About The Retreat
The Retreat was recently featured on the prestigious 'Homes by The Sea' program on More 4!
10% off advertised rates available for couple bookings.
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.
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