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The Old School House

(Ref. 992909)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay in The Old School House!"

    The owner was in contact two days before our arrival with information for our stay. A welcome pack was left for us and fresh milk in the fridge. The owner even texted to see we had arrived okay! We found the house comfortable and well presented with everything you need. The location was ideal a short stroll to the nearest shop, bar and restaurant. The harbour and town centre were both a short walk away. Would recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely stay at a really nice house great welcome pack and nicely decorated for ..."

    Lovely stay at a really nice house great welcome pack and nicely decorated for Christmas Nice and warm log burner really kept us warm no problem with parking right outside property all the time Many thks will definitely book again Thks Liz and Jason

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was beautifully presented, clean, warm and welcoming."

    On road parking wasn't a problem as tickets were provided by the owners and, as the property is quite centrally placed, I was able to walk to the church, castle, South and North Bay, town and Peasholm Park without any problems. The steep stairs may not be convenient for someone with mobility issues but I would certainly recommend it to others and consider coming back myself.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Old School House was just brilliant !"

    ! so comfortable and homely. Everything we needed was there. All the finishings and fittings are quality. We enjoyed being in the property so much we didn't really venture far in the evening, we felt so comfortable there. Its is so close to the Sea Front .. a few minutes and you are there, also a 10 minute walk to the Castle. Perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful 3rd visit to the Old School House - very clean and comfortable, perfectly situated in the town."

    Owners very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic find."

    Met our needs perfectly. Lovely welcome pack and great that beach towels were provided. Would use again

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely and quirky little house to stay in."

    We really enjoyed ourselves, thank you!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely family holiday here, there was everything we needed for our stay inc children's books and games which kept the kids entertained while we were in the house."

    Welcome hamper with treats coffee tea milk and drinks which was definitely needed as we arrived fairly late. Even the fire was laid ( though we didn't need to use it) Beautiful cottage with great decor and really clean. Great location and always managed to park nearby. Would happily stay again!

    Reviewed by Corrina5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property which felt like home."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jan 2023

  • "An ideal property for the two of us."

    Great location for access to all parts of Scarborough. The property is clean and has everything you can possibly need. Lovely gift of cakes, tea, coffee and milk from the owners on arrival. The weather was good for most of the week and we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Old School House."

    The house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you to the owners for the lovely gifts provided at the beginning of our stay. They were thoroughly enjoyed. The house is a 5 min walk from the south beach and the surrounding streets have many quirky vintage shops that we enjoyed visiting too. We didn’t always find parking right outside the house but this was not an issue as the surrounding streets often had free spaces. Everything is close by. We would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Shamiza5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Old School House was a lovely property that catered for our holiday needs."

    It was clean, well presented and comfortable. The welcome pack - containing both essentials and treats - was a lovely touch and Michelle was very pleasant, checking we had arrived safely etc. The size of the sitting room was comfortable for three people but I imagine could’ve been a squeeze of four people were staying at the property; there was one small double sofa and a large single (like a 1 1/2 person) armchair. Perfect for small kids but but teens or adults may have struggled somewhat. The location of the property is fantastic in terms of walking distance to most amenities in Scarborough, which was great, although there were a few nights where locals were heard arguing / shouting in the street, late at night. The parking situation is on-street parking but this was not an issue and we seldom didn’t find somewhere one the street to park; the parking tickets issued by the property were welcomed. There seemed to be a log of dog faeces on the pavements surrounding the property; although I appreciate this is nothing to do with the property, it does detract from the overall pleasantness of the property / the locality. Overall a fantastic holiday property, priced about right. Thanks for making our holiday an enjoyable and comfortable one. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Very clean & the owners couldn’t do enough for us. Their communication was great & very fast. I would go there again, brilliant!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was my second visit to the Old School House and the quality was exactly as it was on our first visit."

    The owners have clearly kept the standards for the house very high. The cleanliness is perfect and the facilities are just what is needed. It is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Once again we are very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage, close to sea front and shops."

    Wonderful welcome box and great communication with owner.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cosy property superbly located within the old town with easy access to local attractions and amenities"

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2022

  • "Me and my family have just returned from a lovely Easter break at the old school house!"

    The location is fantastic, parking is tricky but that’s just because location so close to the beach and town! The house is beautiful really well decorated, modern and still original. (The owners have lovely taste) If you’re looking for a good location in Scarborough just perfect! We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2022

  • "Delightful stay in really pleasant accommodation with very pleasant and helpful owners."

    Amazing welcome pack and great instructions for using parking permit. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Old School house was one of the loveliest places I've ever had the pleasure of staying at."

    The location is perfect - 5 minutes walk to the sea, but set far enough back to be really quiet, with zero foot traffic outside. The house itself is perfect for a couple or family. The pictures don't really do it justice - it was super clean and there were so many touches that made staying there a pleasure, like the pre-built fire in the fireplace, beach towels, gorgeous welcome basket and toiletries in the bathroom. We'd stay again in a heartbeat - 10/10. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Mar 2022

  • "It's a beautiful house, you can see the effort the owners have put into making it cosy and inviting."

    I ve pinched a few ideas for my home! There was a generous welcome gift which was greatly appreciated because we arrived during storm Eunice and couldn't leave the property for a couple of days. We used it as a base to see all the places in Yorkshire we wanted to visit and that worked really well for us. All in all I would highly recommend you stay here and I will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a fabulous time, the place is spotless and a lovely stay, the owners were lovely and they left a really nice welcome package on our arrival, will definitely book again and would recommend to anyone."

    Close to everything, great location.

    Reviewed by Godfrey5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the cream cakes that welcomed us on arrival!"

    The house was as described, if not better. Managed to park close to the property throughout our stay. The property is in a good location, central to any of Scarborough's attractions, and handy for long walks along the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2021

  • "The old School house great,very close to amenities, good weather, good food eating out."

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Best accommodation of three I've rented in Scarborough."

    Light, bright and fresh in convenient location. Really clean and well equipped - a hairdryer would have made it 101% perfect! Hosts are a joy and left a generous welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old School House was a perfect place to stay - five minutes’ walk to South Bay with a sandy beach, donkeys, usual “seaside attractions” boat rides etc."

    Twenty minute walk to the North Bay. Ten minutes to the castle. Wifi was great, house perfectly clean and comfortable. Everything was just as you would want it. The welcome pack was brilliant - thanks. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Outstanding accommodation, brilliant location. Owners texted me first day in case we had any problems - we didn’t- a great time.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful house, nearby beach and roads for travelling, we went to York and Flamingoland."

    Very clean and tidy, had everything we needed. Would highly recommend to friends and we may return ourselves if we decide to revisit Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Old School House."

    Some lovely extra touches, a hamper and toiletries, made us feel very welcome. The school house was spotless and in excellent order. The location is perfect for exploring many of Scarborough attractions. I had some trepidation about parking availability, however, please be assured that there is plenty of parking, for the duration of our stay we had no issues with parking and were able to park outside the house. Michelle and Tim have provided instructions on how to use the permits Will most definitely book again

    Reviewed by Avril4.7Jul 2021

  • "The welcome text and generous pack were much appreciated as was the parking permits and suggested eating places."

    It was conveniently situated for north and south bays, the town, the market for groceries and lunch and pub.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic break away, lovely house well situated for everything you could need."

    The house is spotlessly clean, really well equipped and the hosts were great. They were even kind enough to leave a very generous welcome pack for our arrival, would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "The old school house was everything we wanted and more!"

    The location is perfect a short walk to the beach, castle and town. There were a lot of little touches in the cottage and it was so clean and comfy. The welcome hamper on arrival was a great touch and fresh milk in the fridge, ideal for a cuppa after our trip! We will definitely return! The parking permit included was a great help and we managed to get parked opposite. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house, clean and well prepared."

    Facilities very good. Ideally located Scarborough itself, for coast walks and for trips further afield along the Yorkshire coast.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "A comfortable house that is well presented and had been cleaned to a high standard."

    The generous welcome pack, the Christmas decorations and the toiletries in the bathroom were all lovely touches that we appreciated. The central location of Old School House meant we could walk everywhere and we left the car outside the house using the parking permit provided.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break at the old school house, 4 nights wasnt long enough."

    Spotlessly clean and extra handgel left and obviously a real labour of love for the owners,. We were very comfortable. Lots of lovely goodies left which was very much appreciated. Location couldnt have been better, literally 5 minute walk to the shops and the beach and the castle and although we were slightly skeptical about the permit parking we had no problem parking., Couldnt get right outside the cottage every time but was close enough to not be a problem. We will definitely be back . Thank you

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The old school house was a home from home."

    When going out and about for the rest of the day, it was nice to come back to restful and relaxing place.ideal for the beach and shops and the castle.nice touch, the owner's left us some nice goodies.we all had a lovely time in scarborough.

    Reviewed by Lena4.7Sep 2020

  • "We’ve stayed in places all over Scarborough and no where compares to The Old School House."

    The house is perfectly situated in a quiet area between Scarborough Castle and the market/town centre. The sea front is also just a 2 minute walk away. We met the lovely owners Michelle and Tim who had personally prepared the house for our arrival. The house was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The rooms were furnished very comfortably and each room had been given lots of attention to detail with references to the School and the North Yorkshire coast. We immediately felt very safe at the house which was a concern of ours during this uncertain time. We were very happy with our stay at The Old School House and we would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was superb and exceptionally clean."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Cottage was spotless."

    owner was very polite and helpful. The cottage has a mix of modern and original features, giving a warm and comfortable feel to it. With it being an old school house it has a tasteful quirkiness about the place. We certainly enjoyed our stay there despite the weather being up and down. Will stay here again in the future. All in all I would give it 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, in a quiet location yet close to the front, The Old School House was the perfect place for our Pre-Christmas mini holiday in Scarborough."

    The owners, Michelle and Tim, had gone to a lot of trouble to make our stay special with a Christmas Tree, Decorations, Crackers and Treats, which the whole family really appreciated. Thoroughly recommended and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Old School House is a brilliant place to stay."

    Full of charm, immaculately decorated and spotlessly clean. A relatively easy walk down onto the seafront of South Bay. Parking is on a first come, first served basis but we managed to park outside the cottage every day, without any problems. We had a problem with the wi-fi on day one but the owners Tim and Michelle sorted it out immediately. The local market hall is worth a visit and does a lovely full English breakfast for £2.30. Best breakfast in Scarborough. A day in Peasholm Park, with a bag of nuts, feeding the very tame squirrels is also worth it. As the above rating scores show, we would definitely recommend this place and will be revisiting it ourselves. Stayed in many places in Scarborough (hotels, b&b's and a couple of apartments) but this is the best.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-road parking - Daily Permits Provided for the surrounding roads
  • Sorry, no smoking and pets
  • Shop 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

The property

The Old School House is set over two floors, bursting with character in the sunny seaside town of Scarborough.

Perfect for a family holiday in summer or a rambler's retreat in the colder months, you will be in the centre of the action, just a few minutes' walk from the coast and near to the North York Moors National Park.

Upon entering the property you will come to the sitting room first, furnished with two armchairs and a sofa, you can spread out in front of the TV and get the woodburner fired up on a chilly evening.

Continue into the dining room, across the original wood flooring, where you will spend many happy evenings together with a glass of wine and a delicious home-cooked meal, prepared in the kitchen in the next room.

Hosting all the appliances you'll need for some culinary magic, including a five-ring gas hob, you will love cooking at The Old School House.

Leading out of the kitchen, tucked in the corner you'll find a small sun trap balcony, just big enough for two on the bench seating, for a perfect moment in the evening sun at the end of the day.

Moving back through the property and up the stairs to the first floor, you will come to the two bedrooms - a double and a twin - as well as the large contemporary family bathroom, complete with a bath with a shower over and heated towel rail.

Scarborough is a lively town, bursting with activities for all ages, with a popular attraction being the Scarborough Castle which overlooks the town, with sheer drops to the sea and steeped in over 2,500 years of turbulent history ready for you to discover.

For sunny days you will have to get down to Alpamare Waterpark for an epic day with the kids, with water slides, heated outdoor pools, a wave pool and a children's water playground, it is sure to be a highlight of your stay.

Stay at The Old School House, and take advantage of its fantastic location being close to the beach, and spacious rooms, for a great holiday for all the family.

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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 aware there are some steep steps in the property.

PLEASE NOTE: This property is only able to accept short breaks beginning and ending on a Monday or a Friday (Mon-Fri, Fri-Mon).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas