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Cosy dining next to log burner

Cosy dining next to log burner

The amazing view from your settee

The amazing view from your settee

The lounge area

The lounge area

The private enclosed garden & patio

The private enclosed garden & patio

Lounge and kitchen area

Lounge and kitchen area

Island area of the kitchen

Island area of the kitchen

Dining in the Retreat

Dining in the Retreat

Spacious dining area

Spacious dining area

You will find everything you need !

You will find everything you need !

Spacious bedroom area

Spacious bedroom area

Bathroom with separate shower

Bathroom with separate shower

The amazing view from your retreat

The amazing view from your retreat

Our new addition 'Maisie'

Our new addition 'Maisie'

Unique retreats welcome goodies

Unique retreats welcome goodies

The Amazing view from the Retreats

The Amazing view from the Retreats

Nearby Sandsend

Nearby Sandsend

Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp

Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp

Whitby harbour only 3 miles away

Whitby harbour only 3 miles away

Prosecco time

Prosecco time

Award winning deli a walk away

Award winning deli a walk away

Cosy dining next to log burner

Cosy dining next to log burner

The amazing view from your settee

The amazing view from your settee

The lounge area

The lounge area

The private enclosed garden & patio

The private enclosed garden & patio

Lounge and kitchen area

Lounge and kitchen area

Island area of the kitchen

Island area of the kitchen

Dining in the Retreat

Dining in the Retreat

Spacious dining area

Spacious dining area

You will find everything you need !

You will find everything you need !

Spacious bedroom area

Spacious bedroom area

Bathroom with separate shower

Bathroom with separate shower

The amazing view from your retreat

The amazing view from your retreat

Our new addition 'Maisie'

Our new addition 'Maisie'

Unique retreats welcome goodies

Unique retreats welcome goodies

The Amazing view from the Retreats

The Amazing view from the Retreats

Nearby Sandsend

Nearby Sandsend

Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp

Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp

Whitby harbour only 3 miles away

Whitby harbour only 3 miles away

Prosecco time

Prosecco time

Award winning deli a walk away

Award winning deli a walk away

Cowslip Retreat

Unique Retreats Yorkshire, YO22 5EP

5* Gold dog friendly romantic retreat for couples

  • Romantic luxury retreat for couples
  • Village location, amazing views & doorstep walks
  • Hamper of local produce with warm home baked bread
  • Dogs very welcome (including doggy welcome pack)
  • Great pub and restaurants (walkable)
  • Gadgets: Smart TV's, iPads, Netflix
    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • VisitEngland 5 star
    • VisitEngland Gold award for excellence

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Features

Sleeps 2

Bedrooms 1

Dines 2

Ground floor facilities

Extra baby kit

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Accepted

Enclosed Garden

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Barbecue

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Beach within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

About & Contact

5* Gold dog friendly romantic retreat for couples

Cowslip Retreat is a divine little retreat in the pretty village of Sleights only 3 miles from Whitby yet within the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park. With its cosy woodburning stove, underfloor heating, stylish open plan design and a breathtaking view of the Esk Valley from all the windows it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Home cooked bread awaits your arrival with a welcome hamper full of local produce for your enjoyment. There is even an honesty bar if you wish to enjoy a little 'tipple'.

Set on the ground floor this feels like a deluxe apartment, with romantic accents and little touches throughout which give it a homely atmosphere. Comfortably sleeping 2 and room for a cot if needed, the open plan design feels spacious, yet cosy at the same time with a generous comfortable sitting room, dining kitchen with granite worktops and free-standing island. There is a romantic bedroom area, with king-size bed and luxurious 600Thread Count white Egyptian cotton bedding, thick fluffy towels and bath robes, and complimentary Elemis toiletries - just perfect for a lazy breakfast in bed.

The bathroom is housed in a separate room and includes a large bath and walk in power shower. There is a handy laundry room housing the washing machine and tumble dryer, which also has plenty of storage space. You'll even find wellies and brollies to borrow if you want to strike out for a walk across the North Yorks Moors. It really is the little extras like this that make this retreat such a delight.

French doors open onto a stone patio area and private enclosed gardens with outside seating for al fresco dining complete with BBQ. Throw open the doors and watch the steam trains of the North Yorks Moors railway puff along below you on their way to Whitby or watch the sheep play in the field. And if you ever tire of the view, which we doubt, there is plenty of entertainment provided in the form of a Smart TV, Netflix, Blu-ray DVD player, WiFi, Bluetooth speakers, an Apple iPad and music streaming for guests use, with complimentary Apple Music, along with a library of books, games, DVD's and a bespoke guide giving you all the information you will need to complete your stay with us.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome and even have their own welcome hamper!

Member since 2015

Tel:+44 (0)7962 223582

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Unique Retreats
Yorkshire, YO22 5EP

Location & Attractions

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  • Beach
  • Castle
  • Cycling
  • Festivals
  • Food
  • Golf
  • Heritage
  • Leisure Parks
  • Museums
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  • Town
  • Visitors Attraction
  • Walks
  • Wildlife
  • Theatre

Cowslip Retreat, Unique Retreats

40-44 Eskdaleside
Sleights
Whitby
Yorkshire
YO22 5EP

Whitby, Sandsend, Robin Hood's Bay

Pretty fishing villages, with long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory.

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North Yorkshire Coast

3 miles from Unique Retreats takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages for you to explore.

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York Minster

Experience one of the top visitor attractions in York with a trip to York Minster. Regularly voted one of the most popular things to do in York

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Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall is a Grade II* listed country house in North Yorkshire, England, with a serpentine park designed by Charles Bridgeman and Capability Brown.

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Nunnington Hall

The river Rye, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the house from the village.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Beningbrough Hall

Set in the Vale of York, within easy reach of Harrogate and Leeds, Beningbrough Hall is the perfect location for works from the National Portrait Gallery.

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Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park.

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Malton Harvest Food Festival

Bringing together everything that makes Yorkshire such a foodie favourite, the Malton Harvest Food Festival unites land and sea in the market square every September.

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Radford's Butchers and Deli

A few minutes walk away from your cottage is Radford's Butchers and Deli. Voted in the top 50 best local food shops by the Independent.

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Saltburn Food Festival

Every July, Saltburn’s town centre transform into a huge food and drink celebration. You’ll be treated to over 150 scrummy street food stalls

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Whitby Beer Festival

Sample the best beer and cider Yorkshire has to offer at the Whitby Beer Festival in July every year,

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Whitby Golf Course

There are wonderful views along the coast between Kettleness and the iconic Whitby Abbey and views inland towards the rolling North York Moors. Where ever you are on the course

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Jorvik Viking Centre

Over the past 30 years JORVIK has revolutionised the heritage attraction experience, bringing the past to life like never before.

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Flamingo Land

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National Railway Museum

A visit here goes way beyond railway memorabilia. Immerse yourself in the home of Iconic Locomotives. Free entry.

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The Plough, only a walk away

A walk away is the Plough serving home cooked food and cask ales, but is famed for it's most hospitable welcome to all our guests and their 4 legged friends.

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The Wheatsheaf Inn

A short drive away at Egton, gastro pub with restaurant and bar. Booking recommended

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The Star in the Harbour, Whitby

Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome, now returns to his hometown of Whitby.

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Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors

Goathland is a very picturesque village. Its train station is part of the NYM Railway and was used as the station of the station of the Hogwarts Express

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Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located within the North York Moors National Park

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Whitby

With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-famous steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday.

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Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England.

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York

York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster

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Runswick Bay

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations

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Staithes, fishing Village

A village lost in time built on fishing with a history going back to the Bronze Age, encompassing Captain Cook,

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York Minster

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

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Eden Camp

Eden Camp opened as a museum over 30 years ago in 1987, in the buildings and grounds of an original World War Two Prisoner of War Camp.

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May Beck and Falling Foss circular

On your route, you’ll see the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall and the babbling May Beck. There are shallow waters for paddling, and a lovely tea garden to treat yourself in.

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Falling Foss

May Beck and Falling Foss. If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it.

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Hayburn Wyke

Perfect for picnics and a day of exploring. Combining beach and woodland, this 4.5 mile walk between Whitby and Scarborough is a hidden gem not to be missed.

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Staithes and Port Mulgrave

Staithes is a lovely little fishing village just 10 miles outside Whitby and has lots of great walks of varying lengths that you could set out on.

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Ravenscar

Discover the town that never quite made it on this 3-and-a-bit mile walk up on the cliffs at Ravenscar. It forms part of the famous Cleveland Way route

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Circular walk around Whitby Abbey

5 mile walk takes you to some of the great tourist spots in and around Whitby. You’ll start in town and work your way up along the cliffs to Whitby lighthouse

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Goathland walk

For any Heartbeat or Harry Potter fans, this 3 mile walk is perfect. Starting in Goathland you’ll get to see the gorgeous Mallyan Spout waterfall and little village of Beck Hole.

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Cleveland Way

With fabulous views, castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves this 109 mile long trail has the lot.

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Whitby to Staithes

Voted as the Best Pub walk in England: Whitby and the cove-hidden villages along the North York Moors National Park’s coastline are some of the country's most picturesque places.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is also home to amazing walkthrough enclosures which allow you to get closer to the animals than ever before!

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Bempton Cliffs

This is life on the edge - the sights, sounds and smells of soaring and swooping seabirds combined with panoramic sea views is unforgettable.

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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Discover fantastic live events at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Hosted fantastic artists including Elton John, Status Quo and many more.

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Whitby Pavillion

Hosting a wide variety of acts and performances on the cliff top at Whitby

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Reviews for Unique Retreats

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Meet the owner

Joe and Geoff Ellis

Joe and Geoff and our labrador, Maisie who we adore, have 5 holiday cottages next to each other which can be let separately or all together. Our original property the Piggery has been painstakingly renovated. Our other cottages also proved to be a labour of love, hard work and sheer determination. We have exceptionally high standards which shows in the quality of interiors and our attention to cleanliness. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests are our main priority. Our guest comments are proof of this. These are really very special properties, ideal for friends and family to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The icing on the cake are the stunning views from all properties over the Esk Valley and the North Yorkshire Moors. We have a continued refurb programme making sure all our cottages are in exceptional condition and contain our extra special touches whether you are just enjoying a break with us or celebrating something extra special.

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Other cottages at Unique Retreats

From £310
  • Built in 1819, The Piggery
  • Large glazed balcony
  • The Piggery balcony and view !
  • Spacious dining and Kitchen area
  • Relax in the 2 lounge areas
  • The large inviting lounge
  • Towards the large kitchen area
  • A restful area to soak up the sun
  • Ground floor master suite
  • Luxury ground floor ensuite
  • Charming fireplace in bedroom
  • Luxury bedroom with ensuite
  • Luxury king size bed with ensuite
  • Playtime in the Sea for Maisie !
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The view from your doorstep
  • The 5 cottages of Unique Retreats
  • Sandsend, 3 miles away
  • The very special view !
  • Nearby Whitby harbour

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Open your lounge onto the balcony !
  • Welcome to Cowslip Cottage
  • The luxury entrance hall
  • The view from the lounge - WOW!
  • A cook's dream !
  • Open plan dining all can enjoy
  • Luxurious settees to snuggle in
  • The large lounge and inglenook fire
  • Roaring fire on cold nights
  • Spacious first floor landing
  • Master suite with ensuite shower
  • Master bedroom & freestanding bath
  • Bedroom 2 with King Size bed
  • First floor bathroom
  • Twin beds can be made to Super King
  • The balcony to enjoy the view
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The amazing view from all windows
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • Rowing boats at nearby Ruswarp

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • The large lounge area
  • A village location and a view !
  • A cook's Dream !
  • Enjoy large open plan dining
  • Comfy settees to snuggle in
  • Log burner when it's cold out
  • The view from your lounge
  • Enjoy with friends and family
  • Ground floor bathroom/cloakroom
  • Master bedroom and ensuite
  • Freestanding bath in master suite
  • Bedroom 2 with Kingsize bed
  • Twin beds can also be a Super King
  • First floor bathroom
  • The view from your doorstep
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • The View from your cottage
  • Nearby Sandsend
  • Rowing boats at nearby Ruswarp

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Cosy dining next to log burner
  • The amazing view from your settee
  • The lounge area
  • The private enclosed garden & patio
  • Lounge and kitchen area
  • Island area of the kitchen
  • Dining in the Retreat
  • Spacious dining area
  • You will find everything you need !
  • Spacious bedroom area
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • The amazing view from your retreat
  • Our new addition 'Maisie'
  • Unique retreats welcome goodies
  • The Amazing view from the Retreats
  • Nearby Sandsend
  • Rowing boats to hire at Ruswarp
  • Whitby harbour only 3 miles away
  • Prosecco time
  • Award winning deli a walk away

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £310
  • Kitchen and Island
  • The amazing view from the doorstep
  • Patio area and private garden
  • The Lounge with patio doors
  • The log burner and dining area
  • The Island off the kitchen
  • The kitchen
  • The bathroom with separate shower
  • The romantic bedroom area
  • Tea for two
  • The Retreats kitchen area
  • Unique Retreats welcome goodies
  • The View from Unique Retreats
  • From your doorstep it's amazing !!
  • Maisie - Playtime in the sea!
  • Doggy welcome hamper
  • Close by lovely Sandsend
  • Nearby Whitby harbour
  • The view from your doorstep
  • The local deli, up the road

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*Dogs Welcome*
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)