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Mews Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We thought that the stairs up to the bedrooms are very steep and this should be ..."

    We thought that the stairs up to the bedrooms are very steep and this should be mentioned in the listing, also a larger 4 slice toaster would a very good idea for 4-5 guests wanting breakfast

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jul 2024

  • "A very lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Everything inside was to a high standard and I would very much recommend this cottage as a holiday destination. However there were a few downsides, firstly (as mentioned in another review) there was no welcome pack - even a bottle of milk is much appreciated and the fact that the first thing you see as you walk in, is a bag asking you to strip the beds and put the towels in it citing coronaviros is not acceptable in my view. You don't pay a decent amount to stay in a cottage and then be expected to do much of the work yourself....especially now we are not in the height of the pandemic. It would have been useful to mention in the details how steep the stairs are up to the rooms and we did have the problem of one of the residents telling us off for using an unallocated parking space despite the fact it is right in front of the cottage and wouldn't be used by anyone else. Finally the check in time of 4pm could do with a review. I would have thought 3pm latest is more appropriate

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2024

  • "Our sixth visit to Mews Cottage which is always welcoming and well maintained."

    We appreciated the small hamper of groceries left by the owner. We will be returning for another week sometime next year.

    It's always nice to see your name pop up after you have made your booking and are pleased you are still enjoying your holidays in the cottage at Whitby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alun4.4Apr 2024

  • "Cottage exactly as pictured - kitchen stocked with full range of utensils - including iron & ironing board - beds really comfortable with hairdryer in room - sitting room enough space for four adults comfortably - location ideal for exploring Whitby - would definitely recommend and revisit."

    Excellent value for money

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Mews Cottage, we try to provide everything you would need for a comfortable stay in Whitby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic location and the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed."

    The only minor downers were that the ensuite in the master bedroom did smell quite damp.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Mews Cottage and thank you for letting us know about the ensuite, we will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at mews cottage."

    Location was good and it was great to have a parking space! It was slightly hard to find- need to go down the private lane off back of st Hilda’s terrace.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Mar 2024

  • "A lovely stay in Mews Cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable with everything we needed. We did struggle a bit to find the car parking and feel the instructions should be a bit more clearer.

    Reviewed by Majlene5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our second stay at Mews Cottage we enjoy staying there."

    We have been going to Whitby for many years now and Mews Cottage has everything we need car parking right outside nice size kitchen and dining area comfy beds and living room area. We will be booking again for next year. Kind Regards Robbie.

    Thank you Robbie, we make every effort to make it as homely as possible, we love Whitby as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful and lovely place to stay, quiet clean and charming"

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in Whitby Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2023

  • "The instructions on how to get to the property need improving."

    A washing machine would be useful.It felt a bit unwelcoming , no welcome pack and a “to do” list with the bedding etc. otherwise it’s a lovely property in a nice location and we all enjoyed it.

    Sorry if you had trouble locating the cottage, we will review the instructions. Regarding the washing machine, there was only room for a washing machine or a dishwasher and we thought a dishwasher would be more useful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4Sep 2023

  • "Unfortunately after 3 happy years in this property we will not be returning due to the ridiculous attitude of a man who told us to remove a car from a parking space which he said ‘wasn’t a space’."

    It remained empty for the whole of our stay whereas we had used it in the two years previously. We originally booked this property for the 2 spaces advertised.

    Due to circumstances out of our control the new owners of the shared car park had decided to assigned car parking spaces to each property, previously there were no markings, so ew could fit 2 cars in front of the cottage. Now the car park has been divided into marked out parking bays, there is now only one space available for one car. We are sorry that this man was rude and discourteous. We are looking into taking part of the seating area away, to make an extra space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.1Aug 2023

  • "The property is absolutely wonderful to stay in and would recommend to friends etc."

    However the abuse that we were subject to by one of the Mariners house management committee was uncalled for harassment and bullying. Due to a car parking issue. Totally uncalled for and if he is a director on the management committee he should be ashamed of himself.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    Gorgeous, comfortable and clean property. We would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and we hope to stay again the future. Many thanks.

    Thank you for your comments. We do try to keep everything in order and updated. So pleased you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, well-furnished property within easy reach of the shops and beach."

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0May 2023

  • "Fifth visit to Mews Cottage as excellently located and with a precious car parking space."

    The housekeeping, especially this year was exemplary. Has everything you could possibly need with a well fitted out kitchen and cosy lounge/dining room.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay again at Mews Cottage and you found everything was up to standards expected by yourself. You must certainly love Whitby !! Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Apr 2023

  • "Mews cottage was really lovely."

    Had all Facilities and more.Comfy beds,close to town centre.great views. We must apologise as we came away with the parking permit, which we immediately posted back to 1 mews cottage whitby.Thankyou for a much needed family break, throughly enjoyed by all.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for posting back the parking permit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property very well equipped (could do with a knife sharpener) it was nice to see you had put the Christmas decorations up!"

    that was a nice touch. Plenty of parking outside the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property and a short walk to all area Whitby had to offer."

    Parking was really easy and made our stay much simpler. All amenities you could possibly ask for including a tassimo coffee pods machine. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "5 pm check in too late - all previous check ins have been 2 or 3 pm."

    Disappointed that minimal/no basics provided e.g. coffee. tea, soap, shampoo.

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Oct 2022

  • "I think the 5pm arrival is far too late as most of the day has gone, especially when people have travelled for hours."

    Directions to the cottage are not very clear. Downstairs shower/shower screen needs looking at..causes water to spray onto the floor.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great thats all I can say, as I said in their visitor book, maybe time for a larger upto date smart TV"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Booked for our third year already."

    Just wish we could deal with a human being rather than a website.

    Hello, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, for future bookings you can call our reservations team on 01947 820949 option 1 - where humans can be reached ;) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Everything that you need for a stay in there. Very comfortable to chill after a day exploring the area. Beautiful views from the cottage. Was concerned about parking prior to arrival after seeing a few reviews saying there had been problems but on messaging Sykes got told there was a locked chain across entrance and was given code for this. Abit difficult to find on the street, directions given on email to property but could maybe benefit from a sign on the wall where the turning is. Would recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    One slight niggle was that someone was parked in the allocated space when we arrived and we had difficulty getting parked as a result. It seems the allocated space is actually shared, and there is technically room, but it would be good to know in advance that we'd be sharing the space, and also the person parking there could park more considerately. One suggested improvement is black out blinds or curtains in the bedrooms that get very light with the existing blinds. Aside from these points it's a lovely place to stay, and for once in a holiday home the mattresses on the beds were really comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Aug 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Echoing the comments of previous occupants; the car parking situation caused stress and marred the stay."

    Access to the outdoor seating area and parking space was obscured by a neighbour's car. A resident, who permanently lives at the site, states the owner of Mews Cottage allows her friend to park there. Parking apparently causes a massive headache for residents. Phone calls to Sykes proved useless and the situation was only improved by us placing a note on the neighbour's car and speaking to them. This is not how we want to spend our time on holiday! Zero out of ten to Sykes for customer service. We believe these comments meet the review policy. Please note we did not have a contact number for the owner. The only number provided was for Yorkshire Country Cottages.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Jun 2022

  • "Our second stay here and was really good."

    The cottage was comfortable and clean with great facilities. We would recommend and will likely return. Minor criticism about the old car parked up in the parking spot outside the cottage which never moved all week. I remember this car being at the property three years ago. We had to park in the space for cottage two and because it was jubilee week every cottage was booked and made the parking very tight. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2022

  • "It was our second time at Mews Cottage and it was just as good as l remember."

    Spacious, full of character, well equipped, furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean. Add to this, that is has parking and is superbly located, with a beautiful park on the doorstep and easy access to all the excellent facilities the wonderful town of Whitby has to offer - it’s about as good as it gets.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage with parking."

    Nice to have a dish washer.

    Reviewed by Alun4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully maintained property that was very clean and tidy."

    Furnishings and bathrooms of a high standard. Short walk to town centre. Would return again when staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house at the top of the town."

    Views from the terrace are nice .easy to walk to the town. A few steep steps up to the house but you can bypass these by following the road. Clean warm with plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Wanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage and location Parking a real bonus in Whitby Would recommend and return"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Had everything we needed. I appreciate the difficulties covid has brought but feel check in time could be brought forward now.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Mews cottage it was ideally placed with a 5 minute walk into Whitby and the parking was a bonus."

    A dishwasher would have been a plus as most places do have one these days. On the negative side there was no mattress cover on the double bed and the waste outlet in the en-suite shower was very dirty with big clumps of hair trapped also the blind in the main bedroom was very dusty. On our last evening one of the bulbs blew in one of the wall lights in main bedroom and caused all the ceiling lights upstairs to trip unfortunately the trip box was a key pad for which we did not have a number otherwise we could have flipped the switch this is perhaps worth noting on what to do if this happens as we had no-one to contact. Overall the cottage is lovely and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Oct 2021

  • "Really well equipped cottage- especially in the kitchen Downstairs bathroom would benefit from an extractor fan - En-suite had to be cleaned by us before it was used as it obviously hadn’t been cleaned properly dusting in the living room could have been better & the cooker hood in the kitchen needed a clean."

    . Overall … This did not spoil the holiday & our stay in the cottage which is in a great position for town

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Sep 2021

  • "Not a very personal service as difficult to get hold of anyone when you had questions."

    Cottages very expensive and descriptions talk more about colour of furnishings than the practical stuff you need such as if bedding is included.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Aug 2021

  • "The house is lovely in a prime location."

    Just a few issues; 1. It was not very clean when we arrived, upstairs was dusty, there was breakfast cereal in the rug under the dining table. 2. A local resident was regularly using one of our allocated parking places. Made for a very inconvenient arrival and an unpleasant conversation. 3. The velux window above the dining table leaks. A dishwasher would be very useful. I would happily use this accomadation again if I stay in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Meryl4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage met all our needs clean comfortable would stay there again."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Every thing was perfect"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Third time at Mews Cottage."

    Everything as expected and a great time had by all despite the regular calling cards left by the blasted seagulls on my car. We shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by Alun4.1Jun 2021

  • "Mews Cottage was extremely comfortable, with everything needed for a really enjoyable holiday."

    We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "In over 30 years of self catering this is one of the very best places we have stayed."

    The Sykes description was accurate - it is accommodation full of character, skilfully designed, well decorated and maintained, clean and spacious. It is also furnished to very good standard and well equipped. We felt very comfortable here. To cap it off, it was in a brilliant position, quiet, by a beautiful park but really close to the centre - with parking. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have stayed at Mews Cottage previously so knew what to expect."

    The COVID-19 arrangements were very good. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sykes Cottages to anyone as the pre-holiday contacts/information was so helpful. They are clearly a very efficient and professional organisation. Well done all at Sykes.

    Reviewed by Alun4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage we stayed in was wonderful!"

    It was well kept, spacious and bright and a real haven for us during our stay in Whitby. Parking right outside was a huge bonus.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location a lovely stay for our family holiday ."

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Aug 2020

  • "Really happy with cottage."

    Clean and comfortable and in perfect location to the town. Only 5 minutes walk

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Dec 2019

  • "A nice cottage which would be even nicer with a few improvements."

    As stated in a previous review, the boiler is incredibly noisy and we had to turn the heating off at night or it would have kept us awake. This wasn't too much of an issue as it wasn't cold but I can imagine it would be a problem during a cold spell. The cottage is mostly well equipped, the decoration stylish and the beds comfortable. It is let down however by the strange layout of the kitchen. This is a very large room for a smallish cottage and could easily have accommodated a dishwasher and good-size fridge/freezer. Instead, there is a whole bank of empty ktichen units on the far side, with a tiny stand-alone freezer on the counter-top and a small fridge underneath, with no dishwasher. It would also have been nice to have a wifi connection.

    Reviewed by Beatrice4.4Sep 2019

  • "Generally nice."

    Bedrooms great. Washing machine when drying sounds loud and worn. Hob tricky to master and noisey beeping. Boiler internal pump vibrates to excess. Had to turn boiler off each night to get to sleep. Electronic thermostat bit cryptic. Downstairs shower squeals loudly, in use, the sound resonates through whole property, it likely requires a bubble trap/vent required for a thermostatic mixer shower in the hot feed. Dusty around radio speakers in living room. Front door rotting, flaking paint/putty. Sash windows tight to raise, suspect wet swollen timber. There were 12 cars in the car park every day, often double parked. Front of car park has slumped and will likely catastophically fall down hill following heavy rainfall.

    3.8Aug 2019

  • "Great location and easy parking for two cars."

    The cottage had everything we needed but I think some attention to the window blinds is needed to make all the bedrooms darker to be able to sleep better, also attention needed to cleaning of certain areas of the cottage. We did have a good week in Whitby, with a nice welcome pack from Yorkshire Coast Cottages and fantastic weather. We recommend Yorkshire Coast Cottages, the staff in the office were great.

    Thank you for your recent feedback The roman blind in the twin bedroom does have blackout lining and I acknowledge on a bright morning that light can still leak through around the edges and also with the venetian blind. I am sorry that the cleaning wasn't to your satisfaction. Please advise the areas which required attention, and I will inform the housekeeping staff. I am pleased you still had a good holiday in Whitby and was blessed with very good weather. I can also confirm that we are replacing the doors and windows, however we are just waiting for planning permission to be passed. Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jul 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single, first floor king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD,WiFi, selection of books. Bed linens and towels included. Private parking for one car outside the property. Scratch cards for nearby on street parking are available on request. Small courtyard area with seating. Shops, restaurants, harbour 5 mins’ walk.

The property

Mews Cottage is a charming period property located off Whitby’s prestigious St Hilda’s Terrace, near the lovely Pannett Park. The cottage benefits from its own private parking space for one car, a real boon in the centre of town.

It is finished to a very high standard, offering spacious accommodation for five people.

A ground floor bedroom and bathroom are a real advantage for visitors with mobility issues. Park your car immediately in front of the cottage and enter the hallway which leads to a light and welcoming sitting room with views over the town towards the harbour.

Relax on the comfortable sofas and, in a quieter moment, borrow a book from the small library.

There’s also a TV/DVD and WiFi for entertainment at the end of a busy day sightseeing.

A dining area completes the space. Double doors link the dining area to a large kitchen, fitted with stylish contemporary units.

The ground floor also has a pleasing single bedroom, decorated in sunny shades, plus a bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin and WC. Moving upstairs, a beautiful king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room awaits.

The décor is so restful and organic: willow-patterned fabrics, a real wood floor and exposed beams, with a lovely easy chair and lamps for reading.

Wake up to views over to the harbour. Across the landing, there is a twin bedroom, tastefully decorated in lavender hues, also boasting long-reaching views towards the town and harbour.

Wooden flooring and an original (decorative) fireplace add old-world charm. To the outside is a small area with seating.

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a coffee and breathe in that lovely seaside air – instant rejuvenation! A short stroll and you are right in the heart of the thriving harbour, with bustling restaurants, cafes and bars which line the waterfront.

Rest a while and watch the world go by as pretty boats depart for the heritage coast and children drop their crabbing lines into the River Esk.

It’s a wonderful atmosphere. The Yorkshire coast is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, quaint fishing villages, peaceful bays and miles of long sandy beaches.

Robin Hood’s Bay is a fossil hunter’s paradise and the village, with its maze of cobbled streets leading down to the beach, is picture-perfect.

Further south, Bempton Cliffs are home to nearly half a million seabirds, including puffins, making this stretch of coastline the UK’s largest mainland seabird colony. With so much to see and do, one visit may not be enough.

Mews Cottage is a homely and refined base from which to explore this stunning part of the UK.

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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Parking: Private parking for one car outside the property.
Scratch cards for on street parking are available for additional cars upon request.
Wifi available within the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas