The Cottage

Sandsend, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015696)

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Situated in Sandsend's exclusive and beautiful Valley, The Cottage is a truly gorgeous period property with great character and beamed ceilings, offering excellent, very comfortably furnished accommodation. This enchanting ‘chocolate box’ period cottage is an absolute gem, set in an idyllic location in Sandsend’s exclusive Valley, with glorious views and just a short stroll to the beach. With great attention to detail, and overlooking the picturesque village green, this pretty beamed cottage includes charming gardens and amazing views.

beautiful location and comfortable accommodation


Ground Floor

The cottage has an entrance porch, a lovely sitting room with window seat and superb views, flat screen TV, DVD player and gas fired stove. There is charming kitchen with granite tops electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, plus a dining area with seating and views over the rear garden and a cloaks / WC.

First Floor

On the first floor is a smart double bedroom with stunning views across the Valley, the recently refurbished shower room has a shower, WC and hand wash basin.


There are sloping gardens to the front with to seating areas, apple trees, and a delightful private rear garden with colourful borders, terrace, quality furniture and electric BBQ - perfect for relaxing, sunbathing and enjoying al fresco meals in the summer months.




The Cottage is located in The Valley, Sandsend accessed via a narrow lane off to the left of the road at the bottom of Lythe bank when travelling north, a few yards passed Wits End Café, or alternatively via a pedestrian only pathway from the southern side of the stream.

What's on nearby?


SHOPPING! Browse in the charming Wild Hart near the bridge by the beck; it’s a delightful selection of vintage pieces for the home plus beach-inspired accessories.

Wander next door to Serendipity, a charming gift shop which also accommodates The Healing Touch, offering holistic therapies.

The well-stocked Sandsend Stores is a must, it sells groceries, deli, fresh bread, dairy, newspapers, postcards, wine, beer and chocolates.

CLEVELAND WAY The Cleveland Way National Trail is a walking route through beautiful landscape and scenery and is one of may nature trails over the cliff paths, attracting not only walkers but surfers and fishing enthusiasts too.

WHITBY A leisurely 3 mile stroll along the beach leads to the ancient sea port of Whitby, famed for its connections with the explorer Captain James Cook and steeped in history and is packed with antique shops, tea rooms, and all kinds of restaurants.

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS NATIONAL PARK The nearby national park offers superb mountain biking, hiking and horse riding.

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS STEAM RAILWAY Aboard the steam railway, is the stunning ‘Heartbeat’ heritage coastline to explore, with its quaint fishing villages and smugglers coves.

18 HOLE GOLD COURSE Between Sandsend and Whitby is a fabulous 18-hole golf course perched on top of the cliff.

MULGRAVE WOODS Discover the romantic castle ruins along secluded footpaths.

SANDSEND DINING Visit the lovely Wits End, Sandside and Tides Cafes, all on the sea front; The Hart Inn serves great pub food – you can sit outside when it’s warm – or treat yourself with dinner at the award-winning Estbek House restaurant.

Whether you want a hearty breakfast whilst watching the waves, delicious homemade cakes with afternoon tea or a romantic candlelit supper for two, there is plenty of choices in Sandsend.

Other Info

A truly gorgeous period property with great character and beamed ceilings.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included
Shared parking is available in The Valley
This property is not child friendly and an error in the listing has filtered through to Trip Advisor. This has now been amended but please be aware that there is only one bedroom for the use of guests.

The Cottage is located in The Valley, Sandsend accessed via a narrow lane off to the left of the road at the bottom of Lythe bank when travelling north, a few yards past Wits End Cafe.
The property is an end terrace period stone cottage under a pitched pantile roof, with Yorkshire sash windows and attractive part glazed and panelled entry door. The cottage retains a great deal of period charm, with low beamed ceilings, and a steep narrow staircase to the first floor.
The property is conveniently located close to a bus stop and Sandsend’s many amenities – cafes, local inn, restaurant, shops, art gallery, and doctor’s surgery.
Transport to Whitby and Runswick Bay
There is a main bus route, with the bus stop a few hundred yards from the property.
There is no dedicated parking for the property but a car park reserved for those properties within The Valley.
There is a large council Pay & Display car park to the rear of Wits End Café.
To reach the property from the parking area you have to cross a wooden footbridge which entails approx 5 steps up and 5 down, then to get up the hill via 27 wide resin steps . Both the steps and the bridge are well maintained
The Cottage
To the front is a pleasant paved seating area with views over the valley.
The accommodation is arranged on two floors with the sitting room and dining kitchen on the ground floor, and the bedrooms and shower room on the first floor.
To the rear is a largely flagged garden with three steps up to the main seating area. From there a further five steps lead to the upper area, having wicket gate and side access path.
The Ground Floor
There is an entrance hall with built-in store/cloaks cupboard and low doorway (5ft 9in) to the sitting room.
Sitting Room
The sitting room features a beamed ceiling, exposed stonework, window with fitted window seat overlooking the valley, and a cast iron gas fired stove.
There is a doorway to the rear entrance hall and a doorway leading to the downstairs toilet and boiler cupboard. There is one step leading to the kitchen dining room with built-in cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler.
The sitting room contains a two seater sofa, arm chair, padded window seat, coffee table, TV and DVD player. Two steps up to the kitchen.
The Kitchen
The kitchen with granite tops contains a one-and-a-half bowl sink unit, electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave cooker. The dining area comprises two fitted settles and table. The kitchen is fully equipped with china, glassware, cutlery and cooking implements for the self catering of four people.
First Floor
Bedroom One
With standard double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe. Sash window to front and sloping beamed ceiling.
Shower Room
Walk-in shower cubicle – 9in step up, through bi-fold doors, pedestal basin and low level wc. Electric shaver socket
Small paved area with seat – pleasant views over the valley, being west facing and enjoying afternoon and evening sunshine.
York stone paved gardens with borders, providing level seating area having tables and chairs. From the back door there are a total of 8 steps up to the bin storage area and gate to a side access path.
The Cottage is an old property and by its very nature cannot be adapted for the use of wheelchairs and may not be suitable for the very infirm due to the access and layout of the accommodation.
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beautiful location and comfortable accommodation
Mrs Harris
Gorgeous cottage in an idyllic location. Every room was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished and presented. The kitchen is a lovely light and sunny room and has everything you need to prepare a full meal, the sitting room is spacious and very comfortable and the bedroom lends itself wonderfully to an excellent nights sleep with quality bedding and lovely fluffy towels. Walking distance to some very nice cafes, restaurants and of course the beach. A great base to explore this lovely part of the country.
Mrs Barker
A truly lovely little cottage comfortable and clean, only problem was no internet inside the cottage but received okay outside.
Mrs Smith
We love Sandsend and this was our second stay in the Cottage. We hope it won’t be the last! It’s a great cottage for two people. Very clean, well equipped and in a lovely place.
Mr Wilkinson
The cottage is beautiful and had everything we needed. We were sad to leave the cottage and Sandsend.
Mrs Fraser
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in for how well equipped it was, cleanliness and location. Absolutely loved our stay there. We have already recommended and will definitely be back.
Mrs Pottinger
This is a lovely tastefully decorated small cottage making the most of the space availble.It is very well appointed, however there is no space for a washing machine. The outside space is delightful although small. The view over the valley is outstanding and the sea front very close.The beach is beautiful The only drawback is the 28 steps to go up whenever you come back to the cottage, especially when you arrive with heavy luggage! There is a village shop, nice pub, the Hart, 2 cafes, a smart restaurant and a good gift shop.
Mrs Marshall
A lovely cottage in a fabulous location,the owners have thought about everything you would need. Exceptionally clean. 28 steps up to the cottage after crossing a little bridge so a bit of a trek to carry luggage and essentials but all will become worth it as it’s so peaceful and relaxing the view of the valley is delightful and you can see the sea when you lie in bed.
Mrs Bennett
Excellent location, excellent and comfortable cottage. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Carter
Perfect holiday cottage with lovely personal touches
Mrs Hudson
A superb character cottage where you want for nothing. So many little extras are included and the heating warmed the house upon our return in no time at all. The location is perfect in terms of being in a quiet enclave (but still on the doorstep for all of Sandsend's amenities) and where you get the evening sunshine longer than everyone else. I missed a bath but the shower was as good as you get so no matter. Superb inside and out!
Mr Imeson
A lovely cottage for 2 in a lovely area. very clean and well equipped.
Mr Wilkinson
On arrival with luggage the steps to the property were a little daunting, but once unloaded not a problem. The views from the Cottage are lovely and there is a pretty garden to the front of the property on a terrace with two seating areas. There is also a small garden to the rear. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, the only thing we expected which was listed on the website was a dishwasher, but appreciate there isn't room for one or a washing machine.
Mr Groom
For some reason i can't click onto the above lists, but it is an amazing and comfortable cottage. However there was a huge problem for us. To access the cottage from the car parking area you have to cross a foot bridge with 4 steps up and then 6 down and then 28 steep steps up to the cottage. This was a big problem for my wife because of health issues. You should have this in the information about the cottage on your website. We would not have booked it if we had known about it! We understand that other people have had similar problems. Before we booked it we asked about access from the car park and were told their were a few steps up to the cottage,which gave us a false expectation.
Ms Day
The cottage was a real home from home. The view across the valley was lovely, rear courtyard garden a pleasure to sit in. Very comfortable and cosy inside. Just a short walk to the beach and all Sandsend has to offer. We were lucky with the weather, spending 4 days on the beach. Nice walks nearby and a reliable bus service to Whitby. We really enjoyed our week in this cottage and would highly recommend.
Mr Mcnulty
This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Immaculately clean and well furnished. Good location in a very picturesque area. Would definitely stay again but would try and book with a company other than Sykes due to their handling of the covid pandemic.
Mr Laws
The Cottage is superb, we couldn't have asked for anything better. It has been a pleasure to stay inside, despite the awful weather we have experienced this week. The property has a very homely feel to it and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. Would love to come back one day.
Carroll Party
Gorgeous cottage in a peaceful location. Will definitely return.
The Cassells
Lovely cottage - just perfect! We have been visiting Sandsend for over 30 years. This beautiful village is unspoilt and this cottage is the best we have ever stayed in. We will be back!
Aylmer Party
Our second stay and still as in love with this cottage as the first time! Everything about this place is fab. Enjoyed breakfast with nature, a very friendly local feline and most importantly the peace and quiet. We didn't want for anything whilst here. Everything has been so carefully arranged. Brilliant stay, excellen customer service. We will definitely be back! Thank you again!
Foster Party
Cottage was spotless and very homely.
Jo and Mark
Super location. Very nicely furnished and well equipped. A brilliant base for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Than you very much!
Alison and Simon Dean
Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage lovely and extra touches of bath robes and shower gel were very thoughtful. Can't think of any negatives. Will definitely return.
Rachael Baker


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