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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, in a superb setting close to the beach
  • An old school house, staying true to its roots in façade only with crisp, clean colour schemes exuding peace and tranquillity
  • A real family home which even welcomes your canine companions
Property code: G0161

Enjoy a unique escape and embrace this rustic former Mulgrave Estate School with your loved ones, in this dreamy coastal haven backed by the North York Moors.

300 yards from the beach and 3 miles north of bustling Whitby, you will find The 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 original wood panelled 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, Freesat TV a DVD Player and Wi-Fi is all included. (N.B. Due to the location in a steep sided valley, WIFI is sometimes unpredictable)

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 in the style of a beach chalet, with two single beds. There is also a family bathroom on this floor with a bath and shower overhead. The third bedroom takes up the entire 1st floor - a generously sized double room with a separate seating area and private bathroom. 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 picnic table to the front of the property and a decked barbeque area to the rear to enjoy. with the sound of the sea flowing up the valley towards you, it's the perfect spot to relax. Next door to this unique & peaceful Yorkshire Coast cottage you'll find a lovely boutique bar. 

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, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, double oven and hob
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included - Due to the location in a steep sided valley, WIFI is sometimes unpredictable
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Parking for 2 Cars
  • 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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sally 2nd July 2021

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The cottage is attached to a .hotel. The gardens for the hotel are well kept and cottage guests can use all facilties. However, if you wanted a morning cuppa in your pjs outside the cottage the small area was unkempt and the main bedroom downstairs smelt musty. The bathrooms and kitchen were lovely. It was a big problem for us not having use of ourRead more phones.We are well seasoned travellers and are used to intermittent. This was non existent. Great position. All problems could be dealt with in a day Hide

Reviewed by Louise 18th June 2021

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Great location for the wonderful Sandsend beach ,lovely woodland walks around the Schoolhouse,, dog friendly pubs ,cafes .Very peaceful and relaxing. The schoolhouse was spacious ,comfortable clean , good quality bedding,towels ,well equipped kitchen .nice welcome hamper from Rosie & Daryl.

Reviewed by Christine 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 21st May 2021

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The School House is a lovely home from home. Clean and comfortable and with friendly hosts who were available when needed but not intrusive. Its quiet and dog friendly. A perfect spot for walking the Cleveland Coast path. Cafes and restaurants and a beautiful beach all on the doorstep. Sandsend is very pretty and clean. Perfect relaxing week thank Read moreyou Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 14th May 2021

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Perfect location, surrounded by woodland and 5 min walk to the beach, ideal for dog lovers!

Reviewed by Kairon 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage and welcome pack was a surprise. Very well placed and all amenities catered for. The owners were very helpful and approachable and offered assistance we needed. It was a relaxing environment and heating the birdsong was brilliant. Really short walk to the beach and welcoming community to stay in. The garden wasnt suitable for our dogRead mores due to sheep and chickens in next field but owners were very helpful with this. Hide

Reviewed by June 23rd April 2021

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This is an old quirky cottage so dont expect pristine condition, but we had a lovely week in this very comfortable house, great location, good parking, great walks for dogs and helpful friendly owners, what more could you want. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by James 28th December 2020

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Lovely place, lovely location. Nice and quiet

Reviewed by Gordon 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Ann 25th September 2020

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Wonderful location, walks for all abilities on doorstep, endless hot water and the property was lovely and warm we didnt need the fire lit....although we were very lucky with weather...

Reviewed by Fran 4th September 2020

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Very comfortable with friendly helpful hosts. Wonderful location with beautiful walks and inviting log burner to come back to.

Reviewed by Sheila 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Katy 21st August 2020

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Great location and comfy beds. Shocking management and constant interruptions from owners and trades people. Pretty sure not in line with current COVID regulations. Not warned in advance of scaffolding surrounding most of property which impacted used of (shabby) outside space. Greeted by piles of bin bags outside which remained for a few days. ViewRead more of bins depressing. On arrival told the door between us and hotel next door would remain unlocked as they had taped up our fire exit. Door next to... Hide

Reviewed by Jane 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Stuart 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Pat 10th July 2020

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Quirky cottage in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire. Perfect chill out location with stunning surroundings and wildlife.

Reviewed by Ian 10th February 2020

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This was a lovely house in a great location. The wood burner in the living room made it nice and cosy when the weather was bad. A really nice place to stay. Rosie was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by G 24th January 2020

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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 Sarah 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Ana 1st November 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Stephen 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Diana 16th August 2019

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

Reviewed by Karen 2nd August 2019

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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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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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