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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little place for access to Whitby."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Mar 2024

  • "Very dark inside the property."

    It would be useful to have an accessible dustbin outside

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Mar 2024

  • "Beautifully presented cottage."

    Lovely and cosy. Wasn’t sure where the main bin/recycling was so left it in the kitchen. We would stop again here

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful little cottage, could Not fault the property and generous welcome pack event the dog was included."

    Our first three days were great it was spoiled on the last night by noisy guests next door we couldn’t sleep. It sounded like they were playing football indoors. This was just unfortunate and not the fault of the owner the walls must be thin.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Whitby is a welcoming place and this property is comfortable and snug."

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Dec 2023

  • "The property is warm and clean."

    Could do with a bit of brightening up in the lounge/kitchen. Very dark. Maintenance wise a few things need attention. There is a broken coffee machine, shredded areas on the lounge carpet and the bannister in the stairs is coming away from the wall. Location is great and private parking is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Debra4.1Dec 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable few days stay at Fortunatus."

    The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we could possibly need or want, including the best stocked kitchen we have ever come across. The welcome pack was very thoughtfully put together, even including milk as well as a nice bottle of red wine. I did wonder if it would be a bit too far from Whitby centre but it wasn’t at all. After long walks on the cliff tops we used the excellent bus service to take us back. For anyone younger I’m sure that wouldn’t be necessary, it is only a 20 minute walk from the centre. We would definitely us this cottage again and would recommend it. It is very warm VC and cosy. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Jacquelin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just returned from an amazing long weekend stay."

    The cottage was very comfortable, clean and has everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. There was an amazing welcome pack and the owner was extremely helpful. A short 20 min walk to the beach or into the town centre and a supermarket 2 mins down the round. Perfect for what we needed.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great welcome pack, also washing up liquid, handwash, kitchen roll etc were provided."

    We did find the lounge to be a little dark as there was very little natural light and the small garden could have done with a bit of tlc. However, this cottage is located in an excellent location, 15 mins to the Whitby harbour & 15 mins to Upgang beach (dog friendly), where you’ll find a lovely pub The White House. Overall we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tricia3.8Jul 2023

  • "Couldn’t have wished for anything more, caring, attentive owners, the care package was simply wonderful ❤️ Lovely, quiet cottage, close enough to walk to everything, but far away from the noise and the hustle and bustle."

    Already booked in for later on in the year

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean welcoming cottage."

    Great location , 5 minutes drive from the coast. Extra special welcome pack with dog treats and wine. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely and cosy, home from home everything you need and more including a much appreciated welcome tray of goodies and a bottle of wine."


    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack brilliant was also impressed that it also included dog treats"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Only problem was the cube dining stools, a couple of folding chairs would fit behind the couch and would be perfect"

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and cosy."

    20 mins walk into Whitby and a 2 minute walk to Lidl

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, very cosy with all the facilities you could want."

    The welcome gift basket was a really nice touch, would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just returned from a 5 night stay here."

    Cottage was as described. Lovely suprise we had wine chocolate bars, milk left for us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, well appointed and well sited for the town centre albeit a good walk away."

    Excellent communication with Lisa, and a really nice welcome pack! Would definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very cute cottage, well equipped and was a very pleasant stay."

    The 3rd bedroom is extremely tiny in every way, so not really suitable for an adult . Very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Jun 2021

  • "Found the house a tight fit for 3 adults 2teenagers 2dogs and 2 cars."

    Had to park one car over a busy road out of sight.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8May 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, well equiped, clean, dog friendly and we were pleasently suprised with the lovely welcome pack."

    It made a great base for our visit to Whitby. On the edge of the town with a large Liddles and garsge close by. Parking disks were provided if we needed to drive into town. Can highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was very clean, owner left goodies and treats on arrival,even treats for ..."

    Cottage was very clean, owner left goodies and treats on arrival,even treats for the dog, owner text to make sure everything was ok and on hand if we had any problems,the care shown was lovely would throughly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and very clean but the only thing was the beds were very ..."

    Cottage was lovely and very clean but the only thing was the beds were very uncomfortable didn’t get a decent night sleep it was the only thing that spoilt the cottage

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time, we were pleasantly surprised at all the food items that were left for us , we would definitely stay there again if we are in the area ."

    Jean and Stewart

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage just far enough away from the busy streets in Whitby."

    Received a txt from the owner to say the cottage was ready and we could go in. Welcome pack which was a nice surprise. The cottage has its own parking which is a must in Whitby. Had a most enjoyable stay with our grandchildren.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Everything we needed was provided, and the range of facilities was great. There was a thoughtful welcome gift of milk, juice, biscuits, wine and sweets - above and beyond what you normally get, and the owner texted us to check everything was OK. The only very minor issue - and not the fault of the owner at all - is that mobile reception is poor - but provision of WiFi in the cottage meant that this was mitigated to some extent. Overall, brilliant!

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Aug 2020

  • "A comfy well equipped cottage."

    It was in a quiet location with a twenty minute walk into Whitby. The cleanliness of the cottage was excellent with surprise packs of things to eat from the host. It was great to have a down stairs loo too. A lovely place I would certainly go back to. The best cottage yet booked with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Cottage was stunning, Extremely clean, There was a lovely welcome gift for us to enjoy, The cottage was literally 5 mins from lidl, and the walk into town took 20 mins (although we got a taxi back uphill) There really isn't anything negative I could say about this lovely little gem, I'd definately stay ere again."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, with everything you could need and as we stopped over Christmas there were extra touches of chocs wine and even a Christmas stocking for our little dog."

    Very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage , extremely clean and welcoming ."

    Everything you could possibly need was there . Owners were on hand if you needed to ask anything and very amenable Car space for 2 cars which was a bonus , supermarket and spar two minutes away Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "This holiday was the first holiday we have had in 17 years and I was blown away."

    This property exceeded my expectations. I was lovely and welcoming, had a fully stocked kitchen and a slow cooker, the welcome tray full of treats,tea and coffee was a fantastic welcome after the drive. I travelled with my 2 Autistic brothers, my disabled mother and my husband, everything we needed was right there. Everything was clean and all the really small details were taken care of. I loved the holiday. I have been planning a crochet/knitting retreat for me and some of my craft friends and this property has definitely been earmarked for this.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely location plenty of different ways to walk into Whitby spotless cottage very comfortable nicely decorated."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "We have been before and I and would recommend the property to every one"

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage was not in a good location - in an uninteresting residential area quite a long way from the centre of Whitby, easily a 20 minute walk."

    The cottage is advertised as sleeping 5 people which it does, although the single bedroom is only really suitable for a child, due to the very low, sloping ceiling. The dining table is hardly big enough to seat 3 people and certainly not the 5 people that the cottage is supposed to accommodate. Also the shower over the bath is useless as a shower: it's impossible to stand up to have a shower due to the location of the shower head and the absence of a shower curtain. Although the cottage was spotlessly clean and well-equipped I thought that it was poor value for money due to the above.

    Reviewed by Janie3.8Dec 2018

  • "The welcome pack in this cottage was fantastic, the owner texted us to check we had got their safely and if we needed anything."

    We were very impressed with the owners attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

  • "I suffered from an asthma attack overnight while trying to make do with the cupboard I was sleeping in, or was it the 3rd bedroom?"

    I had to open the skylight for some air, and I could hear busy traffic all night, since rather than 15 mins to the harbour it was 30 mins, and near a busy road. There is no back door to the property, and the small patio, turned out to be the drive where the car was parked. Getting one small car in was a bit of a manoeuvre and required the use of the neighbour's drive to negotiate. On the day before we left, while checking under the bed to make sure nothing was left, I found a magazine from June (this was November).Also the double bedroom under the bed there was sand, which was there on arrival. There is not a shower over the bath. It was around a foot above the taps. The small frosted windows added gloom in the dark days of November. Please get your details about this cottage updated, Sykes.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you were unhappy with the property. Sykes have been in touch with you and I can see that a partial refund was agreed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise1.9Nov 2018

  • "Excellent facilities, well positioned."

    Owners were always available, but discreet at the same time.

    Reviewed by Kev5.0Nov 2018

  • "The house was beautifully clean"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable dog friendly cottage, extremely clean with a fully equipped kitchen."

    Very close to a supermarket and within walking distance to a local pub. Great welcome pack on arrival. Thoughtful touches throughout the cottage.

    Reviewed by Maldwyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "The only thing missing was the coffee macine that was mentioned in the facilities in the cottage , but wasnt there but honestly not a problem, it didnt detract from the enjoyment of our stay."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2018

  • "Advertised as over bath shower, but due to the sloping ceilings the shower was a foot above the taps, I would rather do away with the downstairs toilet and get a proper shower than use that shower the way it was."

    Fence gaps were large enough for my staffy to just step through. Oven was basically just a grill, front left hob was uneven resulting in the frying pan falling off while trying to crack an egg. Other than those faults the cottage was clean, well decorated and set out lovely, it’s open plan living downstairs really suited our family, WiFi was good, plenty of storage and in a good area, not too far away from town.

    Reviewed by Vicky3.4Jul 2018

  • "The walk down into centre of Whitby took us longer than specified time stated, was more like 25/30mins, not 15mins"

    Reviewed by Charmian4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable, clean, well equipped and in a good location down a quiet lane only a short walk to Whitby harbour and sea front."

    Supermarket close by and a range of good walks from the doorstep. There was a lovely welcome tray of wine, biscuits, tea and coffee with dog treats and milk in the fridge. One thing to note is the shower over the bath is from the taps and is positioned low on the wall so you cannot stand in the bath and shower however there was plenty of hot water and lovely big bath towels so if you can live with this minor inconvenience then do not let this deter you from choosing what is otherwise a delightful place to stay. As always the Yorkshire people were so friendly. Whitby and the surrounding area is beautiful with lots of great eating places. The cafe up at the Abbey, the pub at Ugthoype and the Rusty Shears in Whitby were superb. Didn’t use the local pub but enjoyed a tasty take away from the local Chinese.

    Reviewed by J4.1Jun 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Whitby, all was as expected at the cottage as advertised."

    The owner was very friendly & willing to help should there have been any problems. A generous welcome pack was a lovely touch. Many thanks for a comfortable stay, would go again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2018

  • "This cottage was warm and cosy and a great place to return to after trips out in all weathers."

    .. snow...blizzards... hail and even sunshine! It had all home comforts and everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2018

  • "Found the cottage warm and welcoming , especially the little touches like the doggie treats ."

    Can't fault the cottage for cleanliness , comfort and facilities. At the end of a days walking it was great to relax in the bath and wrap up in giant towels !! Every little detail was taken care of. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage we stayed in was everything think it said it was It was very clean ..."

    The cottage we stayed in was everything think it said it was It was very clean and well located everything we needed was there

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2018

  • "The owner of Fortunatus was very very helpful"

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped, homely and clean."

    Within walking distance of beaches and town. Good communication from owners. Easy no hassle booking process. Would happily both visit this cottage and use Sykes cottages again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is beautiful property, close to local supermarket and short drive into Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay."

    The welcome tray was an unexpected treat and a lovely touch. Lots of dog friendly pubs in Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay which are very cosy after a bracing walk around the Abbey or playing on the beach. I would highly recommend this property and intend to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2018

  • "Very nice , good for the dog, Quiet location, Nice walk down to the harbour, I will go again."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage - thoughtful welcome tray."

    Easy walk into town or West Cliff so no need to take the car.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 30 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in single bedroom.

The property

A character, mid-terrace, stone cottage 20 minutes walk from the centre of Whitby.

With original character features, this Whitby cottage is ideal for families and friends to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday and explore the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

The rooms are furnished to a contemporary style with a good-sized living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area with a cube dining table and stools, as well as a sitting area with comfy sofas and an electric fire; a great place to relax in front of after a day out and about exploring the area.

There are three bedrooms, two of which have Velux windows, as well as a family bathroom with a Velux window.

To the outside is a small patio garden with plenty of seating making it an ideal place to enjoy some alfresco dining or enjoy a glass of something chilled.

A few minutes walk brings you to the local pub and shop, whilst just a 20 minute walk takes you down to the harbour and all the amenities of this quaint seaside town of Whitby.

Stroll around the quirky, narrow streets and cobbled market place, or climb the 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey, with its interesting visitors centre.

There are an abundance of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs and cocktail bars to entice you and the renowned fish and chips are a must.

The surrounding North York Moors and the pretty coastal villages, such as Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay are well worth visiting, as is a trip on the renowned steam railway from Grosmont.

Fortunatus is a delightful Whitby cottage, perfect for a wonderful family holiday at any time of the year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas