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Woodlands View

Sleights, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 992033)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    It was warm and comfortable and very spacious. Everything you could need was provided. The garden is enclosed and safe for our little dog. Set in a quiet spot within easy walking distance to an excellent fish and chip shop with eat in facilities and the local very friendly pub, The Plough which served a variety of excellent meals. We visited Whitby Bay, Robin Hood’s Bay and Filey all in easy distance. Woodlands View is perfectly located for a quiet stay with interesting places to visit. We would recommend this property and if we go back to this area would book it again.

    Reviewed by SandraNov 2021

  • "Woodlands View is a lovely holiday cottage."

    Very comfortable with excellent facilities. This was our 2nd visit there and we'll definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "House was warm and welcoming on arrival."

    It was spotless and provided everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2021

  • "A great location to explore this amazing part of Yorkshire."

    The fish & chip shop plus the pub within a 5 minute walk we’re both excellent

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay although the property is beginning to look tired in places."

    A suggestion maybe to renew soft furnishings, bedding, towels curtains etc. The views from the balconies were stunning and the garden was ideal for our dog, although we did find the drop of the steps from the lounge french doors to the garden quite steep. A few issues: the floor lamp in the lounge and the bedside lamp in the bedroom with the balcony only worked intermittently not sure why, plus the spotlights in the lounge only 3 out of the 6 worked. Also both sets of french doors were difficult to lock/unlock at times. Having said all this we would definitely stay again it’s a perfect location for visiting local attractions.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Really needs a second toilet especially when the house is full room next to ..."

    Really needs a second toilet especially when the house is full room next to kitchen would be ideal shower screen leaks under and round floor gets wet outside lights not working the house itself is lovely very comfortable good for local area

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2021

  • "The house is set in a picturesque village overlooking the Esk."

    Clean and spacious with stunning views to be enjoyed on the balcony or veranda. The garden is secure for the dog and is a nice size. Plenty of seating in the lounge and large dining table. Bedroom space was ample. Comfortable and pleasant, we would definitely stay here again. The Plough pub is round the corner serving tasty food and a decent pint. Only 4 miles to whitby so ideal location.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "Have enjoyed the week at Woodlands View."

    Fabulous area. Loved Whitby and not being able to park in Robin Hoods Bay one day led us to find Boggle Hole just a bit further down the coast which is about 2 miles down a very narrow lane but was a fabulous place. Woodlands View is a very nice little property, needs a bit of a makeover in some places but overall is fine. If we come again, which we would be very happy to do, a longer cord pull on the bathroom light would be nice as I couldn't reach it so god knows how children cope, and a supply of bin bags would have been nice. But overall we have had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "This was a great cottage in a great location."

    We were never more than 1/2 an hour from where we wanted to be. It was very clean and tidy, had everything we needed and lots of space for 4 adults and 1 small dog. I would recommend this location and we may well be back later this year or next.

    Reviewed by DaleJun 2021

  • "The house was beautiful, spacious and comfortable, with the added bonus of a garden, and a terrace and balcony each with outdoor furniture."

    The surrounding area is very beautiful, a haven of peace and quiet. It has the advantage of being close to all the facilities of Whitby, and to the lovely coastal paths and villages. The local fish and chip shop is excellent. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by MelissaApr 2021

  • "We truly loved our stay, and hopefully we’ll get to stay there again."

    The property was well presented and was very clean and tidy, it is situated in a lovely village with lots to offer and very close to Whitby town or the park and ride if you prefer.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "This cottage is not particularly photogenic !"

    It is rather more spacious and comfortable than it appears in the photos. Very quiet position tucked away off the road and within walking distance of an excellent inexpensive pub - The Plough. Decent bedrooms though they could do with a little more shelf space. Lacks a second toilet but powerful modern shower over the bath Whitby and Robin Hood Bay are delightful and the Cleveland Way walk along the cliff tops between them is spectacular Next time we will stay longer ! Peter and Helen Sears

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "Thank you to the owner for acting on previous feedback, we were pleased to see that the mattress had been replaced and there is now a blind up in the bathroom."

    I appreciated the note when we arrived informing me of such, I'm sorry I forgot to write in the guest book. It is now a perfect base for us, thank you. Less thanks go to the previous guests who left over 15 piles of dog dirt for us to clear from the garden before our dog could use it. Inconsiderate and selfish behavior.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "Great accommodation and felt like home, in a good quiet location for touring the area."

    Having read some previous recent reviews about cleaning etc, we met no such problems so must have been sorted. House was very clean and no issues with the boiler. Enjoyed our stay and would return. Only thing that could be better would be the main bedroom mattress which needs desperately needs replacing. Wifi in house worked well and enough to stream off Netflix. Garden was nice and well looked after.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Great location, great views, very convenient bus stop to Whitby around the corner."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "As regular visitors to Woodlands View it was nice to return."

    The convenience of the location, private parking, enclosed garden and fantastic views are what draws us back. The day of arrival we were contacted by the owner regarding a problem with the boiler. Not a great start to the holiday but we appreciate these things happen and it was dealt with promptly. We were just a little disappointed when we returned home to read other reviews containing boiler issues suggesting it's a recurring problem. We were pleased at how clean the property looked when we arrived. It must have improved since the previous reviews this year. It is a shame about the building work next door. The builders are very friendly, but it doesn't make sitting on the balcony or in the garden very appealing. We would appreciate blinds or curtains to be put up in the bathroom. We've comforted ourselves previously that due to the angle of the windows privacy is ok. But now you can hear builders up on the scaffolding in very close proximity, I think they really are needed! Sykes now ask you to strip the beds including mattress protector as part of the Covid-19 precautions. The mattress in the main bedroom really needs replacing. All other bedding looked very clean. It appears you no longer get any essentials or niceties, presumably due to Covid-19. No kitchen roll or milk, just one toilet roll. At least tea/coffee and milk on arrival would be nice.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "We were very disappointed at how dirty the property was."

    We took photos and reported it to yourselves but as yet have had no response. As regular customers of yours we expect more to happen.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "Been to this place before in 2019 so we booked it again, it's got all you need for a holiday."

    Relaxing location and lovely views out the back. Some child hazards in the house to be aware of (sharp carpet grippers on stairs poking through) which I told Sykes of in 2019 but no action as they were the same this year when we got there - I mentioned to the owner this year, I hope he sorts out. Fridge has a leak and I had to defrost it on arrival. It was in the same state when I left so needs fixing or replacing. It's a bit dirty in some places such as skirting, cupboard handles etc. The sofa had loads of sand under the cushions and the floors had not been cleaned very well so we had to do some cleaning when we arrived at the place- the vacuum is not very good so take one with you. Considering more cleaning is needed for Covid this is not acceptable. The "professional" cleaning company is a woman and her 2 young kids so not surprised. The bedding and towels were clean and pressed, bathroom ok, everything works so there are lots of positives about this place. - It's very comfortable house and I would book it again. Just don't expect it to be very clean.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2020

  • "Enjoyed a fantastic weeks break in this property on the last week in July."

    The house is really large although i was surprised there was only 1 toilet. Not a problem though as there were only 3 of us. Check out the wardrobe in the master bedroom, it is the strangest wardrobe i have ever seen! The garden was the perfect size for my dog and 7 year old, they had plenty of fun running around. The balcony is lovely too. The location is also great, set in a nice quiet area with a local shop, chippy and a pub which is dog friendly and serves fab food. Only 5 minutes or so to Whitby so ideal.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "Wasn't impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage, particularly in view of the fact that we were the first to visit after lockdown and a deep clean should have been done before our arrival."

    TV screen filthy, dust on windowsills & dirty front windows. Boiler was dripping - the owner 'phoned me at midday on 10 July to say it was being repaired that night, but it obviously hadn't been fully mended. We had decided to travel to the cottage on the following day as we didn't want to spend our first evening in the company of a repair man. This maintenance work really should have been done before we were due to arrive, not on the first night of our holiday. As I recall the boiler was leaking when we stayed in March 2019. Extensive, long-term building work being done to the house next door - this didn't detract from our stay, but might irritate other guests. Would stay in the cottage again as we like the location, the layout of the property and the enclosed garden for our dog, but do hope the maintenance/cleaning aspects can be sorted - and a sweeping brush provided!

    Reviewed by MarianJul 2020

  • "The advert did state parking for three cars, I doubt you would get three cars on the parking area."

    We only had one car and that took most of the parking space. It would be nice to have had a down stairs toilet, considering it can sleep 6 people.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2019

  • "Amazing cottage, warm and welcoming."

    Would love to have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Cottage very good with everything you needed."

    Very central with a great garden for the dog.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "A lovely, comfortable, spacious cottage and garden in a great location, we loved sitting out on the verandahs."

    It was ideal to explore the North Yorkshire Moors. A hairdryer and a corkscrew would have been very useful!

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2019

  • "Perfect location."

    Spotlessly clean. Comfy beds. Perhaps could get some mixing bowls. A bigger TV would be nice but on the whole great am just being really picky. Well done would love to return a very tranquil location with views to die for.

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2019

  • "Dishwasher not working toilet seat very loose oven could have been cleaner a vacuum under settee cushions would not go a miss couple of extra kitchen utensils Ie measuring jug roasting tin nice cottage plenty of space great location good shops pub good garden for kids."

    would go again just needs these little things sorting

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2019

  • "Firstly I would like to point out that the location and secure rear garden was ideal for our family."

    There were a few concerns, some I raised with the owner when he visited towards the end of our stay. External decking requires some wood replacing and securing. No garden furniture or BBQ unless this was in some of the outbuildings which were secured. Cutlery broken, needs updating. Nail sticking out of stair bannister spindle which was not secure. Toilet seat loose Waste bins had not been emptied prior to our stay, this could have been the reason there were lots of flies in the house (resolved by relocating the bin and purchasing fly spray.) weekend construction work being undertaken on the adjacent property,

    Reviewed by DesmondJun 2019

  • "The cottage was really nice and in a great location with a dog friendly pub 5 mins away."

    It could do with some curtains or blinds in bathroom. Other than that lovely.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay, extremely clean house, the views were gorgeous, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by CharlieApr 2019

  • "Loved this house, very roomy, quiet, and warm!"

    ! Weather was not very kind to us but was nice to have somewhere cosy to go back to after our excursions out!! I imagine in the summer it will be a delight to sit on the patio and take in the lovely views, the garden was a bonus for the dog to wander about in. A very enjoyable week and hopefully will return to Woodland View in the very near future. !!

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Woodlands View which has views over the Esk Valley, and an enclosed garden."

    Kitchen is well-equipped and the property was clean and comfortable. The balcony outside the main bedroom is a real bonus. Have stayed in many properties in this area over the years and this was one of the best. Hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by MarianFeb 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation tucked away on a quiet street."

    Ample private parking and enclosed rear garden is a real plus. Lovely views from the back. The balcony and decked area will be great in summer. Very cosy warm living room with comfortable seating. The Christmas tree was a nice touch. Good powerful shower in bathroom. The kitchen would benefit from a pair of oven gloves. Dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and kitchen roll were supplied. We also received a lovely welcome pack with wine, milk, coffee and biscuits. A couple of minor niggles (ill fitting toilet seat, cables not boxed off in hall way) but didn't affect our stay. Regarding accuracy of the listing, I would just question the ground floor 'twin room'. There was one standard single bed in the room with an additional camp bed leaned against the wall. No problem for us, but worth noting if you are intending to use it as a twin. Overall, a cosy, clean and very comfortable property in a quiet and convenient location. As regular visitors to the area we would happily return to Woodlands View.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

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The property

This lovely, detached cottage nestles in the quiet village of Sleights, enveloped by the dramatic North York Moors National Park, with access to the stunning Yorkshire coastline, including the vibrant seaside town of Whitby.

This delightful cottage is perfect for those seeking a countryside holiday combined with walking, cycling and beautiful seascapes, to satisfy your hunger for a healthy break in the north of England.

Step inside and feel the welcome from this well-presented interior, brought together with an immaculate, quality finish throughout.

The kitchen offers a modern selection of fitted units, together with a lovely dining area, accompanied by French doors opening out onto an elevated decking area.

Wonderful afternoons can be thoroughly enjoyed with a glass of something chilled in hand, while you admire the far reaching views stretching over towards the stunning Esk Valley.

Indulge in a spot of highly recommended relaxation in the sitting room, where laminate flooring, quality furnishings and an electric fire uplift the formation; another set of French doors lead out onto the patio, with a lawned area on which the children can run around with the dog.

Back inside, follow the staircase up to find two double bedrooms for choosing, served by a modern bathroom dressed in soothing tones, whilst a twin room rests on ground level.

There is also a small extra room upstairs to take yourself off for a spot of quiet reading, or perhaps a place in which the children can play together indoors.

Sleights offers a few local amenities should you need them, and further afield, Whitby, set at the mouth of the River Esk, boasts a wider selection of activities to explore, including its imposing abbey and safe sandy beaches.

This cosy retreat promises a restful stay in a wonderful part of North Yorkshire.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freesat, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with raised decking area, patio and lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk

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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
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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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