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A Slice of Holiday Home Heaven in Sleights! holiday cottages

A Slice of Holiday Home Heaven in Sleights!

I recently paid a visit to a quintet of holiday cottages in Sleights. This pretty coastal village looks out over the Esk Valley in the North York Moors and is just 4 miles away from Whitby. You can walk to the coast or catch a regular train to Whitby. There’s also beautiful moorland to explore and nature to spot so you won’t be short of things to do on your visit.

And no trip to this area would be complete without a day in gorgeous Whitby!

Dark skies and steam trains

As well as the wildlife, it is worth using the binoculars to do a bit of star-gazing. This area of the North York Moors is renowned for its dark skies which makes it one of the best places in the UK to see stars. It’s possible to see around 10 times the amount of stars as in the city, so the sky at night here really is a thing of beauty.

You should also look out for the NYMR steam train passing through the Moors below, on its way from Pickering to Whitby.

Explore the village location

In Sleights itself is The Plough Inn, run by friendly hosts. You can sup on a pint of Yorkshire Black Sheep Beer, enjoy a range of British classics including fish and chips (naturally) and head there for a traditional roast each Sunday.

The Plough Inn Sleights, just a stone's throw from The Piggery

Eskdale Fisheries is a brilliant fish and chip shop (they relocated from Robin Hood's Bay as they needed bigger premises) and you can either take the food away to enjoy in your cottage or eat in their cafe.

Nearby Ruswarp (it’s the next village along) has pleasure boats and a miniature railway which kids will love.

We have some lovely cottages in Sleights: The PiggeryCowslip CottageCowslip RetreatEwelands House and Ewelands Retreat in Sleights. They are part of the Gorgeous Cottages range of holiday homes on the Yorkshire Coast.

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