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The Ticket Office
YO21 1NJ

The Ticket Office, Whitby, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £241.00

This unusual and unique property is a Victorian, Grade II listed converted ticket office, offering a romantic retreat for two people.

This Victorian, Grade II listed ticket office has been imaginatively converted and has retained many of its original features. The sitting, kitchen and dining area are all on open plan, and the compact, well-equipped kitchen and farmhouse style dining area are cleverly screened by the spiral staircase from the warm and inviting sitting room with its original ticket office cast iron fireplace and tiles. Winding through this delightfully quirky property, the spiral stairs go up to the eaves where the cosy and intimate cabin style bedroom awaits, and the bathroom is also housed in this space.

The lawned area to the front of the property may be enjoyed by the guests. This is a beautiful property and makes a perfect hideaway to enjoy this area.


Needs work
The steam trains were great but the property needs a little work 1st good points for 2 people it is great right on the staion platform living area cosy but ok as a base to operate from close to Whitby and Scarborugh as well as Goathland (HEARTBEAT) we enjoyed our stay we would give it 8 out of 10 but could so easily be a 10 out of 10 welcome tray on arrival nice touch key east to obtain from the location told to us parking not an issue place for 1 car for steam train fans it is great although northen rail still run through it they are the only ones that stop at this staion The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (DO NOT STOP AT THIS STATION) Now the bad points or points that need attention the skylight in the roof is double glazed but not sound proofed so nosie from road travels in, The alcove at the front of the property which you have to walk through to get on to platform has a public phone in it and when sat in the property you can hear them as clear as if they were next to you this can be rectified by sound proofing the old front entrance door the TV there is no TV aerial just a dish for FREESAT but half the buttons on the remte controls do not work the FREESAT needs retuning as stations are missing or just upgrade it as well as putting a TV aerial up for the TV but by far the worst is the bed yes it is in a small area but basically a hole in the wall to get into bed then one of you is by the wall the other by the hole if you need the toilet in the night you have to climb over the other person there is no other way to do it but a good arcitecht could solve this problem they really are small changes which would take no longer then 1 week to put right then it would be a 10 out of 10 property would I recommend this property to a friend with the bed as it is no if the bed was altered then it would be a yes I know they sound picky but if it is raining all week you will need a TV and FREESAT that works properly we came home a day early Friday instead of Saturday but the property is clean and tidy the bridge pub across from the staion The Bridge (DOES NOT) do food yet.

Great accommodation, wonderful location
We stayed in the Ticket office for a week at the end of August and we had a wonderful time. The location of the property is brilliant and we never got tired of seeing the trains go past. It is a quick 3 minute train ride away from Whitby, or a 20 minute walk if you are feeling a little more active. The downstairs of the property is very comfortable, but the upstairs rooms are sitting in the eves and therefore have sloping ceilings that may not be suitable for particularly tall people. The spiral staircase may also cause issues to anyone who isn't confident with heights but is very secure. We would definitely book this property again as we were very comfortable and everything was immaculate.
viki j

saved by location
As stated in other reviews, fantastic if you are a steam train fan, obviously why people book. Hated the spiral staircase, freezer compartment in fridge was not efficient. There is only 1 window that opens, this is in the form of a sky light in the bedroom area, which, unless you are 6ft plus [ which we are not] you have to take a chair upstairs and stand on it in order to open the window. The water in the shower was usually cold, at best, luke warm. There is a switch downstairs to turn on landing light, but no switch upstairs. The bed was difficult to get in and out of, like sleeping in a cupboard. Parking can be awkward, when we arrived, our space was being used by people from Station House next door, took a while to find drivers for cars to be moved. We would not return, left on Friday afternoon, so did not encounter 'silent' cleaners.
Nicky N

Saved by it's location.
I'm a massive (6'5") rail fan and selected this cottage largely cos of this. The location is fantastic. The downstairs of the property is nice but retains little of the original detail. The spiral stair looks OK but is not great for a big man. Upstairs.........Well, no pics I notice. The bed....Very comfy when you can get in but rubbish covers. We swapped around so that we could get in/out easily. The bathroom....No room for me to get clean after the loo. Power points upstairs impossible. Obviously done on the cheap. Next door is massive and some room should have been given to the Ticket Office. Ms Jones the owner was cold on the phone (they have 5 properties) Cleaning staff turn up early of the Saturday leaving day and don't speak. Totall unsuitable for elderly/disabled folk.
graham W

In a wonderful location with steam trains passing by, and it was a short drive to the coast. It was everything you needed for a relaxing holiday.
Mr Mills



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric central heating with gas fire in sitting area
combi oven/microwave, hob, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freesat, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
All fuel & power inc in rent
Bed linen & towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 1 car
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 mins walk, pub across the road
Note: The bedroom is situated in the eaves and has restricted access from one side only
Note: Property is adjacent to station platform (4 trains daily) on scenic Esk Valley line

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 1.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 1.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whitby, St Mary's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 5.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 6.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 8.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

The Bridestones - 11 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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