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Throstle Nest Cottage Coastal Cottage in Sleights, North Yorkshire

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1 bathroom

Throstle Nest Cottage Coastal Cottage description

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A charming, single storey semi-detached cottage next to the owner's house in the peaceful village of Littlebeck, this picturesque cottage offers a serene haven full of character, with simple but tasteful accommodation all on the ground floor. The compact kitchen is well equipped and there is a spacious en-suite double bedroom with beams, creating a restful atmosphere to unwind in at the end of a day's activities. The sitting room with its beamed ceiling is a relaxing, warm and inviting room. The cottage garden is a delight and visitors can while away happy hours listening to the beck as it gently babbles past the cottage. The property is a romantic hideaway and a fabulous base to discover all that this beautiful region has to offer.

The little village of Sleights is just four miles from the beautiful Yorkshire coastline and the town of Whitby, and close to the stunning countryside of the North York Moors. Sleights has a variety of amenities in the village including a public house, an antique shop with a cafe, a fish and chip shop, post office, butchers and a bakery. For railway enthusiasts the terminus of The North Yorkshire Steam Railway is just a few minutes drive away and there is public transport to and from Whitby, an ancient fishing port that has many attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Sleights is in a super location and can offer the holiday maker an excellent base to enjoy a holiday with plenty of attractions and amenities.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Oil central heating in the sitting room and bedroom with electric stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio (through TV). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car 20 yards from property entrance. Small, pretty, lawned rear garden with furniture and steep bank to unfenced beck. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Access is via a country lane and 2 fords over the beck, in very wet weather cars may need to be left 0.25 miles from property due to high water levels in the fords - pedestrian access unaffected. Note: Due to steep bank down to unfenced beck, babes-in-arms only.


  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Rural location

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Mr Harrison
August 2016
It was lovely; relaxing, remote and quiet. The hosts were very friendly. We could come and go as we wanted.
Mr Lee
July 2016
A restful and quiet location with friendly and helpful hosts who were available if needed but did not intrude. A beautiful Cottage and garden with so many birds to see. Access to places we wanted to visit was easy too.
Mrs Hayward
July 2016
If your looking for a relaxing peaceful holiday then look no further. Throstle Nest Cottage has it all, from the beautiful surroundings, fantastic gardens, birdsong and the sound of the beck running we could have stayed forever. And that's just the outside. The cottage caters for your every need with a small but perfect kitchen that has everything you could need to cook a 5* meal. A snug lounge and large bedroom leads into the bathroom which has further little items should you forget to take shampoo or shower gel Every thought has been given to ensure that you have a stress free holiday. Many thanks to Alison and George for the added extras of scones with butter and jam, milk, tea, coffee and chocolates on arrival, they were very much appreciated. Without doubt we will be back again for another holiday soon. This is the third time we have visited the cottage and the standard stays the same. Elaine John Hayward West Yorkshire.
Mr Pyne
May 2016
Throstle Nest is situated in an idyllic spot close to a picturesque beck. The lovely cottage was well equipped and scrupulously clean. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the owners. Additionally, they thoughtfully provided a bird feeder just outside the kitchen window and seemed to have included everything that might be needed to ensure the perfect holiday. Littlebeck is well situated in a beautiful part of Yorkshire, just outside Whitby, and we found plenty to do and see.
Mrs Gunton
October 2014
The cottage was central for our needs. Its a walkers paradise.
Mr Bennison
August 2015
A lovely cottage, very clean.
Mr Guest
September 2014
A fantastic cottage in a lovely location. Everything was perfect, would highly recommend.
Mrs Small
September 2014
The hosts were outstanding, the warm welcome was much appreciated and the information folder in the cottage was first class. The cottage was so clean and well equipped. The garden was beautiful and the birds a delight. We really enjoyed walking directly from the cottage.
Mrs Taylor
September 2014
The Cottage was the best. It is an ideal place if you need peace and quiet. The walks were good all around the cottage.
Mr Salisbury
June 2014
This Cottage has to be one of the best.
Mrs Simpson
June 2014
This is a delightful cottage in a unique location. It was spotlessly clean. The owners were a very nice couple. We would go back there again.
Mr Smith
July 2014
Very relaxing, welcoming owners and a nice location.
Mr London
August 2014
This was a little oasis where you can really get away from it all. Although the owners live next door they respected our privacy as we did theirs. They are a lovely couple who gave us good advice on the local area - and even invited us to a local rose princess and pageant one afternoon.
Mrs Scorey
May 2014
The setting was peaceful, totally away from everything. The Cottage was excellent, it was exactly what we had wanted and beyond our expectations. It was spotlessly clean, carefully thought about in all you would need, I normally take everything with me but it is not needed as they have thought about everything. The rural setting was so beautiful in a sweet little cottage garden by the Little Beck. I would highly recommend it and the owners are so obliging. We could totally relax and felt very comfortable there, we would definitely return.
Mr Thomas
May 2014
We had a very enjoyable, comfortable visit to Throstle Nest cottage last week, the owners couldn't have been more welcoming or have provided anything extra to make our stay as it was. We would certainly consider going again.
Mr Burfield
May 2014
The cottage was beautiful and very well presented. All the little extras made for a very comfortable stay. We didn't want to leave and would happily go back and stay. We completely relaxed and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings.
Mr Ward
April 2014
Everything, place, people, accommodation, as close to perfection as you can get.
Mr Hayward
April 2014
A most enjoyable few days, a real home-from-home with every need catered for. We were welcomed with homemade scones tea coffee and milk in the fridge The owners were friendly and the cottage was completely spotless. We will definitely do a return visit!
Mrs Ashworth
July 2013
The property was delightful, very well equipped and clean.
Mrs Thomas
August 2013
Clean, comfortable, peaceful, quiet; a beautiful place to stay. Only regret there was not enough time to spend in the cottage as there is so much to see in this wonderful area.
Mrs Chisholm
August 2013
It was a beautifully kept cottage, felt peaceful and rural yet only about 20 minutes to Whitby. The cottage had everything we needed, and we could go for walks from there without getting in the car. Lots of local information provided.
Mr Slack
October 2012
The peace and quietness of the location. The care and attention given to us by the owners. The abundance of wildlife in the garden.
Mrs Miller
May 2013
Magical spot! Various birds. Lovely friendly helpful owners. 5* cleanliness.
Mrs Brown
June 2013
It was wonderfully peaceful.
Mr Slack
July 2013
Quiet peaceful environment, with a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance.
Mrs Bentley
August 2012
The location was perfect and the owners had thought of everything. Scones and jam when we arrived, a torch, rucksacks and plenty of local info. They were very welcoming.
Ms Monaghan-Pisano
August 2012
The cottage was a beautiful place to stay - so calm and quiet, and it felt very private, although the owners were very helpful and friendly and gave us all the information we needed. The area was beautiful and very well situated for exploring the moors and coast towns.
Mrs Jackson
July 2012
The owners of the property were excellent and helpful. Good local attractions, steam train museum, Whitby harbour, beautiful countryside, too much to mention! The property is wonderful in a beautiful setting, everything you could need. The garden is great with birds and the occasional squirrel.
Mrs Weighill
August 2012
Throstle Nest was a little piece of heaven - comfortable, relaxing and all that a cottage vacation should be.
Mr Mead
November 2011
Beautiful cottage and surroundings, quiet and peaceful. Extremely clean and high quality decor. Lovely owners. Fairly close to the local village and a short drive to surrounding towns and coast. Probably most relaxing week off we've ever had.
Mrs King
October 2011
The owners were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. The location was magical and we enjoyed every minute we were there.
Mr Burton
August 2011
The peacefulness of the location and the friendliness of the owners.
Mr MacKay
August 2011
The hosts were especially hospitable, doing a wash for us and even hanging it out! It was a joy to have this cottage to stay in for a week.
Mrs Porterfield
August 2011
We received a warm welcome from the owners and the cottage was situated in a tranquil setting with good walks on the doorstep.
Mr Taylor
June 2011
Everything was spot on plus the friendliness of the owners.
Mr Eatherington
June 2011
A really relaxing holiday in a lovely location. A perfect cottage for a couple.
Mr Fenn
December 2010
The situation of this property was wonderful and it's condition excellent - really superb - you probably don't emphasise it's good points enough on your site! This was a stunning property. The owners were attentive and provided welcoming tea and scones with their own jam.
Ms Richardson
November 2010
The cottage was lovely and very homely. The owners went out of their way to make our stay extra special. I would love to return again and have already recommended it to family and friends. The walks from the property were also stunning especially Falling Foss!
Mrs Goodger
September 2010
The owners were very welcoming. The location was perfect, just what we wanted. Beautiful scenery including the wild life. Was so peaceful and out of the way. Will certainly aim to go back there. Thank you so much.
Mrs Wilkes
August 2010
A beautiful location; peaceful and quiet. Wonderful cottage, which was furnished and decorated to a high standard. Lovely owners who made us feel very welcome. Everything was provided for us a lovely relaxing break.
Mr O'Sullivan
July 2010
The cottage is remote and for that reason, delightfully quiet. Everything was pristine. Owners so helpful and thoughtful - altogether a superb experience. The local baker and butcher in Sleights are exceptional.
Mr Saunders
June 2010
The cottage was in a very quite and peaceful location. Perfect to explore the local area by car or on foot. Some steep hills to navigate but lovely scenery.
Mrs Hendry
June 2010
The location was excellent for the peace quiet we wanted. Highly recommend to walkers. Owners very welcoming helpful. The best cottage we have rented for a while.
Mrs Ware
May 2010
Very quiet, blissful hideaway.
Mrs Hancock
May 2010
Throstle Nest Cottage was absolutely delightful - the hosts were helpful and very nice, the property was beautiful, it was well equipped - everything about it was wonderful.
Mrs Norman
August 2009
Excellent for walkers. Many walks available directly from the cottage. The garden is delightful, especially with the sound of the water.
Mr Mrs Edwards
August 2009
The cottage with its excellent facilties was set in a peaceful, beautiful and secluded location.
Dr Baker
September 2009
A charming cottage, quite close to civilisation but feeling delightfully remote.
Mr Duckworth
April 2010
The cottage was idyllic and exactly as described. In addition, the hospitality of the owners was exceptional without being intrusive. I would highly recomend this cottage to any couple or individual looking for a quiet rural retreat.
Mr Farmer
May 2009
The owners were very friendly and helpful, and made us feel welcome. This is a very secluded hide-away.
Mr Clark
July 2009
Very nice owners, made us very welcome, and Yorkshire is always nice for a break.
Mrs Habgood
July 2009
Very quiet and secluded area which was perfect to unwind and relax. No road noise. Pleasant host. Appreciated scones and jam on arrival.
Mr Toogod
August 2009
The location is ideal for walks from the doorstep.I enjoyed walking to Whitby.
December 2009
A very pleasant cottage in an intriguingly remote-feeling rural location, yet quite close to towns like Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. Lovely bedroom looking out on the garden. The sitting room is a wee bit small, and there's not a lot of room for eating, though quite adequate for two people. it's a place we'd certainly think of going back to.
November 2010
The cottage was clean and so comfortable in beautiful surroundings. With home made scones and jam waiting on arrival nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. It is a little piece of heaven on earth in a beautiful part of the country couldnt have asked for any more. We hope to revisit.
November 2010
What a wonderful place to stay. Tranquil and beautifull scenery. So many geat places to visit from this idyllic cottage. The owners provided a wealth of local information and the welcoming home produce was a delight. A gorgeous well equpped cottage that we were sorry we had to leave.
December 2011
Alison and George were perfect hosts nothing was too much trouble and yet they were unintrusive.The cottage was ideal and in a magical place you couldnt fail to enjoy the stay it draws you back like a magnet definately go back
August 2013
We have enjoyed two visits to Throstle nest. The service we received was second to none, nothing was to much trouble, it made our much needed holiday so much more special. We loved the house it was so clean, well decorated and so well equipped you don't need to take anything apart from your clothes!Even toiletries were supplied,lots of thought had been put into the needs in the kitchen, nothing was missing, home from home. The location was amazing,very remote and quiet although we were close enough to Sleights to walk across the fields to shop,visit the pub or go to the very nice garden centre. The shops at Sleighs were lovely village shops.Or a short drive to Whitby and surrounding villages.The surrounding area is so pretty.A really good part about this area is you have the best of both worlds because you have beautiful country side and the seaside as well.we love to walk so we had some woodland walks, cliff top walks and the beach.You also have the steam trains which run to Pickering etc.The cake shops are amazing! And the fish and chips. There is something for everyone. I must say I don't really have any least parts to the holiday location, apart from having to o home
Ms Wood
April 2009
The property was in a perfect location for us, away from everything. In the evening all you could hear was the stream and the local animals, it was so peaceful and relaxing. The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful, you felt you could approach them at any time. If you want to enjoy long walks in a beautiful setting and relax in the evening this is the right cottage for you. We couldn't fault it.
October 2011
Spotless accomodation, warm welcome - scones, homemade jam, tea, coffee and milk awaiting our arrival. Everything needed to make our stay an excellent holiday was provided, including all those essentials - tea towels, detergent, soap, toiletries, toilet rolls, clingfilm, - that are so easy to forget. Even a locker to house our muddy boots. The service was exemplary - the slight problem with the shower was dealt with immediately. The location was quiet, secluded and peaceful - the fords provided no problem (but we didn't anticipate quite so many 1 in 3 gradients!). The reference literature and maps in the cottage meant that we actually needed no advance planning. Our hosts seem to have anticipated every need. We were fortunate in the weather, but had it been wet and cold, the cottage was well heated and spacious. The bird feeder and bird identification book were a thoughtful touch and the the outdoor furniture ideal to enjoy a sunny breakfast or warm evening.
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