Sandsend, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015843)

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A beautiful, character cottage situated in a quiet location in the heart of Sandsend with on-street parking and a fantastic rear garden with long distance views over the stunning coastline. A lovely house, less than 200 yards from Sandsend’s golden beach this charming property is located in the heart of this popular seaside village with enclosed gardens and a stylish decor. An ideal base for family holidays or for friends to get together, the luxury, stylish accommodation is over two floors.

We had a lovely time

The cottage was very nice. Clean and comfortable and toddler friendly which was important for us being our first family holiday with our nearly 2 year old son - he loved it! Brilliant location very close to the amazing beach. Only issue was that we couldn’t get the tv to work in the living room - no signal and we noted the advice in the guest book. we couldn’t locate the heating thermostat either. Not really major issues but we had some rainy periods so a working tv in the living room would have been nice. Overall a really lovely holiday.



Ground Floor
The superb accommodation includes entrance hall, sitting room with bay window and real flame gas fire, Freesat TV/DVD; separate dining room with oak table and chairs, large well-equipped kitchen with black quartz worktops and quality Smeg appliances and a conservatory looking out over the garden. There is also a downstairs shower room with wash basin and WC.

First Floor
The upstairs has three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a bay window with sea views and a superb en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, a walk-in shower and a wash hand basin, a second double room with sea views, a twin bedroom and a WC with wash basin.

French doors lead to the rear garden which has a lawn and planted borders plus a delightful terrace with table and chairs – enjoy breakfast in the fresh air or a nightcap under the stars!





Ellerton is in the heart of Sandsend, less than 200 yards from the long sandy beach which runs all the way from the village to the west pier of Whitby harbour. The house is ideally situated off the main road close to all the superb village amenities.

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Beautifully decorated throughout to provide a tasteful, stylish and relaxing holiday cottage.

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Note: Free Wi-Fi included.
Note: There is unrestricted on-street parking immediately outside the house.

Ellerton is a period house situated 200 yards from the beach at Sandsend.

Arrival and Car Parking

There is unrestricted on-street parking immediately outside the house.

Entrance and Ground Floor

Access to the front door is through the front garden. There is a metal gate with a clear opening width of 85cm, which opens onto a 5M long level concrete path. The wooden entrance door is 73cm wide and has a 7cm step up and into the house. There are 2 locks at 90cm and 150cm from floor level. The door opens inwards into an inner hallway with laminate floor. This inner hallway is 1M square and contains another door leading to the ground floor hallway. This doorway is 70cm wide and opens inwards to the main hallway, which is 1M wide by 4.5M long and has laminate flooring.

All of the internal timber doors in this property have lever handles at around 90cm from floor level.

Hallway has access on the right to the lounge through a wooden door, which is 74 cm wide. The lounge is 3.6M by 4.3M and has a carpeted floor. There are 2 sofas and 1 single chair in this room, along with a TV unit.

Off the hall is a shower room with laminate flooring. The room is 1.3M by 3.8M and is accessed by a 61cm wide door. This room has 2 levels, separated by a 20cm step. This room contains a WC, sink and quadrant shower enclosure. The enclosure is 1.1M by 0.8M and has a doorway opening width of 50cm.

The dining room is located off the ground floor hallway through a 70cm wide door. The room is 4M by 3.6M and has a laminate floor that runs through the kitchen and into the sun room. The dining room contains a large table with 4 wooden chairs and a bench. The table height is 79cm from floor level. Also contained in this room is a 2 seat sofa and wall mounted TV. This room has an access door to an under stairs storage cupboard.

The kitchen is accessed through a 1.5M open arch. The kitchen is 3M by 4.9M and has 89cm high worktops. Kitchen appliances sit on top of this worktop and there is a floor standing range with double ovens. The space between the kitchen cupboards narrows to 1M wide.

The sun room is off the kitchen and is accessed via a 96cm open arch. The room is 2.3M by 2.5M and contains a 2 seat sofa. There are double French doors, with an opening width of 1.2M which gives access to the rear garden.

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and contains a paved patio area. There is a 15cm step down to the lower half of the garden. A table and chairs are provided.

Access to the first floor is via the ground floor hall. There are 10 carpeted steps up to a carpeted half landing and then a further 2 carpeted steps up to the first floor. The stairs have a clear width of 80cm and handrails on the left at 80cm from floor level. The height of the steps is 20cm.

First floor

The first floor landing is carpeted and is 1.8M by 2.9M. The 3 bedrooms are off this hallway and are as follows.

Rear carpeted double bedroom through a 65cm doorway. This room is 3.2M by 2.6M and contains a double bed, a single wardrobe and 2 bedside tables. Mattress top is 53cm from floor level. The spaces at sides of bed are 60cm to the left and 30cm to the right.

Rear carpeted twin room through a 67cm doorway. This room is 3.6M by 2.5M and contains 2 single beds and a single wardrobe. Top of mattress is 48cm high. The spaces around the beds are 80cm to the left, 30cm to the right and 50cm between beds.

Front carpeted master double bedroom through a 65cm wide doorway. This room is 3.5M by 3.5M and contains a double bed, a double wardrobe, 2 bedside tables and a single chest of drawers. Top of mattress is 55cm high. The spaces around the bed are 1M to the left and 1.1M to the right. This room has 70cm wide doorway leading to en-suite bathroom. This room is 1.6M by 3.5M and has laminate flooring. It contains a free standing bath, basin and quadrant shower enclosure. This is 1.1M by 0.8M and has a 50cm door opening.

There is a separate WC and basin room off the 1st floor landing. It has laminate floor and is 0.9M by 1.3M and is accessed through a 64cm doorway.

Access to the second floor is via the first floor landing. There are 7 carpeted steps up to a half landing and then a further 5 carpeted steps up to the second floor. The steps are 20cm high. The stairs have a clear width of 70 cm and have handrails to the left at 90 cm from floor level.

Second floor

This contains a locked storage room which is for the owners use only.

The seGot off to a bad start as the key had not bee left at the property. We had to wait an hour for somebody to bring the key. 5pm is too late anyway to get access to the property. It has always been 4pm in the past. Obviously the provision of a welcome pack has not been reinstated, but a bottle of milk in the fridge would have been appreciated.The second bedroom with the double bed is not big enough for 2 people. The bed is adequate but the room is too small. Having said that the property was spotlessly clean and in an excellent location.
Mrs Simpson
Enjoyed our 3 day stay but no tv in lounge would have been a problem if stayed any longer , the main bedroom needs a big bed king size Trip hazards in garden with big bits of cement not so good for the very young or the very old ! But the location was fabulous & the garden with a view of the sea was specilal
Mrs Oakey
Had a great week staying in Sandsend. Did some lovely coastal walks and great to have the beach on your doorstep. A great base to explore North Yorkshire.
Mr Reader
We had a lovely stay it really was a home away from home. Fabulously clean even little details like sharp knives and everything working!. Location was also great. The only thing to have made it truly 5 star would have been a king size bed in the master room but that was a minor thing. Also some more large glasses needed but again very minor and didn’t detract from what was a lovely week away.
Mrs Taylor
Loved the place! Perfect situation for lovely coastal villages, gorgeous house.
Miss Thorneloe
Perfect house for our stay (3 adults and a 5 year old) Short walk to seafront and cafes. Very clean house and very child safe. Lovely enclosed garden. We only wished we could stay longer.
Mrs Mcnally
First of all this property has become extraordinarily expensive. We have stayed here every year (bar 2020) since it has become available with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages and during that time the quality of the house has deteriorated. Light bulbs are not replaced, basic items such as the clothes airer are no longer available, which becomes very frustrating. There is no longer a bread bin, no cheese grater, no basic lemon juicer…..and the list goes on. There is also no longer a Welcome Pack which we very much appreciated in the past. It feels as if every corner is being cut and yet the rental price rose this year by just under 47%. Granted we went in the second half of August last year rather than the last week of July this year, but even when this is taken into consideration it is a huge hike in price. We returned this year only due to the needs of my elderly mother but we will be looking elsewhere from now on.
Ms Fleming
Ellerton is marketed and priced at the premium end of the market. In its current condition it is over priced but with the right investment and attention I believe the rates could be justified. At it's current price/condition I will not be returning however an improvement in either would make me reconsider. The property is located a short 1 minute walk from the beach and the excellent Sands End Cafe - the location could not be better. The property would benefit from off street parking, this could easily be achieved by converting the small front garden. During busy summer holidays it can be difficult to park the car - We regularly had to drive round, sometimes for up to 30 minutes, waiting for a parking space. The alternative is to use the parking meters on the A174 or the pay and display carpark. The rear garden is a nice space to have (and is what initially attracted us to the property). It would benefit from a little gardening to make the most of it. The patio area is a pleasant place to sit and to eat if the weather permits but the foot-high weeds growing between the patio slabs spoil the experience a little. A BBQ was provided however it was filthy dirty and the handle to the lid was broken. The property is of adequate size for a family of 4. Sleeping 6 would be a squeeze as the upstairs accommodation is limited by a single on-suite bathroom. There is a second bathroom on the ground floor which is useful when returning from a day at the beach. The on-suite bathroom is very spacious but curiously does not contain a WC - an odd decision. The property would benefit from a deep clean. The kitchen cupboards were dirty and plates/crockery had been put away soiled. The corners of each room were dusty and covered in cobwebs. On arrival the upstairs shower drain was blocked and smelled. Bed linen and towels were clean but stained and frayed. The property was very neutral in decoration. Furniture was of good quality and comfortable. Decoration was clean and felt reasonably recent. The mood would be lifted by a few pictures to give the house a lived in feel/welcoming feel. There is a slow leak in the radiator in the hall way which needs attention. The flooring beneath is starting to stain. Other things worth noting include: - The freezer needs defrosting, the bottom draw is iced shut. - The Clothes Horse is broken and needs replacing. - The TV's are old and would benefit from being replaced. - There were a number of windows that were painted shut, something that should be remedied as a matter of urgency. Maybe the above issues might be considered by some as nit picking, and I would not necessarily have raised some of them if we had paid a lower rental charge. But for me, they prevented Ellerton from feeling like the premium property I was being charged for.
Mr Tew
Quiet location but close to the beach. Excellent position to view Tour de Yorkshire! Would hope to come back one day.
Parkes Party
This is a lovely place and we have no complaints whatsoever. We had a lovely week and the cottage and location were pefect.
Bagnall Party
Excellent! Property location, decor/furnishings, equipment and standard of cleaning was highly satisfactory. The easy of booking, helpfulness/courtesy of staff and overall customer service was highly satisfactory. I hope to book again.
Alun McIntyre


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