Woodcutter's Cottage - Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire Coast

Woodcutter’s Cottage

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Woodcutter’s Cottage is a beautiful, glamorous retreat set in 80 acres of woodland on the Raithwaite Estate, just a 5 minute walk from the spectacular beach in the popular coastal village of Sandsend, just a mile from Whitby.

Come and stay at this wonderful retreat by the sea and enjoy the glamour and splendour of this boutique style cottage, four guests can enjoy the comfort and luxury that abounds throughout, all of which has been lovingly created by owner Gillian who has a keen eye for sophisticated interior design. Sumptuous sofas, a romantic log fire for chilly evenings and with super comfy beds adorned with luxuriously soft linens for a restful nights sleep, Woodcutters Cottage is hard to beat for glamour, style, rest and relaxation.

Open the French doors and discover the enchanting garden with woodland and wildlife all around, sit under the pretty parasol by the babbling brook and feel restored by the tranquil, flowing water and as the day moves to evening take a seat on the terrace and gather everyone together for a catch up on the days adventures with a sundowner.

There is so much to see and do in Sandsend, with its beachside cafes, bistro, pubs and of course the spectacular beach, whether you want to dip your toes in the sea, take a bracing swim, build sandcastles, or simply breathe in the invigorating sea air it is a sight to behold. When the tide is low you can walk along the beach to Whitby and discover the history of Dracula, explore the Abbey and wander through the nooks and crannies of old Whitby town, don’t forget to try the world beating fish n chips too! 

Head inland to discover the wild beauty of the North York Moors, a walker’s paradise. Discover Goathland and its old worlde charm where sheep roam on the village green, head to Grosmont and take a ride on the steam train, an exciting journey of discovery as you travel through the heart of the North York Moors National Park. 

 Children aged 10 years and over and babes in arms are welcome. 

  • Building and excavation works are currently taking place at the entrance to the Raithwaite Estate

 

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Butler's Cottage, Woodcutter's Cottage, Gamekeeper's Cottage and Little Beck Cottage are four separate cottages in the same location, they can be booked separately or together for larger groups.

PROPERTY DETAILS

Kitchen & Dining

The kitchen and dining space is beautifully presented, keen cooks will appreciate the spacious and well laid out design with everything you need for cooking up your favourite holiday food, with the convenience of a built in electric oven, full size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The generous dining table is perfectly placed, so everyone can be together to enjoy the chit chat and catch up on the day’s adventures by the seaside 

Living Space

 The sitting room is rather special, it invites you into a haven of charm, luxury and relaxation, Gillian has given a lot of thought to the decor and has cleverly blended her unique, glamourous style with comfort and practicality. Take a seat on the sumptuous sofa with plump cushions and stay cosy by the wood burner on chilly days and when the weather is kind open the French doors onto the terrace and garden, listen to the tweets and hums of the wildlife and let the soft swish of the babbling brook soothe you. 

 

Cloakroom

There is a handy ground floor cloakroom with W.C.

Woodcutter

Retreat to this sumptuous, elegant en-suite bedroom and enjoy a restful nights sleep under soft, luxurious linens, wake up refreshed with views out across the garden and the woodland and start your day in the heart of nature by the sea.

Babbling Brook

With a soft, restful colour palette this en-suite bedroom welcomes you in for a relaxing and restorative night’s sleep, wake up refreshed to enjoy the wildly beautiful North Yorkshire coast.

Terrace & Garden

The enchanting garden is beatufully arranged with a raised terrace and lots of beautiful plants, the lawned aea runs down to the brook where Gillian has created a wonderful relaxation area with comfortable seating and a pretty parasol, the perfect spot to steal away with a good book or for simply taking in the sounds of nature and wildlife all around. The terrace from the sitting room offers a table and chairs, perfect for morning coffee and planning the day ahead and al fresco suppers.

Exploring

Sandsend

  • Ten minute minute stroll to the beach and village
  • Walking & Cycling from the door
  • The Wild Hart near the bridge by the beck offers a delightful selection of vintage pieces for the home plus beach-inspired accessories.
  • Serendipity, a charming gift shop which also accommodates The Healing Touch, offering holistic therapies.
  • 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 2 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
  • Flight of steps to and from the cottage
  • Wifi
  • Private off road parking
  • Safe, contactless self check-in
  • Terrace and large garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ grill
  • Luxury Bed linen & Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Smart  T.V.
  • Log burner including logs
  • Supermarket in Whitby, delivery available from Sainsbury’s
  • Cafe’s, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Walking and cycling from the door
  • Building and excavation works are currently taking place at the entrance to the Raithwaite Estate and facilities at the Estate are currently closed for refurbishment.

ROOM DETAILS

Babbling Brook

King size bed

 

Shower

W.C.

Basin

Woodcutter

Double bed

Bath with shower over

W.C.

Basin

THE LOCAL AREA

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.

Sandsend

  • Wild Hart near the bridge by the beck offers a delightful selection of vintage pieces for the home plus beach-inspired accessories.
  • Serendipity, a charming gift shop which also accommodates The Healing Touch, offering holistic therapies.
  • Fish Cottage 20 yards from the beach for locally caught seafood
  • Sandside Cafe and Tides Cafe all 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
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park miles 60 miles
Airports/Railway
  • Whitby Railway Station 2 miles
  • York mainline station, 47 miles, London 2 hours
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport 37 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 77 miles

 

REVIEWS

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

March 2024

Cannot praise this company and property highly enough.

We booked Woodcutters Cottage for my husbands birthday, as a long weekend. Just gorgeous!

We lit the log burner and were so comfy and cosy. Went to Fish Cottage for a meal, lovely!

Nice stroll around Whitby and cocktails overlooking the harbour.

Sandsend, Estbeck House restaurant was fantastic for a birthday celebration, great to social with the other diners!

Loved the fact we were so close to the sea and the beck flowing outside the cottage. Too cold to sit out but would be beautiful in warm weather for breakfast, reading a book or chill time in the evening and drinks.

Cannot praise this company and property highly enough, really hope we can book again soon! Beautiful Escapes were a pleasure to deal with.

Tracey & David

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