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Yorkshire Coast Self Catering cottage, Damson Cottage, Whitby, sleeps 5

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Damson Cottage
YO21 1PG

Damson Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £545.00

A delightful cottage just a few minutes' walk from the town centre with an enclosed garden and private parking, ideal for couples or families.

The property has an entrance hall which leads to a large, split level area having a cosy sitting room with gas fired wood burning stove and flat screen TV/DVD, which in turn leads down to a fabulous well-equipped, large kitchen with granite work surfaces, a superb gas range, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave plus a table and chairs to sit and enjoy meals together. Separate utility room with washing machine. There is the bonus of a sun room that leads off from the kitchen, and which overlooks the garden.

The first floor has two bedrooms; a large double bedroom which overlooks the garden, plus a single bedroom which has an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower over, WC and hand wash basin. There is a house bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, WC and hand wash basin. To the second floor is a twin bedroom.

Outside is a lawned garden with seating and a BBQ.


The photo and description of the garden on Sykes website misrepresents the actual condition
The garden is very overgrown, and the seating area is dirty and in no condition to be able to sit outside. This was disappointing given we had a couple of sunny days during our stay. Due to the garden and trees being so overgrown this restricted a lot of light going in to the ?garden room? The windows in the kitchen do not open. This made the property very stuffy and concerning that this is a health and safety issue in a kitchen. Having previously checked to ensure that a cot and highchair would be provided we were frustrated to find that, upon arrival, no cot had been provided for my 10 month old grandchild to sleep in. High chair filthy and not fit to put a baby in. Cot and high was replace. we had not cooker for three days. Given the property caters for 5 adults we were surprised to find only 2 wine glasses. The image on the website displays a fully laid table, including wine glasses. Due to the lack of glasses, at our inconvenience, we were required to purchase wine glasses. We spent ?48.35 at Trenchers restaurant for a take-away. The receipt was handed in to the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages shop as requested by Sykes rep. When we stripped the beds on leaving the property. We found the pillows badly stained and not fit for the bin. The Owner of the cottage offered to pay £66 full and final offer, which we refused in disgust. Sykes then advised we use Third advice. would not recommend Sykes and not recommend Damson Cottage.

Bad experience in Damson Cottages
Pictures of the cottage in Sykes were very misleading. The outdoor area is quite a steep and dark garden but the worst thing was the rotten apples and moss everywhere. The garden was badly maintained and quite slippery when damp. The furniture was dirty and old making it quite rickety. The table area in the images show a lovely dinner service laid out but the reality was an uneven pub table covered is apples and dirty I. The shade. The house inside is very dirty. The carpets were old and smelly and the bathrooms were black with mould. The place smells and floors are quite unpleasant. All the windows were covered in dead insects and bird muck. Bins were full when we got there. Honestly what a shame. Place could be nice but it's obvious the owner is not investing in the rental property and making hay.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas range, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher
TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking
Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 300 yards

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Nearest Attractions

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

Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 0.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 0.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whitby, St Mary's Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 6.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 7.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Beggar's Bridge - 7.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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