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Rydal Cottage

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1065532)


(15 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in the cottage."

    It had everything you could want and more. It was spotless. The only thing I didn't like was the rollerball catch on the bathroom. It was really loud when closing and opening the door. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2022

  • "The placement of this property is superb with easy access to both the North and South side of Scarborough."

    (Not so easy if you are a wheelchair user it has to be said). The cottage is beautifully equipped with every detail thought into. I would highly recommend this property and want to thank the owners for their thoughtfulness.

    Reviewed by PhilippaMay 2022

  • "Can only say great, thanks"

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - stayed there aa a couple for a week, and my daughter and partner also joined us for a couple of days."

    The cottage was roomy enough for us all. We didn't cook at the cottage, but there appeared to be a good range of pots and pans. Good WiFi, good shower, comfortable beds and quiet and dark at night - covered all the essentials for me. Heating and hot water controls would benefit from updating, but a minor point. Everything else was spot on and the cottage itself, though in a quiet area, is still within easy walking distance of cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and the sea front (for the reasonably fit - Scarborough is hilly!).

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2022

  • "A beautifully decorated cottage apart from the doors and door knobs , had difficulty opening the bedroom door after closing it and caught my hand closing one of them ."

    Everything you need , very well equipped and spotlessly clean . The second bedroom is only suitable for children really as there is not much room to move about for adults , I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely , however we do agree with some other comments in the visitors book that the door handles need attention."

    Very hard to open and so close to the the door frame that i trapped my finger when turning the knob . The water pressure is very low so the shower over the bath is not brilliant, but theres probably not much that can be done about that. Having said that, it is an old cottage which has been updated very tastefully and we enjoyed our stay very much. We would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback! We are having a new bathroom with shower installed next month, although I love the current bathroom we agree it’s not very practical. We are also having the door catches changed to roller catches to make the doors easier to use… We would love to welcome you back and hopefully make your break away better. Thank you for staying with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , well maintained , a great location ,welcome pack was a lovely ..."

    Lovely cottage , well maintained , a great location ,welcome pack was a lovely touch and was very much appreciated thank you

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "Fantastic location to easily reach both north and south beaches, and the castle."

    Well kitted out, cosy cottage, with nice touches such as welcome pack, DAB radio, coffee machine. Stayed as 2 adults and a baby. Travel cot and highchair were good quality (although a real squeeze to fit highchair on tiled kitchen floor) and would struggle to fit travel cot in bedroom if 4 adults staying. Some of the door handles are very stiff and so those with joint issues may struggle, likewise an awkward step down into the kitchen. All in all, would highly recommend this cottage to a similar party.

    Reviewed by LewisSep 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect location."

    We will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2021

  • "Great location- handy for beach and town centre - although very hilly!"

    House has everything you need and is very lovely. Not having proper shower with teenagers was problematic but managed! Parking can be hit and miss outside house

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Lovely place loved reading all the historical facts available easy parking well equipped"

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2021

  • "What a great Cottage to spend a week in ."

    It was everything we needed , great location for the beach and bars/restaurants. Easy parking with the permits . Cottage was really clean and comfortable and well equipped! Very well organised regarding keys . Wish I’d booked 2 weeks as the weather was amazing. !!

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Ideal location, beautifully presented, had everything we needed. Would absolutely book again in the future. Thank you

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Couldn't find a bin for food waste."

    No freezer compartment in the fridge. Because it was cold we had to put the heating on ,no heat in the bathroom, When tiding up when we were leaving we would have vacuumed ,but couldn't find one? Rydal Cottage was really good place to stay,just a few things to address, which might make it even better,Good place to stay.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link bed, can be a double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath with rain fall shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • On street residents parking - Permits will be available for guests
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles

The property

Situated in the heart of the lively seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire is Rydal Cottage, an 1860's ex headmasters cottage sleeping up to four guests.

Conveniently located within walking distance of local amenities and beautiful stretches of golden sands, this property is ideal for a small family or two couples looking to get away to the coast.

Arriving at the property, step through the historic porch and into the sitting room where you will find a plush corner sofa perfect for snuggling up on with your loved ones while you unwind in front of the TV.

From here, make your way into the kitchen to whip up delicious meals for your group; the kitchen is home to a gas oven, a gas hob and all the smaller appliances such as a kettle and a toaster to assist you with your self-catering requirements.

Meals with your loved ones can be enjoyed in the dining room around the table.

As night rolls in, climb the stairs to the bedrooms and rest your head before an action-packed day of discovering your surroundings.

This delightful dwelling offers two bedrooms, a double and a twin (which can be made up as another double if required), each complete with quality furnishings, light and airy decor and storage so you can unpack your belongings in this home away from home.

Completing the interior of the cottage is a bathroom where you can soak your muscles in the gorgeous roll-top bath and prepare for the day ahead.

Take your dining al fresco in the warmer months and savour a glass of wine on the outdoor furniture; here you can soak up the last of the summer sun with your loved ones, or even escape for your morning coffee before the group rises.

Give the chef of the group a break from the cooking and head out to one of many eateries in the area.

Doorstep walks will take you to the centre of the town where you will find Cowshed Burgers, Antons Café, Bar and Grill, and Mother Hubbard's so there is something for everyone.

The fascinating Sea Life rests on the coastline of Scarborough and offers an insight into the life of the creatures of the deep, perfect for animal lovers and younger members of the group.

There is an array of walking routes to choose from, whether it be a coastal stroll in the fresh sea air, or a wander through one of the plethora of manicured gardens in the area.

Spend an afternoon exploring the Italian gardens which are reachable on foot from the cottage and home to thoughtfully planted flowers and shrubs.

From here, venture slightly further down the coast and discover Shuttleworth Gardens and its picturesque ponds.

History buffs will be pleased to find an abundance of historical sites within Scarborough and the surrounding towns and villages, from ruins to cathedrals, museums to modern architecture, the area really does host something for everyone.

Further afield, take a day trip to the pretty town of Whitby and discover the magnificent Whitby Abbey and golden sandy beach.

For a fantastic break in a lively town, choose Rydal Cottage.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas