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Rails End

(Ref. 1010075)

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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (21)
  • lovely (17)
  • location (15)
  • parking (13)
  • stay (13)
  • comfortable (11)

33 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was first class in almost every aspect."

    The location, views, and facilities made for an excellent break.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "It’s an extremely comforts and well appointed place."

    Conveniently situated near Whitby town centre. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a prime location."

    There was a lovely view of Whitby Abbey from the windows. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable for a weeks stay in this lovely town. Just a five minute walk and you were in the centre of Whitby. The car parking space outside the cottage was a huge bonus! There was a welcome pack of wine, milk, biscuits, crisps plus tea, coffee and sugar. Nice big smart t.v. and very good wi-fi. We would certainly stay here again!

    Reviewed by Derek4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage,superb location,cottage had everything you need,a credit to the owner."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect in every way Spotlessly clean , very well equipped and great location ."

    The cottage is very much a home from home and we would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Ian and jennifer5.0Feb 2023

  • "We will definitely staying be staying in Rails End cottage again."

    The cottage was clean comfortable and very convenient as it is within a 5 minute walk into Whitby centre with the added bonus of a parking space. The extra touches such as the welcome pack and Christmas decorations made our stay feel more special. I would also add that the cottage also has a lovely view over Whitby.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous stay."

    Very comfortable and cosy place. Good parking space. Lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers. Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Dec 2022

  • "Great place, very clean, nice and warm, parking good, very good location for the harbour and town centre"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2022

  • "Couldn't have wished for anything better."

    best cottage we've ever stopped in. it was lovely. ideal for the town and exploring the countryside.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is immaculate with everything you need and really quite."

    The car parking space is a real bonus.The welcome pack was lovely and included a bottle of wine. Location is excellent and only a five minute walk to the town centre. We enjoyed watching the steam train pass the cottage. We are definitely hoping to return to this lovely cottage next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect for a little trip away with my son."

    Nicely decorated, immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly need including high thread count sheets!!! These little things make a huge difference. Really good quality furnishings and crockery etc. The best location AND has parking!! We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time, everything was as expected with the property."

    The only thing we missed was the steam trains going past, they'd took them off for some reason. We hope to book again next year

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rails End and the property was very easy to locate."

    Description and photos on the web site were spot on. Top marks for cleanliness and the parking space was a real bonus. Altogether would definitely recommend and hope to return in the near future. A credit to the owner.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0May 2022

  • "We loved Rails End."

    Immaculately clean, cosy, lovely contemporary decor. Everything we needed for a perfect stay. The steam trains going by were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very well situated and comfortable and l would certainly go back."

    l would have given my stay a higher mark, but l came down ill and had to go home early.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Super cottage."

    We mentioned it was our 50th wedding anniversary and there was wine and chocolates waiting. Very comfortable and 5 mins from the town. Thanks for looking after us. Five star plus!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at Rails End which was very clean and comfortable."

    It was great to get the welcome pack and the flowers which we thanked Meg for when we met her. Very good location and close to shops and plenty of walks. Would have booked again for next year but was booked on the dates we wished.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2021

  • "Rails End is a beautiful cottage and very convenient for everything and is very quiet."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cottage was lovely and nothing was to much trouble for the owner meg"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "First stay here absolutely excellent in every way Meg the owner was very ..."

    First stay here absolutely excellent in every way Meg the owner was very welcoming left a selection of goodies which was very nice The cottage was very clean and very nicely decorated and furnished a short walk into Whitby and the parking is a bonus thoroughly recommended will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Rails End cottage is an excellent holiday accommodation a good location and only five minutes walk to Whitby town centre."

    Parking right outside. Would definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a very convenient location in Whitby, with the benefit of car parking, It was so easy to spend several hours in Whitby, then to go back to the cottage for a few hours to 'refresh', before going out again in the evening."

    The cottage was very clean, and had everything one needed for a week away. I wish we had stayed for two weeks....maybe next year??

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was superb!"

    The decor and furnishings was to a very high standard. It was spotless and very well cared for. We were really comfortable during our stay. The cottage backs on to the railway, carpark and the river, with a lovely seating area to watch the trains and boats. You can also see the Abbey! It’s a short walk to the town and we were able to do everything on foot. The owner Meg was very welcoming, phoning us before our stay. We were left a welcome note and lots of goodies on our arrival. We would definitely stay here again, the next time we visit Whitby!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just fabulous."

    A lovely cottage in a brilliant location. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "The photos did not do justice to this holiday cottage, hence a reduced rating on the accuracy of the listing."

    It was immaculately clean and very comfortable with more than you would normally expect from a holiday let. The location is ideal and parking was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend Rails End - we loved it and would definitely like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2020

  • "Rail end cottage was lovely small but perfectly furnished with everything we needed,close to everything we wanted."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great property in excellent location, convenient to supermarket, bars, restaurants and beach."

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely property in a great location, very clean and comfortable with everything you need for your stay, meg the owner is such a nice friendly and helpful lady who along with the cleaner make staying in this cottage perfect in every way."

    ... thankyou and see you next year if not before..... kind regards....liz

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was like home from home so cosy and comfortable x"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very lovely place, all what you needed no complains at all"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely a home from home only thing I'd have changed was to have freeview not the limited sky channels and also needed a DVD player otherwise perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to go again."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2019

  • "My daughter and I loved our week at Rails End ~ the cottage is a real gem of a find in central Whitby, being only a literal 5 minute walk from the town centre and with easy parking."

    I am not a rail enthusiast but really enjoyed that the cottage overlooks the NYMR rail line and the steam train passes a handful of times a day ~ and on our one damp day it was a lovely way to travel for visits to Pickering (do visit the church for the remarkable medieval wall paintings), Goathland and Grosmont. We usually explore by car while holidaying but being in the heart of Whitby we spent a very happy week walking the area and enjoying the views and coast. The walk up to the abbey was a regular favourite. The cottage itself was spotless; and perfect for it's facilities and location ~ we could not have asked for better. We will happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really nice little cottage within easy reach of the town and its facilities, yet far enough away to be quiet."

    Clean and very comfortable. Car parking was very convenient and hassle-free. The railway at the bottom of the garden was great - lovely to see the steam trains passing by. Would return to stay again. Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2019

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size and 1x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen inc in rent
  • Allocated parking for one car and nearby parking on a first come first serve basis
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and lawn (accessed through double bedroom)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Four trains, plus steam trains, pass by property between 8.30am and 7.15pm daily, some associated noise may be heard
  • Please note: From the car park there are several steps leading down to the cottage

The property

Nestled just ahead of the banks of the River Esk, overlooking the Whitby to Middlesbrough railway, is Rails End.

Entry to this reverse-level accommodation is gained at street level, where you can park your car securely before heading inside to uncover the wonder of your accommodation.

The inviting hallway boasts a cloakroom and an open-plan living room enjoying the views of the harbour, abbey and steam trains passing by.

The sitting area offers a cosy feel where you can gather with your loved ones to make a plan of action for your fun-filled days ahead.

There is also a lovely dining area in this room, at which you can eat your meals prepared in the immaculate kitchen, or choose to bring along a board game for an evening of family-friendly competition.

The bathroom rests on the lower ground level, following the two bedrooms, providing a marvellous layout for a variety of group needs.

Step out onto the patio from the king size bedroom, where the sun can be enjoyed at the seating area and on the modest lawn, perfect for the summer months.

The immediate area of the dwelling boasts a wide range of attractions; enjoy traditional Yorkshire delicacies at one of the towns many delicious eateries before taking a stroll up the 199 steps to the famous Whitby Abbey, or choose to immerse yourself in even more history in one of the areas museums.

Spend an afternoon on the beach or partake in some whale watching for an unforgettable experience like no other.

Surrounded by the luscious lands of the North York Moors National Park and in reach of Middlesbrough and Scarborough too, Rails End makes a grand base for your family retreat to Yorkshire.

Whitby Railway Cottages

All of the Railway Cottages benefit from reverse-level accommodation; enter onto the ground floor, which tastefully hosts a cloakroom and a welcoming open-plan living room. This space is smartly finished with snug seating for three in front of the Smart TV, as well as a stylish kitchen backed with attractive metro tiles. Head down to the lower ground floor to discover the delightful bedrooms; all properties offer a variety of flexible sleeping arrangements, dressed with thoughtful touches to make you feel at home and offering a snug sleeping spot for each member of the group. As each fun-packed day goes by, recharge your batteries by soaking in a tranquil bubble bath. From the master bedrooms you can access a lovely little back garden; a patio and a lawn area allow you to watch the North Yorkshire Steam Railway, with views of the town's dramatic abbey in the distance. A short walk brings you into this ever-popular coastal resort, providing a wealth of superb amenities as well as much to keep you busy, including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and its idyllic clifftop abbey. Countryside lovers will not have to travel far to enjoy picturesque rural landscapes, as the North York Moors border Whitby, and is a superb spot for walking and cycling. Four tastefully decorated, well-placed cottages to be enjoyed all-year-round.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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