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The Captain's Hideaway

The Captain's Hideaway, Whitby, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £461.00

This terraced cottage is set over five floors in the centre of Whitby and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.

The Captain’s Hideaway is a terraced cottage spread over five floors in the centre of the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby. The cottage sleeps seven people and has two double bedrooms (with ensuites) and a family room with three single beds, plus a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room.

With a roof terrace overlooking the Whitby Abbey and the sea, The Captain’s Hideaway is a superb holiday cottage in a wonderful coastal location.


Quirky but cold
Quirky house but old heating system means its very cold - especially the downstairs bathroom and 5th floor ensuite. The woman who helps maintain the property was an absolute gem when we made a mess of the parking permit and brought an extra person along who needed a bed made up. I'd give her a ten out of five for customer service. I found the owner to be friendly and helpful when sorting out key collection etc. Not as friendly in relation to the mistakes made above. Overall, very dated house that with some TLC could be beautiful. Avoid in the winter, especially if you like to spend time wallowing in a hot bath in a warm bathroom.

Owner didn't graduate from Charm School!
A simple mix up with parking (Booking providers fault and a solution worked out between myself and them) but the owner felt it appropriate to be rude, obnoxious and sarcastic over the telephone on 3 seperate occasions. This man missed some crutial lessons in how to speak to another human being. Happy to provide examples if anyone doubts just how rude he was. I had to record the 2nd and 3rd calls, the first was that bad! Avoid!

Enjoyable stay
Stayed here for a quick weekend . Great stay with everything you need. Location is a1. Top floor bedroom in summer I would imagine is fantastic with the roof terrace and view. It's not 5 star by any stretch but neither does it claim to be. Saying that it was nothing like some of the reviews I read - it exceeded my expectations. Would I return yes, lovely quirky spot

Not for winter
We visited in the winter, outside temperature of 1-5C, the house I think had been empty before our visit and was very cold. Slept in PJs, jumper & socks underneath the duvet and blanket provided and was still cold. By the end of the week, having had two fires burning continuously and the outside temperature reaching 8C the house was warmed through. Expect to spend an extra £100 for the week if the weather is cold. This house has been listed with Sykes as a holiday home for some years and previous comments in the guest book show the owners are aware.

Tired and grubby
I wish I had searched reviews properly before booking! Great location, excellent views from top floor, and that is all. This is a quirky house, could be gorgeous, as soon as you enter it's plain to see nothing has been upgraded for a lot of years, the standard of cleanliness is not great. The house is over 5 floors, the 1st 4 face a wall, the top floor has really nice views. Really disappointing accommodation!



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Nearest Attractions

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

Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 0.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whitby, St Mary's Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 6.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 7.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

The Bridestones - 12.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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