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The Cottage

(Ref. 1015696)

Sandsend, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little cottage in an idyllic location, we absolutely loved our stay here."

    The perfect place to completely relax and unwind, fabulous.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just perfect!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything we could possibly have wanted was provided including enough tea to last the week."

    The house was very clean (as expected).

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "The best equipped cottage we have stayed in!"

    Beautifully furnished and very well maintained. We could tell that the owners take great pride in their property and rightly so. Neighbours are friendly , too!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Cottage was well appointed and clean."

    The kitchen extension provides a well lit area. The living room is warm and comfortable. All the fittings and facilities are well thought out.

    Reviewed by Victor David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and homely all mod cons comfy bed very nice setting near ..."

    The cottage was lovely and homely all mod cons comfy bed very nice setting near to beach but just off the noise and movment

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    It was immaculate,Avery comfortable bed,plenty of hot water and much more besides.It felt very homely when you walked in and it was by far the best I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very comfortable and all our needs were met.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Cottage was situated in an idyllic setting and lovely and peaceful."

    The Cottage itself was outstanding.You can tell a lot of hardwork love and care was put into each room. The Cottage was spotless and contained absolutely everything you need.The kitchen was well equipped.The design of the kitchen meant you felt as if you were sat in the beautiful well maintained garden as it flowed beautifully. Plenty of clean towels. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful, spotless cottage in a lovely setting ."

    Well maintained and tastefully decorated

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "The most perfect little holiday cottage in an idyllic setting overlooking the stream and the valley, feels like we are in a fairytale."

    Only a short walk to the beach yet so quiet and peaceful, just listening to the birds. The cottage has everything we needed and the kitchen extension is beautifully done, almost feels like we're out in the garden. You can feel all the love and care that has been put into creating this home, which makes it so much more than just your usual holiday let cottage. We didn't want to go home and hope to go back again soon!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage, with all home comforts."

    Great location. Imagine parking could be problematic during high season.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed The Cottage. Parking in the Valley itself is generally just for the residents and properties in that area including The Cottage, so it is not normally a major issue. There is also a carpark located at the bottom of Lythe bank -Sandsend Car Park, and Mulgrave car park. There is also roadside parking available in Sandsend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2023

  • "Small but tasteful, well designed and equipped cottage, in a quiet location ideal for the coast and moorlands."

    Overall, outstanding.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for a couples winter getaway, could not fault it."

    In the the ideal spot for walks and exploring this part of the country.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a fantastic cosy cottage and perfect to explore from."

    It was beautifully maintained. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it. There are limits to what can be achieved from a petite period property however, so I wouldn't recommend to the taller traveller! For us it was just right.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Oct 2022

  • "Just perfect, cannot wait to revisit."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage is a welcoming well presented, well equipped property, lovingly maintained to a very high standard."

    A real home from home. The kitchen and dining area is light and spacious, the lounge is a peaceful place to chill after a days exploring, listen to music (there are ALEXA speakers dotted around), reading a book or simply snoozing on the comfortable sofa. The master bedroom is small as you'd expect in a period cottage, but had everything you could possiby need including plenty of storage, a large comfortable bed and dressing table. There are two modern bathrooms, one up, one down. Welcome touches such a fresh flowers, dressing gowns and peronal welcome message on the chalk board made the visit even more special. For us the location was perfect, set in a quiet valley of similarly beautiful houses, just a couple of minutes walk up from the sea front. Sandsend never felt busy and was the ideal base to explore the North Yorkshire coast. Whitby was a 5 minute drive away, but we prefered the walk, we recommend turning left after the glof clubhouse for some stunning views. A beautiful cottage, (one of the best we habe stayed in), in a stunning part of the world. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location , owners have gone to great lengths to ensure you have everything you need in cupboards and drawers and the cottage fixtures and fittings is of very high quality, especially the most comfortable bed we have slept in."

    A lovely rear garden with seating area and a front garden with seating area again a credit to owners. This is a perfect cottage for 2 We are already planning our return visit !

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is an idyllic cottage in an idyllic location."

    Very quiet. Beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped with gorgeous views. Well maintained gardens with several spots to sit outside. Wonderful area for walking, Cleveland Way about 7 mins from the door and a fabulous sandy beach just 3 mins away.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have just enjoyed an absolutely lovely holiday, the cottage is superb, the owner has gone to great lengths to make it comfortable, clean and very well equipped."

    The garden, although small, is a delight and sitting there listening to the birdsong was amazing. We returned feeling rested and relaxed and are looking forward to returning before to long. Thank you Carol

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful location and comfortable accommodation"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in an idyllic location."

    Every room was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished and presented. The kitchen is a lovely light and sunny room and has everything you need to prepare a full meal, the sitting room is spacious and very comfortable and the bedroom lends itself wonderfully to an excellent nights sleep with quality bedding and lovely fluffy towels. Walking distance to some very nice cafes, restaurants and of course the beach. A great base to explore this lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A truly lovely little cottage comfortable and clean, only problem was no internet inside the cottage but received okay outside."

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Mar 2022

  • "We love Sandsend and this was our second stay in the Cottage."

    We hope it won’t be the last! It’s a great cottage for two people. Very clean, well equipped and in a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Immaculately clean and well furnished. Good location in a very picturesque area. Would definitely stay again but would try and book with a company other than Sykes due to their handling of the covid pandemic.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful and had everything we needed."

    We were sad to leave the cottage and Sandsend.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in for how well equipped it was, cleanliness and location."

    Absolutely loved our stay there. We have already recommended and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lou5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely tastefully decorated small cottage making the most of the space availble."

    It is very well appointed, however there is no space for a washing machine. The outside space is delightful although small. The view over the valley is outstanding and the sea front very close.The beach is beautiful The only drawback is the 28 steps to go up whenever you come back to the cottage, especially when you arrive with heavy luggage! There is a village shop, nice pub, the Hart, 2 cafes, a smart restaurant and a good gift shop.

    Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and appreciated the amazing location and views. It is stated on the website that this is a small cottage with steps leading up to the property. There is also a large sloped garden at the front of the property, spread over two tiers with seating areas. Were you aware of this? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martine4.7Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous location,the owners have thought about everything you would need."

    Exceptionally clean. 28 steps up to the cottage after crossing a little bridge so a bit of a trek to carry luggage and essentials but all will become worth it as it’s so peaceful and relaxing the view of the valley is delightful and you can see the sea when you lie in bed.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location, excellent and comfortable cottage."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect holiday cottage with lovely personal touches"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "A superb character cottage where you want for nothing."

    So many little extras are included and the heating warmed the house upon our return in no time at all. The location is perfect in terms of being in a quiet enclave (but still on the doorstep for all of Sandsend's amenities) and where you get the evening sunshine longer than everyone else. I missed a bath but the shower was as good as you get so no matter. Superb inside and out!

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage for 2 in a lovely area."

    very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2020

  • "On arrival with luggage the steps to the property were a little daunting, but once unloaded not a problem."

    The views from the Cottage are lovely and there is a pretty garden to the front of the property on a terrace with two seating areas. There is also a small garden to the rear. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, the only thing we expected which was listed on the website was a dishwasher, but appreciate there isn't room for one or a washing machine.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2020

  • "For some reason i can't click onto the above lists, but it is an amazing and comfortable cottage."

    However there was a huge problem for us. To access the cottage from the car parking area you have to cross a foot bridge with 4 steps up and then 6 down and then 28 steep steps up to the cottage. This was a big problem for my wife because of health issues. You should have this in the information about the cottage on your website. We would not have booked it if we had known about it! We understand that other people have had similar problems. Before we booked it we asked about access from the car park and were told their were a few steps up to the cottage,which gave us a false expectation.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was a real home from home."

    The view across the valley was lovely, rear courtyard garden a pleasure to sit in. Very comfortable and cosy inside. Just a short walk to the beach and all Sandsend has to offer. We were lucky with the weather, spending 4 days on the beach. Nice walks nearby and a reliable bus service to Whitby. We really enjoyed our week in this cottage and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Outstanding holiday cottage."

    Beautiful in every way. Wonderful location. Gave us the peace and solitude of a stay by the coast, with all the convenience of vibrant Whitby 3 miles away. Truly memorable holiday thanks to Yorkshire coastal cottages.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Cottage is extremely well maintained."

    Almost like a show cottage but very comfortable and homely.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Aug 2019

  • "A most delightful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to be back some day.

    Reviewed by Reiner5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Cottage is superb, we couldn't have asked for anything better."

    It has been a pleasure to stay inside, despite the awful weather we have experienced this week. The property has a very homely feel to it and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. Would love to come back one day.

    Carroll PartyMay 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a peaceful location."

    Will definitely return.

    The CassellsApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - just perfect!"

    We have been visiting Sandsend for over 30 years. This beautiful village is unspoilt and this cottage is the best we have ever stayed in. We will be back!

    Aylmer PartyFeb 2019

  • "Our second stay and still as in love with this cottage as the first time!"

    Everything about this place is fab. Enjoyed breakfast with nature, a very friendly local feline and most importantly the peace and quiet. We didn't want for anything whilst here. Everything has been so carefully arranged. Brilliant stay, excellen customer service. We will definitely be back! Thank you again!

    Foster PartyDec 2018

  • "Cottage was spotless and very homely."

    Jo And MarkSep 2018

  • "Super location."

    Very nicely furnished and well equipped. A brilliant base for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Than you very much!

    Alison And Simon DeanAug 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage lovely and extra touches of bath robes and shower gel were very thoughtful. Can't think of any negatives. Will definitely return.

    Rachael BakerMay 2018

  • "We had an amazing honeymoon in this cottage in June 2015."

    The weather was brilliant and the location beautiful - like Hobbiton. The garden was delightful and it had an amazing skylight in the kitchen looking up to the blue sky. Very comfy bed.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2015

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  • Linen and towels are included in the rent, as well as tea towels

The property

The cottage has an entrance porch, a lovely sitting room with window seat and superb views, flat screen TV and gas fired stove.

There is charming kitchen/dining area with with granite tops electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, plus a dining area with seating and views over the rear garden and a cloaks / WC. On the first floor is a smart double bedroom with stunning views across the Valley, and shower room tiled in natural stone- with a shower, WC and hand wash basin.

All bed linen is provided, along with towels and tea towels.

We do not however provide Beach Towels. There are sloping gardens to the front with two seating areas, apple trees, and a delightful private rear garden with colourful borders, terrace, quality furniture and electric BBQ.

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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!

Free Wi-Fi included
Shared parking is available in The Valley
This property is not child friendly, it is an adult only property, an error in the listing has filtered through to Trip Advisor. This has now been amended but please be aware that there is only one bedroom for the use of guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas