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Airy Hill Old Farmhouse

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "The property was excellent; large and roomy for our party and very clean."

    It was lovely to come home to after a long day.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2016

  • "We had a fabulous holiday and didn't want to come home."

    We would definitely stay here again and I have already recommended it to several friends and family members. It is in a great location and the house I think is perfect for family trips. Loved it!

    Reviewed by BethJul 2016

  • "This is an excellent holiday home."

    It is spacious, clean and modern. The kitchen was fantastic and has a great table to fit everyone around. It is in a great location. We had a brilliant week and are hoping to return.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2016

  • "Airy Hill Old Farmhouse is a lovely house, well equipped with everything you need Though the location seems odd being next to a college it was not a problem at all Nice walk into the harbour."

    Had a good stay would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2016

  • "We had a fantastic long weekend in Whitby, a shame it had to come to an end, the accommodation was fantastic and in a excellent location, very spacious and modern and only a short walk to the town centre."

    I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit Whitby. We look forward to staying at Airy Hill Old Farmhouse Again when we come back.

    Reviewed by MattApr 2016

  • "A great space for our large family plus dog!"

    I especially liked the 2 en suites and large bathroom. The kitchen was a great focal point for holiday breakfasts and the lounge was very comfortable on an evening. The heating was very good for a large house also, we were never cold. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2016

  • "A lovely property which was very spacious, comfortable and clean."

    It was only a short walk to the harbour and there were good places to walk the dog.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2016

  • "This was a fantastic cottage for a large family group the large kitchen area and lounge were excellent for our group."

    It was also a nice walk to the centre of town and the area of the cottage was ideal for our two dogs with a dog walking area to rear of cottage

    Reviewed by BobFeb 2016

  • "This is an excellent cottage, in a good location for the centre of Whitby."

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2016

  • "Very warm and cosy."

    All the rooms were very good, clean and good décor. The bathroom and on suites excellent. Enjoyed by all, another visit on the cards next year.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2015

  • "The cottage had an amazing kitchen which was perfect for socialising & the view from the front windows was amazing."

    The bathrooms, particularly the en-suites were also fab and the bedrooms were all good sizes.

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2015

  • "Beautiful and comfortable, light and airy and so quiet."

    Didn't want to leave - could have easily moved in for good!

    Reviewed by KayJul 2015

  • "The situation of the property was very convenient for all the activities we wanted to take part in."

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2015

  • "Loved the place and can't wait to return."

    Hopefully the same week next year.

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2015

  • "Liked that the garden was safe for the dog and children."

    There was plenty of places to walk with the dog nearby. The cottage felt very homely even though it was a rental property. It was lovely and warm when we got there.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2015

  • "Beautiful cottage, we would love to stay again and would recommend to friends and family."

    Had a lovely sized kitchen and living room.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2015

  • "We were very impressed with both Airy Hill Old Farmhouse and the location and will be looking to book again in the near future for a longer stay."

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2014

  • "Excellent, spacious property in a very convenient location."

    Good for access to footpaths and walking into Whitby.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2014

  • "Fantastic holiday, everything we needed and more was on offer and it was close to all local attractions."

    The cottage was beautiful and felt very cosy. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Whitby.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2014

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    First class bathroom and showering facilities. Absolutely no complaints

    Mr GallowayOct 2014

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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.

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.


  • 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.

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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:

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