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Yorkshire Coast Self Catering cottage, Mariners' Rest, Whitby, sleeps 8

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Mariners' Rest

Mariners' Rest, Whitby, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £613.00

This semi-detached cottage is situated in Whitby and sleeps six adults and two children in four bedrooms.

Mariner’s Rest is a semi-detached cottage situated in the historic fishing port of Whitby. The cottage is set over three floors and sleeps six adults and two children in four bedrooms, consisting of one double, one twin, one adult bunks and one second floor king-size double with en-suite, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a fitted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with electric fire.

Outside there is off road parking for 2 cars, a balcony and a small, enclosed patio with furniture. Mariner’s Rest is an ideal family retreat in a lovely town.


Home from home
Visited here last Monday for 2 nights as a Christmas treat off our mum. The location was perfect with only a 5 minute walk down the lane to the centre. The house was perfect and felt so homely. There wasnt anything that the landlords hadnt missed. The welcome pack, wine and flowers were a lovely gesture, and the Christmas tree an added bonus which we wasnt expecting!The views were lovely too with the boat yard lit up at night just stunning! Overall for our first visit to Whitby was just perfect and definitely will be back!

Lovely cottage
We stayed here at the weekend on a work weekend away trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the extra touches when we arrived of wine, bread, milk, cheese and flowers. These were just a added bonus. The cottage was so homely and had everything you could want or need. I loved the decor and little touches which added an extra homely feel to it. Location wise was perfect too, 5 minute walk to the town centre but next to the harbour. The view was amazing from the balcony and in the far view of the abbey. Just lovely! My favourite part was opening the blinds in the morning and the sun shinning though to a beautiful view! Just stunning!

Not as dog friendly as you think, lovely house though.
Having visited Whitby as a family holiday destination many times previously, we decided to visit again as six of us (three couples) for a winter holiday. When we arrived at the cottage it was absolutely beautifully decorated throughout, and there was more than enough space for us all. A very good sized kitchen with everything we needed, as well as a little welcome pack which was lovely - wine, cheese, milk - everything we needed to make us feel welcome at Mariner's Rest. The master bedroom is gorgeous, with an amazing balcony overlooking the harbour and with gorgeous views over the town. The other bedrooms are great sizes - one double, one with two singles and another single bedroom. The living room is also a great size, enough seating for six people around the electric fire for cosy nights in front of the television. There's a good sized dining table - so good we managed to eat a whole Christmas dinner with all the trimmings around it as we won't all be spending Christmas together this year. Outside is a great area too, again overlooking the boats in the harbour. Admittedly we didn't spend too much time there as it was very cold - but in the summer it would be a perfect area for alfresco dining. To the front of the house there is two car parking spaces - something we have struggled with in the majority of other holiday cottages we have stayed in. Most of Whitby is on road parking and it can be hit and miss if you don't get there at the right time - so having these two spaces at the front of the house was very convenient for us. The house itself provided everything, possibly more than we could have asked for in a holiday home. It is a shame that the experience was somewhat scuppered on the last night of our holiday. Obviously the last night of anyones holiday is a busy one - especially when the check out time is quite early in comparison to other cottages we have stayed in (10am). With six adults packing a weeks worth of things, as well as trying to cook dinner for six - there was a knock at the door and it was the owner of the property. She turned up at about 7pm to ask if she could come in to the house with the cleaner at 9:30 instead of 10am, which is something a phone call would have been sufficient for, but actually it almost felt like she was looking to see if we had done anything wrong. I can totally understand that an owner of a property might want to meet the people staying in their house, but I would probably recommend doing that at the start of someones holiday rather than the night before they leave at tea time. It made us all feel quite awkward and it definitely put a negative spin on the holiday at the last minute. There was a comment made about my dog too, who was sat on a blanket that we had bought to put on one area of the sofa. In the holiday listing the property was listed as dog friendly, but when you arrive at the cottage there are 'rules' about where your dog can and can't go. I respect that people may not allow their dogs on the furniture, but as a dog who is used to being allowed everywhere in a house we bought a blanket so there was no contact with the furniture. I didn't appreciate the owner telling my dog off, especially when the rules aren't mentioned in the advertisement for the house. There were a few negative comments made about other guests who had stayed previously, which almost made us feel like she would be saying negative things about us to the next guests. Overall, it's a shame but we wouldn't stay in the house again as we were made to feel so uncomfortable on the last night of our holiday.
Nixi B

Family Holiday
This is our 2nd time staying at Mariner's Rest & definitely won't be the last.The house is a home from home,so clean & cosy.The welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey.The house is ideally situated in Whitby,it's in a quieter part but only 10 minute walk to the centre of Whitby.Has parking for 2 cars which is a big bonus as parking is at a premium in Whitby-the on road parking spaces soon fill up & other areas operate a disc parking system. The steam trains going past the house is a real bonus-the month we stayed the 1st one went past about 9.45am & last was about 5:30pm.The time table changes though. Visited Falling Foss waterfall,amazing little tearoom in middle of woods,dogs welcome-steep path & definitely sensible shoes should be worn. Sandsend beach & beach cafe is well worth a visit,dogs welcome in outside area. Whitby is full of lovely places to eat-especially fish & chips. Will definitely be back very soon.

The house is situated close to all Whitby amenities, ideal for relaxing and local walks. The locals were friendly and the steam railway passes at the bottom of the garden several times a day.
Mr Hunt



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and electric fire
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 2 cars
Balcony with furniture
Small, enclosed rear patio with furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Please note: This property can only sleep 6 adults and 2 children under 12
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and amenities 5 mins walk
Beach 10 mins walk
Note: Trains can be heard during day and early evening, max
5 trains per day with 4 steam trains during the summer months
Note: Max 6 adults and 2 children under 12
Note: Check in 4pm

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 0.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 0.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whitby, St Mary's Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 6.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 7.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Beggar's Bridge - 7.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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