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Mews Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015784)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "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 IanApr 2022

  • "Great cottage with parking."

    Nice to have a dish washer.

    Reviewed by AlunApr 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 WandaMar 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 PeterMar 2022

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

    Reviewed by StephenNov 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 AlisonOct 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 SheilaOct 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 DeniseSep 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 JuliaAug 2021

  • "Every thing was perfect"

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 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 MerylJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 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 AlunJun 2021

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

    We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 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 IanApr 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 AlunSep 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 LauraAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "Really happy with cottage."

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

    Reviewed by KarenDec 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 BeatriceSep 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.

    Aug 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 BrianJul 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/two cars outside the property. 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, 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 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.

Parking: Private parking for one/two cars outside the property.
Wifi available within the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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