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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner was responsive and kind in her messages."

    When we arrived the house was clean and warm and fully set up like a home from home (not just a holiday home) it was ideal for our party of teens and adults and was an excellent base for walking and exploring the other side of Whitby. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely home from home with everything you could need."

    Comfy beds and lovely bedding.Great views over the moors from the back bedroom windows and a view of the viaduct from the front.Parking areas could be marked with the house number as sometimes you have to park away from the house.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Once again we had a lovely stay."

    Everything was spot on. Can't fault anything. So easy to get into Whitby and own parking is always an added bonus. Linda the owner was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend Buffers.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent in all aspects"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "E xcellent accomodation,very short car journey to supermarkets."

    Owner very helpfull with advice on opening key box and rang subsequently to confirm everything was ok.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Aug 2023

  • "We are two couples in the old fogey category."

    We found the property perfect for us. It was exactly what we needed. Clean, tidy, comfortable, roomy and welcoming. The access to Larpool Viaduct was just a short walk up the hill and a walk down the hill to the River Esk is well worthy. The walk back up the hill was a bit difficult for one of us who has a heart problem but he took his time, rested twice and got up to The Buffers comfortably. We think that the property is perfect for reasonably active oldies and would suit families and other groups of all ages.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property provides an excellent base to explore Whitby and surrounding areas."

    The Cinder Track over the viaduct gave an easy level walk into Whitby town centre taking about 20minutes. Full marks for the bed in the front bedroom which was one of the most comfortable we have experienced. We visited in April 2023 so it was easy to park in the car park. No so sure how easy it would be in peak season. There are lots of fish and chip establishments in Whitby but we would strongly recommend Trenchers. Also if you fancy a hearty full breakfast Java cafe is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with a friendly informative owner."

    Nice views & location. Stayed here twice & will look to book again.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property, well looked after and in a stunning location."

    Will be recommending to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second stay at Buffers ."

    .. Just as clean, well maintained and warm for our winter break as it was last time. Definitely recommended. Easy walk across the spectacular viaduct into Whitby.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "Not our first visit to Buffers, and won't be our last."

    Has everything we need for a relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle but you can walk to to the beach in 20-30 minutes which is perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage the owners had thought of everything"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely homely property with the wow!"

    !! Factor Very roomy and lots of personal touches that made us enjoy our holiday environment even more. Add this to the beautiful setting and it was a Holiday to remember. PERFECT!!!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a wonderfull holiday house it was just like we had been invited into some ones private home so very very welcome"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely welcome pack, fantastic property, very enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Buffers is a really good location, easy access to shops and beach."

    The house comes equipped with everything you are likely to need and the welcome pack is really kind, especially the pint of milk for a cup of tea and cake. We would definitely rebook if we plan to stay in the Whitby area again.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely couldn't fault Buffers."

    We arrived home yesterday after a wonderful weeks stay here. Linda, the owner who I spoke to on the phone and messaging was really friendly and accommodating. The house had everything you could ask for. Spotlessly clean and comfy beds. Everything had been thought of from the lovely welcome bag and milk in the fridge to plenty of spare towels in the bathrooms. Beautiful location, would highly recommend gling to west cliff in whitby if you have children, the outdoor pool there was great. Also Goathland is a must to visit which is where heartbeat was filmed. Staithes and Saltburn by the sea is beautiful too. Thelwall along the viaduct into whitby is a must too. Its around a 20 min stroll from Buffers.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "This house was everything you could wish for."

    It was immaculate and had everything you could want. Welcome pack was very much appreciated. Furnishings etc were to a high standard. Had a call on the day to say we could get in earlier. Owner was very helpful and friendly. Car parking in Whitby is always a bonus and disc was very useful. Would love to spend another holiday in this lovely home. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were pleased with Buffers."

    It was brilliantly clean and well equipped. Owner was really helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Buffers."

    The house is very well equipped and the location is great, we walked down the cinder track (about 20 mins) everyday into Whitby we used the busses to Robin hoods bay. Thank you for the welcome pack which was enjoyed by all x

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay, definitely a home away from home."

    Owners have thought of everything. Ideal location, nice and quiet and not far to walk into Whitby (about 20 minutes) on the Cinder Track and 3 minute drive to Sainsburys or Aldi and pub (or 15 minute walk). Nearest takeaways are a drive into Whitby (6 minutes). Definitely a favourite of ours and we will be booking again in the future. Would highly recommend staying at Buffers!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great property that had everything we needed for a wonderful family break - close to supermarket and 5 minute drive into Whitby."

    We saw some amazing views from the bridge that is a 2 minute walk away - you can see Whitby harbour and the surrounding countryside. From the rear garden you get a nice view of the valley and trains coming past.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thanks a lot, the house was ideal."

    It was nice tidy and had enough equipment for larger parties.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Owner very helpful and attentive. Great location for easy walking access into both Whitby and the countryside. Awesome views from the viaduct on a clear day. Watch the trains go around the river!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    My partner described the cottage as the best equipped she'd ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great holiday with beautiful weather for November."

    The house was ideally situated to visit many places on the east coast. We had lovely views from all the windows in the house. It was very clean and well equipped with lots of special touches like fresh tulips in November. Thanks for the welcome pack, it was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had to cancel this holiday at the last minute in 2020 due to Covid."

    We were offered a week in 2021 at no extra cost which was greatly appreciated. Lovely, comfortable house in a quiet location. Slightly remote but able to walk into Whitby along the cinder track.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2021

  • "It’s was amazing everything about the property was 5 star , great for family’s easy reach to Whitby so no need to take the car , the owner was outstanding too Clean and everything u need for a great holiday !"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was in a lovely spot."

    the house was very clean and comfortable, fully equipped with everything that was needed, home from home. Great place for the family as we had a young grandson with us and plenty of outdoor space for him to run around. The family would love to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by Heddwyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in this cottage."

    We find it very comfortable and ideally placed for getting around. It's not too far from town and bus route, and having designated parking is always a big plus for us. We have no desire to go out for the day to find that we cannot park anywhere near the property on our return! I have no doubt we will stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cleanliness of Buffers was superb, bearing in mind the extra cleaining/sanitizing due to Covid, the property was immaculate."

    We felt very safe with all the extra safety measures that have been put in place by the owners. This property is very well presented with lovely comfy sofa's, a very well equipped kitchen (very necessary as restuarants and pubs not yet open due to covid restrictions) excellent beds and the bathroom has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. A lovely welcome pack was very appreciated.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great comms from both Sykes and the cottage owner."

    The cottage itself was everything we expected and more, we had a great week.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was excellent, well situated and very clean and well equipped will book again in the future thankyou for the use."

    Mr. Robert Durkin.

    Reviewed by Robert Durkin4.7Sep 2020

  • "We were delighted to find that Buffers was spotlessly clean and tidy and that it had every appliance etc that we could have wished for."

    It was pleasant to be up high and out of the town, but equally it was good to be able to walk into Whitby via the old railway track. One external improvement that could be made is to have each property allocated a parking space by name and by spacing. we had no great difficulty but did find that spacing was not totally considerate and that a generous but lined parking slot would have been sensible and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "Sykes initial position on possible Covid refunds in the event of holiday not being allowed by government rules (as discussed with your office) was disappointing but did improve once the government put pressure on you."

    Cottage was really well equipped and the cinder track walk into town avoided all parking issues there.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is very well placed, being near enough to the town (Whitby) to walk in, or catch the bus."

    The cottage was warm - we didn't have to have the heating on at all even though it was October. The bedrooms were of a good size and had plenty of storage, which is sometimes an issue in holiday cottages. In all, we were very comfortable and certainly hope to be able to visit again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great location with good access to town."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Well equipped comfortable and very very relaxing."

    Was grateful for the bucket and spade loan and the ball and bbq were well used too!! We prefer our own bathroom when travelling with others but I would certainly book this property again despite the lack Of en-suite facilities. Lovely walk to Whitby which we did daily . Would recommend whole heartedly.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Property is lovely and cosy and very clean."

    Location is excellent for walking into Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay along the cinder track which runs at the side of the property. Views are stunning from the property an it is lovely to sit out in the evening and watch the sun set over the hills.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a lovely comfortable house."

    Everything included down to tea,coffee etc, Nice touches like biscuits and milk in the fridge.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Buffers is in a very convenient place."

    Near Sainsbury's for food etc. Only a 5 minute drive to the Park and Ride car park. With a bus every 15 minutes to bus station. There wasn't a Guestbook and I left my complimentary comments on a small piece of paper. We like to read other people's comments and ideas for things to do and places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.4Jun 2019

  • "Loved the location, the walk into Whitby was lovely over the viaduct."

    The accommodation was lovely. Home away from home. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2019

  • "The buffers holiday cottage is located near the river esk in Whitby."

    The cottage offers wonderful views. The cottage is very well furnished and looked after and has everything you could need for a week away from home. There are lots of wildlife and wonderful walks to go on while you are there. Whitby is just a short walk away with lovely views and places to eat. The Duke of York in Whitby ford lovely foood as does the bridge Inn located in Ruswarp. I would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was our second stay at 'The Buffers'."

    We enjoyed it so much last year that we decided to go back, hence we knew what to expect and it met our expectations!! We would definitely consider staying there again and have recommended it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very well maintained cottage,and spotless on our arrival."

    Buffers was extremely well equipped with everything included in the price,towels,toilet rolls etc. Stunning views from the viaduct and only a short walk into Whitby. The only negative I have is that it is not very private around the back of the cottage,it could have done with fencing off to separate the gardens to ensure privacy. Linda,our host,was fantastic from start to finish,answering any questions that arose.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Aug 2018

  • "Good position, quiet area, easy parking."

    Walks available from the property, short drive into Whitby or to Park and Ride.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean good decor and comfortable which is what you look for ..."

    The cottage was very clean good decor and comfortable which is what you look for kitchen was well equipped and location was excellent being ten minutes from whitby

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "Having stayed in Whitby many times we knew the location well, the cottage itself was one of the best we have ever stayed in."

    It was very well equipped with very good quality fixtures and fittings. It felt more like being in someones home than in a holiday cottage. Also the owners very kindly left us some welcoming treats as well as some essentials. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this was certainly one of the very best.

    Reviewed by Niel5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a fantastic week at buffers."

    The cottage was lovely, very clean and tidy and fully equipped with everything you may need. Its position is great, near plenty of walks along the river and steam railway lines, and only 20 mins walk into Whitby along the cinder track. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2017

  • "Very well equipped."

    Everything we needed for a restful, warm and cosy Autumn holiday. Great views and location on the Esk with easy access to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2016

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Cottage was lovely, very quiet. Fully equipped with everything we required. We really enjoyed our time here, lovely area, masses to do, close enough to Whitby but very secluded. Close to river and railway with walks and wildlife but close to nightlife and eateries in town. Great.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2016

  • "It is a shame there are no recycling facilities"

    Reviewed by Matthew4.8Aug 2016

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  • Three well appointed bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with balcony, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Recently refurbished modern family Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC with hand basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, one large SMART TV with DVD and Freesat, DAB radio, Xbox, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Communal parking for up to 2 cars
  • Decked patio with artificial grass surface and furniture
  • Communal lawned grounds with walkway to the river
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note: there is no longer a TV in the main bedroom.

The property

Whitby 1 mile.

A lovely modern end-mews property, in a small development of holiday homes on the edge of the seaside town of Whitby.

Well placed for exploring both this historic port and the stunning North York Moors, the cottage is in an elevated position above the banks of the River Esk, with gorgeous views from the back over open countryside and distant hills.

Inside, it has a spacious and comfortable sitting room with Quality furnishings and decorations, coupled with wooden floors and a bright and cheerful feel.

An archway leads to a contemporary, tiled kitchen, which is well equipped and has a dining area to one end.

There are patio doors from the kitchen, opening onto a sunny south facing decked area, - a tranquil spot in which to sit and relax in the sunshine, with views over the communal garden area.

Upstairs, the double bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the viaduct, where steam trains pass along the riverside puffing their way into Whitby station.

Communal grounds lead down to the river, a haven for wildlife, with seals regularly spotted, along with birds, ducks and swans.

It is an easy walk into Whitby, with its quaint, cobbled alleyways, long, sandy beaches and picturesque harbour.

A climb up the 199 steps is well worth the effort, to visit the famous Whitby Abbey and enjoy the breathtaking cliff top views.

Whitby provides plenty of choice of excellent restaurants and traditional tea rooms, from renowned fish and chips to oysters in one of the trendy harbourside bars!

There are many attractions in this beautiful area, including pretty coastal villages such as Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, the Danby Moors Centre with its exhibitions and a trip to Goathland - known as 'Aidensfield' from Heartbeat.

A must is a ride on the North York Moors Steam Railway from Grosmont, through beautiful moorland countryside to the pretty market town of Pickering.

An excellent property providing a good base any time of the year.

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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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Please note: The maximum occupancy for this property is x6 including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas