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Railway Cottage in Whitby with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Railway Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Platform 12 is a two bedroom railway cottage centrally located in the historic and picturesque town of Whitby. Decorated to an extremely high standard, the cottage is well equipped and should provide everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Set in an enviable location, the cottage overlooks the North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway line, where steam trains can be seen chugging into Whitby station. The living accommodation is located upstairs to take full advantage of the fantastic views of the harbour and abbey. The cottage has a range of amenities close by, including a supermarket, shops, pubs restaurants, and of course, Whitby’s famous fish and chip shops! A fabulous location for your holiday in Whitby.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About The Owner

Platform 12 is a holiday home of Diane & Stewart Turner. Stewart works for himself as a surveyor and Diane runs her own Home Boarding for Dogs business called 'Digz'4'Dogz'. We both work from home in Wakefield and our business is mainly in Yorkshire. We spend as much time as possible in Whitby, but it would be a shame for someone not to benefit from this lovely cottage when we are not there.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Whitby

We first visited Whitby around 13 years ago which is around the time we first met. Whitby has something for everybody and is still a quaint seaside town with great landmarks, beaches and outstanding contributions to history. It didn't take long for us to realise that it's a place where we would love to live. We purchased a property on Oswy Street, so named after King Oswy who founded the Abbey. Oswy Street is one of the original railway terraces built for the railway workers in the 1860's. You can imagine that on hearing new railway cottages were proposed built with many original features, and having fantastic views of the Marina, Steam Trains and the Abbey we couldn't resist buying no.12 Railway Cottages. We named the cottage 'Platform 12' because of its close proximity to the station.

What makes this cottage unique

Platform 12 is located in arguably one of the finest locations in Whitby. It's just a few minutes flat walk from this historic town centre. You have your own private parking space directly in front of the cottage so you don't need to worry about losing your parking if you fancy a day touring the fantastic coast line or the North Yorkshire Moors.


Whitby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand basin
  • Bathroom/WC - P-shaped bath with over bath shower, WC, hand basin. Cloakroom/WC - WC and hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One (Ground floor) Double bed, double wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, LCD TV, and door to patio with views of the abbey, harbour and steam train line. Bedroom Two (Ground floor) Two single electrically adjustable beds with Tempur mattresses
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: There is allocated parking for one car directly in front of the property. There is additional on-street parking opposite the property and a car park near by (subject to availability and charges). STRICTLY no pets under any circumstances - guests will be evicted if pets found in the property. Our cottage is strictly non smoking. A full inventry is done before each stay and ALL breakages must be paid for. Couples & Families only. Outside: There is a small patio area with views of the abbey, harbour and steam train line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property fully cleaned and linen changed prior and after let completion. Please note that towels are not provided. Other: Dining Area - Table and four chairs.


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Railway Cottage in Whitby with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, nice and clean, our son loved the steam trains going past, everything on the door step good walking distance, we would definitely return

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Platform 12, excellent cottage, comfy bed, great location and everything you need within walking distance. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tommy and Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tommy, thank you so much for your kind review and look foward to hearing from you again. So pleased you enjoy Platform 12. Regards Diane
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Fantastic Again!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay again. Weather lovely. Cottage as clean and comfy as usual. All we needed, lovely comfy bed and warm and cosy for the chillier evenings. Free parking and 5 minutes walk to the centre. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww Thank you Kathryn, so glad you had another great stay at Platform 12.....! Im heading off there this weekend, cant wait. Look forward to hearing from you again. Diane
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in a lovely place right next to the railway. Parking space a real advantage. Weather was lovely too! Able to sit on the patio and watch the steam train going past. Would definitely return. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review about our cottage, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Platform 12 and look forward to hearing from you again. Diane & Stewart
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Once again lovely and clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Another great week at Platform 12.Once again very clean.Weather was great,great food and pubs.Lovely walk along the railway line to Ruswarp to the Bridge which serves the best food.Will definitely be back.

Thank you

Gaynor xx

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gaynor, Thank you for your cracking glad you had a top time. I can't wait to get back there. The Bridge does do yummy grub, Sunday Dinners are delicious. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Diane x
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Pristine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal place to stay! The location is superb and the cottage was as clean as a new pin. Everything was just as had been described. Facilities first class and nothing was overlooked to make our stay a great experience. It was a real home from home. Great places to eat within walking distance and the biggest Co-op I have ever seen just down the road. Diane is very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. No hesitation in recommending this beautiful property. The only downside was the weather...which my four year old didn't appreciate.....but get booking so you don't miss out on a wonderful cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

This cottage is in a perfect location for railway enthusiasts. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway line is the most popular heritage railway line in the country and it runs past the cottage - providing an up close view of the steam trains as they chug into Whitby station. The station itself is a few minutes walk away and provides access to the Whitby to Pickering line.

Steam engine enthusiasts can also take a trip round Whitby on 'Elizabeth' – the world’s only steam passenger bus in daily operation.


The beach is approximately 15 minutes walk away.

Boat and fishing trips can be taken from Whitby harbour, which is a five minute walk away from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.83

Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque or bank transfer. £100 deposit is required and balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday. Full payment is due at the time of booking if within 8 weeks.

Notes on prices:
Short Stays at the owners discression.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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