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Kittiwake Cottage

(Ref. 1093101)

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the cottage and again it did not disappoint."

    The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break, it feels like a home from home. It is well equipped and has been restored to an amazing standard. The cottage is well placed to explore Scarborough, a short walk from the excellent market and sea front. Hope to return again in 2024.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved Kittiwake cottage."

    The perfect setting for two old friends to share a weekend of nostalgia, walking and fun. Ideally located between the two bays with plenty of eating places close by. It has been lovingly refurbished to a high standard creating a clean and comfortable space. We were so lucky to have sunny weather and witness sunrises and sunsets. A smashing space to create memories. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was well maintained. Nice location easy access to the town. Parking was not a problem.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stylishly decorated, well thought out, and functional."

    We were very happy with Kittiwake cottage.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in ideal and quiet location - never used the car."

    All rooms are generously proportioned and immaculately furnished. Very helpful owner - had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Kittiwake Cottage was really wonderful, in a good location near the centre of town but also very quiet (apart from the obvious seagulls which we don’t mind because we’re at the seaside!"

    ) The renovations have been done beautifully which makes the space feel cosy yet contemporary. Lots of storage, the kitchen has everything we needed, including a sea view, and the wine and biscuits were a lovely touch. We enjoyed browsing all the fascinating books and magazines and the box of local information was very useful. We’d definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house in a quiet and peaceful location (except for the seagulls!"

    ) The house has everything you could want or need and is stunningly decorated throughout. It felt like home as soon as we walked in. We took our two young kids (4 &6) and they had a great time. They loved sharing the twin room and thought the kids books that were there were brilliant! Only small issue was parking, which was limited, but we managed to get a spot every day. I imagine it might be trickier in the warmer weather. Really close to the town and beach front but away from the chaos and noise. Absolutely cannot fault it!

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Kittiwake cottage was lovely, very homely and comfortable."

    I personally loved all the bespoke wood work around the place, a great skill to have! Great attention to detail. Found the double bed mattress a little too soft, but that’s just preference. Parking could also be limited at times. However these are tiny things, overall we had a fantastic stay and would love to return!

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2022

  • "From the moment we walked into the property we felt at home."

    It was spotlessly clean, well-furnished and extremely well equipped. As other visitors have commented the owners have obviously thought about what people want in a holiday home and supplied it and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage in was clean comfortable and furnished to a high standard a lot of thought had gone into making it a home for holiday makers."

    The location was also central close to sea and town centre and other attractions. The week was enhanced returning to this cottage and it quiet location lovely neighbors also.Thankyou to the owners who have put a lot of thought into this cottage we hope to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved the property straight away."

    It's so homely. Cosy, quiet ,and very comfortable. It's the first time away that we were not ready to get home. Such a fabulous cottage . All the furniture is beautifully made. It's been very carefully prepared for a super holiday stay . Bedding great . Bed comfortable. We've loved it and would definitely stay again . Kind regards Cheryl and Graham.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking (permit parking for one car provided)
  • Rear enclosed yard
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Property has steep stairs
  • Please note: Week long bookings must start on a Friday
  • Note: If you are looking to book a short break, this property only accepts short breaks from Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday

The property

Enjoying North Yorkshire's delightful coast in Scarborough is this characterful, mid-terrace cottage in the hilly old town of Scarborough, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the historic Scarborough Castle.

A superb base for a family of four, Kittiwake Cottage offers bespoke wooden fittings and charming, wood flooring throughout.

The house has recently been renovated with a simple elegance throughout by the owner (who is a bespoke furniture designer and joiner by trade).

Upon arrival, make use of the on-street permit parking before making your way inside the cottage.

Make yourselves at home on the spacious, corner sofa in the tastefully furnished living/dining room with a TV available for some evening entertainment.

Progress to the fabulous bespoke, fitted kitchen (with sea glimpse), a space enjoying sleek, wooden units offering generous space for storage, as well as a full range of appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

When the allocated chef of the group has whipped up mouthwatering dishes, be sure to enjoy them at the dining table next door with all the family.

As day turns to dusk, head upstairs to find two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, including a double (with a king size bed) with ample storage for your belongings, and a full sized twin that is perfect for the kids; both of the bedrooms have bedside lighting and handy USB ports, so you can easily keep your devices charged throughout your stay.

On the same floor is the bathroom, a space brimming with light, thanks to the large skylight, and enjoying stylish, metro tiling on the walls; after a day packed with activities, nothing beats relaxing amongst the bubbles in the bath in this fabulous spot!

In the warmer months, take your morning coffee out to the secure rear yard, have an early morning stroll on the beach or along the Cleveland Way.

A highlight of the house is that it rests just a stone's throw away from a range of amenities, from the wonderful indoor market hall (do not miss the bakery for one), amply stocked convenience stores and various eateries.

There is so much to do in Scarborough, such as splashing about in the sea on the town's shores or in Alpamare UK, boarding the magnificent Scarborough North Bay Railway, touring the fascinating Scarborough Castle and wandering around the beautiful Peasholm Park; just to mention a few!

Whitby lies further along the coast and is ideal for those with an interest in history, as it is the home of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with Whitby Abbey.

Down the coast is Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve, towering chalk cliffs attracting half a million seabirds between March and October.

Those seeking some adventure will be pleased to know that the North Riding Forest Park isn't far and hosts the marvellous track of Dixons Hollow Bike Park, along with the stunning areas of Adderstone Field, Raptor Viewpoint and Crosscliff & Blakey Topping.

More fun amidst the great outdoors awaits at the North York Moors National Park, or perhaps you'd prefer a day out in Pickering or the coastal destinations of Ravenscar and Filey?

Whether you want to go for a relaxing stroll along the beach, explore the sights or enjoy some quality time together in the cottage, you'll find Kittiwake Cottage has all you need for a wonderful break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas