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Sleights Cottages

Four superb, stone-built holiday cottages, located on the edge of the village of Sleights, 3 miles from the old fishing port of Whitby. Beautifully appointed, these Sleights cottages offer wonderful accommodation, with open plan living areas with woodburners and glorious views over the stunning countryside of the Esk Valley in the North York Moors National Park. Each of these Sleights cottages has been lovingly styled and furnished, providing luxurious living, with numerous extras such as bath robes, toiletries, slippers, picnic baskets, and even pairs of wellies for the occasional wet day! With underfloor heating downstairs, ceiling surround speakers, iPod docks and internet access, these Sleights cottages boast excellent facilities. Outside, the cottages have private balconies or patios, the ideal spot to soak up the sun whilst enjoying the stunning scenery. Each of the larger Sleights cottages can interlink with the studio let, providing accommodation for 8 people. A short walk brings you to the village centre, with a renowned butcher, local baker's, a village store and fish and chip restaurant. With the local, traditional inn serving food, this is a great location for both families and couples. Explore Whitby with its quaint, cobbled streets and long, sandy beaches, or take a step back in time on the famous steam railway at Grosmont. A wonderful group of Sleights cottages with a wealth of activities all year round.

The Property

A superb ground floor studio Sleights cottage with open plan living area and bedroom, underfloor heating and patio doors opening onto an enclosed lawned garden with outstanding views over the Esk Valley. Sleeping two people, this luxurious Sleights cottage provides a perfect romantic retreat with excellent facilities for couples. Note: This Sleights cottage can interlink with Ref. 7314 via a staircase and together they can accommodate 8 people. Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 7314, 7315 and 7317 and together they accommodate 16 people.


All ground floor. Bedroom area with double bed. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC. Open plan studio living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Utility.


Underfloor heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher in utility room, TV with Sky, DVD, iPod dock, internet access. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed, lawned garden to rear with garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome, £20 pppw. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed by several steps. Note: This owner collects a refundable £100 Good Housekeeping bond.

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At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

About the location


Whitby 4 miles.

Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday. Just 4 miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, it is also on the edge of dramatic moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery. Though quiet, Sleights boasts two pubs, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop (with cafe), a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers and a Post Office. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutesí drive, together with regular public transport to and from the nearby port of Whitby. Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. It is an atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

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Great views and lovely furnishings. Underfloor heating made it feel really cosy

Miss Raisen, Mansfield, December 2013

The views from the property across the Esk Valley were spectacular and the small garden area ideal for our very well behaved dog to lounge in! The decor of the property was boutique-ish and very tasteful and the standard of cleanliness, and overall comfort afforded us, very much appreciated. Also the owners attention to detail, for example, the incredibly comprehensive folder of useful information enabling guests to make maximum use of the time spent visiting in the local area. Also, the inclusion of what we might consider 'extras', such as bathrobes and slippers, was a very thoughtful and a friendly touch, as was the excellent 'welcome basket' of quality provisions.

Mr Porter, Penrith, May 2013

A fantastic cottage with fantastic views & facilities.

Mr Britton, Leigh-on-Sea, May 2013

Such beautiful views and lovely, luxuriously comfortable and fashionable accommodation, very nice for lazy afternoons. The location was fantastic with an easy drive or bus into Whitby.

Mrs Baker, Lewes, October 2012

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