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Linskill Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015710)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was amazing, it was extremely well equipped, very comfortable and a great location."

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2022

  • "Overall nice property but several things need attention to make this a 5 star property as listed."

    Firstly the door to the main bathroom doesn't close at all as it is warped, downstairs bathroom doesn't lock, paint/arcetrave peeling off wall directly about bed in main bedroom, ensuite toilet cistern sticks on intermittently. Cleanliness in ensuite could be better, walls dirty and grout mouldy. Only 3 normal sized glass tumblers in kitchen, which don't match . Disappointed no welcome pack as advertised, reason is stated as due to covid but not sure how this is relevant since items are wrapped and shop bought?! Positives were hot tub which looked very new and was great, also good location. If the above issues were addressed we'd stay again but as it currently stands we wouldn't unfortunately.

    Reviewed by EmilyJan 2022

  • "Generally all was fine, but the back garden/yard was considerably smaller than I expected."

    You can BBQ, but there’s no room to eat outside. However, the hot tub was very welcome to come back to after a long walk.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "A very good week in Linskill Cottage that was located well for exploring both Whitby and the surrounding areas along the East Coast."

    Comfortable beds and house was large enough to accommodate our family of 4. The hot tub was a lovely addition after being out daily to unwind in the evening and destress. There were a few cobwebs in the kitchen area that were a little disappointing to find but all in all the cleanliness of the house for its size was reasonable. We would definitely return as we enjoyed our week at the property.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The location was fantastic and encouraged us to walk into town each day."

    The location was peaceful. The hot tub meant our evenings were relaxed before sitting down to chill out and watch TV. The hot tub was clean. Everything had been thought of that could be needed which made the stay feel home from home. Cooking was a pleasure as the kitchen was brilliant therefore we could be together and enjoy the cooking. We have spent many holidays in Whitby and have stayed in various accommodations but this was certainly the best.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2021

  • "It shoud be pointed out that the property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties/mobility issues unless they are prepared to drive or get a taxi."

    The property is a 15 minute walk downhill to the bridge across the river, I could never have walked back up, it was a case of drive or have a taxi. Available parking in Whitby is a longish walk from the main areas.

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2021

  • "2 out of the three bedrooms are very small and there is only a wardrobe in the master bedroom so if accommodation was shared by 3 couples would be very cramped - especially the third bedroom as the door doesn't even open properly as is blocked by the bed."

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Loverly house great location would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by TrinaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very nice."

    We were disappointed that the racks on the barbeque were left dirty and the bins were full from the previous visitors. Also we did ring and query the hot tub as it looked very murky and scumy. We were told someone local would call but they didn't and we were not happy to use it. The hot tub was one of the reasons for booking that particular property so we were not pleased. Visitors should be made aware of the last time the water was tested so that they can be confident it is safe to use.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2020

  • "Really great holiday and lovely house."

    Only downside we had was being unable to use the hot tub for 3 days due to unserviceability. This was one of the main selling points of the house when booked for our grandchildren. I understand how/when items break but when the gentleman arrived to fix the day after reporting he stated that he thought this should have been sorted by now as he had been out several times!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Had a lovely break, beds very comfortable, nice quiet location but also close to everything."

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2020

  • "We had a brilliant time in the cottage."

    Plenty of space inside, great location, comfy beds and the bonus of a hot tub! A great week.

    Reviewed by JennieMar 2020

  • "The size of the property was perfect for the amount of people staying"

    Reviewed by HannahJan 2020

  • "Lovely clean and modern house perfect for a short break over new year."

    Hot tub was a nice addition and house felt both cosy and homely but also big enough to have 6 adults and 2 under 1’s.

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2019

  • "The best Christmas ever."

    Cottage absolutely beautiful. Christmas day kids on beach playing football. Boxing day fish and chips and the slots. Location perfect near to town and a beautiful park. It was like a Christmas fairy tale.

    Reviewed by KathlynDec 2019

  • "Great location with a short walk to the cliff top, beach, harbour and town."

    No need to use the car.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2019

  • "A very lovely, cosy cottage."

    Very convenient for the town centre with the added bonus of parking. We had a great time with plenty of gorgeous meals out, coastal walking and lots of laughter.

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2019

  • "All highly satisfactory and will book again!"

    Good information available within the guest folder at the property.

    Curley PartyMay 2019

  • "The welcome pack is very thoughtful, very generous and was greatly appreciated by us all!"

    Cottage is spacious and comfortable and is in walking distance of lots of local amenities. The children particularly loved Pannetts Park, less than 5 minutes' walk away. Private, off road parking is a fantastic bonus in Whitby! This is our 5th Easter break in Whitby and we will definitely be back next year, all being well!

    Hewitt PartyApr 2019

  • "We arrived for our honeymoon early December and were immediately impressed with Linskill Cottage."

    We were greeted with a warm welcome by the office staff and enjoyed receiving a goodie bag full of local treats. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Linskill Cottage has excellent facilities beyond what you'd expect from a holiday cottage, which all made our stay extra special.

    The RichardsDec 2018

  • "Excellent stay for our honeymoon."

    Thank you.

    Richards PartyDec 2018

  • "We always have an excellent cottage when we book with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages - each one different but with its own unique charm."

    Black PartyDec 2018

  • "Fantastic location - a haven of tranquility inside, yet only 10 yards from the hustle and bustle of the main street."

    Proctor PartyDec 2018

  • "Overall everything was wonderful and we had an amazing stay."

    Everything was perfect.

    Moore PartyNov 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time in Whitby as always."

    First time in Linskill Cottage but defnitely not the last. The GNMR to Goathland was a great day out and kids loved crabbing in the harbour. Can't wait to return next year!

    McLaren PartyJul 2018

  • "We had a great family holiday."

    Stunning house in a fabulous location, very lucky with the weather and sad to be going home.

    The Priestley FamilyDec 2017

  • "What a great house for a family gathering, we will definitely return"

    Adian And Fiona BellAug 2017

  • "We have had a fabulous time celebrating a 60th birthday and enjoying this wonderful home."

    From small children to grown-ups there has been something for us all – including great memories

    Terry And Karen BulmerAug 2017

  • "Fantastic time in Whitby, the cottage was a great base for all our adventures, it is such a beautiful property, we come home and relax perfectly."

    The Lowe FamilyJul 2017

  • "A fabulous experience, excellent cottage, very clean, hot tub was lovely and even private parking!"

    D LicenceJun 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time, your cottage is fabulous, first class, the hot tub was a great addition too."

    Julie, Alan, Leanne And RoryJun 2017

  • "Home from home, beautiful thank you so much, YCC ladies were superb looking after us."

    Black Family And FriendsMay 2017

  • "Amazing cottage so close to the centre, the hot tub was fantastic, beautiful decor and plenty of room, loved the comfortable beds."

    We will return.

    Smithson FamilyApr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin. Bathroom with free-standing bath with shower attachment, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area plus TV. Sitting room with open fire
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs, DVD, CD, record player, WiFi, selection of books and vinyl records. Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. On-drive parking for 1 car; the road where the house is located has free 24/7 on-street parking on a first come, first serve basis. Courtyard garden with hot tub and BBQ. Shops, restaurants, harbour and town 10 mins walk.

The property

A spacious cottage in historic Whitby, within easy walking distance of a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and thriving harbour.

What a treat – this property boasts a hot tub and outside space!

A fun and wonderfully relaxing way to unwind together at the end of a day’s sightseeing. The interior is smart and furnished to a high standard.

With three bedrooms, there’s plenty of room here for a large family or couples’ getaway.

Easily accessible by car, train or on foot and with on-street parking available outside the property, Linskill is a real gem of a place.

It is also a house with literary heritage, having belonged to Whitby-born author Mary Linskill whose writing features depictions of Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes and scenery. The house opens to a welcoming reception hall, from which leads the sitting room with open fire and superb feature fireplace – so cosy in the cooler months, especially after a bracing coastal walk.

Snuggle up, listen to some vinyl from the house collection and feel the stresses of everyday life slip away!

There’s also a TV, DVD, CD and selection of books to help you unwind in the quieter moments. Step into the kitchen and you’ll be impressed by the large range cooker and dining area with doors that lead outside.

This is a fantastic space for informal dining, chatting to the cook, or simply enjoying your favourite pre-dinner tipple – in summer, it’s so handy for the BBQ. A shower room with shower, basin and WC completes the ground floor. Make your way upstairs to discover three lovely bedrooms.

Firstly, a large master bedroom with king size bed, TV, wardrobe and dressing table, plus an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. A second double bedroom with TV offers a comfortable brass bed with cheery soft furnishings.

Finally, the twin room has two full size single beds and is decorated with tranquil accents of duck egg blue. The house bathroom is stylish, with a deep, free-standing bath – don’t forget to bring your favourite bubble bath and champagne for ultimate relaxation!

There’s also much to enjoy outdoors.

The pleasant courtyard garden features a wonderful hot tub and BBQ. This delightful Whitby cottage is within a short walking distance of Whitby town centre.

On the way, call off at nearby Pannett Park – the kids will love the playground – for a leisurely stroll through well-maintained gardens and onto Whitby Museum and Art Gallery.

Or, for something completely different, brave The Dracula Experience and learn how Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece. A day trip on a traditional steam locomotive from Whitby to Grosmont and on to Pickering takes you through the glorious North Yorkshire Moors – an unforgettable experience.

These stunning landscapes are a walker’s paradise, especially in summer when the moors are clad in swathes of purple heather.

Stay at Linskill cottage and, like its former owner Mary Linskill, you too are sure to fall in love with Whitby and its splendid environs.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Free Wi-Fi included.
On-drive parking for one car; the road where the house is located has free 24/7 on-street parking on a first come, first serve basis.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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