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Sleepers

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 906272)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage."

    Very happy everything and the cottage was very clean. This made us have a very relaxing holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "We love it at sleepers this is our 4th time so convenient for everything in Whitby, also it's great there's a parking space!"

    One small thing i think the saucepans and frying pan could do with changing. Thank you Richard for another lovely holiday we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "We’ve been before and we’re going again"

    Reviewed by GraemeMay 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, warm clean comfortable,excellent position short walk to harbour, great it's dog friendly good place to chill out."

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "Most utensils in the property except for some reason no egg slicer to lift eggs out of frying pan."

    Except for plenty of crockery, plates mugs and knives and forks, they seem short on basic things such as dishes for microwave and oven. Guests do cook meals while on holiday and not always eat out.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage this is our second visit very clean well equipped and ideally situated"

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "We’ve been coming to your cottage for 6 years at Feb half term and love it."

    This year our only complaint was the super complicated toaster, which we gave up on and used the grill! Please can you put a bog standard one in again for next year?!! We have never found the trains intrusive and always have a lovely stay. We’ve also never really got the heating right, but it’s always been warm, this year through storms Eunice and Franklin we were toasty. We always end up with the windows open upstairs later on, when we get too toasty. The location is perfect, the parking space is worth its weight although it’s tight to get in and out of. Booked for next year already. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful week, Whitby is amazing."

    The cottage is very well located and parking a bonus. The cottage was well appointed and nicely furnished. Couple of little niggles we found, broken appliances and utensils which we reported to the owners on the number in the handbook, no response to date which is a little disappointing. Despite this would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "A nice clean cottage in the middle of Whitby but in a quiet area."

    Everything you need for a holiday. There are trains going past but that didn't bother us. Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "We loved our stay in Whitby."

    The cottage is in a fantastic position near to everything but far enough away to be quiet. The trains going by was a bonus for me. Sadly the cottage facilities were a bit tired and lacking; in the kitchen there was a dishwasher but NO dishwasher tablets. The kitchen utensils were poor, broken spatula, pans scratched due to there being no wooden or silicone utensils. Kitchen drawers needed a clean, crumbs and old tea towels and questionable oven gloves. Lounge area very comfortable, TV a bit old (a smart tv with ability for people to use their own Netflix or Prime would be better, especially on a wet day when you might just want to chill) DVD worked but the connector to the TV didn’t fit too well meaning it made a background buzzing throughout. Double bedroom great, comfy bed and lots of storage .Bathroom was good, nice bath and super shower. Dust inside radiator and on extractor fan disappointing and a bit unpleasant Bunkbed room ; overcrowded with furniture which made the room feel claustrophobic and musty. Beds uncomfortable and certainly wouldn’t feel ok with 2 adults in this room. ( perhaps this is why there is not a photograph of this room on the website) Bed linen in this room was very tired bobbled and unpleasant ( luckily found some better in the store cupboard) Overall we did enjoy our stay just feel it needs updating. Deep cleaning and a few new purchases. Finally a welcome pack of at least milk, but a few bits like milk, bread, tea bags, salt and pepper, kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets (all which are standard in holiday let’s nowadays would be an improvement) Sadly we would not stay here again. Would recommend for 2 adults with 2 children but not for 4 adults and a dog as we had booked for in view of bunked room ) Thank you

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "This is 2nd time staying in this cottage already thinking about booking for next year."

    Ideal location, lovely to see steam train passing. Nice short walk to town and beach. Such a lovely comfortable cottage with the added bonus of car parking . Cannot recommend this place enough. Fantastic holiday fantastic little place

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Just stayed a week at sleepers , could not fault it one bit !"

    A lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by TracySep 2021

  • "Stayed in Sleepers last year kettle was leaking this year same Kettle still ..."

    Stayed in Sleepers last year kettle was leaking this year same Kettle still leaking it's dangerous also hoover is unusable handle just comes off needs a revamp

    Thank for your feedback, we were surprised to read this as you gave us a lovely review last year and did not mention any issue at the time with the kettle. If we had known you had a concern, we would have rectified that immediately. We haven't had any other guest mention any concerns about the kettle but we will certainly check it as soon as possible and also the hoover. Thank you for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "The property needs a good clean as thick dust under beds, wardrobes and units."

    The bath panel has thick dirt at top. When sat in Bath u could see dirt inside under rim of toilet. There seemed a lot of flies . It's a lovely cottage in need of a good clean

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location and very clean with everything you needed."

    Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2021

  • "Lovely property right by the railway line and the early train did not disturb my sleep and I am a light sleeper."

    My only little grumble, is that though there was a parking space it is a bit difficult to access and reverse into as it is down a track and if you have a really large car it would be difficult to park. # Saying that if I decided to stay in Whitby again, I would consider this property.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at sleepers third visit and I'm sure we will book again"

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Could do with a new mattress otherwise very comfortable"

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2021

  • "I have put medium for Facilities because it would be helpful if the Cottage had Coat Hooks fitted i."

    E. on back of doors, Living room, Bed room, to hang wet coats to dry

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2020

  • "Listing stayed trains were between reasonable hours when in fact they ran from 6 ..."

    Listing stayed trains were between reasonable hours when in fact they ran from 6 am to 11 pm every day meaning our sleep was disturbed as a result

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2020

  • "Perfect location."

    Off street parking a huge bonus in Whitby. Excellent week.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Was Lovely Great cottage Great Location booked for next year already"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Lovely spacous house"

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "We been to Whitby lots of times and the cottage we had was very good it was in a very good location and very handy for the town centre."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "The house was lovely and spotless."

    Close to everything you need so didn’t need car. Beautiful view of the abbey and will definitely recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "We had a great time again, the only downside was the wooden floor in kitchen/ dining area was sticky and had probably been chewing gum or something similar and the rubber seal on the glass shower could really be taken off and cleaned."

    The bedding was lovely as is the whole cottage except the couple of the above mentioned. This is our second time at the cottage and we will always recommend to others. Location is excellent. I did clean the floor as it was not nice under foot,

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2020

  • "A massive thank you for a very good holiday cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and modern. You don’t need much to bring yourself because they have covered everything you need. The owners have done such a good job we have only been home 2 hours and we have rebooked it again for 2020. Had such a wonderful holiday due to the fact the cottage was so good. Thank you from Michael and Marilyn

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage, Lovely Holiday"

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2019

  • "Only one problem, the back garden was not enclosed and we had to put the dog on a lead every time he needed to go out, and if we wanted to sit on the patio we had to keep him on a lead."

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "First time Ive been to Whitby."

    Absolutely loved it, people extremely friendly and beautiful scenery. Lots going on. Loved it.

    Reviewed by KathyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed with added benefit of allocated parking space."

    Ideally located close to all the facilities of town and harbour, the cottage is also located at the start of pleasant riverside / railside walk into countryside and nearby village, ideal for dog walking, with refreshments available at village pub. Would also recommend walking the 'Cinder Trail' from Whitby, over the viaduct, towards Robin Hoods Bay, with wonderful views along the way.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2019

  • "We have been in this cottage before and once again we really enjoyed our holiday"

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "Sleepers is very central to whitby."

    Very comfortable loved the trains going by. Also restaurants and pubs where all dog friendly. .

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "Very enjoyable cottage to stay at, very comfortable nights in, the owners have thought of everything you would need and require as far as facilities, We will be coming back to Whitby all been well next year, and this cottage will be top of list to stay at."

    and will be booking later this year for next. Please pass on credit to the owners, they have made the stay enjoyable because they have gone that extra mile in furnishing and providing essential housewares. Yours Chris H

    Reviewed by TimJun 2019

  • "It was impossible for anyone to sleep downstairs if someone was still using the upstairs lounge/kitchen."

    The floor in the lounge/kitchen creeked and cracked when one walked about. We did not feel welcome in this cottage with not one drop of washing up liquid or even one dishwasher tablet.

    Reviewed by FredMay 2019

  • "Firstly NO cleaning stuff Washing up liquid worktop cleaner or dishwasher cleaner kitchen sink was filthy we had to go out to buy cleaning stuff when we first got there it cost over £13 mugs filthy No welcome pack not even tea bag not felt welcome there The owner just out to make every penny they can !"

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2019

  • "Fifth time in the same cottage."

    Perfect for exploring Whitby and area. Parking avaiiable right outside. Will book for next year

    Reviewed by JonApr 2019

  • "Enjoyable holiday again, have stayed several times and a lovely setting, Could do with a few more dishes for the microwave and oven, but on the whole had a lovely holiday in this lovely cottage/house."

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "This was our second time staying at Sleepers."

    Great cottage, very clean and well furnished throughout and great location. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "Bath needs a bath mat very slippery, radiator in bedroom needs air letting out."

    Kitchen needs bread board and cutting board. needs coat hooks

    Reviewed by RonnieFeb 2019

  • "This is our third visit to Sleepers."

    We love it. Fab weather helps, but cottage is so cosy it’s not a problem if not. Coming again next year.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, close to town,shops,bars and very importantly attractions."

    Our little dog was immediately settled in too.Our children and grandchildren would love this here in whitby. The cottage is in my words perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids or young adults. It really was clean, a place for everything and well stocked .. loved it especially as it was our 44th wedding Anniversary. Cant wait till next year.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ideally situated very cosy had to turn the heating down even though it was below freezing outside very clean and well equipped."

    Will have to return in the summer when the steam trains are running

    Reviewed by IanJan 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in Whitby between Christmas and New Year."

    The cottage was in a perfect location. It was lovely, clean, cosy and well equipped. Nice gesture from the owners too leaving us a card, biscuits and fizz to toast the New Year! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay in Whitby, bonus of off street parking, central location and excellent views."

    As always Sykes were very helpful when booking our stay.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous stay in Sleepers and could not fault the cottage at all."

    There are just a couple of points we wanted to make - the ironing board is slightly twisted and does not sit flush to the floor and seems quite dangerous. I had to iron holding the ironing board at all times. Also when we arrived we didn't realise parking was around the rear of the property. As we have a VW van which is low profile we were unsure if we would be able to park. Luckily we did manage the parking and were able to use the gates to the side of the property to get in and out of. We look forward to booking Sleepers again in the future.

    Reviewed by GinaSep 2018

  • "What a fantastic place to visit."

    Well worth a holiday. The views are spectacular, there us so much to do. Yorkshire Dales view is out of this world. Must have a ride on the steam train,go on a boat trip. Visit Goatham,which was used in Heartbeat as the Aidensfield Arms lovely dinner and walk round the village its as if you were in a scene from the programme. You must walk the steps up to the Abbey in Whitby,tiring but you can say you have done them. Have a ride round the villages, and take in the lovely scenery as if like us everything at home is brick built and built up areas,there its stone,old and spacious. Whitby is big,keeping walking around the streets and you find more and more. Sutcliffes art gallery has lovely black &white prints of the old days. Sherlocks tea rooms is a must, fantastic food,decor is lovely. One thing to be aware of wear flat shoes as steep hills and cobbles everywhere,your be fit by the time you have finished your holiday. Well worth the 7hour car journey.

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2018

  • "Apart from very hard beds cottage lacked a welcome feel."

    Outdated information regarding tv operation next to none about local area eg location of shops etc. Most places we have stayed before at least put a pint of milk and a few teabags ready but not even a bin bag in Sleepers. Train noise no issue but no mention in the listing of the municipal car park at the front of the property used as an ad-hoc racetrack and boat yard both late at night and early in the morning

    Reviewed by VicJul 2018

  • "Only a few minutes walk into town, no need to use car as Train and Bus stations close by."

    Very convenient for shops and a good choice of places to eat. Also good view of the Abbey and Harbour. Lovely to see the Steam train passing right by our window.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "My wife and I had very enjoyable holiday at Sleepers cottage at Whitby, this was our second visit here."

    The cottage is very clean and well located with own parking space

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "We were not able to locate the free view box for tv, I texted the owner as her mobile number was left should any problems be found."

    Unfortunately she did not reply, as I could also have informed her there was a problem with the gas hob, right side back did not light! Did not spoil the experience, very happy with holiday home in general.

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2018

  • "As this was our 2nd visit to sleepers, we knew what to expect but one or two things let us down a little this year."

    The cottage is beautifully appointed with your every need thought of, unfortunately the standards have fallen since last year. The beds in both rooms were possibly the most uncomfortable beds we have ever slept on, ( when you wake up in pain that's not good). There was not enough coat hangers in either wardrobe. The hairdryer that was in the double room last year was missing and as the weather was so warm we had been on the beach and decided to wash our sandy clothes we then discovered that the washing machine would not spin, thankfully it was really warm and we were able to dry our dripping clothes outside. We enjoyed our stay but feel that a little more attention to the things that are very important would have made it better. We really feel that it does not meet the four tick rating that it has.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Everything you could want. Homely.very good location. Areal home from home.

    Reviewed by TerrenceApr 2018

  • ".Location was perfect.so close to all amenities, as stated"

    . Cottage was lovely, would have been brilliant with a full length window in lounge with Juliet balcony, to look straight out over the harbour and Abbey........we had a great week though thank you.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage did not disappoint."

    Clean, well furnished throughout and great location. Would stay here again

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2018

  • "Perfect location for walking in and around Whitby."

    Very comfortable cozy and well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay and well equipped and very warm in this cold weather."

    Reviewed by BeverlyFeb 2018

  • "Sleepers is an amazing little property; this is our second trip and we’ve already booked again."

    Whitby is stunning and Sleepers makes the most of its location with views over the chandlers yard and up to the abbey if you lean on the windowsills and look left. It’s freezing in February but the cottage is cosy and has everything you could need (apart from a sharp knife). WiFi meant our daughter could nip back and revise for her GCSE mocks and our son could stay connected to his teenage phone world when we weren’t out walking the beaches, steps or wandering through town. Or crabbing- which I’m hoping he’ll have grown out of next year as with a windchill of -1 it was not my idea of fun, although he loved it. Lots of cafés are dog friendly. The best hot choc is takeout kiosk at the foot of the 199 steps, and a trip to fuzzy dogs bakery for dog treats is a must (closed tues/wed). Also if you have an eclectic party like us, the Rusty Shears for gin, cakes, coffee and a good warm up is worth a visit.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Still looking for the steam trains do not run this time of year"

    Reviewed by RaymondJan 2018

  • "Enjoyed Sleepers cottage I am in the process of booking it again, the cottage was lovely and clean,the views out of the upstairs windows with views of the harbour were great."

    The weather did not spoil our stay as we found plenty to do. Two slight negative points the double mattress was very hard,there was plenty of glasses and crockery except for 3 dinner plates I would and will reccomend Sleepers cottage to all my friends

    Reviewed by JamesJan 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Warm, clean, well equipped, great location - and dog friendly too. Perfect!

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2017

  • "A lovely conveniently situatedholiday home."

    Modern and great to have parking! Would definitely recommend and rebook!

    Reviewed by MaireOct 2017

  • "The location was great, every thing on the doorstep, nice and quite, and a great ..."

    The location was great, every thing on the doorstep, nice and quite, and a great holiday cottage we will be booking again, of street parking was a bonus for us

    Reviewed by MelvynSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage great bonus having parking space."

    Apr 2017

  • "Excellent holiday home very cosy, brilliant location great views off steam engines."

    Great to be so close to the amenities. Only negative was the main bed was hard and a little uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2017

  • "We did leave a note to say that there were no instruction leaflets for dishwasher and the oven on this visit, other then that no complaints at all."

    Very good holiday, second year we have visited it.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "Really good cottage in excellent situation , bang in the middle of Whitby but still very quiet"

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2017

  • "Booked for our honeymoon, it was a wonderful little cottage, everything we could of asked for."

    Loved been able to watch the steam trains from the window, and it only been a 5 minutes walk into town. The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped. Having its own parking space was a bonus. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2016

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Summary

  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with door to patio, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, 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, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car this is about 20 yards away and is signposted Sleepers
  • Small front patio with furniture overlooking railway and harbour
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Coast 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.

The property

A charming, modern, terraced cottage set in a quiet location in the historic fishing port of Whitby.

With all amenities and beaches a few minutes’ walk, this Whitby cottage is ideal for families to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday, but be within easy reach of the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Offering upside down accommodation, this Whitby cottage has a bright and airy open plan living area with pleasant views towards the harbour and Whitby Abbey.

The two bedrooms in this Whitby cottage are on the ground floor, the stylish double with doors opening onto the sunny, front patio.

Cosy and inviting throughout, this Whitby cottage provides comfortable and quality accommodation, with the added benefit of private parking, rarely found in Whitby.

Overlooking the railway, it is a steam enthusiast's dream to watch the steam trains trundle by as they approach the station - a joy to both young and old.

A few minutes’ walk from this Whitby cottage brings you into the hustle and bustle of this popular resort, with an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and independent shops.

Explore the narrow, quirky ginnels and the cobbled market square or stroll down to the harbour.

There are numerous attractions in the town, including the open top tour bus, whale watching boat trips, Captain Cook's Museum, evening ghost walks and lovely floral displays in Pannett Park.

The long, sandy beaches are perfect for children, whilst the seafront theatre hosts shows and films throughout the summer months.

With the beautiful countryside to discover and pretty market towns such as Pickering and Malton to visit, this Whitby cottage provides a wonderful base all year round.

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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 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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