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Hartwood Cottage

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 974135)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GlynMar 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 AndrewDec 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 IanSep 2021

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

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AdaMay 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 GlynApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by LizaSep 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 JulietteAug 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 LauraAug 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 JudeFeb 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 RebeccaJan 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 LouiseDec 2019

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

    Reviewed by HelenOct 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 SueSep 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 LauraAug 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 CraigJun 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 MichaelMay 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 SallyApr 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
  • 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, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, a small selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 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 well-behaved dog welcome, dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • This property does not accept cats
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • 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

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 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. One well-behaved dog welcome, dogs are not allowed upstairs.
This property does not accept cats.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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