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Platform 12

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 973920)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Another great stay in Platform 12 in Whitby."

    An ideal location for us. A really nice warm and homely cottage.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful little house."

    It was spotless and had everything you could need. The trains were not an issue at all, we hardly heard them. The location is perfect, just a stroll from the centre but really quiet for a good night's sleep. It's very private to sit outside with our morning coffee. We will definitely book again, found our happy place.

    Reviewed by ThayneMar 2022

  • "The property was great."

    Well placed in the centre of Whitby meaning the private car park space was extremely valuable! Loved the layout and has everything we needed. Just a side note and nothing to do with the property itself, but was woken on consecutive nights. Once by ‘boy racers’ in the car park opposite and then by railway engineers using chain saws at midnight!! Hopefully these were one offs and some of the ‘issues’ when staying in the location we did.

    Reviewed by JonOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely 4 nights in the cottage."

    Everything was catered for which we found really helpful. Beautiful location and scenery, we will definitely return next year.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "The house is very compact and comfortable."

    We enjoyed the passing trains very much as we were in Whitby for the Steam Gala on the NYMR. Great location and parking near the house for ease of unpacking. Comfortable sofas for sitting and watching TV. I made a mistake in thinking there was a hairdryer at the house but I couldn't find one anywhere, so you need to take your own. I know its only a small thing but could you put an ice cube tray in the freezer for next time we book Platform 12?

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "A towel rail in upstairs toilet would be appreciated, also garden table and ..."

    A towel rail in upstairs toilet would be appreciated, also garden table and chairs are very heavy to move, otherwise we enjoyed our holiday

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2021

  • "Excellent location , love Whitby with its beautiful beaches , restaurants , pirate boats and crabbing ."

    Will definitely return

    Reviewed by TheresaJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location…within walking distance of all we wanted to see."

    Reviewed by DuncanJun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position and very clean and comfortable, with easy access into Whitby."

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2021

  • "Yes very nice 4 day break."

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "Yes the times of the trains, they were advertised as being at 08:30 and 19:15, however they were actually at 06:10 and 22:20, which is slightly different."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday cottage spotlessly clean and very well equipped with the added bonus of private parking"

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    We enjoyed being within walking distance of the harbour, the beach and the old town. We were able to walk to Ruswarp next to the railway track and the River Esk. The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable. We very much enjoyed our short break after months of shielding and would have loved to have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy and adequate for us and 2 small grandsons the twin room was very small and would not be suitable for older children or adults."

    It is very convenient for the centre of Whitby and the parking space is a big bonus in this resort. We would use again if we visited Whitby.

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2020

  • "This cottage is in a fantastic location with great views of the Abbey."

    Inside it has a quirky upside down layout to take full advantage of the views. The facilities and cleanliness of the cottage are excellent. I would definitely go to Platform 12 again!

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "Lovely little place."

    Clean and warm. It wasn't an issue for us, but if you like to sleep in, then you need to be aware of the trains starting at 6.15 in the morning. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2020

  • "We couldn't give enough praise for this cottage."

    We would give 10 stars if we could.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2020

  • "The location map on the Web site is not accurate - the actual position of the cottages is much better."

    The cottage is well furnished and very comfortable with a lovely view across the river. It is an easy walk into the town centre and the private parking is a definate bonus.

    Reviewed by MargaretJan 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy and in an excellent location for everything that Whitby has on offer."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KristyOct 2019

  • "Another great holiday spent in platform 12."

    It has everything you could need, and so close to whitby town. Parking space is an absolute bonus.

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2019

  • "This has to be one of the best places we have stayed both for location and for the facilities provided in the cottage."

    The mugs for tea were a really good size so you got a proper cuppa !!! Which is really important after travelling up :-). We loved waving out of the window at the steam trains and we was lucky enough to see the stunning firework display from the steam rally from the comfort of our cottage. All in all one of the best holidays we have ever had. Thank-you.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Great location well equipped cottage easy walk to the Town Centre supermarket and Railway/Bus links."

    Only addition for me would have been a washing line having taken our grandchildren there was always beach wear to wash. Great having a washing machine and dishwasher. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great position with a view of steam railway station and the old abbey in the distance."

    It’s a nice stroll into town centre and shops supermarket etc. We loved the cottage and it was magnificently equipted with everything you need.we parked the car in our own parking space and walked everywhere which was easy as all four of us are well into our 70s. I have since recommended it to our friends and we will certainly return. Great position thanks to all who look after this cottage.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2019

  • "Great location."

    It was lovely to watch the tide coming in and out. The steam trains running directly in front of the cottage were amazing. Very comfy cottage, everything you needed. Heating warmed the place in minutes.

    Reviewed by KayMay 2019

  • "Fantastic location, parking."

    Very comfortable little cottage.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "Really nice comfortable and warm cottage."

    We found the location to be very good for us. On-site parking a real bonus.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "A lovely holiday cottage with everything you could need."

    Perfectly situated in whitby which is a great place with something for everyone. The cottage is warm and cosy and was nice to come home to after days out exploring wonderful Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2018

  • "It was a lovely few days."

    Platform 12 was very cosy and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "Great location for station and shops."

    Good parking outside. Very good especially for Steam Weekend. Easy to contact owner if necessary.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2018

  • "Great house, comfortable and spacious, everything there to meet our needs, very close but quietly located near the town centre and all of it's attractions and facilities."

    Reviewed by RonSep 2018

  • "Every thing about the cottage was brilliant"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "Platform 12 is a lovely cottage located close enough to the main part of Whitby, but away from all the hustle and bustle."

    The owners have made a real (and successful!) effort to make the cottage feel very welcoming with the well thought out pictures, ornaments and cushions etc but at the same time have managed to create an uncluttered fresh feel inside. The bed in the main room was very comfortable. The smaller bedroom is quite tight on space and perhaps would not suit 2 older teenagers or adults - but it is a comfortable, nice looking room. There is car parking (for one car) directly outside the property - which is a useful and important bonus! Having stayed in Whitby many times, this is definitely one of our preferred cottages and will be back!

    Reviewed by TaniaAug 2018

  • "The accommodation was brilliant with excellent facilities including a very comfortable bed (which is always my big concern)."

    It was very central. The railway ran alongside the ground floor part of the accommodation but did not cause any disturbance; trains not too frequent and it was great when the steam train would go past and we'd wave!!! A really homely cottage. A real bonus is parking. Everything within comfortable walking distance. The only thing to be aware of is steps if this is a problem.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Diane & Stewart have a lovely cottage, well equipped and perfectly situated for central Whitby, 2 min stroll to town."

    The trains are a nice sight and not a bother at all when they do pass. All in all platform 12 is just perfect for a short break, everything you need is provided and it’s right on the doorstep for town. My one tip would be to do your food shopping before you get there as the Co-op is the only major store close and as such you’re a hostage to their prices.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2018

  • "There were 4 adults in our party and the second bedroom was very small - probably ok for children but not so much for adults."

    Its not a complaint - just an observation and it might have even mentioned this in the advertisement and I might have missed it. Otherwise the cottage was great.

    Reviewed by CherylMar 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage and so close to the town."

    We weren’t bothered in the least by the trains, but slightly disappointed we didn’t see a steam train. Nice kitchen area and lovely bathroom. All maintained to a great standard. Great to have a parking spot too. On street parking is busy though. My husband came across after work meaning we had 2 cars. One parking space should be adequate for just about everyone though.

    Reviewed by JeanetteFeb 2018

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture (accessed through double bedroom)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are seven steps down to the property
  • Note: Four trains, plus steam trains, pass by property between 8.30am and 7.15pm daily, some associated noise may be heard
  • Please note - after every clean this property will use a fogging machine to help beat the covid-19 virus This property does not accept pets Note: This property is for adults only.

The property

This charm-filled terraced cottage is placed in the heart of the ancient fishing port of Whitby, overlooking its steam railway.

With views towards the town's finest features and almost endless opportunities in the surrounding area, Platform 12 is a superlative base for a family holiday by the sea.

Enter the property into its tastefully decorated first floor, occupied by a crisp white cloakroom and a homely, open plan living room.

This room, dressed in soothing neutral colours, provides a relaxing spot to curl up and watch the TV with your loved ones from the comfort of your leather sofa.

To the other side of the room rests the fashionable and well-equipped kitchen, where each delicious meal can be enjoyed at the dining table, set for four.

The room is elevated by the most stunning views across Whitby's harbour and abbey in the distance.

At the end of an adventure-filled day, retire to the ground floor and be greeted with two peaceful bedrooms where you can catch your well-deserved rest.

The twin room benefits from electric beds, should you want to sit up and read your book before you go to sleep.

The master bedroom comes with the added luxury of doors leading onto a private courtyard, where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee.

Platform 12 is topped off with an immaculate family bathroom, a stylish spot where you can get yourself ready for a night out maybe in the nearby Whitby Way pub.

This harbour town presents you with everything that you need for a memorable North Yorkshire break; a glorious sandy beach, the majestic Whitby Abbey and a fabulous range of amenities to make the most of.

Outdoor enthusiasts can visit the North York Moors which surround Whitby, where you will find a myriad of paths and trails for you to walk or cycle at your own leisure.

Platform 12 is a superbly-located cottage to be enjoyed by friends and family at any time of 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.

Please note - after every clean this property will use a fogging machine to help beat the covid-19 virus
Note: This property is for adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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