Cottage in Sleights, Nr Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - situated in 'Heartbeat' country, close to the Moors and Coast
About Beverley Harrison
Originally we bought "Inkwells" as a place to which we could retire in the village where my husband grew up and where his family still live. However, work and family commitments have meant that this branch of the Harrison family has remained in Essex and will do so for the foreseeable future!
Beverley Harrison purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Beverley Harrison chose Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby
As a family we have spent many happy holidays ourselves in "Inkwells", sometimes bringing friends and family from Essex to explore the local countryside. "Inkwells" is a quirky property, having been converted in the 1970s when the school closed its doors for the last time to a family home and it has reinvented itself a few times since then! It is a comfortable and homely place for a holiday and most of my bookings come from visitors who return year after year. It appeals to family groups of 3 generations or groups of walkers who I hope find that it is good value. The village of Sleights is a friendly place and it is really handy to have an excellent butcher, baker and well-stocked Spar shop within walking distance. Whitby itself is a delightful seaside town and there is now a Park and Ride facility between Whitby and Sleights. When in Sleights, we always enjoy going to Ruswarp where it is possible to hire a rowing boat and visit the little cafe or the garden centre. Flamingo Land is a good day out for the youngsters and if you like a bit of adventure, there is a superb "Go Ape" course in Dalby Forest and also bike trails. There is always so much to do in the area and never enough time! So, whether you are looking for an active energetic time or just want to chill out, I hope you like "Inkwells" as much as we do.
What makes this Cottage unique
On a chilly evening, just light the fire and have a cosy night in. How about a table tennis tournament? You could try visiting a local pub on quiz night or, I think, unique to this area, a Dominoes Drive - very sociable and won't make a big dent in your pocket!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great size plenty of space
Fabulous weekend. Lovely cottage.
Great cottage for a large party. Very clean and comfortable.
We had a lovely weekend away. Plenty of space for a large family with little ones. Thank you
We had 4 young children and their parents with us. The children absolutely loved the house and thought it great for hide and seek. I loved how clean and well equipped it is and comfortable. Hope we'll be able to return.
Thank you for your positive comments. Hope to see you again when you decide to visit the area in the future.
Very good week stay
With its location and facilities Inkwells is a ideal place to stay for days out on the coast and the North Yorkshire countryside.
Lots of places to visit and things to do that will keep everyone happy, whatever your preferences are.
Cottage is full of character and very spacious .
Really enjoyed our time there, and glad we chose inkwells for our stay.
Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Sleights and found plenty to see and do. Do come and visit us again!
Our Yorkshire's unforgettable experience in an excellent cottage in the lovely village of Sleights
Lovely, large, clean and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful and peaceful village located in a fantastic area like Yorkshire coast, very close to Whitby! Friendly, kind and very helpful owners - the Family Harrison! We wish to thank especially Beverley for the detailed information, explanations and warm welcome each time when requested! Many thanks for the both interested books about Yorkshire - Heartbeat and the book with the photographs of the Yorkshire's past which we would order if we could find them here in London. Friendly neighbours /at Nr 3/! We enjoyed very much our stay and we will be pleased to return again soon! Strongly recommended to other visitors! Best wishes! Teofana and her family and parents
Thank you so much for your comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Sleights is 4 miles from Whitby and the nearest beaches.
Durham and Tees Valley Airport - approximately 40 miles. Newcastle Ferry port - approximately 1.5 hour's drive away. Hull Ferry Port - approximately 1.5 hour's drive away.
Whitby - 4 miles, Robin Hood's Bay - 7 miles, Scarborough - 20 miles, York - 45 miles, Staithes - 10 miles, Pickering - 17 miles, Flamingo Land - 22 miles, Goathland - 6 miles, Sandsend - 6 miles, Malton - 25 miles.
The village of Sleights has a post office, baker's shop, butcher's/delicatessen and a well-stocked general store. There are two pubs, both within walking distance and serving reasonably priced meals. If you enjoy fish and chips, Eskdale Fisheries offers an eat-in or take-away service. Both the Parish Church and the Catholic Church are close to 'Inkwells' and a 20 minute walk down through the village will take you to the Methodist Church. The Riverside Garden Centre and tea rooms are well worth a visit. In the nearby village of Ruswarp, you will find Miniature golf, pitch and putt and a centre for hiring rowing boats. Just 4 miles away is the bustling fishing town of Whitby where you will find an abundance of eating places to suit every taste and pocket. Well-known high street names rub shoulders with little specialist shops, making Whitby a great place to explore. Climb the 199 steps and visit Whitby Abbey, seek out the Dracula connection and go on an organised evening walk - if you dare! Whitby offers opportunities for sea-fishing and boat trips around the bay. Steam train enthusiasts will want to ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - steam trains currently run from Pickering to Whitby and the villages of Goathland and Grosmont are well worth visiting. Further afield are the delightful fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay with their steep streets, quaint cottages and cosy pubs. If you like white knuckle rides, a visit to Flamingo Land theme park and zoo is a must. For those with an interest in World War II, a visit to Eden Camp, near Malton will prove fascinating to both young and old alike.