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Airy Hill Old Farmhouse

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 915188)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We just had a lovely holiday here."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The flowers and essentials such as milk, tea and coffee sachets to get us started was very welcome after a long drive. If I was going to recommend anything, it would be a folder with some ideas of things to do that have been recommended by guests and lists of dog friendly places to eat and good takeaway/delivery places. Also a couple of games/jigsaws for rainy afternoons. I know many places are steering away from this as most things are done online but sometimes the old fashioned things are welcome. We really can't say enough about this lovely property. Five adults and a dog and we each had our own space and bathroom area which really helped in the mornings, everything was to a high standard and to have space for parking so close to Whitby was a bonus. The property is right on the cinder path which made it perfect for lead free walks for the dog in the morning. If we return to holiday in the area, we will book again for sure.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2022

  • "Very homely cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay over New Year. When we arrived it was all decorated for Christmas. A very lovely touch was the mince pies on the kitchen table and milk in the fridge. The only draw back if going during school term times would be parking. Perhaps wardrobes in the other two bedrooms would have been nice.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you had a lovely Christmas. As it says in the listing, there is dedicated parking for 4 cars, all year round. We don't lose any spaces when the students are back in college. Sadly, due to the nature of the old house and the ceilings, it isn't really feasilble to put wardrobes in the other 2 bedrooms, but the claockstands with hangers do serve quite well, The other two wardrobes are large and roomy, so it it possibel to share if you need to. once again, thank you for your review, and I hope to welcome you back another time. Kind regards, Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2021

  • "Spacious, good supply of hot water, very dog friendly, fully enclosed garden, kitchen well equipped but not at all well lit."

    Steep walk into Whitby across busy road but we did find a helpful underpass. Bins full on arrival. No recycling bins provided inside. Lack of toilet rolls, shelving or cupboards in ensuite facilities. Good sized family bathroom. One mattress was so uncomfortable we had to ask for it to be replaced , which it was. A number of windows couldn’t be opened. Adequate but lacking in flair , design or personal touch.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Although the cottage was clean, it was very tatty in some areas and needs updating."

    There was a fusty smell as you entered and the carpets downstairs are all worn. The kitchen, although well equipped, was so dark when trying to prepare food as the only lighting was over the dining table. A lot of the windows couldn’t be opened or were hard to shut and the recycling bin was full on arrival. On the plus side, the bathrooms were nice and the WiFi worked well. Could do with more channels on the main TV. Location was good as out of busy Whitby and right on the Cinder Track. Definitely needs an update.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Good ,interesting location very convenient for both walking and getting into busy Whitby."

    Great for a large family especially the kitchen. Lounge area very sparse and kitchen equipment very variable

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2021

  • "Couldn’t open french doors, only one side opened as key seemed to have been glued in the lock of one door!"

    Handheld on the lounge windows wouldn’t open as they were broken. Carpets were ripped in places. No cushions on any of the sofas. For the money I paid I have stayed in better accommodations. This property could do with an overall.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2021

  • "This property does not have working Wi-Fi and nothing was done during our stay to rectify."

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    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "Great property, nice and spacious."

    Good location even though the property is next to a school, it wasn't an issue. Only 10 minute walk in to town. Would stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Although the location of the house is good, we were disappointed that the interior was not as stated in the description."

    The beds are not double, they are 3/4 size and only 2 of the bedrooms had wardrobes, with only 3 coat hangers between them. The bedding and bed linen is basic and the curtains in all rooms are thin and flimsy, some were hanging off the curtain poles. The twin room is very cold especially at night because the radiator in there did not work. The WiFi connection is very poor. The living room is very basic and had a smell of dogs, especially if the doors are shut. We are a family of 6 adults and we stayed for 4 nights yet each bathroom had only one toilet roll ! Overall, We did enjoy our break, however this property needs a lot of TLC in order for it to match the description given.

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2020

  • "I noticed in a previous comment about this property, the lack of serving spoons, which became apparent when I tried to serve a cottage pie which I’d maybe for the first evening."

    Apparently the owner doesn’t take any notice of the comments as a large serving spoon is hardly expensive and would make life easier. You should know that the directions to the property are now wrong as Caedmon school has just been re named as Whitby Sixth Form College! We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and it is an easy 10 minute walk into Whitby but the walk back is very steep! The photograph of the cottage must be very old as there are borders in the garden now with mature shrubs which do make it dark and also make the lounge dark too.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a Perfect location for Peace and quiet however only a shot walk into Whitby town centre."

    Excellent base for walking and cycling as cinder Path is next to the house. Very safe for children and there is a great park just over the road. Perfect family getaway.

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "This cottage is in a brilliant location for walking into Whitby and to other villages round about plus 2 parks."

    We had been advised that some things had been removed from the cottage due to COVID-19 restrictions and took what we would need with us. We had everything we needed in the kitchen except a bottle opener. Supermarket nearby. On arrival we had no internet access, we reported this and got a very quick response, however it remained poor and was often not available. We were a group of 4 adults, 6 year old and toddler and would use this property again.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2020

  • "No spare bin bags carpet ripped no facility for drying cloths i e tumble dryer ..."

    No spare bin bags carpet ripped no facility for drying cloths i e tumble dryer or washing line bed linen not up to standard i e very thin and small duvet also no laundry bags to put bedding in as requested had better for less

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2020

  • "This is the second time we have visited this property and it was like coming home."

    The property was clean and well equipped even with the coronavirus restrictions We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay which is large enough to accommodate our family with two children and a dog to keep safe and entertain

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2020

  • "The house was convenient and pleasant."

    We paid a lot for three nights and we think the leave time of ten was too early. We had to get up sooner and clear up and then have a long journey. We think eleven would be a kinder hour to leave by.

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2020

  • "Excellent cottage perfect place if you have a dog."

    Walk into town about 10 min but it’s a nice walk would highly recommend this cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2019

  • "A fantastic holiday home."

    Lovely and clean. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2019

  • "Great location plenty room for 3 couples lovely spacious kitchen and cosy lounge ..."

    Great location plenty room for 3 couples lovely spacious kitchen and cosy lounge nice walk into town only takes 10 mins def be going again next year

    Reviewed by AllisonNov 2019

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed in one of the cottages on this site (my daughter booked the other two), we really like both the FarmHouse and the Old Barn."

    Sadly we won't be coming back next year as both properties are already booked for the week we want.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "The location of the farmhouse is absolutely brilliant, just a few minutes walk into the harbour."

    Along side the farmhouse is the cinder path which is such a fabulous convenient walk for the dogs. The farmhouse itself is huge, and the bedrooms are all of a good size, 2 en-suite and a family bathroom to serve the others. The garden to the farmhouse is a little tired, the patio needs a very good sweep to stop dirty paws and the leaves need a good rake and the fence needs a bit of renovation. The kitchen is a great size, a big table and all the required white goods and bits and bobs, warm and welcoming. The house itself needs a bit of tlc, a freshen up here and there with carpet and paint. That said overall it does not deter from a warm and welcoming stay. We loved it, and would recommend this property to others without hesitation. Thank you

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2019

  • "We had an excellent week there the cottage was very clean and tidy it was very ..."

    We had an excellent week there the cottage was very clean and tidy it was very comfortable and plenty of room this is the second time we have been to this cottage and we will definitely be going there again every time we have been there we have had an excellent time and we would like to thank you for making our holiday enjoyable Thank you Mrs J Hardy

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Airy Hill farmhouse."

    Plenty of room for us and we’ll equipped, great location and everything we wished for. Definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by JillJun 2019

  • "Had a great time and will return."

    Great location. Easily catered for a party of 7 adults. A few things could be improved though so am giving some constructive feedback: Grass needed cutting and we could not see where the dogs had been. Dishwasher in the kitchen does not work so needs moving or at least cleaning - other dishwasher is fine. Double beds would be more comfortable if they were king size TV could be better- maybe free view with catch up TV? A new cooker would be good as the one in the kitchen is dated and takes ages to heat up. Will still return in the future as this is a very cosy and comfortable cottage. Sue

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "Yes did you find a black fit bit watch charger in the 2nd bedroom with en suite it could have fallen on the floor I slept on the side by the window and plugged it in there by the bedside cabinet otherwise fantastic holiday would go back there again."

    Could do with small TV in the en suite bedrooms.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Airy Hill old farmhouse."

    The farmhouse was warm and cosy, with a wood burning stove in the lounge and one in the kitchen. There were fresh flowers on the kitchen table and a pint of fresh milk in the fridge and Bonios for the dogs when we arrived, which was a nice touch. Whitby is the perfect base for exploring The North Yorkshire Coast and Moors. We would love to go back to go back and stay at Airy Hill Old Farmhouse again one day.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2018

  • "No CD player No Working DVD player Lack of kitchen equipment (wooden spoon, measuring jug, scales) Great location, lovely layout, modern bathrooms."

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week with all the family."

    There were 6 adults, 2 children and 2 babies. The cottage was large enough to accommodate us all. The kitchen was a real hub for the family, large enough to seat us all comfortably for meals. The bedrooms are a good size and great to have 2 on suite. Essential for grandad and grandma! We could walk into Whitby and the walks behind the cottage were safe and enjoyable for the children. We would definitely book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2018

  • "No wardrobes in main bedrooms just coathangers and coat stand we dont class as sufficient for what we paid."

    Saying that we had a nice stay the cottage was very clean however we didnt expect it to be in school grounds. This was advertised as Note: Cottage next to a secondary school and caravan park, some traffic noise can be heard at around 8.45am and 3.40pm during the week.... this did not state it was in school grounds

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2018

  • "Cottage is a little tired looking ..."

    Cottage is a little tired looking Front door is very scruffy so doesn’t give it the greatest initial impression Some facilities not working but other than that it was comfortable enough

    Reviewed by GerardMay 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Very clean and lots of room. The location was perfect. No need to drive anywhere as it was just a short walk to Whitby. You could see the Abbey from the bedroom windows which was lovely. Ideal for a dog as the garden was enclosed and a nice size. Lots of walks you can go on just on the doorstep. Will definitely be coming back again.

    Reviewed by LizzieApr 2018

  • "Fantastic farmhouse, lovely area."

    Would go back to airy hill. Only down thing, is lacking extra saucepans and cutlery for 8 people.

    Reviewed by JillMar 2018

  • "We rented this house for 6 adults, 2 dogs."

    It was large enough to be comfortable and spacious. Plenty of nooks and crannies for storage. Ideally situated for walking into Whitby and other areas from the cottage.

    Reviewed by JillMar 2018

  • "Great location- very cosy- will definitely come back"

    Reviewed by SueDec 2017

  • "Airey hill was perfect for a group of 8 adults."

    It was clean and comfortable and provided èverything we needed. The only issue was due to it being an old property the stairs are steep and one of our party needed help with the stairs. It didnt spoil our stay just need to make people aware if they have mobility problems. We would have no problem staying here again. The area around the house is quiet even when school pick up/drop off we didnt notice it. Lots of lovely walks and easy access into town for the more able. Short drive for others. Overall a lovely house and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect, great accommodation for 6 adults and 2 toddlers."

    An easy 15 minute walk to the centre of Whitby and handy for other locations too. Very quiet (school holidays). Being dog friendly was a bonus. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by HughMay 2017

  • "Location is brilliant and the cottage was huge"

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2017

  • "Perfect holiday with Sykes!"

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2017

  • "This was a amzing farm house, spotlessly clean & well stocked with crockery."

    We will definately be back & have allready recomended it to our friends & family.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2016

  • "The farmhouse suited two families as the bedrooms were large and overall there were 3 bathrooms!"

    We felt the garden was a little small for the children, but there is a large field to the rear. We had an excellent time! Thanks.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1x King-Size (with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x double (1x with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Flat Screen LED TV in kitchen,WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage next to a secondary school and caravan park, some traffic noise can be heard at around 8.45am and 3.40pm during the week.

The property

A fabulous traditional, semi-detached, red brick former farmhouse, situated between a caravan park and secondary school, on the edge of the historic town of Whitby.

Finished to a high standard throughout, this impressive cottage is ideal for families and friends to enjoy time together in a beautiful part of the country.

Upstairs are four tastefully-styled bedrooms, two boasting en-suite facilities, and all with views reaching over open countryside or towards Whitby Abbey.

With a contemporary bathroom and a ground floor WC, this cottage provides excellent facilities for all the family, with plenty of room to spread out!

Full of character, combining original features with modern comforts, there is a country-style, spacious, beamed kitchen with a central dining table and a warming woodburning stove.

With additional comfy seating, this inviting room is a lovely sociable area, where you can linger over a leisurely meal and discuss the next day's activities.

The large, bright and airy sitting room has another cosy woodburning stove set in a feature fireplace, whilst patio doors open onto the sheltered, sunny rear garden, a lovely spot for relaxing.

With the dramatic coastline to explore, and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors to discover, this wonderful area has something for everyone.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 915189, 915190, 936962 and 936963, together they sleep 33.

Airy Hill Farm Cottages

These beautifully converted stone barns, are set on the edge of the bustling seaside town of Whitby, just over half a mile from the centre and are perfect for families wanting to enjoy the many attractions in this historic town and the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park. With spacious open plan living areas, they are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of light to flood in and doors opening onto small, private and sheltered patios. Tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, they have a touch of luxury, with travertine floors, Smeg appliances and comfortable leather sofas. With cosy woodburners, ideal for cool evenings, the cottages are warm and welcoming. Each property is slightly different, catering for all family needs, whether it be a ground floor bedroom or a walk-in shower. Next to the cottages is a public footpath, which leads into woodland and onto the Esk Valley Walk, whilst the nearby, disused railway, The Cinder Track, is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. A ten-minute walk brings you into the centre of this popular historic town, with a wide array of pubs, restaurants and independent shops. Explore the narrow, cobbled lanes and pretty market square, or partake in afternoon tea in one of the many charming, traditional tea rooms. With long, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and pretty gardens, Whitby has something to offer everyone. A must is a climb up the 199 steps to the famous abbey, or a windswept clifftop walk along the Cleveland Way. With beautiful surrounding countryside to discover and pretty inland and coastal villages to visit, these charming barn conversions provide a wonderful base for a varied and interesting holiday.

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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.

This property can only facilitate bookings from 3 nights upwards.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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