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Cairns Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 26061)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved this property!"

    Neat tidy and beautifully maintained. Thankfully only 3 of us went because the cottage wasn’t really suitable size wise for the 5 we originally talked about going. Was really impressed with the little yard as the dog could wander inside and out when we used the kitchen eating and playing games. Would use again Thank you

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage only downfall was that sofa not comfy."

    This wouldn't stop me booking again tho

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "Sofa was extremely uncomfortable and lounge furniture generally was not appropriate for a family of four."

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2021

  • "The Cottage was lovely, however it is situated between two roads on a steep hill so access from your car to the cottage is not easy resulting in multiple trips to unload/load your car on arrival/departure."

    There are number steps or a steep slope to overcome from either Church Street below the cottage or from the Ropery above the cottage, so anyone particularly unsteady on their feet may find it difficult. In addition, in the en-suite there seems to be a random issue with the plumbing in that the shower turns on when you either flush the toilet and/or then turn the sink tap on along with a high-pitched squealing sound. We also felt that the lounge suite was uncomfortable for us. That said, overall the cottage was ideal for us, close to the town centre and had great views of the harbour from the rooms. A well equipped kitchen which satisfied all our mealtime requirements and the cottage had excellent free Wi-Fi. We would recommend the accommodation and had a lovely holiday in Whitby.

    Reviewed by GayJul 2021

  • "Parking was a nightmare and put us off from using the car because of limited parking, we managed to park at the ropery but was quite a way to the cottage with lots of luggage."

    I’m Not sure if you are aware but the downpipe coming into the yard spills water on the path, there was quite a lot of water on the back yard one morning.

    Reviewed by CarmelaJul 2021

  • "It was a fabulous holiday and the cottage had everything we needed."

    Was more than what we expected.

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great position and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Everything is provided for a great holiday and I would recommend Cairns cottage, with the proviso that it is only suitable for the fit traveller. There is a long and steep set of steps to get to the cottage and the cottage itself is on 4 levels, thus entailing more stairs. It does keep you fit though and is very appropriate for Whitby. We would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, really cozy, comfortable and beautifully clean; it was slightly quirky but that only added to its charm."

    We received an information pack by email from Mrs Cairns prior to arrival and that told us everything we needed to know. The views from the upper floor windows were absolutely amazing, it was lovely watching the boats coming and going from the harbour and the steam trains arriving and departing from Whitby station.

    Reviewed by JudeSep 2020

  • "Whitby is a lovely place and well worth visiting."

    The fish restaurants are plentiful and spoilt for choice. The coastal walk to Robin Hoods Bay was challenging but enjoyable. The accommodation was great but not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. The only thing lacking was somewhere to sit outside with a drunj.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2020

  • "Lovely scenic view from top 3 floors overlooking the harbour & Whitby fishing village."

    Everything we wanted is within walking distance of cottage. Friendly & cosy pubs & cafes, Sherlocks cafe a must for lovers of cream teas. Just a couple of negatives, built-in DVD player didn't work and the previously reported 2 spot lights in the top floor bathroom hadn't been fixed, sorry to moan but without these 2 little gripes, Cairns Cottage would have been given a 10 but alas 8 out of 10 is still good. Will definitely recommend Cairns Cottage & we hope to revisit again soon.

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2019

  • "Lovely views and quirky cottage with lots of space."

    Everything we needed was there and more in the cottage. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2019

  • "Lovely few days in Whitby."

    Owner really helpful when we realised my daughter had left teddy behind in the cottage, arranged for teddy to be posted back to us asap.

    Reviewed by CathyAug 2019

  • "The location of this beautiful property was just perfect easily accessible to the beauty that is Whitby."

    Those steps up the side of the house after a full day walking on the beach are a challenge my legs definitely feel it today now we are home! But doesn't take anything away from the property itself. Its fantastic would recommend to anyone. Lovely welcome bread and milk and biscuits too lovely touch! Thankyou !

    Reviewed by StephJun 2019

  • "Good location nice quirky cottage we all enjoyed kids loved it"

    Reviewed by LizMay 2019

  • "Great location but away from the busy town so lovely and quiet"

    Reviewed by GeraldineMay 2019

  • "Cairns Cottage is a wonderful cottage which is perfect for families that want to be close to the action yet in a quiet secluded spot!"

    We loved how close we were to the centre of Whitby and also the abbey being so close (and not having to go up the 199 steps! ;-) ). We also loved that on a lazy sunny morning we could sit in our king size bed and watch the steam train from the other side of the harbour. Having two teenagers meant that we could nip out in the evening to a local pub (less than 5 mins walks!) and leave the lads back at the cottage safely. Lovely holiday, lovely cottage, lovely location, would definately recommend!

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time!"

    Cairns Cottage is warm and comforting after a chilly day at the beach. The welcome pack is such a lovely touch and really made us feel welcome! It’s in a great location, close to the centre of Whitby! We will definitely return! Thank you.

    Reviewed by KylieNov 2018

  • "A supeeb property very clean and comfortable the food pack was very welcoming and a nice touch"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "House was even more beautiful than we expected!"

    Location was perfect.

    Reviewed by HollieAug 2018

  • "Situated in a quiet location but close enough to all top places to visit in Whitby"

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2018

  • "Highly recommended."

    Super cottage, very comfortable and welcoming with stunning harbour views.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2018

  • "Great location , welcome pack was greatly appreciated , ..."

    Great location , welcome pack was greatly appreciated , Although there are 69 steps up to the cottage (keeps you fit ) we will be back , Try The Endeavour for nice selection of beer and gin

    Reviewed by SeanJun 2017

  • "What a wonderful cottage and a great location."

    some really nice touches left by the owner. would defiantly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kevin & RosieSep 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x third floor twin with extra pull-out bed
  • Third floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room
  • First floor snug.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and booster seat
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property is accessed by several steps down, or 40 steps up
  • Please note the changeover day for short breaks is a Friday or a Monday

The property

A charming semi-detached cottage, quietly tucked away in an elevated position, overlooking the harbour in Whitby.

With superb panoramic views, this Whitby cottage provides wonderful accommodation for people looking to stay in this beautiful, historic seaside town or explore the surrounding, spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Set over four floors, this Whitby cottage has...

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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 changeover day for short breaks is a Friday or a Monday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas