The Beach House, Sandsend

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About The Beach House, Sandsend

Awarded the top 5 Star Gold rating with Visit Britain and Quality in Tourism, this is a beautiful, luxurious holiday cottage located just yards from the beach, with most rooms having fabulous sea views.

As featured in the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Life and Your Home magazine, this gorgeous cottage, with far-reaching beach and sea views, beamed ceilings, magnificent chandeliers and beautiful decor, has great character combined with elegant furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for the ultimate beach holiday.
Close to the renowned village inn, stores and café, and a pleasant walk along the beach to Whitby.

Exquisite house in a fabulous location

Such a relaxing time, would highly recommend ‘The Beach House’; home from home. Wonderful stay!



Ground Floor

There is a charming sitting room, with a very effective flame effect gas fire, TV/DVD and stunning views over the beach and out to sea plus a separate reading area – with a book and film library – so you can sink into the large leather chair and read to your heart’s content.

The ground floor also has a cloaks/WC.  To the lower ground floor is a second hallway with a door that leads to a small rear decked area.

There is a stylish kitchen, painted in Farrow & Ball’s seaside-inspired Green Blue wth pale gold beech wood worksurfaces.  Well-equipped, the kitchen has a large gas range oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave oven.  The kitchen has a breakfast room area (so you can keep cook company!) with a farm house-style table that comfortably sits six people, plus a second television and sea views. There is a large utility/laundry room, with freezer, sink, washing machine and separate tumble dryer plus an airer, ironing board/iron and equipment for the beach including chairs, rug, buckets and spades, etc., so you don’t have to pack everything with you!

This floor also has a luxury shower room with limestone flooring and pebble feature trim, with a good-size shower and hand wash basin – it is perfect for a long, hot shower when you come off the beach!

First Floor

To the first floor are three beautiful bedrooms; there is a double bedroom wth ‘Gothic’ style king size bed, wardrobe and dressing table with fabulous sea views.  A second double bedroom boasts a magnificent king size four poster bed plus wardrobe, cheval mirror and dressing table/chair, with a view of the sea. The charming twin bedroom has two full size 3′ single beds, an armoire and an easy chair.

The immaculate house bathroom is tiled in Italian marble and has a bath with shower attachment, WC and hand wash basin.


With outside space of a front decked garden with bench and table and chairs – it is a sun trap to enjoy the first cup of the day or al fresco meals, whilst watching the waves!



The Beach House is in the heart of Sandsend, about 100 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.


A lovely cottage and a 5 Star Gold experience

Thank you for looking after us so well, the Beach House is perfect in every way and a credit to the owners. We enjoyed the beach and the fantastic cafes in Sandsend, Whitby was a lovely stroll along the beach.

What's on nearby?


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.


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 Golf 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’s plenty of choices in Sandsend.

Other Info

This cottage has great character combined with elegant furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere - perfect for the ultimate beach holiday.

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Notes to guests

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilites, crisp white bedding and fuffy towels included. There is a welcome hamper on arrival

Parking: 24/7 free on-street parking is directly outside the property plus private parking nearby.



The Beach House is the 2nd house on the right hand side of Meadowfields which is the road opposite the beachside Sandsend Café, just off the road to Whitby.

It is a rendered dwelling arranged over three floors – ground level, lower ground and a first floor.  The property was build in the 1920s and has all the original features of considerable charm including beamed ceilings, an Art Nouveau fireplace in the dining room and wooden staircase/banister with motifs.  

It is believed that at the turn of the 20th century a local architect and builder had a wager to see how many properties they could build on the plot of land, with all having sea views – this has given a charming group of houses with stunning beach and sea views from virtually all the windows.  It is also believed that the motifs carved out of the staircase and banisters, which includes hearts and clubs, reflect this bet from nearly a century ago.

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 plenty of on-street parking.

The Beach House

There are four external steps leading up to the property to the front with a substantial wooden handrail.   There is a covered area, a small porch, over the front door. 

The accommodation is arranged over three floors with living accommodation – sitting room/library area, dining room and cloaks/WC – on the ground floor; there are 8 steps to the lower ground floor which houses the kitchen, breakfast room, shower room, laundry/utility room and rear hall; and three bedrooms and house bathroom on the 1st floor which is up 12 steps. 

To the rear is a decked garden with the back door on ground level. 

Lower Ground Level

There is an entrance hall which leads to the back decked garden which is on one level with a seat, potted plants and lovely sea views. 

Kitchen The kitchen contains a dishwasher, fridge, microwave and a large range with a gas oven and hob and electric grill.  The smaller appliances also include a juicer and coffee making machine.  The adjoining breakfast room has table and chair to seat six people.  It is fully equipped with high quality china, glassware, cutlery and cooking implements for the self catering of six people.

There is a music centre in the breakfast room which acts as an I-Pod docking station and will charge I-Phones; there is an occasional chair by the window, which has sweeping sea views across the bay.

Laundry Room/Utility There is a freezer plus a washing machine and dryer plus a clothes airer.    There is also a large Belfast sink, ideal for rinsing off sandy swimwear.

This room also has hooks for coats, stores all the beach equipment – chairs, rug, buckets, spades, board, dingy – plus cleaning equipment (obviously we have a housekeeper that comes in weekly but you may wish to access these cleaning products during your stay.)   The central heating boiler is in this room with the controls just outside in the hallway.    (Most things are self-explanatory but full instructions for the heating are in the Information Book; instructions for all appliances in the Appliances file.)

Shower room A luxury walk in shower room with hand basin, large shower and heated towel rail.   Tiled in limestone, the floor has underfloor heating which is on a timer but can be put onto constant via the switch in the next door laundry/utility room at eye level by the door.

Ground Floor

Sitting Room The sitting room contains a three seater sofa, a two seater sofa, an upholstered stool plus a leather armchair with occasional tables. 

There is a wall-mounted flat TV which also includes a radio and plays CDs; there is also a DVD and VHS player. 

There is a separate reading area with a bookcase that includes a variety of reading material for all ages; in the cupboard below are DVDs and videos plus several board games and children’s writing materials and pencils. 

Formal Dining Room With its original 1920s fireplace (not open for lighting), the dining room has table and chairs to seat six people, an armoire containing crystal glasses and decanters plus a side serving table.

Cloaks/WC Comprises hooks behind the door for coats (further hooks in the laundry/utility room on the lower ground floor) plus WC and basin.

First Floor Ten stairs with a turn and half landing up to three bedrooms – two doubles and a twin – each of which has a wardrobe (equipped with wood and padded hangers plus quality Nicky Clarke hair dryers), bedside tables and seating; the doubles having also have dressing tables with additional seating.

House bathroom The house bathroom comprises WC, bath with shower attachment and washbasin with a heated towel rail. 

Front Garden This is accessed by one step and is fully decked with a table and four chairs plus a bench and potted plants and shrubs; a suntrap, it catches the sun most of the day with views of the sea.

 The Beach House 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 because of its 3 floors.  All windows have either traditional openings or some sea-facing ones have modern tilt or fully opening windows; we advise that the window in the Gothic-style bedroom is not left fully open around unsupervised children.  

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your fabulous property.
Tina & Paul Stokes - September 2017
Our thanks to the team at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages, this the best cottage we have stayed in in 10 years of booking properties for holidays in Britain.
The Clarks family - August 2017
What a beautiful cottage in such a fantastic location, the owners have really thought about what guests might require, it feels very light and airy, the beds are superb we wanted to stay in them forever - however the beach beckoned, marvelous less that 200 yards!!
Tim and Laura and family - Kent, April 2017
Exquisite house in a fabulous location. Such a relaxing time, would highly recommend 'The Beach House'; home from home. Wonderful stay!!
The Lee Family, Harrogate, February 2017
What a beautiful place. Home from home. We loved sitting watching the sea from the windows! Perfect!
The Norman Party. February 2017
Fabulous house in a beautiful spot with great views. Really relaxing short break - thank you for the goodies too!
The Creyke Family, York. February 2017
We came for an early Xmas get together. We recommend doing the Whitby Treasure Trail.
The Hackney Family, Lincolnshire, December 2016
We would like to thank you for the most perfect short break, we have stayed in many holiday cottages but by far this is the best.
Annie Darrington, East Sussex November 2016
A lovely cottage and a 5 Star Gold exerience - thank you.
Taylor family, Somerset - October 2016
We enjoyed our stay in this fabulous cottage and have already booked for next year!
Tina Gothy - Peterborough August 2016
Thank you for looking after us so well, the Beach House is perfect in every way and a credit to the owners. We enjoyed the beach and the fantastic cafes in Sandsend, Whitby was a lovely stoll along the beach.
Rob & Rebecca Burns & family, London - July/August 2016
Our second visit in six months, the perfect cottage!
Emily Taylor, Nottingham (August 2015)
A beautiful cottage located just yards from the beach, thank you 5 stars!
Frost family, Ayr - August 2015


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