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Wagtail Nest

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Scalby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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107 Customer Reviews

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

    Very close to many attractions,a beautiful area.Foxy our dog,enjoyed the wonderful walks,although she wasn’t sure about the sheep.The cottage was very comfortable,the hot tub was great after being out for most of the day. We will definitely return.lovely goodies left for us,including dog treats for Foxy, Paul the owner seemed lovely.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2024

  • "Really peaceful setting."

    Cottage lovely and clean and very nice welcome pack. Paul was very friendly, saw him a few times and was there to assist if needed. The hot tub was lovely at the end of our many days out and about. Lovely pub for a meal and tea rooms not too far away too.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was our 4th stay at wagtail cottage and it was as lovely as ever , spotless and really comfy , lovey welcome basket for us and the dog !"

    Paul is super friendly and there should you need anything . I’m sure we will be back !!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely week in a great little hideaway!"

    Made the most of the location and especially enjoyed our walks along the North & South bays at Scarborough. Met Paul a few times during our stay, nice guy who just lets you get on with your holiday. Will definitely stay here again when visiting North Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Just got back and got post holiday blues after a wonderful stay at wagtail nest, greeted by Paul on arrival who was incredibly friendly."

    When we entered the cottage we noticed they’d left a hamper out with treats for both us and the dogs which was a lovely touch. Cottage was very clean, organised and everything functioned as you’d expect, with the hot tub being a fantastic addition after a day of sightseeing. To put into context how amazing the owners are, I made a mistake with the booking only putting one dog on not two but they a still allowed us to bring both, thank you so very much, we had an outstanding time and will 110% be back!

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0May 2024

  • "Stunning cottage."

    Exactly what we were looking for. Would love to come back if we can get in !!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "Second time at this property enjoyed our time there again everything is supplied ..."

    Second time at this property enjoyed our time there again everything is supplied which is needed made to feel welcome by the owner who is on hand should we have any problems hot tub in the outside area is brilliant our four legged is safe in the enclosed area

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property, nice quiet location and very pleasant place to stay."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2024

  • "A very lovely, cosy cottage."

    Decorated beautifully. Was perfect for what we wanted. The welcome basket with treats including dog treats was a lovely gesture and the dog loved them! A very minor issue with the bin but was sorted immediately and professionally which was very much appreciated. Also appreciated the owner stopping by to make sure we were happy with everything. The kitchen utensils lacked ever so slightly in that couldn’t find scissors and there were no ‘normal’ glasses for drinks but it didn’t stop the holiday at all and that is me being super critical. The outside space was great and we would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Casey4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in great setting and a friendly helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had the best weekend at Paul's cottage called Wagtail."

    The cottage itself was gorgeous, so clean and i personally loved the decor with the old country feel! Its very dog friendly which puts your mind at ease. On arrival we had a welcome basket waiting for us with a few treats and even some dog treats for Ronnie. Paul came round and introduced himself and he was very easy to talk to and very friendly, he showed us some walking routes too! The hot tub was a added bonus and was so relaxing looking out over the fields, not one building in site just trees and wildlife. We spent both evenings out on the back in the hot tub and a few drinks. We didn't really see anyone only a few locals when waking it was so peaceful. A great base as well for if you are waiting to go and explore we visited Scarborough, robin hoods bay & Filey. We will definitely be recommending and returning!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was beautiful me and my husband had a lovely stay and we will be coming back."

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Apr 2024

  • "We loved our time in Wagtail Nest."

    Everything we needed was there. It's spotlessly clean with beautiful decor. A delicious hamper was waiting for us with dog treats too. Paul the host introduced himself and let us know he was nearby if we needed anything. We stayed from Friday to Monday in February, the weather was very kind to us so we enjoyed the many walks practically on the doorstep, we visited Scarborough and Dalby Forest. The hot tub was just what we needed at the end of the day. Plenty of room for the dog to have a wander in the enclosed garden by the hot tub or there's a paddock for them to have a bit more freedom. A delightful, peaceful place to stay and we would love to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at wagtail nest."

    We took our 9 month old German Shepherd and the owners welcomed him with open arms. The property is cosy but spacious and in a very quiet area which is perfect for that tranquil relaxed stay, which is exactly what we wanted. The owners provided some treats for us and our dog which was very generous. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and provided their phone numbers in case there were any problems. All in all a brilliant place to stay and we would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jemima5.0Feb 2024

  • "Just amazing!"

    !! Perfect place, relaxing and comfortable. Host was lovely! Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Jan 2024

  • "A gorgeous property situated 5 miles from Scarborough."

    The welcome basket was very thoughtful and the hot tub was a lovely addition. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Dec 2023

  • "Everything about this property was perfect."

    We had the most amazing stay, thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Dec 2023

  • "An amazing cottage with beautiful decor."

    So peaceful and relaxing with the added bonus of a Hot Tub. Owner Paul was a brilliant host, so friendly and helpful in every way. Highly recommend Wagtail Nest.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were booked in to Wagtail Cottage."

    Unfortunately the boiler had broken so Paul the landlord moved us the The Nook. The Nook was beautiful and we were left a welcome pack full of goodies, which was beautiful and very kind. I would definitely recommend Paul and The Nook again and hope to book again this year 2024. Regards Bev & Tom

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2023

  • "Well maintained with home from home comfort with all essentials supplied welcome pack was much appreciated hot is brilliant ."

    . booked again for early next year

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a true gem this little cottage is."

    Beautifully situated with far reaching views it images an ideal base for touring the North Yorks coastline. It is well equipped and very warm with every creature comfort including the most comfortable hot tub I have ever had the pleasure of using. We would most definitely recommend the cottage and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Around a 15 minute drive to Scarborough. Couldn't have felt more homely. Great little touches on arrival. Owners were great and could not do enough to help you. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week, this is a lovely property, fully equipped and easy to get to places"

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great Cottage handy for exploring area."

    Lovely Treats. Paul helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "A well kept cottage in a superb location for visiting the North East Coast."

    Some aspects of the cottage might benefit from a little tlc. For example the lid of the hot tub does not have a framework so is very difficult to take off and put back on. Also not all of the jets were working properly at first as one of the control valves appeared to be stuck although we did get it free. Suggest the tub is checked each week. Also there were lots of cobwebs in the lounge and bedroom. We appreciate that there will be some activity at this time of year but once we had got rid of what we could see, they didn't come back. The kitchen was well equipped unless you wanted to cook a 3 course dinner.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.4Sep 2023

  • "Everything was excellent-the only a couple of niggles we have was there we missed an arm chair as my partner had to sit on a dining chair due to the settee been low and soft as my partner suffers with back problems."

    Also finding the cottage with the post code took us to the farm further down the road-this is quite stressful after a journey with a dog. Needs to have a sign on the gate or something noticable for future guests. Overall we had an excellent and relaxing time-great cottage and countryside for dog walks-the paddock is ideal for walking the dog early morning or late at night. Facilities are good and the bed comfortable. Paul was very friendly and always on the end of the phone. Appreciate the directions into Scarborough from Paul-was a lot easier. Welcome pack very good and the strawberry tarts in the fridge-thank you

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    wife loved the welcome pack. lovely stay

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second time here."

    Really enjoyed ourselves again. Lovely clean cottage with generous welcome basket. Bed slightly uncomfortable for us, but used our bed topper. Great hot tub, but lid is very heavy to move around. Great place for dogs especially the enclosed field at the side.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jun 2023

  • "Wagtail Nest was a lovely well presented cottage in the perfect location for country walks or seaside days out and coastal walks, lots to do and see in the area."

    A peaceful setting, loved the hot tub and a lovely welcome basket provided for our arrival with treats for us and our dog ted was an added bonus. There’s a field at the back where you can exercise your dog too! Perfect

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent in all aspects"

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to relax and chill out Nice little touches for both us and our 4 legged friend Would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2023

  • "Just one word "WONDERFUL" Wagtail's Nest is a little gem."

    We had everything we needed for a perfect holiday and more.... spotlessly clean, comfortable, very well equipped and lovely décor. The welcome hamper was an added bonus as was the hot tub, especially after very long walks around this magical part of England. Needless to say we will definitely return!!!!!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great little cottage, everything you need is here including the hot tub, to soothe those aches after a day out whether at the beach or walking the many routes nearby."

    Attached paddock for dog if not venturing out, Paul is on hand for any advice and very knowledgeable about the local area, nice welcome pack including milk snacks and doggie treats. Would definitely recommend and looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wagtails Nest & would highly recommend the cottage."

    Arrived to a lovely welcome basket of treats. We didn’t meet the host Paul as he was away, but he was lovely to be in touch by phone. Couldn’t fault the cottage & in a great location to visit loads of places (so many great places not a far drive, either on the coast or the countryside). As we have visited surrounding area before we wanted to be somewhere where we could go without driving & had some fab walks on our doorstep, only complaint was the hills lol!! Nice little local shop up the road, highly recommend the local made cider. Hot tub was bliss after end of long walks. Thanks for a fab break.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property with great facilities and a great location ."

    A good base to visit the area . Great welcome gift pack on arrival .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage throughout, very friendly host and"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an amazing time, it was everything and more than we expected."

    The cottage was incredibly clean and smelled reaaly fresh, you would never know that pets had stayed. The welcome pack was a really lovely touch. Absolutely loved the ice making machine. Paul was there when you needed him and a really nice person. Just the sounds of birds, sheep and the occasional tractor, pure heaven, thank you. Maybe a non slip mat to go in the fantastic shower?

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at wagtail nest and once again it was lovely, immaculate property, basket of goodies and milk on arrival ."

    Paul is a really friendly guy and is on hand should you need anything, would definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect spot for a break on the north Yorkshire Moors."

    Dog walking from the front door and every amenity when you return. Couldn't ask for more 11/10

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, shattered my expectations from when I booked it."

    Definitely recommend and have to friends and family. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, peaceful but near to towns and the seaside."

    Loved the extra touches, and the hot tub! Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "I have already recommended this cottage to a friend and we aim to come for another visit later in the year."

    This cottage was so lovely, everything was there that was needed, it was so comfy and cosy and in a lovely area too.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2023

  • "Gorgeous and immaculate cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful on our arrival. Lovely welcome pack which made our visit extra special. Will definitely return here

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2023

  • "Just perfect."

    . this was the best cottage we’ve stopped in by far .. from owner greeting us , welcome pack for us and the dog, the use of the paddock for dig walking if we didn’t want to venture out . Public footpath next to the cottage and Scarborough , waterfalls and the sea literally 15 minute drive away.. will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet setting."

    The hot tub was just lovely to relax in on an evening. There is now a freezer compartment in the fridge which was a bonus. Owner very helpful and welcoming but not intrusive at all. Dog also made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our 2nd time here, it's so relaxing, clean and just a beautiful little place to have a fantastic weekend."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage very cosy, owners friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great property well looked after."

    Everything you need. Fab welcome pack even including something for our dog. Lovely and peaceful, great paddock to exercise your dog. We found the hot tub hard to close because of the heavy lid. And the bed was fine after we used our bed topper. We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Oct 2022

  • "It is a really lovely and cosy cottage for two, close to many attractions in the North Yorkshire Moors area."

    The hot tub was used every night of our stay. The owner Paul was really helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire Coast. Some lovely dog friendly pubs with a short drive. We had a fab welcome from the owners. The directions could have been a little clearer, as we arrived around 10pm and struggled to find the address in the dark. The only thing we’d suggest in terms of improvement would be a new mattress, it would make a huge difference :) But overall loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable , we had great time, ideal location for going along the cost line or Yorkshire Moors"

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    It is so homey and we both loved our stay here. It was perfect with our dog, and ideal to get to a lot of local attractions. The views and sunsets from the back window are wonderful and the hot tub in the evenings was a real treat. The only downside was not having a freezer. I would thoroughly recommend this wonderful, welcoming cottage for walkers and beach goers alike. It's super easy and quick to get into Scalby with pubs and a welcoming local church, and not far at all to Scarborough and Whitby. It exceeded all our expectations and the dog treats and welcome basket on arrival was an even bigger bonus!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely area."

    Really nice touches including a welcome pack of goodies for the humans and the dog. Great communication with the owners before and during our stay. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent host!"

    Perfect get away for a relaxing break. High standard of accommodation and perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire coast.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a fantastic break we had here."

    A very warm welcome to a very clean accommodation. A welcome pack not only for us but for our dog as well. Perfectly situated for us, out of the hustle bustle but within a short distance to commute. Benson and myself loved exploring on our walks. Then at the end of the day my wife and I enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. An absolute brilliant week. Already looking to book for next year.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our little retreat The use of the paddock was excellent for our dog Roxy"

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, peace and quiet, all home comforts and a hot tub to boot."

    Dog friendly too. Loved the welcome basket (and so did the dogs). Would highly recommend. Thank you, was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

  • "When host not available, information pack with details of cottage facilities (hot tub etc), local facilities, nearest pub, shops and local walks would be useful."

    No Wi-Fi available for 2 days, couldn't find router.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage but could do with a fridge with a freezer in it also couldn’t find a colander in the kitchen and step into bathroom wasn’t noticed straight away!"

    Hot tub brilliant but needs another stepping stone to avoid walking on gravel in bare feet near the door for little legs! But would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7May 2022

  • "Will Be staying again."

    The owner Paul is very helpful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage has everything and more."

    If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to be. Beautiful countryside area a good hot tub to relax in after your days out will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our holiday had to be cancelled twice due to covid but we finally made it and it was worth the wait ,the cottage was lovely and quiet and the hot tub was a great way to end your nights, the owner left a welcome pack which was a nice touch and was very helpful when we had a problem ,Paul was on hand and sorted it very promptly, we will definitely return in the near future ."

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage definitely home from home!"

    Everything we needed for our stay, welcome basket was lovely and even treats for our dog, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Extremely clean. Surprised no hairdryer provided but not a big problem. Only other minor issue is the lid of the hot tub is very heavy and awkward to lift on and off. Would definitely recommend this place though and will be looking to return for another short break next year.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2022

  • "One of the best places I've been too loved it, booked again for November already."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Swallows Nest."

    Perfect location for visiting the East Coast. The little cottage is very homely and welcoming. It was very clean and Paul the owner had left some welcome treats which we thoroughly enjoyed. Including some for Bailey the dog. The hot tub was amazing, perfect to warm up in each evening after our walks. The bed was very comfy. The only thing we couldn't find was a hairdryer. We will certainly be looking at booking Swallows Nest in the future and recommending it to friends and family. :-)

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Jan 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Really enjoyable stay. The place was very clean on arrival with some nice welcome gifts. Hot tub was great. The owner Paul was friendly and very helpful. Hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very homely cottage very well decorated with the added extra of a hot tub a shame we had to cut our stay short because of a power cut."

    Would definitely stay there again. I would like to say a big thanku to the owner for making us very welcome

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very comfortable spotlessly clean and great hot tub.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely and clean had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Nov 2021

  • "This cottage doesn`t feel like a holiday let, it really is a home from home!"

    The cottage and hot tub were spotlessly clean. The decor and furnishings are of an excellent standard and the cottage is very well equipped for two people. The bed is very comfortable and the shower is fab. There isn`t one thing we disliked about this place. The owner was friendly and we very much appreciated the lovely treats he left for us.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2021

  • "We spent the second part of our honeymoon at this wonderful cottage."

    It really did have everything you needed and the added surprise of Netflix which we loved! We made use of the hot tub three times a day and loved how peaceful and tranquil the location was, but superbly located to access lots of local days out. We really would recommend a break at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owner really nice guy"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with friendly owner"

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jul 2021

  • "The host Paul was very friendly and made us feel welcome."

    The cottage was absolutely fabulous and we would highly recommend it. It was the most relaxing week we have had we hopefully will go again and dogs are welcome and would love the walks they can go on around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for a romantic retreat."

    Very well located and the hot tub was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stay 3/5/21 Lovely relaxing break in a cozy cottage."

    Friendly host Paul, greeted with welcome treats. Cottage clean, well equipped and tasteful decor. WiFi & Netflix a bonus and the hot tub was a perfect wind down on an evening listening to the local owls. Good location for exploring the North Yorkshire coast so lots of lovely walks nearby. Very dog friendly, doggy welcome treats went down well. Definitely recommend, will return here for sure.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0May 2021

  • "Perfect stay, could not recommend the place more!"

    Have already booked our next trip.

    Reviewed by Sadie4.7Dec 2020

  • "Great long weekend away, very homely cottage with great facilities perfect for this time of year!"

    Reviewed by Jasper4.7Dec 2020

  • "Fantastic little get away for my partner and I."

    Paul very kindly greeted us with some ‘treats’ to settle in. You could see from the reviews on here the alterations they have made such as putting up hooks by the hot tub, putting up mirrors in the bedroom & providing a clothes airer especially for swimwear after the hot tub. Only thing we found we hadn’t brought was a hairdryer and there wasn’t one at the property so we ‘drip dried’ the dog and I. Overall would definitely recommend it and will be back again the hot tub was perfect.

    Reviewed by Tania4.4Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cosy peaceful and relaxing cottage for us it was too remote you have to jump in the car wherever you want to go which is what lots of people enjoy, but when I go away I like to dump the car and be within walking distance of the cinder track that’s just me."

    A clothes airer at the cottage would be a good idea to pop in the shower to let swimwear drip dry. New tin opener required ,toilet seat still needs fixing.a canopy over the hot tub would be lovely and a little more enclosed garden area would be good only little niggles but overall a great stay nothing and no ones perfect.

    Reviewed by Rosamond4.4Oct 2020

  • "Swallow's Nest was perfect for us, lovely and clean, bed was so comfortable, the hot tub was good quality, in an excellent position."

    Anyone hesitant about venturing away due to pandemic , do not be. Felt 100% safe, ventured to Whitby purposely on the rainy day to avoid crowds and spent 5 days doing things on our own in the open air. Perfect mini break.

    Reviewed by Ebony5.0Oct 2020

  • "Marked down on comfort because the bed was uncomfortable."

    May have benefited from a small freezer (as a self catering cottage we took food and ice blocks which then melted), dishwasher and black out curtains for bedroom. Hot tub and location were great and the overall cottage was a nice cosy quality conversion.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little holiday cottage in a great area for exploring the coast and inland."

    Set on a very quiet road with easy safe parking. Small but well secured garden for our dog. Very grateful for the treats left by the owner the dog treats were especially welcome! The hot tub was lovely & large and great for relaxing in after a day out and great for stargazing! The kitchen had everything we needed and was spotless. Comfy leather sofa. The cottage was always warm and the heating was easy to alter. The cottage was ample for 2 and well laid out. The shower room was really nice & had a fab shower. Our only minor negatives were it could do with somewhere to put shampoo and shower gel whilst in the shower also a small clothes airer to hang wet cozzie/trunks to dry inside the cubicle if it was raining. No hairdryer (but not sure if missing due to Covid rules) A full length mirror and small coffee table would be a nice addition. We prefer a memory foam mattress so did find the bed a bit 'springy'. Overall a lovely holiday cottage, in a pretty and quiet area at a great price would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The stay was wonderful."

    Lovley cosy cottage with really nice decor detail which carried through the house. The facilities were great, they had all the cutlery and appliances we needed in the kitchen. The only suggestions I would make is to provide a hair dryer and a bigger mirror, for makeup and to see full outfit. The hot tub was lovley, it was so cosy and peaceful. Really enjoyed my stay here.

    Reviewed by Alexa4.7Oct 2020

  • "Shallows Nest is a lovely place to base yourself for a tour of the Yorkshire moors and coastline ."

    You really need a car as its a little remote but for most people visiting the area that's a prerequisite. The cottage is cosy and quiet well maintained and pleasantly decorated. Good off road parking . A good number of farm shops and honesty tables to be found close by but only ten minutes to a well stocked super market for the pizzas . The host was extremely welcoming and friendly, always happy to chat without being constantly around . All in all a marvellous place to stay and perfect to tumble back to after a busy day exploring.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful decor and location."

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Sep 2020

  • "This Beautiful cottage is everything you need for a holiday ."

    A week .or weekend. Its a lovely quite place .But your not far from costal places.. The cottage has a lovely living area .Bathroom..and Bedroom. All on one level . Also a hot tub that was perfect to relax after days out .. The cottage is very clean and modern .Its just perfect .its so cosy you won't want to leave . Paul the owner is very welcoming. And helpful.. Plus everywhere is very dog friendly. My chocky lab loved it .there are some lovely walks . If your looking for relaxing break this is perfect place .. We loved it that much were booked to return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Swallows nest was the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend away."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. The hot tub was perfect after a long day of walking. Had everything you might need. Perfect getaway!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2020

  • "What you see in the pictures is what you get."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need. The location is perfect for getting to Whitby, Scarborough, Filey etc. The hot tub was brilliant, perfect way to end each day in gorgeous surroundings filled with wildlife.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing , cosy clean cottage!"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2020

  • "The photographs do not do the cottage justice."

    It’s a beautifully presented, well thought out haven. Everything was spotlessly clean and the attention to detail (including dog treats) was fantastic. Great location.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2020

  • "An amazing little cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic property and the welcome treats for us and our puppy were very much appreciated."

    The hot tub was great. The cottage is situated in a little village so is very quiet, we will definately be visiting again

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Swallows Nest."

    Very warm and friendly welcome and all facilities were perfectly clean and everything was easy to find. We particularly enjoyed long walks on the footpaths around the house and using the jacuzzi. Lots of lovely places to visit near by. Exactly what we needed and we would both stay again. Many thanks to Paul and Wendy.

    Reviewed by India5.0Jan 2020

  • "The 2 nights away was fantastic."

    ... Everything was lovely and better than we thought

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very pleasant cottage and hot tub."

    Easy to get to Whitby and Scarborough from. Nice touches on arrival with outside lights left on, dog treats and snacks for us. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Nov 2019

  • "This holiday cottage is perfect everything you expect and more from the no expense spared furnishing and fittings to the welcoming hot tub after a long walk in the fantastic surrounding area."

    Thanks Paul and Wendy for a fab stay and our free gifts where a lovely touch. 10/10 Chris and Nicki

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the cottage and area Owner very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped , clean and tidy and it was nice and quiet."

    Enjoyed our weekend loads of places around the area to visit and at the end of the day a nice soak in the hot tub to watch the world go by. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was central to whitby scarbourough and filey."

    was like home from home. paul the owner was very friendly'. would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2019

  • "This place was just what the doctor ordered."

    Me my husband and puppy went for 3 nights to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. As soon as we walked in it was WOW so beautiful, peaceful and clean! Even little presents left for us and our pooch!!! Hot tub was a big + for me

    Reviewed by Cassie5.0Aug 2019

  • "We really loved our holiday."

    Picky feedback would be - plz fix toilet seat and provide more loo roll, we would also welcome a blind on the front door for toing and froing from the shower. Nothing spoilt this trip though. Lovely place, Lovely host, immaculate cottage it really was. Thank you for our stay in a little haven. We really appreciated the goodies and also how quiet it was, host was there if we needed but not in your face. Cheers Paul.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had an amazing experience at swallows nest so clean and tidy the owner was amazing and told us places we could go and explained the area."

    Lovely cottage will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage that met all of our expectations and more."

    Very quiet and tranquil and just a short journey to Scarborough which is amazing, cottage was very clean and tidy and the owners were very pleasant. Will be coming back for sure !

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating and an electric stove
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, selection of books, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles Property note: Property can not accommodate for children or infants
  • This owner has another property nearby: 1046759

The property

Scalby 2 miles.

Nestled within the majestic North York Moors National Park, just five miles away from the bustling town of Scarborough, is this stone-fronted cottage, Swallows Nest.

This romantic retreat is perfect for a couple seeking to explore the surrounding countryside and the nearby coast, or simply looking escape their daily routines for a couple of days.

After enjoying the open countryside views, be welcomed into a well-presented property, housing all the essentials for a week-long stay with your partner.

Enjoy your evenings within the open-plan living room, where you can rustle up a home-cooked meal within the amply equipped kitchen, before cosying up on the leather sofa, which rests in front of the Smart TV with Freeview.

In here, you will also find a warming electric stove, which is perfect for those chilly winter months.

The interior is completed by a charming double bedroom, which is benefitted by a double bed and a delightful interior design, as well as a stylish shower room with a wonderful retro tile design to enjoy.

Throw open the French doors during a summer’s day and enjoy the wonderful enclosed garden, where your canine companion can stretch his legs whilst you dip into the bubbling hot tub for a relaxing soak after a busy day exploring.

Despite the rural setting, the bustling village of Scalby can be found within two miles, where you will find a pub serving food and a couple of shops to pick up the essentials.

To keep you and your loved one busy whilst staying at Swallows Nest, explore miles of walking routes through the National Park or the endearing North Riding Forest Park.

Alternatively, spend an afternoon at the coastal resort of Scarborough, where you will find two sandy beaches, a medieval castle, a golf course and a SEA LIFE Centre.

Swallows Nest is a wonderful base for exploring the countryside setting with your loved one.

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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