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Over Esk

(Ref. 1059871)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Over Esk was a very comfortable cottage which was just sitting on the towns edge which suited us."

    The generous welcome pack was lovely too. All amenties where close at hand and we loved Whitby so will be returning. Just a couple of things, the tap for the shower is really difficult to turn on and off so needs looking at and the back door was stiff to open and shut.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a great week here with 4 adults and 2 small dogs."

    Welcome hamper was fantastic. The house and garden were lovely. The main bedroom was big. The 2nd bedroom had 2 singles and nothing else but it wasn’t a problem because all you do is sleep in there anyway. Would definitely recommend. Only 10 minutes walk to town and we parked 2 cars outside no problem. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Short walk into town. Plenty of utensils, bin bags,kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets and plenty more things. Extremely dog friendly. Throws provided for furniture treats and dog bowls. A number of Sky tv channels and wonderful back garden. Safe and secure for dogs. Very well maintained. Decking area with garden furniture. The owners very kindly contacted us prior to our holiday and invited us to come the day before free of charge. On arrival there was a very generous welcome pack. Along with beer wine and buns and a lovely note from the owners wishing my husband a happy birthday. A lovely time had by all. We would not hesitate to recommend over Esk.

    Reviewed by Vickie4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful!"

    Great location and super cosy.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Over Esk, it was so welcoming and cosy."

    The house is perfect for a holiday with your dogs: the garden is secure and so is the front garden once you close the gate. Throws are provided for the sofas and there are even dog bowls, toys, leads and treats! Our two cockers settled in immediately. From Over Esk, there is a view of the abbey and a good view of the town, it is a ten minute maximum walk into the heart of Whitby. We managed to get a parking spot outside the cottage every day. The house is fully equipped and I enjoyed cooking a couple of nights in the kitchen. There are lots of books, we took games and cards with us. There is Sky TV with all available apps like Netflix and Prime. The only slight criticism I have is that the pillows were hard and I wish I’d taken one from home, but this is probably just me - I have felt this before! It is worth mentioning too that the second bedroom is very small, it has two single beds but no furniture; this was fine for us with children, but would be too small for two sets of adults. Other than these niggles, the cottage is perfect and a real home from home. Whitby is the most atmospheric, beautiful place to stay. It is exactly as Bram Stoker described it. Please make sure you go down to the beach at sunset, it is awe inspiring. We especially liked Staithes and Runswick Bay, the beach at Runswick is great with dogs. Robin Hood’s Bay has to be visited (best cakes too!) but the beach was disappointing, not nice clear sand, very rocky and covered in seaweed. We had mixed weather but actually it was perfect as there is so much to see and do around Whitby, you could never be bored! The walking is brilliant. We can’t wait to go back to Whitby and do all the things we missed! We will definitely return to lovely Over Esk.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at Over Esk weather was wonderful which is a bonus absolutely everything you could possibly need in the property & on street parking."

    Ideally located a short walk into Whitby with wonderful views. Doggy treats were a bonus we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing location and views property was comfortable would benefit from a travel ..."

    Amazing location and views property was comfortable would benefit from a travel cot for young families but had everything else we needed the garden is a suntrap and was si much to do there we loved this for our first family holiday and was sad to leave

    Reviewed by Jade3.8Jun 2023

  • "The quality of the whole experience was excellent."

    The cottage was very well furnished and maintained and the welcome pack was more than generous. A call from Yorkshire cottages to check all was OK was reassuring. We had a very enjoyable time and would be very happy to go to Over Esk again

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful house, we had a wonderful holiday, the food basket was a lovely thing to arrive to, we would definitely come back again."

    Thankyou xx

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Over Esk was the perfect accommodation for our family for this holiday!"

    It was very welcoming and homely. The welcome basket of goodies is such a thoughtful gesture too! We had such a great stay and will definitely be returning next time we visit Whitby!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2023

  • "On arrival we were really delighted with the welcome pack, it was fabulous, we were also extremely pleased with the Sky TV provided, however on arrival we had to give the bathroom a clean it wasn’t up to scratch, the mattress on the small double bed was way to soft for us, which I know is a personal preference."

    The location of Over Esk is excellent a nice walk to the centre with a great pub pit stop along the way.

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    House as described, thoughtfully presented & very well equipped. Excellent shower. Lovely welcome hamper which was an unexpected surprise, thank you. Sky tv a great extra, thank you. Never had this in a cottage before. Whitby is a lovely town. Lots of history and exploring to do. We loved the piers. We were lucky with the weather. Lots of dog walks very close by. We were also lucky enough to see the Tour of Britain cycle race come down our street :) We walked along river Esk a lot. We walked to Larpool viaduct. Lots of birds to see including a kingfisher. Plenty of places to visit close by. We went to Robin Hoods Bay, Goathland and Thornton Le Dale. Lots of lovely independent shops in Whitby which was lovely to see. Our bins were emptied on Wednesday morning very early on so this was a good thing too. We know we can trust Sykes listings as have used several times before.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2022

  • "Property position very good , housekeeping very poor , the ceramic hob was in a ..."

    Property position very good , housekeeping very poor , the ceramic hob was in a very poor condition my wife spent 30 mins cleaning it , the 2 frying pans had to be cleaned underneath to prevent further damage to hob ,the large utensils in the yellow boot next to hob were all caked in grease all had to be washed before use ,one of my dogs was shedding hair we found the dyson to use it was so clodded up it wouldnt start until it was emptied , the tv unit had not been dusted in ages not value for money compared with previous property near Ruswarp

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay at our property. We were very disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We take on board all your comments and will address them as we see fit. The ceramic hob has recently been installed and has had very little use.The pans were new in April but we will look to replace these. The hoover will also be replaced to avoid any further issues in the future. We make sure all areas are cleaned prior to guests arriving using anti bacterial sprays and wipes, whilst we value constructive criticismdid feel some oof your comments were a little unfair. We are constantly upgrading and renewing fixtures and fittings to maintain the high standards we provide for our guests.Previous reviews reflect the efforts we put into our property and the positive comments we achieve by doing this.We do hope you enjoyed our lovely garden and decking area with its quality rattan furniture, a perfect place to enjoy the generous welcome pack we provided for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.2Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house to stay in for the week."

    Perfect location and very homely. We had everything we needed and more. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and was very generous, thank you. The garden was a great sun trap and we appreciated the nice outdoor furniture on sunny afternoons. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Over Esk."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The welcome pack was a lovely treat and even had doggy chews for our little dog. We would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great location within easy walking distance of Whitby just a short 10 -15 minutes walk, would be quicker if we didnt have a couple of miniature dachshunds in toe with little legs."

    Over Esk was exceptionally clean with a lovely welcome pack on arrival, even catered for the dogs with treats and dog toys. Great addition was the SKY TV, I dont think we've ever been anywhere where you can catch up on your soaps on the TV and are not scrambling for something to watch of an evening when you want to relax. Garden is an added bonus and sun trap, with nice furniture to relax in. Every little detail catered for, we will definately be back. Only let down was the small double bed when you are used to a King size.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2022

  • "The owners have done everything to ensure a relaxed and comfortable holiday."

    Such a warm house, we hardly had the heating on at all for the week. The hamper was fantastic. Very safe enclosed garden. The only issue was parking as it was chaotic with residents of the flats across the main road parking in dangerous places and blocking access, but this is outside the control of the owners. Everything about the cottage was otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "This is a very nice house & we'd stay again."

    One small thing was there was no tv in the main bedroom. Other than that it's a very well equipped and comfortable property.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Apr 2022

  • "They said there was a washer dryer in the welcome book, there wasn't."

    Also said information on refuses & recycling days for bins available on back of main kitchen cupboard door not there, found out during our stay that it was refuse week after the they had emptied the bins to late for bin to be put out, but wouldn't have been able to put bin out as bin was absolutely full off past people's rubbish.

    Reviewed by Gareth3.8Mar 2022

  • "Well presented, clean cottage with all the amenities needed for a great stay."

    We were made to feel very welcome upon arrival with some unexpected treats left for both us and our dog which was a lovely surprise. The cottage was very dog friendly with a lovely enclosed back garden and blankets to make her feel warm and cosy. The location was perfect for us with pubs and shops a short walk away with roadside parking easily available outside the cottage. A real gem, would definitely stay here again :)

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Feb 2022

  • "This cottage was rated at 3 ticks we believe that has it has been refurbished it should be 4 ticks , it exceeded our expectations and was excellent ."

    It’s ideally located only 10 minutes walk into town , a good enclosed garden perfect for dog owners and a nice decked area for outdoor eating. Clean and well presented .

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Sep 2021

  • "No where to hang outdoor coats,no where to put shoes after being out, not enough ..."

    No where to hang outdoor coats,no where to put shoes after being out, not enough wardrobe space, could do with a lamp in the living room,not worth the money we paid

    Reviewed by Roberta2.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean with the added bonus of car parking outside. Great position to enjoy Whitby with just a few minutes walk to town centre and all the bars and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Cliff4.7Sep 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, over head shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed back garden with lawn, decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles
  • pub 0.3 miles, beach 1.8 miles

The property

Located in the seaside town of Whitby is the delightful semi-detached house of Over Esk.

Living up to its name, the dwelling lies near the River Esk, with views over the marina, making it a peaceful home-from-home for a group of four.

This property has on-street parking close-by.

Make your way into an inviting living/dining room, this spacious room is home to ample seating, a TV and an electric fire to cosy up to; towards the back of the room you can find a stylish dining area that makes for a great socialising spot.

The kitchen is well-equipped and can cater to all of your culinary needs, being served by a handy electric oven, dishwasher and more!

Venture upstairs to bed in one of two bedrooms, this one being a double bed that boasts views out to Whitby and the Abbey, the other being a twin room with nautical touches and views to the harbour.

The bathroom is a great space to relax, with a fabulous bath with shower over.

Head to the garden to relish the sea breeze on the loungers or dine alfresco on the decking, while your furry friends play on the lawn below.

Being in Whitby means your amenities are just a stone's throw away, with Middle Earth Tavern located a short walk away, perfect for when you don't feel like cooking!

Whitby is also home to a wealth of attractions, embark on the renowned walk up 199 Steps to Whitby Abbey, before basking in the sun on Whitby's Sea Front where you can spot the historic Harbour East Lighthouse in the distance; venture back into town to discover a plethora of museums.

The small fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay makes for a great outing, walk along the Cleveland Way, before stopping at the Old Coastguard Station and Robin Hood's Museum for a fascinating, guided tour; finish off the day with a local delicacy at Fish Box.

For a day out with a difference, Scarborough isn't far and boasts the popular SEA LIFE aquarium and a water park, along with the breathtaking Scarborough Castle that nestles right on the coast.

Explore the wider region and enjoy a day packed with outdoor activities at the North York Moors National Park, or make the most of the Yorkshire coast and visit Middlesbrough for a day filled with seaside delights!

For a fantastic North Yorkshire adventure, choose Over Esk.

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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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Enclosed front and rear garden. Lovely back garden - suntrap with new composite decking & large table & chairs for al fresco dining. Wifi. Pets accepted. -up to 2 small dogs

**Please be aware that this property can only accept 4 people including infants under 2 years.**

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season