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Mallard @ Engine Shed

(Ref. 1002245)

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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Fab stay in lovely accommodation."

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2024

  • "These apartments are amazing!"

    ! This was our second stay here and was impressed with how the apartments standards are exactly the same, still look as new as the first time we stayed, they have thought of all the little finishing touches, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending and will definitely be staying again Thankyou

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2024

  • "Again a great holiday in Whitby at the Engine Shed, in the Mallard apartment."

    Not our first, or last visit to a great place to stay in Whitby. A well maintained apartment, luxury in a great Yorkshire seaside destination. We parked the car in the enclosed garage and went for great walks to Sandsend & the bays around Whitby, a relaxing break away. Everything you need is to hand. One hiccup, the kettle was broken, but Mari rectified straight away, great response. A1 place to stay, full marks to the Engine Shed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our third visit to the engine sheds."

    The Mallard was nice and spacious, and lovely and warm for our arrival. It was equipped with everything you need( apart from could do with a couple more wine glasses) . Be careful of the hot water as it is dangerously hot!. All in all we enjoyed our stay and hope to return again next year..

    Reviewed by Kirstie3.8Dec 2023

  • "Superb Exceeding all our expectations, would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay for a holiday right in the centre of Whitby and the facilities were of a great quality."

    The parking was great and Mari (one of the house keepers ) was a great help when we arrived also so easy to get to the cinder track which we walked to Robin Hoods bay 6.5 miles then the bus back £2 can’t asked for more.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really wonderful place to stay, especially if you like trains or have young children that do."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    No faults at all, property is gorgeous and had everything we needed and location couldn’t be better. Perfect for our family staycation and thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time here, my little boy absolutely loved seeing the trains from the window."

    It was very clean and comfortable. The only negative we had was that there was no welcome hamper as described and the washing machine was full of wash cloths and towels when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great building and definitely will be back , just a few things I noticed in the Mallard apartment skirting board needed some attention in hallway near coat rack just looks shabby and requires filling and repainting."

    Bedroom one, on suite shower panel coming away and again looks shabby and needs attention.The things I mentioned will not stop me from revisiting and didn’t affect our stay but they are luxury apartments and that reflects in the price .Loved our stay location couldn’t be better .

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Apr 2023

  • "Mallard @ Engine shed was fantastic - everything was first class, so much do I feel a bit churlish to say, the quilt in the non-en-suite bedroom was to small for the huge bed."

    In no way did that detract from how wonderful mallard was.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely accommodation, really great heating, warmed us up and dried out our rain soaked clothes."

    We loved being so close to the trains and such a short walk to the shops. Really quiet area at night time too (although there was often a 10:30pm train). We all felt relaxed and at home straight away. The apartment had everything we needed and great showers too.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Four ladies stayed in this property . The only downside was that we were woken up at aprox 6 am with the train

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely apartment, well equipped and comfortable with the added bonus of secure parking."

    Very convenient for getting into Whitby and we didn’t move the car once as we walked everywhere and visited all the main attractions. We would definitely recommend and would return. It would be helpful however to know when booking which properties are on a level with the car park as it wasn’t obvious.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation - beautifully decorated/equipped, centrally located and the secure parking is a real bonus."

    Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent apartment, spacious, well equipped and warm."

    A few minutes walk from town yet away from the weekend crowds. All the fittings are of the highest standard and the whole place is well presented. The housekeeper and the owner respond immediately to any queries.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic property with private parking near the railway station in Whitby."

    This was our 3rd stay at the Mallard apartment and am sure we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful, luxurious accommodations, short walk to all things, lots to do, loved it !"


    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2022

  • "If you love trains you'll love this location, the steam trains pass right by your windows and were truly fantastic to see."

    Onsite parking is an advantage but can be a bit of a free for all at times as parking is not allocated to your apartment and gets full. As for facilities yes it looks great as in the pictures but there are not enough pots, pans, serving dishes etc thank goodness we took our own including our slow cooker. The loo still flows like a waterfall as mentioned in another review, the dishwasher is very temperamental and there were a few other niggles. The biggest bug bare was the arrival time being 5pm, your first day is almost over with a 4-year-old who goes to bed at 7pm and the checkout time being 9am. All the beds have to be stripped, dish washer empty along with all the other demands of the check out, this may have been understandable during lock down, but we felt it was really naughty keeping it in place now especially at the price you pay to stay plus you are on holiday after all it's supposed to be a restful treat.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Oct 2022

  • "Obviously a well thought out new development with a unique setting in Whitby."

    No problems whatsoever. The weather was brilliant as well which was an unexpected bonus.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing visit ,lovely modern decor very comfortable ."

    Great welcome pack loved the flowers and biscuits.My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her train spotting experience and I would recommend it to other people.There was a slight problem with our car as it did not fit in the garage which was ok in the outside space until another one arrived with the same problem .we had a few niggles but they were mostly fixed the same day but the toilet in the en-suite still liked to act like a waterfall at odd times even when not flushed.would definitely like to visit again possibly trying the upstairs apartments due to the stairs .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "‘The Mallard’ was great accommodation, very comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean throughout, with secure car parking in the garage."

    Fantastic location too right in the centre of Whitby and Mari, our contact for the accommodation, was also very helpful and always on hand. We will be back!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was lovely , the welcome gifts were greatly appreciated."

    Spacious and clean, everything worked and an instruction folder held all the instruction books. Only 5 mins to the harbour, steam trains were a positive and interesting addition. My subjective thoughts are a 5 star apartment in a 3 star resort, although better quality food and attractions are found nearby, outside of Whitby and the beds in the apartment are super firm/hard. Only one of the two EV chargers was working but we were the only EV vehicle for the week but might be an issue at peak holiday season.

    Reviewed by Gavin4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage within minutes of all that is going on in Whitby."

    Everything you need is in the cottage and I was surprised that we hardly noticed the trains slowly ambling by our window. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great visit."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay, very comfortable and so convenient for town centre."

    Parking a huge bonus. A couple of negatives. The heated towel rails in the bathrooms not heating, vital with bath sheets. Need to have a shelf in the showers, so difficult to have body wash and shampoo on the floor. Need to make sure the waste and recycling bins emptied, they were all completely filled and overflow on the ground.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Mallard was ideal as a base for Whitby and the surrounding area. A five minute walk into the town and overlooking the railway and harbour. Our son is train mad so the location could not have been better with the trains running from dawn to dusk and only feet away from the window. He was in paradise. We would highly recommend it and we will certainly be looking to come back again!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay thanks very much, the welcome pack was gratefully received and the location is perfect for exploring Whitby and the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Nathalie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely Fantastic we can not rate this highly enough the quality cleanliness ..."

    Absolutely Fantastic we can not rate this highly enough the quality cleanliness and location of the Old Engine Shed is out of this world , I would just like to say thank you to the owner who was very happy to accommodate our early arrival , all the staff were very eager to please , car parking is very secure and we cant wait to our next visit thanks for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property is amazing beautifully decorated and equipped Wouldnt hesitate staying in their propertys again!"

    The only downside was the trains beeping their horns at 10.30 pm and 6am! We had our baby grandaughter with us and this woke her every time, the only downside for us was the boy racers who play in the car park opposite for hours at night if it was my property I would be asking the police to monitor it! Theres no chance of going to sleep most nights before midnight with them roaring around! Such a shame because the property itself was beautiful. Regards Suzanne

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Booked this apartment several times."

    ..standard always first class. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "The apartment is absolutely perfect, so comfortable snd modern."

    It had everything we needed and finishing touches were lovely, a welcome pack with provisions in, flowers on the table, even a Christmas tree. The housekeeping staff are really helpful. It is in a perfect location in centre of town and a perfect base for exploring the area. I’d definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location, fantastic place."

    We met the housekeeping staff when we arrived and they were very helpful and very friendly. There was everything we needed in the apartment, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and sofas, modern bathrooms and a good welcome pack

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Mallard is a true gem of a property."

    What an amazing place. So clean, excellent parking, very comfortable, such thoughtful touches left for us, warm when needed, just right for walking into Whitby and everything to hand for a home from home break. Would definitely recommend and we look froward to returning.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic place, just a couple of things to make it better Better pillows A mirror in the family bedroom."

    Over all fantastic place in Whitby, great location with off street parking.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent just a couple of things."

    .....although we were in an apartment for 4 we were 2 couples and not a family with children. The second bedroom could have done with a mirror at least and possibly a dressing table so the other lady could do her hair etc....otherwise we had everything we needed and would definitely stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2021

  • "My wife and I with our daughter and her partner have just spent a very enjoyable week at Mallard@engine shed in Whitby."

    The location is ideal, very close to town but in a quiet area, the apartment is well furnished, comfortable, and spotlessly clean, the covered parking is a real bonus in Whitby and for those that enjoy steam trains they pass right outside the window 4 times per day. MRC 11/09/2021

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation is pretty spot on."

    It’s is the heart of Whitby and very secure. If I was being really hard I would say the kitchen equipment needs to be improved; no tea pot, no cheese grater, no big bowls. In addition, I understand all the new normal and that extra cleaning needs to be done but having to strip the beds and get a family of 4 out by 10am was a bit of a push.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2021

  • "Liked the flat and a good size space."

    Took a but of time to get the grips with the tech on the radiators. Loved the trains. It needs a potato peeler Appreciated the new high quality sheets - but beds not the best. Master very hard and other double lumpy.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Jun 2021

  • "Mallard is a lovely apartment, modern, well equipped and very comfortable."

    The secure parking is a real bonus as is the proximity to the steam trains which are a great sight. It’s well positioned, everything in Whitby just a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "The key feature of this property is the central position alongside a parking space."

    However, a very close second is the exceptionally high standard of the apartments fittings. To have a steam train pass yards from your bedroom window is a true experience.

    Reviewed by Byron5.0Jun 2021

  • "We booked this last minute for my 50th birthday as all our other plans had to be cancelled."

    The accommodation was amazing! There was everything we could possibly want and more! The secure parking was an added bonus too. It was so exceptional that we didn’t want to leave! It was fun to wave at all the passengers on the steam trains too! There was everything provided that we could possibly need and the welcome basket and fresh flowers were a wonderful touch. Sykes kept us up to date with everything and the service they provide is second to none. We had an amazing time and we will be booking this again!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was good to have a parking space although someone else was always in my allocated space I did manage to park but very tight if like me you have a fairly large car."

    Couldn’t get the tv to work in the bedroom but my main concern on arriving was the cutlery draw I did take a photo it wasn’t very clean so everything went straight into the dishwasher. Having said this they were all fairly minor issues and I would probably stay there again for the location.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Oct 2020

  • "Apartment was amazing, great facilities, bigger than expected, great location, it met all our needs."

    The only downside was the floor was extremely dirty. We have a 10month old and after 15mins of being there his hands and clothes were completely filthy from him crawling around. We had to mop the kitchen/ lounge area floor almost immediately and the water was pretty disgusting. We mopped it twice, the following morning as well as it still wasn’t great. It would also be useful to know in advance what was provided in the apartment, such as cloths, washing up liquid, hand soap, dishwasher tablets etc as we took all of those and didn’t need to. It was fantastic it was all provided though!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Oct 2020

  • "The Mallard Engine Shed surpassed all our expectations we didn't want to come home."

    Location close to all the amenities in Whitby. Didn't use the car for two days so much to do and see. The Engine sheds have been tastefully renovated with modern twist will be returning sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful flat, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Convenient for walking into Whitby and beyond - added bonus of parking much appreciated. The only thing that was missing was no mirror at all in the second bedroom- would have been helpful for drying hair etc. When visiting Whitby next time, the Engine Shed will be my first port of call when looking for accommodation.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful apartment great location"

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Recently stayed in the Mallard Engine Shed in Whitby."

    The apartment was to exceptional standard, clean, had all the essentials needed and more. Would recommend this apartment for anyone wanting home from home luxury. Will visit again very soon.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2020

  • "First class accommodation, would have no hesitation in recommending this facility."

    The under cover secure parking was a bonus. Owner and all stall should be proud. We will definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was better than advertised, just a five minute walk in to Whitby - will certainly be booking again."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great location."

    Perfect. The undercover parking is a bonus. The apartment itself was just perfect.. the welcome pack was a treat. Decor was good. Everything you need was there Only thing is the glass panelled heaters do make a noise when heating and cooling down... The trains did not bother us at all.... Will we stay there again ...a certain yes. Perfect location....just perfect.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic apartment, seems pathetic to find negatives."

    ..only two that we found. We have not previously encountered the electric radiators used throughout the development, but they do crack, creak and groan constantly...all a little annoying as I am a light sleeper who prefers a warm bedroom..and secondly we found the key safe in the entrance hall impossible to close...we had to leave the property with key inside the safe but with the door flap open. Otherwise fantastic and will not prevent us from a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great location and accommodation."

    The only reason for not a top score on comfort was the hard mattress but that in fairness is more reflective of a personal preference for softer mattresses.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Dec 2019

  • "Amazing place to stay, from the moment you walk through the door its a wow, the welcome pack, milk in the fridge and a bunch of flowers is a welcoming touch, along with the heating on so warm to walk in from the cold."

    The beds are so comfortable , a powerful shower. We stayed here for a birthday celebration with the family it was perfect along with another apartment along the corridor which was equally as nice. A bonus was the trains in front of the windows back and forth but not noisy, and only a 5 minute walk into Whitby Would certaily return

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2019

  • "There is nothing to find fault with in this apartment."

    It was outstanding in every way. Absolutely fabulous!

    Reviewed by Annmarie5.0Dec 2019

  • "On arrival we all immediately said that it was even better than the photographs."

    The care taken in both the layout & furnishing is brilliant. The welcome pack was a touch that both was very useful and thoughtful & the fresh flowers a lovely thought. Steam trains passing close by was a lovely sight. We will be booking again, highly recommend a visit to anyone thinking of a break in Whitby

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Cottage was fabulous and the location was perfect."

    I would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic conversion of a historic building."

    Location in the centre of Whitby is another bonus. Oh, yes the trains too. Really excellent short break.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Outstanding blew us away."

    This place is top quality in every respect. Tasteful through and through. Thanks for an extremely comfortable stay we will be back

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was amazing."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean and everything was finished to a high standard. You would never know you were so close to the train tracks, the glass doors blocked out a lot of noise and even with the doors open the trains didn’t pass that often to be a problem and when they did it was nice to see them anyway. The beds are huge, some of our party thought the mattresses were too hard, possibly because they were so new, but that’s personal preference. The second bedroom could do with a mirror on the wall opposite the bed, near the plug socket as everybody had to get ready in the same room. We would certainly stay in the apartment again and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2019

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  • Lower-ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with super-king-size double (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request) and a single bed, 1 x super-king-size double (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Secure off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: The apartment is set on the lower-ground-floor but is accessed via a flight of stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire lies the tastefully converted historic grade II listed Engine Shed.

Named after the famous and record breaking steam train, Mallard is a wonderful ground-floor apartment overlooking Whitby’s steam railway and is a marvelous base for exploring the coast of Yorkshire with family or friends.

This is a spacious and wonderful retreat boasting contemporary styling with a clever blend of stylish furnishings which are complemented by the traditional features and a brick fireplace housing a Dimplex Opti-Myst electric stove.

The open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area is the hub of the property.

The modern kitchen with glass splash backs, mood lighting, quartz work surfaces and superb appliances add to the feeling of quality throughout ensuring that you can cook a delicious meal at home before relaxing into your evening, with a Smart TV to keep you entertained.

Completing the interior are two well-presented spacious bedrooms, the master bedroom comprising of a Super-King-Size bed boasting a smart TV and an en-suite, and an additional family bedroom with a Super-King-Size zip and link bed and a single bed.

Enjoying a central position within the seaside town of Whitby, this apartment is ideal for a family holiday to the Yorkshire coast.

The local area of Whitby is a great place to spend your summer holidays, with an array of eateries, tourist attractions, and all important pubs, you won’t be stuck for activities to entertain the whole family.

Please note the car park is located on the first floor and people with mobility restrictions are advised to choose first floor accommodation.

Note: This property can be booked with 998757, 998766, 1002241, 1002242, 1002243, 1002244, 1002246, 1002247, 1002248, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.

The Engine Shed Apartments

Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. The accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas