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Little Gem

(Ref. 1015782)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short but sweet stay in Little Gem."

    Everything was spot on, from the facilities provided, to the location - brilliant! I.would recommend highly, in the blink of an eyelid, to anyone contemplating a visit to Whitby. Most certainly we will be back, hopefully to the Little Gem. Regards Jim & Sharon Anderson P.s. We think we left a loaf of bread in the microwave, so sorry. You don’t have to post it back!!

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "A really lovely little cottage very close to all the local amenities."

    Exceptional clean and tidy throughout.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2023

  • "A little gem!"

    Spotless, comfortable, and brilliantly located in the centre of Whitby. It's small but perfectly formed, with calming, tasteful decor and clever use of space. Nice to have a sofa downstairs and a micro-sitting room on the first floor - I could do my yoga in the mornings upstairs while hubby listened to his podcast while sipping coffee downstairs. Dog was happy too, with South Sea Park within a minute's walk. Parking was no problem - easy to find a place for the car nearby. Very much enjoyed our stay and we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with all factories you will need for a short or long break."

    It is a cosy property but surprisingly roomy, there were two adults with two spaniels and it was fine. Everything was spotless and had no problems with anything. Would stay there again

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided. Beautifully decorated. Gift hamper very appreciated, including wine & chocolate. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable stay."

    As a diminutive minimalist who enjoys interior design I loved the decor and clever use of space. Even able to do my yoga upstairs while hubby listened to podcast over his coffee downstairs. Perfect!

    Stuart White And Katherine WendellAug 2023

  • "Lovely little place, but whilst it was clean and modern found it difficult to relax table and chairs tucked away under stairs was no more use than an ornament, stairs to upper bedroom were narrow being 6’7 I had to navigate sideways."

    To be fair it’s a nice cottage but space is important after wandering for miles with our dog it’s nice to relax a while and I didn’t get that comfortable , it was a great break in one of our favourite places but sadly wouldn’t return to this property. Hamper was a nice touch though and if I were average size I’d probably enjoyed it more.

    Reviewed by James3.8Jun 2023

  • "We were both very impressed by the accommodation and the attention to detail."

    Easily a 5 star rating from us. Very central to all amenities and transport. We have had a wonderful stay here and hope to return sometime. Thank you very much will definitely recommend to our friends and family. PS. thank you for the goodies and the ice in the fridge.

    Maria & NeilJun 2023

  • "A delightful little cottage right in the centre of Whitby, with everything you would need."

    Very well decorated and immaculately clean, with extremely comfortable beds. The welcome hamper was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful little getaway."

    Perfect for exploring bath

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2023

  • "An absolutely wonderful week in Whitby in the loveliest cottage."

    Been to Whitby many times and stayed at a Sykes cottage before. This one really deserved its name ‘Little Gem’. Spotlessly clean beautifully furnished comfy bed just lovely. The people who maintain it deserve a medal. Downside got two parking tickets have appealed them and they were my own stupid fault should have looked more closely at the signs. Had wonderful weather and the fish and. Hips as always were excellent. Definitely would book again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely little bolt hold."

    Quiet and cosy. Ideal for exploring North Yorkshire. The gift basket was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean, beautifully presented, loved the welcome pack and the milk in the fridge, well situated, everything was provided, loved our stay."

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was first class."

    So tastefully decorated someone who’s got an eye for detail. The welcome hamper was a bonus to us. Helped us settle in right away and helped till we got our bearings to find food shop. Even our dog felt at home, and appreciated his time at little Gem. So many places today say no to our fur babies, but I thank the owners for being accepting of our dog and making it possible for us to go and enjoy our holiday with our beloved member of our family. So thank you for making our holiday a much loved one.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Although the property was smaller than we expected we found it to be lovely and ..."

    Although the property was smaller than we expected we found it to be lovely and well planned, we had everything we could possibly need and the welcome gift basket was gorgeous, thank you : )

    Reviewed by Derrick4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful, lovely cottage!"

    Beautiful hamper and a lovely touch ( partner very grateful for milk). Very well furnished and everything thought of! Will defo be back again! Thank you and well done on a brill cottage.

    Ms K HaltonJun 2022

  • "There certainly is everything you need at the little gem but a little tight on room in places ,also very handy for whitby itself and thanks to the owners for the lovely hamper."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the little gem beautiful cottage and the welcome basket was so lovely and the bottle of milk in the fridge."

    Couldn’t fault it at all. Was a little hard to find but just rang and got sorted

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location near shops and pubs, nicely decorated, with every facility you can think off."

    The welcome hamper,milk in the fridge and flowers in vase gave us a welcome feeling on arrival, the only downside was the 2 seater sofa,a 3 seater sofa would have been more beneficial.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2022

  • "We loved our holiday at Little Gem."

    The cottage had the facilities we needed and had a great homely feel. The location was perfect. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a great a great stay!"

    Lovely contemporary Cottage with all amenities, great location for Whitby other places. Would Highly recommend, thank you for the welcome hamper, thoroughly enjoyed it

    Mrs PMar 2022

  • "A super cottage, perfect for two."

    Everything was of good quality and we would consider returning in the future. The situation of the cottage is very handy for accessing everything in the town.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very disappointing stay at Little Gem."

    Good location (albeit the parking is difficult we didn’t get within a 15 min on any occasion during our stay) and level of cleanliness but the cottage is extremely small even for only 2 adults with the living space only equivalent to an average size caravan. Handle on fridge came off the first time we opened it and the welcome hamper of Yorkshire goodies turned out to be a packet of biscuits and a pint of milk. We paid over £135 per person per night and the experience we received was not at the level we would expect for that cost.

    Reviewed by Lois2.5Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect location, will definitely be coming back next year."

    Clare And RichardOct 2021

  • "Think you should let people know that the stair case to the bedroom is Not ..."

    Think you should let people know that the stair case to the bedroom is Not suitable for larger guess We were OK but if I recommended you to some of my friends I know they would struggle getting up the stairs

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "I think the middle room should have a dressing table with mirror The settee is ..."

    I think the middle room should have a dressing table with mirror The settee is uncomfortable but I know you are restricted by the size of the room It’s a fabulous holiday cottage in a great location

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation for two, spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and very well situated just off Flowergate."

    Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Aug 2021

  • "The little gem cottage is exactly that it’s incredibly stocked with everything ..."

    The little gem cottage is exactly that it’s incredibly stocked with everything you need for your stay and very well appointed the decoration is clean and stylish we would certainly stay here again when visiting Whitby, it is in the centre of town so well placed for all that Whitby has to offer

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was a beautiful cottage just big enough for the two of us and the dog."

    Set in a quite courtyard just a 2min walk from the harbour fantastic holiday thank you

    Reviewed by Dorne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and excellent location, however the living space was far too small to relax after a full days walking."

    It is dog friendly but the downstairs space isn’t enough for a medium sized dog giving the fact that no dogs are allowed upstairs.

    Reviewed by K4.4Jul 2021

  • "What an amazing property - true to its name!"

    ! The property was cleaned to a very high standard on arrival. Lovely cottage felt so homely, with everything thing you need. Perfect location to explore Whitby and surrounding area. Would 100% go back to ‘Little Gem’

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage right in the centre of Whitby with all you need for a comfortable stay."

    Had a great holiday , plenty to do and see .

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everyone about Little Gem was perfect."

    The only downside was finding a parking space. Once we had we didn’t dare move again for fear of not finding another but public transport was very good.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and had many little touches such as milk and Yorkshire biscuits and especially appreciated in these challenging times were the antibacterial wipes and disposable gloves."

    I very much appreciated your help in assisting me to make changes to my booking after I experienced a car accident which delayed my arrival.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2021

  • "This is my new favourite place to stay in Whitby it is beyond beautiful and so clean ❤️ Absolutely stunning little cottage and had everything we need so happy I found it!"

    We will defo be back!

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Apr 2021

  • "So cosy and a wonderful place to stay."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage"

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good location, small however, a very well refurbished and perfect accommodation."

    Parking awkward and can be a distance from the accommodation if you're don't know where the particular W zone is. Apart from that I don't have any issues with recommending the Little Gem.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Aug 2020

  • "The location of the cottage was just off Flower Street in a little courtyard."

    The shared courtyard wasn't brilliant but once you were inside the cottage, the outside didn't matter. The cottage was very tastefully decorated, set over 3 floors. The kitchen on the ground floor had everything we needed down to cling film, tin foil, bin liners, cleaning items not to mention cooking impliments. The bathroom was on the second floor along with little reading, chill out room and the bedroom was on the third floor. We were very comfortable living in the cottage for 5 days and would definitely return. Whitby is a lovely quaint and interesting town with lots of history, we loved it. Thank you for a lovely relaxed stay, we will definitely return

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic very well equipped cottage in a great location , ideally placed to enjoy all that Whitby has to offer ."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owners of this property have put so much time, care and attention into providing a really cosy cottage which is well equipped, so convenient for exploring Whitby and spotlessly clean."

    It really is a little Gem and I would definitely recommend a stay!

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Yvonne And PixiMay 2019

  • "Little Gem is perfectly located and superbly equipped, the kitchen was so good we ate in most nights."

    Everything was exemplary and we felt priviledged to be the first guests. Thank you so much for such a great week, we would certainly book again.

    Carmen GostelowApr 2019

  • "A lovely little hideaway!"

    Ideal location and fab that it's dog friendly.

    Atkinson PartyApr 2019

  • "Beautiful and serene place to stay!"

    Cheryl Jane And CarmenApr 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay and fab that it is dog friendly."

    Louise & KevApr 2019

  • "A beautiful stay."

    Jack And CathrineApr 2019

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


  • Over three floors. 1 x second floor twin. First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Second floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Open plan living area, with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. First floor library area with seating.
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, Netflix, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Bed linens and towels inc. in rent. Nearby on-street, scratch card parking is available on a first come first served basis. Two well-behaved small dog welcome. Shops, restaurants in vicinity, only yards from property
  • Beach 5 mins’ walk. Notes: Welcome hamper of quality Yorkshire goodies on arrival
  • The two single beds in the bedroom cannot be pushed together, they must remain separate.

The property

An immaculate cottage in the heart of Whitby, just off one of the oldest and most historic streets in town.

Little Gem really does live up to its name – the perfect bijou cottage for solo travellers or those who love having everything on their doorstep.

Situated in a quiet courtyard, your stay here provides a restful base from which to explore the thriving and much loved seaside town of Whitby. Newly renovated and decorated in a calming palette of beach-inspired colours, this gorgeous little cottage has everything you will need for a memorable coastal getaway.

From Flowergate’s main street, access the property via a gated alleyway leading to a secluded square.

Once inside, you will immediately appreciate the fresh and tasteful décor of the open plan living space.

A comfortable sitting area with TV, DVD and free Netflix is a cosy place to chill out after days spent exploring the area.

There’s a cosy corner to enjoy a meal together should you wish to dine in. The light, stylish kitchen area is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and washing machine. On the first floor, there’s an additional seating area with a small library and floor lamp – relax here with the morning papers or start the day with some gentle yoga in this tranquil space. The bathroom is immaculate with a bath, shower over, basin and WC. Breakfast in bed?

Why not!

The pretty twin bedroom is peacefully tucked away on the second floor up a traditional narrow fisherman's staircase.

The décor is restful: fresh whites with accents of duck egg blues.

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the comfortable full size 3’ twin beds.

There’s a bedside cabinet with good lighting for reading at night.

This floor benefits from its own cloakroom with basin and WC for added convenience. The best way to fully appreciate the atmospheric charm of Whitby, its sights, smells and sounds, is on foot.

Meander the winding cobbled streets of the Old Town, pausing for afternoon tea in one of the quaint tea rooms, or saunter along the waterfront past stylish restaurants serving freshly caught seafood.

Whitby fish and chips are world class!

Climb the 199 steps up to St Mary’s Church and soak up some spectacular views from the vantage point of Whitby’s iconic Abbey ruins.

Or find your sea legs and take a pleasure trip from the harbour – they run daily along the heritage coast. Stretch your legs a little further and walk 25 mins’ during low tide from Whitby to Sandsend, with its charming sea-front cafes.

Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough and Filey are to the south, offering miles of unspoilt sandy beaches.

Inland villages worth visiting include Grosmont – go by steam train!

– or Goathland – where they filmed ITV’s Heartbeat. This adorable cottage is so well located - beautiful Whitby is on your doorstep - giving you plenty of time to appreciate its many riches.

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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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Pet friendly – two small well-behaved dog welcome.
Free Wi-Fi
Free Netflix
All utilities, crisp bed linens and fluffy towels included.
Whilst the property accommodates 2 people, guests should note that there are 2 single beds and due to the room configuration may not be pushed together.
This property is not suitable for children. Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas