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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, spacious property with parking"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property well presented."

    In an ideal quiet position for visiting Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors area. Everything you need for a home from home stay. Lovely welcome gift of Tea, coffee, milk, bread and biscuits.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2024

  • "It's a very clean and comfortable house with everything we needed."

    In a good location for the moors and coast. It was our third visit and no doubt we'll be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Nice cottage Great location Lovely views"

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic home from home."

    Everything you would need. Comfortable wonderfully clean and warm. Great location only a short walk or a five minute drive into Whitby. I would give it 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Sunnybrae, It was handy the the owners left some bread,cookies and milk do we could make a cuppa when we arrived."

    We've been coming to the properties for 10 years It was clean and comfortable. There is everything you could possibly want and need here with good views to see the Steam trains and walking across the viaduct with good views to Whitby Abbey. We only had a few problems with the T.V, in the lounge we think somebody had fiddled with it. You couldn't want more and we will use again if there is vacancies. You have to go to the Abbey and Gouthland and go gor a walk along Staithes and Whitby. We go to Robinhoods Bay it's a brilliant base to use. It was one of our best stays. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Feb 2024

  • "Nice accommodation,not to far away from whitby 5minute car drive or a walk across the viaduct ,everything you could want in a holiday home ,when visiting this area again i would try to rent this property for my stay."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed next door to Sunnybrae at the same time last year and knew we wanted to return to Whitby with the location of these holiday cottages being perfect for us."

    The walk into Whitby down the Cinder Track is great and the views from the house are good too. A parking space is a real bonus and it’s so peaceful there by the viaduct. Sunnybrae itself has been fantastic for us. The holiday home was spotlessly clean, immaculately tidy and uncluttered with everything you need for a decent break away. We felt relaxed and comfortable there and couldn’t fault it at all. There are supermarkets close by and the food at the nearby Windmill pub is great! We will be back and we will definitely be choosing Sunnybrae - a fabulous location at a reasonable price. Thank you Louise and Dave for having us :)

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and beautiful views ."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very great place to stay and will be back"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very pleased with the cottage."

    Most of what I might need was there but I had to buy certain items that perhaps should have been supplied. The worst of all was the pans. They were appalling. There is no way I would eat food that had been cooked in some of those pans. One of the frying pans was more Velcro that Teflon. Not big points but it took the edge off the enjoyment.

    Hi we are glad you were pleased with the cottage. It’s unfortunate that you don’t mention what items you were lacking as we try to provide things for most requirements. As for the pans we will take a good look at them on the next clean we have had no complaints before, but obviously we rely on people putting pans back clean as not every pot pan and plate can be checked on change over. Sorry to hear the edge was taken off your enjoyment. David and Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2023

  • "We have just returned from a christmas week at sunnybrae."

    Could not have wished for a nicer place to stay.everything in the house you could ever need.spotless everywhere and so warm and cosy.thank you louise and dave you should be very proud of your property.have already got a friend looking into hiring for next year and highly recommend to others.sandra and paul mcquade xx

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "We started to holiday in adjacent holiday site, but this property is far better so we prefer to come here now, we’ve been 3 times here now."

    From here you can walk in a straight line on the beautiful Cinder trail straight into Whitby in about 15-30 mins depending on pace. Perfect to burn the calories off from the many good food places. The owners are always super kind when we’ve talked to them. Which is a BIG plus for me!! The location and property is absolutely perfect. Plenty of parking!! We prefer it than actually been in Whitby town it’s 2 mins away by car but we always walk. Cons,(and I mean to make things perfect for me ☺️ as it’s already amazing) bath is lovely and spacious but the shower is pathetic

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about the shower, it has since been sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is great holiday holiday home."

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous hoasting as dishwasher wasn't working so delivered us a lovely box of chocs great to walk in to whitby great value for a family will be back this was our second visit."

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Oct 2022

  • "Convenient location for exploring Whitby and the surrounding areas."

    Good location for walking and cycling. Lovely property.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "3rd time staying at Sunnybrae, its as lovely as ever, home from home."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay,the owners were very friendly & helpful,a nice welcome pack on arrival, bread,milk etc,Sunnybrae was so clean,comfortable & cosy also plenty of space in all room,it is situated in an ideal location with fantastic views,we will definitely be back!"

    Thank you for your lovely comments. And thank you for leaving Sunnybrae so clean and tidy it is all very much appreciated. We look forward to having you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Sunnybrae, it was really well equipped and was lovely and clean on arrival."

    The cookies, bread and milk were very much appreciated. The only slight niggle would be the pressure of the shower, it was usable but very slow, other than that we throughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comment, we will have a look at the shower pressure and see if we can remedy this (no one likes a rubbish shower) We very much appreciate being informed of these things so we can can deal with them. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Aug 2022

  • "I booked this holiday home for my daughter and family and whilst the location was fairly good - too much noise from neighbouring holiday homes, they wouldn’t really want to stay there again."

    The cleanliness of the place was quite and I wish they had told me before the end of the holiday. There was a lot of dust and mould on the walls - this is most unacceptable at any time, but especially so at this time when Covid is still rife. This holiday home was definately not cleaned on a regular basis! Very disappointed!

    Unfortunately noise from other holiday cottages is out of our control, but it is a shame if other guests in the area were inconsiderate to fellow holiday makers. As for the cleanliness of Sunnybrae I can without a doubt state this to be totally false. My husband and I clean the cottage after every guest to maintain a high standard. Which I think is backed up by the scores we receive from previous guests. There is absolutely NO mould in Sunnybrae on any walls and any dust would be if anything very small and due to us leaving windows open to air the property out due to covid 19. We are also very disappointed that despite every effort to make our guests feel welcomed and have a lovely stay someone who never actually stayed with us would feel the need to fabricate such a review. But I hope that anyone wishing to stay in the future will see our scores and ignore this utter nonsense. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at Sunnybrae."

    It was a lovely, comfortable property and lovely and clean. It was a great location to explore the local area. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Sunnybrae."

    Home from home. Great location, lovely walk to reach Whitby along the Cinder track. Within a short drive to visit all the scenic coastal villages and Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Sunnybrae, it was spotless, comfortable & so peaceful!"

    Ideally placed for the cinder track, we walked to Whitby every day, sometimes twice & we never tired of the place, took about 20 minutes, also walked to Robin Hoods Bay which took around 1 hour 40 minutes. There is also a lovely walk to Ruswarp & back to Whitby harbour on a path by the railway. It was great to have parking & we hardly used the car all week. Highly recommend this property, Helen & Scott

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Sunnybrae."

    The house was clean, the beds very comfortable, nice large kitchen with plenty of utensils. The balcony in the bedroom was a suntrap, nice to sit in the morning with a cup of tea or coffee. Its about a 30 minute steady walk into Whitby along the cinder path. We had a very enjoyable stay and we had perfect weather. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely clean property."

    Everything thought of. Welcome pack . Good location near to the cinder track. Off road parking this is a bonus in Whitby.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage which clean, well thought out and organised."

    Great location by the Larpool Viaduct and Cinder track which made access into Whitby and area so easy and minimised car usage. Wonderful holiday helped by a week of non stop sunshine - even in March! We will be back. Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2022

  • "After my initial silliness in going to the wrong address, quickly corrected by the owners."

    The accommodation was superb. Extremely clean with all the facilities you could need. The welcome pack of bread, milk and biscuits was fully appreciated. The beds were comfy and the house was warm. It was great to be able to access the Cinder path to walk into Whitby. Many thanks to our hosts the Johnson's for a first class stay. We would be happy to stay again and fully recommend.

    Thank you for the great feedback, we very much appreciate the lovely clean and tidy way you left Sunnybrae. Glad you had a great stay and we’d love to have you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, plus good weather made for an enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent family house, fantastic location."

    2nd visit to sunnybrae

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Sunnybrae is immaculately clean."

    Very well laid out and comfortable. It is the most well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in,and never disappoints.

    Reviewed by Merrel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic house in an excellent location."

    Would highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a really love time at this cottage, the owners provided a lovely welcome pack and were really lovely throughout our whole stay."

    A beautiful house in a beautiful location! We will definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Jul 2021

  • "There were no recycling facilities at the site or nearby."

    This was surprising and disappointing (though not a criticism of the accommodation). The design of the house means the living room does not get much natural light, but otherwise excellent inside and out. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fab holiday property in a great location about a mile from Whitby along a very good path called the cinder track."

    Sunnybrae was absolutely spotless and had plenty of room for two couples. Very well equipped and we were left a very welcome food pack. If you are lucky enough to stay here we would recommend eating at The Four Seasons restaurant, the Penny Hedge and the Forge Inn for Sunday lunch. The only recommendations we would have is that the although we didn’t have too many problems parking markings would really help as some people are very inconsiderate and do not park correctly. There is also no recycling which in these times cannot believe the local council allows this. We brought ours home !!! We would definitely book this property again and have recommended it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage, location is perfect for walks into Whitby."

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "The relaxing location and beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful location, well kept holiday house."

    Larger than appears from the photos!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0May 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Sunnybrae."

    The accommodation was very clean and had everything we needed. We had some nice walks into Whitby along the Cinder Path ( only a mile ) and going the other way on the track there is a lovely pub ( The Windmill ). Good views of the river and the steam trains going from Pickering into Whitby.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage, well equipped kitchen and plenty of wardrobe space that is often lacking in other cottages."

    It's in a great location for walking and is just a short walk outside Whitby. There is parking for all properties in the complex. Was surprised that the local council doesn't supply a recycling facility, we had to bring ours home! We would certainly stay here again. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was nicely presented with lovely views in a excellent location."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a lovely much needed week in this beautiful clean and comfortable cottage, stayed in Whitby all the time because if covid, felt safe, just followed all the rules."

    Hopefully we will book again next year if all this goes away, thanks again loved it xx

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "As a family of 6(4 adults, 16yr and 9yr old) we found Sunnybrae to be the perfect base for a visit to Whitby and the surrounding areas."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The kitchen is modern and has everything you need, Bedrooms are comfortable our 9yr old used the put up bed and found it to be just as comfortable as any other bed and there's plenty of wardrobe space in all 3. The bathroom is big and the shower is very good(decent water pressure) we had plenty of towels provided for our stay. The cottage is one of around 14/15 properties sharing parking space for approx 18 vehicles and during our stay we always found a space for our van. We had a brilliant weekend at Sunnybrae and would not hesitate booking a break there again.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous house in a lovely setting, very handy for walks into Whitby and coastal/dales tracks."

    Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place, clean, everything you needed and excellent location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fabulous place to stay, it's quiet and a base to explore Whitby and surrounding areas."

    Loved the accommodation and looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location - would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly hosts, perfect for our needs."


    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2019

  • "It felt even better than expected from seeing the site pictures once we arrived there, and what a lovely place to walk into after our journey."

    Loved all the facilities in the house and thought it such a welcoming place. The scenery was stunning looking around outside and immediately felt we were on a real holiday, ready to explore the area. Had a really good chance being in this location to go for plenty of walks along the cinder path and elsewhere, and to get to know Whitby, plus get a taste for North Yorkshire in general. It was great going on the steam train on the North York Moors Railway, and being by the river Esk it afforded us the excitement of seeing the trains go past. Loved every minute of our time there have to say. Thumbs up.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, perfect for a short break."

    Ideal location for a short walk in to Whitby harbour.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a beautiful house and great location, we will definitely be recommending and returning ourselves!"


    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2019

  • "Good basic accommodation within a 20 minute walk of Whitby."

    Great setting and a bonus to have parking. In winter months would need to use a car as the footpaths are not lit up and there are no pavements on the final stretch of narrow winding road to the development. Would stay there again In the summer.

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2019

  • "An extremely clean and well furnished property on the outskirts of Whitby."

    Quiet location on a holiday complex with three separate areas of properties. Everything we required for a restful week, parking wifi fully equipped kitchen and walking from the door.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous apartment had everything we needed for our 5 day stay."

    If you want to walk it’s about 25 minutes into town or a taxi is around £6 if you aren’t there in bank holiday season. Perfect base for visiting Whitby and surrounding areas. Parking is sometimes an issue at busy times.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great cottage and a great location for the price."

    Only shame was that part of the road was closed, but that's not down to the owners. Would book again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "Nice clean good sized property on the outskirts of Whitby yet only 25 minutes walk along the "cinder path" into the centre of Whitby."

    Owners left a nice welcome pack of milk ,bread & lovely biscuits. Appeared to be freshly decorated all round , nice quite location with good views , would recommend as a good base for visiting the Whitby area

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location, great for walking."

    Everything you need is in the cottage, could not fault it, had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is the 3or4th time we have booked Sykes cottages and each time it is a really great holiday and a great location"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Superb holiday, very relaxing and stress free, Riverside View is situated in an idyllic spot, lovely views the Esk valley, Viaduct and of the Railway line where Steam trains travel along into Whitby."

    There is also a nice walk into Whitby which is approximately a mile and a half distance along the Viaduct and cinder path. We couldn't recommend this place enough, its fab, also centrally placed for all neighbouring places to visit. 10/10. We will be back. The Website pictures doesn't do the property justice.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very nice house in one of the best locations in Whitby very clean and well equiped"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2018

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable house in a quiet location on the outskirts of Whitby."

    An ideal location for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Judith4.8Jun 2017

  • "The property was immaculate, beautifully furnished and very comfortable indeed."

    I was given a "welcome pack" consisting of tea,coffee, bread, milk and biscuits which I thought was a beautiful touch. The location of the cottage was perfect and so very quiet too to allow a relaxing break in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.Perfect for walking and relaxing .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "Good location nice outlook ideal"

    Reviewed by Maureen4.8Sep 2016

  • "A very well presented property, with beautiful valley views."

    Perfect for our requirements.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with balcony), 1 x single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Wi-Fi Broadband, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is available at free car park next to property but no allocated space
  • Small, private rear decked patio with furniture, plus communal lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property suitable for max. 5 people, inc. infants. As of 22nd February 2021 this property will accommodate 5 people, existing bookings for 6 will still be honoured

The property

Whitby 1 mile.

A splendid, end-terrace mews cottage, in a small, modern development situated just one mile from Whitby.

Set in an elevated position above the River Esk, this attractive Whitby cottage has a bright and airy sitting room and a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, with lovely views over open countryside and the viaduct.

Upstairs in this Whitby cottage, there are three charming bedrooms, one with a balcony providing an ideal place to relax and spot the steam trains going by, or watch the wildlife on the river!

Outside, well-kept, communal lawned grounds surround this Whitby cottage, whilst French doors from the kitchen open onto a private, decked patio.

Tastefully furnished to a high standard, this Whitby cottage offers very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting, yet is only a short walk into Whitby, with its long sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and excellent restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.

Climb the 199 steps up to the historic abbey, meander down to the pretty harbour or take a trip on the steam railway.

Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the North York Moors and pretty coastal and inland villages, this beautiful area has a wealth of attractions, making this Whitby cottage a wonderful base all year round.

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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 abundance of activity 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 every interest and time of year. 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. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in 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.

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Note: Property suitable for max. 6 people, inc. infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas