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La Rochelle

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • bungalow (24)
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  • comfortable (15)
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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location close but far enough from Whitby if you like a bit of peace and quite, parking was brilliant nice to be off road."

    The property was really spacious and light, nice sized kitchen dinner, lounge, bathroom, and bedrooms we used, heating and hot water system really good. The enclosed back garden was ideal for our dog and a real suntrap with a mixture of lawn and patio area.This has to be one of the best places we have stayed at and we've stayed in a few over the years.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2024

  • "We stay in many cottages on holidays this is one of the best"

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Mar 2024

  • "Really nice property with all you need for a great stay"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at La Rochelle again."

    Nice to see everything as good as first visit. Will definately consider another stay. Always using Sykes and have already recommended to others.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Oct 2023

  • "Nice quiet spot and handy for provisions with Lidl and spar, nice garden area but every time we sat in it plenty of neighbour's decided to to DIY outdoors."

    Only negatives were new windows needed and woodlice in kitchen.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Sep 2023

  • "Ideal location but the bungalow definitely needs some tlc"

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Aug 2023

  • "We’ve returned from a great stay!"

    The property is based within a quiet cul-de-sac and benefits from a private driveway, along with a garage for storage of bikes etc, which then opens up to a large patio with seating and an ample garden for the kids. We’ve stayed in properties previously and not had the luxury of a garden which was very welcomed with the warm weather after a busy day out. The only downfall of the property is the windows, they are in desperate need of replacing the windows/frames. Blackout blinds/curtains may also be something to consider, especially with having small children and the early mornings within the summer. However we enjoyed our stay thoroughly and would not hesitate to return next year. Thanks

    Reviewed by Erica3.8Jun 2023

  • "Ideal location for visiting Whitby."

    The parking is great for two cars. Cottage was clean and well equipped with everything that you would need. The only thing letting it down was it needed a little TLC.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4May 2023

  • "The bungalow well equipped and clean ,ideal base for exploring the area ,only downside is the settee, sooo uncomfortable has many guests have made comments."

    So would be great if the owners listen to their guests and upgrade it and make the holiday experience a more pleasant one .

    Reviewed by Susan4.1May 2023

  • "As previously commented show tray urgently needs a none slip mat as the shower ..."

    As previously commented show tray urgently needs a none slip mat as the shower becomes slippery when whilst using shampoo/soap

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "The appearance of the property from looking at the photos looks immaculate (but when we’re the photos taken?"

    ). The size of the rooms in the property were good, but once inside we noticed straight away that some of the rooms need some TLC. The windows definitely let the property down, they were filthy both on the outside and on the inside. Some of the windows you couldn’t see out of because they were “blown” with condensation and need replacing. Access to the rear garden was a total inconvenience, especially with a dog. The lounge suite is dated and very uncomfortable. There were also cobwebs on the light fittings. In the kitchen there were 2 frying pans that were not fit for purpose. Most disappointed to find a very basic compliment tray which is likened to a cheap hotel. The bedrooms that were used were adequate but the two double bedrooms would benefit from having a chair to sit on. The shower cubicle was rather small and lacked a handrail and a shower mat. Also there was no toilet brush to clean the toilet. There was a bad smell in the property that seemed to be coming from the bathroom, hence the reason why a lot of air fresheners were around the property.

    I am really sorry you did not enjoy your stay at La Rochelle and I apologise. I pride myself on cleanliness, so some of the remarks you have put have really shocked and upset me. If you had got in touch with either myself or my cleaner, we would have easily gotten rid of the cobwebs for you and tried to resolve some of the other issues. I do not provide a toilet brush, I think they are very unhygienic, I also don’t want the U-bend of the toilet blocked again after a guest lost the brush end down it. The air fresheners are not there to cover up any smell at all, I’ve always had them, so the smell is a new issue to me and I have looked into this since. To my acknowledgment the smell is nonexistent. Yes, two of the windows have now gone, and I am trying to get someone to do it in 5 hours on change over day, so I am sorry it spoilt your view. I feel that I do provide enough essentials on your arrival, after all they are just provided until you reach a supermarket, which at the end of Westbourne Rd. you will find that Lidl and Spar are a five minute walk away. I do appreciate customer feedback whether good or bad. There is also a maintenance book in the cottage for you to mention any concerns or issues during your stay. The pans that were mentioned will get renewed; I should have renewed them before now if I was made aware of this issue previously. Once again, I am really sorry that the cottage did not meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey1.6Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay over Easter."

    The bungalow is very well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable. Would be nice if the beds were king sized as that's what we're used to, but otherwise comfortable. It was a lovely touch to find three Easter eggs had been left for the children and also dog bowls a dog towel for the use of and even a box of dog biscuits. These were all very much appreciated. Also the usual milk, sugar, tea, coffee and biscuits. It has room for two big cars on the drive, being able to park on site in Whitby is a big bonus. It's a bit of a walk into town from there, not a problem for us though we walked down to the beach and along to the town even our 4yr old granddaughter managed the walk there and back after a full day. We would all definitely recommend La Rochelle.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Apr 2023

  • "A spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage with plenty of space."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and spacious."

    It is in a very good location for local amenities and also for walks along the cliff tops.The property would benefit from a larger shower cubicle. There is a nice secure back garden for dogs and children but there is no gate on the driveway by the main entrance of the bungalow to make that secure too. We really enjoyed our stay at this bungalow and hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at La Rochelle very clean very comfortable everything you needed was there home from home had pleasure of talking to Tracy the owner such a lovely lady had lovely time whilst we were there had to leave earlier than intended due to family emergency will definitely visit again very pleasant quiet area."

    Everything you needed was on hand lidil 2 mins away from bungalow if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in Whitby La Rochelle is place to be it’s lovely nice place to chill and relax we thoroughly enjoyed our stay it was very nice to go out and come back and be very comfortable and relaxed Tracy as put a lot of effort into making La Rochelle a nice and homely place to be hope to return soon Gloria paul

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is located in a nice quiet street."

    Everything was clean. The equipment of the kitchen was OK. The overall description was very accurate. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Jonas4.7Dec 2022

  • "Nice well equipped cottage, comfortable beds and rooms a good size."

    Quiet location.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Oct 2022

  • "The house was lovely very clean and comfortable, the walk into Whitby is quite short and pleasant."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic bungalow."

    Good spacious rooms, very clean and tidy. Lots of equipment to help us enjoy our time there. Great location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Trina4.7Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped bungalow within a 20 minute walking distance of the Town centre and 10 minutes to the beach."

    Clean and tidy upon arrival and a comfortable stay. Lack of rear door to nice garden not ideal but not a deal breaker. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely 2 week stay."

    La Rochelle is a very welcoming and comfortable bungalow and had everything we needed for our holiday. There is a lovely enclosed garden (which was good for our dog) with a seating area that we made good use of as we were lucky to have 2 weeks of sunshine. Tracey has worked very hard to ensure that her bungalow is welcoming and like home from home. Thank you! We visited lots of different places in and around Whitby. We were disappointed that the beach at Whitby was closed to dogs (apart from a small area that was not very welcoming as it was full of seaweed and pebbles) but that did not stop us enjoying our stay (Runswick Bay and Robin Hood Bay are dog friendly) We will definitely return to La Rochelle in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "La Rochelle was really well equipped and very clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped including tea/coffee, cooking foil, dishwasher tablets etc - not all holiday cottages provide these. The lounge and bedroom were very comfortable and the bathroom lovely and clean. The rear garden was well cared for and spacious, the only downside was no access from the back of the property. The bungalow is in a residential area but tucked away with two other bungalows so quite quiet.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property was in a really good location 2mins walk to lidl and petrol station with a spar ."

    Was in a quite place just of the main road with 2 other bungalows. Overall are stay was good the bungalow could do with a few minor things sorting which i wrote in there maintenance book . Such a shame there isn't a door which leads into the enclosed garden as i feel its wasted . Only access is walking around otherside of bungalow to enter through a gate or go through the garage . Strangest setup ive ever seen but nevermind. Beds was comfy . Tv in every room which is a bonus . Everything you could think of in the kitchen. Only thing missing was a clothes airer defo a must with small children and weather is rubbish to do washing . Overall a nice bungalow

    Reviewed by Becki3.8Mar 2022

  • "La Rochelle was lovely and as described."

    It was so suitable for disabled. Lovely stay and would love to return x

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jan 2022

  • "Hi the external light needs a new blub or replace with new LED spot dark when ..."

    Hi the external light needs a new blub or replace with new LED spot dark when you step out of the bungalow with the steps ok in summer not a problem every thing else good kind regards

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Me rita and cindy the dog loved our stay at le rochelle Again reqlly comfortable big,clean bungalow will book again for next year ."

    .thanks rita,iain and cindy

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Oct 2021

  • "The bungalow was well equipped cosy and clean"

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Oct 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped bungalow."

    Supermarkets close by. White House pub within walking distance serves excellent food.

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Sep 2021

  • "No it was okay thanks"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely clean bungalow ,brilliant garden for the dogs ."

    Really enjoyed our week there .

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Property very nice, clean and tidy."

    Very quite location, but only about 15 min walk into Whitby. Lidl only a few mins down the road. Highly recommended place to stay

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2021

  • "We couldn't cook meals due to the roasting tins being rusty ."

    The shower fan was full of dust. No loo brush in the bathroom . No communication between yourselves and the owner . This bungalow is not suitable for young children and have to be supervised at all times due to the fact there is no gate and they can get on the road .

    Reviewed by Carol2.2Jun 2021

  • "The house was just what we needed - tidy and comfy."

    There was some confusion over the bins - which was which and when emptied but the owner was most helpful in taking surplus rubbish away. A pleasant walk into Whitby and handy for Lidl!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "It’s in a great area for visiting lots of placer."

    However I didn’t like having to go out every time the dog needed to go out. Not really dog friendly. But it was spotless clean. Needs a few things to complete. Clothes Maiden Clothes line. Bread bin. Mirror near a plug for drying your hair.More plug sockets in bedroom. just being picky really. Nice to be in a private Nice quiet area with Lidl very close by so really handy. It has its ups and downs but overall we had a lovely holiday. Thankyou Mrs C Clark 30 th May 2021.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2021

  • "Very well kept bungalow everything you could wish for, would recommend it,"

    Reviewed by Len5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, well situated for town and beach as long as you’re relatively fit as the walk back can be a little challenging, however there’s parking near the beach then would be a flat walk into Whitby along a promenade and a little on the beach, The bungalow is very well equipped even to the point of supplying cleaning products, lovely bedrooms and clean beds."

    Lovely garden with some outside seating which would be lovely in summer, we were there in October therefore weren’t able to make use of this, The only drawback is that the bungalow is in a residential area therefore doesn’t have quite a holiday feel, however this may be a positive point, depending whether you like to drive from your base or walk,

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Oct 2020

  • "Instructions on finding the property were very confusing had to ask member of public."

    Considering the let had only been going a year the sofa was very flat and low.

    Reviewed by J4.1Sep 2020

  • "A little maintenance needed outside but inside modern and comfortable,spotlessly clean an well equipped."

    Well positioned for all amenities all within walking distance or short car journey.warning re very hot water.access to garden could be better.all in all lovelly bungalow and if visiting Whitby again would not hesitate to rebook had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2020

  • "Well situated property for beach and all Whitby’s amenities"

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely bungalow in a quiet position with easy access to all amenities in Whitby and surrounding areas."

    Very comfortable and clean and would definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely holiday in a cosy cottage will be back"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The bungalow was lovely. Clean comfortable and cosy. Nice place to come back to after a hard day walking. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have just returned from La Rochelle & it’s fair to say that we have had a lovely time - The bungalow was clean & comfortable (although we did have to empty out a few bedside drawers from dust & hair & there were a few cobwebs hanging from the ceilings, but that’s me really nit picking) ."

    .the property included everything that you would need & really was like home from home. The one major gripe was the shower in the bathroom - if you want to get your legs wet aswel as your head I suggest you take a bath - this was thee worst shower known to man - you could take more of a shower stood outside in the rain than you could actually stood underneath that shower! There is also no BBQ outside in the garden which is a shame considering Whitby gets some gorgeous weather - fortunately we took our own to enjoy but it would of been handy for there to of been a built in one ready to go - just my opinion. There is a beautiful Chinese take away, again around a 15 min walk away (menu in the property), the establishment doesn’t deliver but if you like Chinese food it is most definitely worth a visit. Lidyl supermarket & Spar + Petrol Station are a swift 2 minute walk away from the property which was wonderful ...Whitby was a lovely 25 min walk away, Pannett Park (which my little boy thoroughly enjoyed) a good 20 min walk away also. There is a lovely local pub - The White House, which is situated down near the golf course - this was again only around a 15 min walk away & is of course dog friendly (if your planning on taking your furry 4 legged friend/s as we did) Lots to see & do - Scarborough & Robin Hoods Bay not far away at all in the car ..lots of beaches to stroll along & lots of walks to enjoy also. Overall we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay @ La Rochelle & we will most certainly return to Whitby.

    Thank you for taking the time to fill in our feedback form. With reference to the cobwebs the rooms were thoroughly checked prior to your arrival and the owner would have been happy to remove them to make your stay more enjoyable. The shower is a rain shower rather than a power shower, it was installed for its therapeutic value to help guests relax at La Rochelle, the owner is sorry that it didn't suit your needs. With reference to the BBQ, there isn't one at the property but it is something the owner may consider after your feedback, thank you for point this out to her. Over all the owner is happy you found the property and location to your liking and look forward to seeing you again soon at La Rochelle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Aug 2019

  • "Good location for town centre, we didn't take our car into centre."

    We used local taxis, friendly, reliable and good value. 5 minutes walk to Lidl supermarket, clean and comfortable accommodation, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Jun 2019

  • "Bungalow was brilliant, very clean everything was excellent, lovely walks down to the beach and into town."

    Supermarket close by within easy walking distance. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Norman3.8Apr 2019

  • "This bungalow has been done up to a lovely standard."

    It has everything you need! The only downside was the back access to the lovely garden, especially as we took our dog. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric Fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and chest freezer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and Garage
  • Rear garden and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at an additional charge of £25 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Beach 20 minute walk
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk
  • Note: Garden accessed via gate at the side of the property or garage
  • Note: Highchair available

The property

La Rochelle is a detached bungalow located on the outskirts of Whitby town centre, Yorkshire.

The property opens up to an entrance hall, which leads into the contemporary living room with an electric fire.

There is a modern kitchen, with high-quality fittings and appliances ideal for home cooking and a dining area with seating for six.

It has laminate flooring throughout the property and is perfect for both friends and families.

There are two double bedrooms, and a twin bedroom, all with their own TV.

There is a separate bathroom with a shower and WC.

There is an enclosed garden with a patio area, and furniture has been provided.

Off-road parking is available.

It also has a garage, which can be used for storing bikes and surfboards.

The property is a twenty minute walk from the Whitby Beach and the town centre, with many shops and restaurants.

You could visit the ruins of gothic Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, or venture towards the 199 steps, which boast magnificent views across the harbour and town once at the top.

Further afield, are the heather-clad moors and limestone scars, an excellent sightseeing opportunity.

La Rochelle is a well-presented bungalow in a convenient Yorkshire location.

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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.

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Please be aware there is a charge of £25 per week for a pet to attend

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas