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Arden House

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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property and in a great location!"

    Perfect with the train station a short walk down the road to get into Whitby. Everything was provided for and I couldn't fault our stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Dec 2023

  • "Arden house is a great property for a holiday in the North Yorks Moors."

    We had a fab week staying with friends. The beds are really comfy and surrounding area quiet. The lounge has a great log burner and the owner left us some logs for the first couple of nights. It has 2 bathrooms (1 downstairs) so no queuing for showers. It’s 2 mins walk from Sleights train station so handy if u didn’t want to drive into Whitby. There is also a bus stop to Whitby 100m away. There is a quirky pub/hotel 5mins walk away. We didn’t eat there but had a drink. There are lots of lovely walks although some very muddy (lots of rain recently) however the Cinder track wasn’t too muddy and great to walk to Robin Hoods Bay. The Coastal path (Cleveland way) has amazing views but once again very muddy due to all the rain. Would be fab in drier weather. Highly recommend Arden House and the surrounding area for a holiday. Barbara left a lovely welcome back with local goodies which were lovely.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay .Would love you to return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property in quiet village, but with easy driving access to main roads to all locations."

    Beautiful dog friendly beach 10 minutes away. Spotless towels and bedding, with spacious showers, and ample hot water for our party of six. Very clean and appealing throughout when we entered the property. The owner had obviously given thought to the small touches and I would not hesitate in recommending to family and friends .

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay we hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent a week here with our grandchildren."

    The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. A "goodie bag" containing local delicacies was much appreciated. The front garden is a suntrap for most of the day. Parking is easy in the layby across the street. Whitby is 3 miles away and has many attractions. The grandchildren enjoyed searching for (and finding) fossils on the beach at Sandsend Ness. We look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Arden House was a fantastic place to stay."

    Me and my family have been staying in local similar accommodation for years and we all agreed this was the best yet....the house was spacious, well layed out and had all your modern comforts...the village is amazing and has some local beauties such as Botham's bakery and some amazing dog walks...the accommodation had everything you could wish for and the welcome pack was superb....for a night out I'd recommend the bridge Inn in ruswarp which is only 1.5 miles away...great food and feel..we would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well kept and equipped property, had a great 3 weeks stay there."

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Arden House. We thank you also for the very nice comments that you wrote in the visitors book. We try very hard to ensure that visitors are happy with the accommodation and agree with your comment that it is a very special place. We hope that you may wish to visit again. and we hope to welcome many more European visitors. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was filthy."

    Had to get cleaners to come back on first day, but because I didn’t I ring for them to come back during our stay to do more inadequate cleaning Sykes and the property owner were not willing to offer compensation. I had to deep clean the house it had months of dirt in it. Unacceptable ‘4 star’ experience. Property full of clutter. Would not recommend to anyone. It also does not have a garden and the front patio is small (and had 5 cigarette butts on the floor ) and the gate opens straight onto a not really suitable for a family with children.

    Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at Arden House. I can only say that if you had contacted Yorkshire Coastal Cottages our agent on your arrival they would have sorted out any problems. We have used the same agent and housekeepers for almost 10 years and you may note from all previous reviews that we have not had any negative comments. You had opportunity to raise concerns with myself midweek as I contacted you with a reminder about the refuse bin collection but you did not. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire1.9Aug 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Short train ride into Whitby. Salmon Leap which is a pub less than 5 minutes walk away is a lovely bar with a small menu and amazing home cooked food. This is our Second stay in this house over the years it is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Arden house!"

    It is a perfect quiet locality for exploring Whitby and the surroundings. The house had plenty of space for two families- 4 adults and 3 kids. It is spotlessly clean and decorated very nice with good sized rooms that are bigger than what they look like in photos. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "COVID instructions posted liberally around property not followed through."

    E.g. Request to strip bed linen and place in plastic bags. But no bags provided!

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location, was clean and very well equipped."

    When we had an electrical problem it was rectified very quickly. If I was being picky a new non stick frying pan wouldn't have gone amiss, but this was a home away from home. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Oct 2020

  • "Nice location if you like a walk or train ride into Whitby."

    Reviewed by Adele4.1Sep 2020

  • "Arden House is a fantastic home from home."

    The house contains everything you need to have a great time. We ate in each night, and all the utensils we required, were to hand. All appliances worked perfectly and there were plenty of sockets for our own electrical devices. The furniture is of good quality and all the beds were extremely comfortable so all eight members of our party, slept well each night. The location of the house, in a quiet residential area, means noise levels are to a minimum, even though the house is on a through route for the area. All in all, we had the best time that will be remembered, for all the right reasons, for years to come.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great stay ."

    Enjoyed by all our family .Arden House more spacious inside than it appears in photo's and location lovely . Small village with great butchers and chippy !.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Aug 2020

  • "We felt that the house was very welcoming and well resourced, except for oven gloves and strangely a dustpan, plenty of brooms."

    Sleights exceeded our expectations as a lovely area. Great walks, two very food pubs, we particularly lovedSalmon leaps which had just re- opened but the staff went above and beyond. Fantastic garden centre and boating, steam train at Ruswarp. Only downside was unreliable buses.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was a warm week and it would have been good to have an alternative to the thick duvets, e."

    G. lighter duvets or a sheet. It was a real negative to be asked to return the keys to the office in Whitby. It added 30 minutes to a journey home of 6 hours and at that time (9.45am) there were no parking spaces in Skinner Street. Could they not be left in a key safe at the property or with a neighbour? The basket of provisions was really great! Excellent quality and most welcome. Thanks. We enjoyed the holiday very much indeed.

    Reviewed by Guy4.7Aug 2019

  • "Thank you for helping us find a lovely cotage at the very last minute."

    Diane at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages - you were a star!

    Ms S YatesJul 2018

  • "Fabulous and very comfortable cottage, excellent location."

    The Bedford FamilyJun 2018

  • "Fantastic, well equipped plenty of everything we will book this cottage again"

    Bennett Family - December 2017Dec 2017

  • "We had an amazing time in your gorgeous cottage, it was so clean, the beds were a delight to jump into, the most comfortable we have ever slept in, thank you for the lovely welcome hamper and the helpfulness of your staff."

    Kathy & Toby Walker - October 2017Oct 2017

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage, it was fabulous, the views from the top are lovely."

    We had a wonderful time visiting Whitby and watching the steam trains come through the village.

    The Tern Family - August 2017Aug 2017

  • "A beautiful property, tastefully decorated, the goody bag and having basics such as washing up liquid and soap in bathrooms was invaluable, thank you."

    Maxfield, Melton Mowbray - July 2017Jul 2017

  • "Thank you the cottage was really nice, very clean & tidy, lovely walks, YCC staff were very helpful"

    Ken & Lorna Smallwood March 2017Mar 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time, the huse is amazing"

    Mr & Mrs Carter London October 2016Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, well presented, excellent location, we will return."

    Taylor Family, Aberdeen August 2016Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors Four bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x first floor double with TV, 1 x second floor king– all with TV, 1 x single Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with pantry Dining Room with original decorative range Sitting Room with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 3 x TVs, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage
  • Paved small front garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop, pubs, renowned butchers and other local amenities 10 mins walk.

The property

This gorgeous cottage situated on the outskirts of the delightful village of Sleights is well situated for discovering the outstanding North York Moors National Park and nearby coastal town of Whitby.

Set over three floors, with lovely views from the top, families settle immediately into the pace of village life and appreciate the stunning scenery of this comfortable Yorkshire base.

On entering the handsome, double-fronted property, guests are welcomed by a pleasing reception hall with wooden floors and cosy sitting room with wood burning stove – the perfect place to snuggle up and unwind after a long coastal walk.

The separate dining room boasts a superb original decorative range which adds a pleasing sense of homeliness and nostalgia to mealtimes.

A light and tastefully-decorated kitchen is complemented by a pantry, complete with a very handy shower room, basin and WC.

To the first floor is a tranquil twin bedroom and impressive master bedroom, both with original cast iron fireplaces.

The valley vistas are quite breathtaking from both rooms and it is pleasing to spend time observing the changing effects of light and weather upon the landscape.

The extra-large walk-in shower (no step up) is also a delight. Another spacious double bedroom with TV and an original fireplace, armchair, and superb views is on the second floor.

There is also a small single room on this floor.

In warmer weather, the small front patio area is a real sun trap, making it a pleasurable place to sit and have a peaceful cup of tea surrounded by flowers and srubs.

On-street parking is directly opposite. The river Esk, Yorkshire’s only salmon river, runs through Sleights and between October and December salmon leap upriver to their spawning grounds.

The charming village has a very popular cafe and garden centre located on the river bank which is a two minute walk from the property.

The village also has two inns, a bakers, quality butchers and grocers.

Spend time browsing the antiques emporium, sampling fresh fish and chips or spotting steam trains as they pass through Sleights’s small station on their way to Whitby. With lovely walks nearby and Whitby, with its fine maritime heritage and sandy beach, only a five minute drive away, guests are sure to feel rejuvenated by time well spent in this gorgeous part of North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All bedding and towels are included plus there is a travel cot and high chair available.

Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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