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Londesborough Cottage

(Ref. 975764)

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay at the cottage."

    This place has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in a nice quiet area. The cottage is within easy driving distance of Scarborough and is ideal for anyone looking for a holiday that is quiet, but within easy reach of Scarborough and the fabulous North Yorkshire moors. Definitely value for money and this is our third visit and yes we will be returning Mat, Nat and Oliver

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely property, very well maintained and with many decorative items that made the cottage feel homely."

    We have stayed in dozens of cottages over the years and this is certainly among the best. The fish and chip shop in Seamer is outstanding - light, non-greasy, crisp batter; firm, fresh fish; light and fluffy chips

    Reviewed by M5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing property, thank you."

    We would love to re book and come again next year! The property had everything we needed and the location was perfect for exploring the local area. Seamer had all the services we needed and the local shop was amazing. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very nice cottage real home from home,,everything you could wish for is provided."

    hope to return, in the future. Sandra and Philip

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was very well equipped and comfortable with good decor and cleanliness."

    Reviewed by Charles Edward5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely quiet location but not far from local amenities and plenty of walks in the local area."

    This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we will definitely be back again. It has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable home from home cottage."

    Well located for the coast or inland exploration. Local shops and pubs in Seamer were also very good and well worth a visit. Only negative point is the overgrown vine over the main entrance which is getting out of hand!!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage in a very good position for visiting the coast."

    Not dog safe outside if your dog wanders.Just room for one car to park then table and chairs by front door to sit out (not much space) no privacy from next door .The let down for us was kitchen space as there was no where to store anything we filled up the work surfaces with things.Also we didnt expect to have to start and defrost the freezer box ,which as we were chipping ice out found some frozen fish in there !.The lounge ,bedroom and bathroom were great the house was warm,unfortunatly wouldnt stay again but did enjoy our week.

    Reviewed by Iain3.8Oct 2022

  • "Our stay was very comfortable and warm."

    Some suggestions.Oven and hob controls difficult to read for us oldies and we would welcome a grab rail in the shower. Trailing plant needs trimming at entrance door to improve visibility and avoid wetting us going in and out when raining.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is located on a quiet street."

    A good location for trips around Yorkshire. Beach and Moors all within 1 hour drive. A home away from home.

    Reviewed by Wilfred4.7Jul 2022

  • "We left our feedback with the owners who provide a review book to fill in at your discretion."

    It was as described and whilst dog friendly did not smell of dogs like we have found at previous cottages.Books galore on the shelves and an eclectic mix of what some may call clutter. The decor was beginning to look a little tired in places.Lots of electric appliances in the kitchen with just a small freezer compartment in the fridge and very little room to store your shopping(Several noted the same in the cottage reviews) If it were not for having a dog I would stay at a Premier Inn or similar as it costs less. We would stay again though with our dog and would definitely recommend the cottage but explain the caveats mentioned earlier

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8May 2022

  • "A beautiful, clean cottage set in a perfectly peaceful location for us and our dog Chester."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was literally down the road from our family so a perfect location for us. As stated the garden/terrace wasn't enclosed, but this was no problem as there were plenty of places to take our dog on lead when he needed to go outside. We were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely bottle of wine and biscuits for us on arrival plus a lovely jar full of dog treats/biscuits for Chester! We had everything we would need for a comfortable stay. Thank you for making our stay so perfect...we would love to come back again next time we are visiting our family in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Apr 2022

  • "It has been many years since we have used a holiday cottage and enjoyed this short stay."

    The good weather helped was a bonus. Our only crititism was the Chesterfield sofas were not that comfortable. As dog owners this was an ideal location to be based with good dog walking and Cayton Bay Beach a short drive away.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Just what we needed for our first family holiday with our 8 month old pup. Just to note though through Sykes it said to check out at 10 however on the information book in the cottage it advised at 9. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Feb 2022

  • "This is a great little cottage beautifully decorated and comfortable in a lovely quiet location"

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Dec 2021

  • "Property is great and such an ideal location for exploring the local area."

    It’s a cosy retreat which has everything you need to hunker down in the evening. I the property is dog friendly which we took advantage of this year as we had our pup jasper with us.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely quiet location."

    Spotlessly clean. Everything we needed was there. Great base for exploring nearby.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2021

  • "The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful coast and countryside Go ..."

    The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful coast and countryside Go to Walkers in the next village best fish and chips we’ve ever tasted The owners have thought about practically everything to create a home from home Perfect

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location,ideal for touring the east coast."

    The cottage is very well equiped,especialy the kitchen,just like ahome from home. Whilst we were there we had a slite proplem in the bathroom and it was solved right away by the owner (good service).The owners should be very proud of thier property.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "Although the address said Main Street it was on a lovely quiet road, yet so near village facilities."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "Seats in lounge a little uncomfortable ( we are in our 70s and 80s) and found they offer little firmness for “tired old backs and knees” Excellent kitchen just lacking a small larder cupboard."

    All minor in the grand scheme of things! Absolutely superb location and great for getting around. Good eateries all dog friendly and great Chinese and fish and chip shop close by.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, spacious and comfortable, well equiped, it was also well positioned for travelling to Filey, Robin Hoods Bay, Pickering and other lovely places."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean property."

    Had a brilliant holiday. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Property was well looked after and we felt so safe being there with all that’s going on at the minute."

    It was the perfect little break for us. The owners must take pride in the place and it shows.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is fabulous, there is everything we needed."

    The location is perfect for Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Bridlington and the North York’s Moors.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was just the fact that there is no garden."

    Earlier reviews did mention that the garden is not enclosed, but it is no way a garden more a parking area with a table and chairs

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "We know what to expect with Sykes and we got exactly what we had expected, a cottage of the highest standard."

    The cottage was spotless, possibly one of the cleanest we have ever been to with an abundance of materials to keep it so. It is full of almost everything you would need with a lot of extras which was useful. One of the best things for us was the double bed was so comfortable . There were a couple of things we could have done with but leaving a note for the owner is always best as everyone is different. The cottage is in a quiet location but close to the amenities of a supermarket and post office in the next village and Scarborough itself. The parking was good, we have a large car and that fitted perfectly. The small courtyard garden was perfect for our dog and as advertised it isn't enclosed and it is very dark at night. There is a great outside table and an abundance of chairs. The attention to the overall detail in this classic cottage is perfect and almost anyone could have a great stay. If I have one observation it would be that the Chesterfield sofas look great but in reality we found them uncomfortable BUT this is just our opinion . This cottage makes a great get a away and bolt hole for anyone and in current times knowing that great care has been taking in its cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday in spite of virus and weather."

    Such a lovely bungalow, a home from home, Poppy our dog loved it too, new walks, new people, everything so exciting. Have booked again for next spring and already looking forward to it

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely , home from home it was immaculate and in a great location to visit the beautiful countryside around it."

    On arrival to the cottage there was a lovely gift of chocolates and Cider which was a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend this cottage we could not fault its any way.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Relaxing in the sunshine."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful well equipped cosy cottage."

    Beds very comfy with lovely good quality bedding. Lots of local walks and friendly pubs with restaurants. Also a lovely garden centre within walking distance. Well based for visits to the seaside or countryside. Will definitely be coming back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Outside area not dog friendly as there is no gate or fencing to secure your pet."

    also no sitting area as the area is taken up by the car

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Feb 2020

  • "We have had a wonderful time at this cottage."

    It’s simply beautiful and very well equipped. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Thank you very much for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2020

  • "This was the 3rd Sykes cottage we have enjoyed in the past 9 months and in all cases we have been impressed."

    We will definitely use Sykes cottages again in the near future

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2020

  • "This cottage was the best we have stayed in it was So nice we didn't want to go ..."

    This cottage was the best we have stayed in it was So nice we didn't want to go out it was nice to light the fire and get nice and warm on a cold night we will be booking this cottage again and also it had all the things you wanted

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "Arrived on a rather cold day but the welcoming cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make it feel very homely and comfortable almost too comfortable. The property was exceptionally clean too. We’ve talked about booking for next year as it’s ideal for visiting such a beautiful area. Would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday cottage to anyone .

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage which is ground floor accommodation, was larger than expected."

    It was very clean and smelt very nice. There was masses of equipment, books and general bric a brac, so much so that it could almost be called cluttered. The guide to what was available locally was one of the best we have seen and we made full use of it from dog walks to local restaurants. We expected the garden area to be fully enclosed, but this was not to be; however it made the off street parking completely viable although had it been a larger car it might have proved difficult. Overall we thought the cottage was good value and we would recommend it most highly.

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage set in a lovely village,the cottage is a good Base for visiting the surrounding area."

    The cottage is so comfortable that you settle in straight away and is delightfully furnished and if you get some sunshine like we did the courtyard is very nice to sit out and at night when it goes dark the courtyard lights up looking very pretty.Defiantly would recommend 10/10

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have enjoyed many holidays in the Dales and Lakes over the past 10 years or more."

    We found Londesborough Cottage to be the best equpped and most comfortable cottage we have visited so far and don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet 'away from it all' break but within easy reach of many of Yorkshire's fine towns and villages. This is not your average dog friendly cottage, this is a well appointed home that has been well maintained. The cottage is ideal for a couple or small family (we were a party of 2 adults, 1 child and 1 dog) and we were surprised at how quiet and peaceful it was at night. We have probably never slept better whilst on holiday. The owner provided useful information in advance to make sure we got the most from the week and we were lucky in having hot sunny weather for most of the time. Sykes were as efficient as ever from the initial booking through to making sure we had all the information we needed. Needless to say, we will be booking Londesborough Cottage again next year.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with very good quality furniture and fixtures."

    The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you needed for cooking. The owners had thought of everything even providing chair's for the beach, shopping bag and umbrella,s.plentyof DVD's and games.The courtyard area was quite small when used for carparking but still room to sit out. The cottage was in a quiet area of the village,but had supermarket,3pubs/restaurants and fish and chip shop within 15min walk.

    Reviewed by Olive5.0Jul 2019

  • "It’s the first time we had been to North Yorkshire and the cottage and the area we stayed in was perfect."

    The cottage was absolutely perfect and comfortable for our weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "We tend not to book dog-friendly properties but were delighted with the standard of cleanliness and comfort."

    The small outside seating area was not very appealing as farm vehicles used the adjoining track making it quite dusty. Otherwise the cottage was very well equipped with ample kitchen utensils and crockery and helpful information leaflets in the spacious lounge. The location was convenient for exploring the coast and Moors, with a good shop and several eating establishments in Seamer, also a park and ride bus service a few minutes drive away into Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, the cottage was absolutely wonderful it far exceeded our expectations, it is fully fitted out with every thing you need for great holiday and a very comfy bed to sleep in after a hard day of site seeing, the local people are very friendly and the area of North Yorkshire was lovely with wonderful scenery and loads of things to do."

    We will be rebooking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was much nicer than it looked on the website, which I didn’t think was possible."

    It really did exceed expectations. We have a dog and normally dog friendly cottages are less impressive than this one. The owners pay meticulous attention to detail and provide you with the type of comfort you get at home. The kitchen is stocked with an abundance of crockery and utensils you want for nothing. Large walk in shower which is amazing. Beautiful beds which are exceedingly comfortable. Cottage easy to commute to seaside villages and town and provides you with an amazing base

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "A Golden Retreat."

    We could not have chosen a more perfect cottage to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. Comfort, amenities, location and access to country and coast. The folder of local information, events and recommendations of places to visit. We could not fault anything, more than home from home ,exceptional. We have enjoyed a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "Had the most amazing week at Londesborough Cottage."

    From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and at home and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to call home. An eclectic mix of furniture, tasteful decor and lovely artwork and accessories makes for a warm and cosy retreat to really get away from it all and unwind. Great location - close enough to amenities and attractions to visit but more importantly conveniently situated to enjoy the peace and quiet. We spent our days out and about but enjoyed our evenings cooking dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and then relaxing with a drink or two. Slept longer than usual in the warm, comfy beds too. Would highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone and everyone (but not before we've rebooked for ourselves!) Thank you to Bob and Claire and everyone else for a perfect week......and the wine and cake x

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

  • "It was a home from home a really good base for us to visit surrounding area and the cottage was so lovely if the weather had been bad (which it wasn't ) we would have been happy to stay in and not worry about the weather."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2019

  • "Charming cottage in a lovely quiet road."

    The cottage was so nice, lovely furniture, beds and pictures on the wall. We loved it. Certainly want to return next year.

    Reviewed by Maggy5.0May 2019

  • "This is the nicest cottage we have yet visited."

    Couldn't fault anything about the accomodation and the location and facilities are everything you could desire. We would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2019

  • "Quiet location but the village was very friendly, pubs nearby did lovely food, ..."

    Quiet location but the village was very friendly, pubs nearby did lovely food, very close to Scarborough but far enough away to enjoy the country side, cottage very well equipped lovely and cosy, home from home, enjoyed everything from comfort to relaxing, and very clean will definitely go back had a fab holiday

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2019

  • "This pet friendly cottage was beautifully presented, it certainly had the wow factor."

    The location was perfect for visiting the beauty spots and attractions of North East Yorkshire. We were however unaware that this cottage had no secure outdoor area when we made our booking.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely , loved ,character cottage ."

    Our dog could sense the positive atmosphere and was so happy. Excellent location for sight seeing and just short walk to local pubs which are dog friendly and serve food. Locals helpful and friendly. On our list to revisit.

    Reviewed by Karen Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage is wonderful."

    Felt so homely . just what we needed . we wanted relaxation and that's what we got . they've thought of everything .it's a very charming place with equistive attention to detail, the books , the art the original features high ceilings etc all add to the charm. The need was comfy. The shutters were bliss to catch up on some sleep. We will be back. Only issue was the washer wasn't working when we arrived which had a note on it.. I'm a lighter traveller clothes wise and tend to use the washer in a cottage .it was not a big deal in the scheme of things. The area is quite .pubs shops etc are a 10 min walk away. Dog walking is good .it's near many attractions to visit. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Londesborough Cottage is a beautiful, cosy cottage ,fully equipped with everything you need and more."

    The owners have made every effort to make you feel as if you are staying in a real home, not just a holiday home. We loved that they had put up Christmas decorations, which after arriving in the dark and driving through awful weather, was lovely to come into. Bob and Claire emailed us before arriving at the cottage, with lots of information about the cottage, the area, ie local places to eat and a map in case your sat nav failed, which ours did, so that was very much appreciated. We would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends, in fact already have, and we are sure we will be returning. Lynn and Paul Treble

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2018

  • "Considering this is a pet friendly cottage we were absolutely overjoyed with the standard of presentation."

    The decor was superb and tasteful. The overall facilities and utilities were lacking of nothing. We will be returning when hopefully there are no storms forecast. Even so the cottage is well situated in a village with excellent pub grub and proximity to many walks and moors. Thanks to the owners for providing such an "excellent" base to holiday from.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "Thank you Claire and Bob, Your cottage is beautiful and your attention to detail meant that we wanted for nothing."

    In addition to this, we really enjoyed our stay exploring such an outstanding area of Yorkshire with Percy, our greyhound. Gaynor & Geoff

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped, ideal location with pubs, a shop and garden centre all within walking distance. Loved the map and instructions the owners had left of a local walk around the fields which became my morning walk with the dog. Have already recommended to my parents to book!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2018

  • "Loved the little extras - welcome gift, tea, coffee and milk, logs for the fire."

    Also as it was Halloween there were pumpkins at the door!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2018

  • "We found difficulty opening a window, also no egg cups and tin opener u/s."

    ..but on the whole excellent cottage ...and would book again point I noticed that there is only one point of exit , the kitchen door is that normal?

    Thank you for comments. Since receiving your feedback, egg cups have been added to the property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the near future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken4.1Oct 2018

  • "Spending a week in this cottage was a sheer pleasure."

    It is cosy and exceptionally clean, with everything, and more, you'll need to enjoy your stay, The little touches made by the owners made us, and the dog feel very welcome. The village is quiet and friendly, far away from hustle and bustle, but near enough to visit many sites and attractions. We will not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage and surroundings."

    we were pleasantly surprised when we entered the property. the only problem myself and wife experienced was the chesterfield sofas.we found them uncomfortable . the double bed was top notch so comfortable. loved all the extras to many to list. congratulations to Bob and Claire the owners.

    Reviewed by Allan4.4Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was perfectly situated to enjoy the North Yorkshire Moors and coast."

    It is a lovely quiet location and very comfortable and relaxing. Everything you need for a perfectly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single (there is also z bed for flexibility so the property could sleep 4)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Small (not enclosed) patio area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Please Note: No EV Charging at this property.

The property

This pretty cottage sits among the peace and quiet of Irton on the outskirts of the village of Seamer; a characterful accommodation with an inviting welcome and charming feel.

With tasteful décor and high-quality throughout, you will be delighted to base your family holiday here.

The galley kitchen layout works well with the space, benefiting from lots of useful appliances and a breakfast bar.

Just off from here lies a single room, an ideal little hideout for a child to get lost in their fun and games.

Step across the hall to find a lovely, spacious double with a feature fireplace adding character to a bright and airy room.

Stroll on to the sitting room which exudes bags of charm and elegance with plush leather sofas and distinctive furnishings; sit and enjoy a read of the morning news or enjoy a good film together in front of the open fire.

The high ceilings really open up the room and the grand mirror above the fireplace adds class and style.

At the side and back is an elegant driveway and small patio area lined with quaint details and beautiful plant pots.

This property is ideally located near the village of Seamer which hosts an array of local shops, a few pubs and restaurants.

Scarborough, the vibrant seaside town, sits four miles away, providing its North and South Bay with stunning stretches of golden sandy beaches, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Castle and coastal walks along the Cleveland Way.

This is the ideal place for a relaxing week.

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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.

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Please Note: No EV Charging at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas