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Duchess of Hamilton @ Engine Shed

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002243)


(38 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property in a great location Only downside rock hard pillows & no spare in wardrobe to swap!"

    Will definitely stay here again but bring my own pillows!! Welcome pack a lovely start especially as we arrived on a B/H Monday

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in a lovely, well presented, comfortable and very clean property."

    The location couldn’t be better in the centre of Whitby with good access to bus and train station as well as supermarket and eateries. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The parking garage is a big plus but we have a hybrid car and struggled to get access to the charging points, one of which was not working, because of the number of cars using the garage. I guess there is no easy answer to this. We would definitely come back again.

    Hi, We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Parking close to the charging points can be a challenge but if we know you have a need for one of the chargers, please ask and we will reserve that spot for you. I'm sorry about the second charger not working during your stay, we are waiting the electricians to fix it (again). This particular one has been problematic and so we are looking to replace it. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to you staying again Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2022

  • "The apartment was spotless, my wife checked for dust, nothing at all."

    Very comfortable and plenty of equipment. We found the pillows too firm to what we have at home. The welcome pack is a lovely touch and we were impressed that the kitchen was furnished with tea towels, towel, oven gloves, washing up liquid and new cleaning cloth. The secure parking was a great bonus and the apartment is central for everything Whitby has to offer. We had a fabulous week here and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Superior accommodation, very warm and spacious for two people."

    Great central location. However, although the apartment was very clean the beams above were very dusty, the lower beams could easily be reached. There was a lack of side or reading lamps in open lounge/kitchen living area. We brought in a bedside lamp into this area but then lacked this in the bedroom. Also very little kitchen ware i.e. mixing/serving bowls. Few more mugs would be useful as large dishwasher for two people took ages to fill. Timing of central heating difficult as would have to download on phone! Overall enjoyed our stay.

    Hi, Thank you for the feedback - the characterful beams have now been dusted! We did reduce the amount of kitchenware in the apartments but now that the trials of the last two years are hopefully behind us, maybe it is time to add a bit more back. The heating is by individual glass fronted electric panel heaters, they are very stylish and very efficient, there is no central heating system. Manually control of each heater is easy and the most simple way to turn them on/off, up or down and there is no need to control them through your 'phone unless you rally want to. We will double check that the instructions are in the apartment folder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location in the centre of Whitby."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "All furnishings and fittings were of the highest quality."

    Wonderful comfortable bed, and powerful walk in shower. Scrupulously clean. Lovely welcome pack. Good parking facilities. Well placed for town. Ooh, and sunny all week! Had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "Good details about the apartment on the website."

    Very clean and well equipped. My husband loved the steam engines parked right outside our window. They were not very frequent and did not run during the night. Lovely bathroom with double shower and big fluffy bath towels We found the huge bed very comfortable and there were 7 pillows . The heated towel rail was a problem as we only found the switch for it on our last day there. It was in the bedroom hot water tank cupboard down low behind the tank so in order to switch it on and off you had to lean right over and reach down behind a hot water tank . Very strange and it was not labelled or any instructions as to where it was at all. However there were instructions in a file for oven, hob, washer/dryer, microwave and dishwasher which we found very useful. Our other problem was that there was no 2 pin adaptor plug socket so we could not charge up either my husband's razor or our electric toothbrush. Off we went to buy ordinary toothbrushes Otherwise there was an excellent supply of electric sockets. A couple of reading lamps to raise the light levels in the lounge would have been very useful. We will come again as it really was a very comfortable apartment

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Syke’s could have been more Covid aware in 2020 when we postponed for 1 year."

    Initially they we’re not very sympathetic. However this improved in 2021.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, nice to have the welcome pack and fresh bread and milk on arrival, certainly helped after a stressful journey."

    The apartment is as described and sumptuous, and in a great location. Importantly parking is easy and straightforward removing often a large headache from any trip. The location is ideal for exploring Whitby and the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "The Engine Shed is in a brilliant location - five minutes away from the train station, the bus station and shops."

    Could not be better. The accommodation was top class and spotlessly clean. The steam trains were an extra bonus which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2021

  • "The Duchess of Hamilton Engine Shed was amazing."

    Centrally located, pristine, modern and high spec. Perfect viewing point for watching the NYM trains coming in. However, I agree with previous comments that the mattresses are hard (guessing orthopaedic), but the worse was the rock hard, lumpy pillows - really struggled with these, and its easily fixed to replace them with something softer. I also was dissapointed that there was no outside space to sit as it was quite hot and airless in the flat.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Beautiful place, we watched a steam train only yards outside the window, authentic restoration, the bars on the window feel a bit enclosed but still amazing place and parking is inside a massive garage."

    Very secure holiday let, Very upmarket and worth the extra paid.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "Our 3rd time at these apartments and looking forward to many more"

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2020

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    Very well fitted with good quality fittings and furniture. Everything needed was there. However we felt that the utensils, cutlery, and crockery were very sparse. For instance we had no teapot, fish slice, kitchen scissors, eggcups etc. We purchased two egg cups and left them in the apartment. The saucepans were virtually useless as only one fitted the rings on the ceramic hob. One too small and one too big! The sofa was quite worn and not very comfortable. However we enjoyed our stay in a unique apartment in a unique building.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2020

  • "Everything was absolutely perfect, shame that the trains weren’t going to Middlesbrough but buses were available."

    Lovely being able to look at the trains coming in from Pickering.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "The location has the added benefit of being able to view at close quarters NYMR classic steam engines from the comfort of the cottage window."

    Also excellent secure parking for cars and bicycles.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "This is an unusual property its location being quite out of the ordinary."

    Organisation and information provided to gain access and use the facilities straightforward. A positive point of significance for me being the electric car charging points. A comfortable and enjoyable visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by M LAug 2020

  • "The location was ideal."

    The apartment was very spacious and well equipped and cleanliness was of a high standard. Although it is by a train line do not be put off by this as the trains are infrequent and chances are you will be out visiting the sites. The added bonus of a secure garage was an absolute bonus.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2020

  • "On arrival there was a welcome pack which included biscuits, scones , teas , coffee , sweets and milk in the fridge."

    A nice touch . The heating had been turned on so felt lovely and warm . In these precarious times the standard of cleanliness was exceptional. All interior as per description. The lighting in the living room is good and fits in with the ambience but for those of us with ageing eyes a portable reading light would have been good. Easy to find and a short walk into town. What more could you ask.

    Reviewed by VivienMar 2020

  • "The apartment was beautifully appointed (we didn't think the photographs did it justice!"

    ), very well designed and furnished - two TVs were a bonus. The pillows were a bit hard, but that's personal preference. We like to cook when we go away, and we did think there could have been more crockery and microwaveable dishes, etc. to accommodate this. Cling film and foil would have been useful, too. Overall, however, we loved the apartment and would definitely come again!

    Reviewed by PamMar 2020

  • "A really well equipped cottage that couldn't be more central to Whitby with parking is almost unheard of."

    Not only that but its grade 2 listed with garaged parking. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2020

  • "Our apartment was excellent."

    I did feel the lighting in the lounge was poor for evening relaxation. The room would benefit from a couple of table lamps. The bed was very firm. The apartment was very well equipped and we would definitely be happy to rebook. We have already told family and friends that it's a top place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by WilliamFeb 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    Definitely plan to stay here again. I dont think think this accommodation could be better. So handy for getting into town with fantastic parking. The queen size bed was brilliant . It had everything you could possibly need, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, smart TV , shower stool, etc etc. Can't speak highly enough. It was a shame to leave!

    Reviewed by JonathanFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic place to stay, decorated to a very high standard, spotlessly clean and warm, stylish decor, excellent shower, very comtable bed."

    I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here and we would definitely book this place again.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2020

  • "The accommodation was first class."

    The facilities and decor was beautiful and finished to a high standard. Would definitely recommend this accommodation (in fact already have been to friends and family).

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2020

  • "Accommodation was spotlessly clean and decor was of a high standard."

    Bed was really comfortable with a good choice of pillows. The secure parking was a good bonus. Location was good only a few minutes walk to town centre. The only comment we would make would be that curtains or blinds would be a bonus in the lounge to provide a bit of privacy in the evening. In spite of this we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by PhillipJan 2020

  • "Beautiful apartment, very clean, appreciated the welcome pack, lovely furnishings and even had a choice of pillows, depending on your sleeping preference."

    Fantastic location and having parking was a bonus being in the centre of Whitby. Would highly recommend anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Furthermore, loved being next to the railway, noise of the train is not an issue. Definitely be booking another holiday at the Engine Shed very soon.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2020

  • "First, congratulations are due to the owners for a fantastic redevelopment of what I understand to be a landmark building in Whitby."

    The “Duchess of Hamilton” is a perfect size for two people with all the utensils and appliances you could need. The well thought out décor is as you would expect Railway themed right down to the 50G coasters on the tables which is the old BR code for Whitby engine shed (ok I googled it) The apartment is spotlessly clean and the carpeting in the corridors leading to the rooms makes you think you’re in a plush hotel. Another big advantage is the secure undercover parking as parking can be difficult in Whitby at the busy periods.

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2020

  • "It was really good to be able to see the trains passing."

    The hamper was a lovely touch, and much appreciated. It would be a good idea if there were some heat pads, to put anything hot you may have taken out of the oven. Was in a good location and it was great to be able to park the car and know it was safe. We were looking to go again next year, but was alarmed to find it 3 times more than what we paid this Christmas! It would have been nice if there was an option of a chair and a sofa. . A very modern building and we enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by TimDec 2019

  • "Clean quiet loved the welcome pack nice views thanks for an early check in 2 ..."

    Clean quiet loved the welcome pack nice views thanks for an early check in 2 small comments maybe a sighn out side with engine sheds on and the key holders where hard to close 10 out of 10 thank you will be booking next year

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2019

  • "Lovely apartment within 5 minutes walk of Whitby town centre."

    Everything very modern and spotlessly clean, although it is a 2 person apartment it is quite spacious..however it would have been nice to had a bigger sofa than the very small 2 seater, otherwise very happy..would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "When I rang and booked this holiday I specified to the operator that the single beds should be zip/linked to make a double for our stay (this was an option)."

    We were therefore very disappointed to find the beds remained as singles on our arrival. I tried to ring Sykes on Tuesday 29 October to let you know but couldn't get through as all your operators were busy. I didn't wish to waste any more of a short break on trying to contact you as we wanted to make the most of the time we had in Whitby on the actual holiday. The mattresses were too firm so not particularly comfortable. There was one 2-seater sofa which meant there was little space to stretch out. There would have been space for a further sofa or at least one more chair to make watching television a more comfortable experience. Also, although a small point it would have been nice to have bath sheets rather than bath towels. The ones provided were too small. Overall though the specification and standard was of great quality and the apartment was decorated beautifully and we did enjoy our stay there.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2019

  • "The Engine Shed apartment was absolutely brilliant - very spacious and spotless."

    We were five minutes away from the railway station, bus station and shops - couldn't have been better! The car stayed in the garage all week. We used the buses and the trains and did lots of walking. It was the best!!

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2019

  • "Wonderful adaptation of a listed building in a very convenient location for the town and the apartment was beautiful."

    one slight gripe is the fact each apartment does not have a dedicated parking space in the undercover car park. that apart , very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The apartment was beautifully furnished, the newly converted engine shed is full of character."

    We also received a great welcome pack containing essentials and a few treats, along with fresh flowers, despite only staying a couple of nights, which was a lovely touch. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2019

  • "SUPERB ACCOMMODATION - first class holiday apartment."

    Brand new renovation with bright modern design and an imaginative conversion of old railway property. Spotlessly clean and luxury fittings offering everything required for a perfect stay. Great welcome pack and friendly, attentive owners and staff. With a 2 minute walk to all Whitby central attractions and a real bonus of indoor secure garage parking this makes the ideal location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2019

  • "We were the first to stay here, it was an amazing place to stay."

    Great location, facilities and a lovely welcome from the owner. The welcome pack was a nice touch and it had all the amenities we needed. Very comfortable and we would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into a super-king upon request)
  • Shower room with shower, WC, and basin
  • Open-plan living with kitchen dining, and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Secure off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire is the tastefully converted historic grade II listed Engine Shed.

Named after the famous steam train, Duchess of Hamilton is an exceptional apartment on the first-floor of the Engine Shed overlooking Whitby’s steam railway and is a marvellous base for exploring the coast of Yorkshire with family or friends.

This is a spacious and wonderful retreat boasting contemporary styling with a clever blend of stylish furnishings which are complemented by traditional features and exposed beams.

The open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area is the hub of the property.

The modern kitchen with glass splash backs, mood lighting, quartz work surfaces and superb appliances add to the feeling of quality throughout ensuring that you can cook a delicious meal at home before relaxing into your evening, with a Smart TV to keep you entertained and exposed beams to admire.

The property benefits from a lovely bedroom with a super-king size bed with Smart TV and plenty of furnishings to store your personal items and a deluxe shower room.

Enjoying a central position within the seaside town of Whitby, this apartment is ideal for a family holiday to the Yorkshire coast.

The local area of Whitby is a great place to spend your summer holidays, with an array of eateries, tourist attractions, and all important pubs, you won’t be stuck for activities to entertain the whole family.

Please note the car park is located on the first floor and people with mobility restrictions are advised to choose first floor accommodation.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 998757, 998766, 1002241, 1002242, 1002244, 1002245, 1002246, 1002247, 1002248, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.

The Engine Shed Apartments

Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. The accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.

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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas