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Ramblers Cottage

(Ref. 1093214)

Briggswath near Sleights, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal location for us."

    Bus stop to Whitby a short distance away. Cottage was well-equipped, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Cottage was spotless clean, with lovely decor, and comfy beds."

    Location great lovely little hamlet and within easy travel distance to Whitby in car and close to bus stop and Sleights train station. Neighbours were very friendly too. All in all we had a great stay and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage for our little Christmas break."

    We found the cottage warm and comfortable and well equipped to cook our Christmas dinner, apart from the fact that there was no hand washing soap in the kitchen, neither was there a washing up sponge or a cloth for wiping down surfaces, this meant I had to go out and buy these (I am used to other properties providing these basic items). We also found the box for the television difficult to understand and we were very limited to which channels and apps we could access. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom cosy. We loved our evening walks around the village with the dog as it is quite peaceful once you get away from the main road. All in all a good place to stay, and the welcome pack provided was a very nice touch. We can definitely recommend Ramblers Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.8Dec 2023

  • "We love this cottage."

    Second time we've stayed and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, stayed here a few weeks ago."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday and would definitely go again ."

    Very impressive the amount of washing machine and dishwasher aids toilet paper bin liners cleaning aids plus milk coffee tea bags . Our cocker spaniel loved the cottage. A big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2023

  • "My sister in law, brother in law and myself visit Whitby & the surrounding areas frequently & stay in different holiday cottages."

    We were very disappointed with Ramblers Cottage for a few reasons. Firstly, no welcome pack! (It's the little things that give a good 1st impression). Secondly, the essentials of self catering were very poor, especially in the kitchen. Finally, the cleanliness was disgusting in the kitchen. The colander, some of the plates & cups actually had food and grease debris on them. One of the glasses was broken in the cupboard when we arrived. An ideal position to explore the North Yorkshire Moors but unfortunately, the above points let it down.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.2Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, and would definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Location/cleanliness/amenities/comfort spot on - didn't expect v v cold wk early June- heating on timed/cldnt adjust- a cold cottage !"

    In hindsight we shld have contacted Sykes who I know wld have sorted it ! We didnt! But w did snug down - v comfy ! Must add A lovely (not in your face) neighbour, v pleasant- parking too - we wld consider again re Whitby area - BUT MISSED A WELCOME PACK! cup of Yorkshire tea + a Botham biscuit too,? Priceless!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only thing missing to be 100% was a garden for our dog…."

    .which we knew before we booked. Otherwise it was a great place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "We've just spent a week at Ramblers Cottage and loved our stay."

    The cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of books and games to entertain should the weather be against you. Comfy beds, hot shower and the log burner complete the cosiness. The maps, walking guides and things to do leaflets were very useful. The cottage is a 3 minute walk from Sleights train station where you can get the train to Whitby, a 10 minute journey away. Loads of places to visit within a 30 minute drive including Staithes, Runswick Bay, Robin Hood's Bay and Pickering. Thornton le Dale is also about 30 minutes drive away and is a lovely little village. The butchers in Sleights is amazing and the Spa very handy for general essentials. We had a lovely break and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent in every way - clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    Really appreciated the walking guides and OS maps. Can definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Norbert5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful,comfy cottage in nice village with easy access to surrounding area."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable beds. Could have maybe needed a hand towel in the kitchen (there were two for the dog

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Ramblers Cottage."

    It had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. The beds were very comfy and the cottage was cosy and warm. There are some very nice cafes and garden centres within walking distance and Whitby only three miles away via car or train (you can walk to the train station in under a minuet). The cottage had walking guides and attractions to visit which was very handy! We would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be booking again soon!

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved this property."

    Nice quiet location which is important for breaks away. We loved the large choice of board games, these kept us entertained on the rainy days. I also loved having full access to Amazon Prime, so managed to binge watch a few things we wouldn't normally see. My daughter loved having Alexa for a weekend too. My only criticism is that there was a lingering smell of dogs, which I completely appreciate being a dog friendly cottage. The general cleanliness was excellent and did not see any dog hairs thank fully.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "This was one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in Good quality fixtures and fittings and do clean and comfortable."

    .even the knives in the kitchen were sharp!! Neighbours friendly and helpful without being overpowering Only downside for us was the lack of private outside space..there is a bench but this is not really comfortable to sit on …but then the beach is only 3 miles away We would stay here again

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jul 2022

  • "We loved the property, it was exactly as listed, very clean & well stocked domestically with pans, crockery, cutlery, etc."

    .. We found the property to be a good size & met our needs perfectly. Our only critiscisms are, the key box is tricky...and the two seater sofa is a bit 'tired' & low slung for older people to get out of... Neither of these things adversely affected our stay The cottage is near to the excellent Riverside Cafe & the shops in Sleights, all of whom have staff who are very helpful & welcoming... The neighbours in the cottages on both sides were very helpful & friendly...

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2022

  • "An excellent holiday let very well equipped."

    Only drawback is lack of a private area to sit in

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very nice small holiday cottage in a beautiful area."

    Everything you could want is reasonably close by.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very happy with Ramblers Cottage."

    If you are looking for a garden this property is not for you ! However, if you like peace and quiet,have dogs want to be a stones throw from Whitby.....Ramblers is a lovely base. Great butchers and bakers at Sleights just up the hill. Pleasant garden centre and cafe a short walk away. The cottage is modern, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely bedlinen and towels.Very clean. All in all a pleasant stay. My only gripe and it's minor the medal holder in the shower is neither use or ornament !!

    Reviewed by S4.7May 2022

  • "Ramblers cottage is beautifully equipped and furnished to a high standard."

    It is perfectly situated to explore the Whitby & surrounding area of Yorkshire. The bed is very comfortable and a great shower. We couldn’t want for anything else in the cottage at all. I would recommend for a couple wanting to explore the area. The only improvement I would recommend is to put some netting or similar along both sides of estate fencing in the front garden as the garden isn’t really enclosed. There are adjoining resident neighbour's ( all very friendly/pleasant) who both have dogs and the dogs can get through fencing, which is of concern, if like us, we have a reactive dog who doesn’t care much for other dogs company! We had a lovely holiday staying at Ramblers cottage - thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ramblers Cottage."

    The property was impeccably presented and very well equipped - it has as good kitchen facilities as I have experienced in a small holiday let. Both furniture and beds were very comfortable and the owners were very helpful when we needed to contact them. Easy short drive to Whitby and don't miss Sandsend beach. The bakers and the butchers in Sleights are both excellent. Overall, highly recommended

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ramblers Cottage."

    The location was beautiful and just the right distance for us to get to and from Whitby. The cottage itself was spotless and had everything we needed. We can't wait for out next visit.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for the quiet break that we wanted."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything you needed and lovely and clean."

    Will definitely be booking again. Just found the mattress was a bit hard for my choice.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2022

  • "Just returned from our 4 day stay in this lovely cottage which is extremely clean with everything you would need to make it home from home."

    The location is great for easy access to lots of places in North Yorkshire, both by car or train. The train station is 5 minutes walk and it takes 10 minutes to get to Whitby or Grosmont. Also bus access to Whitby and Pickering and all locations in between. We got the train to Grosmont and walked to Goathland then got the bus back to the cottage. We do have a car but chose to use public transport, parking can work out expensive. I have marked the cottage down on comfort as the mattress was far too hard for my liking. I don’t mind a firm mattress but this was hard, and also when the other half moved in bed, it was like being on a trampoline. However it didn’t stop us from getting a good nights sleep. The heating was preset to come on at 6am and 4pm for an hour each time, and we couldn’t figure out how to override that, or increase the temperature to more than 20 degrees. We did contact the owner who was prepared to change the timing of the heating which they could do remotely. We made good use of the log burner however that can work out quite expensive. There is a small garden to the front, which is not secure for dogs, and no rear exit. We would definitely stay here again - 4 days wasn’t long enough to visit all the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Feb 2022

  • "We’ve never stayed anywhere with such a well equipped kitchen, which clearly gave the impression that the owners are happy for you to cook."

    It even had effective oven gloves and washing up gloves, as well as an empty cupboard to store our own food. The house is quiet, beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed having a good choice of TV programmes to watch and listening to our music through the bluetooth speaker. Being so near the train station and bus stop meant we could forget about the car when we wanted. It was a lovely relaxing holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Pete4.7Feb 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Ramblers Cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Fantastically well equipped, everything we needed in the kitchen. Nice touches such as local maps and walking books. Also a lovely fire for the cold January nights. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2022

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV,Netflix using own a/c WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking available
  • Front courtyard
  • One well-behaved, or two small pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Perched in the village of Briggswath near Sleights in North Yorkshire, is this lovely two-bedroom cottage, Ramblers Cottage.

Enjoying a fantastic location just moment’s away from the rolling hills and moors of the North York Moors National Park, and the beautiful sands of Whitby Beach, Ramblers Cottage is an excellent dwelling for couples or a family of four who are looking for the perfect blend of coast and country.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up tasty home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, which features a handy washing machine for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh.

Settle down at the dining table for four to tuck-in to a delicious meal, as you make plans for the days ahead.

After a hearty meal, retire to the plush sofa to curl up with your favourite tipple and select a much-loved show from the TV, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can indulge in a refreshing rinse in the shower, before choosing from one of two well-appointed bedrooms, a double and a twin, to catch your rest in.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and savour a steaming cup of coffee in the small outside area, before preparing for a day of adventures.

Stroll along the River Esk over to the village of Sleights, where you will find all the local amenities you could need during your stay, including a well-stocked convenience store, a butcher, a bakery and a fish and chip takeaway.

Make your way over to Whitby, where you can marvel at the Gothic Whitby Abbey, well-known for being the inspiration behind Bram Stokers famous vampire, Dracula, embark on the Dracula Experience where you can tour key points within the town, climb the 199 Steps or tour the museum of the voyager Captain Cook.

Take advantage of your close proximity to the coast and spend a day at Whitby Beach, where you can try your hand at surfing, bathe with your favourite book, or beachcomber the shores as you make your way up to the Whitby Harbour West Lighthouse.

For the wildlife enthusiast in your party, why not treat your loved ones to a whale watching cruise, where you can venture off in search of seals, dolphins, and whales, all of which frequent the shores.

Be to visit the North York National Park, where a plethora of scenic walks through wooded valleys await including the White Horse Walk and the famous Cleveland Way National Trail.

For a memorable escape to North Yorkshire, secure your stay at Ramblers Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 the dramatic North Yorkshire moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery, which is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Though quiet, Sleights boasts a pub, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop, a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers, a Post Office within a Spar shop. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes’ drive with steam trains coming through Sleights, 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