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Seacliff Cottage

(Ref. 1015836)

Sandsend, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews


    In future i will take better note of other people's comments. Having read several previous comments about the chairs in the front room, we assumed the owner would have changed the furniture but sadly that hadn't happened. It was impossible to relax in rock hard, threadbare chairs and the armchair covers were very dirty and hadn't seen a washing machine in a long time. You can feel all the wood and metal in the arms of the chairs as the padding has gone. The double bed mattress sags both sides so i lacked sleep most nights and got back ache in the chairs and the bed. When we arrived, we went into the garden with our dogs and one of them walked over a small pile of glass from a vase that had been left in the garden and had gotten broken. The cups were stained and every plate, pot and pan had food stuck to it so i spent the evening washing crockery. The boot room door that leads to the back garden is flimsy and one hard pull and someone will be able to break in. Crumbs and plastic left behind a sofa. All in all, for the money, i'm honestly shocked and we will never stay again. When you've had a full day of activities, you want to chill out and watch tv, but that was totally impossible due to the bad furniture. Its worn, aged. All those comments about it being dated is so true. It looks like your nans house. Also No logs were left for the fire. Normally you are left a courtesy basket of logs but not in this house.

    Reviewed by Christopher2.5Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay despite Storm Babet."

    I think a grab rail over the bath for getting in & out of the shower would be very useful & would feel safer, getting in & out. To be honest I would have made more in the advertising of the space downstairs, i.e. the conservatory / garden room. It was a lovely surprise to find all of the light & airy space. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another great stay in a great location and a house that feels like home."

    Beautifully equipped and comfortable. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved it!"

    Sitting in the window looking at the sea view, or on the bench in the front garden, pure bliss. Everything we needed was there. Will book again. Sandsend itself is lovely. Easy access to Whitby and walks from the doorstep if you don't want you to drive. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was lovely, well equipped with nice touches such as picnic hamper."

    Unfortunately the cups were not very clean (we had to put them all in the dishwasher to remove tanin stains) the beds need replacing as they dipped in the middle. There was no hairdryer and there was litter visible behind one of the bedside tables (2 railway tickets and a bottle of water). The seats in the living room were not very comfortable either. We did enjoy our stay but feel that for the price per week the accommodation/ furniture should be of a higher quality.

    Reviewed by Mike2.8Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    beautiful views and perfect for the beach 100yds away lovely beachside cafe serving outstanding food..only 10mins from Whitby by car..there is a bus service just across the road and a pub 200yds away serving well proportioned meals I would recommend booking in advance..this is our third stay at this property and it doesn't fail in any way..perfect.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time @ Seacliffe Cottage and will probably return."

    Our only comments for the owner are that, in the absence of a walk in shower, a grab handle - or handles - over the bath would improve safe access into and of the bath. We now look forward to the reimbursement of our 'damages' deposit. With Regards Steve & Sue Burke

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2023

  • "Great location."

    House fully and thoughtfully equipped. Slight negative - external door locks worn and very difficult to operate. Roof leak in boot room. However, loved it! We look forward to staying again. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed being in Sandsend again with lovely weather."

    The house was very near to the beach which was the main reason for our booking and we had also stayed at this house in June this year. I did post feedback from that visit which mainly concerned the locks on the doors and windows which all need looking at or replacing. On several occasions we could not close the front door which resulted in us leaving it open when we went out. The other major concern for me was the car parking area which was the drive. This was another reason I had booked here as I know that Sandsend and this road gets very busy in summer and there is no where to park. I did not actually park on the drive as it is very narrow to enter due to the small wall for the bin storage which makes the entry point very small. Because there are no lines on the road cars park right up to the drive way entrance and also on the other side of the road which makes it very difficult to swing round into the drive. This was very disappointing. These were our too major concerns with this property. The property is looking a little tired and could do with a little attention but it is in a lovely spot and has all the basics you would require. We always enjoy Sandsend.

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.8Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in a perfect spot."

    It was so nice to just sit in the garden and enjoy the sound of waves so close by. With sea views from various rooms in the house, what is not to love? Thank you for a lovely break

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage really enjoyed are stay will come back again."

    Beach cross the road

    Reviewed by Cerian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed here loads of times so look forward to coming back."

    Got everything I need, ideal location, lovely and clean, so near to the sea, lovely garden at the back. Love the style of the house, very homely and familiar. However the only thing that may put me off booking next year is the price, the price went up a lot after COVID and has stayed up, I fear that I may not be able to afford it next year which makes me really sad.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay as we had chosen the location to be close to the sea."

    As we do a lot of sea sports so have wetsuits and boards we were really pleased the cottage had a hose at the front for showering sand off and that there was access through the side door to the back so we did not go through the main living space in wet and sandy gear. We could also hang the towels on the line to dry. The main concerns were that the parking space was very narrow to enter the drive as the bin store took some of the entry space away. As there are no lines on the road to either side of the drive and opposite, it means that people park either side of the drive entry and opposite so there is not sufficient space to swing in. This could be resolved by either moving bin store and a little bit of wall away or white lines on the road. The other issue is the door and window locks are old and are very hard to use especially the back door which we had to leave open as we could not get it locked. It would be great if the parking could be sorted out. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.8Jun 2022

  • "The interior is very dated"

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2021

  • "We booked Seacliff cottage hoping that the reviews were overly harsh."

    The location is excellent near to the beach and facilities of Sandsend. The house itself is terribly dated and in desperate need of upgrading. It really needs new furniture and the beds are like sleeping on cardboard, even the towels are practically threadbare. You get what you pay for does not hold true in this instance as we paid a lot of money to stay there. Sorry to moan but i wouldn’t stay there again.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.1Jun 2021

  • "Had trouble with lack heating and hot water."

    No details of how to operate tv and dvd, never worked out how to use dvd. A laminated list would work as it could easily be wipe down. Furniture very dated especially in the bedrooms. No double glazing window locks iffy. I wish I had been more thorough reading passed comments before I booked With a little TLC it would be lovely, the garden and position in Sandsend are good. Disappointed especially for the price I paid.

    Reviewed by Carol2.8May 2021

  • "Having seen the previous negative feedback regarding poor cleanliness of the cottage and how cold it was, just a few days before travelling, I was very anxious about going to stay there, especially in the current climate."

    I tried to call the office for reassurance but just got passed from operator to operator and gave up in the end. However, on arrival we found it to be clean, and warm and cozy. We were able to control the temperature using the control on the wall. We had a lovely week there. Parking for two vehicles is tight, and yes, it does require a bit of tlc but there are plenty of nice things about it.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Sep 2020

  • "Sheets were dirty and kitchen floor was not clean."

    Freezer door is rusting. Some evenings were cold, not able to access heating as no control. Very disappointed with our stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Brian2.2Sep 2020

  • "Location of cottage 9/10 and the enclosed garden perfect for our dogs."

    Cottage was well equipped, however in desperate need of renovation and a good clean! I would expect double glazing for the money but instead got very draughty windows and front door. Cobwebs and dust, so i had to clean on arrival. Bathroom screen very mouldy. Paint applied to rotting window frames and where tiles had been removed in downstairs loo, walls painted over instead of being skimmed first. Didn't feel this cottage met Sykes usual standards and very disappointed despite the sea view!

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Aug 2020

  • "Terrible stay in the dirtiest cottage I have been in."

    Customer contact was good whilst we were there but did not sort the issues. Been home two days now and still awaiting a call. The house had a great location and was a wonderful layout with beautiful garden. Unfortunately the whole place was dirty. Stained sheets, cobwebs all over, mould in the fridge, dirty light switches, tables and blinds! Has it not been for the rest of our family staying in two other cottages we would have left in the first day! Disgusting! The toilet seat needs fixing, the step out to the garden is a health hazard as it is rotting, the front door needs a draft excluder as wind howls through it and the bathroom needs re sealing as there is a lot of mould on the sealant! All in all I would never stay here again and am shocked that you list this place in your site as a 4 tick cottage!!

    Reviewed by Adam2.2Aug 2020

  • "We have stayed in sandsend several times before and our stay in this property has been our most enjoyable by far!"

    The location is perfect for toddlers and aging dogs a stone's throw from the beach The enclosed sizeable garden was a real bonus and the views from almost all windows stunning! We took our own travel cot but didn't need to as there was one there plus what looked like a brand new high chair ! We found all the home comforts we needed and will definitely be booking again !

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2020

  • "We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Seacliff."

    The location of the cottage was absolutely perfect for us. The beach is just down the hill and across the road. Sandsend is a beautiful little coastal village with cafes, a pub and a bistro, all of which I would recommend. The property was clean and spacious, we especially appreciated the enclosed garden, the utility room and it was well equipped with technology and benefitted from a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. I would say the only negative comments we have about this property is the comfort of the furniture, the living room is a cosy room with plenty of chairs/sofa to chose from but unfortunately none of which are comfy to sit on, it would benefit from fewer chairs and 2 comfy sofas. The bedrooms were also spacious but both the double and the twin room that we used had very hard mattresses and this meant both my husband and I had 4 nights of terrible sleep. I would not hesitate to rebook this property if the furniture was updated slightly.

    Reviewed by Tara3.4Nov 2019

  • "Welcome pack was fantastic thank you!"

    Nice to have a truly dog proof garden so able to relax when they are out there. Fantastic being so close to the beach, the dogs loved it and it wore them out. Lovely to have views of the sea from the front windows and whilst lying in bed.

    Cozens PartyDec 2018

  • "The garden is great as we have dogs and the furniture is lovely - the welcome package is great and the dog treat is a bonus!"

    Staff at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages were very pleasant and helpful - very good telephone manner too - 10/10

    The Jackson PartyJun 2018

  • "Another fab holiday at Seacliff - we'll be booking again for next year."

    Love the improvements to the garden.

    The Fell PartyMay 2018

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The property

On the ground floor is a sitting room with open fire (wood & coal), TV & DVD player, bay window with sea views.

The galley kitchen has a fridge, electric hob with oven, microwave and dishwasher, charming and cosy snug with seating and radio/CD player. There is also a sun room overlooking the rear garden, with dining table and chairs.

Downstairs is a cloakroom with WC and wash basin, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a boot room with fridge/ freezer and small table with chairs. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a charming double bedroom, a twin bedroom with sea views and a single bedroom.

There is also a house bathroom with shower over the bath WC and hand wash basin. Outside there is a front garden with bench, a lovely enclosed back garden with lawned area, patio, BBQ and a delightful timber summerhouse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Whitby 2.5 miles.

Lying on Yorkshire's spectacular Heritage Coastline, Sandsend is the ideal place for a family holiday with its award winning, wide sweeping beaches, rock pools and dramatic cliffs. Indeed this part of the coastline is known locally as the Dinosaur Coast because of the many fossils found here. Children will enjoy damming the little beck where it crosses the beach to form a freshwater lagoon - great (and safe) for paddling and boating! For the more energetic the village sits on the lovely long distance Cleveland Way Trail, which offers great off-road cycling along the disused coastal railway as well as breathtaking clifftop walks. The National Trust now own the nearby headland, Sandsend Ness, where there is a delightful nature trail in the old quarry pits. A special place offering something for everyone!

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included. Pets: Pets are welcome for £30.00 per pet per stay. Parking: Private parking for two cars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas