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Ivy Cottage

Sawdon near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 25202)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Owners were friendly and helpful and provided an excellent welcome pack."

    Accommodation was as described and in a quiet village. A pack of instructions for using equipment and local facilities would be a useful addition. The floor had a number of unexpected steps which were disconcerting! We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well presented, well equipped. Walks from the door. Ideally situated for visits to the coast. We would like to stay again. Friendly, helpful owners and neighbours.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "If you have dogs you need to take a torch because there are only two very dull street lights"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideally situated between Pickering and Scarborough. Log burner for cold evenings.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "As other people have said there should be a washing machine instead of a dishwasher but other than that it was perfect"

    Reviewed by ShaneAug 2020

  • "It would probably be more beneficial to have a washing machine in the property instead of a dishwasher."

    We, personally, did not require either on this holiday but , if we had been staying longer then a washing machine would be much more useful. Also, more equipment is needed if a dishwasher is going to be used. This is not a complaint - merely a suggestion! We were very impressed with the property as a whole and would certainly recommend it to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent great pity your customer service doesn't even come close to matching it at this point in time."

    We have had a query registered with you since the 29th June by e mail which you have belatedly replied to but failed completely to address the problem and obviously have no intention of resolving it. We have been customers of yours for many years and still have another cottage booked with you for later in the year, but after that I think that will be it. We will source a alternative company. Frank McDonna

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable stay, lovely owner."

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2020

  • "When we arrived at Ivy Cottage, Linda(owner) had provided Homemade Bread, Buns(delicious!"

    !) with Milk & Butter in the fridge which was a lovely surprise! Geoff(owner) popped in to check all was okay with our stay earlier in the week. The cottage was bigger than we thought, clean and warm with everything we needed. Thank you to both of you for making our stay at Ivy Cottage cosy and comfortable. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend ."

    It’s a very cosy cottage it’s very comfortable and it met all our needs the only thing I would suggest is, there’s a dishwasher which I feel for 2 people is wasted and the space would be better put to use if there was a washer/ dryer . We were only there for 3 nights but if it’s a week or longer I’m sure people would prefer a washing machine . We arrived to homemade bread, cakes and milk which was a lovely treat . We would defiantly return . My 2 dogs enjoyed the log burner as well .

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Owners totally spoilt us with home made goodies and a Christmas present, so very kind. We would highly recommend to any couple looking to chill out in comfortable charming surroundings.

    Reviewed by DawnDec 2019

  • "Very charming and lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable with friendly and helpful owners and a lovely surprise of home baked cakes and bread on arrival!"

    In a nice quiet location but ideally situated for getting out and about. We would certainly book again. Thanks Geoff and Linda for our stay in your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2019

  • "The owners were brilliant and could not be more helpful."

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Ivy Cottage, Owner checked that everything was ok for is ,there was freshly made bread and home made cake when we arrived which made us feel very welcome."

    Location is very quiet and fitted our needs perfectly.

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2019

  • "My first comment was it’s a pity the cleaner is on holiday!"

    ! Yes it’s an old barn , yes it’s in the country, And yes dust can add caricature ?? It was very dusty !!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Nice comfortable well equipped cottage ideally situated for exploring the coast and moors."

    Owners very friendly who came by to check everything was ok for us. Nice touch leaving us homemade bread and cakes on arrival Would definately return

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "I had a serious problem."

    This was reported before I departed, again on my return and yet again a week later. Despite promises, I have heard nothing from you. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2019

  • "Neat, quiet little cottage."

    Log burner in the evening was an added bonus as was the stocking of the kitchen with essentials and CAKE. Plenty to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by D. ArthurApr 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful, spacious but cosy."

    We had a lovely welcome from the owners, home made bread and cakes, as well as milk coffee and tea, and as we were there at Easter, an Easter Egg. The area was great for walks, nice meal at the village pub, all we could ask for. Look forward to making a return visit sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage, warm and cosy."

    Lovely touch with the home made bread and cake. Couldn't fault it at all. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "A truly wonderful cottage."

    The most chilled out we've ever felt on holiday. The extra little touches much appreciated and the owners were very friendly and keen to make sure we had everything we needed. Our dogs were made very welcome . I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. Mrs Brooks

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2018

  • "An Ideal base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, Superb Dog Walking Holidays, Forest Trails & lots of Dog friendly Beaches & Taverns etc."

    Reviewed by C SSep 2018

  • "Lovely location for a base in Yorkshire, cottage cosy although for two people it would have been better to have a washing machine instead of a dishwasher."

    The washing facilities at The Owlery were for that cottage only. Parking was tight when residents had visitors. Great walks for our dog. Was told nearby pub not great for food but alright for a drink. Villagers friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you were not entirely happy with the facilities at the property. The Owlery next door is an independently run property let and so the washing facilities are only for that property. In relation to the parking, there are two spaces available for Ivy Cottage, we can only apologise if you struggled with this, it has not been a problem with previous bookings. Thank you again for the feedback, it is very helpful for us to continually improve our standards. Kind regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2018

  • "Very disappointed the dvd player had been removed"

    Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry that the DVD player was not at the property for your stay. Unfortunately, due to damage, this had to be removed but has since been replaced. Kind regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "This was a last minute booking to celebrate our wedding anniversary but what a lucky find."

    ...the cottage is comfortable and well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area. The hosts were friendly and helpful and the cake & bread included in the welcome pack were absolutely delicious (thanks Geoff & Linda for the recipe) We will definitely be booking this cottage again for future breaks.....I wish that we had booked for longer this time

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2018

  • "Geoff and Linda are very nice and helpful, they left us with the necessary things we needed until we got to go out and do some shopping including some very nice cake."

    The neighbors are very pleasant and helpful ,it was nice and relaxing break

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Have used your cottages many times and we are booked in for Scotland in September."

    Never had problems that couldnt be fixed. Very happy with your service. Thanks.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2018

  • "The cottage & garden was lovely with gate to the road so our dogs could wander & mix with neighbours dogs , we enjoyed every moment including Whitby , fabulous."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing stay in comfortable cosy cottage."

    Loved the personal touches by the owners with cake and homemade bread awaiting our arrival. Lots to do in the area. Beautiful walks from the cottage as well as lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "The owners are superb the village and the people there are 1st class will definitely go back and would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2018

  • "Perfect location for visiting the east coast"

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Bread, cakes, milk and butter on arrival were a very much appreciated touch. Especially after a long journey.

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2017

  • "Great little extra touches ."

    Tea coffee milk .bread .home made cakes .

    Reviewed by IanJul 2017

  • "Friendly and helpful owners"

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2017

  • "This cottage is beautiful, dog friendly and even better than the pictures."

    The owners are lovely, very welcoming and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, the owners made lots of lovely little touches to make our stay confortable."

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One four poster king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with spacious walk in shower and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Mezzanine sitting area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wi Fi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Communal lawned area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1 min walk from property, nice home cooked food, (open Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Note: There are steep open tread stairs leading to the mezzanine
  • Note: Although mostly ground floor, there are three internal steps
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants
  • Please Note: There is a fish and chip van that comes into the village on Fridays between 5 - 5.30pm.

The property

This delightful terraced stone barn conversion is located in the small village of Sawdon, 1.9 miles from another village called Brompton-by-Sawdon, between Scarborough and Pickering.

Set out mostly over the ground floor, the accommodation at this cottage is spacious and well presented with all the ingredients for a perfect romantic retreat.

The main living area oozes character, featuring a high beamed ceiling, stone flagged floor and a warming woodburning stove, ideal for snuggling up in front of on a cold winter’s night.

A wooden open tread staircase leads to a mezzanine sitting area with comfortable sofa, a lovely spot to relax with a good book, whilst the designated chef for the evening prepares a delicious meal in the well-equipped kitchen.

The bedroom boasts a beautiful four poster king-size double bed with feature beamed ceiling, creating a spacious feel, and from here a step down leads to the lovely modern bathroom.

Sawdon has a pub, The Anvil, and nearby Brompton-in Sawdon is home to quaint tea rooms and small shops selling local produce.

The surrounding open countryside is a walkers paradise, with a good network of public footpaths and trails, whilst nearby the moors offer spectacular views and idyllic touring opportunities.

A twenty minute drive brings you into the heart of popular Scarborough, a wonderful traditional seaside town, with fine beaches, colourful ornamental gardens and wide array of restaurants and pubs, and culture lovers will savour a special treat to the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

There are many historic market towns in the vicinity of this cottage, including Pickering, with its steam railway and castle, as well as Malton and Helmsley.

Ivy cottage offers a romantic retreat where you can get away from it all and discover this beautiful area and all that it has to offer.

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About the location


Brompton-by-Sawdon 1.9 miles; Scarborough 10 miles; Pickering 11 miles.

The small village of Sawdon is situated on the edge of the stunning North York Moors National Park, close to both Scarborough and Pickering. Sawdon has a pub called The Anvil (open Wednesday to Sunday), which is well known in the area for its excellent meals, and walks can be enjoyed from the village. Close by is Brompton-by-Sawdon, which is a delightful country village on the edge of the Forge Valley, an area of outstanding countryside. This wonderfully scenic location, with its stone-built cottages and village butcher, is ideally placed for discovering the countryside, and the surrounding area is somewhat of a walker’s heaven. You may also wish to enjoy the nearby lake or visit the traditional tea rooms for some light refreshment! A little further afield the historic market town of Malton offers quaint shopping streets, whilst the famous family beaches and seaside attractions of Scarborough are within easy reach.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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