Woodbine Cottage Sandsend | Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire Coast

Woodbine Cottage

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Woodbine is a charming cottage dating back to the 1800s, set in an enviable position overlooking the sea in the heart of historic Sandsend, a coastal gem on the spectacular North Yorkshire Coast. Arriving at the cottage is a real treat, it’s just steps from the expansive sandy beach, it’s located on East Row, a pretty stone terrace of old fisherman’s cottages. Open the gate to Woodbine Cottage and step into the delightful little front garden leading to the entrance, this is a lovely spot for a lazy morning coffee taking in the sea air.

Owners Lynne & Darryl have a keen eye for interior design and their skills have been used to great affect throughout the cottage, every inch has been cleverly maximised and now offers a ground floor open plan living, kitchen and dining space, the kitchen doors fold back onto a terrace garden bringing the outside in on warmer days while the first and second floors are home to the two bedrooms and house bathroom.

If you are looking for a seaside escape in one of the best locations on the Yorkshire coast, Woodbine Cottage is the place to be!

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Living Space

Woodbine Cottage has an open plan living, kitchen and dining space. The front door leads onto the living area which has a comfy sofa and armchair, a TV and a wood burning stove with stone surround, perfect for a cosy evening!


The kitchen is well equipped for cooking up tasty suppers, complete with a large range cooker with double oven, Belfast sink, cafitiere and fresh coffee, Smeg fridge-freezer, and farmhouse style dining table. There is also bench seating by the doors leading to the terrace, perfect for keeping the cook company, or reading a few pages of your novel.

Woodbine Suite

Set on the first floor to the rear of the cottage this pretty bedroom is beautifully furnished with twin beds, lots of wardrobe space and a lovely large window making it a light and airy room, also on the first floor is the house bathroom.

House Bathroom

On the first floor is the house bathroom, with bathtub and shower over, W.C. and basin. Lovely to have the option of taking a relaxing bath after a day spent exploring the wonderful coastline all around.

Beach View Suite

On the second floor is a another pretty double bedroom, furnished with a soft colour pallete and pops of colour, it also has a handy en-suite making it a lovely private retreat with far reaching views across the beach and the fabulous seascape of Sandsend, it will be hard to steal yourself away from this view.

Garden & Terrace

Open the gate as you approach Woodbine Cottage and you are greeted by the delightful little front garden, this is a lovely spot with table and chairs for a lazy morning coffee taking in the sea air. There is also a private terrace garden accessed by the folding kitchen doors, also with table, chairs and a bench, ideal for enjoying a sundowner after a day on the beach!



  • Next to the beach in the heart of the village
  • Walking & Cycling from the door
  • Serendipity, a charming gift shop which also accommodates The Healing Touch, offering holistic therapies.
  • The well-stocked Sandsend Stores is a must, it sells groceries, deli, fresh bread, dairy, newspapers, postcards, wine, beer and chocolates
  • Fish Cottage 20 yards from the beach for locally caught seafood
  • Sandside Cafe and Tides Cafe on the seafront
  • The Hart Inn serves great pub food – you can sit outside when it’s warm – or treat yourself with dinner at the award-winning Estbek House restaurant.

Exploring the Coast & North York Moors National Park

  • Whitby 1 miles
  • Robin Hood’s Bay 7 miles – end point for the famous Coast to Coast walk
  • Scarborough 22 miles
  • Runswick Bay 6 miles
  • Staithes 7 miles
  • Saltburn 12 miles
  • Brimham Rocks National Trust 68 miles
  • North York Moors Visitor Centre – Danby 12 miles
  • Surf schools in Whitby, Saltburn & Scarborough

Further afield

  • City of York 45 miles
  • Castle Howard 35 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 35 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park miles 60 miles
Good to know
  • Wifi
  • Safe, contactless self check-in
  • Front garden & Rear Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Luxury Bed linen & Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Smart  T.V.
  • Log burner including logs
  • Supermarket in Whitby, delivery available
  • General store, cafe’s, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Walking and cycling from the door
  • Parking nearby: public parking is available on street and in pay and display car parks in Sandsend, all within a stroll of the cottage. You can pull up to the cottage to unload before parking the car
  • The stairs are open so young children will need supervision and those less mobile may need assistance

Woodbine welcomes dogs.

  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage, there is a hosepipe set up for this
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required


Twin beds




First floor

Bath with shower over



Second floor

Double bed




Sandsend – The picturesque village of Sandsend lies on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline, between Runswick Bay and Whitby, you can enjoy a lovely walk along the beach to Whitby. There are fine views down the coast towards the romantic ruins of Whitby Abbey which is said to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Sandsend beach is popular with fossil hunters, fishermen and walkers.  In summer an area of the beach is zoned off for swimming.

There are plenty of beachside cafes, restaurants and a smattering of independent shops to explore.


Exploring the Coast & North York Moors National Park

  • Whitby 1 miles
  • Robin Hood’s Bay 7 miles – end point for the famous Coast to Coast walk
  • Scarborough 22 miles
  • Runswick Bay 6 miles
  • Staithes 7 miles
  • Saltburn 12 miles
  • Brimham Rocks National Trust 68 miles
  • North York Moors Visitor Centre – Danby 12 miles
  • Surf schools in Whitby, Saltburn & Scarborough

Further afield

  • City of York 45 miles
  • Castle Howard 35 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 35
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park miles 60 miles
  • Whitby Railway Station 2 miles
  • York mainline station, 47 miles, London 2 hours
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport 37 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 77 miles


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

April 2024

We had a lovely time at Woodbine Cottage, the property was to a very high standard and after a long journey to be welcomed with wine, cake and fresh flowers was wonderful!
It was so warm and cosy, everything had been thought of for a beautiful holiday cottage. We had not been to Sandsend and that area of the coast before, and are looking forward to returning, we had such a relaxing holiday.
Thank you Angela and the team for making the whole booking procedure so easy and for your quick response to our questions prior to booking. Also all information provided prior to our stay was excellent and beautifully presented.
Many thanks
Lisa x

March 2024

We had a great stay at Sandsend, the cottage was perfect and had everything for a relaxing stay. We did lots of walking along the beautiful Coast Path and used the local buses.
The booking process was very straightforward and emails replied to quickly.
Thank you,
November 2023
Woodbine Cottage is really lovely, clean, comfortable and has everything you could want including a view of the sea, couldn’t have asked for anything more,  we really enjoyed our stay there.
We hope to be visit again soon!

October 2023

Woodbine is a superb property, very quaint, lots of personal touches making it feel like a home from home. The cottage was in a wonderful location right on the beach making the morning walks with our dog easy and so enjoyable, the beach is spectacular.

We stayed here for our honeymoon and loved Sandsend, lovely quiet location and full of amazing eateries. We would love to return.

Booking with Beautiful Escapes was easy and efficient, we will definitely use you again to book.

Kaye & Simon

April 2023

We had the best time at Woodbine Cottage. The cottage was immaculate and so tastefully furnished. Lots of little details really helped our holiday to be special including the underfloor heating, the position so close to the beach, comfy beds and the little outside area ( when the sun came out! ) The beach was great for dog walking every morning. What a lovely place.

We have recommended the cottage to friends and hope one day to be back ourselves. The walk to Whitby was great fun and we also enjoyed eating at the Hart Inn and would recommend the fish platters for starters.
The service from Beautiful Escapes was excellent.

April 2023

This was a last minute Easter getaway for the family and I was delighted to find Woodbine Cottage. It was our first trip to the Yorkshire Coast and it won’t be our last.

The cottage is fabulous, just like something out of an interiors magazine. It is home from home and styled beautifully.

The location was perfect and it was nice to be just outside of Whitby. There are some lovely places to visit and Lynne left a helpful guidebook for us too. The fantastic beach is just across from the cottage and our dog really enjoyed a daily swim.

I would highly recommend a visit to Sandsend and in particular Woodbine Cottage, you won’t regret it!

Sandra and family

I stayed at Woodbine Cottage in Sandsend with my dog for a week in Sept 2022 and already have 2 further bookings planned this year. The owners Lynne & Darryl are fabulous hosts and have decorated and furnished the cottage beautifully. Excellent location opposite the beach and just a few steps away from the welcoming Hart Inn. Cosy, comfortable, with everything you need for a stress free break. Lovely patio at the back of the cottage where you can enjoy a glass of wine. Spacious area at the front to watch the world go by.Sandsend is indeed my favourite place in the U.K. and Woodbine Cottage is a beautiful home over 3 floors with stunning views.I’m very much looking forward to going to stay there again.SharonGreater Manchester