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The Nook

(Ref. 1089125)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Just to say the cottage is not very clean but the quitk ness of the boiler repair was excellent"

    I am so sorry to hear you found concern with the cleaning, I will raise it with the cleaner. And do a visit myself to review and action any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine May3.4Nov 2023

  • "Surprisingly spacious."

    Very atmospheric and cosy. Great location. I would love to return again. Highly recommended

    Thank you Neringa for taking the time to write a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neringa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just spent 10 days at the Nook with my family and I honestly cannot praise it enough."

    Fantastic cottage with it’s quirkiness, beautiful inside surroundings & pretty terrace outside which is secure for our doggy & great for sitting out. Everything you need is provided and a lovely little extra touch with the welcome hamper on arrival. Would highly recommend and will certainly be booking again in the future. Thankyou to the owner for a wonderful stay

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything you need for a break away."

    By far the best thing about this place is the location! Would definitely stay again!

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed a 3 day family of 4 stay with dog, cottage was in a great central location in close proximity to everything needed beaches, pubs and restaurants."

    Nearby parking was a bit of a challenge but you can see why as Whitby is lovely so is very popular. By day 2 we had sussed it out and the parking ticket is transferrable between pay and display car parks. The cottage itself was clean, well maintained and decorated with all the facilities needed. The log burner was a plus with plenty of kindling just needed to top up with paper and more logs as they burn quickly Would definately stay again during the winter to be able to fully appreciate the cosy cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to review….hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2023

  • "Extremely well appointed property with a lovely sitting area."

    Fantastically located albeit with some steep steps unsuitable for the elderly. Welcome pack was a lovely, much appreciated touch. Had a problem with the boiler which was speedily rectified by the Sykes team. A new hoover needed as the floors were quite dusty, try moving the furniture to access all areas! Would happily stop again.

    Thank you for you review Steve, glad you enjoyed your stay. I will get the hoover checked. All the best, Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Jul 2023

  • "Great place"

    Thank you Mark So glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time to review All the best Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend."

    The only tiny detail which wouldn't matter to most hirers was , I was using the upper bunk bed and climbing over the quite high rails was a feat for a 58yr old, fairly fit woman. A gap where the ladder is would have made it easier.

    Hi Steph Thank you for the feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay. The bunk I’ll have someone look at it. All the best And hope to see you soon Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Nook."

    It is so quaint and cosy with much more character than the more modern accommodation. We really enjoyed everything about it: the decor, the facilities, the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The location was also brilliant. Thank you.

    Thank you Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property, right in the centre of Whitby."

    I have booked again already for October!

    Ah Thank you So glad you enjoyed your stay Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed many times in Whitby and so knew exactly where this beautiful little cottage resided."

    It was perfect! You exit the cottage and are thrust right into the hub-bub of the old town and very close to Tate Hill ('Pirate Treasure') beach the steps and Abbey where there is free parking until 1st March. We unloaded our luggage as close to the cottage as possible, relayed it in and drove up to park, soaking in the air and beautiful views as we walked back down. The ability to park at a residence is rare this side of town but definitely worth the faff. If you want space and parking at your front door, look to the outskirts of Whitby, most likely on the West Side where properties aren't so old or full of character. Once inside the cottage you could not hear the sound of the town (or surprisingly the seagulls for that matter!). There was the noise of upstairs moving around, but, again, an expectation with these ancient properties. I had noticed previous feedback questioning whether it was big enough for a larger family but, as a family that regularly camps, I knew it would be no problem for us. I can safely say that as a family of 5, it was actually bigger than expected despite the quaint name of "The Nook".... just a swift removal of some of the more delicate ornaments on arrival, out of reach of little fingers, and we were safe to enjoy our time. The kitchen has everything! We even spotted a whisk, slow cooker weighing scales and cocktail shaker! The kitchen was perfect for morning pancakes, smoked kippers from Fortunes and various evening fish pies and stews. It was also an opportunity to teach the kids how to wash up after themselves. The boys absolutely loved the bunk beds and continued to play 'Pirates' throughout our stay whilst my 7 year old daughter enjoyed the novelty of a grown-up bedroom upstairs to herself. All bedrooms had comfortable mattresses and were beautifully decorated. The lounge/diner decor beautifully suited the age of the cottage and the area's history perfectly. I loved how many of the trinkets had come from local shops, supporting the local trade. I was even inspired to buy my own scented diffuser oil, pots and stool whilst staying. I also loved the wine glasses and was thrilled to find them in the discount store on the West Side! My husband enjoyed the range of TV channels, including the opportunity to record the late night Superbowl (which I also appreciated as it meant he was not too tired to help parent the next day ;) ) We loved the wood burning fire after our chilly days out which really kicked out some heat, as well as the family dinner table where we ate meals and played lots of games, including Dominowes and Connect 4 which were found in the cottage. The patio (rare for this side of town) was also an added bonus for playing, sitting in and taking little shoes off before entering the property. The rainforest shower was incredible and the baths deep, hot and relaxing. The owner has clearly thought carefully how each space can be used to its full potential. There was one moment when we lost heat. The fancy boiler told us that the radiators needed bleeding (something I'd happily do in my own home) but a quick call to Sykes and a plumber was round in half an hour. All was promptly sorted and our holiday was not disrupted in any way. My only disappointment, having not visited Whitby for 6 years now, was that Scarborough Borough Council still does not recycle in this area of the East side - no problem for us as we simply took it all home to recycle in a giant bag but I'm sure there are many people staying who would be happy to do so. I mention this purely as a wider council/tourist issue, knowing full well that this is beyond the owner's control. As a full time working family we arrived exhausted and desperate to recuperate. Our week at The Nook was the perfect get-away and we have come home having bonded and fully recharged. Thank you Kate!

    Thank you so much I really appreciate your effort in leaving such detailed feedback. Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

  • "This property was fine for us as a couple but cannot see how 6 people could fit in."

    Upstairs bedroom was very small and draughty with next to no storage space. Bunk bedroom was very dark as bushes had grown all over the window. We used the front bedroom but had to hang our clothes up in the bunk bedroom as this was the only bedroom that had a wardrobe. There was also a lot of noise from the flat above as there didn't appear to be any sound deadening between The Nook and this property

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry you did not have a good experience during your stay. It is a small cottage, I hope people can see from the photographs coat hangers on hooks in the double bedrooms as well as drawers. There is a wardrobe only in the bunk room. Unfortunately there is no way to increase storage. The facility to have the bunk room for families helps, rather than turning it into just a dressing room, I hope people will consider when booking how they want to share a small cottage. It is not often booked by 6 people, it has been for short breaks and had positive feedback, some people seem to just like it being central and cosy. I tend to overlap my stay with my sons family of two small children and it is a squeeze but fun. I hope your experience would not put you off from staying again, the agent and I are always keen to help guests stay be a good one. Kind regards Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Nov 2022

  • "Had a lovely break at The Nook."

    It is ideally placed just of Church Street with a lovely little patio area to sit and enjoy the evening sun. The place itself is very cosy. I particularly loved the quirky decor which feels like home and not a holiday rental. It is very well equipped with everything we needed and the downstairs double bed was very comfy. The log burner was a great addition to what was a great relaxing weekend. There was a lovely welcome of cake, biscuits, tea and milk. I will definitely return.

    Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am slowly trying to make updates that are in keeping with the cottage. My family and I do use the cottage and think of it as home, so I am happy you feel the love. Wishing you all the best, and hope you get to visit again. Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Right in the centre of church street, a great location with an outdoor area that gets afternoon sun and is perfect for escaping the crowds."

    Car access not easy with lots of bags so travel light and buy food provisions locally, the startup welcome essentials were very generous so everything you need is provided there is no need to bring lots with you. Great layout for a cottage as only over 2 floors. We were 3 guests and one pet which worked really well although can imagine 6 guests as advertised would be a bit of a squeeze. Bathroom tap was a bit wobbly and needed repair. It was very hot during out stay so we had to sleep with the windows open which was quite loud. An upstairs fan might make things a little more comfortable. All in all though an excellent location and charming cottage, would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. It meant we could quickly get repair to the tap done promptly. I would encourage contacting the agent as soon as any concern as you did, I would hate not to have the chance to rectify any concerns. It is a small cottage, I hope people can appreciate it when booking, the bunk room just adds options for families. I bought a trolly which helps with bring bags to the cottage, also just realised the co op do deliveries which is a good help too. I do hope you will enjoy staying again.. All my best wishes Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage right in the middle of everything."

    Good facilities, and really enjoyed our stay. We will be back.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback So glad you enjoyed your stay Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
  • Note: The property is down a side alley just off from Church Street- to access the property you have to go up 13 steps so this property might not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Pay and Display car parking is available close to the property : For more information on the permit parking available, visit: https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking/car-parks
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed Note: there are 13 steps leading up to this property

The property

Situated in an elevated position in the bustling town of Whitby in North Yorkshire is this delightful cottage, The Nook.

Ideal for a family and their canine companion, this lovely dwelling offers a family-friendly layout along with a charming garden, perfect for sitting out in the warmer evenings.

On arrival at the cottage, take the steps up into the courtyard and step into your home-from-home for the trip.

The well-equipped kitchen also offers a handy washing machine where you can clean your sandy clothes and beach towels before taking advantage of the electric oven and gas hob to rustle up a tasty meal for your group.

From here, move into the living/dining room to dine as a family while you plan your next adventure, and when it is time to relax, sink into the sofa to watch a film on the TV while the electric fire warms the space.

When sleep calls, head to the bedrooms for some well-earned rest; the ground floor hosts a bunk room which is suited to both adults and children, along with a double with a sleigh bed and a light and airy décor.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the remaining bedroom, another double, with Velux windows letting in an abundance of light and pretty views over the rooftops of Whitby.

In the morning, freshen up in the bathroom where you have the choice of a bath or a shower, before stepping through the patio doors to enjoy your morning coffee in the courtyard.

Be sure to explore the area while you're staying at The Nook; the dramatic Whitby Abbey towers over the town and is within easy reach of the cottage.

The famous 199 Steps are also within easy reach and well worth the climb to reach the glorious and far-reaching views over the area, or perhaps spend a day at the golden sandy beach before stopping for some fish and chips to enjoy back at the cottage.

Venturing further afield, the lively town of Scarborough is just a short car journey away and home to another gorgeous beach and plenty of eateries to fuel your excursions.

Animal lovers may enjoy a day at the Scarborough Sea Life Centre, a fantastic aquarium which is fun for all ages, while history buffs can spend an afternoon exploring the Rotunda Museum.

If you are travelling with younger guests, Flamingo Land Resort is just a scenic drive away and boasts a wealth of rides and activities to keep the little ones entertained.

Avid walkers and cyclists will not be left short on this trip, with the North York Moors National Park right on the doorstep, venture out and discover some of the most beautiful landscapes Yorkshire has to offer.

Whatever the weather, The Nook makes a wonderful base for a fantastic family-friendly holiday to North Yorkshire.

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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: The property is down a side alley just off from Church Street- to access the property you have to go up 13 steps so this property might not be suitable for people with mobility issues. This property is a listed building so the owner is constantly making improvements.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas