We don’t need the summer sunshine to enjoy a beachy getaway – especially when we have cute country cottages like The School House on our doorstep.

Pack up the car and make your way along the Yorkshire coast to the beautiful little fishing village of Sandsend where you can take in the beauty of the beach, enjoy the crisp ocean breeze and luxe it up in a lovely cottage sleeping six in three stunning bedrooms. Sandsend has a long stretch of beach, a number of great foodie spots and a world class day spa. What more could you want?

In keeping with all things luxurious, we suggest that you make The School House your home for the weekend. It’s just a stones throw from the beach and despite its rural setting, it’s only a few miles north of the very vibrant seaside town of Whitby.

This beautiful, white-washed retreat is decorated with cosy, comfortable furnishings and it’s perfect for those who love to feel the sand between their toes or take in the fresh, sea air. Whether you’re checking in for a cosy winter weekend, celebrating a family occasion or getting a holiday in the diary to make the most of the great British summer in the coming months, this is the ideal spot to get that away-from-it-all feeling while still being moments from all the action.

You might want to cosy up by the wood-burner, tuck into a delicious dinner at the dining or simply make the most of the fact that the beach is just moments away from your front door. Whatever the occasion, we love this little spot for a fabulous friends and family get-together.

Inside, the interior takes on a New York loft apartment meets seaside chic approach. The property retains much of its original character but with a 21st Century makeover keeping it up to date and looking fresh. You’ll find simple black, white and wooden furnishings will splashes of colour and brooding seascapes thrown in for good measure. It’s a tranquil hideaway embracing everything we know and love about being by the ocean. The beautiful open-plan living area is the heart of the home. It’s a sociable space comprising the dining area, sitting room and kitchen.

You’ll find three gorgeous bedrooms, two on ground level and one upstairs. There’s a double bedroom on the ground floor as well as a super cute twin room with two single beds – perfect for the little ones. Both bedrooms share a family bathroom on this floor. Upstairs, a generous sized double bedroom boats a luxurious en-suite bathroom complete with a bath for soaking after a long day walking along the beach.

This home away from home also boasts a beautiful lawned garden. With the sounds of the crashing sea in the background, it’s about as peaceful as it gets.

What’s more? Just next door to this delightful cottage you’ll find a boutique bar and restaurant serving bespoke brunch options, light bites and slap up meals.