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Yorkshire Coast Self Catering cottage, West End House, Whitby, sleeps 4

Areas: Yorkshire Coast

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West End House
YO21 3DB

West End House, Whitby, Yorkshire

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

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £499.00

Having recently undergone a programme of refurbishment ready for the 2021 season, West End House is a cosy two bedroom town house in the heart of Whitby, a short 5 minute stroll to the picturesque harbour, shops and fantastic restaurants.

Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi Bed linens and towels inc in rent. Cot and highchair available. Parking scratch card for 24/7 on-street parking supplied.

Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome at a charge of £30 per pet per stay. Shop, pub 5 minutes walk.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Excellent, well placed wee cottage but with flaws.
We recently spent a week here and I could not fault elements of the property. In contrast to the earlier review we had no issues with the kitchen or any odour, damp etc. The wee house is very well fitted with everything at a hand one could require either for cleaning purposes or in cooking. We were fortunate in that the weather was excellent so lots of using the minute courtyard which provided a tranquil spot albeit the courtyard is not in any way alluring. So all in, the downstairs and first bedroom landing, all worked very well, very clean and comfortable. The second top bedroom really doesn't work, it is very confined, attracts a lot of heat given the attic location and sure you can open the windows but are deafened by the seagulls, so as a bedroom, certainly over summer it doesn't work that well. I anticipate perhaps over autumn/winter it would provide a better fit. However our experience was overwhelmingly positive and once you become accustomed to the vagaries of the parking West End cottage provides the base for exploring the excellent costal paths and beach walks. If you are visiting during the summer take a wetsuit to make full use of the coastal location !

Let down by damp
This pretty little house is small, but the high ceilings and big windows make it feel larger. Well placed in the centre of Whitby though the steps and stairs are steep so you need to be fit. Recently redecorated in attractive colours, and spotlessly clean, it is let down by the terrible smell of damp and mould in the kitchen. After half an hour over breakfast the first morning my eyes were burning with it. We had to eat all our meals out - could not eat in there. Its a shame as they've obviously made an effort to make the place attractive, with nice bedlinen and a very good shower. But unless they sort out this mould problem, nothing else matters.

Faeces / blood / urine stained mattresses. Black mould all around the bath in the bathroom. Leaks in the ceiling and attic room - Wet patches on walls. No bannister on sheer drop from child's bedroom In attic ( not legal). Blind doesn?t open in attic bedroom so it is dark in there during the day. Freezing cold and foul smelling in attic bedroom - Completely unsuitable for a child. Foul smell like wet dogs in the entire house. Absolutely filthy upholstery. Massive pile of fly infested bins outside the door to the property. Revolting courtyard and garden. Shower doesn?t work - impossible to regulate temperature and adjust angle/height. Fire doesn?t work. Sykes cottages completely non-responsive to issues raised. Avoid this place at all costs, as you can see from the small number of photos Tripadvisor allows (max 10), this place is NOTHING like the listing.



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


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Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi Bed linens and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available
Parking scratch card for 24/7 on-street parking supplied
Enclosed courtyard with furniture
Two well-behaved pets welcome at a charge of 30 per pet per stay
Shop, pub 5 mins walk

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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 - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 7.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 7.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Beggar's Bridge - 7.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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