Cowslip Cottage

Sleights, North York Moors

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Stunning cottage with fantastic views over the Esk Valley. Luxury furnishings and balcony make this the perfect retreat away from everything.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,116 per week
  • £159 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Electric car charging point

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday and/or Monday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Walk-in shower


Cowslip Cottage is a beautiful holiday home, oozing quality at every turn, with tasteful decorations, luxurious fabrics and sumptuous furnishings. Wonderful views over the Esk Valley, with the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway running through the valley on their way to and from Whitby, can be enjoyed from many windows and the balcony. 

The kitchen is very well equipped making cooking up a feast a pleasure. Your arrival is anticipated with a freshly baked loaf of bread, and the welcome hamper means you don't have to rush to unpack. Just pop the kettle on, enjoy some Yorkshire treats and get your holiday off to a great start.  If the weather allows, make the most of the patio furniture on the balcony, where you can enjoy those spectacular views and take in the fresh Yorkshire air.  The cottage includes a range of entertainment features including a large Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, and an Apple iPad is provided so you can stream Apple music to the Bluetooth speakers. All the bedrooms have deep pocket sprung mattresses with cosy throws and a Smart TV. The master bedroom on the second floor has a free-standing bath within the room as well as a separate en suite shower room with complimentary Elemis toiletries.

The cottage is in the village of Sleights, a perfect location for a Yorkshire holiday, within the North York Moors National Park and close to Whitby and the heritage coastline. Situated away from the main road on a quiet lane leading to Grosmont (2.5 miles), a typical Moors village and the location of the engine sheds for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. In Sleights you will find a small supermarket, a Bothams bakery, delicatessen, butchers, fish restaurant and a couple of pubs which serve food. Whitby, is just four miles away, has a wealth of attractions including the world famous Abbey, inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, a delightful old town filled with local shops, and a superb range of restaurants and tea rooms.

Cowslip Cottage has a connecting door to Cowslip Retreat (WA112), a beautiful studio apartment below Cowslip Cottage sleeping two people. You can book these properties together.

Cloakroom: Toilet and washbasin.
Kitchen/Diner/Lounge: With a large window, cream units and granite worktops this is a light filled space. Integrated units include oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is also a microwave and breadmaker. Dining seating is provided by the oak table and chairs.  Two large comfortable sofas and an armchair are gathered around the patio doors which lead to a stone flagged balcony which has clear glass sides to maximise the views of the Valley. A wood burner makes for a cosy corner, particularly on a chilly evening. There is a Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, an Apple iPad and Bluetooth speaker. 

Bedroom 1: King sized bed, armchair, Smart TV, dressing table, fitted wardrobes with chest of drawers. Beautiful views over the Esk Valley.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, armchair, Smart TV, dressing table, walk-in wardrobe with chest of drawers. Beautiful views over the Esk Valley.
Bathroom: Walk-in shower with rainfall shower, toilet, washbasin. Elemis toiletries.
Bedroom 3 (master): King sized bed, dressing table, walk-in clothes hanging and shelves area, Smart TV, armchair and free-standing bath. Beautiful views over the Esk Valley.
En suite: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin. Elemis toiletries.

Pets: Two dogs welcome.
Garden: Balcony with furniture.
Parking: Parking area to the front of the cottage for two cars. Electric vehicle charging point. Bike storage.
Heating: Central heating, log burner in the lounge.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round. Arrival days are Mondays and Fridays.
Notes: Connectivity: Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. External 3G/4G mobile phone signal is variable; mobile phone calls can be made conveniently over the free WiFi.  Travel cot and high chair available upon request.
Pub: 0.5 miles. Shop: 0.5 miles.


Area Information

Sleights is a stunning, traditional village located about three miles from Whitby, and is one of the largest villages in country. Along the bottom of the village runs the River Esk, where many salmon can be seen leaping in the river. Salmon fishing permits can be obtained for anyone interested in trying their hand at fishing. The village has fantastic amenities including a shop, bakers, an award-winning butchers, pubs, church, village hall, fish and chip restaurant and a post office. It is a wonderful location for walks and is perfect for a family or couples holiday.

For more information on Sleights and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.