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8% discount on headline price if booked direct with owner on 3 luxury cottages - Drake Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome



Drake Cottage

Luxuries: Beautiful stone cottage with south facing garden. there is a large luxury bathroom, the type found in a 5 star hotel. It has a beautiful sink on legs, freestanding soaking tub and large shower cubicle with large raindrop shower head. thr sitting room has a Log fire, internet access, large flat screen TV, DVD player, there is also a dishwasher and an ipod docking station.

General: Central heating, downstairs under floor heating, CD player. WI-FI

Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron, hairdryer, microwave.

Utilities: Washing machine, cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher.

Furniture: King-size beds 2, sofa bed 1, dining seating for 6, lounge

seating for 6.

Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, sitting room, cloakroom on


Other: Quality linen and towels provided.

Sleeps 6. 2 bedroom cottage.

Outdoors: Own private garden, outdoor seating for 6 and large fenced guest garden with summerhouse.

Private secure car park with lighting.

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About the property


Luxury retreat cottages at Cliff House Farm (no longer a working farm) with secure private car park, situated in fantastic location 0.5 miles from Sleights in the little hamlet of Iburndale within The North York Moors National Park. Consisting of 3 luxury stone cottages and owners farmhouse set around a sunny courtyard . Children aged 13 and over are welcome. Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday, situated just four miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline. It is also on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors with its rugged landscape. Though quiet, Sleights boasts a fish and chip shop, Radfords renowned local butchers/deli selling quality meats and Bothams Bakers. There is also a Spar grocery shop with a comprehensive off-licence open from 7.00am to 10.00pm daily. A Post Office is located within the Spar shop. There is public transport to the picturesque town of Whitby with cobbled streets and many eateries including The Magpie which was featured by Rick Stein. There are also a number of trendy bars/bistros for your culinary delight. The Abbey is quite theatrical overlooking the town and can be reached by climbing the famous 199 steps. We offer luxury accommodation for guests who would like a peaceful setting in beautiful surroundings. The cottages offered are quaint but not twee and are appointed to a very high standard, 2 with bespoke cabinet made kitchens in Farrow and Ball colours. The setting is ideal for a relaxing holiday but is very close to local beaches and visitor attractions. We are happy to advise on walks or restaurants. Each cottage has a beautiful fireplace with a log burning stove for those romantic nights. They are very well equipped with quality crockery and glassware. I am happy to provide things like a slow cooker for anyone who would like to use one.There are disposable BBQ's for use in our lawned BBQ area adjacent to the Summer House with seating in rattan sofa's. There are also deckchairs available and loungers and parasols for the summertime. There are candle lanterns and outdoor oil torches should you need them.This area is looking over the national park, where there is a gate to a beautiful circular walk taking around 2 hours. There is croquet for those who would like to partake, along with various lawn games - Jenga, connect 4 and lawn boules. It is our aim to make sure you will have a holiday making great memories .All cottages are renovated to a very high standard, even the external doors are insulated. They are very warm and cosy in winter, unlike some old cottages. They each have high spec bathrooms with good size shower cubicles and large raindrop shower heads and the towels and bed linen are of high quality, along with the beds to guarantee a good nights sleep. The larger cottage has two large soaking tubs where you can relax with a glass of wine and a candle lit lantern to ease those tired muscles after a hard days walking. The gardens are south facing with views of the national park hills with grazing cows.There is quality outdoor rattan garden furniture at each cottage for comfortably dining al fresco or partaking of breakfast, or just enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine after a busy day. Mr Ralphs Cottage and Drake Cottage have their own doggy safe garden which will keep in even the smallest of dogs. A waist high doggy washing bath with a warm shower is available for all doggies. The Coach House has comfy rattan seating in the sunny courtyard. We have known people to go home with a tan in March!. As we only take children of 13 years and over the environment is very calming and 2 people have told us tht they have not had to take sleeping tablets during their stay with us. People have commented that when you are in our little haven it feels like it is giving you a big comforting hug, but you can judge that for yourself! That is one of the things that we noticed when we bought the property but it is nice that other people have felt it too. We opened in 2014 and have already had guests returning again and again. A complimentary bottle of wine is left for each stay. From January 2017 we are able to take card payments over the telephone. Please phone or text your initial enquiry if you are not booking via the owners direct website.

Many thanks

Tel 01947 811882 (answer phone available) or 07837253823

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Julie Milnes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Julie Milnes

My husband who is a retired bank manager and myself purchased the property and have put our heart and soul into creating 3 beautiful cottages, of which 2 are doggy friendly, all in an idyllic setting. We are offering luxury accommodation for guests who would like a peaceful setting in beautiful surroundings. Our friends thought that we were mad to take on such a large building development and after a while, when the builder had told us that he didn't think anyone would have taken it on unless they were a builder, we began to think our friends were right but it seemed a good idea at the time! We were very naive but we soon learned how to project manage a development of this size and quickly understood that there was a lot of stress and sleepless nights involved. Because I had a romantic vision of how my little hamlet should look and nothing else would do, the budget, as you see on TV programmes was blown out of the water but second best simply would not do in my mind. I hope you will be impressed with the results.

Julie Milnes purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Julie Milnes chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Great location!!!!!The setting is peaceful and feels like you are away from it all, yet you are handy for Whitby (4 miles). Other beaches like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes are only a short drive away. We are close to local tourist attractions such as Goathland ( "Heartbeat country") and Grosmont where you can catch the steam train of a bygone era. You feel like you are far from the madding crowd but can be amongst it in no time at all. we are nestled in the valley which is a very sheltered position, with beautiful views over the hills of the National Park.ALL COTTAGES TRIMMED FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.From November to March the cottages are priced to entice couples for a winter break.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are newly converted with full gas central heating and all up to date thermal regulations, making sure your winter stay is very cosy. There is also the added benefit of a log burning stove for that romantic feel but you will not need it to feel warm.

A dog washing facility has been installed from January 2016.

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Booking Notes: Drake Cottage is dog friendly

A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the final balance due 6 weeks before arrival. We are happy to take children 13 years and over. Well behaved clean house trained dogs only - by prior arrangement. No puppies (under 2 years old) Charge for dogs: £30 per stay. Dogs must not be left alone in the cottage and not allowed on furniture. We take babies and can offer a travel cot and a high chair on request.
Thank you

Changeover Day: Friday Arrival 4.00pm

Notes on prices:
Winter short breaks available November to March excluding Christmas and New Year

3 nights Mr Ralphs Cottage £260 for two people

3 nights Drake Cottage £300 for two people

3 nights Coach House £270 for two people

Mid Season short breaks April, May, Sep & Oct

3 nights Mr Ralphs Cottage £275 for two people

3 nights Drake Cottage £330 for two people

3 nights Coach House £285 for two people

Please note a 4 night midweek break (Mon to Friday) is the same price as a 3 night weekend break as above.

During the high season period, a 15% discount is available if only two adults are occupying the cottage. Please telephone 01947 811882 or 07837253823 for the discounted price.


Sleights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • There are 2 bathrooms in Drake cottage. One is a very large area with a large shower cubicle with large raindrop shower head, soaking tub, luxury sink on legs and a full size freestanding mirror. there is a table with a french style lantern with candles, should you wish to relax in the soaking tub by candlelight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated with quality king size beds. One bedroom has a freestanding soaking tub.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
We take babies up to 9 months and can provide high chair and travel cot if requested


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Drake Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic renovation beautifully finished.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, luxury cottage, a real treat.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, well equipped and luxurious. The kitchen had a double oven, washer, dishwasher and all mod cons, it was fully equipped. The lounge was comfortable and elegant The master bedroom and bathroom was a treat and there was lovely double bath in the second bedroom.

Robert and Julie, the owners of the cottage were lovely.There was a welcome bottle of wine waiting on our arrival. There was everything there that we could need.

The location was ideal, it was quiet and secluded but only 10 minutes from Whitby. A perfect get away for anyone looking for luxury, comfort and value.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very welcoming and Robert and Julie were extremely helpful. Would definately return

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beauifully presented cottage

  • 5 of 5

Robert greeted us on arrival and was extremely friendly and helpful. he showed us round the property and then left us to enjoy our stay. The cottage was beautifully presented and really cosy, perfect for the current wintery weather. the under floor heating was particularly nice and the dogs just slept all day in the warmth!

The main en suite bathroom was perfect and we took advantage of the big bath on Sunday afternoon when we got back from a dog walk all cold and wet, perfect!!

My only very slight complaint was the bedding. Unfortunately by girlfriend is allergic to the woollen blanket thing and we had to take it off so by early morning we were a bit chilly.

Other than that, Robert and Julie were perfect hosts, the cottage was beautiful and so nice to find somewhere that allows two dogs, they loved it too. Hopefully we'll be booking again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to the comment regarding the wool blankets, we are living on site, and it would be a pleasure for us to supply alternative bedding should it be required.
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A warm welcome in a beautifully appointed property

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed property in a quiet situation but convenient for the North York Moors, coastline and Whitby. The owners were helpful, warm and very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pure Luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Recently back from Drakes Cottage; what an amazing place. We had a wonderful chilled out 4 days with friends to celebrate a 60th Birthday.

Robert and Julie were such lovely hosts, not at all intrusive but always on hand if needed. It was a nice to have a quick chat with one of them whilst they were on their way to feed the horses!

A great welcome from Robert, who showed us around the beautiful cottage and even took in our Asda delivery for us!

Cannot fault Drakes Cottage at all, everything was quality from the furnishings to the fittings. A free standing roll top bath for both bedrooms and the shower in the en suite bathroom was amazing! We have missed it!

The kitchen was great and had everything at hand that you may need with a table big enough for 6 people; we even cooked a lamb roast so we could make the most of our time at Drakes.

We spent most mornings discovering the local area and then it was back to Drakes for a chill out. Even Millie the dog was provided with her own blanket! The log fire was a real boon after a chilly morning walking along Whitby & Scarborough and the butchers/deli in Sleights sell bags of logs for £5. That's also worth a visit if you're thinking of eating in - great selection.

Would highly recommend Drakes and Ralphs Cottage is just next door if a larger group were to all go.

Can't wait to return early next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding available close by.


Situated just 4 miles from the coast and 3.5 miles from Grosmont which is the home of the historical North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Goathland 'Heartbeat' country is 4 miles away and Sleights with pub and shops is 0.5 miles away.


Use of car advised.


Grosmont (Steam Railway) 3.5 miles

Whitby 4 miles

Sandsend 5 miles

Goathland 5 miles

York 45 miles

Newcastle 72 miles

Staithes 13 miles

Robin Hoods Bay 9 miles

Runswick Bay 11 miles

Helmsley 30 miles

Pickering 17 miles

Further Details:

0.5 miles from Sleights and though quiet, Sleights boasts a fish and chip shop, a renowned local butchers selling quality meats and deli, a bakers and a grocery shop with a comprehensive off-licence open from 7.00am to 10.00pm each day, and a pub.


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