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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our two week stay the apartment is a near to the bus/train station and coop, and is very comfy and cosy."

    wi-fi would have been useful

    Hi Richard Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell. The description does point out that there isn't WIFI in the property. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4May 2024

  • "Very convenient situation."

    Comfy bed and sofa, clean and bright. No need for a car as plenty of public transport to local and not so local places of interest. Beautiful area, would love to go back and would certainly use Nutshell again.

    Thanks Mrs James for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and found Nutshell clean and comfy. As discussed I have fixed the fridge outer door handle. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay ❤️ perfect for 2 Lovely area of whitby to explore"

    Hi Danielle Thanks you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Apr 2024

  • "Really lovely apartment right in the middle of Whitby."

    Very relaxing stay with everything needed for a comfortable stay...

    Hi Anthony I'm pleased you enjoyed a relaxing stay at Nutshell and had a comfortable stay. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "The owner was extremely helpful, giving me plenty of details about the cottage, Whitby and parking."

    The cottage was very nicely decorated and warm enough for February. I gave some feedback about providing a hairdryer, new mattress, and he acted on this immediately.

    Hi Sarah Many thanks for your review and feedback. The hairdryer is already in Nutshell and a new mattress is on order. You are welcome back anytime. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Feb 2024

  • "This is a great property in a great location we would highly recommend this ."


    Hi Steven Many thanks for your review and recommendation. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Spotless. Comfortable & stylish. Perfect location.

    Thanks Deb for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your break at Nutshell and you are welcome to go again in the future. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice 3 night stay."

    Comfortable, clean & quiet. Ideally situated for everything Whitby has to offer & as a base for exploring the surrounding area. Very helpful owner. Highly recommended.

    Thanks Gary for submitting a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell and hopefully welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2023

  • "I loved my stay at Nutshell."

    It has everything I needed for a comfortable week. Great position in town, close to everything yet still in a quiet position. Lovely to sit in the sun (yes it did shine sometimes!) outside the front door with a coffee or glass of wine and watch the world go by below. I stayed on my own and Nutshell is a wonderful space to relax and recharge. Recommend Sherlock's coffee shop, and Silver Street fish shop - both close by. And for a fabulous Sunday lunch, The White Horse and Griffin in the old town...not the cheapest, but probably the best I've tasted! Great contact and info from Andy the owner...I would certainly stay again!

    Thanks Alison for taking the time to submit your review and for the lovely comments. I look forward to welcoming you back to Nutshell. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "Flat as described all good, note this being passed to owner think extractor in bathroom sounds OK but not convinced extracting ok?"

    , blocked.? however did not detract from holiday, everything worked fine, parking permit a great help.

    Hi Chris Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell. I will certainly get my electrician to check the bathroom extractor and thanks for pointing this out. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "Close to all amenities, perfect location even though in the middle of town was quiet at night."

    Would definitely visit again. Parking permit was a godsend. Great host who gave us the full rundown before we went.

    Hi Brian Thanks for taking time to review Nutshell. I'm really glad that you found the location, parking permit and instructions helpful. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "No internet in this day and age,,, we had to cut short our stay due to know ..."

    No internet in this day and age,,, we had to cut short our stay due to know internet as I was doing a webinar on the Wed Very tired could do we a refit

    Hi Erika Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I am disappointed you feel Nutshell requires a refit as it has in the last 2 months had a new sofa, TV and chair covers. I do have decorators booked for the first week in September. On your comment regards WIFI, the Sykes Cottages website clearly sign posts in the description that WIFI is not available. I am sorry if you missed this and had to cut your stay short. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika2.2Jun 2023

  • "In a Nutshell, this property is just lovely!"

    Situated in an ideal location, in the centre of everything, yet just out of the way enough to be peaceful. Beautifully laid out and decorated, with everything you need on hand, a stones throw from Pannett Park, and just around the corner from the best pub in Whitby, The Little Angel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and as regular visitors to Whitby, will be returning, and would highly recommend to others.

    Thanks Fiona. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell and its facilities. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "How cute is The Nutshell?"

    !?!? Compact and bijou but just perfect for a short break for two. We treated the place like our own so weeded and swept the gorgeous little terrace which is a veritable sun trap on which to enjoy a glass of wine (or six!). Will definitely be back!

    Thanks for lovely comments and feedback. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell and made good use of the new bistro table and chairs for outside. I'm sorry you had to sweep up but being in the town centre it does get dusty quickly. Hope to hear from you soon. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.7Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed our time here."

    Take flip flops for wet room! Owner was very helpful with suggestions for places to go.

    Thanks Barbara for your feedback. I'm please you enjoyed your stay and you found some of my suggestions helpful. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Sep 2022

  • "It could do with a full length mirror and iron and ironing board but apart from that it was great!"

    Thanks Eloise for the feedback. With Nutshell being so quaint, it is difficult to fit all appliances into the space. I'll have a look at the mirror, but in the meantime, I hope the one provided will be sufficient. Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eloise4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great communications from the owner."

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Nutshell. Its in a very convenient location and the parking permit was an added bonus. Everything that we needed was there. No WiFi but I had plenty of signal so no issue at all. Perfect for a couple looking for a central location. Our first time to Whitby and we really enjoyed it. Definitely would return to Whitby and the Nutshell.

    Thanks Adrian We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell and we hope you return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay in Whitby, central, but quiet."

    Parking included only 5mins away. Everything you could need. Would stay again b

    Thanks Stephen We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell Andy and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2022


    ! Very clean and very comfortable Exceeded expectations with the facilities HOST WAS VERY HELPFUL WITH EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION ALL THE WAY IDEAL CENTRAL LOCATION FOR WHITBY ( parking permits included —-VERY USEFUL in and around Whitby !) Will definitely be booking again when we come to Whitby Lovely cosy place

    Many thanks for your feedback. Its great to know you enjoyed your stay and Nutshell was clean and comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Several issues."

    Cleaners still on site at check in. Had to wait around for them to finish, not great after a 6 and a half hour drive. No toilet paper available. Mouldy shower curtain. No WI FI. Scruffy and dirty outside space, stairs to property covered in weeds, dirt and butt ends plus an active wasp nest about 2 ft from front door on adjacent property making sitting outside on the small verandah impossible, owner said he was aware of this!!! Positives, good location to all amenities and car park permit to West Cliff, a bit of a walk but ok.

    Thanks for your feedback as this enables us to ensure high standards are met. I have spoken to the owner of the cleaning company who explained that very occasionally cleaning takes longer due to the extensive cleaning required by coronavirus rules. A toilet roll should have been left and I apologise for this being missed. The shower curtain has now being replaced. As regards lack of WIFI, the property description states that WIFI is not available. The outside space has now been cleaned. Moving forward as well as the regular checks that take place, the cleaner will inform immediately if anything needs attention in between my visits. With regards to the wasps nest in the adjacent property, I have spoken to the owner who has assured me this will be removed as a matter of urgency. On arrival I always ask guests to let me now as soon as possible if anything needs addressing at the property as I will always look to resolve issues during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.1Sep 2021

  • "Very clean, great location."

    Many thanks for your feedback which we always appreciate as it enables us to maintain high standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Aug 2021

  • "The Nutshell is a quaint , clean, comfortable accommodation, ideal for a Couple who want everything on their Doorstep ."

    Myself and my Husband had a great holiday in Whitby and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nutshell.

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutshell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely apartment!"

    Very conveniently located, spotless with everything you need. The table & chairs to sit out in the sunshine was a nice little exra. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Andy the owner of Nutshell was brilliant and so very friendly and welcoming."

    We spoke with him before the holiday and he took time to explain all about Nutshell and the surrounding area recommending places to visit. He also rang on the day we arrived to check everything was OK and the day before we departed to see how our stay had been. Staying at Nutshell was just lovely from start to finish, what a quirky and unusual place, the nautical / seaside theme was relaxing and welcoming. Loved the mezzanie where you could open the curtains in a morning and look out the window and sit in bed with a cup of tea and then have breakfast afterwards sat outside overlooking the church and street at the little table and chair set - perfect start to the day people watching. Really very lovely, tucked away in a quiet location and yet a stones throw from everything Whitby has to offer. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2021

  • "The smell of the musty shut up apartment was overwhelming on entering I stood not really wanting to go any further I did not want to eat due to the smell I sat at the table and cried and really wanted to go home."

    After a few days of airing and buying a spray it is has now become acceptable. The showers unit needs attendance window and seals dirty. Table covers were dirty which I had to clean also. Tiles in bathroom I had to clean. Not the standard I was expecting. Would not stay again or recommend

    Thanks for your comments. The musty smell may be due to the cleaners having to leave the radiator on in the shower room to allow it to dry out from the previous occupants. This may also have resulted in the floor tiles being marked if water has run down the wet wall. I have sent your comments to the head of the cleaning company regards the shower unit, table covers and window sill/seal and these will be addressed to ensure our usual high standards of cleaning on customer reviews are met. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.1Jun 2021

  • "Nutshell was clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    We were extremely pleased with all aspects of the accommodation and the location in the centre of town couldn't be better! Andy, the owner, was extremely helpful, providing lots of detailed information before arriving. Very happy to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very central to Whitby has everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0May 2021

  • "A perfect little place for 2 people in the centre of town but not in a noisy area."

    The little outside sitting area is ideal for catching the sun after a busy day exploring Whitby. The kitchen has everything you need and the bed is comfortable. It wouldn’t be suitable for people with mobility issues due to the steps to the property but for us it was perfect. The car parking is less than a 10 minute walk away and safe to leave your car. I would certainly stay again on our next return to wonderful Whitby

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7May 2021

  • "Great location and a very cozy place for 2."

    Parking permit provided was very useful. Stairs would be a bit tricky for older people. Kitchen has everything you need & was clean. We will stay here again

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2021

  • "Great little apartment for two people."

    The owner was extremely helpful before the holiday, providing us with information & directions & the apartment was warm & comfortable and very central The designated car park was a little far away for us as my husband has a slight disability & it is right at the top of the town but apart from that, we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Apr 2021

  • "The Nutshell is in a great location, a very few minutes walk from everything you want, shops, pubs, restaurants, bus and train station and the harbour, yet it's just off the main streets enough to be quiet."

    The place itself is very comfy, clean and a really imaginative and efficient use of the space. The owner could not have been more friendly or helpful. For a couple or lone traveller you'd have to go some to beat the Nutshell as a base for exploring this lovely and fascinating town.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very nice,clean,comfortable,and close to town,and seafront Great!"

    Reviewed by Auriol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect little apartment close to everything you need in Whitby."

    Andy, the owner was really lovely and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location of the flat was brilliant - central to everything and parking not a problem."

    The flat itself was exactly what we wanted and perfect for two people.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely flat in a perfect location for a break in Whitby."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great little apartment, location central town centre Used as a base for walking some of he Cleveland way , regular bus access to Saltburn to commence the 20 mile walk back to Whitby and the same to Robin hoods bay."

    Very happy successful few days

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation is in an excellent location, everything you need is within walking distance."

    I will definitely be there back.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2019

  • "The shower curtain was dirty as were the joints in the paneling."

    The fridge handle was broken as was one of the cupboard door handle. Also the patio was in need of a clean. On the plus side it is a nice quirky cottage and very handy for amenities.

    Thanks for your comments. The shower curtain has been replaced and the paneling joints cleaned. All the kitchen handles have been replaced. The patio has been cleaned. On first contact with all guests we do ask to let us know if anything needs addressing and we will endeavour to put things right during their visit if we had been made aware of it during your stay we would have been happy to address these issues for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jun 2019

  • "Had a lovely time staying in nutshell."

    Great location very close to the centre. Parking is not ideal but only a 10 minute walk away from the property. Wifi would have been a bonus but apart from this really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful place right in the centre of Whitby!"

    absolutely loved it everything you need for a cosy weekend or a week for two people. Definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2019

  • "Microwave instructions would be useful and a spare toilet roll."

    One for a whole week is not always enough.

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Dec 2018

  • "Really nice holiday cottage."

    Close to the shops and centre of Whitby, so great for exploring. Clean and comfortable, really enjoyed out stay here. Can image its really nice through the summer to sit outside the front door on the little table and chairs provided. Gorgeous place and would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was as listed and in a very good location, which meant we did not have to use our car every day."

    Plenty of shops nearby, our first visit to Whitby and would book this cottage again. Car park where we left our car was a 10 minute walk, permit provided so not a problem. Cottage warm, so hardly had to put heating on. Loved Whitby and was sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautifully maintained accommodation with a high standard of comfort."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2018

  • "Brilliant wee flat in a great location owner went to great lengths to explain everything even recommend eating places."

    Which we took on board and tried a few cannot fault anything about this great commication from both sykes and owner.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Nutshell is perfectly placed to be near everything you need (cafes, shops and the sea) but still tucked away enough to be quiet and private."

    It is ideal for getting away from the rush of everyday life and just relaxing. The bed is amazingly comfortable too, I slept better than at home!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2018

  • "The location of this property is fabulous."

    It is only a 5 minute stroll to the bridge, so the old town, the abbey, the new town and the coastal walks are all wirhin easy reach. We woyld definitely book this property again, and can recommend for anyone wanting to stay in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Chrissy5.0Dec 2017

  • "The weather was great which makes all the difference."

    The accommodation was so central we hardly had to use the car which was good as parking in August difficult.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2017

  • "Great location great place"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2017

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday, the apartment was perfect for the two of us, very close to local amenities and very clean and comfortable with all mod cons."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic place in the best location possible!"

    Brilliant communication with the owners and everything was delightful, will definitely be coming here again!

    Reviewed by Myriam5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in a fantastic location."

    Whitby is a beautiful place and would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One mezzanine double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating in wet room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for Westcliff car park provided, 5 mins walk away
  • Small front patio area with furniture by steps
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, harbour and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property accessed via 16 external steps with open tread, spiral stairs to mezzanine bedroom, care to be taken
  • Please note: This property does not offer WiFi

The property

A splendid apartment, in a converted Victorian property, centrally located in the historic port of Whitby.

Set over two floors, entry is via a decorative wrought iron gate and sixteen external steps.

Small but perfectly formed, this beautifully renovated apartment is just the ticket for couples to enjoy the many attractions this atmospheric town has to offer, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

It has a bespoke, galley-style kitchen, with a slate floor and ceramic sink, leading into a wet room with luxurious underfloor heating.

From the kitchen, there are two steps down to the sunny sitting room, with a dining table tucked under the spiral staircase.

Furnished in a nautical theme, with painted, white beams, this bright and cheerful room is relaxing and comfortable.

On the mezzanine floor above is the double bedroom, whilst the tiny patio area outside the front door, which overlooks the local church, provides a pleasant spot for a morning coffee.

Ideally placed, you’re just a couple of minutes’ walk to the excellent amenities of this popular seaside resort, including restaurants, cocktail bars and independent shops.

Sample the traditional tea rooms, explore the cobbled market square and wander the web of quaint narrow streets and alleyways.

Why not climb the 199 steps up to the famous Whitby Abbey, or take an exhilarating clifftop walk on the Cleveland Way to blow the cobwebs away?

With long, sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour, museums and galleries, there is plenty to occupy everyone.

A lovely apartment, that won't disappoint.

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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 does not offer WiFi.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas