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Spindrift - Sandsend

Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A cosy and inviting family holiday cottage, situated close to the North Yorkshire coast
  • Just a short walk from a beautiful sandy beach
  • Great for visiting Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay
Property code: G0128

This delightful cottage is set in a tranquil coastal village close to Whitby and is ideal for couples or small families looking for a cosy place to stay, just around the corner from a sandy beach.

This traditional seaside cottage is set in the heart of Sandsend near Whitby. With its cosy wood burner for the evenings, sheltered stone patio for al fresco lunch in the warmer months and a beautiful beach just seconds away, this is the perfect coastal cottage for couples and small families alike. The ambience here is elegant and peaceful, with lots of little touches giving it a nautical twist.

Like so many of the old fishermen's cottages on the Yorkshire Coast, the house is tucked away up a quiet alleyway with a handful of other period properties. This lovely little cottage sleeps four people and is perfectly suited for two adults and two children. There is an additional en-suite double bedroom housed within a separate annexe in the garden, so it will sleep more if you're happy to share the cosy living area.

Inside the property, you'll find an atmospheric open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has two comfy sofas to curl up on and the wood burner keeps everything nice and toasty. It's hard to beat coming home from a walk along the beach and settling down by a real fire with a glass of something indulgent. For your evening entertainment, there's a TV and Wi-Fi is also provided. Or you could just switch everything off, open the window and listen to the sound of the waves and gulls calling high overhead.

With its solid wood units and open aspect, the kitchen is a pleasant place to rustle up a hearty Yorkshire breakfast. For lunch or dinner, how about some locally caught fresh seafood from one of Whitby's fishmongers. Settle down around the generous dining table to enjoy. Seating up to six when pulled out from the wall, this table is made for making memories around. The kitchen facilities include a gas hob, oven, fridge with an ice-box and a washing machine too.

Make your way upstairs to find a double bedroom, twin room and family bathroom. The master bedroom is surprisingly spacious and features a king-size metal bed. Plenty of storage available too with a built-in wardrobe. Next door is a bunk room, perfect for younger kids. Please note, due to the compact nature of this little room there is limited storage. The family bathroom is bright and cheerful. There's a bath for those that love a hot soak every evening, and a shower over the bath.

Parking is available roadside nearby on a first come, first served basis and there's also a large carpark just a few hundred yards away. Please note, that the original old steps up to the cottage can be uneven in places where the sea has weathered them over the years.

 

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double room with king-size bed, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, fridge with an ice compartment, washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Welcome pack included
  • Cot but no mattress included & high chair available
  • Regret no dogs
  • Pub, shop and beach just a few metres away
  • Whitby 3 miles
  • Roadside parking is available nearby on a first come, first served basis and there's also a large carpark just a few hundred yards away (charges apply)
  • Please note that due to the steps leading to the cottage being uneven this cottage may be unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Unfortunately, there is no outside space with the cottage

The cottage is set in the beautiful and very popular village of Sandsend near Whitby - you can be walking along the beach within minutes of leaving the house. Tucked away behind the main promenade in the quiet side streets, this charming Yorkshire cottage is also just a few miles from some of the most stunning scenery in the North York Moors.

Sandsend is set on the beautiful 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, you can indulge in a classic English seaside holiday. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and world-class day spa, you could happily spend your whole holiday here.

The cottage is also just 3 miles from the beautiful town of Whitby. You can walk here along the beach from Sandsend. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, it has so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. It's also well worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby.

Robin Hood's Bay (8 miles) is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Staithes and Runswick Bay are also under 8 miles away, each with their own unique charm.

Head inland from the cottage and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within minutes. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, Egton, Danby, Castleton and Rosedale. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alinson 4th October 2021

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Nice cottage , smaller than the photos suggest but fine for a cosy break, especially fir just two people.

Reviewed by Keith 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by John 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 5th July 2021

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First impressions doormat worn out .Planter with one large weed at the side of mat. Very much in need of sweeping the whole area. On entry stained carpet between the sofas off putting. could not open window .the whole cottage badly in need of a refurb .found the throws hid lots of stains on sofas and cushions. even stains on the two tea towels .theRead more patio area scruffy by any standards .with rusty chairs. description not at all as we expected .a very disappointing expensive experience. Hide

Reviewed by John 28th June 2021

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Spindrift is a cosy little fishermans cottage a stones throw from the beach. We used as it a base for exploring the N Yorks coast and moors and it was ideal. It has everything needed for a relaxed stay for a coupleit is on the small side (it is a proper characterful seaside cottage!) so bear that in mind. The small, sheltered, outside space is a reRead moreal boon if the wind gets up on the coast. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 21st June 2021

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Fabulous little cottage in an amazing location. You can hear the waves from the master bedroom window. The little garden is two steps away and gets the sun all day. I stayed with my two small kids and the size was just right for us. Wed definitely go back!

Reviewed by Susan 11th June 2021

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A welcoming cottage well equipped and benefiting from a small sunny courtyard garden directly opposite the front door - an unusual plus point among the jumble of Fisherman's cottages in Sandsend.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th May 2021

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The cottage was located in the perfect spot. Overall we loved the stay for our week. Good practical cottage that was comfortable for our family of four. Thankyou

Reviewed by Ruth 7th May 2021

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Perfect location near to sea, country walks, village shop and cafes. Comfortable and many amenities. Sea view from double bedroom.

Reviewed by Deirdre 2nd November 2020

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Very cosy and warm. Despite steep worn stepson get to the cottage it is within seconds of the sea. Great shower too! The quaint patio will be wonderful in summer. I even sat out with a cuppa and blanket as it was a sunny November afternoon Will be returning.

Reviewed by Marcus 26th October 2020

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Lovely little cottage in a great location. Very snug and cozy which was perfect but wouldnt choose if more than 4 people, despite having beds for 6. Kitchen is compact and not very well equipped so if planning on cooking a lot, bring your own knives and measuring equipment/oven dishes. Kitchen could generally do with some TLC but otherwise everythiRead moreng was fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 23rd October 2020

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A lovely cottage to walk into and a fabulous Welcome pack of both basic foods and some real treats was a great start to our stay in Spindrift. We were 4 adults and two children and used the annexe - and not too crowded. We found access easier/safer via the next alleyway along for a baby buggy - much shallower steps and not worn away. If taking a baRead moreby there is a high chair there and the cot needs a mattress taking. Superb location. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 25th September 2020

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We had a lovely stay in the cottage this week. It is a little smaller than the pictures suggest but fine for 3 of us, with a short mid-week stop from parents who used the annexe across the yard. It really is right on the beach but sideways on so you do need to poke your head out the window to get the view! Nicely furnished and with everything you nRead moreeed for a short break. Sandsend is the perfect location in any season, the village is great for a wander and convenient for Whitby and beyond. Hide

Reviewed by C A 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Amy 6th July 2020

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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