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Puffin Cottage

(Ref. 1100894)

Cloughton near Scalby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic warm cosy cottage."

    Beautifully decorated & had everything we needed. The long garden was perfect for our boxer & the private parking space was really useful. Ideally situated for travelling to costal towns & a very short walk to two excellent dog friendly pubs (The Red Lion & The Blacksmith Arms). Would highly recommend & we will definitely be booking again in the future x

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We really do appreciate it. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Amazing holiday at Puffin Cottage again - this is the second time we have been ..."

    Amazing holiday at Puffin Cottage again - this is the second time we have been and we love it Our only suggestion would be a light at the top of the garden for when you get out of the car

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your second stay. It was great to have you back. We do have security light up by the drive but I think we need to angle it better. I’ll have a look in the dark next week and try and make it so it comes on easier :) thanks so much for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is quaint and the set up was good ideally located for walks and visits to local pubs."

    The cleanliness was not that good when taking a closer look cobwebs in many places dust on top of picture frames and internal areas of kitchen cupboards unclean.only 1 light bulb working in bedroom no replacement bulbs this was mentioned in the visitors book in November and still not dealt with no toilet brush in the bathroom and no torch under sink which would of been ideal when letting the dogs on the back yard in the dark at night and early morning. We took my mother in law who is 81yrs old so even though she is active she couldn't do the walks with us so she chilled in the cottage to watch TV.unfortunately when we got back she said she couldn't find any channels I had a look myself and no channels follow in sequence ie bcc1 bbc2 itv1 channel 4 they were miles apart and you could change channels several times and the same programme would appear needs completely re tuning in.some information leaflets were over a year old and the cleaner is a local lady and the back garden grass is cut fornightly by a company it got me thinking when was the last time the owners actually visited the cottage and checked it over thoroughly. Most disappointing thing was We stayed over the Christmas period and paid basically double the cost of the weekly cottage rate out of season and it was not decorated not a bauble in sight!!!! Felt very deflated on arrival so we went out and bought a small Christmas tree with lights. Very poor standards. Welcome pack was 1 nice touch.

    Thank you for your feedback. We absolutely could have decorated the cottage for Christmas for you if this was requested. This isn’t done automatically as not everybody celebrates the season. We did leave lots of Christmassy food and drink for you as a token of the season :) As owners, the cottage is very special to us and we visit as often as we can with our young family. It isn’t just a business venture. It is part of the family. Had you contacted us during your stay we would have been more than happy to come and change the lightbulb for you, do an extra clean and provided the torch. Our local team is incredibly responsive and we are proud of the service that they deliver for us. We are aware of the television niggles and we plan to replace it during our January visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary2.5Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful pre Christmas break and found Puffin Cottage spot on for our needs."

    Everything was just as described and more. Location ideal in a very friendly village. There are great local walks in the area and Whitby and Scarborough are easy car rides away. Having thoroughly enjoyed it so much, we returning home relaxed and recharged.

    Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had the mos wonderful week with our little dog."

    The cottage was spotless and very well put together. The little gate at the bottom of the stairs was very helpful for keeping the dog dog stairs. The area is perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire coast. Would recommend and stay again!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I really does mean so much to us. We would love to have you stay with us again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie4.7Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Puffin Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and had most of the items you needed for your stay including. It was tastefully decorated and had some nice touches. The wifi was seemed to work in most of the cottage. The enclosed garden was great and safe for our dog. The steps down to the back door are a little uneven and slippery when wet. You definately need a torch if you forget to leave the outside light on if you pop out in the evening. The parking at the rear of the property was a real bonus and although we didn't use it in November, the summer house and other small garden would be great in the summer. The stairs in the cottage are steep, but with care they are fine. We only used the front bedroom and the bed was really comfy! The bathroom is downstairs and its good size with a great shower over the big bath. The lounge is comfortable with two, 2 seater sofas and a log burner. I couldn't keep the log burner alight but was probably due to my lack of knowledge of log burners! The TV in the lounge is quite small and I found the Sky TV guide rather confusing and annoying. Puffin Cottage is ideally situated for visits to Scarborough, Robin Hood Bay and Whitby. York is just over an hour away. There are lots of interesting walks and views just a short walk from the front door including two pubs. We would recommend Puffin Cottage at any time of year but we especailly enjoyed our November stay. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely wee cottage."

    Perfectly set in the middle of so many places to visit. There's a welcome pack for the dogs and their humans. It was clean, tidy and equipped with everything you'd need. Including the forgotten items. Although we forgot a pen to write in the guest book and didn't remember to get one when we were out. The pups enjoyed the warmth of the cottage after a drizzly day. There's also leaflets for those excursions. We also contacted the housekeeper with a couple of questions. She was back to us in excellent timing and answered our questions. She was very helpful and seems really nice person.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. It means so much to us all that you enjoyed your time at Puffin and I have passed your lovely feedback onto our housekeeper who is delighted. We have also popped a pen by the guest book for future so thank you for that :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped in a very good location for touring the Yorkshire Moors and coast."

    Our three dogs enjoyed the security of the gardens and the summer house was a bonus. Plenty of local walks in the area for exercising our furry pets. We would be very happy to rebook on a future visit to Yorkshire.

    Thank you for your lovely words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Puffin Cottage was beautiful!"

    A terraced old stone cottage has been tastefully restored with high end furniture and utensils! Lovely big back garden for the dogs and walks from your doorstep. Not forgetting the lovely summer house at the end of the garden complete with bbq and picnic chairs and plastic glasses, cups etc

    Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and we hope to come back again!"

    Ideal location to visit Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood Bay. The garden is secure and clean, and the house is so cozy and welcoming. I would 100% recommend to anyone!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s so lovely to hear that you loved the cottage. We can’t wait to have you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Puffin Cottage, the facilities were spot on."

    The garden was great and secure for our 3 dogs, the only problem there was our 15 year old Bedlington Terrier had, was getting up the stone steps which are quite steep. Bathroom is lovely, shower is fantastic, plenty of hot water. Kitchen, well equipped, Lounge comfortable, Staircase quite steep and narrow, found handrail difficult to hold onto especially going down, apart from that, we had a relaxing time.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Puffin Cottage is cosy, comfortable and very well equipped, perfect to come back to after a long day out."

    It is in a great situation with plenty of walks both inland and coastal without needing to drive anywhere. Also, bus service is very good and stop is about 50 yards away. It stops outside Scarborough train station if you want to go further afield. We had a great holiday.

    We are so pleased to hear that you had a great holiday and enjoyed exploring the area. Thank you so much for booking your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a short break and found the cottage well equipped and maintained."

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your break with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0May 2023

  • "Great cottage comfortable everything you need for your holiday would highly recommend it"

    Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norma5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Puffin Cottage."

    Again, the cottage was just great, and we all had a lovely time. We especially enjoyed sitting out at the very top of the garden in the summer house (the little chateau as it became known as). The views were spectacular.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We were delighted to have you back again and we are so happy to hear you had another lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage, very well equipped."

    Excellent location for exploring coast and countryside.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Apr 2023

  • "There were only minor issues nothing drastic."

    Shelving ,cabinet or some type of storage in the bathroom would be an asset also a lock on the bathroom door. A new can opener as we had an issue with it. A lock or bolt on the outer door where the washing machine is as I didn’t feel like leaving coats in . Also the inner back door was difficult to lock I had to adjust the fittings as they were loose every time I locked the door. Also a screw driver kit needed.

    Thank you. We hope you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosamond4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage close to local amenities but not in a busy place."

    Was nice and peaceful sitting in the gardens with the sun out, there are loads of local walks and 15-20 minutes away there are plenty more including easy to difficult forest walks. The dogs also had a warm welcome and they really enjoyed the stay too. I have recommended this to friends already.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that both human and canine guests enjoyed their stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Mar 2023

  • "Excellent Cottage Clean, comfortable…."

    Everything needed for a great stay. Dogs loved it. Owner went above and beyond to ensure our stay went well.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place to be with easy access to both the sea and moores."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jan 2023

  • "An excellent week."

    Lovely cottage with all that is required.Well situated for dog walks both near to the cottage and further afield. Excellent places to eat within walking distance or short journey in the car.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Kaytee very helpful, cottage very quaint and quirky, wanted for nothing."

    Very cozy especially when log burner is on full bore. Cloughton is a beautiful little village, I have lots of ties to the village, from a young age. Will be back

    Thank you so much for your kind words Alan. We would be delighted to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and we all enjoyed our stay."

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, well presented and clean and Kaytee is an excellent owner who did everything possible to ensure that we had a great break."

    We had an enjoyable stay with the only thing that I would like to mention is that the cottage is on a very busy main road so, there is some road noise disturbance and the cottage isn't as rural as I'd thought however, that being said I would recommend Puffin Cottage.

    Thank you so much for you kind words ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great home from home cottage in a great location."

    Loved our stay and will be back.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ,comfortable and spotlesly clean, We had a lovely few days away."

    Great location.

    Thank you so much. We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a little gem."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you can imagine. It’s ideally situated for all the local resorts. It offers a lovely outside space to the back with bbq summer house seating etc. We will be visiting again in the summer.

    Thank you Paul for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and well stocked with a good sized fenced garden for our 3 dogs, however, although the owner had told me the heating wasn't working, and provided electric plug in heaters, the bathroom was cold for morning showers and the bedrooms were cold at night."

    My father being 89 did feel the cold at the cottage. There was plenty of hot water but more than a bit dissapoined with the heating. Would not book this cottage again sorry.

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review Beverley. I am pleased to hear that you thought the cottage itself was lovely and that your dogs enjoyed our lovely garden. We did try to contact you a couple of times before and during your stay to advise that we were at hand if you needed anything during your stay (extra logs, heaters etc) but didn’t receive a response. There are three contact numbers in the welcome folder and our email address too. Unfortunately the heating issue was unavoidable due to the nature of fault which was explained in our communication but this is due to be fixed next weekend. We definitely could have helped during your stay had you got in touch at the time :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley3.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Puffin Cottage."

    It's cosy, with lots of character and has everything you need for a great holiday. Super location in a pretty village near to lovely places along the North Yorkshire coast like Ravenscar and Robin Hood's Bay.

    Thank you so much. We are so delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Puffin Cottage so much, we have booked to go again next year."

    The property was spotlessly clean, with everything you could wish for. the beds and sitting furniture very comfortable. Very secure back garden with parking at the rear for two small - medium cars. The main road at the front is quite busy so we decided to park at the rear. We did have a problem with the central heating/hot water boiler, but the owner sent a plumber round straight away to rectify it. The area is good with plenty of walks and pubs nearby and a good base to explore many other parts of the Yorkshire Coast and in land attractions.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. It is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 2 car and additional roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Three well-behaved pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Scalby 2.9 miles.

This charming, two bedroom cottage lies in the picturesque village of Scalby, North Yorkshire.

Boasting a real sense of character, Puffin Cottage is a quaint escape for two couples looking to experience the wonders of North Yorkshire, including the bustling town of Scarborough just a few miles away.

Allow the chef of the group to get acquainted in the kitchen, appointed with all the mod cons required for a short break, including a large range cooker with gas hob.

Spend your down time in the sitting room, featuring exposed beams and a woodburning stove, this is a lovely spot to reflect on the day's events and catch up on some TV.

Step outside to find the enclosed garden, complete with a set of tables and chairs with a barbecue area.

Venture upstairs to the bedrooms, offering two doubles serviced by a ground-floor bathroom, offering a choice of bath and shower over so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

When you’re ready to explore, just a short walk away are two pubs, the Red Lion Inn and Blacksmith’s Arms Inn Cloughton, providing an ideal choice for when you don’t fancy cooking.

Head to Scarborough, where you’ll have an array of amenities to take advantage of, ranging from the Open-Air Theatre and the harbour, to local eateries and pubs; The Scarborough Flyer and The Green Room are popular choices.

Prepare a picnic and head to Peasholm Park, a wonderful spot to relax, explore the ruins of Scarborough Castle and delight at SEA LIFE Scarborough, which is ideal for a family day out.

There’s also the attractions of Pickering to explore, including Flamingo Land Resort, Pickering Castle, and Beck Isle Museum, and visitors can also enjoy a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as beautiful parks and gardens.

With so much to fill your holiday itinerary, look forward to a break at Puffin Cottage

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

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About the location


Scarborough 3 miles; Whitby 17 miles.

The picturesque village of Scalby lies just 2.5 miles from the seaside resort of Scarborough. The village centre, with its stone cottages and Victorian houses, boasts good facilities, with a pub, two local shops, a quaint tea room, a hairdressers and a beauty salon. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, with thousands of hectares of moors and forest, it makes the perfect place to stay, with numerous public footpaths and the well-known Scalby Beck, which winds its way to the coast. A weekly farmers market is held in the grounds of St. Lawrence’s Church Rooms, selling local produce. With Scarborough on the doorstep, with its fine, sandy beaches, good restaurants and bustling town centre, Scalby provides a lovely retreat after a busy day out!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas