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Odd Sock Cottage

(Ref. 932643)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (54)
  • location (34)
  • lovely (29)
  • clean (25)
  • everything (23)
  • well (22)

69 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Second time I've stayed this year. The property is well maintained and the owners are very kind and helpful. Will stay here again next time. Excellent views from the lounge and bedroom windows and just a few minutes walk into the town.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "HI, Thank you for a great stay in your cottage."

    Its location is perfect for any stay in Whitby and surrounding areas. The cottage was clean warm and very comfortable. The facilities are all that’s needed for a great stay in Whitby.Our 2 children 12yrs and 16yrs loved it too. Would stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely would recommend 100%, perfect location, lovely cottage, had absolutely everything you could possibly need."

    Would love to go back.

    Thankyou, you would be welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great stay as all ways cottage lovely and clean would reccomend to anyone great position ."

    So glad you enjoyed it. We hope you will stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Nov 2023

  • "Spot on"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and area was very quiet."

    Cottage had everything you needed. Would definitely stay again

    Pleased you were happy with everything. Always happy to have returning guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2023

  • "One word fabulous,lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    The view of the harbour was amazing,we didn’t want to leave even though the weather was atrocious

    Glad you had a lovely time; we look forward to welcoming you back. Barbara and David x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and fantastic location, the owners are lively and no problem is too small for them."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Clearer instructions how to find the garage would be helpful."

    The garage was useful because I left it in there for the week,its quite tight getting in there, I found it easier to reverse into it. The cottage is well equipped, clean and in a good location. I would recommend it.

    We have amended the information for the garage and included a what 3 words location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage is in a great location and very comfy and has everything you need to have a lovely time will stop again."

    Thanks for the feedback. Glad you had a lovely time and we do so hope you will come and stay again. We try to make the cottage a home from home. Barbara and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "This gorgeous little cottage has everything you need for your stay in Whitby."

    The hosts could not be any more accommodating and friendly. The cottage was very clean and had all your home comforts. We spent our evenings watching the boats from the living room window, it was very relaxing. Perfect location as once we parked up we did not use our car again. I e managed to park the car outside the front of the property in the evening once the hustle and bustle had calmed down. We will definitely be returning again in the future. Thank you xx

    We're glad you all enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great little cottage situated right near the harbour."

    Good location didn't need the car once we parked up, lots of pubs and restaurants in the town within a five minute walk.

    Sadly our favourite restaurant has closed but there are still plenty to choose from. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property to stay in for its comfort and little quirky touches."

    Also the location so close to the centre but just on the edge so local amenities pub, restaurants supermarket etc minutes away by foot. We used our car once in seven days. A walk to Sandsend end on the beach highly recommended and 15 mins back on the the bus. Scenery fantastic. We highly recommend this property and hope to return.

    Happy that you liked the cottage, you'll be welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, had a great time."

    Enjoyed the views and proximity to everything. The stairs are a bit inconsistent so you need a hand free for the rail if you’re unsteady in any way. We got lucky with free parking directly opposite.

    Sometimes the parking fairy is kind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely well maintained cottage clean and bright would go back and reccomend to family and friends."

    Thanks for the great feedback! We hope you will return. Barbara and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - well kept and maintained and a nice position / location."

    Glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barney4.7Oct 2022

  • "Had an enjoyable week at Odd Sock Cottage, which is in a great location on the 'quiet side' of town."

    The property was very clean and comfortable, with all essentials provided. Easy access to shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. Lovely outlook over the harbour. Had a small issue with a fault on the boiler, but this was dealt with as soon as possible and posed no real hardship. I was kept updated by the owners, which was very much appreciated. I was offered a move to a different property by the Sykes team, which was brilliant customer service, but I didn't feel that the issue warranted a move. Overall, very happy.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and has beautiful views, everything you need to start your holiday is provided, the only minor criticism I could give is that the plug in the bathroom sink probably needs replacing as it sticks and the cottage could do with decorating."

    We really enjoyed our stay and will hopefully be back soon.

    We have fixed the bathroom plug and will be decorating in the near future. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best cottage we’ve stayed in and it was just as lovely as 2019."

    The cottage’s location is perfect and we have no complaints at all! Perfection.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "Loved this little cottage, great location and views, cosy and had everything we needed."

    Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Odd Sock Cottage is lovely, cosy place."

    We had a great stay . We'd love to come back and it made a great impression on us. It is also an ideal location to provide a base to explore Whitby and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage ,well maintained and clean."

    The cottage is a mixture of modern and old, you will need to mind you head in places. Conveniently situated overlooking the harbour on the road side , but surprisingly quite. A good selection of game DVD'S etc. if the weather is bad.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.1Nov 2021

  • "Well presented and very clean, very modern furnishings."

    The owners were very helpful and were very friendly. Location was excellent, not to far from Whitby town centre.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage is fabulous located near every thing, the place is spotless every thing you need within the cottage for a stress free holiday."

    Could go on for ever so just to say we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage, small but perfectly formed and immaculate."

    Kitchen was compact but well equipped, beds very comfortable and the shower hot and powerful. The owners personal touch in the cottage is lovely with some quirky interesting pieces to look at and enjoy. The view of the harbour from the windows is an extra bonus and the location is excellent. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good location."

    .really nice views.. owner was helpful and rang and really nice checked everything was ok , good instructions on obtaining keys etc..overall very pleased.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage with quirky extras."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Odd Sock Cottage is a flat over 3 floors and is very tastefully furnished with with homely touches."

    Sparklingly clean. Smashing views of harbour. Very close to all amenities of Whitby. Over all an enjoyable holiday in charming Whitby.

    Reviewed by Isla3.4May 2021

  • "Odd Sock Cottage is a perfect place to stay in Whitby."

    Very comfortable, clean and an amazing view of the Harbour. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage spotless inside, it had everything you needed lovely location"

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2020

  • "Odd Sock cottage is a fantastic cottage."

    It was very clean and well stocked with everything you'd need. The furnishings including the bed are of good quality and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. The location of the cottage is good and the view from the front window is amazing. Communication with the owners was very good . The only negative is the parking it was quite difficult finding a space on this side of the river but there was always plenty over the other side,

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic little cottage with great harbour views."

    Comfy beds and ideal location to explore Whitby and beyond. The owners have added nice little touches and the cottage has everything you need.

    Reviewed by C4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy, comfy cottage."

    Perfect location by the harbour, 5 minutes walk to the town centre. Charming views over the harbour and town.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage is very well equipped with all you need iron & board ,hairdryer ..."

    The cottage is very well equipped with all you need iron & board ,hairdryer ,loo roll salt&pepper even washing up liquid & t towel It did take abit to work out the remote control fire but we got there in the end I also left my jacket in the wardrobe which the owners are thankfully arranging to post back to me

    Reviewed by Trisha5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great property in an extremely convenient location."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was everything as advertised modern clean well equipped ."

    The way in was a little bit off putting the steps up could do with a good clean and tidy up but once in the cottage it was perfect would definitely recommend as we would love to go back next year

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2019

  • "A home from home is always what you hope for and that is exactly what we got at Odd Socks."

    A warm, cosy, filled with cute trinkets home. There wasn’t anything we didn’t need and had a very comfortable stay. It was clean, well furnished, bright and spacious. Would love to return and will always recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Dec 2019

  • "Second stay in the cottage - really lovely and would book again."

    Great location, well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    The location is perfect with super views of the upper harbour from all the windows. Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped and nicely decorated. Steps to access the property and narrow staircases in the property so probably wouldn't suit the elderly or infirm. My husband and I stayed here twice in 2019 and we are looking forward to our next stay in 2020.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage comfortable, tasteful and extremely clean - probably not suitable for anyone with mobility issues."

    Excellent position - 5 minutes walk to the town centre. Haven't been to Whitby for some years and was pleased it fully lived up to my memories!

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2019

  • "Superb property in a very convenient position in Whitby."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "It is a gorgeous cottage everything you could want lovely views and so ..."

    It is a gorgeous cottage everything you could want lovely views and so comfortable the owners where very helpful with everything i will certainly be returning at a later date

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous views!"

    Cottage was really clean and had everything you need! Only negative is the parking - we got a space and then didn't use the car all week but in high season this might not have been possible!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful location."

    Cottage was just what we needed Our 3 year old grandson love the mouse in the porch and the spiders and made a poo t of saying good morning to them all (all toys of course) Kitchen well equiped View was stunning

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage ideally placed for the delights of Whitby."

    The cottage is well decorated, well equipped and very clean. I cannot fault it we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2019

  • "On arrival the apartment was everything we wanted for our Christmas break it was very clean with beautiful furniture and a real home from home."

    It was extremely cold on entering as the heating was on a very low heat level and I don’t think there had been any occupants the previous week to air it through!! We turned the heating on full and also tried to use the gas fire but it wouldn’t light at all. This made the upstairs unbearably hot but still very cold in the living areas and a draught seemed to be coming from somewhere. We contacted the owner about this but he said that due to it being the Christmas period he had been unable to find anyone to fix the problem with the fire. Perhaps it would be a good idea to provide some kind of portable heater especially at this time of year. Other than this we had a great time in Odd Sock Cottage and would gladly return but probably in the warmer months.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderfully cosy and full of character."

    Very clean and everything was provided for a comfortable stay. A real home from home that the owners should be very proud of. The location was just right for a pleasant walk to the centre of Whitby. We will definitely book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location."

    Had everything we required. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2018

  • "As soon as we walked in to the cottage we loved it!"

    !!! It is very clean and has everything you need. Just a perfect holiday was sad to leave. The garage was also an added bonus. The views were amazing.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a great time."

    Your customer service was very good, always helpful on the telephone. We will use Sykes cottages again. Jess

    Reviewed by Jess4.1Jul 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Really well furnished and equipped.Great location.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Brilliant week at Odd Sock Cottage aided by the best weather of the year so far."

    The cottage had many nice touches to make it feel homely. Excellent views of the Marina and Whitby. Very relaxing. Only 5 minutes to walk into the shops etc. Parking is a problem although we did find a spot outside the cottage and left the car there all week. Just one downside with the cottage which is a problem with most cottages near the town centre - lack of outside private space to sit in.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2018

  • "Odd sock is excellent second time we have been and loved it ,relaxed great in a very comfy cottage."

    with great views of the harbour thanks again will be back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Odd Sockets cottage is a wonderful place."

    It's close to everything but just far enough to be out of all the hassle and bustle of the main town centre. We enjoy being able to sit looking out over the harbour in the evening. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2018

  • "Had a fantastic holiday here and the cottage was beautiful,enjoyed many mornings ..."

    Had a fantastic holiday here and the cottage was beautiful,enjoyed many mornings and evening sat by the window looking out towards the harbor,very quiet which was surprising due to its location near the main road would defiantly recommend this stay

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2018

  • "Everything was perfect."

    My daughter was delighted with her lovely decorated room. Up to now I have always been very pleased with the holiday homes booked with Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Heidemarie5.0Feb 2018

  • "A really lovely comfy home from home cottage."

    There were no issues... Very well equipped kitchen, extremely comfortable beds and very clean. Location perfect on the quieter side of the river, close to the town. Car parking wasn't an issue at this time of year, however it possibly may become a little challenging in high season. We would certainly book again without hesitation. Although there is a lock up small garage we didn't make use of it.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jan 2018

  • "Wonderful cosy cottage."

    Facilities were excellent. Its the little things that make all the difference - Quality washing up bowl, sweet painted mousehole, good selection of books and games. Clear directions and excellent communication from David and Barbara. We have already recommended this gem to friends. We have stayed in a number of self catering places in Whitby, but this is the one we'll be coming back to from now on. Superb.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottages is lovely with some nice touches such as a welcome tray and a chocolate by your bed, the views are to die for could sit looking at it all day, location is great, close to all amenities."

    The kitchen is very well equipped with good quality utensils. Only negative thing is parking can be very busy not always guaranteed a space. Would stay again without a doubt such a lovely comfortable, relaxing place.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Nov 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Odd Sock Cottage."

    From the moment we opened the door to this quirky little cottage we felt at home. We loved the fabulous views of the river and Marina on all 3 floors. Ideally located the town centre is just a very short walk away. It was clean, cosy and the beds really comfortable. We would defininitely book Odd Sock Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.8Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location!"

    Extremely clean and welcoming, with a few extra special touches, we’ll definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Oct 2017

  • "Always immaculately clean well presented properties"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2017

  • "Absolutely no complaints."

    Well appointed cottage in a superb location.

    Reviewed by Roger T5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely but we did not realise there would be so many stairs and ..."

    The cottage was lovely but we did not realise there would be so many stairs and we live in a bungalow due to mobility issues

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything you might need."

    We managed to park across the road ( no designated parking) and then didn't use the car! Plenty to see, do and eat within walking distance ( trains and buses also available).

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2017

  • "The location was great with views of the quay."

    A very comfortable stay in a well equiped and cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jan 2017

  • "We enjoyed the view of the River Esk from the windows of the property"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2017

  • "Amazing time, wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated, just gorgeous!"

    The most comfy-est bed I've ever slept in too :-)

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Dec 2016

  • "Very comfortable cottage and great location."

    Everything on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2016

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  • Over first, second and third floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x third floor open-plan double, 1 x second floor twin, both accessed via steep stairs
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair.Parking on the East side in Whitby can be tricky, free parking spaces on Church Street are snapped up quickly, however, numerous pay and display car parks on the West side and a small public car park within 5 minutes walk on the East side
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach and all amenities 10 mins walk
  • Note: Languages spoken by owner English, French and German

The property

Enjoying an idyllic position, overlooking the picturesque upper harbour in Whitby, is this delightful apartment, set in a converted period property.

Situated over three floors, there are superb views from every window, where you can sit and watch the activity of the fishing boats and sailing craft.

Although in the heart of this historic seaside town, the apartment is on the quieter side of the harbour, but a short stroll brings you into the hustle and bustle of this quaint and popular town.

Entry is through a small alleyway, where external steps lead up to the rear door and into a light and airy open plan living area.

This welcoming room has a modern kitchen, with a family dining table and comfortable seating, where you can sit and relax in the evening and see the twinkling lights in the harbour.

On the second floor is the twin bedroom and the bathroom, while the spacious double bedroom is on the third floor, retaining exposed timbers and sloping ceiling.

With the shops and amenities all at hand, you are ideally placed for exploring the quirky narrow streets, the cobbled market place and many independent shops.

Whitby has much to offer, with its 199 steps leading up to the Abbey, museums, including Captain Cook memorial museum, and the pretty gardens in Pannett Park.

Why not go on a fossil hunting trip or take an evening ghost walk?

The long, sandy beaches are a child's dream, with donkey rides, ice-creams and candy floss all at hand, while diners will be spoilt for choice with the abundance of good restaurants, fabulous tea rooms and wonderful fish and chips, with many of the local inns serving real ale.

Head out of town to discover the beautiful scenery of the surrounding North York Moors and explore the numerous pretty coastal and inland villages.

The surrounding area has plenty to offer, including the North York Moors Steam Railway at Grosmont, the Danby Moors Exhibition Centre and the pretty coastal villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes to explore.

With the stunning scenery of the moors to discover, and with wonderful walking and cycling close by, Odd Sock Cottage provides a superb base, at any time of the year.

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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: odd Sock Cottage is the property above the the images of the house with the red door, access is via a gate to left side of the prpoerty.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas