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But `n' Ben

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic cozy little cottage just at the right location."

    Close enough to everything in Whitby but not right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Very convenient for shopping groceries and close to the (bus) station. It has everything you could ask for.

    Reviewed by Katrin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our week, happy with the cottage, good location in town and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, loads of period features and superb location."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "In the last 20 years I`ve been in some beautiful holiday cottages, but this must be the most charming."

    Its wonderful quirky, I loved the paneling and the courtyard with all the plant pots. Its quiet, but still only seconds from crowd and train station.

    Reviewed by Ulrike4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Home from home. Lounge area lovely, had a slight issue but all sorted within hours,(very impressed) Kitchen well equipped, (could do with a new can opener, not working) but apart from that it was fabulous. Bedroom was lovely, bed very comfortable. Bathroom had amazing shower. Next level room (I only went up once) my son loved having his own space up there. Would stay again when we come back to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely three-night stay."

    The cottage is bursting with original character of its age; slightly wonky stairs, the old stove in the bedroom and tiny windows looking out on the square. It takes you back in time somewhat. The central location was really great, we based our days from the house and walked everywhere from there. The bed was really comfortable and we slept very well indeed! Parking was a mild inconvenience being a 1/2 mile walk away, and I had to do a few loops to find a suitable spot, but it was minor in relation to the positives. That said, I expect that if we had gone at a busier time of year, this could have been more of an issue, and for that reason alone, I would opt for parking included if we ever returned during peak time.

    Reviewed by Allan4.1Mar 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday in a lovely warm and spotless cottage."

    The beds where very comfortable. And there was everything we needed inside. The cottage’s location was superb. Near all amenities. The only downside was the very steep staircase up to the third floor which I didn’t even attempt to climb. However I would recommend to others because of its location.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Such a lovely place to stay in Whitby, ideally located between public transport and the town with beaches and Abbey, yet quiet."

    I loved to be able to get out and about in the mornings to take pictures of sunrises if I wanted to without having to tackle the evening/party crowds and/or the waste collection if I wanted to sleep longer. The cottage itself offers everything one could need for a holiday. Even a small patio although I didn't use it because I was touring Whitby and the surrounding area so often. Thanks for making this one of my favourite holidays in a long time!

    Reviewed by Katrin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great location."

    Lovely cottage in a very pretty square and just a short walk from anywhere in Whitby. Beds were hard (more a personal preference thing really), no parking but we were lucky and found something nearby. Shower was very slow to drain (needs a plunger) and one half of the toaster is broken. Sorry to be negative but these really were very small things and we loved our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We'll be sure to investigate the problems you reported and get them sorted as soon as possible. Really glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2022

  • "A private and cosy cottage in the centre of Whitby."

    It was great for a cold weather stay although not so much for summer I think. Just because you might want a view, more of an outside space, etc. Beautifully decorated and a lovely quirky feel to the old place- uneven walls and floors. Your towels, being new, shed purple fluff everywhere :))

    Thank you for the great feedback. Having stayed in the cottage ourselves over summer, before we bought it, we've always felt that the private yard offers a really nice peaceful sanctuary all year round while still being in the heart of the action. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful old cottage, sympathetically renovated to keep as many of the old features as possible."

    It's in the centre of the action but a gated courtyard so no noise. Definitely would recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2022

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  • Over three floors: 1 x king-size, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with a walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Car parking in pay and display public car park 0.2 miles from the property and roadside parking nearby on first-come, first-served basis
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: The staircase is steep so please be careful
  • Note: The second floor has a stairgate for safety

The property

Tucked away in the seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, rests this characterful three-storey cottage, But 'n' Ben.

Just paces away from a sandy beach and bustling attractions, this pet-friendly cottage is the idyllic setting for a family or four friends.

Be greeted by a shared courtyard, where you can unwind on the bench and meet others alike and then step inside to discover the sitting room.

The sitting room hosts two plush sofas and a Smart TV, so why not snuggle up besides the flickering as fire and tuck-into some popcorn for a movie night?

Stepping through the home, locate the galley-style kitchen/diner, here the chef of the group can make use of the gas cooker and your guests can gather at the dining table when dinner is served.

When your eyes grow tired, climb upstairs to discover the master bedroom, home to a feature fireplace and exposed brick walls and prepare for bed in the sleek shower room adjacent.

Venture up another flight of stairs, which will lead you to the twin bedroom, featuring exposed beams and a chimney breast, where you can curl up with a hot chocolate and a good book in hand.

A short stroll will lead you onto the vibrant Baxtergate road offering a plethora of shops to suit all budgets and from there sample a range of eateries, whether is fresh fish and chips or Thai cuisine.

Spend the afternoon on the sandy Whitby Beach for beautiful views of the coast, climb up the 199 steps or marvel at fascinating exhibitions at the museum.

Escape the hustle and bustle and visit the old fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, here you can unwind on the beach with rock pools to explore and enjoy a refreshing pint at a rustic pub.

The traditional coastal town of Scarborough is also within easy reach for a great day out.

For a wonderful seaside escape, getaway to But 'n' Ben.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas