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The Shipwrights

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1961)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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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93 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our break in a lovely property."

    Everything was fine and would recommend iit We will book again

    Reviewed by TerenceNov 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 JohnOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable, clean & tidy."

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

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 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 HelenSep 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 JacquelineAug 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 AnnJun 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 RachelMay 2021

  • "Situated in excellent spot for everything."

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 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 DebSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 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 ZoeJul 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 AndrewMar 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 HelenNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 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 LorraineAug 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 KeithJun 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 SusanMay 2019

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

    We found a haven in Whitby in this house.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 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 BrendaApr 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 EmmaMar 2019

  • "Great family house, lots of space."

    Great location, well equipped and spotless.

    Reviewed by KathMar 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 LeonaOct 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 TanyaSep 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Beautiful cottage. Would defineately use again

    Reviewed by GarySep 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 AndrewAug 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 LouiseJun 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 PhilMay 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 MichaelApr 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 ColmFeb 2018

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

    Reviewed by MarieAug 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 RyanMar 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 CarolynJan 2017

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

    Reviewed by ClareAug 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 CeliaAug 2016

  • "The Shipwrights had everything we needed close by."

    There was good parking right outside the front door, a lovely lounge where we could all sit and relax, and a good kitchen with a table large enough for us all to sit and craft. A lovely house we loved visiting.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2016

  • "Lovely house with plenty of room for 8."

    Next to Whitby Harbour about 5 mins walk to the town. The house was lovely and clean, plenty of space for everyone (we took 4 adults and 4 children). A very comfortable stay. Parking for 2 cars on site. Nice dining kitchen which was well equipped. Bathrooms were very nice too. Would recommend to any large group, thank you.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2015

  • "The property was ideal, we were 5 adults & one 3 year old."

    There was plenty of space and it was fully equipped.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2015

  • "Lots of space for 6 adults and one three year old to comfortably spend the week together."

    Kitchen well equipped and the house was clean & tidy. Will recommend to family & friends.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2015

  • "This is a Lovely property in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2015

  • "A very nice house which was well furnished and decorated."

    Had lots of space for our group of 7. In an excellent location, a nice 10 minute walk to/from Whitby town. I will definitely book this property again, it was great.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2015

  • "The Shipwrights is great for a group, we were a party of seven and it was superb for us."

    Very clean, cosy, well equipped and within easy walking distance of the town centre. The two parking spaces are a real bonus too. Overall, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LeighFeb 2015

  • "Property was very warm and comfortable."

    In a quiet area but only a 10 min walk into town. The landlord was extremely helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2015

  • "Fantastic place to stay - has everything you could possibly want or need."

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2014

  • "It had everything we needed for a great break with family and friends."

    We usually prefer an older property but this house suited our need perfectly We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2013

  • "Very close to town centre."

    Property itself was beautiful and the layout suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2013

  • "It was a lovely, had everything we needed."

    It had lots of character, and made you feel at home.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2013

  • "Lovely house with plenty of space."

    Very comfortable with all amenities.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2013

  • "Our party ranged from 66 to 2 years old."

    The house catered for the needs of all of us eg space, safety and special child stuff, warmth and peace and privacy for those of later years. The simple, yet stylish, décor and the easy to clean surfaces suited us all perfectly.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2013

  • "Perfect large family/mixed group accommodation, although the stairs were a bit of a strain on our elderly relatives (who struggle with stairs anyway)."

    Accommodation had a lovely 'home from home' feel about it. Excellent location.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2013

  • "Property was spacious."

    Situated close to local amenities. A warm and clean property.

    Reviewed by JakkiApr 2013

  • "The property felt really homely and was really well equipped."

    Reviewed by HazelJan 2013

  • "Lovely property had everything we needed."

    Ideal location, would highly recommend and will hopefully be returning soon.

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2012

  • "Great place to stay, first class house -all aspects to a very good standard, lots of room, very good value."

    Really good base for walking into Whitby and touring North Yorkshire. The weather was very kind.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2012

  • "The accommodation was beautifully decorated and very clean."

    Proximity to the centre of Whitby a huge bonus. Kids loved the park across the road.

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2012

  • "The Shipwrights was a great holiday home."

    Children's playground directly opposite, brand new Sainsburys just around the corner and home of the most fabulous fish & chips...what more could you want?

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2012

  • "This was our second visit which we thoroughly enjoyed."

    The location is perfect with 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 6. We will most certainly be returning as there is a small play area apposite the house where you can actually sit and watch the children from the living room window.

    Reviewed by DoreenAug 2012

  • "The location of The Shipwrights is great - nice and quiet, easy access arrangements, short walk to centre and attractions as well as the bonus of parking for two cars."

    We have stayed in a few places in Whitby and for the standard and the budget this is the best yet.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2012

  • "This property is ideally situated in a quiet location within walking distance of Whitby town centre."

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2012

  • "The local area was lovely, the house was lovely and the people were friendly!"

    Reviewed by KirstyDec 2011

  • "The property was exactly as advertised, very clean, comfortable and walking distance from the town centre."

    Whitby is an ideal place for an interesting break.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2011

  • "This accommodation was safe for our little ones."

    They could be confined in the garden and the safety gates inside made our holiday more relaxing. We felt like we had our own private part of Whitby, away from the hussle and bussle!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2011

  • "The cottage was spacious, comfortable and had a nice garden The two parking spaces was a real luxury in Whitby."

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2011

  • "Whitby was excellent as usual and the house was equally excellent and in an ideal position for walking around Whitby."

    That we had to come home is the only downfall.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2011

  • "Ideal modern property - plenty of room, great games room, utility room is an added bonus, everything we needed was to hand."

    Great for parking and walking into centre which is about a 10 minute walk. Great kids playground opposite. Had a great stay and would definitely recommend to others especially those with families.

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2011

  • "The position of the property was ideal for walking into the old and new part of town."

    The property was very clean - I usually wash all crockery before using when I rent a cottage but I did not do so in this case!

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2011

  • "A good location."

    Great accommodation, all the party were very pleased. We would book again and recommend it to any one.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2011

  • "A very pleasant house in a great location."

    We had an excellent short break.

    Reviewed by ShaunJan 2011

  • "Very comfortable spacious accommodation."

    Location excellent for exploring Whitby and for avoiding Whitby's traffic problems!

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2010

  • "Clean and well maintained house which acted as a good base for activities."

    Easy walk into Whitby and the beach from the property - enough to do in and around Whitby to keep the family entertained for the week.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2010

  • "Ease of walking into Whitby centre."

    The house would accommodate 3 generations of family comfortably. Ease of parking two cars. Quiet residential area with a play area for young children.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2010

  • "Excellent family accommodation in a quiet neighbourhood overlooking the River Eske."

    Beautifully planned and planted courtyard garden. Play area opposite ideal for small children. Excellent meal at 'The Red Chard' in Whitby.

    Mrs TomkysApr 2010

  • "Well what can I say, another excellent holiday at The Shipwrights."

    This is becoming a second home to me, ideal location. The accommodation is second to none and I have already recommended this property to friends and family. Thank you again for making our holiday perfect.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2009

  • "The house was very large, even for 8 of us."

    The large table in the kitchen was a real focus point for all the family to gather at different times. It was also situated in a lovely area within 10 mins walk to the main part of Whitby.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2009

  • "Excellent, quiet location with easy access to both town and countryside."

    Reviewed by William & MoiraSep 2009

  • "The property was in a good location."

    It was clean, spacious and comfortable; a joy to return to in the evening.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2009

  • "Property was of a very high standard."

    Very child friendly. There was also a fenced playground just opposite the property. Lots of room for a large party. A short walk into the centre of Whitby.

    Reviewed by LynseyJul 2009

  • "We enjoyed the property very much & would have no hesitation on returning or recommending the property."

    Reviewed by LynnetteJun 2009

  • "The address was ideally situated for easy access to the "hub" of Whitby itself, with a walk of only 10/15 minutes in total to reach the beautiful shops/restaurants of the town itself."

    The " Shipwrights ", being a mere few years old was an ideal "base" as reflected in many of its former visitors comments in its " visitors book " and is one that i'd wholeheartedly recommend. Not wishing to sound like a " raincoat " train enthusiast, I recommend a steam driven train journey on the old line from Pickering to Grosmount...its superb!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2009

  • "I have stayed at many holiday homes over the years and I think that the Shipwrights in Whitby is one of the best, its location is ideal for everything you want to do on your holiday."

    The Shipwrights really made our holiday, the owners of this property take time to make sure that everything is just right.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2009

  • "Small playground opposite house is very useful."

    Mister Chips is a great place to eat out.

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2009

  • "Great location, plenty of space, good parking."

    Mrs MoodyMar 2009

  • "Great break and a fantastic house for large family or groups etc."

    I will use this property again, I was that pleased.

    Mr DixonFeb 2009

  • "This visit was made all the more special by the location and high standards of The Shipwrights."

    It is ideally situated close to Whitby Town, close enough to walk and see all the nearby attractions. A fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by MartinJan 2009

  • "The cottage was in a particularly good location and extremely well set out."

    A five minute walk to the centre of Whitby but far enough out to be a peaceful family location.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2008

  • "The locality of the house and the high standard of property."

    The extra amenity of the playground opposite.

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2008

  • "The Shipwrights house was in a lovely location just a short walk from Whitby."

    The house was presented to a very high standard and equipped with everything we needed to make our stay trouble free.

    Reviewed by GlennAug 2008

  • "The property was within close reach of the town so no need to use the car."

    The house was large enough to accomodate 8 of us comfortably. Very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2008

  • "Shipwrights is a fantastic family holiday home."

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2008

  • "The weather was good, the property was well equipped, very clean and had everything you could need."

    Reviewed by GlenysNov 2007

  • "The house was absolutely first class and in a great location near Whitby centre and the harbour."

    Reviewed by NigelNov 2007

  • "Never been to that area before so was good to explore new territory."

    Loved Whitby and York.

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2007

  • "...Within walking distance to the town centre/beach etc, yet in a peaceful, private development"

    . A most attractive courtyard garden with BBQ facilities.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2007

  • "I was on holiday with my elderly mother and three sisters."

    The house was extremely convenient for us. We could leave my mother in the house whilst we walked into town. Whitby is an interesting little town, and has some interesting shops. It is a good base for exploring Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2007

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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!


  • 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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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