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Porters Rest

(Ref. 1128525)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Porters Rest was a really well-equipped property and very clean."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and there was plenty of drawers and hanging space. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely place to stay, warm comfortable and with everything we needed for a perfect stay."

    The parking is a bonus in Whitby, and with a gentle stroll to town it couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our Second visit to Porters Rest."

    A delightful, well equipped exceptionally clean cottage in a fantastic location for discovering Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors. We are looking forward to returning for our Third visit in November.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2024

  • "Second Time Visiting, lovely cottage with all what you could need, great location to explore Whitby as well as further afield."

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Feb 2024

  • "We loved every minute of our stay."

    It was very clean and in an ideal position to explore Whitby and the surrounding area. The extras were a very welcome surprise. Will definitely come again

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable."

    We have stayed in a few cottages in this row and this one is one of the best so far. We stayed in November and although it was cold outside the cottage was lovely and warm, The owner had left a cake, sweets and milk, plus there was coffee sachets and tea bags to welcome us. The furniture was comfortable and the cottage was immaculately clean and tastefully decorated. Off road parking right outside was a bonus. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage and we will return.

    Hello Graham, Thank you for your review. You are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Nov 2023

  • "Porters Rest was a delight."

    Very well maintained and equipped by caring owners and with many personal touches to ensure that we had everything that we needed. A cottage this close to Whitby Centre with parking was a real find

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "An exceptionally clean, well maintained cottage with delightful decor and great views of the river Esk and the Abbey."

    The cottage is in an Ideal location for exploring Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors. We are looking forward to returning again.

    Hello Carole, thank you for your review. You are welcome back anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was stunning, immaculate and clean with everything you needed for a comfortable stay."

    Even some chocolates and a cake was there to welcome us too. Location is very close to the main bars, restaurants, cafes, train station and harbour areas. Private car park space outside the property is an added bonus in Whitby. One of the best accommodations we have stayed in over the last 3 years coming to Whitby. Can't wait to book again in 2024.

    Hello Glenn, thank you for your review. We are delighted you have enjoyed it enough to rebook for next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our second visit to this fantastic, well equipped and cosy cottage with private parking and a short walk into Whitby centre."

    Everything was perfect as usual even the weather was kind to us and we enjoyed sitting in the garden watching the steam trains go by. Whitby is a beautiful place to visit and we never tire of it.

    Thank you for your review. We love it when guests rebook . We look forward to seeing you next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    There was everything you could possibly need and the information folder was very helpful. The cottage was extremely clean the only problem there was that the single beds in the smaller room were not very comfortable. The location was perfect a short walk from the centre of town and I would definitely love to stay there again and would recommend the cottage to anyone

    Hello Pauline, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed it enough to want to return. You are welcome back anytime. Try our sister cottage Sailers Cottage on Church Street. Kind regards Craig Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Good position to the town ."

    Well equipped kitchen. The vendor supplied milk and a cake on arrival which was a lovely touch , thank you Unfortunately the the bathroom was sub standard . Mould on the walls ,on the fixtures ,dirty and black mould to the sealant around the bath and on the floor and skirting board ,Extensive rust to the metal fixtures and black mould to the shower door ,shower hose and vent. The jacuzzi was broken ,there were hairs and stains on the floor ,it really was not a place you wanted to wash ,I have lots of photos but unable to load on this site .Lastly you are then asked to strip your beds and dispose of your rubbish ,something I’ve never been asked to do when paying premium prices to stay somewhere, this may be standard ,but I have not come across it before . Whitby is a lovely place to stay for a bank holiday weekend

    Reviewed by Diane2.5Aug 2023

  • "Great property and ideal location."

    Could do with a handrail on the bath to help getting out. Beds a little on the soft side but that's just my personal preference. Overall had a fantastic week in whitby.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, location good for exploring, thoughtful welcome pack, will definitely be back"

    Hi Amanda, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are welcome to visit us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second visit was up to our expectations and quickly settled in."

    Good view of the railway and the Esk. Would recommend Porters Rest.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "Shower so stiff to turn off had to ask my husband to do it Asked to put sheets etc in bags on leaving but only 1 small bag left Equipment absolutely immaculate."

    No jug for scrambled egg etc But! Lovely quiet clean property!

    Thank you for your feedback. We take everything on board and use this to improve any future guest stays. Unfortunately on inspecting the property on your exit, it became apparent that you actually broke the shower and pulled it off the wall which made it quite difficult to use! We usually leave one bag for all bedding and it hasn't been brought up in the past but we will bare this in mind going forward. We thrive on receiving excellent feedback on the cleanliness of our property so we are pleased you found it immaculate. Thank you again for your comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Felt relaxed and right at home as soon as we arrived, very clean and more than we had hoped for would definitely stay again and also recommend to family and friends."

    It was only a short walk to the centre of Whitby with the Coop practically round the corner which was very useful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "A well situated property."

    Comfortable, well equipped and modern. Would return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor twin, 1 x lower-ground-floor double
  • Lower ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, collection of DVDs, toys and games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road allocated parking space for one car
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are steps down from the parking area to the property and stairs down to the bedrooms so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Occupying an enviable location in the heart of the bustling North Yorkshire town of Whitby, Porters Rest is a well-presented terraced cottage which enjoys superb views over Whitby Harbour and is the perfect setting for a family holiday.

Inside, you are immediately greeted by a welcoming open-plan living space where the inviting seating area encourages guests to kick off their shoes and sit back and relax on the stylish sofa in front of the Smart TV or enjoy time together soaking up the delightful views over to Whitby Harbour.

When it’s time to eat, simply step into the well equipped kitchen area which has all that is needed to produce hearty food for the whole family and the adjoining dining area is set up ready to host long and enjoyable meals.

If the weather allows, then step out onto the patio area which has furniture on it just waiting for guests to take a seat and enjoy time eating and drinking alfresco while enjoying the views and breathing in the fresh North Yorkshire air.

Come bedtime and guests can make their way to the lower-ground-floor which houses the property’s two beautifully presented bedrooms, a twin and a double, together with a family bathroom which completes the appealing accommodation.

In the morning, you’re in the perfect spot to get out and about exploring with Whitby on the doorstep with beaches, a lighthouse, a great selection of shops and eateries to discover as well as the opportunity to take coastal cruises to look out for whales, seals and all kinds of exotic wildlife.

Check out Whitby Abbey which is famous for its 199 steps and is steeped in history and you won’t want to miss a visit to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

The North Yorkshire Moors are on the doorstep so it’s worth lacing up your hiking boots and heading out for some fresh air and spectacular views.

Towns nearby worth jumping in the car for a day out include Scarborough, York and Guisborough.

A trip to Porter’s Rest will leave you with happy memories and wanting to come back time and time again to this beautiful region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas