Foresters House

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015670)

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Superb 17th century property with three bedrooms, beautifully furnished and perfect for a seaside holiday, with the beach and harbour a few yards away. Very stylish and a central position on the cobbled Church Street in Whitby's charming 'old town', with its quaint shops, pretty tea rooms and wonderful restaurants, Foresters boasts superb decor and views of the harbour. It's perfect for family and friends and spacious, a lovely property in an excellent location.

Property was very nice and clean, great location but the front bedroom needs secondery glassing installing as the deliverys woke us up every morning from 06

00 onwards.



Ground Floor
This lovely and very spacious apartment is approached via a flagged courtyard with a small vestibule.

Stairs lead to the kitchen, which has a gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

There is a dining area with a table and chairs to comfortably seat six - enjoy meals together and pre-dinner drinks whilst keeping the cook company!

The kitchen leads to an inner hallway which in turn leads to a wonderful, large, beamed sitting room with the original wooden floors, rugs and lovely antique furniture - the windows overlook Church Street and you can catch a glimpse of the famous bridge, harbour and sea!

There is comfortable seating, a large screen TV and DVD player and an original fireplace with gas-fired real flame effect fire - it's both luxe and cosy at the same time!

First Floor

To the upper floor is the fabulous large master bedroom, again overlooking Church Street, with large sash windows giving the room incredible light; it has the original fireplace (for display purposes only), a comfortable, king size bed with a luxurious faux fur throw and a built-in closet. The master bedroom has a smart en-suite shower room with double-size shower, WC and hand wash basin.

There are two smart twin bedrooms with full size 3' beds – one in shades of greys and white and the other in accents of duck egg blue, with a hint of a coastal theme.

A stylish house shower room has a corner shower, WC and hand wash basin.






Foresters House is located in Church Street on the east side of the river, in the Old town of Whitby.

What's on nearby?



There’s many great exhibits that show the vast history Whitby really has.


Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town.


Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and the town of Whitby.


A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.


Brave the Dracula Experience tour where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby.


The beaches are sandy and golden and the a pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.


Catch Whitby crabs from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town.


Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, during Folk Week or the wonderful Regatta? All of which are incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually.

Other Info

A superb three bedroom apartment, near the beach and harbour, dating back to the 17th Century.

Notes to guests
Guest Comments

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilities, bed linens and towels are provided.

Pets: Pet-friendly; up to 2 dogs are welcome at £30 per pet per stay. Note – during January and February, there’s a special offer of one dog is welcome free of charge; a second dog is charged at £30 per stay

Parking: Parking scratch card/s provided for 24/7 on-street parking on West Cliff. On-street parking also available c. 200 yards away on a first come first served basis, also Pay & Display car park close by approximately £6 per day.

Property was very nice and clean, great location but the front bedroom needs secondery glassing installing as the deliverys woke us up every morning from 06.00 onwards.
Mr Hodgson
This is a nice house, but we feel it should be made clear in the listing that it is above a shop, meaning that there is a steep flight of stairs leading to kitchen from front door. The three bedrooms and the two bathrooms are then on the 2nd floor. Although there is a 'courtyard' mentioned, this is the cobbled entrance alley way. For those with dogs, it is shared and is not enclosed. There is no area for dog toileting. I walked our dog to near-by dog friendly beach every morning, before the crowds emerged in the street outside the house. As mentioned in previous reviews, there is street noise, more so for those in the front master bedroom. House is very well equipped kitchen wise and beds quite comfortable. I would not describe this as a luxury place to stay, but is nice. It isn't peaceful, but is a fun place to be in the nicer and less commercial side of the harbour in walking distance to Abbey, Cleveland coastal walk, harbour beach and main beach. There are many nice places to eat out, but most places currently require booking in advance. I found the main bathroom and kitchen floors to be dirty and had to clean old food from edges of kitchen to stop dog from sniffing and trying to get underneath. Bathroom floor was very grubby which was disappointing. Please note, that although advertised are parking permits for the property, I found a free parking space in the permit area on only one occasion in the 7 days we were there. (Please bare in mind that we stayed in peak summer time during school holidays). There are a very limited number of spaces for permit holders and they are a ten minute walk away. A local resident and businessman told us that local businesses are using these spaces, rather than them being available for visitors to Whitby. There is plenty of pay and display parking with long-stay car-parks that charge £9 for 24 hours. We did this on occasion. Or you can pay the council in advance for £7 per day tickets for council car parks. There is one row of about 30 spaces along Church Street that is unrestricted, but spaces rarely appeared. Be careful of the restricted area with-in the white lines though, as there is very poor signage that states 40 minute stay only. As a visitor, I was unaware and given a parking fine. All in all, it was a nice stay and would recommend, as long as you don't mind a quirky type house that is old and with very uneven floors. Just a little added cleaning would be appreciated prior to arrival.
Mrs Hoey
Two things: 1) Car parking is difficult, although the owners left parking "scratch cards" they failed to mention where the appropriate parking zones actually were - they took a bit of finding. 2) The property is very old and, as a consequence, has very uneven floors and two flights of stairs within - anyone with mobility issues would have struggled in the property.
Mr Allen
Great location not far from the car park (if you can find a space) very clean and really comfy beds. Lots of living space
Mr Linfoot
The property was great, very convenient for bars, restaurants, shops and other amenities. It was well equipped and comfortable. With that convenience though come a couple of drawbacks that could have been made clearer in the description; early morning noise and parking. Every morning from 06:00 street cleaners, refuse collectors and assorted commercial vehicles pass, and stop outside of, the property. As the master bedroom is at the front this is quite disturbing. Parking is also not straightforward; yes, the property comes with permits but the permit parking is on the other side of the river and is always very busy. The nearest car park is also busy, it was hit or miss as to whether a space would come free. Neither issue spoiled our holiday, but they could have been made clearer in the description however. The description also mentions a hamper of Yorkshire produce would be left for us on arrival, it wasn’t, this could be related to the current situation but again an explanatory note or updated description would have helped.
Mr Owen
Although provided with parking vouchers the zone is very far away and parking in Whitby is very expensive and challenging to find spaces. The central location and flat were great though can be noisy due to location but parking was .ain negative issue.
Mr Campbell
We loved the quirkiness of the cottage. We had everything we needed. It was in a brilliant location, close to all amenities. Very clean. The welcome pack was very much appreciated.
Mr Gaines
Great property enhanced by its quirky features and great location Please please provide a wheely bin and recycling bin
Mr Webster
Excellent location in Whitby, close to all the amenities. Property was clean and well furnished. We would definitely recommend this property.
Mr Richardson
We did love this cottage and the location was amazing. Beds were so comfy and linens and towels lovely and clean. Nice a spacious for family gatherings. We thought the welcome basket was a lovely touch. However, we had an 11 month old baby and my grandmother who walks with a crutch with us, and the stairs leading to the property posed a problem. They were mentioned when booking, however I think it should really state how steep they are, as there was no pram access, and my grandma really struggled getting in and out even tho she is an able walker. Check in and out was far to late and early considering the keys need picking up and dropping off the other side of whitby. We were told the late check in was due to the cottage needing to be cleaned after guests which is fine, but to be fair, lots of previous guests items were in the cottage, so leads us to believe the cleaning wasnt that thorough. Location again we loved so nice to sit and watch the world go by in the cosy living room, however the noise was so bad, I understand it's an old cottage and restrictions might be in place for windows etc, but staying in a cottage which is sold as child friendly this surely should be a factor as it was far too noisy. So much so myself, husband and parents didnt sleep much at all during our entire 3 night stay. We did love the quirky feel of the cottage, and would stay again if it was just adults and able bodied people, however I dont think its suitable for small children and elderly people.
Ms Lumley
We have stayed at this cottage many times before because great cottage, great location, great service. Not a problem for us at all but as an old cottage it is quite noisy from the street.
Mr Dixon
Foresters house is a lovely cottage, perfectly situated in Whitby. The only minor problem we encountered was there was no drying facilities for clothes, and parking is a bit of a nightmare, but neither of these would prevent me from returning to the house.
Miss Sibson
I feel as though Sykes Holiday Cottages are more interested in the money. This is the second year I have been in the same cottage, last year the cottage was filthy, this year was a lot cleaner but it's not just the cleanliness. The cottage is in need of quite a few cosmetic repairs which were also there last year. The ensuite tap was broken which was noted in the guest book in June. The main shower leaked through the ceiling. I would have expected a cottage this size would have more than one key and also the key safe number ought to be changed I used the same code as last year. I called into Whitby Yorkshire Coastal Cottages/Sykes to report the faults. Unfortunately what usually happens is the owners blame the agents and the agents blame the owners. Foresters House price has gone up again this year but it wasn't worth what I paid last year.
Miss Robinson
The property desperately needs updating, in particular the front double bedroom should be double glazed. The extractor fan in the en-suite is not working and no fire escape as only one entrance via the kitchen and all windows locked or bolted. Parking facilities in Whitby were confusing and cost of parking near the property very expensive. We were woken up early every morning by delivering drivers reversing alarms and engines and it was sometimes noisy at night with people talking and shouting outside. We don’t think the property was top end as advertised. The position was great being central, beds were comfortable and the lounge well furnished with comfortable settees. We loved Whitby and enjoyed exploring the Moors and coastal areas but would not want to stay in this property again.
Mrs Ashworth
Please see my email dated 7th September 2020.
Miss Robinson
The accommodation is in a fantastic spot, ideally placed for Whitby being in the centre of the old town. The accommodation however is very tired in places and needs an update.
Mr Kelly
Beautiful quirky cottage. Ideally situated for all amenities. Would definitely return again.
Wilford Party
We have stayed in serveral cottages in Whitby and this is our favourite. More spacious than other properties and an excellent location. We will be booking it again. Welcome pack a good surprise, it was excellent. First booking with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. Very efficient. Will use again.
Smith Party
Beautiful building. We would certainly book with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages again. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. This was very much appreciated!
Griffiths Party
Beautiful! The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the contents were excellent, well chosen and high quality. A beautiful cottage, very cosy with all facilities necessary and more. Excellent location in centre of the action. Had a lovely holiday. Thank you!
Christine Pollard
Magnificent! Many thanks. Hope to be back (yet again)
The Heffernan Party
Another wonderful week! See you again soon I hope.
Great house! We had a lovely time exploring Whitby. And walked to Robin Hood's Bay! We found some fossils and went on the ghost walk.
Enjoyed our few days very much, everything we needed. The welcome pack was very useful.
The Griffiths Family
We have had a great time exploring Whitby. The weather was amazing - very sunny! Climbed the 199 Steps and visited the Abbey. Walkd along the pier and found you can climb the light house. Had great fish and chips at Trenchers near the station. Lovely breakfast just on the next street down at Jane's Cafe. Managed to get out to Robin Hood's Bay and look for fossils and caught the steam train from Goathland to Pickering Foresters House has been a great place to stay, perfect location and had everything we needed. Thank you.
The Hancock Party
Had a great four day stay at this lovely cottage. Plenty of activities. Hope to return sooon.
Pelling Family
What a fantastic, stylish, clean and well-appointed property. Lovely location, lots to do and see. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages are the best company to deal with. Thank you for the superb welcome hamper. We shall be back!
Anne and Tony Fountain
Brilliant weekend in this beautiful home for a 40th birthday celebration. Hope to be back soon.
Sue and David Custon
Our second visit; had a lovely stay as always. We recommend the yellow boat trip and walking the 199 Steps.
Hirst Family
A delightful, quirky cottage. Had a very good week. The 199 Steps are killers!
Richardson and Jones Families
Lovely cottage and great location for exploring Whitby. Amazing bedrooms and great accommodations. Silver Street Fisheries are the best for fish and chips!
The Bradleys
Very clean and well looked after cottage. Great location. We've had a great week - recommend 4 Seasons. Try to see Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay.
Vigrass Family
We had a lovely stay at Foresters House, weather was great, cottage was cosy, we couldn't fault it.
K Lister and P Dixon
Beautiful cottage, superb location, all the family had a great time, even Toby our dog enjoyed it on the beach.
Sue and Derek
Thanks a lot for allowing us to stay in this nice, warm, comfortable cottage! We’d love to come back to Yorkshire: it’s so pretty!
T and C Nice
We’ve had a fantastic week here at Foresters House. The house itself was beautifully clean when we arrived and the welcome pack of key supplies was a very thoughtful touch. This has served as a great base for our trip. We would definitely recommend the cottage and Whitby for a great holiday and would come back.
Shroud Family and Friends
We've had a lovely stay at Foresters House. We can thoroughly recommend Eden Camp, North Yorks Railway, Sandsend and Robin Hood's Bay. We love Whitby - the old town and small yards are stunning, very pretty. We would love to return.
The Taylor Family
What a lovely, charming cottage - in an excellent central location in Whitby. Nice to see so many original features, sympathetically retained - a real home from home for us. Enjoyed Whitby itself but also Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Castle Howard!
Pannell Family


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