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Flying Scotsman @ Engine Shed

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002246)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • 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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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment was absolutely gorgeous."

    The welcome pack was definitely appreciated. The cleaning staff were very helpful in sorting out any minor issues. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was amazing and very well equipped. We felt like lottery winners for a week and all our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely recommend it and would love to return soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2022

  • "The apartment was all lovely and clean on arrival as always at the engine shed as we're repeat customers here."

    The whole experience here is always a1 start to finish and your always looked after in every way fantastic welcome packs and even a surprise hamper on a birthday

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Had an absolutely superb stay."

    The apartment is fantastic with everything you need. The private car park was also a welcome bonus. Mari from housekeeping was very helpful & kept us updated on anything we needed or wanted to know. The apartment was spotless & all COVID precautions had been adhered to. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SeanJan 2022

  • "We have holidayed in Whitby for many years and this is amongst the very best of the accommodation we have stayed in."

    It is extremely spacious and well equipped with high quality furnishings and equipment. It is conveniently located with a car parking space that is really valuable in Whitby. The cleaning staff were efficient and friendly and went out of their way to help us when we arrived early.. Our only gripe is that the price of the apartment has increased by nearly 50% over 2 years for the week we visit. Whilst the apartment is certainly premium , the price is now much too high now for the first week of December when considered against comparable properties. Unfortunately this is likely to stop us from booking again.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "Exceptional nice property."

    Perfect location clean and welcoming we enjoyed our Whitby stay. When we revisit we will stay again. If I am really picky the recycling needs sorting but that’s previous customers not following the rules. And the lovely wooden Beams need hoovering on the top surface Brilliant Holiday

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Very clean with excellent facilities. No complaints at all, but would suggest a mirror in the second bedroom. We enjoyed our stay and being so close to the town centre meant we could pop back to avoid queues during the Gothic Festival. A perfect place to stay. We would love to return, but prices have skyrocketed.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2021

  • "Wonderful stay we will definitely re-book"

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2021

  • "Our second stay & as enjoyable as the first."

    First class accommodation in a stunning location on Whitby Station.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Most impressed with property."

    Sadly arrived to find garage door wide open due to broken controller so no car security, also used pizza food boxes left on the floor of the garage suspect being used by non-residents. On entering the apartment very impressed clean fresh and aired. On going into the middle room (double + single bed) a very strong odour smell in the room like engine oil or maybe an odour seeping out of the roof trusses, this odour was only in this room and was there for the whole week we were there. We did ring the contact number and reported it they said they had never heard of it before. There were 5 bar stools around the breakfast bar (not the same stools shown in there photos) when I sat on one it very unstable and very noisy (squeaking) so used another and the same. All of the bar stools had the same problem. I looked at the support post on one of the bar stools as it looked different to the others only to find that a plastic insert had pulled out allowing the stool to wobble, the chrome was all scrapped off and the post was all covered in grey oiled residue. All stools need replacing very poor quality. First night sleep okay but didn't expect the early morning alarm call 6:19am then again 10 minutes later. The first train of the day arriving from Middlesbrough then returning. With all the double glazed doors closed we were all woken by the noise and this happened every time a train arrived or left. Major fault with property not noise insulated enough. Every evening at 9pm another noise started the boy racers this would last at least 1 hour every night up and down the car parks across from the engine room apartments. Would love to return to the apartments but no the noise needs to be sorted.

    Reviewed by JSep 2021

  • "Fantastic location to experience all that Whitby and its surrounding area has to offer!"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Location was absolutely superb for local attractions and shops etc."

    Grandson loves all things trains and was happy in apartment and station platform with his camera phone.weather was good and we enjoyed riverside walks to Larpool and Ruswarp and again brilliant pictures of Steam Trains.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2021

  • "This was our third visit to the engine sheds and as usual the facilities did not ..."

    This was our third visit to the engine sheds and as usual the facilities did not let us down a most enjoyable holiday and would book again

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "The Flying Scotsman Engine shed was absolutely lovely, exceptionally clean and very comfortable."

    The location was spot on. The steam trains outside the window was brilliant! The only downside is the fact that it is opposite a car park and at night we did experience young people in cars racing up and down and in and out of the car park with very loud exhaust pipes and generally making a noise, the sound travels a lot at night and it was very warm weather so we needed the windows open. We do realise though, that the owners of these exceptional apartments cannot be held accountable for this but we do think that they should be aware that it is happening. Other than that, we had a lovely stay at The Flying Scotsman.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "Of all the rental properties we’ve ever stayed in, this was by far the best."

    We have found previously that it is usual to find cheap fixtures and fittings which are broken and accommodation which looks tired and isn’t a home from home at all. The engine shed was completely different. We stayed in The Flying Scotsman apartment which was finished to a very high standard and really felt like a home. It was spotlessly clean and could not be faulted in any way. The location in the middle of Whitby is ideal, and the under cover parking was a godsend with all the seagulls! I honestly can’t recommend this place highly enough. It really is lovely.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Wow what a stunning building."

    Would just like to prise you with how well the apartment had been cleaned. It felt very safe to be there due to the current Covid situation. Would certainly recommend it and we shall certainly be coming again.

    Reviewed by HeidiJul 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment, well placed in Whitby and with private parking."

    Sadly, we were badly let down by Sykes, who demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the apartment and were unable to offer any meaningful assistance when we could not gain entrance to the private car park because of a broken key fob. There is no useable off site parking nearby and only one parking space outside the garage. After telling us on Friday afternoon that they would get in touch with the owners, Sykes left us to fend for ourselves, with no call back until Sunday to find out how we had fared. We eventually spoke to the owner’s manager several days after arrival, who advised us that there was an alternative entry method for the garage which would have solved our problem immediately had we been advised of it by the Sykes representative. We have always used Sykes Cottages as our first port of call when searching for holiday accommodation, and it was disappointing to find such poor support in our moment of need.

    Reviewed by LindsayMar 2020

  • "The apartment was first class despite not looking pretty from the outside (we normally book country cottages with views of mountains and sheep!"

    ). Excellently furnished, near the harbour and town and beautiful views from the windows. Added excitement of the trains coming past even though the NYMR was closed during our stay. We did have a couple of snags but these were very quickly sorted by Helen, the property manager.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "The closeness to the centre of Whitby was perfect and the accommodation was superb."

    Our only issue was the cargo trains that were parked with engines running until 01.30 am, I assume due to the storms so nobody’s fault, but did mean children were unable to sleep. We would definitely recommend The Engine Shed and will certainly be back!!

    Reviewed by KirstyFeb 2020

  • "Perfect destination."

    Not even a 2min walk to the fronts. Amazing facilities and accommodation. Easily accessible. Onsite private parking aswell as off road if you have more than one car in your party. Fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Kyrie-lisaJan 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Well placed and near to amenities. It was very spacious and the beds were enormous and comfortable. Lovely touch to have pack of food essentials, flowers and Xmas tree Would definately book this again

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2020

  • "Perfect location, lovely apartment great for sharing with friends or family"

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2019

  • "We were very pleased with this accommodation."

    The conversion of the former engine shed at Whitby station has been carried out to a very high standard and we enjoyed being so close to the railway tracks and the town so we could walk around the locality instead of using the car all of the time. We would recommend this property and will probably return.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2019

  • "Fabulous location especially for train spotters."

    The accommodation is beautifully appointed & all the small touches are great as well. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "The engine shed was a great place to stay at Whitby."

    Really close to everything in the town and of course the rail line (but the trains don’t run overnight/early so not a bother) for waving at the steam train. The house was immaculate with really good facilities. The welcome pack of food was a lovely addition. The only negative (we were in the flying Scotsman) was no bath (2 showers) but we managed!

    Reviewed by LouisaSep 2019

  • "This property sets a new standard for Whitby."

    It was roomy and had everything we needed. The manager was very professional and sorted out and queries that we had. it is a short, flat walk from the train and bus station. We have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "My family & I were all very happy with our choice of The Flying Scotsman Engine Shed."

    Recently renovated to an exceptionally high standard whilst still maintaining the character of the original building. Found everything very functional and everything there you could possibly need for your stay. Location was great with shops and restaurants on your doorstep. Can highly recommend and will most definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

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  • All first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with super-king-size (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request) and a single bed, 1 x super king-size (zip/link beds, can be made into twin beds on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating with glass fronted radiators
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs available on request
  • Secure undercover off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.5 miles

The property

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

Named after the famous and record breaking steam train, Flying Scotsman is a wonderful first-floor apartment in 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.

Completing the interior are two well-presented spacious bedrooms, the master bedroom comprising of a Super-King-Size bed, Smart TV and en-suite, and an additional family bedroom with a Super-King-Size zip and link bed and a single bed.

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, 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
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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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