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Victoria Cottage

(Ref. 3940)

Marske-by-the-Sea, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Always enjoy our stay here."

    It's well located for us to visit family and friends. It's also very handy for the park which the dog is pleased about.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.8Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is well maintained and equipped."

    The village is so friendly.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely house right in town."

    Comfortable, clean , with everything you need. Easy walking to lots of things including beach. Great area for exploring. A really wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Terrie5.0Sep 2023

  • "In need of some maintenance, ie, window gear and hinges as some windows won't open, frontroom window won't full close, so very noisy with being on a main road, NO bathroom blind !"

    Furniture smelled of dogs,

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean comfortable and welcoming."

    Would return.

    Reviewed by Keelie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved the house, spacious, pleasant, generally very clean & comfortable though some of the crockery, cutlery etc not as clean as it could be (previous holiday makers not washing up properly)."

    Convenient location for beach & moors & local food shopping. Handy dog park over the road. Parking space a hazard! The chain tripped me up on arrival & I was lucky not to break a wrist or rib. Weeds & nettles need clearing & chain removing. As it's dog friendly I suggest the occasional spraying of property with anti flea preparation. I found a flea on my dog (most unusual) after we left. May have picked it up elsewhere but unlikely. In spite of minor gripes I would definitely return & recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4May 2023

  • "Another pleasant stay at this cottage."

    Hope we can return later in the year

    Reviewed by Shirley3.8Feb 2023

  • "I was a bit concerned about the property before we arrived, based on other reviews."

    However whilst I acknowledge the comments made about décor and furnishings, I think that it was in keeping with the age of the property, which is very spacious. There were no issues about the cleanliness of the property nor the equipment/necessities required for a homely and comfortable stay. Parking is a little awkward if you have a large car. Directly opposite the house is a lane into a small park, ideal for children and dogs as so close. Marske is a great location with all amenities and a great beach. We are regularly in Marske so will be looking to book here again.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Oct 2022

  • "Cottage is in need of a deep clean, maintenance and money spending on it."

    Outside needs maintaining, weeding, no room left in outside building for bikes as advertised, full of stuff! Bathroom blind should be binned, bathroom tap turns around when you turn it on, handrail coming loose, also key safe needs replacing as difficult to use. It's a shame that the owners are not keeping up with maintaining the property as it is spacious and ideally located, but looking back in the visitors comments book, looks like an ongoing issue!

    Reviewed by Joanne3.4Sep 2022

  • "A very comfy and clean house (not a cottage) with everything you could possibly need for a good holiday."

    The beds were really comfortable. I was a little disappointed with regards to the TV - the channels were very limited. Everything else was just perfect.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    The cottage could do with a little TLC around the house, e.g. a lot of the curtain poles were loose, and the front door steps need weeding but otherwise great location, but we hadn’t appreciated that the road it is on is such a busy road and the double glazing doesn’t seem to cut out the noise. However, the house is large and offers a great place to explore from. We loved the local area and beach.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Aug 2022

  • "The location of the property can not be faulted , I think it should be highlighted more that the property is on a busy road ."

    When the double glazed windows are shut its fine but open it is very noisy . Effort has been made with a nice new kitchen and new down stairs flooring , but still the same old fashioned furniture , saggy old sofa and overused mattresses . Most people would not choose to have any of the furnishings in there own homes - clearly charity shop purchases - who buys dark wood furniture these days . The space inside the property is more than sufficient and can not be criticised ,the outside yard is more than adequate - the exterior presentation needs some attention - front garden just full of dead flowers and weeds , out back also weeds covering the flower bed. , huge tall weeds growing on top of the wall - splitting the brick work . The internet is also a massive issue - the Smart TV is unable to connect to it so the choice of channels is very poor - multiple entries in comments book complaining about it - just sort it out . When the property is on offer at a discounted price I WOULD book again , but I would not be willing to pay full price again - there are many more properties now coming up for holiday rental in Marske which are way better presented and cared for than this one. I have stayed in this property several times before because for me the interior space suits my needs - however in a growing holiday rental market I think this property is going to need have more investment to keep up with its new competition soon .

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely Victorian town house in great location for town & beach."

    With a little bit of TLC it could be even better. Downsides, cleanliness was really not good enough, on one bed sheets had obviously been slept in and not changed,while before crockery was used it needed washing with food deposits left on plates etc. Comfort wise, mattresses were not in the best condition and would definitely benefit from renewal. Overall with these things corrected this would make a wonderful holiday let.

    Reviewed by Geoff3.1Jul 2022

  • "Great sized house in a good location with a secure back yard for our dog."

    Easy walk to the beach, great for dogs. Road noise louder than expected and street light very bright in front bedroom. Plenty of facilities in village and all within walking distance. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Cheryl Ann4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Victoria Cottage."

    With high ceilings it felt very spacious for 3 adults and a dog and plenty of comfortable seating in the evening. It was well equipped, we had everything we needed. We found a quieter walk to the beach accessed opposite the cottage which suited our nervous dog well to be away from traffic and allowed a gentle entry to the beach. Easy walks along the beach to Redcar and Saltburn, road trips to the Moors and Staithes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7May 2022

  • "Overall very comfortable and convenient."

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable holiday."

    Well located in Marske village within walking distance of all the local amenities including the beach. Staying here made me want to come back to Marske to live.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Victoria Cottage is a lovely comfy house very clean, tidy and very well equipped it even has it's own parking space and lovely little enclosed yard with an outside loo."

    Only little downside is the sitting room takes a lot of heating to make it warm enough to sit in, it could do with little heater to save having central heating on constantly. We do love staying here so convenient for shops coast and fantastic chinese over the road would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage and helpful owners."

    We enjoyed staying there very much.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2021

  • "Wi-Fi performance was intermittent and we had a problem with the heating which was fixed satisfactorily."

    Location was a good touring base and also local amenities were good, although possibly due to the time of year a few restaurants were closed during the week

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Sep 2021

  • "The location was good for both the coast and for exploring the North Yorkshire moors"

    Reviewed by Jacquelne4.7Sep 2021

  • "No WIFI ! I had seen feedback for the couple of months before we visited stating issues with the WIFI and was very disappointed to find it didnt work during our stay."

    Messaged key contacts who acted surprised and promised to contact the supplier but that was pretty much the extent of it. Booked the cottage as it had 3 bedrooms, dog friendly, location and as it had WIFI. The cottage isnt a 'wow' but perfectly fine, the road isnt as noisy as people have previously stated and parking at the back was okay but I found driving up and then reversing into the slot best as I started to 'ground' the underside of the car when going on forward. The furniture upstairs is very old, it works and serves its purpose but is outdated. There are loads and loads of pictures and paintings dotted around the property, not one appeared to be hanging straight ! The park over the road is great for the dog, supermarket really near and the village is lovely and its a good base to explore the local area. Will go to Marske again but would look at alternative rentals.

    Reviewed by Chris2.5Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage."

    I would recommend it and I would stay again. I would though suggest that the owners pull the weeds out of the front garden and tidy up at the back, weeds etc as it just spoils it a bit but apart from that, no complaints

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "The road this property is on is extremely busy and fast moving The house ..."

    The road this property is on is extremely busy and fast moving The house itself is abit of a mis match, furniture in the bedrooms is fit for purpose but could do with being newer ( draws stick nothing matches doors hard to open) The parking area isnot the best kept slabs moving chain broken bollards down Wifi none existent The area itself really exceeded expectations and made up for the few problems we had

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Jul 2021

  • "Listed as having WiFi which it didn’t."

    Previous visitors had had issues the month before and still wasn’t rectified by our visit. Contacted the owner but didn’t seem too interested. Towel and sheets missing on arrival, left it cleaner than when we arrived. Lovely area, great local amenities and beach walks. Good base for visiting Whitby and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Shane2.8Jul 2021

  • "For a family of 2 adults and two children this is ideal."

    Apart from being situated on a very busy main road. Local buses run from Middlesborough to Whitby (and return) calling at all places on the way and are very cheap compared to other places (so you can give the car a rest and enjoy the views). Also the local beaches stretch to Redcar going north and Saltburn to the south.

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Jul 2021

  • "Almost everything good except an unresolved problem with the wi fi Would book again"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Jun 2021

  • "Been here before had nice stay cottage has everything you need"

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had never been to Marske before and would certainly go again."

    The cottage was brilliant, the people very friendly and despite some facilities still closed due to Covid it did not stop our enjoyment

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage once we managed to get in (our problem - not theirs)!"

    Despite it being on a main road it was quiet and the beds were comfy! The parking space around the back takes a bit of negotiating with other vehicles parked in the vicinity, but it is great to have a designated parking space right outside the back door! One thing we found strange was that we couldn't use the front door, which was a bit of a concern in case of fire, but the windows in the front room open and I guess that would be a way out! There was everything you need within the property and some nice places to eat close by! If you have a dog, then right opposite the house is a green area which our dog loved! Marske is a very nice place and the people are friendly! Its only a short distance from Redcar and the brilliant Saltburn! Petrol is be cheaper here than in the East Riding, which is a bonus! Overall, really enjoyed our stay! Andrea has done a brilliant job - it was the first time we had visited the area, but it won't be the last! Just a tip - if you rely on your phone for everything, just make a paper note of all the details incl the entry code and Andreas phone number, then you won't have the problems we did when my phone broke right outside the property! Thank you Andrea! xx

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "We have stayed where several times and know what to expect ."

    If you want the lap of luxury this is not for you - but the property is spacious and convenient for Marske and you can get to all shops and pubs in 5 mins . It has a handy parking space around the back but will only fit up to a medium sized car and does take a bit of practice swinging in . Directly over the road is a park so handy for the dog . About 10 mins walk to beach which is fantastic and the reason we come back . Tons of free parking up near the beach if you don't want to walk and also toilets there . We have been about 5 times to this property and I am comfortable staying there now - but I think they should invest in a new three piece suite and new mattresses - but the same can be said in many rental properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Apr 2021

  • "Loveley cottage, well situated for public transport and alll ameneties."

    Very comfortable and wel equipped. Could maybe do with an electric or gas fire in sitting room, which was a very large room and took a long time to heat for comfortable sitting. It was lovely when fully heated! Good TV reception and had all necessary channels, inc. Prime and Netflix. Lovely comfortable bed with superb bedding. Good parking spavce though a bit difficult to manouver into back street. Lovely little back yard, the outside loo was an added bonus. Overall a lovely staqy in a nive area. Look forward to returning sometime in near future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "We love this area but would normally stay with friends but under the current ..."

    We love this area but would normally stay with friends but under the current circumstances we had to find other accommodation and this was perfect

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Holiday Home was on a very busy main road and the description failed to mention this."

    The noise at times was unbearable. The shower leaked and the soap dish was broken. There were no instructions on how to use any of the appliances. The house was rather shabby.

    Reviewed by Russell3.1Sep 2020

  • "Cottage lovely and clean only niggle curtains in main bedroom far to light had ..."

    Cottage lovely and clean only niggle curtains in main bedroom far to light had to put black bags on window and i know it cant be helped but soo noisy

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Aug 2020

  • "Great holiday the cottage met expectations as we have stayed in this cottage ..."

    Great holiday the cottage met expectations as we have stayed in this cottage twice before and already booked for next spring Loved the place and countryside and beaches locally

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage rooms are much bigger than they look on the photographs."

    Very clean. Well equipped although lots of miss matched plates and cups but plenty to use.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.1Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage already booked for two weeks in this cottage again, only improvement would have been internet."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2018

  • "It was booked has a cottage and turned out to be a three bedroom terraced house."

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Sep 2018

  • "Nice part of the country to visit very clean lots of places to visit will return ..."

    Nice part of the country to visit very clean lots of places to visit will return to the north very good people are very friendly lovely pub to visit in marske by the seait is called the claridon the most spotlis pub i have visited highly recomended

    Reviewed by R5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a great holiday in Marske, such a lovely little place with very good local facilities and plenty to do in and around the area."

    The cottage was much bigger than we had expected, and had everything we needed for a comfortable weeks holiday. The beach is about a gentle 10 minute walk away, and is spotlessly clean - you can walk along it to Saltburn in one direction and Redcar in the other, and both are worth the effort, Saltburn in particular is a lovely place to visit. Whitby is about a 30 minute drive away, and is as good you would expect but probably very busy. Car parking at the cottage is in a reserved spot behind the property, which is very useful - but be warned access is quite tight - we have an e-class coupe so not the biggest car in the world, but a reasonable size. So if you have a bigger car you might want to bear this in mind. All in all we had a lovely time and have no reservation in recommending Victoria Cottage to anyone considering a holiday in the area, especially if you have a dog who loves walking / playing on the beach.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jun 2018

  • "Perfect location for exploring this beautiful area."

    Short walk from lovely beach of which you could stroll along to Saltburn and Redcar. Returning to the cottage, which was warm and cosy, with its sun trap court yard was always pleasant.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Jun 2018

  • "Comfortable and well appointed Victorian terraced house."

    Outside toilet and some garden furniture. Suggested a radio in the bedroom and a cafetiere. Would advise future guests to go past the house to the roundabout and approach the very narrow entrance to parking area from the opposite side of the road. Some traffic noise especially in the morning as the road is busy but all in all a good spot.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2018

  • "Msrske is a great place to stay, not commercialised, two dog friendly pubs."

    2 small supermarkets , great chip shop and the best beaches for dog walking. This cottage has everything you need for a great holiday stay

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2018

  • "A lovely homely terraced cottage."

    Although set on the main High Street, it does have parking which is always a bonus at a seaside town. Dog friendly area. Excellent location for amenities like pubs, shops etc and within walking distance to the sea. It was one of those properties you could visit and stay again. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Mar 2018

  • "Everything was as expected."

    Location good and 'cottage' comfortable for 4 adults and 2 dogs. No carpets to worry about. The cooker is not very good, especially the grill. Local amenities excellent. Everything you would need on the doorstep. Good pubs and shops.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely house, much bigger than expected."

    Reviewed by Lynda4.8Aug 2017

  • "Loved it all"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2017

  • "We have used this cottage at least 4 times and always been very happy."

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2016

  • "A comfortable property in a convenient location, good public transport."

    Reviewed by Colin4.6Sep 2016

  • "We love marske for the town and easy access to the beach."

    everything is on the door step. our 2 spaniels love the beach

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted galley-style kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi, radio
  • Note: Wifi is intermittent in this area
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car
  • Small, enclosed yard, shed for bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

The property

A traditional, mid-terrace, Victorian property, centrally situated in the bustling, coastal town of Marske-by-the-Sea.

This charming Marske cottage has been lovingly refurbished but retains some period features such as the original cast iron fireplace in the living room.

This Marske cottage provides very comfortable accommodation, perfect for families.

Ten minutes' walk from this Marske cottage brings you to lovely, sandy beaches, sand dunes and fishing boats, whilst the town centre provides excellent pubs and shops.

Nearby are attractions such as Captain Cook's birthplace, the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and the mining museum, whilst the stunning scenery of the North York Moors is close by.

Explore the pretty fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay with their quaint cottages tumbling down cobbled streets towards the sea, visit the market town of Guisborough or the old spa resort of Saltburn, just 2 miles from this Marske cottage.

A great base from which to explore this beautiful area.

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About the location

MARSKE-BY-THE-SEA

Saltburn 3 miles; Redcar 3 miles; Whitby 20 miles.

Marske-by-the-Sea is a small, bustling coastal village with long, wide, sandy beaches. Originally an old fishing village, today it has a selection of local shops and pubs, which cater for all the family, plus the safe, sandy beaches, sand dunes and fishing boats are an enticing attraction. Places of interest nearby include Captain Cook's birthplace, the mining museum, and the Zetland Lifeboat Museum. Within easy reach of this quaint village is a horse riding centre, the stunning scenery of the North York Moors, through which runs a steam railway line, and the numerous pretty inland villages and fishing villages including Staithes and Runswick Bay. The old Victorian spa town of Saltburn is just 3 miles away and it's an easy drive to other seaside resorts such as Whitby. A great base from which to tour the area.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas