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Hartwood Cottage

(Ref. 974135)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had a lovely time at Hartwood Cottage and depending on our party size will come back."

    We found it so comfy and welcoming after days spent out, and the back yard was nice to sit out in also. Everything provided (even beach towels) is handy to not have to bring from home. Our dog enjoyed herself too.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So please you had a nice holiday in Hartwood Cottage. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday in this comfortable and thoughtfully presented cottage."

    Easy location and great facilities

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So please you had a nice holiday in Hartwood Cottage. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha4.4Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Hartwood Cottage- everything was provided that you could possibly need and the cottage was clean."

    It is very convenient for the town which is only minutes away on foot. A great base for a holiday, I would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So please you had a nice holiday in Hartwood Cottage. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage clean comfortable with everything you could possibly need and ..."

    Lovely cottage clean comfortable with everything you could possibly need and more brilliant location close to everywhere owners have thought of everything would definitely recommend hope to return soon

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We always try our best to provide our guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great break!"

    Everything we could want in the cottage! Many thanks!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great house, great location and great communication from the owners."

    The house has plenty of room, is very well equipped and even though there is no specific parking spot it really wasn't an issue to find a space close by and the parking scratch cards are great - much appreciated, as was the welcome pack! The beds, pillows and mattresses are super comfortable and clean. The bedding and towels spotless! My only (hopefully constructive) comment would be that although the bedrooms and living room were very clean, the kitchen and bathroom were not as good. There was black mould in the washer drawer and in the shower cubicle, and a build up of hard water staining on the bathroom taps - all easy to rectify. The fridge needed to be wiped out before we used it and there was dirty fluff stuck to the bottom of the kitchen table benches when we pulled them out to use. None of this spoiled our stay and I would highly recommend this property. It's really close to the main high street and all the shops, you're spoilt for choice which bay to walk to as both are equally as close and it's close to all the road links to travel out of Scarborough. Thanks for making our week in Scarborough so enjoyable!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a nice time at Hartwood Cottage. We will be sure to feedback the issues you have raised to our Housekeeper and get these rectified. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable stay for our guests and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property!"

    Great location and excellent facilities! Had a fantastic weekend in Scarborough. Would highly recommend Hartwood Cottage!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are really pleased you had a nice time in Hartwood Cottage and hope you visit again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Overall this is a loverly, well situated cottage, & the owners have clearly put a lot of thought into guests needs as it was very well equipped & the Welcome Box very much appreciated."

    If I could make a couple of well-meaning suggestions: 1 whilst we fully appreciate the need to keep dogs downstairs there was no restraining barrier, such as a stair gate, from any of the main rooms in the cottage so we had to leave the clothes airer across the bottom of the stairs at all times 2 anyone with any level of restricted mobility, even just unsteadiness, would need to know both sets of stairs have a turn in them -we managed with my sister but only by assisting her whenever she used the stairs. Otherwise we had a loverly relaxing time in the cottage.

    Hi, thank you for feedback, we do appreciate our guests taking time to do so and we are glad you had a enjoyable stay at Hartwood Cottage. Thank you also for raising the two valid points regarding the stair gate and possible access issues for people with restricted mobility. This was never really a consideration when the property was built well over a hundred years ago so we will be in touch with Sykes to see if we can add a note in the description to help our guests in the future. We have considered for a while now about fitting a stair gate but decided against it at the time as it may have impaired people taking suitcases upstairs. However we will definitely revisit this in the near future. Thank you again for your feedback and helping us to improve our guests experience at Hartwood Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great property and great location."

    Thank you for you positive feedback, hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay with all fixtures, fittings and amenities that we needed."

    Good communication with our host. Recommend

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "What a gem of a cottage,so comfortable with everything you need for a great stay provided,amazing large bathroom with a nice view of the sea and cliffs."

    What we loved about this cottage as well as the comfort was how fantastic it was as a base,so close to everything like the indoor market,the precinct and the buses which took us to Bridlington,Filey,Whitby and Pickering for days out,and with the cottage being so close to the centre of Scarborough,getting back to the cottage when we were tired was no effort. We will hopefully be returning again next year.All in all a fabulous 2 weeks in an amazing cottage,

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. We are so glad you had a nice time in Hartwood Cottage again, hope to see you again next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "We (family of 5 plus Bruno the dog) had a short pre-Christmas break at Hartwood cottage."

    Cottage was lovely - clean, very well furnished and had everything we needed including Christmas decorations and also a welcome pack for Bruno the dog! Location was great for both North and South Bay and a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. Great holiday, definitely be back, and many thanks to the owner

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hartwood Cottage and hope you all have a great Christmas and Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage looks nice on photos it was clean but not deep clean shower signs of ..."

    Cottage looks nice on photos it was clean but not deep clean shower signs of mould on sealent bathroom sink plug black slime around plug lots of marks on walls cottage on main road no path traffic noise school run noise not in best of areas for a relaxing holiday it is central to facilities beds comfortable could do with TV in bedroom the cottage has some nice touches but let down by location and parking is a nightmare 6 out of 10

    The bathroom was indeed deep cleaned and the sealant on the shower cubicle replaced and renewed in the days prior to your arrival so I’m not sure what you found. Many of our guests love the excellent location of Hartwood Cottage and the Old Town in which it is situated, and this was a major reason for our purchase of the property. Unfortunately, we have no control over people walking down the road going about their daily business, even parents taking their children to school, perhaps a holiday deep in the countryside would be more suitable for yourselves instead of a busy resort like Scarborough. The scratch cards we provide free of charge are valid for all the Old Town and whilst we cannot always guarantee parking directly outside Hartwood Cottage you should be able to park a reasonable distance to it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well appointed cottage in a great location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ada5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage,spotlessly clean and everything you need for a great holiday,beds were so so comfortable including the best pillows iv'e ever slept on."

    Sea Views from the bathroom on the second floor were amazing and the shower itself was perfect,the cottage itself is only a 5 minute walk either to Scarborough precinct or turn right and the north bay is before you. Must mention the indoor market about 200 yards away,great fresh fruit and veg and even a very good butchers there. The small court yard garden is a lovely place to sit and as its a sun trap when the suns shining its perfect for relaxing. My partner and myself have been visiting Scarborough for the last 20yrs and i can only honestly say that this is without doubt the best quality,comfortable and warmest accommodation we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "One of the best cottages i have rented from skyes so far, very comfy and clean ,"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "In 3 words amazing amazing amazing we couldn't have asked for anything else we will definitely but coming back"

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Sep 2020

  • "Would have no hesitation in highly recommending Hartwood Cottage."

    We are a family of four with two children aged 12 and 13 and Hartwood Cottage had plenty of room for us all and is well situated for all the South Beach attractions and the town centre. We felt at home as soon as we walked in, there are lots of lovely touches throughout and the hosts have thought of everything you could ask for and have clearly taken great care in making the property feel like a home from home as opposed to a standard run of the mill holiday rental. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Aug 2020

  • "Hartwood Cottage provided our family with the perfect base for exploring Scarborough."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy, with thoughtful attention to detail throughout the cottage. The kitchen was very well equipped and provided everything we needed to make and enjoy meals for our young family. The location of the cottage was perfect for us - close to the North Bay, South Bay beaches, harbour, castle and amenities. Hartwood Cottage was very much a home from home, and I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfortable sofas and beds and really well equipped."

    Very clean and tidy, only slight downside but not a complaint, the shower tray wasnt emptying very quickly, and when I removed the plug it was clogged with previous users hair, a bit nasty, obviously not be cleaned properly for a long time, otherwise it was great and pint of milk in the fridge would have been nice after a long journey,

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to Hartwood Cottage. However we were really sorry to hear that the Housekeeper forget to leave some milk in the fridge for arrival but we do also provide individual UHT milk in case it is needed. The issue with the shower plughole is unacceptable and we have taken steps to ensure that this does not happen again. May we reassure you that in both cases this was an uncommon instance and we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Hartwood Cottage in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude4.7Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful house, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a lovely seaside holiday."

    Exceptional with regards to quality, comfort and location. Perfect location for walking access to both North and South bays and the town and shops, we hardly used the car! Owners were friendly and responsive to email requests and you really feel like they want you to have a great holiday and they have thought of everything to make it happen. Sea view from the top floor bathroom which was lovely every morning. Our little girl wanted to move in, it’s just such a homely place. We loved this holiday house and are so glad we found it, it’s great value for money and it has a luxury feel to it. Our Dog Dennis (The Dalmatian) was also very much at home and he loved daily multiple walks in the beautiful Scarborough

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing stay."

    Perfect location to either enjoy, the beach, walk or some shopping.. also plenty of bars and restaurants to visit too. Nice welcome when we arrived with a hamper and kind Christmas card to wish us a lovely stay. Very much recommended!!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, with a full range of home comforts - very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "A real home from home over 3 floors."

    Comfy beds, great cooking facilities and within 5 minutes walk of the beach, 10 mins to town centre this was a lovely week away. We usually holiday in Wales so this was a change for us but great to be so close to Whitby, Filey, Robin Hoods Bay and many other areas of interest. Scarborough Castle well worth a visit and the whole seafront itself was really clean and pleasant. The only slight irritation was the on street parking, which was a bit hit and miss but overall a great week away...just a bit hilly for my husbands knees and our tripawd dalmatian!! Would recommend this cottage if you like to be close to facilities and dont mind walking uphill.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay here!"

    The house is clean and beautifully decorated. Lots of thoughtful touches - my boys (6 and 4) were so excited about their room; especially staying in the bunkbeds and the fact there were Roald Dahl and Horrid Henry books, a definite hit! Loved the cute seaside theme and there is a selection of toys too. The bathroom is huge and would be perfect for a relaxing bath with a glass of wine (I sadly never got round to it). The 'grown ups' bedrooms are both beautiful and cosy. There are beach toys available and what made our holiday much easier was the fact that Alison provides beach towels.... saving us a lot of space in our cases and a load of washing - thankyou for this, it's rare for a holiday let but really did make a big difference! Location wise you are in a great position for south bay, north bay and the town so a thumbs up there. We always managed to park on the road (permit provided). Lastly great communication from Alison, she has been so kind and helpful!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great time at Hartwood Cottage."

    The cottage was very well furnished and had everything that we needed. Its in a great location, close to both the North and South Bay's yet also the town centre. I would recommend the cottage to anybody and we will look the stay there again as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous location."

    Lovely house with all the facilities you could ask for. Lots of useful information provided. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "Sykes were wonderful in supporting me to find a replacement holiday cottage when my original booking was no longer viable."

    Our cottage was lovely, comfortable and decorated beautifully - a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Apr 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor bunk and 1 x second floor double with TV
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, Tassimo pod coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, a small selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Scratch card for roadside parking for 1 car opposite property and in surrounding streets (1st come, 1st served basis)
  • Private patio area with table and chairs
  • One dog is welcome, however, if you would like to bring a second dog, please contact us first
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Due to the age of the property, it may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

The property

Hartwood Cottage is a charming mid-terrace property with a modern feel situated in the popular old town coastal resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Within a 10 minute walk to the beach and the town centre, it is well-placed for families wishing to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday, but be within easy reach of the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

The accommodation is inviting with a lovely homely feel.

Set over three floors, with a modern kitchen with dining area on the ground floor, along with a cosy and comfortable sitting room perfect for a cosy night in after a busy day exploring watching a family favourite complete with a flame effect electric fire.

A useful cloakroom and toilet completes the ground floor layout.

On the first floor there are two clean and fresh bedrooms with a seaside theme running through them, while the top floor hosts another double bedroom with a TV and a large family bathroom, complete with a walk-in shower and separate bath, perfect for a long soak after the days adventures.

From the top floor you can enjoy spectacular views of the coast and Scarborough Castle.

This property is warm and inviting throughout.

To the outside there is a private, enclosed yard with table and chairs perfect for planning the days activities with a cuppa in the morning.

The cottage is just a short stroll down the hill to the lively seafront of South Bay, with seaside stalls, ice cream parlours, amusements arcades and good fish and chips from the many cafes and takeaways.

The safe, sandy beach is perfect for children to enjoy a paddle, build sandcastles or take a donkey ride.

From here, you can walk along the promenade to North Bay, with the majestic castle perched high on the cliff above, along with many nesting seabirds.

Discover the many other attractions in the immediate vicinity, including the legendary Open Air Theatre, Peasholm Park, the Sea Life Centre and the amazing Alpamare Water Park with its wave pools and heated outdoor infinity pool overlooking the bay.

For golfers there is the Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club.

A little further afield are miles of cycle paths and footpaths, including the Cinder Track that runs from Scarborough to Whitby and the breath-taking cliff top Cleveland Way.

With pretty coastal villages such as Robin Hood's Bay to explore and the vast expanse of heather clad moorland, visitors will be captivated by this very special area and want to return time and time again to the home from home Hartwood Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Pickering 17 miles; Whitby 20 miles; York 40 miles.

Popular since Victorian times, the 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. Scarborough is a great location for outdoor activities, with golf courses, lovely coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing. Add to this all the usual seaside entertainment and bustling promenades located close to the beach and Scarborough is the destination with something for everyone. Ideally situated for touring the coastline and the moors, Scarborough is an ideal base for a fun-filled break.

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Please be advised: Hartwood Cottage is primarily for holiday purposes only, other reasons can be considered, please contact us before booking as this will need to be discussed with the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas