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Coastwatch Cottage

(Ref. 945163)

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved every minute staying in this cottage the owner have thought of everything beautifully decorated well presented clean and very spacious plenty to do around ad about even stopping in there was loads to do, cards, dominoes, jigsaw and loads of dvds to watch even we watched one one evening."

    Once again thank you for a brilliant week. Alan and Gail.

    Thank you Alan and Gail for your great feedback, we are so glad you had a comfortable stay and were pleased to hear you found plenty to do in the cottage too. Its great that the collection of books,dvds and games are being well our guests.We hope you choose to return to stay at Coastwatch Cottage again. Nigel and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely inviting cottage,they have thought of everything to make it feel like ..."

    Lovely inviting cottage,they have thought of everything to make it feel like home from home,would highly recommend, fantastic views, ideal location for beach and amusements, lots of steps and hilly walks,

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Mar 2024

  • "A great locationt excellent accomodation home from home"

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stayed here a few times now always great clean and good views"

    Thank you for leaving such great feedback, we are really glad you continue to enjoy the super views from the cottage and hope to welcome you back again in the near future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have now stayed at the the cottage a couple of times and had wonderful holidays."

    The views are amazing, even on the rainy days. It is very private allowing all the family to feel Comfortable to sit in the living room and watch the world go by. As always, the cottage’s cleanliness was impeccable and we were allowed in the accommodation a lot earlier than the advised time of 4pm.

    Thank you for your lovely comments . We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your holidays at Coastwatch Cottage and hope to be able to welcome you again in the future We have sent our cleaning team some chocolates to show our continued thanks for maintaining such a high standard for our valued guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hello, The cottage was great - clean, in good condition and lived up to expectation."

    Would highly recommend. Thanks, Tom

    Thank you so much for your great feedback Best wishes, Nigel and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very pleased with the property all you should need was there the beds are very ..."

    Very pleased with the property all you should need was there the beds are very comfy which made the stay more pleasurable the views were amazing and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with fantastic views."

    Hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent location with breathtaking views."

    Property very clean and comfortable. The only issue was finding somewhere to park near to the property.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Third visit to coastwatch cottage and we can only recommend this let to other holidaymakers."

    Close enough to the sandside but quiet and peaceful. A firm favourite with my family and myself.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had an amazing 3 night stay at Coast watch cottage, the views were amazing, the location perfect"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic base near everything and very comfortable, even if the weather is inclement."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2021

  • "Unfortunately when we arrived we couldn't park in the bays as the water board were working,had to park in the pay carpark and carry all our luggage up a lot of steps(4 journeys each for the two of us)as neither of us are spring chickens this did cause us a problem,not anyone's fault but we have decided not to book this cottage again which is such a shame as we loved it(2nd) time there,and watching dolphins in the bay from the cottage was the icing on the cake."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Communications from Sykes and the owner was excellent."

    As a result we felt we were able to prepare well and really enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Jul 2021

  • "Really comfortable cottage with excellent views, perfectly placed near the harbour in Scarborough."

    Glad we had gone by train as the parking spaces nearest the cottage were rarely available but there were spaces on nearby streets 5/10 mins away. Disappointed there was no welcome pack the owners said this was due to Sykes but we have been to other cottages since lockdown where they were available. Would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous week at Coastwatch Cottage, Scarborough."

    Just what the doctor ordered after a long winter lockdown. Scarborough very clean and welcoming.... Worth the trek to The Castle, stunning views. Enjoyed the whole holiday immensely. Maureen and Trevor Market Harborough

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "Loved the accommodation, could not have asked for more."

    Views from the front were spectacular and worth the trek up. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Waking up every morning to a sea view in centre very handy spot for town and very quiet"

    Reviewed by June5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy and welcoming, it was perfectly clean and fresh throughout."

    It's in the perfect location for trips to the beach or to the harbour no need for the car if you like to walk. although parking is an issue if you drive a large car we had to use the local carpark as there are only 4 spaces for the whole street and our car wouldn't fit there. The views from the cottage are stunning and it's very easy to pass an afternoon sat on the bench outside. There are a few quite steep steps to get up to the cottage this could be an issue if you struggle with mobility. We greatly enjoyed our stay and have already booked a return trip.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage , exceptionally clean and very well furnished."

    The location couldn't have been better and the views are stunning. So good we have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Super well equipped holiday cottage, very tastefully furnished and very warm and cozy, but the biggest tick is for the fabulous views of scarboroughs Harbour and Bay."

    Looking forward already to returning next year

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic views from the cottage."

    Brilliant location as so central and had everything needed for a comfortable holiday. We went out of season so parking on nearby marine drive was free and simplest place to park.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Steep steps leading to path infront of the row where cottage is situated."

    Slightly less steep steps a little further along the footpath down past first steps . But a small inconvenience to pay for what has to be one of the best holiday lets in Scarborough with views over the south bay that are glorious.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice and cosey, gorgeous views right on your doorstep, and just a few steps down to the promenade."

    Definitely tell my friends and family about this lovely quiet cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location and amazing views."

    Cottage has been very well furnished and thought put into what is needed. We have stayed in the cottage twice and booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything extremely well organised , Sykes is a great company to deal with."

    I had to phone them about something and it was SO nice to speak to an actual helpful person. Cottage was great .

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and in an amzing location."

    Very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Keiron5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage close to EVERYthing that Scarborough has to offer."

    .. near the South Beach/pier and downtown as well as trails leading to the Castle. The sea view from all 3 floors is unbelievable. The cottage is clean, clean, clean and well appointed with everything needed for a short or long stay. We will definitely return to stay at Coastwatch.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful views from the cottage."

    Ideal location for exploring. Comfortable cottage well maintained and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2018

  • "There was a lot of thought gone into what was needed and very nice touches - tea, coffee milk etc all left as part of the booking."

    We were so impressed that we booked for next year in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time in this beautiful cosy little cottage."

    We will be returning! It is decorated very nicely with a real eye for detail and putting the guest front and centre of thinking. I would unhesitatingly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2018

  • "A perfect base for exploring all that Scarborough has to offer, and the views across the bay, town and harbour are breathtaking!"

    The cottage is beautifully furnished, although retaining its character and charm, the attention to detail with regards to a modern look, and facilities are second to none. The cottage is listed as sleeping six, but sometimes the actual space within cottages does not always provide adequate actual living space. This was not a problem with Coastwatch. There was plenty of room to sit in the dining room and the living room, and the kitchen was spotless and provided every kind of utensil, etc. for your stay. A small outside backyard accessed via the kitchen contains a washer and tumble dryer (all equipment is only a few months old). There really were no negatives, but considerations should be made with regards to guests' mobility access, as there are steps up to the property, and stairs within the cottage were steep ( although there was a bannister). Parking scratchcards were provided by the owner, and provided us with up to four days free parking in the A2 zones within Scarborough, but this is on a first come first served basis. We did mange to get parked, but otherwise there is a short/long stay car park located down some steps just off the harbour front, in front of the property (£8.00 for 24 hours). I'd advise people to visit this link with regards to the parking if you are unsure how they worked (as we were). Scarborough was great, and we wouldn't hesitate to book Coastwatch again. Great correspondence with the owner, and some lovely touches such as Christmas decorations, a welcoming card, chocolates and Christmas crackers for our stay. Will definitely be revisiting - thank you for a great stay Nigel.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage,with the most perfect views over the bay."

    Owner/Cleaner seemed genuinely concerned that we had the best time. We travelled as a party of 4 adults and 2 children(aged 2 and 3) Great location,close to numerous beaches,5-10 minute walk to the shops. Would highly recommend and we will be back :)

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2017

  • "This cottage is superb value for money."

    Beautifully renovated, superb location, close to all amenities and with superb views. We have rented holiday cottages for over 25 years. Overall, this is up there with the best.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Scratch cards for 1 car provided for the duration of your stay
  • This is included in the costs of your booking
  • Additional scratch cards for 4-day passes can be purchased from the owner at the face value of £5 each - Plenty of time must be given for the owner
  • Parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed rear yard and front terrace with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach and harbour 2 mins walk
  • Note: The property is accessed by 3 external steps to the front door.

The property

This attractive, Victorian mid-terraced property is just a two minute walk from the harbour and sea front, in the popular seaside resort of Scarborough.

Set in an elevated position, with glorious views over the sea and harbour, it provides quirky accommodation, for those wanting to enjoy the many attractions of this vibrant resort, but be within close proximity to the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

This comfortable property has a well-equipped galley-style kitchen which leads to a separate dining room.

The cosy sitting room offers lovely views and is the ideal place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing whilst watching the lights twinkling in the harbour.

As you proceed up the house, the view get better and better, and includes a king-size double bedroom and a family bathroom on the first floor, and a further king-size double and twin room is located on the second floor.

Outside, the front terrace is a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying the delightful sea and harbour views.

A few minutes’ walk down the hill brings you into the hustle and bustle of the sea front, with its pretty harbour, lovely sandy beach, cafes, restaurants and amusements.

This popular town offers something for everyone, with colourful ornamental gardens, museums, excellent restaurants and independent retailers.

Why not enjoy an evening at the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the round, or visit the sea life sanctuary which is always a hit with both young and old.

With the superb surrounding countryside and moors to explore and the dramatic coastline to discover, this wonderful property provides an excellent base.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas