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Yorkshire Coast Self Catering cottage, Rooftops Cottage, Whitby, sleeps 7

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Rooftops Cottage
YO21 1RD

Rooftops Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £557

Awarded 5 Star rating with Visit Britain/Quality in Tourism, this is a fabulous three bedroom cottage recently refurbished to the highest standards with wood burning stove and stunning views of the Abbey and Whitby town from a wonderful roof terrace.

Ground Floor The entrance porch leads to a spacious sitting room with solid wood floors, comfortable seating for relaxation/reading and an attractive brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy evenings. There is a flat screen TV/Blu-ray DVD player, iPod docking station and Technics Hi-Fi system. From the corner of this room, stairs descend to the lower ground floor to a playroom with another TV plus an Xbox - ideal for children of all ages, you will also find a tumble dryer in the basement.

The stylish kitchen, which has solid wood work surfaces, has views over the town is fully equipped including a gas oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, coffee maker and a washing machine. There is a dining area, with built-in benches and quality table and chairs, to enjoy meals together or simply to sit and have drinks whilst cook makes dinner! First Floor 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 side theme, with full size solid wood bunk beds and a single bed. The smart house bathroom incorporates a bath with shower over, hand wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor The master bedroom is located on the second floor and includes a king-size bed, iPod docking alarm and an electric blind for the window - enjoy views of the iconic Whitby Abbey. There is a luxury en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin which leads to a fabulous decked roof terrace. Outside Roof terrace with table and chairs and stunning views across to the harbour - perfect for a morning cuppa or a glass of champagne as the sun sets! Outside is also a small courtyard that houses the wood storage.


Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


DISGUSTING holiday letting, not habitable!
This ?holiday? cottage is far from habitable even during ?normal? times. Considering you cannot access the property until 5pm due to extensive cleaning during COVID, this is far from the truth, it is filthy beyond belief. We spent time cleaning the kitchen ourselves but the filth continued upstairs to the bedroom and rooftop terrace. We complained to Sykes (to whom we had the contract with for the letting and paid directly to), they advised us to leave the property for a couple of hours whilst they sent the cleaners back in. We returned to find none of the issues had been dealt but there was a strong smell of bleach! The place was so bad, we could not stay even one night. Sykes have not accepted responsibility and insisted that we liaise with the owners however they will not disclose the owners details! We have lost just under £1,000
Alison G

Shabby, dirty cottage. Very misleading photos. Not 5*!
DO NOT (and I cannot stress this enough) book this cottage/your holiday via Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. They're actually owned by Sykes Cottages. We booked this supposedly 5* cottage in Whitby called Rooftops Cottage, paying £1100 for 2 people/one week. On arrival, what we found was a shabby and dirty cottage in bad need of a thorough clean and full update. The furniture was old and stained, there was a bizarre hole in the lounge floor and the bed had sand and stains on the fitted sheet. The bed mattress also seemed very worn and was totally unsupportive. The guest book in the property contained lots of comments from previous disappointed customers too. We contacted Yorkshire Coastal Cottages (which we hadn't realised is just a branch of Sykes) & they were APPALLING. Simply forwarded our messages to the owner & then sent back her reply, saying we could leave by 10am the next morning & she'd refund us £600. So we'd be out £500 for staying one night of our holiday and having made a four hour journey?! I was genuinely astonished by their attitude and rudeness and total lack of effort to resolve the problems. I asked them to confirm WHEN the property had last been inspected and received its 5* rating but they refused to answer



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


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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

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Nearest Attractions

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

Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 0.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whitby, St Mary's Church - 0.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fylingdales, St Stephen's Old Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 6.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 7.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Goathland, St Mary's Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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

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

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