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Berry Banks Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 15663)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Berry Banks cottage was very clean very comfortable no complaints whatsoever."

    EXCELLENT Perfect holiday accommodation we really enjoyed our holiday

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2022

  • "Property is in a great location for visits to Whitby and Scarborough."

    Beautiful views surround the property.

    Reviewed by GaynorMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable property with good living space that suited our family perfectly."

    Despite the cold and rather wild weather outside we felt warm and cosy when inside. The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated the bottle of wine we discovered in the fridge on our arrival. A previous review had indicated there wasn't a caterer but I found 2 so if coffee's your thing fear not, I was also pleased to find a digital scale. Washing up liquid, hand wash and a few dishwasher tablets and washing pods were provided but you will need your own cleaning products. We found the best and safest way to walk into Whitby was via the cinder trail which is easily accessed via a short walk up the hill towards the road, following the path to the right just after you go under the viaduct. It took us around 20 minutes to get into town. A torch is recommended if walking the route in the dark. In the daylight there are great views across to the abbey. The only thing we thought was missing was a visitors book, we always like to look to see where people recommend for days out and places to eat so my recommendations are: The Whitby Museum for an eclectic collection and the best homemade cakes in the café. We had a great walk from Grosmont to Goathland and back again, and also enjoyed the walk from Goathland to the Mallyan Spout waterfall We went to Botham's for more cakes and the Magpie cafe for fish and chips (but do book to avoid disappointment)

    Reviewed by JacquiFeb 2022

  • "Great cottage and great location."

    Phoned the owner and came straight back , extremely helpful. Definitely booking again

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2022

  • "Berry Banks was very comfortable, had all the facilities you might want and is in a great location."

    However, we felt that the cleanliness really let it down. We have stayed in a different cottage on the same block, for two separate weeks in 2021, and that cottage was noticeably cleaner and left us wishing we had stuck with what we know. The 'obvious' areas were in the main clean, but it did look like someone had just ignored the rest of the property. This was especially frustrating given that there is a sign, on the wall in the cottage that relates to Covid and the extra cleaning??? It's also the first time we have ever stopped in a cottage and there were no cleaning products - we looked under the sink (where they always tend to be), under the stairs, and in the bathrooms. We ended up supplying our own cleaning wipes. It was also the first time since Covid started that we had stayed in a property where no anti-bacterial handwash was provided. There was a pale brown stain under one of the toilet seats, dried toothpaste down the side of the main bathroom sink, the floor areas around the back of the toilet bowls and sinks were very dirty, the metal toilet roll holders and toilet brush lids were thick with dust and had stains on them, the skirting boards were dirty, there were a number of cobwebs on walls, the white mugs were all stained - why use white in a holiday rental when they tend to stain, the tops of the tea/coffee containers were dirty. Plus, the bottom sheet on the double bed didn't fully fit (not an issue in itself) but it left in full view a large yellowy/brown stain that made you question the cleanliness. There was also black ‘mould’ where the shower glass met the edge of the bath. It's the first time we have had to complain like this, and we stop in many different cottages throughout the year so it's sad when one sticks in your memory for the wrong reason.

    We are very distraught to receive this review, as this is not in keeping with our previous good reviews of Berry Banks Cottage. We remind guests to please make us or the cleaning team aware of any issues during your stay, we can then act on these immediately and rectify. due to the pandemic and fear of transmission we have been advised not to leave lots of items in the property, there are also guests that are sensitive to certain products. I am very sorry if there were any cleanliness issues during your stay, the cleaner has been made aware of this feedback, we have taken this onboard, but just wish we could have been given the opportunity to resolve this for you during your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2022

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "Berry banks çottage was lovely."

    It looks just like the photos. Clean, tidy and welcoming. We didnt want to come home. Nice location...able to walk into Whitby along the viaduct, 30 min drive into scarborough. Asda deliver to the cottage which was great although if I'd done my homework there is an aldi and sainsburys just a 5 minute drive away. Whitby is lovely lots to do. Although we didn't manage a beach day there so not sure how convenient parking is for the beach. Would definitely visit the cottage again. It had everything we needed in the kitchen. The only thing missing was the dvd player as we took loads of films. But we had our now TV stick so we're OK for films for the kids. They do have a smart TV so I'm sure alot is able to be viewed via that. Thank you berry banks for a lovely holiday . Xxxx

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "We have stayed here before and it was a delight yet again."

    The location is fantastic with beautiful views. The cottage is great, very comfortable beds and nice and clean. The only slight criticism is the back cushions on the 3 seater sofa have seen better days and aren't very comfortable. Other than that it was a 10/10 stay. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by MeganJun 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location just outside Whitby."

    We really liked the peaceful feeling and listening the to sounds of the birds especially liked the friendly ducks

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "It is a Lovely family house on a complex of similar houses, most seem to be ..."

    It is a Lovely family house on a complex of similar houses, most seem to be rental cottages We were just a couple staying there, but plenty space for a family to stay All the facilities you need for a lovely holiday Peaceful location, just off the Cinder Track, so a nice walk into Whitby takes approx 20 mins Supermarket 10 min walk away if you need anything The view from the back garden looking out over the fields was lovely and relaxing We would definitely recommend this house to families and couples alike for a long weekend or a weeks holiday on the east coast

    Reviewed by TrudyOct 2020

  • "Very nice cottage, well equipped in a beautiful setting , within easy walking distance of Whitby."

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and surprised by the quality of the bed linen and towels and kitchen appliances."

    Well kept areas outside.was easy to book.excellent location.lovely views from windows.easy parking.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Well in theses difficult times we still had another brilliant holiday at our Happy Place , Berry Banks always lives up to expectations."

    The views are stunning and its proximity to Whitby is perfect .Love it .

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "We stayed at Berry Banks the week before Christmas."

    The weather was mixed - some snow and rain - but the townhouse (on the little estate above the river) was clean ,tidy, warm and comfortable. Parking is in a large communal area close to the house. Generally, the place was very well equipped (particularly the kitchen which was light and airy). Although the TV and wifi were fine - unfortunately there wasn't a DVD player (we linked up the laptop instead). There were plenty of books and games.There are extensive, open views of the fields and moors from all the rooms at the back - the front (including the bedroom with the balcony) looks over the river and the viaduct. There's also large private patio area at the back which I'm sure is a delight in summer (not really used much by us in December - other than feeding the birds). It was quite wet whilst we were in Whitby and one of the disadvantages of the balcony which also serves as a sort of cover to the entrance area to the front door are the drips. As the balcony is not solid - its wet when its raining and drips on you for ages after its stopped. Berry Banks is far enough out of Whitby to be quiet and peaceful but shops and stores are quickly available locally and there's easy access to the town itself. Its also a good base for trips out to both the coast and the moors. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would certainly use this property again.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Berry Banks Cottage is in a fabulous location."

    It is located in a quiet area but close enough to Sainsbury/Aldi in one direction and Whitby in the other to make the whole experience very enjoyable. The cottage is fantastic and the standard of fittings within is second to none.

    Reviewed by John RNov 2019

  • "A lovely welcome with wine, milk, tea,coffee and biscuits supplied."

    The cottage was well equipped and furnished, clean, very warm and the bed comfortable. Beautiful views, very quiet. All important boxes ticked. Thank you for a lovely break. (PS the only thing I would add to the well equipped kitchen would be a cafetiere.)

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "Ideal location relaxing and peaceful"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "We all had a fabulous time in Whitby."

    The cottage was brilliant, with everything you could ever need and more....

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Visiting family and the house suited our needs perfectly. Very clean, well equipped and beautiful views

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

  • "This is a very minor comment - I thought the dining chairs were so heavy and bulky that they were quite difficult to move."

    Otherwise, the house was perfect in every way!! Because we were so close to the other properties with families, our children had great fun with the other children and made friends and played out together each evening, resulting in ‘down time’ for adults!!

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "The cottage was first class."

    It was spotless and everything worked. Views from the back of the house over the fields were lovely and relaxing. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2019

  • "We had a fab time."

    Great location and the property was exceptional. Nice quality white goods and modern smart TVs and WiFi that coped well with Netflix. Good signal on both EE and Three mobile. Recommended.

    Reviewed by SeanApr 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is superb - right on the Cinder Track (you can walk to Scaborough 25 miles away, if you like!"

    ) and only a mile until you are into Whitby. Beautiful sunrises, beautiful sunsets... The cottage was comfortable and well equipped - a real home from home. The owner was the kindest man - and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2019

  • "Berry Banks is a comfortable well equipped cottage ,this was our second visit and we cant wait to return ,the views are amazing and so are the sunsets ."

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "Berry Banks is a lovely, well appointed apartment with lovely views over the countryside."

    There are nice but fairly strenuous walks round about as the area is quite hilly. Sitting on the decking at the back of the property we were able to see squirrels, ducks (who actually seem to be very tame and actually come onto the decking to visit) and a great variety of other birds including jay, magpie, wren and a selection of songbirds. The only drawback is that there is no disabled access. To get to the property you have to walk up a fairly steep set of steps, not a problem for us but would be for anyone who has difficulty walking.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2018

  • "This is a well presented accommodation and well positioned."

    It's only a very short walk to Whitby from the cottage and the cottage is located in a very quiet area.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Ideal for Whitby and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by PhilNov 2017



    Reviewed by GayOct 2017

  • "Brilliant property."

    .really clean and absolutely lovely views. Would recommend and definatly stay there again.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage, home from home, had everything we needed."

    Fantastic views from the cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2017

  • "All of it. lovely cottage lovely area."

    Have already booked for november

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with balcony and TV, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus guest parking
  • Small, decked area with furniture
  • Communal grounds leading to river
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile.

The property

Whitby 1 mile.

A delightful, end-terrace mews cottage, in a modern development just one mile from the popular historic seaside town of Whitby.

Set in an elevated position above the River Esk, this Whitby cottage offers light and airy, well-equipped accommodation.

The open plan living area of this Whitby cottage is tastefully furnished, with views overlooking the splendid viaduct and an archway leading to the spacious kitchen with a dining area to one end.

Patio doors lead from here to a small, sunny decked area, a peaceful spot with fine views over open countryside and distant hills.

Upstairs in this Whitby cottage, the bedrooms have been individually styled, with the double room boasting a balcony, ideal to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the views and spot the steam trains trundling by!

From this Whitby cottage, communal lawned grounds lead down to the riverside, which is a haven for wildlife, including seals, swans and ducks.

Ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of Whitby, a short walk brings you to the centre of this atmospheric town, with its cobbled market place, narrow, quirky alleyways and fisherman's cottages.

The long, sandy beaches are fabulous for children and there is an excellent array of tea rooms, pubs, independent shops and restaurants.

A must is a climb up the 199 steps up to the famous Whitby Abbey and St. Mary's Church.

The surrounding area around this Whitby cottage has a wealth of attractions to please everyone - whether it be a trip on the steam train, exploring the stunning heather clad moors, or visiting the many coastal and inland villages including Goathland (Aidensfield from Heartbeat).

A superb Whitby cottage for an enjoyable 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 offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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