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BOOK DIRECT for 8% off headline price Cosy Cottage Nr Whitby, Moors & Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Quiet Location, Just 4 Miles From Whitby And On The Edge Of The North Yorks Moors

This popular and cosy cottage offers the perfect romantic retreat. The cottage has an open fireplace, exposed beams, comfortable and vintage furnishings and beautiful art and crafts. Hideaway is also has a well equipped kitchen as well as other features such as an LCD TV, DVD player and MP3 speakers. We have rented the cottage as a holiday let for 10 years and have had many satisfied guests and many repeat visits. The attractive and award winning fishing town of Whitby with it's shops, restaurants and other attractions is just 4 miles away and the cottage is close to Sleights, a picturesque village with pubs, general store, butcher/ deli, post office, fish and chip restaurant and tea room. Popular villages such as Robin Hood's Bay, Goathland and Grosmont are just a short drive away. The North Yorkshire Moors and coast offer a stunning location for a holiday or short break. Cobbled fishing villages, golden beaches, traditional pubs, stylish restaurants, cosy tea rooms and a wide range of independent retailers make this area a real treat to visit. Please note: we do not allow dogs or other pets. If you would like to book with us directly please call us on 07890145969 & we can offer you a discount on the price quoted on this website.

Sarah Raad
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

About Sarah Raad

We are Sarah & Dominic a professional couple with our own design and marketing business. We live in a village in the North East of England with our little boy. We love interiors, design and food and drink and we feel this is reflected in the offering at Hideaway, a stylish and well equipped cottage especially created with couples in mind!

Sarah Raad purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Sarah Raad chose Sleights

Sarah spent many a happy family holiday in the area as a child. We do think the areas offers something for everyone. Serious walkers and bikers will find spectacular scenery and a varied terrain to enjoy whilst foodies will find so many wonderful places to eat and drink. The shopping in all of the beautiful independent stores and boutiques is wonderful. Whitby itself is fantastic but to stay there it can be rather busy and crowded at times. We think Iburndale where the cottage is located, on the edge of Sleights with its amenities offers a really good alternative, close to attractions and amenities but in a peaceful and tranquil rural setting.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a small but perfectly formed cottage! We have had many honeymooners, mini mooners, special anniversaries and the odd marriage proposal! We have put some really lovely features into the place, original art and crafts and handmade little touches as well as the more practical items like napkins, tea lights, fire-lighters (and matches!), washing up liquid and hand soap that many other cottages leave out.

If you are an urbanite you won't believe how quiet the cottage is, especially at night, with the sound of the nearby beck and the odd owl to sooth you to sleep!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time at your cottage, we loved the big sofa and found the bed to be very comfortable. It was a lovely place to relax after our day spent walking and exploring the area. it is well equipped, clean and cosy. We recommend The Plough in Sleights for simple tasty pub food and also Staithes is well worth a visit.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sleights in Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Beautiful bathroom with travertine tiling, electric shower, heated towel rail and stylish white suite including a double ended bath, perfect for sharing! Complimentary Arran Aromatic toiletries are included as are plenty of fluffy towels and tea lights.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: In the eaves of the cottage this tranquil and elegant room benefits from lots of natural light by day and subtle mood lighting by night. Comfortable bed, romantic chandelier, stylish linens and décor by designers such as Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has an open fire plus a combination of storage heaters and integrated fan heaters to ensure a cosy environment. Coal and fire-lighters are included. PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept dogs or other pets. Outside: The cottage has an outside seating area and patio garden, perfect for sitting out in warmer weather with a glass of wine and a good book. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. All guests will be supplied with two large bath sheets, two smaller towels suitable for hair etc., a hand towel and two tea towels.


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average rating of 4.478261 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hideaway cottage is exactly as it appears on the website - small, cosy comfortable and perfectly situated for exploring North Yorkshire. We wanted somewhere to relax, chill and recharge our batteries - this definitely did that, and more. There is a killer of a bank to get to Sleights, but well worth it, especially to go to The Plough. A friendly pub serving great food and drinks at very reasonable prices. I strongly reccommend a stay at Hideaway cottage - we will definitely be returning. Sarah you have an absolute gem, thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Lesley & Ken, that's such a lovely review, thank you! yes that bank is certainly an opportunity to work out the thighs but as you say it's worth the walk as The Plough is lovely and there are some nice places to pick up foodie treats too. We'd love to welcome you back and thanks so much for taking the time to review. Very best wishes to you both.
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Pretty Cottage in need of a bit of TLC

  • 3 of 5

The Cottage is beautiful. Unfortunately, although fairly well equipped the Oven needed thoroughly cleaning and the Bedding was also in need of an upgrade. But a lovely location and beautiful village with excellent amenities. Having said all that we enjoyed our break in North Yorkshire.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and hopefully the rest of the cottage was to your liking. We visited ourselves recently to deliver new items and check the inventory and found nothing amiss. I have passed on the comment regarding the oven to our cleaner who has now rectified this. The cottage recently has brand new bedding bought but again I have passed this comment on. Very best wishes.
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quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

comfortable 3 nights but killer of a walk to get to the pub!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review & for staying at Hideaway Cottage! It generally takes about 15 minutes to walk to the local pub in Sleights but hopefully their hospitality is worth it! We hope you stay with us again in the future. Thanks again.
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  • 5 of 5

Had brilliant stay in this beautiful corner of the world the cottage was nice and quiet would definitely come again but for longer next time 😀

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matthew & we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! It's a lovely area isn't it? Please do come back and thank you for being such great guests.
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Lovely week!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week staying at Hideaway cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Visited Whitby, Scarborough, Sandsend and Goathland. We also went to see The Beach Boys at an open air concert in Scarborough which was the highlight of our week!

If there was any criticism it would be the lack of parking adjacent to the cottage. But other than that, a wonderful week!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are really pleased you had a lovely time, sounds like you packed it all in! We agree about the parking but sadly that's the nature of old villages like Iburndale. However having parking less than a minutes walk away is a good second best. Many thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again.
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A three mile drive to the sea.

Further Details:

We do not accept dogs or other pets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sleights, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
1 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email or phone. We accept online & bank payments and where necessary cheques. Guests can pay the full amount at the time of booking or may prefer to pay 50% as a deposit with the remainder due 8 weeks before the stay. Bookings taken within 8 weeks of the stay must be paid in full.

Changeover Day:
Our breaks run either Saturday to Saturday for a week booking, or Friday - Monday for a weekend break and Monday to Friday for a midweek break. This can be flexible depending on availability. We have a minimum 3 night stay unless at short notice.

Notes on prices:
The cottage is available from £250 - £495 for a week. A minimum of 3 nights short breaks are available from October - March inclusive and at other times subject to availability. The cost per night is £80.

Cancellations: we offer a 100% return of fee if the cancellation takes place 8 weeks before your stay, Cancellations closer to the time will only be refunded once a new booking is secured at which point your booking fee will be returned - we reserve the right to charge an admin fee of £20 if necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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