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Rydal Cottage

(Ref. 1065532)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely old house , good location but very cold."

    The old doors were ill fitting and caused big draughts. We were cold all weekend. There were no blankets etc to wrap around us. The warmest room in the house was bathroom. We didnt use the kitchen at all

    Reviewed by Juliet3.4Nov 2023

  • "Rydal cottage was lovely and very tastefully decorated."

    It was very clean and really well equipped with everything you might need and more . It was close and in walking distance to the seafront . The beds were really comfortable and good bedding . It wasn't the biggest of cottages but great for small family or two couples. We had a lovely welcome pack with coffee tea biscuit that we appreciated Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed here twice and we won’t stay again which is a shame as we loved the place last time ."

    It was very dirty in places NOT cleaned well at all awful cobwebs and peeling paper off bedroom ceiling and in the dining room damp there was rubbish in the bin from previous people and the bedding smelt awful not clean . Really unhappy about this as last time was really lovely!!

    I am so sorry, I wish you had contacted me and I would have personally sorted these issues for you. I have passed your comments to the cleaning company, it’s not ok for you to experience these problems. I can only apologise, we have never had such issues and I will ensure future guests don’t encounter the same. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise1.6Sep 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Rydal cottage, after reading all the feedback from previous guests a lot of the issues had been sorted, a higher backed sofa would be my only suggestion to make it even better."

    The cottage was well equipped with modern appliances and is in a good position for both bays. We would certainly come back again in the future.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! I agree that a higher backed sofa would be better, but sadly because the house is old, the doorways are narrower than usual and we were limited with our options. Definitely bear it in mind on our next one though! We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lack of cushions on settee made it uncomfortable as it is so deep support is needed for your back."

    I totally get that point and I will certainly put some more cushions in! Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is small but perfectly formed!"

    The kitchen was much smaller than expected but had everything we needed - it was very well equipped. The location was amazing - we would walk down to the beach in the evening for a wonder around the arcades and a drink and the cottage was a cosy base to return to. We really enjoyed our stay at Rydal Cottage.

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Oct 2022

  • "This property was booked for my elderly parents which was unsuitable for their ..."

    This property was booked for my elderly parents which was unsuitable for their mobility When booking it did not highlight the full extent of the area within walking distance into town and steps involved But suitable for able bodies and a nice cottage to stay

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    Felt like home from home. Great views out of some of the windows of the South Bay. Set in an ideal location both myself and my wife and daughter would highly recomend this place and we would love to return here soon for our next break in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well-furnished property in a quiet street very close to Scarborough Castle and walking distance to all amenities."

    Friendly neighbours who are happy to advise on tourist spots to visit. The kitchen is supplied with very good quality crockery and saucepans and a Tassimo machine. The only ingredients available were salt and pepper shakers, a small bottle of olive oil would have been helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable although the smaller room was a tight squeeze with two large single beds. Washing machine and clothes horse in the utility room is a bonus, although a laundry basket would have been handy here. The only real let down was the bathroom. The cheap-as-chips one-ply toilet roll only lasted a couple of days which meant we were improvising by day three! The malfunctioning liquid dispenser needs to be replaced ASAP and where was the bath mat? All these things could be rectified easily and would have made the holiday rental 5-stars.

    Reviewed by Surya4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage wasn't cleaned properly, the kitchen was dirty so had to clean everywhere before unpacking so wasn't happy ."

    The cottage itself was nice with good features and it was close by to everything.

    Hello Emma, apologies you had issues when you arrived at the cottage, I have spoken to the cleaning company who advised you had arrived before they had cleaned the property. I am sorry for this, this is not a situation we would want to put anyone in. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Scarborough. Best wishes Dawn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the house, it’s a nice cottage."

    For some reason we couldn’t get hot water at the beginning but then we sorted it. No problems at all. Very comfortable beds. Nice back garden full of sunshine!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little house in a great location."

    We didn't use the car once. Sea life Centre was 25 mins walk (with a set of small legs), North bay 15 mins and south bay 5-10 mins. Little patio outside was lovely for the evening. Impressed how well equipped the house was. We really appreciated all the small things provided for use too (especially the sachets of diluting juice and the castle guide book). Thanks again for making our stay so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Carol5.0Jun 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 Philippa4.7May 2022

  • "Can only say great, thanks"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 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 Sarah4.7Mar 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 Susan5.0Feb 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 Barbara4.4Jan 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 Wendy5.0Oct 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 Lewis5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect location."

    We will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 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 Claire4.7Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 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 Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 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 Graham4.7Jun 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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