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Clickety-Clack Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 4312)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "My first words when I walked in the cottage was Wow The cottage was amazing , there was everything that would be wanted for a holiday ."

    It was clean , well decorated and the location was perfect . Loved the trains and the views of the river Private parking was a superb bonus too

    Reviewed by SallyannJul 2022

  • "The cottage was home from home with all the comforts, well equipped good location for the town, nice views towards the abbey, and onsite parking which is a bonus in Whitby."

    We enjoyed my stay at Clickety-Clack Cottage.

    Reviewed by BrentJun 2022

  • "I felt the cottage was better than advertised, we loved everything about it from the view, to the comfy sofas and dining furniture to the massive bath."

    Great walks right on the doorstep and a short level walk to town across the car park, it was great. Would definitely book for next holiday in Whitby.

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2022

  • "Great upside down cottage right near the centre of whitby even in March we had ..."

    Great upside down cottage right near the centre of whitby even in March we had to turn heating off it was so warm plenty of hot water for showers and bed comfy we would definitely stay here when we come back loved the cottage

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Exellent value."

    And extremely good customer service. Pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Everything was as discribed ."

    Fab cottage in the heart of Whitby. Wish we could have stopped longer. The only negative for us was the mattress is set into the frame of the bed so kept catching our legs on it as walked by. Not a major problem though as once had done it a couple of times remembered

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Clickety Clack Cottage it was very clean and so close to shops and the centre of town."

    We would love the stay again.

    Reviewed by FJan 2022

  • "The property is maintained to an extremely high standard and that is also evident in the cleanliness of the property."

    Location is excellent in order to access Whitby attractions and the designated parking space is a big bonus. Communication with the owner was excellent and great to be given some recommendations of where to eat etc. An excellent week and would certainly book Clickety Clack if we return to Whitby.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful long weekend despite storm Arwen which brought the worst of weathers; Gale force bitterly cold winds and snow."

    We wrapped up each day and went exploring the beautiful town particularly the winding cobbled lanes lined with individual Jet shops up to the famous 199 steps and church which was being decorated for Christmas. So lovely to come home to Clickity Clack cottage which was warm, spotlessly clean and so well kitted out. We had great views of the choppy harbour and the Abbey, only disappointment was all trains cancelled due to weather and be aware steam trains do not run after October 31st. We will certainly book again as we love Whitby ❤️. Recommend the Magpie for not just fish and chips but so much more including oysters! Also The Stables a little way out of town for a great Sunday lunch and breakfast on our leaving day.

    Reviewed by NeilNov 2021

  • "As stated above a very pleasant stay, puzzled by the bring your own towels request as they wash the bedding and any other soiled items, why?"

    Also i went on my own but if a family with maybe a couple of kids there was nothing to amuse them with ie, board games, dvd's books there was not even a pen to put comments in the guest book. I would personally return there above were just visual things i noticed.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage everything you need like home from home."

    lovely views we will return hopefully..No complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by ShereeSep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, well furnished in a fantastic spot."

    We loved staying at Clickerty Clack Cottage. However, not as clean as we would have liked. We had to wipe out the fridge, bread bid, kitchen work tops, dining table and the bin in the kitchen, which had food stuff all over the inside of the lid and smelt. I had to vacuum the whole cottage. Some of the floor area's looked like they hadn't been properly vacuumed. A bit disappointing. The bathrooms and the beds were very clean though.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, clean and spacious, great attention to detail in the interior with every need considered, my children particularly loved the railway themed door signs!"

    Perfect location for us and having a parking space made the holiday so much easier. We are definitely hoping to book again some time next year, thank you!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great position in Whitby Well equipped and very comfortable train themed with steam trains passing in front of us daily !"

    ! Loved it !!

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Clickety Clack Cottage in June 2021 was an absolute joy."

    Originally meant to take place in 2020, the holiday had in obviously been pushed back because of the pandemic but we’re so glad we eventually made it. The weather was glorious and the cottage was the best we’ve ever stayed in. Whitby wasn’t hindered by the COVID restrictions either, so we felt safe while enjoying our holiday. We stayed in Clickety Clack with our two children, aged four and two, and they loved the steam and vintage diesel trains running past the patio and they also loved the bunk beds, as well as the novelty of staying in an “upside down” house. My husband and I loved how well stocked the cottage was, how clean and comfy it was, and how close to all the local amenities you are. It’s small but perfectly formed and we’ll definitely be booking to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Very well presented, clean and tidy cottage."

    Everything we needed. Nicely positioned for the centre of Whitby with the bonus of a parking space. Great for watching the steam trains and the river activity. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by CJun 2021

  • "It's the second time we've stayed at this cottage, we love the location and the steam trains running past."

    The cottage has been finished well, lovely and comfortable with all basic facilities you'd expect. There is wi fi, probably not the fastest but fine for what we needed it for. It's a nice little stroll into town if you want to go to a restaurant at night or the shops and sites during the day. A cottage with parking is very handy, saves the need for a car park. I would say its ideal for a quiet get away, but close enough other facilities should you want to, my wife and I love it.

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2021

  • "Cottage clean and well equipped, as described, and with parking, which is a real bonus in Whitby."

    Helpful and pleasant owner. Low mark only because of really slow broadband, although owner said he will look into that.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "Think it may be worth mentioning the early morning trains going passed."

    They didn’t bother us as we are early risers but 6am might be a bit annoying for some as they are loud as they go by

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2020

  • "We stayed in the cottage as a family of 4 in August 2020; our children were 6 and 9 at the time of our visit."

    Our first impression of the cottage was lovely, a delightful setting, beautifully decorated, private parking and just away from the hustle and bustle of Whitby but near enough to walk. The views of the harbour and abbey were stunning and the Co-op was a short 3 minute walk away - perfect! The cottage itself was very well equipped, in fact the kitchen probably had more than we were expecting with washing up liquid, foil and kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets amongst other things readily and available. Whitby itself was extremely busy, almost too busy given the circumstances surrounding Covid but that is not the reason for the 3 star review. This is based solely on the cottage itself. With it being an upside down building the bathroom was downstairs and was built at the rear of the cottage into the hillside; this meant no windows to let in fresh air, as a result, with 4 people in the cottage the atmosphere was always a bit damp after our daily showers - in fact it took me three days to dry a load of washing. We followed the instructions with the fan and the heated towel rail but you can’t compensate for fresh air. Due to the building being in the middle of a terrace type row, the cottage was also very hot and not easy to cool down even with windows open. Now for the noisy bit - the cottage is built directly at the side of the railway line, this was perfect for watching the steam trains pass by during the day, it was almost magical to see...the only problem was the 06:15 and 06:30 whitby to Pickering trains that passed each morning, because the cottage it next to a pedestrian crossing, the trains are required to sound their horns upon their approach, this was a less than ideal wake up call! The other issue was the large harbour car park directly opposite. On the weekend the car park was visited by numerous young adults until 2 o’clock in the morning, there was a lot of shouting, screaming and cars racing/performing donuts outside the cottage which was a terrible shame. All in all; we had a nice holiday but I don’t think we would return to this cottage, which is a shame because the owners have clearly spent a lot of time making it an enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2020

  • "Perfectly situated, clean and had everything you could possibly need."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SonyaJul 2020

  • "Great location and views."

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, nicely furnished and well equipped."

    The location is perfect, whether your a rail enthusiast or not. A nice 5 minute stroll into the town. Private parking is a definate plus point. The floor boards are a bit creaky and anyone moving around in the living room/kitchen can be heard in the bedrooms below, but we coped

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2020

  • "Must mention lack of towels."

    Have used Sykes on many occasions and have always had towels.Obviously I missed this on website.Otherwise fantastic property in a great location in Whitby.Parking space always a plus in Whitby.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2019

  • "Our holiday was amazing from booking to taking it."

    The cottage was perfectly situated for all that whitby offers. We parked our car in the allocated space and didn't move it till we left. Clickety clack is warm, inviting and comfortable for a lovely weeks stay, it has everything you need for a self catering holiday, it is like a home from home, this was our second visit to this property and certainly wont be our last.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2019

  • "Delightful cottage with all needs met."

    Perfect location with views of the harbour and Whitby Abbey from window. Added bonus of steam trains going past and so close to all amenities in the town. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MAug 2019

  • "Smaller than anticipated."

    Bed hard. In order to get out of the down stairs door we had to do a side shuffle to get past the bed. The bin smelt had not been washed. The kitchen sink had food left in the plug hole. The toaster had crumbs left in therefore did not use. It did not feel clean. Not good value for money for what we paid. Would say not big enough for 4 people. The bench in the kitchen was uncomfortable, did not think the views were as good as the site mentioned. You are over looking the railway line and car park. You can see a little of the river. The best view was the abbey. The bench outside was too uncomfortable to sit at not very welcoming at all. It would have been nice to have a table and chairs. The steam trains were very good. It would have been nice to have been welcomed with some milk after a long journey. Most places we have stayed at the owner has left milk biscuits bread, even oil and ketchup etc. No extra toilet paper only the two rolls to last the week. The good thing was the weather was lovely so we went out most days.

    Reviewed by BerylJul 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage great location loved our stay !"

    ! We will be back !!

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here and we have booked it again for the third time so would highly recommend this cottage."

    It’s got everything you need to feel at home while you are away especially with a young family. The trains going by are an added bonus for the children. Lovely view and close to the centre

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    Good location for walking to the old Whitby town, the beach, restaurants and shops. Added bonus of the steam trains passing by so nice to sit outside in the sun and watch them........couldn't fault the cottage at all other than very creaky if you go downstairs to bed but other members stay upstairs but that is nothing that can be helped it must be the structure causing it..........would not hesitate to book the cottage again and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2019

  • "We love this cottage and have visited quite a number of times."

    It is in a great location, so near to the town, the dedicated parking is so handy and even if the weather is bad, you can sit and enjoy the view from the sitting room window. All in all, everything is good about it.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location, close to the centre of Whitby and it's bars and restaurants."

    There is a good view of the harbour and when running the steam trains. Clickety clack cottage has everything you need for a weeks holiday. The carton of milk left for our arrival was a nice touch. The small bedroom is well designed to make the most of a small space and there is plenty of storage including extra hanging space under the stairs. Really enjoyed our week and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "Stayed in this wondeful cottage in March this year."

    It was clean, warm, cosy and everything you could possibly want is to hand a little home form home. We were very comfortable the water was always piping hot.The mattress in the double room has recently been renewed and this made for a really comfy nights sleep. We slept better at the cottage than in any other place we've stayed. We were disappointed that the North York's Railway steam train wasn't actually running, we were a bit too early as it runs form Easter on wards (our mistake) Would have been really lovely to watch the trains from the cottage window or even on the patio. The weather was beautiful for March warm & sunny we couldn't have asked for better weather, this also made our stay as we got out and about quite a bit. Blessing that there is a designated car parking space for the cottage once we parked up we walked everywhere it was really lovely to stay in Whitby and see it when its not so hectic. Whitby is a busy vibrant place to visit but sometimes it's crazy busy. There are plenty of places to eat and drink and masses of shops to visit. Excellent little cottage we would defiantly book it again. We hoped to book the sister cottage " The Shipwrights" which is bigger for a break with friends in October but we couldn't get the dates. Maybe we'll be luckier with "The Shipwrights" next year!

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Great cottage for 2 adults or 2 adults plus 2 children but wouldnt like to be ..."

    Great cottage for 2 adults or 2 adults plus 2 children but wouldnt like to be adults sharing bunk bed room as the bunks are in t shape where the leg space is restricted on lower bunk

    Reviewed by AllanJan 2019

  • "The settees are not very comfortable"

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2018

  • "This cottage is a little Gem in a perfect location, its very modern very clean and has everything and more you would expect in fact its home from home location is perfect shops on your door steps no taxis required we took our mountain bikes with us and found some great biking routes with great views, will definitely be recommended this cottage to friends and can't wait until next time."

    a little word on the owners they truly go the extra mile for you. Big Thanks Nige & Loz

    Reviewed by NigelNov 2018

  • "Second time we have been to this cottage, it is warm comfortable and very ..."

    Second time we have been to this cottage, it is warm comfortable and very pleasant, a bonus is the parking and being a short walk into Whitby

    Reviewed by JanOct 2018

  • "It is a lovely location with numerous destinations to visit."

    Robin Hoods Bay and Pickering two name two. In Whitby itself there are dozens of great places to eat and drink. It is a lovely town, beautiful scenery, great setting. Clickety Clack is ideally situated, just a couple of minutes walk to the town centre/railway station/bus depot/shops. I am sure we will be returning in the future, God willing.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "A very well appointed property and a level walk to the centre of Whitby."

    There were a few pieces of dirty crockery and cutlery in the cupboard when we arrived and two chipped mugs that need replacing but spot checks when the property is cleaned should easily correct this. But all in all a nice place to stay and enjoy the area which we did indeed. Would recommend this place for two adults or two adults with children but not four adults as the space is limited.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2018

  • "The property had not been cleaned properly when we arrived, we contacted the owner who arranged for their housekeeper to come round and do the most immediate work, but generally the property was generally grubby and getting a bit worn out and in need of a refurb."

    It is a great location but we won't be staying at this property again. Standing over someone who has not done their job properly is not my idea of a good start to a holiday!

    Thank you for your feed back and thank you for letting us know about your concerns straight away allowing us to rectify the issues. Our housekeeper arrived at the cottage within 30 minutes of the call and was able to fully resolve the situation. We're very sorry that you found the standards of the property was not to your satisfaction, despite excellent guest comments about the high standards of cleanliness of our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2018

  • "Fantastic house with everything you could possibly need."

    Very comfortable stay. We loved it that much we booked again for next year within the first hour of arriving. The owners are very helpful and have clearly thought of everything to make your stay a home from home. Could not fault this holiday one bit. Sykes were brilliant too. Thank you

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2018

  • "Amazing cottage and location very comfortable indeed home from home Lovely to see and hear the trains"

    Reviewed by MarianneMar 2018

  • "Loved the property and the location is perfect."

    We only had one issue the water didnt get hot enough for a bath but the shower is very good.

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage within walking distance of Whitby centre, cottage had everything needed for a great holiday a lovely place to stay, can't wait to come back."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2017

  • "This was our third visit to Clickety Clack Cottage Whitby and as I have said in previous feedback comments this cottage would be difficult to better for the cottage itself and also the location, everything about it is spot on."

    Reviewed by LenJun 2017

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in, everything was perfect."

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    Reviewed by RussellMay 2017

  • "The cottage was very well equiped modern very clean 2 toilets a bonus view for steam trains fantastic Overall warm & cosy & did not want to come home."

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation with important car parking facilities."

    However the one downside was that there was no WIFI. This is important in this day and age. This could possibly be a deal breaker in the future if not added.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2017

  • "Great little cottage."

    It might be worth stating that it has a Sky box in case people want to bring their own to use. Also, it would be nice to have WIFI

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "It was great that we where able to book midweek to midweek."

    A very homely cottage.

    Reviewed by ColinJan 2017

  • "What fun watching the busy Parkol boatyard and floating dock in the harbour from the upstairs living room and the floodlit Abbey at night."

    River walks from the door. Peace and quiet, all a short walk to the town centre.

    Reviewed by BrynleyDec 2016

  • "With the weather being only 5/6 degrees it was lovely coming back to a very warm cottage , in fact even with the thermostat set at 12 deg we had to open the window to cool down."

    We have stayed in Whitby about 15 times and this cottage exceeds any we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2016

  • "Everything was wonderful even the weather."

    If we had to complain it would be a safety handrail in the bath/shower which would be useful for everyone, (not just for us oldies), we noticed this had been remarked upon in guests comments book in Clickety Clack Cottage also.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2016

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Summary

  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with door to patio, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining table and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, stairgates
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional parking on road or in pay and display car park, within 2 mins walk
  • Small front patio with furniture, overlooking railway and harbour
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and sea 5 mins walk
  • Note: 4 trains per day, plus steam trains, pass by the property, between 6.30am and 7.45pm
  • In owner's experience the train audible warning signal for the crossing happens some 50-100 meters up or down the track, and any disturbance is limited to a slight rumble as it passes.

The property

A delightful, modern, terraced cottage in a superb position in the ancient fishing port of Whitby.

This charming 'upside down' Whitby cottage, warm and snug with quality furnishings, has an open plan living area with views towards the harbour and Whitby Abbey.

This Whitby cottage offers very comfortable accommodation with a small, sunny front patio, and, rarely found in Whitby, private parking.

Overlooking the railway, it is an absolute delight to watch the steam trains trundling by this Whitby cottage as they approach the station - appealing to both young and old!

On the doorstep of this Whitby cottage are all the amenities of the town, including excellent pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and renowned fish and chips!

Wander around the cobbled market square and harbour, explore the numerous quirky ginnels, or take a stroll on the long, sandy beaches.

Discover the stunning North York Moors, explore the pretty inland villages such as Goathland (from TV's Heartbeat), or visit the nearby market towns of Malton and Pickering.

A Whitby cottage providing a great base for all the family.

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About the location

WHITBY

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