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Bats by the Sea at 23

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1084107)



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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Bats by the Sea, and will definitely be back again soon."

    The house is huge, well stocked with everything you could possible need for a short, or even extended, stay. We can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "A great stay at a quirky place and dogs are really welcome"

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

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The property

Nestled in the shadows of Scarborough Castle and just a stone’s throw away from the seafront, beach and town centre, is the refurbished Bats by the Sea at 23 Holiday Cottage with gothic décor.

Set over four floors and sleeping up to three guests in a double and single room, 23 Princess Street is ideal for a refreshing break for a small family and their furry friend.

Step into the sitting room, which boasts a neo-Gothic style, echoed throughout the cottage, here you can look forward to relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying your favourite series on the TV with Sky and Freeview.

Completing the ground-floor is a convenient shower room with vibrant decor, where you can freshen up after a long day of exploring.

Head to the lower-ground floor where you can show-off your culinary skills in the spacious kitchen, with dual fuel stove cooker and handy washing machine and tumble dryer ensuring you have no washing to do once you return home!

Gather around the dining table to savour a delicious feast as you discuss plans for the days ahead.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will discover the first of two bedrooms, a well-presented double with TV, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings.

Venture up to the second floor where you will find a light and airy single, which is served by a bathroom with a beautiful claw foot bath, ideal for an indulgent soak with your favourite book.

Wake-up and join your guests out in the shared yard to enjoy a morning coffee, before preparing for the day in style.

Take advantage of the variety of activity right on your doorstep, with 23 Princess Street being just a short walk away from the historic 12th-century English Heritage Scarborough Castle, which frequently holds live events and offers stunning coastal views.

Treat the family to a fun-filled day out at the Luna Park Scarborough, where you can enjoy fairground rides, arcades and traditional snacks, the Terror Tower for thrills as you wander the horror movie themed haunted house or make a splash at the Alpamere Waterpark which boasts a wave pool, slides and a sauna and steam room.

Meet the local marine life at the Sea Life Cente which offers a variety exhibits and a water tunnel, followed by a leisurely stroll around the scenic Peasholm Park with Japanese Gardens, boats and battle ships.

For the history buffs in your party, why not visit the Rotunda Museum where you can brush up on the local history?

There is also the impressive 12th-century St Mary’s Church, home to the historic grave of the famous novelist, Anne Bronte.

Peruse the Market Hall and Vaults, where you’ll be sure to pick up a treasure or two or head to the Scarborough Art Gallery housed in a 19th century Italianate villa, which offers rotating exhibits and has an on-site café.

Pack up your swimming trunks, buckets and spades and head to one of two gloriously sandy beaches, North and South Bay, where you can soak up the sunshine, paddle the shores or treat the family to an unforgettable ride aboard the Hispaniola Pirate Ship.

If you can tear yourself away, the market town of Pickering makes for a great day out, with its impressive castle and superb heritage railway where you can hop aboard a vintage steam train and tour the magnificent scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Film fans will delight at a visit to Whitby, home of the Dracula Experience and the gothic Whitby Abbey, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula.

Bring your family and friends to Bats by the Sea at 23 to share a memorable stay in Scarborough.


  • Over four floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x second-floor single
  • Second-floor bathroom with claw foot bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Duel fuel stove cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/tumble dryer
  • 2 x TV's with Sky Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking with scratch permit in zone A2 on a first come first serve basis with permits supplied
  • Shared yard with patio and seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome by arrangement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: The owner will provide permits for parking

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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:

  • 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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