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Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 936962)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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47 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely spacious property that is just a 10 minute walk from the town centre."

    It has a warm and welcoming feel about the place together with its own parking area. Additional usable plugs in the lounge area would be helpful or an adaptor provided for use with the existing round pin sockets having said that it has everything you need there for a very comfortable holiday. We look forward to our next stay there which has already been arranged.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2021

  • "As always, immaculately clean, warm and comfortable."

    We love being able to walk into Whitby and being so close to the Cinder Track. The kitchen is well equipped with good quality oven, hob, etc. The showers are great. the views are wonderful. It's a great place for a Winter holiday.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and as described."

    In a good area and convenient to Whitby town. Would stay again. Only problem we had was working appliances , instructions would be good.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2021

  • "One of the sofas was not fit for purpose."

    Fridge door had no shelves for milk etc. No information about appliances or local area. Showers in bedrooms not too clever. Patio area not swept and garden furniture old and sad and unclean.inadequate storing for clothing,had to keep them in suitcases.I question whether Sykes Cottages inspects their holiday cottages and my last experience in Dartmouth was awful. Will not be using you again, do please take us off your mailing list

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "A warm clean comfortable cottage, welcome pack of milk tea coffee and beautiful ..."

    A warm clean comfortable cottage, welcome pack of milk tea coffee and beautiful flowers for our stay , all kitchen equipment, dishwasher , washer lovely view of the abbey from upstairs window, private patio the furniture dated but functional, ample parking for cars ,would return definitely

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2021

  • "It's a lovely cottage, beautifully designed with enough space to give even grumpy teens some privacy with ensuites in every bedroom."

    However, the bed in the master bedroom was quite uncomfortable and the sofa felt a little unpleasant but i appreciate you can't please everyone. We were suprised there was no salt and pepper, which may be a Covid thing but disposable mills would surely be easy enough to clean and hygienic to use?. The garden space was great for the dogs but the plastic furniture did not make it appealing to sit outside. Fortunately with Whitby on our doorstep this wasn't a real problem. Overall it was a charming place to stay but not quite as comfortable as we'd hoped.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "The settees are not comfortable and shrubs on the back patio need cutting down and back to allow more sunlight in and space and the hedges around the front gardens need trimming."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Stayed at this location on many occasions and have never been disappointed, always very cosy and clean."

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday home."

    Extremely clean and great spot for going into Whitby and sightseeing elsewhere. My comments are, please can there be a grab rail/ rail by the 2 steps from the ground floor bedroom. Would benefit from a couple of microwave dishes and oven trays. I haven’t given full score for comfort solely because the sofas were uncomfy as you couldn’t rest your head after a busy day! We would love to return .

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Really nice cottage with a good secure garden, ideal for dogs."

    Everything we needed was provided for us.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Directions to find it poor."

    given wrong pin number. no outside light for sitting area. otherwise lovely spacious cottage.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "Some more crockery /cutlery would have been useful as would a cheese grater."

    These are minor things and would not stop us recommending the Kingfisher to friends and family. We expect to return in the future. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by RodAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Very warm, a bit too warm for me but we couldn’t turn the radiators down for some reason, so I had my windows open. The only problem we had was the postcode was wrong for the property and the name of the school has obviously changed which confused some of our party. It was down as Caedmon school but the sign at the school was Whitby sixth form college. There was another Caedmon school which was causing the confusion. The postcode I was given when picking the key up was the right one, so needs changing on the email we got sent for directions.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2020

  • "On the plus side e liked the thoughtful touches of the towels and bonios for the dogs, the milk in the fridge, and tea and coffee."

    The kitchen was very well equipped. The cottage was lovely and warm on arrival, which was lovely as it was very cold and windy outside. On the minus side one of the sofas was very 'saggy' and uncomfortable. Also the outside lights at the back of the property did not work which was inconvenient when we let the dogs out during the evening. This is why I didn't give the comfort rating the 'full smile'. We mentioned the light situation when we handed the keys back, and the comment was that they knew the lights didn't work! I felt this was a little offhand, as no apology was given and no promise to fix this for the next visitors.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2020

  • "This is the third year we have visited Kingfisher - we love the cottage."

    However, cleanliness, although still good, was not quite as previously - we noticed alot of dog hairs in the rug and fabric back of the sofa cushions, that the blind slats were a bit grubby, crumbs had collected in the grooves of the new pine table (whatever happened to the black glass table?) and my clothes acquired fluff from the bottom of the wardrobe.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2019

  • "It's the second year at the kingfisher cottage and its absolutely outstanding a lovely comfortable and clean cottage with everything you get from a home from home holiday."

    All within walking distance to whitby very much reccomend mr & mrs Smith

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2019

  • "Great big clean place, but not enough coat hooks and there were only 2 of us."

    Not enough drawer space in bedroom, nothing to put drinks on when on settee which is way to low. It is all form over function.

    Reviewed by Martin WilliamSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    Location was great for walking in to Whitby and for accessing the Cinder Track. Very peaceful and relaxing stay. The dog bowls and treats, fresh flowers and milk in the fridge were all a nice touch. We hope to return to Kingfisher Cottage again.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, this is second time holidaying here , love the new patio seating and table , couple of dining chairs have seen better days but all in all very nice cottage."

    Lovely views from bedroom windows, very secure garden for dogs. Lovely walks round and about, not far for town centre.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the little welcoming touches were great."

    The down side was the materesses are not very comfortable, and bits of the cottage were a bit tired looking, the patio area is overlooked by one of the other cottages so privacy was not 100% and parking is a bit confussing. But over all would book again.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2019

  • "A coffee table and some drawers in the bedroom would be nice."

    Reviewed by MitziMay 2019

  • "Kingfisher Cottage was immaculately clean and very warm on our arrival on a very blustery chilly day."

    The house is well-equipped and very comfortable with lovely views. The cinder track is only a minute away and the bus stop for the Scarborough bus is just across the road. It all made for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely lovely and very comfortable and within 10 mins you could walk into Whitby town centre and very close to lots of attractions for adults and children."

    Had a lovely view of the Abbey and church from the patio windows.

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2019

  • "Cottage was conveniently located and close to excellent dog walk along the Cinder Track."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Provision of dog towels was a first for us and much appreciated. A lot of thought appears to have gone into the barn conversion. Well done.

    Reviewed by LouNov 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Cottage was stunning. Clean, well equiped,comfortable and within walking distance of Whitby. A good base to explore as we found we didn't have to spend long car journeys to discover the area. We will be going back!

    Reviewed by ShirleyNov 2018

  • "We thought the cottage looked nice in the photos and it was even better in real life."

    The beds were comfortable and everywhere was sparkling clean. We enjoyed the privacy afforded by the fence. SKY TV would be a nice added extra . The kitchen appliances were top quality as was the crockery. We will certainly be back soon.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, great location and fab idea leaving dog towels and bowls as we always forget to bring these, can't wait to return."

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2018

  • "This property was fantastic,about the best place we have stayed in."

    The little touches like flowers,tea bags, milk, coffee and more just added a welcoming touch.r4the location was very peaceful and relaxing even though we were next to a school. We have already booked for next year. Thankyou

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time, lovely place lovely area."

    Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Would recommend this place .

    Reviewed by KimberleySep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, tidy and clean had a great time :)"

    Reviewed by JaclynSep 2018

  • "What a brilliant holiday we all had, plenty of room everywhere."

    Location of this home is brilliant lovely scenery and not far to Whitby town centre. Some feedback were asking for a coffee table but we just brought in the patio table if needed that was no hardship. Patio was great for our dogs well enclosed. Well equipped home with everything you would need . Would definitely be back fingers crossed we get the same weather, absolutely glorious sunshine what more would you want.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location, near to the Cinder Track which is the old railway line from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay."

    3 bedrooms with 3 ensuites was perfect for our requirements with our two dogs. The cottage was nice and quiet, although next to a caravan park and school there was no noise at all and was within a short, ten minute walk, into Whitby ( probably fifteen minutes back because of a slight incline). Everything you could think of was provided even a bowl of flowers on the table. Tea, coffee and milk, dog towels, bowls and treats for the dogs. Would not hesitate to recommend this lovely cottage to anyone thinking about booking. If there were a couple of things I would add, would be a long mirror in each bedroom and a coffee table. Would recommend visiting: Staithes, Runswick Bay, Robin Hood's Bay and onto Boggle Hole, a walk into Ruskelf from the Cinder Track and a lovely walk to Sandsend when the tide is out. Hope to return again!!!

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2018

  • "The place is lovely."

    Well located and peaceful. Amazing views and well equipped. Our only disappointment was the master bedroom mattress. It's in very poor condition and needs changing.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2018

  • "Great place to spend time on holiday."

    Some minor niggles regarding nowhere to hang coats and perhaps there should be a coffee table, but otherwise just the job. Not far to walk to town centre and plenty of other walks close to cottage. Although “warned” about proximity of school and caravan site, there were no problems with either. Highly recommended and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by AlastairMay 2018

  • "Super cottage ..."

    Super cottage Great location - 5-10 walk from Whitby Super spot for coastal drives to Scarborough, Robins Hoods Bay and Filey As dog owners loved having our room downstairs with the kids upstairs so we could get up and not disturb anyone Great having the tiles floors everywhere so no having to worry about keeping clean with paw prints

    Reviewed by LizMar 2018

  • "We visited 17th to 22nd March 2018."

    The weather was awful on arrival really cold but Kingfisher was warm and welcoming. Overall the cottage was great we just found the sofas rather uncomfortable. The mattress cover was not as clean as I would have liked otherwise the rest was spotlessly clean. Roomy, light and airy with spectacular view of Abbey. As we visited during Winter some hooks for outdoor coats and a small nest of tables for cuppas round the tv would have been perfect. Nice walk into town, ideal location and the small enclosed patio garden was brilliant. Our dogs enjoyed treats on arrival and dog towels a very thoughtful touch. Would definitely recommend these cottages and plan return visits here.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "A great cottage with spectacular view of the abbey, very cosy and well appointed."

    Would be more than happy to visit here again

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2018

  • "Returning again for a lovely week at Kingfisher."

    Having everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The property is clean and welcoming with flowers and basic essentials for making a cuppa on arrival. Great base for Whitby (walking distance!). Suggestion - coat hooks and a mud scraper would be a good idea.

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2018

  • "Owner rang us while we were on our way."

    We were moved to Farm cottage as there was a problem with the heating in Kingfisher so my reviews are for Farm cottage. The dogs loved the garden there & it is very private. The cottage is very spacious. I do think that compared to the other cottages it's a little tired...just in need of a bit of tlc. It was very warm & cosy though. Just not as modern as Kingfisher looks or as much character as Farmhouse cottage looks to have. The cottage is ideally situated for walking into Whitby (quickest way, although a steep footpath, is under 10 mins) & for access to the cinder track. Although off the main road traffic noise wasn't a problem & you wouldn't really know you were at the side of a school either. We had a minor problem the first day & the owner was there to sort it shortly after I'd text so top marks for that! The cottage was very well equipped with plenty of cutlery, cooking utensils & plates glasses etc. It has a very large entrance hall which was perfect for our grandaughters buggy & all our coats & boots with room to spare. The bedrooms are really good. The master is enormous! We only used 2 of the 5 rooms though! We had a lovely week & would definitely go back. This cottage would have been perfect for my other daughter & son-in-law to have joined us. A perfect place to get all your family together!

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2018

  • "Wow we didn’t expect such a beautiful cottage considering we have a dog and he was allowed to come."

    There were fresh flowers on the table, a Christmas tree with lights in the lounge and even a bowl of dog treats for the dog! It was close to walks and 10 mins walk into town! We will definitely be booking agains. 3 beds 3 ensuites. Washer/dryer and dishwasher. Wood burner. Lovely enclosed patio which has bbq and furniture in the summer. We didn’t want to come home!

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2017

  • "Warm, cosy, clean and comfortable dog friendly cottage with Scandi feel for winter Whitby break."

    Owners responsive and helpful when we had a minor query.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2017

  • "None of the beds had a top sheet which all guests really did not like and it impaired a good nights sleep."

    The quality of bedding was poor as was towels which were old and had snags pulled. Cobwebs in lounge and master bedroom. TV small for size of room. Pillows and mattress were of a low standard ie mattress very hard, pillows had no substance. Half a roll of toilet paper was supplied in two out of three bathrooms for an entire weeks stay. One tea towel also to last a week... although washing machine provided, guests do not want to launder their own tea towel several times during a week. A lot of money has been spent on quality kitchen appliances whilst items which are cheap to supply yet most important to a guest are left wanting. Bit of a let down.

    Reviewed by NormanNov 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Well equipped and very tastefully furnished. The perfect location for Whitby (10 min walk on a footpath) and visiting the beauty of North Yorkshire. The footpath the “Cinder Path” (disused rail track) was accessed practically from the front door. Perfect for my 4 legged friend and brilliant for cyclists and children. Our only suggestion would be a coat rack/coat hooks under the stairs?

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2017

  • "Good cottage."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2017

  • "We've always been happy with previous bookings with Sykes but this is "the best" yet!"

    !!! Lovely cottage, fantastic location for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire coast and National Park.

    Reviewed by DianneJun 2017

  • "Beautifully maintained and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2017

  • "Fantastic accommodation, great location and lovely extra touches made a great break, we'll definitely book this cottage again."

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2017

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Airy Hill Farm Cottages

These beautifully converted stone barns, are set on the edge of the bustling seaside town of Whitby, just over half a mile from the centre and are perfect for families wanting to enjoy the many attractions in this historic town and the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park. With spacious open plan living areas, they are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of light to flood in and doors opening onto small, private and sheltered patios. Tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, they have a touch of luxury, with travertine floors, Smeg appliances and comfortable leather sofas. With cosy woodburners, ideal for cool evenings, the cottages are warm and welcoming. Each property is slightly different, catering for all family needs, whether it be a ground floor bedroom or a walk-in shower. Next to the cottages is a public footpath, which leads into woodland and onto the Esk Valley Walk, whilst the nearby, disused railway, The Cinder Track, is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. A ten-minute walk brings you into the centre of this popular historic town, with a wide array of pubs, restaurants and independent shops. Explore the narrow, cobbled lanes and pretty market square, or partake in afternoon tea in one of the many charming, traditional tea rooms. With long, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and pretty gardens, Whitby has something to offer everyone. A must is a climb up the 199 steps to the famous abbey, or a windswept clifftop walk along the Cleveland Way. With beautiful surrounding countryside to discover and pretty inland and coastal villages to visit, these charming barn conversions provide a wonderful base for a varied and interesting holiday.

The property

Kingfisher Cottage offers three bedrooms, all benefiting from en-suite facilities.

On the ground floor, the charming king-size bedroom has a walk-in shower, while upstairs both bedrooms have baths with showers over.

The open plan living area is tastefully furnished with quality furniture and appliances, while the warming woodburner is perfect to cosy up to on the cooler evenings.

This property is pet-friendly and has an enclosed and sunny private patio, safe for children and your four legged friends.

A lovely holiday home to relax in after a busy day exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 915188, 915189, 915190 and 936963, together they sleep 33.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage next to secondary school and small caravan park, some traffic noise can be heard at approx 8.45am and 3.40pm during the week.

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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 can only facilitate bookings from 3 nights upwards.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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