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Raincliffe Manor

(Ref. 1062075)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This lovely home was spotlessly clean, very spacious and comfortable, with a huge garden and visiting peacocks."

    We had very good weather and a good time was had by the four of us. Anne the owner kept texting to see if there was anything we wanted, which was reassuring.

    It was such a pleasure to have you here and you looked after the house so well. Best wishes to you all. Ann Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The only matter of any concern would be the speed and intermittent availability of the WiFi/broadband."

    I agree with the broadband. Service used to be good up until 10 weeks ago. I am endeavoring to sort the matter with EE. Thank you for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property in a lovely location."

    Really enjoyed our stay and were made very welcome by the owner. The only down side was we had to leave but at least we booked for next year before we left.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house with great facilities ."

    We were three generations of family members and everything we needed was provided. Daily visits from the peacock thrilled our little grandson

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely property and we had a very comfortable stay."

    The house is convenient for the centre of Scarborough but we enjoyed the beautiful gardens and peaceful woods around the house. We all enjoyed our holiday home!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "To The Manor Born!"

    If you fancy playing at Lord and Lady of the Manor, then this is the place for you. Relax on the rear terrace and survey your manicured grounds in peace and tranquility. The garden is just amazing. Enjoy the squirrels scampering across the grass, the little moorhen pottering about. Listen to the wonderful birdsong with the occasional bray from Dotty the donkey. Wander through the magical paths of your private woods to discover the sheep. And last but not least, marvel at the colours, splendour and magnificence of the resident peacock. The owners genuinely want you to enjoy your surroundings and be happy. They are generous, funny and very thoughtful. "Make yourself at home." They are there if you need them but in no way intrusive. The manor has every gadget you would need; it's very clean, comfortable and luxurious. Top quality bedding and furniture. Netflix, table football and lots of games in case it rains. Fantastic location to explore Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, etc. but to be honest, I just wanted to stay in the gardens and woods all day. Major fault with the holiday though was that we had to leave! Ha, ha. Book it. You won't be disappointed.

    Thank you so much for your comments. It was such a pleasure to have you here and be greeted with your smiles every day! Just to let you know that Percy is entering his quiet phase Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was brilliant and the photographs don’t do it justice - it’s much better in the flesh."

    Ann and Pete lived next door, so any issues and they were there to help, but thankfully never needed them. Their friends nearby caravan park with bar was an added bonus and overall we loved it and we’ll be back.

    Thank you very much for your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2023

  • "What a fantastic week we have had!"

    Raincliffe Manor is such a lovely house to stay in. The owners have thought of everything that you might need during your stay. The garden is such a delight and my grandson loved all the outdoor toys we found in the large container in the garden! The peacocks joined us regularly in the garden - fascinating to watch them. We were extremely lucky with the weather for the whole week so we made the most of exploring Scarborough and then relaxing in the garden later in the afternoons. We were a group of 7 adults and a toddler. It was so lovely to have family join us in such a great house!

    Hi Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "The house was beautiful and was just perfect."

    The children loved the garden and were overjoyed by the daily appearance of the peacocks and guinea fowl. We had the best holiday ever and will almost certainly return. Location to local tourist attractions was spot on.

    Hi Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are very much looking forward to seeing you next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were 6 adults staying in this spotlessly clean beautiful house with breathtaking gardens."

    It has excellent furnishings,linen, towels and a fully equipped kitchen. We particularly enjoyed dinners in the formal dining room after cocktails on the patio We loved seeing peacocks, deer, hares and red squirrel in the garden.. Very friendly owners Ann and Pete told us to let them know if we needed anything, we never did as the house is perfect. Cannot recommend this property enough.

    Hi Thank you so much for your comments. We loved having you to stay and so pleased that you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2022

  • "The property was very well appointed, clean and excellently equipped."

    The owners were friendly and non-intrusive. The location is excellent.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a lovely house."

    Having a lounge and a lounge/games room really suited us as we were 3 generations; it is very clean with all the equipment you would want. We had cold and rainy weather, but had a great time. In Summer the garden and local walks through a woodland nature reserve straight from the house would really come into their own. The resident peacocks are a bonus and it is well placed for exploring the North York Moors as well as the attractions of Scarborough.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was a fantastic place to stay our grandchildren loved the woodlands and the massive gardens."

    We all loved seeing the peacocks, deer, squirrels and rabbits that visited the garden. The house itself was spacious and clean with every facilities needed in the kitchen. The owners were lovely and very friendly and always a phone call away if we ever needed them. We highly recommend this place especially.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time here loved the place."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Seven of us have just stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time."

    It is nice and secluded, though the owners live in the attached annex and were very quick to fix some of the teething problems we found. The house is beautifully appointed with good quality soft furnishings and tasteful decorations. The grounds are extensive and well manicured, with a huge lawn at the back just perfect for the roaming wildlife (deer, squirrels, peacocks....) to make an appearance. The nearby brand-new holiday park has a lovely bar which is just a couple of hundred yards stroll away. They will also be opening a shop soon. The kitchen is particularly well stocked, the mattresses and pillows are very comfortable and the bathrooms have lovely, large fluffy towels. There is plenty of private parking right at the front door, and the drive to Scarborough seafront is less than 10 minutes. We would highly recommend Raincliffe Manor to anyone considering renting it. I realise that this was the first year of letting Raincliffe Manor by the new owners, so I offer constructive criticism regarding some of the minor teething problems we observed: * we struggled to get the heated towel rail in the master bedroom and the radiators throughout the house to come on when we needed them. After numerous complaints, we were eventually told that they are specifically set to not be on all the time - which would explain our frustrations with them. It would be better if the occupants were told this up front, or even better had control of the timers for this. Also, once the aforementioned heated towel rail DID come on, it was impossible to turn it off - because the knob became incredibly hot as it was very smooth metal and required numerous turns. It needs a heat-resistant coating (or a glove nearby) and markings so that you can tell when you are turning it. * the gas fire in the lounge is lovely, but when it gets hot and you need to turn down the control you have to remove the very hot metal front cover! Again, a glove would help. * we reported a massive leak of water in the rear porch during heavy rain - the owners strangely did not respond. * we reported the kitchen being dark over the sink area due to 2 bulbs being out - the owners did not respond (though, to be fair, they did about another dead bulb). * people have lots of chargers and power cords these days and so need lots of power sockets. We reported this to the owners and suggested that a few extension strips would have helped....but there was no response. Converting the numrous single sockets to doubles would be a more permanent solution. * the downstairs toilet is right beside the kitchen and could use an automatic door closer to stop smells travelling in there (I did suggest a room spray, which was brought round immediately). * the parking area and front stairs were pitch black and thus dangerous when we returned one evening. We mentioned this to the owners and they very quickly got electricians in to fix a non-working outside light. Sadly, this had a mind of its own and was not always on when needed, and we were not told how to control it. * the no-shoes policy which greeted us was not unreasonable, given the excellent state of the light-coloured carpets, but I don't recall receiving advance warning of this to prompt everyone to bring slippers (apologies if I missed this in the numerous emails sent by Sykes). * the 'welcome basket' in the kitchen was a very decorative touch but, after a long journey, some basics like tea; coffee; milk; bread & butter would have been more appreciated than a watermelon ;) We had to make a trip to the supermarket before we could make a brew. * we would have liked to try some of the walks in the massive nearby woods - some guidance on that would have been appreciated, as locals surely know the best options. * the shower in the master bathroom was quite complex (though nice) - some instructions would have helped. * the bath in the family bathroom had just a handheld shower - it would be so much more useful with somewhere to hold that on the wall plus a curtain (to save the floor getting wet). * a brush for scrubbing the dishes in the kitchen sink would be useful (and a rectangular bowl would be so much better than the round one).

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2021

  • "The home is perfect for large families as there is plenty of space for everyone and extremely large gardens to play football and cricket etc."

    The house is absolutely spotless and is a credit to the owners who have put in a huge amount of effort to ensure that it is of the highest standard. The owners are very friendly and on hand to assist with any information or help that is required. Our family of 8 had a great time especially the children who took advantage of the large playing area and the walks in the woods - especially the summer house. I would have no hesitation of recommending this property to anyone - it was a joy to spend time there with our family.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful house and gardens at Raincliffe Manor."

    The house was very comfortable with plenty of space for 8 people of various ages. Ann was available if we needed anything. The house is situated in a lovely wooded area with peacocks and deer. It is a short drive to Scarborough North Bay and also easy access to other N Yorkshire resorts and attractions.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property is even larger than we realised with a games ,TV room ideal for toddlers/teenagers needing a bit of space to spread out toys or watch their own TV (if they needed to) away from the oldies after a day on the beach together."

    We didn’t get round to using the formal dining room as the large kitchen/diner was better for family purposes but it’s nice to know the option is there if needed. The whole house is beautifully furnished and equipped. Peacocks wandered around the enormous garden which was bordered by a variety of lushtrees. Ann, the owner was extremely kind and thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous house and garden."

    Great place for families. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great Comfortable house !"

    Very well equipped Superb garden for children to play in And woods to explore! Be mindful of VERY hot water ( especially with children) And leaving bedroom windows open at night , we had bats visiting, made for an interesting hour shooing them out !!! Great stay tho thanks !

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house was beautiful, the gardens and setting were perfect."

    The bbq was lovely to have available. Plenty of room to park 3 Vehicles. Ann and Pete ensured we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble. The house had everything we needed. Good location. Thank you

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2021

  • "The place was absolutely amazing."

    Everything about it was outstanding if anything I would say the Wi-Fi could have been better but overall a fantastic time was had by everyone.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a superb week at Raincliffe Manor."

    The house is wonderful and the gardens are unbelievably beautiful. We wondered at the beginning how we would manage to use all of the rooms, but we found ourselves making the most of all of them. The hosts were very helpful and Scarborough played it's part by providing a week of ideal weather. The location is great. It feels quite remote, but is actually very handy for the town and beaches.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a lovely house and gardens so peaceful except for the visiting peacocks ( which were nice to see) Owners friendly and very helpful, didn’t need for anything."

    Great back garden for kiddies and for adults to relax and enjoy the lovely trees and bushes.

    Reviewed by Jean A4.1May 2021

  • "Our family of 7 including a 3 year old and a 16 months old has just returned from Raincliffe Manor."

    What a superb place to stay! Everything was catered for from the wind break to kitchen roll. The spavious house is complimented by manicured lawns, mature shrubs, woodland walks, resident peacocks and deer and a superb patio area. The playroom was just that and we had a marvellous staycation! Recommended without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "What an amazing place."

    We are a family of four with two kids under 4 and this place was ideal. You could however easily fit two families this size. The pictures really don’t do the garden and grounds justice. Both kids loved walking up through the ‘enchanted forest’. We were visited by deer and a peacock which if you ask the kids, was the best part of the holiday. The house was huge, comfy, clean and had everything you could possibly need. When can we book again!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with slipper bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Small sunroom/rear porch
  • First-floor landing snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric car charging point with coin meter, Electric range with oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, clothes dryer, TV, DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Extensive grounds and garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: The owner lives in the annexe attached to the property.Note: The property does not accept commercial bookings, it is for holiday rentals only

The property

This beautifully situated country residence enjoys a superb outlook and wonderful garden views, settled on the outskirts of Scarborough and just inside the North York Moors National Park.

Raincliffe Manor lies within extensive mature woodland, holding a secluded position, and sleeps up to eight guests making it ideal for a family gathering to North Yorkshire.

Approach this magnificent home via the private driveway, entering the front door and arriving into the spacious entrance hall.

Make yourself at home within the lofty, elegant rooms each finished to a wonderful standard, plush seating and even a football table for fun evenings with the family.

The large kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, with a large American fridge/freezer and an electric range oven and hob at your fingertips.

Delight in formal dining within the elegant dining room, toasting to a special occasion, or head outside, through the charming small sunroom where an armchair sits, to dine alfresco on the patio and soak up the glorious garden views.

The idyllic landscaped grounds are what make this already stunning property spectacular, landscaped to a 1930s style and perfect for a family holiday with children.

Travel upstairs and pass the small snug area on the landing, ideal for settling down with a good book, before coming to the bedrooms, comprising of a master king-size bedroom with an impressive en-suite bathroom including a slipper bath, a further double with an en-suite shower room, and two twin rooms served by the spacious family bathroom.

Wake up to beautiful views out to the garden and woodland beyond from the picture windows, stepping out onto the patio for a fresh breakfast alfresco in the summer months before pulling on your walking boots and stretching your legs with a walk through the grounds and out to Raincliffe Woods with several paths accessible.

The fabulous feeling of seclusion and privacy is all the more surprising when you realise you're just a few miles from the centre of the seaside town of Scarborough where a wealth of attractions and activities away for all tastes.

See the sights of Scarborough Castle in its imposing position overlooking the town, visit the pretty Peasholm Park , and spend days on either of Scarborough's delightful beaches backed by cafés, shops and equipment hire shops.

The SEA LIFE Centre is a perfect family outing where you can meet a variety of different sea creatures including penguins, sharks and seals!

Head out on a thrilling sea safari to seal spot, or embark on a sea fishing trip for keen anglers, taking in the awesome coastal views along the way.

Bring the group out to Forge Valley Woods National Nature Reserve for a lovely walk through enchanting scenery with marked paths and riverside trails, with the North Riding Forest Park home to lots more walking trails and Go Ape Dalby where you can tackle the exciting canopy rope course or go on a Segway tour!

Within reach of Filey and Robin Hood's Bay too, Raincliffe Manor is an unforgettable property to enjoy you well-deserved break to North Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200 for this property
.Note: The property does not accept commercial bookings, it is for holiday rentals only