Yorkshire Coast Self Catering cottage, The Station House, Whitby, sleeps 11
Areas: Yorkshire Coast
Whitby Travel and Heritage Information
The Station House
Sleeps a maximum of:
Pricing From: £776.00
This beautiful, Grade II listed station and stationmaster’s house offers exceptional holiday accommodation for up to 11 people.
This is an exceptional, Grade II listed building and has been converted to the highest of standards. Many original features have been retained including a feature stained glass window and some exposed beams. The kitchen is a warm and inviting room with an Aga at its heart and a fabulous Belfast sink.
The formal dining room has generous proportions and there are two elegant and tasteful sitting rooms, one with a wood burner. There are five sumptuous bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and the luxurious bathroom has a roll top bath for that relaxing soak at the end of a busy day. This really is a very special property and one that would enhance a holiday in this wonderful location.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Spotlessly clean, well equipped and the best ever views of steam trains!
A brilliant location in a lovely friendly village, with the bonus of trains outside your window!
We booked this house for a family holiday for 7 adults and two dogs. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The layout is fun, lots of space to spread out.
There's an easy, level walk into the centre of Whitby from outside the house along the gorgeous Esk valley, between the river and the railway. (It's more like 30 minutes than 20). Ruswarp is delightful, don't miss the rowing boats, Jackson's the butcher and the little village shop.
Things we didn't spot before we booked (might be important to someone else). --*Parking is tight and you share it with visitors to the little rental next door.
*The only outside space is two paved courtyard areas, partly shaded, but very secure and private.
*And I'm afraid I have to agree with other reviewers about the four poster. It was quite hard. Everyone else said their beds were really comfy though.
Finally, don't let the thought of trains passing outside the window put you off, the house was surprisingly quiet. They're mostly gone before you notice. However the steam trains do exactly what you'd expect: there's a lot of steam and puffing and it's brilliant.
Disappointing en suites
Very spacious property. Great to lose the kids in!
I had 2 issues with the property.
1. The en suites were far too small to enjoy a shower in. Our teenage daughters found them too small and so did we.We didn't use the shower in the master bedroom as it was awkward to get in and out of and the water was too slow. For a property this large I would of expected better sized en suites. The shower room that was off the dining room was too small also.
The shared bathroom was large and lovely! But did not have a shower in.
2.the dining table was very awkward to sit around as it was too wide for the room and it had very large awkwardly positioned legs.
But all in all a very nice dog friendly property.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Nice place but there are drawbacks!
We had a lovely stay here in August 2020. The cottage takes 11 people and 2 dogs, which effectively made up our entire party.
During our stay quite a few things were not quite right - the fridge was turned down to the lowest setting and our food in danger of going off. The owner was curt in manner and less than helpful when we rang her to ask where the gauge was to 'up' the fridge setting. On another occasion a compartment in the fridge door fell off when we put a bottle on it. And most concerning of all, a rusty nail stuck up from one of the chairs, hurting my daughter in law when she sat on it; that could have been really serious if it had been my 90 year old mother in law or my infant grandchildren sitting on it. When we raised these things with the owner (nicely) she neither apologised nor seemed bothered by us flagging them - infact she was again, unfriendly and unhelpful.
On our return we were subjected to a litany of things we were supposed to have done wrong. Many were downright fibs (she alleged we had broken a window, which was absolutely like that before we came; I remember looking at it and thinking it looked like someone had put a bullet in it! But she was insistent that the damage was caused by ourselves.) She also stated that we hadn't left the house in a clean and tidy state, which again, was untrue - we spent a good hour cleaning round before we left, emptying the fridge and the bins, tidying up, etc. As I later explained, it was not our responsibility to leave the place sparkling - surely that is the job of the cleaner when cleaning the property for the next people? I am not sure quite what she was expecting, but clean and tidy is how we left it.
I will own to a mark on the wall and a spillage on a chair cushion which could have been done by my small grandchildren and have offered to recompense her for this - but it's hard to rid ourselves of the notion that she wanted to 'get her own back' on the small points we raised with her whilst staying there. I'm still stunned that she could try and pin the damage to the window on us. If we had damaged the window we would have owned up straight away - we're actually like that!
A pity because we had a lovely time otherwise and the property is great. But she's not a good person to deal with and if you do stay there, be advised that you are dealing with someone who is less than reasonable in her manner and outlook.
New year stay
Just spent 3 lovely days in this beautiful house 7 adults and 4 children. Plenty of room for our family gathering for new year. It has everything in it you could possibly need and fresh baked bread, biscuits and chocolates left for us on our arrival. Nice old pub just across the road and a nice 20 minute walk into Whitby. Would certainly recommend it
Perfect for a large family
Spotlessly clean when we arrived, with the nice touch of a loaf baking in the bread machine. This property is ideal for a large group, family or otherwise, altough the stairs to the top floor bedrooms are a bit steep for anyone with mobility problems. Plenty of room to chill downstairs with a choice of two well furnished lounges. The dining room is a bit of a squeeze though.
The main bedroom is very comfortable with an en suite and a four poster, the other four bedrooms also comfortable but not quite as posh.
We walked into Whitby alongside the railway and river Esk. Scenic, fairly flat and took around 30 minutes. Highly recommend the village butcher.
Gas central heating with woodburner & gas fire in sitting room
AGA, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock,WiFi
Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot & highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Two enclosed courtyards with furniture & BBQ
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 mins walk, pub across road serving food
Note: This property requires a good house keeping bond of £200
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