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Dovecote Cottage

(Ref. 1058245)

Cloughton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Loverly cottage in beautiful surroundings, with everything that you could need for a break any time of year James was very welcoming and was there if we needed anything Cottage cosy clean and comfortable ,would stay again."

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed another great stay at Dovecote Cottage."

    The views across to Scarborough are Fantastic. James is a wonderful host and his barn conversion is a home from home, it’s so warm and cosy. There is everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable bed and lovely hot shower. Plenty of good walks in the area and great pubs to have a drink and enjoy a meal. In a good location for driving to Whitby, Scarborough and surrounding areas. We will return again.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2023

  • "Again up to its high level of cleanliness."

    Glad that the owner had taken on board some comments in his visitor comments book and there is now comfortable seating. Sue Downes

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely thought out and presented cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage had every facility needed for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Ideally located for both beach and countryside walking. Two great pubs are within a 10 minute walk away. The seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby are also close by.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good indeed."

    James was a very helpful and pleasant main man.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Dovecote Cottage."

    Everything was as it should be and the bathroom was exeptional with a large shower aand hot water piped in from the heating system so reliably hot. The only slight drawback for us was that we had not realised the location was as remote as it was, ie being too far out to take a walk out in the evening and maybe called in at a local hostelry! We also had a couple of evenings where the TV reception was dire but were given to understand that it was due to the high pressure. Not complaining because it meant we had good weather!

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Sep 2023

  • "Amazing stay at Dovecote cottage ."

    Everything we needed for a very comfortable stay .James has thought of everything and is a great host. Peaceful retreat with beautiful views ,however easy access to other places to visit, including Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hood Bay and Staithes . Highly recommend and will definitely return

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent, thank you"

    Reviewed by Brynmor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Yet again couldn't fault Dovecote Cottage or James the owner Our 3rd visit to this lovely cottage which is very well equipped & homely, set in tranquil, relaxing surroundings Loved our stay here, just what was needed, batteries recharged James is very welcoming, lovely to chat to & nothing is too much trouble, from a fellow Yorkshirite, he's a top lad!"


    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Quiet location which is what we were after,perfect for exploring the north east coast."

    Clean and tidy property would stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8May 2023

  • "Owner really cared about his guests and provided very possible amenity eg."

    new recliner sofa, log burner, and extra large TV. Friendly owner with a welcome call.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0May 2023

  • "One of the best self catering units I have stayed at."

    Reviewed by Glenys5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay!"

    The cottage and surroundings are perfect,everything you need and more for a great holiday. We did the walk down the road to inn(Hayburn Wyke) a couple of times,itook about 20 minutes,well worth it for the lovely food there,if you don't want to cook. James was very welcoming and on hand if you need him for anything,will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "A bit out of the way to walk to pubs, but an excellent location to see the local ..."

    A bit out of the way to walk to pubs, but an excellent location to see the local attractions and villages, the cottage is everything and more than we expected and we had a great time, nice and warm even when we had the snow and wind, overall a great place to stay, and James a great host

    Reviewed by Andrews4.4Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful peaceful location, views around were amazing."

    The cottage is very cosy and warm. Excellent cleanliness and all the pots pans and appliances you would need. After a day exploring some great walks it was nice to have a hot shower before we went out in the evening to some fabulous pubs for food and a friendly chat with locals. Thank you James you’ve made a fantastic job on the barn conversions. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Feb 2023

  • "We both enjoyed our stay very quiet and beautiful cottage ,we both came for a relaxing Hoilday which we both deserve we would definitely like to return back to the cottage."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "Dovecote Cottage was perfect for our 3 night stay between Christmas and New Year with our 18 month old son."

    We enjoyed spending some family time together watching films, playing games and getting out for some nice walks around the local area. The cottage was very comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A pleasant and comfortable stay."

    Nice cottage and very lovely country area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for a walking holiday."

    Great location, handy for the coast and moors. Nice pubs nearby, Whitby and Scarborough too!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Super little cottage but the settee comfort lets it down."

    This has been our third visit always pleasing to go back.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely setting,close enough to seafront and walking distance to ..."

    Lovely cottage, lovely setting,close enough to seafront and walking distance to a great pub with really good food everything you need for a busy or relaxing holiday would 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Dove cottage was perfect for the two of us,been decorated and furnished to a very high standard,with some good pubs & Resturants nearby,James made himself known to us on our arrival,which was a nice touch."

    Many Thanks for the wine. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay at Dovecote and as great as we remembered!"

    Beautiful barn conversion, everything you possibly need for your stay is there, very well equipped. Fantastic location for walks & ideal bolthole to explore the whole coastline. James is a great host, nothing to much trouble & lovely to chat to. Looking forward already to our 3rd stay here next year!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Attractive cosy cottage, just like the photos, with lovely views."

    Access is a bit tight though. Comfy bed and settee. Nice picnic table in the garden area for sunny days.There are two televisions but unfortunately the signal is a bit intermittent. Would highly recommend the Three Jolly Sailors at Burniston for Sunday lunch if you've got a big appetite! Some nice walks close by with plenty of wildlife to see. Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Bernice4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely break, property well equipped with everything we needed, log burner is really nice on a cold evening."

    James was there if needed but not intrusive. Great place for astrophotographers if get a clear night. Cleveland way, the cinder track and hayburn wyke waterfall all within 15 minute walk. Would recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dovecote is a well equipped and very clean property."

    There is everything you could need for a comfortable stay. A bit remote for us as we have limited mobility and had to take the car everywhere. Listing says pub is 0.2 miles away, the drive to the main road is more than that and the road to the pub is very steep. Pub food amazing. The listing also says the shop is 0.4 miles away, however the nearest shop is a couple of miles away. The farm shop is no longer there.

    Reviewed by Sidney3.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with character."

    Set in tranquil picturesque rural location. Ideal for exploring the Cleveland Way and Cinder Track

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property further out of village than we thought."

    Sofa uncomfortable.Bath towels could be larger.Only one toilet roll left .Shower not cleaned .We had a great time despite the above Weather was very good.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage - ideal for quiet break"

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a lovely peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a fab week and would like to thank James for the warm welcome, the bottle of wine was a thoughtful and nice touch."

    The cottage was comfortable, well equipped , the added bonus of a log fire made the room cosy and warm. I a nice quiet spot,fabulous views of Scarborough castle and the sea.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent stay."

    Very comfortable. facilities excellent. all items of cutlery, kitchen utility that you cold need for bake off or masterchef were there. great to have so many coathooks. Could do with better sign at entrance to find in the dark but instructions made it easy to find. Great location for Scarborough and Whitby for our short break

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Nov 2021

  • "Our second visit this year, still as lovely as before."

    Lovely area. Still found things to keep us interested. We highly recommend this location.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "A perfect home from home"

    Reviewed by T5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location with lovely views from the driveway."

    We thoroughly appreciated our stay at Dovecote Cottage. Owner James was welcoming but unobtrusive. He seemed to have thought of everything in converting the building to living accommodation: it was comfortable, stylish and well equipped and made excellent use of the space. Great walking from the door along coast or Cinder Track. Convenient for both Scarborough and Whitby. We were planning to return next year but the price seems to have increased considerably.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped."

    Great surroundings. Would go back there in an instant, really didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great little cottage with good facilities."

    Great for access to the coast and countryside. The owner is friendly and helpful. The key lock is a bit difficult to open and we reported it to him.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location…."

    And yes you can see the sea and Scarborough Castle in the distance!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Me and my wife wanted a peaceful and relaxing break and that is just what we got."

    James the owner of the cottage could not do enough to help you and advise you eating places and local amenities.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location, excellent cottage, attention to detail by owner James was excellent, a wow location for a couple."

    Owner James about if required but not in any way on top of you. That impressed that whilst at the cottage decided to book for May 2022, But disappointed that priced had increased by 50% !!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Booking through the Sykes website was easy,update messages were useful."

    Dovecote cottage was very well equiped, a lovely farm building conversion mixing old and new features, the location is ideal for exploring the beautiful coast and moors, you can set off on walks on the Cleveland way and cinder track direct from the property.The surroundings are peaceful with fantastic views along the coast towards Scarborough which is only 15 minutes drive away.There are several local pubs that do good food, best to stock up on provisions on the way as no shops in the village.James the owner lives in the farmhouse behind the cottage and is very helpful if you need anything.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage that was very well equipped."

    The directions were clear and the situation lovely. The owner was very friendly and helpful and generally always around to contact if necessary. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and was very clean. Very comfortable although I did not give top marks for that because the sofa was not so comfortable for me but as we were out most of the time it was not too much of a problem. Less emails from Sykes cottages after we booked would be appreciated!!!

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Perfect, Peaceful cottage to get away from it all Just perfect, on the edge of the North York Moors, within easy access to Scarborough ,Whitby and surrounding areas, an abundance of amazing scenery and places to visit."

    The cottage overlooks the Moors and has amazing views of the coast towards Scarborough, Flamborough. And is very spacious and very well equipped and finished to a high standard the photographs do not do it justice. James is great guy and perfect host, We had an amazing week and were sorry to leave, we will definitely be returning. Date of stay: May 2021

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2021

  • "Very nice resident could not have ask for more"

    Reviewed by Fred4.7May 2021

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage, so cozy and comfy, well equiped and in a beautiful area, great base to explore from."

    James the host is very friendly indeed, we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, just right for a couple."

    Lovely log burner, and central heating if needed, also easy to use. Lovely comfortable bed. Everything you need for a break away. The views from the cottage are amazing. Away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach if required. James is an excellent host, thank you

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7May 2021

  • "Booking Dovecote Cottage was easy on the website with a clear explanation of the ..."

    Booking Dovecote Cottage was easy on the website with a clear explanation of the layout and facilities within the cottage and surroundings Arrival was easy with instructions and key code entry The cottage was exactly as described and is perfect if you are looking for a cosy Base for two in order to explore the area - we intended to spend our time walking both the Cleveland Way and Cinder Path both of which were accessible from the cottage within minutes Although the weather was cold we were lucky to have dawn to dusk sun and as a result found the walks varied with stunning views of the Coast - the lovely tea rooms at Ravenscar were particularly welcome since all the local pubs were only opening their gardens for outside drinking and eating at weekends - a shame as our booking was Monday to Friday - and we would have loved to try them - as a result we binged on the very welcome Netflix in the evenings The cottage is renovated to a good standard and keeps some of its original properties and is well equipped - personally I would much prefer a dishwasher to washing machine but I appreciate not everyone would agree James the owner popped by on the first evening to welcome us and gave us some useful info regarding the area and when we met him subsequently around the farm he was always lovely and helpful - it was a fantastic break and we look forward to returning in the future - possibly into his new property

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Calor gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private garden with lawn and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a sofa bed offering a flexible sleeping arrangement or sleeping one child on request
  • Note: The owner hosts a 3-day Charity Festival every August Bank Holiday in the neighbouring field.

The property

A welcoming all-ground-floor cottage resting on the fringes of the North York Moors National Park.

Dovecote Cottage makes a wonderful touring base for exploring the coast and countryside of Yorkshire with your loved one.

Just over five miles from the traditional seaside town of Scarborough, with attractions to suit all tastes, this stone-built abode is a true delight at any time of the year.

Make yourselves at home within the inviting open-plan living space, where you can sit amongst the warmth of the woodburning stove sat inside the characterful exposed stone of the inglenook, and raise a toast to your romantic retreat, the plush sofa also doubling up as a bed to offer a flexible sleeping arrangement if you're travelling with a friend instead.

The kitchen is well-equipped with all you could need when you're not out making the most of the delicious eateries of the local area, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a washing machine, it offers all the essentials for a week-long stay.

Enjoy your meals around the table together, or dine alfresco out in your own private garden, the surrounding countryside making a beautiful backdrop at any time of the day.

Relax with a soothing shower in the shower room to end your day before unwinding beneath the covers of the double bed, the bedroom equipped with a television, perfect for those lazy mornings.

The local area of Cloughton makes a wonderful base for those seeking an idyllic retreat; a small village home to Flossies Farm Shop where you can pick up all the essentials for a hearty breakfast as well as boasting a charming tea garden where you can indulge in a homemade cake whilst soaking up the views of the sea, Scarborough Castle and Flambrough Head in the distance, you can find all you could need just a short stroll away, with the choice of four pubs in the village too for a refreshment following a day of rambling.

Nearby you will find the renowned Cinder Track, a disused railway track taking you all the way from Scarborough to Whitby, it provides an extremely scenic spot for walking, cycling and horseback riding, with plenty of adventure to discover along the way.

The 109 mile-long Cleveland Way is also nearby too, leading you across stunning heather moorland and dramatic coastline, here you can explore the beauty of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or venture further to find the old fishing village of Filey; there's no better way to explore the beauty of the North Yorkshire coast.

Spend a day in Scarborough for fun for all tastes, offering a wide selection of eateries where you can enjoy a celebratory meal, as well as beautiful beaches with opportunities for watersports, golfing, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre hosting live music events, there's so much to explore here at any time of year.

The perfect property for an action-packed escape to North Yorkshire, choose Dovecote Cottage for your next couple's retreat.

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

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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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Note: The owner hosts a 3-day Charity Festival every August Bank Holiday in the neighbouring field.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas