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Fauna's Corner

(Ref. 1001107)

Captain Cooks Haven in Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous holiday let."

    Perfect for a family of four. Lovely to wake up to such a range of bird song . The cottage was warm and well equipped. Wonderful to have Netflix and Disney for the rainy days. The play park was perfect, we felt safe to let the children play. We made good use of the pool and laundry. The Cinder track was great, even our 5 year old was happy to walk into Whitby.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great location and loverly place to stay thanks to to the owners for there help in welcoming us"

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Feedback sent direct to Sykes Cottages"

    Reviewed by David2.5Dec 2023

  • "Absolute little gem, great place."

    Great location. Take a torch, as it's a bit hard to find for the 1st time (arrived17.00) late November!! However, if you use What3Words this is for the front door ///starred.surprises.bleach The parking place for the cottage is right opposite the pagoda, again What3Words is /// The swimming pool is £10 for the week and £10 deposit for the key. We had this to our selves every time we used it. Well done to the owners. We will be back. Best regards Steve & Jan

    Dear Steve & Jan, We're thrilled to receive your fantastic review of our holiday let! Thank you for choosing our place and taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for your wonderful description of our cottage as an "absolute little gem" in a great location . We appreciate your helpful tip about bringing a torch, especially for those arriving during the darker months, We have also now fitted a movement sensor light to the front door archway which will illuminate the entrance area to help on arrival. Your use of What3Words for navigation is incredibly thoughtful and will undoubtedly assist future guests. It's wonderful to hear that you had the swimming pool to yourselves and found the arrangement with the key and deposit hassle-free. Thank you for being our guests, and we're delighted to learn that you plan to return. We can't wait to welcome you back! Best regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Highly recommended.

    Dear Claire, We greatly appreciate your positive review of our holiday let. It's fantastic to hear that you found both the cottage and its location beautiful. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We aim to provide a memorable and comfortable experience for our guests, and we're delighted that you had a great stay. If your travels bring you back to the area, we would be more than happy to welcome you again. Thank you for choosing our holiday let and taking the time to share your experience. Best regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location,beautiful area."

    Well maintained property and area outside. Plenty of wild life to see.

    Dear Derrick, We appreciate you taking the time to share your fantastic review of our holiday let. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the lovely location and the beauty of the surrounding area. It's great to know that you found the property well-maintained, both inside and outside. We strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for our guests, and your feedback is valuable in affirming our efforts. The mention of plenty of wildlife to see is fantastic! We believe that being surrounded by nature enhances the overall experience, and we're delighted that you had the opportunity to connect with the local wildlife. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing our holiday let. If your future travels bring you back to the area, we'd be delighted to host you again. Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in this fabulous homely cottage."

    When we opened the door it had a lovely smell and feel to it as beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished. The position is great as down by the river where I saw a seal one day. Fabulous view of the viaduct and steam trains passing by. Nice walk into Whitby. We didn't use the car once. Walked to Robin Hoods Bay along the cinder track then bus back. Walked to Sandsend too. I'd definitely recommend this cottage.

    Dear Christine, We sincerely appreciate your glowing review and are delighted to hear that you had a lovely stay at Fauna's Corner! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and future guests, and that you were greeted with a lovely smell and feel, finding the cottage beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere, and we're thrilled that it resonated with you. The description of the cottage's position down by the river, with a sighting of a seal, sounds truly magical. We're pleased that the fabulous view of the viaduct and the passage of steam trains added to the charm of your stay. It sounds like you made the most of the convenient location by enjoying walks into Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay along the Cinder track, and even exploring Sandsend—what a wonderful way to experience the area! Your recommendation means the world to us, and we are grateful for your endorsement. If your future travels bring you back to the area, we would love to have you stay again at Fauna's Corner. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2023

  • "We've enjoyed our holiday in Your cottage, we've been 3 times now and we enjoyed every time without exceptions every time."

    Dear Mary, We are truly honoured to receive your review and are thrilled to learn that you've enjoyed your holiday at Fauna's Corner not just once, but three times! Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty. It is fantastic to know that each visit to our cottage has been a source of enjoyment for you, without exceptions. Your feedback is the best testament to the welcoming and comfortable atmosphere we aim to provide for our guests. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support, and it's been a pleasure hosting you on each occasion. If your future travel plans bring you back to the area, we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you for another memorable stay at Fauna's Corner. Thank you once again for choosing us, and here's to many more enjoyable holidays in the future! Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage like home from home, full of personality and charm."

    Gorgeous countryside location full of wildlife with the added bonus of an easy but stunning walk into Whitby without the worry of trying to park the car, due to steep the walk only suitable for the able bodied but well worth the exercise!!

    Dear Alison Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Fauna's Corner! We're truly grateful for your kind words and delighted to hear that our cottage felt like a home away from home for you. It warms our hearts to know that you found Fauna's Corner to be full of personality and charm. Creating a welcoming atmosphere is a top priority for us, and it's wonderful to hear that it resonated with you. The description of the gorgeous countryside location filled with wildlife is exactly what we hope our guests experience. We're glad the easy but stunning walk into Whitby added to the overall charm of your stay. While we understand the walk may be challenging for some due to its steepness, we appreciate your acknowledgment that it's well worth the exercise for those able-bodied. Your feedback is incredibly valuable, and we are honoured to have been a part of your holiday experience. If your travels bring you back to Whitby, we would be overjoyed to welcome you back to Fauna's Corner. Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your thoughts. Wishing you many more wonderful adventures in the future! Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fauna's Corner it was very homely and very clean and the welcome wine and biscuits a lovely surprise."

    The cottage is situated in a wonderful location just far enough that you can walk into Whitby along the cinder path the views of the viaduct are excellent and sitting outside to having good views of the steam trains going past ,we also saw some wonderful wildlife a young deer ,ducks and a fox , it was a fantastic holiday this is the place to recharge your batteries.

    Dear Janice, We are thrilled to receive your wonderful review of Fauna's Corner! Thank you for choosing our holiday let and for taking the time to share your experience with us. It brings us immense joy to hear that your stay at Fauna's Corner felt homely and clean. We're delighted that the welcome wine and biscuits added a special touch to your arrival—little surprises like these are meant to make our guests feel truly welcomed. Your description of the cottage's wonderful location and its proximity to Whitby along the Cinder path, with excellent views of the viaduct and steam trains, paints a delightful picture. We're especially pleased to hear that you had the opportunity to witness some wonderful wildlife moments, including a young deer, ducks, and a fox. It sounds like your holiday was filled with fantastic experiences and a perfect way to recharge your batteries. We truly appreciate your kind words and are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your fantastic holiday. If your future travels bring you back to the area, we would be honoured to host you again at Fauna's Corner. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fauna's Corner is set in a lovely part off the world, very very clean, excellent site, quiet and peaceful and came with a nice touch of bottle of wine."

    Walk into Whitby 25 minutes along the Cinder track. Had to ask how to work the TV but Dale the owner soon put us right. Would we return to the Cottage you bet we would.Excellent holiday Barry and Linda with Sam the dog

    Dear Barry and Linda, We are truly delighted to read your fantastic review of Fauna's Corner, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and future guests. It warms our hearts to hear that you found Fauna's Corner to be set in a lovely part of the world, and we're thrilled that the cleanliness, excellent site, and quiet, peaceful atmosphere contributed to a memorable stay. We're glad you enjoyed the thoughtful touch of a bottle of wine—we believe those little extras can make a significant difference. The 25-minute walk into Whitby along the Cinder track sounds like a picturesque journey, and we're pleased it added to the overall experience. We apologize for any confusion with the TV, but we're glad we could help. Your feedback helps us ensure we address any potential areas of improvement. It's fantastic to hear that you would return to Fauna's Corner, and we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back. Your endorsement means the world to us. Thank you once again for choosing Fauna's Corner for your holiday, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you, Linda, and Sam the dog again in the future. Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very cute little cottage in a beautiful location."

    From morning cuppas by the river watching the steam train go past to evening walks the were perfect for spotting wildlife. We loved the location. It was very close to all amenities and a perfect base to explore the local area. If we holiday in Whitby again we will 100% book here again.

    Dear Fay, We are thrilled to receive your wonderful review of Fauna's Corner! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and future travellers. Your description of Fauna's Corner as a "very cute little cottage in a beautiful location" paints a delightful picture, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your morning cuppas by the river, accompanied by the charming sight of the steam train passing by. It sounds like the evening walks were a perfect way to unwind and appreciate the local wildlife—we're so glad you found those moments special. We're particularly pleased to hear that the cottage's location served as an ideal base for exploring the local area and that its proximity to amenities added to the convenience of your stay. Your expression of interest in booking with us again is the highest compliment we could receive. We would be honored to host you once more if your travels bring you back to Whitby. Please don't hesitate to reach out when you're ready to plan your next getaway; we'll be more than happy to welcome you back to Fauna's Corner. Once again, thank you for choosing us for your holiday, and we look forward to the possibility of hosting you again in the future. Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were very disappointed with this property as it was in need of a deep clean!"

    It was very grubby and had a fishy/fusty aroma! I'm not sure where to begin but to name a few, the toilet had urine and hairs on it, there was damp on the walls and ceilings and the kettle was so dirty we did not even want to make a cup of tea with it. The bed was so uncomfortable, we both had bad backs the next day - we may as well have slept on the floor! Cleanliness is not a luxury, it is a basic requirement and clean it was not! The booking for 3 nights was not cheap but it was so bad we left after the first night and made a booking elsewhere which was not what I expected to have to do on my birthday weekend away! We were disgusted that the owner refused a partial/full refund, had we known the state of the property, we would have never have booked it. I have never had to complain nor leave a bad review for a holiday before and I only wish I could upload the photos I took as evidence to show you how bad it was compared to the photos used for advertising!

    Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with us. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, as it helps us identify areas where we can improve and ensure a better experience for all our customers. We are genuinely sorry to hear that your experience with your stay, did not meet your expectations, particularly regarding the bed's comfort. We take customer satisfaction seriously, however at no point during your stay did you get in touch with Sykes cottages regarding any of the above concerns. Had you contacted Sykes, Than we could have sent out a member of staff to address and rectify any concerns. In regards to the photos, a close up of some breadcrumbs inside a toaster which we couldn't identify if it was ours doesn't warrant a refund. Regarding the discomfort you mentioned with the bed, we would like to assure you that our mattresses are commercial-grade mattresses with high quality memory foam which were brand new in January, chosen for its supportive and comfortable qualities. We understand that comfort preferences vary among individuals, and we regret that our mattress did not meet your specific expectations. The Property photos show the property exactly as it is, as stated in other reviews by our guests. Once again, we appreciate your feedback and your willingness to share your experience. However, we feel it was a unfair and misleading review and to only reach out once you had returned home after your stay via email asking for a refund giving us no opportunity to rectify any concerns raised. We are confident in our cleaning team and there high standards and we score highly stay after stay in our reviews Best Regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah1.3Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and lovely location ."

    Play area outside the front door which my 5 year old grandson loved.The pool was a big hit too,swimming everyday. Pleasant 30 minute walk into Whitby along the Cinder track . The site is well kept too. Had a nice meal at the Bridge Inn in Ruswarp,only problem was the lack of parking there.Had a nice day out in Stokesley Jurassic Park crazy golf which we all enjoyed.All in all a great week!.

    Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Fauna's Corner! We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay and appreciate your kind words about our holiday let. It warms our hearts to know that you found Fauna's Corner to be a lovely and cosy cottage, and that the location, complete with a play area for your grandson, added to the charm of your stay. We're thrilled to hear that the pool was a big hit, providing a refreshing and enjoyable activity throughout your holiday. Your mention of the pleasant 30-minute walk into Whitby along the Cinder track captures the essence of the area beautifully. We strive to maintain the site to the highest standards, and we're pleased that it contributed to your overall positive experience. We're sorry to hear about the parking inconvenience at the Bridge Inn in Ruswarp. It's fantastic to learn that you had a great day out at Stokesley Jurassic Park crazy golf—a perfect addition to a memorable week! Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been part of your enjoyable holiday. If your travels bring you back to the area, we would be delighted to host you again at Fauna's Corner. Once again, thank you for choosing our holiday let, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Warm regards, Dale & Jo Fauna's Corner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "The single beds aren't comfortable, I might as well have been sleeping on the floor."

    No good, because otherwise I would give it 5 stars all round.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ideal location,very clean and comfortable,heating very warm ..."

    Lovely cottage ideal location,very clean and comfortable,heating very warm difficult to control and reduce,also tv very limited due to the location which I understand, but we had a lovely holiday and would come back again

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage and it had many local places to visit."

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Oct 2022

  • "We've really enjoyed our holiday and we'd like to book again for next year."

    I've been singing you're praises to everyone ever since we got home. Everything was perfect. We've had a good rest.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property, great location."

    Loved having the indoor swimming pool on site. The property is well equipped with all of the home comforts you need, the oven became very noisy but after notifying the owner, the issue was sorted the very same day by a lovely lady. The beds are so comfy and we loved backing onto the park, we were able to sit and chill on the bench outside the house whilst watching the kids. We would love to come back.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We try our very best to provide our guests with the best possible holiday experience. This is only our 3rd year with our cottage and we aim to improve every year. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely idyllic setting, right next to the river, and the viaduct."

    play parks for children and a swimming pool to use, which needs a 10 pound returnable deposit for the key to get in. Walk over the viaduct into Whitby takes around 20 minutes, and is nice and peaceful. The property is well looked after, and has everything needed for all your needs, no shop on site, but aldi, sainsburys, b and m, and a large Iceland are all situated together about a mile away. Dog friendly property, and lots of places in Whitby are dog friendly, lots of pubs and shops are too. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Fauna's Corner, it's a lovely holiday home, so well looked after and every home comfort you need."

    The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! The onsite pool and space to play right at the back door we're very welcome for our 7 year old. The upstairs got quite hot due to us not being able to access the heater in the hallway to switch it off. I made an enquiry with Sykes over this but it didn't get resolved during our stay. Other than that the only minor niggle we had was 2 evenings at about 11pm there was a small group of drunk teenage girls that appeared and were messing about on the playground and being quite loud. I'm not sure that they were resident on the park as we didn't see them during the day.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely and homely cottage in the most beautiful of locations"

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2022

  • "So accurate, the photos are genuinely as you see, so no misleading photos and nothing missing from the description."

    Very clean and tidy, modern furniture, kitchen items plentiful. Ideal location for Whitby and surrounding areas lots of parking compared to Whitby town a short walk (20 mins) to the town along the old railway track, The other way to Robins Hood Bay (6miles) nice walk along the coastal path. Probably the best house on the complex for kids and a dog to play, right in front. Didn’t use the swimming pool but looked ok ! Would definitely recommend and stay again if in that area again .

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely quiet site , home from home and brilliant location"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Fauna’s but just a few things were were disappointed in."

    When we arrived all the heaters had been turned off at the wall, the cottage was very very cold and we had a 1 year old we were very worried about putting to bed in a room that was only 14 degrees! A number of dog treats were found near the sofas and under the radiator covers with both my 1 year old and dog attempted to eat. There was also a tablet of some kind on the floor which could have been very dangerous. The fridge was quite dirty with bits all on the shelf’s and the milk holder was broken. Despite this the cottage was homely, facilitating and in a beautiful spot and would still definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Nov 2021

  • "Fauna’s Corner felt like home from home the moment we stepped through the door ."

    So cosy and tastefully decorated with everything we needed for our week here. You can really see that a lot of love, care and attention has gone into this home . There was even a bottle of wine and biscuits waiting for us . We came as a couple , but would be great for a family with small children as there was a little play-area very close by . Spotlessly clean , cosy bed , compact bathroom ( you might struggle in the shower if you’re tall ) , kitchen had everything we needed… even a slow cooker . It’s position was perfect … peaceful …. near to the River , and the railway ( where the steam train regularly chugged by ) . A short walk ( 20 mins) along the Cinder Track took us into Whitby. I was unable to get a signal for my mobile phone at the cottage (I’m on ee) , but my husband did ( he’s on 02) so I just used his hotspot . It was quite nice to just switch off for a few days

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had peaceful and relaxing stay here Whitby is always a favourite."

    Fauna's cottage was ideal for us in perfect location .Cottage was very comfortable well decorated we were very pleased with our choice .Thankyou to Sykes and to the owners .

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful setting with easy access to Whitby by foot."

    Cottage was small but contained everything you needed. My only criticism would be the site could do with improved recycling as there was only facility to recycle glass which meant putting all plastic and cardboard in the general waste bin.

    Reviewed by Haidee4.7Jul 2021

  • "Overall the cottage was lovely very peaceful and relaxing and very clean."

    It was ideal for a week away, my eldest boy loved the train going past daily and the walk into Whitby was great and very pram friendly however none of the radiator covers were fixed in place and could easily be pulled over and neither was the fire which with an inquisitive toddler I was constantly on pins and i felt it was very dangerous

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location - everything you could want - double bed very comfortable - the singles not so good."

    Maybe ok for children who are lighter but my adult daughter stayed 2 nights and wouldn’t have liked to have slept in it longer then that. WiFi very intermittent and as others have said virtually non existent although we were aware of this. Had a problem with the kettle - it stopped working - dealt with speedily with a replacement delivered almost straight away - Best recommendation - we would stay here again

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely property - great location especially for families, well equipped and comfortable."

    All straightforward with Sykes and the app was helpful.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Oct 2020

  • "The details specified WiFi."

    On arrival, the guest book stated that WiFi was poor due to location. It very rarely connected and constantly dropped. I needed WiFi to do my job. I went to the office who connected me and then said I could work in the office if I wanted. We didn’t go away for me to sit in the site office. It was so bad we had to cut short our holiday by 2 days. This should be specified in the description, if it had we would not have booked.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very homely."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2020

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage in a stunning location, only a 20 minute walk from Whitby."

    The house was decorated to a really high standard, was homely and very clean with excellent facilities. The house was set in lovely grounds on the Captains Cooke Development, with beautiful views of the viaduct and river.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful, clean and comfortable."

    It's location was perfect for us with two small children; it overlooked the little park where our boys spent hours playing on the swings and running around the open space, meeting new friends. The location of the cottage is stunning and peaceful, we've all arrived home relaxed and refreshed! Whitby is a great place to spend a family holiday with plenty of things to do to entertain the children. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "I am very grateful to Syke's for allowing us to amend our holiday date by a week despite the booking being officially no refund for cancellation (we had an unforeseen valid reason to have to change the date)."

    Great place as a base for exploring Whitby and area, comfortable, very good value, lovely clean warm pool on site, would recommend!

    Reviewed by Fay4.4Mar 2020

  • "The tranquillity of area, chance for good family time, liked watching birds ..."

    The tranquillity of area, chance for good family time, liked watching birds reawaking love of Yorkshire Coast after years exploring Northumberland

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2020

  • "The best cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    The owners really look after the place. Very cosy and inviting. Nice walk to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a fantastic stay we had."

    The Cottage was a real treat, beautifully situated and wonderfully comfortable. We lacked for nothing, and the beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Keep up the good work, we'll be back soon.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had a fantastic holiday what a beautiful place to visit lots off lovely walks ..."

    Had a fantastic holiday what a beautiful place to visit lots off lovely walks and things to see, cottage was the best we have stayed in clean modern and lovely comfortable beds and so peaceful, the pool was a added bonus my little girl spent hours in it will definitely be booking again for the future

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had problems with the flush toilet - it was reported but not really satisfactorily resolved before we left."

    To be fair reception told us that a new bathroom was to be fitted today.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a fabulous stay here."

    The cottage was idilic. It was beautifully presented. It was clean, tidy, comfortable and decorated to high spec. The cottage was well equipped with all the mode cons a real home from home. When we arrived we had been left some lovely welcome gifts ( a nice touch.) In addition basic things were provided, including tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, a tea towel and loo rolls etc, This cottage had a beautiful outlook and surrounding area. The parks and onsite swimming pool were a real hit with our little girl, I would highly recommend this cottage and we are defiantly returning in the not so distant future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "I so wanted to write a fantastic review as upon arrival we were delighted with the cottage."

    The area is outstanding, the cottage is in a lovely position and initially we really found the cottage comfortable, bright and welcoming. There were 4 adults and one baby and there was space and comfort for all . However as the first day unfolded we found we had to wash the kitchen equipment, the light switches were sticky with dirt , the bathroom sink was cracked , you could not shower properly as the ceiling sloped down , there were not enough glasses for water or cider etc , the grill tray for the grill pan did not fit , really annoying. We had paid £900 for our 3 nights , I understand we payed more than usual as it was a special event weekend in Whitby, however I would have thought this afforded us the luxury of more than one toilet roll for 4 people !! The surprising thing was the owners very generously left us a superb bottle of gin , tonic waters and chocolates, but I wish they’d have spent the money on toiletries and glasses . I’m sorry to write this as we had a fabulous time and if these issues were addressed we would go back again .

    Thankyou for your feedback. We can only apologise that you had to rewash your kitchen equipment but unfortunatly we do rely on guests that wash dishes and put them away to have washed them properly. We have since added a guest book page that kindly asked guests to take care washing up and to be considerate of the next guests. We can only apologise that there wasnt enough glasses, we put in 8 new glasses in february so can only presume they have been broken. We have now replaced these with 2 new sets. We were unaware the grill tray did not fit properly, we have now replaced it with a brand new grill pan and tray. With regards to the bathroom we have since been in touch with a plumber who has come up with a solution to provide extra head space in the shower, the new bathroom will be fitted in june this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.8Apr 2019

  • "We had a great time at Fauna’s Corner, it is situated in Captains Cooks Haven, which is quiet and peaceful and within easy walking distance to the centre of Whitby."

    Our first impressions were of a well presented cottage, the kitchen is small but has all the appliances that you need, the fridge is old and rusty at the bottom of the door and needed defrosting. There were most things that we needed to cook a meal but we had to go buy a coffee maker as there wasn’t one provided also there wasn’t a colander for draining vegetables, pasta etc. The lounge and bedrooms were comfortable and well presented although surfaces were dusty. The bathroom was the room that let the whole place down, the hand basin is cracked and is set really low down. The shower is over the bath, but is very low as the roof slopes over the bath, I could only just stand up in the bath with my head touching the ceiling, at its highest setting the water from the shower head reached the middle of my shoulder blades, in order to get washed successfully the shower head has to be removed from the holder and hand held, washing my hair was a nightmare. I am 5’ 7” but my husband is 6’ 2” so he had more problems when showering, in fact he called it his daily limbo dance! We could have had a bath but that is very small too. The owners have tried very hard to make the cottage stylish and comfortable but for me I think fewer pictures and trimmings with the money spent on updating the bathroom would improve things greatly.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are new, and take feedback very seriously. We were unaware that the freezer had caused the fridge to rust so we have now replaced it with a brand new one. You also mention there was no strainer for the vegatables, we can only imagine this was damaged or taken by previous guests as there was a brand new one put in, in february along with the brand new kitchen. This has now been replaced. You also mentioned you were disapointed there was no coffee machine, we haven't stated in the amenities that we have a one. We do however provide tea coffee and sugar. After your suggestion we have now put in a brand new coffee machine. Your main complaint on your review was about the bathroom, unfortunatly as with all the Endeavour cottages, due to the size of the bathroom and the sloping roof we are unable to put in a shower to give full head height. It is stated in the discription that there is a hight restriction which is also clearly visable from the photo. Again we are trying to improve this as we have recently had it looked at by a local plumber and we are having a new bathroom suit fitted to provide more space for future guests. This will be complete in june this year. This is our first year with the property and we have fully renovated it with no expense spared, we are only allocated 5 weeks throughout january into february to complete works as this is the time for all renovations on site to be complete as to not disturb paying guests. The bathroom is the last room to be done. We want to make the cottage feel like a home rather than a holiday let hence the reason we have put alot of personal home accessories in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire.
  • Electric heating
  • Oven, hob, fridge TV [accessed via fire stick or apps], Wifi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • private parking for one car
  • off road parking for first come first serve basis
  • Shared garden at rear with picnic bench, BBQ area and shared kid's playground
  • On-site shared indoor heated swimming pool
  • One well behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The shared indoor swimming pool is closed for cleaning for a few hours on a Saturday and is closed from the end of October 2024 until February 2025
  • Please Note: The Swimming pool has a cost of £20 for the week and £10 for a short break for the household, this is paid on site in the office
  • Note: There is a height restriction in the bath tub in the bathroom
  • Note: steep hill on complex
  • Note: Due to proximity of water, children need to be accompanied by adults.

The property

This wonderfully appointed end-terrace cottage rests on the Captain Cook's Development on the River Esk, which meanders down to the harbour town of Whitby.

Engulfed by the stunning, heather-clad North York Moors, with walks from the doorstep and plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained, enjoy a quality break away-from-it-all.

This accommodation offers a lovely contemporary feel inside, with a living room boasting an open-plan layout.

Wrap around the electric fire on a chilly evening and unwind with a spot of TV and a hot drink warming your hands.

Then gather around the dining table for a tasty meal cooked up in the compact yet amply equipped kitchen next door.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are tastefully presented with ample storage space and a TV in the master double room.

Wake up to a refreshing shower each morning in the family bathroom.

Sit out on a sunny afternoon with your glass of wine and watch on as the kids play on the adventure park opposite, framed by the famous Esk Valley viaduct, which has 13 brick-built archways constructed to carry the Scarborough and Whitby Railway.

There is also a shared heated swimming pool on site for all the family to enjoy all year round.

The River Esk tidal beach is close by, where kids can paddle or enjoy kayaking.

On the other side of the river is the North York Moors Railway, with steam trains trundling along to Whitby or Pickering, experiencing 24 miles of picturesque Yorkshire scenery.

Alternatively, you can join a path and walk down the river to the harbour and famous 199 steps up to Whitby abbey.

There are some fantastic walks from the doorstep, including a 6-mile trail to Robin Hood's Bay, an old fishing village on the Heritage Coast.

The coastline then takes you all the way down to Scarborough with off-road walking, cycling trails and many more outdoor activities.

A coastal break with fun for all the family.

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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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Site is closed throughout January every year.
Note: The swimming pool will be closed from the End of October 2024 to the Start of February 2025.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas