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  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Hillcrest House is a beautiful house, on arrival we were amazed how spacious it was as you can't always judge things on photos on website."

    It was so relaxing with 2 lounges + the bedrooms were all ensuute, everyone slept really well as the beds were so comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, everything you needed. The location is absolutely perfect, so quiet next to Peasholm Park + 5 minutes to the beach. To sum up our stay at Hillcrest House was amazing + definitely 5 star accommodation, we all had a fantastic time + would love to return some time. Couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2024

  • "Very warm comfortable accommodation in a quiet residential area."

    Top floor back bedroom needs a new mattress but all other bedrooms were fine. We were a mixed group of old school friends and would all highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.1Apr 2024

  • "This a superb House, its our second visit."

    Everything is very tastefully done and having every lovely bedroom en-suite is a very great plus. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a large holiday house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2024

  • "A very nice property for larger family groups."

    Ample space to cook and dine, to rest and lounge. The only comment to make is the early departure request. 9:00am is a tat too early.

    Reviewed by Dirk5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely big house, plenty of room for 13 people (adults)."

    The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked for a large party, which is unusual (we have stayed in big houses for 20+ years and there are not normally enough big pots etc to cook for a large party). Great to have a separate utility and downstairs wc - especially if your bedroom was on the top floor! One downside was the checkout time of 9am. Although when I asked it was extended to 11am - but that wasn't informed until the day before departure and we had already decided to leave the day before because of this (although the gesture was appreciated). It would put me off staying again as we had to cut the holiday short. All in all though a great house, we had a fabulous week and never felt at any time cramped in the property.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was a great place to stay for our 3 day work retreat in Scarborough for 9 adults and 2 children."

    The rooms were super comfortable and clean and it was an added luxury that they all were ensuite. The house was really warm which was great after being outside in the bracing sea wind. I would highly recommend it for other similar groups. The only niggle was that we couldn't get the safety lock to open with the code to leave the keys when we left before 9 and no one was available at the office to answer the phone.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nice cosy house."

    Mostly comfortable and quiet. Main niggles: Dining room extremely awkward for elderly manoevres - kitchen equipment, eg no carving fork, blunt knives, no cooker or microwave instructions. But in comparison to at least 20 other houses we've stayed in as a group over the past 40 odd years, not bad!

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great location in easy reach walking to most places of interest."

    The beds and bedrooms are comfortable. Plenty of seating over the two lounges and of good quality. The kitchen is small in comparison to other properties we have stayed in. Eleven people all trying to get their breakfast became an art. Apart from that would highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Sep 2023

  • "Excellent well appointed property ideal for our mixed family group of 8 adults and 5 children."

    Clean and well equipped kitchen, I took my own pizza baking trays as find these are never provided in holiday properties. Cooker seemed to take long time to heat up and had to cook at higher temperature than I would at home. Would have liked to know there was a coffee machine in the kitchen. There were nice touches like the welcome tray in the kitchen, soap bars and toilet rolls in the bathrooms Overall this was a lovely property in a great location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely house in a perfect location for enjoying all the area has to offer."

    We found it spotlessly clean and generously equipped, with extra thoughtful touches like umbrellas and torches (neither were needed, but appreciated none the less). An excellent venue for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house with all bedrooms having en suites."

    The oven seemed quite poor - failing to heat up fully. This may be because the grill tray, covered by a foil wrapped shelf was set so they the fan was bisected. As a result food took three times as long as it should have done to cook.

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Apr 2023

  • "Great Easter weekend for our extended family."

    House was fantastic having 8 ensuite bedrooms. Only slight issue was the size of the kitchen when catering for a party of 15. Location was perfect and we had a great time, thank you, kelvyn ashby

    Reviewed by Kelvyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a wonderful, comfy and very warm house."

    The bedrooms were delightful. We were 8 friends, of various ages, 1 in her eighties, 1 in her seventies and the rest in their sixties. Everyone was delighted with the house and its position. We will be back. ( if you will have us ). Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We thought the property was really lovely, thanks for having us to stay."

    Just two issues, one was that one toilet was used, unflushed and blocked when we arrived, secondly it would have been nice if there was hand soap in the bathrooms. Thanks again Rachael

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Feb 2023

  • "We would all like to thank both Sykes staff and the owners of Hillcrest for the exceptional service and communication throughout."

    We had asked a couple of questions which were answered immediately. We had one query on the first evening which again was acted upon very quickly with good communication between Sykes the owners and ourselves. Hillcrest itself is in a lovely location and a 5 minute walk to the sea and a range of bars restaurants etc. The idyllic Peasholme Park is literally a 2 minute walk away and has a lovely walk with waterfalls and a beautiful Christmas lights display.The Spa theatre production of Dick Whittington was superb and the grandchildren were utterly enthralled throughout. The adult insinuations were appropriate for the age group without going over the top. We all felt comfortable as Grandparents and Parents when watching with the children The property itself is stunning and large enough for our family Christmas and was even decorated with a lovely tree. The welcoming gifts were especially thoughtful and much appreciated. I can't recommend this property highly enough. Thank you

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was clean and tidy when we arrived."

    Managed to get 6 large cars on the drive. The location was perfect for access to the beach for walks etc. The house was lovely and warm, we actually turned it down and put it back to the original setting when we left. Good supply of local shops just a very short walk around the corner. The few things that caused us issues were the kitchen equipment, very poorly equipped for a house that can sleep 16 (we were 14 adults). There was 1 very old medium sized roasting dish, 1 small baking tray, one peeler. There were two glass pyrex dishes to serve food/cook food and that was it. A trip to the local supermarket to purchase equipment to cook Sunday roast was necessary. There were not enough wine glasses and limited beer and soft drink glasses. There was 2 chopping boards, one very small A5 sized and the other A4 sized. Totally inadequate for prep of meat/chicken/veg. Also people will ruin the worktops!! None of these items cost much. So disappointed. To cook for 14 was a challenge every night. We find it very difficult to eat out so always cook in. 1st bedroom on left as you go upstairs is very damp on the wall behind the bed, dripping water, which had penetrated the mattress. Bathroom also damp with mould. Behind the chest of drawers there was fluffy mould too. The bedroom with the double and single has a socket coming off. Information book needs updating, it tells you to put large refuge bin out on Wednesday, but it was still uncollected when we left Friday? Some hooks on doors in bedrooms and bathrooms would be helpful. On the first floor 2nd room on left there is no mirror. Overall we had a lovely break and the issues mentioned are numerous but not difficult to correct. It's a large group house and should be kitted appropriately. All this was noted in the maintenance log too.

    We are sorry you had problems with your stay at Hillcrest, the kitchen equipment was missing and has since been fully re-stocked. There has been a mould issue with one of the bedrooms and two of the toilets, this is due to a gap in bookings and the temperature of the house being quite low . This has now been resolved, the temperature is now being raised between bookings and a dehumidifier has been installed in the bedroom with the issue, this will be monitored over the next couple of months. The bins should have been emptied on Wednesday, I have spoken with the council and they are unsure why this didn't happen, but when I made contact again they were emptied the next day. I am more than happy for guests to contact me during the stay, so I can resolve any issues as soon as possible, for you to enjoy the rest of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff3.8Nov 2022

  • "Lovely house - well suited to a large adult party with all ensuite rooms."

    Very comfortable and convenient.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Check out timing 0900 was bit early with children."

    Reviewed by Princy Rose5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean and the general appearance good."

    However there were several hiccups for us which caused a bit of anxiety. However for the more difficult things the owner responded immediately and was very helpful

    Reviewed by Pat4.1Sep 2022

  • "Property had everything we had hoped for."

    Great location, the whole stay was great and this was made possible because of the exceptional Property. One very small matter. We couldn't find the iron

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is well placed for the North Bay, and within yards of the main park."

    Very clean, and fitted out with quality furniture. All bedrooms were en-suite, which was a plus for us. Parking was tight, but we managed to get 5 cars on the front quite easily. The dining room was great and all twelve of us fitted around the table with room to spare. Kitchen is kitted out well but a bit 'cosy' , so no room for two many cooks issues. Could have done with more pint glasses and wine glasses, but on the whole fine. We are a family group that meet up two to three times a year. This was one of the best ones we have had. Thank you for arranging the weather too. Possibly the only negative, was the lack of information, guides etc in the house, but probably a Covid response to move them. We would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "A well equipped property in a very good position in Scarborough."

    Facilities were very good, and spacious rooms. Warm and well heated throughout. Only one issue re a shower which we reported. Would certainly recommend for larger family gatherings. Gordon and Ros.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had 14 people in the property, every room has an en-suite and it never felt like a crowded place with all them people there."

    Great location, short walk to peasholm park or the beach. Great if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely property in a good location, having all the rooms en-suite was a real bonus."

    We appreciated the provision of towels and good quality sheets. However, the kitchen is too small for the number of guests. Also having the lounge split across too rooms made it difficult for all of use to be together in the evening.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated, very clean, beds top spec and comfortable, front door needs sign as it closes on security lock and we left keys inside whilst we unpacked the cars , so locked ourselves out :) (Owner was in Scarborough on that weekend so he came within 15 minutes to help) plenty of car spaces which is a premium, there were 15 of us and not enough wine glasses for our evening meal, but that is not a real issue, plenty of sitting rooms and very well thought out, great kitchen and utility room too."

    Nice outside space although a little bit too cold when we went to sit out. Great location to get in to town and seafront.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2022

  • "A wonderful place with lots of room and all our needs met for a large family stay with a wheelchair user and small children."

    Only issues we had were with the front inner door which we couldn't open with its key and the lack of a bottle opener and corkscrew. Also as the ground floor accessible room is a brilliant selling pint it would be great to get hand rails fitted as this would appeal to groups like us with elderly members who need more help with access.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our stay was excellent, a family get together after so long apart, 5 children, 3 and under, plus 9 adults."

    The house was perfect for us and the location with parks and beaches so close by was excellent. We even saw dolphins in the bay and were blessed by glorious weather. The front door keys were VERY difficult and stuck regularly, so we would suggest the lock and keys should be checked and possibly replaced In the house all the doors were very squeaky which would not ordinarily be a problem, but when constantly checking on small children they were quite iritating. A cafetiere or similar or coffee machine would have been a nice addition. The above are minor points on what was a very comfortable house and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2021

  • "Everything was fine apart from the bathrooms."

    The shower mats wevery dirty and beyond cleaning. One of the showers had a blocked drain and when used it overflowed. The cord for the light in one bathroom had broken off and the fitting had been glued so the light would not turn off and could not sleep as light filtered into bedroom. Needs instructions for the cooker as it did not get hot enough. However we would all stay here again as all our issues were addressed quickly to our satisfaction. The location is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house with plenty of room, some of the bedrooms on the small side but that didn’t matter to us!"

    Some of the bathrooms and shower cubicles very small, if you’re on the larger side can be a problem.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Sep 2021

  • "House a very high standard."

    We have booked again for next June. One request would you please supply another table(s) for the garden.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Butiful house, clean,,had a good time,five cars on this car park, challenging, but can be done."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely had a fantastic time."

    Location was brilliant for us. Very close to all amenities. House was spotless. We needed a cot bed and the owner was amazing in sorting this for us within an hour. A massive thank to them. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Good location."

    Parking good. Kitchen is small but manageable as dining area large.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous house."

    Excellent location. Super handy for Peasholn Park, the beach, cafe, supermarket etc. Great to have a basic kitchen stock of tea bags, salt and sugar etc. House was lovely and warm and welcoming. ONLY negative is lack of recycling facilities.....the bin is for general waste only. We saved ours up to drop at Sainsburys recycling but they've removed the containers so it was a trip home for our bottles and cans and plastic.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    Lovely little courtyard garden not shown on photos. Location great. We had a couple of issues which were resolved immediately.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2021

  • "The pictures of the kitchen are misleading , as the kitchen is so small for the amount of people who can stay there"

    Reviewed by Kieth4.7May 2021

  • "House was really lovely had everything you would need for a large group."

    There was rubbish left near the entrance door, which would have been thrown away but wasn't, this is the only issue we had.

    Reviewed by Kamaljeet4.1Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic house in a lovely location will be definitely staying again and will ..."

    Fantastic house in a lovely location will be definitely staying again and will recommend this house to family and friends

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely clean and well equipped property, it seemed recently refurbished with new carpets etc, the double/king rooms vary in size, most are really spacious but a few are a bit of a tight squeeze around the bed, all ensuite though."

    Excellent long dining table and two comfy lounges. The only thing it is lacking really is outdoor space & BBQ, there is a small yard at the back with a washing line and a tiny table & chairs but it is not large enough to accomodate the number of people that the house does. Having said that, it couldn't be much closer to the beautiful Peasholm Park (one of the best parks I've seen, so much to do) and easy walking distance to the beach so outdoor time can be done there. The location really is excellent, it is in North Bay which was beautiful and surprisingly unspolit, very tastefully done with a few shops & cafes and colourful beachuts, but you can easily walk to the shopping centre and to South Bay if you want a taste of the arcades, fairgrounds, boat ride etc

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2020

  • "A great holiday home for a large family gathering, with all rooms ensuite."

    Location is quiet and handy for the beach, town and Peasholm Park. As it becomes more used to being a holiday let, rather than a hotel, it will hopefully provide a few more things that we felt were missing... for instance - a bin in each bedroom, a standard sized teapot, a larger sieve, some kitchen scales. We were very pleased to see that the owners left some basics - washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc - to get us started.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x first-floor king-size double with TVs and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor single with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x second-floor double bedrooms with TVs and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor family room with double and single with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Additional sitting room with bar and beer fridge
  • Travel cot available - please bring your own mattress and bedding
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TVs with Freeview, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking for 4-5 cars
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • EV charging available (charges apply)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and park 2 minutes walk
  • Beach 5 minute walk
  • No hen/stag or similar.

The property

Nestled in the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, on the coast of North Yorkshire, is this superb detached, three-storey cottage.

This property is an excellent retreat for friends, families or a group of travellers, with a delightful modern interior and quality furnishings, making it a warm and homely base.

Be welcomed into a sitting room with a gas fire to provide that extra bit of warmth during the chillier months, or use the additional sitting room as a quiet space for catching up on some reading.

Stepping into the kitchen, you will discover a range of appliances suitable for cooking up delicious meals, before gathering in the dining room for a family celebration and toasting to a wonderful holiday.

The property benefits from eight well-presented bedrooms, spaced across all three floors, all with their own en-suites for your convenience.

Choose from king-sizes, double or singles to get some much needed rest for the days ahead.

To the rear of the property is a courtyard where you can dine alfresco, or take a warm cup of tea in the morning and watch the world wake up.

You are a stone's throw away from the beautiful Japanese-style Peasholm Park, which is perfect for a morning stroll with your dog, also offering a wealth of history and an abundance of local wildlife.

A similar distance away lies the Scarborough Open Air Theatre where you catch a live music event throughout the summer.

Choose between Scarborough's North and South Cliff Golf Clubs, each with a selection of courses to suit all ages and skill levels.

For a spot of history, venture towards Scarborough Castle with its stunning panoramic views across the dramatic coastline and houses 3,000 years' worth of history inside.

For a family day out, Scarborough Beach is just a five minute walk away, where you can spread out across your beach towels during the summer months and top upon that summer tan, or play a variety of beach games before settling down to a delightful picnic.

Venture towards SEA LIFE Scarborough where you and your little ones can spot the variety of underwater creatures.

Further afield is the mature open woodland and dramatic seascapes of the North York Moors National Park for magnificent walking, hiking and cycling opportunities, with the seaside town of Whitby just over half an hour's drive away.

Hillcrest is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Note: No hen, stag or similar

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas