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The School House Sandsend,

Sandsend, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Simply divine North Yorkshire property sleeping six guests - perfect for family holidays
  • An old school house, staying true to its roots in façade only
  • Clever use of design, creating a homely and aesthetic space
  • Crisp, clean colour schemes exuding peace and tranquillity
  • A real family home which even welcomes your canine companions
  • Superb setting yards from the beach
Property code: G0161

Enjoy a unique escape and sit in the lap of luxury with your loved ones in this dreamy coastal haven backed by the North York Moors.

Set in the delightful village of Sandsend, this fantastic property is less than 200 yards from the beach. Head a hundred yards or so to Wits End Cafe, pick up a tea-to-go and head off along the sandy beach to fill your lungs with fresh, salty air. Stretching all the way to Whitby, you can walk the whole length of the beach (a good 2.5 miles) if you would like to. With numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and activities available in both Sandsend and Whibty, the cottage is well served by conveniences and amenities. For inland walks, head 11 miles away to the North Yorkshire Moors tallest waterfall, Mallyan Spout, completing the 3-mile round-trip from Goathland village.

A truly inspiring space, this property will be a hard one to leave. Immediately impressive with its traditional facade it is both attractive and inviting, infusing loft-style chic with beach chalet vibes. Heading inside, the first place to see is the beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its double height ceiling and New England-style panelled walls. Cleverly re-purposing unusual objects and combining them with luxurious furnishings and pretty details, the space's crisp tones and interior design are a total dream. For quieter days, the lounge enjoys plush sofas, a wood burner and a TV with SKY and DVD player, perfect for relaxation. Venture into the kitchen area where a lovely surprise awaits: a welcome hamper full of goodies. If you fancy yourself as a cook, the kitchen will not disappoint. With plenty of worktop space to work your magic, there is also a double oven and hob, large fridge for storing the essentials (food and fizz), a double sink and plenty of equipment. After a day's sightseeing, you will certainly look forward to a good night's sleep. Home to three bedrooms, each member of your party has somewhere to snuggle up at the end of the day. The first two bedrooms are on the ground floor: one with a king-size bed and another with two singles. In addition to the bedrooms, there is also a family bathroom on the ground floor, including a bath with shower overhead and heated towel rail. Upstairs you will come to the final bedroom. Set in the eaves, the upper floor has a slanting roof, as well as deep steps leading to both a separate lounge area and an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom itself has a double bed and the en-suite comes complete with its own bath, perfect for soaking your muscles at the end of the day.

Outside a large lawn is the perfect place for the kids and dogs to let off steam whilst the grown-ups make use of the outside seating.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with bath with shower overhead, 1 en-suite with bath
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Fridge, double oven and hob
  • TV/DVD
  • MP3 docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub and pub within 0.5 miles
  • Please contact us for Christmas and New Year bookings starting on alternative days to the preferred changeover on booking calendar


This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ana, 1st November 2019

Fantastic cottage. The location is ideal as you have the coast in front and yet your surrounded by stunning woodland. I would definitely go back again. The owners Rosie and Daryl are really kind and welcoming.

Reviewed by Tracey, 20th September 2019

Very spacious clean cottage in wonderful location. Great walks in woods and along beach. Only downside is the lack of WiFi.

Reviewed by Diana, 16th August 2019

Wonderful house, ideal location for family holiday. House ideal for young grandchildren.

Reviewed by Karen, 2nd August 2019

A lovely family house in a wonderful location for the perfect beach and forest holiday. We find it is great for mum and dad with 2 children and a baby downstairs and grannie upstairs.

Reviewed by Karen, 7th February 2019

Second year in a row we have been. Love the school house. Beautiful location and great house.

Reviewed by Sharon, 20th November 2018

Fabulous weekend, great property & location. Very friendly owner who was at hand for anything required. Our only concern was that the beds were a little uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest, 15th October 2018

Fab place to stay really enjoyed it, make sure you try the food from next door, we even had it delivered to the cottage! Yum. Cottage as everything you need but could do with one more comfy chair in the room for when there are 6 of you!

Reviewed by Liesa, 15th September 2018

The best self catering rental we have stayed in. The location is outstanding with total peace and quiet, easy walk to the clean, long, long sandy beach that stretches to Whitby. Our host was available if we needed anything but respected our privacy that was most refreshing. The welcome gifts were very much appreciated. The accommodation is spotleRead moressly clean and fresh smelling (unlike a cottage we rented earlier in July that smelt of dogs), it is bright and airy with secluded spots to sit back and relax on the wicker garden sets and enjoy the sun. The sofas are really comfy and clean and the bed linen was of high quality. As we like to cook on holiday some newer non-stick pans would have been appreciated but overall the kitchen is well stocked with equipment and has a large fridge freezer and great cooker. The downstairs bathroom was fantastic with a good shower and large bath. We highly recommended this accommodation for a holiday. This will be our 'go to' UK rental. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 1st September 2018

We had a wonderful holiday and have booked the schoolhouse again for summer 2019.

Reviewed by Megan, 1st July 2018

On arrival the outside of the cottage was completely overgrown and dirty, garden furniture covered in bird poo and bbq completely unusable. Inside the floor is absolutely filthy and ripped in parts. I appreciate this cottage is dog friendly but do not expect to be covered in other peoples dog hairs, the cottage was not cleaned thoroughly, dishwasheRead morer was still full of pots and pans ect and had to wash utensils before use as they was all dirty.Beds like rock, need replacing. Only plus was that the bedding and towels were clean.The owner was no where to be seen throughout our entire stay, the fridge was faulty and I left her numerous voicemails and she never even bothered to ring us back. The cottage is in a lovely location but we would never return. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart`, 23rd June 2018

Sandsend is a great location and cottage ideally placed for both beach and woodland walks. Would happily returnCottage internally was good and well furnished but outside was a great disappointment and in need of TLC. First impression was poor.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest, 16th June 2018

Beautiful house in a stunning location. Such a shame the courtyard is so neglected, overgrown with weeds and dirty broken decking. Still enjoyed our 2nd stay at the School House though. I'm sure we will return...

Reviewed by barbara, 29th May 2018

9...Single beds mattresses saggy, needs new. Downstairs bathroom needs a bathmat.

Reviewed by Christine, 5th May 2018

Me,my husband and Pilot our spaniel had a fabulous stay at this lovely house. We were met by the owner Caroline who showed us around. The house is very spacious and well equipped . It had everything we needed for our weeks stay.. it is well furnished and comfortable with great views and visits from the resident pheasants. It's a stones throw from tRead morehe beach and there are great walks to enjoy. We had a meal in the Woodlands hotel next door which was excellent. The photographs and description of this holiday let do it justice and are a true representation of the house.We loved our stay. It was restorative and comfortable and we felt at home as soon as we walked in. We started our holiday right from the 'get go' and were ad to leave. 5* from us. Hide

Reviewed by David, 29th April 2018

Great place to stay with fantastic facilities.

Reviewed by Karen, 28th April 2018

Set in a beautiful valley a short stroll from the beach, very peaceful. The house could be amazing however in need of a much needed make over in parts of the house. Disappointed that it wasn't very clean in parts no a great amount of detail spent on this. The welcome basket is a great touch. Can recommend the Sandside cafe by the beach for breakfasRead moret. My dig loved the beach nearby. Overall first time to whitby it a a beautiful area. Hide

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