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1 Church Cottages

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Cloughton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage just outside Scarborough highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stay in a lot of cottages all over the UK and the first thing to say is that in our experience, this was in the main a very nice cottage."

    It was well appointed inside with most of the things that you could want for a stay. The furnishing was mostly comfortable with plenty of space in the living areas. The mezzanine reading area was a nice feature. The cottage is very close to the main road which may not be ideal for everyone. We didn't like the kitchen seating so much, as plastic chairs, whatever the quality, are always uncomfortable, especially without seat pads. The bathroom was adequate in size although rather "closely" fitted and it is starting to show signs of wear that could do with attention. For example, the basin tap head was slightly loose and the short flush for the loo didn't work properly. The toilet was heavily stained, and is in desperate need of a descale at least. PLEASE... put a lock on the bathroom door. As friendly as guests may be, privacy in the bathroom is usually a priority for everyone. The shower worked fine if you like the style that you stand under. If you don't want wet hair then you have an issue. The alternate spray head was just hand held, with the bracket in a fixed position. That's not convenient to use and a bracket that can be adjusted directionally would be much better. The bedrooms were fine, with double beds being comfortable and good quality. The attic room has very low ceilings so mind your head. Wardrobe space is shared between rooms, which may not be for everyone, but hangers and coat pegs are also provided in the attic bedroom. The wardrobe is on the mezzanine floor. My biggest problem was with the very low hanging light fitting in the living room. If you are 5ft 2 in or below you are fine, any taller and this is a serious hazard. I'm over 6ft and have the bruises on my head from this light to prove it. Some people may consider this a health and safety issue for a rental property and in my view it should be removed or replaced. Sykes may like to address this with the owners. We didn't use the central heating so can't comment on that although the water was always hot. I did notice that there was no fuel provided for the wood burner although not needed by us. We were also disappointed at being requested in the cottage welcome book to remove bedding covers on departure. When I rent a cottage if I spill something I expect to hoover it up, however, I also expect changing bedding to be done by the cleaning crew as that's the service I pay for, not be part of that crew myself. 1 Church Cottage is lacking a visitor's book where others can make comments and recommendations on attractions or good eateries in the locality. Parking is tight but do-able if you back in away from the stone steps. A re-think of where the dustbins are kept is also needed, as not only are they in full view of the main living room windows of no 2 church cottages, but they also seem to be a convenient place for the local dog walkers to deposit their little plastic bags. ! The website photos that support this cottage need to be updated as several features have changed and are not completely as advertised in the photos. It's a nice village and convenient for exploring the coast either on foot or by car. There's also a good bus service for both Scarborough and Whitby if you don't want to get continually stung for parking fees. Local pubs were OK, better beer at the Red Lion . The Blacksmiths Arms does food but in my view it was just ok but unimaginative. Their beer was lacklustre and overpriced. There is a really nice Pub about a 45 minute walk up the "cinder track" . The Hayburn Wyke Inn. Nice beer garden. You can also visit the Hayburn Wyke waterfall about 20 mins walk away from the pub, if you are physically able and preferably before sampling the ale. Would we recommend this cottage and would we stay here again ? Yes definitely.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jun 2023

  • "We stayed Friday to Friday in early May and had a great time in this little cottage."

    The kitchen had everything a self catering cottage could need. The living room is cosy with a really comfy sofa. The fire is a nice touch (and down the road is a tree surgeon who sells bags of wood for 10 pounds) and would make the room super cosy during the winter. The bedrooms are also cosy and pretty quiet considering the property is on the main road between Scarborough and Whitby. On that point its a really good position to get to lots of places. 15 minutes into Scarborough and about 20 minutes to Robin Hoods Bay (must see) and 30 minutes to Whitby. You can also walk to the coast from here. Its 1 mile roughly to the coastal path with views over the bay (can't get to the beach due to sheer cliffs but great views). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely look to book again should we decide to return to the area at any point.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage excellent base for walks on the Cleveland way nice pub had everything we wanted maybe a few logs and kindling for the first night would be good but heating was very good so not a big issue."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous definitely the wow factor!"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and very comfortabley furnished,enjoyed our stay we will be back."

    only down side the centre flush on toilet decided to get stuck inside the larger flush button. The little court yard garden could do with some TLC.

    Thank you for your feedback. Really glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. I only took ownership in early June and am still getting sorted with gardeners etc (I'm overseas working for a few months). Rest assured it is in hand and should be resolved in the next week or so for future bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing, couldn't wish for better."

    However, the parking space was quite difficult because there were 4 large wheelie bins. Also the noise of the traffic was a bit disappointing. Very busy road, we didn't know the cottage was so close to it. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cloughton.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage situated in a great location."

    Perfect for accessing many of the beautiful beaches on the North Yorkshire Coast. The only negative for us was that although the advert states that pets are allowed, it should be clear that dogs are actually only allowed downstairs which means they’re confined to the kitchen and lounge. This was a problem for us as we have two very small dogs who are used to having free roam of our house and sleep in our bedroom.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and the local area. The detail around where animals are permitted is noted and we will amend our description for future guests and would look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2022

  • "The place is beautiful, clean, comfortable, actually a home away from home."

    M y family loved it, they want to go there again.Well done Sykes!!!

    Reviewed by Rumbidzayi5.0Jun 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor four poster bed, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with gas hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with FreeSat, TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Garden area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please soft close the toilet seat as forcing it closed can cause damage

The property

Enjoying an idyllic position between the majestic North York Moors National Park and the dramatic coast where you will find the resort town of Scarborough is this 18th-century, Grade II listed, semi-detached abode, which dates back over 200 years, 1 Church Cottages.

Boasting three floors of contemporary styling, this spacious accommodation is perfect for a family seeking a relaxing holiday to this corner of North Yorkshire.

Upon entering the cottage, be presented by a stylish kitchen, complemented with rustic slate floors, 18th-century beams, glossy cherry cabinets and vintage aspects, where a Range cooker takes centre stage along with the contemporary appliances required to cater for yourselves for the duration of your family holiday.

Gather your loved ones at the dining table, perfect for planning the next day’s adventure or opening up something chilled to celebrate a wonderful break to Yorkshire.

Beyond here is the inviting sitting room, where during the winter months the woodburning stove is most welcomed as you curl up and tune into the 42" Smart TV, with FreeSat or DVD player, and look out to the pretty Victorian church.

Alternatively, head up to the first-floor snug/games room which provides an additional seating area, oak features, a marvellous glass banister and dual aspect windows, ideal if you seek an hour’s peace and quiet for delving into a good book before heading to bed.

On this floor you will also find a country-cottage style double bedroom and a characterful family bathroom with 18th-century beams, full travertine marble tile and a porcelain, soft close toilet seat, whilst on the second floor lies a four-poster bedroom with air conditioning and views out to Cloughton Woods, providing varying sleeping quarters for you and your loved ones.

To the outside, there is an off-road parking space as well as a quaint garden area, providing a delightful spot for a refreshing beverage during a summer’s morning or a balmy evening to catch the final glimpses of sunshine.

A short stroll through the village of Cloughton with a selection of pubs boasting a welcoming atmosphere and a delicious dining menu to match.

For those feeling energetic, find a number of outdoor activities upon the North Yorkshire Moors, as well as a superb coastal walk upon the Cleveland Way where you will be met by Robin Hood's Bay and the resort town of Scarborough along the way.

Scarborough comes with a whole host of attractions to suit a family of all ages and tastes, including sandy beaches, a castle and the SEA LIFE centre.

1 Church Cottages promises an action-packed getaway for the whole family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Scarborough 4.8 miles
  • Ravenscar 6.3 miles
  • Robin Hood's Bay 11.6 miles
  • Whitby 14.8 miles

Cloughton lies just under five miles north of Scarborough, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Home to old cottages lining the main street and more modern developments behind, the village boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional to bring a charming atmosphere to all its visitors, as well as offering a welcoming farm shop where you can pick up any essentials and two pubs on the main street and two on the outskirts. Close by is the popular 'Cinder Track', a disused 23 mile long railway track, that's now used for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is easy access to the Cleveland Way, a long distance trail that hugs the cliff top as it winds its way to Hayburn Wyke, a rocky cove with a waterfall and inn, Robin Hood's Bay and beyond to the north and south to Scarborough. Popular since Victorian times, this 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. There are plenty of outdoor activities within easy reach too, with golf courses, coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing, offering something for every taste. Ideally situated for touring both the coast and countryside, Cloughton is an ideal base for a fun-filled break at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas