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Sunshine Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1003472)

4.4

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Christine

    “A lovely quirky cottage overall.”

    However, when we arrived it was well presented inside but outside the garden furniture was very dirty,and had not been cleaned at all,so we had to scrub the table, remove bird poo etc. The top bedroom window is also covered in poo which the window cleaner clearly can't reach. It does spoil the view to be looking out through bird droppings! It may be ours was the first booking for a while, but clearly the garden wasn't checked. We also felt a washing machine was needed as after several muddy ...

    However, when we arrived it was well presented inside but outside the garden furniture was very dirty,and had not been cleaned at all,so we had to scrub the table, remove bird poo etc. The top bedroom window is also covered in poo which the window cleaner clearly can't reach. It does spoil the view to be looking out through bird droppings! It may be ours was the first booking for a while, but clearly the garden wasn't checked. We also felt a washing machine was needed as after several muddy walks we really wanted to wash some clothes! There was a large cupboard in the bathroom containing frying pans which would probably give space for this.Loved the general feel and wood burner though! Thanks!

    - Christine, April 2024

    Thank you for your feedback, we do regularly check on the property (including the garden) main problem is that people don't cover the furniture after use so sometimes can't be helped. Unfortunately we have limited space in the kitchen area and peoples preference is a dishwasher. Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

Summary

  • Four-storey detached cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linens and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • On-street parking within 50 yards of Sunshine Cottage on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden, plus two-tier terraced garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at a £30 per stay supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: Low beams in second-floor bedroom, please mind your head

The property

An attractive four-storey detached cottage, dating back to the early 1800’s nestled in the heart of historic Whitby.

This beautifully modernised property retains the original character of the building and benefits from a private terrace and rear garden and views over the harbour. Sitting at the heart of historic Whitby, just paces away from the vibrant 'Old Town' and scenic waterfront rests Sunshine Cottage.

A four-storey detached cottage in a prime position for exploring both the coast and countryside of North Yorkshire.

This property is a fantastic choice for friends, families or couples seeking the perfect base for exploring Whitby and surrounding areas. Admire the beautiful harbour views upon arrival, before venturing inside to find the open-plan living space where you will find a modern well equipped kitchen that has everything you will need including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and a dishwasher. The kitchen is connected to the living room which boasts harbour views and a comfortable seating area, TV and fireplace. The property has 3 bedrooms split over 3 floors.

On the lower-ground-floor is a modern king-size bed with direct access to the private terraced garden.

On the first floor is a double bed offering superb harbour views.

Then the charming attic bedroom on the top floor, has 2 single beds fantastic original features including exposed beams and lovely views of Whitby Abbey and the harbour. Take a short stroll into the centre of the town of Whitby; well-known for its fantastic fish and chips and award-winning restaurants and bars.

There’s a variety of shops through the cobbled streets and along the waterfront as you head towards the beach, a great place for people-watching and soaking in the sun.

For the more adventurous there are some great spots with the bay being perfect for canoeists, paddle boarders and surfers, or for a more relaxed beach day be sure to visit the beautiful Robin Hood's Bay just a scenic drive away. There's plenty of history to uncover in the town, whether you choose to explore it by climbing the famous 199 Steps to Whitby Abbey, said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Dracula Experience being the perfect way to learn more about this if you're feeling brave, or wander around the Captain Cook Museum or the Whitby Museum, there's plenty here to be discovered at any time of the year. For the avid explorer, there's no better place than the North York Moors National Park, boasting a plethora of scenic spots to uncover in its moorland, woodlands, rivers, and rich geology, it makes a lovely place to spot wildlife, take a picnic and experience nature like no other, with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, wildlife watching, golf, water sports and so much more!

In easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough too, Sunshine Cottage is an exceptional base from which to explore this exciting area of North Yorkshire.

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About the location

WHITBY

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas