, narrow streets down to the harbour, enjoy the long, sandy beaches or climb the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey!

Explore the dramatic coastline or the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors, all within very easy reach from this Whitby cottage.

A great base for family and friends, all year round.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Note: There is a refundable £200.00 good house keeping bond on this property, payable to the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute