Cowslip Retreat

Sleights, North York Moors

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Luxurious studio apartment with spectacular views over the Esk Valley from the patio, electric car charging point and Smart TV with Netflix.

You can book this property from:

  • £883 per week
  • £126 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 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
  • There are flagged steps from the car parking area to the property
  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • 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.



  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Cowslip Retreat

Tarmac car park sloping down towards Cowslip Retreat with gravel over remaining areas.

150mm step down from car park onto gravel path slight slope, through gate 800mm wide turning left then right on gravel path to 4 stone steps down each 200mm high. Continue slightly sloping gravel path to 5 steps down turning left at the top to land on stone path and gravelled patio area.

Two steps up into Retreat 180mm and 150mm plus threshold.

Entrance double patio doors single 750mm opening and double 1580mm opening onto tiled floor with rugs.

Bathroom door 750mm opening.

230mm step up into shower.

600mm step over into bath.

Walk in wardrobe door 800mm wide

Utility room door 700 wide


Cowslip Retreat is a luxurious studio apartment, offering a high quality holiday home within an open plan space. With Farrow and Ball paints, designer fabrics and stunning artwork, this property is ideal for a "get away from it all" break. You can enjoy peaceful views of the Esk Valley, its fields and the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from the lounge area and the garden. 

The accommodation includes a well equipped kitchen with cream units and granite worktops. A generous welcome hamper has a selection of Yorkshire treats, and a freshly baked loaf of bread will be timed to be ready for your arrival. The sitting area, cleverly separated from the kitchen by the breakfast bar, has a large sofa and an armchair placed in front of the patio doors so you can enjoy the views to the garden and beyond to the Esk Valley. The table and chairs is next to a log burner, set within an attractive stone and wood surround, which provides a cosy feature especially on a chilly evening. Entertainment is covered with a large Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and an Apple iPad which can stream Apple music. The bedroom area has a fabric sleigh style pocket sprung bed with luxurious bed linens and throws. The bathroom includes a large bath and separate shower enclosure with rainfall shower.  Complimentary Elemis toiletries are provided. The enclosed garden, with furniture and a BBQ, has picturesque views over the Valley and provides secure outside space if you are bringing your dog. 

Sleights is an excellent location for a Yorkshire holiday, within the North York Moors National Park and close to Whitby and the heritage coastline. The cottage is 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, with its numerous attractions, cobbled old town filled with local shops, and a superb range of restaurants and tea rooms.

Cowslip Retreat has a connecting door to Cowslip Cottage (WA113), a beautiful cottage above Cowslip Retreat sleeping six people. You can book these properties together.

Laundry: Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lounge/Kitchen/Bedroom: A large sofa and armchair are placed in front of the patio doors so you can enjoy the wonderful views over the garden and across the Esk Valley. There is a Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, Apple iPad and Bluetooth speaker. The kitchen has a range of appliances including an oven, gas hob, dishwasher and a breadmaker. A log burner within a stone and wood surround provides a feature in the dining area. The king sized bed has a luxurious pocket sprung mattress. 
Bathroom: a generously sized room with large bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower, toilet and washbasin. Elemis toiletries.

Pets: Two dogs welcome.
Garden: Enclosed lawned rear garden with flowers and shrubs, patio area with furniture. 
Parking: Paved parking area to the front of the cottage for one car. Electric vehicle charging point. There are flagged steps from the car parking area to the property.
Heating: Under floor heating, log burner.
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. 
Pub: 0.5 miles. Shop: 0.5 miles.


434723 An absolute gem! Having stayed in numerous properties at this time of the year, my absolute requirement is for toasty warmth throughout. Cowslip Retreat was perfect not only in this respect, but all others too - a genuine home from home with every convenience you could either imagine or need. Combined with the peaceful, beautiful setting this is going to be a very hard act to follow. In fact, we won’t bother searching and have already booked our return visit. Thank you so much, Joe and Geoff

Richard N,

Pet friendly cottage, beautiful interior with a breath taking view. A welcoming hamper awaits ENJOY!

David J,


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.