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Teapot Cottage - Sandsend

Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful family cottage in a pretty coastal village
  • Take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train
  • Numerous attractions for all the family, including climbing  the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey (The inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula) 
  • Stunning walks along the sandy beach and across the gorgeous moors
  • Visit  the beautiful traditional fishing village Robin Hood's Bay
  • Enjoy a good old chat round the firepit whilst keeping cosy in the covered seating area
Property code: G0138

Set in a stunning location in a gorgeous seaside village on the magnificent North Yorkshire coast, this delightful cottage provides comfortable and cosy accommodation for families and couples alike.

This sweet little three-bedroom holiday cottage is set in the gorgeous seaside village of Sandsend, just a few miles North of Whitby. With its stunning location, sea views and charming interiors, it's the perfect coastal cottage for families and couples alike.


There is so much to love at this pretty stone cottage. Set in an elevated position looking down over the village, everything from the name to the fabulous view gives you a warm happy feeling! Step inside to discover interiors which have been given an understated elegant appeal.


At the heart of the home is the lovely sitting room which enjoys dual aspect windows: to the front, you have views out over the village and down to the sea and to the rear out onto the patio and cottage garden. Curl up on one of two large comfy sofas and warm your toes by the flame-effect gas fire, the perfect way to end a bracing walk along Sandsend Beach. The TV has an internet-based Sky Now TV box for your use along with a DVD player and some box sets to get you started. Wi-Fi is provided too.


Next door you'll find the open-plan kitchen and dining area, a cosy and intimate space, again enjoying glorious views. The kitchen is well equipped to provide you with everything you'll need on holiday including a dishwasher and washing machine. The dining table sits right by the window so you can look out to sea over breakfast. Heavenly! All three bedrooms in the cottage are set upstairs; two double rooms and a sweet twin room with full-size bunk beds. The property will sleep up to 6 adults, however for comfort the cottage is more suited to 4 adults and 2 children. The family bathroom is also upstairs. There's a bath to sink into each evening and a shower overhead too.


Outside, the cottage boasts front and rear gardens. Enjoy your morning coffee on the bench to the front of the cottage, looking down directly over the village and to the beach. And for those al fresco lunches, move around to the rear and settle down with a bottle of something lovely on one of two patios. It's a very pleasant sheltered little spot with a cottage-style garden and patio furniture. The shed is also home to deck-chairs with buckets and spades if you fancy a mooch down to the beach.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Sky Now TV, DVD
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach, pub and shops within a few metres
  • Whitby 3 miles
  • Parking - communal parking in nearby car park (subject to availability), further parking available in village car park nearby (charges apply)
  • Please note, due to the steps leading up to the cottage this property may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • The property will sleep up to 6 adults, however for comfort, the cottage is more suited to 4 adults and 2 children

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 up some steps, in a quiet valley looking down towards the sea, 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 clifftops, 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. That's not to say it's stuck in the past; in fact, the Yorkshire Coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket restaurants and champagne bars. Sandsend itself is a gorgeous little seaside village. 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 property is also just a few miles from the beautiful town of Whitby (3 miles). With its wonderful seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along 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 (7 miles) and Runswick Bay (6 miles) are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.

Drive 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 and make sure you head up to the high moorland of Castleton Rigg (15 miles) - we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 6th September 2019

A comfortable cottage in an idyllic location, peaceful but with easy access to all the local attractions. Well equipped with constant hot water and heating, if needed, which was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Tricia 7th November 2018

The biggest drawback we came across was actually getting to the property,had we had young children or older customers they would really struggle to get to the property. You have to park your car in the valley below and carry all your things over a bridge and 2 very steep inclines. We found the accommodation a little cramped for 2 couples and did noRead moret take a torch.I think had I known this beforehand i probably wouldn't have booked. Also we have stayed at lots of gorgeous cottages and there is always plenty of toiletries and toilet rolls but there didn't seem to be any toiletries. Hide

Reviewed by Jilly 31st October 2018

The outside seating/dining area is fab

Reviewed by Angela 20th October 2018

Teapot Cottage is in lovely situation is NOT suitable for elderly or infirm guests in that you have to park on a residents car park at the bottom of the hill and carry any luggage over a small wooden bridge and up 21 steps to getbto the cottage. Clearly the owners have tried there is aRead more lovely decked area at the front for afternoon or evening sunshine and @n enormous covered gazebo at the back. But the cleanliness is dubious, the radiator next to the toilet in the bathroom is dirty and doesn't work , behind the sofas need a good clean. There is no welcome folder which really is necessary as it took us hours to work out how the cooker and the TV worked. Understandably in areas such as this Wifi is a bit iffy anf TV will go off.If you are there is the winter and use the gas effect log burner there is very little room down the side of the fire to turn it on and off and its very very hot...use an ovenglove. Having said all that it is equipped well with saucepans, plates etc.Would I go again, No , its far too expensive to have to put up with this.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Angela, thank you for your constructive feedback which has been passed on to the owner who has said she is happy you found the cottage pleasing and that you appreciated the new renovations which did enhance your stay. The owners are greatly appreciative of your comments and have consequently conducted a full review and the issues you have raised will be addressed and rectified as soon as possible. We will take a look at the web description which will be amended where necessary. Take care, Marion. Hide

Reviewed by Frank 18th September 2018

Settees very uncomfortable, loads of crumbs under cushions. No instructions for NOW TV box. Very limited bedroom storage, loads of junk in bedroom drawers and cupboards. ( one drawer had a pair of knickers and two bras in it. No food storage space in kitchen other than on worktop. Fridge too small Read morefor two people let alone the six that the cottage can hold. No visitors instruction book. Bathroom radiator in need of good clean.Welcome pack of prosecco. bread, butter etc very nice.Excellent location, but access very difficult up an extremely steep banking. Need to be very fit to carry cases etc from car park to cottage.Overpriced.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Frank,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I am sorry to see that you did not find the settees as comfortable as previous Gorgeous Guests. Thank you also for your constructive feedback, this is very much appreciated and was forwarded to the owner. The owner has confirmed that the issues mentioned have now been rectified as she has now personally checked everything at the cottage herself. I agree the location is excellent and the welcome hamper provided is a very nice gesture from the owners. With most Coastal cottages parking can be quite tricky however, there is communal parking available in the Sandsend Valley where guests staying at Teapot can park.Please visit us again soon.Take careLouise Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 1st September 2018

Beautiful cottage in lovely location. Found some of pans and crockery required washing before use as had some dried on marks/grease. Everything you require in the cottage. Would be useful to have some instructions for some of the equipment. Had a lovely week.

Reviewed by Susan 15th August 2018

Loved our stay at Teapot Cottage.The outside space was lovely, well thought out and private.Only slight criticism was the lack of info in the cottage, particularly around using the TV (luckily husband managed to get this set up).Would stay again.

Reviewed by Juliet 4th August 2018

Teapot Cottage is positioned in an idyllic valley away from the parking chaos of the rest of Sandsend, and with views that lift the spirits. Its an easy stroll down to the beach and local shop and the only thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the access to the cottage via 21 steps from the car park. This is ok if youre fit and take Read moreyour belongings in carrier bags rather than cases. Altogether though, this is a really beautiful spot and the garden is a delight...I would recommend a stay there. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 30th June 2018

A beautiful cottage in a great setting .Very comfy beds ,everything clean ,well equipped and really cosy .Outside space really good ,the weather was excellent so we could take advantage of the outside seating areas .Will certainly be back .Only small problem is size of fridge ,not really big enough for 4 would probably be a struggle with 6 -but wasRead more not a big issue . Hide

Reviewed by Roger 28th June 2018

Teapot Cottage is a well presented holiday venue in an excellent location. The external decking in the gardens is particularly attractive. However, the lack of any television reception (noted in the cottage details) was a problem for us as we found the NowTV alternative almost useless. The other issue for us was the lack of parking adjacent to the Read morecottage. The communal car park is a significant distance away and access to the cottage is via a set of steep steps which with luggage or shopping to carry is no fun. Would recommend The Hart Inn in the village for great food! Hide

Reviewed by Colin 11th June 2018

Lovely location and very clean cottage it so or really be for a family of 4 max It would benefit from a better shower and fixing the bath so the plug does not leakLovely sitting out areas

Reviewed by Catherine 28th April 2018

Had a brilliant week with good weather and lots of walking. Unfortunately not warm enough to take advantage of any of the outdoor seating areas, but they are impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden and by the beck. House was cosy, clean and welcoming and provided everything we needed. We all slept well! ComfortabRead morele beds, even the bunks. Good supply of towels and masses of very hot water. Area felt safe and very friendly, and enjoyed easy access to bus stop, shop, beach, cafe. Kitchen well equipped and garden and bins etc all very well maintained. Caroline at the Woodlands especially friendly and helpful. Thanks to all who made our holiday great Hide

Reviewed by Julie 25th April 2018

Lovely little cottage in a great spot. Bus service is great for exploring the coast too. Would be a squeeze for 6 with limited storage space but great for family of 4.

Reviewed by Paul 10th April 2018

This is a beautiful and well equipped cottage with stunning views. The climb to the cottage is not for anybody with any kind of mobility problems, path at the top of the steps is very slippery when it is wet, although there was some maintenance work taking place when we were there. We found this cottage warm clean and a home from home, and we went Read morein March with snow still on the ground. Would recommend this for families or a party of adults, although not much storage space in bedrooms. Hide

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