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Rooftops Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015728)


(15 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage well situated although walking to the car park was a pain including unloading and loading luggage on arrival and departure, no space available so a good walk and several to get into cottage ."

    Loved the facilities although took ground coffee and filters for the coffee machine which was pictured in adverts , but no machine just a cafetière. Didn’t use the balcony as seagulls were nesting , bit dirty on the roof including on the table. , I think if we had taken food up we would of been bombarded and the seagulls don’t like people close to their chicks. The beds were very comfortable and we both slept well in our respective rooms. I hooked my iPad to the TV and could play Netflix etc through this ,which was great . I didn’t understand the bins and couldn’t find reference in the cottage as to what day was bin day , no green bag for recycling? Nothing in the manual ,which needs updating BTW . Callum pointed out some cobwebs on the ceilings but overall the cottage was clean. Good hot water system and shower very efficient.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2022

  • "Needs a good clean,shower leaks and little things need doing(tooth brush holder missing off wall,cracks and plaster blown in places."

    A lick of paint wouldn’t go a miss.don’t get me wrong the house is great but that would take it to 5 star

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2022

  • "We had a really wonderful stay here."

    It was surprisingly spacious and the kitchen was really well stocked. Rooms were clean with amazing views, terrace gorgeous but sadly a bit too stormy for us to enjoy it this time. We added to the crab buckets and the nets were a bonus. We enjoyed the games room, a nice fun space. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by RosaFeb 2022

  • "Can not fault the Rooftop Cottage, it was clean, comfy, games room was great, beds comfy."

    Luckily we had great weather for November so was great to sit on the rooftop terrace and take in the fantastic views of Whitby and brilliant location we couldn’t have asked for more. Going to book again for same time next year

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "The description and photos of the cottage were grossly misleading and, I later learned, the photos were taken 11 years ago!"

    The cottage was very dirty and shabby. All the furniture was stained and worn. It is nothing like 5* standard. Appalling.

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2021

  • "Have rang and emailed you several times and heard nothing cannot believe the service."

    The property was very dirty and especially in the current situation is not acceptable

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2021

  • "The cottage is perfectly located for access to the town."

    We would use Sykes cottages again. The only thing I would recommend you consider, is to ask the owners to not use the terrace as a USP. They will struggle to do anything about the seagulls breeding above the terrace; but because of this the terrace is not useable. Even if the awning worked (it doesn’t) it wouldn’t be pleasant to sit on there. Personally I would remove this from the advertisement. The cottage will sell itself without use of the terrace.

    Reviewed by KirstyJul 2021

  • "Rooftops is a lovely cottage in a good location."

    It was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a lovely family holiday. Parking is a lottery when unloading and loading the car but you know that about Whitby and we managed fine. We were blessed with good weather and were able to enjoy the terrace and views. We love Whitby and will be back again.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "This was a last minute swap from our original booking which did work in our favour, facilities and standard of equipment was excellent."

    The only downside unfortunately was lack of parking especially as we had one member who has a disability and trying to unload was difficult as buses were blasting their horns inspite of us pulling up half on pavement to allow them to pass and pedestrian access, we had 2 cars but only 1 permit for the car park and a visitor scratch card which was impossible to find a place so ended up paying to park in the carpark for 24 hrs.We appreciate parking is difficult but we feel it would be helpful to let people know more details.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "We stayed in this cottage last year."

    Sadly we found cleanliness to be lacking, which is a concern in the current conditions. The tiled floors in the kitchen but especially the top shower room were dirty, there was a chipped mug and champagne glass cracked, which made us wonder if they had been checked. The top bedroom mattress needs replacing, I Think the owners know this as they have add3d a mattress topper. Location, views, roof top terrace amazing. We would book again if the cleaning was addressed.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "The cottage is perfect."

    We’ve stayed here before and will definitely book again. The terrace is wonderful and the accommodation is spacious and comfortable. Great location too - off a main street but very quiet. The helpline was answered quickly and the gentleman was very genuine and helpful.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage, very well equipped."

    Nothing too much trouble for the owners. Really enjoyed a very happy holiday. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CathyFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and in a convenient position for all the attractions of Whitby as well as being near the co-op for our shopping."

    The terrace on the roof was a lovely place to sit with a drink and admire the views of Whitby. Staff at Coastal Cottages were always friendly and helpful. This is our second visit to Rooftops and we hope to stay there again in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Shame about the weather. Still had a lovely time as we always do in Whitby. It was great to have a nice place to spend time in when the rain was torrential! All aspects highly satisfactory.

    Birkett PartyMay 2019

  • "We were delighted with the cottage, its location, decor and amenities."

    We did experience a couple of issues but YCC were very helpful in sorting out our issues so many thanks for that. Both issues resolved during our stay. Many thanks.

    Weddell PartyApr 2019

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay in Whitby and the cottage has become our home from home."

    All the little things have made the difference to us - from the welcome pack to the toilet roll, towels and super comfy bed! We will definitely be returning. Facilities, extra bits and immediate customer service have been wonderful!

    Allen PartyMar 2019

  • "Ideal location with easy access to shops and facilities."

    The welcome pack was very welcome! Property clean and tidy andcrockery, glasses and cutlery were all very clean. Lovely bedrooms and beds very comfortable. Great to have a games room. Thanks to all involved in making our stay at Rooftops Cottage so special.

    Harte & Richardson PartyOct 2018

  • "The property was in a nice location."

    The decor/furnishings, equipment and cleaning were all highly satisfactory. I found the booking process easy and the ehlpfulness/courtesy of staff and overall customer service was highly satisfactory. I hope to book again.

    Edward O'SullivanMay 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Lovely house and decor. Perfect space for a family of four plus dog.

    The Egglestone Family, YorkshireFeb 2018

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  • Over three floors, plus converted basement. Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x first floor triple with adult bunks, plus single bed, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Games room.
  • Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, TVs, Blu-ray DVD, Technics Hi-Fi system, iPod dock, Xbox, WiFi. Starter pack for stove inc. in rent during winter months
  • Bed linens and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request Parking permit is supplied for the West Cliff car park. Roof terrace with furniture, plus small courtyard with wood storage. Two well-behaved pets welcome, at a charge of £30 per pet per stay. Shops, restaurants 5 mins walk.

The property

A gorgeous Georgian cottage, centrally located within easy walking distance of Whitby town centre and waterfront.

Survey the picturesque pan-tiled rooftops of the town, as well as the harbour and rugged Abbey from your delightful roof terrace.

Children will love the games room on the lower ground floor, a great space to chill out after active days at the beach. This is a quality three-bedroom period cottage, refurbished to the highest standards.

Its immaculate, stylish décor has previously featured in the Yorkshire Post and Your Home magazine.

Families and couples will appreciate its convenient West Cliff location, close to the beach, restaurants, grocery shops and Whitby’s delightful waterfront.

It is the perfect home from home and much-loved by guests who return year after year. The entrance porch leads to a good-sized sitting room with solid wood floors, comfortable seating and an attractive brick fireplace with homely woodburning stove.

A flat screen TV/Blu-ray DVD player, iPod docking station and Technics Hi-Fi system provide great entertainment, or simply chat and relax in this welcoming space.

Stairs descend to the lower ground floor to a playroom with another TV plus an Xbox – perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

There’s also a handy tumble dryer in the basement.

The stylish fully-equipped kitchen with dining area makes a pleasant place to enjoy a meal together or perhaps play a board game and chat as you keep the cook company!

There’s a lovely view over the town.

Quality wood work surfaces and characterful built-in benches, coupled with the tasteful coastal-inspired colours, give the kitchen a relaxed feel. On the first floor is a superb king-size bedroom with built-in wardrobes and views overlooking the town; there is also a triple bedroom with lovely duck-egg blue decor and a stylish beach theme, with full-size solid wood bunks and a single bed.

The smart house bathroom incorporates a bath with shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Moving upstairs to the second floor, a master double with king-size bed boasts wonderful views of Whitby Abbey.

Open the electric blind at the touch of a button.

There’s also an iPod dock alarm for your convenience.

The luxury en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC leads to a decked roof terrace with fabulous views.

It comes equipped with furniture, including deckchairs, so that you can enjoy a glass of pre-dinner fizz as you watch the sun set – divine! Outside is also a small courtyard that houses the wood storage and deckchairs. The property is conveniently located for all the town centre attractions and visitors should check out the beach, award-winning restaurants and picturesque ‘old town.’ If you’re feeling brave, head for The Dracula Experience and learn how Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker’s Gothic masterpiece.

199 steps lead up to the Abbey and nearby St Mary’s church – the climb is definitely worth it for the spectacular views. Nearby fishing villages such as Staithes, Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay are so pretty and the coastal walks along much of the heritage coast are sublime. Your stay at Rooftops Cottage is sure to be full of memorable moments and great days out, there is so much to see in this beautiful part of the UK.

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

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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.

Free Wi-Fi included.
Pets: Well-behaved pets are welcome, maximum of two, at a charge of £30 per pet per stay.
Parking: A parking permit is supplied for the West Cliff car park.
There is a starter supply of logs included during winter months.
Please note that as Rooftop’s Cottage is an old property it cannot be adapted for the use of wheelchairs and may not be suitable for the very infirm due to the accommodation being over four floors. Please be aware there is a strictly no barbequing and no smoking policy on the decked area due to its locality and fire regulations.
Please note, the garden is not with this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas