Rooftops Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015728)

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This is a fabulous three bedroom cottage with wood burning stove and stunning views of the Abbey and Whitby town from a wonderful roof terrace. This is a gorgeous, much-loved cottage in the heart of Whitby, a short stroll to the beach, harbour, shops, restaurants and cafés; it has been stylishly decorated and furnished, with great attention to detail, and boasts a wonderful roof terrace with views across to the harbour - where better to enjoy a chilled glass of pre-dinner fizz? Previously featured in the Yorkshire Post and Your Home magazine, the décor is lovely - if you enjoyed seeing TV’s Heartbeat, set in nearby Goathland, you’ll recognise some of the memorabilia.

Beautiful cottage

The only downside is it is quite difficult at night to see your way down the access entry. The cottage light only comes on when you get to the door so could do with better lighting as several trip hazards



Ground Floor
The entrance porch leads to a spacious sitting room with solid wood floors, comfortable seating for relaxation/reading and an attractive brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy evenings. There is a flat screen TV/Blu-ray DVD player, iPod docking station and Technics Hi-Fi system. From the corner of this room, stairs descend to the lower ground floor to a playroom with another TV plus an Xbox - ideal for children of all ages, you will also find a tumble dryer in the basement. The stylish kitchen, which has solid wood work surfaces, has views over the town is fully equipped including a gas oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, coffee maker and a washing machine. There is a dining area, with built-in benches and quality table and chairs, to enjoy meals together or simply to sit and have drinks whilst cook makes dinner!

First Floor
On the first floor is a superb king-size bedroom with built-in wardrobes and views overlooking the town; there is also a triple bedroom with lovely duck-egg blue decor and a stylish beach side theme, with full size solid wood bunk beds and a single bed. The smart house bathroom incorporates a bath with shower over, hand wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor
The master bedroom is located on the second floor and includes a king-size bed, iPod docking alarm and an electric blind for the window - enjoy views of the iconic Whitby Abbey. There is a luxury en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin which leads to a fabulous decked roof terrace.

Roof terrace with table and chairs and stunning views across to the harbour - perfect for a morning cuppa or a glass of champagne as the sun sets! Outside is also a small courtyard that houses the wood storage.






Rooftops Cottage is centrally located within Whitby, only a few minutes' walk from both the town centre and the quayside. The area is well served with a wide range of convenience and specialist shops immediately on hand catering for all daily needs. You will find an excellent bakery, newsagents, off-licence, greengrocers and several cafes within minutes of the property.

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Great attention to detail, and boasts a wonderful roof terrace with views across to the harbour.

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Free Wi-Fi included.
Pets: Well-behaved pets are welcome, maximum of two, at a charge of £30 per pet per stay.
Parking: A parking permit is supplied for the West Cliff car park.
There is a starter supply of logs included during winter months.
Please note that as Rooftop’s Cottage is an old property it cannot be adapted for the use of wheelchairs and may not be suitable for the very infirm due to the accommodation being over four floors. Please be aware there is a strictly no barbequing and no smoking policy on the decked area due to its locality and fire regulations.
Please note, the garden is not with this property

Rooftop's Cottage was built in 1780 and is tucked away in the town centre on the West Cliff. It is deceptively spacious with accommodation covering 3 floors and a converted cellar room used as a children’s playroom. Rooftops comprises of 3 bedrooms one of which is en suite, a cosy living room with a log burning stove and a dining kitchen. There is also a decked roof terrace with stunning views of the harbour accessed via the 3rd floor en suite.
The property is conveniently located for all the town centre attractions, the beach, railway & bus station, pubs, restaurants and grocery shops.
There is a 40 minute parking zone on Brunswick Street outside ‘Gutsy Gingers’ shop. This is a good place to unload. Go down the 9 stone steps in front of Gutsy’s Gingers, at the bottom turn left onto Morrison’s Yard. Go along the passage down 2 more steps and the cottage is on the right, the front door is oak. Please take care if arriving in the dark.
There is some free street parking on this side of town. Drive down to the bottom of Brunswick Street, turn right, at the mini roundabout turn right onto Chubb Hill Road there is parking on both sides of this road, or carry on to next roundabout turn right (4th exit) on St Hilda’s Terrace, parking is on the right. Beware there are 40 minute zones along here as you get closer to town.
There is a large long stay car park near the Co-op, drive to the bottom of Brunswick Street and turn left, at the roundabout turn right and the car park is on the left. Instead of remembering to return to the car every day to renew the ticket, contact Tourist Information in Whitby and you’ll be able to purchase a parking permit to cover the duration of your stay. However this needs to be done approximately 2 weeks prior to the holiday.
About Rooftops Cottage
Once in the cottage the accommodation is over three floors with a playroom in the cellar. Through the front door is a small porch with coat hooks. A door to the left enters the living room which leads through to the dining kitchen. Though the back door, 1 step down to the coal/log storage containers.
Near the living room staircase to the left, 10 stairs will lead to the playroom. The light switch is at the top of the stairs on the left. The head height in the cellar is 5ft, 11 inches.
Up the 15 steps of the main staircase is the middle floor with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. A door on the left will take you up 13 stairs to the master bedroom, en suite shower room and decked roof terrace.
There are 2 TV’s in here, one with a DVD player built in and the other connected to a PS2 games console with a vast collection of games to choose from. This room is great for keeping children entertained. There is also a selection of DVDs.
A cupboard is stocked with an array of outdoor beach toys and wind shelter. It also houses the iron, ironing board, vacuum, highchair, mop and bucket. The smaller cupboard has a condensing tumble dryer in it.
The window in this room opens fully in case of an emergency
Living Room
The living room contains a 3 seater sofa, a 2 seater sofa, an upholstered stool and a coffee table. The log burning stove sits on a stone hearth in a reclaimed oak and brick fireplace. There is a flat screen TV, BluRay DVD player, Freesat and music system.
The kitchen contains fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas hob and fan assisted oven. Smaller appliances include DAB radio, coffee machine, toaster and blender. The table can seat 7 people. It is fully equipped with china, glassware, cutlery and cooking utensils for 7 people. There is also a selection of plastic crockery for the younger visitors.
The combi boiler is housed in a cupboard (if required full operating instructions can be found in the information book).
First Floor
Up the 15 stairs with a turn will lead to a double bedroom, with a Abbey views and a king size bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen, bedside tables with lamps, alarm clock and quality hairdryer. There is a large built in wardrobe with plenty of wooden hangers and a chest of drawers.
Along the landing to the smaller bedroom with single bed and bunk beds, Egyptian cotton linen, chest of drawers, bedside, lamps and a large mirror. Opposite is the main bathroom comprising of white suite with shower over the bath, WC, pedestal wash basin and heated towel rail.
Second Floor
From the landing through the door up the 13 stairs with a turn to the master bedroom where there is a king size bed with Egyptian cotton linen, bedsides, over bed lighting, alarm clock with ipod dock, hairdryer, chest of drawers and wardrobe with wooden hangers. The electric blind will reveal the spectacular views of the Abbey at the touch of a button (you don’t even need to get out of bed).
Through to the en suite comprising of a WC, washbasin, shower and heated towel rail. The external door leads to:
Decked Roof Terrace
This is a wonderful vantage point to view the harbour, station and the rooftops of Whitby. It is a great place to sit in the sun, a table with 4 chairs and 2 deck chairs can be found in the outdoor storage container. Please be aware there is a strictly no barbequing and no smoking policy on the decked area due to its locality and fire regulations.
As Rooftop's Cottage is an old property it cannot be adapted for the use of wheelchairs and may not be suitable for the very infirm due to the accommodation being over three floors.

Beautiful cottage. The only downside is it is quite difficult at night to see your way down the access entry. The cottage light only comes on when you get to the door so could do with better lighting as several trip hazards
Mr Cahill
Excellent cottage, great location and facilities will be back again, thank you
Mrs Roberts
Fantastic location a beautiful cottage with everything you needed for your stay great views of the abbey from the main bedroom and the second bedroom lovely clean rooms and fantastic rooftop views of Whitby we are most definitely staying again in the future.couldnt recommend highly enough.
Mr Mcdonald
Lovely cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The welcome pack was an unexpected nice touch will some local treats. The location is central, but off the main high street which made unloading near the cottage a little tricky at times. There are parking restrictions but no one bothered us in the short time it took to off load and load the car. The West Cliff car park is about a ten minute walk but everything in Whitby is really close and as the cottage is so central, the car was only needed on days out. There are limited areas to let you dog run in Whitby. We managed to find the Cinder track, an old revamped Whitby to Scarborough rail line, which does allow some escape from roaming streets and grass verges, the viaduct at Ruswarp is stunning. Some of the bushes around the cottage from neighbouring gardens could do with a good trim as it does take out some of the window views. The Laurel berries that overhung the small back yard had to be cleaned up regularly as they can be toxic to dogs. Some of the fixtures in the cottage were a little tired which prevents us giving the cottage five stars. The oven was tricky to operate as it had a button missing which was used to reset it. Overall would definitely recommend and we would stay again as the cottage came with everything we needed.
Mr Murray
Great stay at rooftops, the cottage comfortably accommodated myself, wife, 2x children and 2 x grandparents across the 2 weeks. We have no issues with the cottage. Good quality cottage. It's a shame that this cottage has feedback that isn't so positive. Cottage and whitby make an ideal family summer break.
Mr Blunt
Lovely holiday home with ample space, much more than expected! Great for kids. The balcony was a great extra but we didn't use that much, I wouldn't base your choice around this. Excellent location
Mrs Speehley
Lovely cottage well situated although walking to the car park was a pain including unloading and loading luggage on arrival and departure, no space available so a good walk and several to get into cottage . Loved the facilities although took ground coffee and filters for the coffee machine which was pictured in adverts , but no machine just a cafetière. Didn’t use the balcony as seagulls were nesting , bit dirty on the roof including on the table. , I think if we had taken food up we would of been bombarded and the seagulls don’t like people close to their chicks. The beds were very comfortable and we both slept well in our respective rooms. I hooked my iPad to the TV and could play Netflix etc through this ,which was great . I didn’t understand the bins and couldn’t find reference in the cottage as to what day was bin day , no green bag for recycling? Nothing in the manual ,which needs updating BTW . Callum pointed out some cobwebs on the ceilings but overall the cottage was clean. Good hot water system and shower very efficient.
Ms Baines
Needs a good clean,shower leaks and little things need doing(tooth brush holder missing off wall,cracks and plaster blown in places.a lick of paint wouldn’t go a miss.don’t get me wrong the house is great but that would take it to 5 star
Mr Gillibrand
We had a really wonderful stay here. It was surprisingly spacious and the kitchen was really well stocked. Rooms were clean with amazing views, terrace gorgeous but sadly a bit too stormy for us to enjoy it this time. We added to the crab buckets and the nets were a bonus. We enjoyed the games room, a nice fun space. Thank you so much.
Mrs Topley
Can not fault the Rooftop Cottage, it was clean, comfy, games room was great, beds comfy. Luckily we had great weather for November so was great to sit on the rooftop terrace and take in the fantastic views of Whitby and brilliant location we couldn’t have asked for more. Going to book again for same time next year
Mrs Wassell
The cottage is perfectly located for access to the town. We would use Sykes cottages again. The only thing I would recommend you consider, is to ask the owners to not use the terrace as a USP. They will struggle to do anything about the seagulls breeding above the terrace; but because of this the terrace is not useable. Even if the awning worked (it doesn’t) it wouldn’t be pleasant to sit on there. Personally I would remove this from the advertisement. The cottage will sell itself without use of the terrace.
Mrs Greenbank
Rooftops is a lovely cottage in a good location. It was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a lovely family holiday. Parking is a lottery when unloading and loading the car but you know that about Whitby and we managed fine. We were blessed with good weather and were able to enjoy the terrace and views. We love Whitby and will be back again.
Mrs Darbyshire
This was a last minute swap from our original booking which did work in our favour, facilities and standard of equipment was excellent.The only downside unfortunately was lack of parking especially as we had one member who has a disability and trying to unload was difficult as buses were blasting their horns inspite of us pulling up half on pavement to allow them to pass and pedestrian access, we had 2 cars but only 1 permit for the car park and a visitor scratch card which was impossible to find a place so ended up paying to park in the carpark for 24 hrs.We appreciate parking is difficult but we feel it would be helpful to let people know more details.
Mrs Hall
The house and stay was great. However.. The owner needs to have a word with the neighbour. The "effing and blinding" as he walks past the window we can cope with. The tip-tip tapping at 2am is another matter. Imagine someone hanging 50 pictures on the partition wall every night between 1am and 2am and that's the sound. It instantly wakes you up and then keeps you awake. Perhaps an additional key would also be welcome.
Mr Knight
The description and photos of the cottage were grossly misleading and, I later learned, the photos were taken 11 years ago! The cottage was very dirty and shabby. All the furniture was stained and worn. It is nothing like 5* standard. Appalling.
Mrs James
Have rang and emailed you several times and heard nothing cannot believe the service. The property was very dirty and especially in the current situation is not acceptable
Mrs Slater - Coates
Lovely cottage. Shame about the weather. Still had a lovely time as we always do in Whitby. It was great to have a nice place to spend time in when the rain was torrential! All aspects highly satisfactory.
Birkett Party
We were delighted with the cottage, its location, decor and amenities. We did experience a couple of issues but YCC were very helpful in sorting out our issues so many thanks for that. Both issues resolved during our stay. Many thanks.
Weddell Party
We have really enjoyed our stay in Whitby and the cottage has become our home from home. All the little things have made the difference to us - from the welcome pack to the toilet roll, towels and super comfy bed! We will definitely be returning. Facilities, extra bits and immediate customer service have been wonderful!
Allen Party
Ideal location with easy access to shops and facilities. The welcome pack was very welcome! Property clean and tidy andcrockery, glasses and cutlery were all very clean. Lovely bedrooms and beds very comfortable. Great to have a games room. Thanks to all involved in making our stay at Rooftops Cottage so special.
Harte & Richardson Party
The property was in a nice location. The decor/furnishings, equipment and cleaning were all highly satisfactory. I found the booking process easy and the ehlpfulness/courtesy of staff and overall customer service was highly satisfactory. I hope to book again.
Edward O'Sullivan
Excellent location. Lovely house and decor. Perfect space for a family of four plus dog.
The Egglestone Family, Yorkshire


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