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Little Venice

(Ref. 920035)

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "As with our previous visits to Little Venice property was Clean, Comfortable and ..."

    As with our previous visits to Little Venice property was Clean, Comfortable and in a great location, friendly neighbours, we enjoyed our week very much

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2024

  • "This is a fantastic cottage Little Venice is very well placed for visiting Whitby a 10 minute walk ."

    A very clean property with great views of boats and the river Esk. the young people enjoyed watching the boats going past and being launched on the opposite side. We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "We love Little Venice, it’s a beautiful house in an amazing location."

    This was our third stay and we hope it won’t be our last. With private parking within walking distance of Whitby and a beautiful terrace to sit and watch the river from, it really has everything we could want.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful relaxing clean well equipped and quiet cottage in great location."

    Loved seeing the boats and the steam train puffing along. Thanks for the crab nets..we had fun with the crabs. Tea and milk was good too. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Came home a very happy little family. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful clean cottage in an unbeatable position 5 min walk to the swing bridge with quality parking (which is difficult in central Whitby!"

    ) Great views over the harbour and everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "We are regular visitors to Whitby and would definitely stay at Little Venice again."

    The location is fantastic, right on the harbour and a 10 minute walk to the old town. Being greeted by the ducks on the patio every morning was lovely, this is a fab location and we was a home from home. Thanks

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a gem of a place to stay, set by the river opposite a flotilla of small boats."

    About a 10 minute walk from the center of town (harbour). A fish and chip shop just across the road if you don't fancy cooking. On our second day we got to see some of the wildlife that is on the river, King fisher and even a seal. The carpark is in the courtyard and is safe. Across the road adjacent to the entrance is a hill that takes you straight to the abbey, the car park as well as the abbey you will need to pay for. The Question is would I go back, simply yes.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable property clean and cosy."

    The view from the living room is priceless overlook the river and the neighbours are friendly and helpful. Only a short walk into Whitby and a bonus is having a good private parking space.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love Little Venice!"

    Perfectly situated, a much needed parking space, beautiful view and spotlessly clean. It feels like a home from home and we'll soon book again for next year. One plea though, the sofas were uncomfortable last year, but this year they were even worse. It'd be perfect it you could consider replacements. Other than that, we'd score 9.99999 recurring out of ten!

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property with parking."

    Only 5 mins walk to the Harbour & town. Great views of the River Esk.

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great location, only a few minutes walk into Whitby."

    Little Venice has everything you need for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Little Venice was in the perfect location, very clean & I would recommend to anyone."

    A most enjoyable vacation.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Jeremy4.7Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Loretta4.7Jan 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 Michael5.0Nov 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 Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Jean Adele5.0Jun 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 Phil5.0Jun 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 John5.0May 2021

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

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 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 Alison5.0Aug 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 Philomena5.0Jul 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 John5.0Jul 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 Keith5.0Feb 2020

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

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 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 Paul5.0Feb 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 Audrey4.4Feb 2020

  • "Everything was expected."

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

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2020

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

    Views from the living room gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 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 Jenny5.0Jun 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 Elizabeth5.0May 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 Denise4.7Apr 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 Joan5.0Mar 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 Reka4.7Aug 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 James5.0Jul 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 Jenny5.0Jun 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 John5.0Dec 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 Jenny5.0Nov 2017

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

    Very clean and quiet. Excellent overall.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 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 Michael4.8Jul 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 Phillip4.8Jan 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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