The Lake House

Sandsend, Yorkshire Coast

  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)

You can book this property from:

  • £2800 per week
  • £400 per night
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 king/super-king beds
  • 2 double beds
  • 8 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.6 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack provided
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Lake House

Description: Raithwaite Estate



The nearest bus stop is: A174 public, 500m

The nearest train station is: Whitby, 4km

The nearest food shop is: Costcutter, 2km

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Hart Inn, 1.8km

The nearest petrol is: Spar, 2.3 km

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby, 3.5km


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site

For what sized cars? All

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  8

The parking surface is: Tamac

Distance to the property from the parking: 10m

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: 10m

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: 125cm

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 0


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 1

The doors widths are: 90cm

Keyhole height: 100cm

How many steps are there to the entrance:  0


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Wooden

The door widths are: 160cm

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Fixed



The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: 160cm

The worktop height is: 90cm

Is the oven set high or low? Aga - low

The fridge height is: 140cm

The freezer height is: 80cm

Is crockery stored high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 3

The number of steps between floors is: 16

The flooring is: Carpet - wooden

The door widths are: 75cm

Bed sizes are: 5ft, 6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: 66cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: Yes

The flooring is: Tiled


Outdoor Facilities

External areas are firm, level, sloped, stepped, gravel and grassed

Permanent seating is provided

There is outside lighting

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces

There are no footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are steep areas



Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes

Mobile reception details: None

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Both

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: Vibrating

Any other information: The lake is adjacent to the Lake House



This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.





The Lake House at Raithwaite Estate offers luxury accommodation with complete exclusivity and privacy in Whitby near Sandsend. This private house to rent is amongst the most distinguished accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast.
The property has six double bedrooms three of which are en suite. A wood burning stove, an AGA and underfloor heating throughout make the Lake House the cosiest place to be, especially in the winter months! Floor to ceiling windows provide awe inspiring views of the naturally fed Lake and the rolling Yorkshire countryside.  Suitable for all types of guest, the Lake House has been used for executive corporate retreats, TV & pop artists, large families and couples looking for grand accommodation in Whitby.
The Lake house has its own wedding licence, perfect for small, private and intimate weddings up to 32 people. The Lake House is both the perfect wedding location for the bride and family before the wedding ceremony and the romantic escape for the wedding night.
Guests of the Lake House have the option to book a private chef and butler who will take care of your catering needs.
Welcome hampers and luxury food hampers are also available to purchase prior to your reservation. The private garden with tended lawns and patio area is perfect for alfresco dining overlooking the lake.  The property has its own electronic security gate and intercom. Parking is available for 6 vehicles.
Complimentary WiFi. Guests of the cottages can take full advantage of the facilities within the rest of Raithwaite Estate.

Hallway with its own wood burning stove and stunning grand staircase leads to:
Kitchen & breakfast area: Aga and separate oven. Large American style fridge freezer, microwave.  Espresso coffee machine. TV with Freeview and DVD player. Dining table and chairs. Wood-burning stoves. French doors leading out onto the garden and patio area and the lake beyond.
Utility Room: Dishwasher and washer dryer.
Cloak room and separate washroom.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, TV with Freeview. 
En suite: Rainfall shower cubicle, bath, washbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Super king master suite, King-size bed (Zip & link, twin upon request). TV with Freeview. French doors opening onto the balcony with amazing views of the lake.
Twin washbasins, Rainfall shower, bath, cubicle and toilet.
Living Room: TV Freeview, Satellite and DVD player. Ipod Dock 
Dining Room: Large open plan dining area, dining table and chairs for twelve, with a wood-burning stove. Patio doors onto a balcony with amazing views over the lake.
Cloak Room: Toilet and washbasin.

Family Bathroom: Bath, Rainfall shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 3: King-size bed (Zip & link, twin upon request). TV with Freeview. 
Bedroom 4: Double bed, Large flat screen TV with Freeview. 
Bedroom 5: King-size bed (Zip & link, twin upon request). TV with Freeview. 
En Suite: Twin washbasins, Rainfall shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 6: King-size bed (Zip & link, twin upon request). TV with Freeview. 

Pets: Well-behaved pets are welcome.
Garden: Private garden with tended lawns and patio area, garden furniture and BBQ.
Parking: Private parking for 6 cars.
Heating: Gas central heating & wood-burning stoves.
Short Breaks: Available at this property.
Notes: Towels and hairdryer are provided.  Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is weak. 


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.


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