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Mariners' Rest

(Ref. 905138)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, location excellent, parking for 2 cars, everything you could want."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jul 2024

  • "Upstairs shower (2nd floor) didn’t work regards temp being either cold or boiling."

    1st floor shower did work so we all 8 used that

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Mariners Rest,from the minute we stepped into the house we loved it."

    With a welcome bottle of wine,beautiful uncut bread and pretty flowers we were made to feel very special instantly. The position of the house is perfect with views of the whole of Whitby from each floor. We really did not want to leave on our last day and we will be back again hopefully

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2024

  • "Beds are very lumpy for the money we paid."

    Thought about booking again but price has almost doubled for the same time next year

    Reviewed by Richard2.5May 2024

  • "Wonderful holiday home."

    clean and welcoming, very comfortable, beds great. short walk into Whitby, ideal location. lovely to see the steam trains passing by as well. would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely loved the property, location was amazing, certainly suitable for 6 adults, but the deal clincher was the 2 car parking spaces as Whitby was really busy and we didn’t need to use our vehicles."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Such a lovely house, in a lovely location."

    Kids loved watching the trains daily and the distance into town was perfect. Had a lovely week away

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and fantastic location."

    Whitby town was lovely. Plenty of shops, cafes and pubs. And a great walk up to the abbey.

    Reviewed by Jillian4.1Mar 2024

  • "I've never found a cottge so clean, well done."

    It's a fantastic place in a perfect location and parking

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great location for Whitby and good parking, very important in Whitby."

    Worth checking all light bulbs more often.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Nov 2023

  • "This is probably the sixth time we have stayed here and will do again"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property however Sykes annoyingly persistent in requesting reviews which would be identical to ones already completed."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic, location brilliant, property done to a high standard with everything you could wish for."

    The cot for grandbaby TJ was superb and the other grandchildren loved their rooms. Outside space super,especially to watch the steam train chuffing past. The view of the harbour a delight. We would definitely stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely homely house great location perhaps needs outside furniture updating and ..."

    Lovely homely house great location perhaps needs outside furniture updating and the weeds cut back so you can view train tracts

    We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback on the vegetation. Unfortunately Network Rail will not allow us onto the embankment to strim it ourselves; we’ll be getting in touch with them to request some attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely holiday home."

    It's exactly the same as the photos and was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 4 adults and 2 children-5&4 with practically everything needed for a self catering holiday even a welcome pack of bread cheese wine and milk There's a small outside seating area with the bonus of a clothes drier- a big help with 2 children! and we loved seeing the trains go by and the two parking places were a big bonus. It is only a 10 min walk to the centre with the short cut. We all had a fun packed holiday-train, bus and boat rides. For those with children there's a nice play area straight up the hill on the left and Pannet park a little further. Whitby Abbey is worth a visit and call into the Brewery for a drink and delicious pizzas. We also had an Italian meal at Moutreys which was excellent. The Waiting Room and the Arch and Abbey were our favourite places for a drink. I would certainly stay here again. Great holiday!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great place for a holiday."

    Property well placed for the shops etc.. No need to drive.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Perfect location. Hardly used the car. Everything needed for a special holiday. This is the 2nd time we have been and hopefully it won’t be the last. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location for easy access to the town."

    Comfy beds, warm underfloor heating and a fully stocked kitchen. What more do you need? The welcome pack is also a nice touch and was much appreciated following a snowy drive up from the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Mar 2023

  • "Every thing was lovely, 6 people in all (3 couples) enjoyed it that much we've booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent location near major Co op and with a fantastic view of the Whitby steam train which runs by right outside."

    Easy access into town in minutes and free parking right outside the property. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in good location everything as promised."

    Enjoyed the top balcony luckily able to use it as weather very good. Would thoroughly recommend. Granddaughter enjoyed the close proximity of the steam trains.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at this property for a number of years and it never fails to be a clean, comfortable, convenient property."

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another enjoyable stay at Mariners Rest highly recommended."

    Looking forward to another holiday in this property.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house is great in every respect: position, comfort, cleanliness."

    .. Only two things missing that we could think of - a wok, because cooking for 8 is hard with two small frying pans, and a sunshade, because it gets very hot in the back garden and it's nice to eat out if possible.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mrs Johnson was the perfect owner."

    She was extremely helpful and friendly . The cottage was ideally placed for a short walk into town and a bonus to have parking on the flat . The decor , furnishings and all the equipment were first class and the second floor master bedroom was superb with a fantastic view of the trains and the boats. We have had it cancelled twice due to covid ,but it was definitely worth the wait.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    The house was very well equipped and it was nice to receive the welcome pack. The house is well positioned for accessing the town centre.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic place,everything you need."

    Well situated for town centre. Very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped, clean property."

    Lots of room for 6 adults, 2 children and a dog. Great central location in Whitby, short 5 minutes walk into town and parking for 2 cars. The kids loved watching the trains going past every day, though be warned they start before 6am and finish around 10 every day. Would definitely recommend thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, great location"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, exciting as by the railway."

    Terrific balcony for having a cuppa and admiring the scenery. Beds were very comfy, showers had good water pressure, fully equipped kitchen and appreciated the designated parking

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a great property - it’s in a great location, 5 minutes walk into Whitby so you don’t need to find somewhere to park."

    The property has enough room for two cars to park off the road which is very helpful. The house has a lovely nautical theme going on in terms of decoration and it is beautifully done. The kitchen has plenty of utensils and storage and having a washing machine is ideal (a washer/dryer would be even better). In a perfect world there would be more green space outside but the back yard area is okay for sitting out in and watching the trains go by (especially the steam trains which were cause for much excitement!). We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent , really clean , location couldn't be better."

    Reviewed by K5.0Oct 2021

  • "The only thing which we all thought could be improved is leaving another set of keys for the house as only one set was left."

    and with two families staying at the property one or two family members had to stay up waiting for the other family. Otherwise we had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend ‘Mariners Rest ‘ to everyone. Just a ten minute walk into the centre of Whitby. I must stress that parking infront of the house was a huge bonus and greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a superb position 10 minutes walk fro the centre of Whitby."

    The children enjoyed waving to the trains. Pannett Park and the museum well worth a visit, as is their tea room

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2021

  • "A great place to enjoy Whitby from , easy access on foot to town and beach ."

    Enjoyed watching steam trains going by ,excellent views from roof top terrace . Parking outside the accommodation a real boon ,Penny Hedge pub was a good find and only 5 minutes away by car.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ideal location."

    Within a easy walk into Whitby. Seeing the steam engine pass from the house was amazing too. Home comforts, including sofas and beds! Even a washing machine and washing line! Ideal if you have children. Loved every minute of our stay in Mariners Rest. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and well equipped."

    The setting was great with views of the boats and the Abbey. We particularly liked the top floor bedroom which was very light and airy.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7May 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and steam train passing daily."

    it was our sort of honeymoon in UK and it was lovely to be greeted with roses fresh bread wine & cheese

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect."

    Close to Whitby and all amenities. What particularly impressed us was how the owner and Sykes went the extra mile to accommodate a very last minute booking.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a wonderful holiday cottage, really comfortable and stylish and practicality of off street parking."

    We felt assured everything was safe and clean, the simple introduction of a box for all your used towels and linen was a great idea. We enjoyed waving to the steam train a couple of afternoons as it left Whitby station. We had a couple of walks into Whitby and visited the surrounding area beaches and woodland walks. We’d love to come back here.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just perfect for a family gathering"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2020

  • "Well equipped and in a good location, ideal for a large family"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Superb cottage, fantastic location overlooking the harbour and views to the Abbey."

    Short walk to the centre and a few trains a day were exciting for the kids. Very clean and comfortable, plenty of space for everyone. Would definitely book again to stay at Mariners Rest.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2019

  • "Mariners rest is a lovely house in a close quite area at the back of the harbour , it overlooks all the boats and the steam train travels right next to the house stopping for a couple of minutes, giving enough time for our grandchildren to wave to people on the train ."

    This is our second visit to this house and we shall return .

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nothing to add."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have just returned from a relaxing and enjoyable week in Whitby."

    Mariner's Rest is a lovely and comfortable home. Thank you very much for the welcome gifts. There's lots to do in Whitby and the surrounding areas. We're looking forward to returning another year.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Conveniently close to Whitby town centre and the beach without having to use the car. We would definitely book Mariners Rest again for a Whitby holiday.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "A wonderful whitby home for a family , allows parking for 2 cars along with only a short walk into whitby for main shops and the beach, we had a lovely time thankyou."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a lovely week in Whitby staying at the Mariners Rest."

    The house is ideally situated being only a good 5 minute walk away from the town centre and in a very quiet and peaceful position.We found that equipment wise we wanted for nothing.It really is a home from home and the owners have thought of everything!The welcome pack of bread,cheese,wine ,milk and flowers was extremely thoughtful and very much appreciated. My husband and I stayed in the loft bedroom which was very comfortable and afforded great views of the town and abbey from the balcony.The en-suite was nicely fitted out and looked as though it has been recently done. My mum in law stayed in one of the ample sized bedrooms on the floor below and had the good family sized bathroom to herself. We felt the house layout for us was ideal giving us all our own space! We found the property to be plenty warm enough and was pleased to find we had ample hot water at all times. The only slight downside and it is only a slight one is that I would say the kitchen is a little tired.But really this isn’t that important in the grand scale of things as there is much more to this house. Eating out in Whitby we would highly recommend humble pie and mash and fish and chips from trenchers.We visited the Bulls head in Ugthorpe for a Sunday carvery which was gorgeous and very good value at £10.80.That afternoon ended up at the Endevour pub which on a weekend has live entertainment.Would highly recommended this place. All in all had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed every aspect of Whitby.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need and more."

    beautiful location in everyway!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic house in a good location 6 adults,1 eight year old , one 3 month old baby and a small dog all with plenty of space to spend a comfortable long weekend away."

    within easy walking distance of Whitby and excellent facilities for self catering.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "The house we stayed was fantastic and was lovely to get a little welcome pack"

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great holiday had everything we needed for our stay."

    Excellent facilities and the off street parking was perfect as previous stays in Whitby parking is difficult. very quiet area not far from the shops.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a problem with heating but quickly addressed by owner."

    Could have done with a sharp knife for chopping but managed. A very lovely cottage and really close to everything bonus lovely old steam trains passing.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2018

  • "We love coming to Whitby, but it makes our holiday when we have such excellent accommodation,Mariners Rest is lovely,just on the outskirts of Whitby,but near enough to walk into the town and we just love watching and waving as the Steam Trains go by!"

    most enjoyable,we even had a Welcome Pack left for us,most grateful.Thank you

    Reviewed by Bertram Henry5.0Sep 2018

  • "Close to town but far enough away for peace and quiet."

    Everything you could possibly need in this lovely and immaculate cottage. Would recommend mariners rest for an extended family holiday as there is plenty of room. The welcome pack came in very handy.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "Well located, ideal for Whitby/N Yorkshire area."

    Property good size, well equiped and comfortable. Slow Wi-Fi connection.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Jul 2018

  • "Perfect holiday home offering easy access to all tourist attractions."

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at mariners rest."

    The house was beautiful and so well looked after. The location is brilliant, only a short stroll into Whitby town. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Mariners Rest cottage was absolutely stunning."

    From arriving to complimentary wine and essentials, the whole property was beautiful, spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. Would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning in the future. And the staff at Sykes are helpful, friendly and make the holiday booking experience so much nicer.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and welcoming I would greatly recommend sykes cottages to everyone."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2018

  • "A perfect home from home."

    Central and good for exploring the area. Very well appointed and lovely and warm. Very good welcome pack. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Val4.8Dec 2017

  • "Having visited Whitby as a family holiday destination many times previously, we decided to visit again as six of us (three couples) for a winter holiday."

    When we arrived at the cottage it was absolutely beautifully decorated throughout, and there was more than enough space for us all. A very good sized kitchen with everything we needed, as well as a little welcome pack which was lovely - wine, cheese, milk - everything we needed to make us feel welcome at Mariner's Rest. The master bedroom is gorgeous, with an amazing balcony overlooking the harbour and with gorgeous views over the town. The other bedrooms are great sizes - one double, one with two singles and another single bedroom. The living room is also a great size, enough seating for six people around the electric fire for cosy nights in front of the television. There's a good sized dining table - so good we managed to eat a whole Christmas dinner with all the trimmings around it as we won't all be spending Christmas together this year. Outside is a great area too, again overlooking the boats in the harbour. Admittedly we didn't spend too much time there as it was very cold - but in the summer it would be a perfect area for alfresco dining. To the front of the house there is two car parking spaces - something we have struggled with in the majority of other holiday cottages we have stayed in. Most of Whitby is on road parking and it can be hit and miss if you don't get there at the right time - so having these two spaces at the front of the house was very convenient for us. The house itself provided everything, possibly more than we could have asked for in a holiday home. It is a shame that the experience was somewhat scuppered on the last night of our holiday. Obviously the last night of anyones holiday is a busy one - especially when the check out time is quite early in comparison to other cottages we have stayed in (10am). With six adults packing a weeks worth of things, as well as trying to cook dinner for six - there was a knock at the door and it was the owner of the property. She turned up at about 7pm to ask if she could come in to the house with the cleaner at 9.30 instead of 10am, which is something a phone call would have been sufficient for, but actually it almost felt like she was looking to see if we had done anything wrong. I can totally understand that an owner of a property might want to meet the people staying in their house, but I would probably recommend doing that at the start of someones holiday rather than the night before they leave at tea time. It made us all feel quite awkward and it definitely put a negative spin on the holiday at the last minute. There was a comment made about my dog too, who was sat on a blanket that we had bought to put on one area of the sofa. In the holiday listing the property was listed as dog friendly, but when you arrive at the cottage there are 'rules' about where your dog can and can't go. I respect that people may not allow their dogs on the furniture, but as a dog who is used to being allowed everywhere in a house we bought a blanket so there was no contact with the furniture. I didn't appreciate the owner telling my dog off, especially when the rules aren't mentioned in the advertisement for the house. There were a few negative comments made about other guests who had stayed previously, which almost made us feel like she would be saying negative things about us to the next guests. Overall, it's a shame but we wouldn't stay in the house again as we were made to feel so uncomfortable on the last night of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2017

  • "Once again a lovely holiday, we hope to return next year to this property"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2016

  • "We enjoyed it very much already rebooked"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fabulous stylish comfortable house."

    Lovely relaxed homely feel, will be going back.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.6Nov 2016

  • "As ever wonderful cottage, we will be back next year"

    Reviewed by Richad5.0Sep 2016

  • "House as described, very smart and cosy."

    Loved the steam trains going past and it was a short walk to the mariner. The flowers and food and wine was a lovely surprise. Lots of thought put into how the house looked. Would have liked a couple of tea towels and as extra sack for the rubbish.

    Reviewed by Joan4.8Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV, seating, balcony and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x 2' 6" single with pull-out 2' 6" stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric living-flame fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Small, enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Please note: This property can only sleep 6 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and amenities 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Trains can be heard during day and early evening, max. 5 trains per day with 4 steam trains during the summer months
  • Note: Max 6 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

The property

This beautifully-presented semi-detached property, superbly located overlooking the railway and harbour in historic Whitby is ideal for a group of 6 adults and 2 children.

Set over three floors, this Whitby cottage offers luxurious accommodation for family groups and friends wanting to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday, but with easy access to the stunning surrounding countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, this Whitby cottage has a spacious and airy sitting room, with French doors leading to the rear patio - a sunny area to sit, relax and admire the steam trains trundling by, a joy for young and old!

The bright and well-equipped kitchen in this Whitby cottage offers a breakfast bar, whilst more formal dining can be enjoyed around the dining table in the sitting room.

With great attention to detail, this cottage in Whitby offers four individually-styled bedrooms, with the second floor one providing an en-suite, extra comfy seating and doors opening onto a balcony, affording beautiful views over the harbour, Whitby Abbey and the river - a perfect retreat for a couple wanting extra privacy and peace!

With underfloor heating downstairs and all modern comforts, this Whitby cottage provides an exceedingly comfortable and welcoming holiday home, with the added bonus of off road parking for two cars - rarely found in this popular resort - enabling guests to enjoy all the excellent amenities on the doorstep.

Sample the many tea rooms and renowned fish and chips, explore the quaint, cobbled alleyways and narrow streets, or watch the beautiful sunsets over the harbour.

Spend lazy days on the long, golden sands or climb the 199 steps to the famous Abbey and take an invigorating clifftop walk along the Cleveland Way.

The wonderful area around this Whitby cottage has many attractions, including the pretty fishing villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, wonderful walks on the stunning heather-clad moors and fun-filled days at Flamingo Land.

Don't forget to book a memorable trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway!

An excellent Whitby cottage for an unforgettable holiday.

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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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Please note: This property can only sleep 6 adults and 2 children under 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas