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Destiny Rose

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1038935)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The tiny back yard is a bit untidy the gate/door doesn't close properly, inside ..."

    The tiny back yard is a bit untidy the gate/door doesn't close properly, inside ok the front room is rather dated and settee not comfortable, kitchen all good , upstairs bathroom shower enclosure needs a clean filthyblack round base on top of Bath, overall the house does need a complete deep clean ,it's as tho everything has been rushed for next occupants thank you

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2022

  • "Very spacious comfortable house with the added bonus of private parking and an outside area to enjoy the sun Quick easy walk to the centre and the beach."

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    The property had everything we needed. It is in a good location it is just a short 10 minute walk into the centre of Whitby. It was great to have a parking space too.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2022

  • "The property was excellent the only downside was the blinds need ..."

    The property was excellent the only downside was the blinds need servicing/fixing and it would be nice to update the tv to a smart tv for Netflix, Netflix through the blue ray player was rubbish the property is just a short walk from the town and the beach with parking for two cars at the back + parking on the road

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2022

  • "The travel instructions to the property were good."

    The bedrooms were very nice with comfortable beds and lovely bed linen. The towels were lovely too. Both sets of venetian blinds were broken in the 2 main bedrooms. The downstairs shower did not work. The upstairs shower over the bath was fine. However with mobility issues I found it very difficult to climb into the bath as it's quite high. The riser rail in this bathroom needs attention. The central heating comes on during the night.. Not during the early evening when needed. The kitchen is very nice and modern. Overall the property is good but needs attention to the window blinds, the showers and the central heating.

    I am sorry Sally had difficulty using Destiny Rose...and disappointed to receive such a low out-of-character score. The shower has been checked and is working perfectly well - it had be switched off at the isolator switch - a possibility that Sally was advised to check when she called over the issue. The blinds are both also working well, if a little heavy due to their size - am considering installing vertical blinds instead as these are easier to adjust.... The central heating is programmed to come on as requested by sally, however if switched to manual, as had been done, it will remain on at the temperature selected permanently. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2022

  • "We all loved Destiny Rose."

    It was a lovely house, and I am so glad we chose to stay there. A wonderful and accommodating place and an overall delightful stay!

    Reviewed by Anna-marieApr 2022

  • "The downstairs shower dirty, but that wasn't an issue with having an upstairs bathroom."

    The accommodation is in a brilliant location close to all amenities and homely.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "Beautiful house exceptionally well maintained beds very comfortable, we all had a great time at Destiny Rose and will be visiting again, it was a home from home ."

    John the owner was very helpful .

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation,about a 9 minute walk to Whitby Swing bridge,private parking was a massive benefit,whole house was spotlessly clean and every need we had was met."

    The Biscuits were a welcome touch on our arrival,all key collection information was easy to follow. Thankyou for a great stay and we will be recommending to everyone we know,we will be back again! Alan and Alison.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very spacious, usually stay below the steps but found this better as nice and quiet and good parking"

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "We honestly can't relate to the few negative reviews here."

    We've had a fabulous week here and honestly did not want to come home! Everywhere was clean and comfortable. Very tastefully decorated. Parking at the rear was a bit of a squeeze but an added bonus of the property. Excellent value for money, it's made us want to visit Whitby again!

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "Really brilliant property with really good facilities :) would definitely recommend it :)"

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Four relatively minor things that could be corrected : window blind in front bedroom seems totally stuck, couldn't free the cords at all."

    as curtains are thin this meant street light was very noticeable no working clocks, clock on cooker an hour fast, not clear how to reset saucepans are cheap and have non-insulated handles, potential for burns instructions suggest there is a key-safe at rear of property near parking; I couldn't see it anywhere obvious; was able to park on road so it didn't matter

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "The cottage is an great location that is very close to the town with off road parking and is a very good size house for a large family and has everything you would need for your stay."

    The only downside is the general cleaning especially curtains within the front bedroom have very noticeable stains and the general / detail cleaning around the property from skirting to window sills / light shades are very heavy with dust. On our first day we noticed that on the dinning table and sofa had crumbs left from previous guest . I think a deep clean is in order to correct all detail in every room.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "An excellent, well equipped cottage."

    Spacious and stylish; it had everything anyone would need for a pleasant stay. We met the owner and he provided useful local information. Access to designated parking is a brilliant asset. Good proximity to town, the sea front and Pannett Park.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "As a regular customer with Sykes this fully met our Expectations."

    The cleaning was not exceptional but it was acceptable . The location is excellent and Whitby is a wonderful place . My only issue is the costs for next Year should you wish to rebook. All prices have risen to an unacceptable level. When European holidays get back to normal you will struggle for sales. The prices are now based on supply and demand which will eventually mean you will struggle for customers when normality returns.

    Reviewed by AlbertJul 2021

  • "We found destiny rose to be in a ideal location and the added bonus of parking spaces for 2 cars."

    Good size house, 3 people stayed for 4 nights 2 people stayed for the whole 7 nights. (the third bedroom is more suited for a child, or short stay adult). We found the beds to be very comfortable (good quality bed covers). Just a couple of negative points On arrival although the work surfaces (kitchen) bathrooms/shower had been cleaned and the place hoovered, skirting boards, slatted blinds, and internal doors had not been cleaned. The window blinds very dusty, food splatter and general dirt on skirtings, doors dusty could do with a wipe. I know it takes time to clean slatted blinds etc, but once a month maybe a deep clean would be in order. Also towels and tea towel are provided (1 tea towel for the week!) if i had known this i would have brought some rather than having to buy some while i was there. These are just little niggles and could be easily rectified. It would not put me of staying again. :)

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Destiny Rose - it is a beautiful and comfortable place to explore Whitby from."

    The location is perfect - ten mins walk into Whitby but away from the crowds - and the off road parking very useful (although it can be a tight squeeze if the neighbours both have two cars in!). The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen has anything you might need. As a heads up for dog owners, the courtyard has astroturf which dogs are not allowed to soil and the nearby park is no dogs, although there are a few grassy verges around for morning toilet walks. Overall, would highly recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by KathyJul 2021

  • "Stayed in whitby around 30 times in the last 12 years and never written a bad review however on this occasion this cottage was not clean!"

    The CHARMING OWNER response did not help. He thought the best resolution to our complaint was to pack are bags and leave and receive a 50% refund, as he could let the property to someone less picky, on response to saying i had a right to expect a clean cottage he replied he had a right to a quiet weekend without me or Sykes bothering him. I have pictures to prove dirty rugs bathroom floors, cooker , dishwasher and more and even an admission from the cleaning team,that things hand been missed and on offer to do a deep clean , very best of look with the more than 50 % price increase for next year, very disappointing!!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Lovely homely Cottage."

    Everything you could need was there.

    Reviewed by ShirleyMay 2021

  • "Great house, clean and comfortable."

    everything you need for a great stay. Short walk to park and sea front. Shops are a short drive away. would stay again

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "Great location, great space, great facilities, comfy and pleasurable stay, even on a rainy day."

    Boot room was unexpected bonus The only downside, was we moved a chair which clearly hadn't been hoovered underneath But great value stay in highly recommended accommodation Thanks Jay

    Reviewed by JayDec 2020

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    Close to centre but far enough away to enjoy it all! I will stay again. Luxury and practicality mixed

    Reviewed by NDec 2020

  • "Very enjoyable Holiday."

    Great location and well equipped property. Plenty of parking and convenient walk to the beach and into town

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Great accommodation, very clean, beds are extremely comfortable."

    Facilities in the accommodation are ideal and with the added bonus of off road parking, parking space on the road is limited. Situation of the accommodation is Great for going into whitby and main park.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "A very clean and comfortable house."

    Well done to the owner.

    Reviewed by CliffAug 2020

  • "Lovely, well appointed property, handy for town centre"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king (zip and link, can be made into a twin) 1 x super-king, 1 x single with trundle (can be 6ft double)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room with electric shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Highchair, travel cot and stair gate
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Courtyard with storage room
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Parking at rear - entrance is at end of the terrace - follow the driveway round behind the terrace and the parking is through the gate at the end - please do not block the driveway as this is also access to two other properties behind

The property

This striking, 19th century, Tudor-style terraced property has been renovated to an extremely high standard and retains many of its original period features.

Destiny Rose is situated in the coastal resort of Whitby in North Yorkshire and is ideal for a family or small group wanting to explore both coast and countryside; well-placed for seaside days out as well as walks and bike rides through the North York Moors National Park.

Destiny Rose is just a short walk to both the beach and the town centre, making it a wonderful base for an adventure filled break.

With off-road parking available for two cars, walk through the front gate and past the pretty front garden, entering the property, you will be greeted by the sitting room,tastefully decorated with chandelier lighting, leather sofas and arm chairs to relax on and a large bay window adding to the spacious feel of the room, while the feature fireplace complete with gas fire gives a cosy feel.

Heading straight through to the dining room, with seating for six, antique furniture with a selection of books, games and DVDs, this is the perfect place to gather for meals together, or to just sit quietly in a chair and enjoy a good book.

The contemporary country-style kitchen is beautifully styled with a stunning wooden beamed ceiling and exposed wooden flooring, with all the appliances and amenities you could wish for during your stay, even a wide range if specialty teas which can be enjoyed at the small breakfast bar with seating for two.

A ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower is a great way to prepare for each day and a convenient utility room with useful dog flap into the enclosed courtyard, completes the layout of this floor of the property.

Upstairs, you will find three spacious bedrooms, two super-kings, one with wooden flooring and one with grey carpet, both with large windows allowing in plenty of light and lots of storage space, while the third single with trundle bedroom is ideal for younger guests, complete with storage and a bedside table with lamp for a spot of reading before bedtime.

The large white family bathroom suite with grey tiled flooring is spacious and bright, with a bath and shower over, so you can choose between a relaxing soak and a quick rinse to prepare for the day.

Heading outside, there is parking on the road at the front, as well as private off-road parking behind the property, while the rear courtyard garden has patio furniture for alfresco dining and a storage cupboard for useful holiday equipment.

Whitby town is full of amenities, all of which are within easy reach of the property, including a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés, supermarkets, convenience stores and takeaways.

There are many popular attractions and day out opportunities from your doorstep, with the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, 199 Steps, which offers wonderful coastal views from the top and the ruins of Whitby Abbey are all just over the Whitby Bridge.

Enjoy the Dracula experience with a spooky guided walk and learn more about the history of the town, jump on a boat from the River Esk out to sea, where you may be lucky enough to see some whales, see the Whalebone Arch, a whale jawbone replica that has been drawing visitors since the mid-19th century and if you're a keen golfer, Whitby Golf Club is close by.

Whitby Beach is the main attraction in the summer, with its striking and colourful beach huts lining the sand and two lighthouses stood at either side of the harbour, perfect for a day of laying on the sand or taking a dip in the sea, or just for a stroll along the coast.

Pannett Park, just a few minutes walk from the property, offers pretty walks through immaculate and colourful gardens, and you can explore Whitby Musuem and Pannett Art Gallery, both of which can be found in the park.

Further afield, you can venture along the coast in either direction and find beaches, coastal resorts and plenty of things to do; Scarborough and Filey are south of Whitby, both known for their sandy beaches, with Scarborough Castle and Peasholm Park the must-visit attractions.

The post-industrial town of Middlesbrough is to the north, with an art gallery and museum, as well as great shopping and a range of eateries, bars and pubs.

Head into the North York Moors National Park, one of the largest expanses of moorland in the UK, where you can walk or cycle across a variety of terrain, from heather moorland to woodland and forest, and keep an eye out for birdlife that inhabits the area.

Destiny Rose is a unique and charming property in the centre of Whitby, close to a host of attractions that will keep you entertained throughout your stay in North Yorkshire.

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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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