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Tornado @ Engine Shed

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation in Whitby, just a short walk into town and all amenities."

    We visit Whitby on a regular basis over a lot of years and have stayed in a variety of holiday accommodation and most have been excellent but tornado@engine sheds will take some beating. The accommodation was perfect and well equipped but the steam trains passing by and actually stopping outside the window to change the engine direction was very special. We met Jo on one occasion and she told us all about the history of the engine sheds, she was very knowledgeable, thanks Jo. We had a great time in Tornado and will definitely be back soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eveline5.0Jul 2024

  • "The best apartment we have ever stayed in and we have been going to Whitby for 35 years, All fixtures and finishes were of the highest quality, super king bed , extra large luxurious towels ."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean and came with the added bonus of a secure parking space.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely spacious apartment, very clean and comfortable."

    We enjoyed walking into Whitby on the flat and the parking was an added bonus. It was nice to see the Abbey from the apartment and watch the trains passing (and as no trains passed at night it did not interrupt our sleep).

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Engine Shed is a superb complex very clean and secure, the Tornado was everything we hoped it would be, clean comfortable and very well equipped with everything we could need."

    The views onto the train track were lovely and it was amazing to watch the steam train. The other trains were also great to see and didn't disturb us at all. We had a great stay and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "I don't usually leave feedback about the places i stay, but thought i would about tornado at the engine shed."

    It's a wonderful apartment to stay at, it was amazingley clean the cleaning staff do a great job. The parking is a great bonus in whitby. previous negative comments have been addressed. Ceiling lights not working , not enough kitchen implements, frying pans, freezer needs drfrosting. All these have been addressed, we would love to come back sometime.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Second bedroom is quite cramped with nowhere to sit."

    Large kitchen with lots of empty cupboards, need to invest in new, good quality, utensils especially a non stick frying pan, dishwasher needed rinse aid and probably salts. Freezer needs defrosting.

    Reviewed by Nick3.4Nov 2023

  • "What can I say ."

    What a beautiful place. Would have booked up for next year but it's already booked. Need to book early to get in .fantastic lovely home from home Only thing I can say about this is the pillows are like sand bags lol take Yr own Trying to book in for 2025 fingers crossed

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2023

  • "The en suite bedroom is small and has very little storage for clothes."

    The storage is adequate for a family but not for two couples as was the case with ourselves. This needs to be explained in the guide to the property.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Oct 2023

  • "The property was conveniently located."

    A lovely property well maintained and clean. The welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property is lovely and the house keeper is very friendly."

    Car parking is brilliant given alternative in the area would be difficult. I think a mirror in the second bedroom would be very useful for blow drying hair etc.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you. Tornado@EngineShed was lovely."

    Everything we needed was there and proximity to the town was brilliant. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Exactly as described exactly as pictures portrayed."

    An outstanding property situated in the heart of Whitby. We had a wonderful holiday thankyou. Even the occasional train just added to the ambiance.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely apartment with everything we could possibly need for a delightful stay."

    We stayed over the holiday period and really appreciated the Christmas tree and decorative touches. The apartment is perfectly placed for exploring Whitby. Being near to the harbour meant it was ideal for older family members who could explore the flatter parts of Whitby while younger family members could tackle the abbey steps.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed for 3 nights in Tornado."

    The apartment was 2 bedroomed and finished to a very high standard. Within walking distance to the centre of Whitby. We would definitely recommend and we intend to return at some point next year.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent place however the difference between the 2 bedrooms was a concern because we were 2 couples sharing."

    The en-suite bedroom was very small with the bed against the wall, only a bedside table and no mirror or dressing table to put things on. This could very easily be improved with the addition of a mirror and at least a small table.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Nov 2022

  • "Engine shed Tornado."

    . we had a lovely week staying in this holiday accommodation. Hubby enjoyed seeing the trains go by. And Whitby is a great place to stay. The accommodation was clean and well maintained, the cleaning staff were very friendly, and sorted out a faulty light for us. Yes we hope to return in couple of years.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2022

  • "1. the main TV remote required new batteries 2."

    bedroom TV and DVD remotes need new batteries; the bedroom TV had been repaired in the battery compartment with an attempt to make connection using a piece of can ring pull. 3. Main bathroom floor tiles require grouting, and a lot is missing 4. 2 ceiling lights in kitchen are not working 5. 1 glass tumbler has a chip on lip 6. suggest electrical cut off switch are labelled as to what they supply to. 7. the outside garbage/recycling bins were not emptied all week, they were full on arrival.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is great, well located, beautifully finished and clean and tidy."

    The trains added an extra something - especially for the children. Having parking is an added bonus in a busy seaside town. We would definitely stay again. You may not want to publish this part - the hoover doesn't work - totally full up or something - which made life hard with all the sand and the floors weren't brilliantly hoovered when we arrived either (probably because of the broken hoover). Just small things to remedy to make someone else's stay perfect. Thanks

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property is lovely, and everything was great but I only have 1 problem, and unfortunately it is a big one."

    The Internet comes one and off and even when it is "on" it is VERY slow. To be very clear, the issue is not the router, as the connection to our devices shows a very strong signal. But the internet just does not work all the time, and when it works, it is slow. As I am not from the UK, I depend heavily on the wireless internet to conserve my mobile data charges, so this was a big problem for me. If I have to do any Zoom or video calls (unfortunately I do not), it would be a big problem. I would not recommend this property for someone who needs do remote work. This needs to be resolved. Fortunately, this is the only issue, and besides this the property was great!!!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard and we had a very happy holiday there."

    A perfect base for visiting the area and the comfort of a home away from home.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The apartment was superb and our break was very enjoyable."

    Two improvements would be a handle in the shower and a small shelf on which to place the shower gel. That aside it was very comfortable.

    Hi, We do have portable grab handles that can be fixed in the showers, if you visit again, please ask for them and we'll put them in the shower for you. We will put a shelf in the shower too. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis4.4Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful stay at the Engine Shed."

    The staff we met were very helpful. They were kind enough to let us take our belongings in early.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have been to this holiday accommodation multiple times now."

    We absolutely love the high standard and comfort of the property. Little disappointed that the price had massively increased this year.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Ideally situated in Whitby

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing communication and app."

    property could not have been better

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ideal location, a “welcome” pack most appreciated."

    The property was well situated for local and further afield locations. The steam engines leaving Whitby from right outside the window was magic. The property was well designed to get the most from this opportunity. Bedrooms were very comfortable. Secured parking was greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2021

  • "This is our second visit to the engine shed."

    Amazing. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Great setup. Beautifully clean.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "An amazing experience, great location outstanding facilities would highly recommend."


    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2020

  • "Superb accommodation, fully equipped and located close to everything we wanted to see and do."


    Reviewed by Con4.7Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation with great location (5 minute walk into town)."

    Safe and secure underground car park. High quality fixtures and fittings. Well equipped kitchen including washer/dryer, coffee machine and dish washer. My husband always grades accommodation on the shower and this one was ranked very highly, as it was a double walk-in power shower with overhead and standard shower heads! The only downfall I would say is the storage in the second bedroom as the wardrobe is very small. Would thoroughly recommend the Tornado accommodation.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Sep 2020

  • "These are just suggestions to the owners to improve their already lovely apartments even more."

    In the shower, a shelf or shower caddy would be handy, so shampoo, shower gel etc can be easily got at. In the second bedroom closet, a vacuum cleaner & bucket where housed which would be inconvenient for anyone trying to hang clothes. I noticed recess areas in the corridors & would suggest doors are fitted to these areas & the vacuum cleaners etc could be stored there instead, thus freeing up the closet space.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a really good holiday in Tornado, which has been very nicely converted."

    Future bookers should be aware that it’s not just steam engines that go right past (at a reasonable time), but mainline trains also go past from not long after 6am. If you’re a light sleeper, there is very little chance of sleeping in! The mattress might be a bit firm for some. The only facility we missed (and had to buy) was a cafetière, as we drink decaffeinated coffee. Otherwise we had everything we needed. The Engine Shed is in a good location for walking into the centre of Whitby and the ability to park under cover was much appreciated, especially as it was raining when we had to pack up to leave.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Aug 2020

  • "An amazing apartment."

    Very clean and thoughtful welcome pack. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely space with everything you need."

    Comfortable beds and lovely fixture and fittings. Only suggestion I would make is to put up a blind at the internal window between the bedroom and lounge to afford some privacy to the occupants of the bedroom. Otherwise it was perfect and the parking although it felt tight was very secure and manageable even with a 4x4. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very easy to book and it exceeded expectations on everything."

    Will be booking again

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2020

  • "We were a party of 4 adults and stayed in Tornado."

    The kitchen/lounge was lovely as was the bathrooms. The garage facility was excellent and the welcome hamper was a lovely surprise. The twin bedroom whilst the furnishings were very nice, the lack of anywhere to put clothes proved a problem. There was a cupboard which could have used as a wardrobe but was full with a vacuum cleaner, clothes airer and and bedding. The main bedroom was beautiful but once again the wardrobe was full of a high chair, a cot and spare bedding. We feel this apartment was more suitable for a family than 4 adults. We did however enjoy our stay and perhaps we would chose a different apartment on our next visit.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Feb 2020

  • "Had a fantastic little break in the tornado."

    The apartment had everything we needed plus more. The location was perfect and my kids loved watching the trains go by. The only problem we had was the lock on the front door, it was just a twist lock on the inside. I have a child with autism who likes to wander so would recommend having some sort of bolt at the top of the door that can't be reached. Other than that was perfect.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2020

  • "Brilliant location and accommodation."

    . lovely apartment.. very stylish..the only criticism is that the second bedroom didn't have a wardrobe even though a rail would have fitted in the cupboard and didn't have a mirror on wall.. otherwise excellent.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jan 2020

  • "The chesterfield sofa's look amazing, in reality they are awful to relax on, you slip off them unless you sit bolt upright rigid."

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic apartment, only 5 minutes walk from the centre."

    Only draw back was the gorgeous carpets in the communal areas, we took our boots off at the entrance when we’d been out walking, that’s how nice the place is. If we ever went back to Whitby that would be our first choice. The apartment was very well equipped & the gift basket on arrival was a very welcome surprise. The tornado apartment has a huge bath, loved it, you could nearly swim laps in it.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Dec 2019

  • "An excellent location for the centre of Whitby, however the location postcode took us to a car park on the other side of the railway line."

    As it was dark when we arrived it was not clear where the door for the accommodation was located. In the main bedroom the curtains were not thick enough to keep the bright lights of the railway station and car park from making the room feel light. The lounge area had crumbs on the sofa and there was lipstick on the wine glasses. On the positive side excellent place to relax and although next to a railway line there was only 3 local trains that went past. Bathroom and cooking facilities were excellent and security was also good. I would recommend this accommodation and it would be 10/10 if I did not have to write the negative bits above.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Nov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    Pros Spotless, safe and secure parking, location, welcome pack, general layout/appliances were great Cons Frosted window in bedroom-if you put the living room light on it up the bedroom, no storage in bedroom, clothes horse and hoover in there, bannister coming down the commumial hall was not secure, screws were coming out. Minor point, the sofas weren't very comfortable. Seems like there are loads of negatives, they were really only minor, it was a fantastic place and we would definitely stay again. Have already recommended it.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely location very comfortable hosts had thought of everything even flowers ..."

    Lovely location very comfortable hosts had thought of everything even flowers on arrival wonderful apartment amazing watching trains outside lounge coming in very enjoyable stay in whitby

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely high class accommodation."

    Very clean and great location

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2019

  • "A very high standard of holiday apartments, with excellent parking and extremely accommodating helpful owner Peter whom is working hard to make this a great holiday base."

    The welcome pack and greeting was a great start to our 10 nights. The owner was really helpful regarding parking as our car was too tall for the parking with the roof top box. Everything was a high standard and thought out with care. A good supply of towels, including tea towels and kitchen hand towel, toilet rolls and kitchen rolls, hand wash, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid all helpful on saving space in the car. A washer dryer that actually works well and good sized cooking facilities. The view of the trains were excellent - the first train is after 8am and then finish well before little ones need their bed - would be great treat for a real steam enthusiast. The location was really good with children walking most places and had a break from driving. First time staying in Whitby and would definitely look for these apartments first if we returned to Whitby. We really appreciated the bath in this apartment (the only one in the engine shed). On an extra positive note for families, the owner provided the best cot and additional mattress for it that we have her had in years of travelling with little ones. There is a co-op around the corner which opens late - very handy. The accommodation lives up to the pictures in this case. The only problem will be whether they are available in the future and we want to book again. A lovely holiday enjoyed by all of us.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Aug 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower, WC, hand basin and towel rail, 1 x king-size zip/link bed (available on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in-shower, WC, hand basin, towel rail
  • Open-plan sitting/kitchen/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Secure off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 0.01 miles, Shops 0.2 miles
  • Please note there is one stairwell leading to the property that has 12 steps in a U-shape.

The property

Resting in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire lies the tastefully converted historic grade II listed Engine Shed.

Named after the famous steam train, Tornado is a wonderful ground-floor apartment overlooking Whitby’s steam railway and is a marvellous base for exploring the coast of Yorkshire with family or friends.

This wonderful retreat boasts contemporary styling with an open-plan living space combining a kitchen, living and dining area as the hub of the property.

The modern kitchen with glass splash backs, mood lighting, quartz work surfaces and superb appliances add to the feeling of quality throughout ensuring that you can cook a delicious meal at home before relaxing into your evening, with a Smart TV to keep you entertained.

Completing the interior are two well-presented bedrooms, one with a smart glass window comprising of a super-king-size with an en-suite, and an additional super-king-size bedroom with Smart TV.

Enjoying a central position within the seaside town of Whitby, this apartment is ideal for a family holiday to the Yorkshire coast.

The local area of Whitby is a great place to spend your summer holidays, with an array of eateries, tourist attractions, and all important pubs, you won’t be stuck for activities to entertain the whole family.

Please note the car park is located on the first floor and people with mobility restrictions are advised to choose first floor accommodation.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 998757, 998766, 1002242, 1002243, 1002244, 1002245, 1002246, 1002247, 1002248, 1007892, together sleeping up to 32 people.

The Engine Shed Apartments

Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the bustling centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. The accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the majestic North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions. Such attractions include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and the Whalebone Arch, offering something to suit all ages and tastes. During a summer’s month, head to the beach where you will find a glorious stretch of sand which offers opportunities for swimming and fishing or brush up on the local history further by climbing the famous 199 steps to discover the ruins of the Abbey which overlooks the town and coast. Further afield is the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, the resort town of Scarborough and the moorland of the National Park which offers a magnitude of walks upon wooded river valleys and breath-taking scenery. The Engine Shed apartments promise a superb base to celebrate any occasion and to explore this wonderful location with all your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Please note there is one stairwell leading to the property that has 12 steps in a U-shape.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas