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Caedmon's Rest

(Ref. 937584)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent cottage in a wonderful and accessable area of Whitby."

    It has absolutely everything you need for your holiday, including a selection of jigsaws, dvds and books in case of that rainy day! The cottage is spotlessly clean and tidy, all due to Beryl the housekeeper who obviously takes great pride in her work. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage is lovely but not for anyone with mobility issues as stairs are very steep."

    It was clean but if providing towels they need to be of a better quality. Noise is a big issue late at night and very early in the morning. Ideal location for getting around and the abby steps are approx 100m away. Because of noise issue we wouldnt return.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at The Caedmon's Rest, (couple in 60s) everything in the rooms were great and very well equipped, the Shower was the only problem, going cold even following instructions left, i think its a pressure problem?"

    , it felt like home there and we would definitely return. we were also lucky enough to see a real live Baby in a Pram, all other 10000+Prams were dogs lol. Great Pub's with various prices, so shop around. good reliable Taxi's from P&A Taxi's 01947 602602 great service. Anyone taking Fishing gear :- East Pier, at the end, down the ladders, 7th to 14th July (our stay) many Mackerel been caught, no bait needed, just Jigging with a good silver lure/spinner/Okkie. good luck. Many thanks to Beryl & John for keeping such a great place :) x

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    The living area was bright and airy and the bedroom/dressing room was just lovely. The welcome tray and wine was a lovely bonus. The only reason we wouldn't stay again is the steep stairs. They proved too much for us - we are both in our 60s with dodgy joints. The description did warn about them in advance so we have no complaints about that. Would recommend to any couple looking for central accomodation

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2023

  • "Have been a few times now allways clean and the treats are great welcome surprise!"

    ! would reccomend to anyone.will be back!

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great location."

    Very clean and tidy. Liked the welcoming gift and milk in the fridge.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "The place was spotlessly clean and well equipped in the kitchen."

    The welcome items were a great surprise. Unfortunately the heating never came on ,apart from the smallest radiator in the small room at the top(and I downloaded the heating manual too). The WiFi was rubbish, we ended up having to use our data all week,which included having to purchase extra data from our Network providers. The biggest problem was the noise. I have been staying on Haworth's Main Street for over 20 years,so I am very used to tourist noise/pub noise and do not mind it,but every day we were woke up early with the noise from bin lorries, skip lorries, workmen shouting. One morning a council vehicle came up to collect bin bags before 5am!! It was like sleeping in the Goods In yard at work!! Also every night there was a howling/crying dog too. In the end we had to go and purchase ear plugs ! There should be a note put on the website to explain about the early morning noise and that lay ins past 5-7am are impossible. I absolutely love Whitby,but this time,I was glad to get home and be able to wake up naturally without being woken up.

    Reviewed by Josephine3.8Sep 2022

  • "We found that the cottage was very clean, that the kitchen was very well-equipped, and we were made to feel welcome by the host."

    The location is fantastic, but there is quite a bit of noise from the street.

    Reviewed by Mariecke5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property does need new comfortable seating the settee and chairs are old and ..."

    The property does need new comfortable seating the settee and chairs are old and dated also tv is very small it would of been nice to of had a bit of comfort and being out all day to relax

    Reviewed by Victoria3.4Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous as usual."

    Reviewed by Kerrie-anne5.0May 2022

  • "No doubting the cleanliness of the cottage, the finishing touches were very welcome,the description of the property was spot on!"

    ! All the welcome goodies made for a perfect start to our break . There are pros and cons; Pros ; I think I have listed most above, the location is ideal. Purely on those I would book again!! However !! The cons!!! Parking, is not ideal, yes if I wanted the chore of parking at garden centre and making numbrous trips up and down the hill to retrieve my car then it would have been ok, I didn't!! The cost of parking in Whitby added extra cost to our break , whilst not a problem I really didn't want to pay it,so that on its own would make me think twice about re booking. The stairs are steep!! Felt a bit short changed as only one set described as steep!! Television was very small and tinney!! Could do with being in the bedroom, sofa and chairs not very comfortable. Any person booking the cottage should be aware of the locals morning activities!! Every morning at approximately 6.20 we were awoken by either, bar owners emptying bottles or delivery drivers making deliveries or to cap it all off the bin men collecting rubbish!!! We actually left a day and a half early to come back to Devon to get some sleep!!! That was something that we didn't want to do!!! We would happily book in Whitby again sadly not at this particular property

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Apr 2022

  • "Amazing little place, with everything you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location in the quaint old part of Whitby."

    Everything was lovely and clean and very warm in the middle of the February storms (thank you Beryl) and had left us some very nice welcome gifts indeed. Everything we need for a comfortable stay was provided. As we expected from previous reviews the stairs were on the steep side but this wasnt a problem for us. Parking is a 5 minute walk away and can be paid for via the carpark app on rolling system if required. You can drive up to the property to drop off luggage but we just trundlled our cases up which wasnt a problem. A bit noisy in the mornings as the shops have their services deliveries but that didn't bother us and it was nice to be able to watch the life of the town unfold beneath us. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was nice and clean it had everything you needed to make our stay comfortable, the problem for us were the steep and narrow steps also the noise from outside was going well into the night from the two pubs opposite."

    The cottage is suitable probably for younger people who can manage the stairs easier and don’t mind the noise

    Reviewed by Helena4.7Sep 2021

  • "What a great stay in Caedmon's Rest."

    Situated where everything is close by and to walk to, we couldn't have asked for better. The stairs to the bedroom would be difficult for some, especially elderly and infirm, although we managed them just fine, and in my mind, I viewed the steepness and slight lean as being a quirky characteristic of the building's age. Very clean overall, and maybe a wee lick of paint would freshen up this lovely place. The next comment may seem an unnecessary grumble, as we didn't intend to watch TV, but every evening we did - and being that it was a small hotel bedroom telly, we found our only gripe was about it needing to be upgraded (a bit bigger at least and less tinny sound). It's about the overall experience after all. To conclude; we left feeling like we'd had a good rest - which is all we wanted and needed - and we'll definitely recommend Caedmon's Rest to our family and friends - and return ourselves when we next visit Whitby Excellent!!

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2021

  • "Just like to say what a lovely home from home the apartment was."

    Everything you needed, all the extra touches and the lovely surprise gifts left for us by Beryl who is lovely and so is John. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Can't fault the accomadation lovely finishing touches eg welcome pack."

    Beautifully decorated very clean We found the stairs quite challenging but in all fairness the accomadation details did specify this was the case. Would recommend this property. Very close to all amenities. First time in whitby would definetly go back to this property.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2021

  • "We would highly recommend Caedmons rest as the perfect place to spend some quality time in Whitby in a period building at the foot of the 199 steps with a cracking ice cream shop underneath and the room has everything you need thanks to Beryl from milk to chocolates cannot wait to go back."

    Ivan and Carol

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, old but modern, clean and comfortable apartment in the midst of the bustle of Whitby."

    Lots of lovely thoughtful touches provided within. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great place to stay in Whitby."

    Very welcoming, spotlessly clean and in a great location, what more could you want. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Little extra touches like the welcome pack mean so much ."

    Spotless very comfortable Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent time in fine well appointed cottage easy to find ."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "I can not rate this holiday home highly enough."

    In every way it exceeded our expectations. What a location! We didn’t want to leave. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely cosy flat !"

    There was everything we needed and more! Excellent location for walking,seeing the sites and indeed people watching. First break since before lock down and being a very busy nurse was just the the haven we needed. Felt safe and comfortable everywhere. Would recommend to anyone fully mobile as the stairs are a little steep.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2020

  • "The little extra touches; hand soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, tea, coffee, pint of milk in the fridge, chocolates and the current weeks tv magazine."

    All very thoughtful and make you feel welcome as a holiday guest, not that you are just a commodity.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2019

  • "I had a lovely time at Caedmon's Rest."

    it was ideal for one or two people, had lots of thoughtful additions like chocolates, and books and jigsaws. Even a hot water bottle which was not needed as the place was so snug and warm. Plenty of kitchen equipment too.It was ideal for walking the Cleveland Way and getting into the west side of town and the bus /train station , whilst being located in the quaint older part of Whitby with it's shops, cafes and restaurants. I did find it a bit noisy echoing up from the street on Friday and Saturday night, but that was because I like to stay in quietly at night. if you are up to going out those nights, it would not affect you at all.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location very clean, its just the keys had to travel 1."

    6 miles to pick keys up and take then back.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2019

  • "Caedmon's Rest was very clean and comfortable with many little extras, like a bottle of wine, chocolates, milk and tea, nice little touches!"

    It was nicely decorated with lots of pictures on the walls. The kitchen was very well equipped, with more than enough crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. The location is idea for getting around Whitby, 10 minutes walk from the railway and bus stations and main shops. If the weather is as nice as when I was there............!

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely place in ideal location, everything to do with booking in was well communicated and a breeze."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Me and my Grandaughter loved the cottage,she`s 4."

    But it was a bit noisy when trying to sleep.If you have any cottages away from the throng,can you please let me know. As i would like to book up for the same dates next year. Regards......Mr K Blewitt

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved Caedmon’s Rest, have tried to rebook but it always busy."

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful,very clean and comfortable the milk and biscuits were ..."

    The cottage was wonderful,very clean and comfortable the milk and biscuits were a lovely touch the only downfall was we found the bedroom was very warm through the night but overall would recommend the cottage was a winner thank you

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Feb 2019

  • "Great location, very comfortable apartment."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent cottage was great will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is situated in the best part of Whitby and is nothing short of home from home!"

    Highly recommended! We very much hope to return again soon! Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great accommodation right in the heart of old Whitby."

    Clean, well decorated and furnished with all the expectations of your own kitchen! Loved it. Close to all amenities which is where we wanted to be. Car park a short walk away. We never moved the car just updated the pay and display ticket each day - very easy. Will be coming again.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent position and facilities but very noisy and not suitable for anyone infirm."

    Apartment had an eclectic mix of extraneous furnishings..

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2018

  • "Is on a very noisy street with people shouting till very late."

    People should be aware of this.

    Reviewed by Tina3.8Jun 2018

  • "We were originally intending to come to Whitby by train, choosing a cottage right in the centre."

    We had to change our plans and come by car as after booking we realised that we had to pick up the keys from up near the park and ride. If this was pointed out on the front page before booking then I didn't see it and I feel it should be there so that visitors are aware.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2018

  • "It would appear that cottages rented out by Sykes Cottages do not have any insurance cover for accidental damage or breakages and we had to take out our own cover at an additional expense."

    Due to this I would not use them again or recommend them to anybody.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Apr 2018

  • "The cottage has great facilities but all it lacks is a dishwasher!"

    Also, although the living room and bedroom are warm, the bathroom is too cold in winter. However, the place is ideally located in the thick of it.

    Reviewed by James4.8Feb 2018

  • "All warnings were useful e."

    G. stairs, parking issues etc. This means we were forewarned. Although the letting had a 3star we felt it was very much at the top of this ranking.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.6Oct 2017

  • "Comfortable and clean, great central location."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2017

  • "The location of the cottage is fantastic."

    Everything is in walking distance. We've booked again.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2017

  • "Very cosy good location would book again."

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2017

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by Vivian5.0Jan 2017

  • "Whitby is a fabulous place but the standard and location of our accommodation made it absolutely perfect."

    Clean, comfortable and a home from home. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2016

  • "The stairs were a bit of a challenge but was forwarned, the microwave i could not work it out looks like it's never been used."

    getting in the front door especially with shopping a bit tight but got used to it. the fixtures and fittings were first class, no flat pack items.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Sep 2016

  • "The location of the apartment is so central for all restuarants and bars , just about everything."

    ...The apartment exceeded most other apartments we had booked previously....

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over first and second floors
  • One second floor double bedroom with dressing room
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car park 300 yards
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and beach 1 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs to the bedroom are steep and winding
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100

The property

This lovely apartment is situated in the heart of Whitby.

Just perfect for couples, this characterful apartment is just a stone's throw from the beach.

With its own entrance, this attractive apartment is set over the first and second floors above an ice-cream parlour and overlooks the cobbled street below.

With a warm and welcoming open plan living area, the cottage is traditionally furnished with a homely feel, incorporating a compact kitchen with a dining area and comfortable sofas to relax on, after a busy day exploring this wonderful historic seaside town.

Steep, winding cottage stairs lead up to the attractive double bedroom with a dressing room attached.

Centrally located in the hub of popular Whitby, it is just a hop and a skip to restaurants, pubs and shops.

Within a minutes’ walk, is the quiet beach of Tate Hill Sands and the foot of the 199 steps that lead you up to the famous Whitby Abbey, perched high on the cliffs above.

Stroll down to the pretty harbour, enjoy afternoon tea in one of the quaint tea rooms, or taste the superb fish and chips and then work them off with an exhilarating walk on the Cleveland Way cliff top trail.

Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the North York Moors and pretty inland villages and market towns, including Pickering, Malton and Danby, the apartment is ideally placed for an interesting and varied holiday, any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 array of activities 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 everyone. 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. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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 can only facilitate bookings from 3 nights upwards.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas