Sleights Village Attractions

Click here to seem more! Sleights, although a small village has some wonderful shops to explore, as well as churches and play areas.  There is a bus service just across the road from the cottage that will allow you to explore further afield, for information on this see our Attractions page.

The Railway Station

For the rail buff, during the summer months the North York Moors railway steam train passes through Sleights before continuing to Grosmont and Pickering. Trains are available all year round into Whitby and Pickering and beyond.

The Post Box Cafe

The Post Box Cafe started serving customers in Sleights in December 2016. It occupies, as the name suggests, the site of the old post office in Sleights, which has now moved across the road and is incorporated into the Spar. There is a small car park next to the Cafe, and a bus stop. The … Continue reading The Post Box Cafe

The Grocery Shop

The Spar shop, which is open like most Spars fairly long hours contains most things the holidaymaker might need at short notice. It also now houses the Post office, as a separate counter service, and there is a Free to Use Cash machine in the store.

Bothams Bakery

Bothams is a famous bakery company in North Yorkshire. This shop is certainly worth exploring, and is often busy. As well as fresh bread and cakes you can also purchase some lovely gifts for those back home – and of course delicious nibbles for your stay!

Salmon Leap Pub

The Salmon leap resides at the bottom of the village, bordering the river Esk, and is near the station.

Radfords Butchers and Delicatessen

Radford’s butchers is a fabulous butchers shop, with all manner of fresh meat, plus chilled ready to cook meals, cold meats, pies and other deli items.

Perry’s Garden Centre & Cafe

Perry’s Garden centre you will find at the bottom of the village, over the bridge and turn right. Along with the usual array of plants and gardening paraphernalia you will also find a small riverside cafe, which serves lunches and tea and cakes. There is plenty of room to sit and watch the rowing boats … Continue reading Perry’s Garden Centre & Cafe

The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn is the most convenient pub for the cottage. Over the years it has been regularly frequented by those staying with us, and usually they report good food and a nice atmosphere. If you dont fancy the walk, there is free parking.

Sleights Village Hall

The village hall, is a busy village community space. Its worth checking the notice board, as there are often events taking place that will be of interest to the holidaymaker. For more information, check their website:

Sleights Play Park

Walk down the road, and take the first right and follow it round to the Sleights Play park.  Full of up to date play equipment, and with benches offering a view to Whitby and the Abbey on the cliff top its a lovely way to while away half an hour with the kids.

St John the Evangelist Church

St John’s church is situated at the corner of Coach Road, A169, and Iburndale Lane, near the bottom of Blue Bank.  The regular Sunday Sung Eucharist (Appleford) is at 10.30a.  On a 5th Sunday: United benefice service taken in rotation at each church in the benefice. There is no regular Junior Church as yet, but … Continue reading St John the Evangelist Church