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Oystercatcher Cottage

(Ref. 933446)

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location close to town and the beach"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great quiet position, everything you could need."

    Only problem parking a nightmare which it is anywhere in Whitby so cannot understand why the courtyard is blocked off, it would be such an asset to the property

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage is fantastic and great for pets with an enclosed yard."

    Right in the centre so park up and leave the car. This is the second time of staying and will be back again. The chocolate and biscuits etc was a lovely touch. Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Dane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The shelves under the bathroom mirrors get in the way."

    The idea of some shelving in the bathroom is a positive one though

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Sep 2022

  • "The property was great for us and our westie dog."

    We liked the rear yard for doggie time.We liked the bathroom arrangement and the wc by the front door.We liked the car parking permit which is great for the size of Whitby.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Sep 2022

  • "The location is good and the actual space downstairs was great for our family of six."

    Kitchen and oven good as we mostly ate in. Although it was clean we found the furnishings and decor a little tired. There wasn’t attention to detail for example checking the courtyard which had a dead gull and two young gulls in who had made quite a mess so we couldn’t use until cleaned on Monday at our request. A bit of time and thought needs to be spent on the cottage. It felt a bit unloved.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay and good position they only negative I have is that you can’t go into the property until 4’oclock it like a wasted day as you have to then depart at 10:00."

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place, great location, good accommodation, unfortunately let down by a number of small, minor, details."

    Generally comfortable, but felt less so due to proliferation of large notices everywhere! Cleanliness good in general, but again, a couple of small details. Crockery and cutlery provision inadequate. Despite the faults mentioned, a good place to stay, in a very suitable location.

    Reviewed by Victor Wood4.1May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and had a nice homely feeling. Loved the location. The courtyard area was nice too especially as we had our dog. They had thought of everything including hand gel and cleaning products. Welcome gift a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, cottage in good position for all attractions and a added bonus of car park scratch cards will be booking again in this cottage."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really enjoyed holiday at Oyster catcher cottage, very clean, enough room for all family, very nice outside space and secure, parking pass & good public car parking so close by."

    Very lucky to have beautiful weather weekend to start off with, only problem with facilities was entertainment system, 2 TVs didn’t work when it rained!! Very old fashioned scarp connections needs updating please

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and perfect for dogs the enclosed patio was amazing knowing I could let the dog out and he was safe was a real bonus."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Will definitely be staying here from now on. In the middle of the town was also a bonus within reach of everything you need.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2021

  • "Advertised as having WiFi but this didn’t work all week, not great!"

    Cleanliness could have been better, especially in the times we’re living in. Had to clean the kitchen work surfaces, underneath the bathroom sinks had soap marks running down them & there were cobwebs in almost every room. Having said all that, the position & inside the house was great & having the use of the parking permit & scratchcards, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Oct 2020

  • "Oystercatcher is a very comfortable modern cottage with a well equipped kitchen in a peaceful location but also very near the centre of Whitby ."

    Parking permits were a bonus.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2020

  • "No wi-Fi and I mean no wi-Fi ."

    Freezer door broken as it was last year .wash basin in first floor bathroom didn't work popup waste stuck down. the cottage had not been cleaned it was filthy when we arrived .clean quilt cover put over stained duvet not very nice at all. this ruined our holiday .Hope I get feedback from you?

    Reviewed by Harry2.5Sep 2020

  • "Cupboards had mouldy bread in them and other used food items this resulted in us having to clean which was unacceptable."

    With Covid guidelines I was shocked that we had to do our own cleaning as we could not trust that the rest of the house had been cleaned to a good standard. This was not a good start to what turned out to be a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2019

  • "Good location to explore whitby nice cottage with everything you need for a nice break"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is our 2nd visit to this property and although we enjoyed ourselves we felt that it perhaps lacked abit of love, as there were general maintenance issues."

    For example the previous occupants said the shower over the bath didn't work, my husband fixed this and that was ok, the freezer door didn't shut properly, and so on these are minor niggles and not a complaint.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1Sep 2019

  • "The photos made this apartment look bigger than the reality."

    The double bedroom on the first floor was very small and the bed took up so much room it was hard to walk around it, also there was a tiny wardrobe not big enough for 2. The rest of the apartment was good, and the kitchen was very well equipped. There is quite a spacious courtyard so a Brabantia folding line or rotary line would be a great help as drying towels and clothes is a must. Parking is a bit of a pain. We had to carry all of our luggage quite a long way from the car park to unload and load it. The owner of the property was a very nice and helpful lady .

    Reviewed by Carly3.8Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    only issue was the lack of parking. as it’s a really busy place. didn’t receive parking scratch cards, but luckily we had a blue badge so was a little easier for us. apart from the parking. had the best holiday and very comfortable stay. the landlady was very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Oystercatcher Cottage is a lovely cottage in Whitby situated in the centre of the town."

    It has a nice sitting and dining room area which is conveniently located next to the small but very adequate kitchenette area. There is also a downstairs toilet again very useful! Upstairs the master bedroom is very comfortable with an en suite shower and toilet which is very handy. The master bedroom also offers good views of the abbey. The enclosed garden is very nice for bringing your dog. Unfortunately it was too cold for us to sit out in but would be nice in the summer months. The only downside was that the patio door was not very secure and I would recommend that the owners have new french doors installed, as I think security could be compromised and the locks were very hard to manage. But overall a lovely property that I would have no hesitation in returning to. The cottage is set back from the main roads in a little court yard area and is very peaceful and quiet given the fact that you are so close to the town. The parking scratch cards are very good and parking is usually no problem but I would warn that the Parking Wardens are very keen as we overstayed the ticket by 10 minutes and when rushing back to our car as we had forgot to change the cards over we sadly found we had been slapped with a £25 parking fine charge!! We also noticed that other vehicles parked there were also being fined, sometimes just for silly things like not putting the year on (despite them having put the Month and Day of the Month on them!) So ........you have been warned, provided you are very good and stick to changing them regularly (and putting your full details in) you should not have a problem. But overall a lovely holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely and quiet and so convenient best Whitby cottage we have been to will book again!"

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2018

  • "A lovely town to visit, local people very helpful and friendly."

    Plenty to see and do. But be aware there are plenty of steep hills to climb!

    Reviewed by Tom3.1Sep 2018

  • "Very disappointed with the holiday cottage with the amount that we paid expected a lot more."

    Walking into the court yard there were bins outside over flowing with rubbish that we had to walk past everyday it smelt bad with flies around it they were there for the whole week we were there. The floor in the lounge had stains on the floor, it look like it haven't been cleaned properly with hair and pubic hair still on the floor and toilet seats. The washing machine had been broken with the white towels inside the machine and the airer was broken. We reported on Saturday and got sorted quickly on the Monday which we were happy about with having two young children you need both. The outside was very disappointing there were weeds and rusting furniture and the paint was peeling off the wall and on the floor not a place to relax in, it didn't look like the photographs show on the website. With the amount we paid we were disappointed in the cottage and won't be staying at that cottage again unless improvement we're made. I hope the feedback helps.

    Reviewed by Tony2.8Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was really nice and well equiped, i only had two downsides to cottage, downstairs was really cold and when we got hoover out it smelt of wet dogs."

    when i let the lady know about it been cold she said she would look into it.

    Reviewed by Maxine4.8Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, so well equipped."

    Reviewed by Carinne5.0Dec 2017

  • "Being able to find a place that accommodated both our party and 3 small dogs for a special occasion"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2017

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful, in a quiet but central location."

    Thank you for letting us stay there. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2017

  • "Lovely well furnished modern cottage in quiet central location."

    Very close to all amenities Street parking can be difficult however parking permits were provided.

    Reviewed by Bob4.4Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Myself and partner love Whitby. We and our 2 dogs had a great time. The cottage is everything you could ask for

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2017

  • "No Wifi was the only thing missing but apart from that everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Alison4.8Jun 2017

  • "Excellent cottage will definitely book again very soon."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2017

  • "Fantastic weekend away, brilliant location, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Dec 2016

  • "Excellent property very well maintained comfortable & clean."

    Although parking permits are supplied the parking is the only downfall if you have a big car.

    Reviewed by Rob4.8Oct 2016

  • "Parking for the property is an issue if you have a large car there are scratch cards provided for on street parking but this is difficult to find near the cottage,."

    We purchased a parking permit for the car park at the rear of the property in advance and this arrived within 2 days however this did add a cost to the rental.

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8Oct 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for one car in a nearby car park
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

The property

Peacefully tucked away in central Whitby is this attractive, mews-style townhouse.

With a light and modern feel throughout, it is perfect for families wanting to discover this wonderful historic port and enjoy a traditional seaside holiday.

The property is set over three floors, with a spacious open plan living area, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable leather sofas and a dining area.

French doors open onto a sheltered enclosed courtyard, which catches the sun in the mornings, ideal for a mid-morning coffee.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor and a lovely king-size bedroom, with en-suite shower room and TV, is on the second floor.

With both a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom, Oystercatcher Cottage provides excellent amenities for all the family.

Although tucked away, all amenities are on the doorstep with some excellent restaurants, quaint tea rooms and interesting shops to browse.

Explore the quirky narrow streets which wind their way down to the pretty harbour, cross the swing bridge to the cobbled market place, or sample the excellent fish and chips on offer.

Climbing the 199 steps up to the Abbey is well worth the effort, for the spectacular views along the dramatic coastline.

Why not take an invigorating walk along the Cleveland Way trail, or for the brave at heart, book an evening ghost walk?

There is so much to do in this popular town, whether it’s building sandcastles on the long sandy beaches, taking a trip on a steam train or enjoying the delightful gardens at Pannet Park.The surrounding countryside is truly beautiful, with heather clad moors and the tiny coastal villages of Runswick Bay, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay are close by with the larger, vibrant resort of Scarborough a short drive away.

A very comfortable and well-equipped home for the perfect holiday.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 922765, together they sleep 12.

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About the location

WHITBY

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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