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Sandsend Cottages

The Lane, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SY England
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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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The Lane, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SY England
Sandsend Cottages
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Joanne p wrote a review Jan 2024
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What a lovely place to stay would definitely recommend, situated in a tranquil area of Sandsend, only a ten minute drive into whitby, property was lovely and clean and well maintained, host was welcoming, warm and friendly, can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Nomad60306830079 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We have never met such a polite lady Helen so attentive asking us if we need anything else asking how our day was there were fresh eggs , a choice of cereal bread butter homemade jams and a amazing fruit bowl yoghurts amazing breakfast filled us for the day thank you 3 rd time hear so relaxing easy to find with the instructions we were given .we have traveled a lot Helen gave us first class gold star treatment .we bought some gifts and bumped in to Helen she offered to take them back to porthole saved us carrying them with us thank you Helen please can we comeback
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Perfect for a relaxing get away
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Response from Helen Lloyd, Owner at Sandsend Cottages
Responded 7 Aug 2023
Thank you, your review really helps when one tries one’s best for guests, I will welcome you back for your forth visit!
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Isabella M wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The accomodation is really nice as stated in the reviews below if you don't mind the host who is unprofessional, unfriendly, unreliable and most of all mean. It says that breakfast is provided which is partly true as long as you are not too hungry. You have to beg for every addition, like a bit more butter, jam, eggs. You only get what she thinks is enough and this are very small portions of jam and butter. We had to go shopping so we didn't have to ask for butter and jam every day. We seldom got a respons to any inquiries nor did she answer the door and she never showed up. Just really unpleasant. I would never ever go back there. We have travelled in England for 3 weeks now and were always at places where we were treated friendly and with respect but don't expect that from Helen.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Don't expect anything from the host.
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Response from Helen Lloyd, Owner at Sandsend Cottages
Responded 7 Aug 2023
I am really sorry I did not meet this couple’s expectations. Please see my comment from the previous review posted before this comment. No advice prior to visit was read. I am sorry they did not like the selection of fruits, the home made jam and marmalade, I tried my best, unfortunately I was not at home when they rang the bell but I made every possible effort to see them. Fortunately if you read previous comments 99.9% of people love their stay here
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Stuart K wrote a review Jul 2023
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An idyllic hideaway, with a view of beauty. A perfect place to relax and chill. Our host was very attentive and welcoming. The accommodation is very well presented, clean and tidy. A lovely touch with homemade breakfast food. Sandsends beach is unspoilt.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay attention to very good instructions to find the Porthole. Old Whitby is worth a visit
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Responded 3 Aug 2023
Thank you so much, it was lovely to meet you. I love your comment about taking note of instructions as to how to find The Porthole- I have just had people staying who said ‘we don’t read instructions’ - they got lost, were 11/2 hours late, cross and have found every possible fault. I know you always get some but it is disheartening, it’s lovely to read either happy comments or positive suggestions Thank you
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geoff o wrote a review Jul 2023
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Beautiful location, probably best on that part of the Yorkshire Coast for views above the village to the bay and Whitby helped of course by the amazing weather. We spent 3 lovely nights at the Porthole. Being frequent visitors to Sandsend it was the finest accommodation we have stayed at. The lounge and bedroom was superb with plenty of room. The kitchen and facilities whilst small was practical along with the provisions provided. Maybe a microwave would be a useful addition but clearly space is an issue. A great find and surprising we have never found it before.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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GS wrote a review May 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom29 contributions20 helpful votes
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Perfect for a couples retreat, Porthole B & B in Sandsend. It’s near Whitby (10 mins on bus) or a leisurely walk along the beach, yet well away from the hustle and bustle of it. It’s in a league of its own, quiet and quaint with an abundance of beautiful local walks around and fantastic eateries! Helen is the most excellent host, she has such a hidden gem of a place. Our second stay, still as breathtaking, sea view from waking up, sea view when showering, sea view when having your morning cuppa. The porthole is extremely comfortable and has everything you need, Helen provides a good breakfast of fresh bread, jams, eggs yoghurts and fruit! The pictures do not do justice, it’s really a must visit. I cannot praise this place enough, everyone should visit! For eating out, Fish cottage for takeaway is amazing lovely seating outside just wrap up warm. The Hart inn is a busy pub downstairs but a fantastic restaurant upstairs, please book ahead for this place, food does not disappoint, plenty of choice and cooked beautifully. There are two cafes along the beach, tides, serving pizza, ice cream and a few home bakes breakfast until 11am Our favourite was sandside cafe, serving full English breakfasts (all day for late risers) paninis, doorstop sandwiches. Scones, cakes, ect. Whitby is 10 mins on the bus just make sure you check if there’s any events on we accidentally turned up during goth weekend and it was unbearably busy, so we left and walked back to sandsend via the beach found a lovely cafe along the way serving the best hot chocolates! It’s a gorgeous walk. I would always pick staying here over Whitby, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve B wrote a review May 2023
Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our third visit to the Porthole, and it is always a delight. Helen is accommodating and helpful. The cottage itself is in a great position with extensive views of the sea and, in the distance, Whitby. As there are no close neighbours, if you are wanting peace and quiet away from it all, this is the place for you. One thing to be taken into consideration is that the Porthole is half way up a fairly steep hill and there are a few steps to be climbed, but, apart from that, it is an ideal base to explore the North Yorkshire Coast.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elena S wrote a review Apr 2023
Corsica, France4 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Porthole. The views are stunning, the location is ideal for walks and sightseeing, and the apartment is impeccably equipped and furnished. Helen is a fantastic host: she gave us privacy but was available when needed. We also really enjoyed the breakfast with home-made jams. We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sheila190748 wrote a review Apr 2023
Huddersfield, United Kingdom28 contributions16 helpful votes
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It is the perfect hideaway with amazing views. Beautifully designed and thought out - a little gem! The kitchenette is particularly impressive - small but perfectly formed! Personal touches appreciated also - what a fruit bowl!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Keri F wrote a review Feb 2023
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What a great location, beautiful views, fantastic sunrises and a lovely host! Having a cold end to a great day out on the bikes was also met with a heated floor in the bathroom and was a touch a bliss! A delightful breakfast and great recommendations for local spots to, walk to and places to eat, made our short break stress free and very comfortable!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandsend Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Sandsend Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Sandsend Beach (0.04 miles) and Foss castle (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandsend Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
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.