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8 Richardson Court

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 957764)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "It is the most perfect 'home' we have ever spent a holiday in."

    so comfortable. perfect views. especially for our train obsessed son. We hope to rebook for 20-29 october (10 nights) 2023 just need to wait for Decembers pay packet to pay deposit!!!

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2021

  • "Our second time at the apartment and as always a pleasure to stay thank you very much"

    Reviewed by ColleenOct 2021

  • "Only one comment to make as it is for six people it would have been nice to have 6 large plates (only 5 there)."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "In a stunning location and very comfortable."

    Can’t give 5 stars though as, incredibly, it did not have anything to make coffee with, not even a simple cafetiere. Also no scissors in kitchen. And only having one key was an inconvenience. Why does the owner not charge a refundable £20 in case a key is lost? We struggled and there were just the 2 of us as we are not joined at the hip. How 6 adults would cope is beyond me. Given how prices have had to increase due to COVID and the demand of staycationers you would expect in such a price bracket to be able to enjoy a coffee in the morning.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "For my train obsessed grandson, it was a dream location."

    Very modern, well equipped (although, can I suggest a better can opener?). Handy for a walk up to the Abbey and into the town. Lovely.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2021

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Comfortable beds. Lovely views. Only setback was the dreadful settee. Very well worn and totally uncomfortable and it was the only furniture in the lounge except for the dining table and chairs. Apartment needs a couple of good armchairs and a new settee. We all spent most of our time, while indoors, in our separate bedrooms sitting on the beds propped up by pillows when we needed to rest after a few hours walking and exploring. A good twenty minutes walk into the town. Nevertheless we all had a very good time and loved Whitby.

    Reviewed by EthelAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in this apartment."

    It was extremely clean, well presented and in an excellent location for exploring Whitby and the surrounding area. The view from the lounge window was lovely and we enjoyed watching the steam train coming and going. This is a great place and we would happily return if we come back to Whitby in the future.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "Location is really great, covenient for most places."

    We enjoy walking , so it's just right.

    Reviewed by JMay 2021

  • "Great apartment with private parking."

    Easy walk to town but hill on way back. Lovely views from apartment and all items for cooking etc you will need but bring your own hair dryer as could not find one. Had a great time

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2020

  • "1. When we arrived the smell from the communal bin area was terrible - the cleaner expressed surprise that they had not been emptied."

    They remained overflowing but were not emptied until we had been there for 5 days! 2. Although you told us that we had to leave by 10am there was a handwritten note (unsigned) in the kitchen informing us that we had to leave by 9am on the day of departure. That was very difficult especially as we had a small baby and a three year old with us. 3. When we tried to use the shower in the en-suite the water was scalding hot and the shower thermostat didn't work.....we could only use it by turning it on to a very slow flow. I immediately reported it to the owner who just blamed the installation of a new hot water tank and didn't offer to send anyone round to fix it. Funnily the shower thermostat in the main bathroom was fine so it was obviously nothing to do with the explanation given. 4.Half the toaster doesn't work - I noticed a comment on trip advisor from 2018 saying the same think so why not just replace it? 5. The 2 settees in the living room were completely worn out and very uncomfortable - you could feel the wooden frame of the carcass wherever you sat. They obviously needed replacing some time ago. 6. Only one set of keys were provided - which for an apartment catering for six people was totally inadequate. I did ask the cleaner why this was and she just said there used to be more but guests just kept losing them.

    1) The communal rubbish bins (which are on the ground floor, within a locked room), are emptied on a weekly basis by Scarborough Borough Council. 2) 10AM is the leaving time on the day of departure. 3) The faulty shower thermostat was replaced the following weekend. 4) The 4-slice toaster was confirmed to be working correctly. 5) We will replace the two settees over the winter when we do our annual refurbishment. 6) We agree that a spare set of keys would be ideal, but after having multiple second sets go missing, they are no longer supplied. The apartment key safe can be used by guests to help with this issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeremyJul 2020

  • "Very nice spacious apartment."

    Worked well for us as we had an older member of our family with us - lift and fairly flat walk into Whitby. The few down sides we found were that the plumbing was noisy, so no flushing the loo in the night, squeaky doors and there is no heating in the smallest bedroom - the heater has been taken off the wall. My mother-in-law did't find it too cold, but we had by chance taken a fleece blanket with us, so she used that on the bed. None of this spoiled our break, and we would use the apartment again, for the space, view and location.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "The kitchen was a bit short of utensils and cutlery."

    Only observation. View across river to steam trains kept grandchild happy. A nice little playground was a bonus too. Being on the third floor was no problem...the lift was excellent. A quiet location. General comment. We have decided not to consider Friday properties in future...we are finding travelling Friday a problem. It means either taking an extra day off work to make a week. Or leaving after work when the traffic is horrendous.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2019

  • "A lovely flat in a good position with friendly and very helpful owners."

    Reviewed by JimSep 2019

  • "The accommodation at 8, Richardson Court was absolutely wonderful!"

    The beds were really clean and soft and the whole place felt very clean and welcoming. The view from the lounge window is fantastic - you even see a steam train go past regularly which is so charming. The location is fabulous and there’s a courtyard on the estate where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Whitby! Walking into Whitby takes about 10 minutes but it’s also relatively easy to drive out to other locations such as Robin Hood’s Bay or Staithes. Also, despite it being in a block of apartments, I was never troubled by any noise from apartments above or below. Another lovely touch was the board games and children’s books left for guests to enjoy. Great apartment - highly recommend and thank you Sykes cottages!

    Reviewed by SiobhanAug 2019

  • "Could do with handle in bath and rubber on main front door on metal court arm on it and cut quite bad on it."

    Reviewed by susanJul 2019

  • "The place was extremely clean."

    Very comfortable. Lovely view. Very quiet.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2019

  • "Lovely view, easy access, beds were just a little short for 6ft+ men!"

    Everything else great thank you

    Reviewed by BenMay 2019

  • "The flat was great, handy for the town of Whitby and a great location for exploring Yorkshire."

    Second time we have stayed here and would book again if we return to the area, a tumble dryer would be handy.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "The location of 8 Richardson court was fantastic with a wonderful view of the river we will be booking again ,"

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2019

  • "We were really impressed with standard of accommodation will be booking again"

    Reviewed by NicholaNov 2018

  • "Can not fault the accommodation, clean, comfortable with lovely views."

    My only complaint was that there was not enough mugs, plates, and a cracked red dish which could not be used. Met the lovely lady who cleans the apartments in Richardson Court, just as we were leaving.

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2018

  • "This is our second time at Richardsons Court this year and hope to book again at some point, walking in was like coming home."

    Very comfortable apartment, furnished to a high standard. The only thing that didn't work was the toaster but with the instruction sheet left by the owner , list of instructions for everything in kitchen, we used the grill on the oven. Had a great time again.

    Reviewed by TerenceOct 2018

  • "Light outside door flickers so a little hard to find key hole."

    Great location, views, very peaceful area.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2018

  • "Had an issue with one of showers on arrival."

    Phoned Sykes cottages and their operative very helpful. Could not be fixed until the Monday but owner offered a refund, without being asked, and both shower fixed and refund processed within time line agreed. Very good location on the bank of the river. If went to Whitby again would happily use same apartments - great value .

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at 8 Richardson Court."

    The apartment was clean and spacious with wonderful views of the harbour. It had everything we needed to make a memorable holiday. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "We. had a lovely time, the apartment we lovely and clean."

    Sykes cottages always find us something that suites are needs

    Reviewed by VickyJul 2018

  • "Lovely spacious apartment just a 10 minute walk from the main bustling areas with lovely views from the lounge and main bedroom window."

    The added bonus was the allocated car parking space directly underneath. The facilities within the apartment were everything you would need plus the added touches of games and toys. I booked for a week's stay but due to sudden unforseen circumstances could not stay for the full week. Sykes liaised with the owner on my behalf which enabled my family to still enjoy a couple of days break. I would definitely use Sykes again and would highly recommend to others... I would look to stay at the same apartment if returning to Whitby and again would have no hesitation in recommending this to others. My family really enjoyed the break and were sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by LeahJul 2018

  • "A lovely apartment in a lovely part of Whitby, a 10-15 minute stroll from the centre."

    Lovely views form the living room, clean and comfortable. Only minor quibble would be that we were only provided with 1 set of keys, and could have done with a second sent at a couple of points of our stay. Overall excellent.

    Reviewed by BrettJun 2018

  • "Really nice apartment, short walk into Whitby, so no need to move the car."

    I did read one gentlemans comment about road noise, but we never heard a thing even with windows open. If there is a niggle perhaps a spare bin liner for kitchen could be left and an extra toilet roll. Would definitely book this apartment again.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "Nice, clean, roomy accommodations with all the basics you need to ensure a good break."

    A real bonus having views of the Esk down to the harbour and a pleasant 10 minute walk into the centre of Whitby.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2018

  • "This is the first time I have booked this type of holiday accommodation and I was extremely happy."

    The apartment was in a good location, easy to find and to walk into Whitby. It was clean, well maintained and was perfect for our family's needs. Watching the steam train every day was an added extra. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2018

  • "The apartment was clean and tidy with views of the estuary."

    The log burner was laid and ready to light. Free Wifi. Beds were very comfortable. Easy and lovely walk into Whitby.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2018

  • "Apartment lovely ."

    However , pots and pans weren't clean and had been put away dirty and damaged. An extra key would have been useful given it sleeps 6. Sleeping arrangements . Single beds too short and narrow with footboard on and really did not sleep very well!!! More suitable for Children. Apart from these minor points we had a fab week and the accommodation was Clark and comfortable. 4 adults shared , may suggest that the layout changes to 2 doubles and 2 single beds. Plenty hot water , Mira type shower would be better than trickle from the electric showers. In brochure should mention proximity to road bridge behind property , noisey at times for people sleeping at year of property . Car parking good , lots of headroom . Steve

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2018

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The property

A third floor apartment in Whitehall Landing apartment complex, situated in the historic fishing port of Whitby.

This spacious accommodation is ideal for families who wish to explore Whitby and the surrounding area.

Upon entering the apartment, the hallway leads to a cosy sitting room and dining area where you can sit back and relax in the comfortable sofas and enjoy the lovely views of the river Esk and upper harbour.

The well-equipped kitchen provides you will all that you need to prepare meals for the family after a day exploring.

The accommodation is completed by two twin bedrooms, a family bathroom and a double bedroom with an en-suite and views of the harbour.

Once you have relaxed in the apartment, why not head into the town of Whitby, close to the North York Moors, with a picturesque harbour, sandy beaches and an abundance of quirky ginnels and cobbled streets to explore.

A lovely apartment which can be enjoyed throughout the year.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Reserved indoor car parking space for 1 car
  • Shared garden with children's play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no mobility scooters (apartment block management rules for fire safety)
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is a lift up to the third floor where this apartment is situated.

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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.

Please note check in time for this property is 4pm and check out is 10am to allow for additional cleaning.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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