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Gorgeous Cottage which has featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine.



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Gorgeous Cottage near Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Romantic Retreat In A Gorgeous Location

Lavender Cottage featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine, and we were proud to be a part of an article in the Times newspaper, Britains best 50 holiday cottages. The Cottage is a romantic Grade II listed property which is stunningly presented… it’s luxury all the way! Just kick off your shoes, relax, unwind… enjoy. Lavender Cottage is in the heart of Iburndale, a small hamlet on the edge of Sleights. The picturesque village is five mins walk away and has two pubs, general store, butchers with delicatessen, bakers, tea shop, fish and chip shop and post office. Just next door is the village of Ruswarp with rowing boats on the River Esk and tempting tea shops. A few minutes away is Whitby, recently voted "Best Day Out" in tourism awards, with a full range of shops, restaurants, galleries, services and entertainments. We are sorry, but Lavender Cottage is not pet friendly. *No booking fee if booked direct with the owner*

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Helen Charlton and I own and run Lavender Cottage along with my interiors business, Busy Bee Studio.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a quick email to say thank you very much for our weekend in the beautiful Lavender cottage. Sue & I have had a lovely relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage. We certainly return to Bolton refreshed. The weather was very kind to us so we were able to get out do some walking & visit Whitby, Sandsend & Robin hood bay. At the end of our days out it was so nice to return to your cosy cottage, light the log burner & relax with a glass of red - Bliss!

I'm sure we will be returning to North Yorkshire in the future & would love to stay in Lavender cottage again.
Oct 2016
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful place

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star reveiw, we are so glad you had a relaxing holiday.
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Beautiful and cosy cottage just a stone's throw from Whitby.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I had a wonderful short stay at Lavender cottage. We arrived to a welcome note, some fresh coffee and tasty cookies, and spent the next hour or so exploring the property and admiring all of its quaint and quirky little features.

The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, and the garden is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. We sat and admired the wild birds, waved hello to the locals, and even hand fed a friendly little Robin (named 'Dave').

Very nearby is Whitby town, and all of its amenities, which is enough of a lure for some, but the real local charm is the vicinity to the beautiful North York Moors and its unspoilt wilds!

We will definitely be staying at Lavender cottage again, and would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a quiet escape in charming character cottage.

Thank you Helen for an amazing stay, and thanks for labeling Dave's robin food, we almost didn't believe it when he flew into our hands!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we can't wait to welcome you back..............Dave especially!
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Very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Lavender Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was superbly appointed and exactly as described so met our expectation. We were lucky with the weather so managed to BBQ most evenings (would recommend the steaks from the local butchers in Sleights!) in the lovely cottage garden and the position of the table and chairs is in a perfect sun trap so enjoyed a leisurely glass of wine while cooking! Parking is not a problem in the hamlet and some great walks from the door step. The surrounding area has plenty to do and some lovely coastal villages and walks a short drive away. Did not eat out but if into real ale there are some great pubs in the Moors.

Would certainly recommend a stay at Lavender Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we can't wait to welcome you back! x
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Wonderful attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

It's wonderful ❤ Owners have such attention to detail and a genuine love for what they do. You'll have the best time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

loved every minute

especially enjoyed all the homey touches and shabby chic stuff

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Cottage is exquisite, middle of three cottages, beautifully decorated and furnished. Everything to a high standard. Lovely area, so close to Whitby and Sandsend.

Really lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Liz and Clive for your gorgeous feedback. We do hope to welcome you back to Lavender Cottage soon, Warmest regards Helen
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From the Owner

I loved Whitby and the surrounding area as a child, so that's where I looked for a gorgeous retreat, and Lavender Cottage stole my heart as soon as I saw it! Although it did need quite a lot of love and hard work to bring it back from the 1970's interior!! This is a very special romantic retreat, and you will discover Lavender has been tastefully refurbished, and it combinins vintage finds, seaside paintings, local antiques and lots of luxurious fabrics. It's been a labour of love!!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Newcastle airport.

Further Details:

The cottage is located within the North York Moors National Park with easy access to miles of country walks, pretty villages, and the steam railway. Within an hours drive are York, Pickering, Scarborough, Helmsley, Castle Howard, and many more.

The beautiful coastline, only 10 minutes drive from Lavender Cottage, provides stunning views, clean beaches and cliff top walks, with unspoilt fishing villages such as Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick and Staithes. There is a great mix of galleries, antiques centres and quaint boutiques, not to mention the inviting teashops… enjoy!

In the cottage you’ll find a comprehensive selection of guides to local attractions, recommended restaurants and other information to help you enjoy and make the most of your time there.

We are sorry but Lavender Cottage is not pet friendly.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We have a min 3 night stay and a 50% deposit secures your dates with the balance due 8 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible arrival from 4pm, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
You can book a 3, 4, or 5 night break.
All our short night breaks are £100 per night.
(Eg a 3 night break would be £300.)
Weekly bookings from £495 to £700.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Lavender is perfect for honeymooners or anniversaries It has lots of special touches...... Emma Bridgewater pottery, to a gorgeous antique French bed, a picnic hamper for you to use and the whole cottage has a homely, comfortable feel. It is stunningly presented… and it’s luxury all the way! Just kick off your shoes, relax, unwind… and enjoy!!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • Luxuriate in the stunning contemporary bathroom, with travertine tiling, chrome fittings, refreshing shower, and a pristine white bath tub made for two. It all adds up to blissful bathing. Fluffy white towels are provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • An antique French bed welcomes you to this light and airy room. Pretty bed linen, Egyptian cotton sheets and feather quilts, all add to the feeling of luxury. Close the door, cuddle up… sleep tight.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We are sorry but Lavender Cottage is not child/pet friendly. We have no Wi-Fi. Outside: The cottage has a beautifully landscaped garden with pink old fashioned roses, bay trees, and of course plenty of gorgeously scented lavender! A gorgeous outdoor table and chair set, invites you to sit and enjoy the garden, perhaps with a glass of wine. There is a small chimnea to bbq on or add warmth to extend the evenings outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh. fluffy, white towels and Eygyptian cotton bed linen are provided.

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