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Abbey View

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1017528)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "House was absolutely filthy,tired and scruffy."

    Totally not as represented on the website. Nothing in the house like basic cleaning items,had to go shopping to kit it out.Dirty bucket and mop left in bathroom,mirror broken off wall in bedroom, all cupboards filthy inside, Cobwebs everywhere, stained bedding,carpets filthy, the list goes on.We have taken extensive photographs as evidence and made a complaint.

    I was extremally surprised and totally mystified by your comments relating to your recent stay at Abbey View, as my husband had to call to Abbey view on Friday the 29th to remove a mirror, mentioned in your comments ,which had been broken by the guests who had been in the previous week and had left on the day you came in without notifying us of the damage . I took this opportunity to accompany him to check the property and I assure you my standards are equal to, if do not not exceed ,the best in our industry and your comments do not describe, in any way , Abbey View on Friday the 29th of July when we departed . We were present when the cleaners were completing their work and I checked out the property ,as I do during every visit , including the bed linen, which was pristine . Inside all the kitchen cupboards, fridge/freezer and oven all the bathrooms and I found the property had been thoroughly cleaned to a very good standard and in my opinion is not truly reflected in your comments . I note you moved in on Friday the 29th but did not contact Sykes until Tuesday the 2nd of August (4 days later) to raise your concerns ,thus preventing your complaint being properly investigated on the day you arrived as we take all feedback from our guests very seriously ,however ,we or our agents do need to attend to check out any concerns ,this has not been the case in this instance. In closing , I see no justification to grant your request for compensation ,in this instance, but I thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and I hope that in future you find something more suited to your requirements . Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2022

  • "Parking was not easy and didn't represent the views of the property on the web site."

    Only one narrow entramce/exit was able to be used as a shrub was growing over one which would have scratched any car going in or out. Consequently multiple 3 point manoevers were needed to get a second car back out. The original posting claimed parking for 3 cars!!!! Apart from that, the property was well situated in a quiet area with good internal facilities provided.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "Place needs a dam good clean!"

    ! Nextdoor to a property that breeds Doberman dogs! Hot Tub is terreible!! We got Pseudomonas aeruginosa (hot tub rash) From it because it hadn't been cleaned properly. Complained to The Owner and Sykes. Repy was take us to a small claims court as hot tubs are not covered in there terms & conditions. Will not be booking with Sykes ever again!!!

    Abbey view is thoroughly cleaned following every stay but there are , in any service related business, the occasional incidence where standards are not met but in your case we have had no feed back from Sykes regarding the standard of cleaning throughout your stay ,however, there is a contact number in the guest book which is available should a guest be unhappy with any aspect of their stay including cleaning and cleaners would have been instructed to revisit the property if this had been reported. Re the hot tub .Our hot tub is professionally maintained and our provider rigorously ensures that they meet, if not exceed, industry standard .The hot tub thoroughly cleaned and the water is changes and treated with a number of chemicals, to ensure safety of guests, following every stay . The tub temperature is set to 38C ,by the manufacturer, and cannot be adjusted by guests in order to prevent the growth of bacteria such as "hot tub rash" or folliculitis and both the hot tub temperature and the the chemical balance was re-checked by our maintenance company during your stay and all standards were found to be within limits so as far as our maintenance company was concerned there were no problems with the tub and thus no cause for complaint . Regarding your rash . As far as I am aware you have not provided any medical reports from health professionals to support support you claim that the rash was brought on by poor maintenance of our hot tub . Finally you claim to have complained directly to ,ourselves the owners , I can confirm this has not been the case . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstieMay 2022

  • "Overall, the accommodation is very good - the house is very spacious and well located for the town centre."

    We liked the mood lighting and the layout of the kitchen and all the appliances worked. The beds and furniture were comfortable and we liked all the TVs! However, this was spoilt a bit by a few issues. Most importantly, we had problems with the hot tub - the water went green by the third day despite us following the 'rules'. This was still the case after someone visited to put more chlorine tablets in it - we have a hot tub at home so we know how to look after one and what to avoid e.g. fake tan. As the tub was one of the main reasons for choosing the property, this was very disappointing, especially as this problem had also been raised in reviews by previous occupants and not been sorted. We were also surprised that there was no 'welcome pack' on arrival and a distinct lack of hand wash and other toiletries in any of the bathrooms. The bath towels provided were small. Although these are minor things, they combined to give the feel that costs were being cut where possible.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed the majority of your stay at Abbey view. Your feedback has now been discussed with our hot tub management cleaning company. We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with some elements of your stay, in particular the hot tub. We have hosted hundreds of guests at Abbey View and other locations where we provide hot tubs. In that time we have had very few negative comments regarding the hot tub but we do take them very seriously and discuss any comments with our service provider. We use the services of specialist maintenance companies to service and maintain our hot tubs and confirm water is changed and slow released chemicals added on every change over or every week depending on the length of your stay. For the water to 'go green' after a few days wouild indicate there has been contamination in the tub with either body lotions, fake tan or other unknown products, hence the notices advising guests to shower prior to using the hot tub. The only remedy should contamination occur would be to drain, clean out and refill the tub as no amount of cheimicals would clear the water. That would explain why, when you had contacted maintenance and additional chemicals were added, the water did not clear. If the water was dirty after just a few days of your stay, which I would think unlikely, it would appear cloudy or grey. I have spoken to the cleaning company and even though they added more chemicals as requested, there were still sufficient chemicals left in the tube. We do not provide welcome packs as this would incur an extra cost to guests. The previous comment from a guest regarding welcome packs was made in error. The property is self catering so we do not provide extra toiletries. We do however provide basic standard toiletries. We would like to emphasise that we have not implemented any cost cutting measures whatsoever. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2022

  • "Great property, nice and modern, only 10 mins walk into town, 3 car park spaces on the driveway, great hot tub and nice and private garden."

    Only downside was the British weather but it was February. Will definitely book again 100%

    Hi Monika thank you so much for your kind comments , it gives us such a lift when guests have enjoyed their stay and taken the time to tell us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon katie Property Owner

    Reviewed by MonikaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property in a great location just 10 mins walk from Whitby centre."

    The house was very well equipped with everything we needed - lots of crockery, cutlery, utensils, glassware. We loved the hot tub and kitchen under-lighting and mood lighting. The tea / coffee / squash & biscuits were a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KatieJan 2022

  • "Lovely well maintained property."

    Ticked all our boxes. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LindseyJan 2022

  • "The property we recently rented was greet for our week's stay in Whitby and it's location was absolutely spot on."

    The fittings, furniture & provided facilities were very much up to our expectations and we hand an enjoyable relaxing stay. There were, however, several issues & niggles that are well worth mentioning & need attention from the owners. * It came as something of a surprise & not really welcome to find that the living room still contained the fully decked Christmas Tree & several wall hung decorations! Bearing in mind that our arrival was on the 14th January, it seems that someone couldn't be bothered to remove them nearly 2wks after the 12th night. * One toilet roll provided for the four guests. At least one in each toilet. * Two torches provided contained dead batteries * Both remote controls for the living room TV contained either dead or no batteries * Kitchen clock had dead batteries * Ground floor bed had dirty bedding on * Ground floor bedroom door could not be secured due to a broken catch * Ceiling light bulb in kitchen dead. No replacements * can opener was useless * Most importantly, the hot tub did not get serviced during our stay. This resulted in discoloured and smelling water. We contacted the local agent who informed us that the owners did not pay for a service during a weeks stay! In all our years of renting properties with hot tub, this is the first time we have encountered this approach and find it totally unacceptable. We ended up buying our own sterilising and cleaning equipment. Very poor service * As mentioned by other guests, there is a dire need for a dryer in the utility room.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time away. We are very sorry that the Christmas Tree had not been removed, this was an oversight and has now been addressed. As for the hot tub, a professional cleaning company make sure that before a new guest arrives, it is emptied, cleaned, filled and re-chemicaled. Further to this, if a two week booking is placed, the hot tub cleaning company will carry out another full cleaning service after the first weeks stay. The chemicals used are slow releasing and will provide lasting effects throughout the week. The hot tub does not require servicing each day. It is also recommended that you shower prior to using it, as creams or fake tan will cause the water to be dis-colored. Thank you again for choosing to stay at Abbey View and we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2022

  • "Gorgeous home only thing I can say bad about it was there wasn't any utensils or hardly any toilet roll."

    But apart from that it was a great place to stay and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by KatieJan 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay the view from the bedroom window to the Abbey is beautiful, ..."

    We enjoyed our stay the view from the bedroom window to the Abbey is beautiful, the heating took some getting used to and we couldn’t find any cutlery apart from that we enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying there

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "Abbey view was spacious and had everything you could need."

    I’ve never been anywhere with so many cups, plates etc. It was nice that the hot tub was covered over but it’s not cleaned/serviced everyday like most other places we’ve stayed. We had a lovely week and the location into Whitby is great, there’s a steep hill on the way back so no good for those with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by BeckyOct 2021

  • "Your neighbour across road his very obnoxious regarding where he parks his car ..."

    Your neighbour across road his very obnoxious regarding where he parks his car The things we missed was a tumble dryer as the radiators are on a timer of which we have no control of more cups and pans as 6 cups not enough No information when dustbins need to be emptied so some guests are loving it so they over flow Overall lovely place been two yrs running but unfortunately the cost as gone up £600 for the same week in 2022 think that is being greedy due to pandemic so won’t be booking again

    Thank you for your feedback. The property does have state of the art Nest Heating and can be controlled manual to supply instant heating. There should have been sufficient crockery and pans as we have an additional 10 mugs for customer use. We will be carrying out a full infantry and replace any missing items. Our prices reflect on several factors and are constantly reviewed by Sykes Cottages and although there has been a small increase in line with inflation, this can be due to seasonal changes but we feel this is still excellent value for money. We would be very happy discussing this individually and would welcome the opportunity. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Thus is an excellent cottage and base for your holiday I would highly recommend it ."

    It was lovely and clean and comfortable and the hot tub was a bonus thanks from the Atkinson family

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "Absolutely fab property."

    It really has been a great stay with everything you'd expect from a high end listing in Whitby. We've booked again for next year already.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Very nice property, clean and comfortable, all bedrooms good size plenty of storage."

    Hot tub was a nice extra but outside area could do with a tidy. Some areas could do with an update but overall we enjoyed our stay. Location was good about a 5-10 min walk down hill into Whitby but a steep walk back. Whitby was lovely plenty of places to eat, had some really nice meals.

    Reviewed by MaxineJul 2021

  • "Probably one of the best holiday rentals we have used, we found that Abbey View was located in a good position, and made a handy base for our week in Whitby."

    We enjoyed the hot tub, a new experience for us. Would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2021

  • "We did not like all the signs regards the hot tub."

    There far too many and felt unwelcoming. We did not use the hot tub or sit in garden as we were worried about making noise even in a normal voice. The parking is I feel more for 2 cars not 3 as advertised as mini tree planted at the property get in the way. Don't want Paint scratching. The neighbors also made parking different as well which I feel was on purpose.

    Thank you for your feedback, as stated in a previous feedback response the signs have been removed. These were placed initially because of hen/stag parties which were abusing the facility. These party types are no longer taken. . We will get the tree removed as soon as possible. There is ample parking but the description has been amended accordingly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "There were notices all around the property stating that the neighbours were increasing complaining about noise and that occupants would be asked to leave immediately."

    We had two young children in our party and found ourselves constantly asking them to be quiet. We also didn't use the hot tub because if this. There was also a scheduled power cut one morning from 9 until 11am. Apparently letters had been sent to property owners but the information wasn't passed on to us. Given that electricity is the only power source in the property, this was very inconvenient. The property is very nice however, due to being in a residential area, I would not book another stay or recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about the notices around the property. There had been previous issues with hen and stag parties causing disruption, I now no longer take these groups at the property and have asked my housekeeper to take them down.These particular groups were not mindful of the neighbours which is why they went up initially.I am sorry for the inconvenience of the power cut, unfortunately this was out of my control. I am pleased you found the property enjoyable and hope you enjoyed Whitby and the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "Lovely property, would benefit from new pillows on the beds and a clothes horse to dry washing on wet days as no tumble dryer ."

    No information about bins or recycling when we arrived bins were already overflowing so could use them , we arrived on Friday and could not put rubbish in the bins till late Wednesday afternoon . Parking is an issue drive is very narrow and has bushes as you drive in which are sharp and catch arms,legs and clothes. Two cars are very tight when parked in the drive which you are asked to do. This was made worse by house directly opposite which had adequate parking on their drive but parked a very large car on the road all the time The road is far to narrow to do this and it made it impossible to drive out or into the drive unless you went around the block one way only which was three times longer . Hot tub was really nice especially now it has a gazebo . There is a small alleyway at the side of the house which if covered would make an ideal place to dry off before coming back into the house after using the hot tub. Perhaps an idea for the future. All in all a nice property . There

    Reviewed by TanyaMay 2021

  • "Great place to stay we would recommend."

    We were cautious of noise given it is in a residential area and the hot tub can only be used until 10pm. However the place is great beautifully decorated and in a fab location just a 10 minute walk to Whitby. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "This house is beautiful inside, very spacious for 6 people."

    Was nice to just have a weekend relaxing with the girls. It is in a fabulous location, 5 minutes walking distance into Whitby. I would definitely recommend staying here. This is something I will look to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by StaceyFeb 2020

  • "We loved our stay at abbey view - it was very clean and had everything we needed."

    We would recommend this place too all our friends. We can’t wait too book again.

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2020

  • "Spent the weekend at the lovely abbey view with my family as part of my 30th birthday celebrations."

    We were wowed with how big and beautiful the place was. Plenty of space for everyone and had erverything we needed. The hot tub was an added bonus and enjoyed by everyone. We’re looking to book up again!

    Reviewed by StephanieJan 2020

  • "2nd Visit to Abbey View just to relax before going back to work after the Christmas holidays."

    The house is amazing and just a short walk to the town centre. We love this place and can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by KimJan 2020

  • "We arrived for the Xmas period and expected no where near what was ready for us!"

    Great cleanliness and a Christmas tree already put up and decorated. Everything we needed in the draws to entertain family even down to cocktail sticks! We came well over packed to say the least. After a couple of days we rebooked for next Xmas. All our family had a great time on the day and had so much space to entertain. The stay was excellent and you have a beautiful property that nothing on any other site compares to that I have trawled through. The only niggle would be that the cleaning team sat straight outside the house at 0930hrs watching your every move while you check to to make sure you have everything, this was quite off putting. Fab location and we can’t wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by JodieDec 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, clean comfy, cosy and a great price for the weekend!"

    The hot tub was great too. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking this cottage.

    Reviewed by BenNov 2019

  • "Abbey View is an amazing place and exceeded all our expectations, it is furnished to a very high standard and also had a dishwasher that was not listed."

    The location is only a short walk from the main town and there is parking at the property for 2 cars. The hot tub of course was the icing on the cake! My granddaughter loved it and didn't want to leave. Hopefully we will be returning.

    Reviewed by KarinaOct 2019

  • "With the company name Sykes cottages, I was not expecting such a beautiful refurbished modern home with all mod cons and simple grey/white décor."

    Large spacious living area, TV's in every bedroom, dining area and lounge! The hot tub was of course a bonus. The location was near Whitby town centre. I'd highly recommend Abbey View. Locally Robin Hood Bay and Staithes are lovely villages worth a visit.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2019

  • "We could not fault the accommodation, the decor in the house was done to a very high standard and thought and consideration for the use of utensils etc taken care of."

    We all had a fabulous weekend celebrating a birthday and will be booking again, thank you.

    Reviewed by LyndsayOct 2019

  • "Was everything you needed, Clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2019

  • "Amazing property could not have been better this house has style comfort in a great position for Whitby town centre the decor is immaculate everything is spotless ."

    We came to Whitby because we love it the town the harbour the surrounding area is brilliant and this house was the cherry on the cake so do youself a big favour next time you fancy a visit stay here you won't regret it for a minute

    Reviewed by RalphSep 2019

  • "My husband and I booked this due to there being a ground floor double room and wet room which was ideal for my elderly father."

    The hot tub was an added bonus for my husband and I. The only drawbacks were the hanging space in the wardrobes are no good for long clothes, and the dressing table in the twin room was no good for drying hair as the mirror is so low you cant see yourself, but these are only minor issues, the whole place is totally amazing and we can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2019

  • "Abbey view is a lovely modern property, 3 big bedrooms and large kitchen diner."

    The hot tub is a bonus This is in a great location being only a short walk from whitby and having easy access to local networks - the coastline bus stops 5 mins walk away. Easy drive to many North Moors locations

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Microwave, oven and hob, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear garden with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.4 miles, shop within 0.6 miles
  • Please note: The property is situated in a residential area, please be mindful of neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. Please note: No stag, hen or similar parties accepted

The property

Situated a few moments away from the endearing town centre of Whitby and its glorious sands, is this contemporary-styled dwelling, Abbey View.

This superb dwelling has been elegantly presented for a group of families and friends seeking to explore the delights of this wonderful town, the dramatic coastline and the rolling countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where you will be delighted to find a refreshing colour palette, carefully selected furnishings and all the features you could possibly need during a week-long break with loved ones.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the well-equipped kitchen, where you can look forward to rustling up your own home-cooked meals whilst your loved ones gather at the central island unit to enjoy a glass of wine whilst planning the days ahead.

Enjoy your more formal moments at the dining table where during a summer’s day you can throw open the patio doors to filter a cool breeze into the space as you tuck into your delicious meal.

After an action-packed afternoon, sink into the plush L-shape sofa and tune into the TV to truly unwind before you head to bed.

As the evening draws to a close, find three well-presented bedrooms situated across the two floors to choose from, each designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

The ground floor houses a double bedroom and a wet room, whilst the first floor comes complete with a king-size double, a twin bedroom and a well-appointed shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside, you and your loved ones can look forward to spending a moment or two within the garden area, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed before dipping into the bubbling hot tub.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short walk will bring you into the venture of Whitby, where the town’s famous fish and chip await you, as well as freshly caught seafood and traditional pubs and inns which line the winding streets and hidden alleys.

For those seeking a taste of history, climb the 199 steps up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey or immerse yourself at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the thrilling Dracula Experience.

Alternatively, soak up the sun at the glorious beach or walk miles upon the North York Moors.

Abbey View promises to be a refreshing base for exploring this part of Yorkshire with your loved ones.

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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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