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Little Venice

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 920035)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Good location, loved the fact something was always happening outside (when the working quayside ended, the recreational one took over), loud floorboards, everything you needed except a toilet brush!"

    Our backs did not like the seating in the lounge (but we are pushing 70!). Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2022

  • "Great location, very clean everything you need is provided"

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2022

  • "Fabulous location with parking, so important in Whitby"

    Reviewed by LorettaJan 2022

  • "The owner always responds quickly to any calls or texts we have stayed here a number of times and would like to thank the cleaner for the hard work in keeping the cottage clean and fresh always inviting when you arrive local residents are friendly and helpful the town and eateries five to ten minutes away on foot the view across the river provides constant interest I can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Whitby and will be booking for next year shortly."

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "The location is perfect, just far enough away that it's quiet but close enough that everything is walking distance."

    The view of the river is wonderful and we were lucky enough to be visited by a seal on the last day who spent several hours gliding around on its back.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "This was a lovely house felt homely and comfortable It is well situated and the view is great"

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2021

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage, home from home, with everything you need!"

    Spacious patio with fantastic views over the river to the station and the steam trains! Short walk into Whitby where there are plenty of individual shops, fish and chip shops on every corner! Thanks Helen for the biscuits and milk-we will be back!

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2021

  • "The cottage was spot less and in an ideal location."

    finding a place with parking in Whitby was a bonus. Looking out of over the Esk and all that was going on added to the enjoyment. One of the best things for me was having a view of the steam railway. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, ideally located in Whitby."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Little Venice is a perfect property in a stunning location."

    The owners have presented a lovely, clean and well equipped property. The patio and full length opening doors on to the harbour make for an outstanding, calming and tranquil view. We highly recommend it! We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Perfect location within Whitby to explore the town on foot."

    Great on site parking enables easy exploring of this part of Yorkshire. lovely position backing right onto the river. Saw some lovely sunsets while enjoying a sundowner.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location- quiet but close to the centre of Whitby with off road parking and a patio looking out over the harbour."

    Reviewed by PhilomenaJul 2020

  • "We had lots of lovely walks in and around the area."

    The cottage was perfect for us with an amazing and relaxing view.

    Reviewed by AudreyFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage right on the harbour."

    The patio was frequented each morning by a friendly flock of local turnstones looking for breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return sometime.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "This cottage was perfect - very clean, ex facilities, lovely view, close to the centre of Whitby."

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2020

  • "I have staid in Little Venice and another in the quay before over last 19 years and never get board with the view."

    The cottage is very clean and kitchen very well equipped. It is well placed for town and just far enough away to be quiet went wanting to chill.

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2020

  • "Everything was expected."

    The cottage was clean, well maintained and in good order.

    Reviewed by IanJan 2020

  • "Perfect holiday home,spotless, obviously a much loved place."

    Views from the living room gorgeous.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2019

  • "We have been staying at this cottage for quite a few years now, it is within walking distance to Whitby, and has a beautiful view from the back terrace."

    It is very quite and the neighbours very friendly.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage with lovely views over the estuary and railway line-loved watching and hearing steam trains!"

    The cottage is well equipped-a real home from home-and spotlessly clean-thanks Helen for the milk and biscuits! Great to have private parking-in fact we hardly used the car-and the garage kept the car away from the seagulls!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Nice cottage on the riverside , easy walk to Whitby having parking is really handy."

    Nicely equipped with everything you could need for self catering. Would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2019

  • "Beautiful property in a absolutely lovely location who could ask for more."

    The property had everything you need for a relaxing holiday, would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2019

  • "Spotless clean cottage in a quiet surrounding."

    We really enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing in the sun while watching the boats on thie river. Everything in walking distance.

    Reviewed by RekaAug 2018

  • "The house was immaculate and very comfy."

    A wonderful view from the rear waterside patio over the marina and down into town. The neighbours either side were really nice and friendly also, they even bagged up our washing for us when it rained!

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2018

  • "What can I say great holiday home."

    Clean and views to die for. Walking distance to the town and the neighbours are great. I am going to book next year right now.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2018

  • "I had a fantastic holiday."

    The house was spotless when I arrived and clearly has been very loved. The south facing view outside onto the harbour was the selling point for me renting this property. I'd had a very emotional year and wanted to find a place I could relax peacefully and just process the years events. I definitely found it here. The friends who drove me to Little Venice were equally impressed and as commented on how peaceful it was. I think they would happily consider possibly booking in the future also. Thank you to the owner who was very kind and accommodating and always happy to help. I can't recommend highly enough I will be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2017

  • "Little Venice is in a great location near not only pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops but a lovely beach also."

    Good parking which is hard to find in Whitby. And very friendly neighbours, have already booked next years holiday at this lovely location.

    Reviewed by JennyNov 2017

  • "Had a lovely holiday, property was ideal for us and in a good location."

    Very clean and quiet. Excellent overall.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2017

  • "Great location,lovely accommodation and great service from owner when there was ..."

    Great location,lovely accommodation and great service from owner when there was a little problem,would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

  • "The accommodation was excellent ,beautiful view ,nice and quiet and pub just ..."

    The accommodation was excellent ,beautiful view ,nice and quiet and pub just over the road also on the flat end of Whitby

    Reviewed by PhillipJan 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus garage for 1 small car
  • Rear, enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 12 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk
  • Note: Young children must be supervised when on the patio due to gaps in the railings.

The property

This modern mews-style terraced property enjoys an idyllic position alongside the estuary of the River Esk, overlooking the upper harbour in Whitby.

Situated in a quiet position, this bright and cheerful property provides excellent accommodation for a traditional seaside holiday, in a beautiful part of the country.

Tastefully furnished to a high standard, it offers a comfortable sitting room, with large glass doors opening onto a south-facing, waterside patio which commands superb views across the marina; a wonderful spot to sit and relax in the sunshine, watching the activity of the sailing craft and fishing boats.

From the sitting room, stairs lead up to the three bedrooms and family bathroom, while the well-equipped, spacious kitchen has a dining area to one end and a small seating area outside the front door, which takes in the morning sun.

Rare to find in Whitby, there is the added benefit of private parking for two cars, enabling guests to explore this wonderful atmospheric town on foot or easily head out into the surrounding countryside.

A pleasant stroll along the side of the harbour brings you into the hustle and bustle of this popular historic port, with its quaint narrow streets and alleyways, long sandy beaches and cobbled market square.

Climb the 199 steps up to the famous Abbey, which provides panoramic views right along the coastline, or take an invigorating walk from here along the Cleveland Way coastal trail.

Diners will be spoilt for choice with the abundance of good restaurants, fabulous tea rooms and wonderful fish and chips, whilst many of the local inns serve real ale.

Why not go on a fossil hunting trip, or take an evening ghost walk?

The surrounding area has plenty to offer, including the North York Moors Steam Railway at Grosmont, the Danby Moors Exhibition Centre and the pretty coastal villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes to explore.

With the stunning scenery of the moors to discover, and with wonderful walking and cycling close by, Little Venice provides a superb base, at any time of the year.

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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