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Curlew Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 922765)


(18 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location within easy reach of all amenities."

    Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Only minor points, was the parking was confusing and a nightmare to get anywhere near the cottage. WiFi was very hit and miss, more miss than hit and smoke alarm in the on suite Bedroom had been removed for some strange reason. Aside from the minor issues we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2022

  • "Excellent property, we have stayed here several times and indeed are booked in again for next year We did miss the extractor working (we dont remember it ever working) in the kitchen, but a very minor problem , however as we checked in at 4."

    00 pm someone had the heating set at 30 degrees, it took until aprox 2.00am in the morning for the place to cool down!

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "I will be pursuing the matter further as paying Sykes over £900 for this standard of accomodation is not acceptable."

    I've been sent a voucher for £40 off my next booking in the post which, frankly, is an insult after this holiday experience. When we arrived, the house was not clean; we had to open windows to be rid of the pervasive odour; had to vacuum; wash towels and dishes after a five hour journey and this included running the dishwasher which had been left full of dirty dishes. The kitchen was woefully under equipped; pans and frying pan with scratched non-stick coating rendering them unusuable, two knives, one of which had the tip snapped off and the other was blunt, far too few plates and glasses for a house that sleeps six. The fridge froze everything we put in it - we checked the setting which was correct, and noted a review from November 2018 that stated the fridge did not work then, almost a year ago. We stayed over the August bank holiday and not being able to store food in the hot weather made things very difficult. The gripper bars in the kitchen were exposed and my daughter badly scratched her feet on them. The dining room table was dangerously unstable and we were unable to use it at all, it felt like it could collapse at any time and has obviously been repaired many times. The window in the back bedroom is jammed - when trying to open, it flew wide open suddenly. This is so dangerous given this is marketed as a family property; none of the windows have limiters and can be opened wide despite this being a three floor property. The en-suite in the master bedroom has a shower head that does not stay up for long enough to shower without being held in place, and the tray doesn't drain adequately so after 30 seconds or so the shower has to be turned off, resuming only when the tray has drained. It was also mouldy. This property says it has wi-fi but functionally, it does not. The router is non-existent, we assume it is shared between all the holiday properties on the small street and we could not connect with enough bandwidth to send a simple email. As the 4G coverage in the area isn't good, and my partner has to check work emails daily, this meant that my partner had to cut short our only family holiday of the year and go home on Tuesday, leaving the rest of us in the cottage until Thursday when we finally gave up and went home. At best, we had three days of accommodation we could only sleep in. The entire property could be lovely but as is, feels very tired and not to the standard we booked. I'm not sure if the owners are not local and have not checked their property in the last year - in which case they need more reliable caretakers - or if they simply don't care.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage in a great location."

    I will certainly go back.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Curlew Cottage and would definitely stay again."

    Perfectly situated near to amenities yet just tucked away from any hustle and bustle. There is a pay and display car park just past the Cottage entrance archway down the road on the left for quick drop off of cases and bags if the W areas car parking spaces are full ( scratch card ).The West Cliff car parking permit was very much appreciated and we were able to leave our vehicle parked there for the week, Everything ( bedding and towels ) lovely and clean and the crockery, cutlery pots and pans are plentiful. The fridge thermostat must be a little keen as it does freeze some of the things put into it. The showers are really good, the 1st floor one is a bit splashy onto the window sill and as the plastic door plastic guard doesn't fit quite flush, the water can go onto the floor but easily wiped up. The above being said we had a wonderful time and were very comfortable. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2019

  • "This is our 3rd yeah staying at this property."

    It is always clean and well presented. Now has WiFi. Great location. One small thing was that even though the fridge setting was at its lowest and couldn’t be turned now anymore it was freezing our food.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "Have been several times."

    .love staying here

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2018

  • "Excellent location, near to parking and easy access to the town."

    Nice an quiet at night. Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by VickiOct 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation that is just a nice distance from the front but in a good position to get to several areas of Whitby."

    Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by TroySep 2018

  • "The cottage (Curlew) itself was ok but the parking facilities were a headache."

    The scratch cards for parking close to the cottage would have been ideal but it was very rare for a space to park. The the permit for the alternative parking at West Cliff saved money but the car park was at least a five minute walk away from the cottage (my wife & I are 82 & 83 respectively) and we had to carry any items from the car to the cottage, which was a bit of a drag when we had been shopping.

    Reviewed by FredSep 2018

  • "The location is very good."

    Cleaning was adequate - a few items found under and down side of sofas. Little things spoiled the cottage - insufficient dishwasher tablets, no kitchen towel either paper or towelling and the shower screen didn’t do it’s job. Would be useful to have a second door key too.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2018

  • "Disappointed with parking permits got 2 permits each last 4 days,we were there for 14 days ."

    The parking permit for West cliff car park was out of date .so had to pay for a weeks parking

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2018

  • "Fantastic home from home, perfect stress free holiday from booking to leaving!"

    Reviewed by AdelleOct 2017

  • "Beautiful property, spacious, clean, everything you needed."

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2017

  • "BRILLANT holiday good location,would go again."

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2016

  • "Good place to stay."

    Only thing lacking was WIFI. WIFI would be really useful as mobile coverage not great and searching for places of interest would have been easier

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2016

  • "This cottage was really wonderful, beautiful and clean and in a great location I ..."

    This cottage was really wonderful, beautiful and clean and in a great location I just wish it had wifi and it would have exceeded expectations for me, would recommend this cottage to any one

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2016

  • "Could do with a tv on unit or on the wall in 1st level double bedroom."

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking permit for one car in a nearby car park or roadside parking on a first come first serve basis using scratch cards provided
  • Enclosed terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

The property

Quietly tucked away in central Whitby is this attractive, modern, mews-style townhouse.

With light and airy accommodation, it is ideally situated for family groups wanting to explore this wonderful historic seaside port and the numerous local attractions.

Set over three floors, there is a spacious L-shaped open plan living area, with a well-equipped contemporary kitchen, comfortable leather furnishings and a dining area opening onto the enclosed terrace.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor and the lovely king-size bedroom, with an en-suite shower room and TV, is on the second floor.

With both a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom, Curlew Cottage provides excellent amenities for all the family.

Outside, the sheltered rear terrace is perfect for relaxing in the sunshine with a morning coffee.

Although hidden away, all amenities are on the doorstep, with some excellent restaurants, quaint tea rooms and interesting shops to browse.

Wind your way through the quirky narrow streets down to the pretty harbour and then cross the famous swing bridge to the cobbled market place.

From here, you can work up an appetite by climbing the 199 steps up to the Abbey and the beautiful St. Mary's Church, with breathtaking views along the coastline.

This is part of the Cleveland Way trail, where you can enjoy exhilarating cliff top walks.

Children will be delighted with the long sandy beaches, perfect for building sandcastles and going on donkey rides, while the brightly coloured beach huts can be rented on a weekly basis.

The surrounding area has something for everyone, whether it's discovering the pretty fishing villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, a trip on the steam railway, or having a fun-filled day out at Flamingo Land.

A splendid base for a varied and memorable holiday.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 933446, together they sleep 12.

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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 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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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