Cottage in Sleights, Nr Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - situated in 'Heartbeat' country, close to the Moors and Coast
About Beverley Harrison
Originally we bought "Inkwells" as a place to which we could retire in the village where my husband grew up and where his family still live. However, work and family commitments have meant that this branch of the Harrison family has remained in Essex and will do so for the foreseeable future!
Beverley Harrison purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Beverley Harrison chose Whitby
As a family we have spent many happy holidays ourselves in "Inkwells", sometimes bringing friends and family from Essex to explore the local countryside. "Inkwells" is a quirky property, having been converted in the 1970s when the school closed its doors for the last time to a family home and it has reinvented itself a few times since then! It is a comfortable and homely place for a holiday and most of my bookings come from visitors who return year after year. It appeals to family groups of 3 generations or groups of walkers who I hope find that it is good value. The village of Sleights is a friendly place and it is really handy to have an excellent butcher, baker and well-stocked Spar shop within walking distance. Whitby itself is a delightful seaside town and there is now a Park and Ride facility between Whitby and Sleights. When in Sleights, we always enjoy going to Ruswarp where it is possible to hire a rowing boat and visit the little cafe or the garden centre. Flamingo Land is a good day out for the youngsters and if you like a bit of adventure, there is a superb "Go Ape" course in Dalby Forest and also bike trails. There is always so much to do in the area and never enough time! So, whether you are looking for an active energetic time or just want to chill out, I hope you like "Inkwells" as much as we do.
What makes this Cottage unique
On a chilly evening, just light the fire and have a cosy night in. How about a table tennis tournament? You could try visiting a local pub on quiz night or, I think, unique to this area, a Dominoes Drive - very sociable and won't make a big dent in your pocket!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Please contact me if you wish to bring a pet.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family break re visiting childhood haunts
The cottage was lovely with good facilities and lots of room for all ten of us. It was well sited for what we wanted to do and felt like home from home. I would certainly recommend it to friends.
A good property for a large family get together.
Lots of room for a large family and very convenient for visiting different places on the coast. The road behind the property however was very busy and noisy especially when sitting out in the courtyard.
Excellent property. Beautiful location. Everything provided for the perfect break.
lovely house in a ideal spot
really loved the house only downer was leak from shower into dining room someone has tried to cover it , but should be done properly. the garden was ideal to just sit and chill and the parking across the road was really handy. would go again.
Lovely family break!
Lovely, clean property with everything you could need, a little tired around the edges but for the money really can't complain. So much space, just perfect for our family gathering of 10, room for everyone to spread out and very comfortable. Thank you.
Great size plenty of space
Sleights is 4 miles from Whitby and the nearest beaches.
Durham and Tees Valley Airport - approximately 40 miles. Newcastle Ferry port - approximately 1.5 hour's drive away. Hull Ferry Port - approximately 1.5 hour's drive away.
Whitby - 4 miles, Robin Hood's Bay - 7 miles, Scarborough - 20 miles, York - 45 miles, Staithes - 10 miles, Pickering - 17 miles, Flamingo Land - 22 miles, Goathland - 6 miles, Sandsend - 6 miles, Malton - 25 miles.
The village of Sleights has a post office, baker's shop, butcher's/delicatessen and a well-stocked general store. There are two pubs, both within walking distance and serving reasonably priced meals. If you enjoy fish and chips, Eskdale Fisheries offers an eat-in or take-away service. Both the Parish Church and the Catholic Church are close to 'Inkwells' and a 20 minute walk down through the village will take you to the Methodist Church. The Riverside Garden Centre and tea rooms are well worth a visit. In the nearby village of Ruswarp, you will find Miniature golf, pitch and putt and a centre for hiring rowing boats. Just 4 miles away is the bustling fishing town of Whitby where you will find an abundance of eating places to suit every taste and pocket. Well-known high street names rub shoulders with little specialist shops, making Whitby a great place to explore. Climb the 199 steps and visit Whitby Abbey, seek out the Dracula connection and go on an organised evening walk - if you dare! Whitby offers opportunities for sea-fishing and boat trips around the bay. Steam train enthusiasts will want to ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - steam trains currently run from Pickering to Whitby and the villages of Goathland and Grosmont are well worth visiting. Further afield are the delightful fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay with their steep streets, quaint cottages and cosy pubs. If you like white knuckle rides, a visit to Flamingo Land theme park and zoo is a must. For those with an interest in World War II, a visit to Eden Camp, near Malton will prove fascinating to both young and old alike.