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Fossil Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015799)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Baczynski

    “A delightful little cottage.”

    Loved the wood burning fireplace but it would have been nice to have had one bag of wood already there. Loved the unexpected bag of groceries - thank you for that. We enjoyed our two week stay even though it had to be cut short by two days because of the virus travel restrictions. Tips for future older visitors - Easy chair and couch in sitting room are very low and feather seat cushions need a good plumping each day. Stairs very steep and narrow treads in places.

    Loved the wood burning fireplace but it would have been nice to have had one bag of wood already there. Loved the unexpected bag of groceries - thank you for that. We enjoyed our two week stay even though it had to be cut short by two days because of the virus travel restrictions. Tips for future older visitors - Easy chair and couch in sitting room are very low and feather seat cushions need a good plumping each day. Stairs very steep and narrow treads in places.

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The property

A charming Grade II Listed former fisherman’s cottage, located on Henrietta Street in Whitby’s Old Town.

You couldn’t get much closer than this to Whitby’s famous 199 steps and Abbey ruins – inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Renovated and decorated to a high standard, yet retaining its beamed ceilings and exposed wooden flooring, Fossil Cottage is a wonderful choice for family and friends who are seeking a cosy base in Whitby’s historic centre. Relax in the spacious sitting room after days out on the beach.

The cosy woodburning stove is so comforting in the colder months – a lovely radiating warmth.

How wonderful to snuggle up and chat or simply make time to read a book.

The fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen has integrated appliances plus there’s a useful pantry. Keep the cook company or enjoy a lazy breakfast at the kitchen table.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom which is nicely lit from its two windows, with views over cobbled Henrietta Street.

The beamed ceiling and feature cast iron fireplace add period charm.

There’s also a twin bedroom with full size 3′ single beds. The compact shower room has a good size corner shower, basin and WC. Fossil Cottage is perfectly located for exploring Whitby on foot.

Meander through the cobbled, winding streets of the ‘old town’, pausing for a cup of traditional Yorkshire tea.

Hunt for your own fossils on the nearby beaches or treat yourself to some traditional Whitby jet as a keepsake of your holiday.

Foodies are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent fish restaurants.

Don’t leave without trying a famous ‘Fortune’s’ kipper, the amazing smokehouse is located a few doors away on Henrietta Street. Take a heritage steam locomotive from Whitby to Grosmont, ‘Heartbeat’ country; the North York Moors are stunning, especially in August and early autumn when the heather blooms.

For coastal splendour, walk the cliff tops between the fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay.

Just over an hour’s drive away, the Bempton Cliff Reserve supports England's largest population of seabirds on its chalky cliffs. Whether for rest and relaxation by the sea, or a beautiful cottage from which to explore, Fossil Cottage is an excellent choice.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with fireplace, 1 x twin Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Kitchen with dining area and pantry.
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, WiFi. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Vehicular access can be gained outside the cottage for unloading luggage, and a car parking space is available in the Abbey car park at a separate cost
  • Alternatively on-street parking and a Pay & Display is available on Church Street, approximately 800 yards away. One well-behaved pet welcome at a cost of £30. Shop, pub, beach 50 metres.

About the location

WHITBY

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 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 linen & towels included. Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome at a cost of £30. Parking: Vehicular access can be gained outside the cottage for unloading luggage, and a car parking space is available in the Abbey car park at a separate cost. Alternatively on-street parking and a Pay & Display is available on Church Street, approximately 800 yards away

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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