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Spectacular Waterfront Location with Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

One bedroom Fishermans cottage located on the harbour with stunning views.

This romantic lovely Fishermans cottage is set on the Harbour and enjoys the sound of the waves lapping its toes.....the balcony is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or an evening apero. With beamed ceilings, log fires and a roll top bath. Master bedroom and further attic bedroom for a child.Galley kitchen. All rooms have stunning Harbour views. Central heating. Wifi. TV/DVD and music system. Watch the fishing boats coming in to unload their catch.....

Davina Fox-Hill
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

Why Davina Fox-Hill chose Whitby

The Folly is a very special place. Its tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street and is the perfect bolthole to enjoy the stunning views over the Harbour and out to Sea and to watch the fishing boats coming in to land their catch.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique location for this romantic cottage

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our host was flexible about arrival time which was greatly appreciated,and easily contactable-also appreciated. The house was immaculate and beautifully presented and in a lovely private location with stunning views of the Harbour.

Would definitely stay again, thank you for a marvellous weekend.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Roll Top Bath in Bedroom
  • Large shower cubicle. Washbasin and WC with Heated towel rail. Sea View
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Attic Room with sloping ceilings.
  • Master Bedroom with Sea view, open fire, roll top bath, king size bed with feather duvet and pillows. En suite shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.825 based on 41 reviews

Absolutely Stunning Hidden Gem :-)

  • 5 of 5

The Folly has everything you need for a fantastic time in Whitby plus bags of charm and character. Decor and furnishings so lovely & all the little details were noticed. Both beds super comfy and everywhere clean & tidy. Perfect location central for exploring. The balcony was like an extra room and we spent a lot of our time on there watching harbour life, very interesting. A lovely chillled bottle of prosecco waiting for us, lovely touch :-)

This charming property is well worth a visit, we fell in love with it and would definitely book here again. Thankyou :-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbly furnished fantastic terrace best place in Whitby I have stayed 👍🏻👍🏻

  • 5 of 5

Ten out of ten say no more 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage and balcony

  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing cottage with a lovely balcony basically over the sea. Best views of the Whitby harbour and boats coming in and out of the harbour. We haven't stayed in better and we go every year to Whitby and have tried other places.

Thank you for the prosecco which was in the fridge when we arrived.

Book with confidence and enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property great location made great use of balcony thank you

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect for a long weekend away, a hidden gem.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were sadly disappointed

  • 2 of 5

The cottage itself was not conducive to two friends staying in separate bedrooms and the month of February!

The weather was so so cold and there was a biting northeast wind!! Certainly not anyone’s fault! But hampered by the fact that it was so uncomfortable to stay in for any length of time. The two chairs were more for look than comfort.

No microwave, intermittent free view. Bathroom in first bedroom. Only accessible by entering the first bedroom.

Twisty staircases would have been easier to manage if there was rope to help on both of them.

All this could have been avoided had we researched the property more.

We take full responsibility. We were both exhausted and desperate for a was really expensive........and we assumed ( wrongly) that it would be great. Renting in Whitby is not new to either of us.

This cottage is ideal for the summer weather, making use of the balcony and being out in Whitby. A couple, not using the attic bedroom, and loving all the upmarket kitsch around..........would find it ideal.

Sadly we didn’t. I also would be very wary of putting a small child in the attic bedroom with those stairs!

Far too expensive for what was on offer.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Duke Of York
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Whitby Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
White Horse and Griffin
Nearest Beach
1 Metres

Whitby is a picturesque fishing town surrounded by the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. Its a lovely place to stay at any time of year with fresh fish restaurants, local pubs and beach walks or explore the villages of Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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