Sleights Village (rhymes with ‘No flights from the heights will ever land in Sleights’)
Sleights is a long, thin village on the A169 York to Whitby road, about 3 miles from Whitby.
A very steep hill called Blue Bank brings the A169 down from Sleights Moor to the upper (Southern) end of the village and then the road continues downhill to Sleights Bridge across the River Esk. Although this main road can be busy one, Groves Dyke Holiday Cottage lies about 200m away from it, on a very minor private drive surrounded by trees.
Sleights boasts a Butcher (multi-award winning Radfords Butcher and Delicatessen), a Baker (a branch of Whitby’s traditional Botham’s Bakery) and… sorry, no Candlestick-maker as yet, but there IS a small Spar General Store, a village Post Office, a Cafe and a very good Fish & Chip Shop. In Briggswath (even closer to Groves Dyke) there is the River Gardens (mid-March to October only) with small garden centre, putting and cafe.