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Stunning property close to coast and moors with lovely views over the Esk valley

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Superb 5 bed, 3 bathroom property in Perfect village Location For Coast And North York Moors

A genuine home from home, with 5 bedrooms there is plenty of room to accommodate everyone in comfort. This recently refurbished semi-detached house sleeps 10 comfortably, with 2 ensuite kingsize bedrooms and 3 twin rooms.

Outside the house has gardens to the front,side and back. The back garden being recently landscaped and fully enclosed so secure for children and dogs. In the back garden there is a large bbq, and dining area (for 10) plus a raised patio and 2 seperate areas to sit and watch the world go by, and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

The house is within walking distance of the village's amenities which include a bakers, butchers, tea shop, hair dressers, Convenience store/post office, fish and chip shop and 2 pubs.

There is no need to venture too far with everything on your door step.

More Details

James Ratcliff
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About James Ratcliff

We bought this property in 2015 to run as a holiday rental. We had always dreamed of having a holiday home we could run as a business and this is it! We refurbishing the house, decorating it from top to bottom, including a lot of re-plastering, landscaping and fencing the back garden, so that it makes a real home from home for all our guests, who love it as much as we do!

After a lot of blood sweat and tears we are open and looking forward to the next chapter in our dream.

James Ratcliff purchased this house in 2014

Why James Ratcliff chose Sleights

We love this area, and when searching for a house were looking in the North Yorkshire Moors and villages around when we by chance came upon Fern Lea in Sleights. Sleights is the main village between the Moors and the Coast when coming over the Moors from Pickering and has a great pub and excellent fish and chip shop, plus a butchers, bakers and small Spar store.We fell in love with the character of the old property and decided this was the place to be. With the Moors being on the door step the advantage of Sleights is that you get the best of both - being close to the coast and the wonderful beach at Sandsend, as well as being a stones throw from the Moors, and some breathtaking scenery. Whitby being on the doorstep is an added bonus as there is always something happening, whether it be a music weekend, the famous Goth weekend, or just a visit to the Abbey.

There is no finer view then looking down the hill to Lythe over Sandsend beach and Whitby in the background. A perfect place!

What makes this house unique

The property is raised up from the road (Sleights is built on a hill) and because of this the front room is always light and bright. There are lovely walks from the front door, up the hill for a fantastic view over the village and rolling hills, or along the river where the steam trains run to Whitby.

The kitchen is wonderful, light and bright with doors onto the patio and the breakfast bar enables you to have an informal snack, and to sit and chat while cooking.

The garden is fully enclosed and so a safe area for the dogs to roam - we have two dogs and they love to go for a walk on Sandsend beach.

We love the village as it has everything you need on your doorstep there is no need to go any further if you don't want the hassle, a truly perfect holiday location.


Sleights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom on 1st floor - toilet , tub , Basin,Bath and large heated towel rail
    Ground floor Toilet - toilet , Basin
    Ensuite shower room off bedroom 2 on 1st floor - toilet , shower , Basin
    Ensuite Shower room off bedroom 1 on 2nd floor - toilet , shower , And basin
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, toilet and basin En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, toilet and basin Family Bathroom with toilet, basin with bath and large heated towel rail Downstairs toilet and basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large ensuite on 2nd floor with sitting area and views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite with Kingsize bed on 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room at front of house on 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room overlooking back of house on 1st floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room overlooking back of house on 1st floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, sitting area, ensuite toilet/shower room, travel cot Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed, ensuite toilet/shower room, Balcony Bedroom 3 with twin beds, TV/DVD and PlayStation Bedroom 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking house. Two well behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep the dogs downstairs and off the furniture. For more information please visit our website Outside: The house has a lovely garden to the front and side, and an enclosed back garden which is child and dog friendly. The back garden has a large patio and bbq area accessible from the dining area through french doors. The patio has a large dining table and chairs that seats 10. There are also steps upto two other patio areas where you can sit and enjoy a drink while admiring the scenery and watching the world go by. Utility Room: Utility room fitted with washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, clothes drier, sink, dog bed Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (bath plus hand) are included. The property is cleaned, linen and towels changed on Fridays or changeover-days which ever is the soonest. Other: High chair and cot are available if required. There is free wifi in the house and a phone (incoming calls only)


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Stunning property close to coast and moors with lovely views over the Esk valley
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

The property was beautiful - clean, warm and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 - including two children enjoyed a lovely weekend on 8/12/17. The house was welcoming and decorated for Christmas! and the welcome pack was much appreciated. It was warm and very clean. There was plenty of equipment - particularly in the kitchen. The information book was really good and comprehensive with a description of the local and nearby areas as well as suggestions of where to shop and eat. We had a lovely walk to Whitby and got taxis back (£8.50). On Sunday we ate at The Star Inn at the harbour in Whitby - well worth a visit! Overall, an excellent stay - I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious home, well equipped in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with family for a family wedding in Sansend. Plenty of room for everyone. Lovely to cook in the kitchen and enjoy a meal around the large table. Comfortable house, well equipped. Would highly recommend and would like to revisit one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay for family get-togethers

  • 3 of 5

It was a great place to stay for our family to get together for a family celebration. We chose the property because of the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. There was a large kitchen, the dishwasher was appreciated and having two ovens was a bonus. Appreciated the fixed stair gates. Hamper was a lovely touch.

The garden wasn't child friendly for our party of children aged 5 down to 18 months. Disappointed that there was just a travel cot, web site should say so.

Parking outside the property was a problem at times.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house was excellent and verk well equipped, the welcone pack was a lovely touch.

  • 5 of 5

first class would go back

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great weekend celebrating a 50th birthday

  • 5 of 5

Great well equipped home, everything we needed and more. Stunning location served by good local ammenaties and well stocked public house

Bus to Whitby really easy and can recommend a trip to Robin Hoods Bay and Heartbeat country

Really have had a lovely, comfortable weekend.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six adults and four children and spent new year at this property. The house was decorated and furnished to a high standard. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and spacious and the dining area allowed us to all eat together with plenty of space. We loved the location and enjoyed being able to walk to Whitby and nearby villages without having to use our cars. The village itself has good shops and the nearby plough inn was warm and welcoming, and takes dogs. The owners left a very generous welcome pack on arrival which was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a great time at Fern Lea, and enjoyed everything the village has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future perhaps when the weather is a bit warmer so you can explore the beautiful Moors and nearby beaches!
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sleights, 2 pubs and Fish and Chip shop
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sandsend and Whitby
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This is an ideal location for keen walkers, beach combers and fossil hunters as all are available locally.


The beach at Whitby/Sandsend is 4 miles away


Car is recommended, although not essential as there is a small train station in Sleights, and a good bus service from Sleight to Whitby.


Whitby 4 miles

Pickering 17 miles

Scarborough 20 miles

York 44 miles

Kirkbymooreside 24 miles

Further Details:

All the village amenities are within walking distance:

2 Pubs , Bakery,Butchers, Spar, Hairdresser, Tea room, Fish and Chip Shop

In addition Sleights has a small station (on the Whitby to Middlesborough line) and has a regular bus service into Whitby making it easy to get about if you dont want to drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.04

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £150 is payable on booking the property, this will convert into a breakage/security deposit upon your arrival in the property. This will be refunded to you on satisfactory inspection of the property within 2 weeks of your departure.

We take weekend bookings and mid week bookings out of peak season, with changeover days of Friday (for 3 night breaks) and Monday for 4 night breaks.

The balance will be due 8 weeks before the start of your stay. In the event you are booking your property in the 8 week period before your stay full payment will be required.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekend breaks are available out of season, prices are approximately 75% of the weekly rate, please contact owner to get a quote for the price.

Please contact owner to confirm availability and make a booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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