Fern Lea ref: 30688

Sleights, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
10
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
pets
2
Pets allowed
changeover
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description


Located in the village of Sleights and just 4 miles from the centre of Whitby, this imposing semi-detached Edwardian villa is ideally located for exploring both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast.The house offers superb views over Esk Valley and is an ideal base for a family holiday or to celebrate a special occasion, with much to do and see around the area. Just 6 miles from the property brings you into the village of Goathland, made famous by the TV series ‘Heartbeat’. From here you can board the North Yorkshire Moors steam train and take a memorable journey through the glorious Esk Valley, arriving in the market town of Pickering. Walking enthusiasts will love the bridle paths and walkways which abound from the door. The North Yorkshire Moors is home to many quaint villages with inns and tea rooms tucked away deep in the valley awaiting discovery. The village of Ruswarp is within walking distance and makes a great day out by the river with boating opportunities, garden tea rooms, a miniature railway and a rare plants centre. Whitby hosts many festivals throughout the year with Goth weekend, folk weeks and 60’s festivals, when the town comes alive with visitors from far and wide. A 3 mile stretch of sandy beach, a colourful harbour, a marina, the famous St Mary’s Church and the 12th century abbey ruins, alleyways and ginnels lined with quaint little cottages complete the picture. A little further to the south is the more elegant seaside town of Scarborough with an eclectic mix of shopping, museums, art galleries, some fine dining restaurants and the North and South Bays boasting fine sandy beaches, fun fairs, amusement arcades and donkey rides on the beach. The minster city of York is approximately an hour’s drive and well worth a visit. Historic homes, halls and castles are plentiful in this part of North Yorkshire and are easily reached. There is so much to see in this area, guests find themselves returning year after year. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Steps to entrance.
Living room: With gas coal-effect fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room: With wooden floor and French doors leading to patio.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, French doors leading to Juliet balcony, and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Telephone – for incoming calls only. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden. Large patio with terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There are 5 steps to the terrace. This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Sleights
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    350 yards
  • Lake

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

Things to do nearby

Sandsend
Sandsend

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

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