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South View Cottage

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015759)


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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was dirty (eg dust under beds and on skirting boards; rugs covered in pet hairs)."

    Soft furnishings shabby and grubby. No cleaning fluid was left except washing up liquid, so we had nothing to clean stubborn stains or the oven. Broken light in utility room has still not been fixed (see earlier comment). The bathroom and kitchen were fine but the other rooms need bringing up to standard. Parking very awkward - we used the little public car park nearby. Good bus services however, and Sleights is a good village to stay.

    Your feedback is appreciated and it is clear the cottage did not meet your expectations. For next season the sofas are being replaced along with new cushions. A new cleaning service will be in place for 2022 in order to ensure all areas of the cottage are cleaned to a consistently high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorginaSep 2021

  • "Our third stay at this property in the last four years and always an enjoyable experience."

    However, there are a few points which warrant attention - the light in the utility room did not work, we could not find the butter dish if in fact there is one, the small rug in the second bedroom looks dirty and should be replaced, the hairy cushions on the main settee are horrible and the cushion seats on the main settee gradually slipped forward during an evening's tv viewing prompting the question of should the settee be replaced?

    Glad you enjoyed the cottage. We have now changed all the items you raise in your helpful feedback. It's been a difficult couple of years to keep up to everything. New sofas arrive in January so no more slipping and sliding! Look forward to having you stay again next time you're in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "Stayed in this wonderful cottage for a week in July."

    It was spotless, very comfortable and in a fantastic location. The enclosed rear garden was perfect for us as we had our four month old puppy with us who was able to roam free. We will most definitely be booking this cottage again in the future.

    So pleased you enjoyed our cottage. The garden is a proper sun trap and we love the privacy and views, while our little dog plays too. Hopefully, you'll like the changes we're making to the lounge (i.e. new furniture) should you decide to rebook in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2021

  • "We arrived at our scheduled time of 4pm and we were met by the housekeepers."

    They apologised and asked for an extra 30 minutes. They explained they were running a little late due to the extra deep cleaning that they had to do. We said it was no problem and we happily waited in the pub The Salmon Leap which was literally on our doorsrep. We waited for the housekeeper to leave and entered the cottage. They certainly did give it a deep clean. It was thoroughly spotless and dust free. The cottage had everything we needed for a weeks stay. Perfect location. It was only 8 minutes on the train into Whitby and the train station is also on the door step. The back garden is beautiful and well kept. There were two gardeners that came during the week and spent 30 minutes tending to the beautiful mature trees and plants. Also the gardner put the bins out for the bin men. I would highly recommend South View Cottage

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

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The property

South View Cottage is a superb, detached house in Sleights village, nestled between the splendid Yorkshire coastline and the equally stunning North York Moors – both easily accessible being only a short drive away. This property is ideal for those seeking a comfortable and spacious base from which to explore beautiful North Yorkshire.

Relax in the lovely south-facing gardens with friends and family.

Take in the wonderful countryside and enjoy life in this pretty coastal village - Sleights boasts two inns, traditional butchers, bakers, grocers, hairdressers, antiques emporium, church and fish and chip shop. It is a delightful place to unwind and refresh. An entrance porch leads to the excellent kitchen with granite work surfaces and gorgeous limestone flooring, there’s everything you’ll need here to rustle up a family meal.

The adjacent dining room with cast iron gas stove, polished wood floors and garden view, is a charming place to enjoy good food and conversation.

Retire to the comfortable sitting room where a woodburning stove provides real cosiness in the cooler months, especially after a bracing coastal walk! A utility room and separate cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor, the bedrooms again feature polished wood floors and comprise, a charming double bedroom with delightful long distance views of the nearby hamlet of Iburndale and the North Yorkshire Moors, a lovely twin bedroom and a single bedroom.

The bathroom includes a bath and an impressively spacious walk-in power shower – delightfully invigorating, at any time. Step outside to discover the splendid ‘south view’, the property’s namesake: a south-facing garden, with lawn, established borders, trees, a terrace and BBQ with seating.

What could be nicer than a night-cap as you watch the stars appear in the clear Yorkshire night skies. Nearby, Whitby awaits.

Offering a beautiful blend of old world charm, seaside fun and fascinating maritime history – it’s easy to see why visitors return year after year, captivated by sights such as the iconic Abbey, St Mary’s Church, gorgeous sandy beaches, old town and thriving harbour.

Whitby is also known for some pretty amazing gastronomy. The cottage is perfectly situated for moorland walking.

Or further afield, the market towns of Helmsley and Pickering make a pleasant day trip, the latter accessible by steam train from Whitby or Grosmont. Whatever you choose to do, a holiday at South View Cottage is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room with gas stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi. Selection of books/DVDs. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Private parking to the front of the cottage for one car and additional on-street parking nearby. South-facing garden with lawn, established borders, trees, a terrace and BBQ with seating. One well-behaved pet welcome. Shops, pub 10 mins’ walk
  • Whitby 3 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 abundance of activity 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 every interest and time of year. 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. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in 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.

***PLEASE NOTE - Owner proposes a reconfiguration of bedrooms in November 2020. Bunk beds will be removed and replaced with one single bed. Property will then only accommodate 5 people.***
Free Wi-Fi included.
One well-behaved pet welcome.
Private parking is to the front of the cottage for one car and additional on-street parking nearby.
There will be an EV charger at the property from Oct 2021

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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