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Evening Star @ Engine Shed

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002247)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment was clean and spacious."

    It had everything in for us it was like home from home. It is in a great location for exploring with are young daughters. The only down side is that both beds were incredibly hard and we struggled to sleep.

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2022

  • "Lovely 3days spent at Whitby the engine shed."

    The only downside was the very firm beds and lumpy pillows. Everything else was excellent.

    Reviewed by CherylNov 2021

  • "The location was fantastic, close enough to town to enjoy everything but far enough away to avoid the noise people make."

    Great apartment. Clean and had everything we needed and more. Great to also have a parking space.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2021

  • "On arrival at the property things looked great and felt very spacious, however each room (particularly the kitchen/lounge area) was tiny and although well equipped, the sofa was hard and uncomfortable."

    There was hardly enough space in each bedroom (you can’t walk around the beds very easily and in the second bedroom, it’s impossible) and one tiny wardrobe was not enough storage for a weeks stay. Both beds were the most uncomfortable beds we have ever slept on and even our 11 year old daughter (who could usually sleep anywhere) complained of back ache. Seriously, the beds felt like slabs of stone. The noise outside the apartment was also terrible due to seagulls and noisy neighbours but understandable that is outside of the owners control. The apartment was super clean and well equipped but unfortunately we didn’t receive the welcome pack as described and due to how uncomfortable the beds were, we left after 2 nights (we planned to stay for 5 nights). Lots to improve on….

    Reviewed by ZinaJul 2021

  • "It was one of the best self catering properties that we have ever stayed in."

    Perfect location, fantastic lay out and everything you could need was provided. Will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BenMay 2021

  • "The location of the property is fantastic, and the promise of off road parking was a big incentive."

    The apartments are finished to a very high specification and Helen provided lots of pre visit information and recommendations. The Evening Star is much smaller than other apartments that are priced the same so we expected them to be the same, however in reality the living space is very small and dark, we are tall and barely fitted in the double beds, especially in room two when there is no room at the end of the bed for long legs. The apartment is on the ground level as you walk into the building but in reality it is in the roof of the Shed, thus the windows are all below shoulder level, so you have to bend well down to look out and there is thick frames and heavy black Iron grating, giving the impression of a prison cell, so although we could technically see the abbey and the river, it was only if we knelt on the floor. Also the 2nd bedroom is so small that you can’t walk round the bed, so the person sleeping next to the window (approx 6 feet from the 6.30am train on the track right next to it) has to climb over their partner for any night time bathroom visit. There needs to be some sort of procedure, perhaps a locking pole at the end of each parking spot, with a key for each flat as it was clear that some people used more than their one space allocation, we were not the only couple who had to park on the road, despite paying for this premium Property on a promise of off road parking. We would definitely stay at the Engine shed again, but definitely not in the Evening star if it stays the same price as the bigger apartments.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "Great location, comfortable clean accommodation with modern utilities."

    Tastefully furnished. Good communication prior to visit Re: arrangements, Very helpful staff and particularly the owner.Great access to all services. Our grandson enjoyed watching trains come and go .would definitely recommend and revisit when passing this way again. We had a very memorable family holiday at the Engine Shed and Whitby. Thank you for being very helpful. Vasu

    Reviewed by BhargawaAug 2020

  • "Absolutely spotless accommodation, comfy beds and plenty of kitchen equipment."

    Well placed for the town.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "We loved the 'Engine Shed' the property/facilities were 'first class' and it was immaculately clean."

    Undercover on site parking was great and the location was perfect. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MarcusAug 2020

  • "We loved our stay at the Engine Sheds."

    It was a gorgeous apartment in a brilliant location. Very central to Whitby (Less than 5 mins walk to the centre) but not bang in the middle of everything so it wasn’t noisy. The underground parking space was brilliant and the whole place felt very secure. The apartment itself was brilliant, lovely facilities, clean and new. You really do have everything you need, even a washing machine. If I was being really picky then it is useful to know that when it is warm although you can open the windows, we chose not to because the seagulls are so loud and also some trains do come past relatively early. Also there is no outside space at the apartment so it’s not like you can sit out on an evening, although you are so close to everything that you can go for a walk, etc. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2020

  • "Whilst we can see the owners have put much effort and cost in to this developement, we cannot consider it 5 star or value for money at £779 for 3 nights."

    It is listed for four people. Fortunately it was only two of us - it would have been cramped for 4. The second bedroom was so small you could not walk around the bed and the main bedroom had an "en-suite" with a sink that was only suitable for handwashing. The only option for eating was stools at a breakfast bar and the small seating area had a sofa so uprigt and uncomfortable we could not use it. Looking at the plan in the welcome pack it seems 2 bedrooms had been squeezed in to an area where others are one bedroom. Evening Star would have made a very spacious 1 bedroom apartment. On a positive note, the fixtures and fittings were of a high standard.

    Reviewed by MalcolmDec 2019

  • "A fantastic appartment to stay in a welcome pack milk in the fridge and a bunch of flowers ."

    The appartment was clean and amazing,heating on was appreciated. Would certainly stay again for a family get together. A 5 mins walk into Whitby and watch the trains pass so close to the window was a highlight of the day for the grandchildren. Every thing was a Wow from walking in through the door,.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2019

  • "A beautiful well equipped apartment very high standards throughout excellent parking and easy access to everything in Whitby."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Loved having the steam trains going past our windows during our (late) breakfast!"

    The only negative thing was the bathroom basin - turn it up too high and you get covered in water.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "The fridge door was incorrectly fitted and the noise it made was annoying---such a small comment really"

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Evening Star apartment at the Engine Shed Whitby."

    The apartment, decor, and fittings were "high end" and obviously new. I would definitely stay there again. Regards Mark.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "Great place to stay, ideal location and great facilities."

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2019

  • "Great location and the parking a real bonus."

    The apartment was smaller than I was expecting which was not a problem as there were only 3 of us but 4 adults would have been difficult. My only criticism is the total lack of any instruction on the appliances and equipment available. In the general instruction book it said they were on the TV stand but the TV was on the wall and we never found any. Good quality accomodation though.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2019

  • "Excellent location, superb facilities and parking was invaluable."

    Lovely welcome pack, much appreciated. Very quiet, except when the few trains pass. We had an 8 year old boy with us, who loved seeing the trains go past his bedroom window, but nothing provided for children. Suggestion - a few books/games would be good. Whitby, as always, was great. We avoided bank holiday weekend and although busy, everywhere was accessible with no long queues.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2019

  • "The location of the Engine Shed was brilliant, only a short walk into Whitby."

    Our two young sons loved the whole experience, especially seeing the trains right next to the apartment. The apartment itself was beautiful. The facilities were very good - everything we could need was provided and everything was well laid out and spotless clean. Being next to the train station didn't cause any issues with noise.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2019

  • "A great location, superbly renovated, very comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    Amazing spot for train enthusiasts too ☺️

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite cloakroom, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Secure off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.01 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.

Evening Star is a wonderful apartment overlooking Whitby’s steam railway and is a marvellous base for exploring the coast of Yorkshire with family or friends.

This end of the Engine Shed was bombed in World War II and has been tastefully rebuilt in 2019 with the essence of the Engine Shed.

Evening Star occupies a first-floor corner plot with views of the station, steam railway and famous Abbey from two aspects.

This wonderful retreat boasts contemporary styling with an open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area as 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.

Discover two tastefully decorated double bedrooms, the master bedroom boasting a smart TV and an en-suite WC.

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, 1002243, 1002244, 1002245, 1002246, 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

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas