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Dale View

Sleights, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1034066)

4.4

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Property looked lovely in the listing, but not so good in reality.”

    Place needed a good clean - walls and woodwork dirty especially the stair banisters posts, kitchen area, entrance areas. Cobwebs everywhere (on doors, walls, lights, ceilings, cupboards etc), things were not moved when vacuuming done so under tables, chairs and especially bedside tables were dirty (thick with hair and dust under tables around beds and even bits if bread/food). Main shower tiles were brown and needed a good scrub. We don't think any of the tiled floors get mopped regularly as ...

    Place needed a good clean - walls and woodwork dirty especially the stair banisters posts, kitchen area, entrance areas. Cobwebs everywhere (on doors, walls, lights, ceilings, cupboards etc), things were not moved when vacuuming done so under tables, chairs and especially bedside tables were dirty (thick with hair and dust under tables around beds and even bits if bread/food). Main shower tiles were brown and needed a good scrub. We don't think any of the tiled floors get mopped regularly as there was tea stains in the lounge, food stuck to the floor in the kitchen and dining room etc. Place mats on dining table were dirty with previous meals etc etc Boiler was not working properly when we arrived as it had lost pressure and needed the system topping up - and is loosing pressure somewhere). Water in showers never really got hot especially downstairs shower and never if more than 3 showered (hot water in tank used up we suspect!). Kitchen was well equipped but lacked work surface so preparing a meal for 6 was difficult in the space around the hob and most oven things had to be put through dishwasher before use. Only one tea-towel supplied (take your own!). In past cottages we have always found some left behind salt /pepper, cooking oil etc, foil etc - nothing at all here (take everything you think you would need and don't expect a welcome pack!!!) Toilet in main bathroom not fixed to wall properly and loose and had been for sometime and the sink leaked. Garden gate broken and did not close securely - check before you let your dogs out and the lights in the garden broken and slabs very slippery. Generally the property needed deep cleaning, maintaining and checking by the owners more frequently. It is certainly not 5* as advertised we would give it 3 at most. And as others say, the neighbour does play music/TV at all times and bangs on the walls especially in the night. The pub in the village is permanently closed and the hotel only open to non-residents if space allows! Sleights and the area are lovely and the property has real potential, and should have been lovely, just didn't live up to it.

    - Julie, March 2024

    The water and heating are on 24/7, the water tank is large and there should be no issue with availability. There is a card with contact details to report any issues so that they can be resolved.. We have had instances where guests have turned the water temperature down during their stay, I will get maintenance to check the water temperature setting. The Plough Inn at the top of the village reopened recently and open 12pm-10pm sun-mon and 12pm-12am fri-sat. The salmons leap is at the bottom of the village and opens to the public. I would advise booking ahead for food. The stables a few minutes drive up the hill does not require booking ahead.I will ask the cleaning team to read your review also. Property Owner

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room/utility with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with double-sided multi-fuel stove
  • Snug
  • heating with multi-fuel stove and underfloor heating
  • oven, steam oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for 4/5 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawn
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, the property is within a mile (about 0.5 miles) of the Plough inn, river 0.5 miles

The property

This immaculate semi-detached property is located in the quiet village of Sleights and is easily accessed from the main road, less than four miles from Whitby and the North Yorkshire coast.

This family and pet-friendly cottage is ideal for group gatherings of up to eight people wanting to explore the best of North Yorkshire, due to its excellent proximity to both the North Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors National Park.

Access Dale View via a huge gravel driveway, which provides off-road parking for up to five cars, and enter the property into the spacious hallway, which has coat hooks and storage for boots, as well as office space, should you have any loose ends to tie up.

From here, you'll find the living/dining room, where two sofas are cosily placed around the Smart TV, ideal for relaxing and enjoying your favourite shows at the end of a busy day, while the dining table has seating for eight and is the perfect place to gather together for home-cooked meals and to plan the upcoming day's adventures.

The stand-out feature of this room is the stunning double-sided multi-fuel stove, which is also accessible from the snug, alongside a selection of books and two welcoming armchairs, a great spot to relax and enjoy a good novel whilst staying warm and toasty.

The generously-sized kitchen has stunning high ceilings and skylights, flooding the room with light, along with an island complete with breakfast bar seating for two and all of the necessary appliances and amenities for your self-catered stay.

There is a utility room with a washing machine and dryer, along with a walk-in shower and WC, so you can get ready for your day with a rejuvenating rinse.

Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms; two super-king-size with zip/link which can be made into twins on request, along with a king-size and a double, each one with ample storage space and views of either the garden or the surrounding countryside.

Outside there is a shed with secure bike storage and an enclosed patio and lawned garden, providing a safe space for little ones and pets to play freely.

The small village of Sleights has a pub, fish and chip shop, a butcher's, bakery, café, post office and convenience store, taking care of all of your needs.

The seaside resort of Whitby is less than four miles away, at the mouth of the River Esk, home to hidden alleys and winding streets, a picturesque harbour, stunning sandy beach, a lighthouse and a host of attractions, including its abbey and famous 199 steps, which offer picturesque coastal views from the top, and take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the town.

Scarborough is slightly further afield, with its two sandy beaches, separated by its 12th century castle, along with Peasholm Park, a spectacular Japanese landscaped park, Aplamare UK, an exhilarating water park, a SEA LIFE centre and the North Bay Heritage Railway.

Dale View is also in close proximity to the North York Moors National Park, offering an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities and varied landscapes ranging from vast moorland to wooded river valleys, quaint villages to dramatic coastline.

Dale View is an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside of North Yorkshire.

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About the location

SLEIGHTS

Whitby 4 miles.

Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday. Just 4 miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, it is also on the edge of the dramatic North Yorkshire moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery, which is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Though quiet, Sleights boasts a pub, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop, a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers, a Post Office within a Spar shop. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes’ drive with steam trains coming through Sleights, together with regular public transport to and from the nearby port of Whitby. Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. It is an atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas