- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
59 Customer Reviews
"This was our 4th stay in this property."
We had a great time as always. Lovely walks and plenty of relaxation. The property provides all we need. Many thanks x
"Small but cosy cottage in good quiet location, close to amenities by car and close to lovely beach and walks."
Basic but this is reflected in the price. Clean but a bit aged. Could have used a plastic measuring jug. Would be happy to go there again.
"A nice cottage in a beautiful position on the cliff tops overlooking Saltburn, plenty of walks on the doorstep."
The next door neighbours were very friendly a comfort when during strong winds a few tiles came down. The information folder didn't appear to give guidance on what was and wasn't acceptable for recycling and if this could go in the green bags provided(our area allows all recyclable materials but does not allow plastic bags). In the end we took it out of the bin and bagged it. Fingers crossed this was ok. As the garden is not close to the cottage we were not sure if we could use the bench next to the shed to sit in the sunshine. Other than that we would like to visit again.
"This would be our third visit to Cliff Top Cottage and we love coming here to both the cottage and to Saltburn."
We were unbelievably lucky with the weather so spent a lot of time down at the beach and also in the beautiful garden. The cottage was spotless and has everything that you need, the only slight down point was that the armchair in the living room had been replaced by an uncomfortable sofa bed but we just took turns at who got the comfy sofa to lounge about on
"Lovely cottage, amazing views and great location, cottage was nice and clean and had everything you need, I would definitely recommend."
"This was our second stay at Cliff Top Cottage and another lovely week for us."
The cottage is comfortable and has all that we need, is in peaceful countryside surroundings and only a short walk down one of the cliff paths to the sea front. Saltburn itself is a delightful town with all the shops we need. We had a really great stay at the cottage and look forward to returning again.
"Fantastic location for the cottage."
In general an ok cottage that we had a great holiday in. We enjoyed our stay but I suspect if you are very particular you might find it a bit lacking. We stayed with 2 adults and 2 children and it’s tight. Very little storage for clothes and the dining area in the kitchen is cramped. No dishwasher and make sure you remember to manually turn on the hot water. But for us it was worth it for the location.
"The only thing was that no one told us it was Emerson heater for water and took a while to find it,plus the cooker was ok on hob but got too hot in oven not enough trays for a pizza."
And the hill to the beach was too much for us having disabled problems so had to drive car ever day.but stunning view’s comfortable.
many thanks for your comments and we are very sorry having the problem from the hill to the beach but this is clearly stated in sykes description of the location Property Owner
"Quite disappointed with the cottage, not thoroughly clean and "bottomed" to a high standard."
Uncomfortable sofa, cottage on the whole too cluttered, fridge only worked if turned up high, then food and drinks at the back of the fridge became frozen. Did message owner as wasn't working initially and no light in fridge either. Did advise to check switch in fridge and under sink and said he would try and get someone out to fix light. I said no problem re the light as long as the fridge worked. But unfortunately the food at the back was ruined. The weather wasn't kind to us and on an evening the cottage was chilly, some of the storage heaters worked, some didn't and were temperamental and not effective and warming the room anyway. Mattress and pillows need renewing, was left one tea towel and one set of towels for the week need renewing during the week(I take my own just incase). Lastly the rubbish and guidance regarding recycling the information from the owner stated "the bin men don't seem to differentiate the rubbish from recycling, hopes this helps". This is wholly unacceptable, there were 2 bins one green one blue, surely one is for general waste and one for recycling????? If the owner is unsure seek advice from the council for clarity. It is unbelievable that in 2023 there is no facility to recycle, not appropriate at all. Wouldn't stay here again, considered leaving early, and wouldn't recommend.
Our maintance man checked immediatly and firsty the fridge control was on high and only needed turning down , all the radiators were working perfectly Property Owner
"We both found the cottage clean and relaxing it was nice to be able to take the dog everything we needed was there and the views were lovely ."
The only downside was which bins to use as we come from a different area, overall we would definitely recommend.
"Fantastic cottage in an amazing location with wonderful views."
Pictures do not do it justice. Has new french doors, lovely bathroom with long bath & nice solid wood kitchen table with benches. Would benefit from comfier sofas/chairs and a more powerful shower, but that is all. Pub at the bottom of the cliff has a large sea facing beer garden and does food everyday (2 meals for £18 Mon - Fri). Local Chinese would deliver but said 1.5 hour wait. Would love to go back!
"We had a lovely stay in the cottage, everything was to hand, will be using again."
"It was a bit sticky and not as clean as i would have liked it needs a dishwasher ..."
It was a bit sticky and not as clean as i would have liked it needs a dishwasher as everything we used we washed first as it was washed by previous holiday makers and not very well i also had to clean the bath before i could use it a shame because this cottage could be really lovely if maintained a bit better
"First time staying at cliff top cottage."
Would highly recommend.
5th time we have been there.
"Good location, and very picturesque."
Easy access to places we wanted to visit. There was no laundry basket to take laundry to hang out in the garden, which made it difficult. Otherwise, we had everything we needed. Realised we did everything but empty the rubbish bin as we left.
"We had the most wonderful week at Cliff Top Cottage and were very lucky with the glorious weather."
Cosy and comfortable with views to die for - countryside one way and sea views (from outside or the upstairs bedroom) the other. We walked down the cliff path most days and wandered on the seafront or went up into the town. The path takes around 10 minutes and the steep steps took a bit of getting used to but it soon became easier. There's also a slightly longer path without steps which goes to the rear of the cottage. Saltburn seems quieter than some seaside towns and not quite as touristy which we really appreciated and the beach is lovely. The cottage itself is perfectly formed and in a row with only a few others. It was very tranquil and it was lovely to throw open the French doors and let the air in. The garden for the cottage is along the lane and the one outside the French doors is for two cottages down. The garden for the cottage is lovely and actually quite private. It did feel a bit strange on the one occasion when people were out in the garden that is directly in front of the cottage but that's just part of the quirky feel of it and we didn't see many people from the cottages at all. I'd really love to know more about the history of the coastguard cottages and why the gardens were laid out as they are. It was a cause of constant speculation throughout the week! We really liked the paintings in the cottage too, especially the ones of the coastguard cottages. All in all, it was a lovely break at Cliff Top Cottage and it was everything we hoped for. It had all that we needed for a week away and I'm already imagining a return visit.
"Cliff Top Cottage is set in an absolutely idyllic cliff top setting."
Booked last minute and in a rush I can’t believe how lucky I got. Set apart from the hubbub of the main Saltburn town yet only a 5 minute walk down the Cleveland Way footpath straight onto the beautiful beach and into town if provisions are needed. A short drive into the moors to go hiking or visit the many tourist attractions nearby. Recommend taking the pirate boat from Whitby to see the dolphins, totally enchanting and Robin Hood’s bay and ghost walk. The cottage provided all the necessary facilities needed for our stay, comfortable beds and peacefully quiet. The garden is separate from the cottage but we never felt the need to use it with the breathtaking cottage surroundings and the beach so close. Although there was building work happening next door, their visits were brief and in sociable hours. In fact we never saw another person at the cottages the whole week. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would book again.
"We enjoyed our stay in this beautifully situated cottage ."
The walks from the cottage are fantastic but because of the heat we didn’t attempt the walk down into town . The cottage is equipped very well and it’s very comfortable for a weeks holiday .We loved the interesting paintings and furniture .We would have loved to find some information on the history of the coastguard cottages . We loved the peace and tranquility,the wild life ;especially in the mornings and,the amazing views ,then the home comforts in the evenings which were complimented by an excellent tv with Amazon prime videos to watch !!!!
"Cottage is situated on the cliff tops above Saltburn which was wonderful for walking the dog."
5 mins down to the beach, 10 to 15 up into town. The cottage itself had most things required for a week's stay although it needs a little bit of TLC here and there. It was also clean enough but you could see areas that hadn't been touched in a while. The bed was the most comfy we have ever had in a cottage, firm but supportive. Please be aware that there is scaffolding up next door and some days building work is going on, in our case including a 7am start of knocking and banging. You need to be an early riser ! Overall, we loved the area and would stay at the cottage again.
Many thanks for your kind comments and we are very sorry about the work going on next door, we do not know when workmen will be there as they just turn up again please accept our apologies and we hope it did not spoil your enjoyment of our cottage to much Property Owner
"The cottage was in an ideal location, easy to walk into saltburn but the facilities for the money paid not impressed."
Dog friendly but the garden was not adjacent to the cottage but down the track. The garden was very overgrown and not useable as a garden and should mot be advertised as so. The cottage was quaint but dated. Not clean and the baking items should not be used. Had to clean and cover with foil for use. Parking by side of cottage was available but neighbour also parked (whilst they tended to thierr garden, but not with care. Building work being carried out in next door cottage as not lived in so there were builders there and vans parked outside on three days. Luckily they worked from 09.30 till 16.00 ish but still drilling and banging from a full rip out. No details in cottage for local refuse information so did not know when bins were emptied. Friday the truck came down track but did mot empty but just left a bag which was not there on arrival. We are disappointed on this occasion as the cottage was not as fit for purpose as it should and should have been advised building work going on. I have used Skyes cottages before but on this occasion standards were not met and certainly not on the garden issue
"Had a great week."
Cottage was everything the owner described. Clean, cosy and fantastic views all around. One of the nicest stays we've enjoyed. This is definitely one marked up for a return visit. David and Shirley (Harrogate).
Thank you very much for your kind comments and we would welcome you back anytime Property Owner
"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!
"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
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
"A cosy quirky well equipped cottage would certainly stay again."
"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.
"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
Great for walking and sightseeing holiday. Cottage simple but comfortable. Fairly priced and well equipped. Internet connection rather unstable during our stay.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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."
"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."
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.
"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
"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.
"Comfortable cottage in great location for access to walking and Saltburn."
Nice garden area for relaxing and great views. Would definitely come again.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
"Cottage very good."
Met our needs and expectations. Clean and good neighbours. Lovely views and decorated very nicely.
"Sunhouse disappointing as not able to sit in it."
Weeds growing through floor and around chairs. Location, view and price were good.
"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.
"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.
"Warm cottage very clean and up to date facilities we enjoyed our stay."
Dog friendly pub and cafe plus great walks. Best beach at Skinningrove. Will definitely be returning. Have already recommended to a friend!
"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.
"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.
"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 ."
"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.
"Beds very comfortable"
"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.
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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
- 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
- Note: The garden can be found down the track
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.
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.
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