Ewelands Retreat

Sleights, North York Moors

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Stylish holiday home for two with stunning views over the Esk Valley. the perfect romantic getaway.

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
  • 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
  • There are flagged steps from the car parking area to the property
  • 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.



  • 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

Ewelands Retreat

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

Sloping gravel path to uneven flagged steps through gate, 900mm wide, and down remaining steps (13 in total) each with approximately 150mm rise, turning right at bottom onto 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


Ewelands Retreat is a stylish holiday home, cleverly designed to offer all the comforts of home within an open plan space. Perfect for a cosy break, the cottage has views over the Esk Valley where you can watch the steam trains from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway wind their way through the Esk Valley on their way to and from Whitby. 

The studio apartment is decorated in Farrow & Ball colours, providing an elegant backdrop to the local artwork. There is a well equipped kitchen with cream units and granite worktops. If you haven't made it to the shops, the Yorkshire goodie packed hamper will keep you going. You have a great choice of places to eat from the breakfast bar with contemporary leather seats to the separate dining table, to the table and chairs in the garden with those wonderful views.  The sitting area has a large sofa and a squishy leather armchair, with patio doors to the garden making this a light filled space. A log burner within an attractive stone and wood surround will keep the chill away on colder nights. A large Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and an Apple iPad is provided for your entertainment needs. The enclosed garden, with furniture and a BBQ provides lovely outdoor space, perfect if you're bringing your four legged friends. The bedroom area has a wrought iron, 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. 

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.

Ewelands Retreat has a connecting door to Ewelands House (WA102), a beautiful cottage above Ewelands 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 which will provide you with a fresh loaf for your arrival. A log burner within a stone and wood surround provides a feature for the bedroom area which has a king sized bed. 
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.


This property is one of the best we've ever stayed in. It's well equipped and feels cosy on the dark cold nights. Lots of information in folders which is great, rather than having to pick up leaflets from tourists information places like we usually do. Loved every minute of our holiday in Sleights/ Whitby. The view from the property is so nice to wake up to in the morning, even when the weather is a bit dull. Would recommend this property 100% to anyone who was looking for a holiday in this beautiful part of the country

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As usual we had a great time in the retreat Now completed our tour of all the properties We will be back again in the summer

Linda C,


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.