Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

10 people have recently viewed this property

Foresters House

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015670)



Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

43 Customer Reviews

  • "Great Location and accessibility."

    quaint cottage and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by JulianJan 2022

  • "Hugely enjoyable break."

    Obviously a great location, but also a really nice property. Very cosy and likeable. So nice of the hosts to leave gifts, including tea, chocolates, cookies etc. We would certainly stay there again. There were some very minor issues, including loose internal door handles, etc, but otherwise we really recommend this place. The location is right in the middle of the centre of Whitby and the kind of property I could easily live in. It's an old building, so nothing is straight, but that's part of the pleasure with it's history.

    Reviewed by PatrickDec 2021

  • "A bit more information on parking would be useful."

    Thought I was in the green zone but still got a parking ticket. Also, information on being able to park outside property to quickly unload would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Foresters House."

    The only thing that disappointed were the twin rooms. We were a party of adults & felt that the house was more suited to families with one adult couple & their children. We would book again but, only for 2 of us. The large en suite bedroom is beautiful & the lounge below, looking out onto Church Street, makes you really feel in the centre of Whitby life! Linens & towels top quality & everything we needed was provided. Key collection was easy & we found a great welcome pack on our arrival. Overall, fabulous experience! Thank you x

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "I feel as though Sykes Holiday Cottages are more interested in the money."

    This is the second year I have been in the same cottage, last year the cottage was filthy, this year was a lot cleaner but it's not just the cleanliness. The cottage is in need of quite a few cosmetic repairs which were also there last year. The ensuite tap was broken which was noted in the guest book in June. The main shower leaked through the ceiling. I would have expected a cottage this size would have more than one key and also the key safe number ought to be changed I used the same code as last year. I called into Whitby Yorkshire Coastal Cottages/Sykes to report the faults. Unfortunately what usually happens is the owners blame the agents and the agents blame the owners. Foresters House price has gone up again this year but it wasn't worth what I paid last year.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2021

  • "Property was very nice and clean, great location but the front bedroom needs secondery glassing installing as the deliverys woke us up every morning from 06."

    00 onwards.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "This is a nice house, but we feel it should be made clear in the listing that it is above a shop, meaning that there is a steep flight of stairs leading to kitchen from front door."

    The three bedrooms and the two bathrooms are then on the 2nd floor. Although there is a 'courtyard' mentioned, this is the cobbled entrance alley way. For those with dogs, it is shared and is not enclosed. There is no area for dog toileting. I walked our dog to near-by dog friendly beach every morning, before the crowds emerged in the street outside the house. As mentioned in previous reviews, there is street noise, more so for those in the front master bedroom. House is very well equipped kitchen wise and beds quite comfortable. I would not describe this as a luxury place to stay, but is nice. It isn't peaceful, but is a fun place to be in the nicer and less commercial side of the harbour in walking distance to Abbey, Cleveland coastal walk, harbour beach and main beach. There are many nice places to eat out, but most places currently require booking in advance. I found the main bathroom and kitchen floors to be dirty and had to clean old food from edges of kitchen to stop dog from sniffing and trying to get underneath. Bathroom floor was very grubby which was disappointing. Please note, that although advertised are parking permits for the property, I found a free parking space in the permit area on only one occasion in the 7 days we were there. (Please bare in mind that we stayed in peak summer time during school holidays). There are a very limited number of spaces for permit holders and they are a ten minute walk away. A local resident and businessman told us that local businesses are using these spaces, rather than them being available for visitors to Whitby. There is plenty of pay and display parking with long-stay car-parks that charge £9 for 24 hours. We did this on occasion. Or you can pay the council in advance for £7 per day tickets for council car parks. There is one row of about 30 spaces along Church Street that is unrestricted, but spaces rarely appeared. Be careful of the restricted area with-in the white lines though, as there is very poor signage that states 40 minute stay only. As a visitor, I was unaware and given a parking fine. All in all, it was a nice stay and would recommend, as long as you don't mind a quirky type house that is old and with very uneven floors. Just a little added cleaning would be appreciated prior to arrival.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "Two things: 1) Car parking is difficult, although the owners left parking "scratch cards" they failed to mention where the appropriate parking zones actually were - they took a bit of finding."

    2) The property is very old and, as a consequence, has very uneven floors and two flights of stairs within - anyone with mobility issues would have struggled in the property.

    Reviewed by MauriceMay 2021

  • "Great location not far from the car park (if you can find a space) very clean and really comfy beds."

    Lots of living space

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "Although provided with parking vouchers the zone is very far away and parking in Whitby is very expensive and challenging to find spaces."

    The central location and flat were great though can be noisy due to location but parking was .ain negative issue.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2020

  • "The property was great, very convenient for bars, restaurants, shops and other amenities."

    It was well equipped and comfortable. With that convenience though come a couple of drawbacks that could have been made clearer in the description; early morning noise and parking. Every morning from 06:00 street cleaners, refuse collectors and assorted commercial vehicles pass, and stop outside of, the property. As the master bedroom is at the front this is quite disturbing. Parking is also not straightforward; yes, the property comes with permits but the permit parking is on the other side of the river and is always very busy. The nearest car park is also busy, it was hit or miss as to whether a space would come free. Neither issue spoiled our holiday, but they could have been made clearer in the description however. The description also mentions a hamper of Yorkshire produce would be left for us on arrival, it wasn’t, this could be related to the current situation but again an explanatory note or updated description would have helped.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The property desperately needs updating, in particular the front double bedroom should be double glazed."

    The extractor fan in the en-suite is not working and no fire escape as only one entrance via the kitchen and all windows locked or bolted. Parking facilities in Whitby were confusing and cost of parking near the property very expensive. We were woken up early every morning by delivering drivers reversing alarms and engines and it was sometimes noisy at night with people talking and shouting outside. We don’t think the property was top end as advertised. The position was great being central, beds were comfortable and the lounge well furnished with comfortable settees. We loved Whitby and enjoyed exploring the Moors and coastal areas but would not want to stay in this property again.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "Please see my email dated 7th September 2020."

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2020

  • "The accommodation is in a fantastic spot, ideally placed for Whitby being in the centre of the old town."

    The accommodation however is very tired in places and needs an update.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "We loved the quirkiness of the cottage."

    We had everything we needed. It was in a brilliant location, close to all amenities. Very clean. The welcome pack was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2020

  • "Great property enhanced by its quirky features and great location ..."

    Great property enhanced by its quirky features and great location Please please provide a wheely bin and recycling bin

    Reviewed by Thomas StevenDec 2019

  • "Excellent location in Whitby, close to all the amenities."

    Property was clean and well furnished. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2019

  • "We did love this cottage and the location was amazing."

    Beds were so comfy and linens and towels lovely and clean. Nice a spacious for family gatherings. We thought the welcome basket was a lovely touch. However, we had an 11 month old baby and my grandmother who walks with a crutch with us, and the stairs leading to the property posed a problem. They were mentioned when booking, however I think it should really state how steep they are, as there was no pram access, and my grandma really struggled getting in and out even tho she is an able walker. Check in and out was far to late and early considering the keys need picking up and dropping off the other side of whitby. We were told the late check in was due to the cottage needing to be cleaned after guests which is fine, but to be fair, lots of previous guests items were in the cottage, so leads us to believe the cleaning wasnt that thorough. Location again we loved so nice to sit and watch the world go by in the cosy living room, however the noise was so bad, I understand it's an old cottage and restrictions might be in place for windows etc, but staying in a cottage which is sold as child friendly this surely should be a factor as it was far too noisy. So much so myself, husband and parents didnt sleep much at all during our entire 3 night stay. We did love the quirky feel of the cottage, and would stay again if it was just adults and able bodied people, however I dont think its suitable for small children and elderly people.

    Reviewed by MichaelaNov 2019

  • "We have stayed at this cottage many times before because great cottage, great location, great service."

    Not a problem for us at all but as an old cottage it is quite noisy from the street.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "Foresters house is a lovely cottage, perfectly situated in Whitby."

    The only minor problem we encountered was there was no drying facilities for clothes, and parking is a bit of a nightmare, but neither of these would prevent me from returning to the house.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time in Whitby, Foresters House was lovely, clean and spacious."

    The location was brilliant. And thank you for the grocery starter bag, much appreciated........Dawn Shepherdson x

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2019

  • "Beautiful quirky cottage."

    Ideally situated for all amenities. Would definitely return again.

    Wilford PartyDec 2018

  • "We have stayed in serveral cottages in Whitby and this is our favourite."

    More spacious than other properties and an excellent location. We will be booking it again. Welcome pack a good surprise, it was excellent. First booking with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. Very efficient. Will use again.

    Smith PartyNov 2018

  • "Beautiful building."

    We would certainly book with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages again. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. This was very much appreciated!

    Griffiths PartyOct 2018

  • "Beautiful! The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the contents were excellent, well chosen and high quality."

    A beautiful cottage, very cosy with all facilities necessary and more. Excellent location in centre of the action. Had a lovely holiday. Thank you!

    Christine PollardMay 2018

  • "Magnificent!"

    Many thanks. Hope to be back (yet again)

    The Heffernan PartyMay 2018

  • "Another wonderful week!"

    See you again soon I hope.

    HeffermansMay 2018

  • "Great house!"

    We had a lovely time exploring Whitby. And walked to Robin Hood's Bay! We found some fossils and went on the ghost walk.

    AbiApr 2018

  • "Enjoyed our few days very much, everything we needed."

    The welcome pack was very useful.

    The Griffiths FamilyApr 2018

  • "We have had a great time exploring Whitby."

    The weather was amazing - very sunny! Climbed the 199 Steps and visited the Abbey. Walkd along the pier and found you can climb the light house. Had great fish and chips at Trenchers near the station. Lovely breakfast just on the next street down at Jane's Cafe. Managed to get out to Robin Hood's Bay and look for fossils and caught the steam train from Goathland to Pickering Foresters House has been a great place to stay, perfect location and had everything we needed. Thank you.

    The Hancock PartyFeb 2018

  • "Had a great four day stay at this lovely cottage."

    Plenty of activities. Hope to return sooon.

    Pelling FamilyOct 2017

  • "What a fantastic, stylish, clean and well-appointed property."

    Lovely location, lots to do and see. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages are the best company to deal with. Thank you for the superb welcome hamper. We shall be back!

    Anne And Tony FountainSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and great location for exploring Whitby."

    Amazing bedrooms and great accommodations. Silver Street Fisheries are the best for fish and chips!

    The BradleysAug 2017

  • "Brilliant weekend in this beautiful home for a 40th birthday celebration."

    Hope to be back soon.

    Sue And David CustonAug 2017

  • "A delightful, quirky cottage."

    Had a very good week. The 199 Steps are killers!

    Richardson And Jones FamiliesAug 2017

  • "Our second visit; had a lovely stay as always."

    We recommend the yellow boat trip and walking the 199 Steps.

    Hirst FamilyAug 2017

  • "Very clean and well looked after cottage."

    Great location. We've had a great week - recommend 4 Seasons. Try to see Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay.

    Vigrass FamilyJul 2017

  • "We had a lovely stay at Foresters House, weather was great, cottage was cosy, we couldn't fault it."

    K Lister And P DixonJun 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, superb location, all the family had a great time, even Toby our dog enjoyed it on the beach."

    Sue And DerekJun 2017

  • "Thanks a lot for allowing us to stay in this nice, warm, comfortable cottage!"

    We’d love to come back to Yorkshire: it’s so pretty!

    T And C NiceMay 2017

  • "We’ve had a fantastic week here at Foresters House."

    The house itself was beautifully clean when we arrived and the welcome pack of key supplies was a very thoughtful touch. This has served as a great base for our trip. We would definitely recommend the cottage and Whitby for a great holiday and would come back.

    Shroud Family And FriendsApr 2017

  • "We've had a lovely stay at Foresters House."

    We can thoroughly recommend Eden Camp, North Yorks Railway, Sandsend and Robin Hood's Bay. We love Whitby - the old town and small yards are stunning, very pretty. We would love to return.

    The Taylor FamilyOct 2016

  • "What a lovely, charming cottage - in an excellent central location in Whitby."

    Nice to see so many original features, sympathetically retained - a real home from home for us. Enjoyed Whitby itself but also Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Castle Howard!

    Pannell FamilyNov -0001

Show more

This property is part of the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages collection.
Over 120 carefully selected properties in Yorkshire


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-sized double with en-suite shower with double shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with original fireplace with gas-fired real flame effect fire.
  • Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi. Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Parking scratch card/s provided for 24/7 on-street parking on West Cliff
  • On-street parking also available c
  • 200 yards away on a first come first served basis, also Pay & Display car park close by approximately £6 per day. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at £30 per pet per stay
  • During January and February, there’s a special offer of one dog is welcome free of charge; a second dog is charged at £30 per stay. Shops, restaurants, harbour, beach 5 mins’ walk. Note: Welcome hamper with quality Yorkshire goodies on arrival.

The property

This stunning three bedroom apartment, dating back to the 17th Century, boasts a prime location on the cobbled Church Street in Whitby’s atmospheric Old Town, close to the famous 199 steps and many quaint shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Families and friends will fall in love with the old world charm of this stylish property and its environs.

Approach via a flagged courtyard.

A staircase leads to a delightful kitchen with dining area, a lovely spot to enjoy lazy breakfasts and chat about your plans for the day. The kitchen leads to an inner hallway which in turn leads to a spacious sitting room.

The beamed ceiling, original wooden floors and fireplace, as well as some lovely antique furniture, create a marvellous sense of history.

Relax in comfort and imagine the place in times gone by.

From the window, there’s even a glimpse of the harbour and sea. To the upper floor is a gorgeous, light-drenched king-sized double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower, basin and WC.

Luxury and period features abound, with a decorative original fireplace, two sash windows and stylish wooden floor. There are two twin bedrooms with full size 3′ beds.

The rooms are tastefully decorated to create a tranquil feel, with smart roman blinds and cosy carpets. The house shower room has a corner shower, basin and WC. Whitby’s iconic Abbey and St Mary’s Church are in the immediate vicinity.

Meander over the swing bridge into the harbour and take a coastal cruise to see Whitby a different way.

The pretty fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay are within easy reach.

A steam train ride from Whitby to Grosmont across the stunning North York Moors is a must.

Further afield, history lovers will be enchanted with Castle Howard, location for ‘Brideshead Revisted’ and, more recently, ITV’s ‘Victoria’. Foresters is a charming cottage in a coastal town that simply oozes history.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

View on map

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.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilities, bed linens and towels are provided.

Pets: Pet-friendly; up to 2 dogs are welcome at £30 per pet per stay. Note – during January and February, there’s a special offer of one dog is welcome free of charge; a second dog is charged at £30 per stay

Parking: Parking scratch card/s provided for 24/7 on-street parking on West Cliff. On-street parking also available c. 200 yards away on a first come first served basis, also Pay & Display car park close by approximately £6 per day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
Ok, got it