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Mallard Cottage

(Ref. 915189)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay, very comfortable accommodation in a quiet close situated next to sixth form college."

    Accommodation is well designed, with open plan living, dining and kitchen area. All modern and clean, well equipped. Two good bathrooms, one with a bath which is always a bonus. Bedrooms are a good size. One is upstairs with a gallery, overlooking the lounge. Property is approx 15mins walk from town centre. More specific directions to the property would have been helpful. We spent 20 mins or so at the end of our tiring drive trying to locate the property asking locals to help eventually. Our sat nav didn't seem to recognise either postcode provided.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Feb 2024

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed at - and we’ve stayed at a lot!"

    Location is great and the cottage itself is wonderfully clean and comfy and very well equipped. Communication with the owner was really easy.

    Reviewed by Cloe5.0Feb 2024

  • "Once we had managed to find the property, as for some reason Sykes had 2 postcodes for this place, we found the accommodation to be perfect for the 4 of us staying together."

    Plenty of comfortable seating for us all, the beds were very inviting and the bathrooms were lovely. The kitchen had everything you could need , with plenty of crockery and cutlery, and a lovely big table to sit and eat comfortably at. The property was exceptionally clean and ideally situated for a 10 minute walk into the center of Whitby, or right next to the cinder path if that type of walking is preferred. We would recommend this place and are hoping to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2024

  • "Shortage of oven cookware otherwise no issues"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Feb 2024

  • "We were lucky enough to meet the cleaning crew on our arrival."

    A lovely polite couple who gave us good advice about places to visit and eat during our break. They also left the place spotlessly clean with everything in its place. The housekeeper too was most helpful when we asked for advice. The cottage is in a lovely, quiet location. It is fabulously equipped with all anyone could ask for on holiday. A stone’s throw from the front door is a path that soon leads you onto an old unused railway track that has been converted to 20 odd miles of a beautiful rural walkway. We loved Mallard Cottage for all it provides. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jan 2024

  • "We stayed for a couple of nights at New year, and on arrival the property was lovely and warm and welcoming."

    The Christmas decorations were still up as well which was nice. The property was exactly as described and was an easy walk into Whitby for all the sights, shops and amenities there. We had a fantastic break and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean, modern and comfortable."

    Had everything you needed. Excellent location, walking distance to whitby and only a short drive to other towns like Robin hoods bay and straites.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stay here every year and we’re never disappointed."

    Excellent all round .

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2023

  • "The location is lovely ,TV is absolutely rubbish I think there should be a TV up ..."

    The location is lovely ,TV is absolutely rubbish I think there should be a TV up stairs in bedroom the property is lovely apart from its lovely

    Reviewed by Richard2.8Aug 2023

  • "The only thing we would have liked was a sky or Netflix facility for the evening with having a 2 year old grandson and not being able to go out at night , everything else couldn't have been more perfect ."


    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely and clean cottage with a 10 minute walk into Whitby town centre."

    The facilities exceeded our expectations- a very well equipped kitchen with everything well thought out and every single utensil you could wish to use at your disposal. Would highly recommend. Thankyou! :)

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and well equipped and it an ideal position for accessing the coast and the Yorkshire moors."

    The centre of Whitby is walkable but parking in town was free after six giving a wide choice of eating places in the evening. The patio and bbq would have been good to use if we had stayed longed and provide good views over the town. A great base for the walks we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week there."

    It’s the best place we’ve stayed in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only thing we missed was a coffee pot."

    Everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thought the holiday accommodation was brilliant, we couldn’t fault it and it exceeded our expectations."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic Stay, parking for 2cars a bonus, would benefit from a mirror in both bedrooms, all in all a lovely cottage, would reccomend it."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "From arrival to leaving we had a wonderful time."

    A well maintained, comfortable and welcoming cottage. It is so close to the town centre and we loved exploring Whitby and close by Staithes. Thank you so much.

    Thank you - so glad you liked it! Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, we had a wonderful stay here."

    The interior & facilities are of an excellent standard & attention to detail re cleaning/maintenance is clearly evident. Brilliant location - very easy to access Whitby centre in no more than a 10mins walk via a choice of routes. Also great access to Cinder Path trail. We didn’t use our car for the entire week of our stay. The on-site parking is a definite asset. The only improvement I’d suggest is in line with the other three recent reviews. The mattress on the king size bed needs replacing. The support has definitely “gone”. You do roll into the middle of the bed making for a less than comfortable sleep. If the mattress was replaced, I’d have given full scores in all categories.

    Thank you - we have now replaced the mattress! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.4Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent, level of cleanliness was exemplary, the location was perfect, the only suggestion I have is to replace the mattress in the double bedroom as it is uncomfortable, you can feel the springs and you roll into the middle of the bed from the sides as it appears to sag."

    overall an excellent stay. thank you very much!

    Thank you - we are sorry you found the mattress uncomfortable - we have now replaced it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location and well equipped."

    Our only suggestion would be that maybe a new mattress on the double bed would be good as it was not over comfy. But overall a really good stay , thank you

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2022

  • "Bed was a bit hard and uncomfortable if you had telly on there was no where to ..."

    Bed was a bit hard and uncomfortable if you had telly on there was no where to plug fan in has most of unused sockets are round pin and there was 2 leather settees and only 2 tiny cushions apart from that had a lovely time and will be back

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2022

  • "Good location."

    Blinds in the front were very dirty and the outside could do with weeding and tiding. There were no instruction manuals at all ,struggled with the dishwasher and the cooker s knobs had worn off so didn't know which ones were which. We had no TV for 2 days , a man came but didn't know he was coming, he came early so a call beforehand would have been nice . No instructions for the black bag just recycling. Also the key safe kept getting stuck . Won't be staying again .

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the issue with the TV reception, and we did try our hardest to get it repaired as soon as we could. Getting tradesmen at short notice isn't always easy, and he fitted us in as a favour. We had tried to contact you but failed- I am sorry about the lack of notice. We are unsure which black bag you are referring to as the council provide a green and blue bin- there are instructions for both on the same page in the cottage. We were not informed of the key safe or oven problems during your stay, and have not had issues previously, however we will of course look in to both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine2.8Jun 2022

  • "Great Cottage, nice layout, good facilities."

    Nice and quiet and with that valuable parking space, so rare in Whitby

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2022

  • "Good location which is made better if you know where to access the Cinder Track which is 3 minutes away round the back of the school and takes you into town or towards Scarborough, I feel that a leaflet or some information about this would enhance the stay in the cottage, really clean and well presented property."

    Reviewed by Shane5.0May 2022

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage."

    The facilities provided were very good. The shower head lever on the bath upstairs was a little stiff and hard to operate but we managed. What would have helped is reference about routes to Whitby town. For the first two days we discovered the route across the busy road and down a very steep Bog Hall lane. Then we found the fantastic Cinder Trail around the cottage site that is a fabulous cycle/walker path leading to Whitby town centre or the other way to Scarborough. This is a really excellent, flat route and ideal for walkers, cyclists, families or disabled people. A safer route. More mapping and guides about this would attract lots of outdoor lovers. The river Esk and the railway path walk were the highlight of our stay. Another good thing we missed was recommendations about local events, eateries, museums, town trails etc. in the form of leaflets or on-line references. This would help develop a tourist approach and inform cottage guests about what they could choose to do. We were complete strangers in Whitby with little local knowledge. However, we loved our stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by N5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed at mallard cottage a number of times and have loved every stay ..."

    We have stayed at mallard cottage a number of times and have loved every stay including this stay but it hadn’t had such a good clean this time we found 3 childrens cars ,a couple of crisps and a childrens juice bottle still full of pop under the sofa ,but wouldn’t let that stop us from returning as the place is lovely to stay in

    I am so glad you enjoyed your many stays, and extremely sorry and rather embarrased that we failed in looking under the sofa this time! I have passed the feedback on to our cleaner, and can assure you that our usual high standards will be re-instated. kind regards, Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Feb 2022

  • "A good place to stay for access to the town."

    Cottage was warm and mainly comfortable. We found the beds a little entry level and very limited tv channels. WiFi was excellent so maybe a streaming device for tv would be helpful

    Reviewed by John4.4Jan 2022

  • "The property was excellent, my wife and i have very busy jobs and needed time out, this was the perfect place for it."

    Everything was very clean and the quality of everything was first class i cannot fault it. There were comments about noise at school times in reviews but we had no issues at all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely modern well presented cottage!"

    Warm and comfortable… within easy walking g distance of Whitby. Will certainly come again!!

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Dec 2021

  • "Love it ,willbe back"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great sized accommodation for 2adults & 2 young children."

    Everything In the property you needed. Short walk to Whitby Harbour

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place not too far from all that Whitby is with parking right outside well equipped & very clean"

    Reviewed by Marc4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage - easily walkable to town centre."

    Perfect home from home.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0May 2021

  • "What a great cottage it had everything we could have asked for well laid out with a lot of attention to detail in the decor and spotless with two car parking spaces, its only ten minutes walk into Whitby but slightly more on the way back."

    Only advice I would give to anyone going is to use the address and not the postcode in their GPS.

    Reviewed by Andrejs5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have been holidaying at these cottages for several years and never had any problems."

    we will be going back again

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage that was exceptionally clean and with all the amenities you could think of."

    They have really thought carefully about what people need to make their holiday enjoyable and as hassle free as possible. The wooden finish adds to its charm and as I say they have really thought of everything which in the current situation is reassuring. The cottage is located next to the Cinder track and a short walk to the harbour, town and a little further to the beach making it ideal for getting about either on bike or on foot. The only downside was the master bed which either needs replacing or repairing as it dips in the middle which means our nights sleep wasn't as comfortable as it could have been. Overall we had a fabulous stay and were very comfortable and loved our Staycation. Thank you Skyes and thank you owners of the Mallard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Jul 2020

  • "A gem of a get-away place, well situated in Whitby, this was our second visit and won't be our last!"

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely sight to greet us."

    We could not fault any aspect of the cottage,and enjoyed our time so much we have booked for next Christmas.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2019

  • "We spend a lot of time researching places to stay for our holidays and it is always good when the accommodation meets your expectations."

    When it exceeds your expectations, as with Mallard Cottage, it is obviously even better. We had a lovely break in a beautiful location, made better knowing we had such nice accommodation to return to each day.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with just about everything you need."

    Clean ,well laid out and spacious, it was a nice place to go back to after a day out.We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location."

    Well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Very good wet room on the ground floor and bathroom on first floor. Only downside was the boiler in room adjoining bedroom running almost constantly despite heating being off. (Reported to owner). Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys walking and sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2019

  • "Mallard cottage was in a perfect location for everything we needed."

    The footpath to the side of the cottage leads onto the Esk Valley footpath and the Cinder Track. Whitby is 5-10mins walk. It is a big hill back but there are bus stops opposite! Mallard is warm and cosy with everything you need. The bed is a little hard but didn’t stop us sleeping! Next return to Whitby we would definitely stay here again. There is some noise during the week at the school next door but we were up early anyway making sure we didn’t miss a minute!

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really pleased with Mallard Cottage."

    We enjoyed the walk into Whitby, even though the hill is rather steep. We are thinking of going back next year. We were a little concerned about the school being so close but there was little or no noise, so nothing to complain about.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7May 2019

  • "This is a very good property at which to stay despite the fact that if you walk into town then you face some hard climbs to get home."

    (Taxi is about £5) It has a great aspect from the patio over toward the Abbey......perfect for sitting out on a warm night (which we unfortunately did not get!) with a glass of wine (which I did get!). It is a very convenient location for the moors and for the coastal run via Robin Hood's Bay (a must visit) down to Scarborough. A fixed shower and curtain would be beneficial in the upstairs bathroom. A better tin opener in the kitchen would be a good idea (I had to resort to my Swiss Army knife at one point). These are quite minor issues. I am notorious for being stingy with my responses to surveys but overall I would rate Mallard at 9.9. I am likely to be back in Whitby for the WW2 weekend in October but unfortunately Mallard is already booked. Pity. For the gastronomes I can recommend Magpie; Marine; and Fisherman's Wife.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2019

  • "The mattress was very old, hard and the springs kept popping."

    Other than that ruining our sleep it was a nice cottage

    Reviewed by Roma3.4Mar 2019

  • "We loved staying at Mallard Cottage."

    The location is great and close to the marina. Facilities were good with everything a family may need for a stay at a cottage. The kids loved playing hide & seek and the mezzanine bedroom. I’d suggest taking slippers as the floor tiles were food but other than that we really enjoyed staying there. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2019

  • "The booking process is really straightforward and easy, we were kept informed from start to finish."

    The cottage was excellent and in a really good location as stated on the website. Would definitely recommend using this company.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jan 2019

  • "We shared the experience with friends who were equally impressed with the location, facilities and comfort of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jan 2019

  • "The only issue we had was with the tv."

    The signal was extremely poor on certain channels so was very limited as regards which programmes to watch.

    Reviewed by Shane4.7Jan 2019

  • "Mallard Cottage was ideal for myself and the couple with me who had limited mobility."

    It was easy to collect the keys, and instructions for this were clear. The cottage itself was a touch difficult to find and a location map would have helped as the sat nav took us to the opposite side of the bridge. The Cottage was really delightful - clean, warm and well equipped, and just wonderful to relax in once the journey to the venue was complete. The beds were comfortable and the property gave panoramic views of Whitby, including the Abbey and St Mary’s Church in the distance. It was excellent to have dedicated parking right next the Cottage and the door of the property, which made loading and unloading the car a breeze. Whilst there is a school in close proximity we were informed prior to hiring the Cottage that this was the case, and this matter gave no cause for concern at all at the Cottage. We spent a couple of days visiting friends and relatives, and I was able to walk into town very easily from the Cottage, to enjoy shopping and soaking up the marvellous atmosphere of the town, and could easily have walked to see friends living in the area. We had a really amazing stay enhanced by the facilities at, and the convenience of Mallard Cottage. We would certainly recommend the venue to others and plan to return in the future ourselves.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic little cottage, beautifully fitted out, high end appliances - en suite for both bedrooms huge bonus!"

    10 minute walk to the town, glorious weather fabulous holiday - thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "A nice clean little cottage."

    Like most cottages we have booked that sleep 4 we find only 4 seats, it would be nice to have larger or an extra seat to relax more. We could only find 1 tea towel and could not find the clove to open the log burner. But saying this, it is still a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Fred4.0Jan 2018

  • "Excellent location for Whitby and the surrounding area."

    Well finished and very comfortable cottage kept immaculately clean. Would recommend to family and friends and consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Ben4.8May 2017

  • "I have always found Sykes so easy to deal with each time I have booked."

    Reviewed by Judith4.2Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage within walking distance of Whitby centre but must walk down steep hill if wishing to walk to centre otherwise 5 minute drive ."

    Second time we've visited this cottage lovely interior especially mezzanine floor with king size bed and sky lights . Lovely and clean both times we've been here and every thing you need only a few channels on the tv though. Whitby lovely to walk around and nice long beach to walk along also nice view of the abbey from cottage. Separate twin bedroom with wet room down stairs and enough parking for 2 cars .

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2016

  • "In a very busy location."

    Next to the coach parking for a senior school although the children were very quiet when arriving and leaving. In the evening and all weekend there is a steady stream of cars parking outside and then taking dogs for walks. Also vans arriving and leaving with cyclists using the cinder path. The cottage was very clean and modern with every facility. It is such a shame about the constant racket going on outside the front door!

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Sep 2016

  • "The only negatives i could give about this property ( and they are minor ) are 1."

    The windows could do with a clean 2. The downstairs bedroom could do with a small set of draws. Besides this we could not fault the accomodation , i would say it has been one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Shawn4.6Aug 2016

  • "Excellent cottage one of the best"

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Designated off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • 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
  • Note: *Electric Vehicle Charging:we do not have Electric Vehicle Charging points, the use of Domestic Chargers ('granny chargers' or 'trickle chargers') or any kind of extension lead is expressly forbidden at our properties
  • Nearest EV charging point is located at Tesco Superstore, York Street
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150

The property

Mallard Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has a superb and spacious open plan living area.

Above the sitting room, on a mezzanine floor, is a pretty double bedroom, with oak floors, a beamed pitch roof and en-suite bathroom, while on the ground floor of this charming property, is a twin bedroom, boasting an en-suite wet room, thus enabling a comfortable holiday for any guests with limited mobility.

With a small sunny patio to sit and relax in, it makes for the perfect holiday home.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 915188, 915190, 936962 and 936963, together they sleep 33.

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 pleasant walk (1 mile) 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.

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 array of activities 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 everyone. 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. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy 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 can only facilitate bookings from 3 nights upwards.
Note: *Electric Vehicle Charging:we do not have Electric Vehicle Charging points, the use of Domestic Chargers ('granny chargers' or 'trickle
chargers') or any kind of extension lead is expressly forbidden at our

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas