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

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Gorgeous Cottages and Retreats all 5* gold, sleeps 2 - 6, close to Whitby, in a pretty village, just minutes from Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast with breath-taking views over the North Yorks Moors

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.

Details for holiday cottage Cowslip Retreat, a gorgeous retreat sleeping 2 all set on one floor, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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 bedroom - just perfect for a lazy breakfast in bed...The bathroom is housed in a separate room and includes a large bath and separate 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, ceiling speakers, wifi, iPad, music streaming, 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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first thought when we arrived at Cowslip Retreat was WOW! Want to stay in this piece of heaven forever. Fantastic view, the retreat is fabulous !! You have thought of everything. Thank you for the welcome hamper, we felt special from the start ! Haven't slept so soundly for ages, comfortable bed and lots of walking may have been the reason. It's been a fabulous few days, so sad we can't stay longer, but we'll be back. Love all the touches in the retreat - art work beautiful, binoculars, (used many times), JUST PERFECT !! Thank you so much
May 2015
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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Stunning cottage with THE MOST AMAZING views. The cottage is modern, warm, welcoming and offers everything you could possibly think of for a relaxing week away. This is a real gem and we will be returning! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

Last minute escape for the weekend and we could not have asked for more. The property was spotlessly clean, with everything thought of. Highly recommend. The walks right from the doorstep were fantastic and a local pub right at the end of the road was a real bonus if you didn't fancy venturing the short distance into whitby

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Sleights station at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fish and Chip Restaurant at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Sandsend at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for keen walkers as there are dozens of walks to waterfalls, moorland and coast from your doorstep. Complimentary Hunters wellies and brollies are provided for days when the weather is snowy or wet. Walk from the doorstep of the cottage onto the North Yorkshire Moors and follow paths to waterfalls or just soak up the view ! The ancient city of York is only 40 mins away with its cobbled streets and Minster. Picturesque coastal villages are within a few minutes drive away

The setting is peaceful and feels like you are away from it all, yet you are handy for Whitby (3 miles). Other beaches like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes are only a short drive away. We are close to local tourist attractions such as Goathland ( "Heartbeat country") and Grosmont where you can catch the steam train of a bygone era. You feel like you are far from the madding crowd but can be amongst it in no time at all.

Coast/Beach:

The Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the trimmings of yesteryear this is proper bucket and spade territory. Take a stroll along the beach from Sandsend and Whitby which is only a 10 minute drive away or follow the old monks trod paths and walk direct from the cottages/retreats in 1 hour.

Travel:

Leeds Bradford airport is 1 hour away. Newcastle airport 1 hour away. There is a train station in Sleights which is a 10 minute walk away.

Distances:

York 40 miles. Scarborough 20 miles. Whitby 3 miles.

Castle Howard, 25 miles

Further Details:

There is a bakers, butchers/deli (renowned in the area as the best), post office, local convenience store, restaurants and 2 pubs which are all within easy walking distance and plenty of gastro pubs, fine dining only a short drive away. Our bespoke Guest Information provides plenty of recommendations.

Many of our guests are happy to 'stay in' and soak up the amazing views from the balcony, watching the deer in the field below and the steam train puffing along into Whitby....

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
peak
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
low
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
mid
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
low
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
premium
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
mid
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
premium
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
upper Mid
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
premium
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
upper Mid
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
high
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
upper Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
premium
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
low
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Dining

  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, large bath and separate shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both 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 charge 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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