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Dove Cottage

(Ref. 1001079)

Sleights, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and very close to lots of things to do."

    Only issue we had - a very minor one - was turning the taps on! They turned the opposite way to the norm but once we found this out everything ok (;-) Apart from that, everything else was great

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Dove cottage is so delightful, we loved our stay there."

    It's perfectly situated being only a few miles outside Whitby. It was outstandingly clean on our arrival and extremely comfortable with everything you could need to have a perfect holiday. This was our second time staying at Dove cottage and we will definitely book again. The owners are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble, they're really friendly. I can honestly say its a real home from home - we just love it. I would recommend this charming cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely break at Dove cottage well equipped kitchen WiFi and smart tv ..."

    Had a lovely break at Dove cottage well equipped kitchen WiFi and smart tv ideal if you have a dog as front patio and rear yard are enclosed local spar Baker's Butcher's train station bottom of hill about 10mins walk trains to whitby steam trains whitby to Pickering lovely area with walks have visited this cottage many times

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful, it had everything you could possibly want especially in the kitchen!"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very well appointed kitchen, Living room a bit cluttered."

    Some furniture and bed hard against electric points. Nice patio and outdoor seating.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2023

  • "Extremely well stocked, very clean and tidy, well appointed, and off road parking, great location for Whitby and surrounding areas."

    Would definitely stop here again.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was good overall and well equipped."

    Windows and doors did no fit well. Key holder was not visible. Heating turned off and gas fire did not work. Co2 or smoke alarm was beeping all the time. The noisy traffic was not mentioned Village well equipped and location good.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jul 2023

  • "Dove Cottage is a very nice, clean, comfortable place to stay with good off-road parking."

    Thank you for your comments. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week in Sleights with Dove Cottage being perfectly situated for exploring both the coast and the moors."

    The cottage itself is cosy & comfortable with everything that’s needed for a great relaxing break. There was a very welcome pint of milk in the fridge when we arrived & the owner was really helpful about the local area and great communication.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely place nice and clean cottage ,full equipped lovely wee village ,everything on what you need for stay."

    Thanks I will recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property, clean and comfortable."

    There are a few quirky little things, like the hot water tap on the bathroom works backwards! As a previous review suggested a proper shower would be nice. Overall though a well situated and comfortable property and the village shops all within short walking distance.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Dove Cottage."

    The accommodation itself was clean and had lots of facilities. I have marked it down one star as it would benefit from a walk-in shower especially as the bathroom is so big, but otherwise its perfect! It was in a good location for us to get to Whitby and all the other local areas (inland and beaches). Great places surrounding the cottage to walk our dog too. There’s a local butchers, bakers and Spar (that stocks nearly everything so we bought local all week). The local pub (The Plough) was fantastic - good food, friendly people and happy to welcome four-legged friends too. Quiz night on a Tuesday is good fun!! A great holiday for us

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful,and very clean."

    We had everything in it(even a slow cooker)We spoke to Stuart the owner,he was very friendly and gave us a lot of tips about the area and where to get the best food a very nice man. The cottage felt like home very comfortable. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Dove cottage - it was a perfect home from home for a short break; there was plenty of space and facilities were great."

    The village has a butchers, bakery, pub, fish and chip shop and a small SPAR shop so it has everything you need. If planning to take small children, the living room leads straight onto the staircase so can be noisy upstairs when the TV is on and if your little one is used to a dark bedroom you may also want to take an additional black out blind as the curtains let in a lot of light.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2021

  • "LOVED the cottage everything you needed was in cupboards and draws only down ..."

    LOVED the cottage everything you needed was in cupboards and draws only down side no net but have bt so could link to there hot spot in the village have amazon prime could watch films ok in the evening's Have small dog back yard and front secure will book again 10mins walk to station got train into Whitby and back with dog 12mins on train also other side of station nice garden centre with large lawn area for eating out side and inside with wines and beers available Pub up the hill 10 mins walk good food really relaxed ere as no need to drive with good bus and train service

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Off street parking was perfect. Only reason for 4*s is there's no wifi.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with the cottage which bore little resemblance to the photos and description given on your website ."

    Instead of a bright and airy cottage we found it very dark and furnished to a poor standard using what appeared to be items purchased from a bereavement sale, nothing matched, it was just an assortment of unwanted well used pieces. None of the crockery or cutlery in the kitchen matched. Even the matching three easy chairs shown in the photo had been replaced by odd chairs showing significant signs of wear. We have used holiday cottages for many years and have travelled extensively around the country and have never come across a cottage as badly fitted out as Dove cottage. It is also the most expensive we have ever stayed in.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, I was really surprised you had some issues with Dove Cottage as we usually receive wonderful feedback. We feel the pictures are a good representation of the property, we have purchased a new sofa and easy chair last year and they have very little signs of wear, everything in the cottage has been purchased new, and the cottage is decorated regularly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victor2.2Jun 2021

  • "The bath could do with a shower curtain but other than that, its a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Annetta5.0May 2021

  • "The perfect location for exploring the coast and the moors."

    Friendly area. Spotlessly clean with all the amenities you would need. Beautiful idyllic little cottage. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, very comfortable in a great location with convenient parking."

    We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Apr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our week."

    Very nicely positioned too with a good, dog-friendly, pub/restaurant just up the road, an eat-in or takeaway chip shop even closer and a shop, butchers and bakers just down the road too. Whitby is just 4 miles away and we found a lovely scenic, cross-country walk there which took us around 90 minutes. We then got the train back from Whitby to Sleights which only takes 9 minutes. (For some reason a return ticket costs just £2.40 whereas one-way is £3!). All in all a lovely break in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2020

  • "We stayed in dove cottage in sleights, What a fantastic property really cosy and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need with a home from home."

    Only 4 miles from Whitby, also everything you need in the village. It was exceptionally clean, also the bed was very comfortable too. We would certainly stay there again and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone. Also off road parking which is always a bonus.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2020

  • "We found the stairs difficult to negotiate as there was no rail at the top where stairs turned."

    The hand held shower inside the bath was difficult to use as the water went everywhere. A shower curtain would have helped.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.4Sep 2019

  • "An ideal location to settle into and visit the surrounding villages and towns."

    On main road but traffic noise is not an issue. Very spacious once you enter the property and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and so clean."

    I wanted to give top marks for everything except for the fact the double bed was so uncomfortable, the mattress was lumpy and the bed was creaky, everytime I turned or my husband turned I would wake up. The single bed nearest the door was lovely and comfortable. Had everything we needed except a clothes airer and pegs for the washing line. The advert said WiFi but there is no WiFi, which means the smart TV can't be used to its full potential.

    Thank you for saying the cottage was absolutely beautiful and so clean. However, I am very surprised by your comments regarding the bed as we use the cottage ourselves during the winter months and find it very comfortable. Needless to say, we have not had a complaint from any other customer. Pegs for the washing line are kept under the sink. WiFi is not advertised as being available, if you check the website I think you will see there is no mention of WiFi, although this is a possibility for next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa4.1Aug 2019

  • "Dove Cottage is well situated for exploring the North York’s coast and moors."

    Sleights has a very good pub and a great butchers/deli. The cottage was very well equipped and was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome(no puppies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.3 miles

The property

Dove Cottage is a delightful end of terrace cottage situated in the heart of Sleights, North Yorkshire, with easy access into the bustling coastal town of Whitby.

This property offers a superb base for exploring all the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast has to offer, with picturesque views across the countryside.

Stepping through the front door, you are greeted to a spacious open-plan sitting room, with two sofas and an armchair for you to curl up in of an evening and enjoy the benefits of the delightful gas fire.

Gather around the dining room table which has plenty of seating for families to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, or to plan the day's events.

The kitchen rests to the rear, with all the appliances you could need to rustle up a meal for the whole family!

Follow the steps up to the first floor, where you will find two bedrooms: one double and one twin, served by a family bathroom, boasting an elegant corner bath.

Each bedroom offers a welcoming space to relax of an evening and get a good night's sleep.

There is a front, enclosed patio area with furniture, so you can sit out and enjoy the views across the village, while enjoying a refreshing beverage.

While you're in the area, visit the bustling coastal town of Whitby, which offers a range of tourist attractions.

Visit the famous Whitby Abbey for a look into the ruins which was the home to the first known English poet or visit Pannett Park for lovely landscaped gardens and a museum.

The famous 199 Steps are within easy reach, see how far you can get before tiring, and discover the sweeping views of the town and harbour once you reach the top!

With easy access to the beach for family day trips, where your little ones and pets can run freely and play.

Dove Cottage is a delightful stay for small families looking to explore the North York Moors.

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

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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.