Sleights holiday cottage accommodation with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 1374287

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

River Bank Cottage welcomes you to a secluded tranquil haven on the banks of the River Esk, with seasonal Salmon and Trout fishing at your finger tips. Sleeping up to 4 adults, River Bank cottage is located in the picturesque village of Briggswath. 3 miles from the fishing port of Whitby.

If you wish to leave your car at home, the bus stop is a 5 minutes walk from your front door., or a short walk over a foot bridge brings you into sleights. Here you can catch a train into whitby or venture in the opposite direction on the Esk valley train line and stop at one of the beautiful villages along the way. Enjoy walks into the countryside.

Finished to a high standard, River Bank cottage has two downstairs living spaces; a kitchen/diner which is well equipped if you prefer to eat at home, with ceramic hob, gas oven, fridge/freezer,dishwasher,washer/dryer.

The sitting room has every comfort you could need. Relax on the leather sofas in front of the living flame gas fire while you enjoy Smart TV with Freeview.

Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts a king sized bed, 32" tv and hair dryer.

The guest bedroom has twin beds along with a 32" Smart TV.

The luxuriously appointed bathroom includes a traditional roll top bath with a separate shower cubicle, wash basin & toilet, along with complementary bathroom products.

Outside living is truly what this cottage is all about. If the sun is out, dine alfresco, either in the secluded walled courtyard or take your lunch to the bottom of the garden onto the balcony and just enjoy the wild life that frequents the river. See king fishers, otters, and even salmon leaping.

Or, if you'd prefer, sit inside the summer house and let your mind unwind.

Enjoy the starry nights, and if you wish, light the BBQ and flick the switch to illuminate the patio.

River Bank Cottage is all about you, and to make your stay as relaxing as possible, we include a welcome hamper; a great selection of books, games, DVDs; free wifi; all linen and towels.

Due to the close proximity of the river sorry no children under 13 years.

Strictly no smoking

Sorry no pets

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Whitby 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley 67 km, Nearest railway: sleights 800 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Yorkshire region

Situated on the beautiful North East Coast of England. Whitby and The north Yorkshire Moors are right on your doorstep.

Briggswath is a 5 minute walk over a foot bridge into Sleights. Here you will find 2 pubs both serving meals, a fish and chip restaurant , a renown bakers and butchers and a grocery store with a post office.

Ideal for:-

relaxing with family/friends. If you love walking and nature, It is ideal for a romantic break.

Three miles away is Whitby which has an abundance of fantastic places to eat and drink. The famous Magpie Cafe, Greens, The moon and Sixpence, The Marine to name a few. The town is full of history the 199 steps leading up to St Mary's Church and the Abbey. The Whalebones, Cook House (The Home of Captain Cook).

There is plenty to see through out the year. The Whitby Regatta , Folk Week in August and Two Goth Weekend take place. Soul weekends. You will never be bored.

Sandsend in 2miles away here you can either enjoy the beach or walk through the grounds of Mulgrave Castle home to The Marques of Normanby.

Further up the coast is Robin Hoods Bay. The fasinating history stretches back millions of years which makes the beach prime territory for fossil hunting. With its huddle of buildings clinging to the cliffs and winding their way down to the sea. This magical place has been shaped by Saxons, Norsemen, Fishermen, Smugglers, Press gangs, Wrecks and Tourists.

Venture inland to the village of Goathland. Where scenes for Harry Potter and Heart Beat were filmed.

York is 1hours drive away. A walled city with a minster at its heart. On your way take a detour to Castle Howard, where Brideshead Revisited was filmed.

There is so much to see and do right on your doorstep, which ever direction you take. It truley is a special place to spend your vacation.


Briggswath is a small Hamlet, surrounded by Beautiful country side with the river Esk running through it. Easily accessible by car, train or bus. Wonderful walks . It is on The Esk Valley train line.

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19 Oct 2015


"October holiday break"

When looking for somewhere to stay being clean is a number one requisite. No one could fault the standard of cleanliness . The bath was large and deep, free standing , perfect to relax .a beautiful cosy cottage with off street parking and summer hourse, very picturesque . Of all the places we have stayed the owner was amazing . Everything you read is true. Whitby is a few miles away, plenty to see and do. After some bad news it was a really good trip ..thanks Tracy . Your beautiful hamper and attention to detail was gratefully appreciated.

We are so glad you managed to relax despite your sad news. It was lovely to meet you all. Thank you for your lovely comments.

23 Aug 2015


"First class property-highly recommended!"

Immaculately presented, well equipped property with a beautiful garden. The summer house at the end of the garden overlooking the river was a delight, watching the fish leap and the kingfishers play was an unexpected pleasure. The cottage provided a very peaceful and relaxing base to explore North Yorkshire. The welcome extended by the owners and the presentation of a welcome basket on arrival must also be mentioned. A highly recommended property!

Thank you for your review. Glad you have seen the king fishers they are a regular visitor flying past the summer house. Sorry you did not see the otters playing, they are a delight too.

10 Aug 2015


"Immaculate cottage with a beautiful garden."

River Bank Cottage is very tastefully furnished, well equipped and exceptionally clean! On top of that there were numerous extras such as a very generous hamper of wine, chocolate and groceries, a beautiful vase of flowers, delicious cakes from the local bakery and much more. This along with the lovely welcome from Tracey got our holiday off to a great start. We had very good weather and so were able to make the most of the garden, summerhouse and river ! Thoroughly enjoyed canoeing on the Esk as well as walking to Whitby. If you didn't want to drive or walk too far then transport links are on the doorstep as well as local shops (fairly close) selling good quality local produce. I can honestly say this has been the best holiday in this country we've had in years. I always make a point of never returning to somewhere already visited but River Bank Cottage is the exception. I would love to return. Thank you Tracey and Robert.

It was a pleasure to have you to stay at the cottage. Thank you for all your kind comments.

2 Aug 2015


"Beautiful immacul;ate cottage in stunning location."

We have just had a wonderful weeks holiday in this lovely cottage . The cottage has everything you need beautiful gardens with summerhouse and private jetty to fish from which my husband really enjoyed. The cottage inside was spotlessly clean and luxurious we even had a big hamper with tea, coffee, milk,, some delicious cakes, fresh flowers waiting for us when we arrived which was a lovely touch from Tracy the owner. We didnt need to use our car just jumped on the bus to Whitby, took 10 mins to get there, bus stop was just across the road . If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing retreat this is the place to go , a couple of minutes down the road is a garden centre that does lovely meals sandwiches etc overlooking the river Esk.I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage , Tracy the owner was really helpful and nothing too much trouble, thank you so much Tracy for giving us the opportunity to stop in your beautful cottage. Debra and Nick from Lancashire

We are so glad you enjoyed your break, even though the weather was not kind to you. Wished Nick caught a fish! Lovely to meet you Debra and Nick. Thank you for your kind comments.

20 Jul 2015


"The most amazing placeholder"

This cottage is in a beautiful location, lovely and quiet on the river. There is a summer house to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. It is very clean and there is everything you will need, the attention to detail is amazing from Tracy and Robert. We had a lovely welcome from them with flowers for our Anniversary. There was a welcome hamper with various items including wine and chocolates. This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Thank you Tracy and Robert.

We are so glad you had a lovely anniversary with us. it really was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to seeing you both again.

12 Jul 2015


"A wonderful place to spend a restful holiday"

River Bank Cottage provides everything for a relaxing holiday. We loved the summer house where we spent many relaxing times enjoying the river, having meals and chilling out. Everything you could want was in the cottage including a wonderful hamper on arrival and yummy cakes for afternoon tea. There was a great butcher in the village and a super bakery.,as well as many eating places. We liked Eastlake Fisheries and The Plough. We cannot recommend it highly enough

It was such a pleasure to meet you all. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage so much.

15 Jun 2015


"Simply the best"

This was the best cottage we have ever rented, everything you needed was there. It was beautifully furnished with lovely little homely extra touches. The summerhouse was so peaceful for a glass of wine at the end of the day beside the river. An excellent location for exploring. Tracy was delightful and so kind even texting to wish us a safe journey before and after our holiday. The hamper , goodies in the fridge on arrival and flowers were most welcome and generous. Thank you Tracy for a delightful stay in your cottage.

Thank you so much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

9 Apr 2015


"wow.... what a fantastic place"

The cottage had everything we needed and much much more. A very pleasant relaxing location with easy access to everywhere we visited.River Bank Cottage is a credit to Robert and Tracy and their dedication to ensuring holidaymakers visiting the cottage are fully catered for, stands out a mile. The extra attention to detail was noted throughout our stay right through from the River Bank to the front door. There was not one single thing we would have changed.The welcome pack {and cup cakes} was a really considerate touch and communication was second to none. Many Many Thanks.

Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you all just wished the weather had been better for you.

16 Feb 2015


"Fantastic - the pictures do not do it justice"

A lovely cottage in a lovely location with some very thoughtful finishing touches will defrinitely go back

We are glad you had a lovely time and would love to see you both again.

2 Jan 2015


"Absolutely fabulous!"

lovely cottage and lovely hopsitality...sleights is lovely and peaceful and not far from the centre of WHITBY. Loads of great walks and the cottage is really homely with a lovely garden and summer house to sit in

We are so glad you had a good time over Christmas and the New Year especially after the long drive to get here.

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