Harlow Cottage

Sandsend, Yorkshire Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A cute cottage in an enviable position in Sandsend close to the beach and some lovely walks in Mulgrave Woods 

You can book this property from:

  • £491 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Special Features

  • Smart TV

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Harlow Cottage
Property Location: Sandsend, Whitby
Description: 18th century cottage on three floors

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: In Sandsend, on A174, 0.5km from cottage
The nearest train station is: Whitby 4.8km
The nearest petrol station is: Whitby, 4.0km
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Whitby, 4km
The nearest food shop is: Sandsend, 0.1km
The nearest pub/restaurant: Sandsend, 0.5km
Mobility equipment hire is: Shopmobility, Scarborough 20km

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: No parking at cottage. Available on street, or public car park 0.1km
Number of spaces available: up to 50 in car park
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: 0.1 km
Distance to nearest public parking area: 0.1 km
Is it pay and display? Yes,, but free Oct to March
The width of the path to the property is: 2.0 metres
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 6 shallow steps

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 81cm
Number of steps to the main entrance:
The height of the key safe is: 1.3m
The height of the keyhole is: 1m
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: wooden
Are there are any rugs? Yes one
The door widths within these areas are? Front door opens direct into living/dining room
Is there good space between furniture? average
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: tiles
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 72cm
What height is the worktop to the floor? 94cm
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: under worktop
The freezer height is: N/a
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? above worktop
Are electric sockets high or low? above worktop
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 3
The number of steps between floors is: 11 to first floor, 10 to 2nd floor
The flooring is: short pile carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 87cm first floor, 78cm 2nd floor
Bed sizes are: singles (1st), king (2nd)
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: cushion floor
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 74cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: very small area to front enclosed by picket fence with gate
Is permanent seating provided? no
Is there outside lighting? Yes by front door
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? N/A
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? N/A

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: weak signal
Closest public telephone is: 0.2km
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  Assistance dogs are welcome. Cottage has very steep spiral staircase unsuitable for people with disabilities


Harlow Cottage is set back off the main road in the very popular seaside village of Sandsend with a stunning beach on your doorstep. This 18th century cottage is full of old English charm and would make an ideal holiday location for a memorable relaxing break by the sea. Your four legged friend would enjoy the local walks through Mulgrave Woods to explore the ruined castle or if the tide is out why not walk along the beach into Whitby and enjoy fish and chips for lunch. The cottage is steeped in history originally built as a home for a servant of the Marquis of Normanby who owned the whole of Sandsend and it still remains virtually an Estate Village today.

You enter the property through a picket fence through the front door directly into a warm and welcoming lounge dining area with its large bay window letting in lots of light and a glimpse of the sea and an electric wood burner effect stove for those cosy nights in after the day's adventures in the local area. The kitchen is to the rear of the property and is well equipped to prepare a lovely home cooked meal with local sourced ingredients. The steep stairway leads off this to the first floor where you will find a twin bedroom and bathroom up an additional steep flight of stairs and you will find a large bedroom with a king size bed an impressive pitched ceiling and a glimpse of the sea view.

Why we love this property: The perfect pet lovers location for a tranquil break in the popular village of Sandsend ideal for families and only three miles from historic Whitby. 

Lounge/dining area: On entering the front door you will go directly into the lounge dining area. A comfortable sofa and two chairs to chill in front of the electric wood burner effect stove with a cup of tea or a glass of wine following a great day exploring or just relax after a day on the beach. Whatever the weather you will feel warm and cosy in this charming cottage. There is a large Smart TV and a DVD player.
Kitchen: The galley kitchen is to the rear of the property and is well equipped with everything you would need for a very comfortable stay. You will  find the following appliances, dishwasher, fridge with icebox, electric oven and grill, gas hob and a washing machine and microwave.

Bedroom 1: A lovely twin room with a chest of drawers, wardrobe and a bedside table with lamp. Opposite this room you will find the:
Bathroom: A bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 2:  A large spacious room at the top of the house with a pitched roof a king size bed bedside table and lamps, dressing table, chest of drawers and wicker chair. From the roof window you can glimpse Whitby Abbey and the sea.

Pets: 2 dogs welcome
Parking: On-street parking on a first come first served basis. (car park 100yds away - free in winter months)
Heating: The property is heated throughout with gas central heating.
Short breaks: Short breaks accepted.
Notes: Towels are provided. No smoking at this property, unlimited Wi-Fi available. Moderate Mobile signal.
Shop: 0.2 mile
Pub: 0.1 mile
Coast: 40 metres


Area Information

Sandsend, one of North Yorkshire's prettiest coastal villages, is set at the foot of Lythe Bank and only a two mile beach walk away from Whitby. Pretty holiday cottages and houses are set in the stunning cliff backdrop. Beneath them is the award-winning beach, with streams leading to the sea, perfect for children to have a splash in or feed the ducks. Alternatively a walk in the neighbouring woodlands or along the cliffs is equally as charming. Originally Sandsend was two separate villages, each formed along its own beck, it now stands as one united village. There are interesting shops, an award-winning restaurant, cafes, pubs and an art gallery. With beautiful views of the coastline and its famous historic neighbour, Whitby, it is a truly magical place.