We came for a short break, having been to Whitby regularly for many years. This is the first time we had booked a Sykes cottage. The cottage has been beautifully done with Laura Ashley styling everywhere. Little touches like a pint of milk in the fridge and Botham biscuits as a welcome make it a home from home. We had a struggle when we arrived to unload our luggage as the advertised parking is non existant. For the four days we were here the same cars were parked outside with residents parking permits in the windscreens. One couple even go to the extreme of swopping their cars over when the other goes out just so they do not lose their space. If you come to Whitby just be prepared for the parking permit hell that Scarborough CC have implemented. The cottage, once settled in, provides the perfect base for exploring the town. Steep paths are Whitby and you are a short trot to pubs and restaurants but the cottage is tucked away so that you do not get disturbed by any late night revellers which many of the other cottages would suffer from. I would definately recommend this cottage. However I feel Whitby is losing the quaint seaside feel I fell in love with for a more uncaring consummerism.