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Tawny Cottage

(Ref. 1001432)

Irton Moor, near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning. Perfect peaceful location with easy access to the coast for some stunning walks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Can’t recommend Riggs Head Farm enough!"

    Especially Tawny Cottage! We stayed for 4 nights in September and it was amazing. The facilities are brilliant, literally everything you would need and although we didn’t need anything else, no doubt it wouldn’t have been a problem at all to ask for anything. The cottage itself is gorgeous! Clean, modern, spacious and the bed gave me the best nights sleep I’d had in months, so comfy. Perfect for couples. The log burner was lovely as well as it was starting to get a little bit chilly. Hot tub was 100% a bonus as well. Lots of nice restaurants, pubs, walks, shops etc nearby and there’s even a book with some suggestions if you’re stuck! We will 100% be back soon for another amazing holiday❤️

    Reviewed by Millie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was good for two people hot tub great plenty of places to visit but the mattress on the bed was very uncomfortable and sofa same when dogs are allowed in property a leather sofa would be better so it could be wiped down not that we allowed our dogs on there but maybe others had ."

    Also as the weather was mixed a mop and bucket to wash floors at the end of our stay the floor was dirty .

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Comfortable and very clean. All you could need is provided. Close to amenities and other resorts. Lovely hot tub ! I would totally recommend this property and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great stay at tawny cottage!"

    It had everything we needed, very clean and comfortable. Lovely views, quiet and in a really good location for everything we wanted to see/do! Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay owners very friendly loads to do locally ..."

    It was a lovely place to stay owners very friendly loads to do locally especially if your a dog owner will def be going back

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place for a break excellent hosts and setting just right the hot tub is a ..."

    Great place for a break excellent hosts and setting just right the hot tub is a very good option after being out all day only slight gripe the sofa is not the most comfortable but you don't go to a place like this to sit inside overall excellent and we will be returning

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nice location."

    Very well laid out cottage. Hot tube was lovely. Sofa wasn't very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Lovely landscaping and nicely decorated and presented. We could have done with some scissors and a few more glasses and cutlery. A Coffee machine and welcome pack of coffee pods, milk and biscuits would have been nice too. The cottage was very snug and warm even without the heating on - the bathroom was surprisingly chilly though.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Sep 2022

  • "Sofa wasn’t very comfy l but the bed was !"

    ! Lovely cottage, just right for two

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Sep 2022

  • "Such a great holiday home, absolutely loved the location and the quiet farm setting"

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Tawny Cottage is beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, with everything you need for a break away."

    It’s located on a farm with other individual cottages of different sizes and styles. For us the only down side was the very steep steps to enter the property. It’s convenient for many locations in the surrounding area and nice to return and relax in the hot tub in the evening.

    Reviewed by Kayreen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful location, spotlessly clean, lovely and quiet and a great place to bring your dog, Only small negative's, if you can call it a negative, was TV downstairs wasn't user friendly and internet code didn't work, these didn't bother us in anyway as it was a short stay."

    Overall a great place and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely, perfect location we loved it!"

    We will be back! The owners were so accommodating and delivered fresh eggs to our door from their own chickens. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Nov 2021

  • "What an amazing 3 night stay me my partner and our dog had at this cottage."

    It was the perfect location and not to far a drive from Whitby, Bridlington, Filey beaches etc. The hot tub was unreal too and perfect way to relax!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely visit to tawny cottage, will definitely recommend and we will be back."

    Lovely little mid week retreat. Thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous time at tawny cottage!"

    Lovely area,lovely cottage,would highly recommend and hope to return in the future, thank you

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location to explore the North Yorkshire coastline."

    Great enclosed patios for the dog and hot tub was such a treat! Situated on a lovely farm in a rural area, modern cottage and perfect get away. Would 10/10 recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2021

  • "Nice Cottage, quiet location"

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely rural quiet location, secure area at the front for the dog while we used the hot tub."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week at Tawny Cottage , It was clean and comfortable, perfect ..."

    Had a fantastic week at Tawny Cottage , It was clean and comfortable, perfect location for getting away from it all , but easy to get to surrounding beaches , the other three cottages also look fantastic, we would definitely recommend staying there

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect little cottage, ideal if you are interested in walking, we had some lovely walks then finished off with a relax in the hot tub, and a cosy night in sat by the the log burner absolutely perfect."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely weekend at Tawny Cottage, if you're looking for a little escape to unwind, this is your place."

    We took our 18 month little boy and dog and had a great time! Plenty of room for us all and very cosy, the cottage was very well equipped with everything you needed. The owners had a few niggles with the boiler but were so helpful and gave us extra logs for the fire, which as soon as it got going heated the whole cottage it was bliss, they couldn't have done enough to help. We had a Christmas tree too, so after a windy walk along the beach, coming back to the fire and a few Christmas films on Netflix was just perfect (Smart TV). My little boy enjoyed seeing the fish and the other animals, the owners were so friendly and happy to chat and even brought round some fizz and chocolates. It was a lot more private than I thought it would be, you're not overlooked by any of the other cottages when you're in the hot tub which was great. All the cottages have been done to a very high spec, it was spotless and very clean. A 10 minute drive to Scarborough, 30 minutes to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, the location was ideal, we'll definitely be back in the new year. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage in a superb location for exploring the areas around Scarborough and Whitby."

    The cottage is superbly decorated and well equipped with every last detail considered. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous place to stay , very cosy on cold nights with the fire , hot tub is fantastic, very peaceful location."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place and I will be returning very soon

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2020

  • "Me and my partner stayed in the Tawny Cottage and it was very beautifully decorated and super cosy!"

    We absolutely loved our stay and the area around us, waking up to the view of the country side, horses and sheep was wonderful! We loved the little touches like been able to relax after been in the hot tub to watch a film on Netflix! The location was perfect for visiting places such as Whitby, Goathland and Dalby Forest. The only downfall with our stay was the plot next door to the cottages is currently under construction which was very loud, this wasn't too bad with us having day trips out by the time we was back to the cottage the workmen had finished for the day and if other cottages have guests visiting/staying over this was causing a little bit of hassle with parking which we didn't think was fair as we was paying customers we should be able to park when returning for the night! Other then issues which was nothing to do with the hosts the stay was lovely and the hosts was wonderful, so lovely to chat to and very helpful! We would love to return in the future and maybe stay in another cottage/lodge!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wow wow wow wow me and my partner had an amazing time at this cottage, hot tub ..."

    Wow wow wow wow me and my partner had an amazing time at this cottage, hot tub hot tub hot tub is all i can say, we was in that every night and some days,the cottage was amazing lovely views, amazing facilities, the hosts were lovely and very helpful esp when we ordered a take away and the lady host helped the driver found where we was, villages around the cottage was amazing we had such an amazing time and max our lab dog enjoyed it very much

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and very clean."

    We stayed over the new year and the hosts even brought over a bottle of bubbly for new years eve. The cottage had a Christmas tree and facilities to get the fire going on our arrival. Hot tub was amazing but the peace and quiet in such lovely surroundings made this the perfect break. We would not hesitate to return and have told all our friends about this lovely hideaway.

    Reviewed by carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "An absolutely amazing stay here!"

    ! Stayed with my partner for 7 nights purely for a relaxing break away and that’s definitely how it stayed!! The people that run this place are so helpful and so so lovely I couldn’t recommend this cottage enough! Only a few miles away from the town centre too! Will definitely be returning :)

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had an amazing time in Tawny Cottage, it’s beautifully decorated, very clean and the facilities are excellent."

    Great information given about the surroundings on arrival. A lovely hot tub to relax in and the hosts seem happy to help should you need anything. Only one note for dog walkers a lot of the surrounding areas are private land, took me about half an hour of walking along country roads to find somewhere I could let my dog off the leader for a run about, but the countryside surrounding the cottage is lovely. If you’re taking very young children pack a harness or sling as immediate walks aren’t pushchair friendly. Some lovely places to take children a short drive away, Sealife centre, a farm, lovely beaches, soft plays it really does have everything! I would highly recommend staying here and we will be visiting again!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a brilliant 4night break."

    The cottage was lovely and the views were fantastic. The hot tub was a great bonus. The hosts were very friendly and helpful if required. We went for a relaxing break and that was what we got.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely setting and the cottage was amazing, especially the Hot Tub!"

    !! Nick and Steph were very accommodating, nothing was too much even when our car needed to go into the garage they were willing to pick us up from Filey!!! On arrival to the cottage there was milk in the fridge, tea, coffee and sugar and some lovely biscuits. Would definitely recommend :)

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage lovely views ."

    We have been twice this year. Hope to go again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2019

  • "Loved the cottage but when I went to book it for next year it was much more expensive so I'll have to find somewhere else."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, finished to an exceptionally high standard and the hot tub was a welcome bonus after long walks with the dogs."

    Perfectly positioned between the bright lights and amusements of Scarborough to the north or the tranquil scenery of the stunning Cayton Bay a little further south. Nick and Steph were lovely, friendly hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We would highly recommend this or any of the other cottages at Riggs Head Farm for a dog friendly break with the added luxury of a private hot tub to relax in after a long day walking.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished, very peaceful and so handy for Scarborough and Whitby etc."

    The owners were brilliant, a lovely family with a great set up and all the animals and so friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back asap. Highly recommended, just hope we can still get booked in!!!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2019

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  • 1 x double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen (1 step up), dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private front patio with hot tub and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 3.2 miles.

The property

Tawny Cottage is a chic, modernly presented stone cottage boasting a wonderful position on the southeastern fringes of the North York Moors National Park.

With access to the seaside town of Scarborough in just a short drive and with beautiful walking and cycling country to explore, choose to bring your loved one to this charming abode.

Head straight into the living area and make yourselves at home in front of the woodburner, which is set within a brick fireplace.

There is a dining area for two, where you can enjoy a romantic dinner prepared in the well-appointed kitchen, then you can catch up n some of your favourite TV programmes or get out a board game.

Lastly, the ground floor is complete with a modern shower room, boasting a large walk-in shower for you to get ready each morning.

Climb the staircase to the bedroom and catch your rest in the lovely double bed, waking up to glorious, countryside views each morning while you enjoy a cup of tea from the warmth of the duvet.

Choose to relax on the patio after a long day touring the local area and dip in the warm bubbles of the hot tub, which is located at the front of the cottage with a private screen.

Although Tawny Cottage rests in a tranquil, rural location, you have some handy amenities within a couple of miles.

Also the ancient ruins of Scarborough Castle, its gardens, parks and two stretches of golden sands await your arrival in the nearby seaside town.

You can enjoy an evening out with a selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from, before heading over to the Open Air Theatre for a summer evening of live music.

Explore the whole of the North York Moors and the Heritage Coast, and truly make the most of a Yorkshire holiday with your other half.

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About the location


Scarborough 5.1 miles; Whitby 22.4 miles.

Seamer is a pretty village near the coast in North Yorkshire, with a charming blend of old and new buildings adding character to the area, while the main street boasts a collection of old stone houses. You have three traditional pubs serving tasty food, a supermarket, a general store with a Post Office and a church. Spend a day being entertained by all the seaside amenities of Scarborough, which can be easily accessed by car, where you will find parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle overlooking the town. Head to either the North Bay or South Bay for an afternoo stroll of sandcastle building on the beach and later you can grab a bite to eat at one of the pubs or restaurants. You also have the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. Coastal walks can be enjoyed along the Cleveland Way and you also have the cycle route taking you on the old railway to Whitby, where you can climb its famous 199 steps to the ruins of the abbey. You are in a wonderful position for exploring Heritage coast and the moors, a superb base for a holiday in Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas