Perhaps not the usual way to begin a review of a rented property, but in the case of Fossil Cottage in Whitby, very pertinent. I’m sure everybody has struggled with a new toilet roll, trying to tear that first sheet free and ending up with six feet of half-freed, torn sheets while the other half stays resolutely gummed. At Fossil Cottage, someone had thoughtfully done the hard work for us, and tucked the first sheet into the cardboard centre tube. This is just one small example of the care and consideration that had gone into preparing the cottage for us. The place was spotlessly clean and blissfully warm as we arrived on a cold, late November day. The Welcome Pack contained everything we needed for a snack, cup of tea, round of toast or glass of wine. I can’t overstate how cosy this little place is; particularly the kitchen. And the lounge with its easy-to-light wood burning stove (everything, down to the matches, was provided). It’s quiet too, in November anyway. Just 2 minute’s walk from bustling Church Street, few pedestrians and even fewer cars pass by to disturb your tranquillity. OK, it doesn’t have a sea view – if it did you would be paying considerably more. BUT, pop outside and, within 20 feet, you are at the top of steps leading down to the beach, and have a lovely aspect of the harbour. To end, Fossil Cottage is a little gem, and many thanks to Yorkshire Coastal Cottages for recommending that it would meet the needs of four adults and a well behaved dog. In fact, it far exceeded our expectations.
- Tim Gill, near Harrogate; November 2016, Nov 2016
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double with fireplace, 1 x twin
Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Kitchen with dining area and pantry.
- Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, WiFi.
Bed linen & towels inc. in rent.
Vehicular access can be gained outside the cottage for unloading luggage, and a car parking space is available in the Abbey car park at a separate cost
- Alternatively on-street parking and a Pay & Display is available on Church Street, approximately 800 yards away.
One well-behaved pet welcome at a cost of £30.
Shop, pub, beach 50 metres.
On the ground floor is a spacious sitting room with pine timber flooring, beamed ceilings, a beautiful brickwork fireplace with a wood burning stove - so cosy to snuggle up in front of in the cooler evenings!
- and Flat screen TV/DVD player.
The fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen has integrated appliances plus there's a useful pantry.
The dining area has a table and chairs to seat four people so you can enjoy meals together.
Upstairs there is a smart double bedroom with a comfortable bed and hanging space, feature cast iron fireplaces and views of the famous cobbled Henrietta Street.
There's also a twin bedroom with full size 3' single beds.
The shower room has a good size shower, WC and hand wash basin.
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About the location
Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.
The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.
Utilities: All utilities, bed linen & towels included.
Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome at a cost of £30.
Parking: Vehicular access can be gained outside the cottage for unloading luggage, and a car parking space is available in the Abbey car park at a separate cost. Alternatively on-street parking and a Pay & Display is available on Church Street, approximately 800 yards away.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute