Sandsend, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015790)

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A large, five bedroom house in a superb location, a stone's throw from the beach, with fantastic sea views and private parking; located in the heart of this lovely seaside village it's ideal for large families or groups of friends. This large, five bedroom family home has a superb location on the seafront, with glorious sea and beach views – a few paces and you are on Sandsend’s golden sands! - it is ideal for a huge family or get-togethers with friends and located in the heart of this popular village. This is a popular choice with holidaymakers, Quayside is a spacious house.

It was a great holiday for our family, 3 generations together

The location was great and the experience with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages very good. Many thanks



Ground Floor
The property comprises a glass entrance porch - great for beach equipment - which leads to the kitchen, which has a gas range cooker, dishwasher, tall fridge-freezer and microwave; there is also a utility room that provides more storage plus a washing machine and tumble dryer.

From the hallway is a dining room with seating for up to ten people - plus a good size beach-facing sitting room with a wood burning stove that is perfect to curl up in front during the cooler months, with TV/DVD and a bay window with window seat. A lovely spot to sit and watch the sea. This ground floor also has a cloakroom/WC.
First Floor
To the first floor are three bedrooms - the front, beach-facing bedroom is a double bedroom with hand wash basin and fabulous views out to sea. There is also a twin bedroom with two 3' single beds and a hand wash basin plus a second double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand wash basin. This floor also has a house shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin plus an additional separate WC with hand wash basin.
Second Floor
To the second floor are two twin bedrooms, each with a hand wash basin, with sea views from the Velux windows.







Quayside is centrally located within the village between The Hart Inn and Sandsend Stores, directly opposite the beach and the beck. The beck is a firm favourite with children as it forms a natural safe paddling and boating lagoon.

What's on nearby?



There’s many great exhibits that show the vast history Whitby really has.


Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town.


Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and the town of Whitby.


A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.


Brave the Dracula Experience tour where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby.


The beaches are sandy and golden and the a pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.


Catch Whitby crabs from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town.


Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, during Folk Week or the wonderful Regatta? All of which are incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually.

Other Info

A stone's throw from the beach, with fantastic sea views and private parking.

Notes to guests
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included.
Cot and high chair are available on request.
Well-behaved pets welcome at a cost of £30.00 per pet per stay.
There is private parking for one vehicle with ample on-street parking nearby plus a Pay & Display car park a five minute walk away.
This property does not have a garden.

Quayside is in a perfect location with beautiful views from the front out to the sea. The windows, particularly the front bay was quite dirty and detracted from the amazing view. The property definitely needs some TLC and updating of furnishings, some walls show signs of damp and the windows could do with replacing, they were completely covered in condensation each morning. If the property was updated I would definitely return just for the location.
Mrs Thompson
A fantastic location. A Comfortable house. A larger fridge would have made things easier for a family of ten. As it is, there is a fridge freezer but the fridge is quite small. Would stay here again.
Mr Bradley
Fantastic location. We were a bit worried about being on a busy main road, but the traffic wasn't noticeable. Plenty of parking nearby so we had no trouble finding somewhere for our second car. Very comfortable and well equipped house, which was nicely sized for ten people. Past and recent feedback suggested the house was dirty, which I reported to Sykes and they responded positively and helpfully. The house was holiday home clean when we arrived, but it is a bit shabby and tired in most rooms. Carpets downstairs are worn, maybe natural floorboards or laminate floor would be more sensible given this house will attract beach lovers. There's also a problem with damp throughout the house, particularly in the rooms at the back, which was noticeable and unpleasant in the dining room. The cooker is probably at the end of it's useful life - the controls are unreadable and there's only one shelf. We had a few unwelcome guests downstairs, mice made regular visits in the downstairs hallway. There are a few holes along the bottom of the skirting boards that would benefit from being blocked up. Outsider space would be a fantastic addition to the house. There appears to be a garden at the rear of the property which would be great for eating out and relaxing if it was cleared. I've organised an annual holiday for ten or so people for many years and I've had much better quality for a similar or cheaper price. I would consider booking this house again as the location and layout made up for the few shortcomings.
Mr Atkinson
Not a good start with a nasty smell on arrival in the hall, and we needed to wash up everything from the cupboard which had a musty smell. Basics like bin liners and dishwasher tablets not supplied and the front windows needed cleaned Having said that the property is in a great location and the bedrooms and front room were clean and comfortable with the beach, a great pub and fish and chip restaurant on the doorstep. Also the drive could be changed to accommodate 2 cars and with no access to the garden which is overgrown.
Mr Harrold
Arriving to find the outside bin full to capacity and 2 cardboard boxes full of bottles some of which were broken is unacceptable, hence we cant give it top marks for cleanliness. parking has always been a problem and was much worse this time. No space was available on any of the nearby streets so a car park had to be used for our sons car for the duration of the stay, meaning that he had to be up and out by 8.30 am to go and pay for each days parking before 9 am. Sandsend is beautiful and the house is in a lovely location.
Mr Tinsley
Excellent location. Needs news beds and new TV.
Mrs Godliman
A very pleasant property, situated in an ideal location. A short break for 2 adults (+ 1 small dog) so it was more than adequately sized for our needs. Externally, the property is situated on busy road (by day) and has no useable garden, it offers parking for 1 vehicle (but you would struggle to accommodate a very large car) it sadly lacks ‘kerb appeal’, however, internally,, it is very stylishly furnished and decorated in a ‘shabby chic’ style, was warm and comfortable, and felt welcoming. The kitchen is well equipped, with plenty of glasses, cutlery, crockery, has a dishwasher, washer/dryer (not used), and a good sized ‘fridge and freezer in the pantry area. A small supply of kitchen roll, refuse bags, and dishwasher tablets etc included. The bathrooms offered both a shower, and a bath, with lots of towels provided. Hand soap, loo roll etc available. We slept in the back ‘double’ bedroom as it was quieter (being away from the road), which was well furnished, altho the bed was not overly comfortable, and a bit on the small side (compared to what we are used to). You can eat in the kitchen which would seat 4, or dining room (which would just about seat 10 at a push). The lounge is light and airy with lovely views of the beach/sea, has a nice window seat, comfortable sofas, and additional chairs, and a large TV (Sky). The WIFI worked well during our stay. There was a small supply of logs for the stove, if you needed to use it (we did not). The standard of cleanliness was ‘good’ but not ‘sparkling’ (some areas would have benefitted from a more thorough dust/vacuum). There is a small local store very close by where you can purchase milk, bread etc, and restaurants/public house that serve food in Sandsend. There is also a regular bus into Whitby (and north), or you can opt for the 3 mile stroll along the coast road into the town itself. We would return to ‘Quayside’ for another coastal break, which in itself is always the ‘proof of the pudding’.
Mrs Bersee-mills
Lovely house in a great location. Close to the beach and the pub. It is situated on a very busy road with no outside space so not really suitable for dogs. Traffic noise was a problem for the front bedrooms but it was quiet at the rear of the house. There is only parking space for 1 car. All the road side parking was taken during our stay and the price of the pay and display car park near by is £6 per day. If an extra parking space could be negotiated that would greatly improve the property. There was no welcome pack on arrival - as advertised on the website - which was very disappointing. Luckily there was a shop nearby where we could by some essentials. Sandsend and Whitby are great places to visit for a family holiday.
Mrs Moorhouse
We thought the cottage was extremely well situated and on the whole were satisfied with it, however we had 2 major problems. There was no recycleable waste bin and the general refuse bin was not emptied, even though we put it out on the evening before the collection date. We had, therefore, bags of rubbish cluttering the kitchen for most of the holiday. There were also mice at the property. Two of our party actually saw them. There were also some very minor problems which, if remedied, would help future guests. Whilst it was generally very well equipped, there were too few normal drinking glasses, mugs and teaspoons. Neither of the can openers worked.
Mrs Butler
Thank you very much for renting this property to us for a third year. We were very dissapointed with the cleanliness of the property and though this was supposed to have had a deep clean, it definately hadn't. Perhaps your cleaners don't have the time! We left the property on Thursday lunch time having had enough because of Covoid and people not obeying the current rules of wearing masks and social distancing., obviously not your fault, but sadly some people just don't care about taking precautions. The tiling above the bath in the en suite had dirty patches on and in the main bathroom the tiling round the shower was filthy. We left the house on Thursday - having cleaned as best we could with the means given us, even removing the dust and cobwebs from under the beds - this was not deep cleaned. The settee nearest the window in the sitting room was very uncomfortable, we think that it was broken somewhere. Thankyou for at last putting a blind up in the en suite bathroom - we mentioned this last year after 2 years of putting a blanket over the window. I do think the rental for this property is very dear for the state it is in, it does need some tlc to make it worth the price paid. I know we are paying for the amount of bedrooms and the location, but we have stayed elsewhere with similar conveniences and a lot more luxury for less than we paid here. Having said all this, we would have liked to come back next year, because of the convenience of being so near the beach, but sadly it is booked for our dates. I did ring your office on Friday to let them know all this and that we had vacated the property. Thankyou again for renting this property to us for a third time!
Mrs Roy
Superb property, can't be faulted
Mr Wilkinson
Fantastic time house was perfect only one problem the front door is really hard to lock
Mrs Lambert
This was our second visit to Quayside. It's a real home from home. The welcome bag of goodies is a nice touch. Great house in a wonderful location. I'm sure we will be back!
Mrs Greenwood
Inside the house was clean, comfortable and spacious. Lots of rooms and bathrooms and toilets especially good. The welcome pack was nice but the milk (frozen) had gone off and I threw it away.Outside it really needs a lot of TLC. If only the back of the house was tidy. It was a mess to look out on..and could a nice seating area be created? The front looks very tired and the steps wrecked. Many of the windows (sash) need repair or replacing. I'm not surprised as the traffic on the road was horrendous. It was only adults staying thank goodness.(except for one grandchild for 2 days) I would not want to stay here with children by that terrible road. It needs to be emphasised in the advert. We enjoyed our stay because we were out and about every day and it WAS good to be so close to the beach. I thought it was overpriced and I was worried that my family would be disappointed by the appearance of the house. I would not return here for that reason. I think you should remove it from your books until it's had all these things addressed. Some fold up garden chairs for the beach would have been nice too.
Mrs Kipling
The house is a good size for 10 people but lack of long-term maintenance and attention to detail do detract away from the near perfect beach location. We had a heating issue while we were away and this was resolved swiftly. Thank you. The 2nd floor rooms are accessed by a steep uncarpeted stair and sliding doors (one of which squeeks) and the single beds were very high; these were all a concern with young children and did cause issues. The mattresses are well worn and covered with a duvet which does not make for a great nights sleep. The duvets bizarrely seem to get mixed up inside the cover every night so you have to remake 10 beds every day! The oven and hob dials have rubbed off all except one and the oven has seen better days and takes an age to heat. There are plenty of wine glasses but very limited normal drinking glasses. The windows were filthy which prevents a good view of the Seaview. The front of the bay has damaged double glazing which no amount of cleaning will help! We cleaned the front window but you couldn’t tell by the end of the week so weekly cleaning is required. The bird poo in the upstairs rear window suggests this hasn’t been done for a while. The house would benefit from a second bath and the massive front bathroom has plenty of space to accommodate. The floor in this room is coming us and needs local repair. Parking for one car for a 10 bed is less than ideal but this is clear in the marketing so we parked for free by the public loos which was not one of the listed suggestions which were all full. Fitting 10 people around the dinning table is probably unrealistic! The house does have a significant damp problem most likely caused by leaking drainage puddling behind the wall, high external ground levels, poor render detailing and lack of damp proofing (not caused by its proximity to the sea despite this being noted in the house). There is also cracking to the front elevation. These issues do need dealing with as they will be damaging the structure and the remediation costs are only going to increase with time and damage; albeit they did not massively affect our short term stay but they are unpleasant and we did have to buy candles and air spray to hide the damp smell.
Mrs Church
The house was absolutely filthy & is in desperate need of a deep clean & maintenance. We were not at all comfortable staying there, the state of the property led to us having to pay to eat out as we couldn’t face cooking or in the property, the children were constantly covered in dirt & hair from the floor and soft furnishings. There was mould in many places within the property. The kitchen was not stocked with appropriate equipment. There was not suitable or hygienic cleaning equipment left for us to attempt to tackle the worst of it ourselves. I did complain when we got there to Yorkshire Cottages, I then had to chase to find one when a cleaner was coming & nobody called me back to see if we were then satisfied. The cleaner sent stayed for no longer 30minutes, cleaned only two things that she’d remembered she’d been informed about & did not appear to notice any of the other areas that desperately need attention. I have a number of photos that I will be sending on to you as evidence clearly showing the piles of hair and dirt collecting in every room, the mould in the fridge, on the ironing board, the walls. We paid over £2000 for the accommodation & am so disappointed that we all felt so uncomfortable being there.
Mrs Doyle
The house sleeps 10 and the fridge is an under counter size, which is ridiculous. That is only suitable for a cottage with two guests, there is plenty of room in the pantry for an upright larder fridge which you can get for about £300. Its a great location in Sandsend but the house needs a good make over, think it will be very tired looking by the summer.
Mrs Hodgson
This cottage is dilapidated and filthy. We were greeted with bags of rubbish from previous occupants outside the front door, which were still there 4 days later when we left prematurely. The house itself was dirty, uncared for, smelt of mould and damp. It clearly had not been cleaned properly for weeks - dirt, crumbs and bits of old foodwaste from weeks of previous guests left on shelves, on the floors, on sofas etc. There was insufficient crockery and glasses and cooking items for a group of 9 people. There were holes and large splinters in the bare floorboards, missing bedknobs, broken kitchen binlids, broken remote controls... the list goes on. At worst there was a pile of dirty laundry from the previous guests piled up in the corner of one of the rooms. Sykes have been totally dismissive and contemptuous of our concerns and maintain that we should have allowed them to come and clean the property mid week whilst we were still there. In Covid-19 times this would not have been possible without a huge amount of disruption to us on our holiday - namely packing up our stuff, and vacating the property for at least a full day whilst it was fully deep cleaned. We have received no acknowledgement of this, or apology from Sykes. Absolutely disgraceful.
Mrs Lamming
We arrived to find no logs in the welcome pack and no heating working which wasn't too good on a cold evening. The property was very tired and needed some attention, having damp in a few rooms.no working batteries in remotes for TVs. On a good note the beds were clean ,towels and well equipped kitchen and in a lovely location.
Mrs Salomone
A great holiday cottage in a peaceful location. The welcome bag was much appreciated as a personal touch. Thank you for a great holiday in Whitby. So much to do that we didn't get a chance to fit it all into a 5 day break so we will definitely be back.
Baxter Party
House very comfortable and well equipped. We would recommend The Hart Inn which serves excellent food. Also The Tides. Two gift shops next door are also very good.
Greenwood Party
Beautifully clean and so wonderfull furnished.
Rebecca Adams
Fabulous Cottage; very warm and comfortable. Handy for everything in Whitby with views of the Abbey from bedroom windows.
Ellis Party
Brilliant location, would definitely come back. Welcome pack was a lovely touch.
Mannion Party
Lovely cottage - comfortable, spacious, nicely decorated and great position! Second time we have stayed at Quayside and I doubt it will be the last! Enjoyed another lovely meal at the Bridge Cottage Bistro. Yum!
Garthwaite Party
It was a great holiday for our family, 3 generations together. The location was great and the experience with Yorkshire Coastal Cottages very good. Many thanks
The Roy Party


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