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Laurel Cottage, Sandsend, Whitby

Offers In Excess Of £800,000

4 bedroom house

Fisherman’s cottage in the heart of an historic seaside village on Yorkshire’s Heritage coast with lovely views and beautifully appointed living space over three floors.

This charming stone-built cottage dates from 1730 and sits within a terrace that fronts the village beck as it tumbles down to meet the sea, providing lovely views across the sandy bay. It has been in the same family for the last sixty years and has been extended and refurbished to a high standard, providing beautifully appointed living and bedroom space over three floors. Laurel Cottage is ready for immediate occupation.

The origins of the village hark back to the booming alum industry when East Row was united with Sandsend to become a single village. Now firmly at the heart of the most sought-after stretch of Yorkshire coast for property buyers, historic Sandsend is a coastal gem for owner occupiers and holidaymakers alike.

Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen dining room, utility room, cloakroom/wc, principal bedroom suite with bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, house bathroom

Front garden, rear walled courtyard garden, balcony/roof space

  • Grade II listed terraced house within the heart of a thriving, seaside village
  • Georgian property with plenty of character and modern facilities
  • Over 1500 sq ft of versatile accommodation
  • Completely restored and refitted in 2014/2015
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor with insulation standards enabling renewable energy in the future
  • Superb connection between inside and out, ideal for al fresco dining
  • Pretty front garden facing the bay and seaside views
  • Superb village facilities within strolling distance
  • Whitby accessible by car or on foot
  • Ideal second home or holiday let
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The property is accessed by a garden gate that opens onto a front garden with a colourful herbaceous border, ideal for sitting out and enjoying the views of the bay.

The south facing rear courtyard garden is fully enclosed and private. It makes a superb extension to the kitchen, providing ample room for sitting out. In addition there is a good sized, first floor balcony /terrace overlooking the courtyard. There is public parking on the road immediately outside the cottage and a reserved space can be rented in the car park from the Mulgrave Estate.


Sandsend is a small seaside village with multiple facilities including a gastro pub, fish restaurant, superb café, shops, regular bus service and doctors’ surgery. An 18th century stone bridge crosses East Row Beck descending gently towards the sea from the privately owned Mulgrave Woods that rise behind the village. The A174 skirts the coastline, connecting Whitby to the north, a five minute drive away (or 25 minutes’ walk along the beach at low tide). Whitby is a fine old seafaring town of national renown that sits at the heart of the Heritage Coast surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North York Moors National Park.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: exempt – listed Grade II

Services and Systems: Mains gas, electricity, water, drainage. Gas central heating.

Fixtures & fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Directions: From Whitby take the A174 coast road to Sandsend. The road turns inland and Laurel Cottage can be seen on the left opposite the bridge.

Local authority: Scarborough Borough Council 01723 232323, North York Moors National Park, Sandsend Conservation Area

Photographs, particulars and showreel: July 2022

NB: Google map images may neither be current nor a true representation.

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