Hotel gardens

Our hotel in Sandsend near Whitby

A Unique coastal retreat in the heart of yorkshire

Woodland-filled grounds, a home-grown restaurant, stylish rooms and the outdoor joys of Sandsend beach and the North York Moors on our doorstep. This is Raithwaite Sandsend, the relaxed country escape with a warm Yorkshire welcome.


Freshly-picked salads, sustainably sourced veg, and fish so fresh it might as well have just somersaulted out of the sea and onto your plate: our dining room showcases the very best of Whitby and Yorkshire. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast or fine dining, you can be sure of a simple, seasonal, and perfectly cooked dining experience from our great restaurant.


Our stylish hotel rooms are cosy and cosseting making them the place to retreat and recharge during your coastal break. With comfortable beds, en suite facilities and family rooms all available, kick off your shoes, make yourself at home by gazing out at the dazzling views over the gorgeous woodlands and flower-filled gardens of our Whitby hotel. Whether you’re looking for a cosy room or a luxurious suite, at Raithwaite Sandsend we have a variety of rooms available to suit exactly what you need.


Whitby beach, the north sea, the forest, and the rolling north york moors national park: it’s all there and ready to be explored. Head out onto the waves at Sandsend with our surf school, stroll around the hotel grounds foraging for delicious tit-bits with our talented chef, or discover Whitby harbour, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby museum, Captain Cook memorial museum, a local art gallery, the moors, dales or glorious coastal walks, all available on our doorstep, here at Raithwaite Estate.

During your stay, why not, treat yourself to a piece of jewellery made from the world-famous Whitby jet – Whitby’s unique black gemstone made from decaying wood under extreme pressure. At approximately 182 million years old, jet is a coal-like substance that washes up on beaches throughout the North Yorkshire coast but is especially prevalent on Runswick Bay, Robin Hood’s Bay, and Whitby’s West Cliff.


There’s an indoor pool to lounge by, fragrant treatments to drift away to, plus a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym, if the mood takes you. Our spa is where you come to relax and restore, ready to hit the great outdoors with a new spring in your step.


Bring the brood, gather the clan, collect the colleagues and make the most of our knock-out setting. From team meet-ups in our rambling grounds, to family parties beside our staggeringly beautiful coastline, we’ve got the space, the food and the know-how to make every bash a winner.