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Tinsley Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall a good stay living room tiny lots of spiders and webs on high ceilings in living room and kitchen."

    Needs a bread bin in kitchen.Outdoor space good needs new settees in living room very uncomfortable. Cracking market footsteps away. .

    Reviewed by Anthony2.5Oct 2023

  • "A fantastic stay, a warm cosy little cottage, easy walking to all amenities, would stay there again, many thanks to Pete the owner."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice little cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by Melody4.7Sep 2023

  • "Nicely located near the centre and only a short walk to the beach."

    Nicely equipped with dishwasher, washing machine. 3 toilets and 3 showers. The accommodation is over 4 floors with steep narrow stairs. Personally greeted by Peter and shown around. Free parking. We did not use the living room as the decor did not appeal to us, and it had a slight foisty smell. We left the apartment cleaner than we found it.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Sep 2023

  • "Quality,Quirky cottage in good central location!"

    Good Comms with owner Pete and was very friendly and helpful on our arrival and departure!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2023

  • "Great location and is dog friendly with on-street parking included, we had two cars, and it's a quick walk into town or to the beach, Host greeted us and even lent us a parking permit to use anywhere in the town."

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was perfectly situated to enjoy a lovely break in Scarborough."

    Each of the three rooms has its own bathroom and TV and felt like we were in hotel rooms. The kitchen is well equipped with absolutely everything you need. Pete the owner was kind and friendly and really helpful with parking and local information. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, very well located in the South Beach."

    Very close to the wonderful market. Shops, cafes, beach all only a few minutes walk away so we did not use the car the entire stay. Despite excellent location the area is quiet. Cottage is comfy and well equipped. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and TV, great for privacy for extended family and older friends. Pete the owner was really friendly and helpful with parking. Highly recommend, would definitely stay again. Things to note. Stairs not so good for some people, as there are a lot! Rail and bus are about 30 min away up a long hill.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location, really friendly owner, well equipped and lots of character."

    Tinsley Cottage is just perfect if you are looking for a place to stay in Scarborough that is really close to the front but located in a quiet street. Enclosed courtyard at the back perfect for our dog and never had a problem parking right outside the cottage. Book it!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Well located to all amenities. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Tinsley cottage is just off the High Street next to the indoor Market."

    It's also just a short walk to the beach. You are so central to everything you can walk everywhere. The property is 4 storey and has 3 bedrooms . Ground floor is a small sitting room that leads through to a kitchen/dinner. It also has a nice courtyard garden which is a bonus. It then has a bedroom on each of the next 3 floors. All have there own toilet and shower . The rooms are basic but very comfortable. The only down sides to this property are parking and due to its central location on a Friday and Saturday night we experienced alot of drunk and rowdy people coming past in the early hours.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant little house with everything you need for a break."

    Location is perfect

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "Always enjoy my time at Tinsley cottage Peter is a lovely guy, he is so friendly ..."

    Always enjoy my time at Tinsley cottage Peter is a lovely guy, he is so friendly and helpful the cottage is so central 10 out of 10 every time

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second time at the cottage and we will hopefully be back soon."

    Peter who owns the property is local should you encounter any issues but we have never had any issues whilst we have stayed. The cottage has everything that you should need. It's close to the market the town centre and only 5 minutes walk to the beach. The enclosed backyard is a godsend if you have dogs as you know they can not escape and you can relax with your family and pet. Personally can not fault the property we love it.

    Reviewed by Shelley4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great contact with Pete, the owner, who went out of his way to help us while we were there."

    The cottage is brilliantly located, near the High St and beaches & a stone’s throw away from the Public Market. The bedrooms are great and each has its own toilet/shower facilities; however, I do think the living space is quite small for 5 adults. This wasn’t a problem for us as there were only 3 in our party, but there wasn’t enough sofa space for 5 people and seating around the table would have been cosy. One other very important point to note is that because of its age, the cottage has a lot of quite steep stairs and for people with mobility issues, this would be very difficult; my elderly mum was only just able to manage - not sure whether there is an option to put in a hand rail, particularly on the turn in the stairs but would think carefully before booking this house if you have someone who’s mobility is limited. The yard was great for our small dog but think it could be made more appealing. Would definitely recommend Pete’s hosting and the cottage if you’re young/fit but perhaps not if you’re a bit more restricted in physical abilities.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jul 2022

  • "Excellent value , Great landlord, A very comfortable stay in this central cottage."

    Place is kept to a very high standard, is warm and well equipped. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is in a great location, in the old town with both South Bay and North Bay within a few minutes walk."

    The indoor market is on the corner and the main shopping area is the other side of the market. We took our border collie dog and she had a great time. The yard is totally secure so she could nip out whenever she needed and she loved it when we took her to the beach.

    Reviewed by Gill4.1May 2022

  • "Visited off season in February."

    Well located in Scarborough Old Town either for walking to sea front and harbour, or start of shopping area from Old Market. Traditional old building. Shabby chic but extremely comfortable. Owner very attentive and helpful. Will always look for any availability at this property whenever in Scarbro.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Feb 2022

  • "Tinsley Cottage had everything we needed to enjoy a comfortable 7 nights stay."

    It is situated right in the middle of Town Centre and 5 mins from south beach, pier, arcades, donkey rides and much more. This is about our 4th stay here and we will be back again. Thank you to our lovely host Peter who would be there within a few mins if we had any issues - but we didn't! Other members of my family have also stayed here at different times to us.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just needs a double bed on the first floor."

    There is room. Cottage has everything you could want and is in a great location but climb to Third floor was a bit too much. Host was most helpful on arrival. Keith Paddock Stayed 24th - 28th December

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Dec 2021

  • "Another wonderful stay at Tinsley Cottage."

    Excellent facilities and excellent location for all amenities including the "Beach" which my dogs absolutely loved!! The Cottage is so comfortable, warm and well equipped. Peter is always available should any problems arise which I must say didn't happen!! Would recommend to anyone who is able to manage the stairs which there are a lot of!! Thank you Peter and of course Sykes Cottages for handling my booking. See you in Scarborough again early 2022. Beth, Nick, Jakey & Harry

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage/house in the Old Town."

    Handy for the town, South Beach and local Market just at the top of the street. The Landlord is very helpful. Stairs can be a bit tricky if have small children or mobility issues but it is a old town house so to be expected. Had a lovely time and its a lovely warm base for your holidays.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2021

  • "Peter is a fantastic host and available if you need anything the cottage is ideally located and next to town and beach front so everything to hand."

    Quirky with plenty of bedrooms a few stairs which I didn’t mind got my steps in but three bathrooms a bonus and comfy beds and very clean. Fabulous holiday ❤️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, close to the seafront and town."

    Parked outside everyday on the street parking. Property clean and well maintained .

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "Clean & spacious cottage near the promenade."

    Friendly & helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely charming cottage in the Old Town part of beautiful Scarborough - just a few minutes to the beach and steps from the lovely, refurbished Market and the town centre (M&S just three minutes' walk away and the famous Cooplands is even closer)."

    The house is set over 4 floors with a toilet/shower room for each of the three lovely bedrooms (with each having a TV as well) The back yard was perfect for a morning coffee in the sun and absolutely ideal for the dog as it's completely secure. It will be even lovelier once the plants/pots have matured. Peter, the host, was super friendly and really accommodating with our ever-changing arrival time. The house had everything we needed, the beds were comfy, it was spotlessly clean and the wifi pretty decent. Parking can be a little tricky - as it is in most town centres - particularly in the quaint parts - but we were never more than a minute's walk from the house to the car and Peter furnished us with a really useful parking permit. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to be super central, close to the Castle and the South Bay and in a great, old cottage with oodles of charm.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was great to have a non slip mat in the shower, I had took my own, as I'm frightened of slipping, but it wasn't needed, also a flannel was provided a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic week away, Pete is really friendly and lives locally, we had a problem with the boiler and he was there within 10 mins and all sorted."

    The bedding, showers and kitchen area all very clean and a few essentials left for use. Very handy and large secure yard for dogs. Parking permit provided although parking is a bit limited, this wasn’t a problem for us and we expected this with its proximity to everything but Pete does his best to try and save a space as close as possible (he parks his vehicle and moves it for your arrival whenever he can). The sofas in the lounge have been changed and are okay and, yes, the staircase is narrow and winding so care is to be taken - it is an old house after all. Cosy, quirky, great location for everything and excellent host - thanks Pete - we hope to be back - maybe to try your other property a few doors away when it’s ready!

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had to book very last minute due to COVID-19 problems."

    Very surprised to get a week in August but very glad we did. Met by Peter at the door (who had saved us a parking spot near the front door) and given a comprehensive run down on the property. Very obliging and couldn’t do enough for us including assurances that any problems would be sorted out immediately. Very comfortable, including changing the furniture following a bad review from a previous tenant, for which we got a bottle of bubbly and truffles which was very unexpected but much appreciated. Bedrooms on 3 floors which require a degree of agility but each has an en suite facility. Excellent holiday aided by brilliant weather and an excellent landlord. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely quirky narrow cottage (over 4 floors) with a large garden area to rear for those sunny days."

    It is centrally located in Town Centre for all amenities - pubs, restaurants, cafes, south bay, amusement arcades, harbour, south cliff, 10-15 mins down hill walk from Scarborough train station; and within walking distance to north bay and Peasholm Park, we even walked around the marine drive to Scalby Mills which is a good long walk! Very close to indoor Public Market, which we used everyday. Owner of cottage (Peter) was lovely and very accommodating. Settees in living room were only let down - small, hard and uncomfortable but we would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jul 2020

  • "Quirky cottage."

    Outdoor cobbled yard bigger than expected and with BBQ which we definitely would have used in the summer. Lovely clean bedrooms and parking on the doorstep. Pet welcome. Welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2019

  • "The owner Peter was a lovely gentleman, the cottage is in a fabulous location."

    A truly wonderful break. Much needed! Would 100% stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Tinsley cottage has everything you need to feel like you're at home and is in a great location."

    Peter is very friendly and very helpful. Would definatley recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location, everything we needed, the parking outside the cottage was really handy."

    Perfect !

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Overall the cottage was excellent, being centrally located was a great benefit."

    The only suggestion we would make would be to review the settees in the lounge area as they were not the comfiest to sit on for any period of time. Very quirky cottage and we had a great time. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2019

  • "Very central location which can be quite noisy when you are trying to get to sleep."

    The front door opens straight into the small living room which has very uncomfortable furniture. This property really should come with a warning about the very very steep spiral stairs. The house is very well equipped (a washing line to use after the washer would be nice). The best part of this house is the three bedrooms all have a toilet and shower which saves loads of time on a morning or when you are getting ready to go out on a night time. The market is a few doors from the house which includes a lovely butchers, baker and fresh fruit and veg. The shops, pubs and beach are all within a five minute walk.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.1Apr 2019

  • "Very central location Warm cottage Dog friendly Clean and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Dec 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x third floor double with en-suite, shower and basin. Separate WC. 1 x first floor single. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture to the rear
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Parking on-street is non-designated but free 24-hour permits are provided for 1 car with more available if requested at time of booking.

The property

A wonderful mid-terrace townhouse located in the centre of Scarborough, charmingly situated over three floors, with unique features and a homely feel throughout.

Bring along the whole family and make the most of this spacious retreat, offering comfortable accommodation in a vibrant part of Scarborough.

The lounge boasts a characterful design, complimented by dark furnishings which set a cosy scene for a night in with your loved ones.

A well-equipped kitchen leads on from this, complete with a dining table resting near the windows and overlooking the enclosed courtyard.

After a lovely evening meal, settle down in the sitting room before choosing one of the charming bedrooms to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Over four floors, two doubles benefit from en-suite shower rooms and TV's, whilst the single is joined by an adjacent shower room.

Exposed brickwork brings a sense of character to the cottage and you may even catch a glimpse of the sea over the rooftops.

Spend some time in the courtyard when the sun is shining, and you’ll find a selection of seating where you can relax with a refreshing drink and appreciate your location.

North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children.

Scarborough is perfect for outdoor activities, with golf courses, lovely coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, cycle routes, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing.

All you need for an exceptional holiday experience.

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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:

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