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The Old Blacksmith's Workshop
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The Old Blacksmith's Workshop

The Old Blacksmith’s Workshop is an end-terrace property, tucked away on a winding street and entered through the preserved original shop front.

Through the shop front, guests are greeted by a stunningly refurbished holiday cottage, mixing contemporary decor with exposed brick and wooden features, maintained over the years for an authentic touch.

The cottage boasts a spacious, long ways living area decorated in an industrial style, with modern distressed leather furniture, steel reinforced beams, newly fitted wooden flooring and a fully fitted kitchen with all electrical appliances. The room also features a dining table to seat four and a coffee table.

The cottage also has two generously sized bedrooms, one double and one queen sized, all consistently decorated in the modern theme, and a large family bathroom with a bath and shower.

Outside of the cottage, the coasts of Whitby are virtually on your doorstep. Guests can stroll around the harbour, enjoy fish and chips or a coffee and take in the fresh sea air. Whitby is also home to many tourist attractions, from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, to the famed Whitby Abbey and its 199 steps. The picturesque moors also lie waiting for you, to enjoy a countryside walk.

When making a booking or an enquiry, please tell us that you found The Old Blacksmith's Workshop in Whitby on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.



The Old Blacksmith's Workshop


we all enjoyed the week.

it was a lovely location and cottege we all enjoyed it will be back sometime hopfully.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

High spec holiday rental

Well equipped and maintained holiday cottage in one of my favourite towns. High spec, clean and comfortable. Some noise from upstairs on one evening but nothing too bad. Only slight quibble would be the TV which seems to be suffer in comparison to the rest of the cottage.

Mark Brunning


we loved the cottage, its location was perfect and we would deffinetely recommend this cottage to anyone.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Excellent contempary cottage

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage, it was spotless and very comfortable and very close to the center of Whitby. I will definately go back and would recommend this to anyone.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Wonderful location for all the family

Lovely well thought out cottage. Nicely decorated. No outside space but as long as you don't plan to dry too much washing you are fine.

Louise and Clive

Excellent location

We booked well ahead using reviews and photos etc to decide. It was very difficult to find and we had to get a detailed msap from the tourist information in town. Once found the parking is very tight DO NOT take a large car as you will not fit in ! The Blacksmith's is very well laid out and very with everything you need for a short stay. The beds are comfortable enough with good, clean linen. Plenty of storage. The shower / bath is excellent. The lounge / kitchen area has it all... electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle etc and all the instructions are provided and are easy to understand. It was a black spot for internet with the service very weak and very unreliable. Phone service was also very unreliable. I had a Vodafone card. There should also be a second house key provided in case you or your other family members arrive home at different times. I mentioned this to the owner and she did make note of it. The location is great with it being only a 2 minute downhill walk to the harbour front. It is up hill back home, but where in Whitby don'y you have hills? All in all a very pleasant stay and we would thoroughly recommend the Old Blacksmith's to anyone considering a stay in lovely Whitby


Weekend break

My family and I had a lovely time in whitby in febuary 2013. The oldblacksmith. Workshop we could not fault , it was very clean and big enough for the four of us the only let down was the parking we couldn't park in front of the accomandation to off load but we did manage. I would return to the cottage and recomend it to my friends and family.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great stay in the heart of whitby

We had a fab stay at the Blacksmith Cottage, it was right in the middle of whitby, so no need to get the car out.
We had a great time and will deffinately be back

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great Birthday treat

Found this cottage on line and received great personal service from the owner. Cara helped me plan a surprise birthday trip for my son
The cottage was delightful, well maintained, beautifully decorated and close to all the Whitby has to offer.
Would recommend and would use again
Thank you


Modernised, well-equipped cottage in heart of Whitby

Characterful, spacious cottage with all amenities and modernised to a good standard. Has advantage of nearby parking space, although it is quite hazardous taking suitcases etc. from car to cottage due to extreme slope outside. Close to shops, restaurants, railway station and harbour. Main bedroom needs attention due to unpleasant damp, musty smell. Everything else, perfect!

Janice C

Family catchup

The cottage is close to the Quay and shops. The downside is the very steep road to reach it, which you have to do by foot as there is no parking outside the cottage. The alternative route to reach the cottage is a series of steep steps. This is not mentioned on the website unfortunately.
The cottage is modern in design but lacks enough crockery for 4 people. Also oven trays are in poor condition and no casseroles dishes. Such a pity as it's something that could easily be put right at little cost. As nobody else has mentioned this problem I can only presume that past guests have eaten out and not prepared their own meals.
Be aware that Internet and mobile phone signals are poor in this area. We had our grandson with us for a study break from University and he had to cut his break short as he was unable to study at the cottage. I understand this is a problem in all areas of Whitby and not particularly with this cottage.

I feel this cottage is only suitable for a maximum of 3 people as the second bed is just 4 foot wide, and the room very small.


Excellent modern 2 bed cottage in perfect location

My family and i are curently enjoying our week in Whitby staying in this lovely cottage having booked direct with the owner. There are 3 adults and a baby stayingnand we have taken the offer of the travel cot and highchair. Cottage is all on 1 level and is finished to a high modern standard with original features. We have stayed in several holiday cottages in the paddock over the years as its the best location to both whitby harbour & shops as well as to west cliff etc. We would not stay in another location now. ONLY crisitism is having NO WIFI...this really should come as standard in today's technology era."Steep"hill you use to access apartment from parking space isnt as bad as people make out and my mum who has arthritus managed it without a problem.

Laura D

Modern but with a cozy charm

Cottage was spotlessly clean, well furnished and had everything you could possibly need. It's centrally located and a good size. We really enjoyed our stay and would only say it could do with wifi.



Lovely clean and well equipped cottage. The slope was steep but no problem for myself or my daughter. There was a damp smell in the back bedroom, but then it's a very old building. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Wifi would have been great, but we found reception when out and about.

Helen H

Lovely property which lacked nothing.

A beautiful property, clean, stylish & well equipped kitchen.
Spend a warm cosy quiet week with my husband. Property ideally situated in the middle of town less than 5 minutes walk to the harbour & shops. Car parking space a great bonus as long as you have a small car. I have a Clio that just fit in the space.
We couldn't have asked for anything finer as every comfort had been thought of.
One down side was having to leave the property at 9.30 on the day of departure. But other than that a great find.

Vanessa S

Thoroughly enjoyed Whitby. Plenty of activity, scenery and history and close to many other towns that can be easily visited by bus, train or car. It was a hassle free trip and I would recommend Sykes to others.

Miss Kent

Lovely accommodation in a great location in Whitby - couldn't fault the property.

Ms Akers

Fantastic accommodation finished to a very high standard at a reasonable price and with parking space useful in Whitby. Excellent location within walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Our best UK holiday, perfect for families with small children. We loved it all.

Mrs Finlinson

Absolutely fantastic! The cottage is finished to a very high standard and some nice little touches from the owners made it most welcoming. My friend and I have already booked again for next year and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Mrs Langley

Whitby is a great location. The accommodation was top notch, really comfy and well equipped.

Mr Brunning

What a beautiful place to stay. We are planning our next visit and would recommend the property to others.

Mrs Caruana

The cottage was beautiful, very central and very comfortable and warm. I will definitely be booking again.

Mrs Williams

Lovely property, excellent location right in the heart of Whitby. The parking space was a real advantage. Everything was in perfect condition and we had everything we needed to hand, making a wonderful vacation. Thank you.

Mrs Rhead-corr

The location to the town and beach could not be better; central but surprisingly quiet. Helpful owners of the property too.

Mrs Gray

Great apartment, ideally situated for all of Whitby's attractions. Quiet location and a car parking space which is fantastic for Whitby. Would certainly stop at this apartment again and recommend highly to anyone.

Mr Meggitt

A lovely little house. Excellent location for all the amenities of Whitby. We had a most enjoyable holiday!

Mrs Shalloe

The cottage is in a lovely central location and is close to all the main parts in whitby. The property is beautiful and 'home from home' like. Its furbished to an excellent standard.
Very clean and the owner is very friendly & accomodating. Parking space was brilliant.

Mr Long

The Old Blacksmith's Workshop was excellent!

Mr Miller

We had a great holiday, and we would go again in the future.

Mrs Treddenick

An amazing location, close to everything. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed - we loved the big bath. Great things to see and do in Whitby, we hardly needed to use the car so it was great to have a parking space.

Mrs Bland

Lovely property of a very high standard, fully equipped with everything you could need in a central location. Thoughtful touches such as DVDs and music were appreciated, the accommodation really made the holiday a special time.

Mrs Miss-Chakir

Brilliant location - the cottage is a five minute walk from everything beautiful Whitby has to offer. The cottage was perfect for our weekend break but I would gladly spend a full week there as everything had been thought of - even the vinegar in the cupboard for the obligatory fish and chips!

Miss Thackray

Compact but cosy accommodation right in the heart of Whitby, close to main sights and amenities.

Mrs Crofts

Whitby is a great place for a short break. Property was finished to a high standard, comfortable and well situated in the town.

Miss Kitcatt

The accommodation was wonderful and right in the heart of Whitby. We loved it! The holiday was really easy to book too, with friendly people on the phone.

Ms Mannering

This is the third time we have stayed at this property, and we love everything about it. The parking space is a particular bonus in Whitby!

Mrs Langley

A beautiful home in a central location. Ideal for a family.

Mrs Dronfield-Whitaker

The cottage was cosy and warm, and in the centre of town near restaurants,bars and shops.

Mrs Bowen

Superb property, and a great location. It was ideal for us, and we had a great weekend. I could not recommend it highly enough. The owners have done a great job of the refurbishment.

Mr Bailey

The central location of this cottage with the bonus of a parking space provides maximum convenience in which to explore all of Whitby's many attractions. Literally there are many great pubs and restaurants just a few metres away. We had a great time. Access to the cottage was easy, and the cottage was warm and cosy and furnished to high standard throughout.

Mr Hunt

Cottage in a central location, a real home from home. It was in a quiet area near to a bus and train station, Whitby seafront and Abbey, also easy to get to Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. The cottage has everything you could need and the beds are really comfortable. Will definitely be going back to The Old Blacksmiths Workshop. Couldn't fault anything.

Miss Brain

The Old Blacksmith's Workshop is a lovely property in Whitby and ideally located as a base to explore the surrounding beauty of the North York Moors & Cleveland Hills.

Mr Poundall

An excellent cottage which was well furnished and in an ideal location. The car parking space was a real bonus in Whitby. A beautiful town, with heaps to do. Would certainly recommend both the cottage and Whitby.

Mrs Marsden

A fantastic location, only 2 minutes from the town centre. It was great that there's a parking space too, especially given the location. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing break and the bedrooms were very comfortable.

Miss Thomsen

A lovely apartment, it was clean spacious and homely. In a great location in walking distance to the centre of Whitby. Ideal.

Miss Kirby

A lovely, light, open plan holiday let which is well looked after. Very relaxing. Loved the box of chocolates on arrival. Good instruction booklet on everything in the apartment - cooker to dishwasher.

Miss Bannister

We had a lovely week in the house, everything was exactly as advertised. We settled in instantly and found all the kitchen equipment, shower, TV etc very easy to use.

Mr Budd

A beautifully decorated/furnished cottage, there were lots of thoughtful touches throughout. A perfect location. Will be returning in the future!

Mr Cooper

The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. It was absolutely spotless and very tastefully decorated. We would definitely recommend it.


Cottage was beautiful. It gives us so much pleasure every time we visit. We shall be back next year.

Mr Burnham

The Old Blacksmiths' Workshop has Beautiful decor and is spotlessly clean, in a perfect location. Would come again without hesitation.

Mr Whitehead

The cottage was well equipped, very comfy beds with good quality linen and the heating worked a treat.

Mr Staton

A really lovely property which was tastefully decorated and well thought out. It was cosy but modern, and in a central location. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Ms Petty