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

Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 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 Scarborough District

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!!


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


        • 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.

        Location Type

          • Village


              • Historic
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Snuggle up together on the cosy sofa and enjoy this delightful room, featuring a quaint little Aga wood burning stove. You’ll also discover a LCD TV, DVD player with lots of romantic comedies to enjoy. Sumptuously furnished with far too many cushions!
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                        Full gas central heating.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Eygyption cotton sheets and a feather duvet are provided.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                        Lavender Cottage does not have its own parking space, but as Iburndale is such a small hamlet, there are no parking issues.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Fluffy white towels are provided.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        We have a washer dryer.
                      • Washing Machine
                        We have a washer dryer
                      • Wood Stove
                        We have a cute Aga woodburner for you to use. Logs are available at local petrol stations, and are not provided.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishwasher
                            Dishwasher tabs and washing machine powder are provided.
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Feel right at home in the cream and contemporary kitchen… It’s fully equipped with solid wood worktops and a Belfast sink. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, and coffee maker and Emma Bridgewater pottery.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            We have gorgeous Emma Bridgewater pottery.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            We have a gift of coffee and biscuits for your arrival. You will find tea bags, and sugar, and a salt and pepper pot.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                We have a small breakfast bar and two stools.
                              • Dining Area


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    Lots of romantic rom coms!!


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • 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.

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

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

                                                                Carole f.

                                                                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

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was a pleasure to welcome you, Jo and Carole. Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review!

                                                                Kindest regards,


                                                                Beautiful cosy Cottage

                                                                We loved Lavender Cottage!

                                                                Magical Cottage

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

                                                                Wonderfully vintage

                                                                Lee B.

                                                                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.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Many thanks Lee for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to welcome you.

                                                                Warmest regards,


                                                                Lovely place

                                                                Marta M.

                                                                A very peaceful place

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your 5 star reveiw, we are so glad you had a relaxing holiday.

                                                                Beautiful and cosy cottage just a stone's throw from Whitby.

                                                                Nick S.

                                                                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!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we can't wait to welcome you back..............Dave especially!


                                                                Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

                                                                Travel: 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

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                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 £115 per night. (Eg a 3 night break would be £330.) Weekly bookings from £580 to £790.

                                                                10 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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