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Oystercatcher Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 933446)

4.4

(30 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LorraineJun 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 WoodMay 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 JoanneDec 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 LorraineOct 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 LesleySep 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 DebbieMay 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 RebeccaOct 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 RosemaryOct 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 LSep 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 SusanJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by DeanDec 2019

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

    Reviewed by DarrenOct 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 DeborahSep 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 CarlyAug 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 SamanthaAug 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 AmandaMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 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 TomSep 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 TonyAug 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 MaxineFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, so well equipped."

    Reviewed by CarinneDec 2017

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

    Reviewed by VNov 2017

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

    Thank you for letting us stay there. Loved it!

    Reviewed by LynnOct 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 BobOct 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 MichelleOct 2017

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

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2017

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

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2017

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

    Reviewed by JulieDec 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 RobOct 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 AlistairOct 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
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking permit for one car in a nearby car park or roadside parking on a first come first serve basis using scratch cards provided
  • 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...

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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 ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, with its superb coastline and close proximity to the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and of course the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

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