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Sandsend Cottages

The Lane, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SY England
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sandsend
The Porthole is a B&B with a difference. An independent building ensuring total privacy with your own parking spot this stunning find is unique. The large 6ft bed where you can look out to sea, nautical decorated bathroom with full bath and shower and your own kitchenette where breakfast is left for you to help yourself at a time of your choosing means a get away from it all break. The owners are on hand to give any help needed. The views are spectacular over the beach and sea towards Whitby Abbey cannot be done justice by photographs. Craigmore with 3 bedrooms has the same magnificent views and can be used with The Porthole to make accommodation for 9 people. Come and see for yourself. Craigmore welcomes dogs
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Free parking
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 55 out of 100
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agray61923 wrote a review Dec 2020
50 contributions41 helpful votes
Helen was the perfect hostess. A easy check in to very clean unique and stylish accommodation. Wonderful touches such as the fresh eggs for breakfast. The pictures do not do it justice. Great bathroom, living area and bedroom, all the facilities you could wish for. But best of all, and priceless, was the location. Up on the bill overlooking the beach at Sandsend, and just a couple of miles along the beach from Whitby. The views of the beach and sea were wonderful, even from your bed. If you lucky, as we were, wake up to a wonderful colourful sunrise. Sandsend is obviously quieter than Whitby but has a top quality restaurant (Estbek House), cafes, shops and a great pub (The Hart). I recommend this place 100%.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Adrian P wrote a review Dec 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom1 contribution
We’ve been to the Porthole four times now and never get tired of its stunning location and the views from both inside and out. In the winter it provides a warm cosy bolthole from which to watch the sea crashing against the shore, and in the summer it’s lovely just to sit on the decking and soak up the sea air and sometimes even sun! Helen is a great host and nothing is ever too much trouble. We will no doubt be returning for another east coast adventure.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tallinthe wrote a review Oct 2020
Norton, United Kingdom31 contributions8 helpful votes
Love it! It's away from the madding crowds, tranquillity, fantastic views along the coast to Whitby, wonderful sunrises. Cosy accommodation, superb host in Helen, plenty of tips on where to go and what to see. Spotlessly clean, so relaxing. Walked to Mulgrave castle one day and along the beach to Whitby another, perfect for social distancing (strange times we're in?)
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Date of stay: October 2020
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A and A wrote a review Oct 2020
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Our weekend stay at The Porthole was fabulous. A great one bedroom apartment with amazing views of the sea from the huge floor to ceiling living room and bedroom windows. The apartment is spacious yet cosy with all the creature comforts you need for a really relaxing stay. Underfloor heating in the bathroom is great after a luxurious bath. Helen the owner is lovely and really helpful. She supplies all you need for great breakfasts - freshly laid eggs and a fab egg boiler, cereal, juice, yoghurt, bread, jams and marmalade. The Porthole is situated in a prime spot in Sandsend and we will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Jane wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The Porthole is very comfortable with everything you need, and has great views across the bay. It is a b&b but it feels like self catering as you can come and go as you wish. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandsend Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Sandsend Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Sandsend Beach (0.02 miles) and Turnstone Gallery (0.05 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Sandsend Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sandsend Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandsend Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Estbek House, Sandside Cafe, and Hart Inn.
Is Sandsend Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Sandsend.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandsend Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulgrave Castle (1.5 miles), Whitby Town Railway Station (2.5 miles), and Ruswarp Railway Station (2.7 miles).
Does Sandsend Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.