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Old Town Retreat

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1064720)


Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Review(s)

  • Roger

    “This property should come with an age warning, not suitable for over 50s very narrow stairs (24)over 4 flights to the bathroom and NO handrail, it is also at the top of a very narrow and very Steep road, impossible to park in anything other than a small car.”

    I am 81 with knackered knees and chronic COPD .sincerely Roger Pryor

    I am 81 with knackered knees and chronic COPD .sincerely Roger Pryor

    - Roger, July 2024


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Second-floor snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • On-street parking
  • Rear enclosed yard
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled within the centre of the seaside town of Scarborough is this beautifully appointed and spacious cottage, enjoying three floors of contemporary elegance and just moments away from two sandy beaches.

Within striking distance are a number of attractions and activities that all ages will enjoy, making Old Town Retreat an excellent find for groups of families, friends, beachcombers and avid ramblers to call home a while.

Soak up the coastal town soundtrack and ambiance before pushing open the front door to reveal the sitting room, where the sofa and accompanying armchair invite you to relax and unwind at the end of a bracing day, with a TV providing the evening’s entertainment.

Take the far door to discover the kitchen, a bespoke suite with several modern touches and all the appliances one would need to cater family-favourite recipes and prepare picnics for the beach days ahead.

Whilst the entire group can enjoy each other’s company at the dining table with a tipple or two, the second-floor snug room makes a perfect hideaway for sneaking in a moment’s peace to delve into a good book or for the younger guests of the group to watch the latest box set on the TV.

The first floor landing grants access to the two bedrooms, the master suite notable for its elegant décor with quality linens draping across the double bed and the second bedroom features a twin layout with good storage space, perfect for children or a set of friends.

Continuing to impress is the family bathroom, placed on the second floor, where the Velux windows overs views across the seaside town and a roll-top bath allows you to savour a moment of relaxation at the end of a fun-filled day.

From the doorstep of the cottage, a plethora of places to eat and drink await you, ranging from classic Yorkshire roasts, to fine restaurants serving up the freshest supply of local seafood and cool cafés, where you can refuel after a day by the seaside.

Meander the winding streets lined with local shops so that you can pick up any essentials as well as any gifts to take back home, before venturing to one of the two beaches, which are overlooked by the towering Scarborough Castle, a former medieval royal fortress.

Within the town are an array of activities to suit all ages, including Alpamare Water Park with its indoor pools, an outdoor infinity pool and a gigantic wave pool and the famous Peasholm Park, with its stunning oriental gardens is also well-worth exploring.

Be sure to catch a show at the Open Air Theatre or if you are visiting with children, be sure to catch a glimpse of exotic fish at SEA LIFE Scarborough or relish in a day out to Luna Park.

Further afield, you could venture to the beautiful town of Whitby, home to the famous 199 steps up the ruins of Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's Dracula or avid ramblers can hike along the Flamborough Headline Heritage Coast or discover the North York Moors National Park for more outdoor adventure.

If you are looking for an action-packed break, look no further than Old Town Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Pickering 17 miles; Whitby 20 miles; York 40 miles.

Popular since Victorian times, the vibrant seaside town of Scarborough retains many of its original fine buildings, parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle which overlooks the town. North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children. There are a number of child friendly activities and many excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. Scarborough is a great location for outdoor activities, with golf courses, lovely coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing. Add to this all the usual seaside entertainment and bustling promenades located close to the beach and Scarborough is the destination with something for everyone. Ideally situated for touring the coastline and the moors, Scarborough is an ideal base for a fun-filled break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas