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Damson Cottage

(Ref. 1015659)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We have loved our stay in your charming cottage."

    A lovely welcome pack and comfy beds and beautiful bedding is always a bonus. Perfectly situated with parking and not to far to walk into town is a rare gem to find in the area. Would definitely return.

    Martyn, Mandy And JayMay 2024

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Excellent parking and so close to town. Sun room very relaxing. Thank you so much for the welcome pack and a lovely weekend.

    O'Neill FamilyMay 2024

  • "What a wonderful weekend we have had at Damson Cottage."

    Perfect location, comfy beds and everything we needed. We especially liked the sun room and spent a lot of time in there. Lovely walking into Whitby town and a lovely quiet area. The welcome pack was one of the best we have had and we stay in a lot of holiday cottages. We will definitely be recommending and wouldn't hesitate to back ourselves. Thank you.

    The Cambell FamilyMay 2024

  • "We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage."

    Mostly enjoyed the beautiful sun room for just reading, watching the birds and chilling out. Thank you also for the welcome pack.

    Mike And MaggieMay 2024

  • "We have had a wonderful stay ."

    The cottage has been so comfortable, spacious and clean. We loved the location and being able to walk into Whitby. Our boys enjoyed the range of games and DVDs. Thank you for everything including the delicious welcome pack. We really hope to return soon. A truly fantastic stay.

    The Robinson FamilyApr 2024

  • "Thank you for a beautiful stay."

    Such a charming cottage, we loved it! The fact that we can leave the car here and walk into town was great! Will definitely be back soon!

    The DenmansDec 2023

  • "Perfect location very comfortable beautiful cottage."

    All amenities and utensils included. Would recommend .

    Reviewed by Caryn4.1Oct 2023

  • "Ideal location for walking distance to whitby."

    Parking an advantage. Bedding nice and clean, comfortable beds. As for cottage very dusty in need of decorating and a good clean. Bathrooms need updating and very dirty and dusty. Some of the comments is the review book have not been addressed.

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your stay at Damson Cottage. I am glad you found the beds nice and clean and comfortable and took advantage of the parking. I have taken on board your comments and will address the issues raised. As you will appreciate it has been a busy summer and the properties can take a bit of a hammering during this busy time. Deep cleans and some decorating is scheduled to take place during the winter season along with some general maintenance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven1.9Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is well maintained, very well located for the town centre."

    Is in a residential part of the town with a chip shop and pub near by. Fully equiped kitchen was really nice to find as having to take utensals with you is a bind. The rear garden takes the sunshine all day but has a bit of a slope to it. As I work in a commercial cleaning environment I feel the cleaning could be better.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage great to have a parking space not too far to walk into town ,lots of cobwebs in double room between wardrobe and wall but soon got rid of them would of liked a shower instead of Jacuzzi bath ,bin men never came reported to office and we had a problem with other people putting rubbish in the bin,my grandson got stung while in the bedroom and my husband also got stung in the lovely sun room but all in all we would definitely book again ."

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant location and comfortable furnishings."

    The cottage was very dusty in every room and the bathrooms are looking very tired. I left a note regarding the leak in the ceiling above the sofa. The bedding was excellent quality. Great to have a garden but it looks a little neglected, I would remove the tree and shrub to allow light into the garden room. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and most appreciated. I would recommend it to friends purely on the location and parking space.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We have had a look into the leak. The property is cleaned to a high standard and checked on a regular basis. The garden has had a lot of work done to it recently, and the tree has been cut right back. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and hope that you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage :) perfect for 5 of us Only down side was a BBQ was advertised, which made us rent the place."

    So we brought everything needed and the BBQ was absolutely filthy and unusable

    I'm sorry your experience of Damson Cottage was let down by a dirty BBQ. Had it been brought to my attention at the time I could have done something about that for you. The BBQ has now been replaced with a brand new item and is now checked regularly for cleanliness. Sorry again for your experience. Regards, Jon (Cottage Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sasha4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay in this charming well situated cottage, you've thought of everything to make this stay a home from home."

    Had a couple of lovely mornings having breakfast in the stunning garden listening to the birds. We shall definitely be visiting again, many thanks. Hazel,Rod, Gina and Alex.

    Hazel,Rod,Gina And AlexJun 2023

  • "We had the best time in this beautiful cottage , it's so well equipped , in a really convenient place , has super comfy beds and even has a parking spot !"

    I visited with my mum , sister and niece, so the only small inconvenience was the lack of a shower in the family bathroom . We still managed fine and wouldn't be put off staying again , we really loved Damson Cottage

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Damson Cottage. Regards, Jon (Cottage Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2023

  • "Damson Cottage was an absolute delight, a hidden treasure in Whitby's hilly location."

    as a family of four we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage - the attic room was ideal for our daughters, they also enjoyed indulging in the jacouzi bath! there were good facilities, with a well equipped kitchen, lots of space, in particular the garden room. the beds were incredibly comfortable, the location peaceful but central. we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would love to return to Damson Cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm really pleased you and your family enjoyed the cottage. Regards, Jon (Cottage owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "So lucky to have found this lovely little gem!"

    This was for our Pearl Wedding Anniversary few days away I’ve always wanted to see Whitby! We had an amazing time what a brilliant location within 5 mins walk of the harbour. The mattress is the most comfortable I’ve ever had to the point I’ve sourced and purchased one for home! This cottage is fabulous a little tired in places but overall to a good standard. Kitchen and little Orangery on the side really comfortable best kitchen sink I think ever!!! We will be back! I loved Whitby. Such a plus having the car parking space. Lovely Welcome back cottage smelt lovely too. Thank you for a wonderful few days .

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Having stayed at this cottage previously we knew it was in a very convenient position to Whitby centre, very comfortable beds and very unusually for Whitby."

    , on site parking. The kitchen is well equipped and we particularly liked the addition of ‘Nadiya’ pans which were very good to use and easy to clean. The welcome pack full of Botham goodies was a very nice touch. There was a problem with the base kitchen unit to the right of the cooking range as it was hanging off it’s hinges but we fixed it back into the proper position. The area facing onto the rear garden we had enjoyed using before, a sort of conservatory, really needed it’s windows cleaning to appreciate the garden. Also a second shower somewhere in the property would be a great addition. However, all considered we had a lovely stay when we were able to enjoy good weather.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great place, love the kitchen and having two sitting rooms."

    Could do with a walk in shower in the bath room. Slight issue with not being able to open the down stairs windows as we set the smoke alarm off with the toaster. The off street parking was very useful. The very friendly ginger cat was in the garden or under the van most of the time and made every effort to get in to the house.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very nice welcome pack as we arrived."

    Gas cooker a welcome change from halogen-electric. Comfortable beds and also really liked cozy back room and corner sofa. Not able to properly use garden as apple tree fell down! but didn't spoil our stay and Gardener kept us informed about what he was doing. Would have liked 2nd shower but again not a particular problem. Passers by do seem to think outside bin is for general use ie takeaway boxes and plastic beer and cider bottles. Not sure if typical. Overall a really nice welcoming cottage within easy walking distance of town centre and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2022

  • "A very pleasant house, situated in a quiet street with the added bonus of a parking space and only a 10-minute walk into town."

    Plus a little garden - a real boon in the sunny weather. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you. (Not a big problem, but maybe a little inconvenient for some, is that the only shower room is off the single bedroom).

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage."

    It's quirky and quaint just what you would expect in Whitby: very comfortable too. It was lovely sitting in the garden room watching the birds enjoy the apples. Parking was a bonus. Thank you for the welcome pack which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would certainly stay here again.

    The Teer FaimlyJul 2022

  • "Am excellent holiday as always."

    New carpets are lovely and house is as comfortable as ever. Was worried after reading a few recent reviews but we needn’t have been concerned, the house was clean and I saw no evidence of any of the issues mentioned by others. Love this place ❤️

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely weekend spent at a lovely cottage !"

    My children loved the attic bedroom, the garden room and the garden especially. we all had a fantastic night's sleep in the very comfy beds. We walked to the pleasure boats at Ruswarp one day down the Railway track and enjoyed fish and chips in Whitby. The facilities at the cottage are great and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will recommend ! The Peacocks

    The PeacocksMay 2022

  • "A brilliant week, the weather has been very good."

    The house is very comfortable. Parking is a real bonus, only 10 mins to walk into town. Thank you for the welcome pack some real Yorkshire treats

    The SargeantsMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfectly suited our family of 5, the younger kids loved the attic bedroom and our eldest daughter had a room to herself."

    The garden was beautiful with plenty to explore for the kids. Ideal location, 10 minute walk to the town centre. Unfortunate leak in the bathroom causing a slight constant drip into the living room but this didn't spoil our enjoyment of the property.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    The beds were really comfy and the location is great for getting around Whitby. Really like the sun room/conservatory as well. A couple of points, the locks in the bathrooms don't work very well, maybe these could be looked at? Kitchen starting to look a bit tired but overall we enjoyed our stay here. Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Karl4.1Apr 2022

  • "We have enjoyed a fantastic week's holiday in this spacious and characterful cottage."

    We made full use of the offroad parking and walked everyday from the property. We particularly enjoyed the walk to Sandsend along the Beach and the walk along the River Esk to Ruswarp. We have left you a new tin opener as the one in the house was past its best. We would definitely like to stay here again.

    Helen,John,Millie & MatthewApr 2022

  • "Having read the last 3 reviews before our stay we were hoping that issues mentioned regarding the stained pillows and bedding would have been addressed."

    Unfortunatley not, so wasnt impressed at all. We didnt use the very stained pillows and put them in a bag when we left for them to be dealt with. They needed binning as do the others on main bedroom as they look very yellow and unclean. The mattress also looks grimey . There was no mattress or pillow protectors on. and this is in my opinion a must. General cleanliness around property poor. Thick dust ontop of kitchen cupbpards which can be seen from the lounge area. Also dust and cobwebs generally all round especially on skirtings and around radiator in lounge. The property is lovely and we had a lovely week there but we wouldnt be booking again. The cottage requires a little TLC and would be perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. This has been raised I have with my property management team who have since replaced the pillows with new ones and fitted new protectors. I can only apologise for your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette2.8Nov 2021

  • "Whilst comfortable and clean the general maintains VE and investment in the property was lacking."

    Numerous small repair jobs and replacements needed. Kitchen in particular needs investment and pillows need replacing. We did report broken wardrobe and missing light bulbs which were dealt with immediately but there are many more jobs to be done. Disappointing as we have stayed there before

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Oct 2021

  • "High chair filthy gad to be replaced."

    No high chair,had to wait 2 days. Cooker nothing working had to wait 3 days to get it fixed. Recorded letter sent to head office with the rest of complaints

    Reviewed by Susan1.9Oct 2021

  • "First of all it was hard to find Damson Cottage as there is nothing on the side of the cottage saying Damson Cottage."

    There were stains on the kitchen floor when we arrived which indicated the floor had not been mopped. We found crumbs in one cupboard and had to clean the fridge as there were food particles stuck to the shelf. Some of the carpets were tired looking and when we stripped our beds at the end of our stay as requested we saw the pillows were stained and yellow in colour and the duvets had dirty stain marks on them. The double bedroom had a mattress shoved under the bed. When we booked the website said no pets were allowed. We received a general email the day before we left requesting that we made sure the dishwasher was unloaded at the end of our stay, the bins were emptied etc and if we had any four legged friends any mess was cleared up. Why say no pets and then say this? The only positive thing about Damson Cottage is the location and the parking space.

    Reviewed by Janet2.2Sep 2021

  • "We loved Damson Cottage."

    The plus points: 1. Fabulous location. 2. Spacious/comfortable. 3. Interesting/characterful. 4. Private/lovely garden for summer. 5. Off street parking. The negatives: 1. A bit tired, old spa baths, a few things need fixing. 2. Tree over parking space needs removing. Our car was COVERED in bird poo

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2021

  • "Please refer to our complaint"

    Reviewed by David1.6May 2021

  • "Fridge Issue."

    George was assigned our case (warm fridge), but never bothered to call us to check. It needs defrosting and the door closure looking at

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage close to town, great to have off road parking and a garden in Whitby."

    In a very quiet area. Will be back if we visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage, excellent service, very happy, a delight to stay at such a nice property"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely welcome from the team at Yorkshire cottages, a welcome bag full of goodies."

    Cottage was really lovely to walk into. Everything had been well thought through and we very quickly felt at home and enjoyed an excellent holiday. The beds/bedding were comfortable, clean and cosy. Spotless white towels and all the kitchen equipment had been prepared for our arrival. We are looking forward to staying there again and to booking through Yorkshire Cottages

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2019

  • "When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack coffee cake tea bread ..."

    When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack coffee cake tea bread and biscuits not expected but very welcomed

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2019

  • "Very good location, staff very helpful and was pleasantly surprised on collecting keys being handed a bag containing milk, bread, tea and coffee etc."


    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really loved how quiet and spacious the lovely cottage was especially having the sun room."

    Very useful that the kitchen was well equipped. The walk into town along the estuary was very scenic - the view up to the Abbey, the boats and the steam trains! The bag of provisions was a lovely surprise!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Reynolds PartyMay 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Lovely sun room. Great fixtures and fittings. Really enjoyed the seafood at The Fisherman's Wife.

    Galpin/Mahew PartyApr 2019

  • "Nicely located with the added benefit of a dedicated car parking space."

    Nice, clean and well equipped cottage. Very relaxing. Easy walk into town. Excellent location. Will return!

    Fenton PartyFeb 2019

  • "Nice well equipped warm cottage with comfortable beds."

    Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Cowley PartyOct 2018

  • "The cottage was easy to find and located close enough to the town centre to walk in."

    On arrival we were delighted by how clean and well furnished the property is. We all slept really well as it is really quiet and comfortable. There was everything we needed. I am so pleased I came across Yorkshire Coastal Cottages - lovely website and a very easy booking process. Now having seen the standard of property I wouldn't hesitate to book again as it has been great. The welcome bag was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Thank you!

    Pereira PartySep 2018

  • "Damson Cottage is lovely and in a great location in the heart of Whitby."

    The welcome pack was amazing.

    McDonnell PartySep 2018

  • "We had a lovely break."

    Quayside at Whitby and Estbeck House Hotel both had good local restaurants.

    Featherstone & Morrison PartySep 2018

  • "Very characterful cottage and nice private garden."

    Excellent variet of children's games and DVDs. Welcome pack provided was a great touch and much appreciated.

    McKidd PartyAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    Very close to town centre but a peaceful location. Really helpful staff at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. Great communication. Lovely welcome pack on arrival.

    Piela PartyJul 2018

  • "Above and beyond what we expected."

    Daniels PartyJul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, welcome pack was a real bonus"

    Mr And Mrs Creasey - June 2018Jun 2018

  • "Highly satisfactory."

    Damson Cottage is lovely and we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Mrs J TilleyJun 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor single with ensuite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and siting area
  • Utility
  • Gas range, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher.TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

This attractive cottage in situated in a pleasant location within easy walking distance of Whitby town centre and even closer to the train station, making it an ideal choice for families or couples wishing to discover historic Whitby and beyond. Set over three floors, this spacious house boasts a double aspect garden room which opens onto a lawned garden – a lovely place to dine al fresco in the warmer months.

There is also private parking for one car, a real bonus in Whitby’s bustling centre. From the entrance hall, head into a large, split level area with a warm, welcoming sitting room with gas fired wood burning-style stove, then down to a large, well equipped kitchen with table and chairs.

There’s a handy separate utility room nearby.

A delightful, double aspect garden room leads off from the kitchen, providing a peaceful spot to enjoy a cuppa whilst reading the morning papers or simply enjoy sunlit views of the garden. The first floor has two bedrooms; a large double which overlooks the garden, plus a pretty single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin and WC.

In the house bathroom, the soothing Jacuzzi bath is heaven after a bracing coastal walk!

To the second floor is a twin bedroom. Lawned garden with seating and a BBQ. Close by, Whitby marina is the place to watch fishing and pleasure boats come and go into the harbour, passing under the swing bridge which links the ‘old town’.

In August, the Whitby regatta is a superb event showcasing yacht and rowing races, and has expanded over the years to include a large fair, fireworks and Red Arrows display.

There are no shortages of fantastic fish restaurants and the waterfront is dotted with lovely bars with outdoor seating.

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum provides a fascinating insight into Whitby’s most famous seafaring son. The Yorkshire coastline encompasses some of the UKs most rugged and beautiful countryside.

For unspoilt scenery, try the coastal walking paths around the pretty fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay or Staithes. Perfectly located for discovering all the heritage coast has to offer, Damson Cottage is a welcoming place to stay at any time of the year.

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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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Note: Free Wi-Fi available. Note; Private parking for cars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas