The Retreat | Luxury Holiday Cottage Sandsend

The Retreat

North York Moors,Yorkshire Coast (Sandsend)

  • The Retreat looks like something from a fairy-tale with its chocolate box exterior and huge gardens

    The Retreat looks like something from a fairy-tale with its chocolate box exterior and huge gardens

  • The Retreat Sandsend - curl up by the wood burner

    The Retreat Sandsend - curl up by the wood burner

  • The Retreat Sandsend - the fabulous formal dining room

    The Retreat Sandsend - the fabulous formal dining room

  • The Retreat Sandsend - the pretty cottage-style kitchen

    The Retreat Sandsend - the pretty cottage-style kitchen

  • The Retreat Sandsend - wake up in this beautiful master bedroom

    The Retreat Sandsend - wake up in this beautiful master bedroom

  • The romantic country cottage..

    The romantic country cottage..

  • The Retreat Sandsend - luxury toiletries and a seaview in the bathroom

    The Retreat Sandsend - luxury toiletries and a seaview in the bathroom

  • Wake up to this beautiful bedroom every morning.

    Wake up to this beautiful bedroom every morning.

  • The Retreat Sandsend - gorgeous attention to detail in every room

    The Retreat Sandsend - gorgeous attention to detail in every room

  • The Retreat Sandsend - Over half an acre of stunning award-winning gardens

    The Retreat Sandsend - Over half an acre of stunning award-winning gardens

  • Every part of the garden has its own identity - make your way around it in the warmer months...

    Every part of the garden has its own identity - make your way around it in the warmer months...

  • Hide away in the gorgeous little summer house - the perfect spot for an afternoon G & T

    Hide away in the gorgeous little summer house - the perfect spot for an afternoon G & T

  • Sit by the stunning rose garden and enjoy the beautiful aroma and sounds of nature all around.

    Sit by the stunning rose garden and enjoy the beautiful aroma and sounds of nature all around.

  • Explore and enjoy having all of this private outdoor space to yourself.

    Explore and enjoy having all of this private outdoor space to yourself.

  • Settle down on the patio for al fresco lunch or dinner, with a wonderful view down to the sea.

    Settle down on the patio for al fresco lunch or dinner, with a wonderful view down to the sea.

  • The Retreat is just minutes from the stunning beaches on Yorkshire's coast...

    The Retreat is just minutes from the stunning beaches on Yorkshire's coast...

  • Treat yourself to a pamper session at the world class Day Spa in Sandsend, just minutes from The Retreat.

    Treat yourself to a pamper session at the world class Day Spa in Sandsend, just minutes from The Retreat.

  • Explore the beautiful gardens of the Raithwaite Estate and stop for afternoon tea.

    Explore the beautiful gardens of the Raithwaite Estate and stop for afternoon tea.

  • Much-loved Whitby is just a few minutes away by car. Explore its cobbled medieval streets and indulge in one of the champagne & oyster bars.

    Much-loved Whitby is just a few minutes away by car. Explore its cobbled medieval streets and indulge in one of the champagne & oyster bars.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 1 mile
  • Internet Access
  • Wood Burner / Open Fire
  • Garden
  • Pet Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About The Retreat

The Retreat was recently featured on the prestigious 'Homes by The Sea' program on More 4!

Gorgeous, romantic, magical… The Retreat near Sandsend is one of our flag-ship properties, a truly fabulous holiday cottage. With its elusive mix of chocolate-box good looks, beautiful interiors, award winning gardens and secluded location by the Yorkshire coast, The Retreat offers an idyllic luxury escape.

Dating back to the 17th Century, The Retreat is actually the oldest property in the area and it has a wonderfully glamorous past. Once home to the American Editor of Vogue, it also knows a thing or two about style. The owner has a passion for design and every room has been crafted to perfection with gorgeous furniture, sumptuous fabrics and elegant finishing touches throughout. And with contemporary comforts like Wi-Fi and Freeview available you can still stay connected to the world – if you want to that is! You’ll also find a Bose sound system, CDs, travel & interior books and DVDs to keep you entertained.

Sleeping up to four adults comfortably, this luxury cottage by the Yorkshire Coast is also perfect for two. Downstairs you’ll find a pretty kitchen with dining area, a lovely spot for breakfast or lunch. Next door is a beautiful formal dining room with double aspect views of the gardens. The generous sitting room features a wood burning stove and further views of the award-winning gardens. There is also a double bedroom on ground level and bathroom with shower.

Upstairs leads you to the master bedroom, an exquisite room complete with its own en suite. Again double aspect windows afford stunning views of the gardens and coastline beyond. With the sun streaming through in the morning and the only sound of birdsong to wake you, this is a heavenly bedroom for a lazy weekend lie-in. The en-suite comes complete with sea views and a roll-top bath to sink into. And to make it extra special you'll find complimentary toiletries in this luxury cottage by the Yorkshire Coast.

Outside The Retreat is equally special. The large gardens (over half an acre) have been lovingly crafted into individual areas, each with their own unique appeal and charm. Wander down to the Rose Garden to take your morning coffee or enjoy an al fresco lunch on the patio looking down towards the sea. There is also a divine little summer house where you can escape to, the perfect spot to get into that book you have been meaning to read for months.

And if you can bear to drag yourself away from the cottage, a short walk through the surrounding woodland takes you down into Sandsend, a gorgeous Yorkshire seaside village boasting top class restaurants, a fine sandy beach and a world class Spa.

Babes in arms and children over 11 welcome.

Please note this property requires a security deposit. To check availability and book The Retreat just click on the Availability Tab above. Alternatively call us on 0844 736 6276 or email info@gorgeouscottages.com and we'll be delighted to help.


Local Area

The Retreat is set in the peaceful village of Newholm near Sandsend. Tucked away in a secluded spot in the hills sloping down to the coast, this luxury Yorkshire cottage is also just a few miles from some of the most stunning scenery in the North York Moors.

A few miles drive from the holiday cottage takes you to 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 up-market restaurants and champagne bars.

Newholm itself is a peaceful little place with a charming village pub serving great food. Sandsend is a gorgeous little seaside village within walking distance from the cottage – this fine woodland walk will take you down into the village within half an hour. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and world class day Spa, you could happily spend a day there.

The Retreat 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 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 all within easy driving distance, 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, Rosedale…Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.



Find out more about holidays on the stunning Yorkshire Coast here: Yorkshire Coast Holidays

Reviews

The Retreat reviews verified by Reevoo

Comfort and Equipment
8.5
Location
9.3
Cleanliness
9.5
Value for money
7.9
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10

Confirmed guest

GB Friends
There were one or two things that we felt should have been better.
Nowhere to hang clothes in upstairs room and plumbing to the bath was poor, due to lack of hot water pressure.
Limited cutlery in kitchen and equipment for oven cooking. A number of the light bulb in the kitchen did not work and one by the sink glowed all night and probably all day when switched off. We have mentioned this to the owner.
Otherwise it is a very relaxing cottage.
Confirmed guest: 21 July 2016
Published on: 30 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. The Retreat is one of our most popular holiday homes which regularly receives outstanding reviews. Gillian the owner puts her heart and soul into making sure guests are very happy there.
The cottage was built in the 16th Century and Gillian has restored the cottage beautifully to make use of the space as practical as possible without compromising on comfort.
The cutlery caters for up to 8 guests with a full dinner service in the sideboard and various glasses champagne etc in the dining room. Gillian has left replacement lightbulbs for all lights in a drawer should guests need them.
To date we've not had any feedback regarding the plumbing however Gillian will investigate this and ensure there are no issues.
We are delighted you had a relaxing time at The Retreat and thankyou for the beautiful which card which you left Gillian at the cottage.

Please come back soon to experience more of the delights Yorkshire has to offer.

10 out of 10

Liz

Knutsford CHESHIRE GB Family
A lovely cottage set in beautiful gardens. Everything you need is provided.
Confirmed guest: 14 July 2016
Published on: 21 July 2016
10 out of 10

Kim

Colnbrook GB Friends
Outstanding property full of charm and beautifully furnished. The garden has been well maintained and very private. We had a lovely week and the property location was ideal for peace and quiet if you wanted it but not to far away from the sea and places of interest. Highly recommend.
Confirmed guest: 30 June 2016
Published on: 01 July 2016

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