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The School House Sandsend

Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Simply divine North Yorkshire property sleeping six guests - perfect for family holidays
  • An old school house, staying true to its roots in façade only
  • Clever use of design, creating a homely and aesthetic space
  • Crisp, clean colour schemes exuding peace and tranquillity
  • A real family home which even welcomes your canine companions
  • Superb setting yards from the beach
Property code: G0161

Enjoy a unique escape and sit in the lap of luxury with your loved ones in this dreamy coastal haven backed by the North York Moors.

Under a mile from the beach and 3 miles north of bustling Whitby, you will find this fabulous old school house in Sandsend. This three-bedroomed holiday cottage on the Yorkshire Coast has been completely refurbished into a beautiful retreat, perfect for those who love to feel the sand between their toes just minutes from the door.


The interior style is New York loft apartment meets seaside chic. All of the character of this gorgeous building has been retained and given a 21st-century makeover. Comfortable and eclectic furniture sits against a pale backdrop, with dramatic dashes of colour and brooding seascapes thrown in. It's a peaceful, bright and comfortable look.


The heart of the house is the dramatic open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen with its double height ceiling and New England clapboard walls. This amazing space is divided into separate areas. There's a cosy corner with soft sofas to chill and watch TV by the wood burner and the dining/kitchen area where you can pop open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy everyone's company while you cook something delicious. And for your entertainment, SkyTV, a DVD Player and Wi-Fi is all included.


There are three bedrooms in the cottage, two at ground level. The first is a grand double bedroom with a king-size bed and windows at either side. The second bedroom is a super-cute twin room, with two single beds. Children will love this one! There is also a family bathroom on this floor with a bath and shower overhead. The third bedroom is upstairs - a generously sized double room with an en-suite bathroom and bath. Please note as this room is in the eaves of the house there are deep steps to the bedroom area and bathroom.


Outside you'll find a large lawned garden to enjoy, with the sound of the sea flowing up the valley towards you. It's the perfect spot for the kids to run around and blow off some steam. Next door to this luxury Yorkshire Coast cottage you'll find a lovely boutique bar. So if you feel like letting someone else do the breakfast one morning just pop in. And in the evening you can mosey over to the bar and snug for a little pre-dinner aperitif.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with bath with shower overhead, 1 en-suite with bath
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Fridge, double oven and hob
  • TV/DVD
  • MP3 docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub and pub within 0.5 miles
  • Please contact us for Christmas and New Year bookings starting on alternative days to the preferred changeover on booking calendar


The property is set in the beautiful and very popular village of Sandsend - you can be walking along the beach within minutes of leaving the house as it is less than a mile away. Tucked away at the end of a quiet valley looking down towards the sea, this luxury 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. 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. With its wonderful 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. 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 both within 8 miles, 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 or head up on 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 Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by G 24th January 2020

Peaceful location with large lawned area to rear, woods to side yet only 5 minutes walk to the beach/shops/restaurants and local pub- perfect location. Quirky building (old schoolhouse) with good sized rooms, comfortable settees and king size bed used in the downstairs bedroom.Plenty of space, dogs welcome, internally sensible coconut matting to boRead moreth external doors. The new managers of this property!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED!are clearly dedicated to maintaining and updating their new property, Hide

Reviewed by Ana 1st November 2019

Fantastic cottage. The location is ideal as you have the coast in front and yet your surrounded by stunning woodland. I would definitely go back again. The owners Rosie and Daryl are really kind and welcoming.

Reviewed by Tracey 20th September 2019

Very spacious clean cottage in wonderful location. Great walks in woods and along beach. Only downside is the lack of WiFi.

Reviewed by Diana 16th August 2019

Wonderful house, ideal location for family holiday. House ideal for young grandchildren.

Reviewed by Karen 2nd August 2019

A lovely family house in a wonderful location for the perfect beach and forest holiday. We find it is great for mum and dad with 2 children and a baby downstairs and grannie upstairs.

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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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