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*
Gorgeous Cottage near Whitby, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England - Romantic Retreat In A Gorgeous Location
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 5, 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!!
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What a gorgeous place with all you could need for a stylish and relaxing stay. Will definitely be making a return visit.
Awe thank you so much Andrea, we can't wait to welcome you back x
Pretty little cottage, very clean, beautiful furniture and accessories and sweet garden.
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
It was a pleasure to welcome you, Jo and Carole. Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review!
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.
Many thanks Lee for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to welcome you.
A very peaceful place
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.
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!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we can't wait to welcome you back..............Dave especially!
Very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Lavender Cottage
The cottage was superbly appointed and exactly as described so met our expectation. We were lucky with the weather so managed to BBQ most evenings (would recommend the steaks from the local butchers in Sleights!) in the lovely cottage garden and the position of the table and chairs is in a perfect sun trap so enjoyed a leisurely glass of wine while cooking! Parking is not a problem in the hamlet and some great walks from the door step. The surrounding area has plenty to do and some lovely coastal villages and walks a short drive away. Did not eat out but if into real ale there are some great pubs in the Moors.
Would certainly recommend a stay at Lavender Cottage.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we can't wait to welcome you back! x
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
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 £345.00) Weekly bookings from £580 to £790.