BIFFINS BERTH, pet friendly, with pool in Whitby, Ref 1837
This modern, mid terrace, pet friendly cottage can sleep 4 people and is located on the banks of the River Esk next to the railway viaduct just a short walk away from the centre of the historic harbour town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. Biffins Berth is a cosy, modern, mid-terraced cottage situated near the banks of the River Esk, close to the historic fishing port of Whitby. Overlooking the famous old railway viaduct, under which a steam train passes every day on its way to Whitby, this delightful property boasts comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated open plan living, with a small patio area outside and a large, enclosed, communal garden with children's play equipment. Providing shared use of the indoor swimming pool and a slipway down to the river from the garden, the property also makes an ideal base from which to enjoy the delights of Whitby and the many coastal villages nearby, such as beautiful Robin Hoods Bay and the popular seaside resort of Scarborough.
Amenities: Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, use of communal washing machines, TV, DVD, radio/CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Shared use of communal indoor swimming pool (available 9am - 6pm seven days a week, excluding month of Feb). Off road parking for one car. Enclosed, communal garden with private patio with garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Due to the proximity of the river, please ensure children are supervised at all times. Note: TV reception can be limited in this area.
Region: The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Town: The ancient fishing port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire with its superb coastline and the spectacular North York Moors. Whitby is a charming and atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and of course the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.
Left on 08/17/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | EilinskyReviewed Aug 17, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The location of Biffins Berth is really superb, in a group of cottages on the lower level set in a well managed green space close to the river Esk, railway line, & viaduct. Although within a mile of Whitby, it's very peaceful with a rural feel. You can walk up onto the viaduct and into Whitby along a track, or to Ruswarp along a field path.On the site there is a children's playground, small indoor swimming pool, laundry room with washers, tumble dryers and ironing facilities. The cottage itself is very small but quite well laid out with a comfortable sitting and dining area. The kitchen is really too small so lacking in storage space and worktops, so we had to store some of our food packets eg. cereals in the corner of the living room. There were a few things missing which we had expected to be there, a teapot, fruit/veg knife, fruit/salad bowl, and not enough small plates for 4 people. The large number of glasses could have been reduced to give more space in the cupboards. The main bedroom also lacks storage space for clothes so we found ourselves living out of our case. The children's bedroom did have a chest of drawers and cupboard. The bathroom could do with a revamp as it did not have a shower apart from a plastic one which had to be attached to the bathtaps, and the sealant at the edge of the bath was a strip of wood which was starting to rot. We had to provide our own towels & bathmat. In spite of these minor problems we had a great holiday with our grandchildren - there was plenty of space for them to play out and meet other children, they enjoyed the swimming pool and watching the wildlife on the river and the steam trains passing. It was a convenient location for the short drive or walk into Whitby, a drive to Danby Lodge near Lealholm where there are activities for children and a museum and play area. One highlight was canoeing which is close by at Ruswarp. The people who run that are very friendly & helpful. I would definitely recommend this location and site for a holiday for young families. We would probably go back but would prefer a slightly larger cottage, still on the lower level by the river.
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
A beautiful location , and a very nice House with all you may need.
However , we shall not stay again unless they improve the bed !It was creaky , and the thinest most uncomfortable mattress ever!
That ruined our stay.We woke up tired as it took so long to get comfy.Then woke with bad backs . Im not being overly fussy, I was in the Forces and have slept in allsorts of places.
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 25, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Cracking little place to stay, just outside the middle of Whitby; about ten - twenty mins walk I think. Biffins Berth is part of an estate of maisonettes on the river bank, with a childrens play park and an indoor swimming pool for the use of visitors.
Left on 08/19/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 19, 2011Stayed May 2011
Living/dining area did not appear to have been dusted properly; magazines left by other renters had not been cleared for what seems like months. Main wardrobe very untidy, spare blanket and other thing I do not remember just thrown in. Mattress and pillows in main bedroom should have been replaced months ago; mattress so warn could feel the wood slats through it! Toilet seat broken and the tap fitting shower head and hose was a joke. All in all an ideal location badly let down by cleanliness, bedroom furniture and fittings
BIFFINS BERTH, pet friendly, with pool in Whitby, Ref 1837
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