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Very Good 4/5 Score from 7 reviews

Biffins Berth Ref 1837

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 7 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool
Pool Private indoor pool, Shared indoor pool
Utilities Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Shared indoor pool, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Accommodation: Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with Whirlpool bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with small kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

Amenities: Storage heaters throughout with additional heating

Further details outdoors

Enclosed, communal garden with private patio with garden furniture and BBQ.

Shared use of communal indoor swimming pool (available 9am - 6pm seven days a week, excluding month of Feb).

Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Due to the proximity of the river, p

Further details

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.

About this location

The Yorkshire 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.


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.

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Review 1-7 of 7

17 Aug 2013


"Picturesque location for a family holiday"

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.

3 Nov 2012


"Shame about the Beds"

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 … More

9 Jul 2012


"Lovely cottage in a stunning location."

Stayed at the end of June with my wife and our retired guide dog . The cottage met all our requirements and was well presented and ideal for a small family group.The whole area was a pleasure to explo… More

25 May 2012


"A nice weekend under the old viaduct."

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 … More

16 Apr 2012



We have just returned to Australia having attended our daughters wedding and stayed for two weeks at this cottage. Its location is excellent to explore whitby and surrounding countryside. We had peace… More

19 Aug 2011


"ideal location badly let down by cleanliness"

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 thin… More

20 Dec 2009


"Excellent place for children"

The location was excellent for my 2 boys - they spent many an hour feeding the ducks and watching the trains go by.We have been twice now and would definitely go again… More

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  • 7 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Feb 2015

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