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Centrally Located Cottage With Parking. Modern Facilities With Period Features

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Only A Few Minutes Walk From The Harbour and Beaches. Unlimited WiFi and Freesat TV. Regret no pets

Situated in the historic old town of Whitby, just a short stroll from the colourful harbour overlooking and almost protected by the abbey ruins. Famed for its connections with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula, Whitby is a bustling seaside town steeped in history and boasting a 3 mile stretch of award winning sandy beaches, cobbled streets, ginnels and alleyways lined with antique and curio shops, inns and tea rooms serving some of Yorkshire’s finest cuisine. Impressive ships such as The Grand Turk and the Endeavour replica often visit the port. Fishing trips and the stunning Pannet Park home to the Cook Museum are all on your doorstep. Step back in time as you visit the smugglers coves of Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay untouched by the hands of time and a must when visiting this area. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is a 10 minute drive where cycle tracks and bridle paths lead to pretty little villages tucked away deep in the valleys, or take a more leisurely journey through the glorious Esk Valley into ’Heartbeat's’ very own village of Goathland on board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train. An 18-hole golf course, crazy golf, boating, go-carting and paddling pool are all available on the west cliff. Within easy access to the market towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. Shop 20 yards, pub 50 yards. Lobster Pot Cottage sleeps up to six people in two double bedrooms - both en-suite - and a twin bedroom situated next to the house bathroom with wc, bath and shower. There is also a separate downstairs wc. A high quality travel cot and high chair are also available. Outside, there is a small rear courtyard with garden furniture and potted plants and, rare for Whitby, there is private parking for one car. Unlimited Broadband WiFi and Freesat TV with DVD player are provided. There is strictly no smoking inside the property and we regret that we are unable to accept bookings with pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Super location in town for accessing shops & restaurants. Comfy cottage, well equipped, good space/storage.



D. B., West Midlands, April 2014



Very enjoyable week, beautiful area for walking. Cottage comfortable and well equipped.



Barbara, Dorothy & Linda, Chester, May 2014



The property is right in the heart of Whitby, close to all amenities. There is ample space, a well stocked kitchen and a small private yard to sit out in. Parking space is a big plus. We enjoyed the view of the abbey and church from the top bedroom window.



Cottage was faultless, couldn’t have asked for more! Great location, very clean, and well equipped and good value for money, would definitely return, took our 2 grandchildren and have never seen two happier kids.
Jun 2014
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14 Reviews

4.6
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Cottage not to 5 star standard

  • 1 of 5

Having read reviews about this cottage I booked it. But on arrival what a disappointment. A very tired cottage in need of redecoration, kitchen was dirty, we had to clean it as there were bits in the drawers and table dirty. Dirty crockery and glasses in cupboards. Dishwasher didn't clean properly. Suite in lounge had stains on it and wallpaper torn in lounge. General grubby dirty marks on all doors and walls. En suite toilet in top bedroom didn't work. Stains on carpets. Windows were filthy. I have self catered for 30 years and have never been disappointed but this is a cottage I would not be staying in again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As responsible owners, we genuinely welcome feedback - both good and bad, and we try to act on the latter as soon as is feasible. On this occasion, the guests sent us an extensive email after their return home listing various criticisms they had with the cottage. This was very helpful however, had they contacted us while they were still at the property, we would have made great efforts to investigate any faults or shortcomings and put them right where practicable. We visited the property after the next guests had left and found many of the comments to be unfounded, or at the very least, exaggerated. We are not at all complacent and recognise that holiday lets (particularly one as popular as this) require constant maintenance. We will leave potential guests to draw their own conclusions; over the last 2 years we have received twelve 5 star reviews - this is the first negative review that has been posted.
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage very spacious, clean and tidy, everything you need for a fabulous stay in Whitby. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We're only sorry that we're already booked for the dates you wanted for your return visit.
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5

A lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family stay at Lobsterpot cottage. The location is brilliant & close to the shops & restaurants. There is also a parking space allocated to the cottage which is great. The booking process is faultless & the owners are really nice to deal with. We visit Whitby at least two times a year & would certainly love to stay at Lobsterpot cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. As owners, we have abandoned the use of soulless letting agencies, much preferring to talk to our own guests ourselves. We are pleased that you appreciate the personal contact that we employ, and very much hope to welcome you back at some future date.
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5

Lovely cottage with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a family visit to Whitby. It is very well equipped and in a prime location with easy access to the town including the Magpie, a must for every visit. On arrival the house was warm, spotlessly clean and there was a nice welcome package waiting for us, including a bottle of wine. Beds are very comfortable with good showering facilities. Great property and we will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll pass your comments on to our cleaning team - they do a great job, as you have discovered.
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Beautiful Cottage - perfect location !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lobster Pot Cottage for three nights and what a beautiful cottage it is. A little bit like a tardis - so much room inside!! As we were staying with family and friends it was great to have our own bathrooms for that extra privacy - three separate bathrooms. We lost out on the 'Penthouse Suite' to my Sister as she saw it first - but all bedrooms are equally beautifully decorated and every little detail thought of. It was an extra bonus to have towels provided as we actually forgot ours. The cottage has every appliance you could think of and all are of the highest standard. All cleaning equipment was provided and was of course spotlessly clean when we arrived. Don't worry about being cold - far from it! The heating was on when we arrived and if anything we had to turn it down - albeit the weather wasn't too bad when we arrived but it was nice to walk into a lovley warm cottage. So position....................... bang smack in the middle of Whiby! Close to everything so no need to list all as you couldn't get a better position. We did the Cinder Track walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods bay which I would recommend - a nice steady 6.5 mile . A very easy walk along an old used train track - with a nice pint of the amber nectar when we arrived in Robin Hoods Bay. I don't normally like to post reviews as it means that everyone gets to find out about little gems like these - however it does seem a little bit mean to the owners not to write how lovely this cottage is so hope you find my review helpful. We are already looking at next year so we can get in early............ Enyoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what more can we say?!!! We are so pleased to know that we have met and (hopefully) exceeded your expectations. We do pride ourselves on personal contact with our guests, and always make an effort to speak to prospective holidaymakers before accepting a booking, as it is important for us to know that the cottage will be suitable for their needs. The facilities, location and cleanliness are vital elements to an enjoyable and relaxing break and, as you have discovered, we work hard to keep our standards up.
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Long weekend at Lobster Pot cottage

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely and warm and was well equipped and very well situated. Parking was a bit tight, but no problem, and there were alternative spaces available on nearby car parks.

I was contacted a couple of times by the owner prior to staying and the personal touch was great and very unusual.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Parking availability with a holiday let is very rare in Whitby, and we provide one space suitable for an average family car, as well as scratchcards which enable a further vehicle to use nearby bays for an unlimited period. We do value the personal contact we have with our guests - many of whom have become "regulars", which is one of the reasons that we no longer market the property through an agency.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Whitby Beach : Access from town, or down the ramps from the West Cliff car parks - or by the cliff lift. This is where the beach huts are, and there's a lifeguard on duty during the summer months.

Tate Hill Beach : Within the harbour itself. Small, but perfectly formed - offering some very safe bathing. Good access from here to the East pier which is perfect for a romantic stroll or a spot of fishing.

Sandsend, Kettleness and Runswick Bay are only a short drive north of Whitby.

Travel:

Arriva runs bus services connecting Whitby to Scarborough and Middlesbrough. The nearest airport, about 42 miles (68 km) from Whitby, is Durham Tees Valley. The town is served by Whitby railway station, which is the terminus of the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates a summer service between Whitby and the market town of Pickering, using vintage steam locomotives.

Distances:

Robin Hood's Bay 6 miles (9 km), Staithes 10 miles (17 km), Scarborough 21 miles (33 km), Pickering 21 miles (33 km), Middlesborough 31 miles (50 km), York 48 miles (78 km), Durham 62 miles (100 km), Newcastle 72 miles (116 km).

Further Details:

Whitby is a seaside town, and has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, the town's oldest and most prominent landmark. Other significant features include the swing bridge, which crosses the River Esk and the harbour, which is sheltered by the grade II listed East and West piers. The town's maritime heritage is commemorated by statues of Captain Cook and William Scoresby, as well as the whalebone arch that sits at the top of the West Cliff. The town also has a strong literary tradition and has featured in literary works, television and cinema, perhaps most famously in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets, and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook learned seamanship. Its attraction as a tourist destination is enhanced by its proximity to the high ground of the North York Moors National Park, its Heritage Coastline and by its association with the horror novel Dracula. Jet and alum were mined locally. Whitby Jet, which was mined by the Romans and Victorians became fashionable during the 19th century. The Pavilion Theatre built in the 1870s in West Cliff hosts a range of events during the summer months. For over four decades the town has hosted the Whitby Folk Week, and since 1993 the bi-annual Whitby Gothic Weekend for members of the Goth subculture. "Whitby Now" is an annual live music event featuring local bands in the Pavilion which has taken place since 1991. Since 2008, the Bram Stoker Film Festival has taken place in October.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
4 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£113
£413
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£438
 
 
Low Season
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£510
 
 
Winter
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£438
 
 
Upper Mid Season
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
 
Mid Season
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£651
 
 
Upper Mid Season
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
 
Mid Season
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£651
 
 
High Season
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Upper Mid Season
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£204
£759
 
 
High Season
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Peak Season
21 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Folk Week
18 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,167
for 7 nights
£1,167
 
 
Peak Season
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Upper Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£204
£759
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£651
 
 
Low Season
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£510
 
 
Upper Mid Season
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£510
 
 
Winter
10 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£438
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£887
for 7 nights
£887
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£943
for 7 nights
£943
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is direct with the owner, by phone or email. A non-returnable deposit of one third of the rental rate is payable at the time of booking, with the balance made no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of the rental period. Payments may be made by cheque or, preferably, by on line banking. If the latter method is chosen please contact the owner for banking details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Short breaks are accepted but, apart from Winter and Low Season, we are only able to take them at less than 4 weeks notice. Unless otherwise agreed, arrival time is after 3.30 pm and departure time by 10 am on all dates.

Notes on prices:
Although at peak times the owners only take bookings for a full week, they will consider short breaks during these periods, if there is availability at short notice. Please contact the owners to discuss such bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower rooms to Bedrooms 1 & 2 with shower cubicle, wc and washbasin. Separate house bathroom adjacent to Bedroom 3 with wc, bath with shower over and washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 plus cot, in 3 bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite wc & shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite wc & shower room. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, situated next to the house bathroom.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Off road parking for one car adjacent to property (further parking is available a short distance away). Gas fired central heating throughout. Gas and electricity included in price. Double glazed windows. Bed linen and towels provided. Unlimited Broadband WiFi and Freesat TV Receiver with over 200 channels. Welcome Pack on arrival. No smoking inside. Enclosed rear courtyard area. Unfortunately, we do not allow pets at the property. Outside: There is a fully enclosed rear courtyard, entered via French windows from the dining room. Garden furniture is provided, and a quantity of melamine tableware is available for those alfresco dining experiences. Stone steps take you up to a wooden gate giving access to a narrow lane which leads to the nearby thoroughfare of Flower gate with its many restaurants and bars. Utility Room: There is no utility room but we provide an electric iron and ironing board, infants high chair, liquid soap, bin bags, cleaning supplies & vacuum cleaner, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided - both can be changed weekly if cottage is booked for two weeks. Other: Dining Room with large pine dining table and six matching chairs. French windows lead out to the rear courtyard with garden furniture for al-fresco dining.

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