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Raw Pastures

(Ref. 913267)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely break away at Raw Pastures during October half term."

    Loved the size of the property, and bathrooms in each bedroom. It was so easy having Whitby on the doorstep, also not far from Staithes, and Runswick Bay which we love. Definitely would like to return in the future. Arnold and Julie and family

    Reviewed by ArnoldOct 2023

  • "Raw Pastures is a lovely place - better than the photos!"

    It's spacious and comfortable. It's a bit of a walk into Whitby but only takes 15 mins at most and is a nice walk. We would definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2023

  • "We thoughly enjoyed the stay, excellent facilities and look forward to going back in the future."

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2023

  • "It is difficult to find the property without the instructions and you need a torch when it is dark when you arrive to use the key code box; The photo used to advertise did not help finding the property and maybe useful to identify it is the back of the property as we needed to use this to confirm it was the property (as it was dark when we arrived)."

    You need to be informed to bring a torch as it is dangerous to walk on the road to the property at night especially with the pot holes. It is worth notifying occupants to bring additional towels as the bath towels were very small and very thin. The room with the bath could benefit with a shower as the bath is very small and the occupants had to use others' facilities. Information in the guest book such as the wifi provider; recycling and how to use the heating would be a benefit as it was very limited- on the positive side when we text we had immediate responses. The kitchen items were limited and it was a struggle to cook for 8 - perhaps more serving dishes; serving spoons etc would be of benefit; a glass was cracked in the cupboard and a bowl broke ( snapped in 1/2) when being dried. The property is in a lovely location; it is quiet with a few cars coming and going to other properties, parking was available on the lane for our additional cars.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2022

  • "We could have done with more details of the exact location ie down a long single track ."

    Future access may be compromised by the planned building of houses in adjacent fields . So , although we as a family dealt comfortably with the walking into town , abbey , restaurants , beach etc we would be worried that future development could compromise access and therefore enjoyment of our holiday.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2022

  • "Raw Pastures is worthy of five stars in every way."

    It has been converted to a very high standard and provided a quiet and comfortable holiday for three generations of our family. The highly efficient unobtrusive heat pump system was much appreciated on the cooler nights we experienced in May.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2022

  • "Lovely place ,impressed by the cottage, easy access"

    Reviewed by AustinMay 2022

  • "Loved our break at Raw Pastures."

    We had everything we needed to have a great week. Location was perfect only 15mins walk into the town, and around the same to the Abby. The kitchen was very well equipped and there was even complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk. All bedrooms have comfortable beds and lovely Egyptian cotton bedding. Spotlessly clean. We were extremely lucky with the weather and so we could sit out on the raised patio and soak up the sun with our G&Ts Huge loft games room (we didn’t use) but it was there if you needed it. Every room was lovely and it was hard to choose which we wanted to stay in. Will definitely go back in fact looking to booking again next year. There was 6 of us there should of been 8 but 2 could not come, but plenty of room for everyone. Looking forward to another visit.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy, warm house."

    Really well equipped kitchen. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Good walk to the town, but much needed to walk off the huge fish and chip portions served at Pappas, which was excellent.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "Raw pastures is a wonderful cottage very comfortable and very clean, it’s based in a lovely area with easy access to Whitby Abbey and the town itself, I would recommend this property to anybody that wished for a comfy holiday."


    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy and had everything you could ask for."

    The welcome pack of tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits was very welcome.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean throughout."

    Comfortable beds. Everything that was required. Quiet location.

    Reviewed by PatAug 2021

  • "Superb property , each bedroom extremely comfortable , could not wished for anything better."

    Even the weather was perfect!!

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The kitchen was really well equipped with plenty of plates, utensils etc. Decor was to a high spec and having four bathrooms that were again to a high standard was a bonus! The whole cottage was really well looked after. There are also now railings around the patio so photos need updating!! I would definitely recommend this cottage as a great place to stay. Please be aware that the car parking would be really tight for two big cars. The walk into town was fine - 15 mins and you are in the heart of it all! Thank you

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "I rang Sykes cottages the week prior to my break to find out how to find the keys forthe property ,only to be told that I had cancelled my holiday ."

    ... I had not cancelled my holiday... I later was told I had lost all the money I had paid.. I am reliably informed that this kind of mistake is commonplace and that Sykes have got too big and cant cope. I also feel that the amount of recsources leaves a lot to be desired,,,,I spent over 2 hours of frustrating waiting on the phone. I was eventually found an alternative property which made up somewhat for the distress caused by the mistake Sykes Cottages made by double booking. I am still expecting compensation in some way.... You say would you like us to publish your feedback....I bet you dont!

    Reviewed by RodSep 2020

  • "We booked late and wern't sure what we would end up with but were delighted with this cottage."

    My wife was very pleased with the cleanliness on arrival, so that was a bonus point for me

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2020

  • "This was a great holiday home that was in a great best of both worlds location in that we could walk into Whitby, to the beach and were in the countryside too."

    The facilities were a good quality, plenty of space and exceptionally clean. The only thing that would really improve it would be more crockery, cutlery and utensils and better quality outdoor seating. We would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2020

  • "The cleanliness was really good and was very happy on arrival."

    Also a pleasant selection of beverages for when you arrive. All the bedrooms and en-suites very welcoming and to a good standard. The location worked well for us but you need to be able to walk. The drop pin on Sykes map isn’t very accurate so the house wasn’t where I had expected. There is parking for two cars but extra cars can park on the road going up towards the Abbey. The small niggles are when we all came back from the beach and all needed showers the water temperature did fluctuate and the twin room shower was very slow to drain. Overall I would definitely recommend the house. Away from it all with the option of bars, restaurants and beaches within an easy walk.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, we could not fault anything about it."

    As the cottage is up a lane I would suggest taking a torch, obviously in summer it is not a problem.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2019

  • "A great property however only complaint was ."

    ... Very poor cooking utensils - not even a wooden spoon made dishing up a meal a little tricky

    Reviewed by VivienOct 2019

  • "In terms of comfort, design, facilities and spaciousness the cottage was excellent."

    Only small quibble would be that more cutlery could be provided. The heating could not be adjusted but soon reached the optimum temperature and stayed there so quite impressed.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was really lovely, fresh, and very clean."

    7 of us stayed and we cooked in for breakfasts and evening meals and the kitchen had everything we needed with regard to pots, utensils and cutlery etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely presented - the only negative comment from our party was that the downstairs bedroom bed was very soft but probably they were used to sleeping on firm beds at home. The outside space is as the picture. It would not be suitable for children as it is a raised patio with no railings. It would be good for the future to put glass screening around it. There is a derelict shed in front of the patio full of storage stuff - i am sure this is still work in progress but did not detract from us having a really nice time. It's about a 15 min walk down hill into Whitby town. We used a taxi service to take us back and the cost for an 8 seater taxi was £7 so well worth using for the journey back.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "The property itself was lovely very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped but we were not prepared for the location."

    it was among derelict farm buildings with a half built house next door. vehicle access to the property was extremely tricky and just about got 2 cars in. Although we did not have children with us I do not think it is suitable for very young children as there was a 3 foot drop from the patio area!! it would have been nice to have had some dvd's and games even a pack of cards.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, so quaint clean, décor to high standard, would definitely stay here again."

    Had a great weekend.

    Reviewed by KatrinaMay 2019

  • "Raw Pastures is a lovely beautifully finished property."

    It is quirky with narrow staircases, the kids loved it.

    Reviewed by GillMay 2019

  • "Excellent property in excellent location."

    Short walk to Abbey, town centre and Saltwick Bay but in a quiet rural location. I would definitely stay there again if/when we go back to Whitby. Only let down by overcomplicated and apparently random heating system.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "There is a problem with the stair carpet grippers, They protrude through the carpet where it meets the riser and both children got cuts on their toes, this needs to be looked at, especially as the owners request that you remove footware before going up the stairs."

    The ground floor bedroom is small with very little storage space, so it would be great if the bedside tables had deeper drawers Also it would have been nice to have some simple games for the family to play e.g. playing cards, dominos, monopoly etc. Having said all that, we had a lovely holiday and the location was great and the house very comfortable

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "Beautiful conversion, very comfortable throughout and tastefully decorated."

    Everything needed for a short break or a week or 2!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "I have not given top marks for comfort for one reason only."

    The ground floor heating: We occupied Raw Pastures during mid March 2019. On arrival the room temperatures were far too low - 19c. The owner reset them for us to 22c but we found that although the room temperatures were showing 21/22c the ground floor room was actually much cooler. On arising in the morning at around 7am although the room programmers were showing 21c, the actual room temperatures again were much cooler requiring us to put on many more layers of clothing. I found the programmers difficult to read therefore adjustments could not be made. The instruction leaflet did not seem to be of much help in understanding the settings procedure. The timings need to be altered so that the property is warm on arrival and again in the morning. Had the heating not been an issue we would have given Raw Pastures top marks across the board. It is well appointed, well placed, quiet, with an easy 10 minutes walk into town. Chippy

    Reviewed by EnriqueMar 2019

  • "Raw pastures was a great place to stay, lovely quiet location and only a 10 minute walk into Whitby."

    A beautiful conversion , clean, spacious and comfortable. Five stars all the way.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage - very well prepared - great attention to detail ."

    Comfortable and warm - 8 people enjoyed the space and quality of this property. Additional crockery would be helpful. A little limited in external space.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and we were greeted with a welcome pack of refreshments."

    Everything we could have wished for was anticipated and provided, including a Christmas tree and decorations. We were a family party of three generations and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A lovely Christmas!

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "Just spent a fabulous long weekend at Raw Pastures cottage in whitby for a 3 generation family break to celebrate my sons 30th birthday and my parents 58th wedding anniversary."

    I would.like to give a big thanks in particular to Linda for helping instantly when we had a slight wi-fi issue which was greatly appreciated. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay and you get the best of both worlds with its position being in the countryside, but within a short stroll of the sea and the Abby. Would definitely recommend it. Best wishes Michelle Widdrington from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2018

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    Truly peaceful and spacious but so close to town which was lovely too! Wander up to the abbey is easy and beautiful. We particularly liked strolling up the lane to the cottage after a day or evening out...one night we came across a doe and baby deer on the lane which amazed us all! There is everything you could possibly need in the house, washing machine is in the cupboard upstairs, a smart tv, and plenty of seating plus a well equipped kitchen... Other than the pattio, which is lovely, there is no “play”space for little ones, more of a teens and up location, which suited us fine!! Lovely!!

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "Raw Pastures is a lovely house and exceptionally clean."

    The walk down to Whitby centre is about 10 minutes but for some the walk back could be quite difficult!! Perhaps it could be noted that there is no washing machine ! However, all in all we had a wonderful holiday at Raw Pastures.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated."

    Close enough to walk into town yet far enough out to enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by KatherineJun 2018

  • "Great location ."

    Felt like we were in the countryside but a short walk from town . We even got a couple of visits from deer .

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, comfortable and extremely clean. It was spacious and very well appointed. The only criticism is the amount of crockery was only sufficient for eight people, which given that there is a dishwasher was not really enough, as we didn't want to put the dishwasher on half full.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2018

  • "Amazing little find!"

    I came with 6 friends and can happily say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage! It had everything you could have wanted. I would definitely recommend and love to come back. The only thing we struggled with was adjusting the heating, and if the cottage had had a hot tub it would have been perfect. Overall a beautiful cottage and excellent value for money!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable place to stay."

    Slight smell from the drains when we arrived but this was no doubt due to the place not being used beforehand, and it went away.

    Reviewed by AileenFeb 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath on ground floor, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gaming room.
  • Air source heating
  • Ground floor underfloor heating, first floor radiators
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Gaming Room with TV and PS4 (games not supplied)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars only
  • Patio area to front with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 11 mins walk
  • Note: Due to neighbours guests are asked to go inside after 11pm or make minimal noise
  • Note: No hen, stag or similar
  • Note: Check In only available on Monday or Friday
  • Note: Access is via the rear of the property

The property

A beautiful barn conversion located just outside of Whitby on the Yorkshire coast.

Well-furnished throughout with spectacular countryside views, the cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends who want to explore Whitby and the surrounding area.

The open plan sitting room welcomes guests inside after a day in Whitby and features beautifully exposed brickwork and oak wood floors.

Here, guests can hang their coats away and relax on the comfortable leather sofas in front of the TV.

The stylish, well-equipped kitchen has all the amenities for guests to serve a fantastic meal.

From the sitting room there is a delightful double bedroom with en-suite facilities.

There are three well-decorated bedrooms with en-suite facilities on the first floor which complete the cottage.

Outside, there is a large patio area with furniture which gives guests the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing drink in the afternoon sun whilst they plan the following day’s activities.

Whitby offers fantastic attractions such as the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey and the historic harbour, where there are plenty of restaurants and bars to suit everyone’s tastes.

The superb sandy beaches are perfect for families to enjoy an afternoon by the sea with fish and chips, or take a trip to the Captain Cook Museum for a fascinating insight into the life of the famous explorer.

The pretty coastal villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes are close by.

For visitors who love the outdoors, the North York Moors National Park is just a short drive from the cottage and provides spectacular walking routes through the moorlands.

A fantastic cottage, Raw Pastures is the perfect retreat which can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Note: No hen, stag or similar
Note: This property only accepts check ins on Monday or Friday
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas