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Cliff Top Cottage

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 929674)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay at Cliff Top cottage, the position of the cottage is perfect in every way and the photos don’t do it justice at all."

    We were very lucky with the weather (again) and enjoyed our morning cuppa sitting out looking over the beach views before taking the dog down for a run. The garden is beautiful, next time we visit I would bring a couple of deckchairs for sitting out here (there are fold away chairs provided though). We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by SusannahMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday the views were amazing, very unique quaint place The building work going on next door can’t be helped but can understand why the previous renter complained if they had building work going on every day."

    Fortunately we only had it Saturday morning but it does sound like they are knocking loudly on the front door. It was a shame there was no internet as I have a teenage daughter and there was also no DVD player at the property as listed fortunately as you mentioned there was no internet luckily I did take a a Blu ray player and DVDs Also you should update the double bedroom photo as walls are now a nice white colour and not purple Thank you for your help when dealing with enquiries. I would stay there again

    Thank you for your kind comments, the building work has finished next door now and we have switched the broadband to BT and its working perfect.Again thank you for your understanding and we would welcome you back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2022

  • "The advertised Wifi was offline and had been for weeks, with the owner having no inclination to repair it (just blame TalkTalk)."

    Building work taking place on the roof above bedrooms and our chimney throughout our stay which is still ongoing. Photographs have been sent to customer relations (Case number BX34E-21-EN) but all they appear to have done is given us a case number and sent the photographs to the owner, who like the Wifi hasn't got back to us in this regard.. As somebody on a working holiday (Landscape Photographer) who returned to the property everyday to work, and take a nap the property was totally unsuitable for our needs, which was not helped by the attitude of the owner. We are waiting to see if Sykes compensate us, for a totally ruined trip.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, everything there to provide a great little holiday."

    The only thing is the road leading to the cottage from the main road is nearly unpassable because of huge potholes, a four wheel drive vehicle or jeep is really needed to manoeuvre the road. We have a new VW golf and was scared the road would cause us damage, we had to crawl along it

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend away at Cliff Top Cottage."

    Luckily, the weather was on our side and we spent most of our time on the beach and mooching around Saltburn which is a lovely little resort. The cottage was absolutely spotless and really cosy, warm and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The separate freezer was an added bonus as we would plan to come again for a week in the future The position of the cottage is superb, just 10 mins (if that) down the hill to the beach with a lovely old pub and a great coffee bar nearby. The garden for the cottage is gorgeous and well maintained with stunning panoramic views. We loved it and will be back! x

    Reviewed by SusannahDec 2021

  • "Quirky cottage, vehicle access via track or walking access via steep trail or makeshift stairs (Cycle route/Cleveland way)."

    Lovely break with smashing weather for October, love the coast and will continue exploring new destinations with Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by LindseyOct 2021

  • "Cottage was in an ideal spot for any one interested in walking."

    The track to access is as described, an unsurfaced farm track and the way down to the beach is steep steps or a rough path. Perfect for us with our dogs. We had great weather and explored the Cleveland way and surrounding areas, can recommend a visit to Roseberry Topping and Guisborough forest and woodland walks.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "A cosy quirky well equipped cottage would certainly stay again."

    Reviewed by JanetteSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, the cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed."

    It's our second time at this cottage and will definitely return

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Great for walking and sightseeing holiday. Cottage simple but comfortable. Fairly priced and well equipped. Internet connection rather unstable during our stay.

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2021

  • "An absolutely marvellous cottage."

    Perfectly situated to have a whole holiday without needing to drive, as the cottage goes straight onto the coastal path and is within walking distance of the coastal town and beach. Incredibly stunning views out to sea. Cottage is well equipped and cosy. Facilities all work well. Lovely garden to sit and listen to beautiful birdsong or watch for newts in the pond.

    Reviewed by MoiraMay 2021

  • "This row of cottages are fairly remote which we find is very nice, quiet and peaceful."

    This is the third time we have stayed at this cottage but we were rather disappointed that there was still no WiFi connection. I suppose some people are not bothered by this but in this day and age many people would prefer it to be available. This is a shame because for this reason only it will prevent us from staying here again, which is a shame as it is a perfectly nice little cottage.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "We really had a great holiday at this brilliantly located cosy cottage."

    The beds were very comfortable and the heating excellent . We hardly had to use our car due to everything being in easy reach. The walking straight from the cottage was superb and the garden was sheltered and perfect for a peaceful relax in the sun. The only thing we felt needed attention to improve our time at the cottage were the windows ( two of them could not be opened and the the lovely views were obscured by the glazing being wet inside the units ). Would love to return sometime

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Marvellous views, walks, eateries, beaches to visit, watched seals steal fish from the anglers hooks off Saltburn pier and playing off the cliffs opposite the cottage."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "A superb base for enjoying the beaches and walking in this lovely part of the country - Loved pretty much everything about Cliff Top Cottage - great location, stunning views, dog friendly, lots of places to eat nearby, clean, cosy and comfortable, friendly neighbours."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "Excellent time."

    Third time we have visited the cottage and will be returning. Items that we had left feed back for were there on our last visit. Lovely cottage, location and area.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "Cliff top cottage was in the most amazing location - beautiful veiws and very ..."

    Cliff top cottage was in the most amazing location - beautiful veiws and very clean well equipped and welcoming - i was disappointed that there was no direct access to the garden as this was not made clear on the booking site - saltburn itself is a gem of a place - the beach is so incredibly clean and the water was crystal clear - very family and dog friendly and highly recommended

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2019

  • "The cottage is in a good location however it did feel a little unloved."

    The door handle was wrapped up in tape, the furniture in the lounge is past it’s best and the blind in the master bedroom was simply a bit of cloth hung over a rod. You advertise the availability of the use of a summerhouse but to be honest the summer house didn’t look safe, for a start one of the glass panes is hanging out and the floor didn’t look safe enough to walk on. The garden is listed as being a wildlife garden which roughly translated means an overgrown mess. Disappointed with the cottage and we were glad we were only staying for 3 nights. This cottage definitely needs some time and money spending on it.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage in great location for access to walking and Saltburn."

    Nice garden area for relaxing and great views. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Lovely, warm and inviting holiday cottage, very cosy with amazing views."

    The drive down to the cottage is not for the faint hearted if you you don’t like single track remote driving but the reward are the views. The mattress in the smaller bedroom is quite lumpy/springy and needs replacing and the steep stairs are not suitable for anybody with a mobility issue. Other than that it’s a great, cosy and inviting cottage.

    Reviewed by CathyJun 2019

  • "Both cottage and area were excellent."

    Although the weather was far from brilliant, we still found plenty to do. We intend to try and go back again next year and hope for a heat wave! A good place to take your dog as well, with good walks straight from the door step.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "We honestly couldn't recommend this place highly enough."

    It was superb, top of a cliff with gorgeous views all round including of the sea. Up a lane and nice and secluded. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and a lovely private garden. Short (albeit steep) trek into town and the beach. Can't wait to go back and if you have a dog they'll think their in heaven.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for peace and quiet, despite being only yards ..."

    Lovely cottage, great location for peace and quiet, despite being only yards from the Cleveland way, definitely recommend

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2019

  • "Cliff Top Cottage was lovely."

    It was cosy, well equipped and the location was superb. We really enjoyed our stay an hope to return some day

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Have been to the cottage before and couldn't wait to get back there."

    The only reason that it did not exceed my expectations is because I knew where I was going and what it was like. Lovely cottage, fantastic location and lovely area. Will be going back again.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2018

  • "Cottage very good."

    Met our needs and expectations. Clean and good neighbours. Lovely views and decorated very nicely.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2018

  • "Sunhouse disappointing as not able to sit in it."

    Weeds growing through floor and around chairs. Location, view and price were good.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "Clifftop Cottage is in a wonderful location."

    It has direct access to the Cleveland Way over the cliff path. The views of the sunset (on the East coast!) over the Tees Estuary were magical. If you are reasonably fit, it is easy to holiday here without a car. public transport is good and there is no shortage of places to eat, but it is a hilly walk for provisions! I know the area well, but still didn't have time to cover all the places to I'd like to walk and visit. I will come again. The house was comfortable and homely and had everything required except a hairdryer and I'd like to have found milk in the fridge on arrival. The open fire and wood provided looked enticing and would have been very cosy, but due to good weather, we didn't get to try it! The cottage owner was very helpful regarding a temporary problem with the acces road.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2018

  • "This cottage was very comfortable unfortunately it could have been cleaned better, the shower was very poor."

    but overall very nice, lovely walk to the pub over the hill and down 93 steps food in the pub was also very good made to order so had to wait but no problem. would consider here again if things improved. also it was a shame about the road hope this gets fixed quickly.

    Reviewed by DonitaApr 2018

  • "Warm cottage very clean and up to date facilities we enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2018

  • "Location excellent."

    Dog friendly pub and cafe plus great walks. Best beach at Skinningrove. Will definitely be returning. Have already recommended to a friend!

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2018

  • "It would be nice, this day and age to have had wi fi at this cottage but otherwise a very nice week."

    We have been there before.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2018

  • "This is a lovely dog- friendly cottage in a great location; we've stayed here before and are likely to return."

    The owner has made improvements to the facilities since we last came and we had a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by TheresaNov 2017

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage,50 yards from the cliff top,stunning views,warm and cosy cottage with a log fire,Kitchen very well equipped,i will be staying again ."

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2017

  • "Loved every day."

    Cottage was clean and fitted out well. Beds were comfy. Bathroom immaculate. Kitchen great. Television great. Garden and summer house idylic. Views and location superb. Will return.

    Reviewed by Susan JaneJul 2017

  • "Beds very comfortable"

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2017

  • "Great location for visiting Saltburn; very comfortable cottage- more spacious than we'd expected, clean and warm."

    The owners left us a generous wood supply for the fire and the kitchen is well supplied. Good choice with the dog and we intend to return.

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric panel heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional parking for 1 car in garden area
  • Enclosed wildlife garden with furniture and pond accessed via communal lane
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk downhill
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property has an unfenced pond in the garden 50 yards from the property
  • Note: The property lies 0.5 miles down an unmetalled road.

The property

A traditional end-terrace cottage, perched high on a hill in a tranquil position, overlooking the old spa town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

With glorious views over the coastline and countryside, it is in an idyllic location for walking, touring or enjoying a family holiday by the sea.

With a homely feel throughout, there is a comfortable sitting room with a warming open fire set in the original Victorian fireplace; perfect for cosy nights in the cooler evenings.

The bright but simple kitchen has a dining area at one end, while upstairs are two cheerful bedrooms with splendid views over the sea and open countryside.

Outside, there is private parking for one car and parking for an additional car in the garden area.

This generous-sized enclosed wildlife garden, complete with pond, is accessed via a communal lane and is designed to promote local wildlife.

A short stroll down the hill brings you to the golden sands of this seaside resort, with its pier and historic cliff lift.

Enjoy a walk from the seafront through the ornamental Valley Gardens to the town centre, where there are many independent shops, galleries, tea rooms and restaurants to choose from.

This small, traditional spa town retains its original elegance and charm, and offers fabulous clifftop walking opportunities on the Cleveland Way and a network of public footpaths.

The surrounding area is ripe for exploring, with easy access to spectacular moorland and pretty coastal villages, including Staithes and Runswick Bay.

With many attractions close by, such as the steam railway at Grosmont and the Danby Moors Centre Exhibition Centre, this cottage provides a lovely base for a happy holiday.

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About the location


Redcar 5 miles; Guisborough 5 miles; Staithes 9 miles; Whitby 19 miles.

The Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea is well named owing to the sweeping sandy beaches and spectacular coastline of glacial boulder clays. Located at the northern tip of the North York Moors, this small town has an elegant charm about it with a dramatic steep curving roadway which leads from the town centre to the beach. With its long pier and unique cliff lift, this pretty seaside resort appeals to people of all ages wishing to combine the coast with the moors. The refurbished town centre has excellent amenities with a variety of independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Enjoy the wide vistas from the elevated promenade or visit the Valley Gardens for a relaxing stroll.

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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