Monkey Puzzle Place

Sleights near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 15140)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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    1 Customer Review(s)

    September 2013
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    “Good Location”
    The Monkey Puzzle place is a lovely bungalow with plenty of space. All of the bedrooms are fairly spacious and it is well equipped to host eight adults. there is also plenty of parking space for cars. If you are taking a disabled person it would be advisable to discuss the requirements of the person with the owner. The showers were the biggest problem for us. There are two small steps into the property. My mother coped with a walking frame both with the steps and the sloping drive towards the ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This attractive, detached bungalow is set on the main street that runs through the popular village of Sleights, four miles from the seaside town of Whitby.

Refurbished throughout, this modern, spacious Sleights cottage is ideal for family groups or people with limited mobility wishing to enjoy this beautiful part of the Heritage Coast.

All on the one level, the bright, airy rooms in this Sleights cottage are furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, with a sunny sitting room with an enclosed veranda/conservatory off, and a generous, well-equipped kitchen.

Two of the pretty bedrooms in this Sleights cottage boast en-suites, one with a walk-in shower, whilst the dining room has extra comfy seating and a TV, giving guests the opportunity to spread out.

With views towards the distant hills, this quality Sleights cottage provides very comfortable accommodation.

Outside this Sleights cottage, the wrap-around garden has ample parking spaces, and rear and side lawns, so whatever the time of day you can sit outside, relax and unwind with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

A short stroll brings you to the facilities of this bustling village, with a renowned butcher's, an independent baker's, a fish and chip restaurant, local store and post office.

With a tea room and choice of two inns, there is plenty of opportunity for refreshments.

Enjoy Whitby with its narrow, cobbled streets, sandy beaches and historic harbour, or the famous abbey and its breathtaking views.

Surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North York Moors and close to a wealth of attractions, including the steam railway and Heartbeat's ‘Aidensfield', this Sleights cottage provides a good family base all year round.


All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Dining room with comfy seating. Sitting room with electric fire. Enclosed veranda/conservatory.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, 1 with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars including garage
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden to side and rear with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Coast and beach 3 miles
  • Note: One small step at the door at this property
  • Note: Conservatory is unheated
  • Note: Cottage is by the A169 - some road noise may be experienced at busy times.

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, bakery and a post office. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes' 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas