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The Shipwrights

(Ref. 1961)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, well equipped & warm, great location"

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thought it was the perfect place"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "So glad we close this for our break in Whitby, have stayed at several houses in the area and this blows away the competition!"

    Parking, lots of space, cosy, comfortable (fab sofa!), clean and a short stroll into town, absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much to the lovely owners who went above and beyond, we'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a modern, clean and very well equipped house."

    It was warm and comfortable which was appreciated by our family during quite a wet week! The location is excellent; just a 15 minute level walk from the swing bridge in Whitby. We hardly used the cars during our stay. We shall certainly book the property again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Oct 2023

  • "Our multi- generational family group had a fabulous time in Whitby and The Shipwrights was the perfect base."

    It is the most comprehensively stocked house we have had stayed in. Everything was thought of and it made our stay so easy and relaxed. Spotlessly clean and very spacious. My in laws from Germany were amazed at the location, space and amenities. The highlight for them was watching the steam train leave the station at 10am each morning after breakfast. Location was incredibly quiet: we barely saw or heard a thing all week from the house. We would definitely recommend this house. We are just sorry that we may not have the news of a large house again. (teenage children who are not keen to holiday with parents for much longer). Thank you to The Shipwrights.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a wonderful weekend in Whitby."

    I was looking for a holiday cottage with parking for 2 cars and 2 bathrooms so had limited choice. The property far exceeded my expectations, everything we needed, quiet, clean, able to walk into town and we all wanted to smuggle the sofas home with us.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second stay in Shipwrights and we plan to stay again in the future."

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with very high standard of facilities"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property, very clean and plenty of space."

    The kids loved the little park just across the road and the PlayStation in the ground floor sitting room. Definitely would recommend for a large family

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2023

  • "The Shipwrights is within easy walking distance of the old part of Whitby, with the added benefit of 2 parking spaces."

    It's bright, spacious and well equipped and has an attractive enclosed garden. We would definitely return to this property and recommend it for larger family groups.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2023

  • "Well equipped, homely house, perfect location for Whitby, great communication from owner"

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a fabulous mini break at The Shipwrights, the property was very comfortable and warm and in a really good location just a short walk from the centre of Whitby."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Second stay in the house."

    The only downside is that no take always will deliver to the house. Tried to order from six.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Nov 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very well located and within 10 minutes of walking we were in town, the two parking spaces were a saving grace particularly as the weekend we stayed was for the gothic experience. The accommodation was perfect for our group. Loved it so much we have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house is in a superb position for a large family to stay in Whitby with easy access on foot to the town and beach."

    One mile in a car for supermarket shopping.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent position for easy access to Whitby plus good location for local walks."

    Property was spotless and had all amenities you could wish for; a summer holiday for the family to remember - thanks

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay."

    Shipwrights was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The garden was tidy and clean. Great to have parking for 2 cars. No complaints from any of us! Had a lovely time and hope to return!

    Reviewed by Deb5.0May 2022

  • "This was the third time that we had booked The Shipwrights but because of Covid the first opportunity to stay there."

    We were not disappointed. The location is excellent and close to the many busy attractions of Whitby. There were four adults and two children in our party and there was ample room and comfort for all of us. As advertised, every thing that we required was provided and the two parking spaces so close to the town were very much appreciated. I would have no second thoughts about returning to The Shipwrights.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful house with everything we could have ever needed."

    Spotlessly clean and beds comfortable. A great location and excellent communication - we will definately be recommending to others!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay had everything we needed, a short walk from the center & two parking spaces which is great for Whitby."

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely town house over three floors, plenty of room for 8 adults."

    Warm and comfortable with everything you need for your stay. This is a great location for Whitby and exploring the surrounding Yorkshire coast. All of our party with and age range spanning from their 20s to 70s had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2022

  • "House was lovely and clean, plenty of room for us all."

    Liked how much storage there was with plenty of clothes hangers! Everything we needed, or could have needed, was available, which is a relief with the kids! Only issue were that the beds were a bit noisy and when the water was on it made the pipes bang. It didn't effect us too much though. Would come back to stay.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Dec 2021

  • "Enjoyed our break in a lovely property."

    Everything was fine and would recommend iit We will book again

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is well situated to Whitby town centre, close enough that you can walk into town but not too close so that you get disturbed by people coming and going."

    The cottage is nice, the only downside is that they don’t provide towels which means you have to pack them which is a bulky item to put in your suitcase. A lot of the floorboards make noises when you walk on them, this could do with being looked at really because it noisy in both the room you are in and on the floor below you, i.e. if someone is walking around on the middle floor and someone is trying to sleep in the bottom bedroom it can wake them up or disturb them if they are having a rest.

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable, clean & tidy."

    Would definitely stay again. Highly recommended. All the equipments you would need for a comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent House great location a real home from home everything you need is ..."

    Excellent House great location a real home from home everything you need is close by this is our third visit to this property and we have another brilliant holiday

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2021

  • "We just love Whitby."

    The Shipwrights Campion Dock is perfectly placed, just a short walk from the center. High standard accommodation, clean, well maintained and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2021

  • "A quiet location with easy access to the town ."

    Good for an evening stroll to the local pub and to restaurants in the town. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely property, close to the town."

    Everything how we expected it to be. The park is so close that our older kids could just go out and play and we could keep an eye on them from the windows.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "Situated in excellent spot for everything."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    The town of Whitby was within walking distance and the cottage's location meant it was easy to get to all the attractions that the area has to offer. The owners and cleaners were cheerful and very helpful. Altogether, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Sep 2020

  • "We are confident with the descriptions and standards and service from Sykes."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house has everything you could need for your holiday, we have 2 small children and it was perfect."

    The little play area opposite the house was a real benefit as well. We have re booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had stayed here before and enjoyed the location and facilities."

    Even better this time with a new reclining sofa in the lounge. It was easy to get in touch with the owner to arrange arrival etc. All good, well be back, Whitby is Fab!! Many thanks :)

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely house very spacious everything you could want and need was at your fingertips."

    Would visit again. Close to town centre. Excellent. Very nice owner I asked for stair gates and when we arrived the we all set up and ready.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely property in a position very convenient for a 15 minute stroll into the heart of Whitby."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2019

  • "Location was great."

    Facilities provided were great and beyond expectations. Puzzles and games provided to suit all ages, toilet rolls in each of the two bathrooms and the toilet, handsoap, bath mats, washing up liquid and cloths etc. Dishwasher and tablets. Washing machine and dryer in a separate utility room, we are so happy not to be doing endless amounts of washing on our return home. There's a rotary washing line in the garden and an indoor airer for when it's wet outside. An iron and ironing board. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils. A full sized fridge freezer. Table and chairs to seat 8. Will be sure to return someday.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2019

  • "The Shipwrights cottage was perfect, 3 couples, plenty of space for everyone, lots of pots, pans, cutlery, plates and glasses."

    Excellent location, a 10 minute walk to the heart of Whitby. We would definately stay there again if we go back to that area.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was our fourth time of staying at The Shipwrights and it was excellent as usual."

    We always have a great time and this year did not disappoint. Hopefully we'll all be back next year.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "A fantastic place to stay for a family or large group."

    We found a haven in Whitby in this house.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0May 2019

  • "Brilliant large family house, everything you need, excellent location, parking ..."

    Brilliant large family house, everything you need, excellent location, parking for 2 cars, our 1st visit but it wont be the last

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2019

  • "The park opposite the house was great for the children and the house was just what we needed for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great family house, lots of space."

    Great location, well equipped and spotless.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage/property was excellent, well equipped, great location and only 12mins walk to the swing bridge."

    No need to go to the harbour to crab. The crabbing off the marina, 100yards away, was brilliant. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellently maintained property - clean and welcoming."

    Kitchen is fully equipped and has enough cutlery, glasses, cups, saucers, plates and dishes for a full household. Location is perfect as it is only a 10 minute walk down a slight gradient from the house to the swing bridge that leads into the centre of town. There is a short cut on the way back that bypasses the steps outside the house. The property has a book containing useful information, contact details and recommendations for dining out. Our party was made up of two couples, one child, a 21 year old and a 78 year old. The ground floor bedroom is ideal for an older person who cannot manage too many stairs and there is a toilet next door. The utility room on the ground floor gives access to the garden and has a washing machine and dryer. The first floor kitchen is excellent for getting together over food and we found it ideal for playing trivial pursuit. The only thing we could criticise is the TV and lounge furniture - the TV crackled sometimes and although the sofa is comfortable it was easy to slip down into a horizontal position and often difficult to get up from. This would not stop me from booking this property again but I would hope the sofa is replaced in the not too distant future. An excellent holiday property in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Sep 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Beautiful cottage. Would defineately use again

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Shipwright’s is a lovely place for a holiday."

    Located conveniently for the centre of Whitby, it is clean, bright and comfortable. The owners are friendly and responsive. We had a great week. Thank you, Shipwright’s. If I had a gripe, I would like to be bombarded with fewer emails from Sykes. Ideally, none at all would be nice. This is, of course, no criticism of the Shipwright’s itself. BG

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous property in a great location, comfortable / clean and well appointed."

    It’s the best accommodation we have stayed in. We particularly appreciated a spacious house suitable for our extended family of all ages, with parking in a quiet location only a short walk from town. Our children loved playing in the small park opposite, which made getting them ready on a morning a speedy pleasure! We would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2018

  • "We are not keen on the Friday to Friday booking as it means facing rush hour traffic which is particularly bad on a bank holiday weekend."

    A Saturday start would be much more preferable.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2018

  • "The holiday home was not clean, we had to wash all the pots we needed to use, the food bowels had dried food in the cups where stained."

    there are cobwebs in the bathrooms, the radiators were dirty so were the stair banisters the whole place needed a good clean. finger prints on everything greasey ones all over the kitchen ****************** Owner response: ****************** We are sorry that your experience was not up to our usual high standards. Previous feedback has shown that cleanliness is something we strive for and care about. Your feedback has helped us to re-focus on this aspect to ensure our future guest's experience is excellent.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Apr 2018

  • "We went to Whitby because prices in Anglesey were ridiculous compared to previous years - can't see us returning to Anglesey anytime soon as Whitby was great."

    Reviewed by Colm4.8Feb 2018

  • "Great location the house has everything you need,would return in the future"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The house was amazing."

    Well equipped, clean, fantastic location, free parking and wifi and an unexpected welcome pack. Even the heating was on when we arrived making it so cosy.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2017

  • "The Property is well situated and within walking distance of the town and all amenities."

    It is a clean and comfortable property and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 2017

  • "Helpful landlord - our kettle broke and he replaced it immediately!"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2016

  • "The only small criticism we had of an otherwise excellent, very well equipped and located holiday house was that the main sitting room was not sympathetically furnished for us."

    We were a family party of 6 who wanted to spend evenings playing board & card games together. The bulky sitting room furniture would probably be ideal for tv/dvd watching, but was a bit unforgiving for us. All other furnishings were excellent, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend 'The Shipwrights'.

    Reviewed by Ms Celia4.8Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor adult bunks, 1 x ground floor double
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor fitted kitchen with dining area and sitting room with plasma flame-effect gas fire (seats 6)
  • Ground floor sitting room
  • Hall
  • Utility room.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (please bring own cot bedding), highchair and stairgates on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A delightfully modern, end-terrace townhouse, situated in the lovely town of Whitby.

Located just a short, riverside walk from all the town's amenities and the charming sea front, this contemporary accommodation boasts four bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and two sitting rooms, making the property ideal for both groups of friends and family alike.

The surrounding area offers a good variety of east coast attractions to explore, including Robin Hood's Bay with its quaint streets and alleyways and nearby Scarborough.

Alternatively, guests can enjoy a day at the beach, a trip into town or the chance to take in the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors.

A great property providing the ideal base at any time of year!

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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