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Fylingthorpe, nr. Whitby Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


Original features and a farmhouse kitchen help define the character of this spacious property which is close to Whitby.

Steeped in history, this imposing, detached holiday cottage dates back to 1888 and was originally the residence of a former sea commander. Many original features are still evident, with a wood-panelled entrance hall, stripped wood flooring and cast-iron fireplaces throughout adding to the charm and character of this beautiful property, which makes the perfect place for a family get-together. Huge comfortable sofas and armchairs adorn each floor, with quiet reading corners looking out over open countryside to the front, and picture windows to the rear affording stunning sea views across the pretty gardens down to Robin Hoods Bay. Fylingthorpe sits at the top of the ancient fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay where visitors step back in time as they follow the row of tumbling fisherman’s cottages and the cobbled streets (lined with curio shops, tea rooms, inns and restaurants) down to the sandy little cove. The historic Port of Whitby - where Captain James Cook set sail from on his epic journey of discovery - is but a 10-minute drive. Here the colourful promenade leads to a 3-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beach. The North York Moors steam train can be boarded to discover some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery as it chugs its way through the beautiful Esk valley into the famous village of Goathland - renowned for its connections with TV’s Heartbeat. A little further south of the village is the elegant seaside town of Scarborough. Golfing, fishing, sea trips, cycle and walking tracks are all available locally. Shops 150 yards, pubs and restaurants 100 yards.

Large entrance hall with original panelling and tiled floor. Spacious living room with open fire in cast-iron grate and wooden floor. Dining room with gas ‘living-flame’ fire, TV, views to bay, and wooden floor. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with Rangemaster (for cooking) and dining area. Utility. First floor: Reading area with countryside views. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling picture window. Two twin bedrooms, one with feature fireplace and panoramic window. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Reading area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and views to bay. Twin bedroom with cast-iron beds and views.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Gas Rangemaster included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, lawned cottage garden with views of bay, patio, furniture and summerhouse
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking

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  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • WifiWifi
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    A big fantastic from all the family ! We enjoyed our long weekend so much. We celebrated our sons 21st and our daughters soon to depart to New Zealand to work, so it was all very special too us. The views are fantastic, the location is just right and the ambiance is perfect.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    lovely house, well equipped and situated

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-28
    A very comfortable and well located cottage that gives easy access to local attractions. The sea views from the rear windows are a great bonus! We had an elderly guest as part of our party and the lack of a ground floor loo caused some difficulty and the on street parking is not ideal but unavoidable.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-28
    beautiful family house, gorgeous views - prefect seaside stay for us!

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo

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