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Cowslip Retreat - Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country getaway sleeping two people in Sleights village
  • Fantastic location, in easy reach of both moor and sea
  • Cosy interior with lots of traditional comforts and mod cons
  • Welcome hampers upon arrival for you and your dog
  • Private patio outside with spectacular countryside views
  • Great access to local bike trails and dog-friendly walks
Property code: G0039

An idyllic rural retreat for a solo adventurer or a couple, this delightful property oozes tranquillity and boasts direct access to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

This gorgeous little cottage in the pretty village of Sleights, just minutes from Whitby and the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. With its cosy wood-burning stove, luxurious open-plan layout and a view that takes your breath away, we think it's the perfect honeymoon hideaway! An idyllic setting for couples looking for a truly romantic holiday cottage on the Yorkshire Coast.

Accessed from the outside by a few steps between paths and set on the lower ground level of the property, Cowslip Retreat feels like a deluxe studio apartment. Great care and attention has been given to the design and colour scheme used, giving this cottage a calm and peaceful ambience. If you haven't had a chance to make it to the shops yet the goodies on arrival and the honesty bar are a welcome sight.

Perfect for couples, the open plan design feels spacious and cosy at the same time, with a generous sitting room, dining and kitchen area leading onto a wonderfully romantic bedroom - just perfect for a lazy breakfast in bed... For your entertainment there's a TV with wireless speakers and an iPad available for guest's use. The king-size bed boasts a comfy pocket-sprung mattress and is dressed in the finest Egyptian-style cotton bed linen.

The bathroom includes a large bath and separate walk-in power-shower. You'll find complimentary toiletries as well as fluffy big bath-sheets to snuggle up in. There is also a very handy laundry room which doubles as a storage space too. You'll even find some wellies to borrow in here if you want to strike out for a walk across the North York Moors. It's the little extras like this and the devoted attention to detail which makes this romantic Yorkshire Coast cottage such a delight.

French doors open onto a private stone patio with stunning views of the Eskdale Valley below. Throw open the doors and watch the steam trains of the North York Moors Railway chug along far below you from the comfort of your bed! And if you ever tire of the view (which we seriously doubt!) this romantic cottage on the Yorkshire Coast has plenty of other distractions. Contemporary entertainment is provided in the form of a TV, an iPod dock, ceiling surround sound and a library of books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Outside you will encounter a beautiful stone patio and garden with patio furniture and a built-in BBQ. Pour yourself a cup of Yorkshire tea, settle down with a big slice of cake whilst enjoying the exquisite view!

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom: 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom: bath, walk-in shower, WC
  • 1 of 2 delightful holiday properties
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Welcome hampers for you and your dog
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Laundry room-come-storage space
  • Oven and hob
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV, iPad, Bluetooth speakers, surround sound
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs
  • Internet access
  • Private, enclosed garden with patio
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 0.5 miles

The location here is amazing. Perched on the hillside of the beautiful Esk Valley in the village of Sleights, you can be hopping on a steam train at Grosmont or feeling the sand between your toes on Whitby's beach within minutes.

Sleights itself is a peaceful little place with a scattering of shops and places to eat. Just along the road from the cottage you'll find a traditional and welcoming village pub with cask ales, hearty local food and a log fire to keep you warm and toasty in the colder months. And if you decide to eat in you can pick up some excellent local produce from the artisan butcher and delicatessen in the village. If you are enjoying this luxury cottage near Whitby with the kids there is also a park a short walk away.

A few miles east from the cottage takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Amanda 24th November 2018

Lovely comfortable, compact retreat with everything you could possibly need. Helpful, friendly owners.

Reviewed by A 7th November 2018

Very good mattress on bed and sofa due to be replaced only negative

Reviewed by Lynn 27th October 2018

Cosey & welcoming in a pretty location with great views. Everything you need is provided. Easy access to some stunning scenery. We would stay again. Only niggles, the back of sofa pads are a bit uncomfortable.Thank you

Reviewed by Sue 25th September 2018

The cowslip Retreat was significantly smaller than we thought it would be for us really and probably a tad too expensive for its size.

Reviewed by Beckt 25th August 2018

We stayed at Cowslip Retreat for our first wedding anniversary and couldnt have picked a better place. It was absolute luxury and we didnt want to leave.

Reviewed by Tracey 18th August 2018

A wonderful retreat in a beautiful location cannot wait to go again

Reviewed by Angela 10th July 2018

Beautiful Setting, lovely welcome pack , one for your pooch too, owner very helpful with directions when we couldnt initially find cowslip retreat, the retreat is ideal for a relaxing long weekend away only a short drive from Whitby.

Reviewed by Sarah 19th June 2018

Absolutely loved our stay here. The cottage is just lovely and the attention to detail in the cottage was just exceptional. Views are absolutely stunning! Can't wait to come back!

Reviewed by Jon 2nd June 2018

Three times we have stayed here, the views, the locality of the cottage, everything really, brings us back time after time.

Reviewed by T 25th April 2018

This cottage was beautiful, in a wonderful setting, and really helpful owner. However we had a family staying in accommodation above - unfortunately very noisy in morning and evening, did detract from our otherwise perfect stay.

Reviewed by Maureen 14th April 2018

" This was my review in the visitors book ". Reading through your visitors bookLeaves me nothing more to say,It's just as though they've read my mindIn every single way,It goes to show you've got it rightWhat we've all been waiting forA place to stay we cannot faultAnd could ask for nothing moreRead more,We've travelled afar for many yearsAnd this I honestly sayI've never ticked in every boxTo match my fussy way,So thank you - thank you -thank youI thought I,d never findThe perfect place to get awayTo satisfy my mind. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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