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George Stephenson @ Engine Shed

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002248)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


11 Customer Reviews

  • "The only problem we had was locking and unlocking the entrance door/shower room doors."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Lovely central location and so interesting to be right beside the railway line of the North Yorkshire Steam Train fascinating."

    The Engine Shed had been sympathetically converted and comfortable

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Great little flat in brilliant location, we had a really lovely stay."

    Accommodation matched description, welcome pack was very much appreciated and we loved seeing the trains speeding by, especially the steam ones (don’t worry, they aren’t too frequent). Would have liked slightly larger / more comfortable sofas, and also a bigger bed.

    Reviewed by NicoliMay 2021

  • "Was a lovely apartment."

    Felt really safe against Covid worries, cleaning was excellent. Good to see the trains go by. Welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Only one complaint was the mattress on the bed in main bedroom was so old it had 2 big dints in it where springs or whatever had gone. Most uncomfortable nights sleep we’ve ever had, resulting in back ache every morning. Would gladly go back if We could be sure that the mattress was replaced.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2020

  • "Unusual quirky accommodation but very high quality."

    Spotless and excellently furnished with 1st class appliances. Secure covered parking perfect. Could have done with instructions for oven and microwave. Access and exit times inconvenient (too late access, too early departure and no reasonable accommodation of access times needs based on disability, even at a price). Not too sure of fire escape provision? Otherwise, would gladly stay again and recommend

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2020

  • "5 star all the way."

    Excellent responsive owner to even minor queries. Very well fitted out with everything required. Train lovers will find a real haven here.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "The Engine Shed is a beautifully renovated railway building, from stepping in through the door we found a clean, well maintained entrance, with lovely thick carpets."

    Once inside and parked up in the internal car park , we made our way down the stairs to the George Stephenson apartment. Tucked at the end of a long corridor, we found our accommodation. It was lovely to find a welcome pack and milk, eggs and bread waiting for us. The apartment was very well laid out, the kitchen and shower room modern and well laid out. The flat is a 2 minute stroll into Whitby, and having parking is a real bonus. We had a wonderful time here and we would definitely recommend it. The rooms are on the small side but as a whole it was a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2020

  • "Perfect location for sightseeing, shops and dining."

    Immaculate presentation and secure parking. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2020

  • "Excellent property close to town and very clean and comfortable."

    Building manager Helen was very helpful, we look forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by AlistairFeb 2020

  • "The apartment was really nice."

    The tv in the lounge area had a mind of its own and would switch itself on and off at Will to the extent that we ended up watching tv in the evening on my laptop ☹️. Also there was only one wine glass whereas there were 6-8 of every other piece of crockery and glassware. We used the cooking facilities but the large saucepan was dirty on taking it out of the cupboard. (I have a photo if you wish to see it). A floor plan of the apartment on the website would have been an advantage To working out how the property would work for a family of two adults and two children.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "Brilliant property, near enough to the town to walk easily, but far enough to be ..."

    Brilliant property, near enough to the town to walk easily, but far enough to be really quite Absolutely great parking facilities

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

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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.

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.

George Stephenson 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.

George Stephenson occupies a ground-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, 1002247, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite WC, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, WC, and basin
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, 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

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 ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, with its superb coastline and close proximity to the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and of course the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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