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The Old Blacksmith's Workshop

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 3914)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "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 CarolSep 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 GJul 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 SueJun 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 MarkJun 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 DavidMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Great little cottage in middle of town."

    Very clean and well equipped. Parking was a bonus.

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean accommodation in a great location."

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

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2020

  • "Great location and well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and lovey accommodation

    Reviewed by GavinJul 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 CatherineDec 2019

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

    Reviewed by FelicityNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by LizJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by BrianMay 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 JaneMar 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 AllanFeb 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 TerryJan 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 AngelaNov 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 GailNov 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 SarahOct 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 AndreaOct 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 LeanneOct 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 MichaelSep 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 IllonaMay 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by GaryApr 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 SallyMar 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 RachaelFeb 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 IllonaDec 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 EllanorNov 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 KatherineNov 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 StevenOct 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 TraceyAug 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 HelenAug 2016

  • "A really lovely property which was tastefully decorated and well thought out."

    It was cosy but modern, and in a central location. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2016

  • "The cottage was well equipped, very comfy beds with good quality linen and the heating worked a treat."

    Reviewed by StephanieFeb 2016

  • "The Old Blacksmiths' Workshop has Beautiful decor and is spotlessly clean, in a perfect location."

    Would come again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2015

  • "Cottage was beautiful."

    It gives us so much pleasure every time we visit. We shall be back next year.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2015

  • "The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed."

    It was absolutely spotless and very tastefully decorated. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnjaAug 2015

  • "A beautifully decorated/furnished cottage, there were lots of thoughtful touches throughout."

    A perfect location. Will be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2015

  • "We had a lovely week in the house, everything was exactly as advertised."

    We settled in instantly and found all the kitchen equipment, shower, TV etc very easy to use.

    Reviewed by NathanielApr 2015

  • "A lovely, light, open plan holiday let which is well looked after."

    Very relaxing. Loved the box of chocolates on arrival. Good instruction booklet on everything in the apartment - cooker to dishwasher.

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2014

  • "A lovely apartment, it was clean spacious and homely."

    In a great location in walking distance to the centre of Whitby. Ideal.

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2014

  • "A fantastic location, only 2 minutes from the town centre."

    It was great that there's a parking space too, especially given the location. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing break and the bedrooms were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by LornaSep 2014

  • "An excellent cottage which was well furnished and in an ideal location."

    The car parking space was a real bonus in Whitby. A beautiful town, with heaps to do. Would certainly recommend both the cottage and Whitby.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2014

  • "The Old Blacksmith's Workshop is a lovely property in Whitby and ideally located as a base to explore the surrounding beauty of the North York Moors & Cleveland Hills."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2014

  • "Cottage in a central location, a real home from home."

    It was in a quiet area near to a bus and train station, Whitby seafront and Abbey, also easy to get to Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. The cottage has everything you could need and the beds are really comfortable. Will definitely be going back to The Old Blacksmiths Workshop. Couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2014

  • "The central location of this cottage with the bonus of a parking space provides maximum convenience in which to explore all of Whitby's many attractions."

    Literally there are many great pubs and restaurants just a few metres away. We had a great time. Access to the cottage was easy, and the cottage was warm and cosy and furnished to high standard throughout.

    Reviewed by GrahamJan 2014

  • "Superb property, and a great location."

    It was ideal for us, and we had a great weekend. I could not recommend it highly enough. The owners have done a great job of the refurbishment.

    Reviewed by Michael & PamelaDec 2013

  • "The cottage was cosy and warm, and in the centre of town near restaurants,bars and shops."

    Reviewed by ValDec 2013

  • "A beautiful home in a central location."

    Ideal for a family.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2013

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at this property, and we love everything about it."

    The parking space is a particular bonus in Whitby!

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2013

  • "The accommodation was wonderful and right in the heart of Whitby."

    We loved it! The holiday was really easy to book too, with friendly people on the phone.

    Reviewed by SamMay 2013

  • "Whitby is a great place for a short break."

    Property was finished to a high standard, comfortable and well situated in the town.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2012

  • "Compact but cosy accommodation right in the heart of Whitby, close to main sights and amenities."

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2012

  • "An amazing location, close to everything."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed - we loved the big bath. Great things to see and do in Whitby, we hardly needed to use the car so it was great to have a parking space.

    Reviewed by HeidiJun 2012

  • "Lovely property of a very high standard, fully equipped with everything you could need in a central location."

    Thoughtful touches such as DVDs and music were appreciated, the accommodation really made the holiday a special time.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2012

  • "Brilliant location - the cottage is a five minute walk from everything beautiful Whitby has to offer."

    The cottage was perfect for our weekend break but I would gladly spend a full week there as everything had been thought of - even the vinegar in the cupboard for the obligatory fish and chips!

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2012

  • "We had a great holiday, and we would go again in the future."

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2012

  • "The Old Blacksmith's Workshop was excellent!"

    Reviewed by GarethDec 2011

  • "The cottage is in a lovely central location and is close to all the main parts in whitby."

    The property is beautiful and 'home from home' like. Its furbished to an excellent standard. Very clean and the owner is very friendly & accomodating. Parking space was brilliant.

    Reviewed by GerardOct 2011

  • "A lovely little house."

    Excellent location for all the amenities of Whitby. We had a most enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2011

  • "Great apartment, ideally situated for all of Whitby's attractions."

    Quiet location and a car parking space which is fantastic for Whitby. Would certainly stop at this apartment again and recommend highly to anyone.

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2011

  • "The location to the town and beach could not be better; central but surprisingly quiet."

    Helpful owners of the property too.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2011

  • "Lovely property, excellent location right in the heart of Whitby."

    The parking space was a real advantage. Everything was in perfect condition and we had everything we needed to hand, making a wonderful vacation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2011

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very central and very comfortable and warm."

    I will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2011

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    We are planning our next visit and would recommend the property to others.

    Reviewed by RossanaNov 2010

  • "Whitby is a great location."

    The accommodation was top notch, really comfy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2010

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and some nice little touches from the owners made it most welcoming. My friend and I have already booked again for next year and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2010

  • "Fantastic accommodation finished to a very high standard at a reasonable price and with parking space useful in Whitby."

    Excellent location within walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Our best UK holiday, perfect for families with small children. We loved it all.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2010

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great location in Whitby - couldn't fault the property."

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2010

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed Whitby."

    Plenty of activity, scenery and history and close to many other towns that can be easily visited by bus, train or car. It was a hassle free trip and I would recommend Sykes to others.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2010

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The property

A lovely single-storey, end-terrace Whitby cottage, centrally situated in the historic fishing port of Whitby.

Originally a blacksmith's workshop, this Whitby holiday cottage has been lovingly restored, and stylishly furnished and decorated, including a contemporary open plan living area and two double bedrooms, yet remains cosy and inviting.

This Whitby cottage offers very comfortable accommodation, and has been well equipped to a very high standard.

An array of shops, pubs and restaurants are nearby, as is the fascinating Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and Whitby Abbey with its famous 199 steps.

Stroll around Whitby's picturesque harbour, relax and unwind on the long, sandy beaches or enjoy fish and chips, fresh from the sea!

Explore the area around, including the dramatic North York Moors, the pretty coastal villages including Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, or a trip to Viking York.

A great Whitby holiday cottage at any time of the year.


  • 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

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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 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.

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
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