02 August 2016
Rowan Tree House in Sleights is perfecty situated for exploring the wonderful Yorkshire coast and moors, not to mention Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and other wonderful local towns and villages. We put a short video together showing some of the highlights of our local area - so you can get a feel for what you might like to experience when you visit.Read More
14 June 2016
Whitby’s remaining railway connection heads north, winding its way through the Esk Valley towards Middlesbrough where the line terminates. This is fine for a leisurely trip through some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery, and it serves the local schools well too, but it’s not great for rail journeys in other directions.
However, the Cinder Track as it is now known continues to be well used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders as it winds its way between Whitby and Scarborough.Read More
12 June 2016
It has always been our commitment to provide quality accommodation with a friendly atmosphere at an affordable price. When our guests stay at Rowan Tree House they can be certain of a comfy bed, a hearty breakfast and a cheery Yorkshire welcome!Read More
26 May 2016
Whatever time of year you visit Whitby there’s always something to do in town or nearby. But throughout the summer, as the town fills up with visitors from around the world, so does Whitby’s events calendar. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the highlights.Read More
24 May 2016
Whitby is world-famous for its fish and chips - here are our recommendations for a fish supper, lunch, or quick snack while you’re in Whitby!Read More
23 May 2016
Fish.Fillet.Feast! A special event taking place on 18th June between 11am and 7pm in various locations along the Yorkshire Coast near Whitby. Come and hear fishermen explain their industry - watch chefs prepare wonderful meals and even taste some freshly caught and barbequed fish - delicious! There’ll be traditional crafts and activities for the whole family, music, performances and exhibitions all fish-related.Read More
20 May 2016
Rowan Tree House Bed and Breakfast is perched on the edge of the Esk Valley. The River Esk winds its way for nearly 28 miles through some of the most picturesque countryside in the North of England. Sleights is just a couple of miles from it’s mouth at Whitby and is the perfect place from which to explore the route of the Esk - as it runs past the villages and hamlets of the Esk Valley.Read More
18 May 2016
We’ve listed one of our rooms on AirBnB - a bit of an experiment for us, we’ll see how it goes!Read More
17 May 2016
It would be easy to pass through Sleights without giving it much thought - or miss it altogether depending on which direction you’re travelling to the Yorkshire Coast from.
But there’s more to our little village than meets the eye. And in fact, it’s a great location from which to enjoy this part of the country without having to cope of the crowds of Whitby.
Read our quick roundup of Sleights’ highlights!Read More
14 May 2016
Head down to Robin Hood’s Bay and explore the cobbled alleyways, rocky beach and be transported back to the time of the smugglers. Enjoy the newly improved play park (if you have young children!), some fish and chips or a tea or coffee in one of the wonderful cafes - you won’t regret it!Read More