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Ivy Cottage

(Ref. 1134838)

East Ayton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Tired cottage in need of updating and decorating inside and a good tidy up outside."

    It was listed as a 4 ✔️ on sykes website which was misleading. It is a 3✔️ at most. The level of cleaning was questionable as we arrived an hour before handover to find it had not been cleaned. The cleaners arrived while we were at the property, 45 minutes before handover. This is no where near long enough to do a thorough clean. The bedding had been ‘thrown’ on the beds in haste. Generally, it could be a fantastic place to stay but the owner needs to invest some money into refurbishing it. I would not return to stay again

    I have spoken to the cleaners they assure me that it was cleaned properly. Three people cleaned it so 3 hours of cleaning was done, and also Towel art on the beds. We had the property decorated this year. The cottage is quirky and has a lot of original features which we have renovated and kept within keeping of its style. Such as the parquet flooring. Some downstairs walls are 300 yrs old these have been preserved. Other parts of the house, like the kitchen was made in the 1950s. The kitchen is well made and very quirky. We have updated the heating system and lighting and electrics. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very well equipped, the only minor thing was that there wasn't enough cutlery, a few more knives, forks and spoons would be useful, also there was no corkscrew. Otherwise the kitchen is extremely well fitted out with everything you need. Plenty of books and games available. Perhaps some instructions for the television might be a good idea, it took us a while to work it out! Plenty of nice clean towels available, much appreciated. The beds were very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thanks we will get those in place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldineSep 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite cloakroom, 1 x double, 1 x twin (Zip & link, can be superking on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin, 2 x WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, grill, and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, and WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed side patio
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, River Derwent 0.1 miles

The property

Ivy Cottage is a charming, three-bedroom holiday home nestled in the quaint village of East Ayton, a semi-rural settlement on the outskirts of Scarborough.

Boasting parking for two cars, a small, enclosed patio, and superb location just a short walk from the nearest shop, pub, and the crisp running waters of the River Derwent, this delightful dwelling welcomes a family or group of sharing friends who are after a refreshing, self-catered escape within the confines of the magnificent North York Moors National Park.

Park up, unpack, and make yourself comfortable in your lovely new lodgings, discovering an array of well-appointed interiors brimming with rustic charm, wooden embellishments, and exposed brick walls.

The fully-equipped kitchen welcomes budding chefs with all the appliances required to rustle up delicious home-cooked meals, whilst a living/dining room invites you and your loved ones to savour your meals together as you plan the rest of your stay.

When it's time to unwind, head upstairs to the sitting room, where you can delight with a board game, get lost in a good book, or stick a film on the Smart TV as day rolls into night.

When sleep finally calls, refresh with a soak in the bath or rejuvenate with a shower before you settle down for a well-earned rest in one of the three tasteful bedrooms.

After you've finished your morning coffee whilst soaking in your new surroundings outside on the patio, set out to explore what your local area has to offer.

A stroll into East Ayton will take you to the SPAR where you can stock up on homely essentials, several pubs and eateries including the Denison Arms, Walkers, and The Lodge Bar & Restaurant, as well as nearby attractions such as West Ayton Castle and the North Yorkshire Water Park.

For a full day out, jump in the car and head east into Scarborough, where you can spend time brushing up on local history at the Rotunda Museum: Museum of Coastal Heritage and Geology, roam the breathtaking grounds of Peasholm Park, travel back in time at Scarborough Castle, or get up close with exotic marine life at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Here you can explore more then 25,000 sea creatures, including Humboldt Penguins and the incredible Tropical Ocean Tunnel.

Scarborough also offers pretty beaches including South Bay, with watersports options available.

Slightly further afield, you can spend an exhilarating day at Flamingo Land with its captivating combination of theme park rides and fascinating zoo, or alternatively a relaxing day strolling through Dolby Forest.

Dine out at the lovely local pubs, with options including Ye Olde Forge Valley Inn, The Downe Arms, both offering hearty meals and a welcoming atmosphere, as well as a lovely traditional feel.

All of this and so much more is yours to enjoy when you book Ivy Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


  • Scarborough 5 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 15.3 miles
  • Flamborough 19.8 miles

East Ayton can be found in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Offering its own pub, fish and chip shop and a village hall, it hosts an array of useful amenities both in the village itself and slightly further afield. There is also a small scattering of independent shops, offering vegan friendly health and beauty products at the Green Donkey Apothecary, gifts for all the family at Fred and Mabel, and something to keep the kids entertained for hours at the Mucky Monkey Toy Shop. For an indulging day out, head to Betton Farm, offering delicious cream teas, and don't forget to stop at Betton Wines on your way home to discover your new favourite tipple. Travel a little further to the bustling resort town of Scarborough, with its own castle and Rotunda Museum of Geology for the history lover, Alpamare UK and watersports for the avid thrill seeker, and not forgetting the amusement arcades on the sea front for an evening of family-fun. With the North York Moors National Park just a short drive away, it's an opportunity you can't ignore to discover some of the most glorious scenes in the whole of North Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas