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Luxury stone Cottages, Whitby with amazing views over North Yorks Moors - Ewelands Retreat, a gorgeous retreat sleeping 2 all set on one floor

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Ewelands Retreat, a gorgeous retreat sleeping 2 all set on one floor

All set on one floor the retreat, for 2, with breathtaking views over the Esk Valley and just a short drive to long sandy beaches and the picturesque Whitby and yet only a 45 minute drive to the historic walled city of York. Great care and attention has been given to the design and colours, giving it a peaceful ambiance. The open plan design feels spacious and cosy at the same time with a generous sitting room, dining area and kitchen leading onto a wonderfully romantic king size bedroom - just perfect for a lazy breakfast in bed...The bathroom is housed in a separate room and includes a large bath and walk in power-shower. There is also a very handy laundry room. You'll even find some Hunters wellies for an amble over the moors.Smart TV, complimentary Netflix with ceiling speakers, wifi, music streaming, iPad and a library of books, CDs, DVD s and Blu-rays means you can sit back relax and unwind with a glass of bubbly from our Honesty bar and watch the NYork steam trains puff away...

About the property

Cottages, Whitby N Yorkshire

Sleights, Near Whitby is a peaceful little place with a scattering of shops and places to eat, with a welcoming village pub with cask ales and a log fire and if you decide to eat in you can pick up some excellent produce from the bespoke butcher and deli,Radfords. The cottages and retreats are a real find! Gorgeous interiors and truly stunning views of the Esk Valley and North Yorkshire Moors from glazed balconies and private gardens are some of the reasons why you will love them. Enjoy a little tipple here while the steam trains of the North Yorks Moors Railway puff along their way to Whitby far below you. From the moment you step through the door there is a sense of quality and luxury throughout, with Farrow and Ball colours, sumptuous fabrics and chunky oak furnishings. There is also gorgeous welcome goodies and a warm home baked loaf of bread, butter and jam awaiting your arrival, together with a home baked cake, and bespoke local guide, downloaded onto a iPad for guests use. Contemporary entertainment is provided, with complimentary wifi, smart TV's, netflix, music streaming, Apple iPad with Apple music. Underfloor heating and a woodburning stove keep everything toasty on cold winters nights, or when you are just feeling like snuggling in front of the fire. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.UNIQUE-RETREATS.CO.UK CHANGEOVER DAYS ARE A FRIDAY AND MONDAY.

Joe Ellis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2016

About Joe Ellis

I'm 55 years old and live in Yorkshire with my husband Geoff and our Chocolate labrador called Coco who we adore. We have 5 holiday properties all next to each other which can be rented separately or all together. Our original property, the Piggery was built in 1821 and has been painstakingly renovated. Our other cottages and retreats are now 4 years old and proved to be a labour of love, hard work and sheer determination. We have exceptionally high standards which shows in the quality of interiors and the cleanliness. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests are our main concern - our guest comments are proof of this. These are really very special properties - ideal for friends and family to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The icing on the cake are the stunning views from all properties over the Eskdale Valley.

Joe Ellis purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Joe Ellis chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Our property have been built in the orchard of our cottage - the Piggery which is next door and are built into the hillside to maximise the wonderful views from all windows of the Esk Valley and the North Yorkshire Moors.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has the benefit of being set in a village location, which is in wonderful countryside yet only 3 miles from long golden sandy beaches of Sandsend and Whitby. On your doorstep you have a lovely local bakers, award winning butchers and deli, tea rooms, restaurants and 2 pubs which are within easy walking distance of the cottages and retreats. The setting is peaceful, yet only a stones throw from everywhere you would like to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic location - stunning views and delightful walks! Stylish and luxurious retreat - A home from home ! Loved the welcome hamper, a really thoughtful touch. Thank you both so much
May 2015
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Please visit our website www.unique-retreats.co.uk for more detailed information.
Short breaks i.e. 3 or 4 nights are charged at 75% of the weekly rates and not prorated on the weekly rate as indicated above.

We do short breaks i.e. 3 night weekend breaks, Friday to Monday, or a 4 night midweek break, Monday to Friday all year except for Christmas and New Year.
Changeover Day:
Fridays for 7 night breaks
Friday or Monday for weekend or midweek breaks

Check in time 4pm, checkout time 10.00 am

3 Night Weekend breaks - Friday to Monday are available throughout the year, for prices visit our website: www.unique-retreats.co.uk
4 Night Midweek breaks - Monday to Friday are available throughout the year, for prices visit our website: www.unique-retreats.co.uk

A cot and high chair are available upon request.

Dogs are welcome in Cowslip Cottage, Cowslip Retreat and the Piggery, next door Ref 3828 at a price of £30 for your dog per stay.

You may contact the owner Joe on 07962223582 or email for further details....Thank you...


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(2 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in 4 of Joe & Geoff's holiday cottages, by ourselves and( through our recommendation) with friends. The whole experience from arriving and seeing the views, to the beautifully designed rooms, and the little touches, nothing is left to chance, everything is throughly thought out by Joe & Geoff for your stay. I love staying in the Retreat, its a little self contained heaven,where you can truly relax and unwind, The location is great with a pub, shop, deli,bakers and fish and chip restaurant just round the corner,with Whitby and the rest of the North Yorks coastline close by. The terraced area is great to sit and have breakfast and start your day overlooking the fabulous views, and then to end the day with a glass of wine and barbi watching the sunset on the valley. Would Highly Recommend all of the cottages, which ever one you choose you will not be disappointed, will hopefully be back again later this year if it's not fully booked,will be very disappointed if it is.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly fab

  • 5 of 5

A perfect little bolt hole exactly as the website described and then some. We really didn't want to leave. Highly recommend this retreat to anyone. Lovely surroundings, lovely views and so much to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for Ewelands Retreat, a gorgeous retreat sleeping 2 all set on one floorin Sleights in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large bath and separate power shower
  • Large bath with centre taps, and separate shower cubicle with a large rainwater shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Ewelands House and Cowslip Cottage sleep 6 people, or the romantic retreats sleep 2 people. Each property can be booked individually to maximise your privacy but still enjoy holidays with family and friends. Both cottages and retreats can be booked as a whole unit with sound proofed interlinking doors. Babies and children are welcome - cot and high chair available. Please ask if you would like to fetch a pet. £30 per visit Welcome goodies, Elemis toiletries, towels and bedding all included. Parking for 2 cars and walks from the doorstep. Visit our web site www.unique-retreats.co.uk for more information. Outside: In the cottages there is a large glazed balcony enjoying amazing views of the valley and moors and over towards Whitby Abbey. Dining table, chairs and built in bbq for lazy summer evenings are provided, as are throws to keep you warm outside on cooler nights. There is a grassed garden and patio area for the retreats which gives your own privacy. The North Yorkshire Moors steam railway puffs away in the valley below and is lovely to watch from the comfort of the inside or outside while eating alfresco or having a glass of chilled wine.

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