Holiday home Mallard Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached cottage set on the outskirts of Whitby in North Yorkshire. With one ground floor twin with en-suite wet room and one mezzanine king-size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. There's also an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner, while outside, there is an enclosed patio garden with furniture, plus off road parking for one car. Mallard Cottage is light and modern, offering fantastic accommodation for couples, small families and guests with limited mobility. Minimum 3 night stay
Accomodation Details Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
Area Whitby in North Yorkshire remains one of the regions most popular tourist hotspots, and with good reason. The town is at the mouth of the River Esk, and this old fishing port retains mush character in its winding streets and hidden alleys. There is a picturesque harbour, sandy beach and the famous Whitby Abbey. Close to other seaside destinations such as Scarborough, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby is also ideally placed for heading inland and exploring the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.
Region The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Amenities Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Cottage next to secondary school and small caravan park, some traffic noise can be heard at approx 8.45am and 3.40pm during the week. Note: *Electric Vehicle Charging:we do not have Electric Vehicle Charging points, the use of Domestic Chargers ('granny chargers' or 'trickle
chargers') or any kind of extension lead is expressly forbidden at our
properties. Nearest EV charging point is located at Tesco Superstore, York Street
Mallard cottage is well located being 10 /15 mins walk from Whitby
Harbour. Its was very clean, homely and well equipped with quality kichen appliances
However the king matteress needs replacing as uncomfortable (lumps and bumps) and is sunken in the middle causing roll together (we are not big people)
Also the TV/DVD is poor quality with limited channels.
The proximity to the school was not an issue for us as the buses arrive around 8.30am and we were up by then.
However we had a bin collection on the Tuesday morning at 6.30am ( Green waste) then again on Wednesday morning at 6.30am ( general waste) Then again on the Friday morning for whatever reason again at 6.30am! The bins are placed under the window of the downstairs bedroom maybe moving them to nearer the site entrance would help.
This being said we had a enjoyable stay and would return
We have been holidaying at these cottages for several years and never had any problems.. we will be going back again
Mr Stevens, September 2020
A lovely cottage that was exceptionally clean and with all the amenities you could think of.. They have really thought carefully about what people need to make their holiday enjoyable and as hassle free as possible.
The wooden finish adds to its charm and as I say they have really thought of everything which in the current situation is reassuring.
The cottage is located next to the Cinder track and a short walk to the harbour, town and a little further to the beach making it ideal for getting about either on bike or on foot.
The only downside was the master bed which either needs replacing or repairing as it dips in the middle which means our nights sleep wasn't as comfortable as it could have been.
Overall we had a fabulous stay and were very comfortable and loved our Staycation. Thank you Skyes and thank you owners of the Mallard Cottage.
Mrs Corbett, July 2020
A gem of a get-away place, well situated in Whitby, this was our second visit and won't be our last!
Mr Collier, January 2020
The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely sight to greet us.. We could not fault any aspect of the cottage,and enjoyed our time so much we have booked for next Christmas.
The cottage was exactly as depicted, in a great location - just a short walk from Whitby town. So much to see and do in Whitby we will need to visit again.
This is a very good property at which to stay despite the fact that if you walk into town then you face some hard climbs to get home.. (Taxi is about £5) It has a great aspect from the patio over toward the Abbey......perfect for sitting out on a warm night (which we unfortunately did not get!) with a glass of wine (which I did get!). It is a very convenient location for the moors and for the coastal run via Robin Hood's Bay (a must visit) down to Scarborough.
A fixed shower and curtain would be beneficial in the upstairs bathroom. A better tin opener in the kitchen would be a good idea (I had to resort to my Swiss Army knife at one point). These are quite minor issues. I am notorious for being stingy with my responses to surveys but overall I would rate Mallard at 9.9.
I am likely to be back in Whitby for the WW2 weekend in October but unfortunately Mallard is already booked. Pity.
For the gastronomes I can recommend Magpie; Marine; and Fisherman's Wife.
Mrs Stevenson Cocker
The mattress was very old, hard and the springs kept popping.. Other than that ruining our sleep it was a nice cottage
We loved staying at Mallard Cottage.. The location is great and close to the marina. Facilities were good with everything a family may need for a stay at a cottage.
The kids loved playing hide & seek and the mezzanine bedroom.
I’d suggest taking slippers as the floor tiles were food but other than that we really enjoyed staying there. Will definitely book again.
The booking process is really straightforward and easy, we were kept informed from start to finish.. The cottage was excellent and in a really good location as stated on the website. Would definitely recommend using this company.
We shared the experience with friends who were equally impressed with the location, facilities and comfort of the cottage..
The only issue we had was with the tv.. The signal was extremely poor on certain channels so was very limited as regards which programmes to watch.
Mallard Cottage was ideal for myself and the couple with me who had limited mobility.. It was easy to collect the keys, and instructions for this were clear. The cottage itself was a touch difficult to find and a location map would have helped as the sat nav took us to the opposite side of the bridge. The Cottage was really delightful - clean, warm and well equipped, and just wonderful to relax in once the journey to the venue was complete. The beds were comfortable and the property gave panoramic views of Whitby, including the Abbey and St Mary’s Church in the distance. It was excellent to have dedicated parking right next the Cottage and the door of the property, which made loading and unloading the car a breeze. Whilst there is a school in close proximity we were informed prior to hiring the Cottage that this was the case, and this matter gave no cause for concern at all at the Cottage. We spent a couple of days visiting friends and relatives, and I was able to walk into town very easily from the Cottage, to enjoy shopping and soaking up the marvellous atmosphere of the town, and could easily have walked to see friends living in the area. We had a really amazing stay enhanced by the facilities at, and the convenience of Mallard Cottage. We would certainly recommend the venue to others and plan to return in the future ourselves.
Fantastic little cottage, beautifully fitted out, high end appliances - en suite for both bedrooms huge bonus! 10 minute walk to the town, glorious weather fabulous holiday - thank you
A nice clean little cottage.. Like most cottages we have booked that sleep 4 we find only 4 seats, it would be nice to have larger or an extra seat to relax more. We could only find 1 tea towel and could not find the clove to open the log burner. But saying this, it is still a lovely cottage.
Excellent location for Whitby and the surrounding area.. Well finished and very comfortable cottage kept immaculately clean. Would recommend to family and friends and consider booking again.
Mallard Cottage was extremely well equipped and in a fantastic position for walking into Whitby.
Excellent cottage one of the best
The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It was very convenient to walk into Whitby and to visit other coastal towns.
Excellent facilities and easy walks into Whitby.
Absolutely fantastic. Great location and lovely place.
I was amazed by the high standards in this property. Everywhere was immaculate. All furnishings and appliances were to the highest standard and again immaculate. It was an absolute pleasure to cook in this kitchen. The photos simply do not do it justice and the owner clearly takes a lot of pride in this property; everything is well thought out and beautifully designed / maintained. It was a genuine delight to stay here, the perfect holiday home, in the perfect location.
A good location with a short walk into Whitby and it was great to come back to the cottage where it was bright, airy, clean and warm with no distractions. Overall excellent accommodation, would reuse if going back to Whitby.
Great location just on the hill to Whitby, right on the cinder track for anyone wanting to cycle or walk; a quick walk to town and rail station. Nice house, very clean. We were very happy with our stay.
Mr Mrs Robson
Liked the property and the location - perfect for exploring Whitby and the surrounding area. Very comfortable and a high quality specification.
The cottage was excellent, very comfortable and well maintained. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
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