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Gorgeous Cottage which has featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Cottage near Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Romantic Retreat In A Gorgeous Location

Lavender Cottage featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine, and we were proud to be a part of an article in the Times newspaper, Britains best 50 holiday cottages. The Cottage is a romantic Grade II listed property which is stunningly presented… it’s luxury all the way! Just kick off your shoes, relax, unwind… enjoy. Lavender Cottage is in the heart of Iburndale, a small hamlet on the edge of Sleights. The picturesque village is five mins walk away and has two pubs, general store, butchers with delicatessen, bakers, tea shop, fish and chip shop and post office. Just next door is the village of Ruswarp with rowing boats on the River Esk and tempting tea shops. A few minutes away is Whitby, recently voted "Best Day Out" in tourism awards, with a full range of shops, restaurants, galleries, services and entertainments. We are sorry, but Lavender Cottage is not pet friendly. *No booking fee if booked direct with the owner*

Property Manager
Helen Charlton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Helen Charlton

My name is Helen Charlton and I own and run Lavender Cottage along with my interiors business, Busy Bee Studio.

Helen Charlton purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Helen Charlton chose Sleights

I loved Whitby and the surrounding area as a child, so that's where I looked for a gorgeous retreat, and Lavender Cottage stole my heart as soon as I saw it!

Although it did need quite a lot of love and hard work to bring it back from the 1970's interior!!

This is a very special romantic retreat, and you will discover Lavender has been tastefully refurbished, and it combinins vintage finds, seaside paintings, local antiques and lots of luxurious fabrics.

It's been a labour of love!!

What makes this cottage unique

Lavender is perfect for honeymooners or anniversaries

It has lots of special touches...... Emma Bridgewater pottery, to a gorgeous antique French bed, a picnic hamper for you to use and the whole cottage has a homely, comfortable feel. It is stunningly presented… and it’s luxury all the way! Just kick off your shoes, relax, unwind… and enjoy!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our first holiday together, wonderful! Thank you for an amazing holiday. Beautiful cottage, we can't wait to come back x
Oct 2016
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Sleights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Luxuriate in the stunning contemporary bathroom, with travertine tiling, chrome fittings, refreshing shower, and a pristine white bath tub made for two. It all adds up to blissful bathing. Fluffy white towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • An antique French bed welcomes you to this light and airy room. Pretty bed linen, Egyptian cotton sheets and feather quilts, all add to the feeling of luxury. Close the door, cuddle up… sleep tight.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We are sorry but Lavender Cottage is not child/pet friendly. We have made a conscious decision not to have Wi-Fi so that the cottage is a real retreat. Outside: The cottage has a beautifully landscaped garden with pink old fashioned roses, bay trees, and of course plenty of gorgeously scented lavender! A gorgeous outdoor table and chair set, invites you to sit and enjoy the garden, perhaps with a glass of wine. There is a small chimnea to bbq on or add warmth to extend the evenings outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh. fluffy, white towels and Egyptian cotton bed linen are provided.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Cottage which has featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Pretty little cottage, very clean, beautiful furniture and accessories and sweet garden.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this pretty little cottage. Clean and accessorised beautifully. Cute and charming, with a sweet garden and a resident robin to entertain us. Parking nearby . A short drive to Whitby and sandsend. Beautiful views around sleights and Whitby. Thank you, Joe and Carole

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you, Jo and Carole. Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review! Kindest regards, Helen
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Beautiful cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved Lavender Cottage!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times and it's always gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully vintage

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous quaint cottage in lovely location. We felt immediately at home sipping our wine in front of the wood burner. Cottage is immaculate and had everything we needed. Location is great as it combines the seclusion we as city dwellers crave but with easy access to Whitby and surrounding villages. Perfect cosy retreat to recharge the batteries.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Lee for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to welcome you. Warmest regards, Helen
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful place

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star reveiw, we are so glad you had a relaxing holiday.
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Beautiful and cosy cottage just a stone's throw from Whitby.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I had a wonderful short stay at Lavender cottage. We arrived to a welcome note, some fresh coffee and tasty cookies, and spent the next hour or so exploring the property and admiring all of its quaint and quirky little features.

The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, and the garden is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. We sat and admired the wild birds, waved hello to the locals, and even hand fed a friendly little Robin (named 'Dave').

Very nearby is Whitby town, and all of its amenities, which is enough of a lure for some, but the real local charm is the vicinity to the beautiful North York Moors and its unspoilt wilds!

We will definitely be staying at Lavender cottage again, and would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a quiet escape in charming character cottage.

Thank you Helen for an amazing stay, and thanks for labeling Dave's robin food, we almost didn't believe it when he flew into our hands!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we can't wait to welcome you back..............Dave especially!
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Car: necessary


Newcastle airport.

Further Details:

The cottage is located within the North York Moors National Park with easy access to miles of country walks, pretty villages, and the steam railway. Within an hours drive are York, Pickering, Scarborough, Helmsley, Castle Howard, and many more.

The beautiful coastline, only 10 minutes drive from Lavender Cottage, provides stunning views, clean beaches and cliff top walks, with unspoilt fishing villages such as Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick and Staithes. There is a great mix of galleries, antiques centes and quaint boutiques, not to mention the inviting tea shops… enjoy!

In the cottage you’ll find a comprehensive selection of guides to local attractions, recommended restaurants and other information to help you enjoy and make the most of your time there.

We are sorry but Lavender Cottage is not pet friendly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We have a min 3 night stay and a 50% deposit secures your dates with the balance due 8 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible arrival from 4pm, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
You can book a 3, 4, or 5 night break.
All our short night breaks are £110 per night.
(Eg a 3 night break would be £330.)
Weekly bookings from £560 to £910.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.