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The Old Blacksmith's Workshop

(Ref. 3914)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage and very functional."

    Loved the little touches like the gift bag and the practical elements like ensuring there were cleaning material, washing soap, shower gel, foil, sandwich bags, black bin bags, hoover. This meant we could do our bit to ensure we tidied up after ourselves and could make packed lunches for day trips out. Washing machine and dish washer were essential with a family. I would only comment that there was no shaving socket and that the parking was only for smaller vehicles. However we did find parking on Silver Street and free parking on the cliff. We would have preferred check out at 10am because with children 09.30 was a bit stressful. Bed in Master Bedroom a bit low and hard mattress- but then we are older in years! Otherwise it was very homely and welcoming, with great access to Whitby and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic facility."

    Beautifully clean and tidy. Amazing shower. Dishwasher to clean up overnight. Would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The goody bag was a lovely surprise. Fantastic location, quick walk down the stairs outside and your at the Harbour. Skinner Street is just a few feet up the road where you'll find Botham's bakery, one of the best bakeries you'll ever visit, pick up fresh baked products for breakfast. Abbey Wharf across the river is great for food and late night boogying. Incredible star gazing from the large car park by the Abbey.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "This accommodation is stylish, well equipped and very clean."

    It is centrally located in a quiet Whitby street and very handy for supermarket and all the lovely things to do in Whitby. A very pleasant place for 2- 3 people would strongly recommended this property.

    Reviewed by Laurien4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage that is close to everything."

    Fully equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay. Access is via a gentle ramp, but then so is everything in the town, still not a problem. Whitby is a wonderful area with plenty to see, loads of nice places to walk, eat, drink.We had the best weather so far this year but even if the weathers not great still lots to do. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2023

  • "As a 6 foot 2 inch tall person my only feedback is the size of the beds."

    They’re very comfortable but a double just isn’t big enough. Aware the rooms aren’t that wide but a slightly larger bed would mean I’d book again. As it is, I’d think twice.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2023

  • "A very nice property right in the centre of Whitby a minutes walk from the waterfront."

    Very clean and well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay. Car parking space suitable for a medium car, we have a DS5 and it just fit in. Wouldnt hesitate to stay here again. Loved the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you all for a lovely Week and the cottage was handy for us both both have learning problems."

    My husband was very please with it. thank you again L.J Priestley

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great central location but quietly tucked away."

    Comfortable cottage with plenty of room for the three of us and excellent use of available space. Good communication. Nothing not to like.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fabulous place."

    We had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. We had an excellent stay, and will return / recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, brilliant location for exploring Whitby."

    We had such a lovely long weekend. The property had everything we needed, cleverly designed and beautifully finished. We would definitely recommend this property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic Place, Very well located in Whitby, very well equipped and very clean."

    Reviewed by Jono5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is possibly the best self catering property I have stayed in."

    Everything was provided with the added bonus of a car parking space. Extremely rare in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Some of the kitchen cupboards would not stay open and snapped shut on my arm when putting things away."

    I had to hold it open by resting it on my head. Also there was something wrong with the freezer so the fridge always had a puddle of water. The parking space was not big enough for a medium car and the listing should be amended to say it is suitable for a small car only

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for your recent stay with us, I did receive your note after you had left, however it did not detail any of the above issues only the fridge and I was also sorry not to receive any contact from you whilst you were at the cottage. The freezer has been looked at by our cleaner and we are unable to find any issues, providing guests keep the door shut, it will have no defrosting problems. The cupboard doors will be looked at and if any maintenance is required, this will be actioned. Thank you for advising us of this. With regards to the parking, the space has been used prior to your stay by a variety of different sized cars and it is definitely suitable for small to medium sized vehicles, i am sorry to hear you had trouble with this, however we can also provide parking permits for on street parking if required. Thank you again for taking the time to leave feedback with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was really nice with everything you would need and more."

    We didn't expect to find all the extra toiletries plus a wonderful gift bag with delicious cake ect. The only downside for us was the bed is too low and I struggled to get up. But it was very comfortable with super bed linen. Also very good quality towels. The location of the cottage is ideal just a couple of minutes to the harbour. All in all we had a brilliant holiday and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location in beautiful whitby."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The owner was very helpful and easily contactable. The parking space was a huge bonus as parking in Whitby is difficult. It’s quite a tight fit so will only take a medium size car at most but that was made very clear on booking. I have a honda civic and managed OK but think anything much bigger would be difficult. Whitby itself is beautiful with lots to see and do. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable."

    Central to all amenities.Exceptionally clean property.Added bonus of dishwasher,washing machine.Will definitely return to this property again.Also has its own parking space. All in all excellent.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "The host had though of everything even down to tin foil, which was great."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great little cottage in middle of town."

    Very clean and well equipped. Parking was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean accommodation in a great location."

    The host was very helpful with advice about local amenities. Will definitely use again .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location and well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and lovey accommodation

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Loved it all thanks for a very comfortable cottage well placed and the added Christmas feel 5 stars all round would certainly stay again Thank you and we'll done to the owner for making it so comfortable."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2019

  • "The accommodation was immaculate and positioned perfectly for immenities"

    Reviewed by Felicity4.7Nov 2019

  • "Wow wow everything there you could wish for great location"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2019

  • "Blacksmiths cottage was very well equipped and comfortable, it was within easy reach of the harbour and all facilities"

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2019

  • "I think you need to mark your parking bay"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "Great stay in Whitby, I can reccommend Sykes and the Old Blacksmiths Workshop cottage."

    Its in a great location,really close to everything Whitby has to offer. The parking space is quite small but fine unless you have a big car. The owner was most helpful and kindly text me to let me know the cottage was ready for us before 4pm , so when we arrived we were able to go straight to the cottage which was nice and warm and a box of chocolates waiting for us. As we went early March, the weather was cold but the cottage was always warm with plenty of hot water for showers and baths. I can definantly reccommend this property to anyone who wants a great stay in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely accomodation, ideally located."

    Bathroom and kitchen really nice and well laid out. Made for a great family holiday break. Maybe worth considering the size of your vehicle though for the parking space, we struggled with a Focus (but that maybe my parking!). Overall though I wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Sometimes the actual accommodation does not match the description, but that wasn't the case with the Old Blacksmith Workshop."

    The facilities were excellent as was the location. The parking space was an added bonus. When I visit Whitby again will definitely book this accommodation again. The whole booking process was easy, ( I would recommend downloading the app), and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jan 2019

  • "It was the third time we have stayed at this property & it was fantastic as always ."

    We will definitely be coming back again . Top notch !!!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2018

  • "The host was very friendly and even allowed us to access the cottage early."

    It is a beautiful place and the location is amazing. Everything was clean and decor is exceptional. The only fault if it can be one is the time we had to vacate. 10am is very early on a weekend as we had to be up at 8.30 so all 4 of us could get showered and dressed.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2018

  • "We thought this accommodation was extremely clean and well equipped."

    It's in a fantastic location and bonus to have a parking space as well. We would definitely recommend it and plan to return next year as had a fantastic time. My 5 year old daughter was disappointed to leave as loved 'her bedroom'. The owner was also extremely friendly and helpful. The only thing I would say is sykes send emails before hand to advise you to contact owner about a week before to arrange key pick up, where as the owner likes to ring you a day or so before as actually has code to give you as well and assume doesn't like to give out too far in advance. Completely understandable so think Sykes need to update what they send outta customers.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Brilliant Cottage , Amazing Owners , Fantastic location , Exactly what my ..."

    Brilliant Cottage , Amazing Owners , Fantastic location , Exactly what my partner needed after cancer treatment , Whitby we love you , Old Blacksmiths workshop cottage We ADORED you

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2018

  • "Sykes failed to send the information explaining where to find the Key safe and the instructions relating to the parking space."

    This resulted in us having to contact the owner on arrival. The accommodation was comfortable and clean, our only complaint about the property was that shower water temperature would run hot then cold which was a pain.

    Sykes sent all information for key collection details to the guest. The shower issue had not been brought to owner's attention and is currently being investigated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Oct 2018

  • "We had have only two suggestions."

    The pillows were most unconfortable we wished we had brought our own. But that did not spoil our stay in any way. The second is due to the steepness of the path outside, my mother had great difficulty in walking to the car. If possible, a handrail on the wall will be helpful. That's all. No dramas. Very clean and relaxing accommodation. Great communication between yourselves and us. I am happy to stay there again. I have already passed on your companies details to friends for their holidays. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2018

  • "This is the second time we've been to this cottage."

    It's great because of its central location to everywhere and with so much to do to keep you entertained. More than likely will be back at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Illona5.0May 2018

  • "Great location a few minutes walk to the front."

    Very clean, everything provided for a few days away. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was clean, warm and had everything we needed."

    It was furnished to a high standard, modern and comfortable. Arranging early entry on the Saturday was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean."

    It was modern, comfortable and inviting. Definitely the best holiday accomodation we've ever stayed in and the best power shower ever! It was also close to the town and harbour but a quiet location. The only minor criticism I would suggest is it could have done with another lock or bolt on the front door to make it feel more secure.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Feb 2018

  • "Had a great few days."

    The location of the property was brill close to the centre of Whitby. We loved having a look round the town and the 199 steps didn't defeat us, robin hood bay was a lovely day out even though it was raining and not many places open due to the time of year but would definitely consider going back in summer. We also did the ghost walk which I would highly recommend, very good. Overall lovely place and people.

    Reviewed by Illona5.0Dec 2017

  • "This is a lovely property, very well furnished and maintained."

    It is right in the centre of Whitby, close to all amenities, but still remains quiet and relaxing. Although parking is not just outside, it is very close.

    Reviewed by Ellanor5.0Nov 2017

  • "This is a lovely little property."

    Cosy and comfortable. Easy access to the sea front and it is well equipped. Would recommend to couples and families. Easy to find using sat nav and can be viewed on Google earth.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.8Nov 2016

  • "Great location and very quiet and everything in the cottage to make our stay very comfortable,I would recommend this cottage for couples to stay as its close to shops and pubs."

    Reviewed by Steven4.6Oct 2016

  • "We had a lovely time in the Old Blacksmiths Cottage in late August,(2016),It's centrally located in the heart of the town, close to all your amenities & the property was very clean & tidy when we arrived."

    What I would point out to other potential visitors is that the allocated parking space isn't very big at all! We are a 2 car family & luckily we own a newer shape Mini which fitted into the allocated parking space perfectly. It wouldn't of fitted a much longer car I don't think? But that is the only negative point or thing to consider when booking to stay at this cottage,(be we loved it)!Many thanks & we would recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of going to Whitby on holiday.Mr&Mrs Aitken from Lincolnshire.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    Unfortunate damp smell in the back bedroom that had seeped into all the clothes that had been stored in there. My daughter was very pleased with the malteasers that had been left for us on arrival. We loved this cottage for it's location and had a great holiday. Would have loved WiFi.

    Reviewed by Helen4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 3/4 double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD and WIFI
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking, 100 metres away, for one medium sized car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is accessed down a steep slope
  • Please note: Parking space which can fit up to 1 medium size car only

The property

Old Blacksmith’s Workshop is a lovely single-storey cottage resting in the heart of the historic fishing port of Whitby, ideal for a small family on holiday or couples travelling together.

Originally a blacksmith’s workshop, this Whitby holiday cottage has been lovingly restored, and is stylishly furnished offering well-equipped accommodation with the added bonus of a dedicated parking space nearby.

Enter through the front door into the welcoming open-plan living area with a pitched roof and original wooden beams, the perfect zone for spending quality time together.

The well-appointed kitchen is ideal for enjoying a home-cooked meal, if you prefer not to sample the tasty local fare at the many nearby restaurants.

There are leather sofas, a dining area, TV/DVD and CD player along with a selection of books to help you unwind. On the right, the hallway leads to a contemporary bathroom with featured mosaic tiling, a bath with an overhead shower, hand basin, WC and large mirror.

All on the ground-floor, there is a spacious double bedroom with plenty of storage cupboards, a chair and full length mirror.

A second double bedroom has quality oak furniture and fresh white décor for a stylish feel. Open the cottage door and you step out onto a quiet lane, perfectly placed for exploring the bustling town centre of Whitby close by.

Head to Skinner Street a short walk away with its lovely array of independent cafes and vintage shops or take the quaint alleys at the front of the cottage leading down to Whitby’s bustling harbour and onto the sandy beach beyond.

Why not treat yourself to some fish and chips? With so much to do including trying your hand at crabbing, popping on a boat trip, checking out the fascinating Captain Cook Memorial Museum or ascending the 199 steps leading up to Whitby Abbey, you will be spoilt for choice. Explore the surrounding area including the dramatic North York Moors, pretty coastal villages including Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, or take a trip to Viking York.

Make the Old Blacksmiths Cottage your next getaway and explore all the delights that Whitby has to offer.

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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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Please note: Parking space which can fit up to 1 medium size car only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas