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River Forge

River Forge, Whitby, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £455.00

This lovely apartment is situated in Whitby and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.

River Forge is a delightful apartment in Whitby. Set over three floors, this apartment sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of one second floor king-size double, one second floor double with en-suite shower and two third floor twin rooms, along with a first floor bathroom. The apartment also has a first floor kitchen and a first floor sitting room with dining area and balcony. Outside there's off road parking for one car in a garage, as well as free roadside parking opposite the property and there's a terraced garden and front balcony. A very convenient base for exploring Whitby and the surrounding North York Moors National Park.


Mum's 60th Birthday Weekend
A fantastic apartment, overlooking the marina a short stroll from Whitby town centre. Sleeps 8 in 4 double rooms, nice large lounge with balcony, full size dining table and well equipped kitchen. Accommodation is living rooms on 1st floor, with bedrooms on 2nd and 3rd floors. A very welcoming place, the owner left a 60th Birthday Card for my Mum and a chilled bottle of fizz for our arrival. Views are spectacular and we got very lucky with the weather. Only slight negative is the car parking situation. There is a small garage which we managed to fit a Honda Civic 95% in. Our other two cars we could not find free or paid parking close by. There is free on road parking opposite the apartment but the whole weekend there were no spaces. Church Street car park was also full all weekend. Cars were driven up the hill and left on road around a mile away. Only a slight issue but worth mentioning if you need your car close by. All in all a great couple of days away and well recommended.

Fantastic house with wonderful view
We booked the house for a 50th Birthday weekend and had friends come from around Yorkshire. The accommodation was excellent and location ideal. At this time of year parking was not an issue and having the garage was a real help.It was spotless and very welcoming with Christmas decorations and bottle of wine. The views were outstanding and contributed to making this a relaxing and fun celebration. We will definitely be back!!
Sarah C

Everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage
I booked this holiday cottage for a weekend getaway with 6 girlfriends for my birthday, and it was everything that we could hope for, and more. Unusually for central Whitby the property comes with a garage which was very useful for late arrivals as they didn't need to drive round to try to find a parking space late at night. The d?cor is lovely, with lots of artwork of Whitby and the rooms felt like home from home, with comfortable beds. The kitchen was very well appointed and we were able to cook dinner on the Friday night and cooked breakfasts over the weekend, as everything we needed was provided. We were also very pleased to find that there was a dishwasher. The balcony overlooking the harbour was very popular for watching the world go by while having a cuppa or drinking Prosecco! The owner had left us presents on the table for us on arrival, and it is thoughtful touches such as this that helped to make our stay so good. We all had a fabulous time in a beautiful cottage with lovely views, and would definitely recommend it for a short stay or longer.

We had a lovely stay in River Forge.
Mrs Konstantino

Mesmerising View
We spent a week at this apartment with family and friends; there were 7 of us altogether and not once did we get under one another's feet because the apartment is so spacious. The d?cor and the furniture are of high quality and the furnishings are lovely to behold and comfortable. There are books and games to use. The kitchen is spacious and very well appointed, including dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. All that you could need is there. A rear garden which is steeply terraced is beautifully tended and flowerful with a summer house and seating. Although only one bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, all the bedrooms are so attractive that it was difficult to choose one. The most attractive part of the apartment are the picture windows taking up the whole of the lounge front wall, one of them overlooking the balcony which is laid to table and chairs. The view over the River Esk is mesmerising. One's eyes are constantly drawn to the view of the marina, the passing boats, the town, the railways station opposite where steam trains from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as well as national railway trains pull in and out. From the balcony, one can see the fishing boats in the harbour, the swing bridge operating, the bustling town and the other way, the river and the new road bridge. A garage is included in the property - this is a rare find in Whitby. We parked one car in the garage and two cars on-street. Sometimes we could park on the road outside, sometimes we had to park a little farther afield but it was a particularly busy weekend when we arrived with several festivals going on. It was great being able to walk into town. It is a short walk from River Forge to the town centre and all of its lovely shops and restaurants and cafes. The welcome and care that we received was outstanding. The property is outstanding. It is the cleanest clean that I have ever seen in a holiday property. The property contains three sets of steep stairs, one to the living area, one to the first two bedrooms and one to the top two bedrooms. The bathroom and toilet are situated on the living area floor. Even those of us who get up in the night, didn't have a problem with having to go down two flights of stairs to the loo and back again. This is a property to which we wish to return because we felt 'at home'. The owners have done so much to make the place work and it does, on all levels.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 1 car in garage, plus free roadside parking across the road, on first come, first served basis
Bike storage
Rear enclosed terraced garden with furniture, plus front balcony with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
Beach 10 mins walk
Note: Terraced garden is steep, with steps up to the sitting area
children must be supervised at all times
Note: Property is situated above a ground floor apartment

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Nearest Attractions

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

Whitby Abbey - 0.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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

Wheeldale Roman Road - 9.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Cawthorn Roman Camps - 14.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

North York Moors National Park - 14.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Scarborough Castle - 16.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Skelton-in-Cleveland Old Church - 16.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lastingham, St Mary's Church - 16.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pickering Castle - 17.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 17.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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