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Sir Nigel Gresley @ Engine Shed

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 998757)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Property amazing, very clean and catered for."

    Definitely would stay here again or one of the other rooms. The communication from Sykes I rate poor, I tried to return their call to update on my daughters doctors appointment, even email asking for an acknowledgment to which I never received. Upon arrival I call the house keeper of the accommodation and she was unaware that we were still coming as yet again Sykes had not contacted her with an update to if we were still going from the outcome of our daughters doctors appointment. This was booked through hotels.com and for some reason Sykes got involved. Also I was given two different check in and check out times, turns out we could have checked in 2 hours earlier. Bad communication between Sykes and hotels.com on the timing part too.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2022

  • "We loved our stay, everything was excellent, luxury flat, bonus been able to check-in early, nice touch with the welcome pack."

    Secure private parking is a real plus given Whitby's parking situation. The Engine Sheds are only a few minutes walk into the centre of Whitby, very handy for anyone with mobility issues. We have stayed before and will again, would highly recommend. Minor issues the pillows were hard ( obviously personal taste) & no chopping boards for food preparation.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2022

  • "The Engine Shed is a superb complex, right from arriving at the secure undercover parking, entering the Nigel Gresley apartment and leaving at the end, all is brilliant."

    The apartment was spacious, very well equipped, and was really comfortable. The daily trains did not disturb us and the steam trains were an added attraction. Can fully recommend this complex and the off street, undercover, secure parking, so close to the town centre, is an added bonus. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "The apartment was lovely,clean,modern,well designed."

    Very cold inside but that is the nature of the building,did need heating on every night.Very good welcome pack.Mattress rather firm and sheets ride off the bed easily,pillows far too thick and overstuffed for comfort but we are all different,others might like them. Indoor parking not made clear in original booking description and would have been problem if we all had tall vehciles,plus roof creaks when vehicles moving above you a little alarming.Fire evacuation details a worry if you are trapped in apartment as only one exit, only option to open doors for fresh air. Great faciltiy however and couldn't be more conveniently positioned in town centre and view of abbey and harbour from window. The Police need to address the local boy racers with noisey car exhausts who meet in carpark opposite the station, I don't object to them gathering but the constant in and out and around town and back and revving engines is like being trapped in a jam jar with an annoying fly, the sound reverberates around the harbour and town being at the botttom of the hills and the locals must be fed up with it as it goes on past midnight every night, these exhaust are illegal and just sorting them out would solve problem.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2022

  • "Blackout curtains would be nice, as on a sunny morning you’re wide awake v early."

    Pillows could be a bit better, all 4 of us struggled with the pillows. Otherwise everything else excellent.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Amazing ! Lovely clean and very comfy"

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "Great property."

    Close to the centre of Whitby with private parking. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment with everything you need."

    A 5 minuet walk and your right in the centre of town.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2022

  • "Plenty of room in the property, enormous beds!"

    Well situated within walking distance of the town centre and nearby shops and restaurants. Undercover parking has a roller shutter door so you can be sure that your vehicle is secure.

    Reviewed by AlickFeb 2022

  • "Can't fault this lovely apartment."

    Spotlessly clean, spacious, huge comfy beds, well equipped kitchen. We went as 2 couples and found the living, dining, kitchen a sociable space with plenty of room and good sized table for meals and playing games, and we had a bathroom each. The trains didn't bother us at all, we found the apartment very quiet. We were pleased to have designated, secure parking when we saw how busy Whitby was. Check in and out was simple. The apartment is only a short stroll to the harbour. Very large fluffy towels are provided and hairdryers and also a small welcome pack with bread, milk, butter and jams, biscuits and a stick of Whitby rock. We had a lovely weekend and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2021

  • "This is by far the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    I have never seen a place so clean and comfortable. The cleaners were all very pleasant and accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KirstieDec 2021

  • "This is a fantastic property, especially for train lovers."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean and with every facility we could want. The location was perfect. We will stay again (hopefully in summer when the steam trains are running). Thanks for a fab stay.

    Reviewed by EleanorDec 2021

  • "Excellent apartment."

    Everything was immaculately clean and very comfortable for 3 adults. Would recommend to family and friends without hesitation.

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2021

  • "I can offer nothing but praise for the property."

    The location , facilities, and condition were perfect!

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "Always really enjoy staying at the Engine Shed."

    On this occasion the owner entered the property after I had checked in, to drop off the welcome pack. While I appreciated the gesture, I think the pack should be there before check in time and if not, a phone call to advise when they are calling.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    The only downside was the lack of ventilation in the bedrooms. In order to ensure good airflow at night it was necessary to have the doors open. The ventilation would have been better by having some form of vent or rather than having doors, windows could have been fitted inside the existing bars.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "We did find the proprty to be quite dark most of the time due to the lack of daylight."

    No room to sit outside and watch the trains was dissapointing. The location of the property was very good.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "Lovely extra experience with the steam trains coming in and out"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Excellent location, central Whitby and near to all attractions."

    Accommodation was lovely, clean, new and fitted to a high standard. The owners even provided us with fans for the bedrooms as the weather was forecasted to be hot when we were there. Loved the novelty of watching the steam trains coming past and waving to the passengers. Would definitely recommend and may well stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay, our 4 year old son was in his element watching all the trains go past especially the steam trains."

    Fantastic location, clean, comfortable and just amazing.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2021

  • "What a fabulous little find."

    The whole experience was fabulous. After initially being told we might have to wait up to 5pm to gain access (due to covid cleaning measures) we were called by a lovely lady at 1.30pm to say everything was ready for us. The apartments have covered and secure parking and access to the apartment is gained through a security coded door directly from the carpark. Once inside the apartment we were delighted with what we found, 2 spacious double sized bedrooms (one ensuite and the other with a bathroom directly opposite). An open plan living area that had a sparkling clean fully equipped kitchen, dinning table and a very comfy and spacious L shaped sofa. Initially we were a little concerned about the fact the train line runs within inches of the windows but the stylish double glazed doors mean that the rumbling of the infrequent trains is actually a welcome noise and you were almost disappointed that they didn't run more often! Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment as a place to stay if you are visiting the area and it would be suitable for a family of four to have a break or 2 couples

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "Had a good experience with the apartment, and really enjoyed staying there."

    Only slight niggles was that cupboards in kitchen area quite high up, so not good for small people like us. We also had slight problems with key safe, not always managed to close this securely when going out, but apart from those things had a really nice holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by John DavidApr 2021

  • "This was our third visit to the Nigel Gresley."

    We love this apartment - it is immaculately clean, spacious, modern and well equipped with good showers, comfy beds, an excellent kitchen and a really good heating system if it is a chilly day. The parking facilities in a large attached garage is an added bonus. The apartment is very central but it is easy to avoid the crowds in the centre of town. Oh and we like to see the passing trains especially when the NYMR steam trains are running We will definitely return

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2021

  • "First of all thank you to Sykes Cottages for being so flexible re the booking and re-booking we had to do as Covid restrictions kept changing and also for all the information we were given prior to our break."

    We absolutely loved staying at The Engine Shed and the Sir Nigel Gresley apartment was just fabulous. Everything was so luxurious and clean! We received a welcome pack with flowers too. Our son is a complete train geek and we couldn’t have been any closer to the train action and being in the centre of Whitby with views of the Abbey was perfect. The owners have done an amazing job with The Engine Shed, we even loved the garage. We cannot wait to return!!

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment- spacious, well designed and decorated and immaculately clean."

    We felt very Covid safe. The large locked garage was a great bonus. We loved it so much we have booked to go back again. Can’t wait!!!

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "The apartment was absolutely beautiful, very tastefully decorated and all the equipment is to a very high standard."

    The apartment was very comfortable from the beds to the sofa in the lounge and had everything we could need. Lovely touches like the welcome bag and even fresh flowers on the table were much appreciated. There were even ice packs in the freezer to use if you took a picnic out with you. Being right in the centre of Whitby was great and even better that we had private, secure parking. We took our two grandsons and they loved it when the trains went rumbling past! If i was to say just one small thing that would be useful (and it is only a suggestion not a complaint!) would be some sort of shelving in the bathroom to put toiletries etc, or a rack in the shower rather than having to put everything on the floor. aside from that we couldn't fault anything and would definitely recommend the Engine shed to anyone else.

    Reviewed by JaquelineAug 2020

  • "The Sir Nigel Gresley apartment at The Engine Shed was a fantastic place to stay in order to explore Whitby and the surrounding area."

    The apartment was beautiful and the trains coming past were brilliant. We had a fantastic stay with our boys and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2020

  • "We spent an excellent holiday staying in the Nigel Gresley Engine shed."

    My 5 year old describes the experience as awesome!

    Reviewed by CathyJul 2020

  • "Hi, This was our second stay at the engine shed tnis year."

    ...January saw us in Mallard. Both breaks have been excellent in wonderful apartments. This one particularly as it was a last minute booking to replace a holiday in Majorca cancelled, due to the virus, two days before. We will return...thank you. Mike

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2020

  • "Fabulous accommodation located perfectly for exploring the coast."

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "This cottage was fantastic, good location, although next to a rail line, the trains were so infrequent after a while you didn't really notice them."

    The cottage was very clean and done to a high standard. Would highly recommend, safe and secure parking. And the welcome pack was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by KevinJan 2020

  • "What a fantastic apartment."

    In a fantastic location. We will be back thank you.

    Reviewed by DerekDec 2019

  • "Make it more clear as to where the additional car park space is if vehicle is to large for garage - the space outside the garage is numbered as 11 - is this apartment number 11 ?"

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2019

  • "Would definitely use again , can’t fault it , lovely"

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "The accommodation was beautiful, a lovely welcome pack which included bread, ..."

    The accommodation was beautiful, a lovely welcome pack which included bread, milk, tea and coffee, plus a beautiful bunch of flowers, have already booked again for next year

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2019

  • "The property was amazing with everything you could possibly need."

    Lovely little welcome pack on arrival, bread, milk, biscuits etc. a nice touch. A short walk to the centre of town, and the undercover parking was a great bonus. Best part was the steam engine that arrived every morning right outside the apartment. would certainly recommend and will stay again.

    Reviewed by KayOct 2019

  • "Unfortunately the weather didn’t live up to the accommodation but apart from that the accommodation was superb absolutely fantastic, will definitely be back but will try to pick a better time."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "The standard of finish on our apartment could not be faulted, location to the town centre was perfect and the way the renovation of the old engine shed, which, retains the original character of the building and area is outstanding."

    Well done to everyone involved! We had a wonderful time in Whitby and enjoyed every minute in the Sir Nigel Gresley apartment and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards John Russell

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The apartment was very nice."

    Perfectly situated in Whitby, only 5 minute walk and your on the seafront. A designated parking spot in a garage was a bonus as parking in Whitby can be a nightmare. The apartment was extremely well equipped, lovely welcome pack and everything you could think of for cooking. The noise from the train was minimal, my 9 month old baby slept through it all. High quality travel cot (with extra mattress) and high chair available although they were not left in our apartment and we had to go and find them. My only suggestion to the owners would be some sort of blind or curtain in the living room as first thing in the morning it is impossible to sit on the sofa as the sun shines right into your eyes.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2019

  • "The accommodation is beautiful."

    The welcome pack was very welcome and unexpected. Very close to the centre of Whitby with safe off road parking. We had an extremely comfortable 3 nights there and hope to return again in the future. Do try the Thai restaurant

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size bedroom (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Secure off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire lies the tastefully converted historic grade II listed Engine Shed.

Named after the famous steam train and railway engineer, Sir Nigel Gresley is a wonderful ground-floor apartment overlooking Whitby’s steam railway and is a marvellous base for exploring the coast of Yorkshire with family or friends.

This wonderful retreat boasts contemporary styling with an open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area as the hub of the property.

The modern kitchen with glass splash backs, mood lighting, quartz work surfaces and superb appliances add to the feeling of quality throughout ensuring that you can cook a delicious meal at home before relaxing into your evening, with a Smart TV to keep you entertained.

Completing the interior are two well-presented spacious bedrooms, the master comprising of a super-king-size with Smart TV and an en-suite, and an additional super-king-size bedroom.

Enjoying a central position within the seaside town of Whitby, this apartment is ideal for a family holiday to the Yorkshire coast.

The local area of Whitby is a great place to spend your summer holidays, with an array of eateries, tourist attractions, and all important pubs, you won’t be stuck for activities to entertain the whole family.

Please note the car park is located on the first floor and people with mobility restrictions are advised to choose first floor accommodation.

Note: This property can be booked with 998766, 1002241, 1002242, 1002243, 1002244, 1002245, 1002246, 1002247, 1002248, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.

The Engine Shed Apartments

Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. The accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas