Idyllic Dog Friendly Retreat, the perfect romantic hideaway

Cowslip Retreat is a deliciously stylish Retreat all contained on one floor overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Designer fabrics, Farrow & Ball paints and gorgeous furnishings combine to create a luxurious bolthole with the most amazing views across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and towards Whitby and beyond.


This gorgeous little Retreat is in the pretty village of Sleights, just minutes from Whitby and the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. With its cosy wood-burning stove, set ready for you to light, luxurious open-plan layout, exquisite furnishings,  underfloor heating throughout to keep you toasty and warm on the chilliest of nights, and a view that takes your breath away. Great care and attention has been given to the design and colour scheme used, giving this cottage a calm and peaceful ambience. If you haven’t had a chance to make it to the shops yet, the goodies on arrival and the honesty bar are a welcome sight.

Welcome Goodies

Includes warm freshly baked bread, bottle of wine, locally produced Jam, butter, milk, Yorkshire Tea, coffee, sugar and locally made cake on arrival.
Friendly owners to greet you and then leave you in peace


SMART TV, Netflix, Apple iPad and Apple Music, Open fire, quality fabrics and furnishings, honesty bar.


Birdsong, pheasants, partridges, sheep, clip clopping of passing horses, distant church bells.

Nearest Shops

10 minutes walk away.

Nearest Pub / Restaurant

5 minutes walking distance, and you will be sure of a friendly welcome and log burning fire.

Useful to Know

Cowslip Retreat is in Sleights, one of the North Yorkshire Moors villages and is surrounded by sheep-filled pastures, ancient woodlands and tinkling streams.

Wellies, brollies, binoculars, torches, iron/ironing board, washing up liquid, cloths and scourer, kitchen cleaner, dishwasher and laundry tablets, kitchen towel and tea towels, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, liquid hand wash, cling film, foil, condiments, are all provided for your use.

  • Private Parking
  • EV (electric vehicle) charging point available for you to use
  • Bike Storage

What’s Nearby

Fish restaurant and pubs serving home cooked food within a 5 minute walk away. Shops, bakers, butchers and Deli, within 10 minutes walk. Close to sandy beaches and coastal paths, set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Beautiful walks and cycle trails from your doorstep.

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The wood burner is perfect for those cooler nights when you can snuggle into the luxurious soft furnishings, or just relax with a good book and a glass of wine

Maybe you would like to use the Apple iPad and bluetooth speakers for streaming your favourite music choice with Apple music, or watch some classic movies on the SMART TV with Netflix – the choice is yours! Double french doors open right back so you can drink in the views.

  • Separate laundry/drying room-perfect for drying coats and boots after a day exploring the Moors.
  • Underfloor heating and log burner set ready for you to light.
  • Close to sandy beaches and coastal paths for walking and cycling.


The open plan plan living allows you to share your time together. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including a Neff gas hob and beautiful cookware, all you need to create a romantic supper or a delicious lunch to enjoy in the garden. Gorgeous details like granite work surfaces, an island painted in F&B Dix blue, delicate crystal glasses, Emma Bridgewater pottery, Wedgwood crockery …everything to make your holiday feel special.

A laundry room housing the washing machine, tumble dryer and other housekeeping things is provided for muddy clothes after long walks or cycles or sandy beach towels.


Button backed linen king-sized bed with pocket sprung mattress and thick topper and luxury 600 thread count linen, gorgeous throws and cushions, make this a bed to dream in.


Luxury bathroom with large bath, separate shower enclosure, heated towel rail and underfloor heating, fluffy towels, dressing gowns and Elemis toiletries

French doors lead out to a sheltered patio, covered by a canopy with lights in for night time, and leads onto the private garden which has exquisite views of the countryside from every angle

Watch the deer in the field, or a partridge hop into your garden. There is an abundance of wildlife.

Enjoy al-fresco meals

Plan your day with coffee, or enjoy a glass of fizz while watching the North Yorkshire Moors Steam train puff along in the valley below on its way into Whitby.


Nearby farm shops and delis have an array of local produce if you feel like firing up the charcoal Weber BBQ.

Cowslip Retreat is located to the rear of Cowslip Cottage and is accessed via a gently graded path with two sets of steps with handrail along the way and garden area to side.

Button backed linen king size bed with pocket sprung mattress and thick topper and luxury 600-thread count linen, gorgeous throws and cushions.

Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £30 per week or short break, per dog.

Dog Friendly Information Page

Doggy Day Care or Boarding

Just a short distance from the cottages is a local doggy day care and boarder the Happy Hounds Pet Service, should you require to book prior to your arrival. You can contact them on 07835 889731

Happy Hounds Pet Service

Suitable for babes in arms only
A travel cot (bring your own bedding) and highchair are available.

  • There is private parking for 1 car.
  • EV (electric vehicle) charging point available for you to use.
  • Bike storage is also available.

The house is fully WiFi connected so you can keep in touch with the outside world if you need to and make full use of the SMART TV’s.

Friday or Monday, short breaks available all year except Christmas / New Year. Call Joe or Geoff Ellis at Unique Retreats on 07962 223582 at anytime for more information.

Quick Check Availability

This calendar is just a quick guide to what availability we have for this cottage. If your dates are available (in Green) then please click the yellow button below to book.

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