Self-Catering Whitby

The Shipwrights Whitby, North Yorkshire

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From: €525 weekly Guests 8 Rooms 4 Bathroom 2

Key Features

  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • By the sea

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
A short walk along the river will take you from this charming property to the town's facilities. Situated at the end of a terrace, this cottage has been decorated and furnished to a high and modern standard throughout. It has enough sleeping accommodation for up to eight people, offering a contemporary base for large families or a group of friends. To the rear there is a garden in which you can enjoy a glass of wine during the summer. In winter, central heating and a plasma flame-effect fire keep the cold firmly at bay, making this an ideal base at any time of year.

Accomodation Details
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.

Whitby is one of the most popular locations in North Yorkshire. Situated close to the River Esk it spans up the coast amongst some of the region's finest scenery. The town is rich with historical landmarks and the coastal waters give way to fossils which you can dig up on your own or buy from local vendors. The well-preserved architecture, such as Whitby Abbey, has appeared in some very famous movies and television series. Now lying in ruins, Whitney Abbey is a local landmark that towers almost two hundred steps above the historic St. Mary's Church. Local lore speculates that Dracula himself was laid to rest on the church grounds. In addition to the Abbey, the town itself has a large amount of shopping, fine dining, and theatres to keep you occupied during your tour of this lovely seaside resort.

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.

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.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • By the sea

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Cooper
August 2020
We are confident with the descriptions and standards and service from Sykes..
Mr Cooper, August 2020
July 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.
Mrs Kelly, July 2020
March 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 :)
Mr Gardiner, March 2020
November 2019
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.
Ms Pigott, November 2019
October 2019
Lovely property in a position very convenient for a 15 minute stroll into the heart of Whitby..
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
May 2019
2 families stayed together in this lovely cottage. There was plenty of room for all of us over 3 floors. Whitby is our favourite seaside town, and we stay every year. It is 15 minute walk into town which meant we couldn't just pop in if we had forgotten something but it is a pleasant enough walk so don't be deterred by this. Great for parking and a little park across from the house for those with young children. The kitchen is well stocked. Thank goodness there is a second lounge, to ship the teenagers in as the living room would be very cosy with everyone in it. My only grumble was the squeaky floorboards. Put a heavy sleeper in the downstairs bedroom as noise from the floorboards in the kitchen makes it impossible to have a lie in if other people are up. But don't let this stop you from visiting this cottage as it is lovley and modern.
Mrs Powell
April 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
Ms Barber
March 2019
Great family house, lots of space.. Great location, well equipped and spotless.
Mr Broomhead
October 2018
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.
Mrs Massey
September 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.
Mr Skelton
September 2018
Excellent location.. Beautiful cottage. Would defineately use again
Mr Gilkes
August 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
Mrs Gannon
June 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.
Mr Hornsby
May 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.
Mrs Turner
April 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.
Mr Buteux
February 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..
Mrs Payne
August 2017
Great location the house has everything you need,would return in the future
Mr Hubbard
March 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.
Mrs Nicholson
February 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.
Mrs Johnson
October 2015
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.
Mr Kinder
September 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.
Mrs Bainbridge
September 2015
The property was ideal, we were 5 adults one 3 year old. There was plenty of space and it was fully equipped.
Mrs Edwards
July 2015
This is a Lovely property in a fantastic location.
Mr Willars
March 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.
March 2015
Clean and modern throughout,spacious bedrooms/kitchen/living room. 10 minutes walk from Whitby centre, 5 minutes to the nearest pub and chip shop. Main living room and kitchen and bathroom on the first floor, one bedroom and toilet on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms - one with en suite on the top floor, parking for 2 cars. Nice little courtyard garden too. Stayed in a group of 8 friends - would definetly return!
Miss Atkinson
March 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.
Mrs Nicholson
February 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.
February 2015
We have just stayed here for a girls get-together and it's fab! Lovely place to stay: clean, comfortable, plenty of space etc. Fantastic location, just a short walk into the centre of Whitby. Will definitely recommend and stay again!
Mrs Burnip
November 2014
Fantastic place to stay - has everything you could possibly want or need.
August 2014
The house is in an excellent position to the town and for car journey to Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay, lovely walk into town. Beds very comfortable house amenities very good. Car parking for two cars a bonus, our ages ranged from 69 - 8 years old and it suited us all extremely well. Having wi-fi was good also. Having left a sleep comfort teddy behind on leaving, Sykes and the property owner could not have been more helpful and resolved our problem within an hour - finding the teddy and with the promise to send it on..... happy holidaymakers.
Mrs Hickson
January 2014
Very close to town centre. Property itself was beautiful and the layout suited us perfectly.
Mrs Henderson
January 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.
Mrs Tabiner
November 2013
It was a lovely, had everything we needed. It had lots of character, and made you feel at home.
Mrs Mawdsley
September 2013
Lovely house with plenty of space. Very comfortable with all amenities.
The Graham family
July 2013
Service excellent. House spacious, well equipped, lots of unexpected extras, everything needed to cater for a house full of all ages. Location perfect for us with play area opposite and parking for two cars. We like South side of Whitby, only 5 mins quick walk away, flat route better for pushchair. Downstairs separate area ideal for young couple, ensuite perfect for us who paid the bill. Everyone, from the 2 year old to the 67 year old loved the decor, tasteful, yet out of harms way, carefully positioned for safety yet with maximum impact. The spacious living room, kitchen and corridors enabled the youngsters to let off steam despite the typical Whitby weather
Mrs Molloy
May 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.
Mrs Altikulac
May 2013
Property was spacious. Situated close to local amenities. A warm and clean property.
Mrs Graham
May 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.
March 2013
Really well equipped rental home, ten minutes walk from centre of Whitby or just less than £5 in a taxi. Comfortable accommodation, feels like the owners have put a lot of thought into providing everything to make your stay a good one. Accommodation is over 3 levels so feels spacious. There isn't a garage, it's been converted into a games room/Tvroom but there is parking for 2cars on the driveway. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Ms Cushin
January 2013
The property felt really homely and was really well equipped.
Mrs Krukowski-Roebuck
January 2013
Lovely property had everything we needed. Ideal location, would highly recommend and will hopefully be returning soon.
Mr Kenny
November 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?
Mr Holder
November 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.
Mrs Sword
September 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.
Mrs Butterworth
August 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.
Mr Atwill
July 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.
Mr Starbuck
April 2012
This property is ideally situated in a quiet location within walking distance of Whitby town centre.
John and Susan Badger
January 2012
This property is spacious, warm, comfortable and well equipped. All of Whitby's many shops, restaurants and other amenities are within comfortable walking distance. 2011 was our second visit and we intend to book again for 2012.
Mrs Priest
December 2011
The local area was lovely, the house was lovely and the people were friendly!
Mr Starbuck
September 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.
September 2011
Lovely house, with plenty of space, apart from the living room, which wasn't that big, but we made a lot of use of the large kitchen so it wasn't a problem. Nice garden, and a small play park just a few steps away from the house, which is ideal for younger children. Great location - about 10 minutes walk to the centre of Whitby, and what a bonus to have two car parking spaces.
Ms Emmett
August 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!
Ms Mclaren
August 2011
The cottage was spacious, comfortable and had a nice garden The two parking spaces was a real luxury in Whitby.
August 2011
Lovely house in an ideal quiet location. Great parking for two cars no need to take them into town as its just a 10 minute walk away. House great loads of space and kids loved the games room on the lower floor. Plenty of rooms we had 3 adults and 2 kids and never even used one of the bedrooms. Kitchen area is great with a large table and plenty of seating in sitting room. Playground across from house is great too. Would recommend shopping at the local Lidl store. Would definitely recommend this property to others.
Mrs Smart
July 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.
Mr Middleton
June 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.
Mrs Scott
April 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!
Mrs Cheesmond
March 2011
A good location. Great accommodation, all the party were very pleased. We would book again and recommend it to any one.
Mr Rhodes
February 2011
A very pleasant house in a great location. We had an excellent short break.
November 2010
Comfortable well equipped and large modern house. Owner's very helpful. Good location if you don't mind walking half a mile to Town and the position means you escape Whitby's traffic problems. Great space if you have children and teenagers with you.
September 2010
This was a really nice, clean and well maintained property about 10 mins walk from the centre of Whitby. The house was great and the town and surroundings had enough to keep two kids occupied for a week. We are looking forward to returning to Whitby next year
The Clegg Family
September 2010
Excellent location, parked the car up and didn't need to get back in it until it was time to come home. Property perfectly matched our familys needs, although would suggest a larger bed, king size or super king in the main bedroom. The room is big enough to take one and would make more comfortable. Would definitely book again.
Mr Trenery
August 2010
Very comfortable spacious accommodation. Location excellent for exploring Whitby and for avoiding Whitby's traffic problems!
Dr Finlay
July 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.
July 2010
An excellent week with good weather. Close proximity to Whitby centre. Would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Gomersall
June 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.
Mrs Tomkys
May 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.
Lynn & Paul.
December 2009
The property is clearly a fairly recent new build, and had all the ammenities that you could wish for. The home is split on numerous levels, advantageous if a large number of occupants are staying at any one time. The property is immaculate, spacious, welcoming and is the ideal base for a stay in Whitby itself with the centre being a lovely 10-15 minute walk along the side of the Marina. We have stayed in a number of Sykes properties now over the recent years and this one ticked all the boxes where we were concerned.
December 2009
This was an excellent house for a family. There were 8 of us but there was plenty of space and we were not on top of each other at all. I am reluctant to write too good a review or it might not be available when we want it again!
Mr Colin Dale
December 2009
This is a clean, well decorated house, within easy walking distance to Whitby town centre. It feels like a home and not just a bare holiday let. A lovely place to return to in the evening. We were lucky enough to meet one of the owners of the property, who was very pleasant and checked that everything was to our satisfaction. I can't think of anything bad to say about it. I can only recommend it.
December 2009
A well situated 'cottage' in a modern development a short distance from the town centre. Sitting near the river the area is quiet and has no through traffic and is ideal for supervised children (river1)with a small playpark diectly in front of the cottage. The cottage itself is very well appointed and well decorated throughout. Even for the most exacting individuals this place is absolutly superb. Roomy with a games room to let even the oldest child hide away for some fun. Well equiped modern Kitchen and very clean and tidy when we arrived. Loved the showers. An easy walk from the busy town centre and the Abbey it is a great base for travelling around the local area. The car parking also means that you don't have to battle with the traffic in Whitby!! As it is on three levels it may not be suitable for guests who are a bit less mobile. This is a cottage I would recommend without hesitation and would be delighted to return to. The owners should be commended for the quality of the cottage.
Mr Ruff
November 2009
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.
November 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.
Mr Mrs McGrath
September 2009
Excellent, quiet location with easy access to both town and countryside.
Mr Dale
August 2009
The property was in a good location. It was clean, spacious and comfortable; a joy to return to in the evening.
July 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.
June 2009
We enjoyed the property very much would have no hesitation on returning or recommending the property.
Mrs Reeves
June 2009
Small playground opposite house is very useful. Mister Chips is a great place to eat out.
Mr McCann
June 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!
Mr Ruff
June 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.
Mrs Moody
March 2009
Great location, plenty of space, good parking.
Mr Dixon
February 2009
Great break and a fantastic house for large family or groups etc. I will use this property again, I was that pleased.
Mr Bembridge
January 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.
January 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.
Mrs Anson
September 2008
The locality of the house and the high standard of property. The extra amenity of the playground opposite.
Mr Shepherd
August 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.
Mrs Tonge
August 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.
Mr Kind
April 2008
Shipwrights is a fantastic family holiday home.
Mr Thompson
November 2007
The house was absolutely first class and in a great location near Whitby centre and the harbour.
Mrs Lodge
November 2007
The weather was good, the property was well equipped, very clean and had everything you could need.
Mrs Golding
October 2007
Never been to that area before so was good to explore new territory. Loved Whitby and York.
Mrs Brennan
September 2007
...Within walking distance to the town centre/beach etc, yet in a peaceful, private development. A most attractive courtyard garden with BBQ facilities.
Mrs Pinchin
June 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.
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